San Jose International Short Film Festival

San Jose International Short Film Festival

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Now in its ninth year, this four-day festival showcases the best in contemporary filmmaking from around the world with innovative shorts in a variety of genres including comedy, drama and animation, organized into thematic screening blocks such as World Cinema, Make 'Em Laugh and Let's Get This Party Started. This year the fest returns once more to the CineArts Theater at Santana Row, which features stadium seating, state-of-the-art digital presentation and a lobby café. Select tickets to the individual showings and panels of your choice, as well as to the opening night red-carpet premiere, or purchase the VIP Pass, which gets you admission to all the screenings throughout the festival (including opening and closing night events, panels and after-parties) plus a keepsake pass and lanyard. Please see the full event description for a detailed schedule of screenings and discussions.

Event Description:

Friday December 8th, 2017
11:45 am – Next Gen Cinema (84 mins)
Student Filmmakers
SJSFF is proud to present a selection of terrific films from Student Filmmakers. Dramatic, thoughtful, funny. Films that show us that these next generation of storytellers are prepared to deliver on a bold cinematic promise.

Friday December 8th, 2017
2:30 pm – A Conversation Away (86 mins)
Uncovering the truth hidden within a conversation begins with the first word spoken. These films offer touching insight into the way each of us communicate and connect.

Friday December 8th, 2017
5 pm – Road Less Travelled (95 mins)
Drama, World Cinema
The “Road Movie” a cinematic staple going back to Hope & Crosby, these offerings deliver a new take on stories best told from where else? On the road.

Friday December 8th, 2017
7:30 pm – Make ‘em Laugh (85 mins)
Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Farce
Hard to say what is truly funny, unless of course you are talking about this group of comedy shorts. Highly recommended.

Friday December 8th, 2017
10 pm – Dark & Stormy Night (84 mins)
Crime, Comedy,
Humor sometimes threads very closely to the dark & twisted, these films offer a terrific blend of genres.

Saturday December 9th, 2017
11:30am – A Day in the Life (86 mins)
Drama, Comedy
Explore a day like no other, a look at lives touching, unique and heartfelt.

Saturday December 9th, 2017
2 pm – The Ink & Paint Club (97 mins)
From 2D to 3D, hand drawn to stop motion, animation delivers storytelling as art. Enjoy these spectacular images as they fly across the screen.

Saturday December 9th, 2017
4:30 pm – World Cinema Two (93 mins)
World Cinema
Join us for our second selection of World Cinema films to delight and entertain. Brilliant stories from across the globe, true World Class Short Films.

Saturday December 9th, 2017
7 pm – Family Matters (96 mins)
World Cinema, Comedy, Drama
Brother or sister, mom & dad, each of us have a story about our family, these tales bring them to the silver screen.

Saturday December 9th, 2017
9:30 pm – It Was a Dark & Funny Night
(87 mins) Dark Comedy
Humor sometimes threads very closely to the dark & twisted, these films offer a terrific blend of both genres.

Sunday December 10th, 2017
Hard DOCs Life Two (75 mins)
Bringing the audience into a world that they would seldom have access to is the hallmark of a great documentary, please enjoy this second group of outstanding documentary shorts.

Sunday December 10th, 2017
2:30 pm – Life Interrupted (94 mins)
World Cinema, Drama
There is seldom a plan that goes the way we expect, life similarly delivers changes filled with interruptions. Enjoy these stories that look at life’s foibles.

Sunday December 10th, 2017
5 pm – I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This (92 mins)
Suspense, Drama, World Cinema
A place where nothing is as it seems, secrets and lies intermingle within these remarkable World Class Short Films.

Sunday – Cinearts Theater
7:30 pm – Best of the Festival (90 mins)
Audience Choice Screenings

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