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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

5:30pm MST

Opening Patron Event
Patron members can enjoy a Southern Utah reception before the Welcome events and screening of "Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs".

Saturday November 11, 2017 5:30pm - 6:00pm MST
TBA
  Patron Event
  • Country of Origin USA

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

9:45pm MST

2017 Opening Night Party
Meet the filmmakers at this year's festival at the opening party.

Saturday November 11, 2017 9:45pm - 11:30pm MST
TBA
  Special Events, After Party
 
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

5:50pm MST

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




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




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




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


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

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

6:45pm MST

Ghosts of the Arctic (7m) + Lumiere (17m)
 Ghosts of the Arctic


Utah Premiere • Documentary Shorts • Documentary
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Environment, Conservation, Photography


2017 • Australia • 7 min. • 2.35:1 • Digital, RED, 4K + 6K
In English
DIR Abraham Joffe, SCR , PRO Abraham Joffe, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast




Ghosts of the Arctic follows the journey of Polar Photographer Joshua Holko through the frozen expanse of Svalbard. He seeks to encounter and photograph the majestic polar bear on foot, something rarely attempted.


 Lumiére


Southern Utah Premiere • Documentary Shorts
Genre: Documentary, Sports


2017 • USA • 17 min. • Digital
In with English subtitles
DIR Tay Steele, SCR Tay Steele, PRO Tay Steele, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Amber Mozo


From Hawaii to Tahiti, Lumiére takes us behind the lens of North Shore photographer Amber Mozo, to find what the ocean gives to her inspite of what it took away.


Sunday November 12, 2017 6:45pm - 7:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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

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
 

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

3:15pm MST

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




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




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




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


Monday November 13, 2017 3:15pm - 5:05pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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
 

12:00pm 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

3:15pm MST

The China Mission (85m) + 35 Pieces (10m)
The China Mission
Western States Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature • Documentary
Genre: Asian, Christian, History
2017 • Ireland • 85 min. • 1.78:1
In English
DIR Peter Kelly, SCR , PRO Peter Kelly, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


The China Mission chronicles the efforts, adventures and experiences of Irish catholic missionaries in China between 1920 and 1954 - times of political chaos, famine, floods, civil war and world war. This is not a small story of isolated individuals; over four decades, hundreds of Irish men and women worked in social, pastoral and disaster relief services and were swept up in epic events at an extraordinarily turbulent but fascinating period of Chinese history. For example, the Yangtze River floods of 1931 killed an estimated 4 million people. It remains the greatest natural disaster in human history and Irish missionaries were heavily involved in the relief efforts. When the Japanese invaded China during WWII, Irish missionaries found themselves in occupied and unoccupied territory. The war wreaked a heavy toll in China but the defeat of Japan did not bring peace. The Chinese people endured civil war until Communist forces were victorious.  And there was to be no place in Communist China for the Irish missionary priests and sisters who had worked in the country for four decades. Mao Zedong declared war on religion and persecuted foreigners in particular. Foreign missionaries were arrested and imprisoned in harsh conditions. By 1954 all had been expelled. This film makes extensive use of rare archival photographs and film ‘ much of it never seen before. Promotional films made by missionaries themselves are featured alongside international newsreels which help set the political and historical context. The China Mission is an extraordinary story of cultural interaction, and commitment in the face of natural disaster and political danger.




 35 Pieces




U.S. Premiere • Experimental Shorts • Experimental
Genre: Experimental, Animation




2017 • USA • 10 min. • Digital
In with English subtitles
DIR Steven Siegel, SCR Steven Siegel, PRO Steven Siegel, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Alice Linder




35 Pieces is a follow up to “A Puzzle for Alice”, and is built from visual art, a voice over narrative, and music. It is a 9 minute ride through the artist’s vision and thoughts.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 3:15pm - 4:55pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 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
 
