2018 FILM GUIDE


NARRATIVE FEATURES

The Astronot

  Director:  Tim Cash   Genre:  Fantasy, Drama, Sci-Fi   Country of Orgin:  Canada   Runtime:  1 hour 12 minutes 15 seconds  Daniel longed to touch the moon; with Sandy’s help, he’d reach the stars. It was 1969 and America was embarking on the biggest adventure known to humankind with its voyage to the moon. Daniel too was pursuing the unknown; leaving the path of isolation he had known for so long to embrace the love of another. The only question was would he be able maintain that trajectory or would he veer off course never to be seen again. That was the challenge for ‘The Astronot’.

Director: Tim Cash

Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Country of Orgin: Canada

Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes 15 seconds

Daniel longed to touch the moon; with Sandy’s help, he’d reach the stars. It was 1969 and America was embarking on the biggest adventure known to humankind with its voyage to the moon. Daniel too was pursuing the unknown; leaving the path of isolation he had known for so long to embrace the love of another. The only question was would he be able maintain that trajectory or would he veer off course never to be seen again. That was the challenge for ‘The Astronot’.

After Hours Trading

  Director:  Fred Johnson   Genre:  Comedy, Drama   Country of Orgin:  United States   Runtime:  1 hour 43 minutes  A shiftless malcontent teams up with a shady Eastern European con artist to make some quick cash, but ends up becoming an unlikely, and reluctant, Robin Hood when he discovers his new partner-in-crime has traveled halfway around the world to free a victim of human trafficking.

Director: Fred Johnson

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes

A shiftless malcontent teams up with a shady Eastern European con artist to make some quick cash, but ends up becoming an unlikely, and reluctant, Robin Hood when he discovers his new partner-in-crime has traveled halfway around the world to free a victim of human trafficking.

Tomorrow

  Director:  Martha Pinson   Genre:  Romantic Drama, Drama   Country of Orgin:  United Kingdom   Runtime:  1 hour 30 minutes  A war veteran struggling to find a reason to live is befriended by a man who lives every day as though it's his last.

Director: Martha Pinson

Genre: Romantic Drama, Drama

Country of Orgin: United Kingdom

Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes

A war veteran struggling to find a reason to live is befriended by a man who lives every day as though it's his last.

Frontaliers Disaster

  Director:  Alberto Meroni   Genre:  Action-Comedy   Country of Orgin:  Switzerland   Runtime:  1 hour 50 minutes  Bussenghi is a cross-border worker who is late to work every day because of Swiss border guard Bernasconi. In a twist of fate, the two nemeses will have to coexist 24 hours a day and, aside from teasing each other about the differences between Italy and Switzerland, they begin to understand and help each other, gradually realising that they need each other to get out of the trouble they ended up in.

Director: Alberto Meroni

Genre: Action-Comedy

Country of Orgin: Switzerland

Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes

Bussenghi is a cross-border worker who is late to work every day because of Swiss border guard Bernasconi. In a twist of fate, the two nemeses will have to coexist 24 hours a day and, aside from teasing each other about the differences between Italy and Switzerland, they begin to understand and help each other, gradually realising that they need each other to get out of the trouble they ended up in.


DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Brooklyn Roses

  Director:  Christine Noschese   Genre:  Documentary   Country of Orgin:  United States   Runtime:  1 hour 25 minutes  In Brooklyn Roses, filmmaker Christine Noschese blends documentary and fiction to re-examine her childhood and her mother’s feminist struggles in the 1950’s and 60’s working class Brooklyn. When her mother dies, Noschese returns to her childhood home to decide what to keep and what to discard. When her mother was still alive, she shot her narrative film in the same house.Sorting through her mother’s belongings, and props left over from the film, she realizes how her perceptions have changed and that the characterization of her mother in the earlier film did not tell the whole story.

