Silk City Film Festival

Coming to Hartford, Connecticut
October 13-16, 2011

 

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2009 TICKET SALES

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Sasquatch Assault

When a merciless bear poacher is caught and arrested deep in the woods of a state park, he and his truck are taken to a neglected precinct in the heart of a dying city. Unbeknownst to the authorities, the impounded truck holds a deadly cargo in the form of the legendary Sasquatch! Now, stuck in an unfamiliar world, the creature will let nothing stop it from coming face-to-face with the man who ripped it from its environment.

$10.00    
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VIP Cocktail & Sasquatch Assault

Come hang out with the Filmmakers at Chatter's then go and watch "Sasquatch Assault".

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Opening Night Gala

A Kick off Celebration with the filmmakers, a special award, food, live music and more.

$50.00    
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Closing Night Gala

The Closing Celebration of the festival where we will announce the Award Winners of Best Student Flick, Best Documentary, Best Narrative Flick, Best Short Flick and Best CT Flick and much more.

$50.00    

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Opening & Closing Night Gala

The Best Deal! Save $15 by buying tickets for both

$85.00    
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T-Shirts

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VIP Pass

An Exclusive Pass that will get you into the Opening and Closing Gala's, Panel Discussions and any movies.

$125.00    

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Students 1 (Kiwi's Go To Horror Film, Apprentice of Night, Tuesday, My Japan, Like Night & Day)

The Kiwi's Go To A Horror Film: A Kiwi sneaks his younger brother into a horror film called The Colon of Doom. Performed with hand puppets.

Apprentice of The Night: Heartbroken and abandoned, Pete does some soul searching, and decides to change his life for the better.

Tuesday: A boy leaves his girlfriend, narrates the world around him and meets a new person in his life.

My Japan: A mix of American propaganda and modern culture shows the extremities of misconceptions and a young man’s choices.

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Students 1
(The Kiwi's Go To A Horror Film, Apprentice of The Night, Tuesday, My Japan, Like Night and Day)

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Students 2 (AVIVA, Taxy, At Bert's, Inheritance, My Baby Alice, Knock, Knock)

Aviva: A story of a woman who is dealing with drug addiction and many twists and turns.

Taxy: A Latino cabby learns that everyone has problems when he picks up a well-to-do femme fatale.

At Bert's: Bert’s is the type of place you’d find in a small town that is eerily familiar and uniquely foreign at the same time.

Knock, Knock: Julie unknowingly involves another couple in a violent confrontation with her boyfriend, Eric.

The Inheritance: Vito and Maria Benvenuto hire assassins to kill each other, but their plans are cut short by the arrival of a third party.

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Students 2
(AVIVA, Taxy, At Bert's, The Inheritance, My Baby Alice, Knock Knock)

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Students 3 (Syringe, After The Headlines, Aubergine, Puzzle, The Musicians)

 

Syringe: Jack lives a life split between normalicy and instability.

After The Headlines: Life with Alexis wasn’t easy, but living without her is even worse.

Aubergine: A portrait of an unlikely artist as seen through the eyes of documentarian Stanley Goldberg.

Puzzle: Strangers wait in line together and end up waiting for the same thing.

The Musicians: The Musicians is the story of two people who find love through music.

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Students 3
(Syringe, After The Headlines, Aubergine, Puzzle, The Musicians)

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Shorts A (Hospice Butterfly, Chair Nightmare, Life As Nin, Rapunzel-Blonde Years)

 

The Hospice Butterfly: A narrative poem that tells the story of a seemingly “dead” butterfly who rose to fly once again.

The Chair Nightmare: A young wing chair is taken from his home and brought to a terrifying place where furniture is held and systematically killed.

Life As Nin: Nin and Bobby spend a rare day with their wacky, drinking grandmother.

Rapunzel: The Blonde Years: A new twist on a classic tale.

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Shorts A
(Hospice Butterfly, Chair Nightmare, Life As Nin, Rapunzel)

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Shorts B (Boxed In, One Glass Short of A Bottle, Snooze)

 

Boxed In: When Mom calls Kate for computer help she learns more than she bargained for.

One Glass Short of A Bottle: It’s closing time and Bill the bartender, who is dissatisfied with his own mundane life, experiences a conflict of emotion with a relentless drunk.

