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Saturday
Dec. 15

5:00 PM: Wildlife

7:10 PM: 1985

9:05 PM: Shorts One

Sunday
Dec. 16

1:00 PM: Genesis 2.0

3:10 PM: Shoplifters

5:30 PM: Shorts Two

8:00 PM: The Etruscan Smile

 
     
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WELCOME TO SJIFF10

The San Joaquin International Film Festival has been an exclusive opportunity for the San Joaquin community to discover some of the best of recent independent films from around the world, empowering multi-cultural appreciation, awareness, and dialogue. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival this December 15-16, 2018 at Pacific's Janet Leigh Theatre, with 20 narrative feature, documentary, and short films produced in 12 countries. Join us for selections and winners from the prestigious Sundance, Berlinale, SXSW, Cannes, and Toronto film festivals, and lauded works and discoveries from film masters, up-and-coming-talents, and even San Joaquin-born filmmakers.

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FEATURE FILMS
Wildlife

Wildlife
Dec. 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM – Opening Film

Directed by Paul Dano
107 min. | USA | San Joaquin Premiere

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1985

1985
Dec. 15, 2018 at 7:10 PM

Directed by Yen Tan
85 min. | USA | San Joaquin Premiere

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Genesis 2.0

Genesis 2.0
Dec. 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Directed by Christian Frei
112 min. | Switzerland, China, Russia, South Korea, USA | Central Valley Premiere

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Shoplifters

Shoplifters
Dec. 16, 2018 at 3:10 PM – Centerpiece Film

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
121 min. | Japan | San Joaquin Premiere

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Shoplifters

The Etruscan Smile
Dec. 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM – Closing Film

Directed by Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
107 min. | USA | US West Coast Premiere

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SHORT FILM PROGRAMS

Shorts Program One
Dec. 15, 2018 at 9:05 PM

Exhilarating, thrilling, and unexpected moments... This vividly curated program of some of the best short films of the year are led by: Carey Williams' "Emergency" (SXSW Best Short); Mariama Diallo's "Hair Wolf" (Sundance Jury Award); Festival de Cannes selection, "Umbra", by Iranian filmmaker Saeed Jafarian; "Counterfeit Kunkoo" by Indian director Reema Sengupta, which screened at over 90 festivals around the world. 83 min.

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Counterfeit Kunkoo

Counterfeit Kunkoo

Directed by Reema Sengupta
15 min. | India | Central Valley Premiere

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Emergency

Emergency

Directed by Carey Williams
12 min. | USA | Central Valley Premiere

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Evaporado

Evaporado

Directed by Jimena Muhlia
15 min. | Mexico | Central Valley Premiere

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Hair Wolf

Hair Wolf

Directed by Mariama Diallo
15 min. | USA | Central Valley Premiere

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Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words

Directed by Julio Dowansingh
16 min. | USA | Central Valley Premiere

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Umbra

Umbra

Directed by Saeed Jafarian
15 min. | Iran | Northern California Premiere

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Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Directed by Sverre Kvamme
10 min. | Norway | Northern California Premiere

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Shorts Program Two
Dec. 16, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Personal experiences and moving tales in this captivating shorts program, led by: "The Lightkeeper's Story" by Stockton filmmaker Paul Bestolarides; "Little Lantern," produced by Lodi-born filmmakers Jared Callahan and Katelyn Kolb; Maris Curran's New York Times Op-Docs selection, "While I Yet Live"; Randall Christopher's Sundance selection "The Driver is Red," which makes its milestone 100th festival screening at SJIFF! 78 min.

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Crisanto Street

Crisanto Street

Directed by Paloma Martinez
12 min. | USA | Central Valley Premiere

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The Driver is Red

The Driver is Red

Directed by Randall Christopher
15 min. | USA | Central Valley Premiere

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A Farewell

A Farewell

Directed by Yifei He
13 min. | China, USA | Northern California Premiere

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The Lightkeeper's Story

The Lightkeeper's Story

Directed by Paul Bestolarides
8 min. | USA | Northern California Premiere

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Little Lantern

Little Lantern

Directed by Summer Wagner
15 min.
| USA | Special Premiere

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While I Yet Live

While I Yet Live

Directed by Maris Curran
15 min. | USA | Central Valley Premiere

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Preceding the feature film 1985
Dec. 15, 2018 at 7:10 PM

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Sao Paulo

Top 10 Places to Visit in São Paulo

Directed by Akira Kamiki
14 min. | Brazil | Central Valley Premiere

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Between Us Two

Between Us Two

Directed by Wei Keong Tan
5 min. | Singapore | Central Valley Premiere

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All screenings at SJIFF10 are open to the public.
Films not in English will have English subtitles.

 

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