Silicon Valley Film Festival 2014 – Day 2 is tomorrow, Nov. 23rd. starts at 1pm @ Milpitas Library.

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Silicon Valley Film Festival 2014 – Day 2 is tomorrow, Nov. 23rd. starts at 1pm @ Milpitas Library.

Mayor Jose Esteves will be greeting and inaugurating the festival at 1 pm.

NOV. 23, SUN

Venue: Milpitas Library Theater

SHOW-8

Theater

1 PM – 5.30 PM
I LOVE MADRID ECAM Spain
El Fuego Detrás Short Aguirre Corpus Christi In a border town, a suicidal man is given another choice when a violent death thrusts the fate of a young immigrant girl into his hands.
A Poet Long Ago Short Giraldi New York SONNY, a sanitation worker, and MALLOY, a newspaper man, meet by chance and reminisce about their grammar school days together back in 1970s Brooklyn
EN DIRECTO ECAM Spain
Moments Short Roos Turi A young boy finds an old camera with film rolls that make him discover the past of his family.
Pandora’s Promise docuF  Academy-Award®-nominated Director: Robert Stone New York The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? PANDORA’S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty.
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SVFF2014 – THE SILICON VALLEY AWARDS NAMINEES AND THE WINNERS

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SVFF2014 – THE SILICON VALLEY AWARDS NOMINEES AND THE WINNERS      

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Welcome to #SVFF2014: Director – Zheng Wei, Saran Wei, Director – Zhou Wei at the Welcome Dinner

Welcome to #SVFF2014: Director of ‘ The Road’ – Zheng Wei, Producer- Saran Wei,  Director of ‘Winner’ – Zhou Wei  at the Welcome Dinner sponsored by TingTing. Join them at SVFF and take your pictures and videos with them!

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Silicon Valley Award Ceremony Performance by Students of Vishal Ramani , Guru , Indian Classical Dance

Don’t miss this mesmerizing Classical Indian Dance Performance by  the students of an amazing Teacher Vishal Ramani part of the Award Ceremony at Silicon Valley Film Festival on Nov. 8th at starting at 7pm.

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Here are the pictures of  Guru Vishal Ramani’s students.

Performing SHAKTI dance are

  1. Amukta Mummaneni
  2. Swati Vemulapalli
  3. Sachita Kashyap
  4. Pranuthi Thota
  5. Riya Gupta
  6. Ananya Seth

and Performers in Varnam are

  1. Varuna Ravi
  2. Anika Seth
  3. Sireesha Vemulapalli
  4. Sumitra
  5. Ramya
  6. Subhashini Natarajan

 

They will first dance a number on SHAKTI (6 GIRLS)
This will entail the attributes of MAHAKALI, Goddess of Power, who is the Raudric or Enraged form of Goddess Parvati. She is aroused when the demonic forces are overpowering and she appears in the form of MAHISHASURA MARDINI. The young ladies, six of them,  dancing this item will form patterns and poses that will covet the audience members.
The second item is a VARNAM (6 GIRLS, most of them adults, couple of young girls)
 
This will speak of the illusory force of this universe, MAYA. It will speak of Prakriti and Purusha (as in the Tandava or Shiva and Lasya of Parvati) and how she has coveted the heart of the Lord of the universe, the destroyer of Tripura, and has become a part of him as ARDHA NAREESHWARI. An enchanting number in which we see the alluring Goddess in various poses of beauty and multiplicity. She is the one who creates an illusion of forms, shapes, colors in the universe.
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The SCHEDULE – Silicon Valley Film Festival 2014:

The Schedule – Silicon Valley Film Festival 2014:


DAY / SHOW MOVIE TITLE CATEGORY MOVIE MAKER MADE IN SYNOPSIS
NOV. 7 , FRI
7 PM – 9.30 PM Reception (Invite Only)
NOV. 8 , SAT

