Friday, October 12, 2018
Location: Dante Hall

Dante Hall

Locals 6:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Pat Kaz Presents
Graffiti Woman: The Beginning
Ivy Walls hides her only relative, Uncle Charly Abbott. He had raised her since her parents were killed. Charly Abbott had escaped the Nazis and is now being pursued by a Nazi android. Ivy finds her identity. Animation (6 mins.)
Directed by Pat Kaz

Films of Tony Picciotti
An old man and young girl meet at a cemetery, they find a connection. She turns out to be his wife’s spirit telling him he happy and soon they will be together. (7 mins.)
Directed by Tony Picciotti

Moving On
Rebecca and Keri have been friends since 1st grade, but one is moving to a new city and they realize they won’t be together. (10 mins.)
Directed by Tony Picciotti

Films of Keith Vaile
House of Death, The Beginning
A reporter gets an assignment to uncover the identity of a serial killer while another young woman gets possessed by a demon in which both stories will collide and changes the women lives forever. Horror (25 mins.)
Directed by Keith Vaile

Alone, Extended Cut
A young woman is stalked and attacked in her apartment building. Once, she gets away, the police have a hard time believing her story as she questions her own sanity. (30 mins.)
Directed by Keith Vaile

Films from Dina Engel
Simple Things
Evan is an anxiety-stricken young artist whose self-defeating thoughts have left him in a dark and dangerous state-of-mind. He attempts to dull the pain with pills and alcohol as he hits an all-time low point but is interrupted by a mysterious stranger who shows up at his door. Curious about this surprise guest, Evan invites her in not knowing that this experience will mean the difference between life and death. (17 mins.)
Directed by Chad Scheifele

Atlantic City
When a traumatic event follows a breakup, two exes find themselves in the awkward spot of figuring out how best to support each other without opening themselves up to more pain. (8 mins.)
Directed by Justin Crowell

Films from Phil Barnett
A story based on true events about young girl, who is determined to go back to her original birth place. (10 mins.)
Directed by Phillip Titus Barnett Jr., Ruth Barnett, Aleya Green

The Good Hand
A clever young man who plays cards just for fun helps a friend who is in trouble. (12 mins.)
Directed by Phillip Titus Barnett Jr., Quinn Showell

GoodBye Chris
A hard working mother loves her husband very much. (10 mins.)
Directed by Phillip Titus Barnett Jr.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Dante Hall

Dante Hall

Animation Station 11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Dream With Me
This stop motion animated music video and animated short was produced to capture the spirit of the song, the power of love and music. All scenes were constructed and filmed indoors in 1:6 miniature scale. Animation. (5 mins.)
Directed by Harrison Killian

The Untold Story of Romeo & Juliet
An unemployed Cupid shares how he screwed up the greatest love story of all time. While trying to impress some women, he accidentally matches the scions of two warring families – Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. As he desperately tries to fix his mistake, the situation spirals out of control. Animation (11 mins.)
Directed by John Tso

Four Eyes
A hybrid live action and animated film follows a young girl as she gets glasses for the first time. Each pair presents a different view of herself, leading her to question which provides the best clarity. Animation (6 mins.)
Directed by Anika Jess

FILMMAKER PANEL: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Upstairs at Dante Hall
Join Bonnie Bedelia, Chris Mann and other panelists for a lively discussion on filmmaking. Moderated by trustee, Ned Eckhardt.

Gambling Twofer 12 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
The Jersey Connection
Season 1 of a crime saga set in New Jersey explores events over the course of a weekend in reverse chronological order, the story focuses primarily on aspiring actors who plot to rob a high-level drug dealer and then go to Hollywood to sell off the drugs and make t in the movie business. (60 mins.)
Directed by Tim Firtion

Cracking Aces: A Woman’s Place at the Table
A documentary that tells the fascinating story of the pioneering women who broke through the glass ceiling of professional poker. Long before the #MeToo movement, a handful of young poker players challenged stereotypes and battled a hostile environment where women were often abused, insulted, and sexually harassed. (66 mins.)
Directed by H. James Gilmore

