Pictoclik Film Festival

2019 Program

We are very honored to be celebrating our 7th annual Pictoclik Film Festival. Join us on the red carpet November 16th at Delancey Street Theater in San Francisco and watch as emerging and established filmmakers from around the world compete in a friendly challenge to see who will take home the Audience Choice Award. Doors open at 6:15p for red carpet photos. At the end of the program there will be a Q&A session with the attending filmmakers and a brief award ceremony. Those with stamina are free to join us for libations and conversations at the after-party. Warning: content may contain violent scenes, nudity, and profanity. Must be 18+ to attend.

Date: Saturday, November 16th

The Venue: Delancey Street Theater 600 Embarcadero (where King st and Embarcadero meet next to At&t park)


Red Glory

Award-winning short documentary about humankind’s first walk on the moon with Apollo 11, NASA’s first test mission of Orion for beyond low-space orbit, and Mars 1, the upcoming first manned mission to the red planet.

CREW: Marcelle Abela, Mirko Sukovic, Milos Licina, Antonia Harris
CAST: The Crew of Apollo 11, The Crew of Orion, The Crew of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

“Red Glory” Marcelle Abela | Documentary, Drama

Capitán Kinesis

Sebastián is a retired superhero who lives alone in a small flat. He leads a quiet life and it’s ages since he last used his superpowers, but an unexpected visit puts his world at risk and he will be forced to defend it.

CREW: Carles Jofre, Francisco Jiménez
CAST: Jaume Pla, Eduard Josep Gómez, Pepe Mediavilla

“Capitán Kinesis” UFO Studio | Fantastic, Drama, Superhéroes

My Grandson, Charlotte

A transgender teen and his immigrant granddad; a Sapeur from the Congo, bond over their shared understanding of the importance of identity and of always being true to one’s self.

CREW: Tyler Pierreson
CAST: Millie Lynch Bailey, Lennie Blasse, Michael Lyle

“My Grandson, Charlotte” Tyler Pierreson | Drama, LGBT, Youth, Teen, Transgender, Indie, Black


A fictionalized short film based on the true story of the terrifying daring escape of Henry “Box” Brown, who used creativity to escape from slavery in 1849 by mailing himself to freedom.

CREW: Wanjiru Njendu, Bongani Mlambo, Hanna Sturwold
CAST: Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Peres Owino, Gregor Manns, William Joseph Hill, Emerson Gregori, Mikey Kettinger

“Boxed” Wanjiru Njendu | Psychological Thriller, drama, history, American History, survivial


Roy Stevens is a depressed war veteran at the end of his rope. So when he gets the news that he has contracted the HIV virus he reaches out to his old girlfriend who happens to work at the crisis response center.

CREW: Jayson Johnson, Fernando Pereira, Rosie Ferdin Cruz
CAST: Fernando Pereira, Joanna Kay, Mick Hodder

“Lifeline” Jayson Johnson | Drama


A fire ecologist, a firefighter, a daughter and a radio personality talk about what they saw, felt and did during the first 12 hours of the Wine Country Fires. Levelheaded actions, emotional responses and a sense of community compel these four people to do extraordinary things.


“Firestorm” Roberta Macintyre | Documentary, Student


Grove High School was just a regular school like any other till one tragic day. How would you handle returning to work after such an event. Emotions are running high as these teachers return to their school, weeks after a school shooting, where nothing will ever be the same.

CREW: Dan Ingram, Mary Sowders, Nicole Sixx, Julie Raelyn, Chad Holle
CAST: Rachel Swendiman, Rodnesha Green, Daniel Kohl, Miles Anthony Garrison, Danielle Christine Miller, Darcey Rhoads

“Grove” Goldthunder Productions | Drama, School Drama


Shaholly Ayers, a congenital amputee, was once told that she could never become a model. This emotional film talks about her struggles, and eventual big break that allowed her to live her dream, and change the way people perceive disability. With her unbridled spirit and tenacious attitude, there is no telling what amazing things she may accomplish.

CREW: Wojciech Lorenc, Shaholly Ayers, Meg O’Connell
CAST: Shaholly Ayers

“Shaholly” Wojciech Lorenc | Documentary, Short

Milk & Sugar

An unhappy woman and her selfish lover sit down for a cup of tea that will forever
alter their relationship.

CREW: Cecelia Hutnick
CAST: Jude Gallegos, Sam Ballard

“Milk & Sugar” Cecelia Hutnick | drama

Special Screening


A twelve-year-old slave girl living in a post-apocalyptic world finds inspiration in a comic book and uses her imagination to sabotage her eccentric owner’s child fighting ring. In 2038, where driving becomes banned, two siblings rebel against the government to save their family’s most precious thing: their car.

CREW: Oryan ChiltonTony Paulley
CAST: Amelia Finn ScottCarlos WillinghamTamari Gipson