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Short Films from the Bay

Backyard Films is a regular film screening and party featuring a slate of short films by local filmmakers. We began screening in 2012 to a packed backyard in Bernal Heights. Our goal is to showcase great short films that don’t often get the distribution they deserve in fun, non-traditional venues and to have an awesome time doing it.  Scroll down for info about our upcoming screening, check out films from our past screenings, and learn how to submit your short film.
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Upcoming Screening

Stay tuned...

Our next screening will be spring of 2015

  • Charlie and the Rabbit
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  • Heart
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  • White Earth
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  • The Farmer
    The Farmer

Recent Screenings

Films and filmmakers

*To see all past screenings go here

December 2014 @The Werehaus

T-REX teaser Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari
Truss Me   Sarah Brown
Zora Leah Dubuc
In Port Catharine Axley
What I Learned in Alaska Jason Tongen
Santa Cruz del Islote Luke Lorentzen  


August 2014 @The Secret Alley

The Tropics “Sons and Daughters” Bangers + Mash
No One But Lydia   Rob Richert
More Real? Jonn Herschend
Nocturnity Alexandra Liveris
First Clue Susan Sullivan
White Earth J. Christian Jensen  


Submit your film

We’re looking for films of any genre (documentary, narrative, animation, experimental) ideally 10 minutes or less, but we won’t rule anything out because of length.  Send us your film!

Contact Us

Interested in helping, hosting events, or got an idea for us?  Want to hear about upcoming events?
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