Short Shorts and More 2:12 p.m. – 3:38 p.m.
Enjoying a quiet night with bae. (2 mins)
Directed by Ryan Cervasio

Basketball + Laughs = Life
A short documentary about a single father raising his teenage daughter in NYC and their shared love for basketball. (3 mins.)
Directed by Jessica Robles

This  music video takes a lighthearted look at obsessive-compulsive disorder. Based on the original Glaserbeam song of the same name, the video incorporates gentle humor, innovative sight-gags, educational elements, and a positive message. Mental Health. (5 mins.)
Directed by Ken Glaser

Changing Minds
A female escapes to a world she controls while challenged by reality. Sci Fi. (3 mins.)
Directed by Iris Saunders

B-Ball Star
Jim Johnson experiences the biggest crisis of his life when sinister forces threaten to keep him from his life’s purpose – basketball. (7 mins.)\
Directed by Roberto Steele

The urban legend of the Old Knitty – a spirit who haunts the live streams of a popular video app – pays a terrifying visit to a teenage girl named Katie, and grants her wish to be an only child. But Katie gets more than she bargained for when she receives a knitted gift from old Knitty herself, and she soon learns this vengeful spirit has a much darker intent. Horror (13 mins.)
Directed by Gary Malick, Andy Kumpon

Faux Glow
Everyone is born with a glow. Some are even lucky enough to keep it into adulthood. When a young 20-something discovers that she is losing her glow, she creates a friend out of old clothes and papier-mâché in order to get it back. Comedy. (11 mins.)
Directed by Mitch Marsico

Black n’ Blue
A Marine comes home from Afghanistan struggling with PTSD to find a cop has profiled and killed one of his younger friends. When the two finally meet a conversation goes awry with dark consequences. Mental Health (13 mins.)
Directed by Julius B. Kelly

People make choices as the world is about to end…but what if it doesn’t? Can they live with their choices? (15 mins.)
Directed by Greg Jolley

Twofer 3:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Roadside Assistance
As a couple encounters car troubles while traveling down the interstate, painful secrets are unearthed. Horror, Thriller (20 mins.)
Directed by Ali Matlock

The Clown
Barnaby Hatchett, a corporate working stiff whose life is a mess, is harassed everyday as he goes in and out of work by a dark clown who lives in the parking lot, and that only he can see. Horror. (87 mins.)
Directed by Bruce Gorman

Pair of Docs 5:33 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
The Girl Next Door
Ocean County makes up less than 7% of New Jersey’s population. However, it is home to the second most drug overdose deaths in the state. This short documentary explores the issues facing our community from the unique perspective of a neighbor who recently lost her childhood friend to a heroin overdose. Mental Health (22 mins.)
Directed by Mark Clauburg

Light in the Darkness
A hidden epidemic affects ten percent of the American population daily and for those it grasps, hope can seem like a distant dream. This feature length documentary is dedicated to illuminating an understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mental Health. (84 mins.)
Directed by Daniel Gartzke

Die Hard 2 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic thriller starring Bruce Willis as John McClane visiting his wife, Holly Gennero McClane, played by Bonnie Bedelia, our Lifesaver Award winner. Bedelia hosts this special screening.

**note: 20th Century Fox has embargoed the screening of Die Hard so that it won’t interfere with the 30th anniversary release of the film in New York in mid-November. As a result, we will screen Die Hard 2 instead.Admission will be free to the screening. Tickets already purchased will be refunded.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Arts Garage

Arts Garage

Twofer I 11:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Ready to move on from her chaotic past, Laney Bennet is in search of new love. She will soon discover, however, that her past is not finished with her. Horror. (11 mins.)
Directed by Tracey Medberry

Vendetta Games
A group of DEA agents go undercover as security for a city casino where they uncover ties between Colombian drug dealers and an underground narcotics operation by casino security. (92 mins.)
Directed by Andre Joseph

