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Friday, March 27
 

11:00am

Shorts Program 2: All You Need Is Now

Filmmakers in attendance

Ladybug
RT 12 Mins
Director: Roman Dent
Writer: Roman Dent (screenplay, story by); Michael Roud (Story By)
Producer: Jaret Martino, Rob Rettberg
Starring: Jennifer Lyons, Bruce Shetler, CeCe Paige, Jakob Wedel, Jessica Morris
Description: After the untimely death of his parents, John turns to his sister for support who helps him cope with his grief in some questionable ways.
World Premiere 

The Stomach
RT 15 Mins
Director: Ben Steiner
Writer: Ben Steiner
Producers: Dan Dixon
Starring: Simon Meacock, Ben Bishop, Peter Marinker, Kiki Kendrick, Neil Newbon, Jennie Lathan
Description: Frank's had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own. Part body horror, part crime thriller, part ghost story, The Stomach is a unique tale of Supernatural Noir. 

Insomniacs
RT 15 Mins
Director: Charles Chintzer Lai
Writer: Charles Chintzer Lai
Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Imogen Stubbs, Charlotte Hope
Description: Two Londoners lose sleep but find each other.
CO Premiere

The Blood of Love
RT 20 Mins
Director: Jeff Meyers
Writer: Jeff Meyers
Producers: Keith Jefferies, Arden Morris, Jonathan West, Jeff Meyers
Starring: Mali Elfman, Chris Stack, James St. Vincent, Steve Xander Carson, Norm Roth
Description: Unwilling to accept the death of her husband, a young widow, acquires a machine that can bring him back to her. But the machine exacts a terrible price: she must provide the blood it needs to revive her beloved. And it starts demanding more and more blood for less and less time.
CO Premiere

Everything (You say) I am
RT 18 Mins
Director: Guillermo Florence
Writer: Guillermo Florence
Producer: Guillermo Florence
Starring: Marta Larralde, Iván Massagué
Description: Gonzalo, a hotel waiter, looks under a bed and finds Bea. She, suffering a bout of amnesia, has run out on her own wedding, and everyone is searching the hotel for her. Before the others find her, Gonzalo must get her to believe what he says: that she is the love of his life.
CO Premiere

While You Were in a Coma
RT 10 Mins
Director: Jean Paul Labbe
Writers: Kevin & Matthew McManus with input from the TentSquare Community
Producers: Andrew van den Houten, Zach Passero, Seth Webster, Ashleigh Snead
Starring: James St. Vincent, Brooke Butler
Description: As the first film ever created using Crowd Powered Entertainment™, “While You Were in a Coma” was voted on every step of the way, from the title to plot points, to the director and lead actor. It follows the story of Otis Reeves, a man who wakes from a coma 30 years after his prom night to find the world in shambles and the girl of his dreams still out there waiting for him.
CO Premiere 

Fruitcake
RT 13 Mins
Directors: Seth M. Sherwood and Sarah Baker Grillo
Writer: Seth M. Sherwood
Producers: Sarah Baker Grillo, Erin Boyes, Seth M. Sherwood, Elyse Levesque, Morgan Peter Brown
Starring: Erin Boyes, Elyse Levesque, Troy Ruptash, JR Bourne, Russell Sams, Karen Jean Olds, Piercey Dalton
Description: Set in suburbia during the 1950s, Fruitcake tells the story of 'Rosemary' and 'Sallie,' who for various reasons, feel they are not as happy as they should be with the world around them. Disconnected and ambivalent, they are intrigued by the prospect of a new cure-all for their loneliness. Desperate for their lives to live up to some imaginary ideal, these women might be swayed to take any course of action, even if it costs them their very sanity.
World Premiere

Junked
RT 11 Mins
Director: Gus Berger
Producer: Gus Berger
Description: Filmed during the final days of the George Revival Cinema in St Kilda, Junked is an affectionate tribute to the art of film projection in an era when digital technologies are taking over and film prints are being destroyed forever.
CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

