Not Just For Kids

Not Just For Kids

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

 NOT JUST FOR KIDS

The only program specifically for children but you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy these great films!

  • Captured Melody – A 12-year old girl learns the secret to her own identity and the real meaning of love through a story her Grandmother tells her. Directed by Melissa Garza.
  • Advice From A Caterpillar – Mathematics Professor Charles Dodgson takes Alice Liddell on a trip, which leads them through a Mobius Strip into the
3-D Musical World of Wonderland. Directed by Rachel Talalay.

Coming of Age

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

COMING OF AGE

No matter how old you are, there are always life lessons to be learned.

  • Lessons In Life #3 – The story of a boy, his older brother and how a lesson in soccer one afternoon turns into an incredible lesson in life. Directed by Rupert-Anthony Ortiz.
  • You Deserve Better – Benny is a small high school kid who spends his days dreaming of getting close to the beautiful Sydney. If only there was some way to tell her how he feels… Directed by William Feinstein.
  • 88 Miles To Moscow – 15-year-old Niki gets more than she bargained for when she sneaks off a train for a quick smoke, stumbling into an offbeat adventure. Directed by Karen Glienke.
  • Ravi & Jane – A heart-warming short film that tells the story of two classmates who strike up a budding friendship. Directed by Stuart O’Rourke.
  • Mrs. Sweeney – The nasty pranks a band of latchkey neighborhood kids pull on a seemingly harmless old widow have very Grimm results. Directed by Kathleen Kinmont.

3 Short Docs

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Discover great music, see how the press really operates and learn about a great American tragedy by watching these fantastic short docs.

  • Rhythm Club Fire – The Rhythm Club Fire takes a look at the tragic event that took the lives of 209 people on April 23rd 1940. Directed by Bryan Burch.
  • Eye of the Storm – See how the media creates a circus atmosphere just outside the gates of San Quentin Prison during the 2005 execution of Crips founder Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams. Directed by S. Kramer Herzog.
  • True Delta – What happens to the roots of American music, the Blues, when it’s passed on from one generation to the next? Directed by Lee Quinby and Daniel Cowen.

Sports Shorts

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

SPORTS SHORTS

Grab your boards, balls, clubs & gloves and take a look at 4 different pastimes.

  • Gloveless – A narrative about a retired boxer and his son who is on the brink of middleweight stardom. Directed by Matthew Tompkins.
  • Before Babe: The Women Who Changed Golf – A documentary chronicling female golfers in the 1920s who made an impact on the world of sports but remain mostly unknown today. Directed by Nancy Kapitanoff.
  • The Finest – This documentary explores how Tommie Zam and his skate shop inspired the lives of many children and skateboarders. Directed by Tony Ahedo.
  • The Balls To Prove It – A short documentary about a baseball fanatic who uses strategy to catch hundreds of foul balls each season. Directed by Daniel Becker.

Mysterious Strangers

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

MYSTERIOUS STRANGERS

Find out who they really are…

  • Charity Case – A thriller about a struggling single mother tempted by a charity offering a unique solution to all of her problems. Directed by Jenn Shaw.
  • The Guy Knows Everything – Bar pals face off in a game of sports trivia, when a stranger with a penchant for whiskey, ups the stakes with a seemingly unending knowledge beyond sports into their personal lives. Directed by Joops Fragale.

Horror Shorts

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

HORROR SHORTS

From slightly comedic to truly horrific, these shorts prove evil has taken root at the Orlando Film Festival!

