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Part of SFFILM Festival

Shorts 6: Youth Works

11 Apr
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Roxie Theater
Roxie Theater 3117 16th Street CA 94103 United States


See the world through the lenses of today’s young filmmakers! This selection of narrative, documentary, and animated films from all over the world, tells stories that mix genre, style, and passion to offer up a fresh perspective to the world of cinema. From a documentary about decolonizing the Indian spice trade to a compelling narrative that investigates childhood PTSD, to a lighthearted comedy about two young girls overcoming hardships in their friendship, these films will prepare you for the next cinematic revolution. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Total running time 83 min
Titles are listed alphabetically rather than in order of play. All films are in competition.

Chasing Normality
This emotional doc intends to start a deeper conversation about mental health by telling the stories of high school students as they struggle with various disorders.
(Madison Empalmado, USA 2019, 9 min)

Coffee Cart
A group of special needs students and their teachers comes together to organize a community program that serves coffee and pastries to middle-school staff.
(Alex Knopf and Christine Lu, USA 2020, 4 mins)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Diamond Game
Three high-school teens gather to write a screenplay about a ’70s cop show, but as the story world unfolds, the script takes an unexpected turn.
(Nolan Hieu Trifunovic, USA 2020, 10 min)

Early Works
A teenage girl forgets to do her English homework, which compels her to hand in a plagiarized poem.
(Ethan Ross, UK 2020, 9 mins)

In this comedy disguised as a wholesome animated tale, a young misfit struggles as she uses her obsession with mermaids to cope with loneliness.
(Ashley Cai, USA 2019, 1 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Indian Gold
Sana Javeri Kadri, a 24-year old, queer, Indian immigrant strives to create a more just and equitable spice trade.
(Viggo Williams, USA 2019, 4 mins)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Jimmy Qirqqut – Gjoa Haven Elder
An elder of Gjoa Haven community conveys the difficulty of connecting with the younger generation in his community, who only speak “the white man’s language.” In Inuktitut with English subtitles.
(Kadence Kikoak, Canada 2019, 4 mins)

Longer Nights
As nights grow longer in the cold winter, a girl is inclined to ponder her relationship with the sky.
(J Frisch-Wang, Germany 2019, 4 min)

No Fan of Andy
After a pet-related mishap, a devoted but misguided friend has to carry out an absurd plan for redemption.
(Kai Tomizawa, USA 2019, 8 min)

A man out for a drive at night encounters a young stranger who might end up not being a stranger at all.
(Cal Thacher, USA 2019, 8 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

After witnessing a jarring murder, Emilia, a college-bound swimmer, is forced to face the repercussions of loss in her own life.
(Grace Gallagher, USA 2019, 18 mins)

This poetic short questions the validity of the concrete jungle many of us inhabit.
(Robert Plaza, Australia 2019, 4 min)

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