11:15am

Student Film Showcase
Filmmakers in attendance

Full-Windsor
(USA) RT 6 Mins
Director: Faraday Okoro
Writer: Faraday Okoro
Producers: Oscar Hernandez,  Eric Hsiao
Starring: Dejon Brooks, Carolyn Michelle Smith
Description: A 10 year old boy battles his mother in order to wear his father's tie to school.
CO Premiere

Knives
(USA) RT 15 Mins
Director: Aaron David DeFazio
Writers: T. Sardoni & Aaron David DeFazio
Producers: Larissa Rhodes & Co-Producers: Daniella Kahane, Emma Wang
Starring: Peter Friedman, Paul Castro JR, Marc Menchaca, Chloe Levine
Description: After a string of brutal murders occurs in his suburban town, Ryan, a curious shopping cart collector investigates a suspicious knife sharpening truck and its cagey owner.
World Premiere

Minimum Max
(USA) RT 3 Mins
Director: Josh Ovalle
Writer: Josh Ovalle
Producer: Josh Ovalle
Starring: Josh Ovalle
Description: High school student, Max, shares his inner struggles with ADD.

Scumbag
(USA) RT 15 Mins
Director: Luke Spears
Writer: Luke Spears
Producers: Shana Keegan, Quinlan Orear
Starring:Graham Powell, Lance R. Marshall, Sophia Parra, Brandi Bravo 
Description: An investment banker is forced to desperate action after a chance encounter with a face from his past.
World Premiere

Theme Song Rebel
(USA) RT 20 Mins
Director: Luke Patton
Writers: Gabe Hulbert, Luke Patton
Producers :Emily Ferenbach, Joshua Tate, Jess Dang
Starring: Emily Ferenbach, Joshua Tate, Jess Dang
Description: In a dystopia where a person's social class is determined by their theme song, Louise wants to change her tune.
CO Premiere

Unspoken
(USA) RT 20 Min
Director: Eric Otten
Writer: Eric Otten 
Producer: Natalie Whalen
Starring: Hillary Baack, Holgie Forrester and Zach Alden
Description: Unspoken is a short film that revolves around a young deaf woman dealing with the hardships of moving her mother with Alzheimer's into a senior home. Deaf actress, Hillary Baack (The East), plays Eva who keeps herself closed off to the world. She must learn to connect with others after realizing her mother will not always be by her side.
CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

1:30pm

Shorts Program 1: Notorious

Filmmakers in attendance

Goldfish
RT 17 Mins
Director: Michael Konyves
Writer: Michael Konyves
Producer: Michael Solomon
Starring: Ricky Mabe, Marcel Sabourin, and Paul Giamatti
Description: Greg is on assignment, making a short documentary, to learn about the secret longings of everyday people by asking them this question: “If you had a magic goldfish that could grant you three wishes, what would you wish for?” But Greg is not prepared when he meets an elderly man named Serge who we learn has been wrestling with the exact same question for years and is desperate not to lose his only friend-- an actual talking, wish granting goldfish.
CO Premiere

B-flat
RT 24 Mins
Director: Mariana Youssef
Writers: Mariana Youssef and Adolpho Veloso
Producers: Adolpho Veloso, Mariana Youssef, Krysse Mello, René Sampaio
Starring: Deepak Dhadwal, Utkarsh Mazumdar
Description: The notice of an old friend that is just about to die brings Amar back to India 40 years after he left, in order to deliver a mysterious box.
CO Premiere

Bodies in Irreversible Detriment
RT 25 Mins
Director: Ben Lazarus
Writer: Ben Lazarus
Producers: Ben Lazarus, Modeste Slywka
Starring: David Johansen, Mark Margolis, Jason Shelton, Nicole Vogt-Lowell
Description: Horatio has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, where people seek to amputate appendages to make themselves whole. He joins a group for dealing with the affliction, thus meeting Sarah, a quirky BIID sufferer. Both intertwine in an attempt to find themselves, while making sense of their disorder and their environment.
CO Premiere