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

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

3:15pm MST

AlphaGo (90m) + Vicious Cycle (3m) +Not Here Not There (15m)
AlphaGo
Utah Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: Competing, Technology
2017 • USA • 90 min. • 16:9 • Arri Amira
In English
DIR Greg Kohs, PRO Gary Krieg, Cast Demis Hassabis, Lee Sedol
AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind, to Seoul, where a legendary Go master faces an unproven AI challenger. As the drama unfolds, questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What will it teach us about humanity?
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 Vicious Cycle
Premiere • Short-Short • Animation
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
2017 • United Kingdom • 3 min. • 16:9 • Digital
No dialogue
DIR Michael Marczewski, Edit Michael Marczewski,Mus Marcus Olsson (kungenochhertigen.se), Art Michael Marczewski, SndMix Michael Marczewski, 
Vicious Cycle features a group of little autonomous robots performing a range of repetitive functions, driven by mechanical devices. But as the mechanisms mercilessly start getting faster and faster, things take a turn for the worse for the helpless robots.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 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

5:15pm MST

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

Filmmakers
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Karl Meltzer

Cast member, Karl Metlzer: Made To Be Broken



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

8:15pm MST

Curtains (25m) + Sand (5m)
 Curtains


U.S. Premiere • Fiction Short
Genre: Comedy
2017 • USA
25 min. • 1.78:1 • HDV
In English
DIR Gar Hoover, SCR Gar Hoover, Beth Hoover, PRO Beth Hoover, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Gar Hoover, ProDes , Edit Gar Hoover, Costume , Mus Remington Pettygrove, Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Brendan Dowling,Christopher Woolsey,Madelyn Murphy,Lara Carling,Kevin Viol,Megan Caton,Wolfgang Stein,Cooper Wise,Costa Lapaseotes,Jack Curtin,Scott Piebenga


On the night of his theatre’s closing performance, Peter Fleming, avant-garde legend and one-time bad boy of Cleveland’s experimental theatre scene, takes a visiting reporter on a mind-bending journey through the unlikely hits -- and tragic misses -- of a controversial career. Flashbacks to scandalous productions and revelations about Fleming’s unorthodox approach to art gradually reveal a tortured soul who refuses to compromise his artistic vision, no matter what the cost. In the end, he decides to make the ultimate artistic statement.


 Sand


Mountain West Premiere • Short-Shorts • Animation
Genre: Satire, Retro, Science
2017 • Netherlands
5 min. • 4K Digital Animation
In English
DIR Arjan Brentjes, SCR Arjan Brentjes, PRO Arjan Brentjes, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Bart van der Schaaf


You get up at five, eat your vitamins, take some water with your coffee, work for a few hours, eat your omegas and flavonoids, work a little more, get some exercise and then take a shower. But don’t bother trying to wash the sand out of your hair.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 8:15pm - 9:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Thursday, November 16
 

12:00pm MST

A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream (107m)
A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream


Mountain West Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: African American, Black, Disability Culture, Hispanic, Jewish, Native American, Women, Children, Documentary
2016 • USA, United Kingdom • 107 min. • 1.78:1 • 2K
In English
DIR Stephanie Welch, SCR , PRO Stephanie Welch, Jed Riffe, ExePro Andy Kimbrell, Mary Morgan, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Vicente Franco, ProDes , Edit Maureen Gosling, Stephanie Welch, Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


A DANGEROUS IDEA is a cautionary tale about the powerful current of biological determinism that has eroded the idea of equality throughout modern American history. It reveals how scientists and policy makers have promoted genetic pseudoscience to roll back gains on race, class, and gender equality based on the false idea that genes determine who we are and what we can achieve. Like no other film before it, A DANGEROUS IDEA maps the front lines in the battle for the soul of this country, as economic and ideological interests continue to use the gene myth to unravel the American Dream.

Thursday November 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:20pm MST

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


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

4:45pm MST

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


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


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


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

5:30pm MST

Instrument of Change: Street Piano (46m) + Running From the Darkness (32m)
 Instrument of Change: Street Piano
Utah Premiere • Documentary Featurettes
Genre: Documentary
2017 • United Kingdom • 46 min. • 16:9 • 1080P 25fps
In English
DIR Maureen Ni Fiann, Tom Rochester, SCR , PRO Maureen Ni Fiann, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Acoustic pianos that were once at the heart of our community lives are being dumped. Thousands go to landfill every year. In this film we see how some get rescued and are put on the street for anyone to play. Street pianos become a magnet for a rich diversity of players and bring human connection into urban spaces. Music transforms peoples lives and street pianos transform cities.


