FLICKS ’N’ Kicks

Is the next Werner Herzog, Kenneth Anger, Margarethe von Trotta or (gulp) Tyler Perry currently living/starving in Duval? The Jacksonville Short Film Showcase & Contest features winning films by local filmmakers who created their works in randomly selected categories including genre, plot theme and main characters, all vying for a thumbs-up from the judges’ panel and coveted audience award, as well as cash prizes.

6:30-11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, Sun-Ray Cinema, Riverside, $9.50; $8 military/teachers/students, $7 seniors, $5.50 kids 12 and under, sunraycinema.com, jaxshortfilmshowcase.com.