Santa Monica Short Film Festival and Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier featuring ET

DEFMAN and the Santa Monica Film Festival present Shortfest, a celebration of short films held every Tuesday night in August and September, 2004.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90404

DEFMAN and the Santa Monica Film Festival proudly present the first Santa Monica Shortfest which will be held every Tuesday night in August and September. One short film will be selected each week to be shown in front of a crowd of over 4000 film lovers before the feature film during the Santa Monica Drive-in at the Pier. All proceeds go to benefit our Cinema Fighting Cancer programs including The Cancer Relief Fund!

There will be juried prizes and an audience award. See entry form for more details and thanks for supporting Cinema Fighting Cancer!

If you are interested in submitting your film for the Santa Monica Shorts Fest, please visit  for the submission form.  For film submission guidelines, please visit  Deadline for submission is August 2, 2004 and there is a $30 submission fee.

The Santa Monica Film Festival and the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation invite people to join them as they expand to ten weeks of cinema under the stars this year.  The first film on Aug. 3 will be ET.

Info on Deep Ellum Film, Music, Arts and Noise, Inc. (DEFMAN)

Founded in 1999, DEFMAN is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization working to promote the art of filmmaking and the entertainment industry while raising funds to help improve the quality of life by providing relief to individuals fighting cancer.

DEFMAN helps accomplish this through its two annual film festivals held in the historic Deep Ellum district of Dallas and Santa Monica, California. Dedicated to the independent filmmaker, both Deep Ellum Film Festival (DE/F2) and the Santa Monica Film Festival SM/F2 showcase the best of local, national, and international independent films. DEFMAN strives to give back to filmmakers, musicians, and artists by providing them with exposure, funding and education. DE/F2 and SM/F2 each mark the first step of DEFMAN in assisting the artistic communities in both Dallas and Los Angeles.

Aside from advancing independent film and filmmakers, the mission of DEFMAN is to aid cancer victims in enduring the unrelenting and unfortunate hardships associated with cancer, by providing them with financial assistance. This monetary aid is generated through events such as DE/F² and SM/F². The funds are then distributed through "Go Deep: The Cancer Relief Fund", which was established by the DEFMAN Board of Directors. Individual donors are also able to contribute to the fund through private donations.

Special Instructions

Donations will be accepted for cancer relief funds. Films continue throughout August and September; for complete film schedule, visit

Cost : Free and open to the public

For more information please contact:

Santa Monica Film Festival, 3000 West Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tel: 310-264-4274

Sponsor(s): , Information on non-JSCASC events posted for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies Center personnel.