past programs

THURSDAY, 17 APRIL 2014 • 6 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Festival Director O.F. Makarah

Nature • Waterfall - Ann Kaneko • Graphics by Peter Bill. These two videos are part of the Out the Window bus project. 2 min loop •

Ultragirl/Vise - Alan Haley. Ultra Girl, with her super powers, teams up with crime fighter Vise. 1.5 min •

Butt Shakers • Last Gathering of the Sioux Nation • Alfred Hitchcock's Home Movies. From Amateur Night. 13 min •

Dwight Swanson, Center for Home Movies, joined other filmmakers and the audience for a Q&A and reception after the screenings.

Black Canary - Chris H. Lynn. This short experimental film blends the soothing voice of Una Lee reciting text by Peter Wullen in an ode to the passing of time and seasons. 1.5 min •

1501 Curson Ave - Imelda Sheen. A sunny afternoon art class yields surprises for the models and artists. 10 min •

Ask a Slave: Season 1 (webisodes 1, 2, and 3) – Azie Mira Dungey. This award-winning web series, created by and starring Azie Mira Dungey, uses the past in the present to give a satirical view of American history. 12 min.

Odd Shirttails of Cornell's Life - Caveh Zahedi. The filmmaker layers archival footage over a telephone conversation with a well known director to create a sad but funny film about looking into Joseph Cornell's career. 3 min.

Superman/Birds — Richard Schellenberg. The video involves a re-creation of a dream Schellenberg had as a young boy, coupled with other significant events later in his life. 3 min

Fly the Flag – Paul Shortt. This video is Shortt’s attempt to get the American flag to fly at full mast. 3 min

Phil Davis, Acting Director of Brentwood Arts Exchange, recommends these two award-winning shorts from the recent All Screened Video Fest.

Fire - Pat Doyen. Abstract imagery with distorted scanner dialogue about guns and gun violence slowly comes into focus to show fire ants swarming. 5 min.

The Land of Healthy Smiles - S. Torriano Berry. Children and grown-ups benefit from this animated short about dental care. 5 min.

The Qigong Series - Ann Kaneko. The Chinese practice of energy cultivation is demonstrated in these multilingual shorts. Suggested by Freewaves' Out the Window bus project. 5 min.

Count on Me Music Video - Montana Monardes. This lively interpretation of Bruno Mars’ hit song will leave you smiling. 3.5 min.


march 30-31

Fri, Mar 30. 7pm

1. Allen Moore "4x 8" Part 1 "Water" 2 mins/2006 Part 1 of Allen Moore's experimental film is a poetic vision in black and white.

2 Kia Carneleus Flush 7 mins/2003 This award winning film from Howard University graduate Kia Carneleus follows a dancer as she copes with a serious eating disorder, while the women around her seem oblivious to how her eating habits are the opposite of theirs.

3 Craig Herndon Honey Child 10 mins/2005 Dynamic photographs form the back drop for this beautifully layered narrative story about growing up in racially charged D.C. and the realities of color consciousness.

4 Alicia Woods American Red & Black 39 mins/2006 The recent decision to expel Afro-Natives from the Cherokee Nation foregrounds this poignant documentary about Afro-Natives.

5 Hillary Mushkin As We Go On 7 mins/2005 American comfort foods, military activity, and nostalgic fantasy are interwoven in this hand drawn animated video.

6 Erin Hudson Afloat 5 mins/2006 Discovered on YouTube, this short film travels under water to introduce us to active Seniors.

7. S. Torriano Berry Triangulations 6 mins/2005 A television director becomes entangled in his many affairs.

8 Jerry A. Henry I Promise Africa 3 mins/2005* In less time than it takes to read a newspaper article, Jerry A. Henry educates us on the plight of children in Africa. Short and effective, this video also inspires us to consider how we can work to make a difference in the national and global fight against the devastating effects of AIDS. *2006/Director's Favorite

9 Jason Stefaniak & Kendra Smith Now What? 7 mins/2006 This beautifully choreographed dance for the camera explores loss and the way it simultaneously alienates and unites people.

10 Marc Carlini Victoria 6 mins/2005 An eighty year old woman reflects on her past during the last hours of her life.

11 Aileen McCormack Carla Cope 5mins/2005 This whimsical experimental video focuses on one woman's memories as she wanders the streets of NYC searching for what remains of her life and adjusting to the loss of love during the 9/11 tragedy.

12 Kids on the Hill Greed 2 mins./2006 The sophisticated editing of this urban tale unites the wrongs of the past with problems of today --- while holding the individual responsible.

13. Chris Haley My Ride 2 mins/2005 Mr. Elevator knows everybody and sees everything....

14 Gerardo Rodríguez I Quit 8 mins/2006 This comedic take on cigarette addiction is balanced by the smoker’s desire to go cold turkey and give it up.

Sat, Mar 31. 2pm - Student Program

Animated Shorts from MisterGeo's GAVA/GATE Animation Class:

1 Caleb Valentich Grizzy's Lunch 1:18/2005

2. Brandon Peters Wall of Death 1:14/2006

3. Branon Peters Where It's @ News 4:21/2006

4. Joel Mason-Gaines Vote Volume Two 3:38/2006

5. Henry Kramer Random Battle 48/2006

6 Rachel Everhart Fightin' Fantasy Animals with a Moral 1:10/2006

7 Donna Gureckas The Adventures of Bobo and PeeWee 1:19/2006

8 Emma Jonte Witchfairy 53:2006

9. Helen Steinecke Kia and Kakashi in Hug! 1:12/2006

10 Helen Steinecke Ode To Kia


11 Filmsters Academy (

Sean Van Duren Look At Me 19:00/2006

A parody of the presidential election seen through the eyes of several high school students running for class presdent.

12 Kids on the Hill (

Kids & Cops 18:00/2006

A Documentary about the tensions between police & youth and attempts to foster a better relationship between the two.

13 C. H. Flowers H.S., Advanced T.V. Production,

Tara Jones, Instructor

Yahnette Jones /Kenneth Simons Invisible Influences 7:00/2007

With interviews and re-enactments, Invisible Influences questions how pop culture affects teens.