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5 Star Starred
Century 14 Downtown Walnut Creek
Between Olympic Blvd. and Mt. Diablo Blvd. 1201 Locust Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Walnut Creek International Short Film Festival
21 ratings
4.1 average rating
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71 events
4 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

The sound was not synchronized with the film even after the theater tried to fix the problem. Poor selection of films.

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14 reviews
27 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

7 short films from around the world meet a cineplex in the suburban enclave of downtown walnut creek - this labor of love was a breath of fresh air, and will hopefully inspire other arts groups to further establish cultural events in the eastern...continued

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14 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

A+ event. Located at a local Movie theater. I wished that the would have offered the all day and/or all event movie segments for sale through Goldstar, instead of selling each segmen individually.

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_**Friday, June 7th, 2013** _


7pm: Opening Night Screening

**Join us for the Red Carpet Event celebrating the inaugural Walnut Creek Short Film Festival! Come dressed to impress as the Red Carpet unveils at 6pm, theater seating starts at 6:30 with the terrific selection of Opening Night short films, covering a wide selection of genres including comedy, animation, drama, world cinema and more.

_85 minute program.


_**Saturday, June 8th, 2013****

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1pm: Spotlight on Drama

**Grab the popcorn and bring a friend for an incredible mix of dramatic films, these World Class films deliver the performances you’d expect from blockbuster features, packed in a short film and capable of connecting with you in special ways. Stories that will entertain and surprise you.

_90 minute program.


3pm: World Cinema (Block 1)

**One of our goals is to present World Class films to local audiences that would seldom get a chance to see high quality films from around the globe. These selections include stories that speak to the universal nature of storytelling, each with their own unique point of view. We are proud to present 3 World Cinema Blocks throughout the festival.

_95 minute program.


5pm: Make ’Em Laugh (Block 1)

**Our first comedy block promises to make you laugh and giggle with truly funny short films. This will be an incredible line-up of laugh out loud comedy, with another Block of comedy shorts (no repeats) coming your way on Sunday!

_95 minute program.


7pm: Northern California filmmaker Showcase

**Your chance to come meet the filmmakers, the actors and the crew responsible for these amazing films, produced right here in our own back yard.  Stay seated after the screening for a Question & Answer session, where you can find out what it really takes to make it happen on the silver screen.

_95 minute program.

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9pm: World Cinema (Block 2)

**This is our second Block of International films which include stories that speak to the universal nature of storytelling, each with their own unique point of view, told in their original languages (with English subtitles).

_95 minute program.

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11pm: Midnight Movies (Avant-Garde)

**Hard hitting and direct, these films might shock you, surprise you or make you squirm, but that is exactly what “Midnight Movies” are all about.  A multi-genre journey that will deliver something different, a special presentation of exceptional films.

_80 minute program **


_Sunday, June 9th, 2013

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11am: Ink & Paint Club (Animation Block)

**A great opportunity to catch some amazing short films crafted through traditional hand drawn and computer graphic animation techniques, includes award winning films.

_80 minute program.


1pm: World Cinema (Block 3)

**Our final Block of World Class films from across the globe, will win over Walnut Creek audiences with quality storytelling and stories unique and thought-provoking. In their original languages with English subtitles.

_95 minute program.

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3pm: The Human Experience

**Delving into “The Human Experience” allows us the chance to present films that speak to the human condition, life-affirming films that resonate and make you think.  Includes numerous nominated and award winning short films.

_90 minute program.


5pm: Make ’Em Laugh (Block 2)

**Funny returns to Walnut Creek as our second comedy block promises to deliver even more laughs, plus a giggle or two. This will be an incredible line-up of laugh out loud comedy, not to be missed!

_95 minute program.


7pm: Best of the Fest: Closing Night Screening

**A fantastic opportunity to catch the cream of the crop, the best of the festival and watch the films voted on throughout the festival by you, our audience members! Plus the judges picks & our Award Announcements – not to be missed.

90 minute program.