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Saturday, November 11
 

7:00pm MST

Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs (94m) + Dancing Girls (4m) + Energy (9m) + Hyperloop One (12m) + Niggun (12m) + Silence (7m) + I Built a Wall (11m)
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Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs (94m) + Dancing Girls (4m) + Energy (9m) + Hyperloop One: A Nation of Dreamers (12m) + Niggun (12m) + Silence (7m) + I Built a Wall (11m)
 Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs
Southern Utah Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: Drama, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, Women, Western, Sport, Senior/Aging, Youth/Teen, Children, Action, Documentary, History, Biography
2017 • USA • 94 min. • 1.78:1 • 2K
In English
DIR Justin Koehler, SCR Justin Koehler, PRO Justin Koehler, ExePro Wyatt McCrea, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Justin Koehler, ProDes , Edit Justin Koehler, Costume , Mus Ryan Waczek, Art , SndMix , SndEd Brooke Saelens, Cast Casey Tibbs, Steven Ford,Charlie Daniels,David Corlew,Dean Smith,Rick LeFevour,Red Steagall,Alex Cord,Jeb Rosebrook,Wyatt McCrea,Jamie Nudie,Cole Elshere,Jim Korkow,Gail Woerner,Cleo Harrington,Sandra Tibbs,Ernie King,Sunny Hannum,Edd Hayes,Elizabeth Donley,John Duffy,Dayle Angyal,Billy Etbauer,Billie Sutton,Baxter Black,Deb Copenhaver,John Wayne,Wilford Brimley,James Stewart,David Letterman,Joel McCrea,Warren Oates
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American cowboy Casey Tibbs, a nine-time world champion who left home at the age of 13 in 1942 due to his father’s disdain of rodeo, had a rags-to-riches life after his groundbreaking spurring lick was developed and he was launched to stardom. Akin to riding a wild bronc in competition, his unpredictable journey had its grand victories and cheerless crashes. Get ready to “Let’er Buck!”
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 Dancing Girls
Western States Premiere • Music Video
Genre: romance, nature, ethereal
2017 • USA • 4 min. • 2.35:1
In English
DIR Gio Toninelo, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Estella Dawn
Inspired by old western TV shows, this music video for “Estella Dawn” (New Zealand’s Got Talent finalist) was filmed in Evergreen, CO as a prelude to the release of her first album.
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 Energy
Utah Premiere • Short • Music Video
Genre: Art/Installation
2017 • Germany • 9 min. • 16:9 • 4K
English subtitles
DIR Martin Gerigk, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Martin Gerigk, ProDes , Edit Martin Gerigk, Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix Klaus Korte, SndEd , Cast
Essayistic study of energy for 12 cellos, nature sounds and rhythmicized video sequences. Contemporary music.
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 Hyperloop One: A Nation Of Dreamers
World Premiere • Documentary Short
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 12 min. • 1.78:1
In English
DIR Emily Siegel, Emily Siegel, Frankie Turiano, SCR , PRO Emily Siegel, Frankie Turiano, Taylor Halsted, ExePro Arun Chaudhary, Milo Siegel, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Cameron Marshad, ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Elon Musk
In 2012, entrepreneur Elon Musk called upon the world to create the Hyperloop: a mass transit system that would travel from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes. We visit one of the teams building this technology at their top secret testing site in the Las Vegas desert, and in the process unpack how Americans have forgotten to dream when it comes to infrastructure. This video includes exclusive, never-before-seen footage of the Hyperloop system.
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 Niggun
 Premiere • Animation Shorts
Genre: Animation
2017 • Israel • 12 min. • 16:9 • 2D Animation
In Hebrew with English subtitles
DIR Yoni Salmon, SCR Alon Rothem, PRO the thousandth crane productions,Alon Rothem, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast
After a long journey through space the last two believers are about to reach their destination. Ananda, the space archaeologist, hopes to prove that Earth is not a myth and that all mankind did originated from the same tiny blue planet - but mostly he wants to prove his colleagues and his father wrong and to make the biggest discovery in history. Yamaka, the outcast rabbi, is searching for something subtler. He believes that Jerusalem is not just a mystical idea, but an actual place, where he might find the feeling of holiness missing in his life. Together they followed the clues and arrived at their destination, but instead of a living planet and a holy city, they find only the fragments of what once was...
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 Silence
Southern Utah Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • USA • 7 min. • 4:3 • Super 16mm
In with English subtitles
DIR Ben Glassman, SCR Ben Glassman, PRO Ben Glassman, Elise Glasgow, Nader Motamedi, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast David Air
A Jewish man hiding in German-occupied Poland rediscovers the joy of music while creating a makeshift gramophone.
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 I Built a Wall
Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • USA • 11 min. • 2.35:1 • Digital
In English
DIR Gary Groth, AJ Groth, SCR AJ Groth, Gary Groth, PRO AJ Groth, Gary Groth, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Tess Harrison, Joe Cadiff
When He builds a wall in the middle of nowhere, She comes to discover what it’s all about.


