Submissions for the April 12-19th 2023 Film Festival are now closed. Thank you to all of our filmmakers for their submissions. We received 600 films from 50 countries! We will be letting filmmakers know what films have been programmed by Nov. 21, 2022. Website updates and 2023 schedule coming soon!

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival is to change the way we see each other through film. We promote inclusion, champion diversity, and empower all people, including people of color, women, and all of those who have been historically marginalized, to tell their stories through film and the digital arts. We celebrate underrepresented voices and the power of art to illuminate the human condition.


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Take a Peek at what we did last year: 2024 Schedule coming February 1st.

Wednesday April 6th – The District Theater – Gilroy

Youth/High School/College

Thursday April 7th – Screenings at the Morgan Hill Playhouse and The District Theater

Northern California

Southern California

Friday April 8th – Morgan Hill Community Playhouse

Women’s Day 10am – 6pm
Film Screenings/Panel Discussion
Poppy Bash! 7pm – 10pm

Saturday April 9th – Screenings in Morgan Hill Playhouse/The District Theater/Granada – Hollister

Morning Winery walk and brunch – Besson Family Vineyards 9am – 10:30am
Industry Panels – 11am (Gilroy) and 2pm (Hollister)
Screenings 12pm – 10pm

Music Videos – 10pm – 12am

Sunday April 10th – Screenings in Morgan Hill – Morgan Hill Community Playhouse and San Juan
Bautista – The Barn at Mission Farm

Screenings 10am – 2pm
Visual Effects Panel 3pm – 5pm
Awards Ceremony – 6pm – 8pm
Special Screening of Gravel Road 8pm – 10pm

Monday April 11th – San Juan Bautista
Mexico Day

Brunch and Awards – Jardines – 11am – 1pm
Panel Discussion and Pepi’s film – 2pm – 4:30pm
Screenings – 5pm – 9pm

Tuesday April 12th – The District Theater

Screenings/Panel Discussions 2pm – 10pm

Wednesday April 13th – Iran – The District Theater

Screenings 2pm – 10pm

See the Full Schedule


Filmmaker Competitions

Juried Films

Young Filmmaker Program

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40 & Up Filmmaking Workshop

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Best of Fest

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April 10 - 17, 2024
Morgan Hill | San Martin | Gilroy | Hollister | San Juan Bautista, CA