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Saturday, November 11
 

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

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)
Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Advantage
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
 

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

3:20pm MST

Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs (94m) + Dancing Girls (4m) + Hyperloop One (12m) + I Built a Wall (11m)
Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Advantage
 Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs
Southern Utah Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: Western, Sport, Senior/Aging, Youth/Teen, Action, Documentary, History, Biography
2017 • USA • 94 min. • 16:9 • 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




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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 Hyperloop One: A Nation Of Dreamers
World Premiere • Documentary Short • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 12 min. • 16:9
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




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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 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.


Sunday November 12, 2017 3:20pm - 5:25pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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

6:00pm MST

China Doll (20m) + Fever (10m)
 China Doll - Love, Obsession and Hard Traditional Climbing with Heather Weidner
Utah Premiere • Documentary Shorts • Documentary
Genre: Romance, Action Sports, Documentary
2017 • USA • 20 min. • 16:9 • Digital UHD 4K
In English
DIR Jon Glassberg, SCR Caroline Treadway, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Heather Weidner, Chris Weidner


China Doll is a provocative exploration of gender stereotypes, romance, and rock climbing. Witness Heather Weidner battle personal demons in the world of hard traditional climbing. With her ascent of China Doll, a 5.14- R traditional route in Upper Dream Canyon, Colorado, U.S.A., Heather Weidner nabs the first female ascent, and becomes the fourth woman in the world to climb a 5.14 traditional route. In the process, she discovers that loving herself is the ultimate project. This story exposes the pervasive nature of unconscious gender roles and reveals differences in how men and women approach love and sport. Heather and her husband have what many climbers would call the perfect relationship. Despite external achievements and support from her husband, Heather refuses to believe in herself. This emblematic struggle is not just about discovering personal freedom, but giving oneself permission to enjoy it. Is confidence a choice?LT11’s director Jon Glassberg teams up with writer Caroline Treadway in this groundbreaking short film starring Heather and Chris Weidner.


 Fever
Utah Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Youth, Travel
2017 • USA • 10 min. • 2.35:1 • 4K
In Arabic, English, Japanese, Nepali with English subtitles
DIR Celine Held, Logan George, SCR Celine Held, Logan George, PRO Celine Held, Logan George, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Yuza “Shiro” Hiroumi, Nikesh Ghimire, Shahla Al Balushi, Aamahri Nicholson


Four young people unknowingly walk toward a moment in their lives when a fever overtakes them, bringing out their most basic instincts.


Sunday November 12, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

7:35pm MST

Fear (Angst) (27m) + Papers (3m)
 Fear (Angst)
American Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Drama, Thriller
 2017 • Italy • 27 min. • 2.39:1 • RED RAW 5kWS
In English, German with English subtitles
DIR Daniel Andrew Wunderer, SCR Daniel Andrew Wunderer, PRO Daniel Andrew Wunderer, ExePro Verena Ranzi,  DP/CIN Christine Ajayi AAC,  Edit Sebastian Longariva, Mus Julian Angerer, Art Matteo Marzano, SndMix Manuel Meichsner, SndDes Atanas Tcholakov, Cast Bettina Maria Kattge , Hamza Raja Asif , Peter Schorn, Muhammad Ahsan Sheraz, Ingrid Porzner


When Natalie finds an Islamic book under the bed of her fosterling — the refugee Tarik, she gets sucked into a spiral of terror: More and more evidence points to the fact, that the boy is a dangerous fanatic. But what if she’s wrong... and what if she isn’t?


Papers
Utah Premiere • Short-Shorts • Animation
Genre: Animation, Suspense
2017 • China • 3 min. • 2.33:1 • Digital
In Paper talk with English subtitles
DIR Tao Hu, SCR Tao Hu, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


A story about two pieces of secret papers that have to choose their future after their owner’s death...


Sunday November 12, 2017 7:35pm - 8:10pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 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

9:00pm MST

Family Rewritten (13m) + Game (15m)
 Family Rewritten


Mountain West Premiere • Documentary Shorts
Genre: Animation, Documentary
2017 • USA • 13 min. • 16:9
In with English subtitles
DIR Yasmin Mistry, SCR Maxine Trump, PRO Yasmin Mistry, Octavia Vaughn, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Camilla Tecsy, Kim Flodin, Farhan Ali, Maja-Lisa Flodin-Ali, Yasmine Flodin-Ali


Despite battling Cystic Fibrosis, Camilla, age 16, identifies as a typical middle-class American teenager until the thread that holds her family together suddenly snaps. Just months before her 18th birthday Camilla finds herself in foster care, but instead of being ashamed, she makes a conscious decision to not let her situation define her.