 Running From the Darkness
 Premiere • Documentary Featurettes
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 32 min. • Digital
In Azerbaijani, English, Russian, Ukrainian with English subtitles
DIR Jeff Handel, SCR , PRO JCONNECT, One Wish Project, Project 11 Productions, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


This documentary tells the heart-wrenching story of the little-known massacre that occurred in the town of Khojaly in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Caucasus. Opening with testimonies from those who survived, this film will tell the story of the horrific events that transpired in the small Azerbaijani town in 1992. The harrowing stories of survival are followed by insights from academics, faith leaders, and human rights advocates that bring to light this human tragedy.


Thursday November 16, 2017 5:30pm - 6:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Friday, November 17
 

1:00pm MST

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


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

3:15pm MST

The China Mission (85m) + 35 Pieces (10m)
The China Mission
Western States Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature 
Genre: Asian, Christian, History
2017 • Ireland • 85 min. • 1.78:1
In English
DIR Peter Kelly, SCR , PRO Peter Kelly, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




The China Mission chronicles the efforts, adventures and experiences of Irish catholic missionaries in China between 1920 and 1954 - times of political chaos, famine, floods, civil war and world war. This is not a small story of isolated individuals; over four decades, hundreds of Irish men and women worked in social, pastoral and disaster relief services and were swept up in epic events at an extraordinarily turbulent but fascinating period of Chinese history. For example, the Yangtze River floods of 1931 killed an estimated 4 million people. It remains the greatest natural disaster in human history and Irish missionaries were heavily involved in the relief efforts. When the Japanese invaded China during WWII, Irish missionaries found themselves in occupied and unoccupied territory. The war wreaked a heavy toll in China but the defeat of Japan did not bring peace. The Chinese people endured civil war until Communist forces were victorious.  And there was to be no place in Communist China for the Irish missionary priests and sisters who had worked in the country for four decades. Mao Zedong declared war on religion and persecuted foreigners in particular. Foreign missionaries were arrested and imprisoned in harsh conditions. By 1954 all had been expelled. This film makes extensive use of rare archival photographs and film ‘ much of it never seen before. Promotional films made by missionaries themselves are featured alongside international newsreels which help set the political and historical context. The China Mission is an extraordinary story of cultural interaction, and commitment in the face of natural disaster and political danger.


 35 Pieces


U.S. Premiere • Experimental Shorts
Genre: Experimental, Documentary
2017 • USA • 10 min. • Digital
In with English subtitles
DIR Steven Siegel, SCR Steven Siegel, PRO Steven Siegel, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Alice Linder


35 Pieces is a follow up to “A Puzzle for Alice”, and is built from visual art, a voice over narrative, and music. It is a 9 minute ride through the artist’s vision and thoughts.


Friday November 17, 2017 3:15pm - 4:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 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

5:15pm MST

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


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




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




 Design That Heals




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




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






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

5:20pm MST

Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks (88m) + What the Hell! (4m)
 Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks


Mountain West Premiere • Fiction Full-length Feature
Genre: Comedy
2017 • USA • 88 min. • 2.35:1 • RED
In English
DIR Josh Crockett, SCR Josh Crockett, Jonathan Pappas, PRO Ted Speaker, Kristin Slaysman, Dan Riesser, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Kristin Slaysman, Scott Rodgers, Ashley Spillers, Robert Longstreet




Two estranged siblings are reunited at the funeral for their parents, a couple of crazy doctors-without-borders who rarely stuck around to do any parenting. Though supposedly all grown up, Marcus and Michelle are as lost and self-centered as kids. They struggle with their lack of grief over the deaths, and they struggle with each other. Tensions rise while Michelle stays with Marcus and his wife. They wait for days as the family lawyer sorts out the convoluted estate of the globe-trotting doctors, who may not be the angels they were thought to be. Marcus tries to keep a sputtering music career alive as he spirals into a black hole of mysterious health ailments, and Michelle begins a secret affair with Marcus’ father-in-law that will be disastrous if discovered. The siblings can’t help but turn their current lives and relationships into chaos as they’re forced to reckon with their shared past. The movie is about pain, laughter, loss, sex, ego...it’s about the search for real family and the strong pull of roots. Turns out it’s hard to be the children of saints.




 What the Hell!




 Premiere • Short-Shorts • Experimental
Genre: Comedy
2017 • France • 4 min. • 2.35 • 4K
In English, French with English subtitles
DIR Sophie Galibert, SCR Sophie Galibert, PRO Mathieu Lalande, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Cassia CARTER, Matthew LURET




A man and a woman, in the middle of the desert, disagree about what cinema is. Then they start to imagine and to tell a story...


