Festival Schedule 2015

Films are shown on Friday from 7pm – 8:30pm, Saturday from 12pm – 7:30pm and on Sunday from 12pm – 7:45pm.
Bands will be playing on Friday from 8:45pm – 10:15pm and on Saturday from 7:30pm – 10:15pm.

Schedule Updated Mar 3rd

6:00pm - 7:00pmDoors Open
7:00pm - 7:11pmHidden in Plain Sight
Directed by: Joseph Jurecki
Hidden in Plain Sight is a short documentary about discovering the world that's right in front of you. It follows Luke Frazier as he reflects on the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, the journey that led him there, and his discovery of its beauty, history and wonder.
7:11pm - 7:16pmQ & A with Joseph Jurecki
7:16pm - 7:20pm"Nova Scotia" by El Ten Eleven
Directed by: Jon Mancinetti
Music Video
7:20pm - 7:23pm"Tony" by LOUDPVCK x Gladiator
Directed by: Jon Mancinetti
Music Video
7:23pm - 7:27pmNew Neighbor
Directed by: Jon Mancinetti
A newlywed couple struggles to deal with their annoying new neighbor.
7:27pm - 7:32pmQ & A with Jon Mancinetti
7:32pm - 7:42pmThe Nihilists
Directed by: Johannes Persson
A woman runs through the forest. A rifle shot echoes and barely misses her head. A neatly dressed man consults a map when a young woman shows up. What at first glance looks like two people connected by forbidden love turns out to be wrong. They share another secret.
7:42pm - 7:52pmThe Routine
Directed by: Tara Price
Technology fails a woman isolated in her home.
7:52pm - 8:08pmSupernova
Directed by: Maria Alvarez
Chaos breaks out due to the arrival of a new girl in a small suburban town.
8:08pm - 8:13pmQ & A with Maria Alvarez
8:13pm - 8:18pmReTurn
Directed by: Jason Jeon
Has anyone returned?
8:18pm - 8:23pmQ & A with Jason Jeon
8:23pm - 8:27pmBlush
Directed by: Corey Kloos and Emily Stamm
When Simon catches the eye of the prettiest girl at the bar, he must find the courage to approach her. Once he starts down that path, nothing will stop him, even if love is unexpected and scary.
8:27pm - 8:32pmQ & A with Corey Kloos and Emily Stamm
8:32pm - 8:45pmBreak
8:45pmMusic by Christopher Black
9:15pm - 9:30pmBreak
9:30pmMusic by Forest City
11:00am - 12:00pmDoors Open
12:00pm - 12:05pmCreative Fusion: Anna Paula Jones & The Cleveland Public Theatre
Directed by: Joseph Jurecki and Travis Pollert
This film follows Brazillian artist Ana Paula Jones as she returns to Cleveland Public Theatre and co-create's a play with director/playwright Raymond Bobgan.  This film was created in partnership with Cleveland Public Theatre.  Ana Paula was in residence with Cleveland Public Theatre through the Cleveland Foundation's Creative Fusion Program.
12:05pm - 12:10pmQ & A with Q & A with Joseph Jurecki and Travis Pollert
12:10pm - 12:25pmZizi and Honeyboy
Directed by: Brett Donowho
Often interviewed on CNN, Oprah, and NBC, world renowned trend forecaster and best-selling author Gerald Celente is suddenly blackballed by the news media. The controversial Gerald experiences an absolute fall from grace that takes him to a dark, confusing and unfamiliar place. The only person he has around him is his Zizi, or 'Aunt' in Italian. Zizi is a humble, sage-like woman who embodies some of the best of what her fading generation had to offer. Over small talk and an impressive home cooked dinner, Gerald's mood turns darker. In addition to the demise of his career, his wife abandoned him. But Zizi's unhampered spirit carries Gerald, subtly teaching him the power of the human spirit and ultimately, teaching him about himself.
