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streetside cinema was named to MovieMaker magazine’s 15 Film Festivals You Can Enter for Free, Presented by Film Freeway! click here

streetside cinema is an outdoor, year-long, film festival that seeks to further immerse our community in the magic of cinema by providing free access to a curated festival of short films from around the world.

november 10-23, 2023 – water

world and me (kudratillayev eldor, uzbekistan): the boy who takes the water with difficulty, gives the water back to nature.

mona by the water (metias gray, united states): mona navigates the relationship with her baby brother for a day.

jaqueline (julia balista, brazil): after a long drift, a sailor returns to Salvador, at Carlos Gomes Street n. 809, to find his anchor.

molt (charles erbianco, indonesia): he self-reflects and realized that it’s time to grow one step more in life, although his inner contradictions make him felt difficult to live.

 twenty two reels. twenty-six countries. seventy seven films.

streetside cinema boasts an impressive collection of films that are both visually varied and geographically diverse. Featuring animated shorts, narrative films, and documentaries from across the state, over the country, and around the world, season five has something for everyone.

three hours fifty-three minutes and 25 seconds of excellence.

You’re watching the best of the best. Out of 1,820 submissions, only the top four percent of films were selected for screening. Entries were submitted through FilmFreeway and will reopen in April 2024 for the 2024-2025 season.

come watch with us!

Visit a/perture cinema on 4th street and look for the street-facing TV mounted directly to the right of the main entrance.  Each reel of short films will run on loop throughout the day and will screen for approximately two weeks (with a break in winter).

keep an eye out for submissions to open for season seven next May!

click below to see submission requirements and submit at no cost on Film Freeway

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