Friday November 17, 2017 5:20pm - 6:55pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

7:00pm MST

Music Video Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

7:20pm MST

The Ningyo (27m)
The Ningyo 


Southern Utah Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy
2017 • USA
27 min. • 2:40:1 • Red
In English, Japanese with English subtitles
DIR Miguel ortega, SCR Tran Ma, Miguel ortega, Gregory collins, PRO Tran Ma, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Rodrigo lopresti, Gabe Fazio , Jerry lacy, Tamlyn Tomita, Louis Ozawa Changchien


A Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals. Episode One: Professor Marlowe finds a piece of a map pointing to the place where the Ningyo, a mythical Japanese creature, could be found. The legend claims whomever consumes its flesh will attain remarkable longevity. He presents the project to his peers, who mock and dismiss him as a fraud. He decides to risk everything and go after the Ningyo on his own in hopes to bring to light what could be one of the greatest contributions to science. What he could not anticipate is that, in his search, he is confronted with a choice that puts the very foundations of his morality to the test.


Friday November 17, 2017 7:20pm - 7:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

8:00pm MST

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


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




preceded by


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


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

Filmmakers
BC

Brad Clark

Executive Producer, Buckout Road
JG

John Gillespie

Producer, Buckout Road
avatar for Matthew Currie Holmes

Matthew Currie Holmes

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

Rakhee Pooni

Co-Producer, Buckout Road



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

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

9:00pm MST

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


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


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


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


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


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


 Gravity


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




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


The Old Man


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




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


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


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


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


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

12:00pm MST

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


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


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




 Serval and Chaumier: Masters of Shadows


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


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


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

12:15pm MST

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


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


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




 Luke


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


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




 Yin and Yang


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


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


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

1:00pm MST

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


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


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




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

Filmmakers
BC

Brad Clark

Executive Producer, Buckout Road
JG

John Gillespie

Producer, Buckout Road
avatar for Matthew Currie Holmes

Matthew Currie Holmes

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

Rakhee Pooni

Co-Producer, Buckout Road



Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

3:00pm MST

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


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




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




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




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




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




 Every Ghost Has An Orchestra




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




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


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

3:45pm MST

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


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


 Call of Cuteness


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


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






 Valencia Road


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


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


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

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

5:30pm 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

7:45pm MST

Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks (88m) + What the Hell! (4m)
 Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks
Mountain West Premiere • Fiction Full-length Feature
Genre: Comedy
2017 • USA • 88 min. • 2.35:1 • RED
In English
DIR Josh Crockett, SCR Josh Crockett, Jonathan Pappas, PRO Ted Speaker, Kristin Slaysman, Dan Riesser, ExePro , Cast Kristin Slaysman, Scott Rodgers, Ashley Spillers, Robert Longstreet
Two estranged siblings are reunited at the funeral for their parents, a couple of crazy doctors-without-borders who rarely stuck around to do any parenting. Though supposedly all grown up, Marcus and Michelle are as lost and self-centered as kids. They struggle with their lack of grief over the deaths, and they struggle with each other. Tensions rise while Michelle stays with Marcus and his wife. They wait for days as the family lawyer sorts out the convoluted estate of the globe-trotting doctors, who may not be the angels they were thought to be. Marcus tries to keep a sputtering music career alive as he spirals into a black hole of mysterious health ailments, and Michelle begins a secret affair with Marcus’ father-in-law that will be disastrous if discovered. The siblings can’t help but turn their current lives and relationships into chaos as they’re forced to reckon with their shared past. The movie is about pain, laughter, loss, sex, ego...it’s about the search for real family and the strong pull of roots. Turns out it’s hard to be the children of saints.
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 What the Hell!
 Premiere • Short-Shorts • Experimental
Genre: Comedy
2017 • France • 4 min. • 2.35:1 • 4K
In English, French with English subtitles
DIR Sophie Galibert, SCR Sophie Galibert, PRO Mathieu Lalande,  Cast Cassia Carter, Matthew Luret 
A man and a woman, in the middle of the desert, disagree about what cinema is. Then they start to imagine and to tell a story...

Filmmakers
avatar for Kristin Slaysman

Kristin Slaysman

Explosive Bolts Films



Saturday November 18, 2017 7:45pm - 9:20pm 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
 

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