  • The Root Of The Problem – Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret. Directed by Ryan Spindell.
  • Yesterday’s News – An exploration of a young worker’s unsettling encounters during his graveyard shift at an isolated petrol station. Directed by Steven Tandy.
  • The Audition – An actress on her way to a late-night audition in New Orleans is cornered by a gang of seedy men. Directed by Ryan Shovey.
  • Haven’s Point – On Halloween night, the new girl in school is offered the chance to join the popular crowd if she will enter the supposedly haunted church of Havens Point. Directed by Anna Elizabeth James.
  • Mailer Daemon – Thomas’s long day at the office becomes a race against time as he searches for a deleted chain e-mail in order not to become one of the missing. Directed by Josh Muirhead.
  • The Farm – A wanderer stumbles across an abandoned farm and discovers he is not alone. Directed by Malone Lumarda.
  • Breeder – A cyclist looking for a drink ends up stumbling upon something truly evil on his way home from training. Directed by Patrick Vella.
  • Dreadful Sorry – Lily is haunted by flashbacks of the night her father strangled her mother and threw her body in the river behind the house. Directed by Robert Richmond.

Thrillers

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

THRILLERS

5 shorts to keep you on the edge of your seat!

  • Buoyancy – Hoping to make amends with his girlfriend and turn his life around, Jake suddenly finds himself in a dangerous situation. Directed by Ryan Surratt.
  • Reverse – Evan Wilder is preparing the night before for his Colonoscopy and runs into s situation that becomes dangerous. Directed by Kevin J. O’Neill.
  • Lapsus – Terry is a psychologically disturbed predator who experiences a Lapsus memoriae, otherwise known as a slip of memory. Directed by Karim Quaret.
  • Leehto – Clayton and his team of thieves attempt to pull off the perfect heist by changing perception to try to gain powerful leverage over their victim and
the organizations he represents. Directed by Jonathan E. Richter.
  • The Code – A short and intense thriller that leads its main protagonist in way over his head as he becomes entangled with a beautiful stranger and her race for survival. Directed by Tariq Nasir.

Respect Your Elders

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

RESPECT YOUR ELDERS

As a wise man once said, “Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose.” This funny program pays loving tribute to seniors everywhere!

  • Assisted Living – An elderly woman in a retirement community, encounters a series of unfortunate events leading to a near-death experience. Directed by David Kuskie.
  • Mama Needs A Ride – Two mobsters are given an important job: pick up the Don’s mother. Directed by Matt Florio.
  • Parliamo Italiano – A young woman packs up her car and abruptly prepares to leave town to start a new life… but first she must confront her mother. Directed by Yaara Sumeruk.
  • Curtains – Four former circus performers get together for the ‘funeral’ of their dear friend Bernice. Directed by Sarah Gignac.
  • Dr. Gutman’s Eulogy – A grieving son tries to find the words to send his father off, while dodging bad advice, matchmaker family members, and his own anxieties. Directed by Melanie Wainberg.

Beautiful Dreams

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

BEAUTIFUL DREAMS

A sister program to Haunting Visions, these shorts prove that not all visions turn out to be nightmares.

  • Adrift –Three Brooklyn teenagers play an asphyxiation game, in which their unconscious dreams reveal a loss of innocence as well as their relationships with one another. Directed by Nadia Bedzhanova.
  • Imagine – A paramedic (Scott Wolf) lives under a cloud of guilt after being unable to save his daughters life. Directed by Jonathan Steven Green & Jahanara Saleh.

Haunting Visions

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

HAUNTING VISIONS

We all have bad dreams but some are far worse than others…

  • Dread – Following a traumatic event, a young Indian student attempts to face his fears and find his freedom. Directed by Kailas Prasannan.
  • Fragments (Pedacos) – A woman wakes up in a strange house and must piece together the fragments of a bad dream to figure out what is real. Directed by Athanasios Kalogiannis.
  • The Break – A man who has lost touch with reality awakes alone in the snow and is soon confronted by strange & terrifying creatures. Directed by James Mouncey.
  • Anti-Painkillers – Faced with a delusional drug addiction, Toby falls in a downward spiral and escapes into his own mind. Directed by JB Whirtley.
  • Searching Serenity – A 13-year old paranoid schizophrenic boy struggles to connect with his family while reality and fabrication intertwine with every thought. Directed by Rustin Rogers.