Above: View from Kettner Blvd. of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building (left) and David C. Copley Building (right) at MCASD in Downtown, located at 1100 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101. Photograph by Philipp Scholz Rittermann
Part cinematic funhouse, part film festival, the eighth annual alt.pictureshows returns in force as San Diego’s premier short-film showcase.
This year, MCASD is collaborating with the newly opened San Diego State University Downtown Gallery to present a new lineup of engaging and innovative short films from around the world. During this popular, one-night-only event, portions of MCASD and SDSU’s Downtown Gallery—located on Kettner and Broadway—will be transformed into the ultimate micro-cinema where viewers are encouraged to “physically channel surf” from room to room as a selection of shorts screen on loop throughout the night.
alt.pictureshows redefines the movie-going experience, allowing viewers to be in control of what films they choose to watch and when they watch them. This year’s lineup features original, live-action shorts by filmmakers such as Sara Colangelo (“Little Accident”s), Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck and Robert Machoian (“Charlie and the Rabbit”), Martin Stitt (“Family Jewels”); as well as quirky, eye-catching animated shorts by Jeff Drew (“One Square Mile of Earth”), Bastien Dubois (“Madagascar, A Journey Diary”), and many other outstanding artists.
Please note that many of the program’s short films contain adult content and are not rated.