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Friday, November 11
 

6:00pm

2016 Opening Night Patron Event
A special opening event for all our Patron Members. Get the skinny on the films and filmmakers coming to the 10th Annual Red Rock Film Festival.

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Friday November 11, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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7:15pm

Where we Begin (20m) + Without You (5m)
Where We Begin
(Japan, USA) In English
(2015) 20 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Hikari, PRO Hikari, Peter Maestrey, Yvonne Jimenez, Luis  Moro, SCR Hikari DP Aaron C. Smith, EDIT Thomas A. Krueger, MUS , CAST Arielle  Elonys,Derrick Butler,Iris Karina

Sophia reflects on her past in the last hours of her life - She is a young, vibrant woman who falls in love with a gypsy boy, Leo. Through dance movements, we shed light on the many faces of love and life, the pressures we place upon ourselves, and those that others place onto us. "Where We Begin" is a story of courage, perseverance and the strength to endure all other obstacles.

Without You (Ohne Dich)
(Germany) In German with English subtitles
(2016) 4 min. (2.39:1)

DIR Randa  Chahoud, PRO Randa Chahoud, Sören Schulz, SCR Randa Chahoud, DP Sören Schulz, EDIT Sören Schulz, MUS Emilio Chahoud, CAST Florian Stetter, Frederike Schinzler

Bastian has a special objective. He desperately goes to the park and searches in the bushes and in the clearing for someone. That someone is Marie who has a secret meeting with him to share a lunch break to discuss family, her new male friend and even a letter from her landlord. Their meetings have to come to an end, and no one can see them together. What other secrets do they hold?

Directors
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Hikari

Director/Producer/Writer, "Where We Begin"
Originally from Osaka Japan, Hikari (also as known as Mitsuyo Miyazaki) is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her USC thesis film “Tsuyako” (2011, Drama) visited over 100 film festivals worldwide, and received 47 awards including DGA Student Award for the Best Female Filmmaker, and qualifications for the Oscar in 2012 and 2013. Her past work includes live action/animated short film “A Better Tomorrow” (2013... Read More →
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Randa Chahoud

Director, Without You
Randa Chahoud was born in 1975 in Berlin into a Syrian-German family. She studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin). In addition, she had internships with professional photographers, stage designers, and participated in practical courses with Michael Ballhaus during Martin Scorsese’s shooting of “Gangs of New York”.While studying, Randa worked as a director for... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2016 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:30pm

Opening Night: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (98m)
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
(USA) In English
(2016) 98 min. (16:9)

DIR Werner Herzog, PRO Werner Herzog, Rupert Maconick, SCR Werner Herzog, DP Peter Zeitlinger, EDIT Marco Capalbo, MUS Mark degli Antoni with Sebastian Steinberg, CAST Dr. Joydeep Biswas, Shawn Carpenter, Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, Lawrence Krauss, Kevin Mitnick, Elon Musk, Sebastian Thrun, Lucianne Walkowicz

The celebrated Oscar®-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (“Grizzly Man”, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches. It explores the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

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Zion
(USA) In English
(2016) 5 min. (16:9)  — Featured Artist

DIR Jim Pattiz, Will Pattiz, PRO Sea Raven Media, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

ZION is the culmination of nearly a month spent exploring Zion National Park during peak fall color. Exquisitely carved by the Virgin River over millions of years, Zion Canyon is one of the most stunning places on earth. Journey with More Than Just Parks to discover a land of dazzling red cliffs, golden meadows, sweeping vistas, towering white temples, and ancient rivers. This is Zion.

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HyperZooming through Hallstatt
(Austria) In  with English subtitles
(2015) 2 min. (16:9) — Featured Artist

DIR Geoff Tompkinson, PRO Liz Tompkinson, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Slava Pogorelski - Sound Design

The beautiful historic town of Hallstatt is a Unesco World Heritage site in Upper Austria.It is visited by many thousands of tourists each year but perhaps none of them get to see it quite like this.As if on the back of an invisible insect we fly around the sites of this wonderful town in one continuous journey passing through buildings to emerge in different parts of the town, finally ending up on the new viewpoint from Rudolfsturm perched high above the ancient town square.Those of you who know Hallstatt, as well as anyone who watches the video carefully, will appreciate that I have applied a little artistic licence to the geometry of the town in order to seamlessly link the locations.The footage was shot over a two day period but the post production, of course, took considerably longer.

Directors
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Geoff Tompkinson

Director, "Hyperzooming Through Hallstatt"
Geoff Tompkinson is currently working on the biggest HyperZoom ever for the Austrian tourism board. 20 locations all over upper Austria linked into one continuous flight with no visible cuts. It features drone-like flights over tree lines and mountain ridges have been added to the technique - all without drone of course.
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Jim Pattiz

Director, "Zion", "More Than Just Parks"
Jim Pattiz is a Co-Founder of More Than Just Parks and Creative Director of Sea Raven Media. After being taken in by the national parks, Jim, along with his brother Will decided to found More Than Just Parks in the summer of 2014 with the goal of sharing the wonders of the national parks with as many people as possible. Jim dedicates his time to pushing the boundaries in engaging film and multimedia.
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Werner Herzog

Director, "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World"
Werner Herzog (director, writer, producer) has written, produced and directed some 70 films, acted in a number of films, published books of prose, staged about a dozen operas and founded his own educational program, the Rogue Film School. | Born in Munich in 1942, Herzog grew up in a remote valley in the Bavarian mountains. Until age 11 he did not even know of the existence of cinema. He started to develop film projects from age 15 on, and... Read More →
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Will Pattiz

Director, "Zion", "More Than Just Parks"
Will Pattiz is a Co-Founder of More Than Just Parks and Founder of Sea Raven Media. After being taken in by the national parks, Will, along with his brother Jim decided to found More Than Just Parks in the summer of 2014 with the goal of sharing the wonders of the national parks with as many people as possible. Will continues to follow his passion in filmmaking and media around the globe.



Friday November 11, 2016 7:30pm - 9:20pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:45pm

Sing for your Supper (15m) + The Suitor (12m)
Sing For Your Supper
(USA) In English
(2016) 15 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Mu Sun, PRO Karen Lavender, Gensho Tasaka, SCR Michael Jonathan Smith, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Bodhi Elfman, Georgina Reilly

In a totalitarian world where one only eats as well as they can sing, a man must overcome his bout of laryngitis if he ever wants to eat again.

The Suitor
(USA) In English
(2016) 12 min. (16:9)

DIR Alvaro Congosto, PRO Michael Callahan, SCR Samuel Laskey, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Bates Wilder, Courtland Jones, Eric Lutes

October 30th, 1938. During Orson Welles’ infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, a lonely man tries to bond with a panicked young woman as they fearfully wait for the end of the world together.

Directors
avatar for Alvaro Congosto

Alvaro Congosto

Director, “The Suitor”
Ålvaro Congosto is a Spanish independent filmmaker located in the US East Coast. His previous short films, “The Dress” and “Uncle Phil”, have been internationally awarded and screened in dozens of international festivals. Ålvaro also teaches Film Production at Boston University and Wheaton College. He’s been a Fulbright Grantee and here he presents “The Suitor”, winner of the New Filmmakers... Read More →
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Mu Sun

DIrector, Sing for your Supper
Born in China; but raised all around the world, Mu’s international upbringing has had a strong influence on his work, striving to tell stories that have a universal and timeless relevance. A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Mu brings together a strong technical background with a diverse set of influences that include East Asian cinema, Russian literature and contemporary independent film. His first film “The Watch&rdquo... Read More →

Sponsors
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Show Supporter — Great Harvest Bread Co.®

"Sing for your Supper", Great Harvest Bread Co.®



Friday November 11, 2016 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:20pm

Birthday (13m) + Everything (16m)
Birthday
(USA) In English
(2015) 13 min. (16:9)

DIR Chris King, PRO Chris King, SCR Chris King, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Mandy Moody, Chris Gouchoe

When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that their life ahead is going to be an overwhelming - yet amazing - journey.  (Oscar qualified for 2017)

Everything
(USA) In English
(2015) 16 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Daniel Hanna, PRO Don Wilson, Matt Edwards, SCR John Kramer, DP Michael Cox, EDIT , MUS , CAST Mandy Levin, Tristan Grewell, Lyudmyla Korchevska, Michel Gill, Jean Marrow, Mila Bovim, Matthew Beagan, Renee Flaherty, Angela Erickson, Ava Powell, Kristin Dattilo

To save her daughter’s life, a mother is forced to take desperate actions:  To find and confronting the bone marrow donor who backed out of the life-saving procedure.

Directors
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Chris King

Director, Birthday
"Birthday" director Chris King is a multiple award winning filmmaker and three-time NorCal Emmy nominated television writer/producer. His feature-length and short screenplays have garnered national attention in The Nicholl Fellowship, the Chesterfield Film Project, Fade In Magazine and HBO’s Project Greenlight. Chris has made one feature length film and nine short films since graduating from film school at Cal State Long Beach... Read More →
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Daniel Hanna

Director, Everything
"Everything" director R. J. Daniel (“Dan”) Hanna is a Toronto-born, Arkansas-raised writer/director living in Los Angeles. At 20, he wrote and directed the 80-minute micro-budget indie black-and-white feature PARANOIA. He went on to earn an MFA in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His short Shelter, starring Clea DuVall, funded by Taliesin Nexus, won several awards including the NewFilmmakersLA audience award.As a... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2016 8:20pm - 8:50pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:55pm

NYChapters: Jerry (5m) + The Water Angel of East Porterville (19m)
NYChapters: Jerry
(USA) In English
(2016) 5 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Alexander Hankoff, PRO Attika Torrence, DP Alexander Hankoff, EDIT Morgan Mitchell, MUS Damon Hankoff, CAST Jerry

A day in the life of Jerry, a pet store owner in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn as he tends to his pigeons and shares his philosophies about NYC.

The Water Angel of East Porterville
(USA) In English
(2016) 19 min. (16:9)

DIR Ryan Daniel McKinney, PRO Ryan Daniel McKinney, Lucy Minh, DP Mike Panganiban, EDIT Ryan Daniel McKinney, Anthony Soler, MUS Natalia Perez, CAST Donna Johnson

The shallow wells of rural East Porterville, a predominantly lower income neighborhood, have started to dry up at an alarming rate as the severe California drought enters its fifth year.  With the federal and state governments unable to help the households without running water — numbering in the thousands and growing every day — retired local resident Donna Johnson, ‘The Water Angel of East Porterville’, delivers bottled water door-to-door every day to ensure that the residents of East Porterville have clean drinking water.

Directors
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Alexander Hankoff

Director/Executive Producer/Cinematographer, "NYChapters: Jerry"
Director and Cinematographer Alexander Hankoff be- gan his career directing and shooting commercials for fashion and beauty brands such as Nike, Dior and Estée Lauder where he developed his cinematic sensibilities and unorthodox approach to advertising. The filmmaker has earned a reputation for a stripped down cinematic aesthetic and honesty in the performances of his actors. | Alexander’s new documentary series... Read More →
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Ryan Daniel McKinney

Director, The Water Angel of East Porterville
Ryan Daniel McKinney is a director based out of Los Angeles, CA. He was born and raised in the Shuswap Lake region of British Columbia. He started his career in Vancouver, BC before relocating to Los Angeles. Aside from film and television, Ryan is inspired by music, art and literature. He is an avid hockey fan and enjoys traveling with his wife Lucy, their son Liam and dog Yoko. He holds an MFA in Film Production.



Friday November 11, 2016 8:55pm - 9:25pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

9:30pm

 
Saturday, November 12
 

12:00pm

Nelly (17m) + Toys in the Attic (5m)
Nelly
(Austria) In German with English subtitles
(2015) 17 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Chris Raiber, PRO Nils Klingohr, Nikolaus Klingohr, SCR Chris Raiber, DP Mario Minichmayr, EDIT Roland Rathmair, MUS Karwan Marouf, CAST Antonella Lenauer, Steffen Höld, Ann-Birgit Hoeller, Gudrun Tielsch, Max Mayer, Peter Glonek, Fanny Herzog

A car drives through the snow. Behind the wheel is Nelly. She is thirteen years old. Nelly wants to go home. Separating her from her goal are three questions, two keys, a diving tower and a racing heart.

Toys In The Attic
(Germany) In English
(2015) 4 min. (16:9)

DIR Beatrice Baumann, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

“Toys  in the Attic” is a puppet animation music video.  An old man rises to an old attic. At the same time, yet separated from one explores a little girl in the attic. Old toys watch the activity of the two…

Directors
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Beatrice Baumann

Director, Toys in the Attic
After school, Beatrice Baumann completed her first training, then to assist one year at the State Theatre in Dresden in for Stage- and Costume Design. Then i went for one year to England, where I completed an Access Course for Art and Design, and then returning to Germany to beginn my study of classical Stage- and Costume Design in Dresden. | This she stopped for half a year to produce in Halle in the European Animation Masterclass an animated... Read More →
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Chris Raiber

Director, Nelly
Born in Vienna, Austria, he grew up in a small room in a small house with a small garden. He gained his first film experience with Austrian television before deciding to study directing and dramaturgy in Los Angeles. Through the creation of commercials, music videos, short films, long and short books he has shaped and moulded his own particular narrative and visual style over the last 15 years.



Saturday November 12, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

12:30pm

The Landscape Within (79m) + Voyager (10m)
The Landscape Within
(Philippines) In Tagalog with English subtitles
(2015) 79 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Andrea Capranico, PRO Darlene Catly Malimas, SCR Andrea Capranico, DP Andrea Capranico, EDIT Andrea Capranico, Sebastian Lory, Vivienne Li, Jessie Dimapilis, MUS Earl John Drilon, CAST Eric “Nui” Cabales, Jesimae Umetin, Kokoi Baldo, Wuv San, Nunelucio Alvarado

Eric Nui Cabales, body-painter, costume designer, photographer and conceptual artist struggles to find new directions after the death of his father. With a strong desire to move forward, and with the support of family and a group of friends and artists, Eric finds purpose at the roots of his affections: Kayama, where the river and the sea meet, the landscape of his memories and the inner source of his inspiration.

Voyager
(France) No dialogue
(2015) 10 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Loic Magar, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

Sent in 1977, the Voyager Golden Record was intended to introduce Humanity to possible beings in outer space. But centuries later, Voyager is back on Earth...


Directors
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Andrea Capranico

Director, Landscape Within
Andrea Capranico is a documentary and commercial director/producer based in Manila, Philippines.Born and raised in Torino, Italy, he graduated in Chemistry in 2000 and ‚Äî after few years of science research and corporate work ‚Äî he pursued his original dream of being a world traveler, a photographer and a filmmaker.Shot over three years, his first long-feature observational documentary “The... Read More →
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Loic Magar

Director, Voyager
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Roman Veiga

Director, The Voyager



Saturday November 12, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

12:45pm

Young Filmmaker Shorts - 2016 (60m)
Young Filmmaker Shorts - 2016 (70m)
A program of short films made by bright young students from around the world.
Films include:

Documentary
“By The Hour” directed by Sophie Turok (15m, USA) 2015
“Domar: To Tame” directed by Benjamin Ades (7m, USA) 2015
“Jackie Krisher: No Limits” directed by Claire Imler (5m, USA) 2016

Fiction
“Attached at the Soul” directed by William Leon (11m, USA) 2016
“Ellie” directed by Morgana McKenzie (7m, Canada) 2016   
“Wasteland” directed by Teodos Ralev (11m, Bulgaria) 2015

Attached at the Soul
(USA) In English
(2016) 11 min. (16:9)

DIR William Leon, PRO Hanna Margulies, Angelina Leon, Tanya Newton, Susan Margulies, Russell Margulies, SCR William Leon, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Don Moss, T’keyah Crystal Keymah, Christian Weissmann, Aliyah Royale, Efe

Donald Kline struggles with having to leave his wife Margie’s death bed in order to attend a ceremony where he and his wife will be honored for their life time achievements, which include promoting diversity, equal rights, and acceptance.  Donald’s daughter, Theresa, however, convinces him that going to the ceremony is the right thing to do.  Donald reluctantly goes to the ceremony, but he is only there physically; mentally, he is back in time to the 1950s when he first met Margie. We see their struggles as two teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds growing up in the racially divided South.  They open their hearts to find acceptance, friendship, compassion, and love. When Donald finally becomes both physically and mentally present, we realize just how close and attached he and the love of his life, Margie, really are.

Ellie
(Canada) In English
(2016) 7 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Morgana McKenzie, PRO Morgana McKenzie, Charlene Laporte, SCR Morgana McKenzie, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Sebastian Labissiere, Jeff Lawson, Grace Zanichkowsky

“Desperate measures are taken to escape a violent world concealed within an isolated cottage.”

Wasteland
(Bulgaria) In Bulgarian with English subtitles
(2015) 11 min. (16:9)

DIR Teodos Ralev, PRO Teodos Ralev, SCR Teodos Ralev, DP Teodos Ralev, ED Teodos Ralev, MUS Teodos Ralev, CAST Aliya Kazandzhieva, Delyan Petkov

A poor teenage painter wants to make her way in this world with her talent. She pursues her dream and tries to prove that connections and money are not needed for success.

By the Hour
(USA) In English
(2015) 15 min. (16:9)

DIR Sophie Turok, PRO Thomas Garbett, SCR Sophie Turok, Isa Card, Thomas Garbett, DP Isa Card, EDIT Thomas Garbett, MUS Jeremy Chatelain, Rowan Stigner, CAST Joe Dean, DJ Loertscher, Becci Dean, Peter Brooks, Karl Meltzer, Jay Griffith

In this short documentary, filmmakers follow a novice runner as he attempts his first 100-mile race. It also explores the sport, the athletes and what it takes to compete in an ultra-marathon.


Domar: To Tame
(USA) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 7 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Benjamin Ades, PRO , SCR , DP Benjamin Ades, ED Benjamin Ades, MUS , CAST

A short portrait on a horse tamer and instructor from Uruguay and his passion for taming.

Jackie Krisher: No Limits
(USA) In English
(2016) 5 min. (16:9)

DIR Claire Imler, PRO Claire Imler, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Jackie Krisher

A short documentary sharing Jackie’s inspiring story on how dedication and passion is all it takes to make a difference.

Directors
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Benjamin Ades

Director, Domar: To Tame
Benjamin Ades is a 17 year old filmmaker from New York City. His short documentaries have been screened in various festivals in the United States and overseas. For as long as he can remember he has been passionate about cinematography and telling visual stories. Benjamin currently attends the Horace Mann School in Bronx, NY.
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Claire Imler

Director, Jackie Krisher: No Limits
Claire Imler is a 17 year old aspiring filmmaker. She is currently a senior at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, California. She hopes to pursue her dreams at a film school for the next couple years and someday become a cinematographer.
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Morgana McKenzie

Director, Ellie
Morgana McKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker, creating her own short films and working as a cinematographer and colorist for other filmmakers. Morgana’s films have screened internationally at over 100 festivals and won over 30 awards. Morgana’s latest short film “Ellie” screened at 25 festivals and won 10 awards including the Gerturde Löwengren Award for Best Fiction film from TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts. Morgana was... Read More →
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Sophie Turok

Director, By The Hour
Since production of her first film “By The Hour”, director Sophie Turok graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City and has embarked on a humanitarian mission in South America.
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Teodos Ralev

Director, Wasteland
Teodos Ralev is from Bulgaria. Now 18-years old, hopes to continue his education in a leading university of film studies. His first film “Wasteland was made when he was 16 years old and in the Bulgarian 10th grade.
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William Leon

Director, “Attached at the Soul”
William Leon was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 20, 1999. At the age of 11, William moved to Los Angeles and has been steadily acting since then, appearing in ABC’s “Modern Family”, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”, HBO’s “True Blood”, FOX’s “New Girl” and Disney’s “Kirby Buckets”. He has worked alongside James Franco and Luis Guzman in the feature film... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

2:00pm

Storybook Cavalcade Children's Parade

Celebrate the holiday season at the annual Storybook Cavalcade parade on Cedar City's historic Main Street between 200 South and 400 North.

This popular event is now in its second decade in Cedar City, delighting children and families with dozens of floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands, and hundreds of costumed characters, superheroes, and storybook celebrities. The Storybook Cavalcade is the largest parade of its kind in the Intermountain region, drawing thousands of spectators each year from Cedar City and throughout the region.


Saturday November 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Sidewalks on Main St. 100 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah 84720

3:45pm

Where We Begin (20m) + Without You (5m)
Where We Begin
(Japan, USA) In English
(2015) 20 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Hikari, PRO Hikari, Peter Maestrey, Yvonne Jimenez, Luis  Moro, SCR Hikari DP Aaron C. Smith, EDIT Thomas A. Krueger, MUS , CAST Arielle  Elonys,Derrick Butler,Iris Karina

Sophia reflects on her past in the last hours of her life - She is a young, vibrant woman who falls in love with a gypsy boy, Leo. Through dance movements, we shed light on the many faces of love and life, the pressures we place upon ourselves, and those that others place onto us. "Where We Begin" is a story of courage, perseverance and the strength to endure all other obstacles.

Without You (Ohne Dich)
(Germany) In German with English subtitles
(2016) 4 min. (2.39:1)

DIR Randa  Chahoud, PRO Randa Chahoud, Sören Schulz, SCR Randa Chahoud, DP Sören Schulz, EDIT Sören Schulz, MUS Emilio Chahoud, CAST Florian Stetter, Frederike Schinzler

Bastian has a special objective. He desperately goes to the park and searches in the bushes and in the clearing for someone. That someone is Marie who has a secret meeting with him to share a lunch break to discuss family, her new male friend and even a letter from her landlord. Their meetings have to come to an end, and no one can see them together. What other secrets do they hold?

Directors
avatar for Hikari

Hikari

Director/Producer/Writer, "Where We Begin"
Originally from Osaka Japan, Hikari (also as known as Mitsuyo Miyazaki) is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her USC thesis film “Tsuyako” (2011, Drama) visited over 100 film festivals worldwide, and received 47 awards including DGA Student Award for the Best Female Filmmaker, and qualifications for the Oscar in 2012 and 2013. Her past work includes live action/animated short film “A Better Tomorrow” (2013... Read More →
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Randa Chahoud

Director, Without You
Randa Chahoud was born in 1975 in Berlin into a Syrian-German family. She studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin). In addition, she had internships with professional photographers, stage designers, and participated in practical courses with Michael Ballhaus during Martin Scorsese’s shooting of “Gangs of New York”.While studying, Randa worked as a director for... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

4:15pm

Young Filmmaker Shorts - 2016 (60m)
Young Filmmaker Shorts - 2016 (70m)
A program of short films made by bright young students from around the world.
Films include:

Documentary
“By The Hour” directed by Sophie Turok (15m, USA) 2015
“Domar: To Tame” directed by Benjamin Ades (7m, USA) 2015
“Jackie Krisher: No Limits” directed by Claire Imler (5m, USA) 2016

Fiction
“Attached at the Soul” directed by William Leon (11m, USA) 2016
“Ellie” directed by Morgana McKenzie (7m, Canada) 2016   
“Wasteland” directed by Teodos Ralev (11m, Bulgaria) 2015

Attached at the Soul
(USA) In English
(2016) 11 min. (16:9)

DIR William Leon, PRO Hanna Margulies, Angelina Leon, Tanya Newton, Susan Margulies, Russell Margulies, SCR William Leon, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Don Moss, T’keyah Crystal Keymah, Christian Weissmann, Aliyah Royale, Efe

Donald Kline struggles with having to leave his wife Margie’s death bed in order to attend a ceremony where he and his wife will be honored for their life time achievements, which include promoting diversity, equal rights, and acceptance.  Donald’s daughter, Theresa, however, convinces him that going to the ceremony is the right thing to do.  Donald reluctantly goes to the ceremony, but he is only there physically; mentally, he is back in time to the 1950s when he first met Margie. We see their struggles as two teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds growing up in the racially divided South.  They open their hearts to find acceptance, friendship, compassion, and love. When Donald finally becomes both physically and mentally present, we realize just how close and attached he and the love of his life, Margie, really are.

Ellie
(Canada) In English
(2016) 7 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Morgana McKenzie, PRO Morgana McKenzie, Charlene Laporte, SCR Morgana McKenzie, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Sebastian Labissiere, Jeff Lawson, Grace Zanichkowsky

“Desperate measures are taken to escape a violent world concealed within an isolated cottage.”

Wasteland
(Bulgaria) In Bulgarian with English subtitles
(2015) 11 min. (16:9)

DIR Teodos Ralev, PRO Teodos Ralev, SCR Teodos Ralev, DP Teodos Ralev, ED Teodos Ralev, MUS Teodos Ralev, CAST Aliya Kazandzhieva, Delyan Petkov

A poor teenage painter wants to make her way in this world with her talent. She pursues her dream and tries to prove that connections and money are not needed for success.

By the Hour
(USA) In English
(2015) 15 min. (16:9)

DIR Sophie Turok, PRO Thomas Garbett, SCR Sophie Turok, Isa Card, Thomas Garbett, DP Isa Card, EDIT Thomas Garbett, MUS Jeremy Chatelain, Rowan Stigner, CAST Joe Dean, DJ Loertscher, Becci Dean, Peter Brooks, Karl Meltzer, Jay Griffith

In this short documentary, filmmakers follow a novice runner as he attempts his first 100-mile race. It also explores the sport, the athletes and what it takes to compete in an ultra-marathon.


Domar: To Tame
(USA) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 7 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Benjamin Ades, PRO , SCR , DP Benjamin Ades, ED Benjamin Ades, MUS , CAST

A short portrait on a horse tamer and instructor from Uruguay and his passion for taming.

Jackie Krisher: No Limits
(USA) In English
(2016) 5 min. (16:9)

DIR Claire Imler, PRO Claire Imler, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Jackie Krisher

A short documentary sharing Jackie’s inspiring story on how dedication and passion is all it takes to make a difference.

Directors
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Benjamin Ades

Director, Domar: To Tame
Benjamin Ades is a 17 year old filmmaker from New York City. His short documentaries have been screened in various festivals in the United States and overseas. For as long as he can remember he has been passionate about cinematography and telling visual stories. Benjamin currently attends the Horace Mann School in Bronx, NY.
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Claire Imler

Director, Jackie Krisher: No Limits
Claire Imler is a 17 year old aspiring filmmaker. She is currently a senior at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, California. She hopes to pursue her dreams at a film school for the next couple years and someday become a cinematographer.
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Morgana McKenzie

Director, Ellie
Morgana McKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker, creating her own short films and working as a cinematographer and colorist for other filmmakers. Morgana’s films have screened internationally at over 100 festivals and won over 30 awards. Morgana’s latest short film “Ellie” screened at 25 festivals and won 10 awards including the Gerturde Löwengren Award for Best Fiction film from TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts. Morgana was... Read More →
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Sophie Turok

Director, By The Hour
Since production of her first film “By The Hour”, director Sophie Turok graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City and has embarked on a humanitarian mission in South America.
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Teodos Ralev

Director, Wasteland
Teodos Ralev is from Bulgaria. Now 18-years old, hopes to continue his education in a leading university of film studies. His first film “Wasteland was made when he was 16 years old and in the Bulgarian 10th grade.
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William Leon

Director, “Attached at the Soul”
William Leon was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 20, 1999. At the age of 11, William moved to Los Angeles and has been steadily acting since then, appearing in ABC’s “Modern Family”, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”, HBO’s “True Blood”, FOX’s “New Girl” and Disney’s “Kirby Buckets”. He has worked alongside James Franco and Luis Guzman in the feature film... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

4:30pm

Sing for your Supper (15m) + The Suitor (12m)
Sing For Your Supper
(USA) In English
(2016) 15 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Mu Sun, PRO Karen Lavender, Gensho Tasaka, SCR Michael Jonathan Smith, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Bodhi Elfman, Georgina Reilly

In a totalitarian world where one only eats as well as they can sing, a man must overcome his bout of laryngitis if he ever wants to eat again.

The Suitor
(USA) In English
(2016) 12 min. (16:9)

DIR Alvaro Congosto, PRO Michael Callahan, SCR Samuel Laskey, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Bates Wilder, Courtland Jones, Eric Lutes

October 30th, 1938. During Orson Welles’ infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, a lonely man tries to bond with a panicked young woman as they fearfully wait for the end of the world together.

Directors
avatar for Alvaro Congosto

Alvaro Congosto

Director, “The Suitor”
Ålvaro Congosto is a Spanish independent filmmaker located in the US East Coast. His previous short films, “The Dress” and “Uncle Phil”, have been internationally awarded and screened in dozens of international festivals. Ålvaro also teaches Film Production at Boston University and Wheaton College. He’s been a Fulbright Grantee and here he presents “The Suitor”, winner of the New Filmmakers... Read More →
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Mu Sun

DIrector, Sing for your Supper
Born in China; but raised all around the world, Mu’s international upbringing has had a strong influence on his work, striving to tell stories that have a universal and timeless relevance. A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Mu brings together a strong technical background with a diverse set of influences that include East Asian cinema, Russian literature and contemporary independent film. His first film “The Watch&rdquo... Read More →

Sponsors
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Show Supporter — Great Harvest Bread Co.®

"Sing for your Supper", Great Harvest Bread Co.®



Saturday November 12, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:15pm

Birthday (13m) + Everything (16m)
Everything
(USA) In English
(2015) 16 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Daniel Hanna, PRO Don Wilson, Matt Edwards, SCR John Kramer, DP Michael Cox, EDIT , MUS , CAST Mandy Levin, Tristan Grewell, Lyudmyla Korchevska, Michel Gill, Jean Marrow, Mila Bovim, Matthew Beagan, Renee Flaherty, Angela Erickson, Ava Powell, Kristin Dattilo

To save her daughter’s life, a mother is forced to take desperate actions:  To find and confronting the bone marrow donor who backed out of the life-saving procedure.

