October 1-4, 2009 Philadelphia: University City Area featuring:
plus: Educational Workshops, Door Prizes, Raffles, Networking Parties,
Project Twenty1 is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to exhibiting, promoting, inspiring, and connecting artists from all disciplines through filmmaking. We host film festivals, networking events, educational workshops, and competitions in the greater Philadelphia area that attract participants from all over the world. We urgently need your support! Please see a Project Twenty1 Staff Member to make a tax-deductible contribution and help support the spirit of independent filmmaking. Please make any checks payable to International House Philadelphia with â€œProject Twenty1â€? in the memo.
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Special Thanks 2008-2009 Volunteers Year-Round Support
Co-Founders: Matt Conant, Stephanie Yuhas & Quang Ly Executive Producer: Stephanie Yuhas Artistic Director: Matt Conant Associate Producer: Melanie Orpen Public Relations Coordinator: Nicole Greene Festival Liason: Na’imah Akbar Sponsorship Coordinator: Sean Gallagher Online Content Editor: James Flesher Graphic Design & Marketing: Stephanie Yuhas 21 Interns: Ian Rose, Steve McNally Filmmaking Seasonal Support Competition Graphic Design: Maggie Ruder, Jim Cairns, Bob Sweeney Web Support: Venky Parimi, Lee Rosenfeldt Photographers: Lee Rosenfeldt, Rex Alfes, Jess Graves, Darryl Spencer, Steve Starr, Bill Harvey Animation: University of the Arts Motionheads Videographers: Matt Conant, Ian Rose, Steve McNally, Ryan Suits Event Staff: Tyrone Lee, Stephanie Peberty, Yvonne Collick, Catrena James, Angela Stephens, Greg Conant, Beth Huxta, Mark @ Cinema Undercover MCs: Norm Valz, Dawn Harvey, Stephanie Yuhas, Matt Conant Speakers: Caroline Savage, Laura Gesin, Richard Hoffmann, C.L. Zastrow, Chris Bowen, Steph Yuhas, Nicole Hollenbeck, Mark Cimino, Dawn Harvey Judges: James Rolfe, Jon Douglas Rainey, Tammy Tiehel-Stedman, Russ Lichterman, Jeffrey D. Erb, Robbie Bryan
All Philadelphia Filmathon Official Selections are graded, scored and programmed by a panel of 21 rotating volunteer screeners, so that Official Selections will remain fair and impartial yearly. Coordinators: Lee Rosenfeldt, Na’Imah Akbar, Nicole Greene
Screeners: Anonymous, Brian Wooden, Caroline Dimeno, Dave Kim, Daniella Rodrigues, Eryka Johnson, Gopi Naidu , Irene Kayers, Kate Smith-Zabby, Matthew Castelow, Michael Scharff, Michele D’Aquino, Michelle Dougert, Nadia Youssef, Norm Valz, Rudy Patel, Sarah D’Angelo, William Jacobson Special Thanks Ryan Leib, Erin Reilly, Brad Miller, Jeff Erb, Chas Puleo, Lawrence Toal, Doug Seiler, Debra Leigh Scott, Frank Williams, Karl Staven, Michael Wingate Jones, Lauren Turken, Katie Rivera, Dave Conant, Jeff Barg, Gary Puleo, Tony Di Domizio, Tirdad Derakhshani, Lavinia Castrow, David Allen Ruth, Ellen Tiberino, Festival & Screening Partners, Venue Donors, Judges, Sponsors, and everyone that has offered a helping hand spreading the word and providing moral support!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009 7:00 pm - REGISTRATION/INFORMATION -Purchase Tickets -Pickup Pre-orders -Ask Questions -Get Limited-Edition DVDs -Meet the Filmmakers International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. (on Chestnut, bet. 37TH & 38TH) 7:30 pm - OPENING NIGHT SCREENING: YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE Philadelphia Premiere! Dir. Simon Ennis, $8, FREE with VIP Pass A must-see comedy! Robert Mutt is NOT a douchebag...youâ€™re a douchebag. International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. (on Chestnut, bet. 37TH & 38TH)
9:30 pm - 2 am - OPENING NIGHT PARTY Come party with Project Twenty1 at Distrito! VIP passholders will receive bonus raffle tickets to win a Glidecam HD-2000! The Cantina at Distrito 3945 Chestnut St. (on 40TH, bet. Chestnut & Market)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2009 12:00 pm - 2:00pm - WORKSHOP: Getting Grants: Strategies, Writing Tips, and Sources with Caroline Savage $10/FREE with VIP Pass/PIFVA Membership Card This PIFVA workshop will give you an overview of grant seeking and writing, highlighting strategies and writing essentials. We will look at your filmmakerâ€™s statement and your goals for your film. Also, we will look at PIFVA