The festival features an lineup of short films from across the globe, including selected entries from Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance and other top festivals. As Walnut Creek’s only film festival dedicated to short films, the festival “showcases brilliant filmmaking in the short form — under 25 minutes — with the exploration of intriguing, thought-provoking and innovative films.”. The festival will screen 70 films culled from the hundreds of entries submitted. The festival kicks off June 7 with a red-carpet opening screening and after-party that will cost $15 per person. The festival also features a workshop exploring the short film and a showcase of Northern California filmmakers. For tickets, a list of the films and more information visit www.wcsff.com.
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Her childlike moves aren’t just reminiscent of childhood — she’s incorporated them into a dance that’s both a tribute to African American artists as well as a celebration of how far she’s come in the dance world. Amos, a local professional dancer, will be offering “Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration through Dance,” at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 30, at the Willows Theatre in Concord. “The dance concert honors African American musical artists that have died since the year 2000, but will inspire us for generations to come,” said Amos, a Concord resident.