Four Eyes

Four Eyes

YES! Filmmaker(s) Attending for Q & A


Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library



Four Eyes

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Anika Jess
Narrative Short
U.S.A. | 6 min | 2018


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.



Four Eyes - Anika JessAnika Jess
Director

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Film Information


Directors: Anika Jess
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 6 min.
Rated: G

Credits


Writer: Anika Jess
Producers: Jack Hicks III
Cinematography: Martin Taube
Film Editing: Ryan Harpole

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Dempsey the Diabetic Superhero

Dempsey the Diabetic Superhero

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library



Dempsey the Diabetic Superhero

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Kendall Goldberg
Documentary Short
U.S.A. | 13 min | 2017


Meet Dempsey Foxson — a spunky, 10-year-old competitive gymnast who refuses to let her Type 1 Diabetes affect her dreams.


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Kendall Goldberg, Director | Gloria Talks FunnyKendall Goldberg
Director

Originally from Chicago, 23-year-old Kendall Goldberg is an LA-based writer, director, and producer. Kendall is fresh off the release of her debut feature WHEN JEFF TRIED TO SAVE THE WORLD, starring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Jim O’Heir (Parks & Recreation). It was awarded the International Film Critics’ (FIPRESCI) Prize for Best Directorial Debut at the 2018 Heartland Film Festival and the Indie Vision Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2018 Twin Cities Film Festival. The film is currently on all VOD platforms via Gunpowder & Sky. Kendall graduated with a B.F.A. in Film Production from Chapman University. While there she was selected as a Marion Knott Scholar and was mentored by Producer Richard Gladstein (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight). She was honored with both the Women of Chapman Endowed Filmmaker Grant and the Zonta Award for her thesis film GLORIA TALKS FUNNY, starring Candi Milo (Dexter’s Laboratory, Astroboy). GLORIA went on to screen at over 50 festivals and won several awards, including a $60,000 Panavision New Filmmaker Grant. Her doc short DEMPSEY THE DIABETIC SUPERHERO was a Student Academy Awards Semifinalist. Kendall recently signed with Chicago-based commercial / music video production company StrangeLoop, and directed a series of six videos for Walgreens and Second City Works. She also directed a music video for Chicago hip-hop artist Appleby, “Lady Sunshine.” She was selected as a mentee for the 2018 Women In Film Mentoring

Film Information


Director:  Kendall Goldberg
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 13 min.
Rated: PG

Credits


Producer: Kendall Goldberg, Caroline Roffe
Writer: Caroline Roffe , Rocky Pajarito, Greyson Horst
Editor: Kendall Goldberg, Caroline Roffe
Key Cast: Dempsey Foxson

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I Want to Live in the Zoo

I Want to Live in the Zoo

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library



I Want to Live in the Zoo

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Evgenia Golubeva
Narrative Short
Russian Federation | 6 min | 2017


Sasha struggles at home. Her parents expect her to tidy up her room, eat porridge and do homework. Sasha decides that life in the zoo sounds much more interesting! She heads off to try and find her place among a bunch of penguins or maybe giraffes?


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I Want to Live in the Zoo - Evgenia GolubevaEvgenia Golubeva
Director

Evgenia studied directing and writing for animation in the University of Cinema and TV in St. Petersburg (Russia). Then she studied writing for children in the french animation school “La Poudriere” in Valence (France) and in the Groucho Club in London. She worked in the children media industry for 7 years as a writer, director, content creator, illustrator and character designer. Her animated short films won awards around the globe and have been screened in many festivals. Three of her preschool TV series projects are optioned by production companies in Ireland, UK and Russia. Her game project “Jelly Jumble” is available on the iTunes. Recently she’s got an award for the best game at Ocean Game Jam in Berlin. She works across different media using digital and hand drawn art. She loves folklore, different cultures and experimenting with the media.

Film Information


Directors: Evgenia Golubeva
Country: Russian Federation
Year: 2017
Language: English, Russian
Runtime: 6 min.
Rated: G

Credits


Writer: Evgenia Golubeva
Producers: Michael Aldashin, Anastasia Lunkova, Boris Mashkovzev
Key Cast: Alisa Tashkinova, Lyla McLeod, Dmitrij Tashkinov, Myles McLeod, Evgenia Golubeva
Music and Sound: Tom Angell
Head of Animation: Natalia Gabis
Background Artist: Ekaterina Plaksina

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Margo Hoo Couldn’t Sleep!

