Lamorinda ShortDocs

Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest

This annual event will not take place in 2020, BUT...click HERE for information about our upcoming SuperShorts 2-Minute Movie Challenge!

We are currently building a team to produce the 2021 ShortDocs festival.  If you would like to be involved, fill out this form and tell us about yourself!

Lamorinda ShortDocs is a short documentary film competition open to filmmakers of all ages within the Lamorinda Community (comprised of the towns of Orinda, Lafayette, and Moraga, CA).  Eligible filmmakers include anyone who lives or works in Lamorinda, attends school in a Lamorinda school or school district, or is a family member of a Lamorinda Arts Council Volunteer.  Proof of local affiliation may be required from Finalists. (At its discretion, the Festival Committee may consider accepting applicants from outside the Lamorinda area.)

Films must be 6 minutes or less and will be judged in 4 categories by age: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Adult. Finalists in each category will be selected and those films will be screened publicly at the festival, typically held in late August. One winner in each age group will be selected and announced at the festival, where an audience student film favorite will also be awarded. Finalists will be expected to attend the live screening event the Orinda Theatre. (All content must be G rated.)

For a taste of what the live screening even is like, watch these!

Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest 2017

Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest 2016

Educational Opportunities: Online resources are available to assist the novice to experienced filmmaker.  Click the icon For Filmmakers above to access these resources.