The SCHEDULE – Silicon Valley Film Festival 2014:

The Schedule – Silicon Valley Film Festival 2014:

NOV. 7 , FRI
7 PM – 9.30 PM Reception (Invite Only)
NOV. 8 , SAT

Venue: PlugAndPlay Event Center, Sunnyvale


Theater 1

9.30 AM – 11 AM

5th Anniversary 
Silicon Valley Film Festival  2014

By Jose Esteves

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.

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.

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 as they work together with a group of civic artists from to paint a wall that aims to erase barriers.

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

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.

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

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,
  • 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


Theater 3

1 PM – 5.30 PM
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
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.

About Silicon Valley Innovation Festival

Silicon Valley Innovation Festival is a landmark event for Silicon Valley and a world premier event for Hi-Tech Industry. The Festival mission is to spread the spirit of Silicon Valley : Technology , Innovation and Entrepreneurship to the rest of the World. A week long annual Festival hosts a Silicon Valley Conference - Innovating the Future, SV Innovation Expo, Silicon Valley Awards and Silicon Valley Film Festival - Celebrating Innovation in Digital Media. Please visit the websites for more information.
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