FRIDAY November 2 – FREE pre-event networking party
Food available for purchase from the Bop Stop
Entertainment by Brent Kirby at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM
8:30 PM Shorts Block
In this adult Coming-Of-Age narrative, an African American male struggles to admit his depression to his younger brother who idolizes him.
|Repercussion||Negin Homayounpour/ Iran|
A family is watching a war movie suddenly , they experience the same events.
|A Feeling for Leaving||Dan Boord/Luis Valdovino/USA|
Our world from a rearview mirror: visible, mobile, vanishing.
|Unknown Contact||Silk Bistini/France|
Sandra returns to her home in a quiet little suburb. While nothing else works at home, Sandra sees the disturbing silhouette of a man watching his house from the street.
SATURDAY, November 3
10:00 AM Doors
Tickets available on Eventbrite.com Full-day pass: $25; individual program tickets: $10
Food available for purchase from The Bop Stop
10:30 AM Program 1
|Staring at the Sun||Harry Greenberger/USA|
Two teenage Hasidic girls run away from their community and travel across America in search of the freedom they assume must be out there somewhere.
15 minute Intermission
Love triangles are dangerous. They typically end in pain … or conquest.
Huckleberry 18, transgender, comes from a poor community in the Rust Belt. A region much maligned and challenging, but often misunderstood … Like himself.
Includes Q&A with Harry Greenberger and Roger Hill.
2:30 PM Program 2
The World is Mine preceded by Only A Movie!
|Only a Movie!||Teddy Cecil/USA|
Guy realizes that life is a terrible movie and searches for a way to rewrite his own ending.
|The World is Mine||Anne Oren/Germany|
In cosplay of the Japanese cyber diva Hatsune Miku, the director moves to Tokyo, seeking an identity in the world of Miku fanatics, where she is drawn into a love affair with one of the fans. Miku is a Vocaloid, a vocal synthesizer software personified by a cute animated character. Her entire persona: lyrics, music and animation – is fan created, and that’s her charm. She even performs sold out concerts as a hologram. By transforming herself into a Miku character through cosplay, Oren enters a world of real hardcore fans where fantasy is more real than reality and the differentiation between the two becomes obsolete.
4:30 PM Program 3
Anne & Andy preceded by Fluent, followed by Q&A
On a midnight walk through Amsterdam, a sober bartender confronts his past when an old flame comes to visit.
|Anne & Andy||Andrew Palmer/USA|
A downward spiral, punk rock love story loosely inspired by Johnny Gruelle’s children’s book characters, Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy.
7:00 PM Program 4
Ohio Shorts followed by Q&A
|The Balking Dead||John Maslowski/USA|
Two animated zombies discuss “The Walking Dead”, Norman Reedus and a trip to Starbucks.
|5 Days||Stacey Malone/USA|
“5 Days” is a dramatic musical short film about “Jane” who is a strong independent single woman secure in her life who’s life get flip around when she gets an Unexpected Texted from “Him” about a date on Friday. She reluctantly agrees and we follow Jane’s 5 Day Journey to get ready for “Him”
|The Chair||Zebulon Griffin/USA|
A short comedy about an inattentive boyfriend who forms an unhealthy obsession over an antique chair.
|Sometimes at Night||Jeff Ding/USA|
Years after their relationship ended, Jake and Laura unexpectedly run into each other in Cleveland. Both new to the city, they spend the evening wandering through it and reconnecting.
|Blind To It||Scott Brosius/USA|
A family confronts a loved one with an addiction and implores him to see that he is destroying them along with himself.
|Caught Up||Carl Schlacht/USA|
The only way out is to get in deeper.
9:00 Program 5
Crown & Anchor preceded by Miscreant followed by Q&A
Anderson McCarthy, a young law-school graduate, walks two small town detectives through his life threatening turn of events while visiting his Uncle Billy for the very first time.
|Crown and Anchor||Andrew Rowe/Matt Wells/Michael Rowe/ Canada|