Come together for great films by talented filmmakers at one awesome festival.
Welcome to PJIFF
Get ready to enjoy four days of film screenings, speaker panels, mixers, and community events in the historic downtown districts of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, California. Our two cities are known for their vibrant arts scene, award-winning wineries and restaurants, and welcoming small town vibe.
The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival is an annual event produced by volunteers as part of Poppy Jasper, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you believe in the essential nature of independent films, please consider supporting our work.
“Poppy Jasper” was born before many large cities caught on to the benefits of hosting a festival. It developed loyal fans, survived the Recession, and evolved thanks to talented people including William Leaman, Kim Bush, Bob Snow, Martin Cheek, Jay Jasso, and Tedd Faraone. We’re inspired by their vision as we roll out the red carpet on PJIFF 2018 with new venues, new programs for young and old, and new filmmakers from around the globe.
“It is wonderful to have a film festival here in South County. Welcoming visitors for arts and entertainment is what we do best. The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival helps talented independent filmmakers showcase their work and connects our community to film and digital media arts. We’re proud to support their efforts.”
Gary Walton, Chair, Gilroy Downtown Business Association
“As a family with deep roots in South County, we view the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival as an important annual tradition with incredible promise and relevance in the years ahead. Not only that, but the festival organizers have the vision and passion to grow this event into a film festival to rival California’s best.”
Chris and Larry Mickartz, Publishers of GMH Today Magazine