FILM FEST

AUG. 20th

2020

For our 5th year, the Hudson Valley Film Fest will host another one-night festival of short films at the legendary Warwick Drive-in Movie Theater
5 Warwick Turnpike
Warwick, NY. 10990

CONGRATULATIONS!

Bear Blues - stop animation- 3:20 

A little white bear feels naked without some color in his life. When he discovers a colorful family, will he find the answer to his longing?

 

Poet and the Plant - 10min 

A poet loves his new houseplant so much he kills it. A meditation on true love, loneliness, and listening. And an allegory for modern man’s relationship with nature, and how it can heal.

 

Scarlet Circle - comedy - 2:49

When faced with a choice, every second counts.

                             

American Marriage - romance / 14:45

Leonardo, an Italian immigrant who lives in New York, marries a Latina woman, Nikki, to obtain the American greencard. Through the comedy of it all Nikki and Leo fall in love “for real” but it looks like "Uncle Sam" will be the one to have the last laugh.

        

Compost - artsy - 5:12

Ben and his parents aren't exactly talkers. Together, life is mundane, but alone he’s chasing his own sort of high.

 

Ben, not the fish - kid Doc - 13m

This is Ben. Ben is an 8-year-old liver transplant recipient, and a 5-year Burkitt Lymphoma survivor. He and his family are members of the Capital District YMCA's Circle of Champs, a program dedicated to lifting the emotional and financial burdens of families that have a child with a life threatening illness. Ben's dream is to be an aquarium owner when he grows up.

              

Hound Dog - retro Horror - 6m

In the year 1957, a group of battered kids try to convince their small town that a killer monster is on the loose.

 

Extra Innings - drama - 8:34

A reporter interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.

 

Isolated -  post apocalyptic - 10m.

When society collapses, safety becomes the number one priority. 

 

Midnight Mind - music vid - 5:51

This piece was composed and performed by filmmaker and musician, Mara Katria and features J. Jeff Ungar, with music e-mastered at Real World Studios.

While the song itself is essential to the overall production, “Midnight Mind” was envisioned as an authentic story of both sound and vision – a short film which aims to convey the tragedy, struggle, and hope present in our human experience.

  

Clive Finds a hobby - Claymation - 1:27

A T-Rex attempts to find a hobby that is suitable for his little arms.

   

1989 Volkswagen - Doc - 11:30.

This short documentary is a one-off special that we created about the iconic 1980s VW van. One part nostalgia, one part humor, and one part history lesson, this is a unique short film ostensibly about a car, but it really speaks to the connection between father and son.

Power - artsy - 12m

A mother tries to reconnect with her son across memories, missed calls, modern distractions, and the distance of neglected relationships.

 

The Chair - animation - 7m

A woman encounters a chair with strange properties, but can't decide if the experience is exciting or annoying. Created old-school style, using only pen and paper, and made up of 2,700 individual drawings

     

Washed - 8:41 horror

In this stop-motion horror short, a couple enlists the aid of a mysterious figure to help them with their seemingly insurmountable laundry problem.

 

The Night in Silence - Music vid / 5:46

Cordless is a voice and piano duo breathing life into new and forgotten music. Sara LeMesh, soprano, and Allegra Chapman, piano, are passionate about exploring overlooked composers and contemporary music, creating innovative experiences for audiences to discover new music.

 

Princess Lionheart - animation - 2:45

Enter the world of Princess Lionheart, where extraordinary adventures can be found even under the floor boards.

 

       

Better Safe than Sonny - 5min

A late night encounter with a stranger is not what is seems.

 

The Door - Western Comedy 14:13

A middle aged man finds a mysterious old door in the woods. Upon entering, unintentionally sends himself to the old west and ends up having to fight a violent outlaw for his survival.

   

Red Flags - 8min

A darkly comic take on how the contemporary political climate trickles down into the world of millennial dating, Red Flags asks questions about the assumptions we make, the fantasies we create, and the social divides we experience.

 

Riveted, Structured lands - 5:35

“Riveted, Structures, Lands” pieces together digital video and stop motion animation to explore loss and memory.

            

My Final Girl - Horror Doc / 11:48

My Final Girl is the journey to bring to light the positioning and existence of Black Women in American Horror Cinema. This short documentary is the first in a series of interviews and discussions that investigates the “Black People always die first in horror films” myth and the “Final Girl” film theory within the Genre, Gender AND Race specific lens of American Horror as investigated by a black female filmmaker.

  

Hugo - kitty - 5min

A study in grief. Pets aren't like family, they are family.

 

Backbeat - Comedy/ 3:51

Beth, practical, and River, impractical, struggle with their differences as they travel though life's rites of passage

 

Inner Critic - fantasy - 4:42

A heart broken woman battles her inner critic as she works on a potion to bring back her dead lover.

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