A group of crazy, talented, fun-loving, rambunctious, ambitious and all-around visionary film geeks who love to think about films and talk about films and watch films and pretty much be in the films!!

We’re passionate about nurturing and launching creatives into their most creative selves and about establishing a community of honoring, skilled, diverse tradesmen / women / peoples.

Established in 2011 by Matt & Joy Thayer of Speropictures as a place for their film students to showcase their films, The Firereel Film Festival has now grown beyond the calssroom to become the largest film festival in Northern California! Our vision is to become the “Sundance of the North State” and to help our city become a viable, attractive destination for filmmakers and filmmaking.

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