Short Film Showcase

theater marqueA NEW TRADITION…
On Monday, April 1, 2019, a new Video Club tradition was born when the club held its first Short Film Showcase, a series now scheduled quarterly. The programs are open without charge to Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests — and they include FREE POPCORN!

Look under “Categories” at right for “Short Film Showcase” to learn about our next offering.

popcorn1.jpg-smIn the words of the club’s longtime “Apple guru” Stephanie Brasher, who suggested the new series and, with the assistance of Starkey, lines up the films, “We choose a selection of short dramas, comedies, documentaries, and animations to entertain, inspire, and motivate participants to create their own videos.” Typically, an enthusiastic, popcorn munching crowd watches and discusses approximately eight short videos, ranging in length from 2 to 15 min. Discussions after each video are led by Dr. Tom Nash, Club Vice President and Director of Learning Opportunities.

20190401_130805According to Betsy Martin (below), one of the original coordinators of the series, each event’s four-fold objective is to:

  • Entertain
  • Socialize
  • Inspire and Motivate
  • Educate

The Short Film Showcase replaced Project Day, originally held monthly and later three times a year from 2013 to 2018, providing an opportunity for Video Club members to share and discuss their recent work and work-in-progress. During the worst of the COVID pandemic, SFS programs were offered monthly via Zoom, beginning June 1, 2020. In-person quarterly meetings were resumed on September 13, 2021.

If you would like to suggest a video to be included, please contact Stephanie at

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