2022 Sprout Film Festival
The Arc-Solano was proud to host its 4th annual Sprout Film Festival, which focused exclusively on films that celebrate the diverse lives and creativity of people with developmental disabilities. The festival challenges assumptions and breaks down stereotypes. Attendees were amazed, humbled, and filled with admiration for a population that largely remains hidden on the sidelines.
This year, our event was held at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum in downtown Vallejo. We watched over a dozen short films that are 2 minutes - 20 minutes in length and come from around the world. We viewed a variety of genres, including comedy, drama, documentary, and music video. Our fundraiser featured a silent auction, filled with items from around our community as well as vacations and "experiences" from TravelPledge. The auction and refreshments were presented in the gorgeous Hall of History while the films were screened in the lovely Heritage Chamber.
We are so appreciative for all donors and attendees for their support. Funds raised from the Sprout Film Festival were put towards our mission, which is to promote the greatest personal growth, community understanding, and full participation of people with developmental disabilities and their families through support, education, and advocacy.
We look forward to working with you and sharing another amazing experience with you again, next year!
This year, we featured an array of "experiences" from TravelPledge, ranging from ballet and guitar lessons to trips to a Mendocino B & B and a week in Las Vegas. We are also proud to have had items and gift cards from our amazing local businesses, restaurants, and artists! Donors to our silent auction included places like Alibi Bookshop, the Lawrence Hall of Science, Buttercup diner, the Sacramento Rivercats, local author Claire Kann, and local jewelry artist Gina L Tucker. Attendees had plenty of time to browse the items before we begin the films and during intermission.
Everyone had a glorious time and we thought you'd all like to see some of the many captured moments.