Access Sacraments invites filmmakers of all experience levels to attend the volunteer Cast and Crew Call for the 16th annual “Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival on Wednesday, May 13  at 6pm at the Coloma Community Center, Sacramento.

Meet 10 Winning Scriptwriters

Volunteers learn how they can help during the 2014 Cast and Crew Call

Volunteers learn how they can help during the 2014 Cast and Crew Call


Access Sacramento will announce its 10 winning scriptwriters in this official Launch of the 2015 Place Called Sacramento Film Festival.

Screenwriters whose 10-minute scripts have been selected as the winners in this year’s annual script competition will be introduced.  Those screenwriters now get the chance to produce their films and have them show in a world premiere event the first weekend in October.

Volunteers, some with years of experience and others with no filmmaking experience at all will hear the basic stories and learn what sort of help each of the newly-named producers will need.

For many films, primary casting for actors and extras will happen on the spot. Others who attend the Cast and Crew Call have technical backgrounds and will volunteer as camera operators, audio technicians, editors or any of the necessary skills it takes to make a short film.

“Some of the volunteers are looking for their first filmmaking experiences,” said Gary Martin, Film Festival organizer and Executive Director for Access Sacramento. “First and foremost, the Place Called Sacramento Film Festival is a celebration of our local writers, actors and technicians who can share these unique Sacramento stories.”

What: 16th Place Called Sacramento Cast & Crew Call

When:  Wed. May 13 6-8:30pm

Where: Coloma Community Center Courtyard, 4623 T. Street, Sacramento

Who: Access Sacramento, 916-456-8600,

This is the 16th annual event and so far 149 short films all about the Sacramento region have been showcased since 2000.  Dramas, comedies, romances, sports films, historical profiles, science fiction/fantasy have been included over the years and attendees should expect nothing different this year.