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Backyard Films | Short Film Screenings in the Bay Area
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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

Sunday Oct 4 2015

Next BYF show will be in Oakland, at Linden St. Brewery and adjoining Beer Shed on Sunday October 4th.

RSVP (for free!) here.  Food and beer will be for sale.  Come as early as 5 pm, films will screen at 8 pm.

  • Malaria
  • Slab City Stories
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  • Santa Cruz del Islote
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  • White Earth
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  • Rope A Dope
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Recent Screenings

Films and filmmakers

*To see all past screenings go here

April 2014 – A Retrospective of the best of Disposable Film Festival

Thrush Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Rise of the Machines   Pawel Piskorski
Le Tette De Una Diciottenne Lucca Gennari
Les Ongles Clement Deneux
Mondo Taurobolium Galen Pehrson
Malaria Edson Oda  
Joey Ramone – NYC Greg Jardin  
The Lost Tribes of New York City Andy and Carol London  
Gonzo Calling Sascha Ciezata  
Holy Cow Lisa Bianca Giaever  


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  


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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