 Game


U.S. Premiere • Fiction Short
Genre: Drama, African American, Black, Women, Sport, Youth/Teen, Action
2017 • USA • 15 min. • 16:9 • 2K
In English
DIR Jeannie Donohoe, SCR Jeannie Donohoe, PRO Joey Horvitz, ExePro , Co-Pro, Greg Gilreath, DP/CIN Paula Huidobro, ProDes Cindy Chao, Michele Yu, Edit Saira Haider, Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Nicole Williams,Rick Fox,Tye White,Jamie McShane,Charles Parnell,Dominique Columbus,Michael Purdie


A.J. Green, a new kid in town, shows up at the high school boys basketball tryouts, and instantly makes an impression. Coach takes notice, and so do the other players, some of whom feel threatened by the new blood. The school’s team is excellent ’second best in the state’ and this is the year Coach plans to win it all. A.J. proves himself on the court and clearly has talent, heart, and drive’ as well as a big secret. Will A.J. be able to claim a spot on the team once the players and coach discover the truth?


Sunday November 12, 2017 9:00pm - 9:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Monday, November 13
 

12:00pm MST

Therapy (116m)
 Therapy


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama


2016 • Germany • 116 min. • 16:9 • 4K
In German with English subtitles
DIR Felix Charin, SCR Felix Charin, PRO Felix Charin, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


A young female felon has to do mandatory therapy following her jail time — but as the therapy sessions continue they grow into more of a stalking. Is the therapist training his subject or is he out for revenge?


Monday November 13, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Feature, Feature

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
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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

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

8:15pm MST

Commodity City (11m) + Euna (18m)
 Commodity City


 Premiere • Documentary Shorts • Documentary, Experimental
Genre: Documentary, Experimental
2017 • USA • 11 min. • 16:9 • Digital HD
In Chinese with English subtitles
DIR Jessica Kingdon, SCR , PRO Kira Simon-Kennedy, Daniel Cooper, JCKINTHEBOX, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Commodity City is an observational documentary exploring the daily lives of vendors who work in the largest wholesale consumer market in the world: the Yiwu Markets in China. The film explores moments of tension between commerce and individuality, between the goods for sale and the humans who sell them.


 Euna


 Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Drama
2017 • Germany • 18 min. • 2.35:1 • HD
In Korean with English subtitles
DIR Seung-Hyun Chong, SCR Seung-Hyun Chong, PRO Hye-Sung Baek, Seung-Hyun Chong, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Joa Jang , Eunha Chae, Weonjo Jeon , Yeonwoo Nam


Meet Euna, a young woman, working in a factory, seeing friends, trying to come to grips with her life. But why is it that she seems to struggle so much and why do some folks behave so oddly, when she is around?


Monday November 13, 2017 8:15pm - 9:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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
 
Tuesday, November 14
 

12:45pm 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.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 12:45pm - 2:35pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

2:00pm MST

Child (9m) + Ruah (18m)
 Child
 U.S. Premiere • Red Grid • Animation
Genre: Drama, Youth, Society
2016 • Germany • 9 min. • 16:9 • Full HD
In German with English subtitles
DIR Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel, Linus Stetter, SCR Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickl, Linus Stetter, PRO Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel, Paul Maresch, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Taylan Bircan, Iring Freytag, Simon Klingner


A child has to leave its cozy hut to collect wood for the fire that went out. Growing into a teenager, he encounters a singular tree that he wants to turn into fire wood. He tears the tree out and thus becomes a man who is drawn to the woods that emerge around him.


