Shorts

All of the films below are in competition unless otherwise noted


After The Storm

Saturday, 2:15 – 4 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

Sunday, 2:15 – 4 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
World Premiere

(4 minutes) In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, this film is intended to challenge American viewers to remember who we are and what we cherish at the deepest levels; to consider the bigger issues for ourselves; to participate as citizens in constructive dialogue and change; and to take inspired action. Filmed in North Carolina.

Director/Producer: Linda McLean Editor: David Bourne Production Company: Little Pearls


Chain Of Fools

Friday, 10 p.m. – midnight
Diana Wortham Theatre

Saturday, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
World Premiere

(8:21 minutes) Alex is just a hardworking college student trying to submit his thesis before 5 p.m., but an irrational universe — in particular, an ominous chain letter — seems to be conspiring against him. Sure, it’s Halloween, but those things don’t really work … do they?

Director: Stephen Roberts Producer: John D’Arco Editor: Matthew Ireland Beans Production Company: Florida State University


Chimes

Saturday, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library
World Premiere

(7 minutes) Freedom is in forgiving. Filmed in North Carolina. This film contains adult language and/or material.

Director/Producer/Editor: Mark Fields


A Cigar At The Beach

Someday, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
North Carolina Premiere

(15 minutes) A man withdraws to an empty beach to smoke a cigar and fantasize. An approaching storm out across the water mirrors the storm inside him as his fantasies propel him to the very edge of himself and to a surprise yearning greater than flesh or adventure.

Director: Stephen Keep Mills Producer: Daniel Dusiecki Editor: Tamera Martin Production Company: Triskelion Entertainment


Dumpster

Saturday, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library
North Carolina Premiere

(60 minutes) Dumpster tells the story of Jim, a janitor at an elite university, who discovers Francis, a wealthy frat boy, hiding in his dumpster. Jim’s struggling to take on responsibilities at home and Francis is struggling to overcome his roommate’s suicide and getting “dumped” by his girlfriend. Their meetings at the dumpster allow them to shed their labels, find out how the other half lives, and bring them together as they attempt to find themselves. And if that doesn’t quite happen, at least they find some good stuff in the dumpster.

Director: John Rice Producer: Jim Daniels Editor: Tom Dubensky


Ed Meets His Maker

Friday, 6:15 – 8 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

Saturday, 3 – 5 p.m.
Diana Wortham Theatre

Saturday, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
World Premiere

(14 minutes) It’s Spring, 1959 and a year has passed since 9-year-old Albert’s father disappeared in an avalanche. Albert, his mother, and his tortoise “Ed” have moved from Canada to live with Albert’s grandfather in northern California, yet Albert remains an outsider and when Ed dies suddenly, Albert loses his only friend. Determined that Ed have the “good send-off” that his father never got, Albert induces Kevin, the neighborhood big shot, to help him conduct the funeral by promising Kevin a non-existent Willie Mays baseball card.

Director/Producer: Laurence Sarezky Editor: Keith Chirgwin, Ken Eluto Production Company: When We Were Nine Productions


Escape

Saturday, noon – 1:45 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

Sunday, noon – 1:45 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
North Carolina Premiere

(18 mins) Escape follows the life of British film star Aaron Price as he comments on his constant need to escape from all situations. From his love life to his professional endeavors, “escaping” has created a vicious cycle that he notices for the first time.

Director: Josh C. Waller Producer: Josh C. Waller, Tracey Needham, Matt Warren Editor: Corey Yaktus Production Company: The Arsenal Film Co.


The Frank Anderson

Friday, 6:15 – 8 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Library

Saturday, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
World Premiere

(13 minutes) Frank Anderson has man-boobs, but insurance agent John Simon continues to deny Frank his much needed breast reduction procedure. When super-hot Bobbie Lynn takes pity on Frank, John quickly agrees to an exam but Bobbie Lynn convinces Frank that his man-boobs are awesome! Some material may not be suitable for children.

Director: Dave Perkal Producer: Orit Schwartz Editor: Timothy Ryder Production Company: Ahiatus Productions


Glacier Bay

Saturday, noon – 1:45 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

Sunday, noon – 1:45 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
North Carolina Premiere

(28 minutes) A humorous and tender love story that gives us a peek into the world of Connie and Artie as they navigate through a family gathering with all its trappings. One moment of realization changes everything for them — or does it? This film contains adult language and material.

Director: Douglas Moser Producer: Colleen Murphy, James Noble Production Company: Open The Gate Pictures


Gone

Friday, 5 – 7 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – lower

Friday, 6:15 – 8 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

Saturday, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
World Premiere

(3 minutes) Bill Madden brings the worlds of film and music together with a metaphorical environmental warning alert. This compelling video raises questions, fusing art, social commentary and music to spark debate on what it means to be alive and grapple with the consequences of environmental change.

Director: Andrew Watson Producer: Bill Madden, Diana Bald Production Company: MADMUSE


A Grocery Story

Saturday, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
North Carolina Premiere

(17 minutes) Leonard has always believed that with the right information and a keen strategy, all things are possible. His theories are put to the test when he invades a local supermarket with plans to romance the woman of his dreams.

Director: John D’Arco Producer/Editor: Stephen Roberts Production Company: Florida State University


Jack

Saturday, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library
World Premiere

(10 minutes) A famous actor tries to escape his fame, only to end up using it to become a successful serial killer. This film contains adult language and material.

Director: Matt Borlenghi Producer: Christopher Duddy, Glenn Garland Editor: Keith Megna Production Company: Black Hat Productions


Making Do

Friday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Diana Wortham Theatre

Saturday, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
World Premiere

(4 minutes) When a bored 8-year-old can’t get her mother’s attention, she changes her focus.

Director: Mary Tucker Producer: Kirt Kiester Editor: Joe Ashe


Search

Friday, 6:15 – 8 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

Saturday, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
World Premiere

(22 minutes) Set during the close of winter in the late 1980s, a lonely housekeeper becomes mysteriously drawn to the plight of a missing autistic boy — and must face the fear that haunts us all.

Director: Brad Jayne Producer: Ben Hammock, Brad Jayne, Lee Dasheill Editor: Brad Jayne Production Company: Big Wheel Films


The Showdown

Friday, 6:15 – 8 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

Saturday, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Diana Wortham Theatre

Saturday, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
North Carolina Premiere

(17 minutes) A short action/drama film about the confrontation between a pitcher and batter in the bottom of the ninth inning of a one-run baseball game, juxtaposed against a deadly duel between two gunfighters in the Old West.

Director: Antony Sestito, Fulvio Sestito Producer: Antony Sestito, Fulvio Sestito, John Mazzarella, Pino Sestito, Troy Combs Editor: Antony Sestito, Fulvio Sestito Production Company: Experimental, Inc.


Super-Anon

Saturday, 2:15 – 4 p.m.
Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

Sunday, noon – 1:45 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
North Carolina Premiere

(10 minutes) There’s a group of people overlooked by the media who have an amazing story to tell. Downtrodden and ignored, they wrestle with living in the shadow of a greater sibling, fear of losing a loved one, keeping a deep secret and general angst. These are the members of Super-Anon, the support group for relatives of superheroes.

Director: Stephen Plitt Producer: Deb Sears Editor: Matthew Erickson, Stephen Plitt Production Company: Montage Postproduction


Time Of My Life

Saturday, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
North Carolina Premiere

(7 minutes) An ordinary man works an ordinary job as part of an ordinary life. He questions whether his can even be called a life. The only break in his bleak existence comes in the form of the 4-and-a-half minute daily walk-through by the woman of his dreams (who barely gives him the time a day). Life finally forces him to do something out of the ordinary.

Director/Producer: Shane Peters, Tom Chalmers Editor: Shane Peters Production Company: Never Enough Films


Untouched

Saturday, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
North Carolina Premiere

(17 minutes) An affluent attorney becomes haunted by a deep-rooted choice. He is confronted with buried emotions and old feelings when a criminal case brings his current world together with his past.

Director: Raphael Vieira Producer: Joseph Lane, Jeff Schyberg, Maria Zilda Bethlam, Mindy Rose Editor: Czharcus Jones


The Writer’s Pub

Saturday, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre – upper
North Carolina Premiere

(10 mins) An English playwright spent his entire life trying to write a hit play to make himself immortal. Instead, he died on the stool of his local pub after drawing an unmistakable marking on his last five pound note. Years later, when the bill reappears in the hands of a patron, the locals realize the curse of the bill and the playwright have returned. How far will they go to rid themselves of the curse of The Writer’s Pub? Filmed in North Carolina.

Director: David Duan, Jr. Producer: Heath Franklin Production Company:Galvanized Films

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