Twofer II 1:22 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Cog and Gear
An aging hit man comes to terms with his life choices on the anniversary of his initiation. (21 mins.)
Directed by Andrew Froening

Nothing To Do
Kenny, an aimless DJ at an oldies station is informed that his father is at the end of his life. Kenny and his father discuss hospice. But Kenny’s younger sister wants to send her father back to the hospital to “get better.” (82 mins.)
Directed by Mike Kravinsky

Twofer Docs I 3:12 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
When the Witches Came to Town
In the spring of 1986, Little Compton, RI and Cohasset, MA fought to be ‘Eastwick’, the fictional town in the Warner Bros. film ‘The Witches Of Eastwick.’ In the end, WB chose Cohasset and its inhabitants became star struck as Hollywood took over their charming town during the summer of 1986. (52 mins.)
Directed by David Fresina

Instituting Protest
A documentary about a road trip around our country’s past looking at collegiate use of the 1st and 14th amendments to see how it has been compromised and to see the current state of free speech and where it is going. (67 mins.)
Directed by Joshua Eisenberg

Twofer Docs II + Two 5:23 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Jeremy, in love with his best friend’s wife, Suzanna, struggles unable to fulfill his desire. (12 mins.)
Directed by Joseph McGovern

The Gift
A mother’s fear of losing her child entangled between life and death. A presence from a different dimension will open a way to reunite with him. (10 mins.)
Directed by Giovanni Lodigiani

Vicarious Resilience
The documentary follows three Hudson Valley residents over the course of a 10-week TMI Project storytelling workshop presented at The Mental Health Association in Ulster County. Along the way, they face mental illness, childhood neglect and addiction head-on.  Mental Health (35 mins.)
Directed by Eva Tenuto

Cop Shot: The Aftermath
A documentary about three New Jersey police officers shot in the line of duty talk emotionally about their near brushes with death and the aftermath of their shootings–how they tactically survived and physically and emotionally recovered from their critical injuries and trauma. Sgt. Hogan had a ‘Plan to Survive’; Det. Murray is ‘Blessed to be Alive’; and Officer Sole was ‘Betrayed by Blue.’  (39 mins.)
Directed by Donna Roman Hernandez

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Location: Dante Hall

Dante Hall

Potpourri of Shorts 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
I Got a Callback
An actor is put to the test in an audition that goes left. Comedy (15 mins.)
Directed by Christopher Fox

A Thousand Words
Christine, forced to live in a new and unwelcome reality, hopes a special set of Polaroid’s will provide her with a tangible keepsake. As she looks back on the little moments captured in the photos, she doesn’t quite find what she’s looking for but instead finds just what she needs. (14 mins.)
Directed by Mara Bush

A young female boxer follows the career of her father. But is it too late to rekindle a relationship with him after years of imprisonment? (16 mins.)
Directed by Maurice Paramore

Dovere for Camden
Joe Papryzcki and Pepe Piperno felt a responsibility to deliver the respect that their beloved, Camden, New Jersey deserved. Once a thriving city, Camden fell on hard times in the 1960s and 1970s. Drugs, crime, and corrupt politicians brought the city to its knees. Joe, Pepe and a small group of folks came together to breathe life into Camden. Documentary. (27 mins.)
Directed by Douglas Clayton

End of Life Care
9 doctors, 3 nurses, 3 terminally ill patients, and a priest have an honest discussion regarding the end of life care, resuscitation, life support, brain death, and much more.  (39 mins.)
Directed by Jack Skyyler, Alex Zinzopoulos  

Twofer 1:35 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Trapped in Amber
A troubled barber obsessed with his mysterious young captive at home meets a curious girl who risks revealing his secret, and may change all their lives forever. (29 mins.)
Directed by Daniel Brown

Killer Unicorn
After a tragic event last year at Brooklyn’s Annual Enema Party, a group of queer friends is stalked by a unicorn masked killer out for revenge, taking down one drag queen down at a time. Horror, LGBTQ  (76 mins.)
Directed by Drew Bolton

