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The 8th Annual Red Hook Film Festival

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The Red Hook Film Festival Screening October 18th & 19th 2014

This year the 2014, Red Hook International Film And Video Festival screenings will take place on October 18th & 19th at The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition's New Upstairs Screening Room, 499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. We hope to see you and your films at the festival. As one of the longest running Film Festivals in NYC we are proud of our neighborhood and our affiliations. We hold our festival in conjunction with BWAC's fall art exhibition. Come out to Red Hook and enjoy the location and the neighborhood. Save the date and make it a day.

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Location and Travel Directions!

By Transit: G train to Smith/9th St., then B77 bus to the corner of Van Dyke and Van Brunt;
A, C , F train to Jay St / Boro Hall, then B61 to Van Brunt last stop.
By Car: Brooklyn Bridge becomes Adam Street, make a right onto Atlantic Avenue, left onto Columbia Street, right onto DeGraw, left onto Van Brunt and continue until end.
By Boat: Water Taxi Red Hook/Fairway stop or
Free Boat to Ikea and walk to Van Brunt

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Ticket Sales at the door!

If you did not reserve seats on Eventbite dont worry. Plenty of tickets available for Sunday's Screening.
Buy Tickets at the Door: Come to the event The 8th Annual Red Hook Film Festival
We will see you at the screening.

This year we are holding the festival upstair in the theater with improved seating and a big screen.
We will have refreshments, both food and a variety of beverages and of course free popcorn and Steve's Keylime Pie. Email for Pie is a good exchange.
Also you will have time to see the Artshow at Bwac. Includeing a Sunday Opera held downstairs during intermission. We guarantee you'll have a fun time in Red Hook and see some good films too!

Tickets

Film Selections and Viewing Schedule

Saturday October 18th

Block 1, 1PM-2PM

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The In-Between

Run time: 3min 09sec
Directors: Robin George and Willie Chu
This animation is part of an ongoing series The intent of our imagery is to evoke a sense of the ethereal, the dream in your imagination, or that part of you that dreams .

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Art Therapy in Ghana

Run time: 4min 35 secs
Director: Joe Kavitski
As part of New York University's summer study abroad program, a group of students travel to Ghana to conduct Art Therapy sessions at impoverished school settings and rehabilitation centers.  

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Colossal Costs

Run time: 7min 08sec
Director: Julia Moroles
Colossal Costs explores this common issue among young adults in the Twin Cities. By interviewing recent college graduates, this short documentary gives perspective to the problem at hand, and sheds light on what our country needs to do to progress to a more sustainable economic future.

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HAITI REDUX

Run time: 57min
Director: Fredric King
HAITI REDUX: is a study on post catastrophe reconstruction. From the debris of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, organizations and individuals unearth innovative ways to rebuild a more stable and sustainable society.

Film Makers Discussion

Saturday October 18th

Block 2, 2:45PM-3:45PM

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92' Dreaming

Run time: 4min
Directors: Escarla Abrue & Mikhael Villagas
Animation: Somewhere in a parallel universe outside lies a digital frontier, a place made entirely of skateboard dreams.

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Red Hook Lost and Found

Run time: 14min
Director: Connor Gaudet
This Documentary, Red Hook resident and historian, Connor Gaudet sets out to find Red Hook's original coastline through a comparative study of historic maps, texts, objects and the landscape itself, debunking historical neighborhood legends and making some interesting discoveries in the process.

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Our Space, Our Food, Our Bedstuy

Run time: 12min 13sec
Director: Makia Harper
Documentary examining the lack of healthy foods available to members of Brooklyn’s historically African American neighborhood, Bedford Stuyvesant. Our Space explores the multifaceted nature of Bed-Stuy’s issues with food access while highlighting the grassroots initiatives that address the problem every step of the way.

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A Film is a Film

Run time: 16min 02sec
Director: Eva von Schweinitz
As celluloid film slowly disappears from her workplace, the director, a movie projectionist herself, begins to investigate what makes the material special.

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Snowflake: A Refugee

Run time: 17min
Director: Venessa Peruda & E.A. Anderson
Climate change is here, and it's swimming in your pool.

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Shoe Shine Chicken

Run time: 23min
Director: Fernando Cuestes
A coming of age Drama of a boy in circa 1960's Coney Island and his mentor "Chicken" the shoe shine king of the boardwalk.

Film Makers Discussion

Saturday October 18th

Block 3, 4:15PM-6:00PM

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Hypocrites and Strippers

Run time: 1min 45sec
Director: Kim Yaged
Hypocrites & Strippers is an Animated comedy about selling sex and selling out. You’re gonna laugh your pants off—okay maybe that wasn’t the best choice of words! 

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EU vou TE MATAR

Run time: 8min 31sec
Director: Mauricio Mo Zapata
On the eve of their investigation , 3 ghost hunters get a "visit ".