Lucy
RT 5 Mins
Director: Zoe Lubeck
Writer: Zoe Lubeck, Charlie Lubeck
Producers: Zoe Lubeck, Miden Wood, Charlie Lubeck
Starring: My dog Lucy
Description: This is a story about a girl and her dog.
CO Premiere

Martian American
RT 20 Mins
Director: Lee Citron
Writers: Lee Citron & John Barr
Producer: Trevor Worley
Starring: Dominic Conti, Patty Orozco, Amelia Brantley, Connor Marx, Sam Yim, Heather Moiseve
Description: A lonely Martian travels to Los Angeles to start a new life and make new friends, but when faced with adversity, culture shock, and self doubt, he struggles to find the courage to stay.
CO Premiere

EFFED!
RT 20 Mins
Director: Renny Maslow
Writers: Adrian Wenner, Ethan Sandler
Starring: Adrian Wenner, Ethan Sandler
Two friends pedal across a post-apocalyptic landscape on a tandem beach cruiser and face the question: when oil runs out, where exactly is the line that society can cross before it ceases to be a society at all?



Friday March 27, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657
 
Saturday, March 28
 

11:00am

Shorts Program 4: Medazzaland

Filmmakers in attendance

Secret
RT 8 Mins
Director: Tony Fulgham
Writer: Tony Fulgham
Producer: Bobby McHugh
Starring: Russel Hodgkinson, Gretchen Krich, Avital Ash, Tyler Trerise,
Description: Watching his neighbors navigate the treacherous waters of young love, George is moved to look at his marriage of thirty years.
CO Premiere

D. Asian
RT 10 Mins
Director: Sarah Smith
Writers: Sarah Smith, Phillip Guttmann (based on the short story by)
Producers: Sarah Smith, Phillip Guttmann
Starring: Sari Lennick, Davis Desmond
Description: 4th grade is all about fitting in. For ten-year-old Daniel that means owning the latest in Hello Kitty fashion, liking the cutest boy in class, and convincing yourself you’re Asian when everyone else thinks you're white. Davis Desmond and Sari Lennick (A Serious Man) star in this short comedy that proves identity is all in the eye of the beholder.
CO Premiere

Dead Hearts
RT 17 Mins
Director: Stephen W. Martin
Writer: Stephen W. Martin
Producers: Stephen W. Martin and Alex Glua
Starring: Valin Shinyei, Dalila Bela, Thomas Orr' Loney
Description: A young mortician learns that not even death can stand in the way of true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung Fu, and biker werewolves.
CO Premiere

Vocabulario
RT 16 Mins
Director: Sam Baixauli
Writers: Paco Romeu, Sam Baixauli
Producer: Fernando Gómez Roselló
Starring: Carlos Olalla, Huichi Chiu
Description: Xiaoyan and Werner, two characters who no longer expect anything from their lives, begin a friendship that will take them to the depths of themselves with an enthusiasm and innocence that they thought were lost.
CO Premiere

Out to Lunch
RT 10 Mins
Director: Nic Reader
Writer: James Madison
Producer: James Madison
Starring: Ryan O'Nan, Mika Boorem, Sam McMurray
Description: Whatever it takes to get ahead! Corporate America has never been so cut throat. 'Out to Lunch' is a cleverly comedic, murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.
CO Premiere

Break Kids
RT 8 Mins
Director: Emily Kassie
Producer: Emily Kassie
Description: Nasir is a new york city street dancer whose crew is cracked down on by the NYPD, as they become tougher on street and subway dancers. Nasir is also 5 years old. In this documentary short Nasir's family tries to encourage Nasir's dance career while wary of his growing antagonism toward the NYPD.
CO Premiere

Extreme Pinocchio
RT 23 Mins
Director: Pascal Chind
Writer: Pascal Chind
Producer: Olivier Lamy
Starring: Christophe Fluder, Brice Fournier, Jean-François Derec, Bun Hay Mean, Chris Egloff, Khaled Rekik, Arsène Mosca
Description: Patrick, a dwarf junkie (and father-to-be) is desperately trying to clean up his act. Threatened by his drug dealers (the cat and the fox), to whom he owes a
considerable amount of money, he accepts one last job: stealing cash from Gaetan, a psychopath who thinks he’s Geppetto… To get his money Patrick has to dress up
as Pinocchio, and convince Gaetan to let him move in. But nothing goes according to plan...
CO Premiere