Threefer 3:35 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Voice of Reason
A man becomes desperate in his financial turmoil. Searching for answers any and everywhere possible, he finds solace in the voice of an angel. (13 mins.)
Directed by Antoine Allen

A man wants to enjoy one final perfect day before his memories fade away forever. (11 mins.)
Directed by Chris Niespodzianski

What Death Leaves Behind
After a kidney transplant, Jake Warren experiences a constant plague of nightmares he believes to be visions of his donor’s violent murder, sending him on a path of vengeance and truth. Mystery (87 mins.)
Directed by Scott A. Hamilton

Films of Sebastian Foxworth 5:43 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Land of Misfits/The Avenging Angel
Three friends, a mysterious man, a mysterious shooting and a soon to be mysterious way of life.  Welcome to the Land Of Misfits. Tied in with The Avenging Angel. (22 mins.)
Directed by Sebastian Foxworth

The Family Blend! – Pop’s Big Payback Part II
Pop’s decides it’s time for some payback to the kids for always using and taking his stuff without permission Animation (9 mins.)
Directed by Sebastian Foxworth

The Great American Depression: I’m Aware
Ten people… ten stories.  All about their daily battles with depression and mental illness. Mental Health (82 mins.)
Directed by Sebastian Foxworth

Awards Ceremony 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Location: Arts Garage

Arts Garage

Beyond The Borders 11:30 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.
The Talisman: From the Book of Ramses
After stealing the highly coveted Talisman from the usurper emperor, Ramses and his band of rebels must escape the island of the capital city. Though the path is dangerous, and the journey is long, our heroes trudge on through the bandit riddle forest. Fantasy, Student (12 mins.)
Directed by Nolan Guerriero

A massive government development project shows promise for the economy of Grand Cayman but stands in the way of the protection of the island’s endangered marine life and the fight for a sustainable future. Documentary, Student (38 mins.)
Directed by Peter Chamalin

Attention Please
Labeling the problem, not the child. Mental Health. (32 mins.)
Directed by Andrea Thornton

On the waves of the North Atlantic, close to 900 passionate people full of expectations sail to the Faroe Islands, their desolate landscapes and their uncertain sky, to meet a rare and spectacular event: a total eclipse of the Sun. Documentary (28 mins.)
Directed by Richard Lavoie

Over the course of one fateful night in East London, thirty-something Candice learns that first impressions are not always everything. (10 mins.)
Directed by George Watson

Going Solo I 1:37 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Fortune Defies Death
Ten years after the death of a wealthy patriarch George Woods and the mysterious disappearance of his adopted daughter Mona, family members turn on each other when the reading of his will turns into a murder investigation. Mystery (115 mins.)
Directed by Jennifer Hulum

Central Jersey in the House 3:37 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
The Danish Boy
A gay romantic comedy. (27 mins.)
Directed by Eric J. Carlson

Death (And Disco Fries)
After finding out he is dead, Charlie has a chance to make good on a past regret. (11 mins.)
Directed by Dennis Cahlo

Larry Rosen in the House Too

Along the Drive
While on a cross-country road trip, West picks up a hitchhiker, named East. The two develop a romantic relationship, but East might have ulterior motives. (7 mins.)
Directed by Larry Rosen

Girlfriends Past
Kevin doesn’t have a care in the world. Until his ex girlfriends conspire together to kidnap him and teach him a lesson for the wrongs he has done to them. (8 mins.)
Directed by Larry Rosen

Man From Mars
An astronaut, the first man to walk on Mars, is suffering from PTSD from something he saw that he wasn’t supposed to. (6 mins.)
Directed by Larry Rosen

Home Early Dustin comes home early to surprise his wife, Holly. However, he is in for the surprise. Then there is hell to pay. (3 mins.)
Directed by Larry Rosen

Going Solo II 4:47 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Captain Black
Captain Black is a timely study into the delicacies of intimate relations with strangers, especially when the lines are blurred as to exactly who is whom. ‘Be careful who you wish to be…’ Thriller (86 mins.)
Directed by Jeffrey Johnson