Negative Space - Academy Award Nominee -Filmmakers: Max Porter & Ru Kuwatha, Paris, France - 5:30
Swimming in The Desert - Filmmaker: Alvaro Ron / Los Angeles, CA - 15:00
Lonely Kingdom - Director: Thomas Southerland / Lexington, Kentucky - 15:20
I Promised Her Life - Filmmaker: Robert Nazar Arjoyan / Los Angeles, CA - 15:15
Lawman - Filmmaker: Matthew Gentile / Los Angeles, CA - 13:11
17 Locust Street - Filmmaker: Daniel Wyland / 16:50
Six Letter Word - Filmmaker: Lisanne Sartor / Los Angeles, CA - 16:30
The Ribbon on the Kite - Director: Gianlorenzo Albertini, Los Angeles, CA - 18:30
Dusk - Filmmaker: Jake Graf, London, England - 15:00
The App - Filmmaker: Julián Merino Díaz, Madrid, Spain - 15:35
Rebecca finds a homeless man living on the riverbank by her house but soon realizes that it is her lost brother, Daerik, who suffers from PTSD after his time in Afghanistan.
Punchline - Filmmaker: Joseph Redl / Glen Rock, NJ - 14:40
Into Silence - Filmmaker: Zubaydah Bashir / South Orange - 4:16
Looking Through the Window - Filmmaker: Cris Thorne / Maplewood - 10:54
Almost Free - Filmmaker: Chris Messineo / Berkely Heights, NJ - 3:57
Goodstein - Filmmaker: Lee Navlen / Maplewood, NJ - 8:35
Farm and Fork Society - Filmmaker: Melissa Goldberg / Millburn - 2:45
Dangerous Intersection - Filmmaker: Zak Mir / Maplewood - 13:30
Chance Encounters - Filmmaker: Eric Richardson Hagans / East Brunswick, NJ - 5:00
Shyft - Filmmaker: Jennifer Plotzke / Jersey City, NJ - 5:47
Momtress - Filmmaker: Liz Samuel / Montclair, NJ - 11:30
The Biggest Wad is Mine - Filmmaker: Samantha Gury / Maplewood - 3:03
In the Night, I Remember You - Filmmaker: Vicki Speegle / South Orange - 43:44
** This is a Free Event **
4 veteran broadway actors (see below) will perform the 3 short screenplay finalists. The nominees are...
Jolene by Sabrina Besla
After a power outage at a local Texas morgue, Finn and his newbie co-worker, Walton, must deliver a freshly deceased corpse to another morgue but soon realize the body isn't quite dead.
Sessions by Gina Rodriguez
Silent for too long, a burdened woman hashes it out with all of her ex-boyfriends at once.
Duet by Lisanne Sartor
Murielle loves her daughter…perhaps too much.
Actors Performing -
Maria T. Eberline (Wicked)
Danielle Ferland (Into The Woods, Sunday in the Park with George)
Todd Horman (Urinetown, Last Ship)
Jamie LaVerdiere (The Producers, Motown)
The winner will be announced after the reading.
GROOVY MOVIES / (Visual and Sound Media Dept.) / Promo Video / 2:05
2017 NYC NOSTALGIA TRAIN / (Director: Kevin Phalon, SHU 2017) / Documentary
Short / 3:51
PARALLEL / (Director: Kelly Kopec, SHU 2019) / Horror Short / 7:20
FROM BALLERINA TO BODYBUILDER / (Erika Szumel, SHU 2018) / Documentary Short
PLEASE DON’T PUSH THE RED BUTTON / (Director: Angie Loveday, 2018) Suspense
Short / 2:00
1st GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS / (Director: Schania Anderson, 2018)
Documentary Short / 5:18
HUNGRY MAN EATS PIZZA / (Director: Carlos Velazquez, SHU 2018) / Narrative?
