Jewish Film Festival @ The Swedish American Hall

2013 marks the 33rd annual Jewish Film Festival and SnapFiesta got to be part of the fun! This year’s theme was “Life Through a Jew(ish) Lens” and featured screenings of over 75 movies from July 25 through August 12. The Jewish Film Festival is not exclusive to San Francisco. In fact, there are currently 0ver 100 festivals worldwide and runs year-round, but San Francisco launches them all with it’s largest crowd – over 30,000 attendees – and most influential films. The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) has featured over 1,300 films over it’s 33 year history. SnapFiesta was invited to attend the Opening Night Bash at the Swedish American Hall, which included live music from San Francisco’s La Peche Quintet, our photobooth, and lots of great food from Fabrique Delices, Ciao Bella, Max’s Market, Shorty Goldstein’s and more!

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Remix & Mingle @ Mijita

SnapFiesta was there to celebrate Project Open Hand’s Remix and Mingle Happy Hour Event at AT&T Ballparks Mijita! Free admission to the event scored attendees free appetizers, happy hour drinks, our photobooth, the sounds of DJ Tiny, and lots of super cool raffle prizes! All proceeds from the event went to helping Project Open Hand in their ongoing commitment to providing daily meals to the critically ill and seniors in the San Francisco and Alameda counties. The nonprofit organization currently produces over 2,500 meals every day and over provides over 400 bags of groceries to their clients on a weekly basis.

To learn more about Project Open Hand, or become a volunteer visit their website here!

Full Gallery from the event is this way!

 

4th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala

July 20th was a busy night as SnapFiesta helped GLIDE celebrate 50 years and their 4th Annual Legacy Ball at San Francisco’s City View at the METREON! Sponsored by the GLIDE Legacy Committee, the night was filled with music, dancing, and of course, the SnapFiesta photobooth. This year’s Gala celebrated three individuals: Renel Brooks Moon, the World Champion SF Giants and Bay Area radio personality, who won the Janice Mirikitani Award 2013, Ronnie Lott, former SF 49er and Pro Football Hall of Famer and winner of the 2013 Cecil Williams Award, and Andres Torres, SF Giants center fielder and ADHD spokesperson, and winner of GLIDE Community Hero Award 2013. We’d like to say thank you once again to GLIDE and the winners of this year’s awards. Congrats!

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The 13th Annual Breastfest @ Fort Mason Center

Saturday July 13, 2013 marked the 13th Annual Breastfest Beer Festival at the Fort Mason Center in San Franscico! SnapFiesta was there to capture all the fun! Over 60 breweries and 25 sponsors joined in on the festival to raise money for the Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic which offers alternative treatments for low-income women diagnosed with cancer. In addition to awesome beer, wine and our photobooth, live music, skeeball, cool hats, and raffle prizes were widely available to attendees.

The full gallery is available here.

LAN Airlines @ LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal

In celebration of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX in Los Angeles, LAN Airlines invited SnapFiesta to come party! The renovated international terminal was unveiled to the public as part of the LAX Appreciation Day, which also included entertainment, architecture, a multi-sensory media experience and even raffle prizes! There were thousands of people that came out to this public event, and our photo booth had a non-stop line for over 8 hours. Guests got to select from 4 images from popular South American destinations, such as Rano Raku, Iguaçu Falls and Galápagos Islands. Thanks again to LAN Airlines for letting us in on the fun!

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Days With Zahrah Mid-Season Launch

SnapFiesta offers unique professional and portable photo booth services worldwide, so we know a thing or two about traveling internationally – just like our recent partners at Days With Zahrah, airing exclusively on KRON 4.  We were proud to support our fellow San Francisco based production at its mid-season launch party, “an evening of Classic San Francisco“, at The University Club. More than just a travel show host, Zahrah enlightens her viewers on everything from party and wedding planning, to the hottest food trends, and even the latest with renowned celebrity guests such as Clint Eastwood, Dr. Maya Angelou, and San Francisco’s very own 106.1 KMEL host Chuy Gomez and mayor Gavin Newsom. Every episode is a journey through breathtaking sights with insightful people of all cultures that imparts viewers with an empowering message. SnapFiesta had a great time celebrating the successful work of Days With Zahrah with the crew and supporters of the show. 

