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CineArts Theater at Santana Row
3088 Olsen Dr. San Jose, CA 95128
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Marc
27 events 20 reviews

My experience was really good. The films were well made and really interesting and fun, and the venue was excellent, with a nice sized screen and comfortable seating. I will be back for next year's San Jose Short Film Festival 2013.

reviewed Oct 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
19 events 10 reviews

The movies were fine and some were exceptional. However, the event itself is being run by self-absorbed amateurs. The train-wreck begins at the top with the two founders and works its way down the food-chain. Films do not start on time...continued

reviewed Oct 17 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Irina Mandelboym
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Screening schedule:


October 17th, 2013**

*6:30pm: Opening Night Premiere Screening (Main Theater) 


October 18th, 2013*

11:00am: Let’s Get This Party Started (Main Theater)

Begin your festival experience with short films in a range of genres from documentaries to animation and more.

1:30pm: Another Slice of Life (Main Theater)

An incredible mix of dramatic short films that deliver storytelling excellence and strong performances.

4:00pm: It’s a Hard DOC’s Life (Main Theater)

Uncover the real lives and issues presented in this block of documentary films. New for 2013.

6:30pm: 3 Day Film Challenge (Main Theater)

Local filmmakers have a chance to screen the short films that were created in just 72 hours in early October. Filmmakers will be on hand.

8:30pm: Make ’Em Laugh (Main Theater)

Join us for this festival highlight and audience favorite, as we deliver laugh out loud comedy as only the SJSFF can.

10:30pm: I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This (Main Theater) 

Brilliant films with a harder edge finish off our first full day of screenings. Get ready for action and thrills with just a splash of comedy.

October 19th, 2013

11:00am: Just for Kids (Theater 2) 

For kids from ages 6-14, these entertaining shorts include films, animation and more. Parent’s admitted if accompanied by a child. New for 2013.

11:15am: Best of the Web (Main Theater) 

Join us for a look at terrific films found exclusively online – come watch their big screen debuts. New for 2013.

1:00pm: Este Eres Tu (Theater 2)

“This is You” uncovers films from Mexico, Spain, Cuba and South America as we explore the latin experience. New for 2013.

1:15pm: World Cinema 1 (Main Theater)

We are proud to present our international films in the first of our World Cinema presentations. Highly recommended.

3:15pm: Return of the Ink and Paint Club (Main Theater)

Animation is on order with these amazing animated shorts from around the globe.

5:00pm: The World Beyond (Theater 2) 

Here is your chance to witness the best of our science fiction selections, from the inner mind to the world beyond. New for 2013.

5:30pm: The Human Experience (Main Theater)

Beautiful stories that explore the best of the human condition. New for 2013.

7:30pm: Out & About (Theater 2)

We are proud to present films uniquely told from a LGBT perspective. New for 2013.

7:45pm: Northern CA Filmmakers (Main Theater)

Films made by and including Northern California casts & crews, an extensive Q&A session will immediately follow. Audience Favorite.

9:45pm: Beyond Midnight (Theater 2)

Shocking and amazing, these dark and dramatic shorts deliver a harsh look at the world (18 & up). New for 2013.

10:15pm: The Darker Side of Funny (Main Theater)

Comedy can make you smile, laugh and even LOL, but these festival favorites will deliver laughs with a punch. New for 2013.

October 20th, 2013

11:00am: La Grande Experience (Theater 2)

Experimental films are presented with unique and exploratory looks at filmmaking, highly stylized. New for 2013.

11:30am: Welcome to the Alternative Universe (Main Theater)

These tales offer a look into the worlds of fantasy with incredibly diverse and intriguing selections.

1:15pm: All That and the Kitchen Sink (Theater 2) 

This is a grab bag of films selected as a smorgasbord of cinematic delight.

2:00pm: World Cinema 2 (Main Theater)

We are proud to present the second of our international films presentations. Highly recommended.

4:30pm: Zero Hour: Life From the Battlefield (Main Theater)

With a look at the effects of combat and the lives that are changed forever.

5:45pm: Encore: The Human Experience (Theater 2) 

Beautiful stories that explore the best of the human condition. New for 2013.


6:30pm: Closing Night Screening & Awards (Main Theater) 

Special Presentation of Juried Prize Winning films from the 2013 festival.

8:00pm: Encore: Make ’Em Laugh (Theater 2) 

Join us for this festival highlight and audience favorite, as we deliver laugh out loud comedy as only the SJSFF can.


9:00pm: Festival Rewind: Once More With Feeling (Main Theater) 

10:00pm: Best of the Fest: 2013 Highlights (Theater 2) 

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