Saturday November 11, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Sunday, November 12
 

5:15pm MST

Phil's Camino (28m)
 Phil’s Camino


Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Disability Culture, Senior/Aging, Documentary


2016 • USA • 28 min. • 1.78:1 • HDV
In English
DIR Annie ONeil, Jessica Lewis, SCR , PRO Annie ONeil, ExePro Doug Blush, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Todd Pinckney, ProDes , Edit Jessica Lewis, Todd Pinckney, Doug Blush, Costume , Mus Laura Karpman, Dan Bern Eric Kufs, Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


Phil’s Camino is the story of a man with stage 4 cancer who dreams of walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile long spiritual pilgrimage in Spain. Getting chemo treatments every two weeks, he is unable to travel so he does the next best thing: he makes his own Camino in his backyard, walking the perimeter of his property going through woods and pasture, and sets out to walk his way across Spain without ever leaving home. Eventually finishing in his backyard he is grated permission to miss a chemo treatment and he travels to Spain, along the way realizing his greatest pilgrimage is the one he travels within.


Sunday November 12, 2017 5:15pm - 5:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

8:15pm MST

Experimental: Structures of Nature (19m) + The Sun's Shadow (10m)
Structures of Nature
Utah Premiere • Short • Experimental
Genre: Art/Installation, other
2017 • Germany • 19 min. • 16:9 • 4K
In German with English subtitles
DIR Martin Gerigk, SCR Martin Gerigk, Regula Weil, DP/CIN Martin Gerigk, ProDes , Edit Martin Gerigk, Mus Martin Gerigk, Art , SndMix Klaus Korte, Ulrich Künzle, Cast Isabelle Freymond, Stefan Liebermann, Regula Weil, Philipp Zdebel
This film is an audiovisual journey in the form of a three-part interaction between four narrators, emergent sound events and rhythmicized synaesthetic video sequences. A symbiosis of visual processes and natural and artificial sounds. Images, music, speech and sounds are commensurate compositional elements that lead the viewer through various microscopic and macroscopic structures of nature in a literal and transcendent sense, making them sensuous to the eye and ear.
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The Sun’s Shadow
Premiere • Experimental Shorts • Animation, Experimental
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fairy Tale, Art, Experimental
2017 • USA • 10 min. • 2:35:1 • Red, Java Script, Deepdream
In with English subtitles
DIR Mike McGuirk, SCR Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, Cast Jonny Footman, Riria Niimura, Margaret H Baker
The Sun’s Shadow is a single channel experimental art film by filmmaker Mike McGuirk, which was adapted from the works of 19th century Bavarian neo-gothic author and fairytale bard, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth. The film explores a new definition of Death in today’s virtual world.


Sunday November 12, 2017 8:15pm - 9:05pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Monday, November 13
 

3:00pm MST

Collegiate Shorts: Driven Blind (15m) +Mum, I Dyed my Hair (15m) + Scrap (5m) +1917 (13m) + Family (11m) + No Service (20m) + Still Devout (19m) + Towards the Sun (20m)
118 min. total program


Collegiate Shorts — Documentary Competition
"Driven Blind" directed by Scott E. Schimmel, Geoff Groberg (15m)
"Mum, I Dyed my Hair (Mama, Ich Hab Mir Die Haare Gefärbt)" directed by Maximilian Preisig (15m)
*”Scrap" directed by Chris Filippone (5m)


Collegiate Shorts — Fiction Competition
"1917" directed by Joshua Gallas (13m)
"Family" directed by Noëmi Natascha Schneider (11m)
"No Service" directed by Felix Reichert & Hannes Maar (20m)
"Still Devout" directed by Melissa Perez (19m)
”Towards the Sun (Hacia El Sol)" directed by Monica Santis (20m)


 Driven Blind
Utah Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 15 min. • 16:9 • Digital HD
In English
DIR Scott E. Schimmel, Geoff Groberg, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Driven Blind follows Dan Parker, a world champion drag racer, as he struggles to adjust to a new reality after a tragic racing accident that left him blind. Though Dan cannot see he has not given up his love of working with his hands, or his love of racing, and is doing everything he can to stay involved in the sport, and stay behind the wheel.


 Mum, I Dyed my Hair
 Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2017 • Switzerland • 15 min. • 
In with English subtitles
DIR Maximilian Preisig, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Maximilian Preisig


The director is searching for his own rebellion. He wants to have an adventure, break out, go wild. But... how can he be a rebel if his parents were punks, heavily involved in the scene back then, creating havoc with their bands? When he and his parents go on a journey to Italy, he is looking for answers in his own family.


 Scrap
Utah Premiere • Short-Shorts • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 5 min. • 16:9 • Super 16mm
In English
DIR Chris Filippone, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


In the shadow of the global metal trade, a metal scrapper hunts the streets of Oakland searching for his day’s keep.


 1917
North American Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama, War
2017 • USA • 13 min. • 2.35:1 • Digital HD
In English, Turkish with English subtitles
DIR Joshua Gallas, SCR Joshua Gallas, PRO Joshua Gallas, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Yusuf Yildiz , Lance De Los Santos


Attempting to bury his past, an Ottoman soldier flees his home country during The Great War and struggles to find his place in America.


 Family


 Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • Switzerland • 11 min. • 2.35:1
In with English subtitles
DIR Noëmi Natascha Schneider, SCR Noëmi Natascha Schneider, PRO Noëmi Natascha Schneider, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


A stubborn teenage girl on the verge of becoming a woman suspects her father of betraying the family, spies on him, and has to decide if being truthful is the best solution.
 
No Service


 Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • Germany • 20 min. • 2.35:1 • 4k Digital
In English, French, German with English subtitles
DIR Felix Reichert & Hannes Maar, SCR Felix Reichert & Hannes Maar, PRO Quadratkollektiv, Felix Reichert & Hannes Maar, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Matthias Weidenhöfer (Stefan Bader), Papa Cisse (Papa Cisse), Adama Coly (Adama Coly), Dethie Diop (Dethie Diop), Demba Dang (Demba Dang), Modou Dang (Modou Dang), Papa Maroune (Papa Maroune), Daba Ngome (Daba Ngome), Mamadau Ngique (Mamadau Ngique), Roqui Ndiaye (Roqui Ndiaye), Ndioba Dang (Ndioba Dang), Alassane Diop (Alassane Diop), Ahame Mbengue (Ahame Mbengue),




On his way to a construction site a young German businessman gets lost in the African no man’s land. Without connection and orientation he has to find a way back to ‘civilization.’ Three days filled with absurd events and encounters in an alien world lay ahead of him.




 Still Devout
Southern Utah Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • USA • 19 min. • 
In with English subtitles
DIR Melissa Perez, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




An anxious 22 year old must choose between romantic love and the needs of her family.


 Towards the Sun


Utah Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • United Kingdom
20 min. • 1:85:1 • Digital
In Spanish with English subtitles
DIR Monica Santis, SCR Elie Choufany, Monica Santis, PRO Rosa Santis, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast

Filmmakers
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Monica Santis

Director, Screenwriter, Towards the Sun Productions
Monica received her MA in filmmaking with a specialization in directing from the London Film School. She was selected for ‘Austin Film Festival's 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018’ list presented by MovieMaker Magazine. Currently based in Austin, she's an independent director/writer... Read More →



Monday November 13, 2017 3:00pm - 5:05pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Short

8:20pm MST

Nymphadelle (55m) + Elja - 376 A.D. (29m)
 Nymphadelle


 Premiere • Fiction Featurettes • Fiction, Student
Genre: Adventure, Road-movie
2017 • France • 55 min. • 2.39:1 • Digital
In French with English subtitles
DIR Quentin de Jubécourt, SCR Quentin de Jubécourt, PRO Isabelle Inglebert, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Lucas Bernardi, Audrey Marain, Olivier Ledauphin, Sidney Laurent, Clément Cordero, Patrick Guidetti, Chems Tricot


A long time ago, in a medieval world, Aegeus, son of Lord Theron, is forced to hide in the forest after the murder of his parents for political reasons. He meets there a young woman, Asteria, who decides to follow him on his journey.


 Elja - 376 A.D.
International Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Adventure
2017 • Germany • 29 min. • 2.39:1 • 2K@24p
In German, Latin with English subtitles
DIR Willi Kubica, SCR Janosch Kosack, PRO Julia Deumling, Theresa Bacza, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Jana Klinge, Johannes Meier, Michael Rast, Matthias Kostya, Seraina Leuenberger, Daniel Holzberg


376 AD — a refugee crisis in the Roman Empire. The destiny of a Germanic family and its tribe reveals a historical perception on today’s migrational movements. Inspired by actual events. The summer of 376 AD. The Gothic female warrior Elja is forced to give in to the marauding Huns and to seek shelter for herself and her clan in the Roman empire. Once at the border they must wait for orders and provisions from the Roman authorities. Elja tries to understand the Roman plans in spite of the language barrier. Reluctantly Elja must hand over her sword as the Roman general Cossus tells her that, being a woman, she will never be accepted as a warrior in Rome. She feels helplessly at the mercy of her alleged allies and their laws. Why is she being treated like a prisoner of war? Why can’t she travel onwards with her clan? What will happen when the Huns reach their camp? The Gothic faith — and in turn Elja’s entire identity — is put to the test. When Cossus surprisingly calls upon the Gothic clan leaders, tempers reach their boiling point and the situation escalates.


Monday November 13, 2017 8:20pm - 9:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Wednesday, November 15
 

2:15pm MST

In Our Country (29m) + Mother (3m)
 In Our Country
Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • Germany • 29 min. • 2.35:1 • HD
In English, German with English subtitles
DIR Louisa Wagener, SCR Louisa Wagener, Saskia Hahn, PRO Saskia Hahn, Cast Alexes Feelmo
Nineteen-year-old Eritrean refugee Teklebrhan has survived his arduous journey through the Libyan desert. However after arriving in Germany he has a hard time adapting to his new life. Adding to his woes, his family is experiencing financial problems because of him. In order to help them Tekle decides to become the next Jerome Boateng. He joins a rural soccer team in Bavaria where he befriends the seventeen year old Anton. Tekle refuses to accept that he is not talented enough to become a big soccer star. His friend Anton does not understand Tekle’s ambition. The other team members, including Anton’s friends, reject Tekle as well as the other refugees. At first it seems that Anton and Tekle’s friendship can reconcile the divide between the two groups, but then one of the German players loses his spot to Tekle...
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Mother
Utah Premiere • Short-Short • Documentary, Experimental
Genre: Drama
2017 • France • 3 min. • 2.35:1 • 4K
In English
DIR Morgan Jouquand, SCR Morgan Jouquand, DP/CIN Morgan Jouquand, ProDes Edit Morgan Jouquand, Mus Mi Sono Svegliato E...Ho Chiuso Gli Occhi - Il Rovescio Della Medaglia, Art Morgan Jouquand, SndMix Morgan Jouquand, SndEd Morgan Jouquand, Cast Mother Nature
Mother Nature has reclaimed its rights A journey around the globe, a tribute to Nature, to its spectacular and dramatic landscapes. A meditation on the beauty of planet Earth. It includes thirteen countries from Southeast Asia to South America via New Zealand.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Orientation Screening — Red Grid Shorts, Short

7:15pm MST

Halim (30m)
 Halim


 Premiere • Fiction Featurettes
Genre: Drama
2017 • Austria • 30 min. • 2.39:1 • 4K RAW — Sony F55
In German with English subtitles
DIR Werner Fiedler, SCR Werner Fiedler, Inès Khannoussi, PRO Werner Fiedler, FIEDLER FILM, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Elias is a shy boy who likes to talk to his bird rather than playing with other kids. When he meets the quirky artist Halim, a tender friendship develops between them but Elias’ mother does not approve. The unusual relationship comes to an abrupt end as Halim suddenly has to flee and it seems as though there is nothing Elias can do to help. But the refugee has left the boy a valuable gift...A film about friendship, escape and captivity in apparent freedom.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 7:15pm - 7:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Orientation Screening — Competition Shorts, Short
 
Friday, November 17
 

5:15pm MST

First Lady of the Revolution (71m) + Design that Heels (24m)
 First Lady of the Revolution


Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Historical, Women’s Issues, Biographical
2016 • USA • 71 min. • 16:9 • HD
In with English subtitles
DIR Andrea Kalin, SCR Andrea Kalin, PRO Andrea Kalin, James Mirabello, Paulo Soto, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




While visiting an aunt and uncle in the exotic countryside of Costa Rica, a young Southern belle from Alabama accepted a ride on the back of a motorcycle belonging to a charismatic local farmer — a ride that would propel her down narrow mountain roads and into history. First Lady of the Revolution is the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage to José “Don Pepe” Figueres in 1941 led to a decade-long journey through activism, exile, political upheaval and, ultimately, lasting progressive reforms. First Lady of the Revolution is not only a depiction of the momentous struggle to shape Costa Rica’s democratic identity; it’s also a portrayal of how a courageous woman escaped the confines of a traditional, sheltered existence to expand her horizons into a new world and live a life she never imagined.




 Design That Heals




 Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2016 • USA • 24 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In English
DIR Thatcher Bean, Alan Ricks, SCR , PRO MASS Design Group, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




In the thick of epidemic catastrophe, can architecture help to heal? Dr. Jean William Pape, a Haitian infectious disease specialist, believes it can. He has dedicated the last 35 years to combating diarrheal diseases that harm and kill his nation’s poor, and along side his colleagues at Les Centres Gheskio, has achieved remarkable improvements in community health in Haiti and beyond. On Jan 12, 2010 an earthquake rocked the capital of Port-au-Prince, killing over 150,000 people and all but destroying the city’s already weakened public infrastructure. Gheskio staff triaged and cared for thousands of injured and sick following the disaster using donated military cots and tents. Just nine months later, as the country was beginning to recover, Dr. Pape’s worst nightmare came true. An outbreak of cholera swept the city’s crowded neighborhoods and relief camps. Gheskio’s staff now braved a whole new challenge - how to combat one of the worst cholera outbreaks in over a century in a place with almost no sanitation infrastructure. On the front line of an international effort to stem the tide of an epidemic, Gheskio used every means at their disposal to combat the disease, including innovations like world’s first mid-outbreak cholera vaccination campaign. Asking what else could be done, Dr. Pape invited the architecture firm MASS Design Group to help address the underlying problems that had allowed such an outbreak to occur in the first-place.Together they envisioned a facility that would not only create a healthy and dignified environment for patients, but would act to disrupt the vicious cycle of infection taking place through the re-contamination of water by cholera waste. Moreover, it would be built by Haitians using locally available materials, maximizing its social and economic impact on the surrounding community.Design that Heals is an uplifting story about leadership, innovation, and human resilience. As the building comes together, it reveals a powerful statement of what seemingly disparate fields can accomplish when they work together. As Dr. Pape achieves remarkable victories over such a complex health issue through an integrated approach to health and wellness, viewers are prompted to ask - what more can we all do?






Friday November 17, 2017 5:15pm - 6:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Feature, Feature

7:00pm MST

Music Video Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel of music video directors after the glory days of MTV. Music Videos -Having a purpose -Making a difference -Finding an edge -knowing your audience

Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen B 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Seminars & Panels, Panel Discussion

9:00pm MST

Music Videos: Atlas World (7m) + Ayre (5m) + Burn the River Down (4m) + Fawn (4m) + Gravity (2m) + The Old Man (4m) + Rain (6m) + Take your Time (5m) + Trains (3m)
 Atlas World
Southern Utah Premiere • Music Video
Genre: Fantasy, Music-Video
2017 • Canada • 7 min. • 2.35:1 • Canon C100 Mark II
In English
DIR Morgana McKenzie, SCR Morgana McKenzie, PRO Morgana McKenzie, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Nève Guénette, Mia Guertin, Dea Telo, Janine Smith
“A malignant spirit forces a girl into a perilous journey through a watery underworld.” -- An authorized music video for “Atlas World” (Solomun Day Remix) by Liu Bei.


 Ayre
Southern Utah Premiere • Music Video
Genre: Music Video, Western
2017 • USA • 5 min. • 
In English
DIR Guy Gibbons, SCR Mike Ericksen and Michael Gibbons, PRO Michael Gibbons, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus Cedar Breaks Band, Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Trevor Okoren


“Ayre” is a namesake piece. It’s also a message to “look up from the device and get back to nature and the Spirit” song. A band member commented, “We love cell phones and devices but there is whole world out there waiting to communicate with us, if we will just listen.” The Band loves to showcase the beauty of their state in their films and they are excited to demonstrate the strength of Utah’s diverse culture built around the blessings of freedom. When asked about the song’s meaning, one replied, “When you stand at the cliffs of Cedar Breaks… if you look up at night or down in the day, either way you can see millions of years in the past as well as the endless possibilities in either direction. You can look across the vast waves of green cedars that are now, and realize in the “Myst” of all that time that you have choices to make that will affect generations. You realize that you must step forward with meaning and intent.”


 Burn the River Down
 Premiere • Music Video
Genre: Music Video
2017 • USA
4 min. • 2.40:1 • Digital Bolex D16 Monochrome
In English
DIR Shawn Engler, SCR Elli Perry, PRO Shawn Engler, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


With a small wooden stage, and shot in B&W, a singular statement is drawn in this folk song.


 Fawn
 Premiere • Music Video
Genre: Music Video
2017 • Germany
4 min. • 2.40:1 • Digital 35mm RED Epic - X 2x Ana
In German with English subtitles
DIR Anuk Rohde, SCR Anuk Rohde, Pat Aldinger, PRO Anuk Rohde, Pat Aldinger, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Sindy Ofori (Daughter), Dorothee Mc Laughlin (Mother)
The music video “Fawn” is from Mira Wunder’s new single “Licht Aus” is centered around the theme of mother-daughter relationships. The video was shot with the Miscanthus field in the south of Germany, giving the historical look of an American plantation. This location itself, acts like a third character, giving the feeling of imprisonment and entrapment. The intimate setting augments the complex emotional world of a mother and her grown daughter. Only at the end of the film do they find each other, when the rebellious daughter breaks her self-built walls against her mother. They, for the first time, begin to pursue a common goal, symbolized by the common hunt for a chicken. 


 Gravity


 Premiere • Music Video • Animation, Music Video
Genre: Animation, Music Video
2017 • Canada • 2 min. • Digital
In English
DIR Meghan McKnight, Maisie Jacobson, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




A music video for Amelia Curran taking animation cutout to new heights. From the underground to the clouds above Amelia defies all gravity.


The Old Man


 Premiere • Music Video
Genre: Music Video
2017 • Norway • 4 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In English
DIR Kenneth Åkerland Berg, SCR Kenneth Åkerland Berg, PRO Kenneth Åkerland Berg, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus Indigorado , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Lars Sørbø, Matilde Solbakken, Karianne Rislaa Bjåland




Set in the heart of an ancient Norwegian forest, where the director of the video actually lives year-round in a traditional Sami tent, we see a man with one foot in the grave, barely hanging on to reality. He is on a journey towards possible redemption. But what is real? what is death? And what waits on the other side?


 Rain
Utah Premiere • Short • Music Video
Genre: Art/Installation
2017 • Germany
6 min. • 16:9 • 4K
In - with English subtitles
DIR Martin Gerigk, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit Martin Gerigk, Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Synaesthetic study of rain for 12 cellos, nature sounds and ‘rhythmicized’ video sequences. Contemporary music.


 Take Your Time
Mountain West Premiere • Music Video • Experimental
Genre: Music Video
2017 • USA • 5 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In with English subtitles
DIR Max Sachar, Natasha Adorlee Johnson, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd ,


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00pm - 9:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Saturday, November 18
 

12:15pm MST

Young Filmmakers: From Dogs to Wolves (10m) + Luke (8m) + Yin and Yang (6m)
 From Dogs to Wolves


Premiere • Young Filmmakers • Animation
Genre: Animation
2017 • USA • 10 min. • 
In with English subtitles
DIR Azure Allen, SCR Azure Allen, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Mark Wampler, Azure Allen, Sharon Sigler, Zach Strum , Marie Hall, Isabell Hall , Leon Guanzon, Edward Kim


Human stories are as numerous as stars in the sky. This is the story of a young man struggling with the space between the domestic magic of childhood and the sometimes unbearable wilderness of adulthood, who loses his way and finds himself homeless on the streets of San Francisco. This is what happens when dogs become wolves.




 Luke


 Premiere • Young Filmmakers • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 8 min. • 
In English
DIR Dylan Reiss, SCR , PRO Dylan Reiss, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Luke


‘Luke’ is a short documentary about an extraordinary young boy named Luke who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as a baby. Never accepting his physical limitations, he strives to be just like any other 9 year old; playing baseball, swimming and bowling. This inspirational film will tug at your emotions, but most importantly, it will make you view the word disability in a different light. ‘Luke’ celebrates the potential of people with disabilities and the incredible determination that they possess.




 Yin and Yang


 Premiere • Young Filmmakers • Animation, Experimental
Genre: Spiritual, Romance, Art, Drama, Horror, Comedy, Sarcasm
2017 • USA • 6 min. • 16:9 • Digital, 35mm
In English
DIR Jing Yuan (Mavis) Huang, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Yin and Yang is a story about a boy who is running away from a bully. He accidentally runs into a lake and is saved by the ghost of a girl who lives under the water. In spite of his fear of the girl’s skeleton-like appearance, the boy realizes that she is kind and becomes friends with her. However, when they become friends, the secret of the girl begins to unfold.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:15pm - 12:55pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm MST

Alfred J Hemlock (14m) + Citipati (7m) + Every Ghost Has An Orchestra (7m)
 Alfred J Hemlock


Southern Utah Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Comedy, Horror
2017 • Australia • 14 min. • 1.85 • RED
In English




DIR Edward Lyons, SCR Edward Lyons, Melissa Lyons, PRO Edward Lyons, Melissa Lyons, Lucas Newton, Robert Raymond, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Renaye Loryman, Tristan Mckinnon, Christian Charisiou




When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorized by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock




 Citipati
Mountain West Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Animation
Genre: Adventure, Animation
2017 • Germany • 7 min. • No dialogue
DIR Andreas Feix, SCR , PRO Francesco Faranna, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




After being subjected to a cataclysmic meteorite impact, a small dinosaur attempts to battle the horrific aftermath both physically & psychologically. A tale about life, death & rebirth, told from a unique, prehistoric perspective.




 Every Ghost Has An Orchestra




Utah Premiere • Documentary Shorts
Genre: Documentary, Music
2017 • USA
7 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In with English subtitles
DIR Shayna Connelly, SCR Shayna Connelly, PRO Sharon Mooney, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Michael Esposito




Truth hides in the margins and the artist’s role is to point to it. The question of what happens after we die is a universal question explored by paranormal researcher and experimental composer Michael Esposito. He straddles the line between spiritual and material and asks the audience to reflect on our purpose, legacy and what our actions say about who we are.


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

4:30pm MST

And The Moon Stands Still (11m) + Au Revoir Balthazar (10m) + The Pirate Cruncher (10m)
 And The Moon Stands Still
Utah Premiere • Animation Shorts
Genre: Fairy Tale, Drama, Fantasy, Artistic
2017 • Belarus • 11 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In English
DIR Yulia Ruditskaya, SCR Yulia Ruditskaya, David Lindner Leporda, HELEN SIMON, KATHARINA KÖSTER, PRO David Lindner Leporda, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




The presence of the moon affects all under its glow. The film explores the lunar cycle and the energies invoked by its radiance.




 Au Revoir Balthazar




 Premiere • Animation Shorts • Animation
Genre: Animation, Stop Motion
2017 • Switzerland
10 min. • 1:1.85 • HD
In with English subtitles
DIR Rafael Sommerhalder, SCR Rafael Sommerhalder, PRO Stella Händler, Claudia Frei, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




A scare crow, a storm, a broken leg. The resonant sound of a sea shell. Leaving forever.




The Pirate Cruncher




World Premiere • Animation Short
Genre: Family, Comedy, Animation, Adventure
2017 • USA • 10 min. • 1.78:1
In English
DIR Paul Conner, Stephen Baker, Paul Conner, SCR , PRO Howard Cook, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit Alexander Ang, James Dator-frigon, Costume , Mus James Mcpherson, Ian Campbell, Andrew MacIsaac, Rachel Gonzalez, Ted Leninger, Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




An old fiddler tells a crew of pirates about an island with hidden treasure. Once they’ve set sail for the mysterious island, he tells them it is guarded by the terrible Pirate-Cruncher. Eventually their greed overcomes their fear and, when they arrive on the island they learn that the island itself is the Pirate Cruncher, who promptly swallows the whole crew.


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:30pm - 5:20pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Sunday, November 19
 

9:30am MST

Film Tour Filmmaker Hike
Meet at the Ramada to carpool for a hike through the uncrowded Zion National Park. If you are late, please meet at the North entrance to Zion Canyon/Kolob Canyon.

Sunday November 19, 2017 9:30am - 12:30pm MST
TBA
  Swag

2:30pm MST

Industry Screenings
Private screenings by request of the film industry.

Sunday November 19, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720