Short Film Block 1 with Filmmaker Q&A
Friday's screening of Short Film Block 1 will begin immediately after the Opening Night Gala.
Q&A with visiting filmmakers after the films.
To See You
Set in 1973 in New York City, To See You follows a male photographer as he trails a beautiful prostitute throughout the city, noting her every move. When he builds the courage to finally approach her, he is met with a strange truth that forces him to face himself.
Echoes in the Ice
Four men explore an abandoned research facility. Within the station unsettling signs of disorder are revealed, and in the lowest level of the facility, a chilling discovery is made.
“Phototaxis” draws parallels between Mothman, a prophetic and demonized creature in West Virginia lore, and Narcotics Anonymous, the main treatment program in West Virginia’s addiction epidemic. Rooted in nonfiction, this film contemplates synchronicity and the role of belief systems in perception; the tendency to assign supernatural meaning to tragedy and the unknowable; anonymous and apocryphal oral histories; and the moth to the flame. To visualize these narratives, natural materials and pastel-on-paper palimpsest animation are woven together using a multiplane and analog overhead projection.