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Thursday, October 23
 

7:10pm

Shorts Program 12: Documentary Shorts
The Next Part US
Runtime: 17 minutes                                      
Director: Erin Sanger (in attendance)  
Synopsis: A collected and confident look at how a double-amputee army bomb tech and his wife grapple with his injuries amid unexpected circumstances.
See Trailer 
Also In Attendance: Chris Ferguson (Producer)

Find Me a Man US       
Runtime: 7 minutes                                        
Director: John Sebelius (in attendance) 
Synopsis: Randy Roy lost her husband of 22 years, Bill, to a drunk driving accident eight years ago. Since his passing, she has found it difficult to find any man that measures up. The film explores the difficulties and humor that comes when trying to find love again, in your 60s, while living in Topeka, Kansas.
Also in Attendance: Brad Roszell (Producer/Editor), Randy Roy (Subject)

Changeover US        
Runtime: 11 minutes                                       
Director: David Ketterer, T, Connor Lynch             
Synopsis: As the days of 35mm film comes to a close, Bill Frankhouser, owner of Super 322 Drive-In in the hills of Pennsylvania, must come to grips with the financial and emotional challenges the industry has forced upon him.
See Trailer 
In Attendance: Chandler Wild (Producer), Scott Dela Cruz (Producer)

A Shot in the Dark US 
Runtime: 7 minutes                                        
Director: Clyde Burley (in attendance) 
Synopsis: A mechanic forced into retirement after a back injury learns to make handcrafted lamps out of what once would have been considered trash.

Slow Season US            
Runtime: 6 minutes                                        
Director: John Fiege (in attendance)
Synopsis: As the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill linger in Louisiana’s bayou country, a way of life begins to slip away for a crab fisherman and his sons.

Albert US       
Runtime: 14 minutes                                      
Director: Daniel Jaffe (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Albert Rizzi, a teacher who is now blind, shares his story of losing his eyesight and how his world has changed since. 
See Trailer  

Stella Walsh US          
Runtime: 15 minutes                                      
Director: Rob Lucas  (in attendance)
Synopsis: Almost fifty years after her stunning gold medal win in the women’s 100 meter dash, Stella Walsh is shot and killed in Cleveland, Ohio, exposing the truth about her ambiguous gender.
See Trailer

The Granny Globetrotter
 US
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Vince Williams (in attendance)
Synopsis: Kay Seamayer, a feisty seventy-four-year-old singer and basketball player, lives the dream by battling her way with the All Stars through the Senior Olympic tournament, in hopes for gold.
See Trailer
Also in Attendance: Heather Child (Producer)

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Filmmakers
BR

Brad Roszell

Producer/Editor, Find Me A Man
CW

Chandlier Wild

Producer, Changeover
CF

Chris Ferguson

Next Part, Producer
CB

Clyde Burley

Director, A Shot in the Dark
DJ

Daniel Jaffe

Director, Albert
ES

Erin Sanger

Director, Next Part
HC

Heather Child

Producer, The Granny Globetrotter
JF

John Fiege

Director, Slow Season
JS

John Sebelius

Director & Artist
RR

Randy Roy

Subject, Find Me A Man
RL

Rob Lucas

The Nightlight
Book editor, film festival coordinator, tired old man. I'm still living in Akron, Ohio and have to admit that I'm proud of it. I collect records, help run the Akron Film Festival, and run the blog http://interestingakron.wordpress.com. I'm a book editor for Gray & Company publishers... Read More →
SD

Scott Dela Cruz

Producer, Changeover
VW

Vince Williams

Director, The Granny Globetrotter



Thursday October 23, 2014 7:10pm - 9:10pm
The Hideout Theatre

9:40pm

Shorts Program 2: Back and Forth
1946 UK
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Robert Ford
Synopsis: At the turn of his career, Jimmy Stewart must choose between acting roles that move him and roles that make him money.
See Trailer

The Last Night
 New Zealand
Runtime: 17 minutes           
Writer/Director: David Strong (in attendance)
Synopsis: On his last night in Afghanistan, a United Nations official is compelled to protect a village from the conflict caused by NATO and the local war lord he has befriended.
See Trailer

Come Fly With Me US
Runtime: 10 minutes
Writer/Director: Christine Boylan (in attendance)
When a con man bluffs his way through the tense, final ten minutes of the biggest con of his life, the recent death of a loved one may trip him up, or be the key to getting away with it all.

Dishes US
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer: Peter Rosemeyer (in attendance)          
Director: Peter Rosemeyer, Billy Kirland (both in attendance)
Synopsis: A guy confronts his roommates about their dirty dishes. Words are said. Fingers are pointed. Things escalate quickly. 
See trailer
Also in Attendance: Mike Rosemeyer (Producer), Tom Demetrio (Producer)

We Have To Talk Sweden
Runtime: 9 minutes           
Writer/Director: Jean-Pascal Strüwer
Synopsis: After a break in their relationship, Fredrik and Caroline meet-up in a cafe, to discuss their future.
See Trailer

El Beso Mexico
Runtime: 12 minutes
Writer: Mark Harvey Levine
Director: Carlos G. Davila (in attendance)
Synopsis: Daniel approaches his platonic friend with a simple request. He wants her to give him an honest, sober appraisal of how he kisses.    
See Trailer

The Way of Tea France
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer/Director: Marc Fouchard
Synopsis: In a provincial French town, after the aggression of a young man, a store owner infuses a pot of tea as a peace offering.

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Filmmakers
BK

Billy Kirland

Director, Dishes
CG

Carlos G. Davila

Producer / Director, Reverie Workshop
Carlos G. Dávila (1983, Monterrey, Mexico) graduated as an architect from the University of Monterrey before studying film in New York. His career in film began as a photographer, later went on to produce the Mexican independent feature film “2xUno”. Since then, Carlos has directed... Read More →
avatar for Christine Boylan

Christine Boylan

writer/producer Constantine, Once Upon A Time, Castle, Off the Map, Leverage
Twitter: @KitMoxieBoylan is a television writer/producer who has worked on Leverage (TNT), Off the MapCastle, and Once Upon A Time (ABC). Christine is currently a co-executive producer on NBC’s Constantine. She also writes short stories (such as Hoss at Popcorn Fiction) and plays (The Kid, a one-man show written with Joey McIntyre, premiered at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in 2013), and has written comic books for DC, Marvel, Boom, Tokyopop and NBC, including two of the Heroes comics. Christine won the TV drama spec award at th... Read More →
avatar for David J Strong

David J Strong

Writer/Director & Producer, CraftInc. Films (The Last Night - AFF 2014 Shorts Program 2. Pacific Dreams 2011)
New Zealand independent filmmaker with two shorts and currently developing several features. "The Last Night" (17mins) is inspired by events I experienced while serving overseas in the Army. It recently won a Festival Director's Award in LA. It's great to be screening... Read More →
MR

Mike Rosemeyer

Producer, Dishes
PR

Peter Rosemeyer

Writer/Director, Dishes
TD

Tom Demetrio

Producer, Dishes



Thursday October 23, 2014 9:40pm - 11:30pm
The Hideout Theatre
 
Friday, October 24
 

2:30pm

Shorts Program 11: Animated Shorts
Lost Property UK               
Runtime: 7 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Asa Lucander  
Synopsis: A woman approaches a clerk in a lost property office, and together they explore assorted ephemera in search of something she has lost. 
See Trailer 

Pig, US
Runtime: 2 minutes
Writer/Director: Amelia Giller
Synopsis: A pig confronts her body image issues

Fluffo US
Runtime: 13 minutes                     
Writer/Director: Steve McClean               
Synopsis: Stuck in a nightmarish existence where every night he finds himself pulled out of a hat, Fluffo must pull one last magic trick to free himself from humiliation and join his family once again.
See trailer 

The Last Resort UK               
Runtime: 8 Minutes                       
Writer: Gillian Park         
Director: Stephanie Blakey         
Synopsis: Two sisters are left in charge of entertaining one recurring guest at their parent's isolated hotel, but they soon find that their youngest sister is the one that needs entertaining.
See Trailer 

Between Times Netherlands, US            
Runtime: 15 minutes                     
Writer/Directors: Max Porter (in attendance) and Ru Kuwahata (in attendance)  
Synopsis: From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.
See Trailer 

Mend and Make Do UK       
Runtime: 9 minutes                       
Writer/Director: Bexie Bush       
Synopsis: Told through whimsical stop motion and a soft pastel palate, this is a peak into a once blooming love story that speaks to the beauty of imperfection and the art of loving that imperfection. 
See trailer 

Amigo US       
Runtime: 4 minutes                       
Writer/Director: Celestino Marina (in attendance) 
Synopsis: A young boy becomes best friends with his birthday piñata.

The Dam Keeper US     
Runtime: 18 minutes     
Writer/Directors: Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi 
Synopsis: A small town has survived a foreboding environmental threat because it is tirelessly monitored by a young pig.  Accustomed to the indifference of the public and being taunted by his classmates, things begin to change when a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class. 
See trailer 
In Attedance: Celestino Marina (animator)  

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Filmmakers
MP

Max Porter

Writer/Director, Between Times
RK

Ru Kuwahata

Writer/Director, Between Times



Friday October 24, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

5:00pm

Shorts Program 1: Big Shoes, Little Feet
The Chicken Croatia
Runtime: 15 minutes
Writer/Director: Una Gunjak
Synopsis: As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma is given a live chicken. After realizing the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the commotion such an action could cause.  
See trailer 

Ruslan Germany, Russian Federation, UK
Runtime: 10 minutes
Writer/Director: Taisia Deeva (in attendance)
Synopsis: While spending time with his grandmother, a small, mischievous boy is confronted with mortality and soon becomes hysterical about the concept.    
See trailer 
Also in Attendance: Wolfgang Boss

Seventh Grade US          
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Stefani Saintonge (in attendance)
Synopsis: Having refused to leave behind her childhood, Patrice is forced to join the party and embrace her adolescence after a raunchy rumor threatens her best friend’s reputation. 
Also In Attendance: Brian Diggs (Cinematographer)

Juan Y La Nube Spain
Runtime: 20 minutes           
Writer: Susana Lopez Rubio
Director: Giovanni Maccelli
Synopsis: Juan is a child who doesn’t have any friends. La Nube is a cloud who doesn’t have any cloud friends. They find each other and become friends. However, Juan grows up and gets lost in the grey adult world.
See trailer 

Billy the Kid Canada
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Matt Pancer
Director: Joshua Amar (in attendance)
Synopisis: Amid the American Civil War, a poverty stricken farmer, Edward McCarty, struggles with the implications of revenging his murdered wife in the face of his adolescent son.
See Trailer

Door God China
Runtime: 24 minutes           
Writer/Director: Yulin Liu
Synopsis: The unrequited sentiment and presence of a special visitor for the Chinese New Year celebration enables Lingli, a young girl, to blossom into a young woman.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Brian Diggs

Brian Diggs

Cinematography
JA

Joshua Amar

Director
Director of Billy the Kid. www.jdamar.com Insta: JDAmar Twitter: @JoshuaAmar
SS

Stefani Saintonge

Writer/Director, Seventh Grade
avatar for Taisia Deeva

Taisia Deeva

Writer/Director
Writer/Director, Ruslan
WB

Wolfgang Boss

Producer, Ruslan



Friday October 24, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

7:30pm

Shorts Program 10: Texas Shorts
dawn. US         
Runtime: 19 minutes     
Writer/Director: Ya'Ke Smith (in attendance)      
Synopsis: Dawn, a young woman recently released from prison, finds the adjustment to a life of freedom daunting and insurmountable, and must decide if she is resolute in her new life path. 
See trailer 

Once Again US         
Runtime: 19 minutes                     
Writer/Director: John Moore (in attendance)     
Synopsis: This story allows you to follow the creative, yet plagued, mind behind one young man's struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder.
See Trailer

Neighbors US         
Runtime: 11 minutes                     
Writer/Director: Alison Boland (in attendance)  
Synopsis: The unofficial mayor of a gentrifying street unwittingly ignites cultural conflict when he makes it his personal mission to bring his neighbors together for a block party.
Also in Attendance: Matt Koshmrl (Director of Photography), James Griffin (Subject)

Stroker US         
Runtime: 19 minutes                     
Writer/Director: Austin Nichols (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Phil Stroker, a young man finished with his numbing career and stale marriage, reevaluates his existence and takes solace in a new, refreshing surrounding.

Skunk US    
Runtime: 16 minutes                     
Writer/Director: Annie Silverstein (in attendance)
Synopsis: When her pit bull is stolen by an amateur dog fighter, 14-year old Leila is forced to stand up for herself, at the cost of her own innocence.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Monique Walton (Producer)

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Filmmakers
AB

Alison Boland

Writer/Director, Neighbors
AN

Austin Nichols

Writer/Director, Stroker
JG

James Griffin

Subject, Neighbors
JM

John Moore

Writer/Director, Once Again
MK

Matt Koshmrl

Director of Photography, Neighbors
MW

Monique Walton

Producer, Skunk
YS

Ya'Ke Smith

Writer/Director, dawn.



Friday October 24, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

10:00pm

Shorts Program 8: An Unfortunate Encounter
Siren Canada 
Runtime: 9 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Alex Clark (in attendance)
Producer: Chris Luckhardt (in attendance)         
Synopsis: Ambulance paramedics, Mills and Anderson, answer a 911 call after stopping to deal with personal problems, but what they believed to be a routine case turns into a deadly race against time.

Held Together by Venom US       
Runtime: 10 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Michael Gonzales (in attendance)
Synopsis: When Victor visits an old friend in her noticeably bare apartment, an awkward conversation pursues and he makes motions to leave, but not before witnessing the peculiar relationship his friend has with her landlord.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Nicodemus Antonio Montez (Producer)

Redaction US       
Runtime: 10 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Tim Sanger (in attendance)
Synopsis: In a future where victims of traumatic crimes have their memory erased like it never happened, one woman finds herself struggling for her right to refuse the process. 
See trailer 

MOTH (Man of the House) UK                     
Runtime: 11 minutes                      
Writer/Director: O-T Fagbenle  
Synopsis: A survivor in a post-apocalyptic world comes across a mysterious nine-year-old boy.
See trailer

Best friends forever Sweden               
Runtime: 17 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Henrik Sundgren            
Synopsis: A developmentally disabled, middle-aged man confuses confinement of another person with friendship. 

An Outside Force US       
Runtime: 17 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Josh Ryder
Synopsis: While driving down a country road, recently sober Riley reveals to addicted friend Ben what he has found as a better—and more dangerous—high. 

Lightning in the Hand US       
Runtime: 16 minutes                     
Writers: Andrew Reuland, Joey Grossfield (both in attendance)          
Director: Joey Grossfield (in attendance)             
Synopsis: The Apache say it is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

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Filmmakers
AC

Alex Clark

Writer/Director, Siren
AR

Andrew Revland

Writer, Lightning in the Hand
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Chris Luckhardt

Producer, Blacktail Productions
Chris is an established Toronto based film and television producer. With a physics and astronomy degree from York University, he has managed to excel in both television and film market as a producer and production manager. He produced the hit Canadian superhero TV series Team Epic... Read More →
JG

Joey Grossfield

Writer/Director, Lightning in the Hand
MG

Michael Gonzales

Writer/Director, Held Together by Venom
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Tim Sanger

Writer/Director
My film REDACTION is having its US Premiere at AFF -- it's in competition as well. You should come see it.



Friday October 24, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Hideout Theatre
 
Saturday, October 25
 

10:00am

Young Filmmakers Shorts Program
Conscription
USA, 4 min
Writer/Director: Nick Ramey

What does it mean to ‘see your life flash before your eyes?’ This experimental film captures that moment in an incredible way.

 

Fred
USA, 9 min
Writer/Director: Sarti Sandler

The impossible true story of a Jewish man who lived through the Holocaust and now makes it his life’s work to discover beauty everywhere.

 

Uncollared
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Tyler Johns

A powerful look at what it’s like to pursue the American Dream in the face of poverty in one of the roughest cities in America.

 

Stay
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Gabrielle Giacomo

An intimate sister-relationship comes to an abrupt end. This short film explores what it means to move on from mourning and grief to remembering happier times.

 

Special is Just a Word
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Abby Thompson

Everybody knows love can be confusing. But this Bermuda Triangle of young love will prove it can be even more complicated than you can imagine.

 

Sometimes I Dream
USA, 5 min
Writer/Director: Clay Bloodworth

An inspiring and hope-filled documentary following a rising gridiron star in the ultra-competitive world of Florida football.

 

Reality TV
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Travis Daves

Television might be getting a little too real. Watch as your average viewer becomes literally wrapped up in his viewing selections.

 

Plastic Bag
USA, 10 min
Writer/Director: Elisabetta Diorio

When you’re buried beneath disappointment and failure, there’s no telling what will make you snap. Or just how sweet small victories can be.

 

Tight Jeans and Broken Dreams: The Rebirth of Mickey Ross
USA, 11 min
Writer: Joseph Duncan
Director: Raphael Krigel

A washed-up, rock and roll has-been tries to get the band back together. The catch: everyone else has moved on. Way on.

 

Gifted
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Grace Doyle

Uber-competitive friends try to give their friend the best birthday gift in the world. Things get a little carried away.

 

Vandals
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Dalton Cheatham

Two misdemeanor punks hold a philosophical debate on what it means to be a rebel in front of a blank brick wall begging to be tagged. Think Clerks meets puberty.

 

Alex and Eve
USA, 2 min
Writer/Director: Joe Shaffer

An over-anxious, would-be lothario tries to overcome the insurmountable pedestal he’s placed his lady love on to tell her how he really fills. Will he or won’t he?

 

Cleveland
USA, 5 min
Writer/Director: Jonah Goldberg

What do your friends say behind your back? Prepare to laugh, and prepare to be surprised.

 

Home
USA, 11 min
Writer/Director: Caitlin O’Brien

A heartbreaking drama about loneliness and finding solace in the least likely of places. Based on Ray Bradbury’s short story “There Will Come Soft Rains.”

 

Spark
USA, 2 min
Writer/Director: Kunal Dixit

A stop-motion short that explores fear, fright, and the power of light.

 

The Curse of the Mummy Queen
USA, 12 min
Writer: Joseph Duncan
Director: Raphael Krigel

A slightly misogynist archaeologist and Egyptologist sets off on an adventure to uncover an historical find. But the curse of the Mummy Queen might prove too much for him – or any man – to handle.

 

Reynold
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Cole Forson

A stop-motion wonder that follows a little guy trying to find his way—and a friend—in the big world.


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Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

11:45am

Satellite Beach and The Pope of Greenwich Village presented by Luke Wilson
Satellite Beach
USA, 27 min

Writer: Luke Wilson (in attendance)

Directors: Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson

Also in attendance: Steve Eckelman (producer)

Satellite Beach follows the unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center and the final move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center.  Watch as Warren Flowers, a devoted and unlikely shuttle manager navigates the missions on his own accord while the citizens, reporters, and officials are perplexed by his involvement.


The Pope of Greenwich Village

Austin Film Festival’s Retrospective Screenings allow veteran screenwriters and filmmakers to present their own films or works that have inspired their careers.  The main function of the program is to connect the public and the filmmaker, open the dialogue between artist and audience, and provide a platform for film-lovers and makers to learn about classic films.

Guest programmers will present retrospective films followed by extended post-screening discussions on why these pieces were influential not only to their own work, but the landscape of cinema as a whole.

The aim is to introduce new audiences to great films by inviting contemporary filmmakers and screenwriters to present a film of their choice.

Filmmakers
avatar for Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

actor Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, The Skeleton Twins; writer/director The Wendell Baker Story, Satellite Beach
Luke Wilson has established himself as of one of the most versatile actors of his generation with his indelible performances in broad comedies, thoughtful dramas and provocative independent features.This fall, Wilson co-stars in the emotionally charged comedy, The Skeleton Twins... Read More →
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Steve Eckelman

Producer, Satellite Beach Steve Eckelman is a producer, writer and actor. He has worked on over 20 feature films, including Rushmore, Wedding Crashers, Cars, Marley & Me, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Stark & Hutch, Shanghai Knights, and The Darjeeling Limited. Eckelman and... Read More →

Sponsors


Saturday October 25, 2014 11:45am - 2:30pm
State Theatre

12:00pm

Shorts Program 3: The Lost & The Young
La Carnada Mexico/US
Runtime: 17 minutes           
Writer/Director: Josh Soskin
Synopsis: A teenage boy deals with his mother's fight against diabetes while lacking the money to pay for insulin.  He decides to take on a job that proves bigger than he realizes.  
See trailer

Eleven New Zealand
Runtime: 13 minutes           
Writer: Kate Prior
Director: Abigail Greenwood
Synopsis: Caught in between friends, Emily must choose whether or not to join Brooke and her giggling group of friends, but her acceptance depends upon an act betrayal.  
See Trailer

one afternoon in summer Germany
Runtime: 18 minutes           
Writer/Director: Lilli Tautfest
Synopsis: During the last week of the summer, two sisters, one discovering herself as a young woman and the other still reveling in her innocence, spend the afternoon together.  

Fitted US
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Auriel Rudnick (in attendance)
Synopsis: A teenage girl's integrity is challenged during a moment of artistic self-expression.    See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Mallory Schwartz (Producer)
Zoe Robyn (1st AC)

Detour Singapore
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer/Director: Michael Kam (in attendance)
Synopsis: A taxi driver has trouble controlling his young sons, fighting in the back seat.  In a moment, a stranger accosts the youngest son, and what occurs thereafter shatters the brother’s innocence forever.
See trailer
Also In Attendance: Saiful Azri (Assistant Director)

How I Didn’t Become a Piano Player UK           
Runtime: 18 minutes           
Writer/Director: Tommaso Pitta
Synopsis: A talentless, yet tenacious, young boy decides to take piano lessons despite his consistent belabored performance. 
See trailer 

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Filmmakers
MS

Mallory Schwartz

Producer, Fitted
SA

Saiful Azri

Assistant Producer, Detour



Saturday October 25, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

2:00pm

Spoke
(USA, 21 min)

Director: Henry Horenstein (in attendance)

Spoke chronicles The Broken Spoke, one of Austin, Texas’ last true country dance halls.

 

SCREENS WITH:

Crazy Carl and His Man Boobs: An Austin Love Story 

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Filmmakers
HH

Henry Horenstein

Director, Spoke


Saturday October 25, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

3:15pm

I'm You, Dickhead
Writer: Larry Boxshall
Director: Lucas Testro

In order to come across as more attractive to women, a man travels back in time to force his 10-year-old self to learn guitar.

SCREENING WITH:
The History of Time Travel

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Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

4:15pm

Atomic City
(USA, 32 min)

Director: David McMurry (in attendance)

Atomic City is a meditation on the town of Arco, Idaho, the first city in the world lit electrically with atomic power. Once on the glowing edge of the nuclear future, Arco is a town of just under 1000 residents, struggling to resist fading into the backdrop of the west. Atomic City weaves together ethereal portraits and astrological archetypes to create a melancholy collage of a forgotten town on the atomic frontier.


Screening with:

61 Bullets

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Filmmakers
DM

David McMurry

Director, Atomic City


Saturday October 25, 2014 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:30pm

Shorts Program 6: Odd Jobs
everything & everything & everything USA
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Alberto Roldán
Synopsis: Morgan leads an oppressive and vapid life, but when a mystical blue prism—that inexplicably produces doorknobs—appears in his apartment, a personal transformation ensues.
See trailer

Green Thumb USA
Runtime: 11 minutes           
Writer/Director: Phil Lorin & Kiel Murray           
Synopsis: When busy parents discover their six-year-old son's lovingly maintained marijuana plant in the backyard, they disagree on what to do about it.
See trailer
Also in Attendance: Susan Brunig (Colorist)

A Late Man USA
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer/Director: Fidel Ruiz-Healy (in attendance)
Synopsis: Securitech Security Services is trying to fill an office position and takes a liking to a man who isn't who he appears.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Tyler Walker (Producer)

The Polterman USA
Runtime: 14 minutes           
Writer/Director: Shane Ware (in attendance)
Synopsis: Horace, a spirit cleanser for the community, is assigned a young offender by a local judge to spend the afternoon performing an exorcism on a woman's home, but soon the delinquent becomes suspicious of their actions.  

Paradise Males UK
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer: Michael Spicer
Director: Andy Devonshire
Synopsis: Pam—who has awoken under strange circumstances—experiences temporary amnesia, and after piecing together her shattered memory, she soon realizes a deadly decision must be made. 
See Trailer

Future Hero USA
Runtime: 7 minutes           
Writer/Director: Ramin Serry    
Synopsis: This short film tells the story of a dad, a son, and a time-traveling killer android.

Simon Says USA
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer: Steve Storm, Jamie Sterba (both in attendance)
Director: Jamie Sterba (in attendance)
Synopsis: Plagued by the disconcerting thoughts inside his head, a self-doubting entrepreneur begins to suspect that they may not be his own.
Also in Attendance: Boo Arnold (Producer)
See Trailer

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Filmmakers
BA

Boo Arnold

Producer, Simon Says
FR

Fidel Ruiz Healy

Writer/Director, A Late Man
JS

Jamie Sterba

Writer/Director, Simon Says
KM

Kiel Murray

Writer/Director, Green Thumb
PL

Phil Lorin

Writer/Director, Green Thumb
RS

Ramin Serry

Writer/Director, Future Hero
SW

Shane Ware

Writer/Director, The Polterman
avatar for Steve Storm

Steve Storm

Writer/Producer, Simon Says
I tell stories, both real and imagined.
SB

Susan Brunig

Colorist, Green Thumb
TW

Tyler Walker

Producer, A Late Man



Saturday October 25, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

10:00pm

Shorts Program 9: Family Scars
Keys of Heaven Finland
Runtime: 29 minutes                     
Writers: Hamy Ramezan, Ilmari Aho       
Director: Hamy Ramezan
Synopsis: Set in 1984 Iran, homeless brothers Majid (15) and Adel (11) try to survive their daily lives in a war-torn country.

Goodbye Papa Germany             
Runtime: 27 minutes                      
Writers: Matthias Krumrey, Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt                
Director: Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt
Synopsis:A young boy goes on a quest to recover his deceased father’s old medieval armor, and learns what it means to be a true knight.

BAD HUNTER Belgium               
Runtime: 15 minutes                     
Writers: Sahim Omar Kalifa, Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem             
Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Synopsis: While hunting in rural Kurdistan, young Bahoz saves a woman from being raped by an older man and helps her conceal the rape from her family.  However, things escalate that evening when Bahoz receives some unexpected visitors. 

This Way Up US       
Runtime: 27 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Jeremy Cloe (in attendance)
Synopsis: A homeless man living in the storm drains beneath the Las Vegas strip must create a fake life to keep the truth hidden from his daughter.
See Trailer 

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Filmmakers
JC

Jeremy Cloe

Writer/Director, This Way Up



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Hideout Theatre
 
Sunday, October 26
 

10:45am

Young Filmmakers Shorts Program
Conscription
USA, 4 min
Writer/Director: Nick Ramey

What does it mean to ‘see your life flash before your eyes?’ This experimental film captures that moment in an incredible way.

 

Fred
USA, 9 min
Writer/Director: Sarti Sandler

The impossible true story of a Jewish man who lived through the Holocaust and now makes it his life’s work to discover beauty everywhere.

 

Uncollared
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Tyler Johns

A powerful look at what it’s like to pursue the American Dream in the face of poverty in one of the roughest cities in America.

 

Stay
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Gabrielle Giacomo

An intimate sister-relationship comes to an abrupt end. This short film explores what it means to move on from mourning and grief to remembering happier times.

 

Special is Just a Word
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Abby Thompson

Everybody knows love can be confusing. But this Bermuda Triangle of young love will prove it can be even more complicated than you can imagine.

 

Sometimes I Dream
USA, 5 min
Writer/Director: Clay Bloodworth

An inspiring and hope-filled documentary following a rising gridiron star in the ultra-competitive world of Florida football.

 

Reality TV
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Travis Daves

Television might be getting a little too real. Watch as your average viewer becomes literally wrapped up in his viewing selections.

 

Plastic Bag
USA, 10 min
Writer/Director: Elisabetta Diorio

When you’re buried beneath disappointment and failure, there’s no telling what will make you snap. Or just how sweet small victories can be.

 

Tight Jeans and Broken Dreams: The Rebirth of Mickey Ross
USA, 11 min
Writer: Joseph Duncan
Director: Raphael Krigel

A washed-up, rock and roll has-been tries to get the band back together. The catch: everyone else has moved on. Way on.

 

Gifted
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Grace Doyle

Uber-competitive friends try to give their friend the best birthday gift in the world. Things get a little carried away.

 

Vandals
USA, 7 min
Writer/Director: Dalton Cheatham

Two misdemeanor punks hold a philosophical debate on what it means to be a rebel in front of a blank brick wall begging to be tagged. Think Clerks meets puberty.

 

Alex and Eve
USA, 2 min
Writer/Director: Joe Shaffer

An over-anxious, would-be lothario tries to overcome the insurmountable pedestal he’s placed his lady love on to tell her how he really fills. Will he or won’t he?

 

Cleveland
USA, 5 min
Writer/Director: Jonah Goldberg

What do your friends say behind your back? Prepare to laugh, and prepare to be surprised.

 

Home
USA, 11 min
Writer/Director: Caitlin O’Brien

A heartbreaking drama about loneliness and finding solace in the least likely of places. Based on Ray Bradbury’s short story “There Will Come Soft Rains.”

 

Spark
USA, 2 min
Writer/Director: Kunal Dixit

A stop-motion short that explores fear, fright, and the power of light.

 

The Curse of the Mummy Queen
USA, 12 min
Writer: Joseph Duncan
Director: Raphael Krigel

A slightly misogynist archaeologist and Egyptologist sets off on an adventure to uncover an historical find. But the curse of the Mummy Queen might prove too much for him – or any man – to handle.

 

Reynold
USA, 3 min
Writer/Director: Cole Forson

A stop-motion wonder that follows a little guy trying to find his way—and a friend—in the big world.


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Sunday October 26, 2014 10:45am - 12:30pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

2:30pm

Shorts Program 4: Mothers, Fathers, Sons, and Daughters
I Don't Care UK
Runtime: 14 minutes          
Writer/Director: Carolina Giammetta
Synopsis: Ollie, an uncertain and discouraged mother-to-be, befriends an unlikely young girl who helps her face her misgivings and find joy in what the future holds.  
See trailer 

Fault Lines US
Runtime: 11 minutes          
Writer: Marisa Christine Medina (in attendance), Andrew Duncan Visser
Director: Marisa Christine Medina (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Headstrong eleven-year-old Nina is hesitant to have her seemingly hostile and irresponsible father watch over her and her younger brother after school.