Snooze: Love struck slacker finds the girl of his dreams, is there anything worth getting out of bed for?

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Shorts B
(Boxed In, One Glass Short of A Bottle, Snooze)

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Shorts C (Our World Order, Trajectory, by The Book)

 

Our World Order: Doctor Do Rong and Ivana Gettsum have joined forces to steal America’s top-secret briefcase neutron bomb.

Trajectory: An assassin’s perfect record comes into question when something goes amiss on his latest assignment. . .

By The Book:When a heinous crime is committed in a quiet community, two detectives struggle with the facts that lead to unlikely suspect.

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Shorts C
(Our World Order, Trajectory, By The Book)

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Shorts D (Stop Me If You've Heard This, Kharon's Fare, Femme Verite)

 

Stop Me If You've Heard This: The jokes we all know love come to life as they are woven together to tell a hilarious and tasteless story!

Kharon's Fare: When two seasoned criminals from seemingly different worlds meet, the results can be fatal.

Femme Verite: A woman’s intuition is realized through reflections of and acceptance in the truths of her life.

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Shorts D
(Stop Me If You've Heard This, Kharon's Fare, Femme Verite)

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Shorts H (High Beams, September, Luis P. Musa, Walk of Shame)

 

Highbeams A night out with some friends ends in terror as Donna is followed home by an ominous vehicle.

September: Into a forgotten corner of English countryside and motorway services comes an extraordinary adolescent, changing his world forever.

Luis P. Musa: Luis P. Musa is a former schoolteacher who still secretly harbors a love for the classics—even after books are outlawed under Guardian rule.

Walk of Shame: After a regretful night, a young man starts to make his walk home stopping at a diner where he meets someone with a similar situation.

$5.00    
Shorts H (High Beams, September, Luis P. Musa, Walk of Shame)

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Shorts H.1 (Tough, Crushing Pennies)

 

Tough: This is Love. The knuckle-hard way.

Crushing Pennies:Irene and Gabe’s claustrophobic relationship leads to delusions.

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Shorts H.1 (Tough, Crushing Pennies)

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Racing Block (08 SK Modified Finale & Bring Em Back To Life)

08 SK Modified Finale: Come view the season of the SK Modified racers with interviews with the profiled drivers, more of the SK 100 event as well as footage from the Mini Stock, Sportsman and NEMA midget features plus a professional audio mix and graphics.

Bring 'Em Back To Life: This movie is about walking down memory lane in the outdoor museums of automotive history we call salvage yards. We trudge through acres of wrecks and junk looking for that gold mine of a parts car or that restorable “gem-in-the-rough.” One of these gems comes back to the shop for an upgrade as we ‘Bring ‘Em Back to Life’ then send it to an auction site where viewers can bid on it and buy it! Half of the car’s proceeds will be donated to charities and non-profit organizations.

$5.00    
Racing Block (2008 SK Modified Finale & Bring 'Em Back To Life)

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Kids Block (It's Christmas Dr. Joe, East Meets West in Istanbul, Sing!, The Bubbleman)

 

It's Christmas, Dr. Joe!: See if Dr. Joe and his crew will find the true meaning of the holidays while dealing with Big Greg the bully!

East Meets West In Istanbul: Come along on a historical journey exploring the ancient past along with it’s people and their culture in Istanbul.

Sing!: The film debut of Emmy Award winning musician, music producer and composer Bruce Foulke.

The Bubbleman: The Bubbleman demonstrates bubble making with the assistance of the audience and shares his bubble creation secrets.

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Kids Block
(It's Christmas Dr. Joe, East Meets West in Istanbul, Sing!, The Bubbleman)

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2500 + 1

Teococuilco, birthplace of Oaxacan artist Alejandro Santiago, is a pueblo of grandparents & children. Like countless villages across the globe, there are no jobs, forcing working age people to leave. For six years, Alejandro sculpted 2,501 life-size ceramic Migrantes to commemorate his town and people. His “lost souls” speak to issues we must confront.

$10.00 $8.00 $6.00
2500 & 1 Movie

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A Beautiful Disaster

A young girl struggles with life in a home where drugs take over her mother’s life.

