Red Light

Red Light

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Mon Feb 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Red Light

Directed by Toma Waszarow

Narrative Short
Bulgaria | 21 min | 2016


A bus stops at the only village’s intersection, where the traffic light is stuck on red. The bus driver refuses to move forward, which provokes a conflict. A story about the funny side of apathy, selfishness, and loneliness in a world where following the rules is a misunderstanding.



Red Light - Toma WaszarowToma Waszarow
Director, Writer

TOMA WASZAROW (Sofia, BULGARIA, 1977) is a director, producer and editor. He studied Film and TV Directing at SW University, Bulgaria. Participated at Berlinale Talent Campus, Sarajevo Talent Campus, TOSMI, How to Say It. His director’s debut -the multi-awarded short film “The Kiss”- was seen by more than 13 millions of viewers in YouTube. His short film “Red Light” was mentioned in Cineuropa as one of the top 5 short films of 2016. In 2015 and 2016 he was awarded by the Bulgarian Film Academy as the best film editor.

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Director: Toma Waszarow
Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2016
Language:  Bulgarian with English Subtitles
Runtime:  21 min
Rated: PG 13

Credits


Writers: Toma Waszarow, Viktor Dessov
Producer: Revo Films Ltd, Anna Stoeva, Toma Waszarow
Director of Photography: Martin Balkansy

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Rosario - Marlen Rios Farjat, Director

Rosario

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Mon Feb 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Rosario

Directed by Marlén Ríos-Farjat

Narrative Short
Mexico | 10 min | 2016


Rosario sees her days go by as caregiver for her ill husband. Silently, she bears the burden of a marriage that has dried up. No one in her family knows how she feels; everyone keeps up appearances. But a struggle has begun between her duty and her own desires.



Rosario - Marlén Ríos-Farjat, Director

Marlén Ríos-Farjat
Director

Marlén Ríos-Farjat was born in Mexico City, on March 2nd, 1984. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, which allowed her to fund her artistic endeavors before enrolling at Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica (CCC). Also, she has finished her Master in Film Editing at the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC) in Terrassa, Spain. She is currently based in Mexico City, where she works as a film director, editor and script supervisor. And as a senior student at CCC, she is pre-producing her thesis film.

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Director: Marlén Ríos-Farjat
Country: Mexico
Year: 2016
Language: Spanish, English Subtitles
Runtime:  10 min
Rated: PG 13

Credits


Producer: Mayra Chávez
Writer: Marlén Ríos-Farjat
Cinematographer/DP: Ignacio Miguel Ortiz
Music: Charly Daniels

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Cello - Angie Su, Director

Cello

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Mon Feb 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Cello

Directed by Angie Su

Short Narrative
USA | 20 min | 2017


Olivia knows there is something wrong with her grandpa. He has been slowing down and unable to play his cello. In fact, master cellist Ansel Evans has been diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). As his body shuts down, he makes the difficult decision to minimize the suffering for his closest loved ones by planning a farewell concert. But this decision won’t be an easy one to explain to Olivia.



Cello - Angie SuAngie Su
Director,  Writer

Angie’s passion for filming took root early on. Born and raised in China, she has been influenced and attracted by the traditional and contemporary elements in Chinese culture. Two years ago, she moved to Los Angeles, CA USA in order to seek out visual boldness and humanity in films on a broader international stage. She has directed a number of narrative shorts and commercials for some of China’s biggest brands and looks forward to telling
universal human stories.

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Director: Angie Su
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 20 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: Helen Nightengale, Alexander Craven
Writer: Angie Su
Cinematography/DP: Austin Serr
Music: Randy Kerber

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A Well Spent Afternoon

A Well Spent Afternoon

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Mon Feb 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
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A Well Spent Afternoon

Directed by Martin Turk

Narrative Short
Slovenia | 8 min | 2016


After failing yet another job interview, the father is spending an afternoon with his seven-year-old son. They happen to find a wallet full of money, and father teaches his son the right thing to do.



A Well Spent Afternoon - Martin TurkMartin Turk
Director,  Writer

He graduated film at Ljubljana film academy AGRFT. His films were shown at over eighty international festivals including the Cannes Quinzaine des realisateurs. In 2009 he was selected for the 18th session of the Cannes Cinefondation Residence. In 2012 he completed his first feature film Feed Me With Your Words.

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Director: Martin Turk
Country: Slovenia
Year: 2016
Language: Slovenian | English Subtitles
Runtime: 8 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: Ida Weiss
Writers: Martin Turk
Director Of Photography: Radislav Jovanov – Gonzo
Editor: Tomislav Pavlic

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Lawman - Directed by Matthew Gentile

Lawman

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Mon Feb 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Lawman

Directed by Matthew Gentile

Narrative Short
USA | 13 min | 2017


1875, Indian Territory.

Bass Reeves, is the first African-American to be deputized by the U.S. Marshal service. His wife, Nellie Jennie Reeves, tries to persuade Bass not to leave for his own safety, but Bass argues that it’s the best job he can get to keep a roof over his family’s head.

When Bass charges into the desert, he engages in a shootout with two outlaws, Maha and Glen Huddleston, also African-American. Bass kills Maha in the gunfight, and arrests Glen, ordering him to carry Maha’s body across the desert back to Fort Smith.

Over the course of their journey, Glen questions Bass’ choice of career and tries to psych Bass out in an unorthodox attempt at escape, a tactic that works as Bass begins to question his own mind in regards to the idea of justice and choosing to fight for a law and a country that may never fight for him.



Matthew Gentile, DirectorMatthew Gentile
Director

Matthew Gentile is a Los Angeles-based writer and director. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he earned a BA in English & Film Studies from Connecticut College and an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute.

His AFI thesis film, FRONTMAN, won the 2016 Student Emmy for Best Directing from the Television Academy Foundation, as well as the Dolby + Vizio Vision Award at AFI Fest. FRONTMAN went on to play over fifty film festivals around the world, winning a dozen prizes.

Off the strength of the film, Matthew was selected to direct a short film through the Kyoto Filmmakers Lab in Japan, which aired on NHK.

Currently, Matthew is working on his first feature, AMERICAN MURDERER.

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Director: Matthew Gentile
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 13 min
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Writer: Josh Aichenbaum
Cinematographer: Kalilah Robinson
Cast:
Lance Reddick, Tory Kittles, Erica Tazel

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Seven Minutes - Directed by Assaf Machnes

Seven Minutes

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Mon Feb 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Seven Minutes

Directed by Assaf Machnes

Narrative Short
Israel | 14 min | 2017


In order to go home for the weekend with the rest of the platoon, a fresh IDF soldier has to complete a one final task in 7 minutes.



Assaf Machnes, Director | Seven MinutesAssaf Machnes
Director

Writer-director based in Tel Aviv. 

I began my film quest in Minshar School Of Arts, Tel Aviv, while studying Mathematics in TA university. 

In 2013 I’ve completed my film studies in London, specialising in Cinematography.

After touring around the world with my graduation film, I’ve returned to Israel and received a development fund for the writing my 1st full-length feature project. Since my return, I’ve been busy developing projects both for the big and the small screen, and got selected for the 2015 Berlinale Talent program and the 2016 Locarno Film Academy. 

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Director: Assaf Machnes
Country: Israel
Year: 2017
Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
Runtime: 14 min
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Producers: Gal Greenspan
Writer: Assaf Machnes
Cast: Yuval Yonash
Cast:
Yechiel Asseraf
Cast: Micha Rozenkier

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