Wednesday, August 7, 2019

2019 AWARD WINNERS!


Here at Something Wicked Film Festival we have three different types of awards to represent different ideas of what an “award winning film” can be.  Our film festival represents the very best in student, amateur, semi-professional, and professional film-makers.  It is our idea that a film festival should represent the growing talents and achievements of film-makers from all disciplines especially the student and amateur as they are the ones with the least amount of representation at film festivals.  We also believe that the film festival is a place where these young film-makers can see their work represented in front of an audience and they can get feedback on their material.  Without the added benefit of feedback and networking (in any art form and not just film) we can’t grow and evolve as artists.

So, with our film festival we have our Main Awards which are chosen by our Festival Judge, Philip Wray, and his Jury Members (made up of over ten people in the industry) who decide on the winners.  Awards in this category include – Best Experimental Short Film, Best Horror Short Film, Best Direction of a Feature Film, Best Feature Film, Best Female Actor in a Short Film, etc. among many others.  These are presented to the film-makers on Sunday during the Awards Ceremony.

For our Festival Director Awards, my staff and I choose the winners of some of the more “fun” categories such as Goriest Film, Scariest Film, Scream Queen of the Year, and Bad Ass of the Year, among many others.  These are presented on Friday, August 2nd throughout the day and given mention during my Opening Night speech.  These are especially interesting because they acknowledge both shorts and features and allows some films to be signaled out for a specifically great technical achievement of some type.

Out last type of award is the Audience Choice Award which is revealed one week after the film festival after all ballots have been collected and tallied.  These winners are chosen by You, the Audience, so anyone can when these which makes them especially interesting for film-makers.

Below is our list of 2019 Main Award and Festival Award Winners (Audience Choice will be revealed later)!  We congratulate all film-makers for a job well done and we hope you all continue to grow as film-makers and that your films have a successful festival run and we look forward to seeing what you come up with next!





Special Thanks!


The 2019 Something Wicked Film Festival is over but there is still so much that still needs to be said.  We would first like to thank all our Sponsors for contributing to the success of our event because without them we would not have had an event.  I would also like to thank our staff and volunteers who helped make the experience for our visiting film-makers the best that it could be.

Zacky the Zombie
August 2-4 was a huge deal for everyone at SWFF as it marked our fourth continuous year in operation and a shift in a lot of things behind the scenes as we make preparations for next year’s fifth year anniversary.  We had a lot of the same things that film-makers had come accustomed to from previous years such as our panel discussions, screenings mixed with both features and shorts, our very our “festival posters” that were hung on walls and placed in frames throughout the venue, pictures with our mascot Zacky the Zombie, and film-maker Q&As after the screenings, among other things.  We did bring back our film-maker one-on-one interviews (which have subsequently become part of our “An Interview With…” web series) and we gave out gift bags to all the visiting film-makers. 

One of the things we want to do for film-makers and audience members is to bring them a weekend experience unlike what they might get at any other film festival.  Some of my staff are film-makers whose films have been screened in various film festivals and they’ve all been different types of experiences but the worst is an experience that leaves you with nothing as a film-maker in terms of the appreciation of the screening experience and/or extended education as a film-maker from networking opportunities to seminars and panel discussions.  The film festival experience can be pretty hollow if you get nothing out of it.

Krissy Notes
My staff and I want film-makers’ experience to be something that they remember so that they continue to submit their films to us and come to our event every year.  For those that are unfortunate to make it out, we want them to be able to see what an experience they are missing so that they decide to make it out the following year (whether they have a film screening or not).

Lynn Lowry
This year I want to give a special thanks to accomplish actors Lynn Lowry and Krissy Notes.  Both of these actors were part of our 2019 Georgia Spotlight program in which we screened a curated selection on material from their career followed by a Q&A with audience members.  This is a program we’ve done for all four years of our event highlighting the talents of Georgia based film-makers.  We think this sets us apart from other film festivals as we make it a mandate to support our local film artists.  We are especially thankful for Lynn for being our Opening Night Presentation on August 2nd which we’ve never done with one of our Georgia Spotlights so this was especially special for us.

