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PROGRAMS / Extremely Shorts Film Festival / 2007

Extremely Shorts 10
June 30th-July 1st, 2007

Juror: Jytte Jensen of New York’s MoMA


PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED by Dane Boedigheimer, USA
A group of kids decide to watch a TV program they were told not to view.

AURORA AND THE SEA by Charlotte Taylor, USA
A girl’s journey to the sea.

I WAS NEVER GLAMOROUS by Ellen Lake, USA
A short contemplation on balance, preservation, time and technology.

PATIENCE by Mike Rollo, Canada 
An examination of the wind, with all in-camera edits.

SIGNS by Neil Bryant,Chichester, England An exploration of the mediated representation of the child/childhood and questions its impact on cultural symbolism and meaning.

PEN PALS by Mark Sullivan, USA How did people hook up before the internet?

A ZEITGEIST (EXCERPT) by Ray Sweeten, USA
An adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses set against the backdrop of the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, NY.

CORNER, LOS ANGELES by Joe Merrell, USA
An experiment in the spatialization of time.

NO DIRECTION #1 by Catherine Kunze, Denmark
Always on the move -- collecting settings for my mighty dreams.

COFFEE & MILK by Mary Magsamen & Stephan Hillerbrand, USA
Abstracted images of coffee & milk, transforming the everyday into the cinematic.

BELOW by Laura Harrison, USA
A dream journey beneath the surface.

WATER, ROCKS & SAND by David Morrow Guthrie, USA
The abrasive interaction between water and land.

KING OF THE SKIES by Ebony Porter, USA
A response to my life in America. Named after Eugene Boudin

LURK by Jeremy Newman,West Windsor, USA This video examines cinematic voyeurism, emphasizing the invasive nature of the lens, and suggests a beauty threatened by violence.

SNEEZE by Yu Araki,Tokyo, Japan 
The elongated sneeze not only creates absurdity, but also poses the aesthetic potential of an action that is normally concealed.

PROJECT by Jennifer Guerin, USA The movement of fluid as it rises up from its source. This piece references the body yet remains obscure, allowing a variety of interpretations.

AUTHORITY HEAD EXORCISM by Daniel J. King, Reynoldsburg, USA
Multi-layered visual expression of time spent as a propagandist in a psychological landscape of conflict. Found footage and 16 mm manipulated with a laser printer.

WE HEAR SIRENS by Alex Harder, USA
A childhood friend of Alex was one of the few to escape the World Trade Center 9/11 disaster. The footage his friend captured has been composed not necessarilyas a political statement but as a memory of images and sounds from his friend’s indescribable experience.

THE STEPPING UP AND GOING UNDER METHOD by Megan & Murray McMillan, USA
A poetic reenactment inspired by the NASA audio recording of a rocket booster unlocking in space, re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere and crashing in the ocean.

MARKED by Roxanne Claire, USA Hands decorated with a script like that once reserved for tombs or addressing the gods. We are marked by what we have lost, forgotten, or never knew we were.

NO ORDINARY DANCE by Arturo Blackmore, USA
Original music composed and directed by Arturo Blackmore. Special guest: Motaga(Future world fusion poetry)

GINEVRA by Jack Cronin, USA A reflection on the physical and perceptual process of decay and transformation.

HORSES by Yu Araki, Tokyo, Japan 
200+ images of horses sequenced to create a galloping motion. Modeled after Muybridge’s photographs.

THE QUIET GAME by Jeff Boston, USA One man inspires others to join him in rising above a sense of isolation that saturates their culture and imaginations due to systems of power and fear.

RUBBER BAND BALL by Ellen Lake, USA
San Francisco legends Samir and Nabil Kishek worked for more than two years on their quest to build the largest rubber band ball.

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