Despite the technical problems that interrupted the final feature film, Pickin’ & Grinnin’, the shorts did go on and, at the audience's request, VFF10 had an encore screening of Goofyfoot; 52 Takes of the Same Thing, Then Boobs; and 500 Days of Zankou, followed by the 2010 Valley Film Festival award ceremony.
One highlight from the screenings was Sudden Death!, a very creative and campy short about a virus that hits L.A., killing everyone in its wake, but not before they all break out in song and dance.
Made in the (818) – Motel San Fernando (Sergio L'Rodriguez)
Documentary Short – The Making of The Nukes (Val Tasso & Joey Sylvester)
Dramatic Short – Goofyfoot (Chris Cashman)
Comedy Short – BBQ (Alex Berger)
Girls on Film – Now or Never (Angie Hill)
10 Degrees Hotter (short) – E-Pigs (Petar Pasic)
10 Degrees Hotter (documentary) – Butterflies (Ester Brym)
10 Degrees Hotter (feature) – Boiler Maker (Paul T. Murray)
And thanks to everyone who screened, attended, and/or helped out with the festival. A great way to end one decade and begin another.
By James Latham