2007 film lineup
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Dandelion Dir: Jackie Liao 5min (Experimental) – NY (email@example.com)
Life is just like dandelions. When the wind comes, they leave, but they won't disappear. They are just going to a new place to start a new life...
Night Falls Dir: Krisztian Majdik 12.5min (Narrative Short) – CA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the tale of a seven year-old boy whose child-like innocence is thrust amidst the cruelties of the Civil War.
Broken Dir: Alan White 92min (Narrative Feature) – CA (email@example.com)
Deep in the LA night, Hope (Heather Graham) confronts all the wrong turns she's made since leaving Ohio and ultimately meets the biggest wrong turn of all in her ex-boyfriend Will (Jeremy Sisto), who's determined to win back her love or die trying.
Rapt Dir: Sara Joel and Jody Oberfelder 5.5min (Experimental) – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A very pregnant woman rolls into water, into the world of her unborn child.
Pop Rocks Dir: Alex Lubliner 15.5min (Narrative Short) – NY (email@example.com)
What if your obsession was the only thing that could save you?
Beyond The Call Dir: Adrian Belic 82min (Feature Doc) – CA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In a Mother Teresa meets Indiana Jones adventure three middle-aged men, former soldiers and modern day knights travel the world delivering life saving humanitarian aid directly into the hands of civilians in some of the most dangerous yet beautiful places on Earth, the front lines of war.
Tune In Dir: Mandana Talieh 1.5min – CA (email@example.com)
A 1970's psychedelic scene. The message is to 'tune in' to your inner Self wherever you may be.
Snake Dir: Becky James 3min – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The film chronicles a failure to deal with growing up while using its extremely appealing characters and sounds to glorify the obdurate attempt to replace what is lost.
In The House Of The Sin Eater Dir: Paul Kloss and Mathew Acheson 18.5min – NY (email@example.com)
Narrative short that creates an alternative world with miniature sets and marionettes created from found objects.
For Annie Dir: Andy Collen 7min – OR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
An animated postcard and farewell from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe. The transportation of our spirit from the physical world comes with our fondest memories.
Sycamore Eve Dir: Evan Viera 7min – MA (email@example.com)
An imaginative and captivating short film about a young girl's effort to protect her planet's most sacred resource.
Dear Beautiful Dir: Roland Becerra 15min – CT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The sudden appearance of exotic flowers in New Haven spawns an unprecedented epidemic that threatens to destroy the city.
Nasuh Dir: Anya Belkina and Ken Calhoun 8min – NC (email@example.com)
A lecherous bath-house worker overcomes his carnal desires when hit by a spiritual revelation.
Startle Pattern Dir: Eric Patrick 13min – IL (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The interior space of a puppet becomes increasingly reflective, revealing the artifice of his own creation.
The Old Man And The Seal Dir: Michael Clark 1.5min – NY (email@example.com)
A comical Arctic adventure.
School Of Yoga Dir: Mandana Talieh 1.5min – CA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Wise Dog character is the guide who takes you through different stages of connecting with your 'self'.
Puppet Dir: Patrick Smith 6min – NY (email@example.com)
Through an escalating series of torture, a possessed sock puppet embodies fear and willful self-destruction.
Deviation Dir: Jon Griggs 6min – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Macintyre, an online-game character and member of a four-man counter-terrorist squad, attempts to break out of the cycle of futile violence that has been his sole existence.
Saul Goodman Dir: Jim Connell 27min – MA (email@example.com)
Three short stories between two total strangers reveal one deadly lie.
Flash Banner Contest Winner Dir: Scott Gelber 2min – PA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A stop-motion animated three-dimensional photo cutout film, with a life-size armature reciting a poem.
For The Want Of A Nail Dir: Frank Lewallen 11min – NY (email@example.com)
They say no news is good news. But for Linda Culpepper, whose husband is fighting in Iraq, every day is an unending journey of uncertainty and underlying fear. (OUT OF COMPETITION)
AIDS, Inc. Dir: Gary Null 113min – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a documentary that shakes the AIDS tree to its foundation. This is the in-depth, uncensored, unexpurgated documentary that lets dozens of quality voices go on the record to share their views on AIDS.
