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Watch the best of 2020 San Diego Film Week & Quarantine Film Challenge

@ the San Diego Intl Film Festival's Virtual Village!

Join our Festival virtual village and attend the Locals theater with on-demand screenings Oct 15-18th. San Diego Film Week is a celebration of film produced in America's finest city. The Best of Selections from the 2020 San Diego Film Week and the Quarantine Film Challenge will be screened as part of the Locals Theater in the virtual village. In addition, the BONV!V Cafe will feature Live Q&A's with both the Festival and Film Week Filmmakers, Panels, and Special Guests as well as the site of the Quarantine Film Challenge award announcement online event.

The Virtual Film Village


The San Diego Locals Theater – 63 On Demand Films from San Diego Filmmakers in from Thursday – Sunday. Enjoy 4 days of live streaming and on demand viewing of the Best of Selections at Film Week & Quarantine Film Challenge - plus live panels and chats with filmmakers from around the world in our BON V!V Cafe.



In partnership with San Diego Film Week, one theater in the Festival Virtual Village will be dedicated to on demand screenings of locally produced films from the San Diego Film Consortium as well as the San Diego Intl Film Festival. Also enjoy access to Q&A’s and panel discussions with this pass!


Films Screening in the Locals On-Demand Theater & Panels Will be Played in the Bon V!V Cafe!


Quarantine Film Challenge Local Filmmaker Panel
Thursday, October 15th at 12:30 PM
Host: Sue Vicory, Heartland Films

The Covid pandemic has had a profound effect on San Diego artists.  Join the best of the Quarantine Film Challenge local filmmakers as they discuss their films, experiences and process during this global crisis.

Filmmaking in the age of Quarantine:  Quarantine Film Challenge US and International Filmmakers Panel
Friday, October 16th at 8PM
Host:  Mathew Sutherland, Panasonic USA Ambassador

Creativity persists despite the pandemic! The ‘best of’ selections from the Quarantine Film Challenge includes 50 films from around the world.  Join filmmakers from the US and all over the world as they discuss the inspiration behind their films, made in quarantine, and talk about what it’s like to be a filmmaker during these tumultuous times.

Make your Next Film in San Diego Filmmaker Panel
Sunday, October 18th at 11:00 AM
Host:  Kimy Wall, North County Transit District

San Diego filmmakers are more determined than ever to bring their locally made films to a global audience.  Learn about this upcoming film community and its efforts to grow, progress and make the highest quality films possible.

Quarantine Film Awards
Sunday, October 18th at 6:30PM

The Quarantine Film Challenge was created as an international short film competition about or inspired by the world wide Covid-19 quarantine.   In the space of three months, we received 1000 submissions from over 75 countries, proving that creativity still thrives even in a global crisis. The Quarantine Film Awards will recognize the best films of the competition with 17 awards presented by competition partners and sponsors, including the San Diego International Airport Arts Program, Panasonic Lumix, KPBS, Nelson Photo Supplies, North County Transit District, and Heartland Films.


San Diego Scene 
Old Aquatics Dir. Stephen Mickelsen
Anna Dir. Rich Underwood
Dance Until She Died Dir. Tyler J. French
Zero Time To Waste Dir. Matt Helbig
Under the Tent Dir. Andrew Norbeck
Novena Dir. Nolan Valerio
The Fish in the Forest Dir. Julian Clark and Gage Hingeley
Alone Together Dir. Erin Martinez

Making Lemonade: Our COVID-19 Story
Documentary Film, Dir. Chris Francis

Simple Twist
Feature Film, Dir. Shane P. Allen

To Hell and Gone
Feature Film, 
Dir. Kyle Moore

A Woman’s Place: Female Shorts Program
The Unauthorized Adventures of Mary-Ashley Olsen Dir. Carla Nell
Let’s Eat Dir.  Leah Lombos
Hazel Dir. Laura Nguyen
11:11 Dir. Erin Martinez
In the Absence of Eden Dir. Karenssa LeGear
Phase Dir. Kimberly Weinberger

Comic Relief: Comedy and Romance Shorts Program
The Power Agent Dir. Mark Atkinson
To the Grave Dir. Kai Collins
Final Exam Dir. Mark Anthony Gadia
Nude Territory Dir. Olivia Breen
It’s Ya Boi Dir. Brendan Milove
GPS Dir. Ronn Kilby


San Diego Made Drama Shorts Program 1
Natalie Dir. Aiden Keltner
It’s a Match Dir. Ron Najor
The Perfect Life Dir. Michael Brueggemeyer
Old Aquatics Dir. Stephen Mickelsen
Uncle’s Dir. Nepal Arslan
Chasing Time Dir. Sharanjit Dhillon, Andrew Forner
A Rehearsal Dir. Troy Paul Bloom

San Diego Made Drama Shorts Program 2
Leave ’em Laughing Dir. Chris Cashman
To Love the Sea Dir. Jared Jacobsen
Limbo Dir. Robert Anderson, J. Markus Anderson
The Fifth Of November Dir. Javier Augusto Nunez
Family Dir. David L Bradburn

Short Films that Inspire Empathy Program 1
Polka Dir. Andrew Brame
The Mayflower Dir. Barbarella Fokos
The Boy Can See The Wind Dir. KIEN TRAN
The Man I Want to Be Dir. Devin Scott
The Flourish Dir. Shannon Taylor

