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Monday, November 13
 

2:15pm MST

You Deserve Everything (19m) + Trumpet Man (14m)
 You Deserve Everything


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, LGBT
2016 • Australia • 19 min. • 1.85:1 • RED EPIC
In English
DIR Goran Stolevski, SCR Goran Stolevski, PRO Goran Stolevski, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast SACHIN JOAB, JEAN BACHOURA


A doctor’s tentative romance with the hospital’s Arabic interpreter is evolving into something deeper. But everything is not as it seems.


 Trumpet Man


 Premiere • Red Grid • Animation
Genre: Animation, Stop Motion
2016 • Hong Kong • 14 min. • 1.66 : 1
In with English subtitles
DIR Emily Wong, SCR Emily Wong, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


A turntable springs out a woman named Avocado, out of Avocado’s instinct creates a man called Soul. A sudden passion joins and swings them in a trumpet mood. An uncertainty madness strikes Soul heavily. Seed of passion continue to breed conflict amongst five men without control, which eventually leads Soul to the fact of life.


Monday November 13, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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

7:30pm MST

Uncle Silas (16m) + Winter Solstice (Wintersonnenwende) (13m)
 Uncle Silas


Western States Premiere • Fiction Short 
Genre: Drama, Women, Children


2017 • USA • 16 min. • 2.35:1 • 2K
In English


DIR Sayra Player, Rebecca Brillhart, SCR Sayra Player, PRO Rebecca Brillhart, Rich Pecci, ExePro Sayra Player, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Robbie Stauder, ProDes , Edit Jamie Hogan, Costume , Mus Doug Maxwell, Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Kevin Kane, Sayra Player, Rebecca Brillhart, Khalil Muhammad, Nick Basta


Maureen, exhausted from child birth, must summon a mother’s strength to fight for redemption or choose to let go from a dangerous, self-destructive force: her family. A brother and sister stripped to their most bare and piercing, the two confront choices as only siblings can.


 Winter Solstice (Wintersonnenwende) 


 Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Youth, Coming of Age
2017 • Germany • 13 min. • 16:9 • RED RAW 2K
In German with English subtitles


DIR Simon Schneckenburger, SCR Simon Schneckenburger, PRO Fabian Linder, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Mia Lüscher, Sebastian Zemann


WINTER SOLSTICE tells the story of a liberation. A sister and brother meet up at a place significant to their childhood. The brother has turned his back on his father’s farm whereas the younger sister still lives there. Over the course of the conversation, the image of a strong young woman in the midst of a broken family is formed. She ends up at a conclusion which could, at the same time, also be a beginning.


Monday November 13, 2017 7:30pm - 8:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Orientation Screening — Competition Shorts, Short
 
Thursday, November 16
 

4:45pm MST

Say the Sins (10m) + Go Paul (17m)
 Say The Sins
Southern Utah Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Comedy
2017 • USA • 10 min. • 2.35: 1 • RED
In English
DIR Alexander Woods, SCR Shawn Francis Saunders, Alexander Woods, PRO Scott E. Twitchell, Dallin Cerva, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Joseph Skousen, Jenny Latimer, Christopher Clark


A young Catholic Priest hears his first confessional with a strange woman who has a very peculiar TV fetish. Although, not exactly a sin, she insists on being scolded… and with an accent.


 Go Paul
 Utah Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Dark Comedy
2017 • Germany
17 min. • 2.35:1 • Red & Sony Alpha 7S
In German with English subtitles
DIR Felix Karolus, SCR Wolfgang Aichholzer & Felix Karolus, PRO Felix Karolus, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 
A banker, a thief, a love-affair, a kidnapping, an accident and a bystander with everyone's ego getting in the way. A film you have to see to believe and perhaps described by the song "Los Paul" from Trio: “Action, Action. You have power over me, nonetheless I have no need of you and I don’t like you anymore. I will leave you now and then you can kiss my butt.” "Everybody thinks to be on top of the game and to outsmart everybody else."


