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 SCFF2023.
2023 Selections... Well at least a few.
A SHORT TUTORIAL is a dramedy web series following Kelsey Short, a 29-year-old woman who moves back in with her elderly dad, both out of necessity (her career has stalled) and to take care of him. She starts a new page of her life as an academic tutor, visiting rich kids' homes as she aims to teach/inspire struggling high school students while also navigating the demands from their wealthy, eccentric, and frustrating parents.
In a normal day a normal man finds an abnormal solution for his problem.
Jeff has his first therapy session. Unfortunately, the doctor may have more issues than he does.
Keelan Foster, an entry level client relations rep has finally decided to man up and take a huge leap of faith to make his existence known to Monica Shepley, an Upper Level Senior Accounts manager at the NIX Agency, a high level accounting firm that handles some major brokerage accounts in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, FL. When his well thought out plan gets interrupted by Monica's friends Adrianna, Lashawn, and Ex boyfriend Reggie... will pending embarrassment cause Keelan to buckle to the seeming pressure, or will he fight to prove that when it comes to love... Nothing else matters?
A dark comedy of bad manners about a group of friends that host a "life intervention" for the outcast in their group, in order to convince him to commit suicide and make the world a better place, but the night doesn't go as planned.
After getting ghosted in his last relationship, Andrew is back on the market. On the night of his first date since the breakup, Andrew's past comes back to "haunt" him. Now, he'll have to find a way to exorcise his ex-girlfriend's "ghost" in order to move on.
"Make Me Say" tells the story of falling in love when you least expect it. This music video continues the cinematic adventures of New Orleans alternative-soul band, Sean Hobbes & The Hi Res.
"10:35" is the third short film made at Spaceboy, using Motion Capture technology (Vicon & Faceware) and full of learning, telling a touching story that makes us reflect about life
Three sisters come to the house where they grew up after their mother unexpectedly dies. While packing up their family home to move to a retirement community their mother has a heart attack. Faced with the reality of her death, they are confronted with their own lives as well as their relationships with each other and their mother
A recent death in the family brings three sisters together where they discover a shared dark past that changes everything they thought they knew about each other and their family.
Based upon Henrik Ibsen’s famous play, The Lady From The Sea. It’s set in a timeless period shot south of Norway where Munch painted his masterpiece The Sun. We follow the journey of Ellida’s world of loss, love and passion, heightened with the compositions of Grammy winner Mark Thomas and cinematography of Bafta-nominated Ian James Gray.
In returning home to family, an apprehensive young man reacts to an assault and past trauma in recovering a family heirloom.
Alchemy tells the story of glassblower and social entrepreneur, Rebeccah Byer, as she navigates her grief at the loss of her brother from ALS, to create a glass studio for youth. The Olio is a place of healing and growth for Rebeccah and her apprentices. In Alchemy, we witness this transformative power through one of Rebeccah's apprentices, Lucy McGinnis, who struggles with being a young trans person in North Carolina.
The Decision follows a day in the life of three woman, who unknowingly are intertwined with crossing paths. Each woman is faced with trials and tribulations, where they are forced to make a decision that may unknowingly effect the other.
Frank Bigelow is a private detective hired to follow the husband of a St. Augustine socialite. It’s a routine assignment until he discovers that he’s been secretly poisoned and has only days to live. With the clock ticking, Bigelow descends into a world of crooks and double-dealers, treacherous women and violent men, slashing through a tangle of conspiracies to figure out who “killed” him and why. Along the way, he must also confront the toxic effects of his own isolation. Can he solve the mystery, exact his revenge, and save his own soul before time runs out?
An "old glory" of Italian TV from the 1980s, during a journey by sea between the waves of the Mediterranean and the curves of memory, tries to tell about himself to his severely autistic son Emanuele, hoping that one day he too will understand his words , its history, its choices, its hopes and its dreams.
A teacher disciplines her pupils when few unwanted incidents occur in a hostel of a residential school for children.
Restoring America's Everglades is the biggest restoration project ever attempted by mankind. For decades, the sugar industry, aka "Big Sugar" has halted progress on restoring the Everglades. Why? Because they want every last drop of water going to their crops, rather than to equitably share the water so that we can heal the Everglades and surrounding estuaries. With all the money in the world, Sugar's influence has taken over American politics on both sides of the aisle, ensuring victory for themselves. This film captures a specific battle with the sugar industry. An extremely dangerous bill, Senate Bill 2508 was filed in February of 2022. The corrupted Florida Senate thought it would be business as usual, that was until the grassroots movement behind Captains For Clean Water got wind of the sneaky bill. I'll leave you with this quote by Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
A psychiatrist has a court ordered session with an untrustworthy patient. Later, his girlfriend helps him understand the patient's motivations.
MeTube: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima'