Sixty short films will be showcased at the El Rey Theater in Chico this weekend.
The filmmakers come from all parts of the world, including a few in the Northstate, like Chico's Josh Funk whose 12-minute film "The Spaceman" took two years to complete.
"In my case, it was all the special effects and the stop-motion animation that I did," said Funk. "It took 24 pictures for every second of film that you see whenever there's a puppet involved."
Funk was a cell phone sales representative for eight years before focusing on film making. His story is like many of the other filmmakers, who will show off their efforts this weekend, hoping to one day direct feature films like some of Hollywood's greatest auteurs.
One of the festivals organizers said film lovers will see a large quantity and quality of films over the next three days.
"There are many good films," said Renee Boyd. "There's action, comedy, drama, documentary and animation."
"There are so many beautiful films with good stories," she said.
Tickets are $10 per day or $20 for a three day pass. For more information about the film festival, click here.
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