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PDI Presents: Industry leader Pacific Data Imaging gives a cutting-edge look at digital filmmaking. Richard Chuang of PDI will address the hot topic of digital characterization including an insiders glance at Batman & Robin and The Peacemaker....
Creativity is equally important to innovators and scientists as it is to artists. At Picture The Possibilities (PTP) Summit Silicon Valley, global youth connect with luminaries to share their creations and empower each other and our future. The PTP...
A must-see event for film lovers, families, youth,and leaders excited about our future. Comecelebrate our future with a highly entertaining and engaging lineup of PTP short film premieres, conversations between youth and leaders, andthe unveiling of...
Sunday, March 4th - 3pm at the California TheatreCinequest Picture the Possibilities (PTP) is a transformative leadership movement, where empowered youth create films expressing visions of a better tomorrow that inspire global leaders to ignite...
Troubled by the emotional chaos at home, an angst-ridden teenager seeks refuge at his uncle’s house, only to realize that an emotionally-devoid environment can be even more distressing. Paul’s family has been shattered by a recent tragedy. To...
PIXAR PRESENTS. Pixar gurus Tony DeRose and Michael Kass present the wonderful new digital film Geri's Game and the technology that went behind it.
Reed Magazine Presents Poetry Films and Performances SJSU’s Reed Magazine and Cinequest are thrilled to present a night of poets’ performances and short poetry films. A variety of topics will keep you spinning; from a love affair with a promiscuous...
A couple, Christoffer and Maja, go to Prague to bring back the remains of Christoffer’s recently deceased father while their marriage is on its own steady and painful deterioration. Despite the proximity of Denmark and Czech Republic, the couple may...
The severely autistic Kriss spends his days in a psychiatric ward obsessively watching his tape of the 1940's film Pure Hearts—even if he has never seen the ending due to having an incomplete copy. Kriss is enamored with the film’s main heroine,...
During a career spanning more than five decades, legendary director John Boorman has always defied categorization. Eclectic and prolific, the five-time Oscar nominated filmmaker follows his own muse and transports audiences into territories that...
A quietly involving film that asks the question—what happens when nothing happens? The answer is—everything happens. Life happens. In a quiet out-of-the-way rail yard in the Czech Republic things are pretty much as they always have been: whether...
Evocative and darkly poetic, Ramon Cervantes' Resisting Life examines the darkness that hides under the surface of any family. Mexico City, 1960. Aurelia’s happy family life is cut short when her husband is killed in a car accident, leaving Aurelia...
Awaiting beheading, a terrorist-captured news reporter learns of the true reason behind the Coalition Forces infiltration into Iraq. Can he survive long enough to tell the story?
Winner of the FIPRESCI Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Amat Escalante's Sangre is the story of a working class couple’s mundane existence…until something quite exceptional intervenes. By day, Blanca works in the kitchen of a sushi restaurant, and...
Director Chris Brown (Daughters, Cinequest 1998) returns to the festival with his latest feature, the tale of a struggling novelist, a drug dealing mother, and a sexually reckless foreign exchange student. While sharing a house in Oakland, their...
The Film Arts Foundation presents three vastly different Bay Area filmmakers who have found a way to "make it".
Join a distinguished panel (Russ Meyer, Margot Hope, Abra Edelman, Dominic Griffin, Gideon Bachmann) to discuss the role of Sex in Cinema.
Seven and a Half presents seven stories, each representing one of the seven deadly sins. These humorous and sometimes absurd stories, as enacted by residents of Belgrade, demonstrate that greed, sloth, anger, lust, pride, gluttony and envy are...
In 1996, the Cuban military shot down two U.S. civilian aircraft and an unlikely heroine must piece together what happened and why. On February 24, 1996 the unthinkable occurred: the Cuban government shot down two American planes flying in...
Every year, Cinequest mixes the best comedic shorts from around the world for a batch that is as wide and wild as you’ll ever find. Only here will zombies try to fight for acceptance and guys make videos to send to friends’ wakes. Odd interruptions...

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