12:25pm - 12:30pmChicken Factory Farmer Speaks Out
Directed by: Chicken Factory Farmer Speaks Out
After 22 years as a contract chicken factory farmer for Perdue, Craig Watts reaches his breaking point and does something no one has done before. He invites farm animal welfare advocates from Compassion in World Farming to bring a film crew to his factory farm to tell his story. For the first time, thanks to this brave farmer breaking his silence, we see why this agricultural industry is so secretive, and question why the USDA verifies these chickens as 'humanely raised.'
12:30pm - 12:43pmThe Last Recollection
Directed by: Thomas Personeni
A dying man reflects on the two great and dynamically different loves of his life.
12:43pm - 12:48pmQ & A with Kristin Nell Birdwel
12:48pm - 1:03pmBig Silver Nights
Directed by: Ben Kadie
A pair of unlikely friends on one wild night. Walter is a 60-year old wanna-be drug dealer and PB is a 16-year-old literal-minded kid.
1:03pm - 1:17pmMicrowave
Directed by: Neil Champagne
MICROWAVE is a film about sibling rivalry. After the death of their grandmother, Will (23) and Evan (30) are forced to come back to their hometown to claim the house they were both raised in. The only problem is that Will wants keep it and Evan wants to sell it.
1:17pm - 1:20pmRoyal Migration
Directed by: Yun Chen
Royal Migration is a timeless fairy tale which is mean to be a parallel to the modern society. It has chosen caterpillars as the main characters because of their nature. The story unfolds in a mystical forest full of erotic and strange botanic. It is a 3D animated short which follows the journey of a bee through a caterpillar kingdom. The marching group of caterpillars consists the structure of a society, and they blindly follow the leader without critically thinking where they are heading to.The caterpillars embody human characteristic of a docile and complacent citizenship, who are imprisoned by their own lack of rationality and failed to see the larger picture.
1:20pm - 1:31pmMidnight Munchies
Directed by: Karen Linton
A comedy about two dudes in search of donuts who end up in a car chase with a screaming woman. Who knew getting donuts could be so dangerous?
1:31pm - 1:36pmQ & A with Karen Linton
1:36pm - 1:45pmCraigslist Connection
Directed by: Alex Lamb
What begins as an amusing way to pass time turns serious when a college girl receives a worthy response to her ad on Craigslist.
1:45pm - 2:09pmBragg N East
Directed by: Rob Underhill
Bragg N East is a gritty, faith-oriented police drama about hopeless lives in inner-city Raleigh, North Carolina-and of the hope-filled vision of a local cop, Robert, whose inspired outreach of love changes the lives of many in that community-especially that of the gang member and drug dealer, Dae'Quan
2:09pm - 2:14pmQ & A with Rob Underhill
2:14pm - 2:30pmJunk Girl
Directed by: Mohammad Zare
There once was a girl who was made up of junk. She looked really dirty, and she smelled like a skunk. She was always unhappy, or in one of her slumps-perhaps 'cause she spent so much time down in the dumps. The only bright moment was from a guy named Stan. He was from the neighborhood garbage man. He loved her a lot and made a marriage proposal, but she already thrown herself in the garbage disposal.
2:30pmMusic by Laine and James Seliga
3:15pm - 3:26pmLand of Enchantment
Directed by: Randy Vampotic
When a happy-go-lucky rancher picks up a hitchhiker on a lonely desert road, it doesn't take long for him to realize that his friendly passenger is a stranger to the Southwest. It takes a little longer to figure out how strange he really is.
3:26pm - 3:31pmQ & A with Randy Vampotic and Mike Sorrentino
3:31pm - 3:38pmFixed
Directed by: Burleigh Smith
Jemimah is five years old and desperate for her dog, Tilly, to have puppies.  When she learns her parents plan to have Tilly desexed, Jemimah embarks on a quest to get Tilly pregnant.
