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Rincon Band donates $10,000 to 2015 San Diego Film Festival



Dale Strack, CEO Chairman San Diego Film Festival Foundation, and Tonya Mantooth, executive director, accept $10,000 donation from John Lara and David Verdugo, members of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians.

Dale Strack, CEO Chairman San Diego Film Festival Foundation, and Tonya Mantooth, executive director, accept $10,000 donation from John Lara and David Verdugo, members of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians.

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians announces a $10,000 contribution to the San Diego Film Foundation in support of the 2015 San Diego Film Festival, which returns to San Diego and La Jolla theaters, September 30 to October 4, 2015.

“We appreciate the diversity of independent films the San Diego Film Foundation makes available to audiences, including American Indian productions,” said Bo Mazzetti , chairman of the Rincon Band, who noted he was looking forward to more documentaries about local tribes, like the Sycuan Band’s 2014 production entitled, “Our People, Our Culture, and Our History.”

The 2015 San Diego Film Festival will launch September 30 to October 4, with award-winning independent films, filmmakers, actors, panels and parties. The Film Festival, now in its 14th year and featuring more than 100 film screenings, will be held at the Reading Theater in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter and ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla. It is produced by the nonprofit San Diego Film Foundation.

“Highlighting our region’s rich American Indian heritage is an integral part of the San Diego Film Festival, including our Native American Advisory Board and Film Track,” said San Diego Film Festival, Vice President of Programming Tonya Mantooth. “The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians’ donation will sponsor the Filmmaker Awards evening.”

The San Diego Film Festival will begin announcing the film lineup September 1.

Learn more about the five-day San Diego Film Festival at www.sdfilmfest.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.


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