Established in 2002, Fresno Filmworks is your local source for independent film, curating the best art-house and international cinema for the central San Joaquin Valley. Through our monthly film series and the annual Fresno Film Festival, our all-volunteer nonprofit strives to cultivate a deeper appreciation of cinema, a greater understanding of the world’s cultures, and a meaningful movie experience that cannot be found at the commercial multiplex.


We value and are committed to:

  • Cinema as an essential component of lifelong learning and enjoyment;
  • The needs and interests of our multicultural, multilingual community;
  • The evolution of the movie experience in the digital age;
  • Collaboration and partnerships with diverse community organizations, businesses, and individuals;
  • A culture of open communication and the highest professional standards.