The 7th Annual, Red Hook International Film And Video Festival screenings
will take place on October 12th & 13th, 1-6pm
at The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition's Screening Room,
499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York
Films 2013 Screening
Saturday October 12th:
At 1:00 p.m.

Recovery From Hurricane Sandy


Tyquan's Hook a true storm story
Directed by Tyquan Carter
Documentary Video, color, 2012, 10:30 minutes

Tyquan Carter a young Red Hook resident and aspiring film maker
Documentary of the Devastation and Renewal of Hope in Red Hook.


Foreign Eye in The Storm, Tales of Hurricane Sandy
Directed by Angelique Papadelias
Documentary Video, color, 2012, 1hr :05 min.

A Feature Documentary, captured through the eyes of a foreigner, and dedicated to all the victims of the storm. Angelique Papadelias captured Hurricane Sandy from it's onset and continued through the aftermath. She had an overwhelming response to interviewing victims and telling their stories that she created the Feature Film Documentary as a result of the footage she captured of the victims and the storm. A special thanks to all the New York Community that gave their time, shared their stories,

yfilm7 Surviving Sandy
Directed by Alex Budman
Documentary, color, 2012, 7:15 minutes

This film chronicles 3 different families in Rockaway Beach as they attempt to rebuild and recover from Hurricane Sandy. Representing different socio-economic backgrounds, all families are linked together by their strength and courage in overcoming such hardships.
yfilm7 Halloween, Lower Manhattan 2012
Directed by Dylan Angel
Documentary, color, 2012, 4:21 minutes

This short film is in no way trying to give a sense of the scale of destruction that Hurricane Sandy. This is simply a document of some of the things we saw while biking around 2 days after the storm and an attempt to capture the strange quiet mood that engulfed the city
At 2:30 p.m.

Artist Talk

At 3:00 p.m.


yfilm7 Sharon's Story
Directed by Renee Bergan
Documentary, color, 2013, 11:24 minutes

Sharon Plummer, a Far Rockaways resident, who stood up to help her community after Hurricane Sandy.
yfilm7 Displaced
Directed by Michael J. Benedetto
Documentary, color, 2013, 11:52 minutes

Through picture, poetry, music, and personal stories; the viewer is given a personal window into life after the storm. "Displaced" is a short film which reveals a common emotion shared by many of the people who have been heavily effected this past year.
yfilm7 The Storm / Coney Island History Project
Directed by Charles Denson
Documentary, color, 2012, 20:00 minutes

This film shows the destruction of parts of Coney Island that came with Hurricane Sandy.
yfilm7 Sunny's Renaissance: Raw Hospitality Along the Waterfront
Directed by James Robert Reid
Documentary, color, 2012, 37:40 minutes

In 1890, Antonio "Sunny" Balzano's family moved from Italy to what is now known as Red Hook, Brooklyn."Sunny's Bar" (and the adjacent original family's home on Conover Street) survived numerous and profound, social, economic and demographic changes during the 79 years of Sunny's life. None of these transitions and challenges however, pales in comparison to the devastation and destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy that left both Sunny and his wife, Tone (pronounced "too-nah") wondering if their iconic and treasured gathering place would ever, could ever, be open again.
yfilm7 At The Corner of 3rd and 3rd
Directed by Max Kutner
Documentary, color, 2012, 20:43 minutes

Explores the evolving character of Gowanus, Brooklyn and the mysterious New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building that captivates all who pass it. Constructed in 1873, the building at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street is a historic landmark, but has been mostly abandoned since the 1960s. The Coignet Building got back in the news when Whole Foods broke ground on its first Brooklyn market just a few feet away from the landmark. Through archival materials and interviews with historians, activists, artists, photographers, and local residents, the 20-minute film presents the first comprehensive account of the past, present, and future of the Coignet Building and how a community looks to the future while fighting to preserve the past.
At 5:00 p.m.

Artist Talk

Sunday October 13th:
At 1:00 p.m.

Experimantal Shorts


Directed by Katy Walker
Documentary Video, color, 2012, 4:39 minutes

To commemorate Sandy and to raise awareness about the importance of conservation and living sustainably, Dream Circle, a group of musicians and filmmakers, created a music video with photos and video of the storm and relief effort, including a timeline of events and powerful quotes. The artists also highlight the connection between Hurricane Sandy and climate change. They wrote the song “Hurricane” the day after more than of six feet of water surged into their neighborhood in Red Hook, Brooklyn, knocking out power for three weeks.


Vera Drake, Drowning
Directed by Mark Street
Experimental Video, color, 2012, 2:51 min.

This short film is an Experimental Documentary focusing on the storm

yfilm7 Loathsome Malady
Director: Nathan Maulorico
Music by: Rammstein
Experimental Music Video, color, 2012, 5:15 minutes

To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration." -Charles Horton Cooley
yfilm7 Et nova et vetera
Directed by John Vincent
Experimental, color, 2012, 4:21 minutes

Et Nova Et Vetera is an artistic endeavor which came together through the collaboration of local Rockaway artists. In this short film you will see a young couple sipping champagne in the aftermath of hurricane sandy; while dining in destruction.
yfilm7 Anonymous _Apps are Stealing your Photo's and Private Data_Message to the People
Directed by [dNASAb]
Documentary, color, 2012, 1:20 minutes

This video art series is an attempt to broaden the dialog surrounding the beliefs and methods of the group Anonymous; and the intersection of our own personal freedoms, private vs. public information, and the future of Neutrality on the Internet. This video was specifically uploaded and distributed via the internet,in opposition of Google's new Privacy policy,"locationgate",apps stealing data,allowing Corporations to harvest and sell more of your private data. Again, in an effort to raise questions surrounding how, why and to what extent is your personal data is being mined.


yfilm7 Birthday of the Infanta
Created by Tristian Goik
Animation, color, 2013, 5:30 minutes

Animated Tale
yfilm7 Djii Death Fails
Directed by Dmitri Voloshin
3D Animation, color, 2012, 3:56 minutes

3D Animation from Moldova. Dji is an unlucky grim reaper. All he has to do is collect the soul of a dying man, but many obstacles prevent him from completing this simple process.

Life's Choices, Assorted Shorts

yfilm7 "You're It!"
Directed by Ken Cohen
Narrative Short, color, 2012, 8:00 minutes

In Brooklyn, the neighborhood 'killer tag' game enters its last day. Seven competitors remain in the contest, when only one can triumph. Will it be Natalie? Bob? Ralf? Mark? Sandy? Rodney? Lerman? Each one has a name of the other and it's up to their guile and ability to outrun or out-think the others. This fast-moving short shows a Brooklyn neighborhood in a whole new light.
yfilm7 Mulatto Diaries
Film by Juliette Fairley, Directed by Angel Guadalupe
Narrative Short, color, 2013, 8:12 minutes

Juliette Fairley's series continues as Coquette Alsten, Finally married, faces new challenges when her French mother steals the Alsten family inheritance and moves back to France. Coquette and her father Fred call in her younger brother Pierre to convince the matriarch to return to American with the money intact.
yfilm7 Painter
Directed by Toshikazu Kaneiwa
Narrative Short, color, 2012, 12:57 minutes

Painter, is created as a second piece of "Bicycle trilogy". A young graffiti artist, who's passion is observing the city on his bicycle stumbles upon an intriguing women in his own backyard. She has an unusual but attractive melancholy about her. Inspired and haunted by her uncommon beauty he immediately starts sketching. By chance they meet and he has the opportunity to present to her what she looks like through his eyes.
yfilm7 Strangers
Directed by Sarah Choi
Narrative Short, color, 2012, 4:45 minutes

"Strangers" is a short film about a series of serendipitous encounters blossoming into a new relationship. Past heartbreaks and disappointments cage a young illustrator in isolation, but limitless possibilities await her when she decides to step out of her comfort zone.
yfilm7 The Speaker of the House
Directed by Reggie Gaskins
Narrative Short, color, 2013, 12:00 minutes

What if you were asked to lead a revolution? How would you handle the pressure of being the leader of a movement? Would you sacrifice your career for the sake of others? These are the questions that Blake Reynolds must answer as he's been asked speak on the issues of racism in the entertainment industry. Without desire to have the weight of the future of a movement placed on his shoulders Blake must make a decision to be the vocal leader for equality knowing that this same position resulted in the deaths of past leaders such as Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Will Blake take on the challenge to be The Speaker of the House?

Artist Talk

At 3:00 p.m. More New York Stories

Directed by Mauricio Mo Zapata
Narrative Short, color, 2012, 20:00 minutes

An older couple coming to terms with their own mortality,invite their adult children to dinner,but they come with problems of their own.


Directed by Dmitry Torgovitsky
Narrative Short, color, 2012, 16:55 min.

Action Love Story. Two lone assassins find each together first as rivals then romantic partners in this Hollywood blockbuster.

yfilm7 If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the NY Accent
Director: Heather Quinlan
Documentary Video, color, 2012, 55:00 minutes

This Documentary stars Penny Marshall, Alan Dershowitz, Pete Hamill and a lot of New YorkersIt's about how the accent evolved, how it fits with a New Yorker's identity, and if its disappearing as New York changes.
After the screening...

The Peoples Choice Awards Presentation!!

Check Website for 2013 Judges Awards!

















Special Thanks to all the
Filmmakers, Videographers,
Animators and Video Artists,
have submit their work
for the
7th Annual Red Hook
International Film And Video Festival.

Festival Founder and Chair:
Daniel Durning

2013 Festival Director:
Daniel Durning

Screening Programmers:
Daniel Durning
Nick Shimkin
Mike Olshan
Lee Wells

Screening Room Manager:
Mike Olshan

John Strohbeen
Jane Gutterman
Judith Eloise Hooper

Festival Logo Design
Derek Campos

Festival Website

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