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2013 Winning Entry--Screenwriting

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Adam Cushman, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Winning Films

Feature Film
1st Place
May 24th, 8pm

House Of Good And Evil:108 min
Review: http://www.mountainx.com/article/50157/House-of-Good-and-Evil
Directed by: David Mun (San Franxcisco, CA)
After a family tragedy in the chaotic city, Chris and Maggie Conley, in a last-ditch effort to save their dying marriage, purchase an isolated home in the deepest woods, to which they quickly discover evil has a key.

Feature Film : Shown on Friday Nights Throughout the Year
Official Selection Winners

Bad Ideas
Ryan Martin
Waterville, Ohio
A Stranger has awoken in the ultimate reality, where past, present, and future exist simultaneously, to learn that to find himself he must find a woman named Love; all while trying to outsmart an evil bartender and a handful of odd characters that manipulate the Stranger in their attempts to discover the mysterious and apocalyptic power that lies inside him.

Partner
Brian Maurer
Columbia, MO
Three complex stories come crashing together as Detectives Jeffreys and Kline investigate the murder of a young woman within her own home, a discovery that leads to an important and deadly revelation. Dr. Lesley Hopps, a respected psychiatrist, struggles to hide a blackmail letter and a drug addiction from her husband. Rick Fuller, a patient of Dr. Hopps, copes with the return of his brother Sam, fresh from a two year prison sentence. The two plot a new crime together with their new Partner: a mistake, and a deadly decision.

Plastic
Jose Gomez
Geneva, IL
Albert Mullin is on the prowl, again, This time he finds himself haunted down by his own ravaging demons. His house, a dumping ground of horrors, is no longer the safe haven he thought it was, and his new victim, Sarah Wilson, may be his last.

Short Drama
1st Place Winner

Mousse (40 min) Short Drama Winner
Directed by: John Hellberg (Sweden)

What could be easier than robbing a small tobacco shop on the outskirts of town? It's
during the year's biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington's
Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and
principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when
he faces principles different to his own?

Short Drama
Official Selection Winners
1-5pm Saturday, May 18th

Lil Tokyo Reporter: 30 mim
Jeffrey Chin, San Francisco, CA
1935 Los Angeles, community leader Sei Fujii uncovers the corrupt activities of his community's underground mafia. He must choose between saving the face of his deteriorating community and confronting the issues head on through his newspaper. Based on a true story.

The Takeover : ? 27 mim
Shequeta Smith, Sherman Oaks, CA
An African American comic book illustrator and her Caucasian, fashion designer best friend, envy each others dating lives until a hippy barista serves them an exotic espresso that causes them to swap bodies for 24 hours.

Sum-Ba-Kok-Jil: 49 min
Hanuk Lee, Seoul, Korea
Some people never repent their sins.

Crossing the River ? (15 min)
Emilie McDonald, Sunnyside, NY
Inspired by a true story, 'Crossing the River' is about a young white boy who is influenced to commit a hate crime against a biracial girl who is his friend. The film explores the points of view of both the victim and perpetrators, and seeks to reveal how someone can be influenced to do something morally unspeakable.

Box (15 min)
Chris Dolman, New York, NY
A Surreal Comedy, Box is about people craving intimacy. How they suffer when intimacy is lost. How they succeed when they live inside of it. And how, possibly, the ones who are good at it can help the ones who are not so good in this unconventional story. Shot on the Sony F65 camera, starring Mink Stole, Dylan Chalfy, Lou Liberatore and Marsha Dietlein Bennett.

Manfred and the Waiting Room ? (8 min)
Joel Breitman, Ontario, Canada
In a doctor's waiting room a frantic Manfred is thrown into a truly bizarre power struggle with a mysterious sociopath.

The Carrington Event (48 min)
Rob Underhill, Raleigh, NC
News of a massive solar flare goes viral. Soon after, the power is out. Phone's dead. Water taps are dry. Radio is static. Days pass with no news, just people getting more crazy. Weeks pass and an epic fight for survival has already begun.

A Family Dinner ? (27 min)
Peter Davenport, Williamstown, MA
Four adult children return home for a family dinner at their parents' New England house for the first time since the eldest son's marriage four years earlier, when something happened to keep them apart. Everyone joins in the cooking, gossip, laughter and teasing, and they all enjoy a formal dinner together until boundaries blur and tension and confrontation between the brothers lead to a shocking discovery. Exposed out in the open, this secret threatens to destroy the delicately balanced dysfunction of the family. Will this shatter their collective reality or will they go on as if this ripple under the calm waters never happened? This family is destined to repeat past transgressions and keep secrets hidden from the world, each other and themselves.

Short Drama
1-3pm Sunday May 19th
Official Selection Winners

Granted (13 min)
Cait Shull, Tallahasse, FL
Veronica s determined to cheer up her distant husband, but he won't tell her how! Then she s granted the power to see his wish, but wishes are harder than they look.

THE THINGS MY FATHER NEVER TAUGHT ME ? (7 min)
Burleigh Smith,
East Perth, WA, Australia
Melvin gives dating advice to his three-year-old son.

 

The Box ? (27 min)
Melanie Star Scot, Banning, CA
At the height of the civil war, two young lovers pledge their love and devotion as they plan their future together. Their lives are torn apart and dreams are shattered as tragedy shakes their world to the core. A tribute to Western North Carolina, this was filmed in the Asheville area.

Restitution ? (13 min)
Justin Miller, Avo
ndale Estates, GA
Still recovering from the recent loss of a child, architect Preston Sanders discovers that his wife has cloned their son without his consent.

My Face ? (18 min)
Ken Cohen, SC
Lacie and Josh are perfect for one another, but Lacie is not attracted to him. In order to try and make it work, Lacie agrees to let Josh wear a custom made mask designed with the features of her past lovers. But Josh puts some of himself in it to make her subliminally attracted to him.

Repulsion (7 min)
Josh Jones, Broken Arrow, OK
Home is where the heart is. But what happens when that heart is broken?

Closing Bell (5 min)
Janek Ambros, Los Angeles, AL
It is September 2008 and as Congress contemplates a 700 billion dollar bailout for the banks, the market is rapidly crumbling and a broker must decide where to allocate his money with 4 minutes until closing bell.

Cold Ground ? (22 min)
Ali Pour Issa, Tehran, Iran
It depicts apocalypse concentrating on the last days of a family's catastrophic life in a prevalent winter (nuclear winter) in Iran in 2012. The notions of void and terror are dominant in the film. (The nuclear catastrophe or winter is not specifically mentioned in the short film because of the hard political situation in Iran. However, its implications exist throughout the film like their imprisonment in their claustrophobic place.) Basically, the figures are indifferent in their hard circumstances and are not able to communicate with each other.

Consignment ? (16 min)
Justin Hannah, Lexington, KY
The year is 1954, and a lonely young woman yearns for the return of the man who left her alone. When an encounter at a consignment shop leads to the discovery of an ominous box, it seems that happiness may finally be within her grasp. However, a glimpse into another world reveals that all may not be as clear as it once seemed....

Just a Favor (6 min)
Linda Brieda, Germany
Isabella, a 14-yr old, is bullied in school. A classmate offers his help in return of a favor. Before she knows it, she is caught in a net of hideous secrets.

Blindfolded (17 min)
Eric Choi, Los Angeles, CA
A recent victim of an abusive kidnapping battles to overcome a psychological trauma which prevents her from removing her blindfold by carrying out the death wish of her suicidal caretaker.

 

Documentaries
10am - 1pm Saturday May 18th
Western North Carolina Winner

Over Home: Love Songs from Madison County (40min)
Winner: WNC Achievement Award
Joe Cornelius & Kim Dryden, Winston-Salem, NC
This film explores the life of Sheila Kay Adams, a ballad singer from western North Carolina. She started learning the old love songs on her Granny's porch when she was five, and never looked back. Sheila's family's musical heritage, rooted in traditional Appalachian life, has sustained her, giving her strength to face the loss of that culture, the death of her husband, and the emotional trauma that followed. Still struggling to overcome immense personal loss, Sheila teaches the old love songs to a new generation, insuring that this old mountain heritage lives on while giving younger people an age-old source of power and healing - music. Over Home shows us that while American traditions like this may be dying out, people like Sheila will fight that trend until their last breath. Ballad singing has changed, but through the lens of Sheila's experience, we see there is hope for the future.

Documentaries
10am - 1pm Saturday May 18th
Official Selection Winners

Bartleby ? (10min)
Gerard Amsellem, South Orange, NJ
Melville meets the New Wave in this low-budget reinterpretation of a classic story of rebellion and its effect on others. A word processing operator joins a small law office and forever changes the lives of those around him just by doing one thing: nothing.

 

The Sum Total of Our Memory (40min)
Barbara Klutinis, San Francisco, CA
An ode to memory: Couples affected by a partner's recent diagnosis of Early Alzheimer's come to terms with their changing roles.

 

Take Back What They Took ? (27min)
Carlie Huberman, Raleigh, NC
documentary that speaks out on the after affects of sexual assault and what we as a society can do to help make the process of recovery easier for survivors of sexual assault.

 

Afghan Massacre ? (50min)
Jamie Doran, United Kingdom
Documentary on the convoy of death in Afghanistan.

 

Allies Matter (8min)
By ZealSource for Public Schools of North Carolina
highlights several NC youth who have experienced bullying as a direct result of their sexual orientation

 

Animation and Experimental
Official Selection Winners
Screen Saturday May 18th from 6pm to 9pm and Sunday May 19th from 4pm to 7pm

Dinner Table (3min)
Song E Kim, Los Angeles, CA
The dinner table, where we sit everyday to satisfy the basic of needs, can become the most awkward place to be with one simple conversation and mounting emotion.

