Guests Announced!

A Festival favorite from day one, Morning Coffee With…® offers a chance to hear captivating and inspiring working tales from the filmmakers’ perspective. This year’s Morning Coffee With…® is sure to entertain as it serves up both highly anticipated festival attendees and a delectable assortment of coffee and treats. We will announce Morning Coffee With…® guests online prior to the Festival.

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Join Tom Cavanagh 

for our daily Morning Coffee With…® series to start your day with fun and insightful discussions with guest screenwriters, directors, and producers. Meet the filmmakers and get a glimpse behind the scenes of this year’s films while you enjoy coffee and an assortment of tasty treats at these always popular events.

Guests will announced in June.


Charlene deGuzman - writer/actress, Unlovable
Maxim Pozdorovkin - director, Our New President
Dava Whisenant - director, Bathtubs Over Broadway
Steve Young - subject, Bathtubs Over Broadway



Risa Mickenberg - writer,  Egg
Evgenia Peretz - writer, Juliet, Naked
Jesse Peretz - director, Juliet, Naked
Donal Ward - writer/director, We Only Know So Much


Galt Niederhoffer - writer/director, 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up
Sandi Tan - director, Shikers
Rudy Valdez - director, The Sentence
Cameron Yates - director, Chef Flynn



Lisa D'Apolito - director, Love, Gilda
Robert Greene - director, Bisbee '17
Kimberly Reed - director, Dark Money
Dana Adam Shapiro - director, Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders