Student Films and Animations
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Run time: 9:25
A timid receptionist with an ambition to work in the vicious advertising industry finally musters the courage to push past her boundaries of insecurity, in order to pursue her dream in a man’s world.
After spending a few years in Public Relations, Sue eventually realized that her passion truly lies in filmmaking - where creativity knows no bounds. Currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, after 1 year in Vancouver, she hopes to create projects that will tell stories of the unheard, to inspire woman all over the world. Reverie is Sue's first directed short film.
Welcome to the world of Clock-Boy, where the idiosyncrasies of campus culture exist only in the absurd.
Bio: Trent Welstead currently resides in Blacksburg, VA where he's pursuing a dual degree at Virginia Tech in Cinema & Creative Writing. He's an avid cinema enthusiast to nearly every extent imaginable. Trent loves the music of The Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen, and Def Leppard, among many other classic rock artists. When he’s not immersed in his own projects, you can more than likely assume Trent’s watching anything and everything from The Criterion Collection with whomever he’s delighted to share the experience.
Run time: 3:1
Experimental student project. It is strange how we're so hung up on our past. But now it's time to move on. I can't have you back, and you can't have me back. It is time to leave Neverland and start living in the grown-up world.
Bio: Sara Eustáquio, born in September 1999, is a Portuguese young filmmaker who currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a BFA student majoring Film and Video at CalArts (California Institute of The Arts). Passionate about photography and movies since the childhood, she shot at 14, in Portugal, her first short film, "Elizabeth" (about teenage bullying), with a small digital camera. The project began as a simple artistic presentation for an English class in high school. The enthusiasm with which it was received led her to upload it on YouTube. Surprisingly, the homemade video reached over 10,000 views in the first days.
Run time: 3:30
Annick Buhr, Janina Schmidt & Annika Saum
The Frame-by-Frame animated short "KOMØD“ is about the topic "drawer“. The project was made in 3 weeks by 3 Media Design Students at the DHBW Ravensburg, Germany in 2017: Annick Buhr (Look Development, Character Design, Frame-by-Frame Animation), Janina Schmidt (Post-Production, Color, Sound Design) and Annika Saum (Color, Sound Design). It was our first attempt in making an animated short.
Courtney Holschuh lives and works in Huntington, West Virginia. This is her first film as director.
Run time: 13:12
While on her way to meet her estranged father, Grace gets her dress caught in her bike chain, leaving her stranded on the street and left to make difficult decisions about forgiveness and revenge.
Bio: When she was seven years old, her life changed forever. Santa Claus brought Jillian Carney a Barbie video camera, thus her passion of film was sparked. West Virginia born and raised, she loves it when the country roads bring her home, but she also loves her new home in Los Angeles. Jillian is currently a Content and Production Intern at Yellow Shoes Creative Group for the Walt Disney Company's global Parks and Resorts Marketing Team in Glendale, CA.
Run time: 4:25
Crossfire is the story of Tom and Sylvia, a young couple struggling during the Great Depression. Tom, in a last ditch effort to end their financial trouble, goes to the bank to withdraw the last of their money. While in the bank, Tom finds himself in the middle of a bank robbery and is forced to face some hard truths about his marriage
Bio: Bobalek is an award-winning director and writer. Growing up in the Northern Virginia area outside Washington DC, she attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, graduating in 2016. Bobalek’s love of history as a self proclaimed “history nerd” has led her to draw the past as a source of inspiration for her work.
Run time: 2:44
A lonely piece begins to look for his family and home. Traveling along all kinds of terrain, he meets some of his own kind along the way, joining his quest. But will they ever find home? And where does it lie?
Bio: Radheya Jegatheva is a young Perth based Australian filmmaker who was born in Johor, Malaysia in 1999 to parents of South Korean and Malaysian ancestry. He is a 2nd year double degree (Commerce & Film) student at Curtin University in Western Australia. Radheya's skill set cuts across a number of creative areas and he has won prizes for his creations in the fields of writing, poetry, art and film making, among others.
Run time: 3:53
An experimental take on the monotony of life. A girl is trapped in a dull working world but attempts to escape through her dreams.
Bio: I live in Dallas, Texas and am currently a junior at The Hockaday School. I love film because I can invite an audience into a world spun by my own imagination. Film gives me a platform to express my perception about the world in a beautiful, abstract way.
Run time: 3:00
Fateme Fadaee Darestani
Islamic Republic of Iran
Two sisters are under the shakedown ... waiting to save their father...
