Trigger Warning

Tickets are now officially on sale for the 8th Annual San Jose International Short Film Festival (SJSFF), an incredible lineup of more than 130 imagination-stretching short films from across the globe, shown over four days. The films are programmed into over 25 screening blocks plus special events, a testament to the creative range of the featured films. They exemplify excellence in every genre from thought-provoking documentaries and dramatic shorts, to world cinema, comedy shorts, entertaining science fiction/horror selections, beautifully-crafted animation, to family-friendly shorts and more.

As San Jose’s only film festival dedicated to short films, SJSFF showcases brilliant filmmaking in the short from – everything from 58 seconds to 30 minutes – with the exploration of intriguing and innovative films. Audiences are invited to select their ‘Best of the Fest’ with ballots throughout with festival award winners presented at the Closing Night on Sunday, October 23rd.

Festival organizers cast a wide net in their search for the best short films from around the world, with official selections from Spain, Italy, South Africa, Ireland, New York, LA and more. Filmmakers from across the globe will make the pilgrimage to Silicon Valley to represent their films at this year’s festival with spirited Q&A sessions after their films.

Now in its eighth year, SJSFF has attracted worldwide acclaim. Ranked as one of the Top 50 Film Festivals “worth their submission fee” by MovieMaker Magazine, the San Jose International Short Film Festival has returned to deliver World Class Short Films including Academy Award Nominated and BAFTA winning short films, and has become the home to rising independent filmmakers from around the world and an invaluable part of Silicon Valley arts community.

This year’s festival also marks the inauguration of our Festival Gala on Saturday, October 22nd. A star studded event at the beautiful Glass House in downtown San Jose, with a Red Carpet, Live Music and Special guests to be announced.


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Thursday, October 20 – Opening Night Red Carpet Welcome, Screening and After Party, 6PM

Friday, October 21 – Noon Until Late Night, VIP Lounge and Screenings All Day

Saturday, October 22 – 11 AM Until Late Night, Saturday evening Festival Gala

Sunday, October 23 – Closing Day Begins at 11 AM Until Mid-Evening, Screening ‘Best of the Fest’ Winners


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CineArts Theater, Santana Row, 3088 Olsen Drive, San Jose, CA

Festival Gala, 2 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

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Individual Block and Event Tickets:


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