Sunday, October 31, 2010

VFF10 Shorts Program ~ "Girls on Film" Short Films

The Valley Film Festival presents its tenth annual "Girls on Film" program of short films. Amour, wit, identity loss and a roaming bull prove there's more behind these shorts then the "double X" factor--there's talent and passion.

makes a political statement with BEREFT LEFT: A VERY BRIEF, VERY AMERICAN TALE. A college student tries to cure himself of his left-handed orientation and attempts to live a right-handed lifestyle.

BEYOND WORDS follows a former ballerina as she struggles with identity loss. Through an inner dance, and new career, she finds peace with herself. Written and directed by Jane Clark.

Sex & The City meets Sesame Street in BY THE NUMBERS. Written by VFF alumnus, George Willis ('07 Hollywood UFO; '08 Hollywood Operation) and directed by , this clever short will be on your mind long after the festival is over. 

DEAF PERCEPTION was written, directed by, and stars deaf twin teens, Alyssa and Ashley Dole, as patrons of a coffee shop who encounter ignorance and prejudice. But a compassionate soul surprises them, proving that signing is believing, and opening them up to the possibilities of good in others. DEAF PERCEPTION is in American Sign Language (ASL) with English subtitles.  Watch the trailer here.

Jenn Page has a few tricks up her sleeve in LOVE UNCONDITIONAL. While you witness an interracial couple argue after dinner, pay close attention and you'll be pleasantly surprised with the ending.

As Felix struggles with the tragic loss of his girlfriend, director Hannah Cowley probes the depths of his psychological pain to discover an alternate reality in MERE IMAGE.

From the minds of filmmakers Angie Hill and Summer Sinclair comes NOW OR NEVER: A group of friends gather to celebrate an engagement, but the night takes a surprising turn when a mysterious couple's game is introduced. The game takes everyone on a journey of self discovery and redemption, leaving them with a clearer perspective about their own relationship.

 QUE DIVERTIDO (This is Fun) follows a father and son on a walk through the country, where they encounter a bull. Directed by , this films come to the (818) via the (+34) and is in Spanish with English subtitles. 

VFF alumnae, Lorraine Porter, was last screened in 2005 with the comedy feature film, Saving Sophie. This year, Lorraine returns with the dramatic short WAYWARD ANGEL, which centers around a young girl who is ripped from her path.

The "Girls on Film" shorts program screens on Sunday, November 14, 12:30pm, at CAP Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. 

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