Student Films in Competition

All of the films below are in competition unless otherwise noted


For Pete’s Sake

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

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

(7 minutes) A young woman races against the clock to rescue her wayward, drug-addicted brother in time to make what could be the most important meeting of her life. Filmed in North Carolina.

Directors/Editors: Peter Donahue, Hilaria Leah, Jacob Robert, Nick Washington Producer: Blue Ridge Motion Pictures Film Institute


Frame Of Reference

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

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

(12 minutes) The story of a lovesick introvert who copes with his most recent break-up by imagining himself in scenes from classic films, including Raging Bull, Casablanca, and Some Like It Hot. A dry, comic crowd-pleaser with great acting.

Director: Michael Gottwald, Paul Tyson Producer: Eliza Ford, Josh Stephens Editor: Michael Gottwald


Metacarpus

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

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

(7 minutes) An experimental documentary that takes a closer look at the human hand. An orthopedic surgeon, sleight-of-hand magician, classical guitarist, henna artist, sign language interpreter, and jazz pianist explore the ways in which their hands make artistic expression and communication possible. Filmed in North Carolina.

Director/Producer/Editor: Nicole Triche


Milky Way

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

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

(7 minutes) Milky Way follows two overweight 11-year-old boys, Oliver and Mikey, as they spend an average afternoon in the pursuit of a sexual education and a not so healthy treat. This film contains adult language and material.

Director/Producer: Charles Bissette Production Company: The Culver Studios


No Place Like This Place

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

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

(19 minutes) A short documentary film which captures the history of a rural community store in Brasstown, N.C., known as Clay’s Corner, featuring the candid and authentic experiences that are part of small town living and everyday life at the store — as well as the main event of the store’s calendar year, which is the “Possum Drop.” Instead of ringing in the New Year with the descent of the New York Apple, the folks at Clay’s Corner (slowly) drop a live possum in a cage and then return it to the wild. Filmed in North Carolina.

Director/Producer/Editor: Michele Allen Production Company: Give It Toady Productions


Spray Can Opus

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

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

(19 minutes) A mysterious painting appears on a wall opposite an apartment building. Upon viewing this clandestine work of “art,” the inhabitants of two adjoining apartments are propelled down a road of growth, pain and enlightenment. Not always a pleasant journey. Filmed in North Carolina.

Directors/Editors: Peter Donahue, Hilaria Leah, Jacob Robert, Nick Washington Producer: Blue Ridge Motion Pictures Film Institute


Spring Constitutional

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

(5 minutes) Has technology become too intrusive into our daily lives? Have we allowed ourselves to be controlled and manipulated by the media? If we knew the truth, would we do anything about it? Would we even care? These questions and more are explored in this story of a short walk spoiled.

Director/Producer/Editor: David Teves


Til Death Do Us Part

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

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

(5 minutes) After getting dumped days before her wedding, Helen puts on her dress and goes to the top of a 15-story building to jump. She throws her ring off the ledge and in a stroke of fate it lands 15 stories below in Gordon’s coffee cup. He rushes up to Helen and tries to get her not to jump because he believes this isn’t a coincidence and is sure Helen is his soul-mate, because today just happens to be the first day he has taken off his wedding ring from his failed marriage three years ago. Fate has other plans for Gordon.

Director: Bryan Nest Producer: Amanda Ellis Editor: Jason Whisman, Marie Lusher Production: Chapman University


Yancy On A Saturday Night

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

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

(7 minutes) Yancy, a lonely young man, is stood up by his date and while playing a game of Battleship by his lonesome, is visited by a hooker named Sierra who has him confused for her client. After the miscommunication is cleared up, and Yancy pays her twenty dollars, Sierra decides to stay and play Battleship with him before her actual appointment. Yancy compares his love life to the pieces on his Battleship board and, after inadvertently insulting Sierra, she compares her life to the lipstick and whipped cream in her purse. Yancy lays his heart out, hoping Sierra will stay a while, but she leaves anyway. Yancy sits alone again, but it turns out that he had more of an impact on Sierra than he initially thought.

Director/Producer: Mike Danner Production: Chapman University

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