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The 2019 Annapolis Film Festival

2019 Film Listing and Panel Discussions

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Shorts Program #1:
For the Money


The Bride Price
Director: Chuckwunonso Dureke

Gaze
Director: Farnoosh Samadi

Heads or Tails
Director: Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas

Libre
Director: Anna Barsan

Period. End of Sentence.
Director: Rayka Zehtabchi

Saul’s 108th Story
Director: Joshua Carlton

Wonderland
Director: Tiffanie Hsu


Shorts Program #2:
For the Show


Beneath the Ink
Director: Cy Dodson

Big Elvis
Director: Paul Stone

Career Day
Director: Ashley Deckman

Death Metal Grandma
Director: Leah Galant

Offstage
Director: Andrei Hutuleac

Squirrel
Director: Alex Kavutskiy

Lucy in the Sky
Director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

Shorts Program #3:
Get Ready


Dunya’s Day
Director: Raed Alsemari

How to Swim
Director: Noa Gusakov

Lockdown
Directors: Logan George, Celina Held

Santuario
Directors: Christine Delp, Pilar Timpane

The View from Up Here
Director: Marco Calvani

40 Minutes Over Maui
Directors: Michael Feld, Josh Covitt

Shorts Program #4:
Let’s Go


Bini
Director: Erblin Nuchi

Caroline
Directors: Logan George, Celina Held

Fauve
Director: Jérémy Comte

The Last Storm
Director: Liam Saint-Pierre

Sundowners
Director: Lisa Steen

Weekends
Director: Trevor Jimenez

3 Days
Director: Julie Sharbutt
Student Shorts

The Boswell Incident
Director: Wes Palmer
BU

The Fringes
Director: Lily Harty
USC

Good Luck Kid
Director: Julian Cividanes
Filmsters Academy

Now You Know
Director: Molly Gillis
NYU

Sin Cielo
Director: Jianna Suzanne Maarten
AFI

Spring Flower
Director: Gisele Tong
USC
Local Shorts

33 DC’s Game
Director: David Ross, Lloyd Foster

Aleppo
Director: Anthony Grippa

The Blues Crab
Director: Ari Rubenstein

Four Corners
Director: Matthew Myslinski

Moving Violation
Director: Laura Waters Hinson

Odyssey
Director: Serge Delpierre
Truth in storytelling is the theme of this years shorts challenge. Watch as 5 filmmakers pitch their projects to compete to win a package worth 20k to make their film.

Industry Panels

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WHAT’S UP, DOC?
Friday, 3/22 | 10:30 AM–11:30 AM The documentary today represents an abundance of storytelling and cinema styles, forcing the filmmaker to navigate between observational, hybrid, and personal approaches, or unfolding drama in high tension journalistic truth seeking. Where does your concept fall and how do you maximize your storytelling?
SOCIAL MEDIA: A FILMMAKER’S NEW BEST FRIEND
Friday, 3/22 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM In today’s environment your film is nowhere without social media, marketing and strategy. Learn about selling yourself as storyteller, building your audience and selling your brand through social media. Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook are just the beginning of getting to the business of the business.
WRITING FOR THE SCREEN(S)
Friday, 3/22 | 1:30PM-2:30pm What you need to know about writing for all-size screens. Is writing with a partner more challenging or easier to manage? Is creating original material more saleable or is adapting from other sources the way to go? What is the difference between writing for an indie film or for something more commercial?
THE ESSENTIALS: CHOOSING YOUR PRODUCTION TEAM
Friday 3/22 | 3:00PM-4:00PM Without talented key players such as cinematographers/DP’s, editors and casting directors, it is impossible for a filmmaker to realize their vision. The power of collaboration with these key partners should not be underestimated. They are the wingmen and wingwomen of the director. Meet some of the essential team members who bring the dream to life.
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DIRECTORS & PRODUCERS: IN THE RING
Saturday 3/23 | 12:30PM-1:30PM Directors and Producers must work together, find common ground, and lead their teams on to success. How do creative differences, financial dilemmas, communication skills and artistic vision find a way to be managed? Hear directors and producers from this year’s films share their stories from the trenches of filmmaking.
VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM
Sunday 3/24 | 12:30PM-1:30PM People are finally paying attention to women in cinema. What does this mean for the industry and for storytelling in a visual medium? Do women tell their stories differently than men? How will the landscape of filmmaking change going forward? Hear from key players in the field and join in the discussion.