BAY AREA MEDIA MAKER SHORTS

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October 23 only

Screening IN PERSON on 10/23 followed by filmmaker Q&A.

Also screening through Roxie Virtual Cinema 10/22-2/24. Virtual tickets available here.

The Bay Area Media Maker Summit (BAMMS) is putting a spotlight on short films by Bay Area residents. Join us for a celebration of local film on the big screen! With this eclectic mix of comedy, drama, documentary, experimental, and more, there is sure to be a little something for everyone in this program.


I WANT CANDY 

I Want Candy is a one minute music video in which the visual artist Kathy Wen covers Bow Wow Wow’s I Want Candy. The video is made up of Kathy Wen’s animals and landscapes, animated. This video was created in the animation program at Creativity Explored, a San Francisco art center for outsider artists. https://www.creativityexplored.org/

Directed by Lacey Johnson. 2021. USA. 1 min 12 sec. Animation


WHEN THE GARDEN COMES 

‘When The Garden Comes’ is a short documentary about 3 generations of African American women and their connection to land and legacy in an ever changing environment within North Oakland. It is an intimate and lyrical documentary about discovery and the importance of knowing and understanding where an individual comes from: know your history, know yourself.

Directed by Jay Gash. 2021. USA. 16 min. Documentary


IF YOU HUM AT THE RIGHT FREQUENCY 

Three friends make art in the woods with the intention of honoring loved ones who have passed away.

Directed by Daniel Freeman. 2021. USA. 12 min. Docufiction


ABOUT A HOME

Precious Sarria and her family experienced housing insecurity for over two years. After
transitioning into housing, they documented their lives to raise awareness for the rising
homelessness in regions surrounding Silicon Valley.

Directed by Daniel Chein & Elizabeth Lo. 9 min 30 sec. Documentary.


TRAIN TRACKS 

Sometimes the train tracks are the best place to let out some steam.

Directed by Patricia Lee. 2021. USA. 4 min 35 sec. Fiction


SORRY I’M ADOPTED 

Thesis film exploring the experience of being a transracial Asian-American adoptee in the bay area

Directed by Devin Schultz. 2021. USA. 6 min 24 sec. Experimental


FLUID BOUND


An experimental gender fluid, mestize-Indigenous film that uses text, sound design, crude animation, and bondage rope to meditate on the complex, generations-old relationships and battles between our skin and our souls.
 
Directed by Roberto Fatal. 7 min 39 seconds. Experimental.

UNBOXING 

Unboxing is a short experimental documentary attempting to locate identity, challenge external temporary forms of being and burn limiting frameworks of the mind in order to redefine the past & create a new all-encompassing harmonic self. A story about how true identity always lives within, not belonging anywhere but here & now in a constant flux of self-creation. This film uses water as a symbol of fluidity, washing away the past and allowing for gentle healing of the inner child.

Directed by Ash Verwiel. 2021. USA. 8 min 33 sec. Documentary


LOOK AT THE FISH 

Inspired by John Berger’s seminal essay Why Look at Animals (1980), Look at the Fish takes the viewer on a sensorial journey through the aquarium, prioritising the perspective of its inhabitants to reveal the space as – ultimately – a site for the observation of the human species.

Directed by Ashleigh McArthur. 2020. USA. 6 min. Experimental


THE LOST

Surviving in the aftermath of a devastating viral outbreak, two resilient children try to maintain hope and keep their family together as both the virus and outside world threaten their safety.
Written, Directed and Edited by Vincent Cortez. 2020. USA. 16 min 30 sec. Fiction.

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME.

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