2018 FAYETTEVILLE FILM FEST SCHEDULE

THURSDAY  9/20

    

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1:30PM: FOCUS ON YOUNG FILMMAKER BLOCK

Global Campus Theatre

The window vignette, directed by Bethany Draper, Fayetteville High School, 5minutes

A Mother’s Love, directed by Reina Gutierrez, Lakeside High School, 14minutes

Enjoy the Show, directed by Ian Linn, Fayetteville High School, 2minutes

Exile, directed by Jasmin Gonzales, Lakeside High School, 4minutes

The Beast, directed by Blaine Turner, Fayetteville High School, 9minutes

Lum and Abner Story, directed by Juan Palma, Rogers Heritage High School, 4minutes

Stuck on Repeat, directed by Ian Linn, Fayetteville High School, 3minutes

The Birthday Bully, directed by Kennedy Jordan, Little Rock, 9minutes

Close Encounter, directed by Ian Linn, Fayetteville High School, 4minutes

The Secret Behind Cinnamon, directed by Hannah Whorton, Lakeside High School, 6minutes

The Greenland Ghost, directed by Thomas Baker, Fayetteville High School, 5minutes

No One Fights Alone, directed by Chase Hartsell, Lakeside High School, 14minutes

Older, directed by Brenden Stukenborg, Fayetteville High School, 3minutes

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3:30PM

EMERGING FILMMAKER BLOCK

Global Campus Theatre

Grasp, directed by Baylie Brown, UCA, 4minutes

Chess, directed by Denzel Jenkins, UofA, 7minutes

Tug is the Drug, directed by Davis Hayford, JBU, 16minutes

Reservation for Two, directed by Harrison Trigg, UCA, 12minutes

A Fragmented Story, directed by Rolando Serrano, JBU, 16minutes

Mike the Birdman, directed by John Burcham Erwin, UofA, 23minutes

Musical on Broadway, directed by Christopher Ridings, JBU, 34minutes

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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5:00-8:00PM

VIRTUAL REALITY FILM BLOCK

Location: Axis Lounge

Come by any day during the fest to enjoy this block of VR films using the HTC Vive Headsets at Axis Lounge.

Sonaria, directed by Scot Stafford, 4minutes

Lost in Time, directed by Adriano Perez, 16minutes

Vision, directed by Rick Wang, 6minutes

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5:30-8:30pM

RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT STREET PARTY

Location: Center Avenue

Join us on Center Avenue for live music, local craft beer, food trucks, and local artist installations. No cover!

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5:30PM

FAYETTEVILLE FILM PRIZE PITCH EVENT

Location: Stage Eighteen

20 filmmakers will pitch their ideas for a short film to be shot in Northwest Arkansas in the coming year to a panel of professional film producers who will select one team to win a cash prize to be used to complete the film.

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7:00Pm Feature Film: All Square

directed by John Hyams USA/96 minutes

Global Campus Theatre

A down-on-his-luck bookie, played by Emmy nominated Michael Kelly (House of Cards), befriends an ex-girlfriend’s son and begins taking bets on his little league games, creating chaos in the community.

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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9:00PM

NARRATIVE SHORTS: HORROR & SCI-FI BLOCK

Global Campus Theatre

NARRATIVE SHORTS: HORROR & SCI-FI BLOCK

Porcelain Stare, directed by Aurel Ganz/Switzerland/5minutes

A young girl is invited for tea by an old woman. Little does she know that the woman harbors a terrible secret that will soon be uncovered.

The Company, directed by Kelly Griffin/Arkansas, USA/6 minutes

This winner of this year’s 48 Hour Film Project follows the personal and professional life of a man whose occupation must remain a mystery.

The Screen, directed by Emil Woerner/Arkansas/USA/15minutes

A young man stares at an electronic tablet, waiting for something to appear. When he gets distracted, his world turns into a nightmare.