Sonya Thompson
We’d also like to give a special thanks to our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Sonya Thompson who was on hand August 2nd to receive her award and present all weekend to meet and greet film-makers throughout the event.  She has worked with numerous Georgia film-makers her entire career but  may be best known to most audiences as one of the most iconic zombies used in the marketing campaign for AMC’s The Walking Dead since the very beginning (and continues to be used even today almost ten years later).  I’ve personally worked with her numerous times but the reason we chose her as our Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for this year is because of her reputation with Georgia film-makers who place her on the top of their lists for influential and dependable actors in the state.  I’ve yet to personally meet a film-maker who wouldn’t love to work with her or continue to work with her.

"That's What She RIFFED"
We’d also like to thank the hosts of the live improv comedy show “That’s What She RIFFED” which gave a live presentation on Saturday, August 3rd of the classic cult film Heavy Metal (1981), which none of the cast members had seen before that night; it made for a very “special” screening for audience members.  They also assisted with this year’s Awards Ceremony on Sunday, August 4th!  Check out this All-Female hosted live riffing show once a month (https://www.facebook.com/thatswhatsheriffed/) and we were honored for their assistance this year.

And last, we would like to thank all the film-makers that came out this year for the weekend event!  For without you to be on site to represent your films and watch all the other films being screened we wouldn’t have an event.  Year four may be at an end but our 5th Year Anniversary is just around the corner and we hope to continue bringing film-makers and audiences a great experience that they look forward to from year to year!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Special Events This Weekend!

The Weekend there will be plenty of stuff to do at Something Wicked Film Festival whether you are watching films, listening in on Panel Discussions, or networking with other film-makers.  We wanted to take the time to show you some of the amazing Special Events to look out for and to make sure you enjoy the weekend.  Make sure to purchase your tickets today - https://filmfreeway.com/somethingwickedfilmfestival/tickets









Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

COMPLETE LIST OF FEATURES!


COMPLETE LIST OF FEATURES!

We are proud to present our complete list of Feature Films for this year's event!  Make sure to come out and enjoy these amazing films August 2-4.  Make sure to pick up your tickets now - https://filmfreeway.com/somethingwickedfilmfestival/tickets

FEATURES:

TITLE:  CAMP DEATH III IN 3D
RUN TIME: 1:19:30
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @10:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
'Camp Death III in 2D!' is a crude, corny & Canadian comedy/horror 80's slasher parody of the 'Friday the 13th' series and is proudly presented in two flat dimensions!
This $35,000 CDN opus has been described as "the most horrible GOOD movie you'll ever see!"
Hogwash you say?
Just read some of the 100+ critic reviews below!
The film took over 4 years to complete and was partially financed by the director walking for 24 hours straight with a coconut chained to his waist. True story.
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TITLE:  CLOWN VERSES MONKEY
RUN TIME: 1:05:00
GENRE: ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @10:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
This is a movie about a society of clowns and monkeys and their day to day struggles and frustrations. It's like Robert Altman directed an episode of The Banana Splits.






TITLE:  CUENTOS DE LA BRUJA (WITCH TALES)
RUN TIME: 1:18:00
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @6:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Cuentos de la Bruja is the Spanish language version of the micro-budget horror anthology movie made in the country of Peru. Directed and written for the screen by Mike Lyddon, the film is based upon public domain 1950's pre-code horror comic books similar to Tales from the Crypt. 
The film stars Mayella Lloclla (Vidas paralelas, Dos besos: Troika) and Magally Rojas Aramburú (Mi amor, el Wachimán). 
This film is brand new, finished as of Nov. 6, 2018. 
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TITLE:  MIRRORS
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 1:30:05
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @1:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
When a WWIII defector and his dangerous clones plot global annihilation, an assassin and a pacifist rebel must team up to take them down in this surreal sci-fi thriller.
SPECIAL NOTES:

TITLE:  NEXT KILL, THE
RUN TIME: 1:20:30
GENRE: ANIMATION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS:
After the city’s deadliest serial killer breaks out of jail, the aging Texas Ranger that put him away comes out of retirement to stop the monster’s rampage, this time for good. Violence and hilarity ensue as the city is thrown into chaos with explosions, gun fights, car chases, and more!
SPECIAL NOTES:

TITLE:  ONE NIGHT OF FEAR
RUN TIME: 
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @2:00PM
SYNOPSIS:









TITLE:  OOPS, I MURDERED THE PERSON THE PERSON I LIKE LIKES
RUN TIME: 0:50:00
GENRE: ANIMATION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @2:45PM
SYNOPSIS:
When Horatio finds out his crush has a boyfriend in the army, he enlists-- so he can kill him. Based on "The Spanish Tragedy" by Thomas Kyd, this film is made entirely out of cardboard.
SPECIAL NOTES:

TITLE:  SLUMBER STILL: OUT OF LIGHT
RUN TIME: 0:51:37
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @4:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
When Mira starts to take care of an eccentric old woman, her world is turned upside down. While being menaced by a sinister entity, Mira must unravel the mystery of a family's dark history while fighting for her life and sanity. Slumber Still: Out of Light is the next frightening, Sleep Paralysis thriller in the Slumber series from Echo Light Productions.
SPECIAL NOTES:

TITLE:  SNOT THAT ATE PORT HARRY, THE
RUN TIME: 1:31:42
GENRE: ANIMATION
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @6:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Port Harry. 1958. A sleepy little fishing town with a population of 1,000. Home to good, wholesome hardworking Americans with good, wholesome kids. But when a freak natural phenomenon results in strange sightings, odd deaths, and unexplained disappearances, that sleepy little fishing town is woken up. Now, Dr. Dana Stanley, a scientist from the big city, partnered with local Sheriff, Jack Dohickey, is on the case with the military at the ready to scratch their trigger fingers. Their only lead? A teenaged girl named Bonnie Corman. A high school senior who so far is the only living person to make contact with, and survive an attack by the strangest and most destructive force the world has ever known. Together, with a little luck, or maybe a lot of luck, they'll have a chance to defeat The Snot That Ate Port Harry.
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COMPLETE LIST OF ALL THE SHORT FILMS SCREENING!




RUN TIME: 0:17:30
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @12:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
After a break-up Chelsea decides to start over in a new house. Longing for quiet and solitude, she soon realizes she will get neither here.
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TITLE:  ARTIFICIAL
STATUS: [GEORGIA FESTIVAL PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:06:19
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @12:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
An engineer creates the perfect companion but a single decision threatens to ruin everything she has built. This is the 3rd music video from award-winning composer David Rosen's 3rd album Head Like Fire. It is based off an idea David Rosen had while making the song and was produced by Outtatime Films and directed by Ben Yonker.
Special Thanks to Nine Irish Brothers
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TITLE:  BETA
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:19:24
GENRE: FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @8:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Captivated..., Alone... a young woman finds herself in a cold cellar room without any recollection how she got there. Two men alone with her. Both captors try everything to get information from her. Are these men her kidnappers or is there any other reason why she is held captive? (What does she know?)
BETA is an Action Shortfilm with a strong female protagonist created by Annika Kähler and Kai Erfurt. A no Budget Project supported by many german filmmakers.
SPECIAL NOTES:

 
TITLE:  BITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD
RUN TIME: 0:15:59
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @12P
SYNOPSIS:
At Salt’ n Sugar, a popcorn bar in the middle of nowhere, LILY a bored waitress, is going to turn her life around when two fishy strangers show up in the bar.
A mix of onirism, violence and dark humor, Bitch, Popcorn & Blood is simply the weapon that everyone has dreamt of being one day.
SPECIAL NOTES:

TITLE:  BLAKEMOORE
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:44:22
GENRE: FANTASY
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @2:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
A mysterious drifter with explainable abilities, befriends simone Summerton a Young nurse who witness' a supernatural event. together the two travel space and time facing off against strange and malevolent beings.
SPECIAL NOTES:

TITLE:  BLOSSOM
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:08:06
GENRE: EXPERIMENTAL/AVANT GARDE
SCREENING TIME: AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS:
"He said that he would dance with me if I brought him red roses,' 'but in all my garden there is no red rose.'
Bride at The Nightingale, Rose will be ready for any sacrifice to dance with Bluebeard ...
(Freely adapted from the tale: The Nightingale and The Rose by Oscar Wilde)
SPECIAL NOTES:

TITLE:  BOO
RUN TIME: 0:15:00
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @4:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth. Over the course of a rough night, Devi, 7 years sober, must make a difficult choice between WHO she loves and WHAT she loves.
SPECIAL NOTES:

 
TITLE:  BUNKER
STATUS: [WORLD PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:11:48
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @3:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
A soldier wakes up with amnesia in a sealed military bunker unsure of where he is or how he got there. A video and a mouse provide helpful clues, but it quickly becomes a race against time to escape before running out of oxygen.
SPECIAL NOTES:

TITLE:  CAPTAIN KINESIS
RUN TIME: 0:10:52
GENRE: FANTASY
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @4:30PM
SYNOPSIS:
Sebastián is a retired superhero who lives alone in a small flat. He leads a quiet life and it's ages since he last used his superpowers, but an unexpected visit puts his world at risk and he Will forced to defend it.





TITLE:  CATATONIA
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:15:47
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @3:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
CATATONIA is a Short Film about a psychologist (Dr. Parker) who attempts to help a patient using an unconventional approach.
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TITLE:  COMPLIANCE
RUN TIME: 0:09:57
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @3:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
In a severely overpopulated world, a father and son have ten minutes to decide who lives and who dies between them.
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TITLE:  CONDUIT, THE
RUN TIME: 0:26:41
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @4:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
When a man named Andrew goes to sleep, a portal opens between our dimension and another one that's deep, dark, and filled to the brim with monsters. Andrew becomes the Conduit for these creatures and will use everything in his power to stop them from crossing the void.
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TITLE:  CONVERSATION WITH A CIGARETTE
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:18:00
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @12:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
A cat and mouse game ensues when a man faces his greatest enemy: A Cigarette.
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TITLE:  DEAD BODIES BELOW THE FLOOR
RUN TIME: 0:38:15
GENRE: ANIMATION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @2:45PM
SYNOPSIS:
Charlie Shoemaker is a strange guy:
whenever he looks in the mirror, his face deformes.
No wonder, you see Charlie believes that at the age of nine, he was abducted by the Mindbending Cradle Snatchers of Planet Nibiru.
And Charlie hears voices that he considers to be the thoughts of his fellow men.
He warns everyone who doesn´t want to hear it about the gigantic insectoid extraterrestrials that he now sees sneaking around everywhere.
THEY are going to take over the world says Charlie … and while he says so,
he starts to arm himself.
Now Charlie is ready: he just doesn’t know what for … 
SPECIAL NOTES:
Website: http://fuckedupatalltimes.com/

TITLE:  DEAD FLOWERS
STATUS: [WORLD PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:27:27
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 - SCREENING ROOM #2
SYNOPSIS:
After attending a strange ceremony in the woods, a woman becomes possessed by a demonic force.


Starring Joshua Haire, Whitney Sullins, Betsy Mitchell, Dave R. Watkins with Rusty Smith and Patrick Lemon



TITLE:  DEAD WINTER
RUN TIME: 0:15:35
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @12:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
AUDREY, a young Hispanic woman living in what's left of the American south, spends every day of her life fighting for her family. Her sister, LEAH, is now only a remnant of what she used to be, and her grandmother, SOPHIA, wants nothing more than for her granddaughter to move on and try to have a better life.
But, Audrey can't and won't imagine any other life for herself. She is focused solely on caring for the only people she has left in the world, whether it's by hunting for food, hauling water, chopping wood -- or making difficult decisions.
In the end, Audrey is left with only one option to truly care for her family -- and she has to take it.
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TITLE:  DEEP DIVE
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:06:06
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @12:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
In the near future, everyone sees the city through their own set of augmented reality contact lenses. Through these digital screens, it is possible for them to curate their experience of the world, - just like an online network bubble that has become part of the physical world. Here a young Persian refugee arrives at the border of Los Angeles and is given a mandatory set of government-issued immigrant transition AR lenses. Shut out of other people’s reality she slowly descends into a new form of digital alienation.
SPECIAL NOTES:

TITLE:  DELIVERY, THE
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:07:12
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @1:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
Things take a turn when Tyler orders a pizza.







