Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE)
July 17 – 25, 2013
Official Selections

7:00 a.m. (7π.μ.)                                 (11m, Athens, Greece)                                                        

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    12:00 Noon Film Block

A new day begins for the people of a big city when the sun rises at 7a.m. For some of them, waking up is difficult…but for others, just impossible! Director/Producer/Writer: Dimitris Tranos. Short Film. Foreign Film. World Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

Act 1 Scene 1 (Scenen)                                 (13m, Stockholm, Sweden)                                     

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  5:00pm Film Block

A director and playwright spend a summer out in the countryside with his girlfriend and his brother: both actors. He tries to write a play for them to star in, but he becomes more and more jealous as he imagines witnessing them together. When they try to rehearse what he has written his demons finally take over. Director/Producer/Writer: Hans Montelius. Producer: Teno Cabrera Rodríguez. Foreign Film. Short Film. New York Premiere. (Sexual Situations.) (Subtitled.)

 

Alternate Sides                                             (11m, New York, NY)                                               

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   4:15pm Film Block

This lively short follows six characters as they deal with the drama and comedy in the frustration of finding a great parking spot, and the injustice of having to move: as required for alternate side street parking in Manhattan’s East Village. Actors: Gerry Bamman. Director/Producer/Writer: Olenka Denysenko. Producer/Writer: Jessica Pohly. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

 

AMOK                                                (14m, Königs Wusterhausen, Germany)              

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                      12:00pm Noon Film Block

After the shooting rampage of one of his students, the schoolteacher Thomas Seifert has withdrawn from active life. He is traumatized by the massacre and tormented by his feelings of guilt. Will the argument with the mother of one victim change the situation? Director: Käthe Niemeyer. Producer/Writer: Petra Mirus. Short Film. Foreign Film. World Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

April’s Fool                                        (21m, New York, NY)                                                           

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  2:30pm Film Block

At her sister’s suggestion, April begins to pursue the truth about her boyfriend’s sexuality. Trying to prove he’s straight, she begins to doubt it more and more herself. He seems to fit into many of the stereotypes, and their sex life seems permanently stalled. When she confronts him directly, he denies it. But she catches him kissing her new cute male math tutor. After their breakup, she pursues a relationship with the tutor, who admits to being into her as well. Director/Writer: Anthony Fazio. Producers: Lauren Versel, Stephanie Pon. Writer: Bettina Bresnan. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

At the Corner of 3rd and 3rd                         (21m, Brooklyn, NY)                                   

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  12:00 Noon Film Block

This project is the first to present a comprehensive look at the mysterious New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building. A landmark located in Gowanus, Brooklyn that has been largely abandoned since the 1960s, is just a few feet away from a soon-to-be-constructed Whole Foods market. The community looks to the future while fighting to preserve the past. Director/Producer: Max Kutner. Short Film. Documentary.

 

Azooma (Gong Jeong Sa Hoe)                    (1h15m, Seoul, South Korea)                                 

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  7:45pm Film Block

When Yoon Young Nam learns that her missing daughter had been raped on her way home from school, she reports to the police. Disappointed with the inabilities and intrusiveness, she decides to track down the rapist herself. One by one, she takes severe revenge the way she knows best. Director/Producer/Writer: Jiseung Lee. Producer: Sungjin Lyu. Foreign Film. Feature Film. New York Premiere. (Violence. Gore. Implied rape)

 

Backup, The                                       (18m, Jersey City, NJ)                                                        

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  5:00pm Film Block

We all make mistakes and have regret for what we did or didn’t do. Maybe one day we can go back in time or restore what needs to be fixed. But even when given this opportunity, will we repeat these mistakes if we never knew they were mistakes? Would we know certain mistakes would lead to bad consequences if we didn’t know they were mistakes? Director/Producer/Writer: Chris Han. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity. Violence. Gore.)

 

Beyond Broken                                 (39m, Garden City, NY)                              

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  2:30pm Film Block

Vasso’s life has become a nightmare.  She has lost the ability to do the one thing she loves: paint.  A severe form of multiple sclerosis stiffens her joints and makes it almost impossible for her to hold a brush.  The Long Island native fights against cramps and pain to express herself.  But she is haunted and paralyzed as well by a dark and violent past.  It is only when a local art gallery owner becomes interested in her work that she finds hope. Director/Producer: Andrew Morreale. Producer: Sean McGing. Documentary. World Premiere. (Profanity)

 

Birthplace                                          (22m, Vacri, Italy)                                        

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     1:15pm Film Block

Birthplace is a short documentary film that tells the story of elders in a rural Italian village who cling to memories of the past and the deeper meaning of where they come from. Whether it’s a small country town nestled in the hills of Bavaria or a bustling cityscape in urban China, we all come from someplace and our identity is shaped, in one way or another, by this place and its essence. Director/Producer: Francesco Paciocco. Producers: Domenic Romano, Francesco Marchegiano, Gina Rotundo, Mauro Vedovello, Pepi Di Giacomo, Robert Louis DalColletto, Shalizeh Sadig. Short Film. Documentary. World Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

Black And White Lines                   (25m, Melbourne, Australia)                                  

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   4:15pm Film Block

Set in Melbourne, Australia, in the year 1963. After spending a few months in juvenile detention for an unacceptable schoolyard incident, Michael Cox has been placed at a technical school for boys. But even at this new school he finds himself in trouble. For disputing the judgment of physics teacher Mr. Piper, Cox has been unfairly made to attend Saturday morning detention. This unruly bunch of youth, who would rather play with knives and vandalize school property than learn to read and write, is exactly the crowd he needs to avoid. As the morning detention progresses, a dark secret is shared with devastating consequences. Director/Producer/Writer: Darren L. Downs. Short Film. Foreign Film. North American Premiere. (Violence. Profanity.)

 

Blue Train, The (Le Train Bleu)     (18m, Paris, France)                                    

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     2:30pm Film Block

Paris, Gare de Lyon. Helie then behaves as a true bounder, Selena evermore in love still wants to pick up the pieces. At the bar of The Blue Train where they stop to have a last drink, neither cannot imagine what will happen…Actors: Daniel Duval, Camille Figuereo, Etienne Fague. Writer/Director/Producer: Stephanie Assimacopoulo. Foreign Film. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

 

Bona Nox                                           (15m, Andenne, Belgique)                          

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    7:00pm Film Block

Since Mommy died in a car accident, Daddy is crying all the time. And I must move around with “Wheelchair.”  But I can fix everything with my time machine! So, I will save mommy in the past and fix my legs in the future. But I need something to succeed… And I found it! Actor: Jerome Colin. Director/Producer/Writer: Jean-frederic Eerdekens. Producer: Olivier Rausin. Foreign Film. Short Film. Nassau County Premiere. (Violence. Gore.) (Subtitled.)

 

Brazilian, The                                               (8m, Albuquerque, NM)                                          

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

Polly is convinced by her best friend Clair that a Brazilian bikini wax is a genius way to win the heart of her long time crush, Greg. This slapstick comedy focuses on the comical events that take place while Polly endures this tormenting task of beauty. Director/Co-Writer: Lindsy Campbell. Producers: Denise Campbell, Drew Moore II, John W. Campbell, Lindsy Campbell, Nadine Nagamasu. Co-Writer: Katung Musa Adwak. Short Film. World Premiere. (Nudity. Profanity.)

 

Breathe                                              (6m, Miami, FL)                                           

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  2:30pm Film Block

In the early 1990s, after the Cold War leaves a power vacuum in East Asia, a Top Gun pilot plays chicken with a Chinese MIG over the South China Sea with unanticipated results: including repercussions with their respective families. Director/Producer/Writer: Ramiro Hernandez. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence.)

 

Brighton                                            (27m, New York, NY)                                               

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   9:15pm Film Block

A man’s journey to the south coast of England becomes complicated when a tourist’s dangerous promise changes both of their lives. Director/Producer/Writer: Pierre Stefanos. Producers: Evan Pugh, Gavin O’Mally Richardson, Luke Cairns. Short Film. (Mild Profanity.)

 

Buffalo Nation /Children Are Crying, The (Trailer)        (4m, Bellmore, NY)                                     

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                                          7:45pm            Film Block

This trailer highlights the upcoming full-length documentary which shows the tragic way of life for the rural and isolated Lakota children (of the Sioux Nation) forced to live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Director/Producer: Leslye Abbey. Documentary. Trailer. World Premiere.

 

Bullified                                            (29m, Dix Hills, NY)                                                

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  7:45pm Film Block

Since he was 10 years old, Riley Samuel has been bullying, intimidating. and exploiting anyone he could.. Now he must confront his childhood and the choices he’s made after being accused of murder. With the help of criminal psychologist Dr. Staci Brennan, Riley must explore his history and trace back the path to what made him a bully, before receiving his final sentence. Actors: Russ Carmada, Katherine Barron. Director/Producer: Steven Sage Goldberg. Producer: Mary Ann Giannino. Writer: Lee Kolinsky. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence.)