Finishing Funds and the Grantsmakers in Film and Electronic Media Database in detail. International House Philadelphia: S. America Room 3701 Chestnut St. (on Chestnut, bet. 37TH & 38TH) 12:00 - 2:00 pm - WORKSHOP Marketing Through Social Media with Laura Gesin $10/FREE with VIP Pass This workshop will help you utilize marketing tools like blogs, online videos, photos, podcasts, social networks and other social media related websites in your marketing and public relations efforts for low cost or no cost. Learn why artists of all disciples should use social media, which tool is right for your needs, and how to get started marketing your products or services today! International House Philadelphia: Asia Room 3701 Chestnut St. (on Chestnut, bet. 37TH & 38TH) 2:15 - 4:15 pm - WORKSHOP Hidden Treasure: Canon 5D Mark II Camera with Rich Hoffmann $10/FREE with VIP Pass/PIFVA Membership Card Over the past several years, Richard Power Hoffmann has perfected a new technique using a digital still camera exclusively to make films. The evocative time-lapse effects created gives the impression of being very costly, but in reality is within reach of most cost-conscious independent producers. There will be a hands-on portion of the class that will discuss filming and non-linear editing tips.
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2009 (continued) 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm - WORKSHOP: Pitch Yourself! with Stephanie Yuhas $10/FREE with VIP Pass Learn the dos and don’t of pitching new projects to producers in film, animation, and television. Get truthful, unbiased, and constructive criticism about your work and pitching technique - not just a pat on the head from your friends and family. 10 Pitchers will present a 5-minute project - the rest of you will watch, listen, learn, and give feedback! International House Philadelphia: Asia Room 3701 Chestnut St. (on Chestnut, bet. 37TH & 38TH) 4:30pm - 6:30 pm - SPEED NETWORKING $10/FREE with VIP Pass/P21 Membership Like speed dating...but more productive. This event is specifically geared towards Business, Film and Animation Industry Professionals that are currently in production of a project or seeking to get involved in a production in the next year. Get your foot in the door! Sheraton University City: Grand Ballroom 3549 Chestnut St. (36TH & Chestnut) 6:30 - 7:30 - DINNER BREAK Grab some grub and head back to the theater by 8! Yummy places in the area: -The Cafe @ I-House (in the Lobby of I-House) -Wawa (36th & Chestnut) -Distrito (on 40TH, bet. Chestnut & Market) -Marathon Grill (40th & Walnut) -Chili’s (38th & Chestnut) Make sure you tell these guys that you’re guests of Project Twenty1, and next year, you want a coupon, dammit! Help us find sponsors so we save YOU money! Friday Continues Next Page...
FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2009 (continued) 8 pm - Philadelphia Filmathon Shorts Showcase International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass Leon & The Wolf (Hawaii) Dir. Andrew Kerekes 2008’s 21-Day Competition Winner: Leon wants out of the mafia. But freedom comes at a price. And make sure to stay until the end of the screening for the Director’s funny Leon & the Wolf Parody! Refuge (Pennsylvania) Dir. Wade Ballance To survive a sudden climate change, the poor are forced into underground refuges for survival. But their only true chance of survival is getting back out. Boner Buddies (California) Dir. Sam Sero Two hipsters become best friends when they get boners over the same things.
Musically Inclined (New York) Dir. Storenzo Domenech Philadelphia Premiere! A man falls asleep on a NYC subway, listening to music and observing those around him. As he drifts off to sleep, each passenger sparks a different dream. Young Love (New York) Dir. Emily Carmichael A simple offer -- Tell me one of yours and I’ll tell you one of mine -- leads to a devatating disclosure. Friday Filmathon Continues Next Page...
FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2009 (continued) 8 pm Philadelphia Filmathon Shorts Showcase (continued) International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass Dan, In The Corner (Pennsylvania) Dir. Matt Mahoney US Premiere! One day in a coffee house, a beautiful girl’s forgotten phone leads Dan on a path of self-discovery.