Documentary? Definitely Short. / 1:15
THIRD PARTY WITNESS / (Director: Bill Pace, Crew: Digital Cinema 3 Fall ’17: Richard
Boytis, Shu 2019; Kelly Kopec, SHU 2019; Angie Loveday, SHU 2018; Masood Mohayya,
SHU 2019; Valerie Qiu Wen Ong, SHU 2019, Andrw Procter, SHU 2019; Charlotte
Slocum, SHU 2019; Carlos Velazquez, SHU 2018) Dramatic Narrative Short / 11:15
EIES OF NEW JERSEY / (Director: Ingrid Stobbe, Crew: Field 1 Fall ’17: Taylor
Richardson-Martin, SHU 2019; Ryan Patti, SHU 2018; Jill Yarnzbowicz, SHU 2019; Sarah
Yenesel, SHU 2019; James Justice, SHU 2019; Christopher Famularo, SHU 2019) / 5:35
RIOT / (Director Kevin McLaughlin, SHU 1980) / Trailer / 2:39
THE LIFE OF A REVEREND / (Director, Alecia Mobley, 2018) / Documentary Short / 3:12
SKIN AND BONES / (Director: Erin Neupauer, SHU 2020) / Narrative Drama Short /
UNPRESIDENTED / (Director: Jay Giampietro, SHU 1997) Political Comedy Short / 14:29
NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT / (Director: Jillian Yarznbowicz, 2019) / Documentary
Short / 3:55
SURVEILLANCE / (Director: Renee Nunez, 2021) / Thriller Short / 5:39
EVOLVINK / (Director: Sarah Yenesel, 2019) / Documentary Short / 3:00
EASY MONEY / (Director: David McMillan, 2013) / Dark Comedy Narrative Short / 4:48
SEA TURTLE RECOVERY / (Director: Elizabeth Swinton, SHU 2018) / Non-Fiction Short /
NO CLUE / (Director: Kevin Phalon, SHU 2017) / Comedic Narrative Short / 6:29
On the day of her daughter's funeral, a grieving Armenian-American mother defies a centuries-old ritual and tests the limits of tradition as she walks the thin line between death and afterlife.
Filmmaker: Robert Nazar Arjoyan, Los Angeles, CA | Runtime: 15:15 | www.garunafilmgroup.com
The Sunrise Storyteller follows a teenage filmmaker as she sets out for six months on her 16th birthday across the world in search of stories of hope and resilience that shine a light on what it means to be a global citizen and how we can all make a difference.
Josephine, the matriarch of a sprawling family, is delighted to gather everyone for Easter lunch for the first time in two years. While they all share a joyful meal, an incident ignites underlying tensions between the family members and leads them gradually into chaos.
Filmmaker: Lucien Bourjeily, Beirut, Lebanon | Runtime: 1:30:00
On August 21, 2009 a blowout in the Montara oilfield, off the West Australian coast, caused millions of liters of crude oil to spew into the Timor Sea and eight years on the people of impoverished West Timor are still waiting for justice.
Free treats and coffee (for adults) will be provided by our friends at The Able Baker!
Hedgehug - Writer/Director Dan Pinto
Fresh Guacamole - Written and Directed by PES
Wishful Whiskers - Writer and Director Pulkit Datta
Lynx and Birds (pictured) - Directed by: Francesco Mazza & Simone Giampaolo
Producer: Tom Box
Sniffles - Directed by Jeremy Galante and David Cowles
Octave Species - Director and Animator: Linda Beck (LOCAL FILMMAKER)
Storybots - I'm A Star - Directors: Evan Spiridellis, Gregg Spiridellis (New Jersey Natives)
Bat Time - Written and Directed by Elena Walf
Playing with Food - Director: Soohyun Kim (Ringling College of Art and Design)
We Say Night Night - Writer & Producer - Filmmaker: Robert Powers
Submarine Sandwich - Written and Directed by PES
Red and Fiona Plant a Garden - Director: Justin Simonich (LOCAL FILMMAKER)
The Birdie - Director: Ekaterina Filippova
The Music Box - Director: Jennifer Oxley, Nicholas Oxley
An Object at Rest - Director: Seth Boyden
Storybots - We Are the Planets - Directors: Evan Spiridellis, Gregg Spiridellis (New Jersey Natives)
A young novelist falls madly in love with an eccentric woman but after her suicide attempt he reads her diary and soon realizes that their encounter was not a coincidence.