Full-Windsor US
Runtime: 6 minutes
Writer/Director: Faraday Okoro (in attendance)
Synopsis: A young boy defies his mother by wearing a garment she has openly disapproved. 
See trailer 

Tracks UK
Runtime: 13 minutes          
Writer/Director: Claire Oakley (in attendance)
Synopsis: When his father takes Ed on his inaugural hunt, their relationship is tested after Ed doesn’t react as expected, and their wider connection with Nature is brought into question.
See Trailer 

Osmonde UK
Runtime: 22 minutes
Writer: Tessa Nichols
Director: Elsa Bauverd
Synopsis: Antoine's relationship with his grandmother is put to the test when she asks him to teach her how to write so she can apply to an assisted suicide organization.  

Mimi & Me Canada
Runtime: 16 minutes
Writer/Director: Marly Reed
Synopsis: A teenage wallflower gets sex advice from her alcoholic, gambling-addicted grandma and then heads to her first party to win over the guy of her dreams.

Luke Ireland          
Runtime: 12 minutes          
Writer/Director: Conor Hamill (in attendance)
Synopsis: After years of being the sole caregiver for his dementia stricken mother, Luke must now also cope with the return of his older brother.
See Trailer  

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Filmmakers
CO

Claire Oakley

Writer/Director, Tracks
CH

Conor Hamill

Writer Director from Dublin, Ireland. My debut short film, 'Luke' is in competition and you can catch it in the Shorts Programme 4: Mothers, Fathers, Sons, and Daughters.
MC

Marisa Christine Medina

Writer/Director, Fault Lines



Sunday October 26, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

5:00pm

Shorts Program 5: Into the Unknown
Entrain Canada
Runtime: 7 minutes
Writer: Adrien Benson (in attendance)
Director: Adrien Benson & Elaine Poon (both in attendance)
Synopsis: Absorbed in his own world, Laurent draws the attention of a fellow train passenger who shares his interest in rhythm despite their obvious language barrier. 
Also in Attendance: Farah Merani (Producer)
See Trailer

A Day in Eden Germany, US
Runtime: 11 minutes           
Writer/Director: Assal Ghawami (in attendance)
Synopsis: A somewhat incapacitated elderly man, in a nursing home, finds himself pursuing a wayward action for personal comfort.  While encountering a visit from a young woman, the two find themselves presented with a sudden and unfortunate occurrence that forces them both to confront a moral complexity. 
See Trailer     
Also In Attendance: Alex Trebby (Producer)

Remission Singapore
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Annalise Leonelli (in attendance)
Synopsis: A lonely breast cancer survivor seeks intimacy for the first time since her surgery. 

Escape US
Runtime: 17 minutes           
Writer/Director: Zia Islam (in attendance)
Synopsis: A paramedic faces an ethical dilemma, deciding whether or not to assist his partner in helping a group of undocumented immigrants escape from a police raid. 
See Trailer 

Zwei Zucker Germany
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Suzanne Riley
Director: Thore Schwemann (in attendance)
Synopsis: Klara and her husband, Anton, have been independent for years, but as Anton's health begins to decline, Klara struggles to hold onto her autonomy and emphasize to their son that she's capable of taking care of Anton alone. 

Under UK
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Dean Loxton (in attendance)
Synopsis: Connection can be revealed in mysterious ways, and for Kerry--a train operator struggling to deal with a traumatic event-- solace is found with a stranger.
See Trailer 

This Is Normal US
Runtime: 20 minutes           
Writer/Director: Ryan Welsh & Justin Giddings
Synopsis: A young, deaf woman struggles to deal with the ramifications of a regenerative surgery that could correct her ability to hear.
See Trailer 

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Filmmakers
AB

Adrien Benson

Writer/Director, Entrain
AT

Alex Trebby

Producer, A Day in Eden
AL

Annalise Leonelli

Writer/Director, Remission
AG

Assal Ghawami

Writer/Director, A Day in Eden
DL

Dean Loxton

Writer/Director, Under
avatar for Elaine Poon

Elaine Poon

Director/Executive Producer, Entrain
Director/Producer, Entrain
FM

Farah Merani

Producer, Entrain
TS

Thore Schwemann

Director, Zwei Zucker
ZI

Zia Islam

Writer/Director, Escape



Sunday October 26, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

7:30pm

Shorts Program 7: You Do You
Please Hand Stamp US
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Lauren Pence & Jeff Jenkins
Directors: Jeff Jenkins
Synopsis: An apprehensive young man sells his soul to the devil in an attempt to win the woman of his dreams. 
See trailer 

Bunion US
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer: Avi Rothman (in attendance)
Director: Jessica Sanders (in attendance)
Synopsis: The story of a man, his foot, and finding happiness.   
See Trailer

Manny Gets Censored Australia
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer/Director: Graeme Robertson
Synopsis: Manny wakes up to find his life has been censored by the film classification board. Angry, confused, and now rated G, Manny tries to adjust to his confusing new life and fix a broken heart.
See Trailer

Leonard in Slow Motion Canada, US, UK
Runtime: 9 minutes           
Writer/Director: Peter Livolsi (in attendance)
Synopsis: Leonard exists in slow motion but lives in a regular speed world.  When he discovers his office crush is getting transferred to Florida, Leonard decides he must somehow become regular speed to win her heart before she leaves town for good.
See Trailer

Chum Iceland           
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Jorundur Ragnarsson & Elizabeth Blau Rose
Director: Jorundur Ragnarsson  
Synopsis: Uggi and Kiddi, both bachelors pushing seventy, have their friendship threatened when they find Rosa, a buxom and beautiful woman their own age, soaking serenely in their hot tub.
See Trailer

NENA Spain
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
Synopsis: Sixteen years after he broke Ana’s heart, Javier reappears. Now Ana must decide whether to give him another chance by debating the issue with her teenaged self. 
See trailer 

In the Clouds Argentina
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer/Director: Marcelo Mitnik (in attendance)
Synopsis: The difference between how we think romance should work and how it actually does is at the comedic heart of EN LAS NUBES, an exploration of cultural disagreements about intimacy, love, and marriage proposals in the age of YouTube. 

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Filmmakers
AR

Avi Rothman

Writer, Bunion
JS

Jessica Sanders

Director, Bunion
MM

Marcelo Mitnik

Writer/Director, In the Clouds



Sunday October 26, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre
 
Monday, October 27
 

2:30pm

Shorts Program 6: Odd Jobs
everything & everything & everything USA
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Alberto Roldán
Synopsis: Morgan leads an oppressive and vapid life, but when a mystical blue prism—that inexplicably produces doorknobs—appears in his apartment, a personal transformation ensues.
See trailer

Green Thumb USA
Runtime: 11 minutes           
Writer/Director: Phil Lorin & Kiel Murray           
Synopsis: When busy parents discover their six-year-old son's lovingly maintained marijuana plant in the backyard, they disagree on what to do about it.
See trailer
Also in Attendance: Susan Brunig (Colorist)

A Late Man USA
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer/Director: Fidel Ruiz-Healy (in attendance)
Synopsis: Securitech Security Services is trying to fill an office position and takes a liking to a man who isn't who he appears.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Tyler Walker (Producer)

The Polterman USA
Runtime: 14 minutes           
Writer/Director: Shane Ware (in attendance)
Synopsis: Horace, a spirit cleanser for the community, is assigned a young offender by a local judge to spend the afternoon performing an exorcism on a woman's home, but soon the delinquent becomes suspicious of their actions.  