Venue: PlugAndPlay Event Center, Sunnyvale

SHOW-1

Theater 1

9.30 AM – 11 AM

5th Anniversary 
Silicon Valley Film Festival  2014
Inauguration

By Jose Esteves
Mayor, 
Milpitas,Ca,

World School docuF Katzke Anchorage A mother takes her ten year old son around the world for 5th grade after a family tragedy.
ON/OFF Short Thierry LORENZI Bastia ON/OFF is a sci-fi short film whose theme is transhumanism and post-humanity.
Callow & Sons Short Burnett Rae London Haunted by the past, a lonely old bookshop owner decides to end his life. But with his final hour, comes an unexpected visitor.
NENA ECAM  Spain
SHOW-2

Theater 1

11 AM – 12.30 PM
Kung Fu Elliot docuF Piperni New York The film tells the bizarre story of Elliot “White Lightning” Scott, who plans on becoming Canada’s first kung fu action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight.
SHOW-3

Theater 1

12.30 PM – 2 PM
The Desert Fish Feature Ghorbankarimi Etobicoke Ahmad is a young boy who wants to unravel the mystery of his dead mother who still comes to him in dreams. He undertakes an incredible journey to find out where he came from and the secrets his father never told him.

Theater 2

Bests of 

“Silicon Valley Moviemakers”

The Invisible Peak docuS Yost Mill Valley Exploring the indigenous view of mountain summits in the context of the removal of the West Peak of Mt. Tamalpais by the Army in 1950.
Death and Her Neighbours Short Graham San Jose A young man deal with the death of his mother.
Om Suryayanamaha (Salutations to the Sun) Short Kanhere Palo Alto Om Suryayanamaha (Salutations to the Sun), based on a poem, is a short film about a young devout village maiden who experiences a spiritual awakening.
Life Gets Better Short Yacoe Los Altos A whimsical dark comedy about a man who loses everything.
Practical Uses for a Time Machine Short Motoyoshi Fremont When a supernatural salesman offers naïve Wendy the use of his time machine, she goes back in time to become the perfect wife. Instead she finds she has a cheating husband, and now the means to ensure his unfaithful self is never born.
Unplugged animS Jentzch San Francisco Taking viewers through the story of a boy breaking free from a meaningless and dreary life, Unplugged demonstrates the kind of quality that anyone can now achieve with Face Plus, a webcam, and a creative concept.
The Mural docuS Guijarro San Francisco The Mural is a 20-minute documentary film following the stories of several artists with developmental disabilities from non-profit thearcsf.org as they work together with a group of civic artists from freespace.io to paint a wall that aims to erase barriers.
SHOW-4

Theater 1

2 PM – 3.30 PM
WINNER ( Partners from China) Feature Zhou Wei China Movie “Winner” tells a story of a former boxer Cao Hai Long and his rival’s son Liu Yang is boxing industry’s new favorite, he has always wished to fight his father’s enemy . Finally two famous cross-generation boxers came on the same stage, and a remarkable game in history has begun
SHOW-5

Theater 1

3.30 PM – 5.30 PM
THE ROAD (Partners from China) - True Story Feature Zheng Wei China The movie is based on a true story. A rural woman is supporting three old people who are not biologically related to her. One day she adopted an orphan and raised her. Finally, the child was grateful for what she’s done and paid her back.
SHOW-6

Theater 1

5.30 PM – 7 PM
Phil the Phoenix animS Coffin Prairie Village The story of a boy who becomes a bird who becomes a hero…
Between Times animS Kuwahata Baltimore A story told from a cuckoo clock.
A Tropical Sunday Short Ribezzo Maputo Maputo, Mozambique. Lisa, Babu, Gito and Nuno live on the streets. At Sunday they spend the time at the Funfair, looking for a chance to jump on a ride and feel like children again.
VATTEN Short Jones Stockholm A lonely girl discovers a mysterious unconditional love during a late night swim
SHOW-7

Theater 1

7 PM – 8.30 PM Red Carpet Reception DingDing TV, Media and Filmmaker’s interviews
Silicon Valley Awards Ceremony
  • Performances:
  • Indian Classical Dance by Student’s of Vishal Ramani
  • Mayors and Chief Guests will announce
    ‘Silicon Valley Awards 2014′
  • Awards Presented By:
  • Michael Kasperzak, Former Mayor,
    Mountain View
  • David Whittum, Council Member,
    Sunnyvale
  • Diana WP Ding, Founder & CEO 
    Ding Ding TV
  • Zhang Wei, Movie Director,
    Beijing , China
  • Zhou Wei, Movie Director, 
    Beijing, China
NOV. 23, SUN

Venue: Milpitas Library Theater

SHOW-8

Theater 3

1 PM – 5.30 PM
I LOVE MADRID ECAM  Spain
El Fuego Detrás Short Aguirre Corpus Christi In a border town, a suicidal man is given another choice when a violent death thrusts the fate of a young immigrant girl into his hands.
A Poet Long Ago Short Giraldi New York SONNY, a sanitation worker, and MALLOY, a newspaper man, meet by chance and reminisce about their grammar school days together back in 1970s Brooklyn
EN DIRECTO ECAM  Spain
Moments Short Roos Turi A young boy finds an old camera with film rolls that make him discover the past of his family.
Pandora’s Promise docuF  Academy-Award®-nominated Director: Robert Stone New York The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? PANDORA’S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty.
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First look at SVFF 2014 Movie selections

Take a first look at SVFF 2014 Movie selections. The festival starts on Nov. 7 and full day on Nov. 8th,  and half day on Nov. 23rd . Pl. visit www.svfilmfestival.org for full schedule.

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#SVFF2014 sponsor: ULAVACHARU – authentic Indian Cuisine – will be serving at the Venue

Our sponsor “Ulavacharu – new in town authentic Indian cuisine” will be at venue selling food at a discounted price for SVFF attendees  at the Red Carpet reception. Also try with our family, friends and with colleagues for a delicious dinner or lunch. The address : UlavacharU Indian Cuisine, 685 E EL CAMINO REAL,  Sunnyvale, CA, 94086  and check out their website www.ulavacharuusa.com

#SVFF2014 sponsor: ULAVACHARU - authentic Indian Cuisine

#SVFF2014 sponsor: ULAVACHARU – authentic Indian Cuisine

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Winner from China at #SVFF2014

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#SVFF2014 PRIMARY JURY – FINAL SELECTION LIST

MOVIE TITLE CATEGORY MOVIE MAKER MADE IN
A Poet Long Ago Short Short New York
A Tropical Sunday Short Ribezzo Maputo
Between Times animS Kuwahata Baltimore
Callow & Sons Short Burnett Rae London
El Fuego Detrás Short Aguirre Corpus Christi
EN DIRECTO   ECAM Spain
I LOVE MADRID   ECAM Spain
Kung Fu Elliot docuF Piperni New York
Moments Short Roos Turi
NENA   ECAM Spain
ON/OFF Short  Thierry LORENZI France
Pandora’s Promise docuF,green,future,InovEnt Moses New York
Phil the Phoenix animS Coffin Prairie Village
The Desert Fish Feature Ghorbankarimi Etobicoke
VATTEN Short Jones Stockholm
World School docuF Katzke Anchorage
Om Suryayanamaha (Salutations to the Sun) Short Kanhere Palo Alto
The Invisible Peak docuS Yost Mill Valley
The Mural docuS Guijarro San Francisco
Unplugged animS Jentzch San Francisco
Death and Her Neighbours Short Graham San Jose
Life Gets Better Short Yacoe Los Altos
Practical Uses for a Time Machine Short Motoyoshi Fremont
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#SVFF2014 PRIMARY JURY – FINAL SELECTION LIST

5th anniversary Silicon Valley Film Festival 2014 Starting from November 7th, Friday

5th anniversary Silicon Valley Film Festival
2014
Starting from November 7th, Friday

Congratulations to all the movie makers participating in the 5th anniversary Silicon Valley Film Festival 2014. Here is our final selections from all the gems of the movies we have received.

Thanks to our Primary Jurys .

Thanks to all the movie makers participating in SVFF 2014 and to all the previous year’s movie makers!

Let us meet you all at the grand festival day on NOV. 8th , 2014!!!

- Team

Silicon Valley Film Festival

MOVIE TITLE CATEGORY MOVIE MAKER COUNTRY SYNOPSIS
A Poet Long Ago Short Short New York SONNY, a sanitation worker, and MALLOY, a newspaper man, meet by chance and reminisce about their grammar school days together back in 1970s Brooklyn
A Tropical Sunday Short Ribezzo Maputo Maputo, Mozambique. Lisa, Babu, Gito and Nuno live on the streets. At Sunday they spend the time at the Funfair, looking for a chance to jump on a ride and feel like children again.
Between Times animS Kuwahata Baltimore A story told from a cuckoo clock.
Callow & Sons Short Burnett Rae London Haunted by the past, a lonely old bookshop owner decides to end his life. But with his final hour, comes an unexpected visitor.
El Fuego Detrás Short Aguirre Corpus Christi In a border town, a suicidal man is given another choice when a violent death thrusts the fate of a young immigrant girl into his hands.
EN DIRECTO   ECAM Spain  
I LOVE MADRID   ECAM Spain  
Kung Fu Elliot docuF Piperni New York The film tells the bizarre story of Elliot “White Lightning” Scott, who plans on becoming Canada’s first kung fu action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight.
Moments Short Roos Turi A young boy finds an old camera with film rolls that make him discover the past of his family.
NENA   ECAM Spain  
ON/OFF Short  Thierry LORENZI France ON/OFF is a sci-fi short film whose theme is transhumanism and post-humanity.
Pandora’s Promise docuF,green,future,InovEnt Moses New York The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? PANDORA’S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty.
Phil the Phoenix animS Coffin Prairie Village The story of a boy who becomes a bird who becomes a hero…
The Desert Fish Feature Ghorbankarimi Etobicoke Ahmad is a young boy who wants to unravel the mystery of his dead mother who still comes to him in dreams. He undertakes an incredible journey to find out where he came from and the secrets his father never told him.
VATTEN Short Jones Stockholm A lonely girl discovers a mysterious unconditional love during a late night swim
World School docuF Katzke Anchorage A mother takes her ten year old son around the world for 5th grade after a family tragedy.
Om Suryayanamaha (Salutations to the Sun) Short Kanhere Palo Alto Om Suryayanamaha (Salutations to the Sun), based on a poem, is a short film about a young devout village maiden who experiences a spiritual awakening.
The Invisible Peak docuS Yost Mill Valley Exploring the indigenous view of mountain summits in the context of the removal of the West Peak of Mt. Tamalpais by the Army in 1950.
The Mural docuS Guijarro San Francisco The Mural is a 20-minute documentary film following the stories of several artists with developmental disabilities from non-profit thearcsf.org as they work together with a group of civic artists from freespace.io to paint a wall that aims to erase barriers.
Unplugged animS Jentzch San Francisco Taking viewers through the story of a boy breaking free from a meaningless and dreary life, Unplugged demonstrates the kind of quality that anyone can now achieve with Face Plus, a webcam, and a creative concept.
Death and Her Neighbours Short Graham San Jose A young man deal with the death of his mother.
Life Gets Better Short Yacoe Los Altos A whimsical dark comedy about a man who loses everything.
Practical Uses for a Time Machine Short Motoyoshi Fremont When a supernatural salesman offers naïve Wendy the use of his time machine, she goes back in time to become the perfect wife. Instead she finds she has a cheating husband, and now the means to ensure his unfaithful self is never born.
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