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.


april 8-9

Fri, Apr 8. 7pm

Alexander Knoll

Cueb 1.5 mins

A space explorer is harassed by a magnetic block monster in an alternate dimension.

Nica James

Six of One: an urban web series

Episode 1:Stalker 10 mins

Joshua Scott

The Possession 11 mins

A woman waits and waits until she figures out what to do.

Zeinabu irene Davis

Co-Motion: Tales of Breastfeeding Women 24 mins

This personal essay explores the informational and political issues surrounding breastfeeding.

Alan Haley

The Last Blue Planet (excerpt) 5 mins

Flipbook Animation tells the story of a space war.

Cherie A. Ward

Lumumba's Playground 3 mins

This excerpt is part of a pilot for a children's series that promotes reading literacy.

Ed Rivera

Moon: Prologue in Dreams 6 mins

What would you do if you were able to bring what was dead back to life?

Rose Jarvis:

Juan Tamad and the Tikling Birds 4 mins

An animated short about family and responsibility.

Joyce Wellman

Chris Skinner: Rapper With a Twist 6 mins

This portrait of an unconventional rapper shows his talent and vulnerability.

Nica James

Six of One: an urban web series

Episode 2: Speed Dating 10 mins

Donald W. West III

This Blows 1.5 mins

The juxtaposition of naturalistic sound and image gives this experimental animation the feel of an expressionist painting.

Stephen Camardella

Focus 2 mins

An inexperienced hiker has trouble capturing the beauty of nature with his camera.

rennie forum, prince george's community college

Sat, Apr 9. 2pm - Student Program

Kathleen McGlew's Students/ Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.

Bullying: a Documentary 3.5 mins

Gospel Music: A High School Perspective 10 mins

Teen Dating & Domestic Violence 2 min PSA

Greenbelt, Maryland/

Samantha Boyd's students

First Love 9 mins

A Global Look at Pollution 4:11 mins

Bullying in School 4:31 mins

Recycle Man 3:07 mins

Wide Angle Youth Media & Baltimore Speaks Out

Omar DeBrew

My Procrastination 3 mins

Dawnette Samuels

A War Story 3 mins

Brandan Brown

Tapestry of Hope 3 mins

Prince George's Community College/

Cheri Gaulke's Students

Molly Cinnamon

Cut 3:35 mins

Jordan Rowe & Alec Winshel

Ted à Ted 8 mins

Miranda Kasher & Molly Cinnamon

See 3 mins

Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, California

Jazmine Rogers & Tajh Savery

Best of Beat Ya Feet 4:40 mins

Don't Blink Productions

Fairmont Heights High School

Savannah College of Art & Design (Georgia)

Mister Geo's Animation Classes

Greenbelt, Maryland

Sat, Apr 9. 7pm

Nicky Mula

Into the Deep 2.5 mins

An adventurous young boy with an active imagination awakens a giant squid.

Richard C.Willis/ C.A. Benjamin Associates:

400 Years and an Ocean Apart: Return to Your Roots 5 mins

A group of African Americans travels to west Africa for the first time and receive a warm welcome.

Cory Parrish\

Regret 4 mins

A woman regrets her actions after having a conversation with herself.

Nica James

Six of One: an urban web series

Episode 3: Eye Candy 10 mins

Brian D. Bullock

Matters of the Mind: Three Stories of Dealing With Mental Illness 35mins

A documentary addressing and debunking mental illness myths.

Chrystin Adia Garland

Mon Monde 2:30 mins

Two separated childhood lovers must travel through time, only to be reunited in old age.

Nica James

Six of One: an urban web series

Episode 4: Internet Dating 10 mins

Sumi Garcia

Simulacra 12 mins

A woman discovers her feelings and her true reflection in her dreams.

Chris Lynn

Reading Dream Within A Dream 12 mins

Shot in France, this experimental video is a visual interpretation of Poe's poem, "Dream."

Panel Discussion & Reception with the Directors after each screening.