 

Carla                                                  (1h20m, Oceanside, NY)                                         

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   9:15pm Film Block

Promising shoe designer, Carla, contemplates how to come up with the cash needed for her transgender operation from man to woman. While facing her family’s dejection she meets heterosexual Sam, who likes her the way she is. But when Carla suddenly has the funds for her transition, Sam has second thoughts about their relationship. Now Carla has a tough decision: loosing Sam or loosing herself? Starring Mark Margolis, Gregg Bello, Laverne Cox. Producers: Lilly Cadoch, Eli Hershko. Writer/Director: Eli Hershko. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Nudity. Profanity. Sexual Situations.)

 

Checkmate, Keep Your Enemies Closer  (16m, Denville, NJ)                                       

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                       7:45pm Film Block

Alex Decker (Peter Greene) is a German Interpol agent deep under cover who had been trailing Jimmy the King (Manny Perez) and his wife Sandra (Yvonne Maria Schaefer) all over Europe and South America. Alex finally catches up with these ruthless leaders of the Mexican drug cartel, Los Zetas, in New York City. He successfully arranges a meeting through his informant Michael (Markus Depfenhart) to purchase over a $1.5 million worth of heroin. With the help of Agents Cone (William Sadler) and Lepari (Federico Castelluccio) from NYC’s DEA, Alex secures the money for the bust. But their meeting quickly takes a turn for the worse: high tension, danger, and an unexpected twist! Producer: Yvonne Maria Schaefer. Writer: Federico Castelluccio. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Profanity.)

 

Cirque Invisible (Student Project) (11m, Philippines)                                       

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     12:00 Noon Film Block

A Con Artist falls in love with a girl who is working in her father’s magical circus. Director/Writer: Paul Halili. Short Film. Student Project. World Premiere.

 

Clear, The (Theatrical Trailer)       (3m, Commack, NY)                                                

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     9:15pm Film Block

Trailer for new supernatural franchise, The Clear. After the tragic death of her father, seventeen-year old Rose Davis moves to New England with her mother. Instantly captivated by the strange magnetism of the nicknamed town lake, The Clear, Rose begins to transform into something natural yet mystical: a werewolf. Rose realizes she finally returned to her ancestral home. The Mythology Begins! Producer/Director: Ryan Chatel. Writer: Jeff Lehrbach. Trailer. World Premiere.

 

Coin Bearer, The (Oros)                              (1hr21m, Philippines)

Monday, July 22, 2013                        5:00 Film Block

In a Philippine slum area where even death becomes a provider, a cadaver may serve as license for holding a sakla operation (illegal gambling) at wakes. People may exploit the dead in order to generate income from the profits of gambling and, possibly, pay for the dead’s burial. In Oros, a funeral parlor owner sells an unidentified body to Makoy, a sakla middleman who, along with his reluctant brother, Abet, set the stage for a three-week long fake wake holding the illegal saklaan.  Subtitles. Writer/director/producer: Paul Santa Ana.  Executive producer/producer: J.D. Beales.  Writer: Obet Villela. CoProducer: Josabeth Alonso  Producer: Joey Abacan.

Cold Heart, The (Wilhelm Hauff)  (30mins, Germany)                                     

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

In the 19th century, Peter lives a very modest life in the Black Forest. Envying his wealthier neighbors, he locates a good forest spirit: Glasmännlein. With the money he wished for, Peter purchases a glassworks plant to better his business. But it fails and he is no longer rich. In utter desperation, Peter locates a dark forest spirit, Holländer-Michel, for another chance at prosperity. Shown a gallery of hearts (those of his neighbors), Peter sees what he must sacrifice and agrees. With a cold stone in place of his heart, he feels no emotion but becomes a ruthlessly successful businessman. Yet he must further pay the price. In a rage of fury he kills his beautiful wife, Lisbeth, when she showed mercy to some poor beggars. After this tragedy, is there still hope for Peter? Actors: Karl-Michael Vogler, Philipp Moog, Sabrina Litzinger. Director/Producer/Writer: Hannes Rall. Producer: Michael Meier. Animators: Hannes Rall, Michael Meier, Ralf Bohde, Davide Bevenuti, Norman Baculi, Lorna Sun. Short Film. Animation. New York Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

Coriolis Effect, The                           (34m, New York, NY)                                                           

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     7:45pm Film Block

This is a film about sexual jealousy, dangerous living, and the afterlife, with a nod to The Wizard of Oz. Beginning with a jazzy saxophone, a couple makes love on their kitchen table as a tornado heads their way. Suzy tells her boyfriend Ray that she slept with his best friend and fellow storm chaser Stanley. Almost immediately afterwards both men are called upon to track the coming twister. On the road, Stanley admits he feels guilty for his fling with Suzy. But then “The Coriolis Effect” takes a deft fantastic turn when the men wander upon Ruby. Actors: James Wilder, Jennifer Rubin, Dana Ashbrooke, Corinne Bohrer. Voice Cameo: Quentin Tarentino. Director/Writer: Louis Venosta. Producer: Kathryn Arnold. Black and White. Feature Film.

 

Crackers                                            (31m, Westfield, NJ)                                                           

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   6:45pm Film Block

Gus, an out of work chef, is content living in his small paradise, surrounded by his beautiful wife, vibrant garden, and beloved opera music. Gus’s life is turned upside down when his cantankerous mother in law Bidelia, and her precious collection of nutcrackers invades his home. He turns to his friends, a blind bookie and a barber for help. Their oddball antics only make matters worse. Gus slowly loses his paradise and his sanity as Bidelia methodically destroys everything that is sacred to him. Actors: Vincent D’onofrio, Brenda Vaccaro, Dan Hedaya, Sal Richards, Anthony Lacuira, Bethann Bonner, and Vincent Mora. Director/Producer/Writer: Gregory Principato. Producers: Andrew Lando, Frank Ricci, Frank Colli, Jennifer Principato, Vincent Mora. Co-Writer: Timothy Reinhardt. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity. Violence.)

 

Crisálida                                             (8m, Cuba)                                                      

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     2:30pmFilm Block

Crisálida, meaning “cocoon of an incubating butterfly,” is the name of an 86 year-old-woman who watches the world through her bedroom window. One Sunday in her small Cuban town, her past and present converge in ironic, unsettling ways. Directors: Alejandro Estrella, Esther de Rothschild, Laura Costa Cantal, Rosanna Mendez Gonzalez. Producer: Delia De La Cruz. Short Film. Foreign Film. Long Island Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

Dawn of Conviction (Student Project)       (1h21m, Fairfield, CT)                                             

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    5:00pm Film Block

Follows the exploits of The London Gang in the 1880s: from their start as young men in search of gold through their careers as gun slinging bandits fighting the law (and each other), as they make their way through Dakota Territory. The film poses questions about relationships. What keeps people together and what pulls them apart? Every member of The London Gang must answer these questions and discover their own convictions. Co-Directors: Dennis Donovan, Matthew Petterson, Patrick Hendrickson, Robert Cammisa. Producers: Bridget Dalen, James Mayzik, Robert Cammisa. Co-Writers: Dennis Donovan, Matthew Petterson, Patrick Hendrickson, Robert Cammisa. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Violence.)

 

Dead Experiment, The                                  (1h20m,  Toronto, ON)                                            

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    2:30pm Film Block

When a man comes home one night after being dead for 2 weeks, he must research the science behind why he’s alive while dealing with the impact on his loved ones. Director/Producer/Writer: Anthony Dixon. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Deputized                                          (1h26m, Brooklyn, NY)                                           

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     2:30pm Film Block

In a deceptively peaceful Long Island town just before midnight on November 8, 2008, 37-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero is assaulted by a group of teen-aged boys who cruise the streets to attack Latinos for sport: a decade long ritual ignored until now. This adolescent “game” comes to an end with the fatal stabbing of Lucero, exposing a thinly veiled systematic intolerance for immigrants. Seventeen year old Jeffery Conroy is a popular high school athlete sentenced to 25 years for a hate crime while the other teens involved got 5 to 8 years. The local government, the press, and the community agree that justice has been served and all is well again in this suburban haven. Or so it seems. Director/Producer: Susan Hagedorn. Documentary. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Profanity.)

 

Dog Ghost (Student Project)                       (14m, Milford, CT)                                                   

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  5:00 p.m. Film Block

Helen goes searching for her lost dog, which she believes is on an island near her home. Director/Producer/Writer: Calvin Robertson. Producers: Marco Velez, Rick Rosset. Short Film. East Coast Premiere.

 

Don’t Cry For Me (Music Video)     (4m, Seaford, NY)                                        

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    7:00pm Film Block

Kyla’s song shares a message that we are all resilient individuals, even in dark times after losing the person we loved the most in this world. We hold those amazing memories close to our hearts, knowing they are “in a happy place.” Director/Producer: John Iadevaio. Composer/Singer: Kyla Silk.

 

Dr. Gutman’s Eulogy            (Student Project)     (18m, Los Angeles, CA)                  

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                              5:00pm Film Block

Ethan learns of his father’s unexpected last request: he must honor him by giving the eulogy. Growing up struggling to live up to the expectations of his stubborn father, Ethan now has one last chance to make his old man proud. While dodging bad advice, match maker family members, and his own anxieties, will Ethan find the right words? Actors: Juliet Landau, Larry Gelman, Ryan P. Shrime. Director/Writer: Melanie Wainberg. Producer: Cecilie Ellegaard Jensen. Short Film. Student Film.

 

East Coast Rising                              (24m, New York, NY)                                               

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    12:00 Noon Film Block

For decades, surfers on the North East Coast have viewed hurricanes not as a source of danger and destruction, but instead with a feeling of anticipation and even excitement. Hurricanes have been an opportunity to experience world class waves not in faraway Hawaii but rather the local shores of New Jersey and Long Island. On October 29, 2012 this view of hurricanes was changed forever. “East Coast Rising” tells the tale of Hurricane Sandy seen through the eyes of the surf community; the spiritually connected and experienced at understanding ocean waters. Local surfers and shore residents walk us through the never before seen devastation and destruction left behind, while still calling out to surf communities around the world to stand together, adapt, rebuild and to RISE. Director/Producer: Ian Dempsey. Producer: Kemp Curley. (Profanity.)

 

End of the Great American Businessman (Student Project) (19m, Valley Stream, NY)

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                                                      2:30pm Film Block

Unemployed John Miller lives with his fiancée and son in a state of disconnection. He struggles to stabilize his family while coping with feelings of powerlessness in his (lack of) work situation. Suddenly a change, though small, seems possible and hopeful. Director/Writer: Robert La Rosa. Producers: Robert La Rosa, Nugent Cantileno. Short Film. Long Island Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Equestrian, The                                 (25m, Warwickshire, UK)                           

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    2:30pm Film Block

A dark psychological drama, that tells the story of a young dressage rider before the most important championship of his career. Though talented and ambitious, Freddie Forester struggles with the pressures of competition; threatening to ruin a long-time partnership with his star stallion. On his journey to manhood, Freddie must confront the painful truth about his relationships with his father, his horse, and ultimately himself. Actors: Layke Anderson, James Wilby, Carl Hester. Director/Producer/Writer: Sybil Mair. Producer: Andrew Mair. Short Film. Foreign Film. East Coast Premiere.

 

Fable (Fabula)                                               (14m, Argentina)                                         

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     12:00 Noon Film Block

One summer afternoon on the bank of a river, where the landscape sets the stage for a new beginning, a teenage boy and girl make a strong connection. Director/Writer: Agustín Falco. Producer: Cecilia Diez. Foreign Film. Short Flm. New York Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

Face, The                                            (21m, Westchester, NY)                                          

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   1:45pm Film Block

Successful author, wife, and busy mom Elizabeth Parker is challenged by society and a billion dollar advertising industry that proclaims we are never enough: young enough, thin enough, beautiful enough… Elizabeth takes a moving journey to discover the unspeakable beauty of life as she comes face-to-face with a decision that will change her forever. Director/Writer/Producer: Elizabeth Browning. Director: Kate Kenny. Producers: Merrie Nell Spence, Shima Kidd, Eileen Connolly, James Gamble, Karen Wadsworth, Diane King, Alicia Adema. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

 

Fambul Tok                                        (1h23m, Sierra Leone)                                            

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  2:30pm Film Block

For the first time in an unprecedented program, victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war come together for tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. Through reviving their ancient practice of “fambul tok” (family talk) Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grassroots level; succeeding where the international community’s post-conflict efforts failed. With lessons for the West, this film explores the depths of a culture that believes true justice lies in redemption and healing; that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and rebuilding strong communities. Director/Producer: Sara Terry. Producers: Libby Hoffman, Rory Kennedy. Feature Film. Documentary. (Violence. Graphic Imagery.)

 

Feed, The (Student Project)             (15m, Newark, NJ)                                       

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     12:00 Noon Film Block

In a future when computers are integrated into our brains and endless information flows before our eyes, society has become numb and lifeless. Dr. Tobin, who facilitates the computer-brain integration, is incessantly tormented by the various problems that come with this advanced technology: viruses, glitches, and the never-ending stream of data. His only solace is to secretly link to a special disabled patient; to piggy-back off his malfunction and, for a few minutes, disconnect from all the chaos. After meeting a new young patient, Dr. Tobin is ultimately forced to decide whether to perpetuate the oppressive human-computer-symbiosis, or to break the cycle and give her a chance at freedom he never had. Director/Producer/Writer: Benjamin Berger. Producer: Monique Chavez. Short Film. Student Project. Long Island Premiere. (Violence)

 

Finnigan’s War                                 (Connecticut, USA)                                                 

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  2:30pm Film Block

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of The Korean War, actor/filmmaker Conor Timmis (Kreating Karloff) sets out on a year-long journey to honor his late grandfather and the heroes of America’s forgotten war. Narrated by Mark Hamill. Features the artwork of Justin Case. Director: Conor Timmis. Documentary. (Violence.)

 

First Day, The                                                (14m, New York, NY)                                                           

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  5:00pm Film Block

A captive patient is told he has a rare condition that causes chronic deja vu, but his doctors may not be telling the whole truth. Director/Producer/Writer: Nicholas Zafonte. Producer/Co-Writer: J.D. Singer. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence.)

 

~Fix, The                                            (18m, Astoria, NY)                                                   

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

Redemption is a bullet away as two middling Underworld associates, and life-long friends, quickly come to realize upon failing Vincent; their otherworldly crime figure head. Not able to accomplish a seemingly easy mission, they are offered clemency, but at what price? Actors:  Armand Assante. Director/Producer/Writer: Ante Novakovic. Producers: Ethan Anderson (I), Kresh Novakovic, John Drazic. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Profanity.)

 

For Clearer Skies                             (14m, Toronto, ON)                                                  

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     9:15pm Film Block

A man struggles to decide whether or not to pursue survival as his race nears extinction. Director/Producer/Writer: Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi. Short Film. Foreign Film. (Gore.)

 

Four Simple Rules                            (15m, New York, NY)                                                           

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    9:30pm Film Block

Middle aged “bon vivant,” Ron has it all: a beautiful wife, a new Cadillac, several mistresses, and an exclusive Manhattan restaurant financed by his mother-in-law. How does Ron keep it all together: philander away his hours, risk losing his prized restaurant, and not get caught? Ron’s foolproof system of following “four simple rules” helps him navigate the treacherous waters without reproach. But it is ultimately tested when he hires the beguiling Lana; a Russian waitress who turns Ron’s carefully constructed world upside down. Actors: Bruce Altman. Director/Writer/Producer: Geoffrey O’Connor. Producers: Robert Fitzsimmons, Ed Lynch, Denny Shestack. Short Film. World Premiere. (Sexual Situations.)

 

Frames (Student Project)                 (22m, Chicago, IL)                                       

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     4:00pm Film Block

After not getting a foreman job, a small town carpenter faces the new boss in a bowling match that teaches him the importance of family. Actors: Sorin Brouwers. Director/Writer: Zachary Mehrbach. Producer: Athanasios Tsiris. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

Freckle           (Music Video)                                   (5m, Oakland, CA)                                      

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     7:45pm Film Block

19,000 velcro dots. 18 months. Two velcro dot-suits. 20 volunteer ‘velcro pushers’. A girl. A guy. Space. Skin. Atoms… Freckle! Director/Animator: Mike Cantor. Producer: Christine Sugrue. New York Premiere.

 

Genre                                                 (8m, Los Angeles, CA)                                            

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   6:45pm Film Block

A woman daydreams about a blind date while trying to convince her roommate of all the exciting possibilities. Actors: Daryl Crittenden, Brendan Brandt, Drew Hampton, Jennifer Peo. Director: Mark Hampton. Producer: Kimberly Fox. Writer: Daryl Crittenden. Short Film.

 

Girls Named Pinky (Student Project)                    (17m, New York, NY)                                   

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                              7:45pm Film Block

When a beautiful stranger is assaulted at a late-night bar, Morris Munsey steps in to defend her honor. An average guy who wants nothing more than to share his life with someone special, the danger that surrounds him challenges his chances with this sexy foreigner. Actors: Michael J. Burg, Maria Di Fazio. Director: Alex Lubliner. Producers: Michael Toscano, Gabriella Dentamaro.  Short Film. New York Premiere. (Violence. Sexual Situations.) https://www.facebook.com/girlsnamedpinky

Goodbye, Sweetheart                                   (14m, New York, NY)                                                           

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  5:00pm Film Block

Elsa finds herself in an impossible situation when her ruthless mob boss husband Mr. White has her brother murdered.  Pressured to turn against him by Detective Moore, Elsa must decide between playing the role of the loyal wife and standing by her husband or ratting him out and possibly enduring her brother’s fate.  But when Elsa takes matters into her own hands and plots revenge, how far will Moore go to protect her? Director/Producer/Writer: Olenka Denysenko. Producers: Noah Workman, Patrick Rousseau. Short Film. New York Premiere. (Violence.)

 

Good Dog                                           (15m, Longmont, CO)                                             

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     1:15pm Film Block

The Person family’s Dog has a vision of the future and must change it. Good Dog! Director/Producer/Writer: Don Sniffin. Producer: Kathy Sniffin. Short Film. New York Premiere.

 

Good Samaritan, The                                   (10m, Austin, TX)                                                     

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    2:30pm Film Block

With sweet and surprising results, Alice puts the ‘Good’ back into the Samaritan con. Director/Producer/Writer: Marian Yeager. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

Greg’s Guardian Angel                    (11m, Jersey City, NJ)                                            

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    2:30pm Film Block

This is the comedic short story of an unremarkable man’s life forever changed by his guardian angel…because it gets ruined. Director/Producer: Dan Kowalski. Producers: Timothy J. Cox, Dan Conrad, Greg Vorob. Writer: Dan Conrad. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

Her Black Wings (Hennes Svarta Vingar)            (29m, Norrbotten, Sweden)             

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                              5:00pm Film Block

In the year 1800, Mikael lives alone in a countryside cottage. One day he finds a beautiful naked woman passed out in his meadow. She seems to have fallen from the sky. Director/Producer/Writer: Martin Åhlin. Producer: Stefan Hencz. Short Film. Foreign Film. North American Premiere. (Nudity. Violence. Gore.) (Subtitled.)

 

Hide-and-Seek          (Student Project)     (9m, Brooklyn, NY)                                     

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    2:30pm Film Block

An old lady who loves playing hide-and-seek with her grandson gets lost in another world as she tries to find her way home. Director/Writer: YiFeng Li. Producer/Assistant Director: Jackie C. Lin. Producer: Bob Giraldi. Short Film. School of Visual Arts. World Premiere.

 

HO HO HO! (Student Project)       (6m, Los Angeles, CA)                                                        

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

A supernatural horror-comedy in which a vengeful woman methodically hunts down those responsible for her teenage boyfriend’s death: an evil, alien society of Santas! Director/Writer: Matthew McGregor. Producer: Harris McCabe. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Gore. Profanity.)

 

Horror Story (Music Video)             (3m, Brooklyn, NY)                                     

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

Hip Hop artist and public school teacher, Tom Sokol’s song “Horror Story” was written while expecting his first child. Inspired by a true story, it expresses and exorcises his worst fears for the future. Director: Naje Lataillade. Producer: Esther de Rothschild. Music Video. World Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Human Race, The                             (1h27m, California, USA)                           

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     9:15pm Film Block

Veronica suddenly finds herself in a surreal race for survival. The rules are simple: If you are lapped, you die. If you step off the path, you die. Many will start but only one may cross the finish line alive. Director/Producer/Writer: Paul Hough. Producers: Jamie Hough, John Hough. Feature Film. New York Premiere. (Violence. Gore. Profanity. Graphic Imagery.)

 

IDIOT                                                 (19m, California, US)                                              

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

PJ is a lonely man living a lonely existence, trying to find love the only way he knows how. Infatuated with a girl who works at the local magazine stand, he tries as best he can to forge a connection only to sabotage him-self time after time. When the heavens open and drop a propitious gift in his lap, PJ seizes the opportunity the only way he knows how. But is this really the way, or is he just an idiot? Director/Writer: Aaron Harvey. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Profanity.)

 

Island Nurse                                      (49m, Brooklyn, NY)                                                           

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    2:30pm Film Block

This is the story of Mary Donelly, the nurse and heart of Block Island, RI. Her stamina, courage, and 55 years as a public health nurse, led Block Islanders to nickname her “St. Mary.” At 85 years old, she knows more than any other individual about what it means to live on a rural New England island, to know Block Island’s history, and its individual stories of resilience and survival on the Island. Director: Susan Hagedorn. Feature Film. Documentary. World Premiere.

 

I Spy With My Little Eye (Was du nicht siehst…)(15m, Germany/Switzerland)                     

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                                     5:00pm Film Block

It was supposed to be a nice weekend getaway to the countryside. But an argument between Laura and her boyfriend Hans has her question their relationship. Her doubts are especially made stronger when she meets a stranger in the forest. Who is telling the truth? What is beneath their appearances? Who can she trust? Director/Producer/Writer: Gunda Aurich. Producer: Florence Matousek. Short Film. Foreign Film. Long Island Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

It Happens Fast                                 (6m, Manorville, NY)                                                           

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    7:45pm Film Block

A young inventor discovers that his latest invention is a success, but comes with consequences. Director/Producer/Writer: Eric Striffler. Writer: Paul Gabriellini. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence.)

 

Jack Attack                                        (9m, New York)                                                        

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     9:15pm Film Block

Jack’s favorite babysitter Elizabeth introduces him to the art of pumpkin carving on Halloween night. Nothing will ever be the same. Directors: Antonio Padovan, Bryan Norton, Helen Rogers. Producers: Lucia Bellini, Joseph Zaso. Co-Writers: Antonio Padovan, Bryan Norton. World Premiere. (Violence. Gore.)

 

JPM – Matter of Time (Music Video)          (4m, Commack, NY)                                                

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   9:15pm Film Block

It’s just a “Matter of Time” for this rapper to be discovered. Director/Producer: Ryan Chatel. Producer: J.P Meringolo. World Premiere.

 

JPM – Never Stop Me Now (Music Video)  (5m, Commack, NY)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013                    5:00 p.m. Film Block

You can’t stop me now or ever! Director: Ryan Chatel. Producer: J.P. Meringolo. World Premiere.

 

Kink, Inc.                               (27m, Filmmaker from Albuquerque, NM, shot in Brooklyn)               

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

When a young couple, desperate for cash, converts their home into an S&M dungeon, their romance gets tied up in knots. Can a conventional relationship exist in a world defined by domination and submission? Or will their love take a beating? Director: Casey Clark. Writer/Producer: Dean Strober. Producer: Lena Armstrong. Short Film. World Premiere. (Sexual Situations.)

 

Lady in Black                                                (5m, Huntington Station, NY)                                

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    7:45pm Film Block

On any given day, events are set in place like dominoes. When you make a choice it creates its own chain of consequences that will inevitably lead to your demise. Your choices can prolong death, but for how long? What else may influence you on that final day? Director/Producer/Writer: RJ Weyant. Producer: JC Treacy. Writers: JC Treacy, BJ Jackson, RJ Weyant. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Gore.)

 

Last Train Home (Music Video)      (7m, Portland, OR)                                      

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   6:45pm Film Block

Caroline Bauer reflects on a relationship that has just come to an end, while waiting for a train. Caroline Bauer – Last Train Home. Music Video. World Premiere.

 

Little by little (Student Project)     (16m, New York, NY)                                               

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  12:00 Noon Film Block

Tara is a reserved shy woman who has found a new job. To excel at it, yet protect herself from coworkers and a boss she doesn’t feel comfortable around, Tara starts to decorate her office as if it were a living space. She can even be found sleeping there overnight. The only person who notices is Sylvia; a woman Tara has nothing in common with and actively tries to avoid. Sylvia’s outright disapproval has consequences for them both. Director/Producer/Writer: Ljiljana Novakovic. Producer: Laetitia Longuefosse. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

 

Long Shot Louie                               (1h27m, Staten Island, NY)                                    

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    7:45pm Film Block

Raised under the shadow of a viciously abusive father, Louie finds escape in working as a male stripper and doing drugs. But his loyal girlfriend of 20 years, Aleena, gets tired of his substance abuse and finally breaks up with Louie. It jolts him to get clean, but before he can attempt reconciliation with Aleena and reform his life, he must confess a shocking decades’ old secret that has burdened his conscience. Yet even as he looks forward with hope, Louie’s past catches up to him with tragic consequences.  Director/Writer: John Bianco. Producer/Writer: Steve Stanulis.

 

Long Time Ago, A (En gang) (Music Video)           (5m, Denmark)                                 

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                                7:45pm Film Block

A man travels back in time through past memories of being young, careless and free. Director: Kira Richards Hansen. Producer: Pelle Folmer. Foreign Film.

 

Lost Reunions, The                           (1h14m, Denver, CO)                                                          

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  12:00 Noon Film Block          

Spanning 4 continents, 2 oceans, and 70 years, this account of PT Boats, and the men who sailed them, is truly the last untold story of World War II. Focusing on torpedo armed PT Boat squadrons, this multi-faceted film weaves rare photos, recently discovered footage, and in-person interviews. The PT Boaters reflect on how they fought the war and gather for the last time at the final PT Boat reunion. This poignant documentary reveals the bravery and humanity of The Greatest Generation as well as the strength and pride of the American Spirit. Director/Producer: Danny Diaz. Producers: Skylar Standley, Darci Alishouse. Documentary. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Profanity.)

 

Lucky Express                                               (1h, New York, NY)                                      

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   4:15pm Film Block

This documentary film crisscrosses the Indian Railways with the destitute children who have made its vast network their home. They share their astonishing life histories, hopes, and dreams with fellow former ‘platform child’ turned filmmaker Lucky, whose insider connection shapes the film’s arc vision. Director/Producer: Anna Fischer. Co-Producer: Thomas Simon. Documentary. New York Premiere.

