BAY AREA MEDIA MAKER SHORTS
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.
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
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
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