SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL
October 20 to 23, 2016
In the Spotlight today is the 8th Annual San Jose International Short Film Festival (SJSFF), screening the best short-form stories on the festival circuit. Recently listed by MovieMaker Magazine among the "Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," SJSFF continues its annual tradition of excellence as San Jose's only film festival exclusively dedicated to spectacular shorts.
SJSFF alum Ben Tolpin boasts, "This festival has the most solidly programmed blocks I've ever seen at a festival. Usually I'll see two or three good films in a block of seven. This festival it's six or seven out of seven." Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSFF champions a spirit of innovation and creativity that few other festivals can match, as it welcomes comedies, dramas, thrillers, animated works, documentaries, science-fiction tales, and everything in between. There's even a special competitive category for Micro-Cinema, stories told in no more than three minutes.
Each film is screened at SJSFF will be presented in a state-of-the-art theater with 4K projection, plus each film will be projected via DCP (Digital Cinema Package) with audio encoded with up to 5.1 surround channels. SJSFF plans to screen more than 150 world-class shorts for a diverse audience of up-and-coming filmmakers, established executives, industry players, and more. At the end of this four-day adventure, awards will be bestowed at an exciting gala that connects participating filmmakers with the audience they've wowed.
August 10, 2016 - Late Deadline
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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
SJSFF's mission is to bring the best in short form storytelling to appreciative audiences in the Silicon Valley.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Guests of the festival are sure to enjoy a leisurely stroll in between screenings and events on San Jose's Santa Row. Filmmakers are also invited to participate in workshops, panels, filmmaker parties and more. Topping off the four day celebration is the highly anticipated Closing Night Party where winning filmmakers will be presented with awards including: Best Short Film, Best Comedy Short, Best Animation, Best Documentary, and Audience Award Winner.
All genres of short films are encouraged to submit - qualify your film today!