 

Man Named Bob, A (Student Film) (15m, New York, NY)                                                           

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     1:15pm Film Block

Paul Heilman is an average 26 year-old man who sells beepers and lives a boring life. He meets Bob: a spirited homeless man who shares Paul’s perspective on life. Director/Producer/Writer: Justin Magaldi. Short Film. Student Film. Adelphi University. World Premiere.

 

Marvelous Coincidence,  A              (31m, Patchogue, NY)                                              

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    12:00 Noon Film Block

A faery tale rises from the ashes of our ruin. Crim is a simple carpenter living a content life in a deeply hidden forest village. After suffering great tragedy, he embarks on an uncertain journey through devastated lands and isolated communities, to discover the meaning behind a mysterious dream. Then, a marvelous coincidence illuminates the path to a new world. Director/Producer/Writer: Jason De Ford. Short Film. Long Island Film. World Premiere.

 

Maybe Later  (אולי אחר כך)                 (18m, Israel)                                                 

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     1:15pm Film Block

Rafael has cancer and no one cares. Girlfriends, jobs, friends and social lives are all more pressing issues on the adult family members’ minds. When only the youngest child left behind, what will happen when Rafael takes a turn for the worse? Producer: Adi Druker. Writer: Adi Navon. Short Film. Foreign Film. World Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

Me You and Five Bucks                    (1h34m, Los Angeles, CA)                                      

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     4:00pm Film Block

In this romantic-comedy-drama, the lives of several different individuals converge in modern day New York City as they meet at a crossroads. Depressed lovable loser Charlie dreams of selling his book, The 7 Steps of Healing the Male Broken Heart, while working as a waiter to make ends meet. Low on cash and pressured to keep his apartment, Charlie is left with no choice but to look for a roommate. Surprisingly, the first person to respond to his ad is the last person he ever expected. Director/Writer: Jaime Zevallos. Producers: Anthony Gaudioso, Shahrooz Nateghi, Michelle Gracie. Feature Film. World Premiere.

 

Miro & Josef                                      (1h, Queens, NY)                                                     

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  12:00 Noon Film Block

Father and son, Josef and Miro, must live together in their rundown Woodhaven, Queens apartment. As Josef’s business is failing and Miro struggles to be a writer, they fight constantly. When a loan shark pursues collections from Josef, he is forced to skip town. Miro is burdened with paying the bills alone. Upon returning in failing health, Miro must act as his only caregiver. Actors: Bern Cohen. Director/Writer: Conrad Stojak. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Profanity.) (Subtitled.)

 

Mr. Bojangles (Music Video)                       (6m, Jamaica, NY)                                       

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    12:00 Noon Film Block

Bojangles was a dancer who performed in many films back in the 1930’s. His talents were recognized and loved by millions from across the country. Director/Producer: Ronda Swindell. Co-Director: Albert Buckley. Music Video. World Premiere.

 

Mr. Spontaneous                               (10m, Toronto, ON)                                      

Wednesday, July 17, 2013                                5:00pm Film Block

A chance encounter with the notorious The Happy Face Killer brings to light Donald’s inner serial killer, the ruthless Mr. Spontaneous. Director/Producer/Writer: Steven Cerritos. Producers: Alberto Martinez, Charles Lo Manto. Short Film. Foreign Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Gore. Sexual Situations.)

 

My Day                                               (23m, Staten Island, NY)                                         

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    12:00 Noon Film Block

It’s Mother’s Day again and time is running out. Mother wants her middle-aged daughter Marian to understand that every day is Mother’s Day, especially since Marian is dealing with a troubling home-life situation and before Jimmy comes home to visit. Actors: Judith Roberts, Patricia Randell. Director/Producer/Writer: Paul Kelly. Co-Producer: Don Cato. Writer: Paul Brenner. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

 

My Friend Charlie Whight  (Student Project)  (13m, Philippines)                               

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                                 5:00pm Film Block

Charlie Whight is a man made out of paper and everything that he does writes magically on his body. He is rejected by everybody except for one 9 year-old girl named Jayda. They become friends and she shows him how to have fun. Charlie starts to live life but in doing so, shortens his existence. Director/Writer: Mark Celestino. Producer: Janice Villarosa. World Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Naked: A Musical Short Film                      (12m, New York, NY)                                                           

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   6:45pm Film Block

Fed up with the life she is living, a girl wonders…what if she just got naked…all of the time? The film follows her journey between fantasy and reality as she explores the possibilities of living a life of authenticity and (the naked) truth. Actors: Katie Zaffrann, Amy Blackman, Claude Kerven, Matthew Schatz. Director: Sean Robinson. Producer: VP Boyle. Writer: Becky Froman. (Nudity.)

 

Ocean Keeper                                               (27m, Amagansett, NY                                            

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

The Amagansett Life-Saving Station has been a unique centerpiece of Long Island history since it was built in 1902. This documentary presents this gem of a landmark’s incredible journey from its incarnation to the present day by blending archival and contemporary footage. Over a period of 44 years, thousands of lives have been saved by the dedicated men who worked the station. In 1942 John Cullen found four Nazi saboteurs during his nightly beach patrol. And in 1966, the building was rescued from demolition and purchased for a dollar by Joel Carmichael whose family lived there for the rest of the twentieth century. After Joel’s death in 2007, the house was donated back to Amagansett for historical preservation. ACTORS. Director: Eileen Olivieri Torpey. Producer: Isabel Carmichael, Deborah Carmichael, Eileen Olivieri Torpey.  Nassau County Premiere.

 

Odessa (Student Project)                 (15m, New York, NY)                                               

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     7:45pm            Film Block

Mission specialist Shannon Wendell spends one last night in New York City with a stranger before she embarks on a 135 year long journey to the distant planet of Gliese 581g, or Odessa. Director/Producer/Writer: Cidney Hue. Producer: Tristan Daley. Short Film. New York and Long Island Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Old Coats (Music Video)                 (5m, St. James, NY )                                    

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

Written as a period piece and set at the historic Deepwells Mansion, this music video is an evocative story about romance and tragedy. As Winthrop comes to terms with the loss in his life, he chooses love over all else. Directors/Editors: Andy Strohl, Patryk Larney. Writer: Patryk Larney.

 

Once Upon A Time                           (5m, London, UK)                                                     

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     1:15pm Film Block

Dorothy is having a bad day, she’s a professional children’s TV presenter and her air of perfection is about to crack leaving millions of viewers in shock; not to mention the children! Director/Producer: Deloris Collins. Writer/Producer: Caroline McKenzie. Producer: Harpal Deol. Short Film. Foreign Film. World Premiere.

 

One Trick Dieter (Student Project)            (8m, New York, NY)                                     

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    5:00pm Film Block

12 year-old Dieter is awkward and overweight. He just wants a little attention from his Dad, who would rather sit in the park with Fifi the family Pug, and read his Sunday paper. Starring Olek Krupa (Salt, Burn After Reading). Director/Writer: Zachary Kerschberg. Producers: Christina Pierre, Ryan Johnson. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Out of Service                                               (13m, Salisbury, UK)                                                           

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     5:00pm Film Block

After finding out that the only hotel lift is out of service, Jacob, a wheelchair user, decides to climb the stairs up to Sally’s room. Actors: Renee Castle. Director: Jack De La Mare. Producer/Writer: T.A. Ransom. Short Film. Foreign Film. World Premiere. (Gore.)

 

Painted Girl, The (Student Project)           (9m, Bellevue, WA)                                        

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     6:45pm Film Block

Hiding in an abandoned subway tunnel, Megan uses spray paint to create art for her mother to express what she cannot say. A closeted gay 15 year-old, she hopes this gallery can help her mother understand who she is. Filmed in Seattle. Director/Producer/Writer: Ben Kadie. Student Project. Short Film. Nassau County Premiere.

 

Palace, The                                        (11m, Amsterdam, NL)                      

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  7:45pm Film Block

During her first ever night out, 14 year-old Machteld discovers that the grown up world of disco at The Palace is not as mysterious, romantic, or exciting as she expected it to be. She realizes she would rather stay a girl for a little while longer. Director: Ruud Satijn. Producers: Michael John Fedun, Ivo Noorlander, Atilla Meijs. Short Film. Foreign Film. New York Premiere. (Alcohol Use.) (Subtitled.)

 

Pawnshop Express (Trailer)             (2m, Los Angeles, CA)                                               

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     6:45pm Film Block

A high school student gets roped into a scheme that involves kidnapping, identity theft, and the Russian Mafia. Director/Producer/Writer: Kvon Chen. Trailer. World Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

P.D.A.                                                             (8m, Los Angeles, CA)                                            

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   6:45pm Film Block

Walking down an LA neighborhood street, an urban gay couple is having a light-hearted discussion about holding hands in public, which leads to a much bigger debate and exploration of their relationship and more. P.D.A. also features a quirky original theme song by 1980’s pop icon Debbie Gibson, composed specifically for the film.

