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!

Jeff Fox: 


Karen Kolb-Smith:


Kim Snowden: 


Brian and Jillian Strota: 

Jillian is MC for Youth in Film Series,

Brian will be performing Magic during this Series time.


Danny Cohen:


Glenn Tucker:


Brian Asher(Gravy Brain):


Chad Kelley:


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.

Go Film!943954_10207849110039680_4204660511008952173_n
Kelly M. Desmore – Producer/Senior Programmer of CIFF California.

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