Our sixth great season wraps with a selection of award winners from this summer’s Scruffy City Film and Music Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. Oh, and one local gem, too. We’d love it if you could join us!
P.S. We have a pair of tickets to give away courtesy of imagineNATIVE to their LOVE STORIES shorts program on Saturday October 21st at 5:45pm. One raffle ticket free with admission. Others are just $1 each!
Thursday October 12th at 7:00pm
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)
LAST CALL LENNY – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)
Dir: Julien Lasseur
USA – 2016
Lenny Upton combines euthanasia with his used furniture business to provide suicide assistance to melancholy customers with a death wish. Armed with a briefcase full of weapons and an eye for antiques, he custom designs a personalized death experience for his one-time clients. All sales are final in this short film that takes a darkly comic evaluation of the value of life and used furniture.
- Best Narrative Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
Dir: Isaiah Stratton
USA – 2016
With the help of an intuitive therapist and the love of a woman that he does not remember, a damaged musician fights through the loss of his memory.
- Audience Award, Short Film – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
THE OTHER SIDE
Dir: Griselda San Martin
Spain – 2016
The Other Side is the story of deported musician Jose Marquez and his daughter Susanna who have been separated for almost 15 years but meet every month on either side of the US-Mexico border wall.
- Best Documentary Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
Dir: Isaac Kerlow
Singapore – 2016
Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.
- Best Animated Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
A LOVE STORY – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)
Dir: Anushka Naanayakara
UK – 2016
A powerful tale about love faced with darkness.
- Best Student Film – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
- BAFTA Award – Short Animation
Dir: Lizzie Zhang
USA – 2016
The pirate Derek and his monkey sidekick, after years of sailing the high seas, finally find a treasure chest, a magic box that makes wishes come true.
- Best Director – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
Dir: Dejan Mrkic
Australia – 2016
A sensuous portrait of a young musician who begins to tackle the fragility of her own identity when her hearing starts to fade into a seemingly muted existence. NOTE: Contains nudity and sexual content.
- Best Actress, Best Sound Design – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH
Dir: Karen Pearlman
Australia – 2016
Inspired by the woman who edited Man with a Movie Camera (1929), Woman with an Editing Bench reveals the personal impact of Stalin’s censorship of cinema on a woman navigating politics, bureaucracy and the impetuous outbursts of collaborators to create something beautiful despite the odds.
- Best Editor – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
URBAN AUDIO SPECTRUM
Dir: Marina Schnider
Germany – 2016
An audio visualization through manipulation and animation of video recordings in the city of Berlin.
- Best Music Video – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
POLLYANNA – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)
Dir: Roman Gubin
Canada – 2017
A young girl’s internal struggle is expressed through a contemporary dance.
It’s time to celebrate six seasons! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) just $10, and door tickets are only $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