The Best in New Media, honoring stories worth telling
WELCOME NASA-JPL SPACECRAFT ENGINEER NAGIN COX
She works on Robotic Missions for NASA-JPL (Rover on Mars is one)
She will be announcing the STEAM Best of category winner on Awards night.
WELCOME NVIDIA & TERADEK TO THE ALREADY FABULOUS TECH PANEL ON THURSDAY
June 6 VIP Wine & Cheese Soiree Meet The Filmmakers (5-7pm)
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International Art Exhibit – Jane Yacovone – Blues and R & B Legends
Where else can you see BB King, Robert Stroger, Richie Havens, Ruth Brown & Booker T “performing” in one place? During the entire festival, you can enjoy the International Art Exhibit of this pristine Blues & R & B Legends collection of photographs by artist and world traveler, Jane Yacovone
THE UNCLE EARL Live Music Performance Opening Night
Award Winning American Radio Artist, Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL will be performing R U Ready from his International Debut compilation, Its Time. You may remember him from his work as a performer/director/
Special Presentation (during awards ceremony) Love Song to the Earth
Running time: 4:15
Special Presentation (during awards ceremony) – Love Song To The Earth video featuring Paul McCartney, Sean Paul, Colbie Callait, Natasha Bedingfield, Q’orianka Kilcher and others. Directed by Trey Fanjoy, Produced by Jerry Cope. All proceeds from the Love Song project benefit Friends Of The Earth and the United Nations Foundation. Premiered with Ban Ki-mmon in Paris at UNFCCC COP21.
June 6 Screening 1: 3D, Drone, Pilots, Shorts 1, Web Series 1, Q & A (7-9pm) AEON a 3D Student film
Director: Derek O’Dell
Running time: 4:00
Aeon, a long, indefinite, period — is an abstract immersive audio-visual experience. A study on the behavior of energy over a period of time. Created using experimental 2D/3D animation techniques.
Director: Ina Conradi, Mark Chavez
Running time: 7:03
Chrysalis is a tale of personal struggles and endurance. The film is based on an old legend about the butterfly‘s struggles to evolve.
Running into air
Director: Sebastian Wöber
Running time: 3:00
Who didn’t have dreams about flying as a kid? On film it’s possible. This is me running into the air and filming cinematic landscapes on my flight over Switzerland.
We Are Them
Director: Alisdair Livingstone & Michael Laver
Running time: 2:13
A poetic homage to the city of London from the air.
Director: Bia Jurema
Running time: 1:52
When straight laced Kate decides to rent her spare bedroom out for some extra cash, the Craigslist add is answered by Courtni, a true disaster.
Director: Ho Kwok Man, Berry
Country: Hong Kong
Running time: 4:45
An interactive game show. Participants will travel only with directions from TV producers and TV viewers. To earn money, participants have to finish challenges to earn virtual points.
Director: Elena Brodach
Running time: 6:28
Another night, another naked body in her bed. She feels no love, just passion. A sharp lancet in her hands and a hidden box with her secrets. Only she knows how it all will end and who will be her next victim.
Director: Arsha Aghdasi
Running time: 3:54
Shot in one day without any edits and with Iranian professional athletes as an homage to Jamshid Hashempour.
Director: Tom Connolly
Running time: 7:30
Two nihilistic colleagues hatch a plan in a cafe, paying no attention to the stranger at their table. Their good natured victim is left with a simple choice to make, upon which his future rests.
Director: Rohan Wadham
Running time: 4:30
This film explores the historical themes of migration and its relevance to today. Using a unique combination of animated techniques and live action to build a powerful portrait of a family on a journey to be reunited.
Director: Lucas Ribeiro
Running time: 7:41
It’s a thriller short film based on the urban legend of Shadow People. It makes us question if supernatural creatures are real or if our minds are just that powerful.
You are nothing Ep 3
Director: Mike Stivala, Mark Travis
Running time: 6:50
A web series disguised as a self-help video tutorial – or perhaps, a parody of one – that uses the crumbing life of Mitch Repter as a teaching tool for a bizarre philosophy of life.
Product Ep 1
Director: Simon Bouisson & Ludovic Zuili
Running time: 4:00
Product invites you to travel around the world and discover the behind the scenes of the incredible transformation of: paper, plastic bottles, candy, hair extensions and many other objects.
Sidetracked Ep 1
Running time: 10:23
Follows the tribulations of a group of thirty somethings, whose lives are not going to plan.
Break the Musical Ep 2
Director: Mary Bonney
Running time: 5:08
Kate, an optimistic music journalist, receives a promotion and lands the interview of a lifetime with her rock star idol. When Kate’s gossip-hungry editor puts a spin on her article, Kate’s integrity is put on the line and she is faced with a dilemma that will either make or break her!
Supa Supa Ep 1
Director: Steven Briand & Julien Jourdain de Muizon
Running time: 2:38
Geeky Gamers and thier distractions.
Q & A
Question and Answer period with filmmakers
June 6 Screening 2: Trailers, New Media, STEAM, Docs, Animation, Student, Digital Comic, SRC, Q & A (9:30-11:30pm) The Huinca
Director: Marcelo Tarud
Running time: 1:59
Culture and ancestral traditions through the eyes of a Chilean. The huinca.
Director: Irfan Merchant
Running time: 1:31
TV show for Gaming fans and opportunity for the game companies to connect with their Fans.
