Upcoming Festival Events



Friday, September 26th is Exploding Cinema’s yearly Disposable-themed night in London, England: a collection of short films all made on disposable media: phones, tablets, flatbed scanners, USB microscopes, vehicle reverse cameras, digital stills cameras, any device not normally used to make movies. Independently made, underground and open-access, these films are the sketchbook of cinema, the medium of the moment, the DNA of film. Featuring the only London screening of the 2014 programme of San Francisco’s Disposable Film Festival.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 10TH!

Send your disposable films to us. Info at www.explodingcinema.org


The Cinema Museum
2, Dugard Way
London SE11
Tube: Elephant and Castle

Doors: 6pm
Show starts: 7pm
The Disposable Film Festival Premiere, San Francisco March 20-23, 2014 Disposable Film Festival Premiere Banner

One of the world's "coolest film festivals" according to MovieMaker Magazine, the Disposable Film Festival premieres its 7th annual competitive shorts program here in San Francisco before screening it around the world. Be the first to see this year's collection of the best disposable films made on everyday devices like cell phones, pocket cameras, and webcams.

Opening Night at the Castro Theatre
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
From 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (PDT)
San Francico, CA | The Castro Theatre
CLOSED

Creativity Workshop: Set Your Inner David O. Russell Free
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (PDT)
San Francisco, CA | Bay Area Video Coalition
CLOSED

The Concrete Kitchen: A Night of Food + Film about Urban Farming
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (PDT)
San Francisco, CA | J. Rusten Furniture Studio
CLOSED

Lights, Camera, Social Action! Panel
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
From 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (PDT)
San Francisco, CA | 9th Street Independent Film Center
CLOSED

Disposable to Sustainable: A SFFS Panel
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
From 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PDT)
San Francisco, CA | 9th Street Independent Film Center
CLOSED

Closing Night Party
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (PDT)
San Francisco, CA | J. Rusten Furniture
CLOSED


The DFF in NYC!

The Disposable Film Festival is headed to Williamsburg! Join us at Videology for the first installment of a monthly series of Disposable Film Festival programs. The first theme will appropriately be NYC. This event is free, we hope to see all our East Coast fans and friends there! 

The Details: 
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
From 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Williamsburg, NY | Videology



Thanks to Exploding Cinema, the Disposable Film Festival will be invading London this Saturday, July 13th at the Cinema Museum! Exploding Cinema is a coalition of film/video makers committed to developing new modes of exhibition for underground media. We love what they do we're very happy to be screening our program with them once again.
The Disposable Film Festival is heading to the Academy of Sciences! We're proud to be participating in the "how-to" Nightlife event this Thursday, July 11th. Along with some great demonstrations on how-to detect a lie and how-to make an amazing curry, our friends at Lightt will also be on hand to demonstrate how-to make a short on your cell phone. Tickets are still available here!
Disposable Film Festival at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club!
Co-presented by Seed&Spark, the DFF is proud to be a part of Afterfest at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. It will be the official after hours spot to dine, drink and meet up with other film fans in town for the Palm Springs Film and ShortFest. Screenings of our 2012 and 2013 program will take place on the 20th and 22nd of June in the Commune. Admission is free.
DFF On the Road! Check Out Our Upcoming Events!

Time for the festival to hit the road! Stay tuned for exciting screenings coming to your side of the planet!



VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Ongoing! September 13-December 30, 2012
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
2200 Park Avenue [map]

NEW YORK, NY
Thursday, August 23rd, 8:00PM
Solar One at Stuyvesant Cove Park
23rd Street and the East River [map]
RSVP on Facebook

TORONTO, CANADA
Tuesday, June 12th, 8PM
National Film Board
150 John Street, Toronto [map]
More info: NXNE

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Thursday, July 12th, 6-10PM
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park [map]
RSVP on Facebook

LONDON, ENGLAND
Friday, July 20th, 7PM
The Cinema Museum
2 Dugard Way off Renfrew Road [map]
More info: Exploding Cinema




Buy tickets to opening night before they sell out: Thursday, March 22 at The Castro Theater in San Francisco

We are thrilled to announce that our 5th annual competitive shorts program will premiere at San Francisco's historical and gorgeous Castro Theater:

Thursday March 22 at 8PM

Opening Night Program
Be the first to see the year's best disposable films at this gala screening.