 Ruah
Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
2016 • Switzerland • 18 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In with English subtitles
DIR Flurin Giger, SCR Flurin Giger, PRO Flurin Giger, Fabian Villiger, Silvan Giger, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




Nine characters, four stories, one situation. How to act while knowing that something big, something irreversible, something that you can’t run away from or fight against, is going to happen. Something bigger than anything humans have ever experienced.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:45pm MST

Everything we Wanted (25m)
 Everything we Wanted


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • Australia
25 min. • 1.85:1 • Red Epic
In with English subtitles
DIR Goran Stolevski, SCR Goran Stolevski, PRO Joyce Ng, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Olena Fedorova, Nyawuda Chuol, Andrew Burns, Elizabeth Etta, Kech Kuol, Luca Ivanov


A formerly wealthy cleaning woman comes face to face with the school girl that derailed her life. They are each forced to face the difficult events that first brought them together.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:40pm MST

Pria (20m) + Not Here, Not There (15m)
 Pria


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, LGBT
2016 • Indonesia • 20 min. • 2.39:1
In with English subtitles
DIR Yudho Aditya, SCR Barbara Cigarroa, Yudho Aditya, PRO Valerie Castillo Martinez, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


A teen living in rural Indonesia struggles between the traditions of his upbringing and his romantic idealization of the freedom of the west.


 Not Here, Not There


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Youth
2016 • Germany
15 min. • 1.85:1 • HD
In with English subtitles
DIR Jan Wagner, SCR Jan Wagner, PRO Jost Hering, Jan Wagner, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Jona Kosmalski, Sibylle Brunner, Lena Weisbrich


Matti is 15. He really wants to make out with his girlfriend Paula or to go to the lake with his mates. But again he has to stay at home. The reason why should be kept secret... A short film about growing older and about love.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 3:40pm - 4:25pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

5:15pm MST

Alzhaimour (20m) + A Simple Fracture (11m)
 Alzhaïmour


 Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Psychological Drama, Romantic Comedy
2017 • Belgium • 20 min. • 2.35:1 • 2K
In French with English subtitles
DIR Pierre Van de Kerckhove, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Patrice Michaux, ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Louise, aged 68, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and lives in a nursing home. Her daily life is riddled with sadness because her son Daniel is no longer visiting her, discouraged by his mother’s memory lapses. The arrival of a new patient in the home (Leo, 82), who is also suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, will upset Louise’s life ... but also that of Daniel!


A Simple Fracture


World Premiere • Fiction Short • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Mystery
2017 • United Kingdom • 11 min. • 2.35:1
In English
DIR Jonny Phillips, SCR Julian Firth, PRO Jonathan Blagrove, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Andy Parsons, ProDes Katie Utting, Edit John Fensom, Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd Pat Roche, Matt Philips, Cast David Horovitch,Ann Firbank,Ismay Whitaker,Henry Parsons,William Parsons




A Simple Fracture is a story about memory.  Professor Philip Stone is an eminent neuroscientist - now in his seventies - who whilst being interviewed for a high brow television program falls down a rabbit hole of his own memory and sees for the first time a traumatic and long suppressed event from his childhood in its entirety. As an expert on the workings of the mind Professor Stone is shaken to his core by this revelation and for a moment a lifetimes work begins to crumble beneath him.  But as the camera rolls and his wisdom is recorded, it is big sister Eleanor who once again steers him into the clear waters of his conscience.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 5:15pm - 6:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

6:00pm MST

Lonely Kingdom (15m) + Shelter (Zuflucht) (9m) + War Sweet Home (4m)
 Lonely Kingdom
Mountain West Premiere • Documentary Shorts
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 15 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In Japanese with English subtitles
DIR Thom Southerland, PRO Naomi Uechi, Thom Southerland, Devin Smith,  Cast Kaei Uechi
Eighty-seven year-old Kaei Uechi recalls his experiences as a conscript in the Japanese Army during the Battle of Okinawa, the largest battle of World War II.
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 Shelter
American Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
2017 • Austria • 9 min. • 2.39:1 • Red RAW 5kWS
In English
DIR Daniel Andrew Wundere, SCR Daniel Andrew Wundere, PRO Daniel Andrew Wundere, DP/CIN Christine Ajayi AAC,  EDIT Daniel Andrew Wunderer, COS Veronika Susanna Harb,  ART Anna Salobir, SNDMIX Michael Plöderl, SNDDES Michael Plöderl, CAST Alexander E. Fennon, Ben Penkler
A wanderer in the wasteland seeks shelter in an abandoned trailer, where he discovers the corpse of a boy with strange wounds...
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 War Sweet Home
International Premiere • Short-Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Surreal
2017 • United Arab Emirates • 4 min. • 2:1 • Digital
In Arabic with English subtitles
DIR Haya Altamimi, SCR Haya Altamimi, PRO Haya Altamimi, Kirill Kripak,  Cast Raffi Jarrouj, Nour Safieh, Omar Ayman Altounji, Angie Arfan Tillo
Two young friends discuss their ideal home until they are poised with a tough question. Where will they sleep?


