Bay Area Student Shorts

Finally! A film festival for Bay Area students!

Finally! A film festival for Bay Area students!

Finally! A film festival for Bay Area students!Finally! A film festival for Bay Area students!Finally! A film festival for Bay Area students!

About Us

Our Mission

The Bay Area Student Shorts is a film festival put on by students for students. Our founder Kasey James, a bay area student, saw that there was a lack of film opportunities for Bay Area students and decided to do something about it. We are dedicated to provide a venue for Bay Area students to showcase their work and make connections with other student film makers. 

Our Festival

Our festival this year will be held at the Saint Mary's College of California's Soda  Center on February 28, 2020 at 7:00pm. Make sure to apply by January 26th!

Submit

Want to submit a film? Scroll down to our submission section!

The deadline to submit is January 26th! 

SUBMISSIONS

WHERE TO SUBMIT

 Click here to submit via google forms

https://forms.gle/a1KTZe5sMsHXFXSz7


Click here to submit via FilmFreeway

https://filmfreeway.com/BASS

SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY

- Student must be enrolled or graduated within 2 years of a SF Bay Area University or Junior College. Proof of student ID is required.
- Video must be between 1 and 35 minutes long.
- Films must have been created during your time as a student.
- Shorts which have been screened in other festivals or online can be submitted.
- All foreign language films MUST contain English subtitles.
- Work-in-progress films are accepted if final product is submitted by February 15th.

SCHEDULING

- Screenings are scheduled at the discretion of BASS. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the creators schedule, BASS reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason.
- No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

Events

January 26, 2020

Submission Deadline

Event Details

January 26, 2020

Submission Deadline

Want to submit your short film to BASS? This is the date to do it by! Scroll to our submission section and get started!

February 10, 2020

Submission Notification

Event Details

February 10, 2020

Submission Notification

You submitted your film, now what? Well, on this date we will let you know if your film made it or not! Good luck students!

February 28, 2020

The Bay Area Student Shorts Film Festival

7pm - 10pm

Soda Center at Saint Mary's College of CA

Event Details

February 28, 2020

The Bay Area Student Shorts Film Festival

Come on by to see the best films Bay Area student have to offer. Hand selected by our distinguished jury you'll be able to see a variety of ...

Event Details

7pm - 10pm

Soda Center at Saint Mary's College of CA

Our Jurors

Laura Elayne Miller

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Laura Elayne Miller is an Interdisciplinary Artist and Filmmaker, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Practice at Saint Mary’s College of California. 

Her work has been shown in the USA and Europe, including exhibitions/screenings at Albus Lux Gallery, The Center for Book and Paper Arts, Arcade Gallery, The Mission Projects, Krasl Art Museum, Artists’ Television Access, and Fort Mason. She has held several artist-in-residence positions, most recently at Lane College in Oregon where she created the commissioned video and artwork, Reading A Wave. Over the course of her career, Laura has worked as a Director, Producer, DP, and Editor for film, commercials and television, with clients such as MTV, BET, Coca Cola, and BBC America. Laura holds a BA in Theatre from Fordham University, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media from Columbia College. 

David Benin

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David Benin is an educator, scholar and digital media producer working at the intersections of identity, technology, and affect. He designs games, produces videos and most urgently teaches in the communication department at Saint Mary’s College of California. 

Jason Jakaitis

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Jason Jakaitis is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at Saint Mary's College, and award-winning creator of poetic nonfiction across a variety of storytelling mediums. His film Mothersbane won Best Short Documentary at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. Jason created Web-native storytelling curriculum for Mozilla’s interactive filmmaking software Popcornmaker, as well as a geo-located audio walking tour of the Black Panthers civil rights struggles in North Oakland. Jason served as the Bay Area Video Coalition’s Director of Independent Media, supervising Public Access Television for the City of San Francisco and facilitating a range of community storytelling programs.

Donate

We need your help!

BASS is a student run festival dedicated to creating more opportunities for student filmmakers in the Bay Area. In order to keep it running we would love for you to donate. Anything helps! 


Please consider donating to our gofundme. 

http://gf.me/u/wqtzf5


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Contact Us

Do you have questions about our festival? Email us for any inquires!

BASS@bayareastudentshorts.com

1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, California 94556, United States

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