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2014 Venues Announced

Join us for the kickoff of the 10th Annual FOCUS Film Festival and Short Film Competition on Thursday, October 23 at the Big Room at Sierra Nevada. The Festival continues on Friday and Saturday, October 24-25 at Chico State's Colusa Hall.

Colusa Hall offers multiple theaters allowing the Festival to offer nearly 30 films from around the world. Attend workshops with visiting directors, stars, and experts; visit the photo gallery; and join us at a reception for the winning directors following the Short Film Competition. 

About Colusa Hall

Colusa Hall
Colusa Hall, built in 1921, is the oldest building on the CSU campus. In 1997, the campus made the decision to save the historic building and created an event facility that integrates state-of-the-art technologies, stunning design, and natural and built environments.

The venue offers two theaters, an exhibit hall, and several classrooms ideal for workshops or panel discussions sponsored by the Festival. There is an atrium for receptions and an outdoor patio space reserved for Festival attendees. Sylvester's Cafe is next door.
Colusa Hall




About The Big Room at Sierra Nevada

Known as one of the premiere venues for Americana and roots music on the West Coast, the Big Room is Sierra Nevada’s beautiful live music and event venue located in Chico, at the Sierra Nevada brewery. With just 350 seats, the Big Room has gained a reputation for an intimate, small venue setting, and over the years, has hosted recording artists from all over the country. FOCUS Film Festival has held Opening Night at the Big Room since 2009. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is a major sponsor of FOCUS Film Festival. Photo by Doug Churchill

                 Film screening at the Big Room at Sierra Nevada


FOCUS Film Festival, PO Box 492418, Redding, CA 96049-3418 (530) 221-9530, maweston@farnorthernrc.org