Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest

Congratulations to all the Filmmakers who showed at the second Annual Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest! 

For a recap of the festival event, visit this article in Lamorinda Weekly.

Check this space soon for information about next year's festival.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2017 Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest (titles that appear in orange have links to the videos):

Best Short Documentary Film by an Elementary School Student
Anika's Quincinera by Lukacs Gero
Best Short Documentary Film by a Middle School Student
The Culture of Skateboarding Revealed, by Jack Nixon
Best Short Documentary Film by a High School Student
Behind The Scenes of Campolindo's Beauty and The Beast” by Frenel Francisco
Best Short Documentary Film by an Adult
Wild Thing, by Reka Pigniczky
Audience Award for Best Short Documentary Film by a Student
Matt: A Story of Hope and Inspiration by Zack Lara and Keith Johnson


Lamorinda ShortDocs is a short documentary film competition open to filmmakers of all ages within the Lamorinda Community (comprised of the towns of Orinda, Lafayette, and Moraga, CA).  Eligible filmmakers include anyone who lives or works in Lamorinda, attends school in a Lamorinda school or school district, or is a family member of a Lamorinda Arts Council Volunteer.  Proof of local affiliation may be required from Finalists.  (At its discretion, the Festival Committee may consider accepting applicants from outside the Lamorinda area.)

Films must be 6 minutes or less and will be judged in 4 categories by age: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Adult.  Finalists in each category will be selected and those films will be screened publicly at the festival on May 7th at 3:00 pm.  One winner in each age group will be selected and announced at the festival, where an audience student film favorite will also be awarded.  Finalists will be expected to attend the live screening event the Lafayette Library Community Hall.  (All content must be G rated.)

Registration for the festival has officially passed.  If you would like to be on our Filmmaker mailing list for next year, you may still fill out the registration for now.

Submissions via Film Freeway will open on June 5, 2017.  Finalist Filmmakers will be notified by late January 2018.

Educational Opportunities: On-line resources are available below to assist the novice to experienced filmmaker.

Check out these great resources to get started:

Questions?  Just contact us!