Horror Show: Horror and Late Night Shorts Program
Through The Blinds Dir. Constantine Samios
Monster Dir. Daniel Rios
Mr Sweets Dir. Shane Mayer
Tick Dir. Bradley Dunn
Black Thursday Dir. Katharina Karlsen Hessen
The D Note Dir. Mauricio Navarro
Wolf on a Leash Dir. Luke McCain, Ryan Knight

Short Films that Inspire Empathy Program 2
Riptide Dir. Tony Wisneske
Dear Daisy Dir. Connor Trees
Bathsheba Dir. Anthony Maze
Kindred Dir. Luis Lopez
Thumper Dir. Jack Winemiller
Horror Late Night
Through The Blinds Dir. Constantine Samios
Monster Dir. Daniel Rios
Mr Sweets Dir. Shane Mayer
Tick Dir. Bradley Dunn
Black Thursday Dir. Katharina Karlsen Hessen
The D Note Dir. Mauricio Navarro
Wolf on a Leash Dir. Luke McCain, Ryan Knight

Lights, Camera…. Action/Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Shorts Program
Intergalactic Chronicles Dir. Kenneth Castillo
Signal Dir. Anthony Bradley
Entrenched: Prologue Dir. Ray Gallardo
StarCrossed: Before the Storm Dir. Adam Gilmore
A Gunman’s Hand Dir. Brendan McCarthy
Last Chance Dir. George Jac
Tiger Oak + Echo Dir. Cy Kuckenbaker
Spider-Man: Syndrome Dir. Marco “WestWood” Gonzalez

Planet Queer: LGBTQ+ Shorts 
Full Disclosure Dir. Kenneth Castillo
Deviant Dir. Benjamin Howard
Romance is Dead Dir. Todd Jackson
White Ink Dir. Jacqueline Grajales
Reveal Dir. Rich Varville, Jeff Willy


Films made in Quarantine: Comedy, Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Track
A Beginner’s Guide to Quarantine From A Born-Again Optimist, Dir. Kristyna Archer
The CoRaven (with apologies to Edgar Allan Poe) Dir. Darren Mark Douglas
The Castle Dir. Chandru Bhojwani
I don’t see any borders, do you? Dir. Parham (Ali) Manian
Zoom-Bombing Mormons Dir. W. Cody Nelson
Clonely Dir. Ali Alkhafaji
The ABCs of Things To Do When You’re Stuck At Home Dir. Julie Reiters
Bananas Dir. Josh drake
Stay Home, Tomato! Dir. Nazrin Aghamaliyeva, Rashid Aghamaliyev
Life Behind Bars, Dir. AJ Bishop
Disconnect Dir. Chloe Cruz, Kathryn Bons
Stay-at-Home Heroes Dir. Todor Nikolov
Keep Calm and Stay Indoors Dir. Josh Stone
Story Giver Dir. Kevin M. Turner, Karsie Turner
Isolated Learning Dir. Paul-Anthony Anselmo
Helping Hands Dir. Christian Mümken
Distant Threat Dir. Jean Pierre d’Alençon
She Thought She Was Alone in the House During Quarantine Dir. Sean Stanley
Left Behind Dir. Diogo Caramujo
The Book Chapter 2 Quarantined Dir. Matt Sellars
Quarantine Dir. Joseffa Trip
Mars Dir. Filip Markovinović
The Pill Dir. Julio Mazarico Soria

Films made in Quarantine: Documentary and Drama Track
Corona Birds Dir. Smail Jarrou
Robot Delivery Dir. Ferran Carbonell
Home Sweet Home Dir. Mohammad zare, Raana vaezi
Delivery Boys and 2019-nCoV Dir. Lyu Yinchu
MAD MASK – FURY ROLL Dir. Stéphane Berla
Memento or Bust Dir. Arnold Aldridge, Andrea Martina
THE KITE Dir. Laura Sanz, Dominique Chemille
ev·a·nesce: A Worldly Mishap Dir. Angelik Laboy
Covid-19.Crisis 2020: GDL-MX Quarantine Film Challenge Dir. 9
I’m the survivor of your chaos Dir. LADA EGOROVA
Growing Up COVID Dir. Rylee Landau
Dear Time Dir. João Conde
History Dir. Justin Jay Jones
The Pause Dir. Anastasia Kovalchuk
I think it’s enough, isn’t it? Dir. Emily Shir Segal
After the Meeting Dir. Aaron Barry
Lockdown with a Baby Dir. LYR BEN-ARI
“Ghosts” Dir. Diego Escobar
UNTIMED: a Lockdown Tale Dir. Fabio Reitano
Unsafe Spaces Dir. Priyadarshi Khastgir
C-19 Dir. Hassan Dehghanian
Claustrophobia Dir. Cristian García Zelada
So Say All Of Us Dir. Colin Peppard
Daydream Resonance Dir. Liye Rivera-Melo, Daniel R. de Basabe
Don’t Worry Dir. Mana Pakseresht

San Diego Made Quarantine Films
san diego on super 8 (during covid-19) Dir. Emily Fleet
Only The Good Die Young Dir. RC Krueger
Socially Distanced Dir. Jeff Willy
The Cure Dir. Daniel G Roberts
Gotta Sign For It Dir. Ralph Blanchard
Idée Fixe Dir. Aiden Keltner
Immunity (5 Minute Version) Dir. Charles Eck
Heroes Dir. Carlo Baltazar
A New Place
The Quarantine Diet Dir. Jill Janair
Quarantine Dreams Dir. Jeffrey Siniard
be the C H A N G E Dir. Nopani Hernandez
I’m Glad You’re Here Dir. Taylor Ingalls
We all love pancakes Dir. Thierry Denis


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