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Orientation Screening — Competition Shorts [clear filter]
Sunday, November 12
 

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

7:35pm MST

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


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


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


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


Sunday November 12, 2017 7:35pm - 8:10pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

8:15pm MST

Experimental: Structures of Nature (19m) + The Sun's Shadow (10m)
Structures of Nature
Utah Premiere • Short • Experimental
Genre: Art/Installation, other
2017 • Germany • 19 min. • 16:9 • 4K
In German with English subtitles
DIR Martin Gerigk, SCR Martin Gerigk, Regula Weil, DP/CIN Martin Gerigk, ProDes , Edit Martin Gerigk, Mus Martin Gerigk, Art , SndMix Klaus Korte, Ulrich Künzle, Cast Isabelle Freymond, Stefan Liebermann, Regula Weil, Philipp Zdebel
This film is an audiovisual journey in the form of a three-part interaction between four narrators, emergent sound events and rhythmicized synaesthetic video sequences. A symbiosis of visual processes and natural and artificial sounds. Images, music, speech and sounds are commensurate compositional elements that lead the viewer through various microscopic and macroscopic structures of nature in a literal and transcendent sense, making them sensuous to the eye and ear.
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The Sun’s Shadow
Premiere • Experimental Shorts • Animation, Experimental
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fairy Tale, Art, Experimental
2017 • USA • 10 min. • 2:35:1 • Red, Java Script, Deepdream
In with English subtitles
DIR Mike McGuirk, SCR Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, Cast Jonny Footman, Riria Niimura, Margaret H Baker
The Sun’s Shadow is a single channel experimental art film by filmmaker Mike McGuirk, which was adapted from the works of 19th century Bavarian neo-gothic author and fairytale bard, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth. The film explores a new definition of Death in today’s virtual world.


Sunday November 12, 2017 8:15pm - 9:05pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

9:00pm MST

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


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


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




 Game


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


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


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

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
 
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

6:00pm MST

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


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

6:45pm MST

Suitcase Maker (27m) + Superheroes (15m)
The Suitcase Maker
Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Drama, War
2017 • Germany
27 min. • 2.39:1 • )
In German with English subtitles
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 Superheroes
 Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Coming of Age, Comedy, LGBT, Drama, Youth, Kids
2017 • Germany • 15 min. • 1.85:1
In German with English subtitles
DIR Volker Petters, SCR Volker Petters, PRO Lieblingsfilm GmbH, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 
SUPERHEROES is a film about friendship, courage and tolerance. It is a story about teenage outsiders who are searching for their place in life. Phil is too small for his age. This makes him the target of provocations by Samuel and his friends. When Phil unexpectedly receives support from lesbian girl Jo, Samuel isn’t happy. Phil is impressed by the somehow different Jo. However, they are not the only outsiders.

Tuesday November 14, 2017 6:45pm - 7:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Orientation Screening — Competition Shorts, Short
 
Wednesday, November 15
 

7:15pm MST

Halim (30m)
 Halim


 Premiere • Fiction Featurettes
Genre: Drama
2017 • Austria • 30 min. • 2.39:1 • 4K RAW — Sony F55
In German with English subtitles
DIR Werner Fiedler, SCR Werner Fiedler, Inès Khannoussi, PRO Werner Fiedler, FIEDLER FILM, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Elias is a shy boy who likes to talk to his bird rather than playing with other kids. When he meets the quirky artist Halim, a tender friendship develops between them but Elias’ mother does not approve. The unusual relationship comes to an abrupt end as Halim suddenly has to flee and it seems as though there is nothing Elias can do to help. But the refugee has left the boy a valuable gift...A film about friendship, escape and captivity in apparent freedom.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 7:15pm - 7:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Orientation Screening — Competition Shorts, Short

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
 

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

5:25pm MST

Rule of Nature (25m) + Night Encounter (2m)
 Rule of Nature


 Premiere • Documentary Shorts
Genre: Documentary
2017 • Namibia
25 min. • 16:9 • Full HD
In English
DIR Dieter Primig, SCR Dieter Primig, PRO Gabriele Wadlig/ Aironauten Group, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Tertu Fernandu Rainer Friederich Willem-Jan Trommelen


Adapt or die? Following a young woman female tribe member of the only few remaining indigenous bushmen of Namibia, we get a uniquely personal and dramatic insight on her people’s story and their threatening situation of total extinction.


 Night Encounter


 Premiere • Short-Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Sci-Fi
2017 • France • 2 min. • RED
In French with English subtitles


DIR Ludovic De Gaillande, SCR Ludovic De Gaillande, PRO Ludovic De Gaillande, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Thomas Barraud


Vincent, a lighthouse technician, move to a lighthouse of the French coast to check the installations following an electronic disruption. While communicating by radio with the mainland, he witnesses strange signals of light coming from the sea.




Thursday November 16, 2017 5:25pm - 6:10pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

6:45pm MST

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


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


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


Thursday November 16, 2017 6:45pm - 7:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-2 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Friday, November 17
 

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

8:15pm 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
 

12:15pm 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

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