About Us

Enjoying the festival
The mission of the Poppy Jasper International Short Film Festival is to showcase emerging independent short films. We offer filmmakers public screenings, exposure to industry professionals, and the opportunity to further their skills. We pride ourselves on offering an intimate setting for audiences to interact with filmmakers and view films they might not otherwise get the opportunity to see.
Morgan Hill, CA
Poppy Jasper rock
The Poppy Jasper Short Film Festival is a project, under the auspices of Poppy Jasper, Incorporated, a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) Public Benefit Corporation, dedicated to giving filmmakers of short films a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, network with fellow filmmakers, and share artistic expression with independent filmmakers.

Morgan Hill is a charming, quaint town located in southern Santa Clara Valley, approximately 12 miles south of San Jose and 15 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Surrounded by the Santa Cruz and Diablo mountain ranges, Morgan Hill is home to many fine wineries, hiking trails, and restaurants, as well as the semi-precious stone, Poppy Jasper, from which the festival’s name is derived. Poppy Jasper, a world-renowned, semi-precious gemstone unique to Morgan Hill, is characterized by red and “poppy-yellow” circles (orbs) on a field of white or black.