Short Film Competition

Award Ceremony and After Party
Thursday, November, 16, 2017
Save the date for this red carpet gala to benefit Pasadena Community Foundation

For information on sponsorship opportunities for the Award Ceremony and After Party, please contact Dan Maljanian at 626-796-2097 ext. 8 or

The contact for competition participants at Alibaba Pictures is the BHSM Project Team at

Event Fact Sheet

Thursday, November 16, 2017

6 pm – Red Carpet Reception
7 pm – Film Presentation & Awards Ceremony
8 pm – After Party with Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres and Libations

The Huntington Library’s Rothenberg Hall

Creative Cocktail

Alibaba Pictures Group Limited and the Pasadena Community Foundation have announced a partnership to tell stories of ‘doing good’ in Pasadena with the launch of the ‘Big Heart Small Film’ short film competition. Ten aspiring filmmakers have been matched with ten Pasadena area non-profits to create a short film featuring the critical work of a non-profit to raise awareness of the vibrant philanthropic efforts in the Pasadena community.

Awards Ceremony & After Party:
The short films, once completed in Fall 2017, will be judged by a prominent group of entertainment industry insiders, including producers, actors and Pasadena-based directors John Lee Hancock (“Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Founder”) and D.J. Caruso (“Disturbia,” “Eagle Eye”). Winners will have their films screened at the Big Heart Small Film Awards Ceremony and After Party on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Huntington Library’s Rothenberg Hall. John Horn (KPCC’s “The Frame”) will emcee the event.

Non-profits included in the project:
Ability First, Arroyos & Foothills, Five Acres, Flintridge Center, Learning Works, Pasadena Police Activities League (PAL), Pasadena Playhouse, Professional Child Development Associates, Senior Care Network and Union Station.


About Pasadena Community Foundation 

The Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Pasadena. Managing over $70 million in charitable assets, PCF works with individuals, families and organizations to establish philanthropic funds, invests and builds endowment funds and provides grants to local non-profits. PCF focuses on six areas of local interest: arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and youth. Dedicated to growth and posterity, PCF is Pasadena’s permanent endowment for public good.

About Alibaba Pictures Group Limited

Alibaba Pictures, headquartered in Pasadena, is an Internet-driven movie and television entertainment powerhouse. The company’s operations integrate the full entertainment value chain, including investment and financing, content sourcing and production, promotion and distribution, as well as cinema services.

Alibaba Pictures has invested in the production of movies such as Ferry Man, Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossom and Ao Jiao Yu Pian Jian. It has also invested in international film projects such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Star Trek Beyond, Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, and REAL starring popular Korean actor Kim Soo Hyun. Alibaba Pictures has also partnered with Skydance Media to finance and produce the WWII-themed feature film Flying Tigers, for which renowned Hollywood screenwriter Randall Wallace is on board to write the script. Meanwhile, it has an upcoming TV series and movie Swords of Legends 2.

Alibaba Pictures is listed on both The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 1060) and the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (stock code: S91). Alibaba Group is the largest shareholder.