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September 20 - 23

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World Premiere of FIRST REFUSAL
by the Women in Film Fellow Courtney Sanello

We are excited to screen the premiere of a film by our 2022 Women in Film Fellow Courtney Sanello of Atlantic Beach, NY, who has been working all year on her first film.
 

This Shawna Foundation program is one of our first and is near and dear to our hearts. Since 2015, we have awarded 13 Fellowship awards.

Come see FIRST REFUSAL on 
September 23rd, 5:00PM at the Hilton.

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Opening Night at starlite
September 20th 6:00PM

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The Opening Night Block of Shorts!
 

The Harrow by Jimmy Martin 

Out: A Short Film by Seth Chitwood 

Get In by Nicholas Jon Beaubien & Mike Brown 

S.P.I.C. by Heidi Miami Marshall 

Witness by Aida Tebianian 

Worth It by Kristina Thomas 

The Garden by Troy Minkowsky

 

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September 21
Hilton Garden Inn

The Wheel of Heaven by Joe Badon

 

2:00PM
A woman caught up in predatory relationships is thrown into a multi-layered world of choices after she discovers a mystical book in a thrift store.

 

Screening with the short Neurosis by Lelyn Mac.

 

Shorts screen first.

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Fang by Richard Burgin
 

4:30PM
After living with the stress of his mother Gina's (Lynn Lowry) chronic illness, and getting bitten by a rat in his house, Billy Cochran (Dylan LaRay) a young autistic man starts slowly turning into a rat.

Screening with the short They Don't Leave by Caz McGovern

 

Shorts screen first.
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Shorts Program #2
 

7:00PM

Step Right Up by Kris Salvi 

H.P. Lovecraft's Celephaïs by Michael Neel 

Gnashing in Gehenna by Christopher McKinney

Three A.M. by Karin Trachtenberg

 

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Late Night Screening!
Disorienting Dick by Richard Griffin


9:30PM

Richard "Dick" Whiteman is a seemingly "normal" young man with a perfectly normal girlfriend. But Dick's life is about to be turned upside down when he is kidnapped by the evil Hippocampus Clinic, who intend to use radical psychotherapy to turn him into the ultimate right-wing political candidate.

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September 21 
Studio 50 at WICN

From Good Homes: Charlie Loves Our Band by Victor Guadagno

2:00PM

A story of the band From Good Homes - the best band you’ve never heard of. In their song “Charlie Hogan”, From Good Homes describe that some nights, “he’s the only person in the stands”. Through decades of performing, in small bars in northern NJ, to some of the biggest venues, supporting some of the biggest artists, the music of From Good Homes persists. This film uncovers the musical and social influences of the late-1980’s and 90's that fueled this band’s long journey, and continues to inspire new “Charlie Hogans” along the way! A celebration of a musical catalog that the world needs to hear!

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Wallie's Gals by Mary C. Ferrara
 

4:30PM

It's 1989 and "Wallie's Big Deals" isn't doing too well due to competition, so the employees, affectionately called “Wallie’s Gals,” use their unique personalities to get more business. Fast forward 30 years, Maxine, the store’s manager, needs them back.

 

Screening with the shorts - 

Ocean's Child by Marilyn Swick & Laura Koons 

The Antique by Hannah Perry Shepherd

 

Shorts Screen First

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Drawing in the Sky by Shoko Ito 

7:00PM

Four hundred years ago the most powerful Samurai Japan has seen, ruled over most of the country. His name was Oda-Nobunaga. Although he loved his sister, Oichi-No-Kata very much, he forced her to marry an enemy Samurai from the Asai family. Thus Oichi-No-Kata had to lead an unhappy life. 


Shown with the shorts 
Trauma Bond by Jaina Cipriano 

Don’t Neg Meg by Ann Marie Allison 

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September 22 
Hilton Garden Inn

Healing Waters Film

by Derek E Johnson & Ali Scattergood

2:30PM

Linda Troeller is an art documentarian who is known for creating sensual images inside sublime water environments that were inspired by her childhood exposure to the healing powers of water. In this biographical film, we discover the intimate relationships between water, the female gaze, and a resident artist from the Hotel Chelsea. Healing Waters explores Linda's work with key figures in the art industry who examine her as a valued contributor to the first generation feminists movement.

Screening with Turning The Page

by Weiying Olivia Huang.

Shorts Screen First
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Unpacking by Alexandra Clayton
& Michal Sinnott


5:00PM

Six women, sold on the promise of radical transformation, travel to Bali into the hands of an influencer guru and get slapped with reality: change is messy AF.
 

Screening with the short
Ortolan by Tracy Mathewson
Shorts Screen First
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Shorts Program #3

7:30PM
White Gaze by ETA 
Four Killers and a Liar by Adam Griswold 
 
Carolina Shag by Adam Newman 
 
Dispatch by Aeryn Lee 
Mr. Winslow’s Bell by Jimmy Martin 

 

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September 22 
Studio 50 at WICN

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ONLYHUMAN by Yana Klimova-Yusupova

12:00PM

Sasha (a 30 year old orphan) and his girlfriend Laura are preparing to move from Russia to Spain. But there is a hidden problem: Sasha merely pretends to be a happy person. When he ultimately finds his mother, who gave him away as a newborn over 30 years ago, he comes to realize that he cannot carry on pretending as if everything was ok. He literally tries to go back in time in order to forgive the person who supposed be his mother.