Fruitless Efforts - Fruit of the Womb (5min)
Oren Robashkin, Minneapolis, MN
Apple is trying to lead a normal life, but is being held back by his friends.

Oh! Natural (2min)
Becky Bush, NY, NY
An acorn becomes all it can be.

Dust Bunnies ? (12min)
Katarzyna Kochany, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
a short romantic comedy about the reality of happily ever after. When newlyweds Adam and Eve move into their dream home, dust bunnies threaten to ruin their marriage. Love conquers all... but will it conquer dust bunnies?

 

King Tigermore In Strawberry Fields (3min)
Tunde Reid-Kapo, Las Vegas, NV
It all begins in Strawberry Fields, when eight-year-old Kimi, the boy who plays chess in his dreams, falls asleep during a chess match in Central Park, and imagines that the white king piece in his chess game has come to life as King Tigermore. Yamie Chess Ltd presents a delightful children's animation.

Retrocognition ? (17min)
1st Place Animation
Eric Patrick, Evanston, IL
A dystopian sitcom reanimated from the narrative residue of Golden Age radio dramas.

Plague ? (9min)
Rachel Jordan, Woodlands, TX
Animation of a flea or mosquito-type plague.

Experimental
Official Selection Winners

SYSTEM PREFERENCES ? (34min)
Anya Belkina, Boston, MA
SYSTEM PREFERENCES is an animated documentary that tells the story of computer pioneer Bashir Rameyev, who is on a quest to achieve something extraordinary for his country in order to prove that he and his family are not 'the enemies of the people'. The result of his struggle is the invention of a computer used to launch Sputnik into space and, as a consequence, to spur the headlong development of Russian and American microelectronics. The second narrative woven into Rameyev's story is organized around a central argument that USSR's 1969 decision to curtail national computer research in favor of cloning American products had tragic consequences not only for Russian computer science, but for the global community of computer users today.

 

Emeralds of the East ? (13min)
Timothy Rudisill, Cullowhee, NC
Set in the early 1940's rural Appalachia, a single mother and her son are put to the test when unforeseen consequences force the boy to make a decidedly adult decision.

When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl (11min)
Jim Haverkamp, Durham, NC
Starting out as an ordinary nine year old girl, young Walt Whitman is soon catapulted into the world with all her senses ablaze. Combining drama, dance, puppetry, and oddball humor, the film is a sometimes funny, sometimes sad rumination on growing up as a 'sensitive kid.'

Last of Our Kind (13min)
Reed O'Beirne, Seattle, WA
Weaving together film, music and poetry, Last of Our Kind transforms the memory of a lost love into a ritualistic incantation of longing. Action is exaggerated and time seems to blur, as the lover's tale plays-out poetically into a modern interpretation of the Persephone myth.

 

Forsaken ? (3min)
Josh Jones, Broken Arrow, OK
The most devastating pain one can feel is being lost, alone, and a forsaken soul. But is this pain, this tormenting sorrow, the end of one s humanity? This is the story of one man's heart-stricken thoughts of a lost love and life after a tragic accident.

Cardboard (10min)
Tara-Nicole Azarian, Charlotte, NC
Homelessness in America is a national tragedy. If faced with adversity, what would you do to keep your family together?

Transit ? (5min)
Jeffrey Curtis, Seattle, WA
Dancers in seattle experiment with interior and exterior locations.

Sick ? (2min)
Joshua Yates (Iowa City, IA)
Examination of a sick mind.

Race ? (3min)
Matt Town, Gainesville, FL
Experimental dog race.

SP#6 ? (3min)
Carl Knickerbocker, Oviedt, FL
Experimental film & animation.

Dreamcatch ? (17min)
Sieara Bicking, Asheville, NC
Experimental narrative.

 

Faces ? (15min)
Said Najmi, Jordan
The deserts of Petra, Jordan: Home to Mfadi and his Bedouin family, where he is struggling to decide whether to stay in his humble home or move to the city (civilization)

 

May 31 ? 7pm"CRAZYTOWN" A Visual Music Album ? (1 hr, 2min)
Ryan Kralik, Matt Powell, Jared Sagal, Dane Boles (Diamond, OH)
'CRAZYTOWN' A Visual Music Album By Ryan Kralik featuring Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam, Candlebox), Rick 'The Bass Player' Rosas (Neil Young/Willie & Lukas Nelson), Michael Ronstadt (Lost In Holland, Linda Ronstadt) and others

2012

Friday, May 25, June 22 2012
Feature Film Winners

7:30 10:00 pm
Festival kickoff & hors d'oeuvres

Siberia, Monamour (105 min)
See Review of this film by Ken Hanke

Directed by: Slava Ross (Moscow, Russian Federation)
Siberian taiga. Late autumn. In a deserted village, there lives an old man & his seven year old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood, but one of these dogs becomes Leshia's best friend. Sometimes Uncle Yuri brings food to them. Once on his way back from the village Uncle Yuri is attacked by dogs & perishes. Ivan & Leshia stay on without any food supplies.

June 1st 8pm

The Duck Hunter (90 min)
Directed by: Egidio Veronesi (Modena, Italy)
A film about memory, memories of the past and memories of the protagonists. Memory gets back, through the images of the film, to those who were its custodians, following new and unexpected paths.

June 8th 8pm

A.L.F.(96 min)
Directed by: Lescure Jerome (Paris, France)
What happened, that 24th of December? This is what officer Chartier wants to find out. To understand, he will have to go back 48 hours earlier: Franck's Christmas eve. Franck: insignificant drama teacher, Franck belongs to a nameless and leaderless commando: the Animal Liberation Front. These characters are bound by a limitless empathy towards mistreated animals, and will have to show courage to complete a mission they have been preparing for months.

June 15th 8pm
The Boy Who'd Never Seen Rain (70 min)
Directed by: Kim Ramsay (Sydney , Australia)
The poignant portrayal of an outback Australian sheep farming family struggling to remain together despite looming bankruptcy. Neil Cobblin tries to defend his pride when it becomes apparent he's losing the battle against years of drought, and the outreach workers have arrived in town to offer a helping hand. His wife Rita begins to lose herself in the nostalgia of teenage dreams of becoming a Beauty Queen whilst their 8 year old son Danny fights to be seen as a man by his father and the school bully. This film examines the effects of depression and suicide risk in the Australian rural sector a topic which is too often ignored in the mainstream media.

June 22nd 8pm
Meherjaan (119min)
Directed by: Rubaiyat Hossain (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Meherjaan is a film about loving the Other. Meherjaan gives away with the unitary masculine narrative in order to usher in emotional multiplicity of feminine emotion and sensibility. This film critiques certain pitfalls of nationalism that create conditions to justify war, killing and violence

Saturday, May 26th 11am 4pm
Documentary Film and Commercial Film Winner
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American Veterans: Discarded and Forgotten (2 parts, 1 hour each)
Directed by: Richard Polonetsky; Directed by: Gary Null, Brooklyn NY
Gary Null, PhD, explores the truth about Gulf War Syndrome, a horrific condition affecting thousands of soldiers and their families, and the disturbing secrets being hidden by the government. Hear the truth from doctors, scientists, military analysts and the veterans who are still suffering from the effects of their tours of duty while the government denies any accountability for this illness. Dr. Null also reveals the epidemic of homelessness affecting our American veterans today.

12 1pm Potluck lunch
Bring a favorite dish and join us for an opportunity
to sit down with filmmakers and film aficionados
for an exchange of ideas and edibles!

1pm

Daytona Flash Mob (10min)
Filmmaker Present for discussion
Produced by Lou Paris and Guili Schacht
600 Dancers materialize in a spontaneous dance event at the Daytona 500.

Education Under Fire (30min)
Directed by Jeff Kaufman
Produced by Single Arrow Productions and co sponsored by Amnesty International. This revealing documentary profiles the growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education. The Baha'i people in Iran have been subjected to systematic persecution, including arrests, torture, and execution simply for refusing to recant their beliefs. They are also prohibited from going to college (and blocked from many professions).

Anela en Rouge (19min)

Filmmaker Present for discussion

Cara Myers, Kansas City, MO

A touching experimental dance documentary in which Nannette Rogers Kennedy tells a story of losing her mother, who before death, promises to come back to visit her children as a Cardinal. Two weeks later, her mother keeps her promise, not only to her, but to every other member of her family, proving that our love for one another transcends the boundaries of life or death.

Its a Girl Thing: MKA, Tween Queens and the Commodification of Girlhood (60min)
Filmmaker Present for discussion
Directed by: Shannon Silva, Wilmington, NC

Since the birth of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in 1987, the girls' tween market has evolved from almost non existent into a $43 billion dollar a year money making machine. Framed by the structure of a faux interactive website, It's A Girl Thing speaks with consumer critics, tween brand marketers, girls, moms, and educators to explore the seemingly benign cultural universe of pastel colored, hyper commercialized girl culture (and the tween queen phenomenon) to reveal the complex and contradictory messages directed at today's young girls.

Saturday May 26th:
Short Drama, Animation, Commercial and Experimental Winners

Short Drama

Wrigley and King (9 min)
Cornelius Murphy, Lynnfield, MA
A man attends his brother's funeral and reflects on a childhood memory when his brother took revenge against a neighbor for killing the family dog.

Impressions (20min)
Robert Schwartz, Los Angeles. CA
Two people who come from very different backgrounds
have inherited the struggles they face in a relationship.

Leak (29min) beni fredman, Jerusalem
7 yr old Hadar is behaving strangely and shockingly. Her father, a rich and powerful man, covers up her behavior by silencing people with payoffs and refusing to send Hadar to psychiatric treatment. Desperate, her mother secretly takes her to a clinic to undergo a futuristic and risky operation for trauma removal.

1000 grams (15min)

Tom Bewilogua, Hamburg, Germany

A film about Flesh. Flesh in all of its meanings! A story of two tragically colliding Worlds. Poor and Rich! An unadorned view on the current circumstances of our reality, while the audience is flying through society like a ghost.

Astray (15min) Evan Stroum, Tigard, OR
A man awakens alone in the forest, all memories lost.
As he retraces his steps, anxiety builds until the discovery of a dead body pushes his emotions to a boiling point as memories come flooding back.

Workers Leaving the Factory (10min)
Anna Linke, Weimar, Germany
Karin works in a metal factory performing the same monotonous tasks day after day. When a new worker arrives, it seems to be the end of this drab life.

Brotherly Love (17min)
Choice Skinner, Van Nuys, CA
Isaac, flees home to plead with his brother Elijah to help
him hide a terrible secret from Abraham, the eldest brother who is a strict disciplinarian and very religious.

Diana (15min)
Wen Cheng Yu, Pasadena, CA/Taiwan
Diana is young, attractive, smart, confident and cold. She has an affair with a married man and a fight with her student in class. Everyone makes bad decisions. So does Diana. But this time, she does it with determination.

Advanced Payment (21min)
Heath Jones, New Smyrna Beach, FL
After a drunk driver kills her son and escapes prosecution, a well to do woman seeks revenge on her own. She buys an unregistered gun from a back alley thug, who quickly recognizes her as an easy target and teaches her a hard lesson about street justice.

Caught (20min)

Elizabeth Page, Brooklyn, NY

Hannah has spent her life trying to do the right thing, but she can not catch a break, or win the sought after affection of her mother, nor the respect of her brother. Hannah finds solace in baseball from the time she is young. This family strife culminates on the ballfield during the playoffs.

Dog Eat Dog (7min)
Curtis Jensen, Thunder Bay, ON
Tony, a mafia boss, has grown tired of Fluffy, his neighbour's dog, pooping on his lawn. Instead of dealing with his grievances civilly, Tony hires Chester and Louis take the dog out. The two hit men accept the job, even though Louis feels like the job is an insult to his abilities.

Alienated (5:30min)
Piper Kroeze, North Hollywood, CA Student Entry
John is an extra terrestrial living on another planet but decides it's best for him to travel to earth to start a new chapter in his life, against the will of his father. John is
still waiting for his slahfle, a body part that grows on the forehead of each alien at a certain age, to come in, in order to regain the respect of his elders as a man.

The Light (14min)
Kajsa Ribbing, Stockholm,Sweden
It's all about love and life when an old and dying
author writes his last novel about a young couple and the games they play.

Animation

Tony's Big Score (12min)
David Provost, Emeryville, CA
Tony is just your average everyday robot until the day the entire world starts crashing in on him.

The Eater (3min)
Wally Chung, NY,NY
A man has a strange experience that ends up affecting the people around him.

X Mess Detritus (2min)
Aurelio Voltaire, NY, NY
MTV and SciFi Channel veteran, Voltaire, takes a dark look at gift giving and the negative effect it has on the Earth in this one minute Christmas parable.

Dear Sweet Emma (5:17min)
Out of Our Minds Animation Studio, NC
As the search is given up for Emma s latest husband, Tucker, a private look reveals that Emma has a secret and uncontrollable dark side.

Dinner Table (3min)

Song E Kim, Los Angeles, CA
The dinner table, where we sit everyday to satisfy the basic of needs, can become the most awkward place to be with one simple conversation and mounting emotion.

Fruitless Efforts Fruit of the Womb (5min)
Oren Robashkin, Minneapolis, MN
Apple is trying to lead a normal life, but is being held back by his friends.

Lunch (1min)
Irina Golina Sagatelian, Israel
Vlad sits in his chair, looks eagerly at his plate with a juicy fish. Suddenly someone rings the bell. Disappointed, he gets up and wonders when he can get back to his meal.

Oh! Natural (2min)
Becky Bush, NY, NY
An acorn becomes all it can be.

Experimental

Ode (18min)
Dawn Hollison, Arvada, CO
A story of Collector and Collected, Ode examines the human cycle of action and effect, and its reflection in the internal experience of recognition, regret, and remembrance. Three episodes record the phases of a woman's evolution toward a deeper understanding of her own motivations and her relation to others.

Pin (15min)
Mountains Plain, Asheville, NC
An examination of our mountain heritage.

Sixty in 60 (60min.)
Ronnie Cramer, Denver CO
Experimental art film featuring sixty one minute works of many genres, including abstract, animation, documentary, experimental, narrative, stop motion, time lapse and video art.

Commercial

Tales from the Hood (9min)

Manny Marquez, Denver, CO

In 2011, Native Eyewear descended upon Hood River, OR asking the natives to show them the ropes. The locals welcomed them, giving the crew a peek into their lives, and acting as tour guides. This documentary captures the stories of the locals, or the Tales from the Hood, as Natives like to call them.

Little Pearls (30sec)
Linda McLean, Asheville, NC
Little Pearls are 'tiny films' that open hearts and minds, inspiring authentic connection and compassionate action on behalf of al living beings

Doritos: Super Cheesy (1min)
Jen McGowan, Venice, CA
A cheesy Senator's secret obsession is exposed.

Sunday May 27:
Documentaries, Short Drama, Animation Selections1pm 5pm:

(Animation Same as Saturday)
Short Drama
Wrigley and King (9 min)
Cornelius Murphy, Lynnfield, MA
A man attends his brother's funeral and reflects on a childhood memory when his brother took revenge against a neighbor for killing the family dog.

Impressions (20min)
Robert Schwartz, Los Angeles. CA
Two people who come from very different backgrounds have inherited the struggles they face in a relationship.

Leak (29min) beni fredman, Jerusalem
7 yr old Hadar is behaving strangely and shockingly. Her father, a rich and powerful man, covers up her behavior by silencing people with payoffs and refusing to send Hadar to psychiatric treatment. Desperate, her mother secretly takes her to a clinic to undergo a futuristic and risky operation for trauma removal.

1000 grams (15min)
Tom Bewilogua, Hamburg, Germany
A film about Flesh. Flesh in all of its meanings! A story of two tragically colliding Worlds. Poor and Rich! An unadorned view on the current circumstances of our reality, while the audience is flying through society like a ghost.

Astray (15min) Evan Stroum, Tigard, OR
A man awakens alone in the forest, all memories lost. As he retraces his steps, anxiety builds until the discovery of a dead body pushes his emotions to a boiling point as memories come flooding back.

Workers Leaving the Factory (10min)
Anna Linke, Weimar, Germany
Karin works in a metal factory performing the same monotonous tasks day after day. When a new worker arrives, it seems to be the end of this drab life.

Brotherly Love (17min)
Choice Skinner, Van Nuys, CA
Isaac, flees home to plead his brother Elijah to help him hide a terrible secret from Abraham, the eldest brother, a strict disciplinarian and very religious.

Diana (15min)
Wen Cheng Yu, Pasadena, CA/Taiwan
Diana is young, attractive, smart, confident and cold. She has an affair with a married man and a fight with her student in class. Everyone makes bad decisions. So does Diana. But this time, she does it with determination.

Advanced Payment (21min)
Heath Jones, New Smyrna Beach, FL
After a drunk driver kills her son and escapes prosecution, a well to do woman seeks revenge on her own. She buys an unregistered gun from a back alley thug, who quickly recognizes her as an easy target and teaches her a hard lesson about street justice.

Caught (20min)
Elizabeth Page, Brooklyn, NY
Hannah has spent her life trying to do the right thing, but she can not catch a break, or win the sought after affection of her mother, nor the respect of her brother. Hannah finds solace in baseball from the time she is young. This family strife culminates on the ballfield during the playoffs.

Dog Eat Dog (7min)
Curtis Jensen, Thunder Bay, ON
Tony, a mafia boss, has grown tired of Fluffy, his neighbour's dog, pooping on his lawn. Instead of dealing with his grievances civilly, Tony hires Chester and Louis take the dog out. The two hit men accept the job, even though Louis feels like the job is an insult to his abilities.

Alienated (5:30min)
Piper Kroeze, North Hollywood, CA,Student Entry
John is an extra terrestrial living on another planet but decides it's best for him to travel to earth to start a new chapter in his life, against the will of his father. John is still waiting for his slahfle, a body part that grows on the forehead of each alien at a certain age, to come in, in order to regain the respect of his elders as a man.

The Light (14min)
Kajsa Ribbing, Stockholm,Sweden
It's all about love and life when an old and dying author writes his last novel about a young couple and the games they play.

 

2012--Awards
Commericial
Daytona Flash Mob-Antonio Parada & Guili Schacht-Daytona FL

Feature Film
A.L.F by Lescure Jerome-Paris, France

Experimental
Anela en Rouge-Cara Myers, Kansas City, MO

Short Drama
Workers Leaving the Factory--Anna Linke-Weimar, Germany

Anamation
Sixty in Sixty-Ronnie Cramer, Denver, CO

Documentary
Quest for Energy-Ryoya Terno, Tallytown, NY

2011 Audience Awards
Your favorites!

Friday, May 27 Kick-Off

1. “Wolf Call” by Rob Underhill
2. “Archer” by Erik Mauck
3. “Entertainer” by Rob Underhill

Saturday, May 28 Animation

1. “O acidente” by André Marques
2. Tie! “Deux Petites Bateaux” by Kate Raney and
”Prayers for Peace” by Dustin Grella

Saturday, May 28 Drama

1. “Archer” by Erik Mauck
2. Tie! “Wolf Call” by Rob Underhill and
“Zwischen Licht und Schatten” (Fading Away) by Fabian Giessler

Sunday, May 29 Documentaries

1. “Severing the Soul” by Barbara Klutinis
2. “Attic People” by Michael Sztanke & Bertrand Meunier
“Finding Kraftland” by Richard Kraft

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2010 Awards

Feature Films
Friday Feature Film
Saturday and Sunday Feature Films

Saturday Animation Winners
Saturday Experimental Film Winners
Saturday Short Drama Winners

Sunday Documentary Winners
Sunday Commercial Films, Outdoor Films and Sound Winners

Awards of Excellence

2009 Awards:

Scriptwriting

Spirit World--1st Place--James Robinowsky, Sacramento, CA

Beyond the Call--2nd Place--Becky Cannon, Columbia, SC

Hat Trick--3rd Place--Robert Gately, Bethlehem, PA

Film, Awards and Screening Times for Friday May29, Sat 30th and Sun 31st
Review of :The Crimson Mask--The Gynecologist--and Surprise!

