2020 People's Choice Winner for HALO written and directed by Jeff Schick
2020 Event Information Below
The 4th Annual Shoreline Short Short Film Festival was a SOLD OUT show at the Shoreline Community College Theater on Saturday, February 8, 2020! So many thanks to all of you who made it out! All of the short films were made by Washington State filmmakers.
Entries were judged by an esteemed jury of local filmmakers and advocates, including Tony Doupe, SAG/AFTRA Actor and Shoreline Community College Film Department Professor, Vivian Hua, Executive Director at the Northwest Film Forum, Amy Lillard, Executive Director at Washington FilmWorks, and Zubi Mohammed, Supervising Producer at Magnussen Media Group. Accepted films were screened during the single night festival on Saturday, February 8th in the state-of-the-art Shoreline Community College Theater and the best of the best took home some cash prizes and a handmade Golden Sasquatch! ALL FILMS WERE UNRATED.
Best Picture– $500
Best Comedy – $250
Best Music Video – $250
Best Student Film – $250
General Category Award – $250
People's Choice Award – $250 (Audience Votes!)
This event is presented with support from Jack Malek of Windermere, Shoreline Film Office, Shoreline Community College, the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, and individual donations from people like you.
Schedule | First Half
6PM | Doors Open
7PM | Show Begins
- Witches Get Stitches by Matt Robinson
- The Spirit in the Woods by Thomas Hemmen
- Now It's Time To Rock by Melani Lyons, Aaron Samuels, and Lionel Flynn
- HALO by Jeff Schick - People's Choice Award Winner
- Cuddle by John Helde and Constanze Villines - Best Comedy
- A Dreamer's Melody by Kendra Ann Sherrill
- Lactose Intolerant by James Brammer, Ruby Chisham, and Zac Pie - Best Student Film
- Violin Tsunami by Michael McCoy and Julia McCoy - Best Music Video
7:50PM | Intermission (20 Minutes)
Schedule | Second Half
8:10PM | Part Two Begins
- Second Shot by Anthony Marzano - Mature Content
- Black Champagne by Jeremiah Williams - Best Picture
- Blind Spot by Kira Sipler and T.K. Johnson - Mature Content
- Weasel by Tyler Roberts
- South of Sound by Chris J. Cunningham and Lemolo
- Zealot by Kendall Yoder and Jack E.K. Collier
- Funny and Fearless: Amin Lakhani by Deborah Tahara - Best General Film
- Most Steps Ever by Nesib CB Shamah & James Allen Smith - Mature Content
9:10PM | Q & A with Filmmakers (We will collect People's Choice Ballots at this time)
9:25PM | Awards Ceremony
9:40PM | FIN
// 2020 SELECTED FILMS //
Black Champagne by Jeremiah Williams - Music Video
WINNER - BEST PICTURE
Priestess Queen Suraya and Priest King Jamari are the leaders of the magical Nemanyo civilization and derive their powers from an ancient lotus flower that was brought to earth from their ancestors thousands of years ago. Envious of their sacred power and magic, the Nemanyo fall under siege by the Czar of Chezidak and his horde of militants. Left for dead, Suraya and Jamari rise from their war-torn sunken city to reclaim their power and set their beloved people free.
Now It's Time To Rock by Melani Lyons, Aaron Samuels, and Lionel Flynn - Music Video
We shot this music video to promote our new musical "Summer School Rocks!" which premiered at Shoreline Community College Theater in 2019. "Now It's Time to Rock" is one of the songs from the musical. In this scene, the students have just discovered that their summer school teacher is a former rock star, and they take action to make their summer school experience much more interesting. Shot on location at Shoreline Community College.
Blind Spot by Kira Sipler and T.K. Johnson - General Category
In midst a toxic relationship, Sara is tested when she has a different way of handling a deadly accident than her boyfriend, Brandon. A story of love, loss, and making the right choice even if it means losing everything.
HALO by Jeff Schick - General Category
WINNER - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Transported into a life-like reality, an old man interacts with the last remaining memories of someone important from his past. Set in the not-so-distant future, HALO provides a glimpse into a world of possibilities around humanity’s advancements in neuroscience.
Weasel by Tyler Roberts - Comedy
Two girls stand up to a man who is "air groping" them at a bar.
Cuddle by John Helde and Constanze Villines - Comedy
WINNER - BEST COMEDY
CUDDLE is the story of Dina Razzano, a one-time actress who comes home to Seattle to reinvent herself. But starting over isn’t easy, especially when you’re the pioneer of a very new healing practice: cuddle therapy. At its core, CUDDLE is about one woman’s attempt to mend her life and find purpose - in the most unlikely way.
Zealot by Kendall Yoder and Jack E.K. Collier - Student Film
Solomon tries to appease his God, and is willing to go to whatever extent in order to do so. Shot as a modern black and white silent film.
Lactose Intolerant by James Brammer, Ruby Chisham, and Zac Pie - Student Film
WINNER - BEST STUDENT FILM
A young girl experiences a rift in her normal routine causing her to find a cryptic note, pushing her curiosity and propelling her into a series of peculiar events.
Violin Tsunami by Michael McCoy, Julia McCoy, and Kishi Bashi - Music Video
WINNER - BEST MUSIC VIDEO
This animated, hand-painted watercolor video for Kishi Bashi’s “Violin Tsunami” is an artistic depiction of the importance of learning from the past to make a better future. The album “Omoiyari” is a reflection on the current political atmosphere in the U.S. through the lens of the Japanese-American interment of WWII.
Funny and Fearless: Amin Lakhani by Deborah Tahara - General Category
WINNER - BEST GENERAL FILM
Get to know comedian Amin Lakhani, who finds comfort in dark humor and the Seattle comedy community to help him overcome challenges in living with muscular dystrophy.
Most Steps Ever by Nesib CB Shamah and James Allen Smith - General Category
Out on a hike, a woman finds herself participating in an unexpected workout routine.
The film submission deadline has passed. Thanks to all the filmmakers who submitted their short films!
The deadline to submit your short film is December 22, 2019 on Filmfreeway.com, all filmmakers must be working and/or living in the state of Washington in order to be eligible for this festival. Sorry to all other states!
Submission Opening: November 1, 2019
Submission Deadline: December 22, 2019
Notification: January 9, 2020
Event Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Submission Fee: $10 for Students, $15 for General
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