Dust, directed by Logan Triplett /USA/23minutes

Dust is a sci-fi thriller following a young synthetic reporter, brought back to life to track down a story.

Arena, directed by Reza Noferesti/Iran/19minutes

In a theatre when an actor who was meant to play a tortured prisoner does not show up, the show changes dramatically.

Better, directed by Jack White/Arkansas, USA/10minutes

Archer takes his son, Bryce, to the lakehouse in hopes of teaching him the skills necessary to survive. However, Bryce doesn’t exactly know what his father is protecting him from.

Sweet and Lo, directed by Clay Liford/USA/15minutes

The Rockersham Twins are the weird girls who live at the end of the block. In fact, nobody really knows why they’re called twins. One things certain, they’re both very strange and share a dark secret.

The Ill-timed Enlightenment of Jason Vorhhees, directed by Lisa McFadden/USA/8minutes

The infamous character from the Friday the 13th movie franchise has a mid-life crisis and wants to change his life. But is it too late?

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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10:30pm

VIP AFTER PARTY

Location: Pinpoint VIP EVENT

Filmmakers and VIP Passholders are invited to join us at Pinpoint, Fayetteville’s brand new pinball bar for end of day socializing.


FRIDAY  9/21

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2:00pm Feature FIlm:

Wild Nights with Emily

directed by Madeleine Olnek USA/85 minutes

Global Campus Theatre

The poet Emily Dickinson (played here by Molly Shannon) has the reputation of a reclusive spinster- a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for the world. This film explores the vivacious, irreverent side of her that was covered up for many years and only recently uncovered.

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3:30pm Documentary film: Fail State

directed by Alexander Shebanow /USA/90minutes

Pryor Center Screening Room

This expansive exposé reveals the dark side behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and how a cabal of politicians and unscrupulous business tycoons sold out the dream of American Higher education.

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5:00pm Documentary block

Pryor Center Screening Room

UP TO SNUFF, directed by Mark Maxey/USA/80minutes

Millions of people have been touched by his music, yet few know the journey, hardships and triumphs of American musician and composer W.G. Snuffy Warren. In Up to Snuff, friends and collaborators share personal stories, laughs and insights about this generous soul who overcame the excesses of rock and roll to find success as one of the most beloved composers in television history.

BUY BACK THE BLOCK. directed by Michael Day/Arkansas/USA/22 minutes

Young historians, students and professionals explore the realities of growing up black in Arkansas’ capital city after the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School.

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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5:30pm ANimation block

Stage Eighteen Screening Room

Aqua, directed by Bodgan Milhailescu/Romania/7minutes

Blows with the Wind, directed by Hazhir As’adi/Iran/7minutes

The Strange Case of M Valdemar, directed by Oswaldo Medina/Arkansas/USA/12minutes

One after the Other, directed by Nicolas Pegon/France/13minutes

Icons, directed by Ronnie Cramer/USA/5minutes

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6:00pm Narrative Shorts: Crime & punishiment block

Global Campus Theatre

The Backup Plan, directed by Daniel Earney/USA/26minutes

When a down-on-his-luck single father faces eviction, he begins stealing catalytic converters to save his home.

Last Call, directed by Blake Elder/Arkansas/USA/11minutes

The willpower of a recovering alcoholic is put to the test when he takes shelter from the apocalypse in a sports bar.

Rain, directed by Joshua Irwin/Arkansas/USA/29minutes

James Austin must reconcile his frustration with God, after an act of charity goes terribly wrong.

Brush. directed by Jack Heyden/Arkansas/USA/16minutes

In order to recuperate an insurmountable mob debt in four day, three petty crooks set out to forge a Van Gogh original.

Don’t Be A Hero. directed by Pete Lee/USA/15minutes

Lizzy Jo, who still lives with mom at age 45, battles her loneliness and boredom by robbing banks in the guise of a cowboy on her lunch breaks.

