San Jose International Short Film Festival

San Jose International Short Film Festival

Listed as one of the “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine, the San Jose International Short Film Festival is honored to present an incredible array of World Class short films from across the globe to excited Silicon Valley audiences.

The 12th Annual festival returns in 2020 for an innovative “Home Edition” October 22nd - 25th, 2020. 

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Special Musical Performance: Hamish Anderson

Special Musical Performance: Hamish Anderson

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Thu, Oct 22nd, 2020 03:00 PM (PDT)

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Special Event: Musical Guest Hamish Anderson

Special Musical Performance: Veronica Fusaro

Special Musical Performance: Veronica Fusaro

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Thu, Oct 22nd, 2020 03:00 PM (PDT)

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Special Event: Musical Guest Veronica Fusaro

Special Event - Hammer Down

Special Event - Hammer Down

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Thu, Oct 22nd, 2020 03:00 PM (PDT)

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Special Event: A conversation with Director Simon Hatt and actors Chris Sullivan (This is Us) & Abigail Dylan Harrison (The Affair)

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Opening Night Premiere Screening

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Opening Night Premiere Screening

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Thu, Oct 22nd, 2020 07:00 PM (PDT)

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Join us as we kick off the 2020 "Home Edition" of the SJSFF with a selection of World Class Short Films.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 1: The Uncomfortable Truth (Drama, Comedy, Intense Drama)

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 1: The Uncomfortable Truth (Drama, Comedy, Intense Drama)

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Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Join us as we explore thoughtful stories that transcend a single genre, each film with a unique point of view, featuring brilliant filmmakers that deliver a raw honesty that can only be revealed as An Uncomfortable Truth.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 2: Life Interrupted

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 2: Life Interrupted

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Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020 02:00 PM (PDT)

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Life is growth, it changes and changes those around you. We are excited to present outstanding films that deliver a look at lives authentic and powerful, some stark and unforgiving, with a glimpse at Life, Interrupted.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 3: It's a Hard Doc's Life (Documentary Shorts)

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 3: It's a Hard Doc's Life (Documentary Shorts)

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Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020 03:30 PM (PDT)

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Documentaries deliver insight into real lives, places and things – unique and sublime, this dedicated block of shorts offers us the opportunity to take a hard look at ourselves. Welcome to A Hard DOC’s Life.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 4: The Human Experience

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 4: The Human Experience

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Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020 06:00 PM (PDT)

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The Human Experience explores the good in humanity, detailing the ways that we have found to share, nurture and take care of the human spirit. Warm and authentic, these films are highly recommended and are always a crowd-pleaser.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 5: Make Em' Laugh (Comedy Shorts)

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 5: Make Em' Laugh (Comedy Shorts)

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Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020 08:00 PM (PDT)

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Irreverent, brilliant and laugh out loud funny. From the subtle to the extreme, please join us for the ever-popular comedy shorts screening – highly recommended!

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 6: The World Beyond (Sci-fi Block)

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 6: The World Beyond (Sci-fi Block)

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Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Always an audience favorite, these stylish science fiction shorts deliver a look at worlds unknown, all while giving us insight into who we are and potentially who we may become.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 7: I've Got a Bad Feeling About This

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 7: I've Got a Bad Feeling About This

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Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020 10:30 PM (PDT)

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Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 9: The Ink & Paint Club (Animation)

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 9: The Ink & Paint Club (Animation)

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Sat, Oct 24th, 2020 01:30 PM (PDT)

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Using a myriad of styles and methodologies, these amazing animated shorts deliver so much more than just a visual feast – these are incredible stories that resonate with the passion of the filmmakers themselves.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Prescription Vineyards Wine Event

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Prescription Vineyards Wine Event

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Sat, Oct 24th, 2020 04:00 PM (PDT)

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Joins for a special presentation of 4 World Class Shorts Films with a special introduction from the winemakers

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 11: Musically Inclined

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 11: Musically Inclined

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Sat, Oct 24th, 2020 05:30 PM (PDT)

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Each year we are happy to deliver films that have a musical basis at its core, it could be an exceptional score – a song buried deep within or possibly a traditional musical. Combined with a special performance by the San Jose Pop Up Choir, this makes Musically Inclined a true festival favorite.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 12: World Cinema One

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 12: World Cinema One

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Sat, Oct 24th, 2020 07:30 PM (PDT)

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Join us for our initial block of World Cinema shorts, inspired and outstanding. These shorts take us to another place, inviting us to share in the lives of those across the globe. Highly recommended.

Block 13: It Was a Dark & Stormy Night (Intense Drama, Action and Suspense)

Block 13: It Was a Dark & Stormy Night (Intense Drama, Action and Suspense)

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Sat, Oct 24th, 2020 09:30 PM (PDT)

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Things that go bump in the night are on full display along with personal stories that are unlocked from a place normally hidden, a place dark and terrifying, a place of storms and foreboding – if only in our minds.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 14: What the What? (Surreal, Late Night)

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 14: What the What? (Surreal, Late Night)

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Sat, Oct 24th, 2020 11:30 PM (PDT)

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Expect the unexpected as we unleash a half-dozen short films that are designed to surprise, possibly offend and be most likely leave you wanting more. Please be advised, you were warned.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 15: World Cinema Two (Foreign Films, World Cinema)

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 15: World Cinema Two (Foreign Films, World Cinema)

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Sun, Oct 25th, 2020 11:00 AM (PDT)

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Please join us for the second edition of World Cinema selections, this outing includes selected shorts from France, Finland, India, Singapore and more.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 16: The Alternative Universe (Fantasy, Adventure)

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Block 16: The Alternative Universe (Fantasy, Adventure)

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Sun, Oct 25th, 2020 01:00 PM (PDT)

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We are tremendously excited to deliver these amazing films that tap into the power of the fantastic, something askew, where something quite different is just around the corner – and the answers are never whats expected.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Special Event - Meet the Filmmaker - Guest of Honor Troian Bellisario

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Special Event - Meet the Filmmaker - Guest of Honor Troian Bellisario

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Sun, Oct 25th, 2020 03:00 PM (PDT)

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This year within the confines of our special Home Edition, we are incredibly excited to invite writer, producer, director and actor Troian Bellisario to discuss not one, but two short films that embody what a World Class Short Film is all about.

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Closing Night Award Winner Announcements & Screening

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Closing Night Award Winner Announcements & Screening

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Sun, Oct 25th, 2020 06:00 PM (PDT)

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Join us as we present this years Award Winner Shorts

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Best of the Fest Audience Choice

Now On-Demand - San Jose International Short Film Festival - Best of the Fest Audience Choice

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Sun, Oct 25th, 2020 08:00 PM (PDT)

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Join us as we present this years Audience Award Winners