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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
 
Tuesday, November 14
 

5:15pm MST

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


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


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


A Simple Fracture


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




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


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

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

4:30pm MST

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


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


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


 Cold Storage


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


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


The Pine Tree Villa


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


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


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

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
 

4:30pm MST

Creatures of Whitechapel (25m) + Metube 2 - August Sings Carmina Burana (5m)
 Creatures of Whitechapel


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Monster, LGBT, Romance, Period, Victorian, Mystery, Female Filmmaker, Student Filmmaker
2016 • United Kingdom • 25 min. • 2:40 • RED EPIC
In English
DIR Jonathan Martin, SCR Rebecca Martin, PRO Rebecca Martin, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN R. Jason Ball, ProDes Daniel Whiting & Jonathan Martin, Edit Richard Teasdale & Jonathan Martin, Costume Jonathan Martin (period costumes), Troy Larson & Lance Butler (bride costume), Mus , Art Jonathan Martin, SndMix Jacob Proctor, SndEd Jacob Proctor, Cast Carlee Baker, Barrett Ogden, Jillian Joy, Rick Macy, Crystal Udy, Reeve Boyd, Victoria Halloran


A brand new vision that brings together some of horror’s most iconic characters, “Creatures of Whitechapel” reveals the monster inside us all in this gothic love story of creation and madness.Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of London, searching for the perfect victims to help Dr. Frankenstein, her master, bring his Creation to life. However, rumors of Frankenstein’s nighttime activities are brewing, and Jack, revealed to be Igor, is tasked with one last foray into the bowels of Victorian London to find the last piece needed to bring Frankenstein’s mad vision to life. But what is life without love?


 MeTube 2 - August Sings Carmina Burana


 Premiere • Red Grid • New Media
Genre: Music Video, Surreal
2016 • Austria • 5 min. • 4:3/16:9 • FULL HD
In with English subtitles
DIR Daniel Moshel, SCR Daniel Moshel, PRO Daniel Moshel / August Schram, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast August Schram, Elfriede Wunsch, Raul Bartosch, Felipe Jimenez


After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in MeTube 1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!


Friday November 17, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 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