Friday, October 11th
Friday Evening Session Doors 5:00pm show 5:30pm
PROGRAM TOTAL 1:27:39
Clara Riedlinger & Piper Jane Austin
Rochester, NY, USA
Love and friendship are on display as we follow two bosom buddies around on a day off together. An intimate Millennial relationship study, Coffee Mug celebrates the lazy days. Also, remember the last time you had to buy weed from a guy in a bookstore? Weird times.
We were hardly more than children
Shorewood, WI, USA
Back when abortions were illegal in the U.S., “there was a third floor in Mexico and a basement in Brooklyn.” Let perspective be your guide as We Were Hardly More Than Children talks us through the struggle of two friends in 1969 when illegal abortion meant danger, despair and discrimination for many young women. Now, in 2019, bills are being signed in many states across the country banning abortions and/or making them more difficult to get. Her body, her choice!
Plouegat Guerrand, France
A delightfully sexual exploration of the female body, Deep Waters unabashedly combines alluring 8mm footage with stop motion animation to educate women about their own bodies. Freeing accounts from other women narrate this piece to bring the female orgasm into the norm of conversation and open the flood gates of womanly pleasure.
Friday Night Session doors 7:00pm show 7:30pm
PROGRAM TOTAL 1:32:23
EMBRACES & the touch of skin
Hand drawn love! Sara Koppel proves again that her work is unrivaled with an ode to the tender caress and aggressive embrace.
Couleur du Moment
Filmmaker Jeremy Sandor predicts an unenthusiastic future of corporatized color. Filmed in black and white, Couleur du Moment harkens that feeling you get when you see the color red while lamenting the loss of a hard day’s work.
Auckland, New Zealand
A bold documentary about Samoan wrestler Candy Lee. Wrestler by trade and trans woman by life. Candy’s Crush is an unforgettable glimpse into Lee’s unique headspace.
AWARD WINNER JOE COUCH AWARD IN EXPERIMENTATION
Portland, OR, USA
Putting an unsettling twist on the format of collecting found footage; Spectopia allows us to gander at the hellish landscape we are creating for ourselves whilst witnessing the privacy we have lost. Come bask in your own emptiness.
AWARD WINNER BEST ART DIRECTION
Mikail Ekiz. Madeleine Arana, Brooke Eilers, Heather Morrison, Preston Vihlen, Jessica Morris, Vanecia Pickett, and Manuela Aguilar Vasquez
Savannah, GA, USA
Without a doubt. Award for Best Art Direction was a clear choice this year. From the grizzled flowing hair of gas station customers to the tiny cigarette packs, Pit Stop is an all out achievement in stop motion animation and direction. Mikail Ekiz and Madeleine Arana take us to the ends of the universe as they fiddle with metaphysics and help an 8-ball transcend our hyperplane. All signs point to yes.
This Is What We're Left With
Englewood, CO, USA
An introspective, journalistic work made from personal found footage about how one becomes who one is. From the shadows emerge issues of family, sexuality, abuse, and growth, as Alexis Stratton unfolds the web of their adolescence in search of truth and understanding.
Made to Order
AWARD WINNER TOP RANKING STUDENT
Brooklyn NY, USA
Winner of this year’s award for best student piece walks the line of sympathy and disgust toward the heinous actions of our hero. Horrors of the World Wide Web drive this plot forward in order to examine what it means to resent others and make decisions you can never erase. Made to Order is a thoughtfully complex character study that unravels right before your eyes.
Last Known Whereabouts
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Last Known Whereabouts is an ambient audio/video performance piece comprised of sounds and visuals collected from human abduction sites around Los Angeles.
2018 Music Videos Friday Night 9:15pm
PROGRAM TOTAL 1:31:24
Open Bar with beer and wine
Immediately following the Friday night block of films The Unknown's music video party will ignite the night! Attendees will have a chance to boogie and mingle while selected music videos from incredible musicians and filmmakers from around the world are projected on all four walls.