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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6:30pm EXPERIMENTAL FILM BLOCK

Stage Eighteen Screening Room

Creation directed by Sara Eustáquio /USA/3minutes

Westbrook directed by Alexander Kaluzhsky/USA/12minutes

Liquid Soul directed by Allen Phillips and Trampas Smith/Arkansas/USA/12minutes

Ozark Crows directed by Carolyn Gunzio/Arkansas/USA/13 minutes

Perception directed by Amalia Eddings/Arkansas/USA/3minutes

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8:00pm Feature Film: Antiquities

directed by Daniel Campbell Arkansas/USA/90minutes

Global Campus Theatre

After his father’s death, Walt moves to his dad’s hometown to learn more about who his father was. He accepts a job at a local antique mall where he’s introduced to the quirky world in which his dad grew up. Walt learns not only about his father, but a good bit about himself. The ensemble includes Andrew West, Michela Watkins, Michael Gladis, Ashley Greene and Mary Steenbergen.

FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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10:00pm vip afterparty

Filmmakers and VIP Passholders are invited to join us at Fayetteville’s only Virtual Reality Lounge.

SATURDAY  9/22

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10:00am Documentary block

Pryor Center Screening Room

From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave/directed by Pam Maus/USA/27 minutes

A story told through the voices of those who came of age and went off to college just in time to be swept up in the second wave of the feminist movement. Who would open the doors that were unlocked through the landmark legislation of the 1960’s?

Homeless in Boomtown/directed by Shane White & Denzel Jenkins/Arkansas/USA/26 minutes

Fayetteville, Arkansas is a college town nestled in the Ozarks. The American Dream come true. But a growing number of men, women and children are calling the streets home. This is their story. And the story of the compassionate volunteers who don’t look away.

The Forgotten History of Camp Monticello. directed by Matteo Borgardt/Arkansas/USA/51 minutes

This documentary explores the history and the importance of the prisoner of war camp built in Monticello, Arkansas during World War II to host Italian POWs.

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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12:30pm: WORKSHOP With LANA LINK

"How to Tell Stories That Make an Impact"

Many idealistic filmmakers tell their investors that they want to tell stories matter and can even fuel change in society. But how many filmmakers have defined what impact means to them? Or have maximized their potential for impact as early as the development stage? If you want to tell stories that make a difference, don't miss this masterclass with Lana Link, writer/producer of festival selection Gringa and VP of Talent Development at the Moving Picture Institute, a nonprofit that has promoted human freedom through film since 2005.

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1:00pm documentary block

Pryor Center Screening Room

HOME + AWAY, directed by Matt Ogens/USA/83minutes

This documentary that previously screened at the Tribeca Festival Film follows the journey of several students who attend Bowie High School in El Paso, Texas, but have an unusual commute. For many of these students, sports represent one possible route to a better life. Others look to the army.

Horns Out, directed by Andy Sarjahani/USA/13minutes

This documentary, shot in Bozeman, Montana and Jackson, Wyoming, explores 77 year old climber, Maurice Horn’s relationship to climbing, the outdoors and his sense of place.

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1:30pm Feature Film: Thunder road

directed by Jim Cummings/ USA/90 minutes

Global Campus Theatre

Jim Cummings writes, directs and stars in the uncanny tale of a middle American cop who’s a funny, crazy moving and indelibly authentic lost soul. Thunder Road won the 2018 SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Prize.

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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3:00pm documentary BLOCK

Pryor Center Screening Room

My Giants, directed by Teodora Altomare/Ialy/30minutes

A chronicle of two diseases, one decimating thousand-year-old olive trees in Puglia, Italy, and the other ravaging her father, “My Giants” captures a transitional moment in the filmmaker’s life when illness became an opportunity to reconnect with her roots.

Dogpatch, USA, directed by Jason Hurley/Arkansas/USA/43 minutes

This film looks at the history of the defunct Dogpatch USA theme park, through pictures, exclusive interviews and at-home movies. The film reminisces about the heyday of the park but examines the factors of its downfall as well.