Paradise Males UK
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer: Michael Spicer
Director: Andy Devonshire
Synopsis: Pam—who has awoken under strange circumstances—experiences temporary amnesia, and after piecing together her shattered memory, she soon realizes a deadly decision must be made. 
See Trailer

Future Hero USA
Runtime: 7 minutes           
Writer/Director: Ramin Serry    
Synopsis: This short film tells the story of a dad, a son, and a time-traveling killer android.

Simon Says USA
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer: Steve Storm, Jamie Sterba (both in attendance)
Director: Jamie Sterba (in attendance)
Synopsis: Plagued by the disconcerting thoughts inside his head, a self-doubting entrepreneur begins to suspect that they may not be his own.
Also in Attendance: Boo Arnold (Producer)
See Trailer

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Monday October 27, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

5:00pm

Shorts Program 3: The Lost & The Young
La Carnada Mexico/US
Runtime: 17 minutes           
Writer/Director: Josh Soskin
Synopsis: A teenage boy deals with his mother's fight against diabetes while lacking the money to pay for insulin.  He decides to take on a job that proves bigger than he realizes.  
See trailer

Eleven New Zealand
Runtime: 13 minutes           
Writer: Kate Prior
Director: Abigail Greenwood
Synopsis: Caught in between friends, Emily must choose whether or not to join Brooke and her giggling group of friends, but her acceptance depends upon an act betrayal.  
See Trailer

one afternoon in summer Germany
Runtime: 18 minutes           
Writer/Director: Lilli Tautfest
Synopsis: During the last week of the summer, two sisters, one discovering herself as a young woman and the other still reveling in her innocence, spend the afternoon together.  

Fitted US
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Auriel Rudnick (in attendance)
Synopsis: A teenage girl's integrity is challenged during a moment of artistic self-expression.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Mallory Schwartz (Producer)
Zoe Robyn (1st AC)

Detour Singapore
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer/Director: Michael Kam (in attendance)
Synopsis: A taxi driver has trouble controlling his young sons, fighting in the back seat.  In a moment, a stranger accosts the youngest son, and what occurs thereafter shatters the brother’s innocence forever.
See trailer
Also In Attendance: Saiful Azri (Assistant Director)

How I Didn’t Become a Piano Player
 UK           
Runtime: 18 minutes           
Writer/Director: Tommaso Pitta
Synopsis: A talentless, yet tenacious, young boy decides to take piano lessons despite his consistent belabored performance. 
See trailer 

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Monday October 27, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

7:15pm

Shorts Program 10: Texas Shorts
dawn. US          
Runtime: 19 minutes      
Writer/Director: Ya'Ke Smith       
Synopsis: Dawn, a young woman recently released from prison, finds the adjustment to a life of freedom daunting and insurmountable, and must decide if she is resolute in her new life path. 
See trailer 

Once Again US          
Runtime: 19 minutes                      
Writer/Director: John Moore (in attendance)     
Synopsis: This story allows you to follow the creative, yet plagued, mind behind one young man's struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder.
See Trailer

Neighbors US          
Runtime: 11 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Alison Boland (in attendance)  
Synopsis: The unofficial mayor of a gentrifying street unwittingly ignites cultural conflict when he makes it his personal mission to bring his neighbors together for a block party.
Also in Attendance: Matt Koshmrl (Director of Photography), James Griffin (Subject)

Stroker US          
Runtime: 19 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Austin Nichols (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Phil Stroker, a young man finished with his numbing career and stale marriage, reevaluates his existence and takes solace in a new, refreshing surrounding.

SKUNK US    
Runtime: 16 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Annie Silverstein (in attendance)           
Synopsis: When her pit bull is stolen by an amateur dog fighter, 14-year old Leila is forced to stand up for herself, at the cost of her own innocence.
See trailer 
Monique Walton (Producer)

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Monday October 27, 2014 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:30pm

Shorts Program 11: Animated Shorts
Lost Property UK               
Runtime: 7 minutes                         
Writer/Director: Asa Lucander   
Synopsis: A woman approaches a clerk in a lost property office, and together they explore assorted ephemera in search of something she has lost. 
See Trailer


Pig, US
Runtime: 2 minutes
Writer/Director: Amelia Giller
Synopsis: A pig confronts her body image issues

Fluffo US
Runtime: 13 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Steve McClean                
Synopsis: Stuck in a nightmarish existence where every night he finds himself pulled out of a hat, Fluffo must pull one last magic trick to free himself from humiliation and join his family once again.
See trailer  

The Last Resort UK               
Runtime: 8 Minutes                        
Writer: Gillian Park          
Director: Stephanie Blakey          
Synopsis: Two sisters are left in charge of entertaining one recurring guest at their parent's isolated hotel, but they soon find that their youngest sister is the one that needs entertaining.
See Trailer 

Between Times Netherlands, US            
Runtime: 15 minutes                      
Writer/Directors: Max Porter (in attendance) and Ru Kuwahata (in attendance) 
Synopsis: From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.
See Trailer  

Mend and Make Do UK       
Runtime: 9 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Bexie Bush        
Synopsis: Told through whimsical stop motion and a soft pastel palate, this is a peak into a once blooming love story that speaks to the beauty of imperfection and the art of loving that imperfection. 
See trailer 

Amigo US       
Runtime: 4 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Celestino Marina            
Synopsis: A young boy becomes best friends with his birthday piñata

The Dam Keeper US     
Runtime: 18 minutes      
Writer/Directors: Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi  
Synopsis: A small town has survived a foreboding environmental threat because it is tirelessly monitored by a young pig.  Accustomed to the indifference of the public and being taunted by his classmates, things begin to change when a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class.
See trailer 
In Attedance: Celestino Marina (animator)

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Monday October 27, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

10:00pm

Shorts Program 8: An Unfortunate Encounter
Siren Canada 
Runtime: 9 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Alex Clark (in attendance)
Producer: Chris Luckhardt (in attendance)         
Synopsis: Ambulance paramedics, Mills and Anderson, answer a 911 call after stopping to deal with personal problems, but what they believed to be a routine case turns into a deadly race against time.

Held Together by Venom US       
Runtime: 10 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Michael Gonzales (In Attendance)        
Synopsis: When Victor visits an old friend in her noticeably bare apartment, an awkward conversation pursues and he makes motions to leave, but not before witnessing the peculiar relationship his friend has with her landlord.
See trailer 
Also In Attendance: Nicodemus Antonio Montez (Producer)

Redaction US       
Runtime: 10 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Tim Sanger (In Attendance)   
Synopsis: In a future where victims of traumatic crimes have their memory erased like it never happened, one woman finds herself struggling for her right to refuse the process. 
See trailer 

MOTH (Man of the House) UK                     
Runtime: 11 minutes                      
Writer/Director: O-T Fagbenle  
Synopsis: A survivor in a post-apocalyptic world comes across a mysterious nine-year-old boy.
See trailer

Best friends forever Sweden               
Runtime: 17 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Henrik Sundgren            
Synopsis: A developmentally disabled, middle-aged man confuses confinement of another person with friendship. 

An Outside Force US
Runtime: 17 minutes
Writer/Director: Josh Ryder
Synopsis: While driving down a country road, recently sober Riley reveals to addicted friend Ben what he has found as a better—and more dangerous—high. 

Lightning in the Hand US
Runtime: 16 minutes
Writers: Andrew Reuland, Joey Grossfield
Director: Joey Grossfield
Synopsis: The Apache say it is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

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Monday October 27, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Hideout Theatre
 
Tuesday, October 28
 

2:30pm

Shorts Program 5: Into the Unknown
Entrain Canada
Runtime: 7 minutes
Writer: Adrien Benson (in attendance)
Director: Adrien Benson & Elaine Poon (both in attendance)
Synopsis: Absorbed in his own world, Laurent draws the attention of a fellow train passenger who shares his interest in rhythm despite their obvious language barrier. 
Also in Attendance: Farah Merani (Producer)
See Trailer

A Day in Eden Germany, US
Runtime: 11 minutes          
Writer/Director: Assal Ghawami, (In Attendance)
Synopsis: A somewhat incapacitated elderly man, in a nursing home, finds himself pursuing a wayward action for personal comfort.  While encountering a visit from a young woman, the two find themselves presented with a sudden and unfortunate occurrence that forces them both to confront a moral complexity. 
See Trailer
Also In Attendance: Alex Trebby (Producer)

Remission Singapore
Runtime: 12 minutes          
Writer/Director: Annalise Leonelli (In Attendance) 
Synopsis: A lonely breast cancer survivor seeks intimacy for the first time since her surgery. 

