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Local High School Shorts Program
Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
Palo Alto, CA
Day-of sales are not available online, but tickets are still available for sale at the venue beginning 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening. Both cash and credit card are accepted.
Citizen 4422: The winner of our Digital Native Youth Film Contest, CITIZEN 4422 follows a young man living in a dystopian world dictated by the all-seeing, all-knowing Society. In this haunting sci-fi, the subjects of the Society have headphones permanently attached to their ears. If they stray from orders, an ear-splitting noise is administered. Our young protagonist is given a simple, monitored assignment: to defuse a bomb. Run TIme: 5 minutes
The Tunnel: Two brothers hear a rumor about a secret underwater tunnel just off a local shore. Those who swim through the tunnel end up somewhere else entirely, but no one tries due to the length of time it takes--two minutes. Tired of being second best to his older brother, the younger sets out to be the one who makes it through. The filmmakers shot on location and underwater, proving their commitment to the story and the production. Run TIme: 10 minutes
His Last Day: Having recently committed himself to the military, a young teen reflects on his choices, and calls meaning into question. As he bikes from one location to the next, we get a glimpse into the life that exists offscreen: a boy who once loved classic movies, and yet carries a heavy heart in his chest. Run Time: 6 minutes
Jimothy's Big Adventure: With the help of his friend Jamal, Jimothy sets out to complete his bucket list after discovering he has several days until a bizarre, imminent, tonsil-related death. This film has countless laugh-out-loud moments as we follow the peculiar duo on their quest. Run Time: 11 minutes
Oil and Water: OIL AND WATER piques viewer’s interests as the alleged medium is transformed into an abstract visual exploration. Run Time: 2 minutes
Path to Integration: An eye-opening and heartwarming documentary about Abilities United, a compilation of programs for kids and adults with developmental and physical challenges. AU offers after-school socialization for ages 5 to 22.The film promotes a deeper knowledge of the difficulties that kids with disabilities face, and also offers a solution. Run Time: 10 minutes
Pandora's Box: Audiences follow a young architect construct a mysterious box - Pandora's Box. The filmmaker creates a sense of intrigue by synchronizing the detailed construction of the box with ambient rhythmic music. But what is inside the Box? Run Time: 5 minutes
College Essay #1: A high school student applying to college narrates her college application essay number one by answering the following prompt: describe the world you come from, for example, your family, community or school, and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. The filmmaker artistically weaves narrative dialogue with the college essay text, creating a a visual representation of a college application essay. Run Time: 4 minutes
Total Running Time: 90 minutes
When & Where
Palo Alto International Film Festival
The Palo Alto Int'l Film Festival (PAIFF) is a technology focused Festival that celebrates artists and innovators through Film, Interactive, Workshops, Talks, Music, and Awards programs.
PAIFF 2012, September 27-30, takes place in downtown Palo Alto, the birthplace of moving pictures, with venues including Landmark’s Aquarius Theater, TalentHouse, Cinemark’s Palo Alto Square, and the Garden Court Hotel. The TechCU Festival Village on High Street will include an outdoor theater, music stage, VIP lounge, and box office, where free music and movies will be presented each afternoon and evening.
PAIFF partners include Variety and The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences in addition to corporate sponsors like TechCU, Technicolor and Kaazing.
The Film program includes a children's program and over 75 short and feature length films. The Talks program brings together luminaries from the film, media and tech communities. PAIFF also offers a range of workshops with something for everyone, from amateurs to professionals.