Birthday

(USA) In English
(2015) 13 min. (16:9)

DIR Chris King, PRO Chris King, SCR Chris King, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Mandy Moody, Chris Gouchoe

When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that their life ahead is going to be an overwhelming - yet amazing - journey.  (Oscar qualified for 2017)

Directors
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Chris King

Director, Birthday
"Birthday" director Chris King is a multiple award winning filmmaker and three-time NorCal Emmy nominated television writer/producer. His feature-length and short screenplays have garnered national attention in The Nicholl Fellowship, the Chesterfield Film Project, Fade In Magazine and HBO’s Project Greenlight. Chris has made one feature length film and nine short films since graduating from film school at Cal State Long Beach... Read More →
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Daniel Hanna

Director, Everything
"Everything" director R. J. Daniel (“Dan”) Hanna is a Toronto-born, Arkansas-raised writer/director living in Los Angeles. At 20, he wrote and directed the 80-minute micro-budget indie black-and-white feature PARANOIA. He went on to earn an MFA in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His short Shelter, starring Clea DuVall, funded by Taliesin Nexus, won several awards including the NewFilmmakersLA audience award.As a... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:50pm

West of Her (87m) + Dear Tom (3m)
Dear Tom
(Spain) In English
(2015) 3 min. (16:9)

DIR David Tembleque, PRO David Tembleque, SCR David Tembleque, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Karen Yongjie, David Tembleque

Sometimes, fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing direction, even two parallel lines could possibly meet one day. You only stopped for a moment, and when you turn around, it’s gone... I met a girl a year ago. We dated for 3 months and I filmed our private moments together. One day I woke up and she was gone, leaving a goodbye note on my fridge. I called her and asked to send me a recording of the letter narrated with her voice so I could make a small film with our small moments. What you see is our real story.

West of Her
(USA) In English
(2016) 87 min. (2.39)

DIR Ethan Warren, PRO Ethan Warren, Cameron Bryson, David Brustlin, SCR Ethan Warren, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Ryan Caraway, Kelsey Siepser

Two young strangers travel the country, participating in a mysterious street art project, but when their contentious relationship deepens into romance, they must choose between their commitment to their work and the possibility of a future together. Filmed, guerilla-style and semi-improvised, across ten states in iconic American locations from the sweeping midwest plains to the majestic Rocky Mountains, the stark southwest desert to the busy streets of Memphis, ‘West of Her’ is a film for anyone who’s ever longed for adventure, romance, and a life of meaning.

Directors
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David Tembleque

Director, Dear Tom
Photographer David Sánchez-Tembleque studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.His short film “Dear Tom” has won five international Short film competitions and has been selected in more than 25 film festivals, being screened in New York, Los Angeles, London, Roma, Siena, Germany, Glasgow, Madrid, Canada, Ukraine, India, Australia… He currently does Visual Merchandising in Zara Man Inditex from A Coruña... Read More →
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Ethan Warren

Director, West of Her
Ethan Warren (Writer/Director/Producer) is a graduate of Bates College, and received his MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. He studied film production at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine, where he began his collaborations with DP/Producer Cameron Bryson. His two-act play, Why Are You Nowhere?, is the recipient of the 2016 Inkslinger Award, and following a world-premiere staged reading at the... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 5:50pm - 7:20pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:00pm

Howl (Aullido) (24m)
Howl (Aullido)
(Guatemala) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 24 min. (2.35:1)

DIR MD Neely, PRO Stephanie Whonsetler, MD Neely, Eric Epperson, SCR Eric Epperson, DP Michael J. Hartnett, EDIT MD Neely, Derek Hammeke, MUS Adam Taylor, CAST Brandon Lopez, Jorge Contretras

There’s a violent secret under the surface in Guatemala City. It affects families in every social class and in every neighborhood. Everyone knows it but everyone is silent. That’s when Vicente (Brandon Lopez) decided to speak up. Based on the true story behind a landmark legal case, “Aullido” displays what can happen when children are bold in the face of injustice and how those in power can stand on their behalf.

Directors
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MD Neely

Director, Howl
MD Neely is the team lead at Æffect Films. He is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Documentary Filmmaking and Editing. MD has been making documentary and narrative films for 12 years.  He lives with his family in Joplin, MO.



Saturday November 12, 2016 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:45pm

Equal Footing (8m) + Why we Fly (23m)
Equal Footing
(USA) In English
(2016) 8 min. (16:9)

DIR Daniel Holz, Eric Elofson, Kaare Iverson, PRO Daniel Holz, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Kim Havell, Julie Heemstra

Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides the perfect canvas for Alpinists Kim Havell and Julia Heemstra to redefine preconception of the feminine. Isolated and exposed, their presence breathes life into this bleak yet breathtaking landscape as they navigate sheer granite walls and explore the fabric of experience.

Why we Fly
(USA) In English
(2016) 23 min. (16:9)

DIR Tyler Lee, Dan Holmes, PRO Barry Barr, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Marshall Miller, Neil Amonson, Jesse Hall, Jeff Shapiro, Hartman Rector

Ever wondered what goes through someone’s mind as they jump from a helicopter above the Canadian Rockies? Then ride along with the Team KAVU athletes as they wingsuit, skydive, and speedride above scenic Fernie, British Columbia. This film features exhilarating point of view shots of the athletes in flight, along with footage of the raw beauty of mountainous B.C. But as visually stunning as it is, “Why we Fly” is much more than an extreme sport highlight reel. The documentary takes viewers beyond the visceral thrills to explore the emotions, technical preparation, motivations, and camaraderie of the athletes before, during, and after a jump. Come take a leap with these remarkable athletes.

Directors
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Dan Holmes

Creative Manager / Director, Blackrapid / "Why we Fly"
Video, photography, and social media.
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Daniel Holz

Director, Equal Footing
Dan Holz is an internationally published outdoor photographer and filmmaker specializing in active lifestyle and adventure sport imagery. Based in Durango, Colorado, Dan brings the most spectacular scenes from the most remote peaks and corners of the globe to you. His work is inspired and driven by an insatiable curiosity for the natural and cultural wonders of the world. With a firm belief in ‘earning the view,’ Dan’s sense... Read More →
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Eric Elofson

Director, Equal Footing
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Kaare Iverson

Director, Equal Footing
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Tyler Lee

Director, Why we Fly
Tyler Lee’s mantra is to do more with less. To not just have dreams, but find a way to live them. All of his experiences led him into video production which he pursued at Western Washington University and Messiah College where he excelled in Lacrosse and Film. After he completed his university experience he was eventually led back to his roots in Seattle.  His Journey at KAVU started with an unpaid video internship and a paid warehouse... Read More →

Sponsors
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Show Supporter — Steed-Corry Property Management

"Equal Footing" — "Why we Fly", Steed-Corry Property Management



Saturday November 12, 2016 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:30pm

Experimental Shorts Competition - 2016 (26m)
 Experimental Shorts - 2016 (26m)
“Urban Audio Spectrum” directed by Marina Schnider (4m, Germany/Switzerland) 2016  
“Wasteworld”  directed by Andrea Niada (12m, UK) 2015
“A Working Definition” directed by Kayla Hashimoto (10m, USA) 2016

Urban Audio Spectrum
(Germany, Switzerland) No dialogue
(2016) 4 min. (16/9)

DIR Marina Schnider, PRO Marina Schnider, SCR Marina Schnider, DP Marina Schnider, EDIT Marina Schnider, MUS Reid Willis, CAST Everyday objects in Berlin

Audio visualization through manipulation and animation of elements/objects in video footage. The Scenes have all been recorded in the city of Berlin.

Wasteworld
(UK) In English
(2015) 12 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Andrea Niada, PRO Oliver Sunley, SCR Andrea Niada, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Nicole Magdalena, Tommie Grabiec, Jeremy Hill

A woman hatches into a menacing world made of bin bags where she must find the key to a mysterious container, which holds the terrifying secret of this strange place.

A Working Definition
(USA) In English
(2016) 10 min. (16:9)

DIR Kayla Hashimoto, PRO , SCR Kayla Hashimoto, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

A fleeting, fragmented, look into association, attachment, and meaning. Using an array of accounts and mediums, this film explores an enigmatic idea that we often overlook; one that is painted by nostalgia, intertwined with change, and synonymous with belonging - home.

Directors
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Andrea Niada

Director, Wasteworld
Born in Milan and raised in London, Andrea Niada is an ambitious and versatile filmmaker, with a particular interest in the absurd, the grotesque and the darkly comic.After graduating with a BA in Theatre & Performance from the University of Warwick, he was accepted on an MA course at The London Film School.During his time at the school, Andrea wrote and directed several shorts, both fiction and documentary, which have since been shown in... Read More →
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Kayla Hashimoto

Director, A Working Definition
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Marina Schnider

Director, "Urban Audio Spectrum"
Marina Schnider was born in 1990 in the town of Vals, Switzerland. She recently received her Bachelor degree in Visual Communications at the Berlin University of the Arts and is currently working as a Motion Design Artist. Her Bachelor’s thesis "Urban Audio Spectrum" is her first short film.



Saturday November 12, 2016 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:45pm

Walk With Me: Trials of Damon J. Keith (103m) + Life of the Mind: Niels-Erik Andreasen (7m)
Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
(USA) In English
(2016) 103 min. (16:9)

DIR Jesse Nesser, PRO Patrick Lane, Jesse Nesser, Jack Rossiter-Munley, SCR , DP Reuben Aaronson, EDIT William Haugse, MUS , CAST Damon Keith

In the wake of the 1967 Detroit race riots, rookie African American Judge Damon J. Keith caused controversy by rooting out hidden discriminatory practices that had been woven into our housing, school, work, and police institutions. Believing that the law could and should be used to pursue social change and racial equality, Keith shook the nation as he challenged the status quo and faced off against angry crowds, the KKK, corporate America and even a sitting U.S. President.

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A Life of the Mind: Niels-Erik Andreasen
(USA) In English
(2016) 7 min. (16:9)

DIR Paul Kim, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST  Niels-Erik Andreasen

As a young teenager in Denmark, Niels-Erik Andreasen’s encounter with the last speech delivered by Socrates marks the starting point of a lifelong love affair with education. Now stepping down as one of the longest serving active university presidents, he grapples with the final task of concluding his life’s work.

Directors
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Jesse Nesser

Director, Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith is Jesse’s third feature | length documentary. His film work has taken him to the Big Sky | Country of Montana, the poverty of Haiti, the iconic South of | France, the villages of Tanzania,and into the streets and Federal | Courthouse of Detroit. His movies are diverse in story and locale, | but all explore, in different ways, a very common human | experience: the way in which decisions often... Read More →
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Paul Kim

Director, Life of the Mind
Paul spent time in two other careers before discovering his real passion and gift for the visual arts. An avid believer that story is the pivotal force at work behind identity formation, his narratives and imagery work to foster transnational and cross-cultural understanding. As a new media producer and documentary filmmaker, Paul has filmed across six continents on projects that explore issues in human rights, social justice, and the... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 7:45pm - 9:40pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:15pm

Animation & Music Video Competition (32m)
Animation & Music Video Competition (32 m)

SHORT ANIMATION
“Cage” (“折枝”) directed by Pengpeng Du (4m, China) 2016
“Perched” directed by Liam Harris (10m, UK) 2016
“The Story of Gin” directed by Daniel Cantwell (1m, Ireland) 2015

MUSIC VIDEO
“Ballad of Hypochondria“ (“Ballata Dell ’Ipocondria”) directed by Antonello Matarazzo (6m, Italy) 2016
“Insatisfacción Garantizada" directed by Diego Jiménez de Oria (3m, Spain) 2015
“Old Tree by Solkins“ directed by David S. Prudhomme (5m, Belgium) 2016
“Summer is Over” (“El Verano ha Terminado") directed by Diego Jiménez de Oria (3m, Spain) 2015

Summer is Over (El Verano ha Terminado)
(USA) In Spanish
(2016) 3 min. (16:9)

DIR Diego Jiménez de Oria, PRO , SCR Diego Jiménez, DP Jorge Roig, EDIT Diego Jiménez, MUS Las Señoritas Estrechas, CAST Las Señoritas Estrechas

Music video for the song El verano ha terminado (Summer is over) played by the band Las Señoritas Estrechas.

Diego Jiménez (Madrid 1987) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. In 2011 attended the ECAM (Madrid School of Cinematography) and directs Campus an eight-episodes web series. Since then he has been directing promotional and institutional videos for several companies.

Ballad of Hypochodria (Ballata dell’Ipocondria)
(Italy) In Italian with English subtitles
(2016) 6 min. (16:9)

DIR Antonello Matarazzo, PRO Alessandro Farese, SCR Alfredo Caserta, Antonello Matarazzo, DP Alessandro Farese, EDIT Antonello Matarazzo, MUS Canio Loguercio, CAST Canio Loguercio, Alessandro D’Alessandro, Peppe Servillo, Maria Pia De Vito, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Borriello, Giorgia Cipolletta, Asia Conte, Miriana Esposito, Martina Ferrante, Hilde Grella

A path for music and images suspended between narration and experimentation, technology and tribalism. “Ballad of hypochondria (or Vibrio in love)” primarily focuses on symbolic work on the color scheme, with choreography by Hilde Grella and Loguercio’s playback that works sometimes with melodeon player Alessandro D’Alessandro, while the other guest vocalists (including Peppe Servillo, Rocco Papaleo, Maria Pia De Vito) materialize in the form of photographic masks or video cells observed on a small monitor in this surreal laboratory by the dazzling scenery and vaguely Kubrickian, with white-aseptic suits, including ampoules, microscopes and other improbable medical equipment, you try to isolate the love virus which has irreparably infected the musician (much to personally assume the likeness of vibrio) and could expand infecting the whole of humanity.

Insatisfacción Garantizada
(Spain) In Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles
(2015) 3 min. (16:9)

DIR Diego Jiménez de Oria, PRO , SCR Diego Jiménez, DP Jorge Roig, EDIT Diego Jiménez, MUS Fast Food, CAST Fast Food

Music Video for the song Insatisfacción garantizada for the band from Madrid Fast Food

Diego Jiménez (Madrid 1987) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. In 2011 attended the ECAM (Madrid School of Cinematography) and directs Campus an eight-episodes web series. Since then he has been directing promotional and institutional videos for several companies.

Old Tree
(Belgium) In  with English subtitles
(2016) 4 min. ()

DIR David S. Prudhomme, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS Solkins, CAST

A young man goes to hospital to kidnapp his mother and offer her a last roadtrip with a OB Van.

ANIMATION
Cage  (折枝)
(China) No dialogue
(2015) 4 min. (16:9)

DIR Pengpeng Du, PRO Pengpeng Du, SCR Pengpeng Du, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Pengpeng Du

Life is liberty in a cage. “Cage” represents a situation that is filled with a lot of constraints, or a habit or an addiction that is hard to get rid of. This project is to present a Chinese cultural and traditional visual style to audiences. On the other hand, CAGE tries to inspire them to recall their memory and consider what is the meaning of life to them individually.

The Story of Gin

(Ireland) In English
(2015) 1 min. (16:9)

DIR Daniel Cantwell, PRO Ailbhe Cantwell, SCR Daniel Cantwell, DP , EDIT Daniel Cantwell, MUS ThatBeat, CAST

This award-winning animated short film is about the popular spirit Gin and its interesting and varied history. The style harks back to the early days of jazz music and cocktails, in its punchy music and strong, moody palette.  The story covers Gin’s popularity throughout the decades and particularly its inclusion in cocktails and the cocktail era of the early 1950s.  Simple, graphic shapes and great palettes of rich colours were used to lend the retrospective feel that sums up Gin’s character.  Although it is an entirely digital animation, the line quality and paper texture convey a traditional hand drawn touch.


Perched

(UK) In English
(2016) 10 min. (16:9)

DIR Liam Harris, PRO Elina Litvinova, SCR Nathaniel Price, Eoin Doran, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Brian Gilbert

Hamish Fint, a crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world. Directors Statement:Perched was my opportunity to make an animated short in the old fashioned way, with only the basics of paper and pencil. There is something so delicate and beautiful about this traditional technique and I really wanted to build a personal understanding of the character though this medium, with the intention of allowing the audience to make a more sincere and emotional attachment to the character.

Directors
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Antonello Matarazzo

Director, Ballad of Hypochondria
Antonello Matarazzo, painter and video artist. His work takes place in the most recent tendency called “Medialismo”, intended to integrate different media (photo, picture, video et.). Since 2000, year of his debut video, The Fable (18° Bellaria Film Festival) – a short film produced by Rai 3 – he has combined moving pictures with still ones, shifting from film-making to paintings and taking part in many national and... Read More →
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Daniel Cantwell

Director, The Story of Gin
The Creative Director, Daniel Cantwell, has worked in numerous studios in Ireland since qualifying from DIT and has many years practical experience on award-winning television shows. His personal work has seen him win an Image Now award, and Commendation for a D&AD Student Yellow Pencil. He set up the award-winning Ben & Anvil studio in 2015, which offers special effects, animation and motion graphics.
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David S. Prudhomme

Director, Old Tree by Solkins
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Diego Jiménez de Oria

Director, Insatisfacción Garantizada
Diego Jiménez (Madrid 1987) holds a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies. In 2011 attended the ECAM (Madrid School of Cinematography) and directs Campus an eight-episodes web series. Since then he has been directing promotional and institutional videos for several companies.
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Liam Harris

Director, Perched
Liam Harris is a recent NFTS Graduate obtaining his Masters Degree in Directing Animation. From a young age, Liam was inspired to work in hand-drawn animation, having grown up with the likes of Raymond Briggs’s illustrations, Glenn Keane’s paper drawn Disney characters and Joanna Quinn’s energetic yet fluent pencil on paper animation, a traditional style he has since adopted into his film making. Liam is a true collaborator... Read More →
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Pengpeng Du

Director, Cage



Saturday November 12, 2016 8:15pm - 8:50pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00pm

Desolate Places (22m) + Life Through a Lens (11m)
Desolate Places
(USA) In English
(2016) 23 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Jay Worsley, PRO Jay Worsley, SCR Mark Apel, DP Jay Worsley, EDIT Jay Worsley, MUS MusicBed, CAST Jay Worsley, Mike Olbinski, Jason Williams, Andrew Fleming

A journey of three photographers and a filmmaker searching for their own uncharted wild west. Exploring what was unknown to them. Asking the question, ‘What truth might be hidden if we just press a little further?’ Attempting to capture God’s beauty through megapixels and try to convince those back home of its magnitude

Life Through a Lens
(USA) In English
(2016) 12 min. (1.78:1)

DIR Jeffrey  Levenson, Ronete Levenson, PRO Jeffrey  Levenson, Ronete Levenson,  DP Niknaz Tavakolian, EDIT Benjamin Kegan, MUS Ronete Levenson, CAST Robert Zuckerman

Life Through a Lens follows Robert’s journey with APBD and how he has chosen to face it.  Robert’s hope is to empower those living with the challenges, physical and otherwise, brought on by APBD and all debilitating diseases, to know and harness optimism and possibility in life.

Directors
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Jay Worsley

Director, Desolate Places
Jay Worsley was born in California and raised in Arizona. Self taught he has been an award-winning filmmaker since 2010.
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Jeffrey Levenson

Director, Life Through a Lens
Jeffrey Levenson is a dentist in New York City. He is also a certified dog trainer, and with this documentary, he makes his directorial debut. Jeff believes that the key to success is to surround yourself with amazingly talented people that inspire you to be more than who you are. He would advise everyone to go out and find a mentor and a cause and devote yourself to it. That is what he has done. | | Since losing family members to Adult... Read More →
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Ronete Levenson

Director, Life Through a Lens
Ronete Levenson is an actor that can be seen as a recurring character on Showtime's ‘House of Lies’ with Don Cheadle. Off-Broadway credits include: Lascivious Something (Women's Project/ Cherry Lane), Our Town (Barrow Street Theatre with David Cromer), What Once We Felt (LCT3), Origin Story (Public Theater), Blood Play (Bushwick Starr), Named (RPR- Cino Night Series), Stunning (NYTW). Regional Theater credits include: Our Town... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 9:00pm - 9:35pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Sunday, November 13
 

3:45pm

Sing for your Supper (15m) + The Suitor (12m)
Sing For Your Supper
(USA) In English
(2016) 15 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Mu Sun, PRO Karen Lavender, Gensho Tasaka, SCR Michael Jonathan Smith, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Bodhi Elfman, Georgina Reilly

In a totalitarian world where one only eats as well as they can sing, a man must overcome his bout of laryngitis if he ever wants to eat again.

The Suitor
(USA) In English
(2016) 12 min. (16:9)

DIR Alvaro Congosto, PRO Michael Callahan, SCR Samuel Laskey, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Bates Wilder, Courtland Jones, Eric Lutes

October 30th, 1938. During Orson Welles’ infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, a lonely man tries to bond with a panicked young woman as they fearfully wait for the end of the world together.

Directors
avatar for Alvaro Congosto

Alvaro Congosto

Director, “The Suitor”
Ålvaro Congosto is a Spanish independent filmmaker located in the US East Coast. His previous short films, “The Dress” and “Uncle Phil”, have been internationally awarded and screened in dozens of international festivals. Ålvaro also teaches Film Production at Boston University and Wheaton College. He’s been a Fulbright Grantee and here he presents “The Suitor”, winner of the New Filmmakers... Read More →
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Mu Sun

DIrector, Sing for your Supper
Born in China; but raised all around the world, Mu’s international upbringing has had a strong influence on his work, striving to tell stories that have a universal and timeless relevance. A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Mu brings together a strong technical background with a diverse set of influences that include East Asian cinema, Russian literature and contemporary independent film. His first film “The Watch&rdquo... Read More →

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Sunday November 13, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

4:15pm

Heart: Flatline to Finish Line (98m)
Heart: Flatline to Finish Line
(USA) In English
(2016) 98 min. (16:9)

DIR David Watkins, PRO David Watkins, Donald Bowman, Ellen Charnley, SCR Brian Nunes, DP , EDIT , MUS Cloud Cult, CAST David Watkins, Ellen Charnley, Scott Roy, Jim Oldfield, Ryan Leong, Adam Knight

One in three people will suffer from heart disease in their lifetime, but only one in a million will thrive from it. “Heart: Flatline to Finish Line” is the raw and emotional journey of six individuals from hospital beds to the finish line of one of the world’s most grueling endurance events, the Ironman triathlon. This feature-length documentary will take you on a journey of despair and triumph, of sacrifice and glory. Featuring original music by indie darling Cloud Cult, and interviews with some of the biggest names in endurance sport and cardiology, it will inspire you to examine your own life and encourage you to fill it full of “Heart”.

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David Watkins

Director, Heart: Flatline to Finish Line
First time filmmaker and director David Watkins flatlined on the operating table- his heart stopped for 5 minutes. For an otherwise healthy man in his thirties, a congenital heart defect nearly proved fatal. After being revived and surviving a subsequent stroke, he became determined to do something with his second lease on life.  Heart surgery is an all too common event. Before long David was meeting people from around the world with similar... Read More →

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Sunday November 13, 2016 4:15pm - 5:55pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

4:30pm

Where We Begin (20m) + Without You (5m)
Where We Begin
(Japan, USA) In English
(2015) 20 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Hikari, PRO Hikari, Peter Maestrey, Yvonne Jimenez, Luis  Moro, SCR Hikari DP Aaron C. Smith, EDIT Thomas A. Krueger, MUS , CAST Arielle  Elonys,Derrick Butler,Iris Karina

Sophia reflects on her past in the last hours of her life - She is a young, vibrant woman who falls in love with a gypsy boy, Leo. Through dance movements, we shed light on the many faces of love and life, the pressures we place upon ourselves, and those that others place onto us. "Where We Begin" is a story of courage, perseverance and the strength to endure all other obstacles.

Without You (Ohne Dich)
(Germany) In German with English subtitles
(2016) 4 min. (2.39:1)

DIR Randa  Chahoud, PRO Randa Chahoud, Sören Schulz, SCR Randa Chahoud, DP Sören Schulz, EDIT Sören Schulz, MUS Emilio Chahoud, CAST Florian Stetter, Frederike Schinzler

Bastian has a special objective. He desperately goes to the park and searches in the bushes and in the clearing for someone. That someone is Marie who has a secret meeting with him to share a lunch break to discuss family, her new male friend and even a letter from her landlord. Their meetings have to come to an end, and no one can see them together. What other secrets do they hold?

Directors
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Hikari

Director/Producer/Writer, "Where We Begin"
Originally from Osaka Japan, Hikari (also as known as Mitsuyo Miyazaki) is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her USC thesis film “Tsuyako” (2011, Drama) visited over 100 film festivals worldwide, and received 47 awards including DGA Student Award for the Best Female Filmmaker, and qualifications for the Oscar in 2012 and 2013. Her past work includes live action/animated short film “A Better Tomorrow” (2013... Read More →
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Randa Chahoud

Director, Without You
Randa Chahoud was born in 1975 in Berlin into a Syrian-German family. She studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin). In addition, she had internships with professional photographers, stage designers, and participated in practical courses with Michael Ballhaus during Martin Scorsese’s shooting of “Gangs of New York”.While studying, Randa worked as a director for... Read More →



Sunday November 13, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:15pm

Desolate Places (22m) + Life Through a Lens (11m)
Desolate Places
(USA) In English
(2016) 23 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Jay Worsley, PRO Jay Worsley, SCR Mark Apel, DP Jay Worsley, EDIT Jay Worsley, MUS MusicBed, CAST Jay Worsley, Mike Olbinski, Jason Williams, Andrew Fleming

A journey of three photographers and a filmmaker searching for their own uncharted wild west. Exploring what was unknown to them. Asking the question, ‘What truth might be hidden if we just press a little further?’ Attempting to capture God’s beauty through megapixels and try to convince those back home of its magnitude

Life Through a Lens
(USA) In English
(2016) 12 min. (1.78:1)

DIR Jeffrey  Levenson, Ronete Levenson, PRO Jeffrey  Levenson, Ronete Levenson,  DP Niknaz Tavakolian, EDIT Benjamin Kegan, MUS Ronete Levenson, CAST Robert Zuckerman

Life Through a Lens follows Robert’s journey with APBD and how he has chosen to face it.  Robert’s hope is to empower those living with the challenges, physical and otherwise, brought on by APBD and all debilitating diseases, to know and harness optimism and possibility in life.

Directors
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Jay Worsley

Director, Desolate Places
Jay Worsley was born in California and raised in Arizona. Self taught he has been an award-winning filmmaker since 2010.
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Jeffrey Levenson

Director, Life Through a Lens
Jeffrey Levenson is a dentist in New York City. He is also a certified dog trainer, and with this documentary, he makes his directorial debut. Jeff believes that the key to success is to surround yourself with amazingly talented people that inspire you to be more than who you are. He would advise everyone to go out and find a mentor and a cause and devote yourself to it. That is what he has done. | | Since losing family members to Adult... Read More →
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Ronete Levenson

Director, Life Through a Lens
Ronete Levenson is an actor that can be seen as a recurring character on Showtime's ‘House of Lies’ with Don Cheadle. Off-Broadway credits include: Lascivious Something (Women's Project/ Cherry Lane), Our Town (Barrow Street Theatre with David Cromer), What Once We Felt (LCT3), Origin Story (Public Theater), Blood Play (Bushwick Starr), Named (RPR- Cino Night Series), Stunning (NYTW). Regional Theater credits include: Our Town... Read More →



Sunday November 13, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:00pm

NYChapters: Jerry (5m) + The Water Angel of East Porterville (19m)
NYChapters: Jerry
(USA) In English
(2016) 5 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Alexander Hankoff, PRO Attika Torrence, DP Alexander Hankoff, EDIT Morgan Mitchell, MUS Damon Hankoff, CAST Jerry

A day in the life of Jerry, a pet store owner in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn as he tends to his pigeons and shares his philosophies about NYC.

The Water Angel of East Porterville
(USA) In English
(2016) 19 min. (16:9)

DIR Ryan Daniel McKinney, PRO Ryan Daniel McKinney, Lucy Minh, DP Mike Panganiban, EDIT Ryan Daniel McKinney, Anthony Soler, MUS Natalia Perez, CAST Donna Johnson

The shallow wells of rural East Porterville, a predominantly lower income neighborhood, have started to dry up at an alarming rate as the severe California drought enters its fifth year.  With the federal and state governments unable to help the households without running water — numbering in the thousands and growing every day — retired local resident Donna Johnson, ‘The Water Angel of East Porterville’, delivers bottled water door-to-door every day to ensure that the residents of East Porterville have clean drinking water.