Escape US
Runtime: 17 minutes          
Writer/Director: Zia Islam (in attendance)      
Synopsis: A paramedic faces an ethical dilemma, deciding whether or not to assist his partner in helping a group of undocumented immigrants escape from a police raid. 
See Trailer 

Zwei Zucker Germany
Runtime: 15 minutes          
Writer: Suzanne Riley
Director: Thore Schwemann
Synopsis: Klara and her husband, Anton, have been independent for years, but as Anton's health begins to decline, Klara struggles to hold onto her autonomy and emphasize to their son that she's capable of taking care of Anton alone. 

Under UK
Runtime: 12 minutes          
Writer/Director: Dean Loxton (In Attendance)
Synopsis: Connection can be revealed in mysterious ways, and for Kerry--a train operator struggling to deal with a traumatic event-- solace is found with a stranger.
See Trailer 

This Is Normal US
Runtime: 20 minutes          
Writer/Director: Ryan Welsh & Justin Giddings
Synopsis: A young, deaf woman struggles to deal with the ramifications of a regenerative surgery that could correct her ability to hear.            
See Trailer 

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

5:00pm

Shorts Program 7: You Do You
Please Hand Stamp US
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Lauren Pence & Jeff Jenkins
Directors: Jeff Jenkins
Synopsis: An apprehensive young man sells his soul to the devil in an attempt to win the woman of his dreams. 
See trailer 

Bunion US
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer: Avi Rothman
Director: Jessica Sanders (in attendance)
Synopsis: The story of a man, his foot, and finding happiness.   
See Trailer

Manny Gets Censored Australia
Runtime: 8 minutes
Writer/Director: Graeme Robertson
Synopsis: Manny wakes up to find his life has been censored by the film classification board. Angry, confused, and now rated G, Manny tries to adjust to his confusing new life and fix a broken heart.
See Trailer

Leonard in Slow Motion Canada, US, UK
Runtime: 9 minutes           
Writer/Director: Peter Livolsi (in attendance)
Synopsis: Leonard exists in slow motion but lives in a regular speed world.  When he discovers his office crush is getting transferred to Florida, Leonard decides he must somehow become regular speed to win her heart before she leaves town for good.
See Trailer 

Chum Iceland           
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Jorundur Ragnarsson & Elizabeth Blau Rose
Director: Jorundur Ragnarsson   
Synopsis: Uggi and Kiddi, both bachelors pushing seventy, have their friendship threatened when they find Rosa, a buxom and beautiful woman their own age, soaking serenely in their hot tub. 
See Trailer

NENA Spain
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
Synopsis: Sixteen years after he broke Ana’s heart, Javier reappears. Now Ana must decide whether to give him another chance by debating the issue with her teenaged self. 
See trailer 

In the Clouds Argentina
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer/Director: Marcelo Mitnik (in attendance)
Synopsis: The difference between how we think romance should work and how it actually does is at the comedic heart of EN LAS NUBES, an exploration of cultural disagreements about intimacy, love, and marriage proposals in the age of YouTube. 

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

7:30pm

Shorts Program 4: Mothers, Fathers, Sons, and Daughters
I Don't Care UK
Runtime: 14 minutes           
Writer/Director: Carolina Giammetta
Synopsis: Ollie, an uncertain and discouraged mother-to-be, befriends an unlikely young girl who helps her face her misgivings and find joy in what the future holds.  
See trailer 

Fault Lines US
Runtime: 11 minutes           
Writer: Marisa Christine Medina (in attendance), Andrew Duncan Visser
Director: Marisa Christine Medina (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Headstrong eleven-year-old Nina is hesitant to have her seemingly hostile and irresponsible father watch over her and her younger brother after school.

Full-Windsor US
Runtime: 6 minutes
Writer/Director: Faraday Okoro (in attendance)
Synopsis: A young boy defies his mother by wearing a garment she has openly disapproved. 
See trailer 

TRACKS UK
Runtime: 13 minutes           
Writer/Director: Claire Oakley (in attendance)
Synopsis: When his father takes Ed on his inaugural hunt, their relationship is tested after Ed doesn’t react as expected, and their wider connection with Nature is brought into question.
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Osmonde UK
Runtime: 22 minutes
Writer: Tessa Nichols
Director: Elsa Bauverd
Synopsis: Antoine's relationship with his grandmother is put to the test when she asks him to teach her how to write so she can apply to an assisted suicide organization.  

Mimi & Me Canada
Runtime: 16 minutes
Writer/Director: Marly Reed
Synopsis: A teenage wallflower gets sex advice from her alcoholic, gambling-addicted grandma and then heads to her first party to win over the guy of her dreams.

LUKE Ireland           
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Conor Hamill (in attendance)
Synopsis: After years of being the sole caregiver for his dementia stricken mother, Luke must now also cope with the return of his older brother
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Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

10:00pm

Shorts Program 1: Big Shoes, Little Feet
The Chicken Croatia
Runtime: 15 minutes
Writer/Director: Una Gunjak
Synopsis: As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma is given a live chicken. After realizing the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the commotion such an action could cause.  
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Ruslan Germany, Russian Federation, UK
Runtime: 10 minutes
Writer/Director: Taisia Deeva (in attendance)
Synopsis: While spending time with his grandmother, a small, mischievous boy is confronted with mortality and soon becomes hysterical about the concept.    
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Also in Attendance: Wolfgang Boss

Seventh Grade US          
Runtime: 12 minutes           
Writer/Director: Stefani Saintonge (in attendance)
Synopsis: Having refused to leave behind her childhood, Patrice is forced to join the party and embrace her adolescence after a raunchy rumor threatens her best friend’s reputation. 
Also In Attendance: Brian Diggs (Cinematographer)

Juan Y La Nube Spain
Runtime: 20 minutes           
Writer: Susana Lopez Rubio
Director: Giovanni Maccelli
Synopsis: Juan is a child who doesn’t have any friends. La Nube is a cloud who doesn’t have any cloud friends. They find each other and become friends. However, Juan grows up and gets lost in the grey adult world.
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Billy the Kid Canada
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer: Matt Pancer
Director: Joshua Amar (in attendance)
Synopisis: Amid the American Civil War, a poverty stricken farmer, Edward McCarty, struggles with the implications of revenging his murdered wife in the face of his adolescent son.
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DOOR GOD China
Runtime: 24 minutes           
Writer/Director: Yulin Liu
Synopsis: The unrequited sentiment and presence of a special visitor for the Chinese New Year celebration enables Lingli, a young girl, to blossom into a young woman.

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Filmmakers
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Matt Pancer

Writer and Executive Producer of "Billy the Kid".



Tuesday October 28, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Hideout Theatre
 
Wednesday, October 29
 

4:00pm

I'm You, Dickhead
Writer: Larry Boxshall
Director: Lucas Testro

In order to come across as more attractive to women, a man travels back in time to force his 10-year-old self to learn guitar.