Experimental/Narrative Films

3rd Place & Western NC Achievement Award: Dear Dad:6min:World Premier
Melissa Pihos, Director ,Greensboro, NC

1st Place: Mixed Bag:12min.
eric wobma Director, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2nd Place:Transparent Movement:1min:World Premier
Soyeon Kim, Director; Producer, South Korea

1st Place Student:The Jezebel Spirit:5min:World Premier
Mark Kendall, Director, Nashville, TN

2nd Place Student Direction:26min
Ronald J. Lewis, Director, NY, NY

3rd Place, Student:Coddled Birds:9min
jocelyn spaar, charlottesville, VA

Documentary

1st Place, Student:Squeezed Out of Business:9min:World Premier
Chithra Jeyaram, Producer; Director, Austin, TX
University of Texas Austin

1st Place:The Spam Job:13min
Padraic Culham, Director; Producer, Valley Village, CA

2nd Place:I Need That Record:77min
Brenoan Toller, Director, Easthampton, MA

3rd Place:Beyond the Call:82min
Adrian Belic, director, LA, CA

4th place:God is an American (Dieu est Americain) â??Ã?ì52min:North American Premier
Richard MARTIN JORDAN, Director; Producer, Paris, France

5th Place:Dos Americas: The Reconstruction of New Orleans:48min
David Zlutnick, Director, Santa Barbara, CA

Outdoor Films

1st Place:Richard Florida:The Rise of the Creative Class
Giuli Schacht, Producer, Florida

2nd Place:White Shark Cafe:24min
Sean Aronson, Director; Producer, Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley Journalism

3rd Place Lake Winnipeg A Blooming Crisis:23min:US Premier
Michael Linton, Director; Producer, Winnipeg, Canada

4th Place:American Crisis, Shame: The National Consequence of Coastal
Rick Settoon, Executive Producer, Hammond, LA
The Southeastern Channel

Feature Films

1st Place:The Crimson Mask:85min
ELIAS PLAGIANOS, Director, Brooklyn, NY

2nd Place:The Business of Story:87min
Rebecca Ormond, Director ,St. Louis, MO

3rd Place:Fuel:94min:World Premier
Oktay Ortabasi, Director, Burbank, CA

4th Place A Bronx Paradise:108min
william Lappe, Director, bronx, NY & wayne gurman, Writer, bronx, NY

5th Place:Barstool Cowboy:90min
Mark Thimijan, Director, Lincolon, NE

Short Dramas

1st:Surprise:18min
Fabrice Maruca, Director; Producer,Asniâ??®res sur Seine, France

2nd Place:Scissu:27min:World Premier
Tom Bewilogua, Director, Hamburg, Germany

3rd Place:Rushin:10min:World Premier
Michael Darling. Producer; Executive Producer, Houston, TX

4th Place:The Cab Ride:33min
Giuseppe Scarpitta, Director Highland Park, IL

5th Place:A Xinecologa:10min:US Premier
alfonso camarero, Director Producer, galicia, Spain

1st Place, Student:Land Gewinnen:20min:World Premier
Marc Brummund, Director, Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg Media School

2nd Place Student:My brothers Treasure:21min:World Premier
Kevin & Matthew McManus, Director; Producer, East Greenwich, RI

3rd Place Student:Zwischen Licht und Schateen (Fading Away):14min
Fabian Giessler, Director; Producer, Germany

4th Place, Student:Near Life:10min:World Premier
Joe Wilka, Director; Producer, Los Angeles, CA

5th Place, Student:Le Paradis de la Imbecile:13min
Patrick Griffin, Director, Lexington, NC
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA

Official Selection:La Preda:18min:World Premier
Francesco Apice, Director , Tommaso Arrighi, Producer, Roma, Italy

Official Selection:Tide 10min
Shane Rocheleau, Director; Producer, Richmond, VA

Official Selection: Intermezzo:5min:US Premier
eric wobma Director, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Official Selection:Interpretation:8min:World Premier
Lin Oeding, Director , Los Angeles, CA

Official Selection:The Bridge:10min:World Premier
Sheldon Schwartz, Director; Executive Producer, Playa Del Rey, CA

Official Selection:Storstad:12min:World Premier
Rafael Deugenio, Director, Malmoe, Sweden

Official Selection:Galetten:22min:North America Premier
John Hellberg. Director; Producer. Stockholm, Sweden

Official Selection, Student:My First Tooth:14min:World Premier
Reaves Washburn. Producer; Director, CA

Official Selection, Student:In the Dark:17min
Alex Fazeli, Director,South Pasadena, CA

Official Selection:Ash Wednesday:12min North American Premier
Jordan Barrett, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Animation

1st Place Fruitless Efforts:4:30min:World Premier
Oren Robashkin, Minneapolis, MN

2nd Place:O Acidente:7m:World Premier
Andre Marques, Director, Avanca, Portugal, Filmografo and Cine-Clube de Avanca.

3rd Place:Misadventures of Moon Kitty, 12min
DEWAYNE AUSTIN, Director; Producer, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

4th Place The Abomination:8min World Premier
Wally Chung, Co Director; Producer; Executive Producer, New York, NY, 10276

1st Place, Student:Repaired?:3min
Seung Hoo Ihm,¬� Director, San Francisco, CA

2nd Place Student:Perspective:13min:World Premier
laura meoli, NY, NY

Official Selection:Video Art:5min:World Premier
Jon Clark, director, LA, CA

Official Selection:X Mess Detritus:2min:North America Premier
Aurelio Voltaire, Director; Producer, New York, NY

Audio and Soundtrack Awards

1st Place Soundtrack:Ends Runway 2min
Sarah Kelly, Music Patrick Christl, Producer, Harwood Heights, IL

Official Selection Student:Life Begins at Eighty:3min:North America Premier
Victor Gutarra, Producer; Director; Sydney, Australia

Commercial

1st Place:Jelly Bean, Grab the Tab:1 min:World Premier
Giuli Schact, Director, Daytona Beach, Fl

2nd Place:Kokanee:How Far Would You Go?:1min:World Premier
Ryan Landels, Director, Culver City, CA

3rd Place:Couch therapy:1min:World Premier
Jen McGowan, Director, Los Angeles, Ca

4th Place:Battleship Live the Game:1min:World Premier
Ryan Landels, Director, Culver City, CA

Honorable Mentions-2009

Short Films-HM

Demons for Angels (24m, U S A)
dir. by Mike Viney
Short Film

Punch Out (28m, Canada)
dir. by Matthew Kennedy
Short Film

Ride Of The Yoga Valkyries (6m, Canada)
dir. by Dan Berman
Short Film

Panopticon (5m, Sweden)
dir. by Sten Rosendahl
Short Film

EMMA FIRE (9m, Canada)
dir. by David Latreille
Short Film

The Dying Western (25m, U S A)
dir. by Michael Kortlande
Short Film

The Consultant (11m, Australia)
dir. by Alex Mizin
Short Film

Pink Bag (2m, U S A)
dir. by Susan Hippen
Short Film

Initial Conditions (27m, U S A)
dir. by Dominick Bagnato
Short Film

Soft Might (5m, U S A)
dir. by Peter Chen
Short Film

Documentary-HM

More Than Skin Deep: Skin Cancer in America (57m, U S A)
dir. by Stanley Kozma
Documentary

Witness a Peace Movement (48m, U S A)
dir. by Roger Hill
Documentary

Autism: Made in the USA (100m, U S A)
dir. by Gary Null
Documentary

Leave Her To Die (49m, Canada)
dir. by Antonia Thomson
Documentary

Left Field (84m, U S A)
dir. by Ben Steger
Documentary

Features--HM

Wild Sunflowers (115m, U S A)
dir. by thomas griffith
Feature Film

Knock 'Em Dead, Kid (69m, U S A)
dir. by Christopher L. Golon
Feature Film

Lost And Gone Forever (82m, U S A)
dir. by Keaton Weiss
Feature Film

Saving Face (81m, U S A)
dir. by H. James Gilmore
Feature Film

TroubleShooting (96m, Canada)
dir. by Joseph Boutilier
Feature Film

Uptown (4501m, U S A)
dir. by Brian Ackley
Feature Film

2008 Awards:

Winner Western North Carolina Achievement Award 2008
Wild and Free: A Screech Owl Named Pinkey, (8:22 , Asheville, NC)
Directed by: Linda McLean

FEATURE FILMS<

Fix Feature Film Award Winner 2008<Review by Ken Hanke
Directed by: Tao Ruspoli
Starring: Shawn Andrews, Olivia Wilde, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Tao Ruspoli, Dedee Pfeiffer

Feature Films: To be scheduled and reviewed on Friday World Cinema Series at the Courtyard Gallery. Art Galleries in Asheville, NC

Second Place Commute
Directed by: Marc Wasserman, Stanton‰ WWorld Premier

Third Place? Pose Down
Directed by: Erika Yeomans, NY, NY

Fourth Place He to Her and She to the Books
Directed by: Mart Pellicer,Barcelona, Spain, NA Premier

Fifth Place Yesterday Was A Lie
Directed by: James Kerwin, Hollywood, CA

Honorable Mentions:

The Wayside Leo Faubion
Portraits of Sari Daniel Magro
Going to Whatstock Michael O'Brien
The Vacant House Ray and Migdalia Ether

Experimental/Narrative Films

First Place Rakugakiiromachiâ??Ã? (30m, Japan)
kasumi hiraoka

Second Place Ancestor Eyesâ??Ã? (15m, LA, CA)
dir. by Kalani Queypo

Third Place Hollywood Jeromeâ??Ã? (11m, Chicago, IL)
by Frey Hoffman

Fourth Place Forced Perspective (5:30m, Brand Rapids, MI)
Deanna Morse

Fifth Place Hungry God (9m, Oviedo, FL)
dir. by Sukhada Gokhale Bhonde

Sixth Place Victims (23m, Austria, Sweden)
dir. by Nino Strohecker

Seventh Place The Gifter (17m, Miami, Fl)
Shaun Wright and Hernando Visbal

Honorable Mentions

Elegies to Lessons Learnt (5m, (Chapter 3) United Kingdom)
dir. by Ashley Dean

Invitation (4:30 m, Long Beach, CA)
Jacqueline Kitt

The Roxy 44min Philadelphia, PA.
Sean O'Leary and Kathryn Morrison

Animation Films

First Place 24 Frames (18m, Saegertown, PA)
Directed by Brad Pattullo

Laura in Action (15m, Denmark)
dir. by Laerke Drews

Third Place Dinner Table (3m, Glendale, CA)
dir. by Song E Kim

Fourth Place Obsession (4m, Berkeley, CA)
dir. by Melanie Hofmann

Fifth Place Speedy and The Finer Things in Life (18Min, South Africa)
Dir. By Tim Mostert

Sixth Place At ao tecto do mundo (74m, Portugal)
Dir. By Antonio Costa Valente & Carlos Silva, Cine Clube Avanca

Seventh Place Permutation (3m, MI,U S A)
dir. by Viktoriya Gruzdyn,

Eighth Place Beetle Blasphemy (12m, Rochester, NY)
dir. by Ferris Webby

Honorable Mentions:

TRANSREXIA (1m, NY,NY)
dir. by Aurelio Voltaire

L'amie De Zoe (2m, Minneapolis, MN)
Dir by Danny Robashkin

When The World Goes Dark (7m, Broadview Heights, OH,)
dir. by Anthony Scalmato

Short Drama Films

First Place Clouded Billy Cuff (31m, Las Vegas, NV)
dir. by Mathew Wright

Second Place Cecilia Rose (12m, Calbasas)
dir. by Judd King

Third Place__D'entre les morts (29m, France)
dir. by Alain BASSO

Fourth Place Regular Guy (35m, Saratoga Springs, NY)
dir. by Leigh Rathner

Fifth Place Previous Tenants (15m, NY,NY)
dir. by Regina Robbins

Sixth Place Double Talk (5m, Switzerland, U S A)
dir. by Julien Ezri

Seventh Place Counting Waves (13m, Flushing, NY)
dir. by Eric Maryea

Eighth Place Prometheus (17m, Asheville, NC)
Dir by Lis Anna

Ninth Place Extreme Me (23m, Ireland)
Dir by Mathew Blayney

Student Awards

First Place Student Rabia (24m, Avon, CO)
dir. by Muhammad Ali Hasan

Second Place Student Roofless Street (9m, Czech Republic, Greece)
dir. by Babis Tsoutsas

Third Place Student KEYS (23m, LA,CA)
dir. by Christopher Babers

Fourth Place Student Yom Hafifa (26m, Petach Tikva, Israel,)
dir. by Amit Turkenitz

Honorable Mentions

Gangster's Crib (23m, NY,NY)
dir. by Jack Bank

rebel song (15m, United Kingdom)
dir. by simon Arthur

Twilight (16m, West Hollywood, CA)
dir. by George Kitson

The Bungled & The Botched (12m, U S A)
dir. by Timothy Shay

U: The Underwood Company (19m, Munhall, PA)
dir. by Joseph Varhola

I Fucking Hate You (9m, LA, CA)
dir. by Zak Forsman

Outhouse (5m, LA, CA)
Jack Truman

Gravida (23m, USA)
Lucas McNelly

White Tiger Yellow Tiger (5m, USA)
Peter Chen

Accidntal Encounter (15m, UK)
Tamzin Haughton

Den Inneboende (27m, Sweden)
Sten Rosendahl

Documentaries and Outdoor Films

First Place Finding Kraftland (75m, Hollywood, CA)
sub. by Richard Kraft

Second Place Camp Woz: The Admirable Lunacy of Philanthropy (78m, LA,CA)
dir. by Jarrad Kritzstein,

Third Place Woven Ways (50m, Stockton, NJ)
dir. by Linda Helm Krapf

Fourth Place The Unseen Face of AIDS in Romania (21m, Hungary)
dir. by Audrey Nesbitt

Outdoor Films

First Place Karearea: The Pine Falcon (49m, Auckland, New Zealand)
dir. by Sandy Crichton

Second Place:On the Down Low. (20m, Asheville, NC)
dir. by Thomas Oliver

Garden Insects (50m, Burkesville, KY)
dir. by Chris Korrow

Honorable Mentions

Appalachian State Football: A Date With Destiny (13.22, Atlanta, Ga)
Dir. By Ray Goodrich

The Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne (70m, Foresthill , CA,)
dir. by Philip Gardiner

Listen to Iran's People: A Call for Peace (28m, Berkeley, CA,)
sub. by Margot Smith

Para la comunidad, Desde la comunidad (14m, Bolivia)
dir. by Mark Kendall

In Search of the Golden Egg (106m, USA)
John Williams

Half a Bee (60m, USA)
Tim Busko

Commercial Films:

Official Selections:

The Beachwood Music Video
Olivia Briggs, LA, CA

Junior Trends, Red Carpet, Ladies Night, and The Beach
Bob Underhill, Raleigh, NC

Channel 3 Promo 2
Mauricio Perez, National City, UK

Scripts:
1st Place
Narrative for Abraham John Goldburg

2nd Place
While the Village Sleeps Jonathan Geffner

3rd Place
The House That Never Was Ron Hubbard

4th Place
The Burden of Angels Steve Weissman

Audio Art/Soundtracks:
1st Place
Song of There Sound Michael Burke

2nd Place
Wrong Dogs Garry Segal

3rd Place
I'm in Trouble Chickenhead Blues Band

1st Place Pauline Pisano, Boston MA, In the Middle
2nd Place Tinsmith, Takoma Park, MD, Bolts & Locks
3rd Place Ash Devine, Asheville, NC, True Home
4th Place Din City, Oakland, CA, 'ramblingf'
5th Place Andrea Higgins, Columbia, SC, Without a Lightswitch
6th Place Bugs Multiply, Asheville, NC, The Hippy Song

Screenwriting
1st Place
Who Will Know Me:Lois Hobart
2nd Place
La Onda Mexicana by Maria Lopez Gonzalez
3rd Place
Felix the Flyer by Christopher Canole
4th Place
She's Got A Way by Elise Stempky
5th Place
Last Stop Pluto by Diana Kemp Jones

Honorable Mentions
Charlatan by Gene Doucette
Cabbie by Diana Kemp Jones
Buddha Eyes by Cynthia Kennedy
Single Bullet by Brus Messinger
Visions by Danny Howell
Sooey! by Jurgen Heimann
Synchronicity by Jenn Dlugos
Anna by Aidan Dickens
In Trust by Justin Owensby
Channel 79 by Joe Acton
2142 awakenings by NIKOLAOS SKENTERIDIS
Trial of the Century by Adam Mallinger
Goombas: Of Love and Turf War by Patrick Furey
The Ballad of Tom Dooley by Stuart Creque
The Unseen by Shivakumar Ramanathan
Witness by Joe Randazzo
Dust Bunnies by Katarzyna Kochany

Media Arts Awards (Film and Video)

Animation

Kue Ting Kao
Japan
Little Strong 1st place
The War between Cockroaches and humankind has been going on for several thousand years. The Cockroaches are gradually acquiring some special powers.

Elizabeth Pasieczny
Smithfield, VA
Way 2nd place World Premier
Way is a story of a woman's inner spiritual journey of discovery and ultimate release.

Jim Connell
West Bridgewater, MA
Saul Goodman 3rd place
Three short stories between two total strangers reveals one deadly lie.

Klaus Schrefler
Austria
Intinahui 4th place
The presence of the sun is permanent and without precondition its energy is part of every living being and connects the parts within.

Eric Patrick
Greensboro, NC
Startle Pattern 5th place
The interior space of a puppet becomes increasingly reflective, revealing the artifice of his own creation.

Vanessa Woods
San Francisco, CA
Passing 6th place
Passing is a short film that explores the idea of passing (passing time, passing histories, and passing away).

Dawn Brighid
New York, NY
Meatrix II 7th place
A humorous spoof on the "Matrix,IIш"takes a look at the gap between our illusions about where food comes from and the reality of industrial meat and dairy production.

Experimental

Tate Bunker
Milwaukee, WI
Starlite 1st place
A scientist with the insurmountable desire and a singular quest of reaching the stars is making a rocket to soar high into his loverш arms above.

Larry Lewis
Ashland, OR
DeKooning's Exploding Chair 2nd Placeâ??Ã?öWorld premier
Dedicated to the great American Artist, Wilhem DeKooning. This is a cartoon, a jazz composition, a stroll through the rooms and alleys of a lucid dream.

Ronnie Cramer
Denver, CO
Pillow Girl 3rd place
The visual portion of the film makes use of the over 200 covers, with one illustrated figure morphing into the next every two seconds.

Vanessa Woods
San Francisco, CA
Souffle Sur Le Miroir 4th place
The film seeks to explore how space, culture and geography influence dreams and how consequently those dreams can be reinterpreted through varied technologies.

Clifton Childree
Miami, FL
She Sank on Shallow Bank 5th place
She Sank on Shallow Bank is an experimental disjointed narrative about a washed up girl and her magical postmortem adventures.

Anne Haydock
Iowa City, IA
Eaten 6th Place
A game of dress up: windows and wallpaper, hawks and moths, olive loaf and tinfoil. The sounds and gestures of the everyday gather to become the pre articulated vocabulary of desire, anxiety, and basic human needs.

Tania E. Padilla
San Francisco, CA
Circo Oscuro 7th place
Two puppeteers travel into the forest to unleash a circus from a magical trunk.

Experimental/Narrative

Andras Novak
Director; Producer
Budapest,Hungary
Siren 1st place Experimental/Narrativeâ??Ã?öNorth Am. premier
A story about an accidental and fatal acquaintance of a Hungarian boy and a Russian soldier during the 1956 Revolution in Budapest.

Harry Kellerman
New York, NY
The Little Gorilla 2nd place Experimental/Narrativee
A jungle gym as big as the sky. A boy who's afraid to climb it.

Theodore Wallach
Director; Producer; Executive Producer
Denmark
Buoy 3rd place
A film about an old American, a young Dane and their dance with death.

Michael Stanmore
Barnet, Herts. United Kingdom
Press Play 4th Placeâ??Ã?öNorth Am. premier
A dystopian view of a future Britain in which music is outlawed.

Feature Film

Jurgen G.H. Hoppmann
Goerlitz, Germany
AstroEuros 1st place World premier
AstroEuros is a downright untruthful conspiracy story about the EURO and some dark financial obscurantists in the German government.

Adam Simcox
Salford, United Kingdom
The Superhero 2nd place World premier
A city is brought to its knees by an army of drug addicts. A masked vigilante desperately fights back. The line between good and evil blurs into one in 'The Superhero', a cutting edge mix of live action and animation from first time writer/director Adam Simcox.

Andrew Shea
Austin, TX
Forfeit 3rd place
An armored car guard's elaborate plan for revenge is threatened by his relationship with an old friend a brilliant and unpredictable television preacher.

Neil Mandt
los angeles, CA
Last Stop for Paul 4th place
Two guys travel around the world in search of answers only to discover the world is full of wacky people and experiences.

Brett Mauser
San Antonio, TX
Black and White 5th Place World premier
A film told and viewed from three different perspectives. View the heroine's side of the story, the villain's side of the story, or view the both as a feature.

Bevan Bell
Pacifica, CA
Devine Manipulation of the Threads 6th place
A comedic take on a bank heist in the vein of Ocean's Eleven, Reservoir Dogs, and Clerks

Short Drama

John Mavety
Sydney, Australia
The Von 1st Placeâ??Ã?öWorld premier
Alex Vonzitzavitz is about to face the most humiliating experience of his life. But don't panic, superheroes like 'The Von' always find a way...

Jessica Wethington
Los Angeles, CA
A.W.O.L. 2nd place
1972. An American soldier, Marquette (David Morse), is captured and tortured in Vietnam. At the height of agony, Marquette suddenly finds himself home, living an idyllic life in the US with a loving wife and children that heш's never seen before

Omar Beqaj
Woodside, NY
Dog Hate Cat 3rd place
Are Cats really evil? Just why do Dogs Hate Cats?

Sheila Schroeder
Denver, CO
Crunch 4th place
Life is full of challenges, but when 75 year old Beverly Burns stumbles upon something she initially finds horrific she determines she has a choice: she can dwell on the tragedy or she can find the comedy.

Danny Grossman
South Pasadena, CA
Finding Space 5th Placeâ??Ã?öWorld premier
Unable to find a parking space at the mall, their discussion becomes more and more heated until a secret comes out that changes them both forever

Garrick Lane
Conover, NC
Meter 6th place
Randle picks up his last fare of the night and both he and his client's lives are changed forever.

Mark Edgington
Brooklyn, NY
Security 7th Placeâ??Ã?öWorld premier
A cache of encrypted documents is discovered in a park in Brooklyn, setting off a cat and mouse game between authorities and a shadowy cell.

Alex Lubliner
New York, NY
Pop Rocks 8th Placeâ??Ã?öWorld premier
What if your obsession was the only thing that could save you?

Doug Osman
Bradenton, FL
See Rock City 9th placeâ??Ã?öWorld premier
'See Rock City' is the story of a one time stage performer who makes a daytrip to Atlanta to give what may possibly be her last performance before an audience.

Rob Forbes
Evans, GA
ARose For The Little Lady Honorable Mention Special Screening w/Filmmaker 2008
A Rose for the Little Lady is all about our choices, and how they affect our lives and those of everyone we touch.

Alyssa Polacsek
Free to Good Home, 10m Honorable Mention
"Free to Good Home" Based on actual events. FREE TO GOOD HOME warns about the dangers of posting 'free' pet ads

Ben Weeks
West Palm Beach, FL
The Detention Teacher 1st place Studentt
After a fight with his wife over the fact that they don't talk anymore, a high school detention teacher forces two people who would never talk otherwise

Joel Davenport
Wilmington, NC,
The Drill 2nd place studentt
During a 1950's citywide nuclear drill, three grade school boys learn to come to terms with the era in which they live.

Nitzan Mager
Israel
I Am God 3rd place Student World premier
In a country torn by chaos, sometimes finding yourself is not enough.

Lis Anna
Asheville, NC
Rutherford County WNC Achievement Award North Am. Premier
When three men running contraband from Miami to New York get lost in Rutherford County their lives are forever changed by a strange encounter with the local people.

Documentary

Alan Woodruff
St Kilda, VIC Australia
Absolute Zero 1st place
An account of the grim and ironic death by freezing of a man trapped inside a refrigerated meat wagon, told using a combination of archival and imagined material to speculate on the man's final hours.

James Newton
London, United Kingdom
Homeless Me 2rd placeâ??Ã?öWorld premier
A contemplative look at one man's life living in a makeshift hut on the riverside in Tokyo

Kristin DeGroat
New York, NY
Gulf War Syndrome Killing our Own 3rd place World premier
The US sent soldiers to Iraq little did these soldiers know that their own government would inflict greater harm upon them thanthe enemy

Bruce Parsons
Athens, OH
Drawing Between the Lines 4th place
A look at the autobiographical world of comic artist Jeffrey Brown.

Ryan Howard
Elon University
Elon, NC
In the Midst of a Movement 5th place(Best Student) World premier
In the Midst of a Movement tells the stories of five Southern journalists who worked to bring an end to segregation.

Rita Blitt
Leawood, KS,
Caught in Paint 6th place
Caught in Paint' captures painter/sculptor Rita Blitt painting on transparent surfaces while the David Parsons Dance Co. dance in mid air

Dariusz Zawislak
WARSAW, Poland
Crossroads: Generation John Paul II 7th placeâ??Ã?öNorth Am. Premier
A film about the intersecting lives of people who never met but were united through one manш's imprint on a generation. A film about us...
... and the man, the pope, the hero, John Paul II, who we will never forget

Leyla Leidecker
Brooklyn, NY
Golden Gloves 8th Place, World Premier
The womens side of the Golden Gloves
America oldest and most prestigious boxing tournament

Jason Price
NY, NY
The Professor 9th Place/2nd Student
A lyrical portrait of the former President of Liberia who lives alone, on welfare, in a New York City housing project.

Susana Casares Domingo
barcelona, Spain
Foreword (Avant Propos) 10th Place, (3rd Student)North Am. Premier
This film tries to build bridges between the Western world and the Arab world taking women in Tunisia as the axis of the discourse.

Joe Acton
Bellevue, WA
Courage Doesn't Ask Honorable Mention
The solitude of a military hospital can't prevent a gay veteran from reliving the traumatic events that took his leg and made him both a hero and a statistic.

Craig Yahata and Robert Horsting
Stevenson Ranch, CA
Citizen Tanouye Honorable Mention
Follows the three day journey of eight ethnically diverse students as they search for the clues to uncover the lost story of World War II hero and Medal of Honor recipient Ted Tanouye

Richard Hall, Director
Silver Spring, MD
American Feud--Honorable Mention
American Feud tells the story of Leberalism and Conservatism in the US and how this evolved and changed in US history.

Commercial

Grigory Ivanchenko
Moscow, Russian Federation
Itâ??Ã?ö's not time that Decides 1st placeâ??Ã?öWorld premier
It's not time that decides. Who decides?

Edgar Dubrovskiy
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire United Kingdom.
Tetley Tea 2nd Place World premier
The winning entry of the Tetley Tea Moving Image Competition 2006. Made by a 17yrs old director.

Ryan Landels
Culver City, CA
Blak Coffee 3rd Place World premier
Skipping the cream and sugar, a sleepy young woman decides to take her coffee Blak

Andrew Vannata
Brooklyn, NY
Any Given Saturday 4th place world premier
I wanna go back to Ohio State, To old Columbus town,
I wanna go back, I gotta go back, To O HI O.

Outdoor

Rebecca Schild
U.S. Outlying Islands
First Ascent Honorable Mention
First Ascent sends the viewers and producers on a globe trotting journey to follow the most inspired and talented rock climbers in pursuit of climbing's pinnacle achievement the first ascent.

Chris Mehl
U S A
For Right or Wrong Honorable Mention
An action sports documentary chronicling the lives of the world's greatest snowboarders as they trek the globe doing what they love, for right or wrong.

2006 Awards

Schedule of Award Winning Film, Video and Audio Screenings, 2006

Script Writing Award Announced on 17th September, 2006

Fri. April 28 Feature Film Self Medicated, 8PM Courtyard Gallery
Review of Self Medicated

4th Place, Feature Film: Self Medicated by Monty Lapica, Las Vegas, NV
A desperate mother hires a private company to kidnap her troubled son and take him to a locked down and corrupt psychiatric hospital where he is subjected to the secret physical and emotional abuses of the institution. 1:47:53

Sat. April 29, (Rain Date, May 6) Grand Opening 9 Walnut St.
Audio Performances in the Courtyard 11am 8:30pm
Film Screenings (TBA) in the Courtyard Gallery 12 noon 8pm
Film Screening featuring Double Edge Productions and other films (TBA) 9pm 12mid.

Tuesday May 2, Pack Library, Lord Auditorium
Film Screenings (TBA) 5pm 7:45pm

Thursday, May 4, Fine Arts Theatre, Biltmore Ave.
Feature Films (TBA) and Award Announcements 9:30pm finish

Courtyard Gallery and Agency, 9 Walnut St. Downtown Asheville, NC

11am 8:30pm Audio and Perfomance Art in the Courtyard by Devine Productions

Award Winners 12th Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival

Feature

1st Place Feature and Best of the Fest: Ellektra? by Rudolf Mestdagh, Brussels, Belgium.
Review

Following a tragic accident, a number of people lose their principal gift. Hiding behind the mysterious name, eLLektra? a young girl brings those people together and offers them solace for their loss. (Runtime: 01:43:00)

2nd Place Feature: The Garage by Carl Thibault, Burbank, CA.

A mechanic at his father's garage, Matt dreams about leaving his small town existence and pursuing grander ambitions. But strong feelings about a new girlfriend and a deep bond with his parents and brother prevent Mattш's escape, despite pressure from best friend Schultz to take off with him immediately. It's about the choices we make...and the roads we take.

3rd< Place Feature, Journeyman by Daniel Lee? LA, CA.JOURNEYMAN follows the adventures of a 21 year old girl traveling across the country looking for her father, who left when she was very young.?

4th Place, Feature Film: Self Medicated by Monty Lapica, Las Vegas, NV
A desperate mother hires a private company to kidnap her troubled son and take him to a locked down and corrupt psychiatric hospital where he is subjected to the secret physical and emotional abuses of the institution. 1:47:53

HM Feature: Reality Trap, Michael Bergmann? New York, New York

This satirical caper comedy starts when a repentant ex adulteress/sociology professor goes on a talk show to promote her book on adultery and is surprised by the host, who confronts her with the wives of her ex lovers. Humiliated, she hatches a brilliant plot that will culminate in the hostâ??Ã?ö's humiliation. He realizes she is after him and starts his own counter plotâ??Ã?öraising the stakes in this cat and mouse game and leaving the winner very much in question.

HM feature: (HONEYMOON) by Sejin Hur, South Korea.

This is a story about one man's journey to find the truth about his beloved wife's death and the meaning of eternal love. (Runtime: 01:57:00)

Short Drama

1st Place Drama: Fields of Mudan? by Stevo, , Florida State University.

A young Asian girl forced into modern day slavery , befriends another young girl in the brothel and dreams of a better life in the US. (23:00)

2nd Place Drama: Lamia? by Katerina Slantcheva

The only thing worse than losing your memory is finding it again. (19:45)

3rd< Place Drama ?Umbrellas? by by: Richard Martin, Laguna Niguel, CA.

A husband trapped in a loveless marriage must try and escape from the prison of suburbia. But there's only one thing holding him back...his daughter. (Runtime: 00:05:59)

4th Place Drama: Moving? by Paul Gill, Los Gatos, CA.

Perplexed individuals discover their homes have been totally emptied by unseen forces and must undertake personal journeys, collaborating with neighbors they have never before met, to unearth the mystery behind Moving. (Runtime: 00:10:30)

5th Place Drama: A Piece of Mind? City College, NYC

Student film about how the mind can play tricks on you. An assassin, attempting to leave his profession, finds that leaving can be a dangerous and confusing idea.

6th Place Drama: The Cacophone? by Kristen Maxwell, Austin, TX.

An introverted young girl must confront her familyш's destiny when she inherits an ancient musical instrument with a sinister history. (Runtime: 00:25:00)

7th Place Drama: Dolores Van Peaches? by Dara Silverman, New York, NY.

Dolores and Browne live tumultuously in their own little world until one strange night Browne is drafted in a most curious and musical way and Dolores ultimately must decide whether to wait patiently for him to return or to rescue him from the perils of the outside world. A cabbage, a lot of yarn, a lot of women. A feminist, musical, anti war farce in the style of magic realism. (Runtime: 00:11:52)

8th Place Drama: Dark Decisions? by Scott Lawson, Banff, AB, Canada.

While camping with his girlfriend and best mate, James awakens to them in an intimate embrace. He could stay or confront them, or leave and start a new journey. (Runtime: 00:16:00)

HM Root Doctor? by Emily Edwards, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Four women search rural North Carolina for the legendary root doctor, Onzi Jack, and a cure for all their sorrows. (Runtime: 01:00:00)

HM Short Drama: Arrowhead by Christopher Holmes, Greensboro, NC
Two rural eccentrics jostle for ownership of a coveted arrowhead, forcing the issue to the frontier of better logic. The result is an allegorical crash course in manifest destiny and American imperialism.
24:46

HM Short Drama: Eddies Winning Date by Julia Radochia, LA, CA
Eddie loses a Super Bowl bet and must call back and apologize to every woman he's ever dated and ditched. 15:30

HM Let Go? by Brian McQuery, Lake Bluff, IL.A single guy finds something wrong with every woman he dates, but his best friend thinks that he is the one with the problem. (Runtime: 00:18:00)

HM Crazy Mary by Ralph Neilson, Asheville, NCTrue story about a crazy women that inhabited the hills in Appalachia Tenn.

HM Hunted by Moe Charif, Miami Beach, FL.Emily wakes up to find herself in the middle of nowhere. Chased by a group of complete lunatics; and for reasons beyond her comprehension, instincts kick in as she tries to make sense of the mess she has stumbled into whilst surviving at the same time. (Runtime: 00:20:49)

HM The Resurrectionist, Susan Ball, FSU 14:45

Fredrick, a 19th century gravedigger, steals a corpse to sell to the local medical college at the urging of his wife. He discovers that sometimes the past is best left buried.

Short Drama Fantasy

1st Place Fantasy: Moondance? by Will Bigham, Florida State University.Whoш's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? In a world where we fell we must protect smaller countries, have we become the Big Bad Wolf? (14:30)

2nd The Showdown by Fulvio Sestito, Hollywood, CAA confrontation between a batter and a pitcher in a high stakes baseball game, juxtaposed against a deadly duel between two gunslingers in the old west. (Runtime: 00:17:15)

3rd Place Fantasy: Rusty Forkblade? by Evan Daugherty, Dallas, TX.

After a freak boating/drinking/grilling accident, a Texas redneck is mistakenly transported to Valhalla, the legendary afterlife meant for slain Viking heroes. (Runtime: 00:24:44)

4th Place Zoom Suit by Donna Taddeo, Lighthouse Point, FLWhen 12 year old Myles Mason Mistakes a top secret alien battle suit for a Halloween costume the worlds newest and youngest hero is born! Clothes make the man, or in this case, the boy in this superhero Cinderella story. (Runtime: 00:09:00)

Short Drama Comedy

1st Place Drama/Comedy: Round it Goes?by Joe Stillman, creator of Beevis and Butthead, King of the Hill Episodes and Beevis and Butthead do America.Next time youш're stuck in traffic, take a look at the stories going round and round in your own head. (Runtime: 00:05:59)

2nd Place Short Drama (1st Student)/Comedy: The Sky is Fallingшǒ݈݈ by Adam J. KrepsJay, a bellboy must prevent a patron from jumping to his death, in this comedy set in the depression era. (19:45)

3rd Place Short Drama(2nd Student)/Comedy: The Problem with Fiber Opticsшǒ݈݈ by Greg JordenA shy nerdш's life becomes suddenly nightmarish after purchasing a memory implant to give him sexual confidence.

4th Place Short Drama/Comedy: And Now a Word from Our Sponsors ...? by Wojciech Lorenc, Evanston, IL.A young manш's quest for a condom turns strangely surreal as he is bothered by an army of supermarket sellers soliciting their products. If he doesnш't outsmart them on time he will lose his chance with a beautiful girl waiting in his apartment. Will he make it on time? And what surprise will he find once he arrives? (Runtime: 00:09:10)

5th Place Short Drama/Comedy: Perils in Nude Modeling? by Scott Rice, Austin, TX.A student on the verge of expulsion must choose between life long ambition and love when a nude model makes a dangerous demand in the middle of a prestigious art school drawing class. (Runtime: 00:09:55)

6th Place, All Bookies Wear Speedos by Jack Bank, NYC, NY

The Borscht Belt meets Goodfellas in a comedic look at the dark life of a Gambler, his son, his crony and fun characters we meet along the way. (Runtime: 00:16:57)

HM Fairy Tale Follies by Sarah Happel, Los Angeles, CALooking for her 'fairy tale ending,' fashion model Isabel becomes trapped in a series of hilarious and disastrous dates inside the dating world of Hollywood, California. (Runtime: 00:20:00)

HM In Case of Emergency by Matt Chapman, Hayward, CAIn Case of Emergency is the tale of Joe. A recovering ex smoker who is faced with the addiction that he so badly want's to overcome. He soon finds nothing is really as it seems when his urges come to manifest. (Runtime: 00:07:24)

HM South of Spain by Ms. Glo, Asheville, NC.A melodramatic look back to the 1920s, when laughing at tragedy was acceptable. (Runtime: 00:03:00)

Animation

1st Place Animation: Farren of the Sea, by Heather Hawkins, FSU Film School

Farren, who dreams of the ocean, spends his time building sea creatures out of junk. One day while gathering junk, he finds magic and is lead to a secret submarine and the adventure begins. (Runtime: 07:52)

2nd Place Animation: Stars, by Dawn Mac Allister, Dublin, Ireland. шǒ݈݈Starsш' tells a tragic story of a young woman descent into illness due to a fatal neuron disease. Using animation the film constructs a dual reality between our perception and the womanш's altered perception of reality through her hallucinations. (Runtime: 00:10:27)

3rd Animation: Nostalgia for the Present, by Anya Belkina, Duke University. This black and white short visualizes the urge to unpeel or to crack open the illusory layers of nostalgia in order to reveal a deeper longing for the full apprehension of living.

4th Place Animation: Dear Sweet Emma, by Loraine Cernak, Winston Salem, NC. Unbeknownst to all, Emma has an uncontrollable dark side. (Runtime: 00:05:17)

5th Place Animation: Flyaway by Loraine Cernak, Winston Salem, NCA little wooden plane, despite the price it must pay, does the impossible and joins a world it could only dream of. (Runtime: 00:10:55)

HM Vitruvius Toybox by Dennis Iannuzzi, Philadelphia, PA

Experimental animation that explores the relationship between motion graphic techniques, electronic music and the use of traditional graphic design ideas as a way of visually organizing an animated film. (Runtime: 00:06:03)

Documentary

1st Place Documentary: Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Seaшǒ݈݈ by Christopher Metzler, San Francisco, CA.

Meet the friendly residents on the shores of Californiaш's newest ecological timebomb. Hungarian Revolutionaries, Christian Nudists, and other zany charactors. (Runtime: 01:10:34)

2nd Place Documentary: Secret: The Josephine Baker FBI Files, by Kathy Corley, St. Louis, MO.
Drawn from thousands of pages of FBI files and archival footage, SECRET tells the story of St. Louis born artist Josephine Baker and two men who pursued her: Walter Winchell and J. Edgar Hoover. (Runtime: 00:18:03)

3rd Place Documentary: DEADLY PASSION The Tragedy in Katmai, by David Kaplan, Kodiak, AK.
The Timothy Treadwell Tragedy is an Alaskan film that delivers a powerful message. Alaskan Brown Bears are шǒ݈݈Predictably Unpredictable.ш' . (Runtime: 00:35:17

4th Place Documentary: Of My God, by Demetrius Wren, Wilson Tang, Florida State University.
Synopsis: Chemg is forced to grow up quicker than he wants after witnessing the death of his father. He struggles between the joys of childhood and the responsibility that he now holds in a broken household. Chemg learns the true meaning of love and responsibility.

5th Place Documentary: Gathering Remnants, by Kendall Nelson, Sun Valley, ID.Directed and produced by Kendall Nelson, шǒ݈݈Gathering Remnantsш' might very well be a portrait of the last American cowboysƒш:(50:00)

6th Place Documentary: Keep Drinking, Men! The Story of Beer Drinkers in Space, by Frank Delle, Longwood, FL.Frank Delle has interviewed every person involved with the production of the movie to make Keep Drinking, Men! The Story of Beer Drinkers in Space, an affectionate look back at this quirky, ambitious project. (Run time: 00:57:17)

7th ...MORE THAN 1000 WORDS by Solo Avital, Tel Aviv, IsraelZiv Koren's photographs have become instantly recognizable icons that have helped shape our perception of the conflict in the Middle East. In 'â??Ã?öâ??Ã?â??â??â??àöâ??묨â??àÃ?More Than 1000 Words' director Solo Avital followed Ziv over a two year period, shooting in the heart of riots, terror attack scenes, secret meetings with wanted militants, all the way to Israel's pullout from Gaza. (Runtime: 01:17:48)

HM Promenades by Patricia Ferrando Luquin, Barcelona, Spain

Promenades takes us on a stroll through Singapore. With the help of a radio contest we accompany the inhabitants on their present journey which gradually leads us to their past. (Runtime: 00:21:00)

HM Un azard habanero Voci da un'isola by Francesco Scura, Rome, Italy

Born out of a journey that brought us to discover the new Cuban approaches to art, this documentary explores and unravels Cubaâ??Ã?ö's new artistic languages the wishes and the experience of an island which is contradictory but growing and constantly on the move. (Runtime: 00:49:03)

HM Pupas Garden, Italy

Touching documentary about the filmmakers grandmother in Italy

HM Katrina Diary by Justin Pearce, Gautier, MS

Through the lens of J. Justin Pearce's video equipment, you see yourself through him and his friends as they ride along the coastline of Biloxi making jokes of the approaching Hurricane Katrina, filming historical homes and landmarks and having no idea that their predictions would soon become a reality that would destroy their homes and send them on a journey of relief efforts and spiritual growth. (Runtime: 00:38:00)

HM Harnessing Speed by Todd Grossman, Redondo Beach, CA

Journey across 3 continents with Oscar winning filmmakers and actors as they confront a 200 ton Gimbal, an explosive re creation of the DMZ, and high speed shoots aboard a Nimitz class US Aircraft Carrier to achieve the highly visual summer action film, Stealth. (Runtime: 01:16:00)

Narrative

1st Place Narrative: A Cigar at the Beach, by Stephen Keep Mills, Malibu, CA.

A married man detours the demands of domestic life through fantasy and stumbles upon renewal. (Runtime: 00:15:00)

2nd Place Narrative: Sirah, by Cristine Spindler

Sirah, a young Muslim girl going to school in the US, must choose between the world she wants to be a part of, and the one she grew up in. (17:23)

3rd Place Narrative: Past Imperfect, by Birgit Martina Rudel, Los Angeles, CA.

An old man in Siberia, Anatoly Polyakov faces reality through his memories as he cleans exhibits in a laboratory. (Runtime: 00:09:53)

4th Place Narrative: Ed I Hide, by Pierre Rouger, Malibu, CA.Eddie has had a fight with his girl. He heads to the woods to escape the conflict. But can he get away when the conflict is within? (Runtime: 00:28:30)

5th Making a Living by Mark Mann, New York, NY

A darkly intimate short film about the getting ready rituals of two damaged girls trying to make the best of the abusive patterns that rule their lives, and the guy whoâ??Ã?ö's trying to make sense of them through the lens of his video camera as they all deal with the inevitability of doing what they have to do to survive. (Runtime: 00:25:32)

HM The Final Curtain, by Jakob de Laval, Stockholm, Sweden

The world lays in ruins. There is silence in every corner. One young man remains. He is walking the scored lands, looking for survivors. We follow him one night and take part of his thoughts and his fears.(Runtime: 00:04:40)

HM 51st State, by Vicente Gonzalez, Greensboro, NC

Antonio grew up between two cultures; the Hispanic ethnicity of his parents, and the American culture in which he was raised. When his identity comes in to question, Antonio struggles to reclaim what was lost while also attempting to win over the beautiful and mysterious Paloma. (Runtime: 00:26:37)

Experimental

1st Place Experimental: Rumble, by Devora Rogers, Los Angeles, CA

One moment at a local train crossing could change the way they experience the world forever. (Runtime: 00:07:00)

2nd Place Experimental: Memory Collector, by Soo Jin Hwang
A girl gives away a painful memory only to find that she wants it back as an adult.(8:21)

3rd Place Experimental: Dissolution, by Matt Costanza, Livonia, NY.

Dissolution attempts to dissolve the notions of personal boundaries through elemental transformations. It portrays life and human action as fluid, elegant, and ever changing. (Runtime: 00:05:03)

4th Place Experimental: Wait For Me, by Noel Paul, University of Washington

Seattle, WAA poem, a dance, a speeding motorcycle. Wait For Me is a cinematic haiku whose three movements tell a simple love story. (Runtime: 00:11:50)

5th Place Experimental:Iris, by Ben KimA familyш's love endures life and death (8:21).

HM Experimental: 10 Bulls, Kim Bour, London, England

Kim Bour presents the famous 12th century Zen fable as a modern epic
of mankind's quest to find purpose and understanding. You'll soon find your mind gently unzipped by the groundbreaking fusion of sounds and images.

HM Experimental: Monster House by Kotaro Shinagawa, Daly City, CA
5 roommates are sharing a toilet and a bathtub in the house. One day, one of them thinks that he wants to take a pee.... (Runtime: 00:03:45)

HM Experimental: Sister Rose by Paul Gill, Los Gatos, CAA young nun struggles with a moral dilemma and the consequences of her actions. (Runtime: 00:09:00)

HM Experimental: The Timekeeper by Pat Pecorella, Wilmette, ILBoy meets Girl, but what happens when time runs out? 'The Timekeeper' is a tale of kindness and cruelty, terror and acceptance, love and loss. Noir drama with a Hitchcockian twist. (Runtime: 00:10:12)

The festival will be hosted and shown at the Courtyard Gallery Other venues include the Pack Memorial Library and The Fine Arts Theatre in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina!

The festival is hosted and shown at the Courtyard Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina!

Screenings of previous winners will take place at the Courtyard Gallery and Agency, Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts Street, River Arts District, Asheville, NC

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Our multimedia festival offers submission to the following Divisions:

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We accept media in the Animation/Graphic, Feature, Narrative, Drama/Short, Experimental/Visual, Documentary,Commerial/Promotional, Outdoor and Soundtrack categories.