From boring stuff like relationship troubles and the emotional life of the filmmaker, to interesting stuff like bubble wrap and broken knees, the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films offers more than 50 films, in genres spanning animation, comedy, documentary, and science fiction. Co-founded by James Kenney, an associate professor at California College of the Arts, the festival is judged by a panel of experts including adman Jeff Goodby, Kitchen Sister Nikki Silva, and Pixarian animator Bret Parker. Bad work situations, re-enacted overheard conversations, and a half girl/half eel are some of the subjects they and you, you snarky bastard will be judging.
Screenings start at 3 p.m. at the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (at Capp), S.F.
Aug. 6-9, 2008