3:38pm - 3:52pmBenevolent Stranger
Directed by: Stephon J. Davis
"Benevolent Stranger" is a short film about a young man struggling to find his way and deal with his grief and anger. He is upset about the sudden death of his father and is having a hard time coping.
3:52pm - 3:57pmQ & A with Stephon J Davis
3:57pm - 4:13pmHomeless in Chicago
Directed by: Brian Urbanek
Through firsthand accounts, we explore the back stories of homeless people living in downtown Chicago.
4:13pm - 4:20pmNotes from Another Room
Directed by: Cory Pratt
A crumbling, decades old schoolhouse...a stately, expansive auditorium...these are just a few of the places that piano technician Bruce Dalzell's job takes him.
4:20pm - 4:30pmPresentation by Indigo Imp Brewery
4:30pm - 4:38pmThe Coin
Directed by: Fabien Martorell
Christopher Lloyd stars as a homeless old man who intervenes to save the soul of a young boy.
4:38pm - 4:41pmRoller Coaster
Directed by: Marissa Fonte
Life is a roller coaster.
4:41pm - 4:48pmBackstage at the "O"
Directed by: Olga Wilhelmine Munding
What's backstage?
4:48pm - 4:53pmQ & A with Olga Wilhelmine Munding
4:53pm - 5:02pmRavage
Directed by: Nick Meunier
When Ollie and his son TJ are trapped during a zombie apocalypse, Ollie must decide whether or not he's capable of killing those who are infected despite their humanistic characteristics. But when it comes down to the end, Ollie must look past his moral code to decide whether or not he's capable of such an act.
5:02pm - 5:16pmBig Bag
Directed by: Ricardo Martin Coloma
World and most of times society dictates where and how much time you have to be for every second of your life.We work, sleep, buy things to feed an enormous machine that rules all of this questions. But is all of this necessary? Are we really working to live or just living to work? Do we really need to depend on a superior machine?
5:16pm - 5:22pmNick's Courage
Directed by: Joseph Jurecki
This short documentary follows Courage Award winner Nick Lenyo and his family's struggle with his Cancer while Nick fights to get back to playing sports with an amputated leg. This film was created in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.
5:22pm - 5:27pmQ & A with Joseph Jurecki
5:27pm - 5:51pmThe Cameraman
Directed by: Rob Underhill
 In The Cameraman, a wannabee movie-maker's documentary turns into a real life horror story.
5:51pm - 5:56pmQ & A with Rob Underhill
5:56pm - 6:05pmLittle Star
Directed by: Sean McFerran and Jessica Vumbaca
Love, loss and the stars. Abby has one wish...for her dad to find true love and be happy again.
6:05pm - 6:14pmThe Hardest Word
Directed by: Alexander Engel
What's the hardest word?
6:14pm - 6:25pmDispose of Us
Directed by: Florian Kelm
A man about to commit a crime drifts into paranoia and faces the haunting of his own intents.
6:25pm - 6:29pmProtagonist vs. Antagonist
Directed by: Brian Anderson
A Parody of Basic Story Structure
6:29pm - 6:35pmBridge
Directed by: Michael Berge
Two strangers meet on a bridge while as both contemplate suicide.
6:35pm - 6:45pmHypothermia
Directed by: Jon Dewar
Fragments of a love story set to the backdrop of winter, 'Hypothermia' follows Harper and Verity as they reflect on their relationship while trying to find each other in a snowy forest.
6:45pm - 6:50pmQ & A with Jon Dewar
6:50pm - 7:10pmCurse and the Symphony
Directed by: David Schulte
The Curse and the Symphony is a short documentary about former punk musician Nathan Felix's eight-year effort to break into the elite world of classical music, in spite of having no formal musical training, and attempt to get his symphony performed by a full orchestra for the first time.
7:10pm - 7:30pmBreak
7:30pmMusic by Dolfish
8:15pmMusic by The Nate Jones Band
9:00pmMusic by The Womack Family Band
12:00pm - 10:15pmSunday schedule to be posted 3/4/15