The Castro Theater: 429 Castro St [map] / $14.
Buy tickets now!

Free events all festival premiere weekend: March 22-25 in San Francisco

The weekend following the Castro premiere, March 23-25, will be filled with exciting panels, film showcases, and interactive workshops. We are proud to offer all the weekend events for free! Prepare for the most innovative and visually-rich year of filmmaking yet!

Friday March 23 at 5PM

Know Your Rights Panel
A panel about music/video licensing, what is available, and how to decide how others use your work. Free!



Friday March 23 at 7PM

Ted Hope in Conversation with Peter L. Stein
How do great films get made? A conversation with America's leading independent producer. Free!

Hotel Rex: 562 Sutter St [map] SOLD OUT Waiting list


Saturday March 24th 11:30am

Mobile Filmmaking: Teen Workshop in Partnership with TILT
Learn the ins and outs of producing media using mobile devices. This workshop is for ages 13 to 20. Free!
Typekit Headquarters: 2601 Mission Street at 22nd (Top of the US Bank building) [map]
Guarantee your spot

Saturday March 24 2:30PM
Young People Make Film: Engaging and Producing Panel
A panel discussion with young media producers and youth media educators on making better media for and with young people.
Free!
Typekit Headquarters: 2601 Mission Street at 22nd (Top of the US Bank building) [map]
Guarantee your spot


Saturday March 24 at 4PM

A Filmmaker Spotlight: Sascha Ciezata
A conversation and screening with iPhone animator Sascha Ciezata. Free!
Typekit Headquarters: 2601 Mission Street at 22nd (Top of the US Bank building) [map] Guarantee your spot


Saturday March 24 at 8PM

DFF Rocks! Brought to you by Vimeo Music Store
Enjoy the best disposable music videos with DJ Matt Haze and Mods V Rockers. Drinks courtesy of Avalon Winery. Free!
Typekit Headquarters: 2601 Mission Street at 22nd (Top of the US Bank building) [map] SOLD OUT Waiting list


Sunday March 25 at 12 noon

Lights, Camera, Social Action!
Filmmakers, activists and nonprofits discuss how disposable film is spurring social change. Free!
Typekit Headquarters: 2601 Mission Street at 22nd (Top of the US Bank building) [map] Guarantee your spot

Sunday March 25 at 2PM

Disposable Film 101
Learn the tips and tricks of disposable storytelling, editing, and distribution with Vimeo Video School's Daniel Hayek. Free!
Typekit Headquarters: 2601 Mission Street at 22nd (Top of the US Bank building) [map] Guarantee your spot

Sunday March 25 at 5PM

DFF Geek presented by BoomGrip
The latest and greatest gadgets, accessories, sites and apps for the disposable filmmaker. Free!
Typekit Headquarters: 2601 Mission Street at 22nd (Top of the US Bank building) [map]
Guarantee your spot

Sunday March 25 at 7PM

DFF Travels presented by Airbnb
Screening of the year's best travel videos and party. Free!

Typekit Headquarters: 2601 Mission Street at 22nd (Top of the US Bank building) [map]
Guarantee your spot

OutTakes: A Workshop for Young Reporters & Producers







Through the festival's opening weekend, Disposable Film Festival and TILT will be hosting a series of free workshops and panels for young people engaged in producing, editing and distributing their own media. The fun starts even before the festival with the youth documentary crew training with the Disposable Film Festival's International Artist in Residence Siobhan Clancy, kindly co-supported by the Arts Council of Ireland:

Sunday March 18th 1-4pm
OutTakes: Point, Shoot and Rough Cut Skills for the young reporter/presenter/producer
Learn fun and fast ways to capture the best of the festival and showcase it for an international audience. Participants in this workshop will be selected to join the OutTakes Documentary Youth Crew and capture festival footage for presentation online and sharing using social media. The Youth Documentary Crew will be ages 13-20.