Cute Couple (California) Dir. Courtney Moorehead Balaker When Zach and Kendra realize they have been dethroned from the coveted position of “Cutest Couple”, they have to create a new identity in order to stand out from the pack. Bleeder (Pennsylvania) Dir. Wade Ballance World Premiere! A chance encounter will change Alex’s future and may give him a second chance to live the life he once knew.
The Ghost And Us (New York) Dir. Emily Carmichael East Coast Premiere! Laura’s thrilled with her new boyfriend, not so thrilled that his house is haunted by the ghost of his dead wife.
Piece of Meat (Pennsylvania) Dir. Matt Conant Normally, we wouldn’t screen our own work, but coincidentally, we’re an Official Selection of the Coney Island Film Festival this weekend...and we have to miss it! :( Friday Night Party Next Page...
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009 THE READING ROOM Open from 11 am - 3 pm Saturday, Oct 3 & Sunday, Oct. 4. FREE with VIP Pass/P21 Membership Bring your script, a notebook, and a pen! Get truthful, written feedback about your script from your peers - and leave some feedback yourself! Participants may come and go as they please, but scripts may not leave the Reading Room (except if taken by the script owners). I-House Philadelphia: Asia Room 3701 Chestnut St. (bet. 37TH & 38TH) 11:00 am - 12:45 pm - WORKSHOP: Skincare for Film with Nicole Hollenbeck $5, FREE with VIP Pass Learn tips and tricks in makeup and general skincare to ensure that you are ready for your closeup! Actors, models, and anyone that wants to look and feel like a film star should attend. Get a $10 Mary Kay giftcard just for attending! I-House Philadelphia: S. America Room 3701 Chestnut St. (bet. 37TH & 38TH) 1:00 pm - 2:45pm - WORKSHOP: Special FX Makeup For Film with C. L. Zastrow & Chris Bowen This workshop focuses on forensic realism & Special FX techniques in film. Learn tips and tricks from a real forensics expert for the government and a professional FX Makeup Artist. I-House Philadelphia: S. America Room 3701 Chestnut St. (bet. 37TH & 38TH) Saturday Continues Next Page...
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009 (continued) 1 pm - Philadelphia Filmathon Animation Showcase International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass Watermelon Nights (New York) Dir. Dan Meth Ah, to be young and in love. And a watermelon. One of the “sweetest” stop-motion animations ever made
It’s Jerry Time (Massachusetts) Dir. Jerry & Orrin Zucker A mini-showcase of multi-media animated awkwardness including: -Speed Dating: Jerry has an awkward speed dating experience with “Flight of the th h Conchords’” star, Kristen Schaal. -The Big Time: Jerry tries to make it in -T show business. sh -The Naked Swim: Jerry recalls his naked -T swimming class at his middle school. sw S Support the Filmmakers! Six more unseen shorts are available in the Lobby on DVD! sh Un Duelo (Mexico) Dir. Felipe Esquivel Philadelphia Premiere! Two hummingbirds engage on a senseless but sometimes funny battle. Is this an animal or human nature? The Coffee Bird (New York) Dir. Bryan Brinkman An old man finds companionship in a newborn bird.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009 (continued) 1 pm - Philadelphia Filmathon Animation Showcase (continued) International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass That Hand Film (New Jersey) Dir. Adam Ansorge A martial arts style fight between human hands.
Birth (Latvia/New York) Dir. Signe Baumane Philadelphia Premiere! 17-year-old Amina is pregnant and afraid of giving birth. She goes to an older woman for consolation but her stories scare her even more. Croca Bonga (New York) Dir. Pilar Newton Philadelphia Premiere! A little drummer uses music to calm an angry crocodile.
Hearts of Darkness (Pennsylvania) Dir. Zac Streich An ambitious film director struggles with an uncooperative cast and a brutal oceanic environment as he attempts to shoot his epic masterpiece. Lui Lui in Amelica! (Pennsylvania) Dir. Vera Wing Lui A panda who lives in a world where polar and black bears dominate. co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Animation Continues Next Page...