Awkward Expressions of Love
RT 10 Mins
Director: Trilby Glover
Writer: Trilby Glover
Producers: Jeff Lamb and Trilby Glover
Starring: Jayma Mays, Ian Brennan, Trilby Glover
Description: An amusing take of a lovelorn young gift shop owner, her much more level-headed best friend and the personal trainer at the center of the storm.
CO Premiere



Saturday March 28, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

12:45pm

Shorts Program 3: Big Thing

Filmmakers in attendance

Oh Lucy!
RT 22 Mins
Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Writer: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Producers: ATSUKO HIRAYANAGI, MASUMI SOGA, PERRY LOONG, KEN NATSUHARA. Executive Producers RAZMIG HOVAGHIMIAN MICHAEL CHUA
Starring: Kaori Momoi, Miyoko Yamaguchi, Billy Scott
Description: Setsuko, a 55-year-old single 'office lady' in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, “Lucy,” by her young unconventional English instructor. “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.
CO Premiere

You Have a Problem
RT 9 Mins
Director: Lena Tsodykovskaya
Writer: Joshua Cohen
Producer: Joshua Cohen
Starring: Denis - Rodion Dolgirev Sasha - Denis Demin Galina - Elena Zolotareva Semyon - Anatoliy Bogard Karina - Olga Mokshina Olechka - Olya Titova Father Alexey - Mikhail Kukushkin
Description: You Have a Problem follows Denis, a TV-obsessed Russian teenager, as he struggles to convince his family to throw an intervention for his older brother’s drinking problems. The only thing is, none of them have an idea of what an intervention actually is.
U.S. Premiere

reConception
RT 12 Mins
Director: Joe Petrilla
Writer: Joe Petrilla
Producer: Kit Bland
Starring: Jonah Landow, Kit Flanagan, Tom Morrissey, Kyle Sutton, Demetrius Constant, Ashton Woerz, Brett Kaminsky
Description: A hell-bent bunch of boys break into an abandoned cargo trailer. Their conquest is interrupted by the owner of the vehicle's unexpected return.
CO Premiere

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
RT 14 Mins
Director: Matthew VanDyke
Writer: Matthew VanDyke
Producers: Matthew VanDyke and Nour Kelze
Starring: Nour Kelze, Omar Hattab (Mowya)
Description: A short film about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war.

Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector
RT 22 Mins
Director: Chandler Kauffman
Writer: Chandler Kauffman
Producers: Bob Aumer, Yori Tondrowski, Dustin Pownall, Brittany Rostron
Exec. Prod: Hillary E. Cutter, Chandler Kauffman
Starring: Geoffrey Cantor, Amy Rutberg, Peter McRobbie, Michael Somerville
Description: A dark comedy about a down-and-out Postal Inspector struggling with his increasing irrelevance in the world. After taking to heart the advice of his new-age “life coach”, Karl finds himself embroiled in the most bizarre case of his career, but one that just might lead to renewed purpose in life.
World Premiere

Picnic
RT 11 Mins
Director: Kim Gualino
Writer: Kim Gualino
Producers: Giuseppe Petitto, Kim Gualino
Starring: Francesca Viscardi Leonetti, Alessia Valente
Description: An on the road family drama that narrates the journey of a woman and a small girl towards a mysterious destination.
CO Premiere

Intersection
RT 19 Mins
Director: Brendan Beachman
Writer: Brendan Beachman, story by Joshua Krenz
Producers: Nickol Matallana, Brendan Beachman
Starring: Terry Serpico, Zachary Sherman
Description: Two road construction workers fla