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A Beautiful Disaster

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A New Wave

A bank teller and his friends plan a flashy, movie-inspired bank robbery that involves underground gun deals, ski masks, bowling bags and expensive suits. But when the inside man begins to have second thoughts about committing the crime, their friendship is put on the line and their plan spirals out of control. Now he must choose between selling out…or cashing in.

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A New Wave

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Banshee!

A group of college friends on a spring break camping trip are stalked and slashed by an unknown creature with the ability to make them hallucinate through sound waves. The survivors hold up refuge in an isolated farmhouse, cut off from all communication. Now they have to come up with a plan to kill this unrelenting creature before it kills them.

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Banshee!

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Busking The System

We pass by them everyday on the subway. Sometimes we drop a dollar. Sometimes we stop and listen. But who are these anonymous musicians that play their hearts out day in and day out for little recognition? Busking the System explores the world of subway musicians living and performing in New York City.

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Busking The System

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Dark Dimensions Productions 2009 Feature

A special work-in-progress screening of Dark Dimensions Production’s new comedy-drama shot in Connecticut. Four friends, four days, and nothing will be the same.

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Dark Dimensions Productions 2009 Feature

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Dave's 16th

Dave Martin has always been a nice All-American kid. On the big day, he plans out the perfect 16th birthday, creating a grand scheme where he gets his driver’s license (without parental consent), borrows dad’s newly restored sports car, and takes his dream girl on a fantastic date. His big plan turns into a nightmare as everything goes terribly wrong. Dave learns that you can’t have it all the minute you want it. Some things are worth waiting for…

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Dave's 16th

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Fight Ring

No matter when or where, if two ring bearers cross paths, they must find a secluded place and fight. Winner takes the loser’s ring. The fighter with the most rings wins a large cash prize. No refs, no rules, and anywhere can become a battlefield in the small town zoned for the contest. Once you’re in, there’s no turning back.
Save your stub and check out the Demonstration on Fight Choreography @ 2pm.

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Fight Ring

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Fishwrap

Fishwrap is a comedy about the trials and tribulations of a third rate movie critic, Craig, and his interactions with the crazy characters in his life. Craig is searching for answers but can never seem to get any.

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Fishwrap

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Forever

Sometimes life gives you no option but the one you need. Joey Goodness was always a good man in a bad place. Surrounded by vice, all too often he and his motley crew of neighborhood cohorts follow the lead of Joey’s slippery cousin, Alamo Spade. When Alamo makes one bad decision too many, there are serious consequences for all involved. Just as Joey’s life seems settled into anaesthetic routine again, a knock on the door introduces into his life the sultry and mysterious Forever with more than one explosive package in tow. (Contains strong language)

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Forever

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Goyband

Former boy-band icon Bobby Star is clinging to days gone by. Desperate and unemployed, he begs his agent Murray to land him a decent gig. But beggars can’t be choosers, and Murray finds a week long job for Bobby at the grand opening of the world’s first glatt kosher hotel-casino, the Mazel Hotel. So what does a blond gentile has-been pop sensation have in common with this Jewish orthodox world? The answer becomes clear when we discover the hotel owner’s daughter, Rebekka, who has harbored a huge secret crush on Bobby Star ever since childhood though she is about to be married off to the son of a powerful Kabala rabbi, and the janitor Ty, an African-American hip-hop whiz who teaches Bobby a thing or two about Jewish soul.

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Goyband

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Heart: The Congo Chronicles

Heart traces a strong-willed mother’s efforts to rescue her only child, Olga, from the crushing, cyclical poverty of the Congo by sending her to the U.S. to be educated at the risk of losing her forever. Based on his adventure journal, and narrated by Jeffrey Luken Hartlage, an American humanitarian pilot who lived in DRCongo for over a year, Heart demonstrates the incredible persistence of an African mom who loves her child enough to let her go.

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Heart: The Congo Chronicles

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InGREEDients

Do you know what partially hydrogenated oil is? What does zero grams of trans fat per serving really mean? Do you know what is in the food you eat every day? Registered nurse and filmmaker David Burton knows. What you think you know about your diet and the food you eat is completely wrong. Ride along on this culinary roller coaster as Burton sets the table with a cornucopia of leading researchers and the most respected scientists and healthcare professionals in the world.

