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2008
Red Hook Film Festival

SCREENING SCHEDULE

The 2008, Red Hook International Film And Video Festival screenings
will take place on October 3rd & 4th at
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition's Screening Room,
499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York

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Past Films 2008 Screening
At 1:00 p.m.

Youth Film Block

yfilm8 A Day at the Red Hook Community Farm
Directed by Kristin B. Eno
Documentary, color, 2008, 5 minute excerpt The young students of PS 27 narrate this poetic short film about their day at the Red Hook Community Farm.

yfilm7 Adventures in Coffey Park
Directed by Kristin B. Eno
Documentary, color, 2008, 5 minute excerpt

An imaginative day of spontaneous adventure at Coffey Park with the students of PS 27.
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The New Orleans Project
Documentary, 2008, color, 12 minute work-in-progrss

In April, 2008, 13 students and 3 video cameras travel from Brooklyn to New Orleans to assist residents in the continued relief effort and to document their experience.

Yfilm5 Nicaragua (Working Title)
Directed by Ian Perlman
Documentary, 2008, color, 10 minutes

In the pacific low-land region of Nicaragua, villages struggle to provide themselves and their families with the basic necessities of life.

 

Hooked: Philly's Urban Anglers
Directed by Mike Attie, Shannon Kane-Meddock, Andrew Schwalm
Documentary, 2008, color, 14 minutes

In the unlikely setting of the city of Philadelphia, a colorful assortment of characters have one thing in common: they have been lured to the water

yfilm4 Balmy
Directed by Kathy Kensinger
Documentary, 2008, color, 1 minute

Balmy Alley, a one-block street in San Francisco, is the birthplace of the vibrant mural culture that has covered the businesses of the Mission District.
At 2:30 p.m. Documentary Block - Art, Color, Dye, Life
Bob's Knee
Directed by Mike Attie
Documentary, 2008, b&w, 4 minutes

Frustrated by the fallibility of his joints, an inventor employs unconventional methods to understand the mechanics of the human knee.
A Different Color Blue
Directed by Melanie Levy
Documentary, 2008, b&w, 4 minutes

Working in a studio in San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district, Charles Curtis Blackwell - a semi-blind artist - pores over works of beauty and remarkable spirit. Explores the courage of an artist who refuses to turn away from the thing he loves most.
Color Film
Directed by Meghan O'Hara
Documentary, 2008, color, 7 minutes

A beautiful 16mm film exploring the relationship between colors and the words we use to describe them.
Egg Fight
Directed by Daniel Perry
Documentary, 2008, color, 16 minutes

New York Filmmaker Daniel Perry asks the all-important question: can a Red Hook egg smash a Tennessee egg? His documentary is a charming visit to one of America's oldest family feuds and sporting events... the 185 year old "Peters Hollow Egg Fight."
Imitating Life
Directed by Kelcey Edwards
Documentary, 2008, color, 15 minutes

"Imitating Life" burrows a wormhole through the seemingly unconnected realms of fashion, nature, military, and art. It is a playful, essayistic look at camouflage in its many guises, from urban camo-wear to zebra-striped paintings.
At 4:00 p.m. Documentary Block - Cities and Water
Berlin/NYC: A Dialogue
Directed by Amy Leonard
Experimental Documentary, 2008, color, 5 minutes

A conversation is created between two cities using visuals from their streets with a freestyle narration by dueling saxophones.
Traveller Looking Over a Sea of Fog
Directed by Lizbeth Marano
Experimental, 2008, color, 6 minutes

A dual-channel video installation piece contemplating Iceland's endangered icebergs. Inspired by the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich.
City Of Cranes
Directed by Eva Weber
Documentary, 2007, color, 14 minutes

An excellent, award-winning portrait of the secret world of London crane operators, who tell stories of their work and their unique point of view while they reshape the urban skyline.
North Brother
Directed by Dan Gingold
Documentary, 2008, color, 8 minutes

Five explorers launch their flimsy inflatable raft into the East River, intent on exploring the forbidden history of North Brother Island. A raw adventure film set on the waterways of New York.
City of Water
Directed by Jasper Goldman and Loren Talbot
Documentary, 2007, color, 30 minutes

Produced by the Municipal Arts Society, "City of Water" is an important examination of the future of New York's waterways. Exploring the transformation of waterfront areas like Red Hook, this film looks at how we can become more involved in our watery home.
Sunday October 12th:
At 1:00 p.m. Fiction Block: Drama
Slava
Directed by Aleksandar Marinovich
Fiction, 2008, color, 7 minutes

Haunted by the scars of war, an immigrant boy must face his first day in an American school. "Slava" explores the challenges that children face in assimilating to a new culture.
Gowanus, Brooklyn
Directed by Ryan Fleck
Fiction, 2004, color, 19 minutes

In this short film - which was the inspiration for the director's critically acclaimed feature "Half Nelson" - a young girl forms an unlikely friendship with her teacher after discovering his crack habit.
Parade of Horribles
Directed by Jacob Kader
Fiction, 2008, color, 17 minutes