Saturday March 28, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657
 
Sunday, March 29
 

11:00am

Shorts Program 1: Notorious

Goldfish
RT 17 Mins
Director: Michael Konyves
Writer: Michael Konyves
Producer: Michael Solomon
Starring: Ricky Mabe, Marcel Sabourin, and Paul Giamatti
Description: Greg is on assignment, making a short documentary, to learn about the secret longings of everyday people by asking them this question: “If you had a magic goldfish that could grant you three wishes, what would you wish for?” But Greg is not prepared when he meets an elderly man named Serge who we learn has been wrestling with the exact same question for years and is desperate not to lose his only friend-- an actual talking, wish granting goldfish.
CO Premiere

B-flat
RT 24 Mins
Director: Mariana Youssef
Writers: Mariana Youssef and Adolpho Veloso
Producers: Adolpho Veloso, Mariana Youssef, Krysse Mello, René Sampaio
Starring: Deepak Dhadwal, Utkarsh Mazumdar
Description: The notice of an old friend that is just about to die brings Amar back to India 40 years after he left, in order to deliver a mysterious box.
CO Premiere

Bodies in Irreversible Detriment
RT 25 Mins
Director: Ben Lazarus
Writer: Ben Lazarus
Producers: Ben Lazarus, Modeste Slywka
Starring: David Johansen, Mark Margolis, Jason Shelton, Nicole Vogt-Lowell
Description: Horatio has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, where people seek to amputate appendages to make themselves whole. He joins a group for dealing with the affliction, thus meeting Sarah, a quirky BIID sufferer. Both intertwine in an attempt to find themselves, while making sense of their disorder and their environment.
CO Premiere

Lucy
RT 5 Mins
Director: Zoe Lubeck
Writer: Zoe Lubeck, Charlie Lubeck
Producers: Zoe Lubeck, Miden Wood, Charlie Lubeck
Starring: My dog Lucy
Description: This is a story about a girl and her dog.
CO Premiere

Martian American
RT 20 Mins
Director: Lee Citron
Writers: Lee Citron & John Barr
Producer: Trevor Worley
Starring: Dominic Conti, Patty Orozco, Amelia Brantley, Connor Marx, Sam Yim, Heather Moiseve
Description: A lonely Martian travels to Los Angeles to start a new life and make new friends, but when faced with adversity, culture shock, and self doubt, he struggles to find the courage to stay.
CO Premiere

EFFED!
RT 20 Mins
Director: Renny Maslow
Writers: Adrian Wenner, Ethan Sandler
Starring: Adrian Wenner, Ethan Sandler
Two friends pedal across a post-apocalyptic landscape on a tandem beach cruiser and face the question: when oil runs out, where exactly is the line that society can cross before it ceases to be a society at all?



Sunday March 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:45pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

11:30am

Shorts Program 3: Big Thing

Oh Lucy!
RT 22 Mins
Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Writer: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Producers: ATSUKO HIRAYANAGI, MASUMI SOGA, PERRY LOONG, KEN NATSUHARA. Executive Producers RAZMIG HOVAGHIMIAN MICHAEL CHUA
Starring: Kaori Momoi, Miyoko Yamaguchi, Billy Scott
Description: Setsuko, a 55-year-old single 'office lady' in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, “Lucy,” by her young unconventional English instructor. “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.
CO Premiere

You Have a Problem
RT 9 Mins
Director: Lena Tsodykovskaya
Writer: Joshua Cohen
Producer: Joshua Cohen
Starring: Denis - Rodion Dolgirev Sasha - Denis Demin Galina - Elena Zolotareva Semyon - Anatoliy Bogard Karina - Olga Mokshina Olechka - Olya Titova Father Alexey - Mikhail Kukushkin
Description: You Have a Problem follows Denis, a TV-obsessed Russian teenager, as he struggles to convince his family to throw an intervention for his older brother’s drinking problems. The only thing is, none of them have an idea of what an intervention actually is.
U.S. Premiere

reConception
RT 12 Mins
Director: Joe Petrilla
Writer: Joe Petrilla
Producer: Kit Bland
Starring: Jonah Landow, Kit Flanagan, Tom Morrissey, Kyle Sutton, Demetrius Constant, Ashton Woerz, Brett Kaminsky
Description: A hell-bent bunch of boys break into an abandoned cargo trailer. Their conquest is interrupted by the owner of the vehicle's unexpected return.
CO Premiere

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
RT 14 Mins
Director: Matthew VanDyke
Writer: Matthew VanDyke
Producers: Matthew VanDyke and Nour Kelze
Starring: Nour Kelze, Omar Hattab (Mowya)
Description: A short film about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war.

Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector
RT 22 Mins
Director: Chandler Kauffman
Writer: Chandler Kauffman
Producers: Bob Aumer, Yori Tondrowski, Dustin Pownall, Brittany Rostron
Exec. Prod: Hillary E. Cutter, Chandler Kauffman
Starring: Geoffrey Cantor, Amy Rutberg, Peter McRobbie, Michael Somerville
Description: A dark comedy about a down-and-out Postal Inspector struggling with his increasing irrelevance in the world. After taking to heart the advice of his new-age “life coach”, Karl finds himself embroiled in the most bizarre case of his career, but one that just might lead to renewed purpose in life.
World Premiere

Picnic
RT 11 Mins
Director: Kim Gualino
Writer: Kim Gualino
Producers: Giuseppe Petitto, Kim Gualino
Starring: Francesca Viscardi Leonetti, Alessia Valente
Description: An on the road family drama that narrates the journey of a woman and a small girl towards a mysterious destination.
CO Premiere

Intersection
RT 19 Mins
Director: Brendan Beachman
Writer: Brendan Beachman, story by Joshua Krenz
Producers: Nickol Matallana, Brendan Beachman
Starring: Terry Serpico, Zachary Sherman
Description: Two road construction workers flag for non existent vehicles on a remote, desert intersection. The monotony of their day is smashed by the violent arrival of an object from the sky.
World Premiere



Sunday March 29, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

12:30pm

Shorts Program 4: Medazzaland

Secret
RT 8 Mins
Director: Tony Fulgham
Writer: Tony Fulgham
Producer: Bobby McHugh
Starring: Russel Hodgkinson, Gretchen Krich, Avital Ash, Tyler Trerise,
Description: Watching his neighbors navigate the treacherous waters of young love, George is moved to look at his marriage of thirty years.
CO Premiere

D. Asian
RT 10 Mins
Director: Sarah Smith
Writers: Sarah Smith, Phillip Guttmann (based on the short story by)
Producers: Sarah Smith, Phillip Guttmann
Starring: Sari Lennick, Davis Desmond
Description: 4th grade is all about fitting in. For ten-year-old Daniel that means owning the latest in Hello Kitty fashion, liking the cutest boy in class, and convincing yourself you’re Asian when everyone else thinks you're white. Davis Desmond and Sari Lennick (A Serious Man) star in this short comedy that proves identity is all in the eye of the beholder.
CO Premiere

Dead Hearts
RT 17 Mins
Director: Stephen W. Martin
Writer: Stephen W. Martin
Producers: Stephen W. Martin and Alex Glua
Starring: Valin Shinyei, Dalila Bela, Thomas Orr' Loney
Description: A young mortician learns that not even death can stand in the way of true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung Fu, and biker werewolves.
CO Premiere

Vocabulario
RT 16 Mins
Director: Sam Baixauli
Writers: Paco Romeu, Sam Baixauli
Producer: Fernando Gómez Roselló
Starring: Carlos Olalla, Huichi Chiu
Description: Xiaoyan and Werner, two characters who no longer expect anything from their lives, begin a friendship that will take them to the depths of themselves with an enthusiasm and innocence that they thought were lost.
CO Premiere

Out to Lunch
RT 10 Mins
Director: Nic Reader
Writer: James Madison
Producer: James Madison
Starring: Ryan O'Nan, Mika Boorem, Sam McMurray
Description: Whatever it takes to get ahead! Corporate America has never been so cut throat. 'Out to Lunch' is a cleverly comedic, murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.
CO Premiere

