Best of Bernal
Thursday, September 14, 2023
BRAVA! for Women and the Arts
2781 24th Street
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm
This is an indoor event
The Best of Bernal Season Finale features the four award-winning films and filmmakers of the 2023, 20th Anniversary season. The evening begins with the awards ceremony. The season’s major sponsors will present the awards to the winning filmmakers in these four categories:
- Best of Bernal award — is awarded to a local Bernal filmmaker for the best of this year’s submissions by the Submissions & Selection Committee
- Spirit of Bernal award — is awarded to a non-Bernal filmmaker for the film that best resonates with the sentiment /sensibility (political, social, physical locale) of Bernal Heights by the Submission & Selection Committee.
- Bernal Bright Star award — is awarded by the Submission & Selection Committee to a member of the future generation of story-tellers with the expectation that the winner will make a significant contribution to the art of film and video in the course of her/his/their filmmaking career.
- Good Life Audience Favorite award — is awarded by vote of the at-large Outdoor Cinema audience following the conclusion of the season.
Following the filmmakers’ acceptance of their awards, the four films will screen. The evening ends with a party celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema.
20th Anniversary Season Sponsor
Song from the Third Floor 03:18
Homage to my Bernal hood.
Best of Bernal
EYES UP: A MURAL FOR THE TENDERLOIN 14:58
Steve Agnos & Henry Dombey
Precita Eyes muralistas were hired to paint a six-story mural on the side of an affordable housing apartment complex in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.
Spirit of Bernal
he had wings 29:00
Jeanne Marie Hallacy
Bernal Bright Star
joss lotuses to grandma 06:15
A girl returns to Malaysia after her grandmother’s death. The film explores their bond, the biculturalism of immigration, and the cultural rituals that can help heal grief and the loss of separation.
Good Life Audience
Matilde Luz Smith
Estranged sisters are confronted by memories of childhood.