Yucca Valley Film Festival

2nd edition – Nov 13, 14, 15, 2020

Saturday 16th

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 Musuem).

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


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).

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