Break Kids
RT 8 Mins
Director: Emily Kassie
Producer: Emily Kassie
Description: Nasir is a new york city street dancer whose crew is cracked down on by the NYPD, as they become tougher on street and subway dancers. Nasir is also 5 years old. In this documentary short Nasir's family tries to encourage Nasir's dance career while wary of his growing antagonism toward the NYPD.
CO Premiere

Extreme Pinocchio
RT 23 Mins
Director: Pascal Chind
Writer: Pascal Chind
Producer: Olivier Lamy
Starring: Christophe Fluder, Brice Fournier, Jean-François Derec, Bun Hay Mean, Chris Egloff, Khaled Rekik, Arsène Mosca
Description: Patrick, a dwarf junkie (and father-to-be) is desperately trying to clean up his act. Threatened by his drug dealers (the cat and the fox), to whom he owes a
considerable amount of money, he accepts one last job: stealing cash from Gaetan, a psychopath who thinks he’s Geppetto… To get his money Patrick has to dress up
as Pinocchio, and convince Gaetan to let him move in. But nothing goes according to plan...
CO Premiere

Awkward Expressions of Love
RT 10 Mins
Director: Trilby Glover
Writer: Trilby Glover
Producers: Jeff Lamb and Trilby Glover
Starring: Jayma Mays, Ian Brennan, Trilby Glover
Description: An amusing take of a lovelorn young gift shop owner, her much more level-headed best friend and the personal trainer at the center of the storm.
CO Premiere



Sunday March 29, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

2:00pm

Student Film Showcase
Full-Windsor
(USA) RT 6 Mins
Director: Faraday Okoro
Writer: Faraday Okoro
Producers: Oscar Hernandez,  Eric Hsiao
Starring: Dejon Brooks, Carolyn Michelle Smith
Description: A 10 year old boy battles his mother in order to wear his father's tie to school.
CO Premiere

Knives
(USA) RT 15 Mins
Director: Aaron David DeFazio
Writers: T. Sardoni & Aaron David DeFazio
Producers: Larissa Rhodes & Co-Producers: Daniella Kahane, Emma Wang
Starring: Peter Friedman, Paul Castro JR, Marc Menchaca, Chloe Levine
Description: After a string of brutal murders occurs in his suburban town, Ryan, a curious shopping cart collector investigates a suspicious knife sharpening truck and its cagey owner.
World Premiere

Minimum Max
(USA) RT 3 Mins
Director: Josh Ovalle
Writer: Josh Ovalle
Producer: Josh Ovalle
Starring: Josh Ovalle
Description: High school student, Max, shares his inner struggles with ADD.

Scumbag
(USA) RT 15 Mins
Director: Luke Spears
Writer: Luke Spears
Producers: Shana Keegan, Quinlan Orear
Starring:Graham Powell, Lance R. Marshall, Sophia Parra, Brandi Bravo 
Description: An investment banker is forced to desperate action after a chance encounter with a face from his past.
World Premiere

Theme Song Rebel
(USA) RT 20 Mins
Director: Luke Patton
Writers: Gabe Hulbert, Luke Patton
Producers :Emily Ferenbach, Joshua Tate, Jess Dang
Starring: Emily Ferenbach, Joshua Tate, Jess Dang
Description: In a dystopia where a person's social class is determined by their theme song, Louise wants to change her tune.
CO Premiere

Unspoken
(USA) RT 20 Min
Director: Eric Otten
Writer: Eric Otten 
Producer: Natalie Whalen
Starring: Hillary Baack, Holgie Forrester and Zach Alden
Description: Unspoken is a short film that revolves around a young deaf woman dealing with the hardships of moving her mother with Alzheimer's into a senior home. Deaf actress, Hillary Baack (The East), plays Eva who keeps herself closed off to the world. She must learn to connect with others after realizing her mother will not always be by her side.
CO Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

5:45pm

Winner Best Narrative Feature and Best Short Film - Slow West and Oh Lucy!
Winners will be announced at Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 28th at 8pm.

