Each spring, the Central Valley Community Foundation invites valley filmmakers of every experience level to submit their big idea for a documentary film about a lesser-known or undiscovered Central Valley story.

A panel of judges carefully selects ten ideas, and the ten winning filmmakers receive a $5,000 grant to create their films. The films are then showcased as part of The Big Tell.

To help the filmmakers on their storytelling journey, the Community Media Access Collaborative provides equipment, software, and training.

Watch this year’s The Big Tell here.