TITLE:  DODAH
RUN TIME: 0:06:20
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @4:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
After taking advantage of a drunk woman, a man finds himself being stalked by a mysterious creature that won't let him leave her house.






TITLE:  DR. FRIDAY
RUN TIME: 0:12:24
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @3:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
An exiled, junior reporter investigates the disappearance of a classmate after a supernatural venom is re-birthed within his town.
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TITLE:  ELI’S CURE 2075
RUN TIME: 0:26:36
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @12:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
It’s 2075 and the Anti-Aging Revolution is finally over, thanks to a deadly disease that has wiped out half the world’s population. Instead of survival of the fittest, only the wealthy can afford the expensive drugs and cyber parts necessary to prolong life and remain immune from the disease. When research scientists Eli and X are kidnapped and forced to work at a sinister pharmaceutical company, they find themselves in a race against time to formulate a cure or be killed. Realizing their captors, The White Coats, have no intention of saving the rest of the world, Eli and X must rely on their own intelligence, artificial intelligence, and a little help from their friends to see if their efforts will be enough to save mankind.

TITLE:  ESCAPE ROOM
RUN TIME: 0:17:14
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @1:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
"Escape Room" is an award winning film (best screenplay, best editing, nominated for best film, best music score and best acting) about a brilliant student who is bullied in high school and suffers from OCD reluctantly joins her popular friends at a horror-themed Escape Room game. When the group realizes that a revenge-seeking Game Master has set them up in a custom-made deadly trap, the five teenagers start turning on each other. They have to join forces in order to get out of the room alive. The theme involves love, trust, teen issues and the importance of friendship. It is our hope to inspire audiences to pursue the idea of standing up for one another when confronted with adversities caused by a valued one.
SPECIAL NOTES:

TITLE:  EXPEND
RUN TIME: 0:03:50
GENRE: ANIMATION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS: A stop-motion film about a man’s endless hunt for elusive energy sources in a decaying world.







TITLE:  EXTREMELY FLAWED DETECTIVE
RUN TIME: 0:02:49
GENRE: ANIMATION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS:
The year is 1993 and Big City's hardest working cop, Detective Hank Jenkins, is hot on the trail of a notorious street criminal. The situation takes a turn for the worse when the high-stakes arrest is interrupted by John Nader, a clumsy Traffic Officer.

TITLE:  FACE SWAP
RUN TIME: 0:05:01
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION      
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @3:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Featuring two internationally recognized A-list movie stars, FACE SWAP makes first-of-its-kind use of controversial machine-learning algorithms to deliver a cautionary tale about where our society is headed.
A guy convinces his wife to try out a new A.I. technology to spice up their sex life, but he ends up getting a bit more spice than he bargained for.
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TITLE:  FEMINIZE ME
RUN TIME: 0:04:15
GENRE: EXPERIMENTAL/AVANT GARDE
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS:
A vivid dream of trans-feminine sexuality bleeds into reality.
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TITLE:  FILTH
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:14:45
GENRE: ANIMATION
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @10:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Bloodied, bruised and left for dead a man will stop at nothing to exact gruesome revenge on those who wronged him. Aggressive, raw and unrelenting FILTH establishes a new high water mark from director Adam Ciolfi.
SPECIAL NOTES:
*Not Suitable for Young Audiences Due to Extreme Violence & Gore.

TITLE:  FINLEY
RUN TIME: 0:25:25
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @4:30PM
SYNOPSIS:
"Finley" is a cheerfully energetic horror short following the shenanigans of a wooden puppet as he tries to kill a group of college kids who have moved into his house.
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TITLE:  FIVE COURSE MEAL
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:06:00
GENRE: FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL (HORROR)
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @8:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Mark and Jenny agree to take part in a mysterious experiment for money. Things get exceptionally messy.
Based on the short story by Josh Saltzman:
https://www.wattpad.com/86624898-strange-yarns-five-course-meal
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TITLE:  GALACTIC LINEAGE
RUN TIME: 0:10:15
GENRE: FANTASY
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @2:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Galactic Lineage Short Film (2018) 
One man discovers his alien lineage and must mate with an extraterrestrial creature to unite a galactic kingdom and save the universe. 





