San Francisco Documentary Festival 2023

Bay Area Shorts Collection + Q&A

Expired June 12, 2023 6:59 AM
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7 films in package
Sean Dorsey Dance: Dreaming Trans and Queer Futures
This visually-exquisite short is a fusion of dance film and documentary -- and a powerful profile of trailblazing transgender choreographer and activist Sean Dorsey. Right now, transgender and queer communities (and rights) are under attack all across the USA -- and Dorsey's choreography and activism are antidotes to this widespread hatred and violence.
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Beyond I Wanna Go
In August of 2022 Creative Growth, a non-profit organization based in Oakland, California that advances the inclusion of artists with developmental disabilities, released “BEYOND i wanna go” - a documentary short by filmmaker Cheryl Dunn commemorating 10 years of Creative Growth’s annual Beyond Trend runway show and fundraiser. The film features historic footage of Creative Growth artists on the runway. Backstage footage over the past decade captures the dynamic growth of the event and takes a compelling look at the importance of Beyond Trend to the lives and identities of the artists.
Forgotten Fountains
Forgotten Fountains is an experimental documentary that harnesses Super 8mm and found 16mm footage to explore drinking fountains as a lens on the broader infrastructure crisis in the United States.
An alien explores San Francisco's Privately Owned Public Spaces and the hidden power structures that exist within them.
Still Waters
A daughter asks her mother a question about her mother’s childhood. Her answer begs them to wade through its rippling effects throughout their lives.
As American As It Gets
A Filipino American filmmaker and her family reflect on the American Dream as they prepare for her mother’s immigration trial amidst a global pandemic.
Bay Area Shorts Q&A