Directors
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Alexander Hankoff

Director/Executive Producer/Cinematographer, "NYChapters: Jerry"
Director and Cinematographer Alexander Hankoff be- gan his career directing and shooting commercials for fashion and beauty brands such as Nike, Dior and Estée Lauder where he developed his cinematic sensibilities and unorthodox approach to advertising. The filmmaker has earned a reputation for a stripped down cinematic aesthetic and honesty in the performances of his actors. | Alexander’s new documentary series... Read More →
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Ryan Daniel McKinney

Director, The Water Angel of East Porterville
Ryan Daniel McKinney is a director based out of Los Angeles, CA. He was born and raised in the Shuswap Lake region of British Columbia. He started his career in Vancouver, BC before relocating to Los Angeles. Aside from film and television, Ryan is inspired by music, art and literature. He is an avid hockey fan and enjoys traveling with his wife Lucy, their son Liam and dog Yoko. He holds an MFA in Film Production.



Sunday November 13, 2016 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:35pm

What was Ours (79m) + ʻĀina: That Which Feeds Us (23m)
‘Äina: That Which Feeds Us
(USA) In English
(2015) 23 min. (16:9)

DIR Josh Thome, Dave Mossop, PRO Josh Thome, Melahnie Moodie, Dave Mossop, Malcolm Sangster, SCR Sabra Kauka, Josh Thome, Dave Mossop, DP Dave Mossop, Leo Hoorn, Eric Crosland, Kalum Ko, EDIT Dave Mossop, Jay Trusler, Leo Zuckerman, MUS Jacob Yoffee, CAST Sabra Kauka, David Sproat, Kawika Winter, Stacy Sproat-Beck, Bob Yuhnke, Don Heacock

 ‘Äina (pronounced “eye-nah”) means, “that which feeds us” in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauai, and of island Earth. That may sound like an outstanding claim; but as "‘Äina" vividly illustrates, such is the power of agriculture and consumer choices for people and the planet. "To malama  ‘Åina is to take care of the earth that feeds us. The minute we lose site of that, we have signed our own palapala make, our death warrant.”— Sabra Kauka

What was Ours
(USA) In English
(2016) 79 min. (16:9)

DIR Mat Hames, PRO Mat Hames, DP Wilson Waggoner, EDIT Greg Wright, Ginny Patrick, Mat Hames, Sandra Guardado, MUS Nathan Halpern, CAST Jordan Dresser, Mikala SunRhodes, Philbert McLeod

A young Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess travel from the Wind River Indian Reservation with a wise Shoshone elder to explore vanished artifacts kept in the archives of a museum. The three uncover ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years, setting each on a journey to recover their vanished objects, while discovering their true purpose. As the elder looks to the future, the young people look to the past to revive hope for their beloved home.

Directors
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Dave Mossop

Director, ʻĀina: That Which Feeds Us
Dave Mossop is an award-winning director, producer and writer and a leading innovator in film and photography. He has directed and DP’d films of all kind including the 5D hi-resolution virtual-flight simulation “FlyOver” series, music videos, commercials and feature length films.
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Josh Thome

Director, ʻĀina: That Which Feeds Us
Josh Thome is an award-winning director, producer and writer whose entertaining and socially relevant content has reached tens of millions of people around the world. He is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and was featured in the book, "The Starfish and The Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations".
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Mat Hames

Director, What was Ours
Emmy award-winning independent filmmaker Mat Hames is based in Austin, Texas. His films have screened at SXSW, HotDocs, and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and broadcast on the Sundance Channel and Independent Lens on PBS.  Mat’s feature documentary, 'When I Rise', about African-American mezzo-soprano and civil rights icon Barbara Conrad, had a world premiere at SXSW and internationally premiered at HotDocs... Read More →



Sunday November 13, 2016 6:35pm - 8:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:45pm

Nelly (17m) + Toys in the Attic (5m)
Nelly
(Austria) In German with English subtitles
(2015) 17 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Chris Raiber, PRO Nils Klingohr, Nikolaus Klingohr, SCR Chris Raiber, DP Mario Minichmayr, EDIT Roland Rathmair, MUS Karwan Marouf, CAST Antonella Lenauer, Steffen Höld, Ann-Birgit Hoeller, Gudrun Tielsch, Max Mayer, Peter Glonek, Fanny Herzog

A car drives through the snow. Behind the wheel is Nelly. She is thirteen years old. Nelly wants to go home. Separating her from her goal are three questions, two keys, a diving tower and a racing heart.

Toys In The Attic
(Germany) In English
(2015) 4 min. (16:9)

DIR Beatrice Baumann, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

“Toys  in the Attic” is a puppet animation music video.  An old man rises to an old attic. At the same time, yet separated from one explores a little girl in the attic. Old toys watch the activity of the two…

Directors
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Beatrice Baumann

Director, Toys in the Attic
After school, Beatrice Baumann completed her first training, then to assist one year at the State Theatre in Dresden in for Stage- and Costume Design. Then i went for one year to England, where I completed an Access Course for Art and Design, and then returning to Germany to beginn my study of classical Stage- and Costume Design in Dresden. | This she stopped for half a year to produce in Halle in the European Animation Masterclass an animated... Read More →
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Chris Raiber

Director, Nelly
Born in Vienna, Austria, he grew up in a small room in a small house with a small garden. He gained his first film experience with Austrian television before deciding to study directing and dramaturgy in Los Angeles. Through the creation of commercials, music videos, short films, long and short books he has shaped and moulded his own particular narrative and visual style over the last 15 years.



Sunday November 13, 2016 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:30pm

Soy Cubana (17m) + Thrive (13m)
Soy Cubana
(USA) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2016) 17 min. (16:9)

DIR Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, PRO Robin Miller Ungar, SCR Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Koset Muñoa Columbié, Ana Hernández Rosillo, Maryoris Mena Faez, Annia Del Toro Leyva

Winners of the 2016 Cubadisco Award for best vocal group, the Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. This short documentary follows this unique and until now little known Cuban a cappella quartet.  Their infectious spirit, precise vocal harmonies, and melting pot of references embody the sounds of Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. We follow these four women, exploring their daily lives, artistic process and gain a unique window into a building a music career in a communist country.

Thrive
(USA) In English
(2015) 13 min. (16:9)

DIR Paul Szynol, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS Matthew Whitaker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band, CAST Matthew Whitaker, Dr. Lonnie Smith

A short documentary about the prodigious talent and irrepressible spirit of a musically precocious 12 year old blind boy who plays the piano.

Directors
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Ivaylo Getov

Director, Soy Cubana
Ivaylo Getov is a Los Angeles based director and new media artist. His company, Luxloop, is a pioneer in the immersive digital space and was most recently commissioned to create a piece for the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
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Jeremy Ungar

Director, Soy Cubana
Jeremy Ungar is a Los Angeles based writer & director. Alongside Guillermo Del Toro, he co-wrote the libretto for the stage version of Pan’s Labyrinth, which will feature music by Gustavo Santaolalla and lyrics by Paul Williams. He is in pre-production on his first feature film, “Ride”.
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Paul Szynol

Director, Thrive
Paul was born in Warsaw, Poland, and moved to NYC at the age of 12. He's lived in New York City, Warsaw, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alexandria (VA), Berkeley, New Haven, Philadelphia, NJ, and DC, and, for shorter periods, Kampala and Berlin. His first short film, “Thrive”, has shown at festivals in North America and Europe, and his second short film, “Booklyn”, was published by the New Yorker. His photos have been shown... Read More →



Sunday November 13, 2016 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:15pm

Howl (Aullido) (24m)
Howl (Aullido)
(Guatemala) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 24 min. (2.35:1)

DIR MD Neely, PRO Stephanie Whonsetler, MD Neely, Eric Epperson, SCR Eric Epperson, DP Michael J. Hartnett, EDIT MD Neely, Derek Hammeke, MUS Adam Taylor, CAST Brandon Lopez, Jorge Contretras

There’s a violent secret under the surface in Guatemala City. It affects families in every social class and in every neighborhood. Everyone knows it but everyone is silent. That’s when Vicente (Brandon Lopez) decided to speak up. Based on the true story behind a landmark legal case, “Aullido” displays what can happen when children are bold in the face of injustice and how those in power can stand on their behalf.

Directors
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MD Neely

Director, Howl
MD Neely is the team lead at Æffect Films. He is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Documentary Filmmaking and Editing. MD has been making documentary and narrative films for 12 years.  He lives with his family in Joplin, MO.



Sunday November 13, 2016 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Monday, November 14
 

12:00pm

Equal Footing (8m) + Why we Fly (23m)
Equal Footing
(USA) In English
(2016) 8 min. (16:9)

DIR Daniel Holz, Eric Elofson, Kaare Iverson, PRO Daniel Holz, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Kim Havell, Julie Heemstra

Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides the perfect canvas for Alpinists Kim Havell and Julia Heemstra to redefine preconception of the feminine. Isolated and exposed, their presence breathes life into this bleak yet breathtaking landscape as they navigate sheer granite walls and explore the fabric of experience.

Why we Fly
(USA) In English
(2016) 23 min. (16:9)

DIR Tyler Lee, Dan Holmes, PRO Barry Barr, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Marshall Miller, Neil Amonson, Jesse Hall, Jeff Shapiro, Hartman Rector

Ever wondered what goes through someone’s mind as they jump from a helicopter above the Canadian Rockies? Then ride along with the Team KAVU athletes as they wingsuit, skydive, and speedride above scenic Fernie, British Columbia. This film features exhilarating point of view shots of the athletes in flight, along with footage of the raw beauty of mountainous B.C. But as visually stunning as it is, “Why we Fly” is much more than an extreme sport highlight reel. The documentary takes viewers beyond the visceral thrills to explore the emotions, technical preparation, motivations, and camaraderie of the athletes before, during, and after a jump. Come take a leap with these remarkable athletes.

Directors
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Dan Holmes

Creative Manager / Director, Blackrapid / "Why we Fly"
Video, photography, and social media.
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Daniel Holz

Director, Equal Footing
Dan Holz is an internationally published outdoor photographer and filmmaker specializing in active lifestyle and adventure sport imagery. Based in Durango, Colorado, Dan brings the most spectacular scenes from the most remote peaks and corners of the globe to you. His work is inspired and driven by an insatiable curiosity for the natural and cultural wonders of the world. With a firm belief in ‘earning the view,’ Dan’s sense... Read More →
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Eric Elofson

Director, Equal Footing
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Kaare Iverson

Director, Equal Footing
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Tyler Lee

Director, Why we Fly
Tyler Lee’s mantra is to do more with less. To not just have dreams, but find a way to live them. All of his experiences led him into video production which he pursued at Western Washington University and Messiah College where he excelled in Lacrosse and Film. After he completed his university experience he was eventually led back to his roots in Seattle.  His Journey at KAVU started with an unpaid video internship and a paid warehouse... Read More →

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Show Supporter — Steed-Corry Property Management

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Monday November 14, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

12:40pm

Heart: Flatline to Finish Line (98m)
Heart: Flatline to Finish Line
(USA) In English
(2016) 98 min. (16:9)

DIR David Watkins, PRO David Watkins, Donald Bowman, Ellen Charnley, SCR Brian Nunes, DP , EDIT , MUS Cloud Cult, CAST David Watkins, Ellen Charnley, Scott Roy, Jim Oldfield, Ryan Leong, Adam Knight

One in three people will suffer from heart disease in their lifetime, but only one in a million will thrive from it. “Heart: Flatline to Finish Line” is the raw and emotional journey of six individuals from hospital beds to the finish line of one of the world’s most grueling endurance events, the Ironman triathlon. This feature-length documentary will take you on a journey of despair and triumph, of sacrifice and glory. Featuring original music by indie darling Cloud Cult, and interviews with some of the biggest names in endurance sport and cardiology, it will inspire you to examine your own life and encourage you to fill it full of “Heart”.

Directors
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David Watkins

Director, Heart: Flatline to Finish Line
First time filmmaker and director David Watkins flatlined on the operating table- his heart stopped for 5 minutes. For an otherwise healthy man in his thirties, a congenital heart defect nearly proved fatal. After being revived and surviving a subsequent stroke, he became determined to do something with his second lease on life.  Heart surgery is an all too common event. Before long David was meeting people from around the world with similar... Read More →

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"Heart: Flatline to Finishline", Coldwell Banker



Monday November 14, 2016 12:40pm - 2:20pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

1:00pm

Remittance (90m)
Remittance
(USA) In English
(2015) 90 min. (16:9)

DIR Patrick Daly, Joel Fendelman, PRO Frank Hall Green, Prema Menon, Brian Newman, SCR Patrick Daly, Joel Fendelman, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Angela Barotia, Paolo OHara, Olive Nieto

When Marie takes a job as a maid in Singapore to support her family in the Philippines, she trades one set of hardships for another. Betrayed by her husband, she begins to build a new life for herself. As she gets caught up in the new life she is building in Singapore, she is forced to choose between her personal aspirations and family responsibilities back home.

Directors
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Joel Fendelman

Fendelman Films
Together Joel and Patrick have been able to harness their skills to create a unique and complimentary collaboration. They have developed an ethno-narrative style of filmmaking that has been widely lauded for its unique perspective and handling of real locations and non-actors. Their work focuses upon socially important issue and has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Patrick and Joel began working together in... Read More →
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Patrick Daly

Director, Remittance
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Monday November 14, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
  • Genre Drama
  • Country of Origin USA
  • Rating Equivalent PG

2:55pm

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (98m)
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
(USA) In English
(2016) 98 min. (16:9)

DIR Werner Herzog, PRO Werner Herzog, Rupert Maconick, SCR Werner Herzog, DP Peter Zeitlinger, EDIT Marco Capalbo, MUS Mark degli Antoni with Sebastian Steinberg, CAST Dr. Joydeep Biswas, Shawn Carpenter, Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, Lawrence Krauss, Kevin Mitnick, Elon Musk, Sebastian Thrun, Lucianne Walkowicz

The celebrated Oscar®-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (“Grizzly Man”, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches. It explores the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

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Werner Herzog

Director, "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World"
Werner Herzog (director, writer, producer) has written, produced and directed some 70 films, acted in a number of films, published books of prose, staged about a dozen operas and founded his own educational program, the Rogue Film School. | Born in Munich in 1942, Herzog grew up in a remote valley in the Bavarian mountains. Until age 11 he did not even know of the existence of cinema. He started to develop film projects from age 15 on, and... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2016 2:55pm - 4:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Animation & Music Video Competition (32m)
Animation & Music Video Competition (32 m)

SHORT ANIMATION
“Cage” (“折枝”) directed by Pengpeng Du (4m, China) 2016
“Perched” directed by Liam Harris (10m, UK) 2016
“The Story of Gin” directed by Daniel Cantwell (1m, Ireland) 2015

MUSIC VIDEO
“Ballad of Hypochondria“ (“Ballata Dell ’Ipocondria”) directed by Antonello Matarazzo (6m, Italy) 2016
“Insatisfacción Garantizada" directed by Diego Jiménez de Oria (3m, Spain) 2015
“Old Tree by Solkins“ directed by David S. Prudhomme (5m, Belgium) 2016
“Summer is Over” (“El Verano ha Terminado") directed by Diego Jiménez de Oria (3m, Spain) 2015

Summer is Over (El Verano ha Terminado)
(USA) In Spanish
(2016) 3 min. (16:9)

DIR Diego Jiménez de Oria, PRO , SCR Diego Jiménez, DP Jorge Roig, EDIT Diego Jiménez, MUS Las Señoritas Estrechas, CAST Las Señoritas Estrechas

Music video for the song El verano ha terminado (Summer is over) played by the band Las Señoritas Estrechas.

Diego Jiménez (Madrid 1987) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. In 2011 attended the ECAM (Madrid School of Cinematography) and directs Campus an eight-episodes web series. Since then he has been directing promotional and institutional videos for several companies.

Ballad of Hypochodria (Ballata dell’Ipocondria)
(Italy) In Italian with English subtitles
(2016) 6 min. (16:9)

DIR Antonello Matarazzo, PRO Alessandro Farese, SCR Alfredo Caserta, Antonello Matarazzo, DP Alessandro Farese, EDIT Antonello Matarazzo, MUS Canio Loguercio, CAST Canio Loguercio, Alessandro D’Alessandro, Peppe Servillo, Maria Pia De Vito, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Borriello, Giorgia Cipolletta, Asia Conte, Miriana Esposito, Martina Ferrante, Hilde Grella

A path for music and images suspended between narration and experimentation, technology and tribalism. “Ballad of hypochondria (or Vibrio in love)” primarily focuses on symbolic work on the color scheme, with choreography by Hilde Grella and Loguercio’s playback that works sometimes with melodeon player Alessandro D’Alessandro, while the other guest vocalists (including Peppe Servillo, Rocco Papaleo, Maria Pia De Vito) materialize in the form of photographic masks or video cells observed on a small monitor in this surreal laboratory by the dazzling scenery and vaguely Kubrickian, with white-aseptic suits, including ampoules, microscopes and other improbable medical equipment, you try to isolate the love virus which has irreparably infected the musician (much to personally assume the likeness of vibrio) and could expand infecting the whole of humanity.

Insatisfacción Garantizada
(Spain) In Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles
(2015) 3 min. (16:9)

DIR Diego Jiménez de Oria, PRO , SCR Diego Jiménez, DP Jorge Roig, EDIT Diego Jiménez, MUS Fast Food, CAST Fast Food

Music Video for the song Insatisfacción garantizada for the band from Madrid Fast Food

Diego Jiménez (Madrid 1987) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. In 2011 attended the ECAM (Madrid School of Cinematography) and directs Campus an eight-episodes web series. Since then he has been directing promotional and institutional videos for several companies.

Old Tree
(Belgium) In  with English subtitles
(2016) 4 min. ()

DIR David S. Prudhomme, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS Solkins, CAST

A young man goes to hospital to kidnapp his mother and offer her a last roadtrip with a OB Van.

ANIMATION

The Story of Gin

(Ireland) In English
(2015) 1 min. (16:9)

DIR Daniel Cantwell, PRO Ailbhe Cantwell, SCR Daniel Cantwell, DP , EDIT Daniel Cantwell, MUS ThatBeat, CAST

This award-winning animated short film is about the popular spirit Gin and its interesting and varied history. The style harks back to the early days of jazz music and cocktails, in its punchy music and strong, moody palette.  The story covers Gin’s popularity throughout the decades and particularly its inclusion in cocktails and the cocktail era of the early 1950s.  Simple, graphic shapes and great palettes of rich colours were used to lend the retrospective feel that sums up Gin’s character.  Although it is an entirely digital animation, the line quality and paper texture convey a traditional hand drawn touch.


Perched

(UK) In English
(2016) 10 min. (16:9)

DIR Liam Harris, PRO Elina Litvinova, SCR Nathaniel Price, Eoin Doran, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Brian Gilbert

Hamish Fint, a crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world. Directors Statement:Perched was my opportunity to make an animated short in the old fashioned way, with only the basics of paper and pencil. There is something so delicate and beautiful about this traditional technique and I really wanted to build a personal understanding of the character though this medium, with the intention of allowing the audience to make a more sincere and emotional attachment to the character.

Cage  (折枝)
(China) No dialogue
(2015) 4 min. (16:9)

DIR Pengpeng Du, PRO Pengpeng Du, SCR Pengpeng Du, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Pengpeng Du

Life is liberty in a cage. “Cage” represents a situation that is filled with a lot of constraints, or a habit or an addiction that is hard to get rid of. This project is to present a Chinese cultural and traditional visual style to audiences. On the other hand, CAGE tries to inspire them to recall their memory and consider what is the meaning of life to them individually.


Directors
avatar for Antonello Matarazzo

Antonello Matarazzo

Director, Ballad of Hypochondria
Antonello Matarazzo, painter and video artist. His work takes place in the most recent tendency called “Medialismo”, intended to integrate different media (photo, picture, video et.). Since 2000, year of his debut video, The Fable (18° Bellaria Film Festival) – a short film produced by Rai 3 – he has combined moving pictures with still ones, shifting from film-making to paintings and taking part in many national and... Read More →
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Daniel Cantwell

Director, The Story of Gin
The Creative Director, Daniel Cantwell, has worked in numerous studios in Ireland since qualifying from DIT and has many years practical experience on award-winning television shows. His personal work has seen him win an Image Now award, and Commendation for a D&AD Student Yellow Pencil. He set up the award-winning Ben & Anvil studio in 2015, which offers special effects, animation and motion graphics.
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David S. Prudhomme

Director, Old Tree by Solkins
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Diego Jiménez de Oria

Director, Insatisfacción Garantizada
Diego Jiménez (Madrid 1987) holds a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies. In 2011 attended the ECAM (Madrid School of Cinematography) and directs Campus an eight-episodes web series. Since then he has been directing promotional and institutional videos for several companies.
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Liam Harris

Director, Perched
Liam Harris is a recent NFTS Graduate obtaining his Masters Degree in Directing Animation. From a young age, Liam was inspired to work in hand-drawn animation, having grown up with the likes of Raymond Briggs’s illustrations, Glenn Keane’s paper drawn Disney characters and Joanna Quinn’s energetic yet fluent pencil on paper animation, a traditional style he has since adopted into his film making. Liam is a true collaborator... Read More →
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Pengpeng Du

Director, Cage



Monday November 14, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

3:45pm

Experimental Shorts Competition - 2016 (26m)
 Experimental Shorts - 2016 (26m)
“Urban Audio Spectrum” directed by Marina Schnider (4m, Germany/Switzerland) 2016  
“Wasteworld”  directed by Andrea Niada (12m, UK) 2015
“A Working Definition” directed by Kayla Hashimoto (10m, USA) 2016

Urban Audio Spectrum
(Germany, Switzerland) No dialogue
(2016) 4 min. (16/9)

DIR Marina Schnider, PRO Marina Schnider, SCR Marina Schnider, DP Marina Schnider, EDIT Marina Schnider, MUS Reid Willis, CAST Everyday objects in Berlin

Audio visualization through manipulation and animation of elements/objects in video footage. The Scenes have all been recorded in the city of Berlin.

Wasteworld
(UK) In English
(2015) 12 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Andrea Niada, PRO Oliver Sunley, SCR Andrea Niada, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Nicole Magdalena, Tommie Grabiec, Jeremy Hill

A woman hatches into a menacing world made of bin bags where she must find the key to a mysterious container, which holds the terrifying secret of this strange place.

A Working Definition
(USA) In English
(2016) 10 min. (16:9)

DIR Kayla Hashimoto, PRO , SCR Kayla Hashimoto, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

A fleeting, fragmented, look into association, attachment, and meaning. Using an array of accounts and mediums, this film explores an enigmatic idea that we often overlook; one that is painted by nostalgia, intertwined with change, and synonymous with belonging - home.

Directors
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Andrea Niada

Director, Wasteworld
Born in Milan and raised in London, Andrea Niada is an ambitious and versatile filmmaker, with a particular interest in the absurd, the grotesque and the darkly comic.After graduating with a BA in Theatre & Performance from the University of Warwick, he was accepted on an MA course at The London Film School.During his time at the school, Andrea wrote and directed several shorts, both fiction and documentary, which have since been shown in... Read More →
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Kayla Hashimoto

Director, A Working Definition
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Marina Schnider

Director, "Urban Audio Spectrum"
Marina Schnider was born in 1990 in the town of Vals, Switzerland. She recently received her Bachelor degree in Visual Communications at the Berlin University of the Arts and is currently working as a Motion Design Artist. Her Bachelor’s thesis "Urban Audio Spectrum" is her first short film.



Monday November 14, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

4:30pm

Howl (Aullido) (24m)
Howl (Aullido)
(Guatemala) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 24 min. (2.35:1)

DIR MD Neely, PRO Stephanie Whonsetler, MD Neely, Eric Epperson, SCR Eric Epperson, DP Michael J. Hartnett, EDIT MD Neely, Derek Hammeke, MUS Adam Taylor, CAST Brandon Lopez, Jorge Contretras

There’s a violent secret under the surface in Guatemala City. It affects families in every social class and in every neighborhood. Everyone knows it but everyone is silent. That’s when Vicente (Brandon Lopez) decided to speak up. Based on the true story behind a landmark legal case, “Aullido” displays what can happen when children are bold in the face of injustice and how those in power can stand on their behalf.

Directors
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MD Neely

Director, Howl
MD Neely is the team lead at Æffect Films. He is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Documentary Filmmaking and Editing. MD has been making documentary and narrative films for 12 years.  He lives with his family in Joplin, MO.



Monday November 14, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:15pm

The Turtle (22 m)
The Turtle (La Tortue)
(France) In French with English subtitles
(2016) 22 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Thomas Blumenthal, Roman Dopouridis, PRO Laurent Helas, SCR Thomas Blumenthal, Roman Dopouridis, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Lou Roy Lecollinet, Bastien Bouillon, Léo Lorleac’h

Leo, ten years old, is getting ready for school by himself. The big apartment is empty when, like every morning, he slams the door and leaves home. Bastien, Leo’s big brother, is on his part still at an after-party. He knows everybody here, he’s in his element. But this morning, in the grim bathroom of this nightclub, he meets Julie. The young woman is going to invite herself in Leo and Bastien’s lives. For a weekend, all taboos and rancours are going to emerge, and it will lead to the inevitable confrontation between the two brothers.

Directors
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Roman Dopouridis

Director, “The Turtle” (“La Tortue”)
In drama class of Eva Saint Paul, Roman Dopouridis met Thomas Blumenthal, and became friends. Together they decided to engage in co-directing together for a first film. They then wrote the short film “La Tortue” (“The Turtle”), with Bastien Bouillon and Lou Roy Lecollinet, which was filmed in 2015 and completed in 2016. This adventure has strengthened the willingness for Thomas Blumenthal and Roman Dopouridis to stay on... Read More →
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Thomas Blumenthal

Director, The Turtle
Thomas Blumenthal began his career in film as an actor in 2005 with a role in Christophe Barratier’s “Les Choristes” (“The Chorus”,) while he was only 11 years old. He then appeared in television in “Pour l’amour de Dieu”, “La Dame d’Izieu”, “R.I.S. Police Scientifique” and “Brassens la Mauvaise Éducation”, before returning to the cinema in 2014 in... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:25pm

Walk With Me: Trials of Damon J. Keith (103m) + Life of the Mind: Niels-Erik Andreasen (7m)
Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
(USA) In English
(2016) 103 min. (16:9)

DIR Jesse Nesser, PRO Patrick Lane, Jesse Nesser, Jack Rossiter-Munley, SCR , DP Reuben Aaronson, EDIT William Haugse, MUS , CAST Damon Keith

In the wake of the 1967 Detroit race riots, rookie African American Judge Damon J. Keith caused controversy by rooting out hidden discriminatory practices that had been woven into our housing, school, work, and police institutions. Believing that the law could and should be used to pursue social change and racial equality, Keith shook the nation as he challenged the status quo and faced off against angry crowds, the KKK, corporate America and even a sitting U.S. President.

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A Life of the Mind: Niels-Erik Andreasen
(USA) In English
(2016) 7 min. (16:9)

DIR Paul Kim, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST  Niels-Erik Andreasen

As a young teenager in Denmark, Niels-Erik Andreasen’s encounter with the last speech delivered by Socrates marks the starting point of a lifelong love affair with education. Now stepping down as one of the longest serving active university presidents, he grapples with the final task of concluding his life’s work.

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Jesse Nesser

Director, Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith is Jesse’s third feature | length documentary. His film work has taken him to the Big Sky | Country of Montana, the poverty of Haiti, the iconic South of | France, the villages of Tanzania,and into the streets and Federal | Courthouse of Detroit. His movies are diverse in story and locale, | but all explore, in different ways, a very common human | experience: the way in which decisions often... Read More →
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Paul Kim

Director, Life of the Mind
Paul spent time in two other careers before discovering his real passion and gift for the visual arts. An avid believer that story is the pivotal force at work behind identity formation, his narratives and imagery work to foster transnational and cross-cultural understanding. As a new media producer and documentary filmmaker, Paul has filmed across six continents on projects that explore issues in human rights, social justice, and the... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2016 5:25pm - 7:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:00pm

Boat People (29m)
Boat People
(Germany) In English and German with English subtitles
(2016) 29 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Paul Meschùh, PRO Therese Seemann, SCR Paul Meschùh, DP Markus E. Müller, EDIT Matthias Writze, MUS Paul Beller, CAST Eugene Boateng, Jule Ronstedt, Thomas Clemens

A refugee gets picked up in the mediteranian sea by a luxury catamaran owned by a german couple. A prejudiced journey towards the fortress europe begins.

Directors
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Paul Meschùh

Director, Boat People
Paul Meschúh studied directing at the University for Television and Film in Munich (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München). Since his youth he has written and directed more than fifteen short fiction films, many of which have been screened at national and international film festivals, including Diagonale in Austria, as well as Hof Film Festival and Max Ophüls Film Festival in Germany. In 2015 Paul won the Stepping... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2016 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:45pm

NYChapters: Jerry (5m) + The Water Angel of East Porterville (19m)
NYChapters: Jerry
(USA) In English
(2016) 5 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Alexander Hankoff, PRO Attika Torrence, DP Alexander Hankoff, EDIT Morgan Mitchell, MUS Damon Hankoff, CAST Jerry

A day in the life of Jerry, a pet store owner in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn as he tends to his pigeons and shares his philosophies about NYC.

The Water Angel of East Porterville
(USA) In English
(2016) 19 min. (16:9)

DIR Ryan Daniel McKinney, PRO Ryan Daniel McKinney, Lucy Minh, DP Mike Panganiban, EDIT Ryan Daniel McKinney, Anthony Soler, MUS Natalia Perez, CAST Donna Johnson

The shallow wells of rural East Porterville, a predominantly lower income neighborhood, have started to dry up at an alarming rate as the severe California drought enters its fifth year.  With the federal and state governments unable to help the households without running water — numbering in the thousands and growing every day — retired local resident Donna Johnson, ‘The Water Angel of East Porterville’, delivers bottled water door-to-door every day to ensure that the residents of East Porterville have clean drinking water.