TITLE:  GUESTIA
RUN TIME: 0:14:00
GENRE: STUDENT SHORT FILM
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @8:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
José Antonio lives an apparently dull and normal life if it weren't for the fact that he spends his nights walking along the forest in the company of the deceased people of the town. He is the mortal guide of the Holy Company of San Miguel de Sotomonte, and tonight, the night in which he'll try to put an end to his curse.

TITLE:  HAUNTING THE HAUNTED
RUN TIME: 0:06:05
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @12:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
The crew of a haunted house try to find a teenage trouble making ghost, even though they're not sure if she'll talk their ears off or rip their limbs off.

TITLE:  HELLO
RUN TIME: 0:17:43
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @4:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
A woman home alone gets a knock at the door that brings terror to her night.







TITLE:  I CONFESS
RUN TIME: 0:06:00
GENRE: FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @8:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Carmen, a woman of the 50s, feels lost. After forty years of marriage, she needs to silence the remorse she have been in since her husband suffered a heart attack. Without his hittings and beatings, how does she know if she is still a good Christian?

TITLE:  KELPIE
RUN TIME: 0:03:41
GENRE: ANIMATION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS:
A young shepherd boy frees a panicked, trapped horse, only to find out why it was shackled in the first place.
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TITLE:  KING OF THE HOUSE
RUN TIME: 0:10:45
GENRE: ANIMATION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS:
A delusional man lives alone in a small dark house, believing that he is the king of the world and his supremacy is secure. However, his sovereignty is shaken by the arrival of a stranger. Little by little, this intruder occupies his living space, forces him to face his inner fears, cowardice and inferiority. Eventually, he realizes the great king he conjured in his tiny kingdom, is nothing but a pitiful tramp to the rest of the world.
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RUN TIME: 0:05:00
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @4:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
While waiting for her husband to come home, a woman searches for the source of a mysterious knock.






TITLE:  LE CLICHE
RUN TIME: 0:08:33
GENRE: FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @8:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
A short film about a dead man's daughter and step daughter running for their own inheritance
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TITLE:  LIGHT OF DEATH, THE
RUN TIME: 0:07:22
GENRE: FANTASY
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @4:30PM
SYNOPSIS:
A grandfather fights to protect his family from an old enemy.
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TITLE:  LION AND THE MOUSE, THE
STATUS: [WORLD PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:06:21
GENRE: ANIMATION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @1:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Classic Aesop Fable - Liandros was a very prideful Lion and in his mind for some very good reasons. He was young, fast, and powerful. A true king of the jungle. This story tells the tale of the interactions between is powerful lion and a small mouse that crosses his path. 
Always remember my giant, powerful, scary, friend that 
A kindness is never wasted. 

TITLE:  LUMBER BARON’S BIGFOOT HUNTIN’ CLUB
RUN TIME: 0:30:00
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @4:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
As the Lumber Baron and his gang investigate Bigfoot sightings in the woods, with help from a "specialist" and some eyewitnesses, they soon find themselves in danger.
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TITLE:  MOTHER
RUN TIME: 0:10:07
GENRE: FANTASY
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @10:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
MOTHER (2019) is an experimental short film in homage to one of the most influential female avant-garde filmmakers, Maya Deren. Featuring a dream-like narrative of a woman trapped within a fantasy and confronted by various versions of herself.




TITLE:  NOT ALONE
RUN TIME: 0:10:28
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @1:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
Claire investigates strange paranormal events in her home 
only to discover a sinister entity that's all too familiar.
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TITLE:  OPHELIA
STATUS: [US PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:12:57
GENRE: EXPERIMENTAL/AVANT GARDE
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS:
At night, a woman at different ages loves, suffers and frees herself. She's called Ophelia. 
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TITLE:  PRENATAL
RUN TIME: 0:10:37
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @12:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Mysteriously eight months pregnant overnight, Katie believes the Angels responsible, but her sister thinks differently.






