Friday March 6
The New Parkway
474 24th Street @ Telegraph Avenue
Friday March 6, from 6:00-8:00pm, Creative Growth Art Center and The New Parkway are partnering to screen a free showcase of new and classic short films from the Creative Growth Video Production Workshop.
First Friday Shorts, located in the heart of First Friday festivities in Oakland’s uptown, is a free monthly screening of short films from local media arts community organizations held at The New Parkway Theater (474 24th Street, Oakland). These screenings aim to bring the Bay Area’s diversity in perspective, voice, and vision into the heart of First Fridays. The events showcase the talent from Bay Area media arts organizations, and always include live elements, such as performances or filmmaker Q&A. Founded in March 2013 by San Francisco State University professor, Jillian Sandell, First Friday Shorts highlights films by Bay Area filmmakers and community arts organizations that use media production as part of a larger commitment to social justice and community transformation. Short film, as a genre, not only challenges many of the traditional conventions and aesthetics of feature-length films, but is also an important sway to bring a greater diversity of stories, visions, and experiences into circulation.