Sunday March 29, 2015 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

6:45pm

Shorts Program 2: All You Need Is Now

Ladybug
RT 12 Mins
Director: Roman Dent
Writer: Roman Dent (screenplay, story by); Michael Roud (Story By)
Producer: Jaret Martino, Rob Rettberg
Starring: Jennifer Lyons, Bruce Shetler, CeCe Paige, Jakob Wedel, Jessica Morris
Description: After the untimely death of his parents, John turns to his sister for support who helps him cope with his grief in some questionable ways.
World Premiere 

The Stomach
RT 15 Mins
Director: Ben Steiner
Writer: Ben Steiner
Producers: Dan Dixon
Starring: Simon Meacock, Ben Bishop, Peter Marinker, Kiki Kendrick, Neil Newbon, Jennie Lathan
Description: Frank's had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own. Part body horror, part crime thriller, part ghost story, The Stomach is a unique tale of Supernatural Noir. 

Insomniacs
RT 15 Mins
Director: Charles Chintzer Lai
Writer: Charles Chintzer Lai
Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Imogen Stubbs, Charlotte Hope
Description: Two Londoners lose sleep but find each other.
CO Premiere

The Blood of Love
RT 20 Mins
Director: Jeff Meyers
Writer: Jeff Meyers
Producers: Keith Jefferies, Arden Morris, Jonathan West, Jeff Meyers
Starring: Mali Elfman, Chris Stack, James St. Vincent, Steve Xander Carson, Norm Roth
Description: Unwilling to accept the death of her husband, a young widow, acquires a machine that can bring him back to her. But the machine exacts a terrible price: she must provide the blood it needs to revive her beloved. And it starts demanding more and more blood for less and less time.
CO Premiere

Everything (You say) I am
RT 18 Mins
Director: Guillermo Florence
Writer: Guillermo Florence
Producer: Guillermo Florence
Starring: Marta Larralde, Iván Massagué
Description: Gonzalo, a hotel waiter, looks under a bed and finds Bea. She, suffering a bout of amnesia, has run out on her own wedding, and everyone is searching the hotel for her. Before the others find her, Gonzalo must get her to believe what he says: that she is the love of his life.
CO Premiere

While You Were in a Coma
RT 10 Mins
Director: Jean Paul Labbe
Writers: Kevin & Matthew McManus with input from the TentSquare Community
Producers: Andrew van den Houten, Zach Passero, Seth Webster, Ashleigh Snead
Starring: James St. Vincent, Brooke Butler
Description: As the first film ever created using Crowd Powered Entertainment™, “While You Were in a Coma” was voted on every step of the way, from the title to plot points, to the director and lead actor. It follows the story of Otis Reeves, a man who wakes from a coma 30 years after his prom night to find the world in shambles and the girl of his dreams still out there waiting for him.
CO Premiere 

Fruitcake
RT 13 Mins
Directors: Seth M. Sherwood and Sarah Baker Grillo
Writer: Seth M. Sherwood
Producers: Sarah Baker Grillo, Erin Boyes, Seth M. Sherwood, Elyse Levesque, Morgan Peter Brown
Starring: Erin Boyes, Elyse Levesque, Troy Ruptash, JR Bourne, Russell Sams, Karen Jean Olds, Piercey Dalton
Description: Set in suburbia during the 1950s, Fruitcake tells the story of 'Rosemary' and 'Sallie,' who for various reasons, feel they are not as happy as they should be with the world around them. Disconnected and ambivalent, they are intrigued by the prospect of a new cure-all for their loneliness. Desperate for their lives to live up to some imaginary ideal, these women might be swayed to take any course of action, even if it costs them their very sanity.
World Premiere

Junked
RT 11 Mins
Director: Gus Berger
Producer: Gus Berger
Description: Filmed during the final days of the George Revival Cinema in St Kilda, Junked is an affectionate tribute to the art of film projection in an era when digital technologies are taking over and film prints are being destroyed forever.
CO Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657