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InGREEDients

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Interim

When a man is trapped between worlds there’s a certain freedom to his imprisonment. Shadows remind him of his stubborn past. If he owns this mindset tomorrow, he will never see what’s on the other side of that window.

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Interim

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Kids Go To The Woods… Kids Get Dead

It’s Casey’s birthday and to celebrate her and her friends are headed to a cabin in the woods for a wild weekend of sex, drugs and partying. A crazed killer has other plans for them and it’s up to Casey’s younger brother Scott, aided by a mysterious novel that seems to spell out their fate, to find their only hope of survival.

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Kids Go To The Woods . . . Kids Get Dead

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London Betty

Billy and Volgo are not the most competent thieves in the world. Their best friend, Jess is a prostitute. These three characters live small lives in the small all-American of Pharisee and, while none of them is particularly satisfied with their lot, they do at least have each other. Then into their lives comes Betty.

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London Betty

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Love… At Your Disposal

A chance meeting by an apartment trash dumpster leads two lonely souls, Kate and Bryan, on a personal soul-searching mission to see if this is “the one.” With the well meaning, if sometimes offbeat, advice of their best friends Wendy and Denny, both Bryan and Kate are pushed into a series of hilarious blind dates. This dialoguedriven comedy pokes fun at dating and sheds light on burning issues such as love, Pez and microwave popcorn.

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Love . . . At Your Disposal

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Mind Morgue

Robert Maxwell, a passionate writer of more than thirty years, is prepared to scribe his final tale. Possessed by an invasion of disturbing images, he struggles to regain control of his decaying mind. Embarking on a journey to quell the endless pain, he finds himself sharing his torture with everyone he meets. Leaving behind a trail of blood and death, Robert emerges as a beacon of horror. His cryptic words reveal the ill-fated destination of on man’s tragic existence.

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Mind Morgue

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Peripheral Vision

A misunderstood young artist, a constant visitor to an abandoned psychiatric hospital after his mother died there, learns a strong life lesson after reuniting with a childhood friend and then reaching out to help a troubled young woman. Freeing himself from his obsessions with the hospital, he finds that people and life itself are rarely what they seem on the surface.

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Peripheral Vision

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Pirates For The Sea

Captain Paul Watson, the youngest founding member of Greenpeace Canada, started his own organization, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and went on to sink illegal whaling ships, stopped Canadian seal hunts for ten years, permanently halted sealing in British Isles and the killing of dolphins on Iki Island, Japan. This documentary explores the personal and environmental history of this controversial marine conservationist.

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Pirates For The Sea

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Quarter Life

A story about five New York City twentysomethings – once characterized by their grandiose ideals and lofty dreams, now struggling with the reality of unfulfilled expectations and personal disappointments. Riddled with frustrations of the working world, confusion of identity, insecurities of the future and nostalgia for the past; each characters notion of life, love and friendship are challenged as they go through a Quarter Life crisis.

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Quarter Life

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Six-String Samurai

In a post-apocalyptic world where the Russians have taken over a nuked USA and Elvis is King of Lost Vegas, Six-String Samurai chronicles the tale of Buddy, a hero who’s a 50’s rocker and wandering warrior rolled into one, too-cool package. Armed with his six-string in one hand and his sword in the other, Buddy is on his way to Vegas to succeed Elvis as King. Along the way, he saves an orphan who decides to play tag-along to his rescuer. What follows is the road trip from hell.

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Six-String Samurai

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Some Assembly Required

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When your first feature length film is a disaster, you make a documentary. Some Assembly required follows a group of first-time filmmakers as they encounter the hidden pitfalls of making a micro-budget independent film. Educational to other aspiring filmmakers and entertaining to everyone else, this film proves that in the movie-making business your biggest failure can turn out to be your most shining success.

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Some Assembly Required

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Something Remote

Something Remote is about three friends that wish for nothing more than to be left alone with the television and pizza. Neil is a regular working guy with a crazy ex-girlfriend who does everything in her power to get into the trio’s apartment. Mat and Erik provide advice to their relationship plagued friend. Pop culture references, sketches, and parodies mix with comedic drama to form Something Remote.

