2019 Fresno Film Festival

Synopsis & Film Details

The 15th Annual Fresno Film Festival, presented by Fresno Filmworks at the historic Tower Theatre, will feature seven exclusive programs of feature-length and local award-winning short films, including special filmmaker appearances and Q&A discussions. The festival is made possible by the generosity of many community sponsors and current Filmworks members.

Tickets for individual programs cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors; festival passes cost $45. Tickets and passes can be purchased online and at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. Assistive listening services are not available for these films.


PROGRAM #1 — 7 p.m.
Two contrasting worlds coexist in a single apartment in Mumbai, amidst a forbidden attraction that questions social class.
With opening night champagne reception to follow.


PROGRAM #2 — 1 p.m.
Ms. Purple
A poignant look at the mending and reconnection of Korean American siblings in the final days of their father’s life.

PROGRAM #3 — 4 p.m.
Based on a true story, two families in communist East Germany race to escape to the West by secretly building an air balloon.

PROGRAM #4 — 7:30 p.m.
Princess of the Row
A tale of a father and daughter on L.A.’s Skid Row, where monsters are real and the only true weapon is the love of family.
Featuring a Q&A with filmmakers A. Shawn Austin and Tayler Buck.


PROGRAM #5 — 1 p.m.
Shorts Program
Free Admission. Five films with Central Valley connections: “The Blessing and the Curse” and “Red Watch” by David Kennedy; “Pink” by Annie Villalobos; “The Clinic” by Elivia Shaw; and “What Ana Knew” by Zoë Smurr.
Featuring a Q&A with local filmmakers.

PROGRAM #6 — 4 p.m.
The Girl in the Fog
An enigmatic detective searches for a missing girl and unearths mysterious secrets in a small village in the Italian Alps.

PROGRAM #7 — 7:30 p.m.
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
Political documentary celebrates the fearless media firebrand and celebrated columnist known for her Texas-sized wit.