 

Posey                                                  (22m, Glendale, CA)                                               

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   4:15pm Film Block

“Posey” is the story of Linda Flemming, who must make the heartbreaking decision to take her grandmother, Posey (Oscar nominee and Golden Globe Winner Sally Kirkland), to a retirement home. Posey suffers from the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, and in a desperate move to avoid the inevitable, she escapes. While her loved ones desperately search for her, Posey finds herself in the middle of a unique situation…one that will change her outlook on her future profoundly. Actors: Sally Kirkland, Erica Rhodes, Ray Wise, Jason Stuart, Christopher Pennock, Nancy Daly, Monica Lee, Nancy Berggren. Director/Producer/Writer: Billy DaMota. Producers: Angeline Cook, Kimberly Estrada, Michael Valentino, Olivia Martynchenko. (Profanity.)

 

Prelude (Student Project)                (16m, Wading River, NY)                            

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    12:00 Noon Film Block

In the beginning, there were three. They begin a conversation that forever changes the rules of the game of life: from a predictable and unrewarding routine to an eternal contest that introduces the element of chance. It gives new meaning to the game and, most importantly, the power of free will to Man. Director/Producer/Writer: N. Sanjay Singh. Short Film. Long Island Film. World Premiere.

 

Product Pain                                      (15m, Sydney, Australia)                                        

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  5:00pm Film Block

A seemingly simple advertising shoot involving a beer bottle becomes unbearable for the crew when the ad agency artistic director decides the bottle is not providing enough visual tension and suspense. Director/Producer: John Osmond. Short Film. Foreign Film. World Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Prudence Pecker                               (15m, Sydney , NSW)                                              

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     5:00pm Film Block

Prudence Pecker fantasizes about becoming a best-selling romance novelist but her lack of real life sexual experience thwarts her dreams. Actors: Amanda Bishop. Director/Producer/Writer: Kim Ramsay. Short Film. Foreign Film. (Sexual Situations.)

 

Puncture                                            (5m, Cronulla, NSW)                                              

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  12:00 noon Film Block

When a self-reliant business woman breaks down on a dark and isolated country road, she discovers that help can come from the strangest of strangers. Foreign film. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

Puritans, The                                     (25m, United States)                                                

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   6:45pm Film Block

A short suspense drama that revolves around a soldier who returns home from a war to discover that his family has eerily returned to a late-nineteenth century life-style in a desperate attempt to escape from the ‘perversions’ of the modern world. Director: Sean Robinson. Producer: Paul Warner (Fall Time). Short Film.

 

Rainy Day For Earthworms, A         (16m, Massachusetts, USA)                        

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     1:15pm Film Block

After finishing the fourth grade. Matthew Chung reluctantly spends his summer at Chinese language school. There, he befriends Dao and Nathan. After a terrible accident shakes their community, the trio splits. Matt must make peace with what happened before the summer ends. Director/Producer/Writer: Gary Mei. Producers: Alex Wu, Andrew Fukuda, Brian Wong, Eric Tso, Jonathan Luu, Eileen Ann. Co-Writer/Producer: Peter Phan. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

(Re)Birth                                           (14m, Atlantic Beach, NY)                         

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  5:00pm Film Block

A couple must decide their future with or without a child. Director/Producer/Writer: J.J. Huckin. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Reclaiming the Spirit                                  (7m, Port Jefferson Station, NY)                           

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    2:30pm Film Block

After coming to the realization that Christmas as he knows it will not arrive for his cash-strapped and foreclosed family, a young boy decides to take matters into his own hands. Using any means and materials available, he sets out to recreate the holidays from memory. Director/Producer/Writer: Sean N. Ihne. Producer/Co-Writer: C.R. Dingley. Producer: Steven-Mark Glassner. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

 

REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp Home   (1h, Chicago, IL)                                                        

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                        1:45pm Film Block

This documentary reaches back over 70 years to give a voice to the last generation of victims of Nazi persecution. The film weaves together historical narrative, archival footage and deeply personal testimony to explore the lives of six Chicagoans against the context of the Nazi cataclysm and tell the story of a singular community that has given refuge to more than 1,000 Central European Jewish refugees and survivors. Director: Ethan Bensinger. Producer: Beth Sternheimer. Documentary. Nassau County Premiere.

 

Robert Box-Perfect for the Kitchen     (5m, Wellington, FL)                                         

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     2:30pm Film Block

A trick of the early morning light propelled artist Robert Box’s career in an unexpected direction. Working from childhood and teenage memories, he developed a nostalgic style of painting that seems to resonate with people. He ponders the roots of his new path showcasing Americana food and kitchen tools. Director/Producer/Writer: James Reford. Short Film. Documentary. World Premiere.

 

Robot Man                                         (15m, Fairfield, CT)                                     

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    2:30pm            Film Block

Follows a day in the life of New York City street performer, Tim Intravia; aka Robot Man. Director: Mark Scalese. Producer: Bridget Dalen. Short Film. Documentary. Nassau County Premiere.

 

Sampler, The                                     (15m, Stevens, PA)                                       

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

Neil and Charlie, a father and son with a turbulent past, meet at a bar near their home to reconcile their damaged relationship. Director/Producer/Writer: Nick Young. Producer Jae Kim. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

Secret Detective (Music Video)       (6m,  Lindenhurst, NY)                                           

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

An unsuspecting Detective gets more than he bargained for from three shady women. Director: Daniel Fox. Producer: Camille Saturday. Composers: Camille Saturday, Irv Berner, John Bennett. Music Video. World Premiere.

 

Selenophobia                                                (7m, Wantagh NY)                                                   

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

A young woman’s nighttime encounter in the woods turns horrific when the full moon rises and her lover is forced to make a difficult decision. Director/Producer/Writer: Mike Polizzi. Director/Producer: Morgan O’Connell. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

Send No Flowers                               (1h36m, Huntington, NY)                                       

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    9:30pm Film Block

After her father is brutally murdered, mob princess Toni Albano decides to take control of the family business. She learns the hard way that the mafia is still an “All Boy’s Club.” Toni must stand toe-to-toe to trade blows with the most ruthless mob boss in New York. Actors: Sean Young, Tony Lobianco, Robert Clohessy, Gianni Russo. Director/Producer: Fred Carpenter. Co-Writer/Producer: Michael Lovaglio. Writer: Lee Kolinsky. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Sexual Situations. Gore. Profanity.)

 

Seventeen Hours In                          (14m, Hollywood, FL)                                              

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     7:45pm Film Block

After Liz receives news that she has breast cancer, she hooks up with Kevin, who is heartbroken because his girlfriend dumped him. They comfort each other and decide to explore a mutual fantasy with someone who turns out to be a con with a violent partner. Then Kevin’s girlfriend decides to come back. Actors: David Lipper, Kathrin Rein. Director/Producer/Writer: Ivo Raza. Producer: Patti Getker. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity. Violence. Sexual Situations.)

 

Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens               (16m, Astoria, NY)                           

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

A young, frustrated, down-on-his-luck father has been recently priced out of the Brooklyn neighborhood where he was born and raised. He receives a surprise phone call from his estranged and affluent teenage daughter with an offer to meet in the very same neighborhood that he can no longer afford. As father and daughter reunite, her friends make a surprise visit while he tries to make amends and win back his daughter’s heart by impressing her with seemingly out-of-date gifts and outlandish stories. Director/Writer: Jon Sajetowski. Producers: Adam Hootnick, Phoenix Higgins. Short Film. (Profanity.)

 

Shelter Island (Art + Friendship + Discovery) (1h18m, Brooklyn, NY)             

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                                 12:00 Noon Film Block

This award winning documentary, by Michael Canzoniero, tells the story of Shelter Island resident and ‘outsider’ artist Harald Olson with his equally eclectic patron, Jimmy Olinkiewicz; a blue-collar gas station owner and father of an autistic child. The film follows their amazing journey from selling paintings alongside a picket fence to a major showing at a Chelsea art gallery in Manhattan. Director: Michael Canzoniero. Producers: Carl MacLaren, Shawn Bell. Documentary.

 

Shifting                                              (17m, Los Angeles, CA)                                                      

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   6:45pm

A desperate man attempts a series of insane favors to get his shift covered at work so that he can see the girl of his dreams one last time. Actors: Drew Hampton, Eddie McGee, Carolyn Martin, Emily Oliver. Director: Mark Hampton. Producer: Drew Hampton and Kimberly Fox. Writer: Drew Hampton. Short Film.

 

Sides                                                   (7m, New York, NY)                                                 

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     4:00pm Film Block

Greg and Todd are both sitting in the waiting room preparing for their big Broadway auditions. They realize how often they’ve competed against each other for the same roles and just can’t take it anymore!

Director: David Rogers. Producer/Writer: Carter Anne McGowan. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Sinsis                                                 (3m, Valencia, Spain)                                              

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    2:30pm Film Block

They strive for having the place of the other. Director/Producer/Animator: Carmen Lloret. Short. Abstract Animation. Foreign Film. Long Island Premiere.

 

Skeleton Canyon (Student Project)           (18m, New Hyde Park, NY)                         

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    2:30pm Film Block

A retired Marshal receives a letter his only son has been murdered in a nearby town. His goal is to bring his son back home and avoid any outlaws from his past but things don’t go as planned. Director/Producer/Writer: Kenneth Oefelein. Short Film. New York Premiere. (Violence.)