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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3:30PM Narrative Shorts: Comedy Block

Global Campus Theatre

The Wedding Scene, directed by Dan Levy Dagerman/USA/10minutes

On the set of an indie movie, an actress gets cold feet on the day of her character’s wedding.

Bullies, directed by Daniel Bydlowski /USA/28minutes

Eugene, a shy 10-year-old boy, is bullied every day until he discovers a secret underneath the school that keeps him safe, for now…

Five Point Oh, directed by Tommy Cramer/USA/13minutes

When Erika, a 24 year old DJ, meets Kevin, a 25 year old TV writer, it’s love at first sight…but everything may be riding on forces out of their control.

Gringa, directed by Claudia Murray/USA/14minutes

This bilingual short follows an overworked Cuban-American millennial rushing to pack for a trip to Havana.

Roadside Attorney, directed by Barry Cobbs/ Arkansas/USA/8minutes

James F.A. McGaugh, Esquire, uses the law as a hammer to fix broken lives. Want a divorce? Want to stay in prison? James will win your case, guaranteed.

Gwen, directed by Madeline Snapp/Arkansas/USA/9minutes

Gwen is preparing for the annual Blue Briar Neighborhood Fair, where folks come from miles to showcase their talents.

The Wayward Wind, directed by Steve Delahoyde/USA/4minutes

With music by Carl Sondrol, The Wayward Wind uses movement and humor to turn the idea of the “rambling man” on its head.

FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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5:30pm Narrative Shorts: Drama Block

Global Campus Theatre

Brave Awake, directed by Jerrod Paul Beck/ Arkansas/USA/3minutes

No one knew where she would come from.

Yawth, directed by Desalos Isabelle/Greece/10minutes

Yawth is a story about the social media generation. On a typical Friday night, Vicky wants to reach the party her crush is going to, but the night does not go as planned.

The Snag, directed by Tommy Cramer/France/8minutes

When Camille meets Etienne, there is something more than usual. But she has a secret which will ruin everything between them.

Run in the Light, directed by Christopher Bill Wiberg/ Denmark/17minutes

Theis is stuck and is unable to move on by himself after the death of his brother, but after a run-in with an elder woman, Alma, this will all start to change.

Mars, directed by Baylie Brown /Arkansas/USA/11minutes

The story of Mars was born out of that relatable time in your twenties when you realize that no matter how intensely you plan, things will always go their own way.

Small Houses, directed by Matthew Magdefrau/ USA/13minutes

Danny Torres is a musician who is afraid of getting stuck in one place, but what is he willing to give up to follow his dreams?

Dividing Walls

directed by Abby Sauder

Arkansas/USA/12minutes

In one building, Michael lives alone and goes day to day with negative voices in his head, Rachel is a single mother whose son was diagnosed with autism and Nick is a widowed father with a teenage son who is following in his footsteps.

Actress Unseen, directed by Jennica Schwartzman, USA/6minutes

After the call is over, an actress continues to get ready for an audition that she suspects she could never book.

Krista, directed by Danny Madden/ USA/ 9minutes

In a high school theatre class, Krista uses her scene study as catharsis.

Stay/Go, directed by Chetley Breedlove/Arkansas/USA/7minutes

A story of Emily Nance and the struggles she faces when she must choose between love and the pursuit of her dream.

FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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7:30pm

Feature film: BLooD FEst

DIRECTED BY OWEN EGERTON USA/90 minutes

Global Campus Theatre

Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolic agenda. Director Owen Egerton and Actor Tate Donavan in attendance.

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS

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9:30pm Award Ceremony

Global Campus Theatre

Join us as we celebrate the best of the fest and award our jury and audience choice prizes.

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10:30pm VIP afterparty

Filmmakers and VIP Passholders are invited to join us at Axis, Fayetteville’s only Virtual Reality Lounge, as we close down the 10th annual Fayetteville Film Fest!