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18-Apr-2014 4:44pm PDT  


Poppy Jasper Film Festival

10 Annual November 08, 2013 to November 10, 2013

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P.O. Box 1028
Morgan Hill CA 95038-1028
Phone: 1-408-471-7533

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Short Drama
Projects that offer the audience a situation or succession of events having dramatic progression or emotional content characteristic of a play.
Short Documentary
Presentation of factual, political, social, or historical events or circumstances.
Short Science Fiction
A work of fiction based on current, or prediction of future, scientific possibilities or absurdities.
Short Comedy
Project that is humorous in its treatment of theme and character.
Short Social Commentary
Presentation of subject matter that portrays the values, mores, customs, beliefs, and/or traditions pertaining to society, or an element thereof.
Short Creative Media / Animation
Projects incorporating the use of technology, animation, and/or music to convey a concept, deliver a message, illustrate concepts, portray an idea, or tell a story.
Short Horror
The horror film commonly deal with the viewer's nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions, and/or terror of the unknown. Plots often involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage, commonly of supernatural origin, into the everyday world.
Music Video
A recorded performance of (usually) a recorded popular song, normally accompanied by a stylized dramatization (dancing and/or visual images) interpreting the lyrics.

The mission of the Poppy Jasper Short Film Festival is to showcase emerging independent short films. This will be accomplished by offering the filmmakers public screenings, exposure to industry professionals, and the opportunity to further their skills. The film festival will strive for an intimate setting for audiences to interact with filmmakers and view films they would not otherwise see.

This year, 2013, marks the 10th annual Poppy Jasper Film Festival !

The Poppy Jasper Short Film Festival is a project, under the auspices of Poppy Jasper, Incorporated, a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) Public Benefit Corporation, dedicated to giving filmmakers of short films a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, network with fellow filmmakers and share artistic expression with independent filmmakers.

Morgan Hill is a charming, quaint town located in southern Santa Clara Valley, approximately 12 miles south of San Jose, and 15 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Surrounded by the Santa Cruz and the Diablo mountain ranges, Morgan Hill is home to many fine wineries, hiking trails and restaurants, as well as the semi-precious stone, poppy jasper, from which the festival's name is derived.

Poppy Jasper is a world-renowned, semi-precious gemstone characterized by red and "poppy-yellow" circles (orbs) on a field of white or black. Poppy Jasper is unique to Morgan Hill. The Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC lists the "type locality" for Poppy Jasper as Morgan Hill, California.

Bob Snow (Director) ; Bob Snow (Filmmaker) ; Doug Martin (Film Operations) ; Tedd Faraone (Director)

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit work with the following guidelines in mind:

1. Maximum length of film considered is 40 minutes.

2. If your film is accepted for screening at the festival, you may be invited to have all or part of your submitted video broadcast in select Poppy Jasper Short Film Festival video post-event showings in the local community on Morgan Hill's Public Access cable channel, MHAT 19.

3. Please see the Poppy Jasper web site ( for information on submitting non-juried local high-school student films at no cost.


Poppy Jasper, Inc. is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Poppy Jasper, Inc. and Poppy Jasper Short Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.