Ninth St Independent Film Center: 145 9th Street, San Francisco [map]



DFF on the Road! Check Out Our Upcoming Events

Time for the festival to hit the road! Stay tuned for exciting screenings coming to your side of the planet!

PARK CITY, UTAH
Monday, January 23rd, 5:00PM
The Gallery Screening Room at Treasure Mountain Inn
255 Main St, Park City [map]



ST-AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
Saturday, January 21st, 3:00PM
48 Sevilla Street [map]
In partnership with the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival



PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Saturday, November 19th, 8:00PM
319 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor [map]



PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Saturday, October 1st, 1:45PM
Palo Alto Square, Screen 1
3000 El Camino Real [map]

Sunday, October 2nd, 4:00PM
DFF's Katie Gillum on the Ditching the Divide panel
Talenthouse
542 High Street [map]

CAMBRIDGE, UK
Sunday, September 11th, 8:00PM
Off Chesterton Road [map]

Friday, September 16th, 10:30AM
38-39 St. Andrew's Street [map]

Sunday, September 18th, 8PM
Free Outdoor Screening: Magdalene Street [map]

Wednesday, September 21st, 10:45PM
38-39 St. Andrew's Street [map]




The Best of the Fest at Slamdance

Going to Park City for Sundance or Slamdance this January? Well, you are in for a disposable treat! The Disposable Film Festival is premiering our retrospective program of the best disposable films since the festival started in 2008. The program will be presented through Slamdance, the international film festival showcasing independent filmmaking for the past 18 years, running in tandem with Sundance. More event details

The Gallery Screening Room at Treasure Mountain Inn
255 Main St, Park City [map]
Get your tickets now

DFF Health! Enter your health film to win $5000


Saturday, September 24
10am to 4pm at Hotel Rex
562 Sutter Street [map] in San Francisco

A free film workshop on using video to tell stories about wellness, patients and doctors. A complimentary lunch will be served. Wine reception to follow the fun.

Can't make it? You can still submit your health film by October 24 for your chance to win.

Either way, submit your health film for your chance to win:
$5,000 and special recognition at a VIP screening in November

Register today.
July 22: Festival Fundraiser at Sports Basement

Friday, July 22 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Sports Basement Presidio
610 Old Mason Street, San Francisco [map]

Special screening at 7PM

Get 10% off everything all day. The more you buy, the more you help The Disposable Film Festival put on more great events in San Francisco.

RSVP on Facebook

Screening in London with Exploding Cinema

Saturday, July 9th, 8PM
The Others
6-8 Manor Road, Stoke Newington [map]

Rail & Tube: Stoke Newington, Dalston Junction, Dalston Kingsland, Finsbury Park
Bus: 106, 243, 149, 67, 73

In partnership with Exploding Cinema
RSVP on Facebook

This year's Canadian premiere at Toronto's NxNE: June 14

The DFF is pleased to be a part of this year's North By Northeast Music, Film & Interactive Festival and Conference in Toronto. This will be the Canadian premiere of the 2011 competitive shorts program.

Tuesday June 14th, 9PM
The Toronto Underground Cinema
186 Spadina Ave, M5T 3B2 [map]
$10 or free with a NxNE festival pass
RSVP on Facebook
Bike-In Screenings in San Francisco and Davis
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 IN SAN FRANCISCO
7:30pm. Poolside at the Phoenix Hotel: 601 Eddy Street at Larkin Street, SF [map]
RSVP on Facebook

Join us for outdoor disposable film fun in honor of SF Bike Week at San Francisco's favorite rockstar hangout, the courtyard at The Phoenix Hotel. We'll be screening the best of disposable shorts of 2011. More rockin' fun: Food trucks! Raffle! Prizes! Bring a blanket or something else to sit on. Valet parking available by SFBC.