Filmmaker Q & A to follow.
Director: Shin Sonoda, Tokyo, Japan | Runtime: 1:39:00 | www.cineast.jp
Come see the filmmakers of tomorrow and enjoy local shorts from many of our local Columbia HS students, and many more from around the world.
Narrative Short Finalists
Imperfect – Filmmaker / High School: Lauren Plattman / Governor Livingston HS, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Live, Laugh Loaf – Filmmaker / High School - Andrew Nussbaum / Morris County School of Technology - Denville, NJ
Max's Candy Crush – Filmmaker / High School - Aidan Romanaux and Max Goldstein / Columbia HS, Maplewood/South Orange, NJ
Quiet Time – Filmmaker / High School - Noah Levine, Daniel Schwartz, Maggie Brill, Jess Helfenstein, William Dobbs, Sophia Mozzarella, Sydney Rhelihan / Livingston HS, Livingston, NJ
Words for Hermit Boys – Filmmaker / High School - Sophia Heriveaux and Ben Krueger / Columbia HS, Maplewood/South Orange, NJ
Documentary Short Finalists
By My Side – Filmmaker / High School - Zanyar Muhamadineko / Iranian Youth Cinema Society, Bukan, West Azerbaijan, Iran
Jade - Filmmaker / High School - Austin Kwok, Sean Bai, Ian Walker and Tony Huang / International School of Beijing, China
Soulfege - The A Cappella Experience - Filmmaker / High School - Kyle Farscht / Millburn HS, Millburn, NJ
The Fabric of America - Filmmaker / High School - Evan Glass / Montgomery Blair HS, Silver Spring, MD
Village to Village - Filmmaker / High School - Max Goldstein / Columbia HS, Maplewood/South Orange, NJ
What Do You Desire? - Filmmaker / High School - Madelyn Barkocy / Morris County School of Technology, Denville, NJ
Animated Shorts Finalists
Cellular Life - Filmmaker / High School - Ethan Halperin / Columbia HS, Maplewood/South Orange, NJ
Fosamiso - Filmmaker / High School - Andrew Campbell / Columbia HS - Maplewood/South Orange, NJ
Lyric - Filmmaker / High School - Alex DeRosa / Millburn HS - Millburn, NJ
Space Attack - Filmmaker / High School - Christina Wright / Columbia HS - Maplewood/South Orange, NJ
Super Convention - Filmmaker / High School - Sophie Goodman- Merel / Columbia HS - Maplewood/South Orange, NJ
Teenage crime reporters Sadie and McKayla are hot on the trail of a crazed serial killer but after capturing and holding him hostage, they soon realize that the best way to elevate their social media stardom is to commit more murders themselves.
In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor's lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly results.
Filmmaker: Devi Snively, Cleveland, OH | Runtime: 18:30 | www.brideoffrankie.com
A fusion of documentary and songwriting, street kids from Memphis, LA, New York and London talk about their absent fathers and perform music videos of original songs they wrote for the film.
Director: Ben Gregor, London, England | Runtime: 1:15:00 | www.fatherhoodmovie.com
A lonely, down-on-her-luck phone sex operator who falls for one of her callers flies across the country to meet him, to find all of us are playing a role.
Filmmaker: Francis Stokes, Los Angeles, CA | Runtime: 1:30:00 | Facebook page
A female frog catches the attention of a curious male toad in a stately villa whose owner seems to have been gone for a very long time.
Filmmakers: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, and Lucas Navarro | Runtime: 8:00
An incredibly timely romantic comedy about digital privacy or lack thereof is a cautionary tale about cyber threats in the digital age. Cover your webcam.
Filmmaker Q & A to follow!
A well-intentioned Chinese immigrant father tries to teach his son how to make it in America but unknowingly reveals the human capacity for connection, compassion, and sacrifice.