This year’s festival opens December 7th and runs through Sunday December 10th. Full events schedule and film lineup is online now!

Tickets & Passes

on Sale Now!

Day passes and VIP passes available.

Festival guest of honor

In 2015 the SJSFF was thrilled to launch our Festival Guest of Honor event to celebrate individuals for their work in independent film. The tradition continues with this year’s Guest of Honor to be announced Nov 15th.

See Past Guests

Our Venues

Cinemark's CineArts Theatre
& The Starbright Theater in Campbell

Two state-of-the-art cinema venues featuring surround sound, stadium-style seating plus an incredible projection system.

Santana Row

With well over 12 million visitors each year, Santana Row is Silicon Valley's premier shopping, dining, living and working destination. As a location for a film festival it is everything our audiences are looking for in one place, from incredible dining options to unique shopping options and more.

See Our Events Map

2017 Awards

Best Short Film

Best Short Film

Winner: T.B.A.

Directed by: T.B.A.

Best Comedy

Best Comedy

Winner: T.B.A.

Directed by: T.B.A.

Best Drama

Best Drama

Winner: T.B.A.

Directed by: T.B.A.

Best Animation

Best Animation

Winner: T.B.A.

Directed by: T.B.A.

James Gunn Independent Filmmaker Award

James Gunn Independent Filmmaker Award

Winner: T.B.A.

Directed by: T.B.A.

Honorable Mentions / Audience Award Winners

To Be Announced…

Special Event

Wine & Short Film Paring

More event info to come.





Filmmaker & VIP Lounge Friday, Saturday & Sunday

10am – 2pm & 4pm – 7pm

Filmmakers, Press, Members and VIP Pass holders, please join us during the festival at our VIP Lounge, conveniently located within walking distance of the CineArts Theater. Enjoy soft drinks, coffee and tea – plus check out festival films from the past few years playing in our private screening room.

Past Festivals

Short Films Dive Deep 2016

Short Films Take Flight 2015

Short Films Big Ideas 2014

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