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Animals have few legal protections and are exploited in a myriad of ways. CAPE's Animal Film Festival is designed to bring about social change for the welfare of all animals. Films may explore any aspect of animal welfare, animal rights, the human/animal bond or programs demonstrating ways to improve the lives of animals. The films screened at the AFF inspire people to take action to save lives and end suffering.
Now in its 6th-year CAPE's Animal Film Festival has seen growth in all areas: volunteers, sponsors, judges, VIP filmmakers, films submitted, hundreds of bags of popcorn, dozens of visiting dogs, and hundreds of people in the audience. Thanks go to everyone who contributes towards making the AFF an unforgettable experience.
During the AFF, speakers, filmmakers, awards and even the food, are intended to inspire film-goers to become active in improving the lives of animals who continue to face huge odds on so many fronts.
To ensure a balance of films that entertain as well as educate, the AFF also screens funny, warm-hearted and joyful films.
The AFF is produced by the Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE) a non-profit animal advocacy organization with locations in both Santa Cruz and Grass Valley, California. This two-day festival takes place at the Center for the Arts in historic downtown Grass Valley, CA. The event occurs during a weekend in either February or March to entertain and enlighten audiences with independent films, comedies, documentaries, and work by emerging artists.
During the festival, kindness towards animals will be evident in the food and beverages served, and the products made available to audiences, filmmakers, and other participants.
Filmmakers whose films are featured in the festival will be our guests at a special event the night before the festival.