 

Skull Rosary of Frao’ Ranggoh, The           (37m, Los Angeles, CA)                              

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  12:00 Noon Film Block

Lifelong treasure hunter, Weston Giroux, tries to cash in on the value of an ancient relic for the second time. Things don’t go as planned for this past-his-prime adventurer and his new inexperienced side-kick, when the past catches up with the present. As interested parties get closer to the elusive relic we learn the truth about what happened the first time they set out to find the legendary Skull Rosary of Frao’ Ranggoh. Actors: Tony Wayne, Kenny Cooper. Director/Producer/Writer: Jake Lloyd. Feature Film. New York Premiere. (Violence. Profanity.)

 

Smell No Taste (Student Project)   (12m, Liberia)                                              

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  12:00 Noon Film Block

17 year-old Morris lives near the airport in Monrovia, Liberia and dreams of one day flying to all the countries in the world. Despite being told that his goals are beyond reach, he continues to dream big; plotting out ways to beat the odds in a society still recovering after two decades of civil war. Director/Producer: Arwen Kidd. Documentary. Foreign Film. USA Premier. (Subtitled.)

 

Spaghetti for Two (Spaghetti für Zwei)      (19m, Miesbach, Germany)            

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                               1:45pm Film Block

The likeable but lonesome Finn is on his way to lunch. Awaiting him, the outside world lurks menacingly: in his imagination it swarms with would-be crooks, hussies and criminals. What should have been a routine stroll develops into a dark odyssey, triggering a troubled conflict against himself and against the world…and ultimately, it is the underdog who is victorious. Based on material by Federica Kitamura-De Cesco. Actors: Johannes Silberschneider, Toks Körner, Mia Aegerter. Director/Producer: Matthias Rosenberger. Director/Writer: Betina Dubler. Producer: Felix von Poser. Short Film. Foreign Film. Long Island Premiere.

 

Strain                                                 (11m, Glendale, CA)                                               

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  2:30pm Film Block

Childhood best friends hit emotional crossroads when only one is chosen to join the popular clique in high school. The friendship tries to survive — in secret. But on the night of the big Spring Formal, loyalties are tested, ties are severed and friendships end with devastating consequences. Starring Francia Raisa. Director/Producer/Writer: Yin Chang. Producers: Deb Havener, Jason Berrent, Lelina Chang, Melora Chang, Lauren Brown. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

Strange Kind of Love, A (Student Project) (14m, Budapest, Hungary)             

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                                7:45pm Film Block

This is a story of a blind girl, who finds tranquility in painting. When a man enters her life to whom she has a strangely strong affection, her past starts to haunt her, and she’s incapable to create. To be able to paint again and to get closer to the man she loves, she has to reveal her closely guarded secrets. Actors: Vica Kerekes. Director/Producer: Péter Varsics. Producers: András W. Forgács, Gergely Regula. Writer: Ferenc Wostry. Short Film. Foreign Film. New York Premiere. (Violence. Sexual Situations.)

 

Syler “All For Leyna” (Music Video)  (6m, New York, NY)                                                        

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                  7:45pm Film Block

This is a love story about a girl named Leyna who gets involved with a Mob Boss, an abusive neighborhood gangster, but can’t fight her true feelings for real love Syler. When their secret relationship is discovered, Leyna pays the ultimate price. Syler is an independent New York based hip hop artist who collaborated with industry professionals to produce his first music video off his album “Labors of Lost Love.” Actors: Laura Cabrera, Syler, Clem Cote, Jay Richards. Director: Epic DC Coles. World Premiere. (Violence.)

 

Synchronicity                                                (10m, Melbourne, Australia)                                  

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    7:45pm Film Block

Blaze becomes the man he has always wanted to be. His best-self exudes grace, radiates charm, and has an unashamedly symmetrical facial structure. His best-self meets his perfect love. Lillian is a well-read knockout bookstore clerk with seductive sass, cat-like grace, and an unashamedly symmetrical facial structure. Lillian and Blaze’s best-selves are an instant hit: word-for-word, touch-for-touch, they achieve Synchronicity: a rare, unspoken, highly sought after melding between two individuals. As their love quickly grows, Blaze discovers that even automaton love is uncontrollable. It has its own free will. Director/Producer/Writer: Tony Ferrieri. Co-Producer: Pheona Donohoe. Foreign Film. Short Film. World Premiere. (Gore.)

 

Tale of Paris Echo Gold, The                        (7m, New York, NY)                                                 

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   1:45pm Film Block

A dark comedy that explores one woman’s quest for power and identity in our fame obsessed culture. Paris is fast approaching her 40th birthday, on which she has promised to kill herself if she has not captured her fifteen minutes of fame. Paris finds the perfect opportunity to save her life: a new reality show called, “Wife, Mother, and Ex-Beauty Queen.” She attempts to enlist Vinnie, one of her many ex-husbands’, and his 11 year-old son Paulie, to help her win a part on the new show. The boy begrudgingly shoots a video with Paris to submit as he pokes holes in Paris’ dream and offering some sage advice to his wacky ex-step-mother. This is a snapshot of one woman’s hilarious ride to infamy! Director/Writer: Deirdre Vertucci. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

Ten Questions                                               (12m, Bellport, NY)                                     

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     9:15pm Film Block

Afryea is a vampire who has walked the earth for thousands of years- bored, undetected, and frustrated she captures her first victim of the night. Caleb awakens in the dark, bound to a chair in Afryea’s secret hideout. Afryea tortures him. She is offended when he calls her a vampire: a slur for “their” kind. Caleb knows he had been chosen for her to feed upon, but does not understand why. Seconds from death all Caleb has left is hope. Director/Writer: Andrew Henriques. World Premiere. (Violence. Profanity. Nudity.)

 

Theresa Is A Mother                         (1h42m, Stanfordville, NY)                         

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  5:00pm Film Block

Theresa McDermott has chased her ideal life as an urban-dwelling, punk-ish singer/songwriter to its very end. She’s broke, facing eviction, and is raising three kids alone. The only option is to move back to the rural town she escaped a decade ago. Her parents’ gloomy lives were a ‘downer’ and had no place in her fun city life. Yet the moment Theresa arrives at their doorstep, it is clear there have been some changes. Armed with a plethora of hobbies, a hot tub, and a new philosophy, these are not the parents she left behind. Old wounds, unattainable dreams, and ‘other things’ are exposed as a fractured-family works to become whole; and a woman with a few kids learns to become a mother. Actors: Edie McClurg. Director/Writer: C. Fraser Press. Director/Producer: Darren Press. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Things I Don’t Understand              (1h51m, New York, NY)                              

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     6:45pm Film Block

Violet Kubelick, a brilliant young grad student studying Near-Death Experiences, is now withdrawn and closed-off after a mysterious failed suicide attempt. She and her two artist-roommates are forced by financial matters to finally step out of the protective bubble they’ve created for themselves in their Brooklyn loft. Violet forms cathartic relationships with a young terminally-ill girl at a hospice she is interviewing for her thesis, and the damaged bartender who lives downstairs. This is a story of changing relationships, love, life, and what comes after we die. Actors: Molly Ryman, Grace Folsom, Lisa Eichhorn, Mike Britt, Louis Changchien Ozawa. Director/Producer/Writer: David Spaltro. Producer: Lee Gillentine. Feature Film. Long Island Premiere. (Profanity. Violence. Sexual Situations.)

 

This is Love                                        (13m, New York, NY)                                               

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    9:30pm Film Block

An emotionally intense cultivating dance with a twist ending, this story is a metaphor for a performance of something between a tango and a ballet. Spaghetti Western music sets the ambient tone. A proposal is set for beautiful Gisela: a wounded angel with a heart of gold. She needs to make her final decision of whether to stay or not with the man she so desperately loves, or end their ties indefinitely…Even if that means taking drastic measures. Director/Co-Producer/Writer: Joe Pomarico. Co-Producers: Bianca Bunier, Larry Bernardo. Short. World Premiere. (Violence.)

 

Three Lifetimes                                (Astoria, NY)

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     1:15pm Film Block

How many lifetimes do we live? Do we ever find the same lover? The Laws of Attraction are circles of energy. Our compulsions, obsessions, judgments, and infatuations have a deeply rooted origin within us. Beyond this lifetime of the here and now, connections are stashed away in one’s soul. For the kind of love that is so true, the pleasure is so painful. Henry is about to discover the greatest power in the world. Director: Dan Brennan. (Sexual Situations.)

 

Through The Morning                      (9m, Ewing, NJ)                                                        

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    2:30pm Film Block

Having lost his beloved wife, Chris feels hopeless in his attempts to raise his young daughter alone.

It’s in one of the most unlikely places that he finds someone who truly understands and helps him to see that hope is not lost. Actors: Christopher Mann, Jeannie Sconzo. Director: Fritz Brekeller. Assistant Director: David Kappler. Producer/Writer: Jeannie Sconzo. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

Thursday’s Speaker                          (1h24m, Los Angeles, CA)                          

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    12:00 Noon Film Block

Rodrigo Orieta is a brilliant, charismatic, twelve-step motivational speaker. He’s also a drunk whose world is a web of lies. “Thursday’s Speaker” is a dark comedy dealing with unplanned pregnancy, used-car scams, twelve-step programs, and family. Producer/Director/Writer: Gary Hebert. Producers: Lisa Stacilauskas, Kori Stanton, Rick Tucker. Feature Film. Long Island Premiere.

