Sense of Place: Young Filmmakers

Saturday Oct 5th

Film Screening A Sense of Place: Young Filmmakers

Studio 105, Sunset Center, Carmel
We are proud to partner with CSU Monterey Bay to present 18 short films by young filmmakers from around the world.

Free Seating limited to first 100 people.

Young Filmmakers: The popular Monterey Bay Teen Film Festival has migrated to the Days and Nights festival, bringing with it a new one-hour program of 18 films in which young filmmakers explore their voices, their dreams, and their environments. This year’s program features films from Bangledesh, in which teenagers create lightbulbs for slums from repurposed plastic bottles; Palestine, where teenagers navigate rapid changes to their physical and political landscapes; Watsonville, where students create hip hop jams about the pleasures of belonging to the Chemistry club; Seaside, where students fight the pressures to give up on their dreams of studying art in school; and more from Gonzalez, Los Angeles, Oakland and from inside Salinas Juvenile Hall. All of the locally made films were created in workshops that will continue through an ongoing partnership of CSU Monterey Bay with the Philip Glass Center for Arts, Science and the Environment.


Big Sur Directed by CSUMB Student: Stephen Miller. Experimental Documentary, 05:30, CSUMB, Seaside, CA, USA.

Brightening Lives with a Solar Bottle Bulb – Bangladesh Directed by Katrina Kinder and Jubaed Prine. Documentary, 03:15. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Nothing But a Chem Thang Directed by Eric Silva. Music Video, 03:50. Watsonville High, Watsonville, CA, USA.

Mariposa Directed by Espie Hernandez, Wendy Sandoval and Luna Serna. Documentary, 06:00. Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Bullies Anonymous Created by Imagine College Students. Narrative, 04:30, Seaside, CA, USA.

Hoodie Created by Students in the Boys and Girls Club program at El Sausal Middle School. Narrative, 2:30 mins, Salinas, CA, USA.

What’s Easy Directed by CSUMB Student: Kaleb Rudy. Narrative, 05:30. CSUMB, Seaside, CA, USA.

Juntos Podemos: Helping Hands Created by Students at the Watsonville Video Academy. Experimental, 00:30, Watsonville, CA, USA.

Reflections from the Inside Created by Students in the Wellington M. Smith, Jr School, Salinas Juvenile Hall. Experimental Documentary. 02:30. Salinas, CA, USA.

Checkmate Directed by Lily Yu, Jasmine Ehrhardt and Stephanie Hoang through BAVC. Experimental. 04:00. Oakland, CA, USA.

Connected Directed by Maya Abee through Echo Park Film Center. Experimental. 03:00. Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Conformity Rejects. Directed by Colby Ostberg with students from Imagine College. Narrative. 5:45. Seaside, CA, USA.

HUDU A collective film created at the Arab Education Institute. Animation. 08:00. Bethlehem and Dheisheh refugee camp, Palestine.

How Far is Haven Directed by CSUMB Student: Seleena Tesfazgi Narrative. 05:00. Seaside, CA, USA

Limitations Directed by Lily Yu, written and performed by Moria Moore through BAVC. Music Video. 03:49. Oakland, CA, USA

Turtles Meet Toxic Waste Directed and Animated by Carla Valenzuela, Ruben Cruz, and Alondra Botello. Hand drawn stop-frame animation. 00:45. Alisal High School, Salinas, CA, USA

Airplanes Directed by Maureen Morla. Narrative. 05:30. Gonzales High School, Gonzales, CA, USA.


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