OFFICIAL FESTIVAL PROGRAM
THURSDAY DECEMBER 9, 2021.
Althea Center Theater, Denver, CO.
07:00 PM - FILMS
Director: Dominic Migliore. USA. Chicago, IL. 7:13. Narrative Short.
A modern reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "The Raven."
The Dark Forest.
Director: Martin Del Carpio. USA. New York, NY. 9:23. Narrative Experimental.
A visual celebration of life for his deceased father, inspired by and named
after Dante Alighieri's quote.
Directors: Tom Hipp, Scott Hipp. USA. Kansas City, MO. 8:11. Narrative Short.
A young woman is followed by a man whose intentions may not be what they seem.
Spectral Rainbow Frequency
Director: Hüseyin Erverdi. Turkey. 2:30. Visual Experimental.
This film is about creating an experience like synesthesia, in which one sensory
experience causes another, Hüseyin is a DUFF return filmmaker.
A Poet's Childhood - Awakening to Consciousness - Elizabeth Martina Bishop.
Directors: Vibhas Kendzia, Elizabeth Bishop. USA / Ireland. 24:43. Documentary.
The poems of Elizabeth Martina Bishop and how they link to her biography.
To Live and Die in the Shadows
Director: Shannon Silva. USA. Wilmington, NC. 5:29. Nature Experimental.
180 million years ago ferns acquired a much needed light sensor
that allowed them to survive in low light environments. We should all be so lucky.
Director: Yuval Shaya Winer. Tel Aviv, Israel. 13:28. Narrative Short.
Ron, 16 years old, will do anything it takes to get more subscribers
for his Youtube channel, even if it means kidnapping his best friend.
The Last Resort
Director: Lance Lucero. USA. CA. 10:02. Narrative Short. Shot on 16mm film.
A ghost story set in the old Colorado territory 1873, justice will prevail.
Come on, Shake Your Body Baby, Do the Conga!
Director: Tom Hipp. USA. Kansas City, MO. 2:14. Narrative Short.
All Tim wants to do is ask Jane to dance.
8:30 PM - INTERMISSION
Jason Pell's Pinpricks
Director: Adam Stover. WV. 14:41. Animated Short. 2D animation.
A horror and science fiction animated anthology.
Directors: Jessica Davenport, Jeaneen Lund. USA. L.A., CA. 3:57. Music Video.
A tribute to civil rights leader Coretta Scott King.
Director: SL Pang. Singapore / Chicago, IL. 13:06. Narrative Experimental
Employing guerilla filmmaking tactics and "poor materials"
PHARMAKOSIS articulates the position of the Pharmakos in ancient Greece,
who was ritually expelled from the city to bring about purification.
Director: Dillard Brown. USA. Los Angeles, CA. 5:53. Narrative Short.
Two strangers recently released from a mental health facility
decide whether or not to live together.
Director: Hart Ginsburg. USA. 9:00. Visual Experimental.
Healing explores feelings of emptiness and disconnection during the
isolating times of the pandemic when healthcare and technology
added paradoxical complexities of connection and disconnection.
Director: Daniel Farmer. USA. Brooklym, NY. 9:00. Narrative Short.
The Demeter carries the first crew to a habitable exoplanet.
After an accident the ship is lost with a single survivor determined
to complete the mission and find humanity’s future.
Director: Ulises A Morales. Spain. 4:00. Narrative Experimental.
The bridge, symbol of the universal understanding of traffic and the search
for connections, proposes an open dialogue with the viewer (a passage)
through our bridge concept.
It's Coming It's Real
Director: Steven Gray. USA. 7:45. Visual Experimental / Found Footage.
Montage film for "It's Coming It's Real" by Swans, attempts to capture the reality
of colonial genocide, capitalist political-economy, racist and patriarchal violence,
and the forms of revolutionary politics required to avoid corporate fascism
and climate fueled social collapse.