The 12th Annual Poppy Jasper International Film Festival will be held in sunny Gilroy, CA…Garlic Capital USA!

Gavilan College • 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020

What a great location!

We are excited to be screening the showcase of selected films at Gavilan College.

Gavilan College was originally established in 1919 as San Benito County Junior College. It operated under this title until 1963, when a new community college district was drawn that included both San Benito and southern Santa Clara Counties.

Thank you to all of the helpers who volunteer time and products to support this annual event!

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From San Francisco (82 miles)  / San Jose (35 miles):

  • US-101 S toward San Jose, follow 101-S thru Gilroy. Turn right onto Mesa Rd  (0.9 mi). Turn Right onto Santa Teresa Blvd.


  • Take I-280 S, CA-85 S and US-101 S thru Gilroy. Turn right onto Mesa Rd (0.9 mi). Turn left onto Santa Teresa Blvd (1.2 mi).
  • Take CA-87 to US-101 S thru Gilroy. Turn right onto Mesa Rd (0.9 mi). Turn left onto Santa Teresa Blvd (1.2 mi).

From Los Angeles, CA (311 miles) / Monterey (42 miles):

  • From LA: I-5 N. Follow signs for I-5 N/San Francisco/Sacramento. Take exit 403B to merge onto CA-152 W/CA-33 N toward Gilroy/Hollister/San Jose. Slight right onto CA-152 W/Hwy 152 W/E Pacheco Pass Rd (signs for Gilroy). Merge onto US-101 S. Turn right onto Mesa Rd (0.9 mi). Turn left onto Santa Teresa Blvd(1.2 mi).
  • From Monterey: Take CA-1 N/Cabrillo Hwy to CA-156 E/US-101 N in Prunedale. Follow US-101 N. Take exit 355 toward Montery St/Gilroy/U.S.101 Business. Use the left lane to turn left onto Monterey Rd. Turn left to merge onto US-101 S. Continue on Mesa Rd (0.9 mi). Turn left onto Santa Teresa Blvd(1.2 mi).


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Bus Information

Santa Clara VTA, Route 18.

map of south bay freeways

map of gilroy countryside

Rideshare Information

The San Benito County Rideshare Program has vanpool and carpool services available for people commuting to and from San Benito County.

From Santa Cruz, Aptos, Watsonville
(the straighter, less mountainous route)

  • Take Highway 1 to the Riverside Drive exit (Highway 129).
  • Go east approximately 15 miles to Highway 101, then north to Gilroy.
  • In Gilroy, take the Monterey Road exit. Go left (west) on Monterey Road.
  • After going under the overpass, get back on Highway 101 going south.
  • Exit at Castro Valley Road.
  • At Santa Teresa Blvd., turn right.
  • Gavilan College will be on the left.

Scenic Route from Santa Cruz County

  • Take the Airport Blvd. exit off Hwy 1. It will become Holohan Rd. and run into Route 152.
  • Turn left on 152 and go over Hecker Pass.
  • At the first light, Santa Teresa Blvd., turn right.
  • The College will be approximately 2 miles on the right.