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The 5th Annual Long Day Short Film Festival offers riveting and fresh short films on the longest day of the year, June 21. The festival runs one night only at Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda to pair eclectic shorts with award-winning wine and delicious food.
With so many US and World Premieres, 2013's program of short films promises the diversity, independence, and innovation you just can't find at the local multiplex. A robot love story, an homage to high fives, a murderous turn of the tables, and films from Alameda, LA, NYC, Russia, Iran, Finland, and beyond! The festival can boast such a range of filmmaking genres, styles, and voices because the only criteria for submission is that the short be 6 minutes and 21 seconds or less, in honor of the summer solstice of 6/21. A small jury of local judges watches every submission and crafts a program showing the best of the best.
Before the show, sip a glass of bubbly and grab a bite to eat on site from Rock Wall's kitchen or Scolari's food truck while the sun goes down over San Francisco Bay. Rock Wall's amazing location at the tip of Alameda point affords picture-perfect sunsets paired with a wide selection of incredible wines.
When & Where
Alameda International Film Festival
The Alameda International Film Festival (AIFF) was launched in 2016 by the executive producers of The Long Day Short Film Festival, which began in Alameda in 2008 and ran for 7 years.
The goal of AIFF is quite the same as its forebear: to bring new and innovative film to audiences in Alameda. However, AIFF can achieve much more than the previous festival ever could. Multiple categories, including long-form shorts and feature films, lead to multiple programs at multiple venues on multiple days. The film scene in Alameda is growing and growing with the AIFF as the driver.
AIFF is a project of Anchor, a new Alameda arts & film organization.