TITLE:  PROGRESS, THE
RUN TIME: 0:10:12
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @12:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
A story about differing perception/perspectives of what is good and what is evil. How everything happens by the choices we make but can be blinded by pride or ignorance for the consequences of our actions. When faced with the reality of the outcomes we then realise we have to take responsibility for our actions. This project tells this story through a socio/political/religious theme set within a science fiction genre.



TITLE:  PSALM OF SIGHT, A – VERSE 1: ZERFALL
RUN TIME: 0:14:53
GENRE: FANTASY
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @10:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Gifted with eternal life after drinking from the Holy Grail, a medieval knight spawns an alternate history where technology is God, and man is machine.
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TITLE:  REAR VIEW
RUN TIME: 0:02:20
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @1:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
One late night Dan walks out to his car and is greeted by a ghostly visitor.

TITLE:  RED SCARE
RUN TIME: 0:16:36
GENRE: EXPERIMENTAL/AVANT GARDE
SCREENING TIME:  SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS:
A pastiche of horrors piecing together 50 years of the U.S.'s paranoid fear of the rise of communism in Mexico, this video mixes footage from the 1989 film, Rojo Amanecer's depictions of the 1968 Tlatelolco Masacre in Mexico City, as well as recently under-reported news footage of U.S. Border Patrol murders of Mexican youth on the Mexican side of the border. This video-mix also includes images of uprisings for equality in Mexico surrounding the Mexican Gasoline Crisis set against forensic animations and 3D reenactments of the Ayotzinapa, Iguala disappearances of 43 peasant students activists in 2014. A backdrop of found video game footage and archival animation are set throughout to a mixtape called igualallaqueaqui by visual artist and queer-goth rapper luigi aka Jose Luis Benavides.
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TITLE:  S
RUN TIME: 0:29:02
GENRE: FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @6:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Mary, a recent graduate, travels to Spain for an internship at a mental hospital. In addition to facing the difficulties of living in a foreign country, she will meet the first patient she must treat. This will affect her in a way she hadn't expected.
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TITLE:  SAMANTHA
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:05:55
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @12P
SYNOPSIS:
A mysterious place in a dark city is where this legend begins. The coldness of the humid walls embrace the environment of a novel writer. Long hours of work constantly maintain Frank focused on his next piece of art, his next great novel. An unexpected visit cause his worn hands become the owners of the novel.
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TITLE:  SATURN THROUGH THE TELESCOPE
RUN TIME: 0:10:53
GENRE: FANTASY
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @4:30PM
SYNOPSIS:
Max is a ten-year-old boy obsessed with insects, telescopes and monsters. One night he decides to escape from his bed to watch a terror film in the TV. Surprised by his mother, he is returned to his bedroom. However, he is fascinated by the images he has seen, but they will give him nightmares.




TITLE:  SEVEN DAYS CAGE
RUN TIME: 0:31:26
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @8:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
The story tells the story of Li Ran, an artificial intelligence scientist, who suddenly woke up one day and was imprisoned in an unknown Pink room with a TV set showing his suicide and various weird sculptures. Every 15 minutes, he suffered intense pain and was rebounded. He tried all kinds of ways to escape from the room but failed repeatedly. After countless failures, he felt hopeless. At this time, he accidentally touched the button of the TV, and there was another him in the picture. He told himself an amazing truth...

TITLE:  SILENT PLACE, A
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:04:30
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @4:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
A Silent Place is a loving homage to "A Quiet Place". The film follows two survivors who have locked themselves in a basement for survival from a deadly force which hunt by sound.




TITLE:  SONGBIRD
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:14:06
GENRE: FANTASY
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @2:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
Shy singer Jennifer thinks her dreams are coming true when a music producer approaches her at an open mic night. But her hopes are dashed after an encounter with a mysterious old woman leaves Jennifer without a voice.
After some research, Jennifer discovers the presence of magic in the world, and sets off on a journey to retrieve her stolen voice from a foreboding place known as 'Blackmoor Woods'. Can Jennifer find her courage as well as her voice before her future is taken from her forever?
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TITLE:  SQUATTER’S LAST RIGHTS
RUN TIME: 0:07:58
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @4:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
A couple illegally staying in a deceased woman's home begin hearing strange noises in the middle of the night.






