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Saturday, November 11
 

11:00am MST

2017 Welcome Filmmaker Hike
Take a hike with some filmmakers coming into the festival. Meet at the Ramada Hotel & Suites in Cedar City.


Saturday November 11, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen B 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Swag, Filmmaker Hike

6:15pm MST

2017 Welcome Ceremony
Get the inside scoop of the films at this year's Festival. See trailers and meet filmmakers from the Festival. Action, Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, Mystery… it's all here at the 11th Annual Red Rock Film Festival.

Saturday November 11, 2017 6:15pm - 6:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Sunday, November 12
 

1:30pm MST

Coming to my Senses (85m) + Pollyana (2m)
 Coming To My Senses
 Premiere • Documentary Full-length Features
Genre: Adventure, Disability
2017 • USA • 85 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In English
DIR Dominic Gill, PRO Nadia Gill, Julian Cautherley, Cast Aaron Baker
In 1999 Aaron Baker broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctor’s grim prognosis over the next 16 years Aaron decided not to listen to those who said ‘he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again’ and instead, through painstaking effort, endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends, and finally, culminated in his opening a socially conscious low cost gym focused on increasing mobility for the disabled. We watch as Aaron takes one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: to cross a 20 mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot. But will he make it?
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Pollyanna
U.S. Premiere • Short-Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Dance
2017 • Canada • 2 min. • 16:9 • Arri Alexa Mini
No dialogue
DIR Roman Gubin, SCR Roman Gubin, PRO Roman Gubin, Edward Gubin, Julian Lomaga, 
A young girl’s internal struggle is expressed through a contemporary dance.


Sunday November 12, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

8:10pm MST

The Longest Road (119m)
The Longest Road


Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Developing Nations, War, Documentary, News, Adventure


2016 • USA • 119 min. • 1.78:1 • HDV
In English
DIR Jennifer Salcido, Matthew Hall, Jennifer Salcido, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro Matthew Hall, Jennifer Salcido, DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus Matthew Hall, Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Richard Campos


In the Northern Iraqi region known as Kurdistan, there are currently 2 million civilians who have been displaced by the terrorist regime, Daesh — better known to the World as ISIS. A world away, former army sergeant Richard Campos struggles in the aftermath of serving in an unpopular war. Managing that struggle, he has decided to pick up where politicians have left off. He must return to Iraq. Joining him is a Vietnam Veteran, a Gold Star father, a Muslim heart surgeon and a Catholic nun. Recruiting fellow heroes and humanitarians along the way, Campos will come to the aide of Syrian and Iraqi minorities, all while battling personal demons from years past -- and serving in the shadow of very present new ones. This is The Longest Road.


Sunday November 12, 2017 8:10pm - 10:10pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Monday, November 13
 

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

9:00pm MST

Surf the Line (2m) + Tarfala (27m)
 Surf the Line


Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary, New Media
Genre: Adventure, Documentary, Sports
2016 • France • 2 min. • 
In French with English subtitles
DIR Jeremy Frey, SCR Anicet Leone and Tancrède Melet, PRO Arnaud Hiltzer, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast The Flying Frenchies


For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice — it’s a way of life. The latest video from this multi-talented collective sees them head to the Vercors mountain range in their homeland, where they slice through the air on a 600m-high highwire, reaching speeds of up to 75kph zipline-style before using their BASE-jumping skills to dismount with impressive grace and style.


 Tarfala


 Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Adventure, Drama
2016 • Finland, Germany
27 min. • 16:9 • HD
In Swedish with English subtitles
DIR Johannes Östergård, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Far north of the arctic circle, right next to Sweden’s highest mountain, one old man has chosen to spend his life as a caretaker of a lonely hiking hut. Retreating to the cold arctic winter storms from obligations and everyday routines, he’s set on finding peace of mind with the life he has lived. What does a journey to find happiness look like, when life is not shared with friends and loved ones?


Monday November 13, 2017 9:00pm - 9:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Tuesday, November 14
 

12:00pm MST

An Acquired Taste (70m) + Indian (29m)
An Acquired Taste
Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Coming-of-Age, Adventure, Environment & Nature
2016 • USA • 70 min. • 16:9 • HD 1920x1080, 24p
In English
DIR Vanessa LeMaire, SCR , PRO Vanessa LeMaire, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




Why kill your own food? A new mindful generation of teens defy factory farming and turn to hunting as a way of connecting with the source of their sustenance. They are part of a new urban movement in the United States: locavore hunters. Nick, Alex and Ashlie leave behind their modern lives and embark on a journey that is foreign to their parents. To make a humane kill, these animal lovers confront tormenting ethics and their worst nightmares, partly to eat dinner, and partly to carve out their own identities in a world increasingly at odds with reality and nature.




 Indian




 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Comedy
2016 • Hungary
29 min. • 2.34:1 • 2K
In with English subtitles
DIR Balazs Simonyi, SCR Balazs Simonyi, PRO Balazs Simonyi, Peter Fülop, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




Back in the late 70’s, somewhere behind the iron curtain, a young boy experiences the gloomy and strict life of a pioneer camp. Galambos, whose name means ‘pigeon,’ is a naive teenager, strongly influenced by his father’s fascination for Native Americans. His imaginary world contrasts with the reality of the everyday communist. He is waiting for his father to return.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Wednesday, November 15
 

4:30pm MST

Cautionary Tales (8m) + Cold Storage (9m) + The Pine Tree Villa (13m)
 Cautionary Tales


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • United Kingdom
8 min. • 16:9 • ARRI Alexa
In English
DIR Chris Barrett, Luke Taylor, SCR Chris Barrett, Luke Taylor, PRO Medb Riordan, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Ross Hatt, Abigail Davies, Andrew Murton, Selom Awadzi


A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected group of outcasts.


 Cold Storage


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Dance, Surreal,
2016 • Finland
9 min. • 2.39:1 • Red
No dialogue
DIR Thomas Freundlich, SCR Thomas Freundlich, Valtteri Raekallio, PRO Lumikinos Production Oy, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.


The Pine Tree Villa


 Premiere • Red Grid • Animation
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
2016 • Germany • 13 min. • 
In German with English subtitles
DIR Jan Koester, SCR Jan Koester, PRO Christine Haupt, Hauptfilm Produktion, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Paolo Masini, Christoph Letkowski, Anna Luisa Schmidt, Johanna von Gagern, Dirk Dreissen, Ralf Hildenbeutel


Lion and Bird break into an uninhabited villa to find out about the reason why it is not aging. Immediately they feel the power that keeps the villa alive.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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.

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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
 
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

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

5:45pm MST

Coming to my Senses (85m)
 Coming To My Senses
 Premiere • Documentary Full-length Features
Genre: Adventure, Disability
2017 • USA • 85 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In English
DIR Dominic Gill, PRO Nadia Gill, Julian Cautherley, Cast Aaron Baker
In 1999 Aaron Baker broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctor’s grim prognosis over the next 16 years Aaron decided not to listen to those who said ‘he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again’ and instead, through painstaking effort, endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends, and finally, culminated in his opening a socially conscious low cost gym focused on increasing mobility for the disabled. We watch as Aaron takes one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: to cross a 20 mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot. But will he make it?




Saturday November 18, 2017 5:45pm - 7:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature
 
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