BASH - Bay Area & Sacramento Shorts Film Festival, the 2x Annual BASH Film Festival will continue its tradition of showcasing a diverse sampling of BAY AREA, SACRAMENTO and within 60 miles, made shorts and mini features, award-winning directors along with amateurs breaking in the industry and blowing everyone away. From EPIC Comedies, Horrors to Serious Dramas, and Documentaries our selections are eclectic and all across the board!!!!

Audience choice winners for each section will compete to win Best of 2022 during our MMTB Screening at the end of the night. Winners will be announced at the end of the night and given their 2022 BASH Award. Some may also be selected as Semi-Finalists and will get to screen at the MMTB Theater.

ABOUT THE LOCATION- (Unless Covid Changes Things)

Stage Werx Theatre
Located in the heart of the Mission District in SF, specifically, the Valencia Corridor, there’s no shortage of places to eat, drink or shop and with public transportation half a block away, there’s lots of reasons to come out and play.

Mission Statement:
Stage Werx Theatre’s mission is to engage, inspire and entertain audiences with varied programing that reflects the diversity in our community. We are committed to a working environment that fosters inclusion and encourages collaboration. With our rigorous standards, providing a state of the art, well-maintained and safe space, we create an atmosphere that empowers artists and technicians to be fully self-expressive. We believe strongly in education and that arts education increases empathy, self-confidence, communication and a deepening cultural understanding.

Audience choice winners selected from both semi-annual screenings and receive a Trophy and Pix on Red Carpet. And possibility to screen a few more times throughout the year at our various festivals throughout the Bay!

MUST BE BAY AREA MADE, INCLUDES SACRAMENTO, SANTA CRUZ AND SURROUNDING AREAS WITHIN 60 MILES OF THE SF BAY AREA.

**Important to fill out the filmmaker info for the submission, if it is not stated with proof, or clearly made in the Bay Area, Sacramento or 60 mile radius of SF, it will be automatically put in the 'no' pile. Films won't be watched all the way through if it is not clear within a few minutes or, if not stated in the info section of the film. STRICTLY Bay Area, Sacramento or 60 mile radius of SF.. Thanks!

-MUST BE MORE CURRENT (within 1-2 year old) and NOT RELEASED PUBLICLY

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  • Thank you for selecting my film 'Affirmative' to screen at your festival! Although it was a virtual event, I appreciate the communication from the festival team!

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being a part of it! Hope to see more of your films soon!

  • Patricia Vonne

    Big thanks to BASH Bay Area Short Film Festival for supporting filmmakers around the world. It means so much to us. It was an honor to be selected for my film Cold Dark Hollow. Forever grateful!.

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being a part of it and your comment! Hope to see more of your films soon!

  • Onika Day

    wonderful group of filmmakers from the Bay Area creating a place for us all to share and appreciate our work

    February 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being a part of it!

  • Chad Janusch

    BASH is an exciting showcase of locally produced short films. You can sense the energy in the theater from the moment you walk in and throughout the screenings. I attended both days and it was well worth it. There is just so much talent in the Bay Area. Kudos to all filmmakers who are selected for BASH Bay Area Short Film Festival.

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being a part of it!

  • Sweet local film festival! I've attended the screenings of my films in 2018 and 2019, and both times the experience was great - welcoming audience of filmmakers and film lovers, and decent selection of diverse shorts.

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being a part of it!