SDFF Announces Six Titles Appearing As Part Of Summer Shorts Program

Full List Revealed Before Screening At August 6 SebArts Open House

SDFF has released the titles of a handful of films that will be shown as part of its summer screening program, The Art of Making An Impact, which will show for free at the first SebArts Open House from 3-5 p.m. on Aug. 6. The full selection of films will be announced at the event.

The selections celebrate creative thought and share a focus on the artistry of human expression through the impact of exceptional filmmakers. The selection of shorts made public include: In The Canyon (Sami Chan and Alexandra Swati Guild, 7 mins), 10-Meter Tower (Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck, 17 mins), Negative Space (Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, 6 mins), The Mirror (Mimi Chakarova, 13 mins), Snowy (Kaitlyn Schwalje, 12 mins), and Yarrow: The Virtues Of Monochrome (Dom West and Abraham Joffe, 5 mins). You can find details for all the announced films below.


Directors: Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck
Release Date: 2016
TRT: 17 mins

On a 10-meter high diving tower, fear of taking the jump is pitted against the personal loss that would arise if you didn’t dare. What do we look like when we hesitate and when we make a decision? What does it look like when we overcome our fear?


Mimi Chakarova
Release Date: 2021
TRT: 17 mins

SDFF 2022 Best Documentary Short Audience Award Winner

Animated short that weaves together nine Black women’s recollecting their interactions with white people.


Directors: Ru Kuwahata &
Max Porter
Release Date: 2017
TRT: 17 mins

Based on a 150-word poem by Ron Koertge, this animated Academy Award® nominee depicts a father-and-son relationship through the art of packing a suitcase.


Directors: Dom West &
Abraham Joffe
Release Date: 2019
TRT: 5 mins

Fine art photographer David Yarrow attempts to capture the beauty and scale of this awe-inspiring natural wonder in South Georgia with just a single image.


Directors: Kaitlyn Schwalje
& Alex Wolf Lewis
Release Date: 2020
TRT: 12 mins

Can Snowy,  a four-inch-long pet turtle living in a family basement, be happy? And, what would it take?


Directors: Sami Chan &
Alexandra Swati Guild
Release Date: 2015
TRT: 7 mins

A day in the life of a lone horse, filmed lyrically under the auspices of the Stanford Documentary program.

Stay tuned for details, new films may be added before the Aug. 6 Open House screening and volunteer appreciation event!

The screening is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. on August 6, and is part of SebArts first annual Open House – a day of art, music and creativity, showcasing SebArts programs, while also honoring the volunteers and members that bring those programs to life.

In addition to the SebDocs shorts screenings, the free daytime events will include creative activities for kids, art demos, a chance to make pinch pots in the ceramics studio, and an auction of 1,100+ rare, original movie posters.

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