TITLE:  STILL
RUN TIME: 0:17:02
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @4:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
When Craig starts suffering from episodes of Sleep Paralysis, he becomes a helpless prisoner in his own still body. 
Is this just a medical condition or is something more nefarious at work?
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TITLE:  TOGETHER AGAIN
RUN TIME: 0:08:51
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @4:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
Joan is struggling to cope after the recent death of her husband Ben. During one sleepless night she sees Ben who warns her about a monster in the closet.






TITLE:  TOXIC BETRAYAL
RUN TIME: 0:29:45
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @1:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
Six months have passed since big game hunter Jack Peterson went boar hunting on a remote Louisiana island and barely escaped with his life. Struggling with post traumatic stress disorder, he’s haunted by memories of a shape-shifting creature known as Spikes, who tried to kill him and paranormal investigator Penelope Whistlestoff. Just as Jack thinks he’s losing his sanity, Spikes appears and unravels dark secrets about a nearby chemical company blamed for poisoning the island’s inhabitants. With mysterious deaths reported on the news and friends suddenly disappearing, Jack and Penelope have no choice but to return to the island and expose the chemical company for their monstrous actions. With Spikes organizing a small welcoming party, will they know who the real monsters are this time? 

TITLE:  TRACES OF ELIZA
RUN TIME: 0:20:00
GENRE: EXPERIMENTAL/AVANT GARDE
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS:
From Director Carlos G Sanchez comes a film like you've never seen. Please be prepared for a wild ride. Samantha (Samantha Verheyen) is just a young American girl who lives care-free, but when the stresses of life, work, relationships and anxiety break her down; symptoms of a disorder begin to surface. The dark side of herself who she calls Eliza leaves behind a trail of blood and a shell of her former self. When lipstick leaves stains three kisses are all that remains.
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TITLE:  TROLL BRIDGE
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:15:54
GENRE: FANTASY
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @2:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
An old barbarian and his talking horse embark on a suicidal quest to battle a bridge troll.
Troll Bridge is live-action / hand animated hybrid, lovingly crafted from the Discworld fairy-tale by Sir Terry Pratchett.
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TITLE:  TWIG
RUN TIME: 0:05:01
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @1:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
A young woman searches the unknown for her lost sister.







TITLE:  VIRTUALLY
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:20:21
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @12:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
A woman struggling to survive alone in a post-apocalyptic wasteland discovers a virtual-reality machine and escapes from her loneliness into a scenic virtual world. When she falls in love with a man inside this virtual world, she must choose between her love and her life in this romantic science fiction short film.
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TITLE:  WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:13:20
GENRE: SCIENCE FICTION
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @3:00PM
SYNOPSIS:
An unhappily married couple make a life changing discovery in their kitchen one day.
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TITLE:  WHO LET THE TAXIDERMY OUT?
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:08:33
GENRE: EXPERIMENTAL/AVANT GARDE
SCREENING TIME:  SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @11:30AM
SYNOPSIS:
A reformed taxidermist brings taxidermy animals back to life with chaotic consequences for an uninvited guest in this all-female silent film. This experimental kitsch comedy invites viewers to re-think what little girls are made of.
This film was produced in Houston, Texas, with an all-female cast and a 90% female crew and post-production team. This is the director's first short film of more than 60 seconds. It was conceived as her thesis project for her MFA in Film at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

TITLE:  WISH & THE WISP, THE
RUN TIME: 0:15:23
GENRE: FANTASY
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #1 @4:30PM
SYNOPSIS:
Two bickering siblings learn the true value of friendship and the magic of believing, when they find a real wish and encounter the menacing creature who wants it back!​
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TITLE:  WITCHES OF THE WATCH, THE
STATUS: [GEORGIA PREMIERE]
RUN TIME: 0:15:46
GENRE: HORROR
SCREENING TIME: SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – SCREENING ROOM #2 @1:15PM
SYNOPSIS:
A single mom and her daughter move to a neighborhood home to a coven of housewife witches.
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