Greetings and welcome fellow festival goers.
We are proud to announce the upcoming 30th anniversary of the BENT Film Festival. Mark your calendars for October 8-10th, 2021 and get ready for some long overdue in-person gatherings as we anticipate (hope) all of us gathering once again at the Esquire IMAX Movie Theater in the heart of downtown Sacramento. We will be closely monitoring the guidelines of both the national and statewide public health mandates as your health and safety are paramount to us.
Founded in 1993, BENT Sacramento LGBTQ+ Film Festival (formerly Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (SIGLFF)) has a rich, queer history as the longest-running film festival in Sacramento and the only LGBTQ+ one. Our organization has highlighted and supported LGBTQ+ artists and their films with 3 days of stories that sometimes do not get told.
The goal of BENT has always been to change the world through the power of queer cinema. Create safe and inclusive spaces for self-expression, inspire an authentic sense of activism in the continued fight for equality, and celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of LGBTQ+ community and its allies.
As a media arts nonprofit, BENT’s integrated programs connect filmmakers and audiences in Sacramento’ region and around the globe. BENT provides critical funding for emerging LGBTQ+ filmmakers.
Board Members and Officers:
Scott Brozek and Gerald Filice, Co-Presidents
Michael Dennis, Treasurer
Cory Barton, Secretary
Rachael Hudson, Board Member
Committee Chairs and Members:
Michael Dennis, Programming Chair
Lou Camera, Founding Board Member
Dr. Steve Scott
Nora Williams, Golf Tournament Chair
Kyle Peppers, Art and Design Chair