Elizabeth Arceneaux is an award winning student film maker in the Cinematic Arts Department at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.
Strahinja has just finished acting school and he works as a clown in a kid’s playhouse. Bambiland is a big amusement park in his home town which was open when he was a child. Now, it is an abandoned, creepy place and as such it represents a metaphor for Strahinja’s generation in Serbia.
Director -Brendan Hickey, Owen Russell, Ransom Miller
Brendan Hickey is a student of the Ballard High School Digital Film Program who'll be attending Sarah Lawrence College in New York starting Fall of this year. His work has been featured in 80+ global film festivals including winning Student Emmy awards for best cinematography, editing and writing, being nominated for student Emmy awards in audio and music video categories, being featured in the Seattle International Film Festival, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, The Austin Film Festival, the LA Cinefest, the San Luis Obispo film festival, the All American High School Film Festival, winning best comedy at the Scout Film Festival, and winning best documentary at the the Philadelphia youth film fest
Owen Russell and Ransom Miller are students of the Ballard Digital Film Festival. Ransom has been featured in The Northwest Regional Emmys and the Northwest Highschool Film Festival.
A young investigator experiences strange phenomena in a recently abandoned house.
The director was 15 years old at the time of film completion.
Between the pulsating city and the standstill of the people, a young man is looking for his place in society.
"Pressure" is showing his journey from the drug ridden nightlife to the unfair music scene. Everywhere his search is taking him he ́s facing restrictions, compulsions and pressure. His journey ends when he starts questioning everything he fought for while hitting rock bottom.
Julian Pixel Schmiederer (AT), born 02.02.02, is a director and sound engineer and first appeared artistically in 2010 as part of the Ars Eleronica Festival with the project “Pixel Guitars”. In the cellar of the Linz tobacco factory, a surreal carpet of sound was
created with 10 guitars made to sound by motors. The further artistic development remained being in the musical area, as rapper, DJ and hiphop producer he released two
mixtapes, one Ep and one album so he could gain a lot of experience in the creation of sound scapes. This experience was also used in the 2015 project “Gangway Horns”, in which he created apocalyptic sounds with foghorns in the courtyard of the Postcity in Linz. One year later Julian moved to Graz to follow his childhood dream of filmmaking at the Ortweinschule Graz for Film and MultimediaArt. His experience with sound also helped him here, so he was able to work on the film “Taste of Love” as a Foley Artist in his first year at school. Further projects followed in which he worked as a sound engineer, also the internationally presented audio play “schuldICH?” in which he also took over the direction and production management. After beeing part of the crew of several movies it was time for him to make his own. He made his first steps as a director with the movies “Kruzifix” and “Pressure” where he also wrote the scripts.
"Grandpa and Grandma are Moving to a Senior Housing (Maybe)"
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Celebrating their 60th Anniversary and now in their 80s, Hana and Nahum are facing a common dilemma: should they stay at their current home of nearly 50 years or downsize and move to a senior housing? Their journey is depicted through the camera of their granddaughter, providing an insight to the complexity of long-term marriage and the need to directly face the multifaceted nature of aging.
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סבא וסבתא עוברים לדיור מוגן (אולי)
Comedy, Documentary, Aging, Family
10 minutes 57 seconds
June 10, 2017
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Director - Ella Goldenberg
Ella Goldenberg is a 19 year old Israeli and a graduate of the cinema department of the Thelma Yellin High school of the Arts.
Her studies exposed her to different aspects of film-making. She got the chance to experiment with a variety of film professions, such as producing, writing, editing and cinematography.
She edited the film "The Coolest Hanukkah I Ever Had", that won the first prize in the 2019 Jerusalem film festival high school film competition.
"Castle" follows a young girl, Raegan, struggling with Asperger’s Syndrome when she is taken in by her school chess club led by popular Kennedy. An unlikely friendship between the two girls and the game reveals an sanguine alliance between Raegan's unique mind and the game of chess and forces Kennedy to adapt, and thrive, in developing society beyond the basic social dynamics of school and develop a new human connection.
When a devastating meltdown puts their relationship to a heightened test, the bitter truth of reality sets in.
The theme of human connection is imagined through a castle rooted in a heroic fairytale from Raegan's past and evolves an inspiring journey from a childhood dream.
This Is How It Ends
Alejandra Rodriguez Feo
As the world comes to an end, a mother and father do whatever it takes to save their daughter.