Director: David Cinnella
Running time: 1:35
TEK is an original dystopian Scifi Western about a lone gunslinger who’s out to seek revenge on the man who kidnapped and killed his family, while trying to survive on the abandoned wasteland
Director: Robert McGinley
Running time: 2:31
a cyberpunk musical/thriller about a hard rocking singer who is coerced into becoming an electronically enhanced new-music diva by her high tech billionaire patron.
The Beauty of Peace
Director: Yiwen Liu
Running time: :30
Samten, a Tibetan artist living in NYC, through designing a Buddha Temple in Tibet, maintains a close and unique relationship with his home country.
Dream Big: Engineering Our World
Director: Greg MacGillivray
Country: Space and USA
Running time: 2:00
Dream Big: Engineering Our World is narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, and is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering.
My Millennial Life
Director: Maureen Judge
Running time: 2:20
An interactive documentary follows millenials, living a reality that sees nearly half of their age group either unemployed or underemployed. Combining verité filming, interviews, video diary, text and statistics, the i-DOoc puts a human face on the quandary of finding a place in 21st century society.
Come Walk with Us
Director: Scott Herder
Country: Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, USA
Running time: 2:57
A stunning hyper-lapse film that bends time and physics taking the viewer on a once in a lifetime journey through seven countries in under three minutes.
On being a scientist
Director: Gosja Klivtonne
Country: The Netherlands
Running time: 5:28
A professor’s legacy is threatened by accusations while his student has to choose between ambition and integrity. An intricate drama develops as they find out what it really means to be a scientist.
Socialising the Genome
Director: Julian Borra
Running time: 2:05
How easy is it to strike up a conversation about genomics (“geno-what?!”), does the average person on the street know enough about the issues to even care? What sort of framings – narratives, metaphors, mantras and memes – can we use to socialise an otherwise dense topic that even the specialists find difficult to navigate?
Director: Cath Le Couteur
Country: Chile, USA and space
Running time: 11:00
Exploring the mysteries and contradictions of space junk: a sometimes beautiful, but potentially destructive museum of space exploration hurtling above our heads.
Shoot For The Moon
Director: Lauren Hoekstra
Running time: 3:38
A young girl chases her dreams, close to her heart and far away.
Getting to launch
Director: Audrey Cavenecia
Running time: 8:02
Getting to Launch is about what it takes to get from idea to launch in the alluring technology startup world, as a woman.
Director: Josephine Lie
Country: Indonesia, Australia, UK
Running time: 2:07
An interactive documentary exploring the lives of Indonesian miners who trek the slopes of the Ijen Crater in search of sulphur. Granting viewers an exclusive look to the their world, Miner’s Walk follows the miners into the crater as they describe the reality of their work, the impact of technology, and how tourism is affecting their future.
5 countries and 7,270 miles: a Cuban family’s odyssey to reach the United States
Director: Ana María Rodríguez
Country: Cuba, USA
Running time: 8:02
The four members of Correoso Monte Rey family are among more than 80,000 Cubans that have arrived in the U.S. during the last year. Fearing Donald Trump would eliminate the Cuban Adjustment Act -that gives Cubans extraordinary and unique migratory benefits- thousands were leaving the island.
Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed
Director: Jeremy Snead
Running time: 3:00
Unlocked is a groundbreaking 8 part documentary series that provides firsthand stories by industry icons, celebrities, consumers, and field experts on the culture, technology, history, and future of the video game industry.
Bosatsu – Year of the Dragon
Director: Siddharth Ahluwalia
Running time: 6:13
Based on a dream and has been made with the hope of finding the Unknown.
Director: Michael Wiehart
Running time: 1:23
An adventurous and spirituous, takes us to a place far away, where precariousness lures in the dark depths of the sea. This is a story about imaginative play and letting ones mind wander.
Foot Stretcher the trailer
Director: Inbar Hagai
Running time: 5:00
Documents a young artist’s determination to become a ballerina while simultaneously creating a film.
The Moon is Essentially Gray
Director: Hannah Roman
Running time: 4:34
The film explores the role escapism plays in the lives of children who suffer some form of neglect or abandonment by their caregivers, and is ultimately about the struggle to gain (or regain) personal power, joy, and freedom.
Director: Tracey Aivaz
Running time: 5:55
A 1950’s actress is the movie star and epitome of fame and success in her era. However, she has faced a tragedy early on in her life which has kept her going and motivated her to fight for her dream.
Written by: Brian Ellis & Mark Van Handel
A sci-fi-noir-saga about the sole survivor of the infamous 1947 Roswell, NM UFO crash.
The Nothing Spirit
Written by: Grace Fiorre
Her new disease caused her to lose alot of weight and for that reason the kids started to pick on her in school. She started being homeschooled, which gave her the opportunity to follower her dream and become an author.
Director: Josh Liveright
Running time: 1:00
What if we could solve our issues through tolerance, acceptance, compassion, kindness and love? WHAT IF is a series of short films made by three concerned dads who combined efforts to offer an antidote to violence and hate.
SGCH – Morgan’s Story
Director: Stefan Wernik
Running time: 2:05
This film features the true story of Morgan, who with the help of SGCH rose above a troubled upbringing.
Director: Attapol Worrawuttaweekul
Running time: 1:14
22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant. They died because of their voice wasn’t loud enough to ask for help.
Director: Mario Garza
Running time: 2:30
The world behind yourselfie.
Ode to Lesvos
Director: Talal Derki
Running time: 11:30
Ode to Lesvos is the inspiring story about a small group of fishermen and old ladies from the town of Skala Sikamineas on Lesvos, who received hundreds of thousands of refugees with open arms during summer of 2016. As a result of their selfless efforts the villagers were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
Q & A
Question and Answer period with filmmakers
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