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Hotel Guests

Run time: 14min 14sec
Director: Jonathan Elmore
Drama about a group of thieves visit a comfortable place and realize how uncomfortable they really are. #yourRoomisReady

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Redeploy

Run time: 15min 02sec
Director: Nuria Dixon
Soldier returns home in search for the peace he lost overseas.

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KINK

Run time: 24min 08sec
Director: Will Stewart
This R' Rated film is the blackly‐comic cautionary tale of Guy Lysander, an arrogant Angelean attorney whose sexual games spiral out of control. Slick sets, fast wit, and quick twists offer a uniquely entertaining look at the underbelly of erotic play.


Film Makers Discussion

Sunday October 19th

Block 1, 1:00PM-2:15PM

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Nexus

Run time: 1min 45sec
Directors: Ho Kwan & Briana Franceschini
This animation Nexus artistically explores the world of connections linking creatures in the animal kingdom. It is about the most basic, primal form of these connections - predator and prey.

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What Matters Most

Run time: 74min
Director: Jason Simba
After a tragic event, which may or may not be her fault, a young woman attempts to come to terms with her past. 

Film Makers Discussion

Sunday October 19th

Block 2, 2:30PM-3:00PM

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Birthday

Run time: 2min 24sec
Director: Nick Tustin
This Animation is about alien bug is born into a dangerous jungle. As he enters this strange new world, he soon realizes that things are not what they appear.

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Monster

Run time: 2min 08sec
Director: Staphanie Lin & Hang Bo Thomas Shek
This Animation is about a boy who gets chased down by a monster. Throughout the chase, fear takes hold and sends the boy on a journey.

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What's Eating Dad

Run time: 12min 12sec
Director: Michael Goldburg
When Chloe meets her boyfriend’s parents for the first time, what’s really for dinner is something she never imagined. In the vein of Woody Allen meets "Shaun of the Dead," WHAT'S EATING DAD? is a darkly funny portrait of family dysfunction and a horror-comedy about literally surviving the future in-laws
Website

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Good Fish

Run time: 8min 37sec
Director: Nicholas Payne Santos
Left with nothing by their recently deceased father, two aimless brothers head home to face his funeral.
Website

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Changelings

Run time: 14min 08sec
Director: Vincent Veloso
Episode 2: The Eternal Dance
Supernaturals have walked amongst the living for millennia.With multiple NYPD detectives and police dead, missing or in danger, NYPD Special Spectral Division personnel track down Ricky as Michael and Victoria have a tense showdown.

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Scorned as She

Run time: 23min
Director: Macho Miranda
A MAN BRUTALLY MURDERS HIS WIFE, DIGS A GRAVE FOR HER IN THE BACKYARD AND QUICKLY MAKES PLANS WITH HIS YOUNG MISTRESS TO FLEE THE COUNTRY, UNAWARE OF THE EVIL THAT IS BEING AWAKEN THAT NIGHT.

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Assasination

Run time: 12min
Director: D Schmudde
The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor by a 19th-century newspaper peddler named Patrick Prendergast has delusions of greatness.Prendergast sees himself as a martyr, serving God with a noble purpose. The reality is far different.

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The Lyon's Den

Run time: 15min
Director: Karlton T. Clay
The Lyons family experiences a painful loss, and in the midst of it all, they try to pull it together remembering the importance of family, love, and core spiritual values.
Website

Film Makers Discussion

Sunday October 19th

Block 3, 4:15PM-6:00PM

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Butterfly Song

Run time: 1min 45sec
Directors: Kyungmee Kim & Sunyoung Park

Butterfly Song is a story about a boy coming to terms with the loss of his grandmother.

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Nostalgia

Run time: 4min
Director: Nicholas Constandy
Experimental Drama

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If you love your children 

Run time: 20min
Director: Sanjay Patel
Raj Camarta has it all, a great job, a beautiful wife, a comfortable home, but he is haunted by the loss of innocent people in a natural disaster fueled by climate change. He begins a crusade to educate the world and in so doing destroys his marriage, loses his home and his livelihood.

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I've Just Had A Dream

Run time: 15min 02sec
Director: Javier Navarro
Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.

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Eye to I

Run time: 20min
Director: Mo Zapata
When you reminisce about your love , who do you see?

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The Broken

Run time: 8min
Director: Jabari Clarke Pennegan
Five individuals with broken souls, seek peace and redemption within themselves.

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That One Day

Run time: 3min 02sec
Director: Luis Angel Miranda
Five individuals with broken souls, seek peace and redemption within themselves.

Film Makers Discussion

2014 Festival Awards

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Films Awards from 8th Annual Screening

The Red Hook Film Festival is an open call juried festival open to all Filmmakers, Artists, Videographers, and Animators who had produced a film, video, animation or commercial project. Awards were given in the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Director of a Documentary. People’s Choice Awards were selected by the audience the day of screening. The Spirit of Red Hook Awards were selected by both the jury and the audience for exceptional effort in production that personifies the Red Hook Community.
Link To Past Websites

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2014 Best Film: Shoe Shine Chicken

Shoe Shine Chicken
Director: Fernando Cuestes
Drama, 2013, 23:00 minutes

This coming of age Drama of a boy in circa 1960's Coney Island and his mentor "Chicken" the shoe shine king of the boardwalk.


