A fascinating fusion of ideas, perspectives, genres, styles and voices, this creative concoction of short documentary, narrative and animated films is an inspired and inspiring look at the world as interpreted by today’s teen filmmakers. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
A playful animated meandering through chalk and song. (Zachary Booth, USA 2010, 3 min)
Sunny Side Up
After his girlfriend leaves him, Sunny’s seemingly perfect life turns upside down. (Mattan Cohen, USA 2010, 7 min)
Escape from Suburbia
Reflecting on the abridged life and extensive travels of an uncle she never met, a Marin teen charts her own future of exploration and discovery. (Mayana Bonapart, USA 2010, 9 min) In GGA competition. This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
The Math Test
The standard train-leaves-the-station math problem becomes a source of both anxiety and liberation for one young test taker. (Sam Rubin, USA 2010, 5 min) In GGA competition. This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
Come to the Table
A former student revisits her positive culinary experiences in the Edible Schoolyard program at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley. (Zoe Salnave, USA 2010, 9 min) This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
How Could She?
Hidden secrets threaten to unravel a relationship. (Kevin Rieg, USA 2010, 5 min)
A vibrant visual voyage through the sights and sounds of Southern India. (Raphael Linden, USA/India 2010, 5 min) In GGA competition. This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
Caveman make fire. Modern man pay price. (Isaac Wolfe, USA 2010, 2 min) This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
A legendary Bay Area photographer shares colorful anecdotes about some of his classic rock-and-roll subjects. (Nat Talbot, USA 2010, 5 min) In GGA competition. This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
Independence in Sight
At the Hatlen Center for the Blind, vision-impaired teenagers learn essential life skills that will help them lead independent lives. (Sydney Paige Matterson, Lauren Lindberg, Julian Compagni-Portis, Bonita Tindle, USA 2010, 8 min) This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
Somewhere between dream and reality, a young man wrestles with the fear of loss. (Joseph Procopio, Canada 2010, 6 min) In GGA competition.
Nationalism runs amok as everyone tries to stake his or her claim to cultural and global importance. (Mattan Cohen, USA 2010, 5 min) In GGA competition.
Total running time 69 min. Presented in association with TILT, Ninth Street Independent Film Center.