John D. Spiak
Arizona State University Art Museum presents a number of short films and videos by artists from around the world. The jury process included 482 entries from 43 states and 36 nations, with 20 works selected for screening.
Arizona State University Art Museum is proud to present a number of short films and videos by artists from around the world. Thank you to all the outstanding artists who entered the 2011 Festival. The jury process included 482 entries from 43 states and 36 nations, with 20 works selected for screening.
Organized and juried for the Arizona State University Art Museum by:
Bob Pece, Southern California Filmmaker
John D. Spiak, Curator, Arizona State University Art Museum
*Juror Choice Awards and **AZ Award noted below. LeBlanc Audience Choice Award will be announced online following the festival.
WORKS SELECTED BY THE JURY FOR THE PROGRAM:
Werewolf Trouble (*Juror Choice Award)
Ryan is a werewolf. Horrified to wake up one morning only partially transformed, he enlists his friends’ aid to restore his full human form in time for an important event.
Can a street mime cheer you up?
Cousins: a nature memoir
Albuquerque, New Mexico
A brief message on an answering machine hints at another death in the family.
Los Angeles, California
An environmental short with a kick.
Three men from three different backgrounds share their introspective view of the world, provoking the realization: We’re not as different as we think we are.
Enrique Wrecks the World
San Jose, California
Enrique learns the hard way that actions speak louder than birds!
Transferase portrays a protagonist overwhelmed with anxiety after receiving a disturbing phone call. What proceeds is a sequence of small events that operate as a psychological excavation, unveiling the rapidly changing and unstable characteristics of both the protagonist and the LA landscape.
A mockumentary following the Toothfairy’s transformation as she resorts to inventive but unethical methods of tooth collection in her heinous quest for a better life.
New York, New York
A young artist begins mentally undressing a beautiful passerby, yet each layer of clothing he peels away is followed by another, and another, and another…
A ragtag and beaten French Resistance fighter and a courageous and pissed- off nun risk their lives to protect Jewish orphans hidden in a convent in France.
A thoughtful, enchanting reading of a letter from the past.
A typical swamp creature takes a long, hard look at itself.
News, Weather & Sports
A beautiful and haunting video that reflects on the human condition.
Brooklyn, New York
Dodo-Valse depicts a vision of an idyllic past as seen through the eye of a forest deity.
Dan’s Big Find (**AZ Award)
The story of a man who finds an arrowhead while shooting targets with his black powder pistol.
La Memoria Die Cani (*Juror Choice Award)
My cheeks brush against the stone, I look out from a break in the wall.
A man gets revenge on his cat for taunting him with silence.
Ex-Sex (*Juror Choice Award)
Los Angeles, California
Two former lovers navigate their fizzled relationship by confusing their emotional needs with their physical desires. Ex-Sex makes it better. Ex-Sex makes it worse.
The Late Mr. Mokun Williams
Greensboro, North Carolina
This pre-technological fable mirrors a modern day spam email in a handwritten letter by a frantic African girl on the run.
La La Love You
San Francisco, California
A teenager gets ready for her boyfriend to come over and gets herself into a difficult position.
Saturday April 23, 2011, 8 p.m.
Arizona State University Art Museum - Outdoor Plaza
Mill Avenue @ 10th Street, Templr
FREE (Bring Your Own Seating)