NARRATIVE SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Directed by Amanda Renee Knox
Produced by Miriam Anwari & Phabillia Afflack-Borja
Directed by Mikaela Bruce
DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM COMPETITION
People of the Forest: Orang Rimba
Directed by Isaac Kerlow
Produced by EOS, the Earth Observatory of Singapore
Directed by Ida Theresa Myklebost
Produced by Jasmine El-Gamal & Ida Theresa Myklebost
ANIMATED FILM COMPETITION
The Modern Lives
Directed by Bill Plympton
Animated by Bill Plympton
Produced by Joe Poletto & Wendy Cong Zhao
Directed by Andrew Zimbelman
Animated by Tom Brown & Andrew Zimbelman
Produced by Nathan Jew & Andrew Zimbelman
Music Video Competition
Shut Up, I’m on a Roll!
Artist: Jes F. A. Falcon
Directed by Oscar Martin
Produced by Elena Muñoz
Sting of The Cactus
Directed by Bekky O’Neil
Produced by Leonardo Dell’Anno
Animator: Keith del Principe
Delerian’s Midnight Rider
Score by Nancy Stafford
Friends For Life
Music by The Atomik Age Project
TV/WEB EPISODE COMPETITION
Woman of a Certain Age
Directed by Amanda Cowper & Sami Kriegstein
FILM/TV/WEB TRAILER COMPETITION
Love In Kilnerry
Directed by Daniel Keith and Snorri Sturluson
Feel the Difference
Directed by Michael Barnett and Jon Conklin
For the past thirty years, she has lived in Northern Vermont, where she gardens, invents, writes and researches fine art.
Ken Kimmelman is an award-winning filmmaker and consultant on the faculty of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City. He received an Emmy Award for his work
on Sesame Street, and an Emmy for his anti-prejudice PSA, The Heart Knows Better.
He is currently in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center on an animated feature-film about Duke Ellington, titled, Riding on Duke’s Train, based on the book by Mick Carlon. He has taught Film and Animation at NYU and SVA. His work was part of the 2006 Whitney Biennial.
Facing an uncertain future, Danny decides to take his chances; he leaves his home and heads north to seek a new life. He narrowly escapes a KKK lynching party and then, one moonlit night, he comes upon a beautiful silver train. Entranced by this almost ethereal vision he sneaks aboard. Danny soon discovers he is on Duke Ellington’s private train carrying the legendary jazz composer and his famous orchestra. Ellington and his talented musicians take Danny under their wing and make him part of their touring family, with Ellington’s lead vocalist, Ivie Anderson, becoming a big sister to him. The adventure begins!
Upon arriving at a secluded lake house, Laura shares her true intent of solving this mysterious crime that she believes is associated with her family. Her friends, with disbelief and uncertainty, ultimately comply with Laura’s plea to stay by her side.
Piece by piece, the twisted nightmares begin to take shape, but at a grave price. The sadistic masked man from her dreams is very real and terrorizes them. With several friends already perished and her family now involved, she needs to make the decision to continue seeking justice or submit that dangerous pasts are best left alone and surrender.