ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

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16mm Pop-up Theater
First-Come-First-Served
Downstairs in the Dance Studio

3D Cinema
First-Come-First-Served
Downstairs in the Dance Studio

Live Script Read
Feature & Short
screenplay live read
in the Main Theater

Filmmaker Panels
Downstairs in the Dance Studio or Main Theater

Large Format Camera

Wet Paint Photography
Upstairs in the
Art Gallery

Game Room
Downstairs in the
Art Gallery

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DAY 2

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

THURSDAY, JUNE 23RD

10 AM-- CONVERSATION STARTER SHORTS BLOCK --

Thoughtful, provocative, challenging, and topical short films that are designed to spark conversations. Click the film to learn more.

Frimas” (20 min)

Directed By Marianne Farley

"Neurosis" (13 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Lelyn Mac

"Warsha" (15 min)

Directed By Dania Bdeir

"Blunt" (20 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Hisonni Mustafa Johnson

How's Happiness” (37 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Hunter Arbarca

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Catered Lunch by Riggatti's Pizza & Storey Catering
In the Desertscape Dining Hall
(Badge Holders Only)

12 PM-- SPONSORED LUNCHEON BY RIGGATTI'S --

2 PM-- LIVE SCRIPT READ --

Enjoy live reads of the 1st place winning entries of our 4th annual Desertscape screenplay competition.

Feature Screenplay Winner - "Atomic Nights" by Mario Mabe & Ryan Williams

Short Screenplay Winner - "Shattered Windows" by Kimberly Jade Soliman

4 PM-- FEATURE FILM BLOCK --

Thought-provoking feature sci-fi at its craftiest. Click the film to learn more.

Cryo” (1 hr 58 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmakers)

Directed By Barrett Burgin
 

6:30 PM-- DINNER --

Catered Dinner by Storey Catering

In the Desertscape Dining Hall

(Badge Holders Only)

8 PM-- INTERNATIONAL FEATURE BLOCK --

International tales of monsters and survival. Click the film to learn more.

Monsters” (15 min)

Directed By Frank Tremblay

Black Snow” (1 hr 24 min)

Directed By Stepan Burnashev

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DAY 1

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22ND

1 PM - 4 PM-- Badge Pickup

Badge Holders only & located in the Arrowhead Art Gallery in the Electric Theater Center

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2 PM - 4 PM-- OPENING FESTIVAL RECEPTION --

4 PM-- SIGHTS AND SOUNDS SHORTS BLOCK --

A collection of short films that tell stories through visuals, music, and sound effects with virtually no dialogue. Click the film to learn more.

"Hot Crush Lover" by Blu DeTiger (4 min)

Directed By Will Kindrick

"La grogne" (10 min)

Directed By Alisi Telengut

"A Feast That Never Comes" (16 min)

Directed By Maria Juranic

“Gilead” (6 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Caleb Hatton

Sierra” (15 min)

Directed By Sander Joon

"Gigantica" by Death Stare (8 min)

Directed By Josh Winegar

6:30 PM-- OPENING NIGHT FEATURE BLOCK --

A celebration of companionship and music. Click the film to learn more.

Colorado City Music Festival” (15 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmakers)

Directed By Dan Fowlks

"A Love Song" (1 hr 21 min)

Directed By Max Walker-Silverman 

Live Music Performance
By Tom Bennett

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SPONSORED BY

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9 PM-- OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY -- Sponsored by Station II Bar

Festivities continue up the street at the Station II Bar 

Food (Badge Holders Only), Drinks (Not Free), and good company! 

 
 
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DAY 3

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FRIDAY, JUNE 24TH

10 AM-- STUDENT SHORTS BLOCK --

A collection of films by some of the brightest up and coming storytellers in the world. Click the film to learn more.

The Times We Were Living In” (14:00 min)

Directed By Asali Echols & Montgomery Samuel Thomas

The Exaltation Program” (12 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Conner Hall

Gold, You Idiot” (7 min)

Directed By Ryan Nathan Singer

The Awakening of the Ape” (14 min) 

Directed By Philippe Besner

Dandelion” (15 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Paula Blanco Perez

Wonderstone” (7 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Carson Blickenstaff

Melting Down” (5 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Tanner McCowan

Bethesda” (18 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Jen Baker

12 PM-- LUNCHEON -- 

Catered Lunch by Storey Catering

In the Desertscape Dining Hall

(Badge Holders Only)

12:30 PM-- "NAVIGATING DISTRIBUTION"--

Are you a filmmaker looking for a little insight into the world of distribution? If so, then this panel is for you. LEARN MORE

2 PM-- MAKING A DIFFERENCE FILM BLOCK --

Hard-hitting and inspirational films, created to help make the world a better place. Click the film to learn more.

The Benevolents” (17 min)

Directed By Sarah Baril Gaudet

"It's Happening Right Here” (1 hr 15 min) *Q&A Filmmaker

Directed By Nick Nanton 

5 PM-- COMEDY SHORTS BLOCK --

If laughter really is the best medicine, then this collection of films certainly has the cure for what ails you. Click the film to learn more.

"The Debater" (4 min)

Directed By Maya Miller

"Zoon" (5 min)

Directed By Jonatan Schwenk

"MeTube: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima'" (8 min)

Directed By Daniel Moshel

"extENDed" (5 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Dan Fowlks

"Don't Listen to the Cricket" (12 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Joe Fink

Extra Credit” (11 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmakers)

Directed By Jacob Hamblin

"Sounds of the Outdoors" (6 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Austin Schadewald

Snow Globe & the Cat” (10 min)

Directed By Rick Page

Deerwoods Deathtrap” (9 min)

Directed By James P Gannon

Stranger Than Rotterdam With Sara Driver” (10 min)

Directed By Lewie Kloster & Noah Kloster

Special Live Performance by So U Comedy Theater

7 PM-- DINNER --

Catered Dinner by Storey Catering

In the Desertscape Dining Hall

(Badge Holders Only)

8 PM-- "BREAKING INTO HOLLYWOOD"--

An insightful conversation with cinematographer Rick Page, actor Corbin Allred, and Stunt Coordinator Kevin Jackson. LEARN MORE

9 PM-- DESERTSCAPE AFTER DARK--

If you like your films with a little more bite, then this shorts block is definitely for you. Click the film to learn more.

Survivers” (7 min)

Directed By Carlos Gómez-Trigo 

10-33” (10 min)

Directed By Alexander Maxim Seltzer

Hermanita” (12 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Hisonni Mustafa

Cub Scout” (10 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Matt Heder

Who Goes There” (16 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Matt Fackrell

That Night” (39 min) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Samuel Gonzalez Jr.

 
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DAY 4

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH