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!!!
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.|
|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.|
|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.|