The ATA Film & Video Festival

The ATA Film & Video Festival is dedicated to celebrate and support underground film exhibiting every year 2 original ensembles of short works by emerging and established film and video artists from all over the world.

The festival also includes installations in our Mission District storefront gallery, a reception for the filmmakers, and workshops.

Throughout the year, work from the festival is broadcast to the San Francisco community on ATV, ATA's weekly cable-access television show, and screened in other national and international venues.

Film Selection

Out of the hundreds of films submitted to the festival, a first selection of films is presented to a diverse panel of local filmmakers, curators and ATA staff. After sessions of viewings and discussion, the panel ranks them and 4 thematic sections are assembled from the best-ranked.

Festival Travels

The festival has traveled to different venues over the years!

Contact us if you'd like the festival to screen in your city.


Festival Directors and Programmers are Shae Green, Isabel Fondevila and Kelly Pendergrast. They have been ATA volunteers since 2000, 2003 and 2008 respectively. Ariel Diaz aka Moon Child is the Art Director extraordinaire. Our new team member is film student & intern, Auri Jackson. The festival is also possible thanks to the hard work and commitment of all ATA volunteer staff members.

Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


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Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

banner & poster design by a. diaz. site design by s. green.