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009 (continued) 1 pm - Philadelphia Filmathon Animation Showcase (continued) International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass Mutt (Australia) Dir. Glen Hunwick Philadelphia Premiere! A simple game of Fetch is Mutt’s only desire in exchange for his loyalty and hard work, but the harsh taskmaster, Mac, is too busy to play, so he tries to play with the cow, Matilda instead. Thé Noir (Black Tea) (France) Dir. Serge Elissalde Philadelphia Premiere! Oh, how a simple cup of tea can provoke a horrible anxiety attack.
Spare Time (New York) Dir. Edmond Hawkins An animator tries to save time by drawing with both hands at the same time
Berni’s Doll (France) Dir. Yann Jouette Berni is a worker in a cat food factory. He tries to escape from his loneliness by buying a woman part by part.
Emomelon Days (New York) Dir. Dan Meth The Watermelons are back to end the show! Poser alert! Poser alert!
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About the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition n The 21-Day Filmmaking Competition gives artists the motivation to produce original work with a strict deadline and friendly competition, resources to build a team of volunteers, and exposure through theatrical screenings and unconventional distribution routes.
The Competition begins with the Launch Event, where Teams gather in nervous anticipation of learning the secret “Element” all films must include, and to meet community volunteers for their productions. Hundreds of filmmakers, talent, writers, artists, and enthusiasts flocked to this event to show their support. Our 2009 event was simulcast live online to viewers as far as Greece, Hawaii, Michigan, and the UK. During the 21-Days of production, many Teams post updates online so the community can watch them create their films in real-time and offer additional support as needed. The experience is best described as “Reality TV, without the remote.” At the Drop Event, Team leaders rush to get their movies in on time, and share tales of their adventures to our cameras. Completed films are guaranteed a World Premiere screening at the P21Fest, and are eligible for Awards and Prizes in a dozen categories. Industry judges and audiences select the top films, which receive a commercial release on DVD, digital distribution, and free entry into our Film Library to receive additional screenings, exposure, and potential prizes. *Films with an asterisk were not completed by the 21-Day deadline, so they are ineligible for Judged Awards. Since they’re still excellent films, they still qualify for the “Audience Award,” as well as the “Best Marketing” category, since the marketing materials, trailers & guerrilla marketing tactics occur after the 21-Day Competition.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009 (continued) 3 pm - 21-Day Competition - Red Screening International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass, All World Premieres! Alters (New Jersey) Team Flaming Marshmallow Productions Leader: Jon Craig Troubled psychiatrist Peter Messenger has hit a boiling point caused by the lamentations of his many patients, with whom he shares a common bond. Crimson Forest (Greece) Team Yerwolves Leader: Kostas Skiftas Two assassins have to retrieve a journal containing vital information before it gets to the wrong hands. Spirit of Illusion (Pennsylvania) Team Merg3d Leader: Adam Perry Death is the end.
The Journalâ€™s Paragon (New Jersey) Team Justice Productions Leader: Doug Seidel Henry and Ari embark on an adventure to find the key to an old treasure
TUMBLER: the boom (New York) Team Hard Boiled Leader: Justin Muschong Where is Spencer?
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009 (continued) 3 pm - 21-Day Competition - Red Screening (continued) International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass, All World Premieres! *Sleepwalking (Pennsylvania) Team Jidai Geki a-go-go Leader: Aaron Mannino Will Caleb be able to save his relationship, if Allie can’t remember him?
Turn of Fate (Nevada) Team Stray Dog Films Leader: Ray Foliente Fate is determined...
Yarrrg! A Pirate Movie (California) Team Groggy Heads Leader: Patrick Lake A pirate captain’s sinful desire leads to a powerful transformation.
You: Keith’s Enigma (Pennsylvania) Team Cinema Alliance Leader: Sean McKnight The journey to happiness begins within. Travel with Keith as he embarks on that journey. *In Vivo (Pennsylvania) Team Spook Buggy Leader: Adam Cusack A pregnant woman is interrupted by her own nightmares and the dreams of her unborn child. Saturday Continues Next Page...
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009 (continued) 5 pm - 21-Day Competition - Blue Screening International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass, All World Premieres! Chastity & Prudence (Pennsylvania) Team Drop the HAT Leader: Jason Heffner She was the girl of his dreams... literally.
*Destiny (Pennsylvania) Team PhilaGape Leader: Chris Pierdomenico Every personâ€™s destiny comes down to one moment. But what happens if you make the wrong choice? Fog (Pennsylvania) Team Team Leader: Gustav Karlson A lone American soldier in WW2 gets lost with a prisoner and a map he canâ€™t read.
*Runner Boys (Hawaii) Team Sonic The Hedgehog Leader: Andrew Kerekes A simple courier job ends with a bang.
Keys of the Past (New Jersey) Team Major Baggs Leader: Jay Passarella A newlywed couple, moving into a new house, find the previous tenants left behind more than just their material things. Saturday Continues Next Page...
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009 (continued) 5 pm - 21-Day Competition - Blue Screening (continued) International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass, All World Premieres! Meat After School (United Kingdom) GTeam Leader: Geoff Searle Two schoolgirls head off into the forest to meet a guy. But when the meeting takes a dark twist, an unanticipated force is unleashed. Otto (Pennsylvania) Team Dragon Crest Leader: Christopher Barley A lonely ragdoll finds the key to a windup doll, and sets out to return it to her.
Sign Of The Times (Pennsylvania) Team FFB Films Leader: Dave Bullis Four thieves plan to steal a priceless painting from an art gallery.
TUMBLER: the echo (Michigan) Team With No Name Leader: A. E. Griffin Wayne abandons his life in New York City to confront his ex-girlfriend, Michelle, in Chicago. So Happy Itâ€™s ThursDAY (California) Team Butterfly Blood Leader: Stuart Gould This gas station convenience store clerk is having a bad day, even before the robber arrives. Saturday Continues Next Page...
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009 (continued) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - DINNER BREAK Grab some grub and head back to the theater by 7:45! 7:45 pm - FAIRVIEW ST Philadelphia Premiere! Dir. Michael McCallum, $8, FREE with VIP Pass James Winton is coming home. Paroled after serving four years in prison for involvement in an armed robbery, which he took the fall for. He’s uncertain about his future with his young wife and his father, but he’s ready to start new. International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. (on Chestnut, bet. 37TH & 38TH)
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9:30 pm - 2:00am - PARTY/SCREENING: SHORTS & SHOTS Upstairs at Marathon Grill 40th & Walnut St. Free & Open to the Public
Shorts & Shots will consist of: Salon des Refusés: Have a short film 15 minutes or less that didn’t get into our Philadelphia Filmathon? Bring your film on DVD and your rejection letter, and not only will we screen it, but we’ll give you a ticket for a free drink, courtesy of Marathon Grill! Grab Bag Screen: Everybody: Bring your films, animations, music videos & trailers (under 15 mins) on DVD, throw them in the Grab Bag, and we’ll screen ‘em all night! Audience will randomly select films from the pile throughout the evening. Prizes: Top short film of the night, chosen by audience vote, will win over $200 worth of prizes! Note: Please check to make sure your disk works before you come! We are not responsible for glitchy disks, but we’ll do the best we can to give you an awesome screening. Viewer discretion advised for potential R-Rated content. Short and visually exciting films are better suited for this event than dialog-driven or heavy dramas, but all are welcome!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009 THE READING ROOM Open from 11 am - 3 pm Saturday, Oct 3 & Sunday, Oct. 4. FREE with VIP Pass/P21 Membership Bring your script, a notebook, and a pen! Get truthful, written feedback about your script from your peers - and leave some feedback yourself! Participants may come and go as they please, but scripts may not leave the Reading Room (except if taken by the script owners). I-House Philadelphia: Asia Room 3701 Chestnut St. (bet. 37TH & 38TH) 11:30 am - WORKSHOP: Casting for Actors & Directors with Dawn Harvey $10, FREE with VIP Pass Learn how to find legitimate casting calls, nail auditions,network, publicize and coordinate casting calls, and more! This workshop will help actors and directors “walk a mile in the other person’s shoes,” and find a common ground for better productions. I-House Philadelphia: S. America Room 3701 Chestnut St. (bet. 37TH & 38TH) 1:00 pm - WORKSHOP: Fundraising Strategies & The Producer Train with Mark Cimino This workshop will teach how to get $10,000 to $25,000 in 3 months, make your movie in Philadelphia, distribute it through new media channels and break even or profit. I-House Philadelphia: S. America Room 3701 Chestnut St. (bet. 37TH & 38TH) Sunday Continues Next Page...
