Opening Night Celebration

6:30pm Red Carpet / 7pm Screening

Join us for our opening night slate of incredible World Class Short Films. Each of these film have been specially selected to give you a glimpse into the marvelous films that will screen over the next few nights.

Guaranteed to sell out!

  • O.I.
  • Hula Girl
  • The Driver is Red
  • Under Mom’s Skirt
  • One Small Step
  • Skin

Please Note: Content contained within these films are considered the equivalent to PG-13 or R ratings and contains sensitive material. Must be 18 & over to attend.

Due the high demand for tickets for our Opening Night (6:30pm) Screening, we will present an Encore Presentation to screen immediately following.

Opening Night Celebration – Encore Screening

9:15pm – Screening

An Encore Presentation of our Opening Night Short Films. 

  • O.I.
  • Hula Girl
  • The Driver is Red
  • Under Mom’s Skirt
  • One Small Step
  • Skin

Please Note: Content contained within these films are considered the equivalent to PG-13 or R ratings and contains sensitive material. Must be 18 & over to attend.

Festival Rewind: 10 Years of Make ’em Laugh

1pm  (90 mins) –  Cinearts Theater One

Comedy Screening

Please join us as we take a look back at a few of the incredible comedies that have screened during our 10 year history.  Sure to bring back a smile, a chuckle and possibly a snort or two.

Highly recommended.

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Festival Rewind: 10 Years of World Cinema

11:45am (90 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

World Class Foreign Films

Please join us as we take a look back at a few of the amazing World Class Foreign Films that have screened during our 10 year history.

Highly recommended.

World Cinema One

4:00pm (85 mins) – Cinearts Theater One

World Cinema, Drama, Comedy

We are incredibly proud to present our first selection of World Class Foreign Films as part of our 10th Anniversary Presentation.

  • Denmark
  • Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times
  • By Blood
  • O.I.
  • Easy As…
  • Encore Bonus: A Selected Film From Our Archives 

Will also be screened as an Encore Presentation on Sat Night at 9:15pm

Let’s Get This Party Started

2:45pm (83 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

Drama, Comedy, Documentary

We begin the festivities with a smorgasbord of World Class Short Films, plus throughout the festival we will offer an Encore Bonus Film – something from our vaults and 10 years of incredible films.

  • The Wedding Scene
  • The Eleven O’Clock
  • Magic H8 Ball
  • Build Ramps Not Walls
  • Other People
  • Always A Thorn
  • Encore Bonus: A Selected Film From Our Archives 
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Make ‘em Laugh

7pm (88 mins) – Cinearts Theater One

Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Farce

Join us for our annual block of comedy shorts – always SOLD OUT, always fun and frequently surprising. Get your tickets early.

  • Sump
  • Bloom
  • Sam Did It
  • Deep Dish Apocalypse
  • Holiday Hostage
  • Under The Hammer
  • Whelmed
  • Under Mom’s Skirt

Will also be screened as an Encore Presentation on Sat Night at 9:30pm

A Hard DOCs Life

6:00pm (72 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

Documentary, Animation

Always an audience favorite, these documentary shorts uncover real lives and true stories in dramatic fashion as only the big screen can deliver.

Highly recommended.

  • Crime of the Big Leagues
  • My Grandfather’s Memory Book
  • Zord
  • Hula Girl
  • Day Zero
  • Moonshadow
  • Walk Walk Walk: The Story Of Stand Proud
  • I Love Your Fu@#ing Name
  • Encore Bonus: A Selected Film From Our Archives 

Beyond Midnight

9:30pm (88 mins) – Cinearts Theater One

Intense Drama, Horror, Suspense

Late in the evening as the darkness fills the sky, whether it is on the road or behind closed doors, join us for these tales of suspense.

  • Mona
  • Night Call
  • Rider
  • Mamba
  • Mates
  • Tutu Grande
  • Thin Walls
  • Latched

Due to the subject matter, no one under 18 will be admitted.

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Sins Of The Fathers

9pm (80 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

Intense Drama

The sins of the past are revealed in these dramatic shorts. With a look into family dynamics that are sometimes raw and painful, harsh and unforgiving.

  • De la Madre
  • Caroline
  • Champ
  • White River Tales
  • Encore Bonus: A Selected Film From Our Archives 

Due to the subject matter, no one under 18 will be admitted.

