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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.

may 24-june 6, 2024 – motion

this train is invisible until it crashes (oona taper, united states): a poetic examination of all the things that can go wrong.

pillar pillar (koki saito, japan): waiting at an endless train station. cold pillars standing close to people who, like me, are waiting for someone else.

tsim sha tsui station (neil law, united kingdom): a little girl accidentally falls into a cold and abandoned world while waiting on the subway platform, and is led by a mysterious cat into the tunnels.

man by the window (roman sinitsyn, russian federation): a man is sitting on the train by the window. where is he going and why?

 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 are now open 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).

submissions are now open for season seven!

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

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