BLOCK A - PREMIERE
SUNY Cortland - Old Main, Brown Auditorium
Friday, April 20th at 6:30pm
Free & Open to the Public
Directed by Boris Seewald
Runtime - 9:47
Approaching the microphone in a small room, a young woman prepares to make the speech of her life. Desperate to find her voice in the wake of an ended relationship, she resorts to sharing any piece of advice she can muster. Her reflection on their differences strikes up an imaginary conversation.
Directed by Brian Pennington
Runtime - 24:20
Tom Harper is the last man alive. Surviving alone in an emergency broadcast radio station, he broadcasts a rock and roll fueled radio show each and every day in hopes that someone out there might hear him.
Directed by Chris Barrett
Runtime - 8:04
A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected group of outcasts.
Directed by Elise Sievert Bhushan
Runtime - 4:04
A dancer compromises for the sake of ambition while her mentor pushes boundaries of power.
Directed by Kit Vinsick
Runtime - 7:53
A home built in 1857 comes back to life during a renovation and seeks to add another owner that will never give up on it. The old house a lone contractor is renovating may have good bones, but there's something mysterious hiding behind the walls.
IN A HEARTBEAT
Directed by Beth David & Esteban Bravo
Runtime - 4:05
A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams
Directed by Cameo Wood
Runtime - 12:00
Against all odds, Sophia Baker just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios -- who’d have thought a fan edit of one of their hit films could land her a shot at a job? But when she meets arch, mysterious executive Anne Palladon, she soon learns all is not as she expects behind the curtain. Every instinct Sophia has ever had about art in filmmaking is about to be challenged.
STILL I RISE
Directed by Gabriel Diamond, Patrick Nelson Barnes & Phil Collis
Runtime - 3:46
A visual and musical interpretation of American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou’s electrifying poem "Still I Rise." Juxtaposing Angelou's timeless words with imagery of struggle and change from the past to the present, "Still I Rise" prompts us to ask ourselves: What side of the divide do you stand on? Where will you forge common ground?
THE DINNER SCENE
Directed by Nicholas Thurkettle
Runtime - 9:57
In a cafe somewhere, a solitary screenwriter battles frustration and self-doubt to craft the most dramatically juicy scene between a couple at dinner that she can; and we watch the characters she creates stop, re-start, and revise their way towards a thrilling dialogue.
THE KING'S JUDGEMENT
Directed by David Todd McCarty
Runtime - 12:19
Vincent tells the story of 'The Lady, Or The Tiger' to Jerry, a young man who has betrayed him.
THE SECRET NOBODY KNOWS
Directed by Nick Ronan
Runtime - 8:03
Inspired by a poem by e.e. cummings, The Secret Nobody Knows is a War Romance set in 1952 during the Korean War. The story is about a couples last few hours together before he departs overseas. When Kate gives Tom a message hidden within a poem, we glimpse a moment in their uncertain future.
Directed by Alex Mendez Giner
Runtime - 8:40
A writer in the middle of her creative process, receives a series of anonymous packages with morbidly disturbing content. This mysterious intrusion into her life ignites a war between her anxiety and the work she is struggling to create.