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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.
  • April Screening

Upcoming Screening

April 5, 2015

Join us at Carlo’s house for whiskey, beer, a fire pit and an hour of films.  This screening we’re partnering with Disposable Film Festival to bring you the best of their last 7 years of amazing programs.  Come over as early as 6 pm.  Films will screen around 8 pm and definitely plan to hang out after.  1683 York Street, SF

  • Slab City Stories
    slab city stories
  • Santa Cruz del Islote
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  • White Earth
    White Earth
  • Rope A Dope
    Rope A Dope

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

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