SFIndieFest Celebrates its 17th Year – and a New Partnership with Film School Shorts!

| January 21, 2015

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Since 1998, the SF Independent Film Festival (SF Indiefest for short) has brought independent cinema from around the world to the Bay Area, and this year we’re partnering with them!

11 Minute Mile

11 Minute Mile

Total Freak

Total Freak

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Steadfast Stanley

 

 

FILM SCHOOL GEMS:

Win tickets to our San Francisco screening! Sunday, Feb 15th at the Roxie.

Join us for a special screening of “Film School Gems,” which will feature 90 minutes of student films from our series. Catch your favorite short films like God of Love, Josephine and the Roach and The Chair on the big screen, and watch never-before-seen Season 3 films like A Series of Kinetic Sets Tells a Story and Fluffy the Flying Fish!

Check into our Oakland screening on Facebook. Stay tuned on FacebookTwitter and YouTube!

SHORTS SHOWCASES: We’re proud to announce that Film School Shorts will be co-presenting all five of the short film showcases. In addition to the roster of international short cinema, the screenings will feature a rare sneak-preview of our upcoming Season 3 films, including the bizarre-as-heck Total Freak and the animated zombie delight Steadfast Stanley!

GREAT PAIRS: Want more? Catch two of our first season audience favorites paired up with two fantastic features! You can check out Milena Pastreich’s pimple-faced tale I Feel Stupid alongside the dizzying delight Beyond Clueless. Narrated by Fairuza Balk, New York Magazine calls Beyond Clueless “an irresistible guide to the best (and worst-best) teen movies ever.” Or if journeys into the absurd are more your liking, see Elizabeth Orne’s fanciful Crazy Glue with the macabre Australian film Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, which Scream Horror Magazine describes as Napoleon Dynamite by way of Taxi Driver”.

To buy tickets, click the corresponding link on the calendar, scroll down to learn more about the featured films and don’t forget to check back in for updates and ticket giveaways!

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Film School Gems
7:00 PM
Keep the Change
2:45 PM
Steadfast Stanley
5:00 PM     I Feel Stupid + Beyond Clueless 5:00PM Crazy Glue + Chocolate Srawberry Vanilla 7:15 PM
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Total Freak
2:45 PM
Keep the Change
7:15 PM
Total Freak
7:15 PM Crazy Glue + Chocolate Srawberry Vanilla 9:30 PM
Steadfast Stanley
7:15 PM
 I Feel Stupid + Beyond Clueless 7:15 PM
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
11 Minute Mile
2:45 PM
Film School Gems
5:00 PM
Film School Gems
7:15 PM
11 Minute Mile
7:15 PM
 I Feel Stupid + Beyond Clueless 7:15 PM

Film School Gems

90 minutes of our best featured short films!

Win tickets to the Oakland ‘Film School Gems’ screening on Friday, Feb 6 through our caption contest! Enter now: http://bit.ly/FSSGiveaway

Lineup:

Under (Student Academy Award winner)

Penny Dreadful

Owl and Mouse

The Chair

Will (Student Academy Award winner)

The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting

Fluffy the Flying Fish

Josephine and the Roach (Student Academy Award winner)

A Series of Kinetic Sets Tells a Story

God of Love (Oscar Winner for Best Live Action Short)

Fri, Feb 6 7:00 PM at Humanist Hall, Oakland (Win tickets to this screening through our caption contest! Enter now: http://bit.ly/FSSGiveaway)

Sun, Feb 15 5:00 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Mon, Feb 16 7:15 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Keep the Change (16 min)  Directed by Rachel Israel, Columbia University School of the Arts

Screens during Shorts 1: Personal

Sat, Feb 7 2:45 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Mon, Feb 9 7:15 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

These two lovebirds challenge the concept of normal in "Keep the Change."

These two lovebirds challenge the concept of normal in Keep the Change.

David, a charming man with social disorders, finds love when attending a group for adults with disabilities and is forced to challenge his desire to maintain a ‘normal’ identity.

Total Freak (9 min) Directed by Andrew Ellmaker, Columbia University

Screens during Shorts 2: No Regrets

Sun, Feb 8 2:45 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Tues, Feb 10 7:15 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

A glimpse at short "Total Freak."

What’s in that water? Find out in Total Freak.

At summer camp, a young teen falls for a beautiful mean girl as he discovers a secret about the lake and a mysterious kid known only as Burger Boy.

11 Minute Mile (7 min) Directed by Andrew Wood, University of Southern California

Screens during Shorts 4: Based on a True Story

Sun, Feb 15 2:45 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Wed, Feb 18 7:15 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Stuck in the airport in "11 Minute Mile."

An awful day to be stuck at the airport in 11 Minute Mile.

Stuck in an airport during the Boston Marathon bombing, an arrogant young businessman comes to a realization about the relationships in his life as the crisis unfolds.

Steadfast Stanley (4 min) Directed by John Kim, California Institute of the Arts

Screens during Shorts 5: An Animated World

Sat, Feb 7 5:00 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Wed, Feb 11 7:15 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Corgi hero Stanley runs from zombies in "Steadfast Stanley."

Corgi hero Stanley runs from zombies in Steadfast Stanley.

When the apocalypse begins, Stanley is left behind to fend for himself. All he wants to do is get back to his owner, but he has to get past the living dead first.

 

I Feel Stupid (15 min) Directed by Milena Pastreich, University of California, Los Angeles

Screens before the feature film Beyond Clueless.

Sat, Feb 7 5:00 PM at Humanist Hall, Oakland

Sat, Feb 14 7:15 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Thu, Feb 19 7:15 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

"I Feel Stupid" explores the developing sexuality of a teen girl.

I Feel Stupid explores the developing sexuality of a teen girl.

Lein spends the summer taking care of her pigeons with her friend Robbie. When Lein’s childhood friend Amber comes to visit, she is confronted with a sexually charged reality that makes her question herself, Robbie, and the birds.

 

Crazy Glue (7 min) Directed by Elizabeth Orne, New York University

Screens before the feature film Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla.

Sat, Feb 7 7:15 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Tue, Feb 10 9:30 PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

Will the unhappy couple stay together in "Crazy Glue"?

Will the unhappy couple stay together in Crazy Glue?

A couple whose relationship has lost its magic discover some very unusual glue with extraordinary bonding properties.

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About SF IndieFest:

SF Indiefest is a year-round, non-profit organization that has been operating since 1998. They present three annual festivals: the SF Independent Film Festival (SF Indie for short), the SF Documentary Festival (DocFest for short) and the genre festival Another Hole in the Head. In 2012, they also premiered the Northern California Action Sports Film Festival and the US edition of the touring Shnit International Short Film Festival.In addition to the film programs, IndieFest is known for throwing some great parties, including the annual Roller Disco Costume Party, the annual Big Lebowski Party and many live music events. Recently IndieFest produced a play in conjunction with the Primitive Screwheads theater company called Much Ado About Lebowski. They also launched a Bad Art Gallery (and Bad Movie Playhouse) and are planning more theater, music, art and film events right this very moment!
Last year, over 21,000 film and event goers attended SF Indiefest events.

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