Yucca Valley Film Festival

2nd edition – Nov 13, 14, 15, 2020

Program

All Festival, screenings, events are free of charge and take place at the Yucca Valley Community Center, inside (Yucca Room), or outside (courtyard in front of the Hi-Desert Museum).

Page under construction. Program is subject to change/upadte with films / details to be added and announced.

FRIDAY 11.15.2019 > Kick Off Event

  • 6pm > Red Carpet experience, open to everyone
  • 7pm > Opening words
  • 7:30 > Screenings

Kick off event, click here.


SCREENING DETAILS 11.15

Screenings start at 7:30.

LOVE CYCLES

Produced by Jason Momoa

Documentary, 10 minutes.

“The honest portrait of a pure-hearted American man.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

LITTLE VICTORIES

Starring Emmy Award nominee Matt Walsh (VEEP, THE HANGOVER).

Comedy, 10 minutes.

CRYSTAL FROG

Starring Academy Award Nominee Gerard Depardieu (GREEN CARD, THE MAN WITH THE IRON MASK).

Drama, 16 minutes.

“When two lost souls saved each other” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

EXTRA INNINGS

Starring Academy Award Nominee Peter Riegert (THE MASK, WE BOUGHT A ZOO) and TJ Thyne (BONES).

Drama, comedy, 9 minutes.

“Nobody is who they seems in this tragi-comedy.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

SIDEPIECE

Starring Emmy Award Nominee Michael Muhney (VERONICA MARS, CSI, CHARMED).

Comedy, 12 minutes.

“This is online dating made really funny (and a little too real?)” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

WHITE WOLVES

Directed by Paris Art & Movie Awards 2019 nominee Sarah Koteles.

Drama, 14 minutes.

SIRENS TANGO

Directed by Paris Art & Movie Awards 2019 winner Lisa LeLievre.

“Dance films need no dialogue to tell a whole life story. Director Lisa LeLievre invite us for the ballroom of a lifetime.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.



SATURDAY 11.16.2019 > Full day of screenings & talks

  • 9-10am > Documentaries
  • 10-11:30 > Exclusive Masterclass with John Stanier
  • 11:30-noon > Picture signing with John Stanier
  • 2-4pm > Animated films
  • 4-5pm > Student films
  • 5pm > Talk with scriptwriter (TBC)
  • 6:30 > Red Carpet experience
  • 7:30 > Screenings

Masterclass event, click here.


PROGRAM DETAILS 11.16

DOCUMENTARIES SECTION

Documentary screening start at 9am.

THROUGH THE EYES OF A WRESTLER, 6 minutes

“In case you didn’t know, wrestling is about being sincere at heart.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

THE WILSHIRE GRAND STORY, 16 minutes

“Architecture urned into an adventure.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

EXCLUSIVE MASTERCLASS

Starts at 10am.

World famous cinematographer John Stanier will give an exclusive Masterclass, discussing the biggest movies of his career.

All details to be found on this page.

Free seating but booking in advance is advised, on Eventbrite. Also clikc on the Facebook event:

Masterclass event, click here.

Audience questions will be welcome, and John will offer a picture signing during the last 30 minutes. Bring your DVDs, pictures… Check John’s Filmography here on Imdb.

ANIMATED FILMS SECTION

Starts at 2pm. There will be an intermission.

PIP, 4 minutes

MASTER MOLEY, 34 minutes

USA Premiere

BREAKING GROUND, 5 minutes

“This is female Indiana Jones meets Jurassic Park, for kids.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

SUN KISSED, 4 minutes

BURN OUT, 5 minutes

“A compelling tale for all ages, with many cinematic references including The Little Mermaid” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

DON’T LOSE HEART, 3 minutes

DON’T FEED THESE ANIMALS, 10 minutes

Shortlisted Academy Awards 2019, Paris Art and Movie Awards nominee 2019.

BILLIE, 4 minutes

“This one might bring some tears to your eyes…” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

SHATTERED, 3 minutes

“Kids will see an escape adventure. Grown ups will see a whole different storyline…” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

WINTER’S BLIGHT, 14 minutes

“The most beautiful and well achieved stop-motion animation I have ever seen.” Auregan, YVFF director.

GAME CHANGER, 3 minutes

Academy Awards nominee 2019.

STUDENT FILMS SECTION

Start at 4pm.