Thursday November 16, 2017 4:45pm - 5:20pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Orientation Screening — Competition Shorts, Short

7:45pm MST

Dark Blue Girl (103m)
 Dark Blue Girl


 Premiere • Fiction Full-length Features
Genre: Drama
2017 • Germany • 103 min. • 1:2,39 • Digital
In German with English subtitles
DIR Mascha Schilinski, SCR Mascha Schilinski, PRO Anne Schmidt, Ruben Steingrüber, FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG GMBH, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Helena Zengel , Karsten Antonio Mielke , Artemis Chalkidou


When Jimmy and Hannah finally find a buyer for their holiday home on the Greek volcano island Santorini, the ex-couple returns to the place where they broke up two years ago. In tow: Their seven-year-old daughter Luca whose love the parents compete for. Hardly arrived on the island, old tensions and conflicts appear despite every effort to make it right. Above it all is Hannah, who is jealous of the close father-daughter-relationship she is not able to reach. But the upcoming sale of the house triggers something in Jimmy as well — the irrefutable end of his former dream: to have a future as a family.


Thursday November 16, 2017 7:45pm - 9:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

9:30pm MST

Beast (20m) + Ex Terrat (6m)
 Beast
Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Film Noir, Drama
2016 • Australia
20 min. • 1:85:1 • ARRI 2K
In English
DIR Christopher Sferrazza, SCR Carl J Sorheim, PRO Sferrazzafilm, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Marta Kaczmarek, Kashmir Sinnamon, Jane Clifton
In a small town on the eastern coast of Australia lives the quiet and caring Sophie. Her only relationships are with town gossip Bea, with whom she works at the local butcher, and her grandson Liam, a single paramedic. Sophie has been marginalize for nearly a decade in the wake of a fatal accident involving her daughter, and the dominating Bea has given Sophie hopes of rejoining the community by “weaving her magic with the girls”. Just when things are finally looking up, Sophie stumbles upon something dark and inconceivable that forces her to make an impossible decision. A decision for love…
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 Ex Terrat
U.S.  Premiere • Red Grid • Animation, Experimental
Genre: Art
2016 • Austria • 6 min. • 16:9
In with English subtitles
DIR Reinhold Bidner, SCR Reinhold Bidner, PRO Reinhold Bidner, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Reinhold Bidner, ProDes , Edit Reinhold Bidner, Costume , Mus Reinhold Bidner, Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Experimental Animation based on Urban Exploring in Paris. The Idea was to feel inspired by this beautiful but also terrifying City & its Urban Landscapes. The focus was laid on Faces in this City that are on the darker side of the spectrum. These faces were collaged and animated in various Techniques


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30pm - 10:10pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Friday, November 17
 

2:15pm MST

Oxytocin (11m) + The Patron (20m)
 Oxytocin


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • Austria • 11 min. • 1:1,85 • RED RAW
In German with English subtitles
DIR Ludwig Löckinger, SCR Florian Brüggler, PRO Christina Jauernik, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Eva Löbau , Elisabeth Veit , Paul Plos , Tom Hanslmaier , Florian Brüggler


A single woman lives with a lifelike newborn doll. Her feelings of motherhood appear to be as real as the baby is lifeless...


The Patron


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Comedy
2016 • France • 20 min. • 2.39:1 • RED
In French with English subtitles
DIR Lionel Auguste, SCR Lionel AUGUSTE, PRO Lionel AUGUSTE, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast José PAUL, Lionel AUGUSTE, Claire GUIONIE


Antoine finds out his wife with another guy in bed. But the cheated on is not the one you think and the lover will accidentally Antoine’s patron.


Friday November 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Orientation Screening — Red Grid Shorts, Short

3:00pm MST

Backstory (8m) + The Ravens (20m)
 Backstory
 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • Germany • 8 min. • 2.39:1 • Cinemascope
In English
DIR Joschka Laukeninks, SCR Joschka Laukeninks, PRO Benjamin Horstkotte, Tobias Wichura, The Marmalade Films Hamburg, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Jan Stapelfeldt , Xenia Assenza , Jessica McIntyre


As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.


The Ravens
Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Children, War, Family
2016 • Australia • 20 min. • 1:85 • 35mm
In English
DIR Jennifer Perrott, SCR Jennifer Perrott, PRO Jennifer Perrott, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN John Brawley, ProDes Sam Hobbs, Edit Veronika Jenet,  Mus Michael Yezerski, SndMix Andy Wright, SndEd Brooke Trezise, Cast Sarah Snook, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Indianna Gregg


When young Ruby’s father returns unexpectedly from war, his volatile state makes it difficult for the family to reconnect. Ruby’s anxieties are projected onto a pair of ravens, vigilantly defending their nearby nest, who become a catalyst for the troubled family’s journey from crisis to healing.


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

8:00pm MST

Buckout Road (97m) + Mouse (11m)
 Buckout Road
Western States Premiere • Fiction Full-length Feature 
Genre: Horror, Thriller
2017 • Canada • 97 min. • 1.85:1 • 2K
In English
DIR Matthew Currie Holmes, SCR Matthew Currie Holmes, PRO John Gillespie, ExePro Matt Leutwyler, Brad Clark, David Anselmo, Co-Pro Paul Weber, Rakhee Pooni, DP/CIN Rudi Blahacek, ProDes Mark Kowalsky, Edit Lindsay Ljungkull, Costume , Mus Ryan Shore, Art , SndMix , SndEd Hugo De La Cerda, Cast Evan Ross, Danny Glover, Henry Czerny, Dominique Provost-Chalkey, Colm Feore, Mayko Nguyen, Michelle Mylett, Patrick Garrow, John Ralston, David Hayter, Kyle Mac, Jim Watson, Stephen Park, Kristin Shepherd, Sharron Matthews, Jessica Cameron


There is a small rural stretch of road that connects Westchester to White Plains New York called Buckout Road. It home to over a dozen terrifying urban legends and is considered, by some to be the most haunted road in America. A college class project on creation and destruction of modern myth, turns terrifying when a trio of young people come to realize the many evil urban legends surrounding New York State’s famed Buckout Road may, in fact, be real.




preceded by


 Mouse
Utah Premiere • Fiction Shorts 
Genre: Comedy
2017 • USA • 11 min. • 2.35:1 • RED
In English
DIR Celine Held and Logan George, SCR Celine Held and Logan George, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


Vanessa and Danny are down on their luck, so when an unlikely can of Unica brand beans falls to their kitchen floor, they aim to squeeze out every penny.

Filmmakers
BC

Brad Clark

Executive Producer, Buckout Road
JG

John Gillespie

Producer, Buckout Road
avatar for Matthew Currie Holmes

Matthew Currie Holmes

Director, Buckout Road
Matthew Currie Holmes is an 18 year veteran of the film and television industry and multiple award winning actor having appeared in over 40 films and television series, most notably Firewall (Harrison Ford), The Fog (Maggie Grace) and Wrong Turn 2 (Henry Rollins). Currie Holmes produced... Read More →
RP

Rakhee Pooni

Co-Producer, Buckout Road



Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature
 
Saturday, November 18
 

3:15pm MST

Dark Blue Girl (103m)
 Dark Blue Girl


 Premiere • Fiction Full-length Features
Genre: Drama
2017 • Germany • 103 min. • 1:2,39 • Digital
In German with English subtitles


DIR Mascha Schilinski, SCR Mascha Schilinski, PRO Anne Schmidt, Ruben Steingrüber, FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG GMBH, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Helena Zengel , Karsten Antonio Mielke , Artemis Chalkidou


When Jimmy and Hannah finally find a buyer for their holiday home on the Greek volcano island Santorini, the ex-couple returns to the place where they broke up two years ago. In tow: Their seven-year-old daughter Luca whose love the parents compete for. Hardly arrived on the island, old tensions and conflicts appear despite every effort to make it right. Above it all is Hannah, who is jealous of the close father-daughter-relationship she is not able to reach. But the upcoming sale of the house triggers something in Jimmy as well — the irrefutable end of his former dream: to have a future as a family.


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:15pm - 5:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 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