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2011 San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ March 25, 2011

San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival

After a woeful two-year hiatus — and actually it had been assumed as a death — the San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival is back from the dead with a vengeance! Once again headed up by the Bay Area’s midnight movie grande dame Peaches Christ, this year’s SFUSFF begins at the unholy early hour of 7:30 p.m., so that means tons more fun and outrageousness for the fest this time.

Taking place at the Victoria Theater on April 15, there will be 21 short films, including the centerpiece of the fest: The World Premiere of director xuxE’s Devious, Inc., a musical adventure set in the world of kinky fetish competitions. The film is also not a short film. It’s a feature-length movie that will close the fest at 10:30 p.m. and will be preceded by one of Peaches Christ’s astounding live performances.

In fact, the entire night will be filled with all sorts of outlandish events happening along with and during the films, including a fetish costume contest — so come dressed up!. Also, two of the films — Tim Gallaher’s Whitelick and Alexa Fraser-Herron 7 Minutes in Hell — will be screened in 4-D, which, in grand midnight movie tradition, will allow the audience to interact with the film as it’s screening.

Plus, since all movies are by Bay Area residents, many of the filmmakers will be at the event, which was co-programmed and will be co-hosted by Sam Sharkey.

Directly below is the full lineup of films and, below that, is the official trailer for the fest, featuring inappropriate and shocking clips from the movies.

Anks, dir. David Enos & Mishell Stimson
Capturing the Freedmans, Ep. 1, dir. Doug Freedman
Cooners, dir. Mauricio Baiocchi
Don Chiwis, dir. Jose Montesinos
Enrique Wrecks the World, dir. David Chai
For Cereal Lovers Only, dir. Andrew Ching
Lazarus Go Home, dir. Rowan Brooks & Pierre Alain Clauzin
Milk Man, dir. Max Sylvester
Miss T’s Teaserama, dir. Sietske Tjallingii
Mister and Dister Action, dir. Shahaub Roudbari, James Chen
Ooo Mojitos, dir. Gentry McShane
Pirate Scum, dir. Patrick Lake
Punch Line, dir. Daniel Maggio
7 Minutes in Hell, dir. Alexa Fraser-Herron
Sinking State, dir. Beth Lisick & Frazer Bradshaw
Something Special, dir. Brian Benson
Tales of Mere Existence, dir. Lev
A Wig and a Prayer (Teaser Trailer), dir. Jeff Schlaggs
Whitelick, dir. Tim Gallaher
Zero x Zero, dir. 0 x 0
Devious, Inc., dir. xuxE