Directors
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Alexander Hankoff

Director/Executive Producer/Cinematographer, "NYChapters: Jerry"
Director and Cinematographer Alexander Hankoff be- gan his career directing and shooting commercials for fashion and beauty brands such as Nike, Dior and Estée Lauder where he developed his cinematic sensibilities and unorthodox approach to advertising. The filmmaker has earned a reputation for a stripped down cinematic aesthetic and honesty in the performances of his actors. | Alexander’s new documentary series... Read More →
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Ryan Daniel McKinney

Director, The Water Angel of East Porterville
Ryan Daniel McKinney is a director based out of Los Angeles, CA. He was born and raised in the Shuswap Lake region of British Columbia. He started his career in Vancouver, BC before relocating to Los Angeles. Aside from film and television, Ryan is inspired by music, art and literature. He is an avid hockey fan and enjoys traveling with his wife Lucy, their son Liam and dog Yoko. He holds an MFA in Film Production.



Monday November 14, 2016 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:30pm

The Turtle (22m)
The Turtle (La Tortue)
(France) In French with English subtitles
(2016) 22 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Thomas Blumenthal, Roman Dopouridis, PRO Laurent Helas, SCR Thomas Blumenthal, Roman Dopouridis, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Lou Roy Lecollinet, Bastien Bouillon, Léo Lorleac’h

Leo, ten years old, is getting ready for school by himself. The big apartment is empty when, like every morning, he slams the door and leaves home. Bastien, Leo’s big brother, is on his part still at an after-party. He knows everybody here, he’s in his element. But this morning, in the grim bathroom of this nightclub, he meets Julie. The young woman is going to invite herself in Leo and Bastien’s lives. For a weekend, all taboos and rancours are going to emerge, and it will lead to the inevitable confrontation between the two brothers.

Directors
avatar for Roman Dopouridis

Roman Dopouridis

Director, “The Turtle” (“La Tortue”)
In drama class of Eva Saint Paul, Roman Dopouridis met Thomas Blumenthal, and became friends. Together they decided to engage in co-directing together for a first film. They then wrote the short film “La Tortue” (“The Turtle”), with Bastien Bouillon and Lou Roy Lecollinet, which was filmed in 2015 and completed in 2016. This adventure has strengthened the willingness for Thomas Blumenthal and Roman Dopouridis to stay on... Read More →
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Thomas Blumenthal

Director, The Turtle
Thomas Blumenthal began his career in film as an actor in 2005 with a role in Christophe Barratier’s “Les Choristes” (“The Chorus”,) while he was only 11 years old. He then appeared in television in “Pour l’amour de Dieu”, “La Dame d’Izieu”, “R.I.S. Police Scientifique” and “Brassens la Mauvaise Éducation”, before returning to the cinema in 2014 in... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2016 7:30pm - 8:05pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:00pm

The Landscape Within (79m) + Voyager (10m)
The Landscape Within
(Philippines) In Tagalog with English subtitles
(2015) 79 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Andrea Capranico, PRO Darlene Catly Malimas, SCR Andrea Capranico, DP Andrea Capranico, EDIT Andrea Capranico, Sebastian Lory, Vivienne Li, Jessie Dimapilis, MUS Earl John Drilon, CAST Eric “Nui” Cabales, Jesimae Umetin, Kokoi Baldo, Wuv San, Nunelucio Alvarado

Eric Nui Cabales, body-painter, costume designer, photographer and conceptual artist struggles to find new directions after the death of his father. With a strong desire to move forward, and with the support of family and a group of friends and artists, Eric finds purpose at the roots of his affections: Kayama, where the river and the sea meet, the landscape of his memories and the inner source of his inspiration.

Voyager
(France) No dialogue
(2015) 10 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Loic Magar, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

Sent in 1977, the Voyager Golden Record was intended to introduce Humanity to possible beings in outer space. But centuries later, Voyager is back on Earth...



Directors
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Andrea Capranico

Director, Landscape Within
Andrea Capranico is a documentary and commercial director/producer based in Manila, Philippines.Born and raised in Torino, Italy, he graduated in Chemistry in 2000 and ‚Äî after few years of science research and corporate work ‚Äî he pursued his original dream of being a world traveler, a photographer and a filmmaker.Shot over three years, his first long-feature observational documentary “The... Read More →
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Loic Magar

Director, Voyager
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Roman Veiga

Director, The Voyager



Monday November 14, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:15pm

Soy Cubana (17m) + Thrive (13m)
Soy Cubana
(USA) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2016) 17 min. (16:9)

DIR Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, PRO Robin Miller Ungar, SCR Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Koset Muñoa Columbié, Ana Hernández Rosillo, Maryoris Mena Faez, Annia Del Toro Leyva

Winners of the 2016 Cubadisco Award for best vocal group, the Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. This short documentary follows this unique and until now little known Cuban a cappella quartet.  Their infectious spirit, precise vocal harmonies, and melting pot of references embody the sounds of Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. We follow these four women, exploring their daily lives, artistic process and gain a unique window into a building a music career in a communist country.

Thrive
(USA) In English
(2015) 13 min. (16:9)

DIR Paul Szynol, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS Matthew Whitaker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band, CAST Matthew Whitaker, Dr. Lonnie Smith

A short documentary about the prodigious talent and irrepressible spirit of a musically precocious 12 year old blind boy who plays the piano.

Directors
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Ivaylo Getov

Director, Soy Cubana
Ivaylo Getov is a Los Angeles based director and new media artist. His company, Luxloop, is a pioneer in the immersive digital space and was most recently commissioned to create a piece for the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
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Jeremy Ungar

Director, Soy Cubana
Jeremy Ungar is a Los Angeles based writer & director. Alongside Guillermo Del Toro, he co-wrote the libretto for the stage version of Pan’s Labyrinth, which will feature music by Gustavo Santaolalla and lyrics by Paul Williams. He is in pre-production on his first feature film, “Ride”.
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Paul Szynol

Director, Thrive
Paul was born in Warsaw, Poland, and moved to NYC at the age of 12. He's lived in New York City, Warsaw, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alexandria (VA), Berkeley, New Haven, Philadelphia, NJ, and DC, and, for shorter periods, Kampala and Berlin. His first short film, “Thrive”, has shown at festivals in North America and Europe, and his second short film, “Booklyn”, was published by the New Yorker. His photos have been shown... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2016 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00pm

The Last Post (15m) + Bombard the Headquarters (17m)
The Last Post
(UK) In  with English subtitles
(2015) 15 min. (2.40:1)

DIR Adam Preston, PRO Samantha Waite, SCR Adam Preston, DP Sam Care, EDIT Kant Pan, MUS Martin Thornton, CAST Ryan Sampson, Mark Heap, Katie Alexander-Thom, Selom Awadzi, Andy Gillies, Harry Rafferty, Gavin Keenan, Ben Mansbridge, Gillian Pittaway, Iain Stuart Robertson, Carrie Whitton

A halfwit is invited to speak at the funeral of someone he only knew through the internet. Like, Like, Emoji, Smiley face, Like.

Bombard the Headquarters (Огонь по штабам)
(Russian Federation) In Russian with English subtitles
(2015) 17 min. (16:9)

DIR Stepan Grusha, PRO Konstantin FisenkoFedor Balabanov, SCR Stepan Grusha, DP Stepan Grusha, EDIT Stepan Grusha, MUS Ivan Beletchenko, Aleskey Pogodin, Daniil Lavrentyev, Sergey Kuryanov, Vadim Uglov, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Dima Madera, CAST Vyacheslav Korobitsin, Marina Damineva, Varya Svetlova, Mikhail Kryachok

During the summer of 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia the political situation had an influence on the minds and actions of the intelligent youth. Young millenial actors, artists and just some hipsters do nothing, but argue and laugh about Maidan, the right sector and the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic.) They get drunk and try to solve their love problems — but, all of a sudden, political hysteria starts creeping into the story from the outside world, and, unexpectedly, it changes the main character, who at the beginning was totally indifferent to politics. From now on, it is not clear to him, where the border between drunken nonsense and frightening reality lies.

Directors
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Adam Preston

Director/Writer, "The Last Post"
Adam Preston began his career at Transatlantic Films in London where he worked as a researcher and production assistant on the 13-part documentary series “Greek Fire” for Channel Four. Throughout his career Adam has written and directed a series of short films, most recently “The Last Post”, which has screened at over 20 international festivals. His previous short “Le Boast” has been broadcast 10 times on the... Read More →
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Stepan Grusha

Director, Bombard the Headquarters
Stepan Grusha was born in St. Petersburg in 1988.He studied in St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy on “Cinema and television direction” for 1 year, then started studying in St. Petersburg State university of Cinema and Television on “Direction of television programs”, graduated in 2011.He makes short fiction and documentary films, musical clips and commercial as the script writer, director, director of photography... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2016 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Tuesday, November 15
 

12:00pm

The Canaries (Kanarialinnut) (78m)
The Canaries (Kanarialinnut)
(Finland) In Finnish with English subtitles
(2015) 78 min. (16:9)

DIR Jari Kokko, PRO Jari Kokko, SCR Jari Kokko, DP Saija Mäki-Nevala, EDIT Katja Pällijeff, MUS Cleaning Women (Timo Kinnunen, Teo Vänttinen, Risto Puurunen), CAST Pekka Mustonen, Päivi Luomala, Katja Minkkinen, Susanna Puhakka, Mika Kalmi

Sadly, individuals suffering from mold sickness are often still marked as nothing more but neurotic troublemakers, chronic complainers, or just plain mad. Hundreds of thousands of Finns are exposed to mold and moisture microbes every day. Because of the illness the victims have had to withdraw from their everyday life. What used to be home has turned into a prison and isolation has become a safe haven. The documentary follows the lives of the protagonists for one year, and shows how the physical symptoms of the illness is only part of the problem. The illness has devastated their lives and social relationships. Internet and social media are their most important form of interaction and connection to the outside world. Additional difficulties come from the irresponsibility and ridicule frequently demonstrated by society and the public. The victims have created their own means of survival in order to carry on and decide what they really want to do in their lives, within the limitations set by the illness. Today, people who have fallen ill are like the canaries that in the past used to be taken down to the mines. When the bird started falling ill, people knew that the air was toxic and it was time to leave. Only today no one is taking the signs seriously.

Directors
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Jari Kokko

Director, Producer, Owner, Kinokokko Ky
Jari Kokko was born in 1961 in Viitasaari, Finland. He studied documentary film directing in Moscow Film School (VGIK) 1985-90. Besides his own film projects he has worked as a editor, producer, photographer and all-around man in several different kinds of film projects. Today, he lives in Helsinki and works at his own production company, Kinokokko. His documentary features include “Kanarialinnut” (“The Canaries”) (2015), ”44500... Read More →



Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

12:10pm

Strangers on the Earth (90m) + Muir Song (3m)
Muir Song
(USA) In English
(2016) 4 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Janssen  Powers, PRO Mckinzy Powers, SCR Janssen Powers and Mckinzy Powers,  Narration Written by John Muir, DP Janssen Powers and Caleb Babcock, EDIT Janssen  Powers, MUS Ryan Taubert Revival and Imagine via The Music Bed, CAST Mckinzy Powers, Ryan Ottenad, Mindy Barringer, Narrated by Lou Whittaker

The inspiration for this film came from the director’s time living and being active in the Pacific Northwest. The goal was to capture the energy and attitude of exploring Washington through the eyes of people who do so religiously. The film is set to a quote by legendary conservationist John Muir, and narrated by infamous mountain climber, Lou Whittaker. With challenging locations, all of the gear was backpacked into remote areas in order to find unique angles of the PNW.

Strangers on the Earth
(Spain, USA) In English
(2016) 90 min. (1.78:1)

DIR Tristan Cook, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Dane Johansen

Perhaps Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who in 2014 ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. As Dane soon discovers, the paths we travel through life are often uncomfortably magnified by the reality of life on the Camino. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many pilgrims encountered along the way, Strangers on the Earth examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of ‘journey’ and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.

Directors
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Janssen Powers

Director, Muir Song
Janssen Powers is an self-taught filmmaker and storyteller. Originally from Seattle he now lives in Brooklyn. His award-winning documentary work has received attention around the world with films reaching over 1 millions plays online. Janssen has created films for companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, World Vision and Uber. As an artist, Janssen is motivated by using his talent as a storyteller to create genuine moments on camera. He does this... Read More →
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Tristan Cook

Director, Strangers on the Earth
With a keen focus on the intersection of cinema and music, the work of director Tristan Cook traverses traditional and experimental film techniques in order to unpack the human need to communicate through emotion, art, sound. A veteran in the performing arts field, he has collaborated extensively with such artists and organizations as the Emerson String Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, and Orpheus Chamber... Read More →



Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:10pm - 1:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

1:45pm

Boat People (29m)
Boat People
(Germany) In English and German with English subtitles
(2016) 29 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Paul Meschùh, PRO Therese Seemann, SCR Paul Meschùh, DP Markus E. Müller, EDIT Matthias Writze, MUS Paul Beller, CAST Eugene Boateng, Jule Ronstedt, Thomas Clemens

A refugee gets picked up in the mediteranian sea by a luxury catamaran owned by a german couple. A prejudiced journey towards the fortress europe begins.

Directors
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Paul Meschùh

Director, Boat People
Paul Meschúh studied directing at the University for Television and Film in Munich (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München). Since his youth he has written and directed more than fifteen short fiction films, many of which have been screened at national and international film festivals, including Diagonale in Austria, as well as Hof Film Festival and Max Ophüls Film Festival in Germany. In 2015 Paul won the Stepping... Read More →



Tuesday November 15, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

2:15pm

What was Ours (79m) + ʻĀina: That Which Feeds Us (23m)
‘Äina: That Which Feeds Us
(USA) In English
(2015) 23 min. (16:9)

DIR Josh Thome, Dave Mossop, PRO Josh Thome, Melahnie Moodie, Dave Mossop, Malcolm Sangster, SCR Sabra Kauka, Josh Thome, Dave Mossop, DP Dave Mossop, Leo Hoorn, Eric Crosland, Kalum Ko, EDIT Dave Mossop, Jay Trusler, Leo Zuckerman, MUS Jacob Yoffee, CAST Sabra Kauka, David Sproat, Kawika Winter, Stacy Sproat-Beck, Bob Yuhnke, Don Heacock

 ‘Äina (pronounced “eye-nah”) means, “that which feeds us” in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauai, and of island Earth. That may sound like an outstanding claim; but as "‘Äina" vividly illustrates, such is the power of agriculture and consumer choices for people and the planet. "To malama  ‘Åina is to take care of the earth that feeds us. The minute we lose site of that, we have signed our own palapala make, our death warrant.”— Sabra Kauka

What was Ours
(USA) In English
(2016) 79 min. (16:9)

DIR Mat Hames, PRO Mat Hames, DP Wilson Waggoner, EDIT Greg Wright, Ginny Patrick, Mat Hames, Sandra Guardado, MUS Nathan Halpern, CAST Jordan Dresser, Mikala SunRhodes, Philbert McLeod

A young Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess travel from the Wind River Indian Reservation with a wise Shoshone elder to explore vanished artifacts kept in the archives of a museum. The three uncover ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years, setting each on a journey to recover their vanished objects, while discovering their true purpose. As the elder looks to the future, the young people look to the past to revive hope for their beloved home.


Directors
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Dave Mossop

Director, ʻĀina: That Which Feeds Us
Dave Mossop is an award-winning director, producer and writer and a leading innovator in film and photography. He has directed and DP’d films of all kind including the 5D hi-resolution virtual-flight simulation “FlyOver” series, music videos, commercials and feature length films.
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Josh Thome

Director, ʻĀina: That Which Feeds Us
Josh Thome is an award-winning director, producer and writer whose entertaining and socially relevant content has reached tens of millions of people around the world. He is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and was featured in the book, "The Starfish and The Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations".
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Mat Hames

Director, What was Ours
Emmy award-winning independent filmmaker Mat Hames is based in Austin, Texas. His films have screened at SXSW, HotDocs, and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and broadcast on the Sundance Channel and Independent Lens on PBS.  Mat’s feature documentary, 'When I Rise', about African-American mezzo-soprano and civil rights icon Barbara Conrad, had a world premiere at SXSW and internationally premiered at HotDocs... Read More →



Tuesday November 15, 2016 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Waiting for the (T)rain (25m)
Waiting for the (T)rain
(France) In French with English, French, Spanish subtitles
(2015) 25 min. (16:9)

DIR Panay Simon, PRO , SCR Simon Panay, DP Nicolas Canton, David Capsir, EDIT David Capsir, MUS Sessimé, CAST Issouf Ouedraougo, Rouamba Ami

A small village lost in a dusty desert in Burkina’s bush. Two times a week passes the train. Various food items and water bottles thrown by the passengers while passing by constitute the main income of the village, and the only source of water during dry season. Different portraits follow each others. The older one s have known slavery in the service of France, the young dream of distant horizons.

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Simon Panay

Director, Waiting for the (T)rain
Simon Panay made his first fiction short film “Drôle de Guerre” at 19. In 2012, he shot his first documentary film — a 52 min film in Africa called “Tontines, une Affaire de Femmes” and 2014 he filmed his second documentary “Waiting for the (T)rain”. This film has been selected in 129 Festivals all over the world and won 30 Awards. In 2014, he received a prize of best talented young director of... Read More →

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Tuesday November 15, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

3:45pm

Animation & Music Video Competition (32m)
Animation & Music Video Competition (32 m)

SHORT ANIMATION
“Cage” (“折枝”) directed by Pengpeng Du (4m, China) 2016
“Perched” directed by Liam Harris (10m, UK) 2016
“The Story of Gin” directed by Daniel Cantwell (1m, Ireland) 2015

MUSIC VIDEO
“Ballad of Hypochondria“ (“Ballata Dell ’Ipocondria”) directed by Antonello Matarazzo (6m, Italy) 2016
“Insatisfacción Garantizada" directed by Diego Jiménez de Oria (3m, Spain) 2015
“Old Tree by Solkins“ directed by David S. Prudhomme (5m, Belgium) 2016
“Summer is Over” (“El Verano ha Terminado") directed by Diego Jiménez de Oria (3m, Spain) 2015

Summer is Over (El Verano ha Terminado)
(USA) In Spanish
(2016) 3 min. (16:9)

DIR Diego Jiménez de Oria, PRO , SCR Diego Jiménez, DP Jorge Roig, EDIT Diego Jiménez, MUS Las Señoritas Estrechas, CAST Las Señoritas Estrechas

Music video for the song El verano ha terminado (Summer is over) played by the band Las Señoritas Estrechas.

Diego Jiménez (Madrid 1987) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. In 2011 attended the ECAM (Madrid School of Cinematography) and directs Campus an eight-episodes web series. Since then he has been directing promotional and institutional videos for several companies.

Ballad of Hypochodria (Ballata dell’Ipocondria)
(Italy) In Italian with English subtitles
(2016) 6 min. (16:9)

DIR Antonello Matarazzo, PRO Alessandro Farese, SCR Alfredo Caserta, Antonello Matarazzo, DP Alessandro Farese, EDIT Antonello Matarazzo, MUS Canio Loguercio, CAST Canio Loguercio, Alessandro D’Alessandro, Peppe Servillo, Maria Pia De Vito, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Borriello, Giorgia Cipolletta, Asia Conte, Miriana Esposito, Martina Ferrante, Hilde Grella

A path for music and images suspended between narration and experimentation, technology and tribalism. “Ballad of hypochondria (or Vibrio in love)” primarily focuses on symbolic work on the color scheme, with choreography by Hilde Grella and Loguercio’s playback that works sometimes with melodeon player Alessandro D’Alessandro, while the other guest vocalists (including Peppe Servillo, Rocco Papaleo, Maria Pia De Vito) materialize in the form of photographic masks or video cells observed on a small monitor in this surreal laboratory by the dazzling scenery and vaguely Kubrickian, with white-aseptic suits, including ampoules, microscopes and other improbable medical equipment, you try to isolate the love virus which has irreparably infected the musician (much to personally assume the likeness of vibrio) and could expand infecting the whole of humanity.

Insatisfacción Garantizada
(Spain) In Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles
(2015) 3 min. (16:9)

DIR Diego Jiménez de Oria, PRO , SCR Diego Jiménez, DP Jorge Roig, EDIT Diego Jiménez, MUS Fast Food, CAST Fast Food

Music Video for the song Insatisfacción garantizada for the band from Madrid Fast Food

Diego Jiménez (Madrid 1987) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. In 2011 attended the ECAM (Madrid School of Cinematography) and directs Campus an eight-episodes web series. Since then he has been directing promotional and institutional videos for several companies.

Old Tree
(Belgium) In  with English subtitles
(2016) 4 min. ()

DIR David S. Prudhomme, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS Solkins, CAST

A young man goes to hospital to kidnapp his mother and offer her a last roadtrip with a OB Van.

ANIMATION
Perched

(UK) In English
(2016) 10 min. (16:9)

DIR Liam Harris, PRO Elina Litvinova, SCR Nathaniel Price, Eoin Doran, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Brian Gilbert

Hamish Fint, a crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world. Directors Statement:Perched was my opportunity to make an animated short in the old fashioned way, with only the basics of paper and pencil. There is something so delicate and beautiful about this traditional technique and I really wanted to build a personal understanding of the character though this medium, with the intention of allowing the audience to make a more sincere and emotional attachment to the character.

Cage  (折枝)
(China) No dialogue
(2015) 4 min. (16:9)

DIR Pengpeng Du, PRO Pengpeng Du, SCR Pengpeng Du, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Pengpeng Du

Life is liberty in a cage. “Cage” represents a situation that is filled with a lot of constraints, or a habit or an addiction that is hard to get rid of. This project is to present a Chinese cultural and traditional visual style to audiences. On the other hand, CAGE tries to inspire them to recall their memory and consider what is the meaning of life to them individually.

The Story of Gin
(Ireland) In English
(2015) 1 min. (16:9)

DIR Daniel Cantwell, PRO Ailbhe Cantwell, SCR Daniel Cantwell, DP , EDIT Daniel Cantwell, MUS ThatBeat, CAST

This award-winning animated short film is about the popular spirit Gin and its interesting and varied history. The style harks back to the early days of jazz music and cocktails, in its punchy music and strong, moody palette.  The story covers Gin’s popularity throughout the decades and particularly its inclusion in cocktails and the cocktail era of the early 1950s.  Simple, graphic shapes and great palettes of rich colours were used to lend the retrospective feel that sums up Gin’s character.  Although it is an entirely digital animation, the line quality and paper texture convey a traditional hand drawn touch.




Directors
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Antonello Matarazzo

Director, Ballad of Hypochondria
Antonello Matarazzo, painter and video artist. His work takes place in the most recent tendency called “Medialismo”, intended to integrate different media (photo, picture, video et.). Since 2000, year of his debut video, The Fable (18° Bellaria Film Festival) – a short film produced by Rai 3 – he has combined moving pictures with still ones, shifting from film-making to paintings and taking part in many national and... Read More →
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Daniel Cantwell

Director, The Story of Gin
The Creative Director, Daniel Cantwell, has worked in numerous studios in Ireland since qualifying from DIT and has many years practical experience on award-winning television shows. His personal work has seen him win an Image Now award, and Commendation for a D&AD Student Yellow Pencil. He set up the award-winning Ben & Anvil studio in 2015, which offers special effects, animation and motion graphics.
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David S. Prudhomme

Director, Old Tree by Solkins
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Diego Jiménez de Oria

Director, Insatisfacción Garantizada
Diego Jiménez (Madrid 1987) holds a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies. In 2011 attended the ECAM (Madrid School of Cinematography) and directs Campus an eight-episodes web series. Since then he has been directing promotional and institutional videos for several companies.
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Liam Harris

Director, Perched
Liam Harris is a recent NFTS Graduate obtaining his Masters Degree in Directing Animation. From a young age, Liam was inspired to work in hand-drawn animation, having grown up with the likes of Raymond Briggs’s illustrations, Glenn Keane’s paper drawn Disney characters and Joanna Quinn’s energetic yet fluent pencil on paper animation, a traditional style he has since adopted into his film making. Liam is a true collaborator... Read More →
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Pengpeng Du

Director, Cage



Tuesday November 15, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

4:25pm

The Rider & The Wolf (65m) + Brother Valentine (30m)
The Rider & The Wolf
(USA) In English
(2015) 65 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Nathan Ward, PRO Nathan Ward, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Curtis Imrie

The Rider and The Wolf is story of Mike Rust, one of six Irish brothers who fell in love with bicycles in Colorado. “Mike the Bike” helped create the stoke for bikes in the rough mountain town of Crested Butte, leading to the sport called mountain biking. Some to try to claim that it all started in California, but Colorado is just as guilty. Mike Rust was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1991. He later moved to the remote San Luis Valley to pursue his dreams of sustainable living in the mountains. There, some men broke into his house one night and he chased them down. He has never been seen again.

Brother Valentine

(USA) In English
(2015) 30 min. (16:9)

DIR Tim Rundel, PRO Tim and Brandy Rundel, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Tim Rundel

On August 7, 1974, an Oklahoma City family is devastated after their 15-year-old son brutally murders his older sister. This documentary revisits the overwhelming effects on the Valentine family some 40 years later. The film explores the controversial justifications made by this teenage boy in regards to his motives for killing his sister (via interviews with the prosecutor, his defense attorney, neighbors and his mother.)  A close-knit community is outraged when the Valentine family hires a prominent defense attorney to keep their son out of jail. Public records request during the filming of the doc uncovers stunning details and buried secrets about this preventable tragedy.

Directors
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Nathan Ward

Director/DP, The Rider & the Wolf — Grit & Thistle Film
Nathan Ward is a filmmaker and writer who grew up without a TV in the dusty tumbleweed fields of Southeast Colorado, two hours from the nearest movie theater. After learning to write at the University of Chicago, he labored as a freelance journalist for nearly two decades, specializing in mountain areas, adventure, women’s education issues and environmental topics before turning those interests to film. As a co-founder of Grit and Thistle... Read More →
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Tim Rundel

Director, Brother Valentine
Tim Rundel is a northern California documentary filmmaker. He completed his BA in Speech/Drama at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he immersed himself in radio, television production and theatre.  | His current project, “Brother Valentine” was named winner of the 16th Annual Sacramento Music and Film Festival’s Best Short Documentary and was a Jury Award Finalist. In 2015, Rundel was an Executive Producer... Read More →



Tuesday November 15, 2016 4:25pm - 6:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

4:30pm

Experimental Shorts Competition - 2016 (26m)
Experimental Shorts - 2016 (26m)
“Urban Audio Spectrum” directed by Marina Schnider (4m, Germany/Switzerland) 2016  
“Wasteworld”  directed by Andrea Niada (12m, UK) 2015
“A Working Definition” directed by Kayla Hashimoto (10m, USA) 2016

Urban Audio Spectrum
(Germany, Switzerland) No dialogue
(2016) 4 min. (16/9)

DIR Marina Schnider, PRO Marina Schnider, SCR Marina Schnider, DP Marina Schnider, EDIT Marina Schnider, MUS Reid Willis, CAST Everyday objects in Berlin

Audio visualization through manipulation and animation of elements/objects in video footage. The Scenes have all been recorded in the city of Berlin.

Wasteworld
(UK) In English
(2015) 12 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Andrea Niada, PRO Oliver Sunley, SCR Andrea Niada, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Nicole Magdalena, Tommie Grabiec, Jeremy Hill

A woman hatches into a menacing world made of bin bags where she must find the key to a mysterious container, which holds the terrifying secret of this strange place.

A Working Definition
(USA) In English
(2016) 10 min. (16:9)

DIR Kayla Hashimoto, PRO , SCR Kayla Hashimoto, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

A fleeting, fragmented, look into association, attachment, and meaning. Using an array of accounts and mediums, this film explores an enigmatic idea that we often overlook; one that is painted by nostalgia, intertwined with change, and synonymous with belonging - home.

Directors
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Andrea Niada

Director, Wasteworld
Born in Milan and raised in London, Andrea Niada is an ambitious and versatile filmmaker, with a particular interest in the absurd, the grotesque and the darkly comic.After graduating with a BA in Theatre & Performance from the University of Warwick, he was accepted on an MA course at The London Film School.During his time at the school, Andrea wrote and directed several shorts, both fiction and documentary, which have since been shown in... Read More →
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Kayla Hashimoto

Director, A Working Definition
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Marina Schnider

Director, "Urban Audio Spectrum"
Marina Schnider was born in 1990 in the town of Vals, Switzerland. She recently received her Bachelor degree in Visual Communications at the Berlin University of the Arts and is currently working as a Motion Design Artist. Her Bachelor’s thesis "Urban Audio Spectrum" is her first short film.



Tuesday November 15, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:15pm

Equal Footing (8m) + Why we Fly (23m)
Equal Footing
(USA) In English
(2016) 8 min. (16:9)

DIR Daniel Holz, Eric Elofson, Kaare Iverson, PRO Daniel Holz, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Kim Havell, Julie Heemstra

Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides the perfect canvas for Alpinists Kim Havell and Julia Heemstra to redefine preconception of the feminine. Isolated and exposed, their presence breathes life into this bleak yet breathtaking landscape as they navigate sheer granite walls and explore the fabric of experience.