Kids & Family

11:00am (85 mins) – Cinearts  Theater One

Family Focused, Children’s Animation

  • Earthy Encounters
  • El Cielo a mi Favor
  • Intrepid
  • Bullies
  • First Comes Love
  • One Small Step
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Embattled: The Other Side Of War

11:30am (85 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

Drama, Animation, Historical

  • The Visitor
  • Weltschmerz
  • Window To The World
  • JAP
  • Do No Harm
  • The Chocolate Soldier
  • The Driver Is Red

Life Interrupted

2pm (91 mins) – Cinearts Theater One

Drama, Comedy

  • Souls Of Totality
  • Yogurt
  • Parts & Labor
  • Good Mourning
  • Skin

World Cinema Two

2:30pm (83 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

Foreign Films, World Cinema

  • Silent Campine
  • Carga
  • Silence Please
  • Babs
  • Metroland
  • Last Christmas

Return Of The Ink & Paint Club

4:30pm (85 mins) – Cinearts Theater One

Animation, 2D, 3D, Stop Motion

  • Cat Noir
  • El Cielo a mi Favor
  • Invaders
  • Blind Mice
  • One Small Step
  • Pour 585
  • First Comes Love
  • Elora
  • Bristled
  • L’Homme et le Poisson
  • Rebooted
  • The Driver Is Red

Meet The Filmmakers

5pm (90 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

Special Presentation

Each year we are excited to deliver this special presentation.  Meet the Filmmakers offers a chance to explore two films that have met the challenge of cinematic excellence with an in depth discussion with the production teams that brought the films to life.

FILM TBA

The World Beyond

7:15pm (93 mins) -Cinearts Theater One

Sci-Fi, Fantasy

  • UI – Soon We Will All Be One
  • Echoes
  • The Replacement
  • Suspended
  • The Blazing World
  • Dawn Of Man
  • Earthy Encounters

A Dark & Stormy Night

7:00pm (72 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

World Cinema, Intense Drama, Action

  • What Happened To Evie
  • Delivery
  • Knock At The Door
  • The Badlands Girl
  • Blinders
  • The Dark Kill

Make ‘Em Laugh – Encore Screening

9:30pm (88 mins) – Cinearts Theater One

Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Farce

Join us for our annual block of comedy shorts – always SOLD OUT, always fun and frequently surprising. Get your tickets early.

  • Sump
  • Bloom
  • Sam Did It
  • Deep Dish Apocalypse
  • Holiday Hostage
  • Under The Hammer
  • Whelmed
  • Under Mom’s Skirt
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World Cinema One – Encore Screening

9:15pm (84 mins) – Cinearts Theater

Dark Comedy

We are incredibly proud to present our first selection of World Class Foreign Films as part of our 10th Anniversary Presentation.

  • Denmark
  • Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times
  • By Blood
  • O.I.
  • Easy As…
  • Encore Bonus: A Selected Film From Our Archives 

Musically Inclined

11:30am (90 mins) – Cinearts Theater One 

Music, Animation, Documentary, World Cinema

Music is the core to these short films, possibly a key aspect, a subtle accent or the way the story is delivered, please join us for the first screening of the day complete with a performance by the San Jose Pop Up Choir.

  • The Reason To Live
  • Voxgirl
  • One Small Step
  • Room Tone
  • The Elephant’s Song
  • Melodi
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World Cinema Three

12pm (90 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

Drama, Foreign Films

In our final block of World Cinema selections, we are honored to present these brilliant films from across the globe.

  • The Peculiar Abilities Of Mr. Mahler
  • Three August Days
  • The Last Babushka Doll
  • Man Of The Hour
  • Take A Shot

NorCal Filmmakers

2:30pm (79 mins) – Cinearts Theater One

Drama, Comedy, Animation, Documentary

We are tremendously excited to deliver these films that each have a measure of a home-grown aspect to them, with casts and crew or locations from Northern California highlighted prominently. With crew/cast members in attendance.

  • The Tolls
  • Sonder
  • Rebooted
  • Moonshadow
  • Growing Pains
  • The Return OF Harbor Porpoises To San Francisco Bay

That Which Divides Us

3pm (81 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

Suspense, Documentary, Drama

The struggles, the hardships and realities that the world places in front of each of us are laid bare in these dramatic offerings.

  • Emergency
  • Skin
  • Marcus
  • What Happens To A Dream Deferred
  • Ablution
  • Running Eagle
  • Encore Bonus: A Selected Film From Our Archives 

Due to the subject matter, no one under 18 will be admitted.

The Human Experience

5pm (79 mins) – Cinearts Theater One

Comedy, Music, Fantasy, Documentary

The world is a harsh place, frenetic and busy. This is your chance to slow down, to relax and enjoy what is best about the human condition. These World Class Short Films deliver something special, please join us as we explore The Human Experience.

  • Twenty-One Points
  • Time Traveller
  • Guest Of Honor
  • Dear Mom
  • The Mingle
  • Chateau Laurier
  • Zord
  • The Race

What’d I Miss?

6:00pm (90 mins) – Cinearts Theater Two

Comedy, Drama, World Cinema, Animation

Special Presentation

Join us as we present a final look at films that you just may have missed. Each will be specially selected and announced over the weekend, based on conversations with audience members, ballot results and input from the festival co-founders.

Films TBD

Closing Night Screening

7:30pm (90 mins) – Cinearts Theater One

Awards Ceremony & Screening – Our Closing Night screening delivers many of the Award Winning films that were featured during our four days of cinema excellence, this will include a presentation of Awards and the announcements of the the Audience Award Winners as well.

 

Films TBD.

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