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
The Long Day Short Film Festival
The film festival was first conceived in the late autumn of 2007. Several friends and artists gathered at an old Victorian home in the city of Alameda, California and hatched a scheme to expand their artistic horizons to include film. We all loved watching movies, so why not make some of our own? With the 21st century well under way, video technology was only becoming more and more ubiquitous. Every consumer could access a videorecording device, even if it was just a cell phone. However, the thought of writing, filming, and editing a full length feature for submission to a summer festival was daunting.
So we decided to keep it short.
And what better day to show a series of short films than on the longest day of the year? June 21st, 2008. The beginning of the annual Long Day Short Film Festival.
One backyard. Fifty people in attendance. Nearly two hours of footage from nationwide professional and rookie filmmakers. Despite the noise complaint from one nosy neighbor, the first Long Day Short Film Fest was a success.