As part of their film festival, The Cancer Support Community is looking for short films under 10 minutes, on the theme “Cancer and Community.”
The Cancer Support Community of the San Francisco Bay Area’s first-ever film festival and charity gala will be an elegant and inspiring evening of courage, resilience, and hope, broadcast live from the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, California. During the show, viewers will vote for their favorite film, bid on unique auction items, and learn about the critical, life-changing services that Cancer Support Community offers for free to anyone affected by cancer.
Amongst all the short films submitted, three will be selected as finalists by an elite judging panel including Josh Cooley (Academy Award winning animator, writer, and director), Lyn Sisson Talbert (producer of Jingle Jangle), Perri Peltz (journalist and documentary filmmaker, director and co-producer of Axios on HBO), Eric Ellenbogen (CEO of WildBrain and previously a senior exec with NBCUniversal, DreamWorks and Marvel), and Jeffrey Friedman (Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker). Finalists will be announced before the show and screened at the charity event for the live audience and as part of the event online broadcast.
Awards & Prizes: Judges’ Choice, Second Place, and Third Place.
Winners will receive a trophy and certificate as well as public recognition by Cancer Support Community. Winners will also have the opportunity for private discussions with the judges and/or members of our advisory board. Winners and finalists will have the opportunity for additional online screenings with Cancer Support Community after the event. Additional prizes for finalists and/or winners may be determined before the event date.
Submit your short films before May 31, 2021.
For more details, visit the event’s webpage.
For more information about the Cancer Support Community, visit their website.
All proceeds wil benefit people facing cancer in the Bay Area.