FRIDAY, MAY 20 IN DAVIS

8:30pm. Central Park, 4th and B Street, Davis, CA [map]
RSVP on Facebook

We are very excited to be hosting our first screening in California's most bike-loving city! Join us for a night under the stars in Davis Central Park with a blanket or lawn chairs.
Great events all opening weekend (March 24-27): Hair and Diamonds, free panels, and workshops! Here's the full list of events:

Friday, March 25: 6:30pm
How to Become A Disposable DePalma:
An
Industry Panel and Schmoozewich
Find out how to make the most of your short film.

Hotel Rex
: 562 Sutter St [map] / Free refreshments
RSVP: Facebook


Saturday, March 26: 2pm
Hair and Diamonds: A Filmmaker Spotlight
Enter the hand-crafted, skin-grafted world of Christopher McManus in conversation with Vimeo's Andrea Allen.

Artists' Television Access
: 992 Valencia St [map] / $6 at the door
RSVP: Facebook


Saturday, March 26: 8pm
Pomplamoose: Workshop and Concert
Rock out at this evening of live music, videos, and merrymaking with Pomplamoose, the indie duo that has redefined music-video-making and conquered YouTube! A VideoSong Workshop with the band will start at 8, followed by a live performance. Learn the methods, tips, and tricks for documenting your work and making your own VideoSongs.

CELLspace
: 2050 Bryant St [map] / 21+ / $12 [buy tickets]
RSVP: Facebook / BYO Camera


Sunday, March 27: 12noon
Lights. Camera. Social Action:
A Panel on Disposable Film and Change

Activists and educators discuss how disposable film is spurring social change.

Oddball Film + Video
: 275 Capp St [map] / Free bagels & coffee
RSVP: Facebook

Sunday, March 27: 2pm
Turn Your Camera On: A Filmmaking Workshop
Learn the tips and tricks of disposable storytelling, shooting, editing, and distribution.

Oddball Film + Video
: 275 Capp St [map]
RSVP: Facebook / BYO Camera
Opening night at The Castro is SOLD OUT! Tickets still available for Saturday night with Pomplamoose! Join The Disposable Film Festival for the fourth annual season starting with 4 days of disposable film fun, March 24-27 in San Francisco!

SOLD OUT!
Thursday, March 24: 8pm
Opening Night at The Castro
Be the first to see the year's best short films made on everyday equipment like cell phones, webcams, and more!

The Castro Theater
: 429 Castro St [map] / $12
Rush tickets may be available at the door. Come early. Bring your poncho. It'll be raining.
RSVP: Facebook.
Afterparty with refreshments to follow at Lookout.
Upcoming Screenings: Brazil, China, and Macedonia! Screening in Brazil
presented by Vivo arte.mov: an international festival for mobile media art
Friday, November 5 at 14h
Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), Brazil

Screening in Beijing
presented by Electric Shadows
Sunday, November 7pm at 2pm
Penghao Theatre [map]
Beijing, China

Screening in Macedonia
presented by Mobile Festival
Friday, November 19
Skopje, Macedonia
Isn't the East Coast Lovely in the Fall: Screenings in Montreal, New York, and Lowell

Screening at Pop Montreal
Thursday, September 30th at 8PM
Agora Hydro-Québec du Coeur des Sciences de L'UQÀM [map]
Updates and RSVP on Facebook

New York Screening and Discussion at Vimeo Film Festival
Friday, October 8th 5:15-6:30PM
9th Floor of the IAC Building [map]
Updates and RSVP on Facebook

Screening in Lowell, MA
Tuesday, October 19 at 7PM
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Theater [map]
In partnership with Lowell Film Collaborative
Updates and RSVP on Facebook

Summer bike-ins coming to your town, Pittsburgh, London, LA, & Portland, OR! Plus a special screening in Beijing!

