CIFF California Artists/Volunteers
Danni Yang: Judges Panel – Finance Assistant for Season 2017. Manager at Coca-Cola and recent Graduate of CSU, Chico in Finance and Business. She has contributed greatly to our new application for Fiscal Sponsorship from an incredible Independent Arts Agency in SF, Ca..
Mike Pulliam: Judges Panel – Judge and Assistant for 2017, Mike Pulliam, 58 yrs old, Navy veteran, father of one, retired telecom engineer, community activist, musician, member of Loyal Order of Moose and Fraternal Order of Eagles classic film and classic rock aficionado, an all around good guy!
Brian and Jillian Strota:
Jillian is MC for Youth in Film Series,
Brian will be performing Magic during this Series time.
Brian Asher(Gravy Brain):
Kelly M. Desmore – Judges Panel – Bio for CIFF Producer
As the Producer of the Chico Independent Film Festival (CIFF California),
it is my duty and honor to bring opportunity and praise to Chico, my home.
Working with the Chico Community Arts for over 26 years, and with surrounding California Cities such as; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Marin County, and Ventura/Santa Barbara Coastlines, has given me a perspective of hope and praise in filming our lovely landscape and people, for generations to come.
Reviving the film experience in Chico and Butte County is what we are currently focused on for the coming years. Since 1905 we have had stunning movies made and numerous styles of films developed from our gorgeous home, Chico, Ca..
With over 35 personal years of shooting manual photography, video/film creation and editing, multimedia design and performance, my goal is to merge this current media, with our foundation of over 100 years of documentation of the arts.
CIFF California is the evolution of 4 other film festivals done throughout the years while filming, teaching and performing with varied artistic mediums from 1993-2017.
Planting the seeds for a clear vision of Chico’s future of what has already been available to our community for years, is coming to fruition in the 2016/17 Season.
Kelly M. Desmore – Producer/Senior Programmer of CIFF California.