SCFF Strives to provide opportunity to up and coming filmmakers from around the Bay area and Beyond... Check out some of this years selections for SCFF2024.
2024 Selections... Well at least a few.
"I Survived the Smoke," a compelling docu-series exploring intense life-or-death situations! In the pilot episode, Spiro (Spiro's World) retells a night that takes a dark turn when he's ambushed outside his home by masked attackers. In a heart-racing moment, he makes a split-second choice that launches a gripping sequence of events.
Kylie dreams of a career in the performing arts. When her audition letter finally arrives, she struggles to find the confidence to make it happen.
An Embalmer must face an unthinkable request or risk heartbreak and eternal regret.
One of Central Florida’s most celebrated jazz ensembles embarks on the exciting journey of celebrating and recording their 25th Anniversary Album: “Within Us”. While in the midst of the COVID uncertainty, we gain a fascinating and informative inside look at the creative process of how a jazz big band recording evolves. From finding inspiration, to reuniting with old friends, to performing extremely difficult music with technical issues and having the studio being shut down in the middle of recording, this inside look at the process of recording and releasing a big band jazz album moves through a range of emotions and gives insight into the creativity, patience and resilience of the band and their composer, Chuck Owens; showing what “Within Us” means.
Mr. Jordan, played by Terence Knox, and his wife spent their life on the farm. Just three months after she dies, he's told he is cancer free and sent home with new medications. But Bokamoso, the African intern, questions whether parasites could be to blame for the cancer. Sadly, the doctors are stuck in The System.
Paradiso is a glimpse of a day in the life of an unhoused couple looking for shelter for the evening. As they find paradise in a vacant apartment they start dreaming big with possibility, until they are caught.
A mother runs into an old friend and spends the day finding a birthday present for her estranged daughter while discussing the sacrifices and joys of motherhood.
A woman reliving series on identical events in her room, her lover, her abusive husband, and something strange in the room.
Two brothers have a very different response to shared grief.
A caring and devoted Mother, troubled by a deep-seated childhood rejection, is plagued by guilt over a past irrational decision. Despite trying to deny and bury what she has done, she now is forced to face it head on.
A woman discovers way more than she intended when she's prescribed by her therapist to become a part of a drum circle.
Fearing family prejudices, Soraya an Iranian woman decides to immigrate illegally by smugglers.
A skilled thief tired of the life he’s living but doesn’t know which way to go. He finds himself changing his life after one last job while being guided by his subconscious .
"TutuTango: A Cinematic Encounter Across Continents in 4 Acts"
Enter the spellbinding world of "TutuTango," an enchanting film that explores the profound psychology behind an extraordinary encounter between a ballet dancer and a tango dancer. This captivating documentary takes you on a visual journey through the raw and emotive essence of human connection.
The film unfolds in four acts:
Two slackers, who try to get out of working jobs at all costs, become the unwilling participants of a recruitment to become zombie killers during a zombie apocalypse.
A lady wanders into a preserve to do some nature sketches, but strange sounds indicate she may not be alone.
Returning to her home town, Lorraine struggles through personal loss. As the people around her start to question what really happened to her late husband
When Martin Scorsese threatens to kill the head of Columbia Studios in response to its cut of his masterpiece TAXI DRIVER, film buddies Steven Spielberg and George Lucas enlist the help of the only filmmaker hardcore enough to save him... WERNER HERZOG!
A Politically-Correct Woman attempts to poison her Offensive Fiancé.
This nine-episode web series chronicles a young man’s struggle to understand the oddballs and crackpots thwarting his plans for success and happiness. In episode 8 Greg asks his ex-girlfriend to return his stuff. Episode 9 concludes the series with an epiphany, and a lesson about owls.
Taking their final college trip before senior graduation, 6 college friends spend a weekend in Katie’s family vacation home. But when a mysterious book is found in the woods by August, celebration turns into carnage.
Brother Filmmakers borrow money from a loan shark to shoot their first film.
Aaliyah Wilson is a 27-year-old talented actress and acting teacher who feels stagnant in her career and love life. After graduating from one of the best acting programs in the state, Aaliyah had high hopes for a successful career in television and film. However, she lives in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida where there are beautiful beaches but no big television and film productions. In order to maintain her career as an actress she auditions for local commercials that don’t seem to be getting her anywhere because she’s not even booking those. Disappointed that her career hasn’t exactly gone the way she expected, Aaliyah acquires a lackadaisical attitude that bleeds into, not only her career but her love life.
An enigmatic video appears on everyone's phone that carries a life altering message.