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2014 Best Director: Fernando Cuestes

Shoe Shine Chicken
Director: Fernando Cuestes
Drama, 2013, 23:00 minutes

This coming of age Drama of a boy in circa 1960's Coney Island and his mentor "Chicken" the shoe shine king of the boardwalk.


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2014 Best Documentary: HAITI REDUX

HAITI REDUX
Run time: 57min
Director: Fredric King

This Documentary is a study on post catastrophe reconstruction. From the debris of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, organizations and individuals unearth innovative ways to rebuild a more stable and sustainable society.


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2014 Best Director for a Documentary: Fredrick King

HAITI REDUX
Run time: 57min
Director: Fredric King

This Documentary is a study on post catastrophe reconstruction. From the debris of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, organizations and individuals unearth innovative ways to rebuild a more stable and sustainable society.


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2014 Peoples Choice Award
Best Film: WHAT'S EATING DAD?

What's Eating Dad
Run time: 12min 12sec
Director: Michael Goldburg

When Chloe meets her boyfriend’s parents for the first time, what’s really for dinner is something she never imagined. In the vein of Woody Allen meets "Shaun of the Dead," WHAT'S EATING DAD? is a darkly funny portrait of family dysfunction and a horror-comedy about literally surviving the future in-laws

Director's Link


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2014 Peoples Choice Award
Best Director: Jonathan Elmore

Hotel Guests

Run time: 14min 14sec
Director: Jonathan Elmore
Drama about a group of thieves visit a comfortable place and realize how uncomfortable they really are. #yourRoomisReady


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2014 Peoples Choice Award
Best Documentary: HAITI REDUX

HAITI REDUX
Run time: 57min
Director: Fredric King

This Documentary is a study on post catastrophe reconstruction. From the debris of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, organizations and individuals unearth innovative ways to rebuild a more stable and sustainable society.


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2014 Peoples Choice Award
Best Director of a Documentary: (Tied For The Award)
Fredric King, D. Schmudde, Makia Harper

HAITI REDUX
Run time: 57min
Director: Fredric King

This Documentary is a study on post catastrophe reconstruction. From the debris of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, organizations and individuals unearth innovative ways to rebuild a more stable and sustainable society.


Assasination

Run time: 12min
Director: D Schmudde
The Assassination of Chicago's Mayor by a 19th-century newspaper peddler named Patrick Prendergast has delusions of greatness.Prendergast sees himself as a martyr, serving God with a noble purpose. The reality is far different.

Our Space, Our Food, Our Bedstuy

Run time: 12min 13sec
Director: Makia Harper
Documentary examining the lack of healthy foods available to members of Brooklyn’s historically African American neighborhood, Bedford Stuyvesant. Our Space explores the multifaceted nature of Bed-Stuy’s issues with food access while highlighting the grassroots initiatives that address the problem every step of the way.

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2014 Spirit Of Red Hook Award: Mauricio Mo Zapata

EU vou TE MATAR

Run time: 8min 31sec
Director: Mauricio Mo Zapata
On the eve of their investigation , 3 ghost hunters get a "visit ".



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2014 Spirit Of Red Hook Award: Red Hook Lost and Found

Red Hook Lost and Found
Run time: 14min
Director: Connor Gaudet

This Documentary, Red Hook resident and historian, Connor Gaudet sets out to find Red Hook's original coastline through a comparative study of historic maps, texts, objects and the landscape itself, debunking historical neighborhood legends and making some interesting discoveries in the process.


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2014 Honorable Mention: Director, Noria Dixon

Redeploy

Run time: 15min 02sec
Director: Nuria Dixon
Soldier returns home in search for the peace he lost overseas.

2014 Honorable Mention: Animation, Birthday

Birthday

Run time: 2min 24sec
Director: Nick Tustin

This Animation is about alien bug is born into a dangerous jungle. As he enters this strange new world, he soon realizes that things are not what they appear.

2014 Honorable Mention: Film, If You Love Your Children

If you love your children 

Run time: 20min
Director: Sanjay Patel
Raj Camarta has it all, a great job, a beautiful wife, a comfortable home, but he is haunted by the loss of innocent people in a natural disaster fueled by climate change. He begins a crusade to educate the world and in so doing destroys his marriage, loses his home and his livelihood.

 


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Contact

2014 Festival Chair:
Daniel Durning

Screening Programmers:

Mauricio Mo Zapata
Daniel Durning
Mike Olshan


Judging Committee:

Daniel Durning
Rene Banks
Andru Cann
Mike Olshan



Screening Room Manager:
Mike Olshan

  Red Hook Film Festival
  Tel: 718-596-2506
   Email: info@redhookfilmfest.com
   Festival Website Design: www.fantasticimage.com

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