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Women Captains by Phil Comeau

2:30PM

Women Captains

Marilyn fishes lobster with her father and dreams of becoming a captain herself. She meets other determined women captains who encourage her. But, when her husband suddenly dies in an accident, she becomes a single mother and questions her dream.

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In The Weeds by Clayton Allis & Doug E. Doug

5:00PM

Shaunte, a free-spirited girl from Harlem, has fallen for K, a handsome transplant from London, whose mental scars have been awoken by the pandemic. The remedy, Shaunte believes, is outside, everywhere, from medicinal weeds sprouting out of sidewalks in the Bronx, to magic mushrooms in Queens. K is falling in love too, but afraid to leave his apartment. Meanwhile, Larry, Shaunte’s chronically suspicious father, has been running all over NYC looking for her. Larry’s floral business has gone under, and he’s desperate to make amends, but why will no one tell him where she is?
 

Screening with the shorts 
Wuss by Nadine Wilson 
Reckless Spirit by Vee Hua

Shorts Screen First.
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Short Documentary Block

 

7:30PM
Are We There YET by Marisa L.R. Prince 
Not Another Ballot Story by Emily R Packer 
Fair by Amira Rose Stone & Elle Rose Rinaldi 
Ivy Grace by Allie Delury & Mariah Harkey 
Intersecting Voices by Hart Ginsburg 
Traces of Rocco by Marina Resta 

 

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September 23 
Hilton Garden Inn

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Horror Shorts Block

 

12:00PM

From the Void with Love by Richard Chandler 
#BOSSBABE by Kassy Gascho 

The Other by Negah Sohrabi 
Pray by Amber Chilton 

Good Looking Out by Seth Chatfield 
Devil on Derby Street by Luke St. Germaine 
Don’t Fret The Devil by Law Ferreira 
 
Killing with Kindness by Patrick Rahall 
Routine by Russ Emanuel 
Feeder by Andrzej Danis 
Always Wear Comfortable Shoes by Angie Hansen
 

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Shorts Program #4

 

2:30PM

Mrs. Holloway by Connor Morley 

Late Night Radio Show by Chris Denmead 

Time, Space, Motion & Kissing by Michael A. LoCicero 

Subtle Signs by Darcy Lally 


Dibs on Mars by Julia Tutko-Balena 


After the Beep by Ryan Nunes 

Waking Up by Matt Gorman 


Clean Up Duty by Christopher Di Nunzio 

Earth Day by Samantha Rose Valletta & Shawn Gauvin 

Making Room by Jessica Alexandra Green 

One Room by Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid

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Closing Night Shorts

 

5:00PM

WOMEN IN FILM FELLOWSHIP SHORT 
First Refusal by Courtney Sanello 
An Occurrence by Dien Vo 
Follower by Scott W. Perry 

Venus by Esmeralda Seay-Reynolds 
Cup of Tea by Diana Porter 
My Over There by Bob Celli 
My Little Caregiver by Sam Solomon & Goldmond Fong 

Rumble Riot by Joey Min 

The Perfect Day by John Lynch
 
The Surrogate by Erica Stockwell-Alpert 

Don’t Be a Coward by Lana Marks 

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September 23 
Studio 50 at WICN

Student Shorts Block

LIMITED SEATING


12:00PM
The Sleepover by Clara Porter 
Playtime of the Dead by Grace Rowntree & Joanna Rowntree 

Her Ghost by Jade Kerry 
The Stich by Yashira Ponce 
Conceived from Dreams by Annika Patricia Murdock 

Indecision by Callie Carpinteri 
Swing 46 by Jay Kay 
Motel by Carolin Harvey 
The Long Dark Spring Break by Shana Figueroa 
Blossoming by Lauren Musgrove 
Dungeon Cave by Tobin Cleary 

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Experimental, Animation & Music Shorts Block

LIMITED SEATING


2:30PM
Sombras by Hart Ginsburg 
Yar (friend) by Fran Menchon 
Homecoming by Nicole Rinaldi 
Waiting on the 829 by Allison Chaves 
From Tears to Stars by Dhananjaya Kumar 
Motherlode by Grace Perry 

Lobster Spouse by Michael Elliott Dennis 

The Panic Attack by Miguel Lopez de Leon 
Capra by Adam Tocci 

Latte by Hart Ginsburg 

The Voice Said Joan by Christopher Rohrbeck 
Dawn of Death by Armin Rajaei 
Ghost Leave by Miguel Lopez de Leon 

I, The Camera by Jimmy Jackson 
Scollay Square Station by Niles Larson 
Free Like Seagulls by Jerry Landi

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Screenplay Competition Finalists

Short Screenplays

Beauty Heist by Leeya Rose Jackson
The Best of Times by Robert John Lanciani
Enter the Room by Harry Waldman
Fetal Position by Tabatha Jeaux Dummitt
Generation Service by Kiwana Rose
The Gods Method by Catarina De Cèzanne
How to Learn to Swim by Sarah Hanssen
Jaw by Miriam Olken
We Went Searching for a Monster

(And Found Ourselves) by Andrew Buckner

Feature Length Screenplays

The Black Pearl by Sue Karypidis
Fade In, Fade Out by Rob Levinson
Garden of Delight by Paul Grammatico
Girl Aloud by Mary C. Ferrara
Helma by Ali Faravrdeh & Sadegh Khoshhal
The Pickleball Killer by Jim Carroll

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