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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! 

DIFF Day 1
DIFF Day 2
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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 --