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Something Remote

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Something Unknown

Is it possible that some people can read your mind, or look into the future? Why is it that some people can cure themselves while in the last stages of a deadly cancer? Does mind over matter really exist, and if so, how do we explain this? In the US millions of people claim to “see” distant objects or places. Are they fooling us, or do they really see something? Do we have quantumbrains? And where is the boundary between ‘real’ magical powers and fraud? Can these “miracles of the mind” be explained?

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Something Unknown

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Sway

This is a story about a man who is pushed around his entire life. One day he finally has a enough and decides to stand up for himself but he doesn’t stand up for long. Then in the midst of the madness he is inspired by a group of insane men to lead them to freedom. Maybe he’s a Messiah? Probably NOT!

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Sway

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The Billboard From Bethlehem

This is the story about the owner of an American billboard company who engages Israeli soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters. Weaving poignant interviews, historical footage, powerful music, and stories of personal transformation into a vision for the Holy Land, the film climaxes as 100 Israeli and Palestinian children in the West Bank paint a giant “peace mural” billboard that visits a mosque, synagogue, and church before finally being posted on a busy American highway.

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The Billboard From Bethlehem

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The Curse of Micah Rood

Based on an old legend from Norwich, Connecticut... Micah Rood, a 17th Century recluse, commits a violent deed that taints the fruit of his apple orchard with the blood of guilt.

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The Curse of Micah Rood

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The Farmer's Voice

This film was created to educate the public about the disappearance of neighborhood farms and diminishing agricultural land in Connecticut. It hopes to inspire communities to find ways to maintain their local small family farms and celebrate the farmers who grow their food.

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The Farmer's Voice

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The Foreclosure

Charlie Fox, a 60-year-old retiree, is facing the greatest crisis of his degenerate life. Charlie’s had a streak of bad luck and is going to lose his home. Charlie, however, is sure things are going to turn around. The only problem is the mortgager isn’t listening. Neither is his wife. So he does what any self respecting gambler would do . . . he sets up a card game and he’s playing for his life. What results is The French Connection in a dining room.

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The Foreclosure

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Panels

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Indie World For Actors

Learn which roles to take and which not to take and what to expect on and independent set.

Luz A. Ramos has acted in soap operas in both Puerto Rico and in the United States. She is also an active member of the Screen Actor’s Guild and has been in such films as, Next Stop Wonderland, The Invention of Lying, Brotherhood and Four Single Fathers.

Ron Palillo at 14 started his own summer theater in Cheshire, CT. that actually made money. Since then he has toured with several theatre groups and has even appeared on television.

Sari Gagnon is a life long student of the arts in all forms. She has performed in dozens of films all over New England, including Third Date, Sasquatch Assault, Chasing OZ, Look of Love and One Glass.

Ryan Maloney has acted in nearly half a dozen national commercials for companies such as AT&T, Bud Light, AOL, NFL and Fox's Saturday morning cartoon line up. Ryan has also appeared in a number of short and feature length independent films including Quarter Life.

MODERATOR: Scott Sylvia is an actor from Connecticut, he trained at the Film Industry Workshop in Studio City CA and has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1992. In 2008 Scott joined forces with long-time friend and director Sean Ireland to form 354 Films.

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Indie World for Actors

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Breaking Into the Business

Learn how to open the door to real life film sets with actual budgets. Learn how to meet the right people and what it takes to get a pay check doing what you love to do!

Dan Guachione is a sound recordist for television and feature films.

Matt Corrigan is a special effects artist in Los Angeles for television and feature films.

Brandon David Cole a feature film writer, director, producer and editor of the feature films and has worked on a long list of TV shows.

Joe Foley has been a gaffer, camera operator and director of photography for more than 37 films, including Goyband, The Killing of John Lennon, and Happiness.

MODERATOR: Brian Ellsworth has been an actor for 16 years in and around the New England area. A member of Screen Actors Guild for more than a decade, his most recent work has included the short film The Curse of Micah Rood.

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Breaking Into the Business

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Marketing and Selling Your Movie

You made a movie or your about to. Learn the best way to market your movie to get it into the hands of these professionals.

Andrew Gerndhard is co-founder of Synthetic Cinema International, which specializes in the production, distribution, sales and financing of independent feature films here in Connecticut.

