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SFUFF 2017

  1. The Mural

    Francisco Guijarro / SFUFF 2017, Films, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2014 / 19 mins
    This film follows the stories of several artists with developmental disabilities working with the non-profit The Arc San Francisco and civic artists from Free Space to paint a wall-sized mural that aims to erase barriers. The film explores the unlimited nature of art and its capacity to express freedom, even for those individuals whose lives seem to be confined to the boundaries of their disabilities.

  2. No Vacancy

    Abhi Singh / SFUFF 2017, Films, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2016 / 17 mins
    “No Vacancy” chronicles the experiences of local artists who strive to live in San Francisco while facing economic challenges and threat of eviction. Profiled artists include two who were part of a group of artists recently evicted from the art studio in the “Beast on Bryant” building, now being developed for new housing.

  3. Nomadic Community Gardens

    Ross Harrison / SFUFF 2017, Films, Shorts / London / 2016 / 7 mins
    Nomadic Community Gardens breathe life into disused parts of cities, which become places where nature and community thrive. This short film shows one such project near Brick Lane in East London.

  4. Portraits of Our City 1986-1996

    James Q. Chan and Tina Bartolome / SFUFF 2017, Films, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2017 / 7 mins
    Lingering shots of city spaces are recontextualized by the intimate voiceovers of queer encounters in 80’s & 90’s San Francisco. This is an excerpt of a longer piece.

  5. The Ride

    Jeff Adachi / SFUFF 2017, Films, Shorts / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 15 mins
    Take an up close and personal ride inside criminal injustice system with one of the nation’s few elected public defenders, City of San Francisco’s Public Defender, Jeff Adachi. Adachi defends a young African American man who is charged with assaulting police officers after being falsely accused of a crime in a case with racial overtones. In this era of mass incarceration, police shootings of young African American men, and implicit bias in policing, what are the consequences for those who question police authority?

  6. Stylish Spokes

    Greg Miller / SFUFF 2017, Films, Shorts / USA / 2017 / 4 mins
    Biking and beautiful shoes are not incompatible although many think they are. Stylish spokes illustrates to women that you don’t have to wear gym clothes to ride a bicycle.

  7. Tender Souls

    Brenton Gieser / SFUFF 2017, Films / USA / 2017 / 23 mins
    Tender Souls is a short documentary about three Tenderloin residents, all living vastly different lives. Their stories of struggle and redemption makes us reflect on our own fragility and strength.

  8. This Night, Who is Gonna Cry For You

    Dolissa Medina / SFUFF 2017, Films, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2014 / 5 mins
    A tribute video to the Mission District's now-closed Esta Noche nightclub, the last Latino gay bar in San Francisco

  9. YBCA 100: The Stud

    YBCA / SFUFF 2017, Films, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2017 / 1 mins
    Short video highlights YBCA 100 winner, the Stud Collective.

  10. Kedi

    Ceyda Torun / Featured Programs, SFUFF 2017, Films, Documentary, Shorts / Istanbul / 2016 / 79 mins
    Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely, wandering in and out of people’s lives, claiming no owners, and living between two worlds, neither wild nor tame. The cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could. Critics and internet cats agree — this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul.