Cyber Shorts


The Cyber Shorts: A VR Film Festival is a short film festival open to the public and has no entry fee. The festival programming will include two hours of short films, all 15 minutes or less, followed by a filmmaker Q&A.

SCHEDULE All times listed are in Pacific Standard Time and approximate.

11:30am Doors open

11:35am All Attendees muted

11:40am Trailers, Salutations, First block begins

Dreams Aren’t Made by the Wind - Director: Elvert Bañares

“Not Your Bible” by Jesse Pino - Director: Georgia Harter

Balance - Director: Barzan Rostami

NO - Director: Roudi Boroumand

Rabbit - Director: Grayson Orr

The Invitation - Director: Meltem Cemiloglu

DUDS – A Fiddlefaddle Fable - Director: Jeff Zampino

Toro Toro Toro! - Director: Shahab Zargari

12:45pm Intermission begins, All attendees unmuted during break

12:55pm All Attendees muted

1:00pm Second block begins

Always - Director: Sam Zapiain

Emunah - Director: Michael Yosef

The Water Runs Red - Director: Nicolle Peterson

Nicole - Director: Grayson Orr

CoronaVegas - Director: Michael Tushaus

Multiply - Director: Tobias Steiner

“Ideas” by Bad Phantom - Director: Georgia Harter

Delete - Director: Mason Greer

Swing - Director: Mari Jaye Blanchard

Angel Food Cake of Doom - Director: Tiffany Warren

Charlie - Director: Sterling Hampton

Violent Water - Director: Danny Chandia

2:20pm Award winners announced followed by filmmaker Q&A – Raise your hand, moderators will call on you.

Awards will be given in three categories: Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

Our esteemed jury consists of: Kelly Schwarze, an Emmy ® winning film director and producer; Kristy Strouse, a contributor and Operations Manager for Film Inquiry; and Blake Collier, a freelance film critic and editor.


We will also be holding an extended Q&A after party via BIGflixx's Watchprty Event Line.

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We hope that everyone can join us for the virtual after party via their phone for networking and fun!

For Ages 13+.

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