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 19-20

rennie forum, prince george's community college

Friday, 20 April

2 p.m., Student Filmmakers

SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), Georgia.

•The Lost Years. Vivienne AuYeung. 2:14 min

•Brainwashed. Greg Bekken. 1:41 min

Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD. Kathleen McGlew's Students

•Concussions and Their Repercussions: Young Athletes. 8 min

•Stand Up Against Bullying. 2 min

•PSA: Register to Vote. 38 sec.

•PSA: Distracted Driving. 2.37 min

•Why I Need My Library 4 min

Prince George's Community College

•Thriller. Omar DeBrew. 42 sec

GAVA/GATE Animation Class

Greenbelt Access Television, Inc. Greenbelt, MD

Mister Geo's Animation Students

Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, California

Cheri Gaulke's Students

•Learn the Difference. 1:19 sec.

•Killers. 1:42

•Cause of Death. 1:35 min

•Empty House. 1:48 min

•Doing Well in Ethiopia. 13:42 min

•One Week of Danger. 2:58 min

7 p.m., Adult Filmmakers

Linden and Vine. Eric J. Spivey. 1:52 min

Boy Meets Squirrel. Olivia Chuba, Jamie Ember, and Xochi Maberry-Gaulke. 6 min

Flores: A product of Columbia. Sebastian Pinzon. 12:01 min

Create. Dan MacKenzie. 2:09 min

The Choi Family. Jason Stefaniak. 7:39 min

The Flashbulb. Bill Kivi. 3:24 min

Blu Bak I. Kapra Fleming. 4:49 min

Bed Karma. Nica James and Corey Parrish. 8:11 min

Bringing Home the Bacon: The Roland McDaniel Story. Brian Bullock. 26 min

Bone Yard. Tom Salvaggio. 12:33 min

The Noble Earth. Bryan Mcmanus. 7:51 min

Ollie the Day Owl. Janelle Santner. 2:38 min

Thursday, 19 April 7 p.m.

What if a Word Was Worth One Thousand Pictures? Katie Ehrlich. 43 sec

Perseverance and Pride: Mary Church Terrell. Brian Bullock. 5 min

Let Down. Chelsea Khakshouri. 3:30 min

Indian Summer. Shannon Kelley. 36 min

School Drama. Omar DeBrew. 2:32 min

The Innocent. Jose Rodriguez. 2:22 min.

Open Your Eyes. Adolfo R. Mora. 12:30 min

Do You Know? S. Torriano Berry. 30 min

I Hate Love. Tajh Savery. 6:40 min

Nature of Things. Aradhana Modi. 1:50 min