With the help of Globe Bikes we're taking the DFF Bike-In on the road!


Pittsburgh Bike-In
Thursday, August 12th
from 8:30-11pm
Leslie Pool in Lawrenceville [map]
In a partnership with BikePGH
Updates and RSVP on Facebook

London Bike-In
Saturday, August 14th from 7:30pm-12am
Utrophia in Deptford [map]
Tube & Rail: New Cross, Deptford Bridge, St Johns
Buses: 21, 136, 321, 436, 171, 172
In partnership with Exploding Cinema
Updates and RSVP on Facebook

LA Bike-In
Saturday, August 21st
from 8-10pm
Cynergy Cycles in Santa Monica [map]
Afterparty at Hotel Erwin [map]
Updates and RSVP on Facebook

Portland, OR Bike-In
Saturday, August 28th
from 8-10PM
The New PDW Space: 15 NE Hancock [map]
In partnership with Backyard Blam
Updates and RSVP on Facebook

Plus! Special screening in Beijing!
Sunday, September 5th 2
PM
Penghao Theater [map]
In partnership with Electric Shadows


Live on the East Coast? Never fear, the DFF East Coast Tour starts this fall!
Stay tuned for tour dates...
Special San Francisco Bastille Day Screening!
The Disposable Film Festival is proud to present a collection of disposable films with a French flare in honor of Bastille Day!

Free screening! Drink specials provided by Hotel Rex!

Where: Hotel Rex
562 Sutter Street. Map

Ride your bike to the show! Valet provided by Globe Bikes.
DFF 2nd Annual Outdoor Bike-In May 12th! 2010 Bike-In

Join us for outdoor disposable film fun in honor of SF Bike Week!

We'll be featuring the best of DFF2010 competitive shorts plus a few other gems that we're just dying to show you.

Here's what's happening:
4PM: forage SF's Underground Market: Yummy food and other treats!
7PM: Get your raffle tix to win some awesome prizes:

8PM-10PM: DFF special screening!

Bring a blanket or something else to sit on. Valet parking available by SFBC. Sound by Deep.

And did we mention the event is FREE? So no ifs ands or buts - you gotta be there!

Where: The parking lot across from the Good Hotel on 7th St. @ Minna. Map.
DFF BIKE-IN MOVIE SCREENING!! The DFF is proud to present the first ever disposable bike-in movie screening. Join us for some outdoor disposable film fun as we present the best of DFF!

Bring your own radio so you can listen in on the program (you know, just like at the drive in). And for some extra comfort bring something to sit on.

Immediately following the screening we'll be moving inside for an awesome after party hosted by the SF Guardian!

And did we mention the event is FREE? So no ifs ands or buts - you gotta be there!

Where: The parking lot across from the Good Hotel on 7th St. @ Minna.

When: Wednesday May 13th, 8PM-11PM

Bike valet by SF Bike Coalition
DFF 2010 San Francisco Premiere 2010 Events

All the events for the 3rd annual festival in San Francisco: March 4-7

Thursday, March 4th at Roxie Theater
Competitive Shorts Program
8pm: Sold out!
10pm: Just added. Tickets now on sale.
The Big Night! The best of over 1,000 international submissions. The 8pm show is already sold out, but we have added a second screening at 10pm. Don't miss your chance to buy tickets for the 10pm screening $12
After party to follow immediately following at Dalva, sponsored by SFBG


Friday, March 5th at Artist Television Access [map]
8pm: Artist Spotlight: Red Bucket Films [trailer]
BUTTONS, VOL. 2 is Red Bucket Films follow-up to their first feature length disposable film, which reveals the poetry that exists everywhere if you know where to look. $10


Saturday, March 6th at Artist Television Access [map]
2pm: Artist Spotlight: Ben Slotover & Peter Waldeck [trailer]
Matinee screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers. This extravaganza of film and live performance details Jim and Heinz's travels to the future, time spent with a giant robot named Zantrox, and what it would be like if the video game Monkey Ball was actually real life.

