Pass the Remote: The Bay Area’s beauty and brutality captured at SF Short Film Festival

An annual Bay Area film festival that celebrates ingenuity and brevity in filmmaking struts its global wares this week and next. The San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival runs virtually from Friday through Sept. 26 and will also offer an in-person experience at the Roxie Theater, Friday through Sunday. A highlight is the “Adventures in Bay Area Filmmaking Program,” divided into two parts and boasting 35 shorts. In total, 140 films will be featured. This week’s and next week’s Pass the Remote spotlights a few notable ones in the Bay Area program.