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.


Fri, Apr 3. 7pm

Opening Remarks & Welcome

Conversations in the City (2008) 12 mins. by Christine Dehne

The New Land (2008) 4 mins. by Jason Kreiger

Sweet Dreams (2005) 20 mins. by Paul Awad & Kathryn O’Sullivan

Workout Fears (2008) 11 mins. by Gary Francis & Jason Nance

All Roads Lead Away (2008) 11 mins.

William R. Coughlan, Pam W. Couglan, Barry Lyga

The Revolution Will Be Televised (2008) 5 mins.

by Sharmaine Tramble

Flight Lessons (2008) 2 mins. by Neil Helm.

Bon Voyage (2008) 2 mins. by Allyssa Kaiser

3 Harmonies 6 mins. by Chris Lynn

Rivers of My Fathers (2009) 18 mins. by Faraday Okoro

Friend Zone (2008) 8 mins. by Patrick J. Thomas

A Special Gift (2009) 2 mins. by Will Hoag

On Homeostasis (2008) 10 mins. by Matt Boman

Sat, Apr 4. 2pm - Student Program

Kids on the Hill (Baltimore, MD)

Shape Your Destiny

Filmsters Academy (Annapolis, MD)

No Parking Anytime

Sympathy for the Devil


From Mister Geo’s GAVA/GATE Animation Class (Greenbelt, MD)

Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.

It's Your Choice



Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia)

The Waiting Chairs

Monster Movie

The Chained Elephant

Allyssa Kaiser (Perpich Arts High School)


Sat, Apr 4. 7pm

Trepan Hole (2008) 6 mins. by Andy Cahill

The Rings (2008) 5 mins. by Nequella Demery & Vincent Williams

On the Trail of Jack Thorp (2008) 30 mins. by Susan Gervasi

Reverie (2008) 7 mins. by Paula Wood

August (2008) 5 mins. by Chris Lynn

Trouble With Truth (2008) 9 mins. by Dewey Ortiz Jr.

The Garden (2009) 5 mins. by Jason Stefaniak

911 Has No Clothes (2008) 10 mins. by S. Torriano Berry

Bloom (2008) 15 mins. by David Norman

Window Pains (2008) 5 mins. by Paul Allen Tillery IV

april 3-4 rennie forum, prince george's community college