56th Festival April 10-12, 2014

Thursday April 10, 2014 8pm

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9-1-1 – Andrew Fairbank,
USA 16 min (Drama)

A 9-1-1 operator receives a frantic call and every word matters when the call is being recorded.


Le train bleu (The Blue Train) – Stéphanie Assimacopoulo,
France 18 min (Romance)

(in French with English subtitles)
Paris – He wants to end the relationship, she is still in love and wants to pick up the pieces. At The Blue Train, a traditional bar for parting, they stop to have a last drink. Neither can imagine what will happen next…


Distance – Aimee Long,
USA 25 min
(Futuristic Drama)

In the year 2038, severe pollution has caused the government to restrict transportation by rationing travel miles, affecting a father’s plans to reconcile with his daughter.


We Are Enemies – Ilya Rozhkov, USA 14 min
(Soldier’s Drama)

(in Russian and German)

In one of the most ruthless times in history is it possible to maintain our humanity?


Cinema Time Capsule – Scott Norwood, US 6 min

The Avon Cinema in Providence, RI. opened in 1938. Join the owner and staff for a celebration of its 75th anniversary.



L’escale (The Stopover) – Serge Goriely, Alain Margot Switzerland / Belgium 25 min

(in French with English subtitles)

When an attractive young Russian girl decides to get rich by doing sex work in Switzerland, she is torn between her ambitions and the tugs of her heart.


Tin Cans – Chris Edwards, Rochester, NY 5 min

A boy and his single mom and their struggle to communicate.


Friday April 11, 2014 8pm


La bomba en el despacho (Explosive) – Ivan M Valencia & José Ramón Soriano, Spain 18 min (Business Drama)
(in Spanish with English subtitles)

An ultra high-stress job and an antagonistic boss are about to make Carlos explode…


Tag – Freeland Shreve ,
USA 5 min
(Family Drama)

A father and his young son make a game out of shooting the groundhog that’s terrorizing their vegetable garden… it’s kind of like tag.


Way in Rye – Goran Stanković, USA 28 min (Historical Drama)
(in Russian with English subtitles)

A humble farmer and his wife must protect a crate from Leningrad while waiting for news from their son, a soldier fighting on the Eastern front.


Virtuos Virtuell (Virtuoso Virtual) – Thomas Stellmach and Maja Oschmann, Germany 7 min (Experimental)
Synchronizing to music, ink drawings ‘grow’ in an interplay of curiosity, timid encounters and dynamic pursuits.


Dies Irae, jour de colère (Day of Wrath) – Emmanuel Dubois, France 25 min (Drama)
(in French with English subtitles)

Two competitive childhood friends hike in the mountains and resolve some deep animosities.
For more info: manu.dubois@free.fr


REM – Joseba Alfaro, Spain 18 min (Sci-Fi Drama)
(in Spanish with English subtitles)

Do we sometimes feel more attached to our dreams than to the day-by-day existence we live in? Would we like to turn the tables and not have to wake up and face cold reality?


Hotel – José Luis Alemán,
Spain 11 min

A starving, dehydrated man discovers a “hotel” in the middle of the desert. Is it too good to be true?


Saturday April 12, 2014 4pm


A New Leaf – Clinton Cornwell, USA 15 min (Drama/Narrative)
Sam is climbing the corporate grocery store ladder. When asked to teach an old cowboy new tricks, she begins to question her direction in life.


Monkey Rag – Joanna Davidovich, USA 4 min (Animation)
This film is a traditionally animated throwback to the musical cartoons of yore. Inspired by the music of the Asylum Street Spankers, Mitzi pursues a disaster of her own making, but she may be barking up the wrong tree.


Lief konijn (Sweet Rabbit) – Camiel Schouwenaar,
Netherlands 14 min (Tragic Comedy)

(in Dutch with English subtitles)

Janet lives a lonely married life with her grumpy husband Arnold, until she discovers one morning that she is inflicted with a rather unique predicament.


Small Talk – Peter LeVake,
USA 13 min

James Night comfortably connects with Stacia through his phone, but he soon discovers there is no app for love when she wants to converse face-to-face.


Mr. Hopewell’s Remedy – Kathi Carey, USA 18 min

A luckless altruist struggles against despair in a timeless town where co-mingling of recyclables is punishable by jail.


The Choice – Evan Kaufmann, USA 21 min

A young man who recently experienced a miraculous recovery from a terminal illness seeks the mysterious woman whose daily encouragement he credits for saving his life.


Bingo Night – Jordan Liebowitz, USA 14 min

When Ethel is threatened with eviction at the retirement home, her friends Vivian and Ruth become co-conspirators in the heist of the century.


Saturday April 12, 2014 8pm


Cough – Jason Kempnich,
Australia 11 min (Narrative Sci-fi)

Food shortages during a year-long pandemic force recently widowed George to stray far from home to survive. A simple purchase of rations derails when George stumbles upon a Shopkeeper’s secret, placing all of them in mortal jeopardy.


El hombre equivocado (The Wrong Man) – Roberto Goñi, Spain 16 min (Narrative Drama)
(In Spanish with English Subtitles)

Tensions and romance run high when a shoe salesman has a first date with a sea archaeologist.


The Cowboy – in color – Trygve Nielsen,
Norway 7 min (Animation)

In a black and white world a cowboy picks colors up from his hat, but a crow steals the hat and turns the world gray. A fable about the elementary particles – in RGB technique.


113 degrees – Sabrina Doyle,
USA 20 min (Narrative- Sci-fi)

In this tale of love and sacrifice, astronauts Francesca and Joe are bunkered in their little spaceship, while Earth seems to be a distant reality.


Shenanigans – Peter Kimball, USA 8 min (Teen Love Comedy)
Opening your son’s bedroom door is always a surprise. Let’s see if he can talk his way out of this!


Butterfly Dreams
– Venkat Krishnan,
India 22 min (Narrative-Drama)

(in Tamil with English subtitles)

A nine year-old girl in rural India, exploited by child labor, must find a way to pursue her dream – to read and write. She has a chance when an educated man comes to town.


The Sidekick – Michael J. Weithorn and Rob Benedict,
USA 27 min (Narrative- Comedy)

An offbeat take on the superhero genre and an allegory about the struggle to find your purpose in life even as you are being…repurposed.

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


GOLDTOOTH by Lauren Brinkman
HIBERNATION by Jon Mikel Caballero
MÓJ DOM by Magdalena Szymkow
NO LOVE LOST by Shekhar Bassi
THE LIAR by Remsy Atassi
TICKLE ME RICH by Sonja Dumas


A YEAR AFTER by Tal Yehoudai
DYCE AND DEVIL by Fabian Davis
ENDINGS by Jim McQuaid
INSIDEOUT by Flaminia Graziadei
LA NUIT de L’OURS by Fred Guillaume
LE REFUGE by Elliot Thomson
94 YEARS AND RUNNING by Aristide LeFeve
PILLOW GIRL by Ronnie Cramer
SEVENTH GRADE by Stefani Saintonge
STRINGS by Crystal Us
THE ACROBAT by Gerardo Herrero
THE CORNER TABLE by Manjari Makijany
THE HELP by Oliver Yan
THE RETURN by Avi Merkado and Dani Ashor


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