Tuesday November 14, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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

7:30pm MST

Pawo (Litwak) (117m)
 Pawo (Litwak)


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: War, Drama


2016 • Germany • 117 min. • 2.35:1 • RED 6K
In English, Tibetan with English subtitles
DIR Marvin Litwak, SCR Marvin Litwak, PRO Dustin Steinkühler,, Marvin Litwak, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast “Shavo” Dorjee, Rinchen Palzom, Tenzin Gyaltsen, Tashi Choedon




After the death of his father, young Dorjee realizes what it means to be Tibetan in his own country, which is now called China. During the Tibetan uprising in 2008, Dorjee is caught by the Chinese police and spends 6 months in prison. After his release, he has no choice but to leave his family and go into exile to India on a long an dangerous track. There he has to decide between a new life outside his home country or the ongoing fight for freedom in Tibet. PAWO (Tibetan “Hero”) is based on a true story.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Wednesday, November 15
 

12:00pm MST

The Golden Age (102m) + KarmaAccount (1m)
The Golden Age (102m) + KarmaAccount (1m)

The Golden Age

 Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Musical, Drama, rockumentary

2016 • USA • 102 min. • 16:9
In English
RED, HD

DIR Justin Connor, SCR Justin Connor, PRO Justin Connor, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Justin Connor, Christopher May, Brian Jacobs, Ellen Gerstein, David Lovering

Inspired by true events, THE GOLDEN AGE is a tour de force musical about subversive pop star, Maya O’Malley (Justin Connor), who after a string of incendiary remarks in the press, gets dropped from his music label, Aspect Records in the Fall of 2012.

 KarmaAccount

 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Comedy

2016 • Germany • 1 min. • 16:9
In German with English subtitles
HD

DIR Lukas Klaschinski, SCR Lukas Klaschinski, PRO Lukas Klaschinski, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, Johanna Debes, Paul Höltge

A man is heading ruthlessly towards his goal and loses connection to what he once was: A child!


Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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

3:00pm MST

Cul-De-Sac (15m) + Across the Street (15m)
 Cul-De-Sac


Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
2016 • USA • 15 min. • 2.35:1
In English
DIR Damon Russell, SCR Shawn Christensen, PRO Brenden Hubbard, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit Damon Russell, Travis Abels, Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Shawn Christensen


In the latest stunner by the team behind the Academy Award-winning short Curfew, a married couple’s bubble of suburban normality is punctured when they find a surprise inside their toddler’s teddy bear. What ensues is a tense and crafty thriller that doesn’t let a single moment go to waste.


 Across the Street (En Face)


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Comedy, Drama
2016 • Belgium • 15 min. • 2.35:1 • Numérique 4K
In French with English subtitles
DIR Jeanne Privat, SCR Jeanne Privat, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Tom Durand Matthieu Fabbri, ProDes , Edit Océane Yvert, Costume , Mus Gwenael Grisi, Art Rachel Lesteven, SndMix Marcellino Costerano Alban Cayrol, SndEd -, Cast -


Rose spends her entire days spying on her neighbors trying to find a criminal among them. Her husband quietly endures his wife insanity until one day her deliriums seem to become reality...


Wednesday November 15, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:45pm MST

Born of Stone (15m) + Modern Houses (18m)
 Born of Stone


 Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2016 • Italy • 15 min. • 
In with English subtitles
DIR Emilio Bellu, SCR Emilio Bellu, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Completed just a few weeks before Sciola’s recent passing, Born of Stone is an immersion inside the sights and sound of remarkable artists, and inside his belief that stones are not just the material that gives shape to the universe, but that they are alive, plastic, a fundamental way to communicate with nature.


 Modern Houses


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Surreal
2016 • USA • 18 min. • 1.85:1 • Digital
In with English subtitles
DIR Matthew Dixon, SCR Matthew Dixon, PRO Kate Williams, Louise Williams, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Lili Taylor


Modern Houses is psychological-thriller about the creative process. Max Lin had been architecture’s celebrated young star. Perched on the cutting edge of form and function, her stunning, sculptural designs challenged the conventional limits of buildings as art. A year ago, her career derailed. Under the weight of brilliance, expectation, endless delays, and the eyes of her own face staring back at her from the cover of Architectural Digest, she cracked. But now she’s back. Having locked herself away for the last 72 hours, racing to finish the model of what will be her greatest design, she steps back for the final look. It’s perfect. Beyond the shadow of a doubt...or a whisper.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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

5:25pm 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

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

7:50pm MST

Die Tracht (The Jacket) (92m) + A Taxi of Coldness (20m) + King Grandpa (13m)
Die Tracht
 Premiere • Fiction Full-length Features • Fiction
Genre: Fantasy
2017 • Germany • 92 min. • 2.35:1 • HD
In English, German with English subtitles
DIR Fritz v. Eichhorn, SCR Fritz v. Eichhorn, PRO Sven Philipp Pohl, Cast Sven Philipp Pohl, Anna von Haebler
When Frank inherits his grandfather’s powerful jacket, allowing him to use his hands as guns, he feels ready to become a hero and avenge the latter. Perhaps he is merely losing his mind.
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A Taxi of Coldness
Western States Premiere • Fiction Short
Genre: Drama
2017 • South Korea  4K
20 min. • 2.39:1
In Korean with English subtitles
DIR Joonha Kim, Co-Pro Hyungsoon Park,
A man (Seunghoon) rides a taxi late at night, and the taxi driver offers him chewing gum. Seunghoon remembers the ‘Drugged Gum’ story from his mother. The taxi driver says “Did you hear about those criminal taxi drivers?” With a repeated offer, will Seunghoon eventually give in?


Wednesday November 15, 2017 7:50pm - 9:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00pm MST

Moonlighter (39m) +Dr. Diaz (25m)
 Moonlighter
 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • Austria • 39 min. • 2.39:1
In German with English subtitles
DIR Tamás Kiss, SCR Tamás Kiss, PRO Francis Rafal, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 
A young girl’s extraordinary sideline to escort rich, unknown men forces her to lead a double life which eventually becomes her undoing. Elena’s wish to study brings her to the city of Vienna. Without any financial support from her family, she starts her new life with a loan which she tries to pay back with ordinary jobs. When she still cannot make ends meet, she offers her services as a hostess, escorting rich men to soirees. Afraid of her boyfriend and mother’s disapproval, Elena confides in her friend and colleague Sophie and begins a double life.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:00pm - 9:40pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Thursday, November 16
 

1:00pm MST

Die Tracht (The Jacket) (92m) + A Taxi of Coldness (20m)
Die Tracht (The Jacket)


 Premiere • Fiction Full-length Features
Genre: Fantasy


2017 • Germany • 92 min. • 2.35:1 • HD
In English, German with English subtitles




DIR Fritz v. Eichhorn, SCR Fritz v. Eichhorn, PRO Sven Philipp Pohl, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Sven Philipp Pohl, Anna von Haebler




When Frank inherits his grandfather’s powerful jacket, allowing him to use his hands as guns, he feels ready to become a hero and avenge the latter. Perhaps he is merely losing his mind.




A Taxi of Coldness (비정택시)




Western States Premiere • Fiction Short
Genre: Drama




2017 • South Korea
20 min. • 2.39:1 • 4K
In Korean with English subtitles




DIR Joonha Kim, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, Hyungsoon Park, DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast




A man (Seunghoon) rides a taxi late at night, and the taxi driver offers him chewing gum. Seunghoon remembers the ‘Drugged Gum’ story from his mother. The taxi driver says “Did you hear about those criminal taxi drivers?” With a repeated offer, will Seunghoon eventually give in?


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:55pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

2:15pm MST

Crash (22m) + #selfie (7m)
 #selfie
Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Comedy, Satire, Drama, Dramedy
2016 • Germany • 7 min. • 16:9 • 2K
In English
DIR David M. Lorenz, SCR David M. Lorenz, PRO FILMMENSCHEN Filmproduktionen, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Daniel Collins, Zoe Howard, Jörn Kamphuis
A couple on holiday in Berlin. Everything is perfect, but then he wants to take a selfie... The ending of a relationship as seen through a mobile phone.
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 Crash




 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Comedy, Surreal
2016 • Macao
22 min. • 2.35:1 • HD
In with English subtitles
DIR Hong Heng Fai, SCR Hong Heng Fai, PRO Day Day Studio, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Choi found his mother with advanced Dementia was missing one day. He asked around to search for her, but to no avail. He then put a post in the social networking site. In just one night, his post had attracted attention from many Internet users. In order to retain his popularity in the online world, CHOI decided to take a short selfie video - sharing all the memories of his mother and their sufferings from the disease. The selfie video went viral and initiated the” Crash Wall Challenge “ in the online world. More and more people participated and took the challenge...


Thursday November 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:00pm MST

Valentina (51m) + Forest of Echoes (30m)
 Valentina


 Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2016 • Germany • 51 min. • 1:1,78 • Full HD
In with English subtitles
DIR Maximilian Feldmann, SCR Maximilian Feldmann, Luise Schröder, PRO Luise Schröder, Maximilian Feldmann, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Valentina Demaili, Asim Demaili, Naile Demaili


A slum in a Romani neighbourhood. Ten-year-old Valentina invites us to meet her family. What follows are bizarre anecdotes, daydreams and documentary observations — a film as lively as its roaming heroine.


 Forest of Echoes


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Surreal, Drama
2016 • Austria
30 min. • 2.39:1 • RAW
In German with English subtitles


DIR Luz Olivares Capelle, SCR Luz Olivares Capelle, PRO Olivares Capelle, Grummer, Kato, Váncsa, Thaler, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Jasmin Wallner, Calista Berger, Katharina Plaim, Christina Kasper, Kathrin Resetarits, Florian Lang,Patrick Roman Scherer, Janna Reischl, Alexandra Harizanova, Anna Königshöfer


A teenager, Christina, loses her friends in the forest. Looking for them she finds the bodies of three drowned kids on the shore of a lagoon. On summer holiday, deep in the woods, three kids, cousins, are playing around a lake when they find a drowned young woman drifting in the water. Games, lies and rituals unfolding into a circular time in which death loses its ultimacy. What is real and what is a mirage? Who is dreaming and who is being dreamed?


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:25pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

6:10pm MST

Written / Unwritten (20m) + All the World is a Stage (2m)
 Written / Unwritten


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • Romania • 20 min. • 1:2:39:1 • Digital
In Romanian with English subtitles
DIR Adrian Silisteanu, SCR Claudia Silisteanu, PRO Anamaria Antoci, Adrian Silisteanu, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Outside a maternity ward, a Roma family is announced their underage daughter has just had a baby girl. Pardică (50) doesn’t seem to celebrate the moment; he is very displeased with this early pregnancy, for which he blames his wife. However, things become even tenser when a hospital employee asks them to sign some papers and discovers issues related to their IDs and their status as parents of the underage new mother. The imminent danger of state authorities separating them from their daughter determines Pardică to take action.


 All the World is a Stage


 Premiere • Red Grid • Animation
Genre: Animation
2016 • Singapore • 2 min. • 16:9
In English
DIR Hannes Rall, SCR Daniel Keith Jernigan, PRO Hannes Rall, Daniel Keith Jernigan, Seah Hock Soon, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Samuel West


An animated adaptation of the famous Shakespeare poem “All The World’s A Stage” narrated by the renowned Shakespeare actor and director Samuel West (Royal Shakespeare Company). Directed by Hannes Rall.


Thursday November 16, 2017 6:10pm - 6:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

6:45pm MST

The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler (29m)
The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler


 Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • Germany
29 min. • 2,35:1 • HD
In German with English subtitles
DIR Paul Philipp, SCR Belo Schwarz, PRO Moritz Helmes, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political...


Thursday November 16, 2017 6:45pm - 7:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

7:30pm MST

The Last Compartment (104m)
The Last Compartment


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • Germany
104 min. • 16:9 • HD
In German with English subtitles


DIR Andreas Schaap, SCR Andreas Schaap, PRO Benny Theisen, Michael Dupke, Andreas Schaap, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Anna Fischer, Annelinde Gerst


Winter 1984. After their train is hit by an avalanche in the Alps, 30 year old Greta and five strangers find themselves trapped in the last car of a train, buried underneath the snow. On the radio they learn that a rescue operation is under way, but for some reason the last compartment seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. As we follow their attempts to escape their icy prison, we begin to understand that there is more to the compartment than meets the eye...


Thursday November 16, 2017 7:30pm - 9:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Feature, Feature

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
 

12:00pm MST

Hear the Silence (Hore die Stille) (95m) + Where have the Flowers Gone (6m)
 Hear the Silence (Höre die Stille)


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, War
2016 • Germany • 95 min. • 2.39:1 • Red Raw 4K
In German with English subtitles
DIR Ed Ehrenberg, SCR Axel Melzener, Julia Peters, Ed Ehrenberg, PRO Lou Binder, Ed Ehrenberg, Ludwig Franz, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Vera Stadler, Alexandra Grant, Clarissa Mo, Marina Koch, Ana Sanchez


This is the story of the men and women at the time of the German attack on Russia in1941. A small, lost unit of German soldiers is looking for shelter in a remote, snowy small village in the Ukraine. They got separated from their company during battle and now they are deep within enemy territory cut off from the German troops.The soldiers have to make a stop in the village in order to get provisions and transport so that they can join their troops again - maybe a very dangerous thing to do. HEAR THE SILENCE is a parable about the loss of innocence during times of war that results in brutal preventive actions. People get trapped in an unstoppable circle of violence.




 Where Have the Flowers Gone


 Premiere • Red Grid • Animation
Genre: Animation
2016 • China • 6 min. • 
In with English subtitles
DIR Sin-hong Chan, SCR Sin-hong Chan, PRO Appleboxman Workshop, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


A piggy pursuing dream in the big factory but in reality all efforts seemed powerless and even kill himself. The concept is inspired by the classic movies of the silent era, Metropolis and Modern Times. The title is coming from the song ‘Where have all the flowers gone?’. Original song uses the disappearing flowers, telling disappearing people in the war. Here is a symbol of piggy losing his mind in the city.


Friday November 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Feature, Feature

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

3:45pm MST

For a Good Time (20m) + Philosophy 101 (11m)
 For a Good Time


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Surreal, Science
2016 • Germany • 20 min. • 2.39:1 • Red 4K
In English
DIR Aemilia Scott, SCR Aemilia Scott, PRO Holli Hopkins, Ed Flynn, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


FOR A GOOD TIME is the story of Jane who, grieving over the loss of her mother, has a meltdown in a flower shop. Out of options and out of her mind, she decides to call a number written on the wall. The person who answers is the last one you’d expect, and just the one she needs. Beginning with documentary footage and ending with fiction, FOR A GOOD TIME is a comedy born of a tragedy, and fable about a bathroom stall meeting that lasts forever.


 Philosophy 101


Mountain West Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Comedy
2016 • USA • 11 min. • 2.35 • DVCPRO HD
In with English subtitles
DIR Steve Hosford, SCR Steve Hosford, PRO Steve Hosford, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Kyle Eastman, Mike Firek


A college student begins to suspect that his Philosophy Professor may need a reality check.


Friday November 17, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Orientation Screening — Red Grid Shorts, Short

8:15pm MST

North & Nowhere (12m) + Don't Sell My Guitars (20m)
 North & Nowhere
Mountain West Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Drama, Comedy
2017 • USA
12 min. • 1.85:1 • Digital Arri Alexa
In English
DIR Scott Ballard, SCR Scott Ballard, PRO Scott Ballard, Molly Preston, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Erin McGarry, Brian Koch, Kate Hanson, Dicky Dahl, Sharae Foxie, Steve Ballard


In attempt to save what’s left of family Devan devises a super plan and show that she cares before her sibling. A girl, a gun and a last chance.


Don't Sell My Guitars
Mountain West Premiere • Documentary Short
Genre: Family, Drama, Romance, Western, Documentary, Music, Biography
2017 • USA • 20 min. 
In English
DIR Lynn Montgomery, SCR Lynn Montgomery, PRO Tudor Applen, Lynn Montgomery, Christopher ‘Monty’ Montgomery, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit Tudor Applen, Christopher ‘Monty’ Montgomery, Costume , Mus , Art Richard Kriegler, SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Kenny played guitar in a bar and  his family lived in the adjacent motel. From those humble beginnings — a storyteller was born, the director's father Kenny Montgomery. How far will a father go to protect and love his family? Kenny picked Oklahoma cotton from the age of 5 and bought his first guitar from the Sears Roebuck catalogue when he was 7. By the time he was 10, preachers came from all over Oklahoma to take him to tent revivals to play his beloved Silvertone guitar. Over the years, he collected and played Gibsons, Martins and Fenders and when he wasn’t playing them they hung on the wall of his music room. Now in the final days of his long life, he has one last request, "Don’t sell my guitars," with a surprising revelation of what happened to his most beloved guitar of all: that old Sears Roebuck Silvertone.


Friday November 17, 2017 8:15pm - 9:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 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

3:15pm 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

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

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

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