Short film festival begins Thursday at Santana Row

A big lineup of short films, ranging from 2 to 30 minutes long, is coming to San Jose’s Santana Row this weekend, beginning Thursday afternoon.

As part of the 11th Annual San Jose International Short Film Festival, more than 130 films from around the world will screen in the CineArts Theater, 3088 Olsen Dr.

Beginning Thursday, October 24, and running through Sunday, October 27, the festival’s films will range across a broad set of genres, including documentaries, comedy, science fiction, horror, animation, and more.

Audiences will select their ‘Best of the Fest’ nominees throughout the weekend with a closing night award celebration.

Films are pulled together into 80-95 minute blocks, often around specific genres, throughout the weekend, and many feature Q&A sessions with filmmakers.

Tickets for the film blocks begin at $10 or $12, with full day passes from $30 on Friday, $40 for Saturday, and $35 for Sunday. A full weekend VIP pass is available for $125, which includes access to an after party and commemorative merchandise.

To see more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

To view the trailer for the festival, see the video below.