Copa Shorts Film Fest 2021 Program

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Welcome to the 5th Annual

Copa Shorts Film Fest

Copa Shorts Film Fest has opted for a second virtual festival in the interest of

public health and safety. Although we call it “virtual,” the festival includes real

and fantasy stories that will move you – to laughter, grins, giggles and guffaws.

Films highlight human and non-human beings coping with challenges

from outer space and earth. From giving birth to finding new ways of life at

many ages, the 2021 CSFF films will entertain and surprise you!

Our all-comedy film festival includes stellar comedies from previous years, as

well as new comedy films we’re showing for the first time.

To make the films accessible, as our gift to you, the entire festival can be seen

both days at your leisure. Like Cinderella, you must finish viewing prior to

midnight on Sunday, November 7 th . We also set our pricing at an extremely

affordable $10.00 per ticket for the entire festival. (That includes anyone who

wishes to see the event from your home during the two days.)

A fitting seminar with our comedy-themed films is Pat Battistini’s workshop,

“Creating Comedy from the Ordinary.” Pat has been a winner in our prior

festivals and offers his insights on how to develop a humorous film. After seeing

the workshop, you’ll appreciate our filmmakers’ efforts to provide some

laughter during a very serious year.

We’re streaming on xerb.tv again. A xerb.tv feature you can enjoy is the ability

to use the drop-down after each film plays to offer your comments. Some

filmmakers will check the comments and respond. (Filmmakers are often on

sets during weekends, but if they’re available they will respond.)

At the end of the festival showings, please use the drop-down to provide

your choice for “Audience Choice.” You’ll be voting on your favorites from this

year’s submissions only. If you consider a film “Best of the Fest,” feel free to

write in your choice.

After we tally your responses, we’ll add the Audience Choice to the Winners’

listings on the copashortsfilmfest.org homepage the next day.

Grab your popcorn and settle in for several hours of fun viewing!

Note to Parents: xerb.tv allows us to designate films 18+ that are not suitable

for younger children. You may view the films first and decide whether you

wish to allow your children to see adult-themed films.

We’re so glad you’re joining us! Enjoy the films!

Shelley Gillespie

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