WHAT THE HELL, comedy, 12 minutes

“These two end up in the purgatory on Christmas eve. They’ll get a chance to reconsider some priorities.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

ANTS, animation, 2 minutes

“This very short animated film is not for kids. Have you seen Terry Gilliam’s Brazil?” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

THE ALTRUISTIC EXPATRIATES, documentary, 8 minutes

“From Palm Springs to Cambodia.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

MASCARPONE, mix animation & live, 15 minutes

“Mascarpone is visual tour-de-force” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

SCRIPTWRITER TALK

Details soon.

SATURDAY EVENING

Red Carpet experience starts 6:30pm.

Screenings start at 7:30pm. There will be an intermission.

VERY NICK AND ZACH, comedy, 6 minutes

Filmed in 29 Palms

DESERT PRAYER, drama, 13 minutes

Filmed in Yucca Valley

TIME CRISIS, fantasy, 11 minutes

“A man relives a bank robbery over and over, trying to save his girlfriend in all the ways possible.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

THE POACHER, drama, 8 minutes

“Some friends we better not have.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

MIXED SIGNALS, comedy, 8 minutes.

Starring Sandeep Parikh (THE GUILD), Heather Pasternak.

INTERMISSION.

WARNING: Films after this points are PG13.

MOMMY’S LITTLE MONSTER, fantasy/horror, 12 minutes

“A great piece of suspense that checks all the boxes in the horror genre.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

GHOST IN THE GUN, western, 20 minutes

“A dark, gritty revenge western piece.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

PAPA, comedy, 15 minutes

“When a very curious young boy changes his father’s perspective without even knowing it. ” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

THE DNA TEST, comedy, 9 minutes.

Starring Ben Feldman (SUPERSTORE, AS ABOVE SO BELOW).



SUNDAY 11.17.2019 > Fair & Awards

  • 10am-3pm > Art & Crafts & Entertainment Fair​
  • 4-5:30pm > Visual Arts & Music Videos
  • 6:30pm > Red Carpet experience
  • 7:30 > Closing evening with Awards Giveaway

Fair, click here.

PROGRAM DETAILS 11.17

ARTS & CRAFTS ENTERTAINMENT FAIR

Starts 10am to 3pm.

  • Food vendor 10am-4pm
  • Glamour station 10am-3pm
  • Meet & Greet with Jack Sparrow 11am and 1pm
  • Costume contest 2pm
  • Music quiz all along the fair
  • Selfies on the Red Carpet all along

Vendors, artists, you want a table? It’s FREE! Contact us on yuccavalleyfilmfestivalATgmail.com

VISUAL ARTS & MUSIC VIDEOS

Starts 4pm.

THE MOON, 4 minutes

STRANGER THINGS: HOPPER’S LAST LETTER TO ELEVEN, web, 4 minutes

FEELINGS, inspirational, 4 minutes

“The journey of French filmmaker Florian Cioffi to Yucca Valley and its surroundings during the summer 2019.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

Check our article and video trailer on this page.

STAYING IN THE GAME, cross media, 8 minutes

“Gordon Clark, a Joshua Tree resident, lived in South Africa for years. His documentary style makes this narrative piece stand out.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

WARNING: Music Videos after this point contain some adult themes.

SHE’S SO CALIFORNIA, music video, 5 minutes

JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL, animated music video, 6 minutes

JOSHUA TREE, music video, 5 minutes

“Artists Jason Nutter and Jesika Von Rabbit tell more than one tale in this Jessica Janos directed piece.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

MADBEN: GRIEF DANCE TO DEATH, music video, 5 minutes

Paris Art and Movie Awards 2019 winner for Best Special Effects.

OSIRIKA: BLACK CHAMPAGNE, music video, 5 minutes

MOUNTAIN, music video, 4 minutes

“A music video so graphic and polished it could belong into a museum.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

ARE YOU SERIOUS?, music video, 3 minutes

“Local performer and artist Popstar Nima asks us a very rainbow-ish question.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

MILLENIALS: ADOLESCENT BLOOM, music video, 5 minutes

TIGER HONEY, music video, 4 minutes

“Local filmmaker Casey Kiernan delivers a romantic piece.” Matt Beurois, YVFF director.

CLOSING EVENT, WINNERS RESULTS & AWARDS GIVEAWAY

Red Carpet experience 6:30pm

Mix & Mingle

Details soon.

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