Made in Califas
San Francisco Bay Area short films. A mix of short docs, experimental, and narrative films. Filmmakers present.
In This Program
Christian Meier / US Latino, International, Shorts / Peru, USA / 2017 / Drama, Thriller / 16 minsWith only a few more weeks to live, Lucca -a misfit who's dying from some terminal disease- has been asked to kill someone in exchange for money. His fear of not leaving a legacy for his future son, makes him reflect about the right choice.
Alma Herrera-Pazmiño / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Drama, LGBT, Women In Film / 6 minsMila struggles to release her grief for her best friend and true love.
Leopoldo Rivera / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 4 mins"San Francisco Live" looks at the street performances and cultural happenings in the city of San Francisco.
Melina Tupa / Shorts / Argentina, USA / 2016 / Documentary, Drama, Human Rights / 24 minsEstela de Carlotto has searched for her grandson for thirty-seven years. Her pregnant daughter, Laura, was abducted and taken to a secret detention center in 1977 during the Argentinean Dirty War. She was then tortured and killed. In 1979, Carlotto became a member and then president of the Association of Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an organization that has worked relentlessly to find the 500 children that were either kidnapped or seized from women in detention during the military dictatorship. The documentary follows Carlotto’s lifelong mission to help others find their lost family members as she searches for her own grandson.
Kristin Tieche / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 8 minsIn Episode 3 of Velo Visionaries, we talk and ride with Alicia Tapia, creator of Bibliobicicleta, a free library on wheels that can be found weekly in the Panhandle of San Francisco. Tapia also is the librarian and digital literacy instructor at De Marillac Academy in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco and a Zen practitioner. Traveling by bicycle provides a unique perspective on your surroundings, often inspiring moments of insight and creating a profound connection to your community. Velo Visionaries presents a series of interviews with great thinkers of today's global bicycle culture from the point of view of the person behind the handlebars.