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009 (continued) 1:30 pm: BOYS OF SUMMERVILLE Philadelphia Premiere! Dir. Brooks Benjamin, $8, FREE with VIP Pass Peter Davis, a big city business man, begrudgingly goes back to his little hometown of Summerville to settle his late fatherâ€™s estate, onto to find himself seduced by the pace of the small town life as well as caught up in the one thing Summerville prides itself on: Softball. Peter is torn between a fast-paced life and small-town memories. Co-sponsored by FirstGlance Film Festivals. International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. (on Chestnut, bet. 37TH & 38TH)
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009 (continued) 3:30 pm - 21-Day Competition - Green Screening International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass, All World Premieres! Pattern: Response (Arizona) Team Synthetic Human Leader: Charlie Steak A terrifying look at a time in the near future where the concept of individual identity begins to disappear. Dream Journal (New York) Team Good Yarn Leader: Mark Loewenstern A patient and her incompetent therapist analyze the patientâ€™s dreams in order to unlock their hidden meaning. Keystone Jackal (Pennsylvania) Team Warrington Oaks Pictures Leader: Justin Sabo Behind-the-scenes nature footage of an inexperienced director/star clashing with impartial crew while attempting to produce his documentarian contest entry. Salvation (Hawaii) Team Axium Leader: Jordan Teruya Samuel is a suspended cop on a path to revenge. His life is taken away from him when a drug dealer kills his wife. When all is said, will he find salvation? Ghost Light (New Jersey) Team Emerald Productions Leader: Ernie Rockelman The newly appointed house managerâ€™s duty of putting out the coveted ghost light leads to an exciting adventure. Sunday Continues Next Page...
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009 (continued) 3:30 pm - 21-Day Competition - Green Screening (continued) International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. $8, Free with VIP Pass, All World Premieres! The Last Request (Pennsylvania) Team Silent Parade Leader: Ian Gillies A clueless detective is lured into a riveting chess match by a psychotic political vigilante in this visually striking crime drama. *Battle Nun: Key to Heaven (Pennsylvania) Team Sickening Thud Leader: Shannon Hall She’s a bad habit you can’t break. She’s Lilith, Adam’s first wife & mother to the children of the night. Overcome (Michigan) Team 10 Mile Leader: Mike Madigan A story of trust and forgiveness as one couple tries to save their marriage
Eight Minutes (New Jersey) Team Scumberland Productions Leader: Chris LaBree A lowly inventor celebrates his success with his family, not knowing what his invention is about to unleash upon the world. Powerless (New Jersey) Team South Jersey Leader: Steven Felt Johnny Gold is a rising star in the Calzonetti crime family in New Jersey, but he’s been sticking his key in the wrong hole... the underboss’s wife. Sunday Continues Next Page...
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009 (continued) 5:30 pm - CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE APPLE AND THE TREE Philadelphia Premiere! Dir. Bajir Cannon $8, FREE with VIP Pass A story of family and the distances that separate us. Trying to find spirituality and escape his family and his American upbringing, Will Jr. looks for a new life in Cambodia, tearing his family apart. International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. (on Chestnut, bet. 37TH & 38TH)
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm - DINNER BREAK Grab some grub & head back to the theater by 8:30! 8:30 pm - AWARDS CEREMONY Free & Open to the Public Hosted by Project Twenty1 Judges & Producers Categories include: 21-Competition: Best Film, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Acting, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack, Best Effects, Best Use of Element, Best Marketing, and Audience Award Philadelphia Filmathon: Best Feature, Best Short, Honorable Mentions International House Philadelphia: Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut St. (on Chestnut, bet. 37TH & 38TH)
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009 (continued) 9:30 pm - 2:00 am CLOSING NIGHT PARTY 12 LOUNGE @ THE BRIDGE CINEMA de LUX $5 suggested donation/FREE with All-Access Pass All talent, crew, filmmakers, animators, film enthusiasts and industry professionals are welcomed to attend this exciting end-of festival event. BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS! Project Twenty1 Judges, and other industry professionals will be present, and this is your last chance to meet, swap stories, and figure out how youâ€™re going to work together on your next project! 12 Lounge INSIDE of the Bridge Cinema de Lux Theater 40th & Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 (Directions walking from I-House: Head west on Chestnut Street towards S. 38th Street. Turn left at S. 38th St. Turn right at Walnut Street. Lounge is inside Bridge Movie Theater. Walktime is approximately 5-8 minutes)
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