Jim The Rapist Dir: Shandor Garrison 12.5min – NY (email@example.com)
Jim and Annie are in bed, sharing sexual fantasies for the first time.
The Doorman Dir: Wayne Price 80min – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The glamorous, jet-set lifestyle of New York City's most powerful nightclub gatekeeper goes into an abrupt and awkward tailspin when he loses his job, but fails to inform the documentary crew following him.
Line Dance Dir: B.E.F. Oakes 3min (Experimental) – NY (email@example.com)
Animated film that matches the movement of calligraphic lines to an original musical composition.
Syzygy Dir: Chiara Adorno and Tracey Bergrud 5min (Experimental) – CO (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interplay of three beings; two women and a blood-red rose, what it means to deal with death other unspoken things.
Quake Dir: Peter Shanel 18min (Narrative Short) – NY/CA (email@example.com)
13-year old Toby Fisher’s life is starting to rift at the seams. A troubled kid growing up in a troubled house, Toby seems to be taking care of his absent mother and rebellious sister. When scientists announce the discovery of a new fault line running through his neighborhood, Toby takes protecting himself and his family into his own hands.
The Indypendent Dir: Amy Wolf 14min (Documentary) – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
An intimate, comical short that unfolds the creative process behind producing a radical, award-winning newspaper in the media capitol of the world.
Pilgrimage Dir: Tadashi Nakamura 22min (Documentary) – CA (email@example.com)
Inspiring story of how an abandoned WWII concentration camp for Japanese Americans has been transformed into a symbol of retrospection and solidarity for people of all ages, races, and nationalities in our post- 9/11 world.
Other People’s Children Dir: Beth Miranda Bothshon 42.5min (Documentary) – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Three immigrant nannies shed light on the various challenges they face taking care of other people's children in New York City.
The Eyes of the Panther Dir: Michael Barton 23min – CA (email@example.com)
A young woman's refusal of her lover's marriage proposal turns out to be for his own good as mysterious events surrounding her birth are revealed. As Bierce's first chapter heading reads, 'One Does Not Always Marry When Insane.’
Olyver Brody Dir: Robert Muraskin 17min – FL (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If Olyver Brody falls asleep, he will die. But staying awake means luring young children into the woods and the clutches of a deadly witch. When Olyver encounters his newest victim, a young girl, the two set off on a journey of redemption.
The Sisterhood of Night Dir: Jeffrey Moss 17min – IL (email@example.com)
Young girls in a small midwestern town have formed a secret nocturnal society and taken a vow of silence. But when one girl breaks her vow, damage is done and the girls' silence leads to outrage throughout the town.
Deleted Scenes Dir: Ryan Gielen 23min – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Two ex-friends reunite to record the Director's Commentary for their hit indie film, five years after its release and their subsequent falling out.
Jesus Cooks Me Breakfast Dir: Jason Antoon 25min – NY (email@example.com)
Jules, an unmotivated New Yorker, gets a surprise visit from the son of God. While preparing breakfast, Jesus reveals that God is missing and he wants Jules to find him. With relationship problems weighing on him, will Jules be able to motivate and take on this monumental task, or will he fall back into his miserable modern existence and ignore the king of kings?
Canta Succubi Dir: Christopher St. John 5min (Experimental) – CA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This afternoon-dream music video was created to accompany the Outgrabe song “Canta Succubi.” Featuring a combination of animation and footage shot in Cuba, it takes viewers on a journey, a visit to death, and ultimate redemption.
EEE Funk Dir: Hunter Fine 3min (Experimental) – CA (email@example.com)
A stop-motion animation music video for the LA indie rock band, Sputnik Monroe. Constructed with over 6,000 picture cut outs of the band and the leading characters, it was made over a period of 3 months. The end product is an animated realm that's never been seen before.
The Little Gorilla Dir: Harry Kellerman 12min (Narrative Short) – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A boy must find the courage to climb a tall and scary jungle gym. In the shadows of looming NYC skyscrapers, and an older brother who lacks faith, the Little Gorilla must unchain the King Kong within.