SCREENING WITH:
The History of Time Travel

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

5:00pm

Shorts Program 12: Documentary Shorts
The Next Part US
Runtime: 17 minutes                                      
Director: Erin Sanger       
Synopsis: A collected and confident look at how a double-amputee army bomb tech and his wife grapple with his injuries amid unexpected circumstances.
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Find Me a Man US       
Runtime: 7 minutes                                        
Director: John Sebelius (in attendance) 
Synopsis: Randy Roy lost her husband of 22 years, Bill, to a drunk driving accident eight years ago. Since his passing, she has found it difficult to find any man that measures up. The film explores the difficulties and humor that comes when trying to find love again, in your 60s, while living in Topeka, Kansas.
Also in Attendance: Brad Roszell (Producer/Editor), Randy Roy (Subject)

Changeover US        
Runtime: 11 minutes                                       
Director: David Ketterer, T, Connor Lynch             
Synopsis: As the days of 35mm film comes to a close, Bill Frankhouser, owner of Super 322 Drive-In in the hills of Pennsylvania, must come to grips with the financial and emotional challenges the industry has forced upon him.
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In Attendance: Chandler Wild (Producer), Scott Dela Cruz (Producer)


A Shot in the Dark US 
Runtime: 7 minutes                                        
Director: Clyde Burley (in attendance) 
Synopsis: A mechanic forced into retirement after a back injury learns to make handcrafted lamps out of what once would have been considered trash.

Slow Season US            
Runtime: 6 minutes                                        
Director: John Fiege (in attendance)
Synopsis: As the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill linger in Louisiana’s bayou country, a way of life begins to slip away for a crab fisherman and his sons.

Albert US       
Runtime: 14 minutes                                      
Director: Daniel Jaffe (in attendance)  
Synopsis: Albert Rizzi, a teacher who is now blind, shares his story of losing his eyesight and how his world has changed since. 
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Stella Walsh US          
Runtime: 15 minutes                                      
Director: Rob Lucas         
Synopsis: Almost fifty years after her stunning gold medal win in the women’s 100 meter dash, Stella Walsh is shot and killed in Cleveland, Ohio, exposing the truth about her ambiguous gender.
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The Granny Globetrotter
 US
Runtime: 17 minutes
Director: Vince Williams (in attendance)
Synopsis: Kay Seamayer, a feisty seventy-four-year-old singer and basketball player, lives the dream by battling her way with the All Stars through the Senior Olympic tournament, in hopes for gold.
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Also in Attendance: Heather Child (Producer)

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hideout Theatre

7:00pm

Atomic City
(USA, 32 min)

Director: David McMurry (in attendance)

Atomic City is a meditation on the town of Arco, Idaho, the first city in the world lit electrically with atomic power. Once on the glowing edge of the nuclear future, Arco is a town of just under 1000 residents, struggling to resist fading into the backdrop of the west. Atomic City weaves together ethereal portraits and astrological archetypes to create a melancholy collage of a forgotten town on the atomic frontier.


Screening with:
61 Bullets

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Director, Atomic City

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

7:30pm

Shorts Program 2: Back and Forth
1946 UK
Runtime: 15 minutes           
Writer/Director: Robert Ford
Synopsis: At the turn of his career, Jimmy Stewart must choose between acting roles that move him and roles that make him money.
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The Last Night New Zealand
Runtime: 17 minutes           
Writer/Director: David Strong (in attendance)
Synopsis: On his last night in Afghanistan, a United Nations official is compelled to protect a village from the conflict caused by NATO and the local war lord he has befriended.
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Come Fly With Me US
Runtime: 10 minutes
Writer/Director: Christine Boylan (in attendance)
When a con man bluffs his way through the tense, final ten minutes of the biggest con of his life, the recent death of a loved one may trip him up, or be the key to getting away with it all.


Dishes US
Runtime: 10 minutes           
Writer: Peter Rosemeyer (in attendance)          
Director: Peter Rosemeyer, Billy Kirland (both in attendance)
Synopsis: A guy confronts his roommates about their dirty dishes. Words are said. Fingers are pointed. Things escalate quickly. 
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We Have To Talk Sweden
Runtime: 9 minutes           
Writer/Director: Jean-Pascal Strüwer
Synopsis: After a break in their relationship, Fredrik and Caroline meet-up in a cafe, to discuss their future.
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El Beso Mexico
Runtime: 12 minutes
Writer: Mark Harvey Levine
Director: Carlos G. Davila (in attendance)
Synopsis: Daniel approaches his platonic friend with a simple request. He wants her to give him an honest, sober appraisal of how he kisses.    
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The Way of Tea France
Runtime: 21 minutes           
Writer/Director: Marc Fouchard
Synopsis: In a provincial French town, after the aggression of a young man, a store owner infuses a pot of tea as a peace offering.

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hideout Theatre

10:00pm

Shorts Program 9: Family Scars
Keys of Heaven Finland 
Runtime: 29 minutes                      
Writers: Hamy Ramezan, Ilmari Aho        
Director: Hamy Ramezan
Synopsis: Set in 1984 Iran, homeless brothers Majid (15) and Adel (11) try to survive their daily lives in a war-torn country.

Goodbye Papa Germany             
Runtime: 27 minutes                      
Writers: Matthias Krumrey, Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt                
Director: Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt
Synopsis:A young boy goes on a quest to recover his deceased father’s old medieval armor, and learns what it means to be a true knight.

BAD HUNTER Belgium                
Runtime: 15 minutes                      
Writers: Sahim Omar Kalifa, Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem              
Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Synopsis: While hunting in rural Kurdistan, young Bahoz saves a woman from being raped by an older man and helps her conceal the rape from her family.  However, things escalate that evening when Bahoz receives some unexpected visitors. 

This Way Up US       
Runtime: 27 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Jeremy Cloe (in attendance)
Synopsis: A homeless man living in the storm drains beneath the Las Vegas strip must create a fake life to keep the truth hidden from his daughter.
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Wednesday October 29, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Hideout Theatre
 
Thursday, October 30
 

7:00pm

Spoke
(USA, 21 min)

Director: Henry Horenstein (in attendance)

Spoke chronicles The Broken Spoke, one of Austin, Texas’ last true country dance halls.

 

SCREENS WITH:

Crazy Carl and His Man Boobs: An Austin Love Story

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Thursday October 30, 2014 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

7:00pm

Encore Screening: Shorts Program 11: Animated Shorts
Lost Property UK               
Runtime: 7 minutes                         
Writer/Director: Asa Lucander   
Synopsis: A woman approaches a clerk in a lost property office, and together they explore assorted ephemera in search of something she has lost. 
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Pig, US
Runtime: 2 minutes
Writer/Director: Amelia Giller
Synopsis: A pig confronts her body image issues

Fluffo US
Runtime: 13 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Steve McClean                
Synopsis: Stuck in a nightmarish existence where every night he finds himself pulled out of a hat, Fluffo must pull one last magic trick to free himself from humiliation and join his family once again.
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The Last Resort UK               
Runtime: 8 Minutes                        
Writer: Gillian Park          
Director: Stephanie Blakey          
Synopsis: Two sisters are left in charge of entertaining one recurring guest at their parent's isolated hotel, but they soon find that their youngest sister is the one that needs entertaining.
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Between Times Netherlands, US            
Runtime: 15 minutes                      
Writer/Directors: Max Porter (in attendance) and Ru Kuwahata (in attendance) 
Synopsis: From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.
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Mend and Make Do UK       
Runtime: 9 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Bexie Bush        
Synopsis: Told through whimsical stop motion and a soft pastel palate, this is a peak into a once blooming love story that speaks to the beauty of imperfection and the art of loving that imperfection. 
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Amigo US       
Runtime: 4 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Celestino Marina            
Synopsis: A young boy becomes best friends with his birthday piñata

The Dam Keeper US     
Runtime: 18 minutes      
Writer/Directors: Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi  
Synopsis: A small town has survived a foreboding environmental threat because it is tirelessly monitored by a young pig.  Accustomed to the indifference of the public and being taunted by his classmates, things begin to change when a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class.
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In Attedance: Celestino Marina (animator)

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Thursday October 30, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill