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Poster for San Diego Short Film Festival

San Diego Short Film Festival

Opens on June 29

Run Time: 270 min.

An intimate short film festival, listed on IMDb, The San Diego Short Film Festival (SDSFF) celebrates the art of storytelling through short films of various genres, showcasing the work of talented filmmakers from San Diego and around the world. From thought-provoking dramas to captivating animations, the festival presents a rich tapestry of storytelling, offering a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to showcase their craft for fellow film enthusiasts. SDSFF consists of three distinct blocks of short films: Block I, Micro-Short Films with a total runtime between two and fifteen minutes; Block II, Short films with a total runtime between thirteen and thirty minutes; and in honor of June being Pride month, Block III, Short Pride Films.

Several of the filmmakers will be in attendance to discuss their work and answer a few questions following the festival.

12:00 to 4:30 Saturday June 29, 2024 (with two 10-minute intermissions)

Block I Micro-Short Films (12:00)
“Vestige” by Yu-Hsuan Teng
“The Flower Bike Man” by Courtney Kerr
“Dreamscape” by Diego Antonio Garcia
“Meal Ticket” by Adrian B. Herrera
“The Girl Who Faded away” by Brent Heise
“The Final Stop” by Oleksii Babenko
“Clean” by Ryan Kenton
“Infinity!” by Benjamin To
“Woven Together” by Marcelo Bengoechea
“5 Inches Under” by Suzanne Kathleen Brimley
“Ephemeral” by Hannah Notsch
“Man of Action” by Heba Alwan, Olivia Santiago & Brody Pleasants

Block II Short Films (1:40)
“Our Time” by Sandesh Bharthur
“Safer Stuff: Green Chemistry Gets Down to Business” by William Hemminger
“Neighborhood Alert” by Ngozi Onwurah
“Vasomotor Rhinitis” by Mikheil Gabaidze
“Dear Watsonville” by Sandra Lucille

Block III Short Pride Films (3:20)
“Second Thought” by Chris Stanley
“Glimpse” by Earl Paus
“It’s In You” by Robert Johnson
“Lines of a Woman” Melissa Gagliardi
“What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting” by Jackson Tropp

Filmmaker Q&A in the lobby following the festival.

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