Have you ever watched a narrative film about female masturbation while eating popcorn and cookies in a monastery before?
This past Sunday the Center SF, an arts collective housed in a rectory originally constructed in 1897, hosted the first official screening of the Imperfect Film Festival and I got to do just that. The festival focuses on creation over perfection, and encourages filmmakers to submit the films they’ve made over the past month, even if they’re not as perfected or as polished as they would like. The festival’s mission and its location make for an interesting juxtaposition.
This month’s theme was “Imperfection,” and we watched films that had subjects ranging from the cycles of the moon and lunar release, a flight to New York, the harvesting of rebar, the multiple identities contained in one person, the intricacies involved with eating a bowl of raspberries, and yes, the relationship between a girl and her vibrator. It was definitely an interesting night, and it was very cool to see all these very diverse, extremely creative short films coming together under the banner of the Imperfect Film Festival. I completely encourage you to catch the next screening at 8pm on Sunday, December 2nd, at 548 Fillmore St, and maybe even submit something if you’re brave enough.
The films from the premiere screening are posted on the IFF blog.