3:30pm: Artist Spotlight: Alex Itin[trailer]
Matinee screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmaker. Alex Itin, a New York-based filmmaker, writer, performance artist, and painter, was a favorite of DFF09. This program of short films shines features painstaking animation, video diaries, and dramatic literary adaptations. $6 each or both for $10


Sunday, March 7th at Artist Television Access [map]
12noon: Disposable Filmmaking Workshop
Community Director at Vimeo.com, Blake Whitman watches a lot of videos, and so he knows a thing or two about what makes a good film. In this workshop, he'll go over everything from basic shooting techniques, editing styles, and instruct how to stitch photos together to create an animation (known around the interwebs as photomotion). Class starts at noon and breakfast is provided. Free!
DFF NYC SCREENING @ Anthology, 9.22.09 We're back at Anthology Film Archive with another great line up of films! Fresh off the boat from screenings in London, Paris, and Brussels, we'll start the evening with a selection of films from our 2009 program, including the work of Fritz Donnelly.

We'll then move straight into the World Premiere of Buttons Vol 2, a full-length disposable film by New York's own Red Bucket Films!

Program Starts at 8pm.
Tickets are $10, only at the door.
Anthology is located at 32 2nd Avenue, between 1st and 2nd St (closest stop is the F,V)

Hope to see you there!
DFF in Paris
This year the DFF 09 program is being shown in the 5th annual screening of Pocket Film Festival, taking place in Paris, June 12-14, 2009.

So if you're a DFF fan in Paris, this is a great opportunity to see some of our program and check out the coolest festival in France.

THE DETAILS: June 12-14, 2009 @ Forum Des Images - Forum des Halles, 2 Rue du cinema, 75045 Paris cedex 01.

DFF is hopping across the pond! DFF LONDON '09 - April 17th @ The Half Moon

London's legendary and longest running active film club, Exploding Cinema will be showing the DFF '09 program as well as a special live set by Belgium's Cinema Sonore: An amazing fusion of live visuals, music and animation from Stefan Martens & Joeri Dobbeleir.

If YOU have a disposable film you'd like Exploding Cinema to show, please email them.

THE DETAILS:
Friday 17th April
@The Half Moon - 10 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill SE24 9HU
Doors 8pm
£5 entry

Rail: Herne Hill
Bus: 3, 37, 68, 196, 201, 322.

Hope to see you guys there!
November 6, 2008 - Screening in New York CIty! This Thursday (11.6.08) at 8pm we'll be screening selections from the 2008 DFF program as well as the world premiere of the Disposable Feature Film "Buttons" by NY filmmakers Red Bucket Films at Anthology Film Archives in New York's East Village.

Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets are $10 at the door.
And come celebrate with us afterwards at Bowery Electric (corner of Bowery and 2nd).
Hope to see you there!
DFF/826 Valencia Workshop Screening This Sunday 11.16 (which also happens to be Carlton's b-day) we'll be screening films made during the 826 Workshop we taught this Fall. The kids all made pretty amazing films (especially in the short amount of time they had). And we'll also be showing a few selections from our '08 program.

So if you're around, come on over to:
KQED at 4pm.
View Map

(RSVP is required: eric | at | disposablefilmfest.com)

DFF to speak at UC Berkeley For anyone in the Bay Area, we'll be speaking on a panel of filmmakers as part of the Fall Executive series tonight 7-9pm, October 30th, 2008. It's on campus in Rm 100 of Boalt Hall (215 Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720), so stop on by!
March 10th, 2008: DFF at SXSW
January 19th, 2008: DFF at ATA
Photos from past DFF events

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