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The 9th Annual Red Hook Film Festival

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The Red Hook Film Festival Screening October 17th & 18th 2015

This year the 2015, Red Hook International Film And Video Festival screenings will take place on October 17th & 18h 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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Film Selections and Viewing Schedule

Saturday October 10th

BWAC Preview Screening

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Pepper and the Salt Sea

Run time: 10min 46sec
Directors: Don Downie
Filmed on the waterfront of Red Hook, this magic realism short, Pepper and the Salt Sea, tells the tale of a photographer (played by Capone) who loses her creative spirit in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. She encounters a mermaid who tries to reinstall her faith in the sea and in her work.
Director's Link

Saturday October 17th

Block 1, 12 PM-2PM

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Cat Bird Coyote

Run time: 2min 46sec
Directors: Amy Raasch
In this animation the animals must not only fend for themselves, but hunt and be hunted by each other in the wild. Yet hope triumphs as birth breathes renewal into the circle of life.

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Fuerza

Run time: 9min
Director: Ralph Henriquez
A hispanic woman who inherits superhuman powers and abilities to use against powerful, hungry galactic forces, which feed off the life forces of human beings for basic survival. Her strength and powers are Earth's only hope for survival!

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The Stockroom

Run time: 1 Hour 15min
Director: Victor Cruz

Film Makers Discussion

Saturday October 17th

Block 2, 2:00PM-4:00PM

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The Dirdy Birdy Redux

Run time: 8min 02sec

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Oh Crappy Day

Run time: 17min 42sec
Director: Jon Bacon
On a blind date with a charming young woman, a film student struggles to keep his OCD on the down low.

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Morado

Run time: 11min
Director: Jalissa Cruz

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Not Guilty

Run time: 27min
Director: Angelo King

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Talkin' To A Pretty Blonde Girl

Run time: 5min 24sec
Director: Scott Bleicher
Talkin' To A Pretty Blonde Girl is a fascinating and private transformation, both physical and emotional, bookended by a bathroom mirror and a wholly different soul in contemplation, and to contemplate, on either end.

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Module Overseer

Run time:10min
Director: Fernando Cuestes

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Truth Will Out

Run time: 7min 50 sec
Director: Ed Trucco & Anthony Ruiz

Film Makers Discussion

Saturday October 17th

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

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The Projectionist 

Run time: 17 Min
Director: Greg Pursino


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Chaos In Brooklyn

Run time: 13min 52sec
Director: J Flex Almanzar

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The Man From The City

Run time: 11min
Director: Elias Plagianos
A mysterious businessman visits a small town with questionable intentions as he contemplates leaving his big city life behind. Starring award winning actor Robert Clohessy and Sean Young.
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Operation: Kali Incarnate

Run time: 8min 30sec
Director: Mo Zapata

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Policia y Ladrao (Police And Thief)

Run time: 13min
Director: Marcela Cardosa

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Born Into This

Run time: 23min 28sec
Director: Sean Ryon
Boxing Documentary

Film Makers Discussion

Sunday October 18th

Block 1, 12:00PM-2:15PM

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Mousey's Hook Up

Run time: 4min 02sec
Directors: Firan Chisolm

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Solo Soy Un Super, Mano

Run time: 18min 10sec
Director: Dariun Robinson

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Millie And The Lords

Run time: 90min
Director: Jennica Carmona

Film Makers Discussion

Sunday October 18th

Block 2, 2:15PM-4:30PM

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The Eve

Run time: 19min 24sec
Director: Yuri Missoni
Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. The night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen.
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Confined

Run time6min 40sec
Director: Tomax Aponte

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Insania

Run time: 8min 19sec
Director: Daniel Diosdado

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By Demons Be Driven

Run time: 92min 30sec
Director: Jonathan Kimble
Vince 'The Goose' has reemerged into the Lennox Brothers crime syndicate after an unexplained month long absence. Throughout the film it is revealed where Vince disappeared to and why and how it has drastically changed his perception on his life and the others around him.

Film Makers Discussion

Sunday October 18th

Block 3, 5:00PM-7:15PM

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This Land is a Ship at Sea

Run time: 3min 06sec
Directors: J Murray McMillan


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Those Damn Canadians

Run time: 9 min
Director: Christopher Brown
Shelli, a rabid, small town Canadian talent agent, drags her best client, Dick Reddick to La La land to make him a star! And why not? He sings, he dances, he acts, he’s gay. And cute!! Of course, he is over 40 and from Regina, but what the hell!
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Leaves of the Tree

Run time: 96min 13sec
Director: Ante Novakovic
A once lawyer is thrown off track, and then out of his firm due to a life threatening disease. At a meeting with his last client, he meets a doctor from rural Sicily who has discovered a "cure all" medicine made from the leaves of a centuries old Olive tree. The lawyer, his daughter, Danielle (a scientific prodigy), his client and his wife journey to rural Sicily to find the source of this cure, and in doing so learn about a centuries old Olive Tree that seems to have profound powers: But is it science or a secret from ancient scripture? Past, present and future intersect through the ongoing struggle of doubt, belief and faith for all that come in contact with the tree.

Film Makers Discussion

2015 Festival Awards

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Films Awards from 9th 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 Feature Film, Best Director of a Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Director of Short Film, Best Documentary. People’s Choice Awards and Honorable Mention 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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2015 Best Feature Film: Leaves of the Tree

Leaves of the Tree
Run time: 96min 13sec
Director: Ante Novakovic


A once lawyer is thrown off track, and then out of his firm due to a life threatening disease. At a meeting with his last client, he meets a doctor from rural Sicily who has discovered a "cure all" medicine made from the leaves of a centuries old Olive tree. The lawyer, his daughter, Danielle (a scientific prodigy), his client and his wife journey to rural Sicily to find the source of this cure, and in doing so learn about a centuries old Olive Tree that seems to have profound powers: But is it science or a secret from ancient scripture? Past, present and future intersect through the ongoing struggle of doubt, belief and faith for all that come in contact with the tree.


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2015 Best Director: Victor Cruz

The Stockroom
Director: Victor Cruz
Drama, 2014 Run time: 1 Hour 15min


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2015 Best Documentary: Born Into This
Directors: Sean Ryon & Lea Zora Scruggs

Run time: 23min 28sec

Boxing Documentary
about an immigrant father and son’s American Dream told through one of the most violent and difficult professional sports. Junior “Sugar Boy” Younan is a 19-year-old Super Middleweight boxer from Brooklyn, New York.



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Policia y Ladrao (Police And Thief)
Director: Marcela Cardosa

Run time: 13min

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2015 Best Director Of a Short Film: Daniel Diosdado
Film: Insania

Run time: 8min 19sec


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2015 Peoples Choice Award
Best Film: Oh Crappy Day

Run time: 17min 42sec
Director: Jon Bacon
Drama, on a blind date with a charming young woman, a film student struggles to keep his OCD on the down low.


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2015 Peoples Choice Award
Best Director:

Best Director: Jon Bacon
Oh Crappy Day

Best Director: Jonathan Kimble
By Demons Be Driven

Best Director: Greg Pursino
The Projectionist

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2015 Peoples Choice Award
Honorable Mentions

Film: Operation: Kali Incarnate
Director: Mo Zapata

Not Guilty
Director: Angelo King

Solo Soy Un Super, Mano
Director: Dariun Robinson

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2015 Spirit Of Red Hook Award:
Stacie Capone & Don Downie

For Community Spirit and A Great Film

Film: Pepper and the Salt Sea

Director: Don Downie
Producer: Stacie Capone

As Filmaker' and residents of Red Hook they donated 10% of their Indiegogo campaign to The Red Hook Volunteers who were an integral part of Red Hook's recovery after Hurricane Sandy. "The Red Hook Volunteers were always there to help out the residents. We wanted to bring awareness to this amazing group of people. So we donated 10% of our Indiegogo campaign to their organization - to send a little help back to them."


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2015 Spirit Of Red Hook Award: BWAC

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition
30 years as Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members.
Our artist/members are the management, leadership, board and staff.
We have two synergistic missions:
* to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers;
* to present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For 30 years, BWAC has been exhibiting the artwork of local Brooklyn artists. Our three annual mega-exhibits and outdoor sculpture show present a wide variety of contemporary visual arts from the traditional to the experiemental cutting edge. BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. Our 18,000 annual visitors also enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA and Fairway Market. With every medium and style of artwork represented, as well as the UnPlugged in Red Hook free weekly music performances and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs, our shows are as spectacular as the setting.


Contact

2015 Festival Commitee:
Festival Chair: Daniel Durning
Festival Program Chair: Mauricio Mo' Zapata
Festival Event Chair: Jennifer Feeney
Festival Screening Room Manager: Kyle Brown

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

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