Why we Fly
(USA) In English
(2016) 23 min. (16:9)

DIR Tyler Lee, Dan Holmes, PRO Barry Barr, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Marshall Miller, Neil Amonson, Jesse Hall, Jeff Shapiro, Hartman Rector

Ever wondered what goes through someone’s mind as they jump from a helicopter above the Canadian Rockies? Then ride along with the Team KAVU athletes as they wingsuit, skydive, and speedride above scenic Fernie, British Columbia. This film features exhilarating point of view shots of the athletes in flight, along with footage of the raw beauty of mountainous B.C. But as visually stunning as it is, “Why we Fly” is much more than an extreme sport highlight reel. The documentary takes viewers beyond the visceral thrills to explore the emotions, technical preparation, motivations, and camaraderie of the athletes before, during, and after a jump. Come take a leap with these remarkable athletes.

Directors
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Dan Holmes

Creative Manager / Director, Blackrapid / "Why we Fly"
Video, photography, and social media.
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Daniel Holz

Director, Equal Footing
Dan Holz is an internationally published outdoor photographer and filmmaker specializing in active lifestyle and adventure sport imagery. Based in Durango, Colorado, Dan brings the most spectacular scenes from the most remote peaks and corners of the globe to you. His work is inspired and driven by an insatiable curiosity for the natural and cultural wonders of the world. With a firm belief in ‘earning the view,’ Dan’s sense... Read More →
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Eric Elofson

Director, Equal Footing
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Kaare Iverson

Director, Equal Footing
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Tyler Lee

Director, Why we Fly
Tyler Lee’s mantra is to do more with less. To not just have dreams, but find a way to live them. All of his experiences led him into video production which he pursued at Western Washington University and Messiah College where he excelled in Lacrosse and Film. After he completed his university experience he was eventually led back to his roots in Seattle.  His Journey at KAVU started with an unpaid video internship and a paid warehouse... Read More →

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Show Supporter — Steed-Corry Property Management

"Equal Footing" — "Why we Fly", Steed-Corry Property Management



Tuesday November 15, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:00pm

Birthday (13m) + Everything (16m)
Everything
(USA) In English
(2015) 16 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Daniel Hanna, PRO Don Wilson, Matt Edwards, SCR John Kramer, DP Michael Cox, EDIT , MUS , CAST Mandy Levin, Tristan Grewell, Lyudmyla Korchevska, Michel Gill, Jean Marrow, Mila Bovim, Matthew Beagan, Renee Flaherty, Angela Erickson, Ava Powell, Kristin Dattilo

To save her daughter’s life, a mother is forced to take desperate actions:  To find and confronting the bone marrow donor who backed out of the life-saving procedure.

Birthday

(USA) In English
(2015) 13 min. (16:9)

DIR Chris King, PRO Chris King, SCR Chris King, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Mandy Moody, Chris Gouchoe

When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that their life ahead is going to be an overwhelming - yet amazing - journey.  (Oscar qualified for 2017)

Directors
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Chris King

Director, Birthday
"Birthday" director Chris King is a multiple award winning filmmaker and three-time NorCal Emmy nominated television writer/producer. His feature-length and short screenplays have garnered national attention in The Nicholl Fellowship, the Chesterfield Film Project, Fade In Magazine and HBO’s Project Greenlight. Chris has made one feature length film and nine short films since graduating from film school at Cal State Long Beach... Read More →
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Daniel Hanna

Director, Everything
"Everything" director R. J. Daniel (“Dan”) Hanna is a Toronto-born, Arkansas-raised writer/director living in Los Angeles. At 20, he wrote and directed the 80-minute micro-budget indie black-and-white feature PARANOIA. He went on to earn an MFA in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His short Shelter, starring Clea DuVall, funded by Taliesin Nexus, won several awards including the NewFilmmakersLA audience award.As a... Read More →




Tuesday November 15, 2016 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:30pm

Collegiate Shorts - 2016 (90m)
COLLEGIATE SHORTS (80 m program)
Films include:

Collegiate Documentary
“Atomic Retro Customs: The Electric Guitars of Matt Nowicki” directed by Wei Ying and Geoff Groberg (9m, USA) 2015
“A Young Nation: The Future of Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth” directed by Hannah Gaber (22m, USA) 2016
“A Working Definition” directed by Kayla Hashimoto (10m, USA) 2016

Collegiate Fiction
“Everything Will Work Out Just Fine!” (“Alles Renkt Sich Wieder Ein!”) directed by Gabriel Sahm (25m, Germany) 2015
“Jewish Blind Date” directed by Anaelle Morf (16m, Switzerland) 2015
“The Silence” by Artur Boruzs (7m, Romania) 2015

Atomic Retro Customs: The Electric Guitars of Matt Nowicki
(USA) In English
(2015) 9 min. (16:9)

DIR Wei Ying, Geoff Groberg, PRO Wei Ying, Geoff Groberg, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Matt Nowicki

Matt Nowicki is a luthier in North Carolina building electric guitars that have become famous for their retro designs and custom details. This short documentary explores his process for constructing electric guitars and the inspiration behind his designs: classic science fiction and old-world craftsmanship.

A Young Nation: The Future of Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth
(USA) In English
(2016) 22 min. (16:9)

DIR Hannah Gaber, PRO Hannah Gaber, SCR Hannah Gaber, DP Hannah Gaber, ED Hannah Gaber, MUS Hannah Gaber, CAST Mahmood Al Zadjali, Khadija Al Belushi, Zulfa Al Battashi, Abdullah Al Hajri, Mohammed Al Wahaibi, Fatma Bahwan, Khalid Al Haribi, JE Peterson, Shabib al-Ma’amri, Ahmed Albadi, Saif Al Qassabi, Mohammed Hamood Alzakwani, Hamood Hamid Alzakwani, Mohammed bin Hamdan al Siyabi, Aysha Albadi, Khaula Al Harthy, David Dunford

This 20-minute documentary records youth in Oman addressing looming economic issues with entrepreneurship. The idea of entrepreneurship is new in the oil-rich Gulf nation, and the youth have many forces working against them, including the conservative nature of their society and their own mixed feelings about how much Western culture they really want to emulate. But they agree that they want Oman’s modern legacy of peacefulness, stability and friendliness to other nations, including Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., to continue. Whether this is possible as their heirless sultan of 45 years approaches 80 depends on those who are in their youth now. Produced, shot and edited independently, the film meets those youth and some of their ideas, hopes, and plans for the future.

A Working Definition
(USA) In English
(2016) 10 min. (16:9)

DIR Kayla Hashimoto, PRO , SCR Kayla Hashimoto, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

A fleeting, fragmented, look into association, attachment, and meaning. Using an array of accounts and mediums, this film explores an enigmatic idea that we often overlook; one that is painted by nostalgia, intertwined with change, and synonymous with belonging - home.

Everything will Work out Just Fine!
(Alles Renkt Sich Wieder Ein!)
(Germany) In  with English subtitles
(2015) 25 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Gabriel Sahm, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

Everything will work out just fine! portrays Germany in crisis and Schulze, who, amongst the collapsing world around him, is set on correcting a petty mistake on his tax return form.

Jewish Blind Date (Blind Date à la Juive)
(Switzerland) In French with English subtitles
(2015) 16 min. (16:9)

DIR Anaëlle Morf, PRO Dreampixies / ECAL, SCR Anaëlle Morf, DP Tangi Zahn, ED Souliman Schelfout, MUS , CAST Estelle Darnault, Axel Fernandez, Joëlle Séchaud, Raphaël Vachoux

Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.

The Silence (Tacerea)
(Romania) In Romanian with English subtitles
(2015) 7 min. (16:9)

DIR Artur Boruzs, PRO Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography, SCR Gabriela Ionescu, DP Matei Sopterean, EDIT Cristian Radu, CAST Corina Dohanici, Andrei Serban

A one take film revealing the thoughts hidden behind a couples silence who get through a moment of crisis.

Directors
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Anaelle Morf

Director, "Jewish Blind Date"
Anaëlle Morf graduated from Ecal (University of Art and Design of Lausanne) in the film study faculty, by presenting her fiction short-film "Jewish Blind Date". She would like to continue filmmaking as it portrays her authenticity, humor and spontaneity.She’s passionate about traveling, discovering cultures, learning new languages and bring her unique experiences together in her documentaries and fictional movies.
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Artur Boruzs

Director, The Silence (Tacerea)
Artur Boruzs student at Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography in the 3rd year of the directing class. | his film “Romanesti” won Best Documentary at the 18th Cinemaiubit International Student Film Festival in 2014. It was also selected in several film festivals including the 49th US International Film & Video Festival 2015 and the 66th Montecatini International Short Film Festival 2015. His film “New Years... Read More →
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Gabriel Sahm

Dircetor, Everything Will Work Out Just Fine!
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Geoff Groberg

Director, Atomic Retro Customs: The Elecrtic Guitars of Matt Nowicki
Geoff Groberg lives in North Carolina and is an MFA candidate in the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. He loves filmmaking and folk music. Part computer geek and part humanist, he believes there will always be a need for great stories about interesting people.
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Hannah Gaber

Founder, Photographer, Videographer / Director, Hannah Gaber Photography / "Young Nation: The Future of Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth"
Director of "Young Nation: The Future of Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth", Hannah Gaber's background is photography, and she moved into video while doing her degrees in journalism and Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She spent six months in Oman working, and studied Arabic there, as well as in Morocco over summer of 2016.
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Kayla Hashimoto

Director, A Working Definition
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Wei Ying

Director, Atomic Retro Customs: The Electric Guitars of Matt Nowicki
Wei Ying studied history at Renmin University of China and is currently an MFA candidate in the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. She has interned at Kartemquin Films over the summer of 2016 and also has interned at Dongyang TV station as a journalist and worked as an assistant producer for a historical documentary series on CCTV_6 back in China.



Tuesday November 15, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:45pm

Soy Cubana (17m) + Thrive (13m)
Soy Cubana
(USA) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2016) 17 min. (16:9)

DIR Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, PRO Robin Miller Ungar, SCR Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Koset Muñoa Columbié, Ana Hernández Rosillo, Maryoris Mena Faez, Annia Del Toro Leyva

Winners of the 2016 Cubadisco Award for best vocal group, the Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. This short documentary follows this unique and until now little known Cuban a cappella quartet.  Their infectious spirit, precise vocal harmonies, and melting pot of references embody the sounds of Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. We follow these four women, exploring their daily lives, artistic process and gain a unique window into a building a music career in a communist country.

Thrive
(USA) In English
(2015) 13 min. (16:9)

DIR Paul Szynol, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS Matthew Whitaker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band, CAST Matthew Whitaker, Dr. Lonnie Smith

A short documentary about the prodigious talent and irrepressible spirit of a musically precocious 12 year old blind boy who plays the piano.


Directors
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Ivaylo Getov

Director, Soy Cubana
Ivaylo Getov is a Los Angeles based director and new media artist. His company, Luxloop, is a pioneer in the immersive digital space and was most recently commissioned to create a piece for the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
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Jeremy Ungar

Director, Soy Cubana
Jeremy Ungar is a Los Angeles based writer & director. Alongside Guillermo Del Toro, he co-wrote the libretto for the stage version of Pan’s Labyrinth, which will feature music by Gustavo Santaolalla and lyrics by Paul Williams. He is in pre-production on his first feature film, “Ride”.
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Paul Szynol

Director, Thrive
Paul was born in Warsaw, Poland, and moved to NYC at the age of 12. He's lived in New York City, Warsaw, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alexandria (VA), Berkeley, New Haven, Philadelphia, NJ, and DC, and, for shorter periods, Kampala and Berlin. His first short film, “Thrive”, has shown at festivals in North America and Europe, and his second short film, “Booklyn”, was published by the New Yorker. His photos have been shown... Read More →



Tuesday November 15, 2016 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:30pm

Waiting for the (T)rain (25m)
Waiting for the (T)rain
(France) In French with English, French, Spanish subtitles
(2015) 25 min. (16:9)

DIR Panay Simon, PRO , SCR Simon Panay, DP Nicolas Canton, David Capsir, EDIT David Capsir, MUS Sessimé, CAST Issouf Ouedraougo, Rouamba Ami

A small village lost in a dusty desert in Burkina’s bush. Two times a week passes the train. Various food items and water bottles thrown by the passengers while passing by constitute the main income of the village, and the only source of water during dry season. Different portraits follow each others. The older one s have known slavery in the service of France, the young dream of distant horizons.

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Simon Panay

Director, Waiting for the (T)rain
Simon Panay made his first fiction short film “Drôle de Guerre” at 19. In 2012, he shot his first documentary film — a 52 min film in Africa called “Tontines, une Affaire de Femmes” and 2014 he filmed his second documentary “Waiting for the (T)rain”. This film has been selected in 129 Festivals all over the world and won 30 Awards. In 2014, he received a prize of best talented young director of... Read More →

Sponsors
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"Waiting for the (T)rain", Mountain America Credit Union



Tuesday November 15, 2016 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:15pm

Blue Borsalino (16m) + Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros) (12m)
Blue Borsalino
(UK) In English
(2015) 16 min. (2:35)

DIR Mark Lobatto, PRO Annabel Wigoder, Christopher Smith  (Exec. Producer), SCR Mark Lobatto, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST David Warner, Margot Leicester, Bart Edwards, Laura Dale

When his first and only client wakes from a coma, a retired private investigator reveals a secret that has cast a shadow over his life for close to fifty years.

Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros)
(USA) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 12 min. (16:9)

DIR Mario Ramos, PRO Mario Ramos, Juan Pablo Vacatello, SCR Oscar Estrada, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Sebastian Stimman, Nestor Bravo, Peter Pereyra, Juan Pablo Vacatello

On a night out with his co-workers, Oscar is confronted with a bizarre request by a woman off the street and her two children. Oscar is unprepared for the impact on his life as he questions the significance of their appeal. Based on the short story “Fatherhood” by Oscar Estrada.

Directors
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Mario Ramos

Director, Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros)
Mario Ramos is a 2016 Emmy award winner for his production of the promotional series "Soy Como Tú" ("I am Like You") with Univision Washington. The success of his director’s debut, his short film "Vuelve con Nosotros", includes selection to the film festivals of Red Rock, Beverly Hills, Icaro International in Guatemala, Houston Latino and nomination for best drama in the Official Latino Short Film Festival in New York, best... Read More →
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Mark Lobatto

Director, Blue Borsalino
Mark’s previous short film “Silent Treatment” starred Lily James (“Cinderella”, “Downton Abbey”) and was officially selected into 10 film festivals worldwide, including Seattle International Film Festival and Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. It has since been chosen by Tribeca to be screened on United Airlines flights, and picked up by Shorts International to be shown in the US. | | Mark has seven years... Read More →

Sponsors
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Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros), Main Street Books



Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:30pm

West of Her (87m) + Dear Tom (3m)
West of Her
(USA) In English
(2016) 87 min. (2.39)

DIR Ethan Warren, PRO Ethan Warren, Cameron Bryson, David Brustlin, SCR Ethan Warren, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Ryan Caraway, Kelsey Siepser

Two young strangers travel the country, participating in a mysterious street art project, but when their contentious relationship deepens into romance, they must choose between their commitment to their work and the possibility of a future together. Filmed, guerilla-style and semi-improvised, across ten states in iconic American locations from the sweeping midwest plains to the majestic Rocky Mountains, the stark southwest desert to the busy streets of Memphis, ‘West of Her’ is a film for anyone who’s ever longed for adventure, romance, and a life of meaning.

Dear Tom
(Spain) In English
(2015) 3 min. (16:9)

DIR David Tembleque, PRO David Tembleque, SCR David Tembleque, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Karen Yongjie, David Tembleque

Sometimes, fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing direction, even two parallel lines could possibly meet one day. You only stopped for a moment, and when you turn around, it’s gone... I met a girl a year ago. We dated for 3 months and I filmed our private moments together. One day I woke up and she was gone, leaving a goodbye note on my fridge. I called her and asked to send me a recording of the letter narrated with her voice so I could make a small film with our small moments. What you see is our real story.

Directors
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David Tembleque

Director, Dear Tom
Photographer David Sánchez-Tembleque studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.His short film “Dear Tom” has won five international Short film competitions and has been selected in more than 25 film festivals, being screened in New York, Los Angeles, London, Roma, Siena, Germany, Glasgow, Madrid, Canada, Ukraine, India, Australia… He currently does Visual Merchandising in Zara Man Inditex from A Coruña... Read More →
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Ethan Warren

Director, West of Her
Ethan Warren (Writer/Director/Producer) is a graduate of Bates College, and received his MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. He studied film production at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine, where he began his collaborations with DP/Producer Cameron Bryson. His two-act play, Why Are You Nowhere?, is the recipient of the 2016 Inkslinger Award, and following a world-premiere staged reading at the... Read More →



Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00pm

The Turtle (22 m)
The Turtle (La Tortue)
(France) In French with English subtitles
(2016) 22 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Thomas Blumenthal, Roman Dopouridis, PRO Laurent Helas, SCR Thomas Blumenthal, Roman Dopouridis, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Lou Roy Lecollinet, Bastien Bouillon, Léo Lorleac’h

Leo, ten years old, is getting ready for school by himself. The big apartment is empty when, like every morning, he slams the door and leaves home. Bastien, Leo’s big brother, is on his part still at an after-party. He knows everybody here, he’s in his element. But this morning, in the grim bathroom of this nightclub, he meets Julie. The young woman is going to invite herself in Leo and Bastien’s lives. For a weekend, all taboos and rancours are going to emerge, and it will lead to the inevitable confrontation between the two brothers.

Directors
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Roman Dopouridis

Director, “The Turtle” (“La Tortue”)
In drama class of Eva Saint Paul, Roman Dopouridis met Thomas Blumenthal, and became friends. Together they decided to engage in co-directing together for a first film. They then wrote the short film “La Tortue” (“The Turtle”), with Bastien Bouillon and Lou Roy Lecollinet, which was filmed in 2015 and completed in 2016. This adventure has strengthened the willingness for Thomas Blumenthal and Roman Dopouridis to stay on... Read More →
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Thomas Blumenthal

Director, The Turtle
Thomas Blumenthal began his career in film as an actor in 2005 with a role in Christophe Barratier’s “Les Choristes” (“The Chorus”,) while he was only 11 years old. He then appeared in television in “Pour l’amour de Dieu”, “La Dame d’Izieu”, “R.I.S. Police Scientifique” and “Brassens la Mauvaise Éducation”, before returning to the cinema in 2014 in... Read More →



Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Wednesday, November 16
 

12:00pm

Mine (12m) + Normal (17m)
Mine
(USA) In  with English subtitles
(2015) 12 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Nick Dixon, PRO Nick Dixon, Willem Kampenhout, SCR Nick Dixon, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Andrew Diaz

A shepherd in the war-torn Gaza Strip searches for his sheep after they were scattered by wolves.  In his search, he steps on an old landmine and has to figure out how to step off without it detonating.

Normal
(Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 17 min. (2.35)

DIR Vadim Lasca, PRO Mariale Fleitas, SCR Vadim Lasca, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Nina Rancel, Slavko Sorman

Fabricio, a Chavista young man, is stuck at home during the rioting occurred in Venezuela on 2014. Alejandra, his former opposition girlfriend, who is participating in the street rioting, is pursued by the National Guard, and arrives, without knowing, to the Fabricio’s house, who helps her to hide. Due to the volatile situation in the streets, Alejandra should stay with Fabricio until it is safe to get out. During this time together should deal with their political differences, which in the past led to their separation.

Directors
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Nick Dixon

Director, Mine
Nick Dixon, from Denver, Colorado, is the director of short films like “Mine” and “Without A Rope.” He graduated from BYU in 2014 in Media Arts.  He has won a Student Emmy for producing “Mr. Bellpond,” as well as four Telly Awards, two regional Emmys, several Utah Addy Awards, and ‘Best Director’ at the 2015 Film in Utah awards. He currently works at a firm in SLC called Saint Cloud, as well as... Read More →
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Vadim Lasca

Director, Normal
Vadim Lasca Orsini is a Venezuelan Director, Writer and Editor born in Moscow, Russia, on October 9, 1974.Coming from a musicians and performing artists family, he began musical studies at conservatories and children’s theatre groups in an early age.Upon completion of high school he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied Filmmaking at the Institute of Cinematographic Arts of Avellaneda.He was professor of Audiovisual and Film in... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

12:40pm

Collegiate Shorts - 2016 (90m)
COLLEGIATE SHORTS (80 m program)
Films include:

Collegiate Documentary
“Atomic Retro Customs: The Electric Guitars of Matt Nowicki” directed by Wei Ying and Geoff Groberg (9m, USA) 2015
“A Young Nation: The Future of Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth” directed by Hannah Gaber (22m, USA) 2016
“A Working Definition” directed by Kayla Hashimoto (10m, USA) 2016

Collegiate Fiction
“Everything Will Work Out Just Fine!” (“Alles Renkt Sich Wieder Ein!”) directed by Gabriel Sahm (25m, Germany) 2015
“Jewish Blind Date” directed by Anaelle Morf (16m, Switzerland) 2015
“The Silence” by Artur Boruzs (7m, Romania) 2015

Atomic Retro Customs: The Electric Guitars of Matt Nowicki
(USA) In English
(2015) 9 min. (16:9)

DIR Wei Ying, Geoff Groberg, PRO Wei Ying, Geoff Groberg, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Matt Nowicki

Matt Nowicki is a luthier in North Carolina building electric guitars that have become famous for their retro designs and custom details. This short documentary explores his process for constructing electric guitars and the inspiration behind his designs: classic science fiction and old-world craftsmanship.

A Young Nation: The Future of Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth
(USA) In English
(2016) 22 min. (16:9)

DIR Hannah Gaber, PRO Hannah Gaber, SCR Hannah Gaber, DP Hannah Gaber, ED Hannah Gaber, MUS Hannah Gaber, CAST Mahmood Al Zadjali, Khadija Al Belushi, Zulfa Al Battashi, Abdullah Al Hajri, Mohammed Al Wahaibi, Fatma Bahwan, Khalid Al Haribi, JE Peterson, Shabib al-Ma’amri, Ahmed Albadi, Saif Al Qassabi, Mohammed Hamood Alzakwani, Hamood Hamid Alzakwani, Mohammed bin Hamdan al Siyabi, Aysha Albadi, Khaula Al Harthy, David Dunford

This 20-minute documentary records youth in Oman addressing looming economic issues with entrepreneurship. The idea of entrepreneurship is new in the oil-rich Gulf nation, and the youth have many forces working against them, including the conservative nature of their society and their own mixed feelings about how much Western culture they really want to emulate. But they agree that they want Oman’s modern legacy of peacefulness, stability and friendliness to other nations, including Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., to continue. Whether this is possible as their heirless sultan of 45 years approaches 80 depends on those who are in their youth now. Produced, shot and edited independently, the film meets those youth and some of their ideas, hopes, and plans for the future.

A Working Definition
(USA) In English
(2016) 10 min. (16:9)

DIR Kayla Hashimoto, PRO , SCR Kayla Hashimoto, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

A fleeting, fragmented, look into association, attachment, and meaning. Using an array of accounts and mediums, this film explores an enigmatic idea that we often overlook; one that is painted by nostalgia, intertwined with change, and synonymous with belonging - home.

Everything will Work out Just Fine!
(Alles Renkt Sich Wieder Ein!)
(Germany) In  with English subtitles
(2015) 25 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Gabriel Sahm, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST

Everything will work out just fine! portrays Germany in crisis and Schulze, who, amongst the collapsing world around him, is set on correcting a petty mistake on his tax return form.

Jewish Blind Date (Blind Date à la Juive)
(Switzerland) In French with English subtitles
(2015) 16 min. (16:9)

DIR Anaëlle Morf, PRO Dreampixies / ECAL, SCR Anaëlle Morf, DP Tangi Zahn, ED Souliman Schelfout, MUS , CAST Estelle Darnault, Axel Fernandez, Joëlle Séchaud, Raphaël Vachoux

Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.

The Silence (Tacerea)
(Romania) In Romanian with English subtitles
(2015) 7 min. (16:9)

DIR Artur Boruzs, PRO Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography, SCR Gabriela Ionescu, DP Matei Sopterean, EDIT Cristian Radu, CAST Corina Dohanici, Andrei Serban

A one take film revealing the thoughts hidden behind a couples silence who get through a moment of crisis.

Directors
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Anaelle Morf

Director, "Jewish Blind Date"
Anaëlle Morf graduated from Ecal (University of Art and Design of Lausanne) in the film study faculty, by presenting her fiction short-film "Jewish Blind Date". She would like to continue filmmaking as it portrays her authenticity, humor and spontaneity.She’s passionate about traveling, discovering cultures, learning new languages and bring her unique experiences together in her documentaries and fictional movies.
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Artur Boruzs

Director, The Silence (Tacerea)
Artur Boruzs student at Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography in the 3rd year of the directing class. | his film “Romanesti” won Best Documentary at the 18th Cinemaiubit International Student Film Festival in 2014. It was also selected in several film festivals including the 49th US International Film & Video Festival 2015 and the 66th Montecatini International Short Film Festival 2015. His film “New Years... Read More →
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Gabriel Sahm

Dircetor, Everything Will Work Out Just Fine!
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Geoff Groberg

Director, Atomic Retro Customs: The Elecrtic Guitars of Matt Nowicki
Geoff Groberg lives in North Carolina and is an MFA candidate in the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. He loves filmmaking and folk music. Part computer geek and part humanist, he believes there will always be a need for great stories about interesting people.
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Hannah Gaber

Founder, Photographer, Videographer / Director, Hannah Gaber Photography / "Young Nation: The Future of Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth"
Director of "Young Nation: The Future of Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth", Hannah Gaber's background is photography, and she moved into video while doing her degrees in journalism and Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She spent six months in Oman working, and studied Arabic there, as well as in Morocco over summer of 2016.
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Kayla Hashimoto

Director, A Working Definition
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Wei Ying

Director, Atomic Retro Customs: The Electric Guitars of Matt Nowicki
Wei Ying studied history at Renmin University of China and is currently an MFA candidate in the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. She has interned at Kartemquin Films over the summer of 2016 and also has interned at Dongyang TV station as a journalist and worked as an assistant producer for a historical documentary series on CCTV_6 back in China.



Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:40pm - 2:10pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

12:50pm

Panel Discussion: Doc Shorts
Panel Discussion: Doc Shorts
Kaziranga - Director Mariah Wilson
Soy Cubano - Producer Robin Miller Ungar

Directors
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Mariah Wilson

Director, Kazaringa
For over ten years Mariah Wilson has produced content for PBS ("Nature", "History Detectives"), National Geographic ("Doomsday Preppers", "Lockdown"), A&E ("Intervention"), Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery ("Hate in America"), History Channel, Discovery, Weather Channel, MSNBC, VICE Media, Vocativ, and The Smithsonian Institution. | | In 2009 she completed her first documentary "Revealing Hate" about the white supremacist movement... Read More →
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Robin Miller Ungar

Producer of "Soy Cubana"


Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

2:15pm

Soy Cubana (17m) + Thrive (13m)
Soy Cubana
(USA) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2016) 17 min. (16:9)

DIR Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, PRO Robin Miller Ungar, SCR Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Koset Muñoa Columbié, Ana Hernández Rosillo, Maryoris Mena Faez, Annia Del Toro Leyva

Winners of the 2016 Cubadisco Award for best vocal group, the Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. This short documentary follows this unique and until now little known Cuban a cappella quartet.  Their infectious spirit, precise vocal harmonies, and melting pot of references embody the sounds of Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. We follow these four women, exploring their daily lives, artistic process and gain a unique window into a building a music career in a communist country.

Thrive
(USA) In English
(2015) 13 min. (16:9)

DIR Paul Szynol, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS Matthew Whitaker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band, CAST Matthew Whitaker, Dr. Lonnie Smith

A short documentary about the prodigious talent and irrepressible spirit of a musically precocious 12 year old blind boy who plays the piano.


Directors
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Ivaylo Getov

Director, Soy Cubana
Ivaylo Getov is a Los Angeles based director and new media artist. His company, Luxloop, is a pioneer in the immersive digital space and was most recently commissioned to create a piece for the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
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Jeremy Ungar

Director, Soy Cubana
Jeremy Ungar is a Los Angeles based writer & director. Alongside Guillermo Del Toro, he co-wrote the libretto for the stage version of Pan’s Labyrinth, which will feature music by Gustavo Santaolalla and lyrics by Paul Williams. He is in pre-production on his first feature film, “Ride”.
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Paul Szynol

Director, Thrive
Paul was born in Warsaw, Poland, and moved to NYC at the age of 12. He's lived in New York City, Warsaw, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alexandria (VA), Berkeley, New Haven, Philadelphia, NJ, and DC, and, for shorter periods, Kampala and Berlin. His first short film, “Thrive”, has shown at festivals in North America and Europe, and his second short film, “Booklyn”, was published by the New Yorker. His photos have been shown... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

2:50pm

2307: Winter’s Dream (103m)
2307: Winter’s Dream
(USA) In English
(2016) 103 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Joey Curtis, PRO Robert Beaumont, SCR Joey Curtis, DP Ian Coad, ED Ryan  Harris, Brad Comfort, MUS Joachim Horsley, CAST Paul Sidhu, Arielle Holmes, Anne-Solenne Hatte, Kelsey Watson, Brad Potts, Timothy DePriest, Fernando Argosino

Mankind has caused a new ice age. This nuclear winter forces surviving humans underground. Humanoids, genetically designed to withstand the extreme cold, serve as a labor force on the planet’s surface. When rogue Humanoids incite a violent rebellion, elite soldiers venture into the frozen wastelands to terminate the threat.