Run time: 5:55
In a world where everyone’s memories are stored on flash drives worn around their necks, Chris, workaholic, must fight to keep his memories from being deleted after witnessing a murder.
Bio: Adam Pivirotto, 20 year old DeSales University Student from East Berlin, Pennsylvania and director of Memory Drive, has made his directorial debut with the film. He has been on many successful short film sets and continues to make new stories with his knowledge and passion for writing. With a strong team of filmmakers by his side he is able exceed his expectations. Adam plans to make many more narrative shorts as he continues to hone his film making and writing skills.
Run time: 10:28
Pure is the first short film produced by Marshall University Film Club. It originally began as one of three micro-films produced for Halloween but grew to a full short film - - with production also blowing well past Halloween. Conceived by its star, Stephen VanScoy II, the film was directed by Chase Jarrell and put together by the two and the club's president, K. Jason Lambert II, who also stars.
Marshall University Film Club was created in the spring of 2017 with a goal in mind: To unite Marshall students with burgeoning film community in Huntington. The club often discusses films, watches them together, works on projects together, and runs events.
Run time: 8:44
Phillip E. Walker
Dubbed a Dysfunctional Family Thriller at its Cannes Worldwide Release, in route to 30+ screenings on five continents including Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in Darkroom an overbearing father finds his son has transformed their basement into an amateur darkroom. There the boy develops gruesome and voyeuristic images from his late-night crime scene photography.
At this year’s beginning, Darkroom launched the African American Drama Company 40th anniversary Phillip E. Walker Short Film Acting Retrospective Series in Hollywood’s famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatre. As Producer for the motion picture, PhilE’s Entertainer.Academy is a new up and coming short film marketing & production company.
Designing for the Divide
Run time: 1:50
The world we live in today may seem more divided than ever before, but with the help of design we can bridge those divides. Learn to use our individual strengths, share our ideas, and succeed together. Designing for the Divide is a conference that aims to provide a place for these ideas to be shared and stimulated. Our goal is to make these divides seem like less of an uncrossable boundary. Join us and let’s design a better world, together.
Run time: 7:53
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone. Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).
Bio: Radheya Jegatheva is a young Perth based Australian filmmaker who was born in Johor, Malaysia in 1999 to parents of South Korean and Malaysian ancestry. He is a 1st year Bachelor of Commerce student at Curtin University in Western Australia. Radheya's skill set cuts across a number of creative areas and he has won prizes for his creations in the fields of writing, poetry, art and film making, among others.
Run time: 4:51
Two little sisters are preparing a surpise party. As time goes by their doubt whether the guest will come grows.
Bio: Andrzej Święch earned his MA in English Philology and wrote his Master’s thesis on Woody Allen's films. Święch studied film editing and film directing at the Warsaw Film School. He has grown to love documentary film, and his debut movie “Dziadek” (“Grandpa”) has been in the programs of a variety of film festivals in Poland and abroad. Now Święch is excited to debut with a narrative short "Place Cards".
Running time: 7:43
Movie about 3 girls and their growing up.
Bio: Stacy Venkova (born December 19, 1997) is an Russian film director/ actress. Here you can see her first movie - «Cafe «Midnight»». She is studying for an actress at the All-Russian State University of Cinematography film school in Moscow (classes of prof. Sergey Solovyov ).
Someone begs for help in a world where the condition of life seems to be just the condemnation to extinction. Experimental student exercise with still images for Filmmaking Fundamentals at School of Film/Video of CalArts (California Institute of the Arts). Sara Eustaquio and CalArts, January 2018 © All Rights Reserved
Sara Eustáquio, born in September 1999, is a Portuguese young filmmaker who currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a BFA student majoring Film and Video at CalArts (California Institute of The Arts). Passionate about photography and movies since the childhood, she shot at 14, in Portugal, her first short film, "Elizabeth" (about teenage bullying), with a small digital camera. The project began as a simple artistic presentation for an English class in high school. The enthusiasm with which it was received led her to upload it on YouTube. Surprisingly, the homemade video reached over 10,000 views in the first days
FEAR NO EVIL
Running time: 8:10
After surviving abduction, a young woman wakes up to find herself inside a wall with no knowledge of who her captor is.
Bio: Seventeen-year-old Catherine McCord hails from Lynchburg, Virginia, where she is currently on her Gap Year. For several years now, she has had a passion for filmmaking and storytelling. Catherine will pursue Film Production as a Director and Screenwriter in college and as a career. Though women are still a rarity as producers, directors, and screenwriters, she is ready for the challenges and opportunities that she will face in a film career.