Categories: Vanguard Culture Events

6/22 – 8/3: The Not-So-Silent Short Film Fest

The Not-So-Silent Short Film Fest

Saturdays: June 22nd, July 6th, and August 3rd
7:00 p.m. Doors open
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Film Screenings

$10.00 Creative Industry Professionals
$15.00 General Admission
$20.00 (Add-On) VIP Pre-Show Wine Tasting Experience by Baja Wine + Food
$30.00 Full Festival Pass

Vanguard Culture and the La Jolla Historical Society present three interactive evenings of silent short films curated by award-winning multi-media curator and soundscape artist Scott Paulson. Paulson will present lively screenings of silent classics with his band, the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. Audiences are encouraged to grab sound makers ranging from exotic wooden birdcalls, to giant thunder-sheets, to old-school car horns to help underscore the films. Featuring craft cocktails and delicious gourmet popcorn varieties by Vanguard Culture’s Culinary Director Chef Daniella de la Puente. 

Cost of ticket includes 1 bag of gourmet popcorn + 1 craft cocktail, tastings by CaliFino Tequila and Booch Craft.

VIP Wine Tasting by Baja Wine + Food available as an upgrade to your evening for $20.00

Be sure to also visit “Silent Magic”, A Pop-Up Art Show in Vanguard Culture Headquarters Gallery. Featuring film stills and artifacts from the golden era of Silent Film. Presented in partnership with the La Jolla Historical Society in association with the Not-So-Silent Short Film Fest. Curated by Scott Paulson.

SAT 6/22 – Women Filmmakers: Pioneers of Cinema
(Complimentary Beer tastings by Cerveza La Independiente
& Tequila tastings by Califino Tequila)

SAT 7/6 – Innovative Inventors – Short Silent Films Featuring a Variety of Wacky Inventions.

This event will also include a short screening of the mulit-award winning film short “Good Ol Chap” – Directed by Ryan Casselman – A private investigator helps a woman who is on a search to find her long-lost mother. ***Winner*** Orson Welles Award (California Film) at The California Film Awards 2014; ***Winner*** Spirit of San Diego Award at the San Diego Film Awards 2015; 2014 San Diego 48 Hour Film Awards (Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Use of Prop – Marshmallow)

SAT 8/3 – Steampunk Celluloid Soiree. (Steampunk Costumes Encouraged but not required)

This event will also include a screening of the multi-Emmy Award winning film short Daisy Belle (2018), by director and writer William Wall. **National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Emmy Awards – (Best Director, Graphic Arts – Animation, Graphic Arts – Art Direction/Set Design, Musical Composition/Arrangement, Short Format Program, and Musical Composition/Arrangement); San Diego Film Awards (Narrative Short Film Category: Best Narrative Short Film, Best Production Design, Best Musical Score, Best Sound Design, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Musical Score); San Diego International Film Festival (Best Local Film)**

Guests will have an opportunity to ride an authentic Steampunk Time Machine inspired by the 1960 movie starring Rod Taylor, based on H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel. Our “Steampunk flight attendant” will ensure that guests are keeping with airline protocols and provide passengers with their time travel safety information cards and packaged peanuts. Guests will also have an opportunity to earn their official Chrononaut Society membership card.

WHERE TO PARK: On most days there is plenty of street parking in this area. Many meters are free after 6pm in Downtown. Pay careful attention to street signs. We are not liable for any parking violations.

WHERE TO PARK DURING A PADRES GAME: Generally there is plenty of street parking around IDEA1 before 6:30pm on game nights. The Park it on Market parking structure (614 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101) is a 9 minute walk from IDEA1.

UBER or LYFT: Don’t want to UBER/LYFT the entire distance? Park near Balboa Park and UBER/LYFT to IDEA1 (899 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 – F Street Entrance).

TROLLEY: Take ORANGE or BLUE LINE to “City College Station” Trolley Stop. Walk two blocks South and make a left on F Street to Main entrance (4 minute walk) To view all of the transit stations with parking visit https://www.sdmts.com/rider-info/transit-station-parking ($2.50 each way).

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