Entering its eighth year, the Petaluma Film Fest brings a global array of short films, both animated and live action, to the North Bay for a day of lively screenings and conversations with visiting filmmakers. The program opens with a local boy, as SRJC student Miles Levin shows his timely political satire The Berninator. From there, the lineup of shorts comes from locations like Switzerland, Spain, Bhutan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and elsewhere. Tickets are available for matinee, afternoon or late-night blocks of films, or you can stay the whole day and take in a world of cinema on Saturday, May 7, at McNear’s Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.765.2121. Noon. $10–$30. petalumafilmalliance.org.