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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
 

3:15pm MST

Melody Makers (98m) + Ribcage Fireplace (4m)
Melody Makers


Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Documentary, History, Music, Biography


2016 • Canada • 98 min. • 1.78:1 • HDV
In English
DIR Leslie Ann Coles, SCR Leslie Ann Coles, PRO Leslie Ann Coles, Mark Sanders, ExePro Leslie Ann Coles, Richard C. Hanet, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


MELODY MAKERS tells the true story of the rise and fall of the most influential music publication in history. Melody Maker began as a weekly jazz musician’s trade paper in the 1920’s and by the 1960’s became an internationally recognized “must read” for rock n’ roll fans and musicians alike. Melody Maker magazine became a pop culture phenomenon and this was, to a great extent, due to its Chief Contributing Photographer, Barrie Wentzell (1965-1975) and his black and white photos that blistered across the front cover. MELODY MAKERS features candid interviews with the Melody Maker journalists, musicians and other subjects who worked behind the scenes who infuse the film with humour, and offer new insight about the cultural significance of the paper at a time when rock n’ roll was in its infancy and Melody Maker magazine was revered as the bible of rock n’ roll during this dynamic, formative and most controversial period in music history. Melody Makers features a rare classic rock photo archive to capture this unique period in music history when confidences were kept, and journalists and Barrie had unprecedented access - pre paparazzi - before the national press began picking in the idiosyncrasies of celebrity. Melody Makers is chock full of anecdotal stories and the true stories from behind pictures.


 Ribcage Fireplace


North America Premiere • Red Grid • Music Video
Genre: Music Video


2016 • Canada • 4 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In English
DIR Richard Lukacs, SCR Richard Lukacs, PRO Samantha Marcellin, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Samantha Marcellin




Ancient symbols of inspiration and creativity are coming alive in this surrealist music video that draws a parallel between the alchemist’s Great Work and the process of creating an art piece.


Sunday November 12, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

5:50pm MST

The Organizer (101m) + Kunstglaser (9m)
The Organizer
Western States Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: History, Political
2017 • USA • 101 min. • 16:9 • Digital - Canon
In English, Spanish with English subtitles
DIR Nick Taylor, SCR Nick Taylor, PRO Joey Carey, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Wade Rathke, Francis Fox Piven, Noam Chomsky, Gary Delgado, Andy Stern, Tanya Harris




THE ORGANIZER is a feature length documentary centered on ACORN founder and community organizer Wade Rathke. The film covers 45 years of history in the struggle for economic justice, and documents present-day endeavors by Rathke and other committed organizers and activists.The film is equally a history lesson, a look at the state of organizing and social movements today, and an intimate character study of a man that even his enemies have described as, “The most talented political organizer of his generation.”




 Kunstglaser
World Premiere • Documentary Shorts • Documentary, Web / New Media
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 9 min. • 2.39:1 • Digital
In English
DIR Ben Proudfoot,  PRO Jeremy Lambert, ExePro , Co-Pro Ben Proudfoot & Richard Graham, DP/CIN David Bolen,  Edit  Tim Johnson, Mus Nicholas Jacobson-Larson, SndDes Sean Higgins, Cast Norbert Sattler & Sue Obata




A film following Norbert Sattler, a master stained glass craftsman in Pleasantville, Nova Scotia.


Sunday November 12, 2017 5:50pm - 7:40pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

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
avatar for Monica Santis

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
 
Tuesday, November 14
 

6:45pm MST

Suitcase Maker (27m) + Superheroes (15m)
The Suitcase Maker
Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Drama, War
2017 • Germany
27 min. • 2.39:1 • )
In German with English subtitles
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 Superheroes
 Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Coming of Age, Comedy, LGBT, Drama, Youth, Kids
2017 • Germany • 15 min. • 1.85:1
In German with English subtitles
DIR Volker Petters, SCR Volker Petters, PRO Lieblingsfilm GmbH, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 
SUPERHEROES is a film about friendship, courage and tolerance. It is a story about teenage outsiders who are searching for their place in life. Phil is too small for his age. This makes him the target of provocations by Samuel and his friends. When Phil unexpectedly receives support from lesbian girl Jo, Samuel isn’t happy. Phil is impressed by the somehow different Jo. However, they are not the only outsiders.

Tuesday November 14, 2017 6:45pm - 7:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Orientation Screening — Competition Shorts, Short
 
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

5:15pm MST

Paul's Boots (37m) + Karl Metlzer: Made To Be Broken (42m) +Everything we Wanted (25m)
Paul's Boots
Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2016 • USA • 37 min. • 1920 x 1080 • Digital
In English
DIR Fitz Cahall, Isaiah Branch-Boyle, SCR Jen Altschul, Ada Matusiewicz, PRO Duct Tape Then Beer / Becca Cahall, Cast Paul
M’Lynn’s husband, Paul, passed away in July 2015. He left behind polished hiking boots and a backpack for his dream hike: the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail. “How good would it be,” M’Lynn asked, “for his boots to make the journey even if Paul couldn’t?” Her plea launched an incredible journey. Paul’s Boots follows the boots and the people who carried them.
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 Karl Metlzer: Made To Be Broken
Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Adventure
2016 • USA • 42 min. • 16:9 • RED, Osmo, GoPro, Other HD 
In with English subtitles
DIR Matt Katsolis, PRO Tronica Johnson, Chad Carter, Paul Wiseman , Ciaran Flannery, Cast Karl Meltzer
Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer has dreamed of setting the speed record for completing the Appalachian Trail as long as he’s been running. Now Karl sets out for his third and final attempt to run the 2,189 miles from Maine to Georgia in less than 46 days, 8 hours, 6 min. A Feat that takes serious physical and mental stamina. Karl’s run was not a walk in the park — he suffered a few injuries and set backs that could have put the record in jeopardy. He fueled his body with a high fat and calorie diet, which sometimes included pizza, ice cream and beer. The film is a look at hiking culture and why people feel compelled to attempt it through the good and bad such as Karl’s record-breaking attempt. With an eclectic crew, including his father, his wife and his friend Eric, they challenged an endless grind through the country.

Filmmakers
avatar for Karl Meltzer

Karl Meltzer

Cast member, Karl Metlzer: Made To Be Broken



Wednesday November 15, 2017 5:15pm - 7:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Feature, Feature

5:25pm MST

Union Leader (106m)
 Union Leader


World Premiere • Fiction Full-length Feature
Genre: Drama
2017 • Canada • 106 min. • 1.85:1 • HDV2K
In Hindi with English subtitles
DIR Sanjay Patel, SCR Sanjay Patel, John Rainey, PRO Chandresh Bhatt, Sanjay Patel, ExePro Sanjay Patel, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Nilip Deb, ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art Satish Suthar, SndMix , SndEd , Cast Rahul Bhat,Tillotama Shome,Vivek Ghamande,Jayesh More,Haresh Daghiya,Chetan Daiya,Jay Bhatt


Jay Gohil, 36, works at Apollo Chemicals, a toxic chemical plant. He keeps a low profile for fear of making waves in spite of the fact that workers are dying of cancer due to exposure to Chromium Sulfate. His primary intent is to send his son to medical school so that he can provide a better life to his family. But when Jay’s good friend and colleague, Digant, is murdered after complaining about the toxic working conditions and no health benefits, Jay decides to take action against the Apollo Chemicals in spite of his wife Geeta’s resistance. Jay comes to the conclusion that Manoj, the union leader, is being bribed by Ketul, the owner of Apollo Chemicals. Jay steps beyond his fears and decides to create a new and ethical workers’ union that truly represents the workers’ rights. Jay realizes that he must not only find a way to support his family, but also overcome grave social and legal injustice in the system.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 5:25pm - 7:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature
 
Thursday, November 16
 

3:20pm MST

Point of No Return (92m) Still I Rise (4m)
 Point of No Return
Red Grid advanced screening • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 92 min. • 1.85:1 • HDV
In English
DIR Noel Dockstader, Quinn Kanaly, PRO Quinn Kanaly, Noel Dockstader, Cast Bertrand Piccard, Andre Borschberg
Point of No Return chronicles one of the most suspenseful and pioneering scientific adventure stories of the 21st century, following two pilots in their attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane fueled exclusively by sunlight. Their mission: to prove the potential of clean technology and to inspire hearts and minds. To achieve their goal, they must push themselves and their team of engineers and meteorologists far beyond their limits.  Thirteen years ago, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg began building what many experts said was impossible: a solar-powered airplane capable of flying day and night. With the wingspan of a 747 jet and the weight of a car Solar Impulse is extremely fragile; high winds or turbulence can snap the wings in two. But the 26,000-mile journey tests more than their technology. In an unheated, unpressurized cockpit, the 5-day solo flight across the Pacific Ocean becomes a feat of endurance unlike any other in aviation history.  Technical failures, unplanned landings, and stormy weather put the entire mission in jeopardy and drain the spirits of the team. To succeed, both Piccard, a psychiatrist and balloonist, and Borschberg, an engineer and jet fighter pilot, must set aside their differences, and go against the advice of their engineers. Their gripping story sheds light on what it takes to attempt something truly groundbreaking and is testament to the tenacity of the human spirit.
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Still I Rise
Mountain West Premiere • Short-Shorts • Experimental
Genre: Experimental
2017 • USA • 4 min. • 
In English
DIR Gabriel Diamond, Patrick Nelson Barnes, Phil Collis,  Cast Narrated by Maya Angelou
A visual and musical interpretation of American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou’s electrifying poem “Still I Rise.” Juxtaposing Angelou’s timeless words with imagery of struggle and change from the past to the present, “Still I Rise” prompts us to ask ourselves: What side of the divide do you stand on? Where will you forge common ground?


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:20pm - 5:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Feature, Feature
 
Friday, November 17
 

1:00pm MST

Point of No Return (92m) Still I Rise (4m)
 Point of No Return
Red Grid advanced screening • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 92 min. • 1.85:1 • HDV
In English
DIR Noel Dockstader, Quinn Kanaly, PRO Quinn Kanaly, Noel Dockstader, Cast Bertrand Piccard, Andre Borschberg
Point of No Return chronicles one of the most suspenseful and pioneering scientific adventure stories of the 21st century, following two pilots in their attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane fueled exclusively by sunlight. Their mission: to prove the potential of clean technology and to inspire hearts and minds. To achieve their goal, they must push themselves and their team of engineers and meteorologists far beyond their limits.  Thirteen years ago, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg began building what many experts said was impossible: a solar-powered airplane capable of flying day and night. With the wingspan of a 747 jet and the weight of a car Solar Impulse is extremely fragile; high winds or turbulence can snap the wings in two. But the 26,000-mile journey tests more than their technology. In an unheated, unpressurized cockpit, the 5-day solo flight across the Pacific Ocean becomes a feat of endurance unlike any other in aviation history.  Technical failures, unplanned landings, and stormy weather put the entire mission in jeopardy and drain the spirits of the team. To succeed, both Piccard, a psychiatrist and balloonist, and Borschberg, an engineer and jet fighter pilot, must set aside their differences, and go against the advice of their engineers. Their gripping story sheds light on what it takes to attempt something truly groundbreaking and is testament to the tenacity of the human spirit.
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Still I Rise
Mountain West Premiere • Short-Shorts • Experimental
Genre: Experimental
2017 • USA • 4 min. • 
In English
DIR Gabriel Diamond, Patrick Nelson Barnes, Phil Collis,  Cast Narrated by Maya Angelou
A visual and musical interpretation of American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou’s electrifying poem “Still I Rise.” Juxtaposing Angelou’s timeless words with imagery of struggle and change from the past to the present, “Still I Rise” prompts us to ask ourselves: What side of the divide do you stand on? Where will you forge common ground?


Friday November 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:40pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Feature, Feature

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
 

12:00pm MST

Stanley: A Man Of Variety (82m) + Serval and Chaumier: Masters of Shadows (20m)
Stanley A Man Of Variety


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Comedy
2016 • United Kingdom • 82 min. • 2:35 • Red
In English
DIR Stephen Cookson, SCR Timothy Spall, Stephen Cookson, PRO Peter Keegan, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Timothy Spall


Stanley finds himself in prison for a crime that he believes that he didn’t commit. After many years in solitary confinement he begins to talk to his comedy heroes from the past as each one tries to help him remember what he’s done.




 Serval and Chaumier: Masters of Shadows


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: comedy
2016 • France • 20 min. • 2,35:1 • HD
In French with English subtitles
DIR Arthur Goisset , Bastien Daret, SCR Bastien Daret, Arthur Goisset, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


1896. In a small French village, Jules Chaumier, professional magician, runs into Marcel Serval, his former disciple who left 10 years ago with his wife Jacqueline. They get into a fight, which should lead them to know who actually is the true “Master of Shadows”...


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 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

3:45pm MST

Nicole's Cage (15m) + Call of Cuteness (4m) + Valencia Road (7m)
 Nicole's Cage
 Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Comedy, Surreal
2017 • Germany
15 min. • 2.35:1 • HD
In German with English subtitles
DIR Josef Brandl, SCR Josef Brandl, PRO Rike Steyer, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


The big wheel in the most exciting area of the city is the perfect real estate for Jakob and Nicole, a young, ambitious and firmly in the event culture anchored couple. When one of the popular gondolas becomes free, they do not hesitate to move into their first common flat. Unfortunately none of them both has taken the time to get to know his partner before.


 Call of Cuteness


 Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Animation
Genre: Animation
2017 • Germany • 4 min. • 16:9
In with English subtitles
DIR Brenda Lien, SCR Brenda Lien, PRO Brenda Lien, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation - all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground, without bounds, the cat’s body is devoured, exploited and controlled - its fear of pain being stronger than its longing for freedom. Objects are fetishized and subjects made into things that are quantifiable and ready for use. They are the natural resources of a luxury they will never know. We are here because you were there — and waste is dumped in the ocean. In the end, bodies reveal the causes and effects of power, pleasure and hate.






 Valencia Road


Utah Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Comedy
2017 • USA
7 min. • 2.35:1
In with English subtitles
DIR Logan George, SCR Logan George, Celine Held, PRO Celine Held , Logan George, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


While driving to the reading of her father’s will, Catherine is faced with an anomaly on the side of the road.


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

5:30pm MST

City of Joy (74m) +Tata (25m)
 City of Joy
Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Documentary, War
2016 • USA • 74 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In English, French, Swahili with English subtitles
DIR Madeleine Gavin, PRO Allyson Luchak, Cast City of Joy
In Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an area waging one of the longest conflicts in history and ravaged by sexual violence - we discover The City of Joy. This ultimately uplifting film centers around Jane, a student in the first class at a center where women who have suffered unimaginable abuse come together to create a revolutionary community of leaders.
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 Tata
 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • Austria • 25 min. • 2.40:1 • Digital
In Serbian with English subtitles
DIR Markus E. Müller, SCR Markus E. Müller, PRO Therese Seemann, Stefan Mladenović, Cast Goran Šušljik, Jovanna Stojiljković , Adnan Hasković
Set against the backdrop of Late-Nineties Belgrade, TATA tells the story of Marko, a widower and single father, who is struggling to survive in the post war economic crisis. His main goal is to secure his daughter Azra’s future and to buy her a dress for prom, so far the most important day of her young life. After several unsuccessful attempts to earn honest money, Marko is forced to admit to a devil’s deal, in order to make the ultimate sacrifice for Azra.


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:30pm - 7:10pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Feature, Feature

8:00pm MST

In Rajasthan (81m) + Supot (13m)
 In Rajasthan
Western States Premiere • Documentary Feature
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 81 min. • 16:9 • HDV
In English
DIR Katherine Kingsland, Cast Kabir Bedi
The film ‘In Rajasthan’ is an intimate look at a disappearing culture in one of India’s most traditional states. It is the story of two families, one Hindu and one Muslim, living in an ancient village in the Thar Desert whose lives have been interwoven for thousands of years with the Rajputs, once their feudal lords and protectors. They speak candidly about child marriage, their qualms about their spouses, the caste system, the dubious future of children exposed to the modern world, the afterlife, and the religious differences between them. Today, their traditional way of life is besieged, but their struggles with family, allegiance, religious conflict and death seem timeless.
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 Supot
 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Family, Drama, Coming of Age
2016 • Philippines • 13 min. • 2.35:1 • 2K Arri Alexa
In with English subtitles
DIR Phil Giordano, SCR Phil Giordano, PRO Shandii Bacolod, Cast John Arcilla, Mercedes Cabral, Andrei Fajarito, Kinopi Malbas
In some provinces in the Philippines, to this day, boys around the age of 10 are circumcised. But not in hospitals, like in the city — they are cut in a stream. The boys strip, jump into the water, line up, chew guava leaves, and then face the moment of truth: Brave or Cowardly? Rene-boy, an introverted 10 year old who is the son of Itoy, the Mang Tutuli (performer of circumcisions). Everyone loves Itoy seen as the ultimate man’s man. Rene-boy’s brother is Kinopi, a ferocious bully, who follows in his father’s footsteps as being tough and charismatic. After Rene-boy runs away from his circumcision, a shadow of shame is cast on him. Rene-boy’s young mother, is tough yet tender to him,  and warns him that inevitably he will have to find courage. Based on his mothers words,  Rene-boy embarks on the ultimate challenge: to prove to his father that he’s a man.


Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:35pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature
 
Sunday, November 19
 

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