Lamorinda SuperShorts

Lamorinda SuperShorts

A Two-Minute Movie Challenge

April/May 2020

What is it? 
The Lamorinda SuperShorts event took place during the mandated Shelter-in-Place period during the months of April and May.  To relieve the stress of staying home, what better activity than to become a filmmaker! Participants were asked to make a two-minute film that safely respects quarantine protocols during the Bay Area Shelter-in-Place period.  Creativity was encouraged and all types of films were welcome - drama, comedy, day-in-the-life, documentary, musical, animation, claymation, etc.  Films were submitted in categories by age.

Submission Categories by Age :

  • Youth (under 18)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Family (for collaborative efforts including youth and adults)

Awards and Prizes:

  • Winners notified by June 1st
  • Each of the top 3 films by category received a $20 gift card
  • Winning films were displayed on YouTube and publicized through the Lamorinda Arts Council website and its social media channels.

Movie Making:

  • Shot on a cell phone or tablet.
  • Run 2 minutes or less.
  • Be shot according to shelter in place protocols of social distancing.
  • In person collaboration outside the "household" of the primary filmmaker is not permitted.
    • Virtual collaborations are OK. (SIP must be respected.)
  • All type of films encouraged  - drama, comedy, documentary, day-in-the-life, musical, animation, claymation, etc.
  • Films must be G rated and suitable for all audiences.
  • Eligible submissions are from anyone who lives or works in Lamorinda, or attends a Lamorinda school (including Acalanes High School District).

Special Thanks to our Sponsor, Realtor Alison Luce

Submit your two-minute movies via Film Freeway

Winners will be announced June 1st.
Entries are $5 per film; unlimited entries accepted.  Upload your movie @
(If the entry fee presents a barrier to submission, please contact us here and let us know.)