Welcome to Wisconsin SEE: Young Visions
When Pigs Fly SEE: Cost of Living + When Pigs Fly
White Bunny (Häschen in der Grube) SEE: short.times.ten
Who Me Was SEE: short.times.twelve
Buzzsaw is a chilling horror short.
Wristcutters: A Love Story is set in the afterlife.
SEE: Young Visions
Wisconsin Student Short Films SAT, APR 14 • 6 PM Monona Terrace
SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own PRESENTED BY: TravelWisconsin.com, Kodak, Criterion Collection
Each year the Festival presents juryselected films made by students at Wisconsin colleges and universities, or Wisconsin native attending college in other states. In addition to the thirteen titles included here, three other student films from this same pool are included elsewhere in the program: Kyoko Naturally by Chris Thompson, Coconut by Chris Hoag, and Made With Love: A Story of Emergency Communities by Madison Tift and Raad Fadaak.
* The Bird of Night
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experimental/animated short • USA, 2005, color, video • 1 min • World Premiere DIRECTOR: Alan Schoenburg
A motion graphics piece based on “The Bird of Night,” a poem by Randall Jarrell. Alan Schoenburg is a BFA student in digital art at the UWMilwaukee. Winner, Best Wisconsin Student Experimental Short Film, 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival
* Black Box experimental/animated short • USA, 2006, b/w, video • 3 min • Madison Premiere DIRECTOR: Joe Sacco; CINEMATOGRAPHER: Joe Sacco; EDITOR: Joe Sacco; CAST: Kaori Suzuki
One woman’s endless search through the dark to comfort someone she’s never seen. Joe Sacco is a student at UW-Milwaukee. Winner, Kodak Opportunity Student Film Stock Grant, 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival
* Bloom experimental/animated short • USA, 2006, color, video • 3 min • Madison Premiere DIRECTOR: Dave Kiehl; MUSIC: Cole Haman
A candy-colored, whimsical adventurescape combining animation techniques of the past with modern software. Dave Kiehl is student at the Madison Media Institute.
* Buzzsaw dramatic short • USA, 2006, color, video • 3 min • Midwest Premiere DIRECTOR: Luke Brown; PRODUCER: Matthew McGlennen, Amy Sheppell; EDITOR: Luke Brown; CAST: Luke Brown
A chilling horror short about a man
32 who investigates the noise in the
Skeletonizer explores the inner workings of a sleepy man.
Peter Boyle is the monster in Young Frankenstein.
garage. A Portage native, Brown is a graduate student in film at San Diego State University.
* Me and Jean Pierre
* Carrotlegs dramatic short • USA, 2006, b/w, video • 1 min • World Premiere DIRECTOR: Rachel Mulder
A dreamlike narrative with two characters, each a reflection of the filmmaker. Mulder is a student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
* Corners dramatic short • USA, 2005, b/w, video • 10 min • Wisconsin Premiere DIRECTOR: Daron Nealis; WRITER: Daron Nealis; CINEMATOGRAPHER: Daron Nealis; EDITOR: Daron Nealis; CAST: Chris Seigel
A portrait of a man’s perceptions of letters and words, which appear to him as beautiful images, not as language or communication. Originally from Lacrosse, Nealis has a film production degree from Dennison University and currently works at UWMadison.
* JFK: Dumpman/Twineman documentary short • USA, 2006, color, video • 7 min
DIRECTOR: David Resha; CAST: James Frank Kotera
James Frank Kotera reflects on his life, his work (collecting string), and his inspirations. Resha is a graduate student in film studies at UW-Madison.
* The Long Shadow experimental/animated short • USA, 2005, color, video • 3 min • World Premiere DIRECTOR: Chele Isaac; CAST: Maia the Dog
A hybrid animation and live-action video that comtemplates the fleeting nature of happiness and the painful endurance of memory, starring the Maia the smartest dog in the universe. Isaac is pursuing her MFA in scupture at UW-Madison. Winner, Best Wisconsin Student Animated Short Film, 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival
✿ Most festival films are not rated. MPAA ratings provided where available. Viewer and parental discretion is advised.
dramatic short • USA, 2006, color, video • 7 min • Madison Premiere DIRECTOR: Anna Krutzik; WRITER: Anna Krutzik; EDITOR: Anna Krutzik; MUSIC: Ben Krutzik
A girl meets and befriends a little plastic horse. She discovers that horses, just like people, can change. Krutzik is a junior at UW-Milwaukee. Winner, Special Jury Prize, 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival
* Meniere’s Disease experimental/animated short • USA, 2006, b/w, video • 3 min • Madison Premiere DIRECTOR: Jason Williams
Inner ear. In your ear. Vertigo. Where to go? Williams is a film and theater student at UW-Milwaukee.
* Pinmonkey dramatic short • USA, 2006, color, video • 16 min • Madison Premiere DIRECTOR: Timothy Ziegler; PRODUCER: Meredith Lynn, Adam Haas; WRITER: Timothy Ziegler; CINEMATOGRAPHER: Luke Kalteux; EDITOR: Meredith Lynn; CAST: Adam Briesemeister, Maria Bartholdi, Gary Zurbuchen, Mike Van Ryzin
In a decaying bowling alley, a lonely pinsetter finds love in a sad barfly. Filmed in Oshkosh. A Wisconsin native, Ziegler lives in New York.
Winner, Best Wisconsin Student Narrative Short Film, 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival
* Skeletonizer experimental/animated short • USA, 2006, color, video • 4 min • Madison Premiere DIRECTOR: Caroline Kastelic
A stop-motion animation exploring the inner workings of a sleepy man. Kastelic is a recent graduate of UWMilwaukee’s film program.
* Untitled dramatic short • USA, 2006, color, video • 2 min • World Premiere DIRECTOR: Kipp Zavada
Bodyshape and light moving through space. Zavada is in the experimental film program at UW-Milwaukee.
Wrestling Grounds (L’Appel des Arènes) SUN, APR 15 • 1 PM MMoCA
dramatic feature • Senegal, 2005, color, 35mm • 105 min • Midwest Premiere DIRECTOR: Cheikh NDiaye; PRODUCER: Cheikh NDiaye; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Clarence Thomas Delgado; WRITER: Cheikh NDiaye; CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nasr Djepa; EDITOR: Franck Cotelle; MUSIC: Ibrahima Diop, Mouss In WOLOF, FRENCH with English subtitles