Directors
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Joey Curtis

Director, 2307: Winter's Dream
Joey Curtis attended the University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His student film ADAGIO FOR SHERRY, an ode to his deceased mother, won the Goldfarb Award for best film. Upon graduating at age 23, he co-wrote, edited, and produced his first feature film BROTHER TIED. The film made its American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. The... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 2:50pm - 4:35pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Workshop: Doc Feature
Kanarialinnut (The Canaries) - Jari Kokko

Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

4:15pm

Keeper of the Past (Wächter der Spieluhr) (29m)
Keeper of the Past (Wächter der Spieluhr)
(Germany) In German with English subtitles
(2015) 29 min. (2.40:1)

DIR Marco J. Riedl, PRO Julia Kampmann, SCR Marco J. Riedl, DP Julia Kampmann, EDIT , MUS , CAST Hanno Friedrich, Luisa Wietzorek, Martin Kessler, Charles Rettinghaus, Vanessa Quintero, Claudia Hein

Accepting life as it comes...is a our decision to make! Farmer Finn van Hagen begins a New Life and moves with his wife and his two children out to the country. He now lives on an old, idyllic farm in the middle of nowhere… to his eyes, in a perfect world. One day a stranger appears out of the blue. He asks Finn strange questions and tries to draw a well-kept secret from his daughter Verlanda: the where abouts of a music box, in which Finn’s past lies hidden… a past, he has long forgotten. If Finn should ever open the music box… he not only might lose his family forever… he also might bring it to cave in the World as he knows it. The Decision is his…

Directors
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Marco J. Riedl

Director, Keeper of the Past (Wächter der Spieluhr)
Marco J. Riedl is a director, screenwriter and cinematographer. When he watched his first feature “King Kong” on the big screen at age seven, he knew film would be his life. Between 1996 and 2002 he worked as a TV cameraman shooting various news and documentaries for regional and national German TV-Stations such as SAT.1, RTL 2 and Pro 7. In 2001, a personal invitation from DP Michael Ballhaus gave Marco the extraordinary... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:00pm

Sing for your Supper (15m) + The Suitor (12m)
Sing For Your Supper
(USA) In English
(2016) 15 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Mu Sun, PRO Karen Lavender, Gensho Tasaka, SCR Michael Jonathan Smith, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Bodhi Elfman, Georgina Reilly

In a totalitarian world where one only eats as well as they can sing, a man must overcome his bout of laryngitis if he ever wants to eat again.

The Suitor
(USA) In English
(2016) 12 min. (16:9)

DIR Alvaro Congosto, PRO Michael Callahan, SCR Samuel Laskey, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Bates Wilder, Courtland Jones, Eric Lutes

October 30th, 1938. During Orson Welles’ infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, a lonely man tries to bond with a panicked young woman as they fearfully wait for the end of the world together.

Directors
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Alvaro Congosto

Director, “The Suitor”
Ålvaro Congosto is a Spanish independent filmmaker located in the US East Coast. His previous short films, “The Dress” and “Uncle Phil”, have been internationally awarded and screened in dozens of international festivals. Ålvaro also teaches Film Production at Boston University and Wheaton College. He’s been a Fulbright Grantee and here he presents “The Suitor”, winner of the New Filmmakers... Read More →
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Mu Sun

DIrector, Sing for your Supper
Born in China; but raised all around the world, Mu’s international upbringing has had a strong influence on his work, striving to tell stories that have a universal and timeless relevance. A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Mu brings together a strong technical background with a diverse set of influences that include East Asian cinema, Russian literature and contemporary independent film. His first film “The Watch&rdquo... Read More →

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Show Supporter — Great Harvest Bread Co.®

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Wednesday November 16, 2016 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:15pm

Money (84m)
Money
(Spain, USA) In English and Spanish with English subtitles
(2016) 84 min. (2.39:1)

DIR Martín Rosete, PRO Atit Shah, Martin Rosete, SCR Josep Ciutat, DP Jose Rosete, EDIT Alex Lora, Fernando Franco, MUS Alfonso Gonzalez Aguilar, CAST Kellan Lutz, Jesse Williams, Jamie Bamber, Jess Weixler, Lucía Guerrero

Two wealthy businessmen, Sean and Mark, who work at a pharmaceutical company, are about to get even wealthier and filthier with $5 million in the sale of stolen trade secrets. Their unscruptulous plan appears to be slick and effortless as they arrive with their other halves at Mark’s home — the loot in the metal suitcase being carried swiftly by Mark (Kellan Lutz of the “Twilight” series) to his safe. The two couples have dinner outside as Mark’s doubts are radiated by his coke-head friend Sean (Jesse Williams  of “Grey’s Anatomy”) who is over-eager to proceed with the plan. The escapades take a mysterious turn as an uninvited new neighbor named John (Jamie Bamber of “Battlestar Galactica”) begins to stir up the pot and enchants the women and Sean’s girlfriend Christine (Lucía Guerrero) who invites him join their outdoor blender. When John asks too many questions, the two couples reveal their true nature. With Mark’s wife (Jess Weixler of “Teeth” and “The Good Wife”) not in reconciliation with Mark’s reasoning, the tension escalates — the characters’ secrets materialize with greed maneuvering from deceit to thriller and eventually to cruel violence with a touch of dark humor.

Directors
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Martín Rosete

Director, Money
Director Martín Rosete is an Award-winning Spanish film director based in New York. In 2013 he was nominated for the Spanish Academy Award (Goya Awards) and won the Melies d’Or for his short film “Voice Over”. Some of his shorts from Spain include “Basket Bronx” (2008,) “Our Daily Bread” (2005,) and “Revolución (2002.) Martín is happy to present his first feature film, the... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 5:15pm - 6:40pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:45pm

The Canaries (Kanarialinnut) (78m)
The Canaries (Kanarialinnut)
(Finland) In Finnish with English subtitles
(2015) 78 min. (16:9)

DIR Jari Kokko, PRO Jari Kokko, SCR Jari Kokko, DP Saija Mäki-Nevala, EDIT Katja Pällijeff, MUS Cleaning Women (Timo Kinnunen, Teo Vänttinen, Risto Puurunen), CAST Pekka Mustonen, Päivi Luomala, Katja Minkkinen, Susanna Puhakka, Mika Kalmi

Sadly, individuals suffering from mold sickness are often still marked as nothing more but neurotic troublemakers, chronic complainers, or just plain mad. Hundreds of thousands of Finns are exposed to mold and moisture microbes every day. Because of the illness the victims have had to withdraw from their everyday life. What used to be home has turned into a prison and isolation has become a safe haven. The documentary follows the lives of the protagonists for one year, and shows how the physical symptoms of the illness is only part of the problem. The illness has devastated their lives and social relationships. Internet and social media are their most important form of interaction and connection to the outside world. Additional difficulties come from the irresponsibility and ridicule frequently demonstrated by society and the public. The victims have created their own means of survival in order to carry on and decide what they really want to do in their lives, within the limitations set by the illness. Today, people who have fallen ill are like the canaries that in the past used to be taken down to the mines. When the bird started falling ill, people knew that the air was toxic and it was time to leave. Only today no one is taking the signs seriously.

Directors
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Jari Kokko

Director, Producer, Owner, Kinokokko Ky
Jari Kokko was born in 1961 in Viitasaari, Finland. He studied documentary film directing in Moscow Film School (VGIK) 1985-90. Besides his own film projects he has worked as a editor, producer, photographer and all-around man in several different kinds of film projects. Today, he lives in Helsinki and works at his own production company, Kinokokko. His documentary features include “Kanarialinnut” (“The Canaries”) (2015), ”44500... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 5:45pm - 7:05pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:10pm

Rwanda & Juliet (87m) + Kaziranga (15m)
Kaziranga
(India, USA) In English
(2016) 15 min. (1.78:1)

DIR Mariah Wilson, PRO Mariah Wilson, SCR Mariah Wilson, DP Mariah Wilson, EDIT Sumon Saha, MUS Vincent Dee, CAST Uttam Saikia

Nestled in India’s northeastern Assam district, Kaziranga National Park contains the world’s highest density of the endangered Asian One-Horned rhino. But this troubled area, long plagued by civil unrest, is also ground zero for poaching and illegal trade of rhino horn. To help combat this, Kaziranga Park has become the poster child for a hard-line style of conservation that includes a harsh ‘shoot on sight’ policy. Yet even the threat of death isn’t discouraging poaching these days. 2014 slaughter numbers were the highest they’ve been in years, thanks to the tens of thousands of dollars that rhino horn now fetches on the black market. Kaziranga’s rhino population is in crisis. Pained by watching the slaughter of this iconic creature in his own backyard, journalist Uttam Saikia decided to take action against poaching. He used his contacts to develop a network of informants that could provide park authorities with intelligence about planned hunts. He also used his trusted status in this community to act as a mediator between the parks department, and local poachers who are wishing to surrender their arms and return to mainstream society. One of his past successes has even gone on to become a park guard, now protecting the rhino that he used to hunt. But as hard as he works to reform poachers, Uttam worries that without alternate means of income that many of these impoverished villagers will just return to this profitable trade.

Rwanda & Juliet
(USA) In English
(2015) 87 min. (16:9)

DIR Ben Proudfoot, PRO Andrea Batista, SCR Ben Proudfoot, DP Ben Proudfoot, Douglas Burgdorff, David Bolen, EDIT Michael Fallavollita, MUS Nicholas Jacobson-Larson, CAST Andrew Garrod

“Rwanda & Juliet” is a feature-length documentary that follows eccentric Ivy League professor emeritus Andrew Garrod to Kigali, Rwanda, where he mounts Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with Rwandan college students from both Hutu and Tutsi backgrounds. Twenty years have passed since the 1994 Genocide that left 1,000,000 Tutsis dead. Predominantly orphans, the cast of young Rwandans, led by a stunning, strong headed Juliet, tackle their country’s past and their own futures as hopes, expectations, pasts, personalities and cultures collide as opening night approaches.

Directors
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Ben Proudfoot

Director, Rwanda & Juliet
Director and producer Ben Proudfoot was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the age of 15, Proudfoot began studying sleight-of-hand magic and over the next three years, won both the Canadian and International Championships for legerdemain. At 16, he joined the Magic Castle Junior Program in Los Angeles. | Proudfoot's passions shifted to filmmaking, and he was subsequently accepted to the University of Southern California's School of... Read More →
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Mariah Wilson

Director, Kazaringa
For over ten years Mariah Wilson has produced content for PBS ("Nature", "History Detectives"), National Geographic ("Doomsday Preppers", "Lockdown"), A&E ("Intervention"), Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery ("Hate in America"), History Channel, Discovery, Weather Channel, MSNBC, VICE Media, Vocativ, and The Smithsonian Institution. | | In 2009 she completed her first documentary "Revealing Hate" about the white supremacist movement... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 7:10pm - 8:55pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:30pm

Someone Else's Shadow (L'ombre d'un Autre) (27m)
Someone Else’s Shadow (L’ombre d’un Autre)
(Belgium, France) In French with English subtitles
(2015) 27 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Léo Médard, PRO Anton Stettner, SCR Léo Médard & Samuel Malhoure, DP Leo Lefevre, EDIT Thomas Vanthuyne, MUS Matthieu Lechowski, CAST Anne-Pascale Clairembourg, Christophe Sermet, Yves Degen

Beatrice and Philippe, a couple in their forties are preparing to sleep when Beatrice notices the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband. After a frightening night looking for him she discovers the next day that Philippe is home. Just as if nothing happened... except for some details: what if Philippe wasn’t the same man anymore?

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Léo Médard

Director, Someone Else's Shadow (L'ombre d'un Autre)
Léo Médard was born in 1985 in France. Fascinated by graphic novels and cinema since his early years, he directed two short films in 2005 and 2006 before entering Insas Film School in Belgium where he graduated in 2012. During his studies, he directed “Tao Told Me”, a short documentary shot in China, “Dreamcatcher” and “A Heaven of Peace”, two short fiction films, selected and granted in... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:15pm

The Last Post (15m) + Bombard the Headquarters (17m)
Bombard the Headquarters (Огонь по штабам)
(Russian Federation) In Russian with English subtitles
(2015) 17 min. (16:9)

DIR Stepan Grusha, PRO Konstantin FisenkoFedor Balabanov, SCR Stepan Grusha, DP Stepan Grusha, EDIT Stepan Grusha, MUS Ivan Beletchenko, Aleskey Pogodin, Daniil Lavrentyev, Sergey Kuryanov, Vadim Uglov, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Dima Madera, CAST Vyacheslav Korobitsin, Marina Damineva, Varya Svetlova, Mikhail Kryachok

During the summer of 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia the political situation had an influence on the minds and actions of the intelligent youth. Young millenial actors, artists and just some hipsters do nothing, but argue and laugh about Maidan, the right sector and the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic.) They get drunk and try to solve their love problems — but, all of a sudden, political hysteria starts creeping into the story from the outside world, and, unexpectedly, it changes the main character, who at the beginning was totally indifferent to politics. From now on, it is not clear to him, where the border between drunken nonsense and frightening reality lies.

The Last Post
(UK) In  with English subtitles
(2015) 15 min. (2.40:1)

DIR Adam Preston, PRO Samantha Waite, SCR Adam Preston, DP Sam Care, EDIT Kant Pan, MUS Martin Thornton, CAST Ryan Sampson, Mark Heap, Katie Alexander-Thom, Selom Awadzi, Andy Gillies, Harry Rafferty, Gavin Keenan, Ben Mansbridge, Gillian Pittaway, Iain Stuart Robertson, Carrie Whitton

A halfwit is invited to speak at the funeral of someone he only knew through the internet. Like, Like, Emoji, Smiley face, Like.

Directors
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Adam Preston

Director/Writer, "The Last Post"
Adam Preston began his career at Transatlantic Films in London where he worked as a researcher and production assistant on the 13-part documentary series “Greek Fire” for Channel Four. Throughout his career Adam has written and directed a series of short films, most recently “The Last Post”, which has screened at over 20 international festivals. His previous short “Le Boast” has been broadcast 10 times on the... Read More →
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Stepan Grusha

Director, Bombard the Headquarters
Stepan Grusha was born in St. Petersburg in 1988.He studied in St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy on “Cinema and television direction” for 1 year, then started studying in St. Petersburg State university of Cinema and Television on “Direction of television programs”, graduated in 2011.He makes short fiction and documentary films, musical clips and commercial as the script writer, director, director of photography... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00pm

Howl (Aullido) (24m)
Howl (Aullido)
(Guatemala) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 24 min. (2.35:1)

DIR MD Neely, PRO Stephanie Whonsetler, MD Neely, Eric Epperson, SCR Eric Epperson, DP Michael J. Hartnett, EDIT MD Neely, Derek Hammeke, MUS Adam Taylor, CAST Brandon Lopez, Jorge Contretras

There’s a violent secret under the surface in Guatemala City. It affects families in every social class and in every neighborhood. Everyone knows it but everyone is silent. That’s when Vicente (Brandon Lopez) decided to speak up. Based on the true story behind a landmark legal case, “Aullido” displays what can happen when children are bold in the face of injustice and how those in power can stand on their behalf.

Directors
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MD Neely

Director, Howl
MD Neely is the team lead at Æffect Films. He is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Documentary Filmmaking and Editing. MD has been making documentary and narrative films for 12 years.  He lives with his family in Joplin, MO.



Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Thursday, November 17
 

12:00pm

Blue Borsalino (16m) + Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros) (12m)
Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros)
(USA) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 12 min. (16:9)

DIR Mario Ramos, PRO Mario Ramos, Juan Pablo Vacatello, SCR Oscar Estrada, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Sebastian Stimman, Nestor Bravo, Peter Pereyra, Juan Pablo Vacatello

On a night out with his co-workers, Oscar is confronted with a bizarre request by a woman off the street and her two children. Oscar is unprepared for the impact on his life as he questions the significance of their appeal. Based on the short story “Fatherhood” by Oscar Estrada.

Blue Borsalino
(UK) In English
(2015) 16 min. (2:35)

DIR Mark Lobatto, PRO Annabel Wigoder, Christopher Smith  (Exec. Producer), SCR Mark Lobatto, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST David Warner, Margot Leicester, Bart Edwards, Laura Dale

When his first and only client wakes from a coma, a retired private investigator reveals a secret that has cast a shadow over his life for close to fifty years.

Directors
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Mario Ramos

Director, Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros)
Mario Ramos is a 2016 Emmy award winner for his production of the promotional series "Soy Como Tú" ("I am Like You") with Univision Washington. The success of his director’s debut, his short film "Vuelve con Nosotros", includes selection to the film festivals of Red Rock, Beverly Hills, Icaro International in Guatemala, Houston Latino and nomination for best drama in the Official Latino Short Film Festival in New York, best... Read More →
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Mark Lobatto

Director, Blue Borsalino
Mark’s previous short film “Silent Treatment” starred Lily James (“Cinderella”, “Downton Abbey”) and was officially selected into 10 film festivals worldwide, including Seattle International Film Festival and Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. It has since been chosen by Tribeca to be screened on United Airlines flights, and picked up by Shorts International to be shown in the US. | | Mark has seven years... Read More →

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Show Supporter — Main Street Books

Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros), Main Street Books



Thursday November 17, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

12:45pm

Rwanda & Juliet (87m) + Kaziranga (15m)
Kaziranga
(India, USA) In English
(2016) 15 min. (1.78:1)

DIR Mariah Wilson, PRO Mariah Wilson, SCR Mariah Wilson, DP Mariah Wilson, EDIT Sumon Saha, MUS Vincent Dee, CAST Uttam Saikia

Nestled in India’s northeastern Assam district, Kaziranga National Park contains the world’s highest density of the endangered Asian One-Horned rhino. But this troubled area, long plagued by civil unrest, is also ground zero for poaching and illegal trade of rhino horn. To help combat this, Kaziranga Park has become the poster child for a hard-line style of conservation that includes a harsh ‘shoot on sight’ policy. Yet even the threat of death isn’t discouraging poaching these days. 2014 slaughter numbers were the highest they’ve been in years, thanks to the tens of thousands of dollars that rhino horn now fetches on the black market. Kaziranga’s rhino population is in crisis. Pained by watching the slaughter of this iconic creature in his own backyard, journalist Uttam Saikia decided to take action against poaching. He used his contacts to develop a network of informants that could provide park authorities with intelligence about planned hunts. He also used his trusted status in this community to act as a mediator between the parks department, and local poachers who are wishing to surrender their arms and return to mainstream society. One of his past successes has even gone on to become a park guard, now protecting the rhino that he used to hunt. But as hard as he works to reform poachers, Uttam worries that without alternate means of income that many of these impoverished villagers will just return to this profitable trade.

Rwanda & Juliet
(USA) In English
(2015) 87 min. (16:9)

DIR Ben Proudfoot, PRO Andrea Batista, SCR Ben Proudfoot, DP Ben Proudfoot, Douglas Burgdorff, David Bolen, EDIT Michael Fallavollita, MUS Nicholas Jacobson-Larson, CAST Andrew Garrod

“Rwanda & Juliet” is a feature-length documentary that follows eccentric Ivy League professor emeritus Andrew Garrod to Kigali, Rwanda, where he mounts Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with Rwandan college students from both Hutu and Tutsi backgrounds. Twenty years have passed since the 1994 Genocide that left 1,000,000 Tutsis dead. Predominantly orphans, the cast of young Rwandans, led by a stunning, strong headed Juliet, tackle their country’s past and their own futures as hopes, expectations, pasts, personalities and cultures collide as opening night approaches.



Directors
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Ben Proudfoot

Director, Rwanda & Juliet
Director and producer Ben Proudfoot was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the age of 15, Proudfoot began studying sleight-of-hand magic and over the next three years, won both the Canadian and International Championships for legerdemain. At 16, he joined the Magic Castle Junior Program in Los Angeles. | Proudfoot's passions shifted to filmmaking, and he was subsequently accepted to the University of Southern California's School of... Read More →
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Mariah Wilson

Director, Kazaringa
For over ten years Mariah Wilson has produced content for PBS ("Nature", "History Detectives"), National Geographic ("Doomsday Preppers", "Lockdown"), A&E ("Intervention"), Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery ("Hate in America"), History Channel, Discovery, Weather Channel, MSNBC, VICE Media, Vocativ, and The Smithsonian Institution. | | In 2009 she completed her first documentary "Revealing Hate" about the white supremacist movement... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 12:45pm - 2:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

1:00pm

The Legend of Swee' Pea (80m)
The  Legend of Swee’ Pea
(USA) In English
(2015) 80 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Benjamin May, PRO Daniel B Levin, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Lloyd “Swee’ Pea” Daniels

A “mystical understanding of the game” made Lloyd “Swee’ Pea” Daniels a New York City basketball legend by the age of 16.  Christened the “next Magic Johnson,” his career effectively ended at age 21 after being shot 3 times in the chest after a tussle over $8 of cocaine. “The Legend of Swee’ Pea” follows the twists and turns of fortune in the life of a basketball prodigy: his dramatic downfall, miraculous comeback, and finally, the bittersweet confrontation with a life imperfectly lived.

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Benjamin May

Director, "The Legend of Swee’ Pea"
First time Director Benjamin May was a recipient a Mcknight Foundation Grant for "The Legend of Swee’ Pea", which premiered at Doc:NYC 2015 and received Best Feature Documentary at the Black Hills Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the 35th Annual MSPIFF 2016. He was also named Best Director at the 2016 Victoria TX Indy Film Festival.



Thursday November 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

3:10pm

Strangers on the Earth (90m) + Muir Song (3m)
Muir Song
(USA) In English
(2016) 4 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Janssen  Powers, PRO Mckinzy Powers, SCR Janssen Powers and Mckinzy Powers,  Narration Written by John Muir, DP Janssen Powers and Caleb Babcock, EDIT Janssen  Powers, MUS Ryan Taubert Revival and Imagine via The Music Bed, CAST Mckinzy Powers, Ryan Ottenad, Mindy Barringer, Narrated by Lou Whittaker

The inspiration for this film came from the director’s time living and being active in the Pacific Northwest. The goal was to capture the energy and attitude of exploring Washington through the eyes of people who do so religiously. The film is set to a quote by legendary conservationist John Muir, and narrated by infamous mountain climber, Lou Whittaker. With challenging locations, all of the gear was backpacked into remote areas in order to find unique angles of the PNW.

Strangers on the Earth
(Spain, USA) In English
(2016) 90 min. (1.78:1)

DIR Tristan Cook, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Dane Johansen

Perhaps Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who in 2014 ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. As Dane soon discovers, the paths we travel through life are often uncomfortably magnified by the reality of life on the Camino. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many pilgrims encountered along the way, Strangers on the Earth examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of ‘journey’ and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.

Directors
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Janssen Powers

Director, Muir Song
Janssen Powers is an self-taught filmmaker and storyteller. Originally from Seattle he now lives in Brooklyn. His award-winning documentary work has received attention around the world with films reaching over 1 millions plays online. Janssen has created films for companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, World Vision and Uber. As an artist, Janssen is motivated by using his talent as a storyteller to create genuine moments on camera. He does this... Read More →
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Tristan Cook

Director, Strangers on the Earth
With a keen focus on the intersection of cinema and music, the work of director Tristan Cook traverses traditional and experimental film techniques in order to unpack the human need to communicate through emotion, art, sound. A veteran in the performing arts field, he has collaborated extensively with such artists and organizations as the Emerson String Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, and Orpheus Chamber... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 3:10pm - 4:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

3:15pm

Remittance (90m)
Remittance
(USA) In English
(2015) 90 min. (16:9)

DIR Patrick Daly, Joel Fendelman, PRO Frank Hall Green, Prema Menon, Brian Newman, SCR Patrick Daly, Joel Fendelman, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Angela Barotia, Paolo OHara, Olive Nieto

When Marie takes a job as a maid in Singapore to support her family in the Philippines, she trades one set of hardships for another. Betrayed by her husband, she begins to build a new life for herself. As she gets caught up in the new life she is building in Singapore, she is forced to choose between her personal aspirations and family responsibilities back home.

Directors
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Joel Fendelman

Fendelman Films
Together Joel and Patrick have been able to harness their skills to create a unique and complimentary collaboration. They have developed an ethno-narrative style of filmmaking that has been widely lauded for its unique perspective and handling of real locations and non-actors. Their work focuses upon socially important issue and has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Patrick and Joel began working together in... Read More →
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Patrick Daly

Director, Remittance
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Thursday November 17, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
  • Genre Drama
  • Country of Origin USA
  • Rating Equivalent PG

5:15pm

NYChapters: Jerry (5m) + The Water Angel of East Porterville (19m)
NYChapters: Jerry
(USA) In English
(2016) 5 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Alexander Hankoff, PRO Attika Torrence, DP Alexander Hankoff, EDIT Morgan Mitchell, MUS Damon Hankoff, CAST Jerry

A day in the life of Jerry, a pet store owner in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn as he tends to his pigeons and shares his philosophies about NYC.

The Water Angel of East Porterville
(USA) In English
(2016) 19 min. (16:9)

DIR Ryan Daniel McKinney, PRO Ryan Daniel McKinney, Lucy Minh, DP Mike Panganiban, EDIT Ryan Daniel McKinney, Anthony Soler, MUS Natalia Perez, CAST Donna Johnson

The shallow wells of rural East Porterville, a predominantly lower income neighborhood, have started to dry up at an alarming rate as the severe California drought enters its fifth year.  With the federal and state governments unable to help the households without running water — numbering in the thousands and growing every day — retired local resident Donna Johnson, ‘The Water Angel of East Porterville’, delivers bottled water door-to-door every day to ensure that the residents of East Porterville have clean drinking water.

Directors
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Alexander Hankoff

Director/Executive Producer/Cinematographer, "NYChapters: Jerry"
Director and Cinematographer Alexander Hankoff be- gan his career directing and shooting commercials for fashion and beauty brands such as Nike, Dior and Estée Lauder where he developed his cinematic sensibilities and unorthodox approach to advertising. The filmmaker has earned a reputation for a stripped down cinematic aesthetic and honesty in the performances of his actors. | Alexander’s new documentary series... Read More →
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Ryan Daniel McKinney

Director, The Water Angel of East Porterville
Ryan Daniel McKinney is a director based out of Los Angeles, CA. He was born and raised in the Shuswap Lake region of British Columbia. He started his career in Vancouver, BC before relocating to Los Angeles. Aside from film and television, Ryan is inspired by music, art and literature. He is an avid hockey fan and enjoys traveling with his wife Lucy, their son Liam and dog Yoko. He holds an MFA in Film Production.



Thursday November 17, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:20pm

2307: Winter’s Dream (103m)
2307: Winter’s Dream
(USA) In English
(2016) 103 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Joey Curtis, PRO Robert Beaumont, SCR Joey Curtis, DP Ian Coad, ED Ryan  Harris, Brad Comfort, MUS Joachim Horsley, CAST Paul Sidhu, Arielle Holmes, Anne-Solenne Hatte, Kelsey Watson, Brad Potts, Timothy DePriest, Fernando Argosino

Mankind has caused a new ice age. This nuclear winter forces surviving humans underground. Humanoids, genetically designed to withstand the extreme cold, serve as a labor force on the planet’s surface. When rogue Humanoids incite a violent rebellion, elite soldiers venture into the frozen wastelands to terminate the threat.

Directors
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Joey Curtis

Director, 2307: Winter's Dream
Joey Curtis attended the University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His student film ADAGIO FOR SHERRY, an ode to his deceased mother, won the Goldfarb Award for best film. Upon graduating at age 23, he co-wrote, edited, and produced his first feature film BROTHER TIED. The film made its American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. The... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 5:20pm - 7:05pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:00pm

Where we Begin (20m) + Without You (5m)
Where We Begin
(Japan, USA) In English
(2015) 20 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Hikari, PRO Hikari, Peter Maestrey, Yvonne Jimenez, Luis  Moro, SCR Hikari DP Aaron C. Smith, EDIT Thomas A. Krueger, MUS , CAST Arielle  Elonys,Derrick Butler,Iris Karina

Sophia reflects on her past in the last hours of her life - She is a young, vibrant woman who falls in love with a gypsy boy, Leo. Through dance movements, we shed light on the many faces of love and life, the pressures we place upon ourselves, and those that others place onto us. "Where We Begin" is a story of courage, perseverance and the strength to endure all other obstacles.

Without You (Ohne Dich)
(Germany) In German with English subtitles
(2016) 4 min. (2.39:1)

DIR Randa  Chahoud, PRO Randa Chahoud, Sören Schulz, SCR Randa Chahoud, DP Sören Schulz, EDIT Sören Schulz, MUS Emilio Chahoud, CAST Florian Stetter, Frederike Schinzler

Bastian has a special objective. He desperately goes to the park and searches in the bushes and in the clearing for someone. That someone is Marie who has a secret meeting with him to share a lunch break to discuss family, her new male friend and even a letter from her landlord. Their meetings have to come to an end, and no one can see them together. What other secrets do they hold?

Directors
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Hikari

Director/Producer/Writer, "Where We Begin"
Originally from Osaka Japan, Hikari (also as known as Mitsuyo Miyazaki) is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her USC thesis film “Tsuyako” (2011, Drama) visited over 100 film festivals worldwide, and received 47 awards including DGA Student Award for the Best Female Filmmaker, and qualifications for the Oscar in 2012 and 2013. Her past work includes live action/animated short film “A Better Tomorrow” (2013... Read More →
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Randa Chahoud

Director, Without You
Randa Chahoud was born in 1975 in Berlin into a Syrian-German family. She studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin). In addition, she had internships with professional photographers, stage designers, and participated in practical courses with Michael Ballhaus during Martin Scorsese’s shooting of “Gangs of New York”.While studying, Randa worked as a director for... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:45pm

The Last Post (15m) + Bombard the Headquarters (17m)
Bombard the Headquarters (Огонь по штабам)
(Russian Federation) In Russian with English subtitles
(2015) 17 min. (16:9)

DIR Stepan Grusha, PRO Konstantin FisenkoFedor Balabanov, SCR Stepan Grusha, DP Stepan Grusha, EDIT Stepan Grusha, MUS Ivan Beletchenko, Aleskey Pogodin, Daniil Lavrentyev, Sergey Kuryanov, Vadim Uglov, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Dima Madera, CAST Vyacheslav Korobitsin, Marina Damineva, Varya Svetlova, Mikhail Kryachok

During the summer of 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia the political situation had an influence on the minds and actions of the intelligent youth. Young millenial actors, artists and just some hipsters do nothing, but argue and laugh about Maidan, the right sector and the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic.) They get drunk and try to solve their love problems — but, all of a sudden, political hysteria starts creeping into the story from the outside world, and, unexpectedly, it changes the main character, who at the beginning was totally indifferent to politics. From now on, it is not clear to him, where the border between drunken nonsense and frightening reality lies.

The Last Post
(UK) In  with English subtitles
(2015) 15 min. (2.40:1)

DIR Adam Preston, PRO Samantha Waite, SCR Adam Preston, DP Sam Care, EDIT Kant Pan, MUS Martin Thornton, CAST Ryan Sampson, Mark Heap, Katie Alexander-Thom, Selom Awadzi, Andy Gillies, Harry Rafferty, Gavin Keenan, Ben Mansbridge, Gillian Pittaway, Iain Stuart Robertson, Carrie Whitton

A halfwit is invited to speak at the funeral of someone he only knew through the internet. Like, Like, Emoji, Smiley face, Like.

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Adam Preston

Director/Writer, "The Last Post"
Adam Preston began his career at Transatlantic Films in London where he worked as a researcher and production assistant on the 13-part documentary series “Greek Fire” for Channel Four. Throughout his career Adam has written and directed a series of short films, most recently “The Last Post”, which has screened at over 20 international festivals. His previous short “Le Boast” has been broadcast 10 times on the... Read More →
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Stepan Grusha

Director, Bombard the Headquarters
Stepan Grusha was born in St. Petersburg in 1988.He studied in St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy on “Cinema and television direction” for 1 year, then started studying in St. Petersburg State university of Cinema and Television on “Direction of television programs”, graduated in 2011.He makes short fiction and documentary films, musical clips and commercial as the script writer, director, director of photography... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:30pm

Keeper of the Past (Wächter der Spieluhr) (29m)
Keeper of the Past (Wächter der Spieluhr)
(Germany) In German with English subtitles
(2015) 29 min. (2.40:1)

DIR Marco J. Riedl, PRO Julia Kampmann, SCR Marco J. Riedl, DP Julia Kampmann, EDIT , MUS , CAST Hanno Friedrich, Luisa Wietzorek, Martin Kessler, Charles Rettinghaus, Vanessa Quintero, Claudia Hein

Accepting life as it comes...is a our decision to make! Farmer Finn van Hagen begins a New Life and moves with his wife and his two children out to the country. He now lives on an old, idyllic farm in the middle of nowhere… to his eyes, in a perfect world. One day a stranger appears out of the blue. He asks Finn strange questions and tries to draw a well-kept secret from his daughter Verlanda: the where abouts of a music box, in which Finn’s past lies hidden… a past, he has long forgotten. If Finn should ever open the music box… he not only might lose his family forever… he also might bring it to cave in the World as he knows it. The Decision is his…

Directors
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Marco J. Riedl

Director, Keeper of the Past (Wächter der Spieluhr)
Marco J. Riedl is a director, screenwriter and cinematographer. When he watched his first feature “King Kong” on the big screen at age seven, he knew film would be his life. Between 1996 and 2002 he worked as a TV cameraman shooting various news and documentaries for regional and national German TV-Stations such as SAT.1, RTL 2 and Pro 7. In 2001, a personal invitation from DP Michael Ballhaus gave Marco the extraordinary... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:40pm

Exit Thread (97m)
Exit Thread
(Canada) In English
(2016) 97 min. (16:9)

DIR Paul  Kimball, PRO Paul  Kimball, Ron Foley MacDonald, Andrew Mark Sewell, SCR Paul  Kimball, DP Ken LeBlanc, EDIT Paul  Kimball, MUS Jason MacIsaac, Dave Anderson, CAST Crystal Allen, Hilary  Connell, Anthony Shuster, Robert Slade

Tom is a small-town pastor who struggles with a continuing attraction to Abby, a former lover, even as he falls hard for Laura, a college professor and Abby’s friend and mentor. Observing all of this at a distance is Rev. Ezekiel Hartt, an elderly clergyman who has returned to town after a long absence with a secret that threatens to destroy them all in this neo-noirish psychological thriller from Canadian filmmaker Paul Kimball.

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Paul Kimball

Director, Exit Thread
After winning multiple scholarships and awards, Paul Kimball graduated from Acadia with an Honours degree in History and Political Science in 1989, and from Dalhousie with a law degree in 1992. Paul is a former Program Administrator for Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia, a consultant for Salter Street Films (where he was involved in the creation of the Independent Film Channel), and a film industry consultant for the governments of... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 7:40pm - 9:20pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:15pm

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR (17m) + Uncanny Valley (8m)
The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR 
(Le Dernier Voyage de l’Énigmatique Paul WR)
(France) In French with English subtitles
(2015) 17 min. (16:9)

DIR Romain Quirot, PRO Jerome Lateur, SCR Romain Quirot, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Hugo Becker, Nicolas Giraud, Emilie Gavois Kahn, Dorcas Coppin, Jean Luc Couchard, Bruno Lochet

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the Great mission, Paul disappeared.

Uncanny Valley
(Argentina) In English
(2015) 8 min. (2.4:1)

DIR Federico Heller, PRO , SCR Federico Heller, DP Nicolas Trovato, Fernando Lorenzale, EDIT Federico Heller, MUS Cyrille Marchesseau, Rodolphe Gervais, CAST

In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away.

Directors
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Federico Heller

Director, "Uncanny Valley"
Federico Heller was born in 1983, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His interest in visual arts began at the age of seven when he started studying clay sculpture. At the age of fourteen he started filming and editing with his own equipment and a few years later he got a few jobs as editor. He joined film school already having a solid knowledge in montage and storytelling and continued to train in visual effects, animation and digital art. After working... Read More →
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Romain Quirot

Director, The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR
A director, photographer, and artistic director, Romain Quirot started his career in the music video industry. His poetic and esthetic universe aided his transition into directing commercials for several, large, well known brands.An artist of unparalleled creativity, he directed a documentary named “Un Jour Peut Etre” which received raving reviews by critics. He has written and directed several short films such as “Just Before... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00pm

Someone Else’s Shadow (L’ombre d'un Autre) (27m)
Someone Else’s Shadow (L’ombre d’un Autre)
(Belgium, France) In French with English subtitles
(2015) 27 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Léo Médard, PRO Anton Stettner, SCR Léo Médard & Samuel Malhoure, DP Leo Lefevre, EDIT Thomas Vanthuyne, MUS Matthieu Lechowski, CAST Anne-Pascale Clairembourg, Christophe Sermet, Yves Degen

Beatrice and Philippe, a couple in their forties are preparing to sleep when Beatrice notices the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband. After a frightening night looking for him she discovers the next day that Philippe is home. Just as if nothing happened... except for some details: what if Philippe wasn’t the same man anymore?

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Léo Médard

Director, Someone Else's Shadow (L'ombre d'un Autre)
Léo Médard was born in 1985 in France. Fascinated by graphic novels and cinema since his early years, he directed two short films in 2005 and 2006 before entering Insas Film School in Belgium where he graduated in 2012. During his studies, he directed “Tao Told Me”, a short documentary shot in China, “Dreamcatcher” and “A Heaven of Peace”, two short fiction films, selected and granted in... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Friday, November 18
 

12:00pm

At Ease (14m) + The Treatment (6m)
At Ease
(USA) In English
(2015) 13 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Jacob Kirby, PRO Matt Scruggs, Taylor MacDonald, SCR Jacob Kirby, Matt Scruggs, Josh Barkey, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Adam Cole, Hannah Elizabeth Smith, Elizabeth Ann Miller, Brandon Gregory

Following an absence of three years, an on-leave Marine returns home to make amends with his ex-girlfriend on her wedding day.

The Treatment (Die Behandlung)
(Germany) In German with English subtitles
(2015) 6 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Marvin Meiendresch, PRO Marvin Meiendresch, SCR Marvin Meiendresch, DP Max von Matthiessen, EDIT Jörg Schreyer, MUS Philip Eisenfeldt, CAST Daniel Hartwig, Saralisa Volm

“The Treatment” tells the story of isolated patient Linus. More and more a rigid routine consisting of meals, exercise, lulling music, irritating smoke and examinations by his only attachment figure Dr. Frei causes him suffering. One day Linus notices the massive door to his room has been left ajar and he takes the chance to escape. What he sees outside makes him question: Is he really who he believes he is?

Directors
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Jacob Kirby

Director, SHUHAI
Jacob Kirby was born and raised in northern Michigan where he received a full-tuition scholarship to study film production and dramatic writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design. | | Since then, his work as a filmmaker has traveled all the way from his small town roots in North America to international film festivals across the world. | | Currently, he is based in Los Angeles, CA directing music videos, digital content and a loosely... Read More →
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Marvin Meiendresch

Director, The Treatment
Marvin Meiendresch is a filmmaker from Berlin. Born in 1987 in Cologne, raised in Aachen, his first project triggered a grand scale operation by the police, who suspected a killing spree on the school yard. After numerous internships, amongst others at camera rental ARRI Munich, he has worked as video operator and later clapper loader for cinema productions since 2009, such as “Freche Mädchen 2”, “Lolipop Monster&rdquo... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

12:15pm

What was Ours (79m) + ʻĀina: That Which Feeds Us (23m)
‘Äina: That Which Feeds Us
(USA) In English
(2015) 23 min. (16:9)

DIR Josh Thome, Dave Mossop, PRO Josh Thome, Melahnie Moodie, Dave Mossop, Malcolm Sangster, SCR Sabra Kauka, Josh Thome, Dave Mossop, DP Dave Mossop, Leo Hoorn, Eric Crosland, Kalum Ko, EDIT Dave Mossop, Jay Trusler, Leo Zuckerman, MUS Jacob Yoffee, CAST Sabra Kauka, David Sproat, Kawika Winter, Stacy Sproat-Beck, Bob Yuhnke, Don Heacock

 ‘Äina (pronounced “eye-nah”) means, “that which feeds us” in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauai, and of island Earth. That may sound like an outstanding claim; but as "‘Äina" vividly illustrates, such is the power of agriculture and consumer choices for people and the planet. "To malama  ‘Åina is to take care of the earth that feeds us. The minute we lose site of that, we have signed our own palapala make, our death warrant.”— Sabra Kauka

What was Ours
(USA) In English
(2016) 79 min. (16:9)

DIR Mat Hames, PRO Mat Hames, DP Wilson Waggoner, EDIT Greg Wright, Ginny Patrick, Mat Hames, Sandra Guardado, MUS Nathan Halpern, CAST Jordan Dresser, Mikala SunRhodes, Philbert McLeod

A young Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess travel from the Wind River Indian Reservation with a wise Shoshone elder to explore vanished artifacts kept in the archives of a museum. The three uncover ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years, setting each on a journey to recover their vanished objects, while discovering their true purpose. As the elder looks to the future, the young people look to the past to revive hope for their beloved home.

Directors
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Dave Mossop

Director, ʻĀina: That Which Feeds Us
Dave Mossop is an award-winning director, producer and writer and a leading innovator in film and photography. He has directed and DP’d films of all kind including the 5D hi-resolution virtual-flight simulation “FlyOver” series, music videos, commercials and feature length films.
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Josh Thome

Director, ʻĀina: That Which Feeds Us
Josh Thome is an award-winning director, producer and writer whose entertaining and socially relevant content has reached tens of millions of people around the world. He is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and was featured in the book, "The Starfish and The Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations".
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Mat Hames

Director, What was Ours
Emmy award-winning independent filmmaker Mat Hames is based in Austin, Texas. His films have screened at SXSW, HotDocs, and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and broadcast on the Sundance Channel and Independent Lens on PBS.  Mat’s feature documentary, 'When I Rise', about African-American mezzo-soprano and civil rights icon Barbara Conrad, had a world premiere at SXSW and internationally premiered at HotDocs... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

12:45pm

Leaving Africa (85m)
Leaving Africa
(Finland) In English, Luganda, and Finnish with English subtitles
(2015) 85 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Iiris Härmä, PRO Visa Koiso-Kanttila, SCR Iiris Härmä, DP Visa Koiso-Kanttila, EDIT Niels Pagh Andersen, MUS Marcel Vaid, CAST Riitta Kujala, Cathrine Othieno, Daizy Kimboza

Finnish Riitta and Ugandan Catherine have something in common, work, a shared home and a sense of humor. Riitta has been working in aid work in Uganda for more than 25 years, and soon it is time for her to retire and to return to Finland. Before that, Riitta and Catherine will invite religious leaders to a course in which they challenge the priests and the imams to a straightforward, taboo breaking discussion on women’s right to their bodies, sexuality and life. However, soon Riitta and Catherine will hear of serious allegations made against them. These allegations will jeopardize their entire life’s work. This documentary is an emotional film that depicts the empowerment of women and its impact on individuals, communities and global development. The film reveals also the value, content and challenges of development co-operation.

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Iiris Härmä

Director, Leaving Africa
M.A. Iiris Härmä has experience as a producer, production coordinator, director and writer in documentary film productions. Since 1999 She has worked in her own Guerilla Films production company. Her films include “Leaving Africa” (2015,) “The Child Of Silent Winter” (2012,) “Look at Me” (2010,) “You Live and Burn” (2007,) and “Tomorrow’s Memories” (2004.)



Friday November 18, 2016 12:45pm - 2:20pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

2:35pm

Exit Thread (97m)
Exit Thread
(Canada) In English
(2016) 97 min. (16:9)

DIR Paul  Kimball, PRO Paul  Kimball, Ron Foley MacDonald, Andrew Mark Sewell, SCR Paul  Kimball, DP Ken LeBlanc, EDIT Paul  Kimball, MUS Jason MacIsaac, Dave Anderson, CAST Crystal Allen, Hilary  Connell, Anthony Shuster, Robert Slade

Tom is a small-town pastor who struggles with a continuing attraction to Abby, a former lover, even as he falls hard for Laura, a college professor and Abby’s friend and mentor. Observing all of this at a distance is Rev. Ezekiel Hartt, an elderly clergyman who has returned to town after a long absence with a secret that threatens to destroy them all in this neo-noirish psychological thriller from Canadian filmmaker Paul Kimball.

Directors
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Paul Kimball

Director, Exit Thread
After winning multiple scholarships and awards, Paul Kimball graduated from Acadia with an Honours degree in History and Political Science in 1989, and from Dalhousie with a law degree in 1992. Paul is a former Program Administrator for Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia, a consultant for Salter Street Films (where he was involved in the creation of the Independent Film Channel), and a film industry consultant for the governments of... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 2:35pm - 4:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm

Jasmine (80m)
Jasmine
(USA) In English
(2015) 80 min. (2.35)

DIR Dax Phelan, PRO Dax Phelan, Stratton Leopold, Eric M. Klein, Jason Tobin, Chris Chan Lee, Martin Strachan, Jennifer Thym, Guy Livneh, SCR Dax Phelan, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Jason Tobin, Eugenia Yuan, Byron Mann

A year after his wife’s murder, once-successful Hong Kong businessman Leonard To (Jason Tobin) is still reeling from the tragedy. Having lost his job, friends and all sense of order in his life, Leonard becomes obsessed with a mysterious stranger he sees at his wife’s grave, believing him to be responsible for her death.

Directors
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Dax Phelan

Director, Jasmine
After graduating from The American Film Institute with an MFA in Screenwriting in 2000, Dax Phelan went to work as the Creative Executive for veteran producer Mace Neufeld at Sony Pictures Entertainment. During his 3-year tenure at Mace Neufeld Productions, Phelan worked with some of Hollywood’s finest screenwriters and directors on such projects as “The General’s Daughter,” “The Sum of All Fears,” and... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

4:45pm

Heart: Flatline to Finish Line (98m)
Heart: Flatline to Finish Line
(USA) In English
(2016) 98 min. (16:9)

DIR David Watkins, PRO David Watkins, Donald Bowman, Ellen Charnley, SCR Brian Nunes, DP , EDIT , MUS Cloud Cult, CAST David Watkins, Ellen Charnley, Scott Roy, Jim Oldfield, Ryan Leong, Adam Knight

One in three people will suffer from heart disease in their lifetime, but only one in a million will thrive from it. “Heart: Flatline to Finish Line” is the raw and emotional journey of six individuals from hospital beds to the finish line of one of the world’s most grueling endurance events, the Ironman triathlon. This feature-length documentary will take you on a journey of despair and triumph, of sacrifice and glory. Featuring original music by indie darling Cloud Cult, and interviews with some of the biggest names in endurance sport and cardiology, it will inspire you to examine your own life and encourage you to fill it full of “Heart”.

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David Watkins

Director, Heart: Flatline to Finish Line
First time filmmaker and director David Watkins flatlined on the operating table- his heart stopped for 5 minutes. For an otherwise healthy man in his thirties, a congenital heart defect nearly proved fatal. After being revived and surviving a subsequent stroke, he became determined to do something with his second lease on life.  Heart surgery is an all too common event. Before long David was meeting people from around the world with similar... Read More →

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Show Supporter — Coldwell Banker

"Heart: Flatline to Finishline", Coldwell Banker



Friday November 18, 2016 4:45pm - 6:25pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:15pm

Boat People (29m)
Boat People
(Germany) In English and German with English subtitles
(2016) 29 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Paul Meschùh, PRO Therese Seemann, SCR Paul Meschùh, DP Markus E. Müller, EDIT Matthias Writze, MUS Paul Beller, CAST Eugene Boateng, Jule Ronstedt, Thomas Clemens

A refugee gets picked up in the mediteranian sea by a luxury catamaran owned by a german couple. A prejudiced journey towards the fortress europe begins.

Directors
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Paul Meschùh

Director, Boat People
Paul Meschúh studied directing at the University for Television and Film in Munich (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München). Since his youth he has written and directed more than fifteen short fiction films, many of which have been screened at national and international film festivals, including Diagonale in Austria, as well as Hof Film Festival and Max Ophüls Film Festival in Germany. In 2015 Paul won the Stepping... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:00pm

Desolate Places (22m) + Life Through a Lens (11m)
Desolate Places
(USA) In English
(2016) 23 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Jay Worsley, PRO Jay Worsley, SCR Mark Apel, DP Jay Worsley, EDIT Jay Worsley, MUS MusicBed, CAST Jay Worsley, Mike Olbinski, Jason Williams, Andrew Fleming

A journey of three photographers and a filmmaker searching for their own uncharted wild west. Exploring what was unknown to them. Asking the question, ‘What truth might be hidden if we just press a little further?’ Attempting to capture God’s beauty through megapixels and try to convince those back home of its magnitude

Life Through a Lens
(USA) In English
(2016) 12 min. (1.78:1)

DIR Jeffrey  Levenson, Ronete Levenson, PRO Jeffrey  Levenson, Ronete Levenson,  DP Niknaz Tavakolian, EDIT Benjamin Kegan, MUS Ronete Levenson, CAST Robert Zuckerman

Life Through a Lens follows Robert’s journey with APBD and how he has chosen to face it.  Robert’s hope is to empower those living with the challenges, physical and otherwise, brought on by APBD and all debilitating diseases, to know and harness optimism and possibility in life.

Directors
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Jay Worsley

Director, Desolate Places
Jay Worsley was born in California and raised in Arizona. Self taught he has been an award-winning filmmaker since 2010.
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Jeffrey Levenson

Director, Life Through a Lens
Jeffrey Levenson is a dentist in New York City. He is also a certified dog trainer, and with this documentary, he makes his directorial debut. Jeff believes that the key to success is to surround yourself with amazingly talented people that inspire you to be more than who you are. He would advise everyone to go out and find a mentor and a cause and devote yourself to it. That is what he has done. | | Since losing family members to Adult... Read More →
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Ronete Levenson

Director, Life Through a Lens
Ronete Levenson is an actor that can be seen as a recurring character on Showtime's ‘House of Lies’ with Don Cheadle. Off-Broadway credits include: Lascivious Something (Women's Project/ Cherry Lane), Our Town (Barrow Street Theatre with David Cromer), What Once We Felt (LCT3), Origin Story (Public Theater), Blood Play (Bushwick Starr), Named (RPR- Cino Night Series), Stunning (NYTW). Regional Theater credits include: Our Town... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:45pm

Mother’s Day (7m) + The Snow is White (14m)
Mother’s Day
(USA) In English
(2015) 7 min. (16:9)

DIR Jeff Tan, PRO Melissa Leo, Johnny Tsang, SCR Gabriel Furman, DP Robert Curtin, EDIT Lauren Carr, MUS Gabriel Furman, CAST Gabriel Furman, Melissa Leo

Tragedy forces a mother and son to say goodbye forever. In a hospital bed they discuss their longing, anger, and their relationship. The son is the mother’s boy who grew up too fast and maybe a bit selfish. With so much to catch up and taken away, the mother wonders why she is even still alive.

The Snow is White (La Neige est Blanche)
(France) In French with English subtitles
(2016) 14 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Charlotte Letrillard, PRO Charlotte Letrillard, SCR Charlotte Letrillard, DP Thomas Ambrosi, EDIT Charlotte Letrillard, MUS Mr. Key, Birgit Yew, CAST Firat Celik, Pierre Pan Thorrignac,Christian Pages, Birgit Yew, Athena Zelcovich

When Victor finds his brother and his dad at home, a road trip is organized to revitalize their relationship. The way they resolve their conflicts and confront tragedy is one more stumbling block in how they communicate is this harrowing and surreal tale.

Directors
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Charlotte Letrillard

Director, The Snow is White
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Jeff Tan

Director, Mother's Day
Director Jeff Tan was born and raised in Long Island, NY and studied Film and Television at Hofstra University. For the past 10 years, Jeff’s credit’s include being a cinematographer to some of the top rated non-scripted shows on television such as “The Bachelor”, “Jersey Shore” and “Project Runway”. “Mother’s Day” is Jeff’s film directorial debut and considers himself very... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:55pm

Money (84m)
Money
(Spain, USA) In English and Spanish with English subtitles
(2016) 84 min. (2.39:1)

DIR Martín Rosete, PRO Atit Shah, Martin Rosete, SCR Josep Ciutat, DP Jose Rosete, EDIT Alex Lora, Fernando Franco, MUS Alfonso Gonzalez Aguilar, CAST Kellan Lutz, Jesse Williams, Jamie Bamber, Jess Weixler, Lucía Guerrero

Two wealthy businessmen, Sean and Mark, who work at a pharmaceutical company, are about to get even wealthier and filthier with $5 million in the sale of stolen trade secrets. Their unscruptulous plan appears to be slick and effortless as they arrive with their other halves at Mark’s home — the loot in the metal suitcase being carried swiftly by Mark (Kellan Lutz of the “Twilight” series) to his safe. The two couples have dinner outside as Mark’s doubts are radiated by his coke-head friend Sean (Jesse Williams  of “Grey’s Anatomy”) who is over-eager to proceed with the plan. The escapades take a mysterious turn as an uninvited new neighbor named John (Jamie Bamber of “Battlestar Galactica”) begins to stir up the pot and enchants the women and Sean’s girlfriend Christine (Lucía Guerrero) who invites him join their outdoor blender. When John asks too many questions, the two couples reveal their true nature. With Mark’s wife (Jess Weixler of “Teeth” and “The Good Wife”) not in reconciliation with Mark’s reasoning, the tension escalates — the characters’ secrets materialize with greed maneuvering from deceit to thriller and eventually to cruel violence with a touch of dark humor.

Directors
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Martín Rosete

Director, Money
Director Martín Rosete is an Award-winning Spanish film director based in New York. In 2013 he was nominated for the Spanish Academy Award (Goya Awards) and won the Melies d’Or for his short film “Voice Over”. Some of his shorts from Spain include “Basket Bronx” (2008,) “Our Daily Bread” (2005,) and “Revolución (2002.) Martín is happy to present his first feature film, the... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 6:55pm - 8:20pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:30pm

Blue Borsalino (16m) + Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros) (12m)
Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros)
(USA) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 12 min. (16:9)

DIR Mario Ramos, PRO Mario Ramos, Juan Pablo Vacatello, SCR Oscar Estrada, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Sebastian Stimman, Nestor Bravo, Peter Pereyra, Juan Pablo Vacatello

On a night out with his co-workers, Oscar is confronted with a bizarre request by a woman off the street and her two children. Oscar is unprepared for the impact on his life as he questions the significance of their appeal. Based on the short story “Fatherhood” by Oscar Estrada.

Blue Borsalino
(UK) In English
(2015) 16 min. (2:35)

DIR Mark Lobatto, PRO Annabel Wigoder, Christopher Smith  (Exec. Producer), SCR Mark Lobatto, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST David Warner, Margot Leicester, Bart Edwards, Laura Dale

When his first and only client wakes from a coma, a retired private investigator reveals a secret that has cast a shadow over his life for close to fifty years.

Directors
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Mario Ramos

Director, Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros)
Mario Ramos is a 2016 Emmy award winner for his production of the promotional series "Soy Como Tú" ("I am Like You") with Univision Washington. The success of his director’s debut, his short film "Vuelve con Nosotros", includes selection to the film festivals of Red Rock, Beverly Hills, Icaro International in Guatemala, Houston Latino and nomination for best drama in the Official Latino Short Film Festival in New York, best... Read More →
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Mark Lobatto

Director, Blue Borsalino
Mark’s previous short film “Silent Treatment” starred Lily James (“Cinderella”, “Downton Abbey”) and was officially selected into 10 film festivals worldwide, including Seattle International Film Festival and Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. It has since been chosen by Tribeca to be screened on United Airlines flights, and picked up by Shorts International to be shown in the US. | | Mark has seven years... Read More →

Sponsors
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Show Supporter — Main Street Books

Come Back to Us (Vuelve con Nosotros), Main Street Books



Friday November 18, 2016 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

8:20pm

Off the Grid Shorts (35m)
Off the Grid Shorts (35 m)
Viewer Discretion Advised

“The End Of Everything As You Knew It. A Guide.” by Christian Neuman (15m, Luxembourg) 2015
“Ruins of Time” by Mathieu Péteul (8m, France) 2015
“Something About Silence” directed by Patrick Buhr (12m, Germany) 2015

The End Of Everything As You Knew It. A Guide.
(Luxembourg) In English
(2015) 15 min. (1,85)

DIR Christian Neuman, PRO Christian Neuman, Giselle Fryatt, SCR Christian Neuman, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Alice Wahtel, Bud Brennan Williams, Greta Matuseviciute, Kelby Keenan, Maria Barr, Veronika Vesper

Jade’s guide is a poetic tale in eight chapters that questions predefined roles imposed by society. Young, beautiful and promising Jade flees from her posh London heritage background to explore her darkest fantasies and instincts in search for the newly proclaimed ultra-violence.

Ruins of Time
(France) In French with English subtitles
(2015) 8 min. (16:9)

DIR Mathieu Peteul, PRO Mathieu Peteul, SCR Mathieu Peteul, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Maiko-Eva Verna, Katrina Brackeen Turunc, Sofia Atman

Elsa, a young woman who had an abortion, looks for her lost innocence tracing back her childhood.She wakes up amid some underwood, in the depth of a valley. She buries the dead fetus she holds in her hands in a bed of ivy. As she washes her hands in the river, tears of blood run down her cheeks.

Something About Silence
(Germany) In English
(2015) 12 min. (16:9)

DIR Patrick Buhr, PRO Petra Clemens, SCR Patrick Buhr, DP Patrick Buhr, EDIT Patrick Buhr, MUS Marvin Horsch, Donghee Nam, CAST Vanja Smiljanic, Sina Seifee

The protagonist attempts to make a hypnosis video that is supposed to teach people how not to be boring and become more fashionable, but he drifts off in thoughts about his wife, pigeons and insecurities.

Directors
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Christian Neuman

Director, "The End Of Everything As You Knew It. A Guide."
Christian Neuman, is an independent artist, filmmaker and creative director producing original work, campaigns and strategies for the fashion & lifestyle industries as well as art house cinema. Christian is led by the belief that strong concepts and ideas are the basis of strong work. Born in Luxembourg, he works between Luxembourg and London. Christian holds a B.A in Media Design and an M.A. in Film.
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Mathieu Peteul

Director, Ruins of Time
Born in Strasbourg, France (1980). Graduated from ESRA film school of Paris in 2001. | In 2006, Mathieu shot "Ultimate Super 8" in Geneva. This docudrama follows the work of a filmmaker, performed by André Dussoix, who still uses Super 8 cameras in today’s digital world. The film was hailed at several film festivals. | Then, he spent three years in Norway writing and directing his first feature film with César Ducasse: "Dark... Read More →
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Patrick Buhr

Director, Something About Silence
Patrick Buhr is a media artist and animation freelancer based in Cologne. He studied philosophy in Berlin and media art at | the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.