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library



Margo Hoo Couldn’t Sleep!

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Raúl Gonzo
Narrative Short
U.S.A. | 20 min | 2018


A children’s tale about a young girl named Margo Hoo set in a uniquely colorful world. Margo has the inability to sleep. As a result she sneaks around at night and into the neighboring houses causing mischief.


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Margo Hoo Couldn't Sleep! - Raúl GonzoRaúl Gonzo
Director

Raul Gonzo is known is a music video director and conceptual fashion photographer from California, USA. His work is typically known for its bright colors, non modern art direction and quirky concepts.

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MARGO HOO COULDN’T SLEEP


Film Information


Directors: Raúl Gonzo
Country: U.S.A
Year: 2018
Language: English, French, Japanese, Spanish
Runtime: 20 min.
Rated: PG

Credits


Writer: Raúl Gonzo
Producers: Shaofu Zhang Ali Helnwein
Makeup Department: Raul Gonzo
Key Hair Stylist: Jodie Collins
Key Makeup Artist: Mandie Fenrich
Animation Department: Matt Alavi

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One Small Step

One Small Step

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library

Also Screens with:

The Hello Girls

Fri Mar 1, 2019 – 5:00 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 5:00 pm | Bagels & More



One Small Step

Directed by Bobby Pontillas & Andrew Chesworth
Narrative Short
U.S.A. | 8 min | 2018


What does it take to achieve your dreams? An ambitious young girl endeavors to realize her aspiration of becoming an astronaut with the support of her humble father.


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One Small Step - Bobby Pontillas, Andrew ChesworthBobby Pontillas & Andrew Chesworth
Director

Bobby Pontillas went to see Disney’s animated film Tarzan in 1999 and was blown away by the groundbreaking visuals. Since then, Bobby has been determined to make an impact in the animation industry, and is committed to share his unlimited energy and infectiously positive perspective to every project. Bobby brings a wealth of artistic experience, having worked on a slew of productions at Blue Sky and Disney, he inspires the crew to expand their artistic horizons on a daily basis. Bobby hopes to steward an era of change to the visual styles of modern cinema.

Andrew Chesworth grew up passionate about drawing, reading, music, and movies. Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit made a definitive impression on Andrew for its quintessential movie magic. Chesworth’s love for both the liberal arts and the visual arts defined his decision to pursue a career in animation. His diverse experiences directing short films and commercials in CG, 2D, and stopmotion, as well as many years animating for Disney, define his broad artistic taste. Chesworth believes that stories worth telling can inspire people of any culture or background.

Film Information


Directors: Bobby Pontillas & Andrew Chesworth
Country: U.S.A
Year: 2018
Language: English, Chinese
Runtime: 8 min.
Rated: PG

Credits


Writers: Andrew Chesworth and Shaofu Zhang
Producers: Shaofu Zhang

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What Lives Under the Bed

What Lives Under the Bed

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Beloit Public Library



What Lives Under the Bed

Directed by Joey Daniel
U.S.A. | 20 min | 2017


A timid young boy goes on the adventure of a lifetime after catching the monster that lives in his closet.



What Lives Under the Bed -Joey DanielJoey Daniel
Director

Joey Daniel is a creative filmmaker who has won awards in both the narrative and commercial world.

His latest kid adventure short STIN STIN won the audience choice at the UFF Festival and won Best Short Film at the IOAM Festival.

He has written and directed commercials for companies like AT&T, Swanson, Lego, Hotwheels and Oral-B.

He recently graduated (Class of 2017) with an MFA from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California.

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Film Information


Director: Joey Daniel
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2017
Language:  English
Runtime:  20 min
Rated:  PG

Credits


Writers: Spencer Marentette
Producer: Laurence Zanelli
Cinematographer: Ante Cheng, Sebastian Schrils
Editor: Jonathan Petermann
Music: Jonathan Keith
Art  Direction: Octavio Llano
Production Design: Dominique Sheth

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