57th Festival April 23 – 25, 2015


 

Thursday April 23, 2015 8pm

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My Dear Americans
Arpita Kumar
USA 7 min (Drama)
Tejpreet, a recent immigrant to the U.S., is reluctant to embrace her new American identity. In contrast, her husband celebrates everything American until they encounter hatred.

 

Tuning Oscar
Mikel Alvariño
Spain 20 min (Romance)

Sometimes it’s hard to start a new relationship when a former lover constantly appears.

 

 

Children of Stateless
Moonsik Chung
South Korea 14 min (Documentary)

A Myanmar child’s life, education and work at the Mae-La Refugee Camp in Thailand.

 
 
 

Open 24 Hours
Henry Chaisson
USA 7 min (Comedy)
A man buying duct tape and rope cannot convince the clerk he is in a hurry.

 
 

Plato Para Dos (Party of Two)
Eugenia Llaguno
Spain 14 min (Drama)

A couple’s anniversary dinner takes an unexpected turn.

 
 
 

Between Times
Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata

USA 7 min (Animation)

From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts the the day when bread was sliced one second thick and time rarely flowed at an even rate.

 

Carry On
Yatao Li
China 17 min (Drama)
A Chinese father tries to protect his daughter from the Japanese who have occupied China during World War II.

 
 

Golosinas (Candies)
Iván López
Spain 12 min (Drama)
Two people have a chance encounter many years after they had first met. Time has passed and both have changed.

 
 

Friday April 24, 2015 8pm

 

Ramona
Giovanna Rodríguez Zacarías
Mexico 15 min (Drama)
An 80 year old peasant woman announces she is going to die . . .

 
 
 

OMUL
Brigitte Drodtloff
Germany 11 min (Drama)
A silent man sets up a stand on the street and gives away his belongings, to the consternation of the vendors who cannot accept what he is doing.

 

One Armed Man
Tim Guinee
USA 27 min (Drama)
What happens when a man who has everything cannot give his employee his one request?

 

Keeping Time
Steve Woods
Ireland 11 min (Drama)
A power station worker finds ancient warriors waiting to teach him to dance in a sacred place. He returns to work stronger than he was before.

 

The Loyalist
Minji Kang
USA 19 min (Drama)
A North Korean general must choose between his beloved country and love for his family.

 
 

Cowboys
Bernabé Rico
Spain 20 min (Drama)
Martin, a washed up actor, is offered a job his agent will not let him pass up.

 
 
 

Saturday April 25, 2015 4pm

 

Beach Flags
Sarah Saidan
France 14 min (Animation)
Vida, a young Iranian lifeguard, is popular on her team. She is determined to qualify for an international competition.

 

5 Ways 2 Die
Daina Papadaki
Cyprus 15 min (Drama)
Why does Makis, an everyday man, explore a variety of ways to die?

 
 

Enjoy Your Intermission
Adam Carboni & Tansy Michaud
USA 13 min (Documentary)
Roger Babcock, the owner and long-time projectionist for a Coxsackie, New York drive-in theater is battling to maintain his theater in the face of new technologies.

 

Foster Dog
Lisa Alonso Vear
USA 14 min (Narrative)
A disabled dog is forced to overcome his insecurities with the help of an older, wiser friend.

 

Hsu Ji (Behind the Screen)
Thomas Rio
France 24 min (Drama)
When her father forbids her to go to school, Hsu Ji watches a silent movie. The characters then try to help her out.

 

Heyln Springs
Noah Camenker
USA 15 min (Drama)
After discovering that his grandfather is terminally ill, Mason seeks out the local water spring rumored to have magical powers.

 
 

Saturday April 25, 2015 8pm

 

Jaya
Puja Maewal
USA 19 min (Drama)
Inspired by a true story, Jaya survives the gruesome life on the streets in Mumbai by posing as a boy.

 
 

The ART POLICE
Jonah Zeiger and Kimberly Harwood
USA 12 min (Drama)
When Harry writes himself into a prison of his own imagination, only his fictional characters can break him out.

 

Nzara ‘76
Jon Noble
USA 19 min (Drama)
A fictionalized account of the first break out of the Ebola virus in Sudan.

 

Taxistop
Marie Enthoven
Belgium 21 min (Comedy)
Because of a railway strike, Anthony must go to Geneva by carpooling. Five different personalities are confined together on this crazy trip.

 

Drone Strike
Chris Richmond
United Kingdom 21 min (Drama)
A day in the life of a devoted father and a RAF drone pilot who is juggling the normality of his domestic life with the warped reality of firing hellfire missiles 4,000 miles away in Afghanistan.

 

The Last Session
Natxo Fuentes
Spain 14 min (Drama)
During the last picture show, screening the last of 35mm film, a young couple is meeting and an older couple is reminiscing.

 
 

The following films received acknowledgement but will not be screened at the festival:

Honorable Mention

AGAINST NIGHT by Stefan Kubicki
ALISON AND JEREMY by Alyxandra Press
BIRTHDAY by Chris King
HOP SCOTCH THE FUNK DUMPLING by Khadif Sanders
EL MODELO de PICKMAN (PICKMAN’S MODEL) by Pablo Ángeles
IN THE BLIND by Davis Hall and Ingrid Price
LOS CONTRERAS FAMILY by Alejandro Becerril Elias
ONE MORE DAY by Jean Barker
SABRE DANCE by Ilya Roshkov
THE ANNIVERSARY by Henry Chaisson
THE FIREFLY CATCHER by Stefanie Black
THE OTHER SIDE by Beecher Reuning
THICKER THAN WATER by Seung Yeob Lee
WATER, ICE, SNOW by Karim Raoul

 

Certificate of Merit

ANNABEL LEE by Carl T. Rogers
ARTFUL GAMBIT by Sigurd Culhane
BARK by Tang Kaiduo
BROOKLYN UNITED by Tracey Anarella
DYSLEXIA: WORD BLINDNESS by Virginia Orzel
GIFT by Michael Curtis
I KNOW YOU by Colin Gerrard
IN EVERYONE’S EYES by Lloyd Frost
LIFE by Senthil Kumar
MARINA’S OCEAN by Cássio Pereira
MIGHT BE by Venetia Evripiotou
MY GIRL ROSE by Jordan Lewis
MY KINGDOM by Debra Solomon
PENNY by Elizabeth Sher
SEVEN WAYS FROM SUNDAY by Robert Sickels
THE RESTORATION by Diana Chao
WALKING KIDS OF CHOCOby Rolando Vargas
YO TE QUIERO! by Nicolás Conte

 

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