Like dog shows, film festivals base awards on merit more than pedigree, letting directors’ skills, tricks, and shiny coats of hair speak for themselves. Brush up on emerging film with today’s Groupon to the Silicon Valley Film Festival. The festival takes place on October 1 and 2 at the Santa Clara Convention Center theater. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get one admission to both days of the festival (a $40 value).
- For $39, you get two admissions to both days of the festival (an $80 value).
The Silicon Valley Film Festival serves hungry cinephiles a slate of short and full-length films, music videos, and animations, with an emphasis on eco-friendly digital cinema. The festival showcases the efforts of young independent filmmakers only recently emerged from cocoons of Ingmar Bergman’s mustache hair, supplying seasoned attendees with fresh, provocative works. Award categories this year include Best Vision of The Future, Best Music Video, and Best Green Earth Film, an honor reserved for talking pictures that emphasize environmental stewardship. Among the scheduled films include Bob Marley: Making of a Legend, and though this year’s full slate of films has yet to be announced, one day of last year’s festival featured more than 30 short films, a post-festival dance, and the revelation that tomatoes are actually fruit.
Though the Silicon Valley Film Festival offers an early-bird discount, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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