San Diego’s up and coming talent pool is deep! Check out what the next generation of filmmakers is producing in this shorts block. Featuring films from Grossmont College, San Diego City College, Pacific Arts Movement “Reel Voices” and the Media Arts Center San Diego’s “Teen Producers Project”. Want to support new talent and meet the superstars of the future, this is the screening for you!
Compelling documentaries show you things about the world that you may never know otherwise. Documentaries are often our historians, capturing human level stories and insight into the world around us. This block features stories with local and international themes, teaching us about our surroundings, our world and each other.
SD ❤ TJ
With Tijuana just minutes away from San Diego, our neighbors to the south are producing edgy and powerful films that are not like anything you usually see in the US. This block features films produced in Tijuana, Mexico and include fascinating documentaries and narratives that will show you sides of Tijuana that you never knew existed.
True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency
This block showcases films based on true stories. Each film was adapted from a story provided by So Say We All- a writer’s group in San diego who tell compelling stories about real life events. Several of the films in this program were produced through the True San Diego Film Consortium Competition- a competition where teams had 60 days to adapt a true story and produce the film. Several shorts were also produced through the Film Consortium’s “Make a Short Film on a Low (or no!) Budget” Workshop and are also adaptations of So Say We All stories.
San Diego loves comedy. Fun Factory features a variety of comedy shorts that will have you smiling for days.
Just For Laughs
San Diego loves comedy. Just for Laughs features a variety of comedy shorts that will have you giggling . You might pee your pants a little…
A Woman's Place
Supporting and showcasing women on the big-screen is important now more than ever. This block features films that were made with women in prominent positions behind the camera. Whether it’s as a producer, director, DP or writer or editor, this block just goes to show you that A Woman’s Place is on the big screen!
Right in the Feels
Sadness, despair, loss. Bring your tissues because this block will hit you right in the heart. These short films are a foray into the depths of the human soul.
SD ❤ LA
Los Angeles is the mecca of film production and just hours away from our beautiful city. This block features some of San Diego’s strongest short films alongside some of the best short films LA independent filmmakers have produced. Working together with New Filmmakers LA, we’ll get a taste of what our two film communities could do together. Networking is at it’s best during this block of films.
Italian Neo-realism, French New Wave- these film movements changed the future of film and were beyond influential on modern filmmaking. San Diego Film Week founder, Jodi Cilley, is heavily inspired by these and other realism movements. She created this block to highlight and celebrate the filmmakers in our community who are producing films that emphasize the real and dynamic ways we interact as humans. This block will make you laugh, make you cry, but most of all make you FEEL what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes.
Oldie but Goodie
This should really be called “Time Capsule films”! San Diego filmmakers have been making films since long before we introduced San Diego Film Week. This block features films produced from the 80’s to present. These films are early films or a “first film” by some of our younger community members. Many of these films have never seen the big screen, until now! Featuring “old” or “first” films from Bob Gardner, David S. Dawson, Susan Davis, Jeanne and Devin Scott and Clarke Smith.
My First Film
We all start somewhere. All filmmakers have a “first film” and this block showcases some of those “gems”. Whether it’s a nostalgic memory of the experience of making it, or the awkward glimpse into the challenges of first time films, this block is sure to entertain. Featuring first films from some of San Diego’s most prolific filmmakers and actors including David S. Dawson, Randy Davison, Cristyn Chandler, Mark Atkinson, Jonathan Hammond, Jodi Cilley, Jordan Jacobo, Robert Partridge, William Wall and Mega 64.