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Check out a few short films from past festivals. At the annual fest, we screen a little bit of everything so that is what you'll see here -- animation, comedy, action, drama, documentary and more.
Curfew is a 2012 American short film directed by Shawn Christensen. The film won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards. The short is the basis for a feature film which premiered at SXSW 2014 titled Before I Disappear. Facebook.com/CurfewFilm Twitter.com/CurfewFilm AWARDS: • Audience Award (International) • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival • Best Short Film • Stockholm International Film Festival • Best Narrative Short Film • Nashville Film Festival • Best Live Action Short Film • Cleveland International Film Festival • Best Short Narrative • Woodstock Film Festival • Best Actor • • Audience Award (International) • Brussels Short Film Festival • Grand Jury Prize / Best Film • • Audience Award • Ozu International Film Festival • Best Young Actress • • Audience Award • Sapporo Short Film Festival • Best International Short Film • Granada International Film Festival • Grand Jury Prize / Best Film • • Best Director • • Best Actor • Seattle Shorts Film Festival • Audience Award (International) • Short Shorts Film Festival • Best Narrative Short Film • Tacoma Film Festival • Best Actor • • Silver Medal • • Audience Award • 24fps Int'l Short Film Festival • Audience Award • 15 Short Film Festival • Youth Jury Award / Best Film • Concorto Film Festival • Best International Short Film • La Boca Del Lobo Int'l Film Festival • Grand Jury Prize (International) • • Youth Jury Award (International) • • Best Screenplay • • Audience Award • Soria International Short Film Festival • Can-Am People's Choice Award • Windsor International Film Festival • Christopher Reeve Audience Award • Williamstown Film Festival • Creativity Prize • Saguenay International Short Film Festival • Best Short Film • Abitibi-Temiscamingue Int'l Film Festival • Best Short Screenplay • Audience Award • Young Cinephiles Award • Jean Prevost High School Award Du Grain a Demoudre Film Festival • Audience Award (International) Sequence Short Film Festival • Narrative Short (Second Prize) • Athens Int'l Film and Video Festival • Special Jury Commendation • Port Townsend Film Festival • 2013 Academy Award • Oscar - Best Live Action Short Film • Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival • Official Selection New York Film Festival • Official Selection BFI London Film Festival • Official Selection Krakow Film festival • Official Selection • Flickerfest • Official Selection Moscow International Film Festival • Official Selection LA Shorts Fest • Official Selection Florida Film Festival • Official Selection USA Film Festival
The Driver Is Red
ABOUT THE FILM: https://www.thedriverisred.com/artist-statement Closed captions (English) and Spanish subtitles are available (click the cc in the bottom right corner). Contact randall at thedriverisred.com if you have any questions. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/us/holocaust-education.html
Navy Street Productions
Man in the Can (Short Documentary)
MAN IN THE CAN is a short documentary about a minor league rodeo clown with big dreams to make it to the major leagues before he gets taken out by a bull. Rodeo clowning isn't just Ronald's job, it's his calling. The film not only provides an inside look at the tight knit rodeo community in small-town America, but also a universal story about following your dream, second chances, and the sacrifices that come along with pursuing your passion. Winner of the Audience Award at Dances With Films 2015, Best Texas Film at Hill Country Film Festival, and Best Documentary at Snake Alley Festival of Film. Man in the Can was also invited to screen at the Rodeo Hall of Fame, NFR in Las Vegas, and the Bullock State History Museum in Austin. Music - "On Brevity" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/song/OnBrevity "Memorized" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/song/Memorized "I'll Be Right Behind You, Josephine" by Josh Woodward. Free download https://www.joshwoodward.com/song/illberightbehindyoujosephine "Parasite" by Josh Woodward. Free download https://www.joshwoodward.com/song/parasite
The Man Who Never Cried
Ralph Winston has never cried; not when he was a baby, not when his heart was crushed by his high school sweetheart, not even when he first saw Steven Spielberg's E.T. So when his father dies, Ralph - age 32 - decides to embark upon a true emotional journey with hopes to shed his first tear before the funeral - and before it's not too late. Winner of the 2010 Doorpost Film Project $100,000 grand prize and Audience Choice Award http://www.ralphsmyth.com Writer/Director: Bradley Jackson Producers: Andrew Lee, Russell Wayne Groves Cinematography: Ricardo Diaz Editor: David James Ward Music: Halli Cauthery Cast: Ralph Winston - Keir O'Donnell Ginny - Jess Weixler Janie - Madison Burge Tad - David Ramirez Camera: RED Mysterium X Lenses: Zeiss superspeed lenses. Shot around a T2-2.8. Behind the Scenes footage: vimeo.com/themanwhonevercried/videos
FAMILY FRIENDLY Set in a world where wishes are granted by mythical beings that live under fountains, an apathetic wish granter is forced to go above ground to grant a wish of love. A Film by Echo Wu: www.echowu.com Kal Athannassov: www.kalathannassov.com John Mcdonald: www.artofjohnmcdonald.com Original Score: Corey Wallace Sound Design: Blake Johnson Voice Talent: Eric Jimenez, Blake Johnson, Mariah Gonzales Produced Ringling College of Art and Design @2016 Echo Wu, Kal Athannassov, John Mcdonald www.facebook.com/thewishgranter
'92 SKYBOX ALONZO MOURNING ROOKIE CARD
After their dad dies, two estranged brothers re-unite and things quickly pick up exactly where they left off years ago. Catch the feature length extension of this short, AWFUL NICE, in theaters March 7th, or watch it RIGHT NOW on iTunes, Amazon, or Netflix. http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70272888 Directed by Todd Sklar. Written by Todd Sklar & Alex Rennie. Executive Produced by Joe & Jason Krigsfeld. Produced by Steve Japan, Maury Steinman, Todd Sklar, Brock Williams, & Mike Forstien. Shot by Adam Ginsberg. Edited by Dean Peterson & Gerald D. Rossini.
Grandma's Not A Toaster!
A short film directed by Andrew Napier & written by & starring Academy Award®-Winner Shawn Christensen. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/61916496 Synopsis: A whiskey-guzzling-mother-to-be, Susannah, tries to persuade her neurotic brother Arnie into helping her steal their ailing Grandmother’s fortune. But things get complicated when their degenerate younger brother, Eddie, shows up with intentions of his own. Unfortunately for all of them, Grandma isn’t goin’ down without a fight. From the filmmaking team that made the Oscar Winning short film 'Curfew', comes 'Grandma's Not A Toaster!" (Tribeca Film Festival 2013). Like the film at: www.facebook.com/GrandmasNotAToaster & follow the filmmaker at: www.twitter.com/AndrewNapier & please check out their next film, a feature documentary called "Mad As Hell", about Cenk Uygur & The Young Turks at: www.MadAsHellFilm.com
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED:
Family friendly films are noted below; otherwise, viewer discretion advised for language, adult themes and/or violence.
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