Brandon David Cole is the writer-director-producer-editor of the feature films Bristol Boys, Six Figures and King Midas and has worked on a long list of reality TV shows.

Cindy Banach is currently the head of theatrical and non-theatrical booking at Palm Pictures in New York.

Udy Epstein founded Seventh Art Releasing in 1994, an independent distribution company, producer of documentaries, and foreign sales company. Seventh Art is noted for its releases of award-winning documentaries such as the 1997 Academy Award® winning The Long Way Home.

MODERATOR: Ryan Maloney has written sketches for radio, television and the stage, including two screenplays with more still in development. Ryan has recently signed on to co-write and develop a brand new animated series called Invasion of the Exploding Chickens from the Planet Frank.

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Marketing and Selling Your Movie

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Special Effects Demo

Learn the tricks of the trade for big budget and your budget.
Matt Corrigan, Special Effects Artist, has been working in film and television in Los Angeles for over four years, but has been in the industry for nine. His film credits have included 300, GI Joe, Criminal Minds, and the upcoming Scorcese-directed Shutter Island. On 2007’s I Am Legend and 2008’s Meet the Spartans, Matt served as both effects technician as well as the on-set coordinator of creature effects. He recently became eligible to join the Screen Actor’s Guild after performing stunts as a creature suit performer in an independent alien feature.
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Special Effects Demo

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Making Documentaries

You have an idea for a documentary, see how to get started and how to finish with these professional filmmakers.

Renée Scheltema is a Dutch documentary filmmaker and photographer with over 25 years experience. She recently completed the film Something Unknown is doing we don’t know what.

Bruce A. Barrett’s film, The Billboard from Bethlehem, has won Best Documentary at the 2009 Reel Heart International Film Festival in Toronto and the Best Humanitarian Film at the 2009 Bushwick Film Festival.

Patricia Van Ryker directed the documentaries Twenty Five Hundred & One and Pirate for the Sea.

Kenneth Lundquist, Jr. directed the documentary Heart: The Congo Chronicles.

MODERATOR: Justin Morales is writer, director and producer of the documentary Busking the System.

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Making Documentaries

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SECT: SouthEastern Connecticut Filmmakers Discussion Panel

Southeastern Connecticut Filmmakers is a group of filmmakers and artisans that have come together to promote quality filmmaking in Southeastern Connecticut. Find out about their various projects and how you can be a part of the upcoming “Project 611.” President Alec Asten and Vice-President Bill Hamell will answer your questions as well as showcase some of the exciting projects that SECT has created.

       

Film Industry Training Program (FITP) Discussion Panel

Find out more about the Film Industry Training Program and see what the students from this past summer have accomplished. "Time’s Up" and "Down to the Wire" will both be screened as well as the "Making of" for both films.

Marty Lang is a filmmaker, professor and journalist based in Broad Brook, Connecticut. He developed the original curriculum for the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program and is the Educational Director of the Connecticut Film

Richard Dobbs is a director with over 30 hours of network television experience. He has directed Law and Order, The Cleaner, and UC: Undercover. He also directed the short film Gamers at Quinnipiac University as the capstone project for the 2008 Quinnipiac FITP.

John Shafer is currently co-coordinator of the Connecticut FITP at Middlesex Community College where he also coordinates the Communications program and teaches Film History, Film & Media Production, Film & Popular Culture and Scriptwriting.

Liam O'Brien is a Professor of Communications and Chair of the Department of Film, Video and Interactive Media. His professional credits include Emmy and other award-winning documentaries that have been shown on public television, in national and international film festivals and broadcast internationally.

MODERATOR: Charles Miller has worked for 20 years as line producer, unit production manager, assistant director, and location manager on large productions shooting in New York and elsewhere. A member of the Directors Guild of America, he has worked on over 40 feature and television projects and over 200 national commercials.

       

Fight Choreography Demonstration

Make sure your punches or kicks look like they hit and hit hard! A demonstration of the basics of selling hits and kicks for the camera.
Sean Gallimore is an artist, former Disney animator, indie movie producer and martial artist. He holds four blackbelts to date with 28 years of training. He has worked as fight choreographer on Synthetic Cinema International’s Predator Island, Sasquatch Assault and the upcoming Opponent.
       

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