Youth Made Films of 2016 San Diego International Kids Film Festival
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  2016 San Diego International Kids Film Festival  
 
Admission: General Pass
Locations´╝ÜSchulman Auditorium (1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, Ca 92011)
Senior Center( 799 Pine Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008)
SDPL Point Loma/Hervey Branch ( 3701 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107
Screening schedule: http://sdkidsfilms.org/Films.html
 

 

Youth Made Films

  #BLACKLIVESMATTER
USA|9minShort|Documentary
Directors: Alicia Torres, Kayla Anderson, Lena Williamson-Diaz, Richard Ramos, Soledad Aguilar-Colon
Synopsis:
Since January 2015, nearly 800 people in the US have been killed by aggressive policing. This film explores the movement that has developed in support of people of color who have been killed in police encounters, as well as the impact of youth and their use of social media in the movement's growth..
  A SEA OF STORIES
USA|2minShort|Animation|Fantasy
Director: Azure Allen
Synopsis:
Every place has a story. The sea has given us so many throughout mankind’s history. In this tale a greedy Carolina planter steals a beautiful mermaid from her ocean home oblivious the terrible fate that awaits him because of his selfish actions.
         
  BABY FACE
USA|9minShort|Documentary
Director/Writer: MarcialPilataxi
Synopsis:
A day in the life of a 19 year old, Baby Face, who struggles to be accepted as an adult due to his youthful appearance.
    CAMPING TRIP
USA|6minShort|Drama
Director/Producer/Writer: Audrey Larson
Cast:Colbi Gannett, Matthew Phillion, Gail Sullivan, Patrick Languzzi
Synopsis:
5-year-old Bree is an imaginative, thoughtful kid living in a run-down apartment with her unemployed single father, Sean. When Sean announces that he’s taking Bree on a camping trip, Bree can’t help getting excited; but the trip doesn’t go according to plan...
         
  FAIRYTALE
USA|6minShort|Fantasy
Director/Producer/Writer: Karina Patel
Cast: Alex Dederer
Synopsis:
A girl escapes her reality through a magical book.
    FOAM - THE STORY OF A SHAPER
USA|10minShort|Documentary
Director: Ryan Schultz
Producer:Jade Spurr
Synopsis:
This is a mini-documentary following Ray Lucke, a well-known surf board shaper based out of Camarillo, California, who explains his experience in the industry, and his thoughts on its future..
         
  HE, SHE
USA|4minShort|Documentary
Director/Writer: Maia Liebeskind
Synopsis:
This film questions the importance of gender roles in American culture and how they affect the outcomes of people's individual lives through an experimental lens.
    I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE
Sweden|3minShort|Drama
Director/Producer/Writer: Anton Forsdik
Synopsis:
Loneliness is hard to live in. This film places us immediately and with lightness in a dark and heavy universe.
         
  ISTORIA LUMINA
Romania|10minShort|Family|Drama|Music
Director: Francois Barbier
Producer:RomeloPervolovici
Synopsis:
Mirela, a young dancer, fragile and nervous, tries to confess a secret to the village priest. But he is preparing a ceremony in memory of a death person. A new girl in town, Lucia, comes around. The two teenage girls don’t know it yet, but their meeting will change Mirela's life.
    JOURNEY
USA|7minShort|Family
Director/Writer: Ezra Singh
Synopsis:
Ezra doesn't know who his father is. In fact, he doesn't exactly know what a father is. He sets out to find his father, and to find out how he feels about him.
         
LADY OF PAINT CREEK
USA|5minShort|Drama|Music
Director: Alexia Salingaros
Producers:Will Underwood, Rachel Brown
Writers: Alexia Salingaros, Sophia Salingaros, Paige Livingston Lopez
Cast: Rachel Brown
Synopsis:
A woman, trapped in a society of mindless ritual and minimal emotion, must find it in herself to escape—and face the consequences.
    LONE WOLF
USA|10minShort|Experimental
Director: JahsiahMussig
Synopsis:
A high-school loner turns vigilante when he dons a wolf mask to hunt down bullies from his high school.
         
  MENTORING OUR FUTURE
USA|9minShort|Documentary
Director/Producer: KyeMasino
Synopsis:
Experience the journey of growth and discovery with a group of young children as they connect and identify with primates and primate-behaviors through lesson plans based on Dr. Jane Goodall’s legendary work in Tanzania.
    ONLY WHAT I NEED
USA|4minShort|Experimental
Director/Writer/Cast: Zane Swift
Synopsis:
This is an experimental film about deciding what is important enough in life to bring on new journeys.
         
  ROSIE
USA|12minShort|Drama
Director/Producer/Writer: Kimberly Vela
Synopsis:
This story follows a teen girl through the emotional repercussions of getting an abortion and the healing process that derived from a friendship with a kind young man.
    SLEEP
USA|3minShort|Drama|Comedy
Director/Producer/Writer/Cast: Mary Aupperle
Synopsis:
Sarah stays up late studying and then has to wake up early for school. She tries to work her way through getting dressed, doing her makeup and having breakfast, but she's so tired.It's dangerous.
         
STREET SMARTS
USA|14minShort|Drama|Comedy|Crime
Director: Aidan Hamell
Producers:Aidan Hamell, Madison Kelts, Neal Mulani
Cast:Madison Kelts, Benjy Cunningham, Jasper Wolf, Molly Thomas
Synopsis:
This is a short film following four street musician friends as they skirt the law on their journey from homelessness to success, when they get dragged into an elaborate drug money laundering scheme.
  UJANA
USA|7minShort|Drama
Directors/Writers: Kendall Huff, Rachel Simurda
Producers:Kendall Huff, Rachel Simurda, Megan Early
Cast: Theodora Hognadottir, Samantha Hope Boulgarides, Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson
Synopsis:
The year is 2099, in which the laws are excessive, and what makes you different is what could get you thrown in jail. Elizabethis a teenager living in the society. When her friend Blair shows her a secret organization of teenagers that plan to run away from the laws, she wants Elizabeth to come with her.
         
 

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