2018 Films

Compassion Film Festival 2018

2018 People’s Choice Awards for Short Films

Congratulations to both Jake Bergen and Ben S. Hyland for winning this year’s People’s Choice Awards for Compassion Film Festival 2018! We are honored to have had all the wonderful films in our program this year. Thanks to all the filmmakers for your efforts and energy in creating films that illustrate the desire to remove suffering in the world, and the skillful actions to do so. We are dedicated to creating the conditions for more compassionate films, and we feel that the industry has an opportunity to create positive change through the films that are shared. We hope to be a part of that positive growth.

Jake Bergen’s film “What is Human” won the People’s Choice Award for the morning selections.

Ben S. Hyland’s film “Safe Space” won the People’s Choice Award for the afternoon selections.





2018 Film Line Up

Opening Film Event: Skid Row Marathon

Friday, August 17th, 7:00 pm

Short Film Selections:


Morning Session

Saturday, August 18th
10:30 am

Afternoon Session

Saturday, August 18th
3:00 pm


Closing Film Event: Love & Bananas

Sunday, August 19th, 1:30 pm

Locals and Student Films

Sunday, August 19th, 12:00 pm