Can the Williams family resolve the simple problems of daily life in order to deal with the most complex?
At 2:30 p.m. Fiction Block: Love (and Sex) in the Streets
Las Historias Mas Sexy Del Mundo No.2
Directed by Eric Cheevers
Experimental Fiction, 2007, color, 15 minutes

Hallucinatory recreations of 1970's existential European soft-core films dubbed into Spanish and scored with a soundtrack found in a dumpster! Need we say more?
Bicychlamydia
Directed by Andrew Miller
Horror, 2008, color, 10 minutes

A possessed bike cruises the lonely streets of Brooklyn. During one long night, it picks up several women, arriving with the promise of escape, granting them liberation and quenching their unrequited desires. But at what price? You'll never steal a bike again after watching this film!
New Business
Directed by Julie Kots
Fiction, 2008, color, 13 minutes

Red Hook stands in as post-soviet Russia in this deadpan story about a teenage boy in Moscow who tries his hand at entrepreneurialism by attempting to prostitute two teenage girls.
The 100 Lovers of Jesus Reynolds
Directed by Ilya Chaiken
Fiction, 2004, b&w, 7 minutes

Brooklyn filmmaker Ilya Chaiken's funny, haunting short film about sex, love, and the difficulty of getting a costume together in time for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade.
Cave Flower
Directed by Sam Fleischner
Fiction, 2007, color, 19 minutes

A story of colliding worlds, as a squatter living in an abandoned powerhouse on the Gowanus Canal becomes infatuated with a woman on the F Train. Includes great vistas from inside the Red Hook container port.
At 4:00 p.m. The Small Business Block
Counter/Culture
Directed by James and Karla Murray
Documentary, 2008, color, 8 minute excerpt

Proud Brooklyn store owners show the craft of making pizza, sausage and canoli in this excerpt drawn from James and Karla's exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society, which documents New York's vanishing storefronts.
Rooftop Bees
Directed by Melissa Lohman Wild
Documentary, 2007, color, 15 minutes

An engaging documentary about a thriving bee colony raised on a Fort Greene rooftop.
The Backstretch
Directed by Melanie Levy and Meghan O'Hara
Documentary 2008, color, 10 minutes

After nearly eighty years of horse racing history, San Mateo's legendary Bay Meadows Racecourse is facing its final season. At this pivotal moment in California racing history, this film takes a look at life on the other side of the tracks.
Twilight Becomes Night
Directed by Virginie-Alvine Perrette
Documentary, 2007, color, 36 minutes

This vital documentary captures the lively culture of New York's mom & pop stores... and, in some cases, their painful last days, as they are forced to close by a ruthless economy which is changing the fabric of New York City.
After the screening... The Awards Presentation!!

RED HOOK FILMFEST
2008

Award Winning Films

PAST FILMS 2008 Festival Winners

 

Twilight bacomes night

 

Best Documentary:

Twilight Becomes Night
Directed by Virginie-Alvine Perrette
Documentary, 2007, color, 36 minutes

This vital documentary captures the lively culture of New York's mom & pop stores... and, in some cases, their painful last days, as they are forced to close by a ruthless economy which is changing the fabric of New York City.

 

Cave Flower

 

Best Fiction Film:

Cave Flower
Directed by Sam Fleischner
Fiction, 2007, color, 19 minutes

A story of colliding worlds, as a squatter living in an abandoned powerhouse on the Gowanus Canal becomes infatuated with a woman on the F Train. Includes great vistas from inside the Red Hook container port.

 

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Spirit of Red Hook Awards (Honorable Mention):

A Day at the Red Hook Community Farm
Directed by Kristin B. Eno
Documentary, color, 2008, 5 minute excerpt The young students of PS 27 narrate this poetic short film about their day at the Red Hook Community Farm.

 

Las Historias Mas Sexy

 

Spirit of Red Hook Awards (Honorable Mention):

Las Historias Mas Sexy Del Mundo No.2
Directed by Eric Cheevers
Experimental Fiction, 2007, color, 15 minutes

Hallucinatory recreations of 1970's existential European soft-core films dubbed into Spanish and scored with a soundtrack found in a dumpster! Need we say more?

 

Rooftop Bees

 

Spirit of Red Hook Awards (Honorable Mention):

Rooftop Bees
Directed by Melissa Lohman Wild
Documentary, 2007, color, 15 minutes

An engaging documentary about a thriving bee colony raised on a Fort Greene rooftop.

 

 

 

Spirit of Red Hook Awards (Honorable Mention):

Hooked: Philly's Urban Anglers
Directed by Mike Attie, Shannon Kane-Meddock, Andrew Schwalm
Documentary, 2008, color, 14 minutes

In the unlikely setting of the city of Philadelphia, a colorful assortment of characters have one thing in common: they have been lured to the water

 

After the screening...

 

The Awards Presentation!!

 

Filmmakers, Videographers, Animators and Video Artists,
have submit their work and were selected for 3rd Annual Red Hook
International Film And Video Festival.

Festival Founder and Chair:
Daniel Durning

Festival Director:
Nathan Kensinger

Programmers:
Nathan Kensinger
Meghan O'Hara
Joe Pacheco
Maria Pagano

Screening Room Manager:
Mike Olshan

Email: redhookfilmfest@yahoo.com

Please check the Submission Guidelines for entry rules and information.