Festival's short-form cinema is sure to surprise
Sent to mailinglist subscribers on April 18, 2014
With the 2014 Fresno Film Festival on April 25-27 — just one week away! — Filmworks continues its tradition of bringing new and interesting voices in short-form cinema to the historic Tower Theatre.
We will include 14 short films in our 10th annual festival’s three-day run. Our Shorts Program #1 is family friendly, scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. And our Shorts Program #2 is scheduled for Sunday, April 27. Additional short films will be sprinkled throughout the festival.
Among the highlights of Saturday’s full shorts program, the animated Spanish comedy “Dance of the Books” illustrates a stop-motion launch of an artistic counter-strike; and the experimental biography “Around the Corner,” co-directed by Fresno native Joell Hallowell, tells the story of one very hot, hazy summer day in 1968. (Screening Sponsor: The Fresno Bee)
Among the highlights of Sunday’s full shorts program, the short documentary “Ghosts on the Mountain” tells the story of the predominantly Latino H-2A agricultural guest workers in the American West; and the surreal romantic comedy “Adonis,” directed by Hanford native David Dibble, introduces us to a dating service that uses an irresistible pooch as a chick magnet. (Screening Sponsor: K-Jewel 99.3 FM)
Selections in this year’s Short Film Competition are being judged by a panel of distinguished industry professionals including a cinematographer, a film scholar, a music composer, a sound engineer, and an animation technical supervisor. The jury will pick the festival’s Best Short Film award, as well as the fifth annual John Kelly Award for Excellence in Cinematography. Of course, the audience will be invited to vote on their favorite films as well.
You can buy festival passes, T-shirts, and tickets on our website.