Walking Out On Love Dir: Beau Yarrow 20min (Narrative Short) – CA (email@example.com)
When Jenny isn’t running her family, she’s running her band. Neither one could exist without her. But when her band is given the opportunity of a lifetime, Jenny must make a decision that will change her life.
Off Duty Dir: Vijay Mathew 65min (Narrative Feature) – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
An Indian cab driver in New York picks up a wealthy customer who seemingly destroys the driver's life savings. While attempting to restore his lost money, the driver starts to question his unwavering duty to his family that he hasn't seen in several years. After his money is finally recovered, he begins to sever his ties to his family.
4 Pints Dir: Justin Dillard 3min (Trailer) – NY (email@example.com)
What happens when a man must destroy others' lives to save his family?
(Teaser Trailer for project-in-development titled 'Four Pints' – OUT OF COMPETITION)
Hollow Dir: Paul Bickel 9min (Narrative Short) – CA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dark and disturbing journey through a young boy’s troubled pathology and ultimately ends as a poignant story of a broken family and lost innocence.
Storage Dir: Mark Roush 9.5 (Narrative Short) – OR (email@example.com)
Kathy gets accidentally locked overnight in a storage facilty and must wait until morning to be let out. That is, if the building lets her leave.
The Lycanthrope Dir: Lucas Peltonen 9.5min (Narrative Short) – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After waking up in bed next to an eviscerated female corpse, Jonah is convinced that he is a flesh-eating Werewolf, so he asks his best friend, Harris, to kill him in order to prevent the slaughter of any more innocent victims.
Days of Darkness Dir: Jake Kennedy 84min (Narrative Feature) – CA (email@example.com)
As if ripped from the headlines, the world watches as a comet looms over the earth for days. The masses were told ‘there is nothing to worry about’. It was a lie! An eclectic group of survivors huddle together and battle for their only chance to survive against the uprising of the undead while trying to save the fate of mankind.
The Woman In The Eye Dir: Rachel Lears 8min (Documentary) – NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Combining playful archival material with street videography and intimate interviews, this experimental documentary short explores the advertising takeover of urban space in New York City.
The Tribe Dir: Tiffany Shlain 18min (Documentary) – CA (email@example.com)
An unorthodox, unauthorized history of the Jewish people and the Barbie doll... in about 15 minutes.
Karma Café Dir: Eben Kostbar 10min (Narrative Short) – CA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A coffee shop cashier instills confidence in a lonely, young man seeking love. Are they the words of The Wise or simply acts of coincidence?
The Wine Bar Dir: Christian Remde 11.5min (Narrative Short) – NY (email@example.com)
When blue-collar Henry orders a beer in a snooty wine bar he offends everyone and has to defend himself and the woman sitting next to him.
Entry Level Dir: Douglas Horn 85min (Narrative Feature) – CA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A former chef (played by D.B. Sweeney) tries to start over in Corporate America at age 38, interviewing for entry-level jobs. A comedy about starting over ...at the bottom.
Tis The Season Dir: Bob Giovanelli 5.5min (Narrative Short) – NY (email@example.com)
A little girl mistakes a Hasidic Jew for Santa Claus.
Her Best Move Dir: Norm Hunter 100min (Narrative Feature) – CA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
High School is crazy enough, but for fifteen-year-old soccer sensation Sara Davis, it's about to get even crazier. With National Development Team scouts watching her every move, Sara must juggle life, love and the opportunity of a lifetime.
Chronicles of Impeccable Sportsmanship Dir: Erika Tasini (Narrative Short) – CA (email@example.com)
A little girl, her parents, a ball. The endless contentions between two competitive parents, seen through the curious eyes of a perceptive and enterprising little girl.
Cantata in C Major Dir: Ronnie Cramer 11min (Experimental) – CO (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Six-hundred-five film clips are assembled and used to create a piece of electronic music.
pretty in the face Dir: Nate Meyer 90min (Narrative Feature) – NY (email@example.com)
Dispirited by an overwhelming sense of inadequacy, Maggie’s (age 26) sexual curiosity leads her through a series of precarious decisions. Daniel (14), overweight and insecure, resents his mother’s obesity and worries he’s destined to for the same fate. United through tragedy, they help each other recognize the ways they sabotage their potential.