 

Tied Up                                               (29m, New York, NY)                                               

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    5:00pm Film Block

Having just gotten out of jail, small time gambler and petty thief Johnny gets in over his head again when he loses $27,000 in a poker game. With no other option in sight, he decides to rope his brother Seth into a major drug buy that will not only settle his own debt, but set them both up for life. Seth agrees, but only when Johnny’s dealer, Dutch, shows up wanting a cut and threatens both of their lives. Can Seth and Johnny even trust each other? Is loyalty for sale? Will Johnny’s dealer Dutch have the last word? And who’s the real mastermind behind the big score? Director: Jose A. Venutolo. Writer/Producer: Brady Kirchberg. Producer: Jason DeSimone. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence. Profanity.)

 

Tilt of a Rose (Student Film)                       (14m, Mineola, NY)                                     

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   1:45pm Film Block

The time is 1941 and Rose Rogers, America’s brightest star, is hiding a secret. When a young girl comes knocking at her door late one evening, all will be revealed. Flashbacks to the age of flappers and speakeasies will bring to light a deal that goes beyond the grave. In a world where no one is what they seem, who can be trusted in Hollywood’s Golden Age? Director/Producer/Writer: Nugent Cantileno. Producers: Nugent Cantileno, Robert La Rosa. Short Film. World Premiere.

 

Time 2 Split                                       (5m, Paris FR)                                  

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    7:00pm Film Block

A married couple’s separation is shown in split-screen as the two find their own paths, even while their young son is passed between them. Will these two come back together or stay a part? Director/Producer: Fabrice Bracq. Assistant Director: Melanie Dubost. Foreign Film. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

 

Titanic Love                                       (23m, Birmingham, UK)                             

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     1:15pm Film Block

Lucy has found a Titanic Love cruise and wants to relive the Hollywood dream. Jack doesn’t, they can’t afford it and Lucy is furious. Their relationship hits rough waters so Jack calls upon best friend Delroy for advice and a cheap alternative. True to form, Delroy and his trusty sidekick Jaz come up with a cunning plan that could change all their lives forever. Director/Producer/Writer: Mark Pressdee. Short Film. Foreign Film. World Premiere. (Sexual Reference.)

 

Town Red                                           (23m, Clifton, NJ)                                        

Saturday, July 20th, 2013                     9:15pm Film Block

It is 1952 in Sugar Grove, Kentucky. Something has gone terribly wrong. An unexplainable virus is spreading over the land causing its residents to get sick…really sick. Patrick, a mechanic and farmer who has lost everything he’s loved to the virus has caught a local boy in his garage and plans on putting him out of his misery. Jeffrey, Patrick’s trusted friend and worker, plan their attack, as Neil, a local farmer stops by. But Neil is not there to help. He wants something and won’t stop until he gets it. Director/Producer: Ryan Geiger. Short Film. Long Island Premier. (Violence. Gore. Profanity.)

 

Tunnel of Love                                              (14m, Brooklyn, NY)                                                           

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

Relationships are difficult to get right in the best of circumstances, but they’re near impossible when your significant other becomes obsessed with a rock legend. Directors: Leo Fiorica, Roy Petersen. Producer: Karin Ivancev. Writer: Daniel Johnson. Short Film. United States Premiere.

 

Twenty Million People                                 (1h,15m, Jersey City, NJ)                           

Monday, July 22nd, 2013                     7:45pm Film Block

When Brian’s new girlfriend, a stand-up comedian, suddenly disappears, he enlists the help of his broken-hearted best friend and imaginary characters from a cliché romantic comedy to find her. Actors: Michael Ferrell, Devin Sanchez, Chris Prine. Director/Producer/Writer: Michael Ferrell. Producers: Chris Prine. Devin Sanchez. Feature Film. Long Island Premiere. (Profanity. Sexual Situations.)

 

Two Shots                                           (17m, North Babylon, NY)                          

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   9:15pm Film Block

A man’s most terrible memories come to haunt him after a year of sobriety. Director/Producer/Writer: Dino Castelli. Producer: David Steele. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity. Gore.)

 

Two Weeks Tops (שבועיים גג) (Student Project)(27m, Tel Aviv, IL)                                  

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                              5:00pm Film Block

Gome, a poet and thinker, is being evicted from his apartment and with no place to go finds himself at his childhood home where he must face his parents and choice of life. Director/Writer: Danny Hekt. Producer: Yael Kobrovsky. Short Film. Foreign Film. North American Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

Us &Them (Student Project)              (1h7m, Brookville, NY)                                                  

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013                                 5:00pm Film Block

Cole Levitt is a new teacher of Dramatics and Literature at Ford High School. Only 24, he is already jumping into a steady life with a job, a home, and a recent engagement to his high school sweetheart, Allison. He meets a sophomore student named Margot Tate at his new job who has a love of writing almost as deep as the fractures in her home life. His close friendship with her begins to complicate his life and make those around them suspicious, but they can’t seem to avoid the kinship they feel in each other. Meanwhile, she begins to feel more for him, and through three years of their life they both grow and change together as their lives rearrange. Director/Producer/Writer: Carrie Ferrante. Producer: Joshua Paige. Feature Film. Student Film. LIU Post. World Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Waiting For Godot (Music Video)   (5m, Los Angeles, CA)                                                        

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   4:15pm Film Block

A high-art music video for Janina Gavankar’s single ‘Waiting for Godot’. Gavankar plays two sides of the same person, fighting with each other as they find themselves lost in a vast plane. Actor: Janina Gavankar. Director/Writer: Caitlin Pashalek. Producer/Composer: Janina Gavankar. World Premiere.

 

Wars (Ratovi) (Student Project)     (40m, Belgrade, Serbia)                  

Thursday, July 18th, 2013                    12:00 Noon Film Block

A history teacher from Belgrade and his wife arrive in a Montenegrin seaside town in order to combat his debilitating depression, which burdens their relationship. While Nikolija does research in a museum, Damjan wanders aimlessly through the dormant town. Then he encounters a mysterious local lady and her grandson. Director/Writer: Ivan Bakrac. Short Film. Foreign Film. North American Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

West End                                            (1h27m, Los Angeles, CA)                                      

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   6:45pm Film Block

Vic Trevi, ashamed by his family’s mafia ties, runs away. After years of absence, Vic comes home to find his father’s been murdered. Vic needs to find out the truth about his family before his family finds the truth out about him. Vic is an undercover FBI agent positioned to go against the people he calls family. He’s caught between ‘the age-old’ struggle-of-duty to the law, versus duty to family. Eric Roberts, Peter Onorati. Director/Producer/Writer: Joe Basile. Producers: Shelly LoCascio, Michelle Hurley, Mark Bernardi, Anthony Vorhies. Feature Film. World Premiere.

 

Wet Behind the Ears                                    (1h,30m, New York, NY)                                         

Friday, July 19th, 2013                                    7:00pm Film Block

What do you do if you just graduated college? Well, most people would say get a job. But in a country where more than half of recent college graduates are unemployed, moving back in with your parents is more likely. Join Samantha Phelps on her journey into the job market, where minimum wage or jail time seem to be the only options. “Wet Behind the Ears” takes a comical look at joblessness and adjusting to the real world in a way that will resonate with an underemployed generation. Director/Producer/Writer: Sloan Copeland. Producer/Co-Writer: Margaret Keane Williams. Producers: Benjamin Zimbric, Jessica Piervicenti. Feature Film. Long Island Premiere. (Profanity.)

 

Who is Arvid Pekon? (Kim jest Arvid Pekon?) (Student Project)(14m, Poland)         

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013                                                      7:45pm Film Block

Listening, approving, and connecting. Deep beneath the city all communication is patched through the switchboard. When operator Arvid Pekon gets a disturbing request, he starts playing a dangerous game. With reality falling apart, he soon finds himself questioning his very existence. “Who is Arvid Pekon?” is a tale of identity and madness set in the remnants of a distant 20th century. Actors: Andrzej Mastalerz and Anna Seniuk. Director/Producer/Writer: Patrik Eriksson. Producer: Łukasz Długołęski. Writer: Karin Tidbeck. Short Film. Foreign Film. North American Premiere. (Subtitled.)

 

Winter Storm                                                (15m, LOCATION SHOT)                           

Sunday, July 21st, 2013                                   6:45pm Film Block

An excited father and his sleepy son set out for an early morning hunting trip in the mountains.
Because the son falls asleep during the car ride, the father decides to venture out alone, leaving the
fate of his son up to the elements.

 

You’re It                                            (3m, Canada)                                                

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013                  7:45pm Film Block

During a game of hide –and-seek, a girl wearing a fish costume finds a way to pass on her position. Director/Producer: Vivian Huang. Animation.