Shorts 5: Family Films

Short film program Shorts 5: Family Films

Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Castro Theatre

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Guests Expected

Erick Oh from Tonko House, director Paloma Martinez, director Natalie van den Dungen, DreamWorks Animation director William Salazar, director Nicholas Arioli, and many other talented artists are expected to attend.


Total running time 63 min

The recipe for the perfect family film is made up of lots of ingredients, and to be deemed a classic there needs to be thrilling adventures, plenty of belly aching inducing humor, and lots and lots of heart. This exciting collection of international stories is sure to hit the mark, and will please the smallest members of your family as well as the young at heart. Works range from new student work to those by veteran artists and award winning studios such as DreamWorks, Cartoon Saloon, and SFFILM favorite Tonko House. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Titles are listed in alphabetical order. Program order will vary.

Big Block Singsong Wizard
Is it possible to be a wiz at everything, without overlooking some very important wizard details?
(Warren Brown, Adam Goddard, Canada 2017, 2 min)
Bird Karma
Dazzled by the colors of its sparkling prey, a cunning and dexterous bird makes a fateful decision that alters the cosmos, and results in a swift and fitting conclusion.
(William Salazar, USA 2018, 5 min)
Coin Operated
A young explorer dreams of soaring to the heavens, but finds a major obstacle in the form of limited financial resources. Luckily for him, the old-fashioned neighborhood lemonade stand is still around to provide a reliable source of income.
(Nicholas Arioli, USA 2017, 5 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Crisanto Street
Armed with a video camera, eight-year-old Geovany Cesario joyously captures the mood of his family during a pivotal moment in their lives.
(Paloma Martinez, USA 2017, 12 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva is passionate about boxing, and at just 10 years old, she trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. All the while battling stereotypes of what a girl can and cannot do.
(Emily Sheskin, USA 2017, 7 min)
Late Afternoon
Supported by the love of family, an elderly women drifts back through her memories, existing in a delicate balance between her past and the present.
(Louise Bagnall, Ireland 2017, 10 min)
“Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems” Chapter 4
A delightful hand-drawn interlude, overflowing with charm from SFFILM favorites Tonko House, finds Pig overwhelmed by a picnic gone astray.
(Erick Oh, USA 2017, 5 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

A classic toy competes for the attention of a young girl consumed with her flashy smart phone as she waits impatiently for her ride home.
(Bastiaan Schravendeel, Netherlands 2017, 7 min)
Sherbert Rozencrantz, You’re Beautiful
A shy young girl’s world revolves around her beloved pet guinea pig. When her mother unsuccessfully attempts to find her a human friend, it allows her to see things from a whole new perspective. (Natalie van den Dungen, Australia 2017, 10 min)

Getting a photo of Sasquatch has always been difficult, but not for the reasons we think. (Sara Litzenberger, USA 2017, 3 min)

Film Details
  • Running time: 63

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