Friday November 18, 2016 8:20pm - 8:50pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00pm

Bear With Us (95m) + First Date (4m)
Bear with Us
(USA) In English
(2016) 95 min. (2.39:1)

DIR William J. Stribling, PRO Russ Nickel, William J. Stribling, & R.J. Lewis, SCR Russ Nickel, William J. Stribling, DP Alex Gallitano, ED Raymond Fraser, MUS Dylan Glatthorn, CAST Christy Carlson Romano, Cheyenne Jackson, Mark Jude Sullivan, Alex McKenna, Kevin Carolan, Collin Smith, Curtiss Cook, Alice Ripley, Lea DeLaria

Bear with Us is a modern farce about a guy who attempts to propose to his girlfriend in the most romantic way possible, but his meticulous plan starts to fall apart when a ravenous bear stumbles upon their charming cabin in the woods. It’s a total comedy of errors that takes a close look at just how far we’ll go to preserve our relationships.

First Date
(USA) In  with English subtitles
(2016) 5 min. (16:9)

DIR Anisha Adusumilli, PRO Anisha Adusumilli, SCR Anisha Adusumilli, DP Stephen  Ling, ED Stephen Ling, MUS , CAST Anisha Adusumilli, Sunkrish Bala

Deepak meets his future bride for the first time.  She’s not exactly what he expected but everything he ever wanted.

Directors
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Anisha Adusumilli

Director, First Date
Anisha Adusumilli is a first-generation American born and raised in the Midwest with an East Indian heritage. An artist from a young age, Anisha began studying Classical Piano at the age of 5 - having graduated from the Trinity College of London Program. Continuing her creative expression through Dancing and Singing, Anisha inevitably discovered her love of Acting. Studying both Business and Theater at UCLA, she immediately began her career in... Read More →
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William J. Stribling

Director, "Bear With Us"
William J. Stribling (director, screenwriter, producer) is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, with degrees in Film & TV Production and Dramatic Literature. In 2012, William directed the feature film “Lies I Told My Little Sister” which has gone on to play festivals around the world. “Break A Leg”, William’s first short film, swept NYU’s New Visions and Voices Film Festival, winning awards for... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 9:00pm - 10:40pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

9:15pm

Keeper of the Past (Wächter der Spieluhr) (29m)
Keeper of the Past (Wächter der Spieluhr)
(Germany) In German with English subtitles
(2015) 29 min. (2.40:1)

DIR Marco J. Riedl, PRO Julia Kampmann, SCR Marco J. Riedl, DP Julia Kampmann, EDIT , MUS , CAST Hanno Friedrich, Luisa Wietzorek, Martin Kessler, Charles Rettinghaus, Vanessa Quintero, Claudia Hein

Accepting life as it comes...is a our decision to make! Farmer Finn van Hagen begins a New Life and moves with his wife and his two children out to the country. He now lives on an old, idyllic farm in the middle of nowhere… to his eyes, in a perfect world. One day a stranger appears out of the blue. He asks Finn strange questions and tries to draw a well-kept secret from his daughter Verlanda: the where abouts of a music box, in which Finn’s past lies hidden… a past, he has long forgotten. If Finn should ever open the music box… he not only might lose his family forever… he also might bring it to cave in the World as he knows it. The Decision is his…

Directors
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Marco J. Riedl

Director, Keeper of the Past (Wächter der Spieluhr)
Marco J. Riedl is a director, screenwriter and cinematographer. When he watched his first feature “King Kong” on the big screen at age seven, he knew film would be his life. Between 1996 and 2002 he worked as a TV cameraman shooting various news and documentaries for regional and national German TV-Stations such as SAT.1, RTL 2 and Pro 7. In 2001, a personal invitation from DP Michael Ballhaus gave Marco the extraordinary... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 9:15pm - 9:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Saturday, November 19
 

11:15am

The Rider & The Wolf (65m) + Brother Valentine (30m)
Brother Valentine
(USA) In English
(2015) 30 min. (16:9)

DIR Tim Rundel, PRO Tim and Brandy Rundel, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Tim Rundel

On August 7, 1974, an Oklahoma City family is devastated after their 15-year-old son brutally murders his older sister. This documentary revisits the overwhelming effects on the Valentine family some 40 years later. The film explores the controversial justifications made by this teenage boy in regards to his motives for killing his sister (via interviews with the prosecutor, his defense attorney, neighbors and his mother.)  A close-knit community is outraged when the Valentine family hires a prominent defense attorney to keep their son out of jail. Public records request during the filming of the doc uncovers stunning details and buried secrets about this preventable tragedy.

The Rider & The Wolf

(USA) In English
(2015) 65 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Nathan Ward, PRO Nathan Ward, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Curtis Imrie

The Rider and The Wolf is story of Mike Rust, one of six Irish brothers who fell in love with bicycles in Colorado. “Mike the Bike” helped create the stoke for bikes in the rough mountain town of Crested Butte, leading to the sport called mountain biking. Some to try to claim that it all started in California, but Colorado is just as guilty. Mike Rust was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1991. He later moved to the remote San Luis Valley to pursue his dreams of sustainable living in the mountains. There, some men broke into his house one night and he chased them down. He has never been seen again.


Directors
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Nathan Ward

Director/DP, The Rider & the Wolf — Grit & Thistle Film
Nathan Ward is a filmmaker and writer who grew up without a TV in the dusty tumbleweed fields of Southeast Colorado, two hours from the nearest movie theater. After learning to write at the University of Chicago, he labored as a freelance journalist for nearly two decades, specializing in mountain areas, adventure, women’s education issues and environmental topics before turning those interests to film. As a co-founder of Grit and Thistle... Read More →
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Tim Rundel

Director, Brother Valentine
Tim Rundel is a northern California documentary filmmaker. He completed his BA in Speech/Drama at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he immersed himself in radio, television production and theatre.  | His current project, “Brother Valentine” was named winner of the 16th Annual Sacramento Music and Film Festival’s Best Short Documentary and was a Jury Award Finalist. In 2015, Rundel was an Executive Producer... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:50pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

11:45am

Waiting for the (T)rain (25m)
Waiting for the (T)rain
(France) In French with English, French, and Spanish subtitles
(2015) 25 min. (16:9)

DIR Panay Simon, PRO , SCR Simon Panay, DP Nicolas Canton, David Capsir, EDIT David Capsir, MUS Sessimé, CAST Issouf Ouedraougo, Rouamba Ami

A small village lost in a dusty desert in Burkina’s bush. Two times a week passes the train. Various food items and water bottles thrown by the passengers while passing by constitute the main income of the village, and the only source of water during dry season. Different portraits follow each others. The older one s have known slavery in the service of France, the young dream of distant horizons.

Directors
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Simon Panay

Director, Waiting for the (T)rain
Simon Panay made his first fiction short film “Drôle de Guerre” at 19. In 2012, he shot his first documentary film — a 52 min film in Africa called “Tontines, une Affaire de Femmes” and 2014 he filmed his second documentary “Waiting for the (T)rain”. This film has been selected in 129 Festivals all over the world and won 30 Awards. In 2014, he received a prize of best talented young director of... Read More →

Sponsors
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Show Supporter — Mountain America Credit Union

"Waiting for the (T)rain", Mountain America Credit Union



Saturday November 19, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

12:30pm

Mother’s Day (7m) + The Snow is White (14m)
Mother’s Day
(USA) In English
(2015) 7 min. (16:9)

DIR Jeff Tan, PRO Melissa Leo, Johnny Tsang, SCR Gabriel Furman, DP Robert Curtin, EDIT Lauren Carr, MUS Gabriel Furman, CAST Gabriel Furman, Melissa Leo

Tragedy forces a mother and son to say goodbye forever. In a hospital bed they discuss their longing, anger, and their relationship. The son is the mother’s boy who grew up too fast and maybe a bit selfish. With so much to catch up and taken away, the mother wonders why she is even still alive.

The Snow is White (La Neige est Blanche)
(France) In French with English subtitles
(2016) 14 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Charlotte Letrillard, PRO Charlotte Letrillard, SCR Charlotte Letrillard, DP Thomas Ambrosi, EDIT Charlotte Letrillard, MUS Mr. Key, Birgit Yew, CAST Firat Celik, Pierre Pan Thorrignac,Christian Pages, Birgit Yew, Athena Zelcovich

When Victor finds his brother and his dad at home, a road trip is organized to revitalize their relationship. The way they resolve their conflicts and confront tragedy is one more stumbling block in how they communicate is this harrowing and surreal tale.

Directors
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Charlotte Letrillard

Director, The Snow is White
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Jeff Tan

Director, Mother's Day
Director Jeff Tan was born and raised in Long Island, NY and studied Film and Television at Hofstra University. For the past 10 years, Jeff’s credit’s include being a cinematographer to some of the top rated non-scripted shows on television such as “The Bachelor”, “Jersey Shore” and “Project Runway”. “Mother’s Day” is Jeff’s film directorial debut and considers himself very... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

1:10pm

Desolate Places (22m) + Life Through a Lens (11m)
Desolate Places
(USA) In English
(2016) 23 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Jay Worsley, PRO Jay Worsley, SCR Mark Apel, DP Jay Worsley, EDIT Jay Worsley, MUS MusicBed, CAST Jay Worsley, Mike Olbinski, Jason Williams, Andrew Fleming

A journey of three photographers and a filmmaker searching for their own uncharted wild west. Exploring what was unknown to them. Asking the question, ‘What truth might be hidden if we just press a little further?’ Attempting to capture God’s beauty through megapixels and try to convince those back home of its magnitude

Life Through a Lens
(USA) In English
(2016) 12 min. (1.78:1)

DIR Jeffrey  Levenson, Ronete Levenson, PRO Jeffrey  Levenson, Ronete Levenson,  DP Niknaz Tavakolian, EDIT Benjamin Kegan, MUS Ronete Levenson, CAST Robert Zuckerman

Life Through a Lens follows Robert’s journey with APBD and how he has chosen to face it.  Robert’s hope is to empower those living with the challenges, physical and otherwise, brought on by APBD and all debilitating diseases, to know and harness optimism and possibility in life.

Directors
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Jay Worsley

Director, Desolate Places
Jay Worsley was born in California and raised in Arizona. Self taught he has been an award-winning filmmaker since 2010.
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Jeffrey Levenson

Director, Life Through a Lens
Jeffrey Levenson is a dentist in New York City. He is also a certified dog trainer, and with this documentary, he makes his directorial debut. Jeff believes that the key to success is to surround yourself with amazingly talented people that inspire you to be more than who you are. He would advise everyone to go out and find a mentor and a cause and devote yourself to it. That is what he has done. | | Since losing family members to Adult... Read More →
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Ronete Levenson

Director, Life Through a Lens
Ronete Levenson is an actor that can be seen as a recurring character on Showtime's ‘House of Lies’ with Don Cheadle. Off-Broadway credits include: Lascivious Something (Women's Project/ Cherry Lane), Our Town (Barrow Street Theatre with David Cromer), What Once We Felt (LCT3), Origin Story (Public Theater), Blood Play (Bushwick Starr), Named (RPR- Cino Night Series), Stunning (NYTW). Regional Theater credits include: Our Town... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

1:15pm

Bear With Us (95m) + First Date (4m)
First Date
(USA) In  with English subtitles
(2016) 5 min. (16:9)

DIR Anisha Adusumilli, PRO Anisha Adusumilli, SCR Anisha Adusumilli, DP Stephen  Ling, ED Stephen Ling, MUS , CAST Anisha Adusumilli, Sunkrish Bala

Deepak meets his future bride for the first time.  She’s not exactly what he expected but everything he ever wanted.

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Bear with Us

(USA) In English
(2016) 95 min. (2.39:1)

DIR William J. Stribling, PRO Russ Nickel, William J. Stribling, & R.J. Lewis, SCR Russ Nickel, William J. Stribling, DP Alex Gallitano, ED Raymond Fraser, MUS Dylan Glatthorn, CAST Christy Carlson Romano, Cheyenne Jackson, Mark Jude Sullivan, Alex McKenna, Kevin Carolan, Collin Smith, Curtiss Cook, Alice Ripley, Lea DeLaria

Bear with Us is a modern farce about a guy who attempts to propose to his girlfriend in the most romantic way possible, but his meticulous plan starts to fall apart when a ravenous bear stumbles upon their charming cabin in the woods. It’s a total comedy of errors that takes a close look at just how far we’ll go to preserve our relationships.


Directors
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Anisha Adusumilli

Director, First Date
Anisha Adusumilli is a first-generation American born and raised in the Midwest with an East Indian heritage. An artist from a young age, Anisha began studying Classical Piano at the age of 5 - having graduated from the Trinity College of London Program. Continuing her creative expression through Dancing and Singing, Anisha inevitably discovered her love of Acting. Studying both Business and Theater at UCLA, she immediately began her career in... Read More →
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William J. Stribling

Director, "Bear With Us"
William J. Stribling (director, screenwriter, producer) is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, with degrees in Film & TV Production and Dramatic Literature. In 2012, William directed the feature film “Lies I Told My Little Sister” which has gone on to play festivals around the world. “Break A Leg”, William’s first short film, swept NYU’s New Visions and Voices Film Festival, winning awards for... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 1:15pm - 2:55pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

2:00pm

Jasmine (80m)
Jasmine
(USA) In English
(2015) 80 min. (2.35)

DIR Dax Phelan, PRO Dax Phelan, Stratton Leopold, Eric M. Klein, Jason Tobin, Chris Chan Lee, Martin Strachan, Jennifer Thym, Guy Livneh, SCR Dax Phelan, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Jason Tobin, Eugenia Yuan, Byron Mann

A year after his wife’s murder, once-successful Hong Kong businessman Leonard To (Jason Tobin) is still reeling from the tragedy. Having lost his job, friends and all sense of order in his life, Leonard becomes obsessed with a mysterious stranger he sees at his wife’s grave, believing him to be responsible for her death.

Directors
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Dax Phelan

Director, Jasmine
After graduating from The American Film Institute with an MFA in Screenwriting in 2000, Dax Phelan went to work as the Creative Executive for veteran producer Mace Neufeld at Sony Pictures Entertainment. During his 3-year tenure at Mace Neufeld Productions, Phelan worked with some of Hollywood’s finest screenwriters and directors on such projects as “The General’s Daughter,” “The Sum of All Fears,” and... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

3:25pm

The Legend of Swee' Pea (80m)
The  Legend of Swee’ Pea
(USA) In English
(2015) 80 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Benjamin May, PRO Daniel B Levin, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Lloyd “Swee’ Pea” Daniels

A “mystical understanding of the game” made Lloyd “Swee’ Pea” Daniels a New York City basketball legend by the age of 16.  Christened the “next Magic Johnson,” his career effectively ended at age 21 after being shot 3 times in the chest after a tussle over $8 of cocaine. “The Legend of Swee’ Pea” follows the twists and turns of fortune in the life of a basketball prodigy: his dramatic downfall, miraculous comeback, and finally, the bittersweet confrontation with a life imperfectly lived.

Directors
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Benjamin May

Director, "The Legend of Swee’ Pea"
First time Director Benjamin May was a recipient a Mcknight Foundation Grant for "The Legend of Swee’ Pea", which premiered at Doc:NYC 2015 and received Best Feature Documentary at the Black Hills Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the 35th Annual MSPIFF 2016. He was also named Best Director at the 2016 Victoria TX Indy Film Festival.



Saturday November 19, 2016 3:25pm - 4:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

3:45pm

Mother's Day (7m) + The Snow is White (14m)
Mother’s Day
(USA) In English
(2015) 7 min. (16:9)

DIR Jeff Tan, PRO Melissa Leo, Johnny Tsang, SCR Gabriel Furman, DP Robert Curtin, EDIT Lauren Carr, MUS Gabriel Furman, CAST Gabriel Furman, Melissa Leo

Tragedy forces a mother and son to say goodbye forever. In a hospital bed they discuss their longing, anger, and their relationship. The son is the mother’s boy who grew up too fast and maybe a bit selfish. With so much to catch up and taken away, the mother wonders why she is even still alive.

The Snow is White (La Neige est Blanche)
(France) In French with English subtitles
(2016) 14 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Charlotte Letrillard, PRO Charlotte Letrillard, SCR Charlotte Letrillard, DP Thomas Ambrosi, EDIT Charlotte Letrillard, MUS Mr. Key, Birgit Yew, CAST Firat Celik, Pierre Pan Thorrignac,Christian Pages, Birgit Yew, Athena Zelcovich

When Victor finds his brother and his dad at home, a road trip is organized to revitalize their relationship. The way they resolve their conflicts and confront tragedy is one more stumbling block in how they communicate is this harrowing and surreal tale.

Directors
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Charlotte Letrillard

Director, The Snow is White
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Jeff Tan

Director, Mother's Day
Director Jeff Tan was born and raised in Long Island, NY and studied Film and Television at Hofstra University. For the past 10 years, Jeff’s credit’s include being a cinematographer to some of the top rated non-scripted shows on television such as “The Bachelor”, “Jersey Shore” and “Project Runway”. “Mother’s Day” is Jeff’s film directorial debut and considers himself very... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

4:30pm

At Ease (14m) + The Treatment (6m)
At Ease
(USA) In English
(2015) 13 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Jacob Kirby, PRO Matt Scruggs, Taylor MacDonald, SCR Jacob Kirby, Matt Scruggs, Josh Barkey, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Adam Cole, Hannah Elizabeth Smith, Elizabeth Ann Miller, Brandon Gregory

Following an absence of three years, an on-leave Marine returns home to make amends with his ex-girlfriend on her wedding day.

The Treatment (Die Behandlung)
(Germany) In German with English subtitles
(2015) 6 min. (2.35:1)

DIR Marvin Meiendresch, PRO Marvin Meiendresch, SCR Marvin Meiendresch, DP Max von Matthiessen, EDIT Jörg Schreyer, MUS Philip Eisenfeldt, CAST Daniel Hartwig, Saralisa Volm

“The Treatment” tells the story of isolated patient Linus. More and more a rigid routine consisting of meals, exercise, lulling music, irritating smoke and examinations by his only attachment figure Dr. Frei causes him suffering. One day Linus notices the massive door to his room has been left ajar and he takes the chance to escape. What he sees outside makes him question: Is he really who he believes he is?

Directors
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Jacob Kirby

Director, SHUHAI
Jacob Kirby was born and raised in northern Michigan where he received a full-tuition scholarship to study film production and dramatic writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design. | | Since then, his work as a filmmaker has traveled all the way from his small town roots in North America to international film festivals across the world. | | Currently, he is based in Los Angeles, CA directing music videos, digital content and a loosely... Read More →
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Marvin Meiendresch

Director, The Treatment
Marvin Meiendresch is a filmmaker from Berlin. Born in 1987 in Cologne, raised in Aachen, his first project triggered a grand scale operation by the police, who suspected a killing spree on the school yard. After numerous internships, amongst others at camera rental ARRI Munich, he has worked as video operator and later clapper loader for cinema productions since 2009, such as “Freche Mädchen 2”, “Lolipop Monster&rdquo... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 4:30pm - 4:59pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:00pm

Panel with Directors
Saturday November 19, 2016 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:15pm

Mine (12m) + Normal (17m)
Mine
(USA) In  with English subtitles
(2015) 12 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Nick Dixon, PRO Nick Dixon, Willem Kampenhout, SCR Nick Dixon, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Andrew Diaz

A shepherd in the war-torn Gaza Strip searches for his sheep after they were scattered by wolves.  In his search, he steps on an old landmine and has to figure out how to step off without it detonating.

Normal
(Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2015) 17 min. (2.35)

DIR Vadim Lasca, PRO Mariale Fleitas, SCR Vadim Lasca, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Nina Rancel, Slavko Sorman

Fabricio, a Chavista young man, is stuck at home during the rioting occurred in Venezuela on 2014. Alejandra, his former opposition girlfriend, who is participating in the street rioting, is pursued by the National Guard, and arrives, without knowing, to the Fabricio’s house, who helps her to hide. Due to the volatile situation in the streets, Alejandra should stay with Fabricio until it is safe to get out. During this time together should deal with their political differences, which in the past led to their separation.

Directors
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Nick Dixon

Director, Mine
Nick Dixon, from Denver, Colorado, is the director of short films like “Mine” and “Without A Rope.” He graduated from BYU in 2014 in Media Arts.  He has won a Student Emmy for producing “Mr. Bellpond,” as well as four Telly Awards, two regional Emmys, several Utah Addy Awards, and ‘Best Director’ at the 2015 Film in Utah awards. He currently works at a firm in SLC called Saint Cloud, as well as... Read More →
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Vadim Lasca

Director, Normal
Vadim Lasca Orsini is a Venezuelan Director, Writer and Editor born in Moscow, Russia, on October 9, 1974.Coming from a musicians and performing artists family, he began musical studies at conservatories and children’s theatre groups in an early age.Upon completion of high school he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied Filmmaking at the Institute of Cinematographic Arts of Avellaneda.He was professor of Audiovisual and Film in... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

5:30pm

Leaving Africa (85m)
Leaving Africa
(Finland) In English, Luganda, and Finnish with English subtitles
(2015) 85 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Iiris Härmä, PRO Visa Koiso-Kanttila, SCR Iiris Härmä, DP Visa Koiso-Kanttila, EDIT Niels Pagh Andersen, MUS Marcel Vaid, CAST Riitta Kujala, Cathrine Othieno, Daizy Kimboza

Finnish Riitta and Ugandan Catherine have something in common, work, a shared home and a sense of humor. Riitta has been working in aid work in Uganda for more than 25 years, and soon it is time for her to retire and to return to Finland. Before that, Riitta and Catherine will invite religious leaders to a course in which they challenge the priests and the imams to a straightforward, taboo breaking discussion on women’s right to their bodies, sexuality and life. However, soon Riitta and Catherine will hear of serious allegations made against them. These allegations will jeopardize their entire life’s work. This documentary is an emotional film that depicts the empowerment of women and its impact on individuals, communities and global development. The film reveals also the value, content and challenges of development co-operation.

Directors
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Iiris Härmä

Director, Leaving Africa
M.A. Iiris Härmä has experience as a producer, production coordinator, director and writer in documentary film productions. Since 1999 She has worked in her own Guerilla Films production company. Her films include “Leaving Africa” (2015,) “The Child Of Silent Winter” (2012,) “Look at Me” (2010,) “You Live and Burn” (2007,) and “Tomorrow’s Memories” (2004.)



Saturday November 19, 2016 5:30pm - 6:55pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:00pm

Off the Grid Shorts (35 m)
Off the Grid Shorts (35 m)
Viewer Discretion Advised

“The End Of Everything As You Knew It. A Guide.” by Christian Neuman (15m, Luxembourg) 2015
“Ruins of Time” by Mathieu Péteul (8m, France) 2015
“Something About Silence” directed by Patrick Buhr (12m, Germany) 2015

The End Of Everything As You Knew It. A Guide.
(Luxembourg) In English
(2015) 15 min. (1,85)

DIR Christian Neuman, PRO Christian Neuman, Giselle Fryatt, SCR Christian Neuman, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Alice Wahtel, Bud Brennan Williams, Greta Matuseviciute, Kelby Keenan, Maria Barr, Veronika Vesper

Jade’s guide is a poetic tale in eight chapters that questions predefined roles imposed by society. Young, beautiful and promising Jade flees from her posh London heritage background to explore her darkest fantasies and instincts in search for the newly proclaimed ultra-violence.

Ruins of Time
(France) In French with English subtitles
(2015) 8 min. (16:9)

DIR Mathieu Peteul, PRO Mathieu Peteul, SCR Mathieu Peteul, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Maiko-Eva Verna, Katrina Brackeen Turunc, Sofia Atman

Elsa, a young woman who had an abortion, looks for her lost innocence tracing back her childhood.She wakes up amid some underwood, in the depth of a valley. She buries the dead fetus she holds in her hands in a bed of ivy. As she washes her hands in the river, tears of blood run down her cheeks.

Something About Silence
(Germany) In English
(2015) 12 min. (16:9)

DIR Patrick Buhr, PRO Petra Clemens, SCR Patrick Buhr, DP Patrick Buhr, EDIT Patrick Buhr, MUS Marvin Horsch, Donghee Nam, CAST Vanja Smiljanic, Sina Seifee

The protagonist attempts to make a hypnosis video that is supposed to teach people how not to be boring and become more fashionable, but he drifts off in thoughts about his wife, pigeons and insecurities.


Directors
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Christian Neuman

Director, "The End Of Everything As You Knew It. A Guide."
Christian Neuman, is an independent artist, filmmaker and creative director producing original work, campaigns and strategies for the fashion & lifestyle industries as well as art house cinema. Christian is led by the belief that strong concepts and ideas are the basis of strong work. Born in Luxembourg, he works between Luxembourg and London. Christian holds a B.A in Media Design and an M.A. in Film.
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Mathieu Peteul

Director, Ruins of Time
Born in Strasbourg, France (1980). Graduated from ESRA film school of Paris in 2001. | In 2006, Mathieu shot "Ultimate Super 8" in Geneva. This docudrama follows the work of a filmmaker, performed by André Dussoix, who still uses Super 8 cameras in today’s digital world. The film was hailed at several film festivals. | Then, he spent three years in Norway writing and directing his first feature film with César Ducasse: "Dark... Read More →
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Patrick Buhr

Director, Something About Silence
Patrick Buhr is a media artist and animation freelancer based in Cologne. He studied philosophy in Berlin and media art at | the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.



Saturday November 19, 2016 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

6:55pm

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR (17m) + Uncanny Valley (8m)
The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR 
(Le Dernier Voyage de l’Énigmatique Paul WR)
(France) In French with English subtitles
(2015) 17 min. (16:9)

DIR Romain Quirot, PRO Jerome Lateur, SCR Romain Quirot, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Hugo Becker, Nicolas Giraud, Emilie Gavois Kahn, Dorcas Coppin, Jean Luc Couchard, Bruno Lochet

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the Great mission, Paul disappeared.

Uncanny Valley
(Argentina) In English
(2015) 8 min. (2.4:1)

DIR Federico Heller, PRO , SCR Federico Heller, DP Nicolas Trovato, Fernando Lorenzale, EDIT Federico Heller, MUS Cyrille Marchesseau, Rodolphe Gervais, CAST

In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away.

Directors
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Federico Heller

Director, "Uncanny Valley"
Federico Heller was born in 1983, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His interest in visual arts began at the age of seven when he started studying clay sculpture. At the age of fourteen he started filming and editing with his own equipment and a few years later he got a few jobs as editor. He joined film school already having a solid knowledge in montage and storytelling and continued to train in visual effects, animation and digital art. After working... Read More →
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Romain Quirot

Director, The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR
A director, photographer, and artistic director, Romain Quirot started his career in the music video industry. His poetic and esthetic universe aided his transition into directing commercials for several, large, well known brands.An artist of unparalleled creativity, he directed a documentary named “Un Jour Peut Etre” which received raving reviews by critics. He has written and directed several short films such as “Just Before... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 6:55pm - 7:25pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:00pm

Awards Ceremony - 2016
May I have the envelope please!

Saturday November 19, 2016 7:00pm - 7:40pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

7:45pm

Nuts! (79m)
Nuts!
(USA) In English
(2016) 79 min. (16:9)

DIR Penny Lane, PRO James Belfer, Caitlin Mae Burke, Penny Lane, Daniel Shepard, SCR Thom Stylinski, DP Hallie Kohler, Penny Lane, Joseph Victorine, Mark Walley, Angela Walley, EDIT Penny Lane, Thom Stylinski, MUS Brian McOmber, CAST Pope Brock, Gene Fowler, James Reardon, Megan Seaholm, Narrated by Gene Tognacci

Inventive and wildly fun, NUTS! recounts the mostly-true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovered that he could cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. From there, the story only gets more bizarre.
Mixing hand-drawn animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a highly unreliable narrator, NUTS! traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth, and influence. Along the way, he transplants thousands of goat testicles, amasses an enormous fortune, is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas, invents junk mail and the infomercial, builds the world’s most powerful radio station, and generally annoys the heck out of the establishment.

Filmmaker Penny Lane (OUR NIXON) has skillfully borrowed a page from her subject – charming viewers into believing the unbelievable, building their trust and excitement, until the final chapter bares the painful truth and reveals the doctor for what he truly was. NUTS! reminds us that our love of (and need for) compelling narratives is exactly what makes us so endlessly susceptible to being conned.

Directors
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Penny Lane

Director, "Nuts!"
Penny Lane’s most recent feature documentary film NUTS! premiered at Sundance 2016, where it won a Special Jury Prize for Editing. Her debut feature documentary Our Nixon premiered at Rotterdam, had its North American premiere at SXSW, won the Ken Burns Award for “Best of the Festival” at Ann Arbor, and was selected as the Closing Night Film at New Directors/New Films. Lane was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25... Read More →

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Saturday November 19, 2016 7:45pm - 9:05pm
Heritage Center - Hall A 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720

9:30pm

Closing Party - 2016
Get a sample of Sonny Boy's for the Festival After Party and meet the filmmakers from the Festival.


Saturday November 19, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Sonny Boy's Barbeque 126 N Main St, Cedar City, UT 84720