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REDF SoCal Expo @ Vibiana

REDF hosted its first ever SoCal Social Enterprise Expo this year and our Los Angeles photo booth market team was on hand to add to the guest experience. Over 200 leaders of the community in entrepreneurship, philanthropy, nonprofit, business, and government connected during the reception, which featured REDF’s portfolio, awards, prizes, food and drink. The event was held at the historical site Vibiana, a beautiful cathedral church, and the atmosphere was buzzing with inspiration and aspiration as attendants networked and celebrated REDF’s accomplishments in creating sustainable employment opportunities for individuals that have faced tremendous obstacles. We are proud to have lent a hand to helping recognize the hard-working activists at REDF and their partners.

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LLS MWOY 2013 Grand Finale

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society‘s Man & Woman Of The Year San Francisco chapter rounded out 2013’s annual fundraising competition to the tune of an amazing $550,000, raised by 11 teams over 10 weeks. The collective effort began with a Kickoff Celebration and just like that, competing teams sprinted off from the start line to start rallying their friends and family to build strong support networks across the Bay Area and host fantastic fundraising events. This year, San Francisco recognized Steve Chen of 5A5 Steak Lounge and Christina Resasco of WineMax Systems Corp. as Man and Woman of the year for the unparalleled value of donations they each raised with their teams, HackCancer and Mobilize4TheCure. Throughout the fundraising period, each team got a chance to meet the Boy & Girl Of The Year, 5-year-old Rhett and 11-year-old Sarah, both of whom served as inspiration to the teams, having been personally affected by leukemia. Everyone’s hard work and efforts culminated in the Grand Finale Gala, hosted at the Fairmont Hotel. The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction before dinner was served during programs and awards, which coordinators used to continue fundraising until the very end. Finally, after recognizing all 11 candidates and revealing the MWOY, everybody got a chance to let loose and celebrate all their accomplishments on the dance floor to live music. We are proud to have been able to return and sponsor again such an incredible event and effort by the LLS SF chapter.

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Project Open Hand’s Dessert First

San Francisco’s sweetest event of the year was no doubt Project Open Hand’s Dessert First fundraiser, hosted at The Four Seasons with the support of Macy’s, Ghirardelli, and Whole Foods. Guests were welcomed for an afternoon of silent auctions in a grand ballroom packed with an endless variety of macarons, eye-catching cupcakes and cream puffs galore, and countless other mouth-watering selections such as chocolate & bacon donuts and jelly-filled champagne sorbet. Rocking live music was performed and the energy (or should we say, sugar) level buzzed as people enthusiastically took to the dance floor. Our green screen photo booth was among the featured activities for guests, along with a postcard station riddled with stamps and colorful markers. During the VIP reception, we also had our flipbook station running as VIP attendants participated in a sprint mixology competition. There was a little something for everybody and, it’s safe to say that with a theme like “dessert first”, everybody had an all-around blast. It certainly looked that way in front of our cameras!

Check out the slideshow from the FlipFiesta fun!

View the flipbooks video montage and gallery here.

View the photobooth image gallery here.

 

Tyler’s Dam That Cancer w/ Flatwater Foundation

SnapFiesta‘s growing presence in the Austin, TX party scene took us to The Flatwater Foundation‘s fourth annual Tyler Dam That Cancer sport fundraiser. Participating individuals committed to an 8-hour, 21-mile stand-up paddle along the entire length of Lake Austin, from the Mansfield to Tom Miller Dams, raising over $1,500 each for their dedicated efforts. Proceeds went toward the non-profit’s mission to provide access to mental health support and services for those affected by cancer. It was a fantastic summer day under the sun for folks to come out and support the select group of 100 paddlers as they made their way to the Hula Hut party at the finish line.

 

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