Director: Christine Noschese

Genre: Documentary

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes

In Brooklyn Roses, filmmaker Christine Noschese blends documentary and fiction to re-examine her childhood and her mother’s feminist struggles in the 1950’s and 60’s working class Brooklyn. When her mother dies, Noschese returns to her childhood home to decide what to keep and what to discard. When her mother was still alive, she shot her narrative film in the same house.Sorting through her mother’s belongings, and props left over from the film, she realizes how her perceptions have changed and that the characterization of her mother in the earlier film did not tell the whole story.

The AT Experience

  Director:  Andrew Forestell   Genre:  Documentary   Country of Orgin:  United States   Runtime:  1 hour 34 minutes 47 seconds  The AT Experience is a documentary that follows Andrew "Reptar" Forestell on a 2,189.2 mile unsupported journey on the Appalachian Trail. Through interviews with fellow hikers, park rangers, trail maintainers, and many more. The AT Experience presents countless humanizing stories that will connect with audiences about comradery, overcoming obstacles, and the pursuit of adventure.

Director: Andrew Forestell

Genre: Documentary

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes 47 seconds

The AT Experience is a documentary that follows Andrew "Reptar" Forestell on a 2,189.2 mile unsupported journey on the Appalachian Trail. Through interviews with fellow hikers, park rangers, trail maintainers, and many more. The AT Experience presents countless humanizing stories that will connect with audiences about comradery, overcoming obstacles, and the pursuit of adventure.

From Seed to Seed

  Director:  Katharina Stieffenhofer   Genre:  Documentary   Country of Orgin:  Canada   Runtime:  1 hour 26 minutes 38 seconds  When Terry and Monique left the opera to pursue their true passion – ecological farming – their story of community and resilience took center stage. We follow their young family and a diverse group of farmers and scientists as they blend age old traditions with cutting edge science to develop improved methods for growing food ecologically and in a changing climate. A hopeful story and Canadian perspective on a global social movement that regenerates the land, farming and communities to grow a healthier and truly sustainable future for all of us.

Director: Katharina Stieffenhofer

Genre: Documentary

Country of Orgin: Canada

Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes 38 seconds

When Terry and Monique left the opera to pursue their true passion – ecological farming – their story of community and resilience took center stage. We follow their young family and a diverse group of farmers and scientists as they blend age old traditions with cutting edge science to develop improved methods for growing food ecologically and in a changing climate. A hopeful story and Canadian perspective on a global social movement that regenerates the land, farming and communities to grow a healthier and truly sustainable future for all of us.


NARRATIVE SHORTS

Weeds

Jumpin’ Jack

  Director:  Kevin Hudson   Genre : Animation   Runtime : 2 minutes 40 seconds  "Weeds" tells the story of a dandelion, rooted on the wrong side of the driveway in a barren yard surrounded by dry dirt and dead grass. Just across the concrete lies another yard, where the sprinklers spray water endlessly, and the greener grass holds the promise of a better life. While watching helplessly as its fellow weeds wither away and die, the dandelion faces a decision: take action or suffer the same fate.

Director: Kevin Hudson

Genre: Animation

Runtime: 2 minutes 40 seconds

"Weeds" tells the story of a dandelion, rooted on the wrong side of the driveway in a barren yard surrounded by dry dirt and dead grass. Just across the concrete lies another yard, where the sprinklers spray water endlessly, and the greener grass holds the promise of a better life. While watching helplessly as its fellow weeds wither away and die, the dandelion faces a decision: take action or suffer the same fate.

Writer’s Block

  Director:  Andy Whitlatch, Jamie Watkins   Genre : Thriller, Horror   Runtime : 4 minutes 28 seconds  A writer suffering from writer's block travels to a cabin in the woods to clear her head. Chaos ensues when her things start to go missing.

Director: Andy Whitlatch, Jamie Watkins

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Runtime: 4 minutes 28 seconds

A writer suffering from writer's block travels to a cabin in the woods to clear her head. Chaos ensues when her things start to go missing.

A Drawing

  Director:  Brad Condie   Genre : Animation   Runtime : 5 minutes 30 seconds  A young boy misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying Mother.Through a deep desire he wills himself to try to see her again.

Director: Brad Condie

Genre: Animation

Runtime: 5 minutes 30 seconds

A young boy misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying Mother.Through a deep desire he wills himself to try to see her again.

Dirty Old Man

  Director:  Sam Avery   Genre : Comedy   Runtime : 10 minutes 44 seconds  Dirty Old Man is a short film based on the comedy of the late-great Rodney Dangerfield and tells the story of an older man who continues to make inappropriate jokes to pretty women at the gym after receiving his final warning from the manager.

Director: Sam Avery

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 10 minutes 44 seconds

Dirty Old Man is a short film based on the comedy of the late-great Rodney Dangerfield and tells the story of an older man who continues to make inappropriate jokes to pretty women at the gym after receiving his final warning from the manager.

The Replacement

  Director:  Sean Miller   Genre : Sci-Fi, Thriller   Runtime : 15 minutes  On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President. He goes on a bender to seek justice, encountering new forms of prejudice, dismissal, and classism. In a society where the morality around cloning is dividing the masses, physically looking like the newly elected President has its own dangers…

Director: Sean Miller

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 15 minutes

On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President. He goes on a bender to seek justice, encountering new forms of prejudice, dismissal, and classism. In a society where the morality around cloning is dividing the masses, physically looking like the newly elected President has its own dangers…

  Writer/Director:  Grant Whitsitt   Genre : Comedy, Family, Animation   Runtime : 3 minutes 23 seconds  A short kid in a tall world who finds a way of measuring up on his own.

Writer/Director: Grant Whitsitt

Genre: Comedy, Family, Animation

Runtime: 3 minutes 23 seconds

A short kid in a tall world who finds a way of measuring up on his own.

Three Courses

  Director/Writer/Actor:  Noah Pitifer   Genre : Drama, Thriller   Runtime : 18 minutes 55 seconds  A server with only one guest reservation for the evening struggles with a three course meal.

Director/Writer/Actor: Noah Pitifer

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Runtime: 18 minutes 55 seconds

A server with only one guest reservation for the evening struggles with a three course meal.

Dear Eloise

  Director:  Bryan E. Murphy   Genre : Period, Dramedy   Runtime : 5 minutes  Set in the domestic tranquility of the late 60s, a dutiful housewife, despite sage advice, comes to realize that sometimes perfection just isn't enough.

Director: Bryan E. Murphy

Genre: Period, Dramedy

Runtime: 5 minutes

Set in the domestic tranquility of the late 60s, a dutiful housewife, despite sage advice, comes to realize that sometimes perfection just isn't enough.

The Secret Nobody Knows

  Director:  Nick Ronan   Genre : Drama, Romance   Runtime : 8 minutes 3 seconds  Inspired by a poem by e.e. cummings, a War Romance set in 1952 during the Korean War. The story is about a couples last few hours together before he departs overseas. When Kate gives Tom a message hidden within a poem, we glimpse a moment in their uncertain future.

Director: Nick Ronan

Genre: Drama, Romance

Runtime: 8 minutes 3 seconds

Inspired by a poem by e.e. cummings, a War Romance set in 1952 during the Korean War. The story is about a couples last few hours together before he departs overseas. When Kate gives Tom a message hidden within a poem, we glimpse a moment in their uncertain future.

Corpse Pose

  Director:  Sarah Misch   Genre : Horror, Thriller, Psychological Thriller   Runtime : 14 minutes 1 second  Avril moves into a new apartment, hoping to start over after a traumatic event. But, can she really escape her past?

Director: Sarah Misch

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Runtime: 14 minutes 1 second

Avril moves into a new apartment, hoping to start over after a traumatic event. But, can she really escape her past?


Red River Valley

  Director/Producer:  Joshua Meyerson   Writer/Producer:  Ryan Brandt   Genre : Western   Runtime : 11 minutes 37 seconds  The story depicts two lovers who follow through with their escape plans by outwitting the treacherous roving outlaws. Only by fleeing from their seedy and destructive world can they find a better life together. Whilst in the throes of their getaway a sacrifice must happen for one of the two lovers to succeed.

Director/Producer: Joshua Meyerson

Writer/Producer: Ryan Brandt

Genre: Western

Runtime: 11 minutes 37 seconds

The story depicts two lovers who follow through with their escape plans by outwitting the treacherous roving outlaws. Only by fleeing from their seedy and destructive world can they find a better life together. Whilst in the throes of their getaway a sacrifice must happen for one of the two lovers to succeed.


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Our Two Dads

  Director/Producer:  Steve Gordon   Genre : Documentary Short   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 19 minutes 13 seconds  Twenty-five years ago, our father lost all his memory and became a “new” dad. This story chronicles the journey of Dad and our family, as we reconciled a loss and celebrate a life.

Director/Producer: Steve Gordon

Genre: Documentary Short

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 19 minutes 13 seconds

Twenty-five years ago, our father lost all his memory and became a “new” dad. This story chronicles the journey of Dad and our family, as we reconciled a loss and celebrate a life.

Pig

  Director/Producer:  Holly McMahon   Genre : Documentary Short   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 21 minutes 10 seconds  A short look into the dangers of misinformation and the love we feel for this precious animal.

Director/Producer: Holly McMahon

Genre: Documentary Short

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 21 minutes 10 seconds

A short look into the dangers of misinformation and the love we feel for this precious animal.

Watkins Glen Racing History

  Director/Producer:  Mike Martinez   Genre : Documentary Short   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 21 minutes 51 seconds  The Little Speed Shop presents The History of Racing at Watkins Glen International. Kevin VanValkenburgh, Peter Argetsinger and Michael Printup discuss the history of Watkins Glen International Racetrack evolution from the original road course to its current form.

Director/Producer: Mike Martinez

Genre: Documentary Short

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 21 minutes 51 seconds

The Little Speed Shop presents The History of Racing at Watkins Glen International. Kevin VanValkenburgh, Peter Argetsinger and Michael Printup discuss the history of Watkins Glen International Racetrack evolution from the original road course to its current form.

Running

  Director:  Lorena Marques   Genre : Documentary Short   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 24 minutes  Lake Placid hosts thousands of IRONMAN competitors annually. Behind each athlete is a story. This film unfolds the story of one woman.

Director: Lorena Marques

Genre: Documentary Short

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 24 minutes

Lake Placid hosts thousands of IRONMAN competitors annually. Behind each athlete is a story. This film unfolds the story of one woman.

Rustbelt Recovery

  Director/Producer:  Dana Wright   Genre : Documentary Short   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 22 minutes 11 seconds  A short documentary that takes a look at what is happening in the small city of Troy, NY, and how it is trying to revitalize itself.

Director/Producer: Dana Wright

Genre: Documentary Short

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 22 minutes 11 seconds

A short documentary that takes a look at what is happening in the small city of Troy, NY, and how it is trying to revitalize itself.


STUDENT DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

T(HE)Y

Facebeater

  Director/Producer:  Ali Walker   School:  Ithaca College   Genre : Documentary Student Short   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 7 minutes 53 seconds  Facebeater is a short documentary that follows behind the scenes of what it is really like to be a drag queen. This film aims to educate and show what people don’t normally see, such as the process of getting ready, and the personal life of the performer.

Director/Producer: Ali Walker

School: Ithaca College

Genre: Documentary Student Short

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 7 minutes 53 seconds

Facebeater is a short documentary that follows behind the scenes of what it is really like to be a drag queen. This film aims to educate and show what people don’t normally see, such as the process of getting ready, and the personal life of the performer.

My Neighborhood

  Directors:  Annette Daniels-Taylor   School:  University of Buffalo   Genre : Documentary, Experimental, Short   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 9 minutes 58 seconds  A experimental-poetic documentary about the Leroy-Fillmore district of Buffalo, New York from an artist-filmmaker who lives their.

Directors: Annette Daniels-Taylor

School: University of Buffalo

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Short

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 9 minutes 58 seconds

A experimental-poetic documentary about the Leroy-Fillmore district of Buffalo, New York from an artist-filmmaker who lives their.

  Directors:  Caroline Callender and Silver Liftin   School:  Brearley School (New York, NY)   Genre : Documentary Student Short   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 11 minutes 4 seconds  T(HE)Y was created with the idea of identity in mind. What we’ve each been through and how we are treated by others and society shapes us in very distinct ways. As a result, the world, especially New York, is filled with a diverse range of people with complex and different identities. Each day, different people experience and view the world through entirely different lenses, based on those identities. Often, we forget that this is the case.

Directors: Caroline Callender and Silver Liftin

School: Brearley School (New York, NY)

Genre: Documentary Student Short

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 11 minutes 4 seconds

T(HE)Y was created with the idea of identity in mind. What we’ve each been through and how we are treated by others and society shapes us in very distinct ways. As a result, the world, especially New York, is filled with a diverse range of people with complex and different identities. Each day, different people experience and view the world through entirely different lenses, based on those identities. Often, we forget that this is the case.


STUDENT NARRATIVE SHORT

Grab Him By The-

The Evolution of a Painting

  Writer and Director:  Juliette Zygarowicz   School:  Ithaca College   Genre : Drama   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 4 minutes 43 seconds  Andrew must work to complete a painting project on time, but can he accomplish this task without adhering to or giving into the distractions and emotions popping up around him?

Writer and Director: Juliette Zygarowicz

School: Ithaca College

Genre: Drama

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 4 minutes 43 seconds

Andrew must work to complete a painting project on time, but can he accomplish this task without adhering to or giving into the distractions and emotions popping up around him?

Gnome Away From Home

  Director:  Logan Regnier   School:  Syracuse University   Genre : Fantasy, Comedy   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 9 minutes 39 seconds  A man leaves home to pursue his interest in gnomes.

Director: Logan Regnier

School: Syracuse University

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 9 minutes 39 seconds

A man leaves home to pursue his interest in gnomes.

Juneau

Director: Students of New

School: New Roots Charter School (Ithaca, NY)

Genre: Experimental, Drama

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 4 minutes 30 seconds

This an experimental drama .It is the metaphoric love story of two souls in one body- a gender commentary. It was completely created by high school students.

  Writer and Director:  Lane Elizabeth McKenna   School:  Interlochen Arts Academy (Interlochen, MI)   Genre : Satire, Comedy, Political   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 7 minutes 53 seconds  This is a satire set in a fictional society in which women are social and sexual aggressors and men are subordinate. Women have the power to do as they please and men are expected to take it and like it. The protagonist is 17 year old girl, Nina. The film follows her as she gets advice from her parents and friends on how to court a young man; the advice being, grab him by the crotch.

Writer and Director: Lane Elizabeth McKenna

School: Interlochen Arts Academy (Interlochen, MI)

Genre: Satire, Comedy, Political

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 7 minutes 53 seconds

This is a satire set in a fictional society in which women are social and sexual aggressors and men are subordinate. Women have the power to do as they please and men are expected to take it and like it. The protagonist is 17 year old girl, Nina. The film follows her as she gets advice from her parents and friends on how to court a young man; the advice being, grab him by the crotch.

Para Mi Madre

  Director:  Sam Hayden   School:  Ithaca College   Genre : Drama, Thriller   Country of Orgin : United States   Runtime : 13 minutes 9 seconds  This film centers around the relationship of a Mexican immigrant named Teresa and her son Miguel in a near-future world that imagines an extremist right wing takeover of the government..

Director: Sam Hayden

School: Ithaca College

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Country of Orgin: United States

Runtime: 13 minutes 9 seconds

This film centers around the relationship of a Mexican immigrant named Teresa and her son Miguel in a near-future world that imagines an extremist right wing takeover of the government..