10th Annual Standing Rock International SHort Film Festival

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Standing Rock Cultural Arts

257 N. Water St.

Kent, OH 44240




WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts


WHAT: 10th Annual International Short Film Festival

- Independent Short Films from around the world!

- Animation, music videos, short comedy, experimental films, documentaries and more!

- Silent films with live music accompaniment!

- Featured Filmmaker Anders Jedenfors of Sweden, who won last year’s competition with his insightful animation “Space Travel According to John” will have 4 films screened




WHERE: THE KENT STAGE, 175 E. MAIN ST., KENT, OHIO www.kentstage.org


ADMISSION: $10 = general / $7 students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online from www.kentstage.org



Mike Hovancsek (Director) 330-677-0333 / point@neobright.net

Jeff Ingram (Producer) 330-673-4970 / info@standingrock.net

Website: www.standingrock.net




Standing Rock Cultural Arts is pleased to announce The 10th Annual

Standing Rock International Short Film Festival. This popular annual event becomes even bigger this year with films from as far away as France, Argentina, and Japan and from as close as Kent, Ohio. It will include animation, music videos, short comedy, experimental films, documentaries and more.

The first part of this event will feature short films from around the world. The second part will be made up of films by last year’s People’s Choice winners Jamie Stone and Anders Jedenfors. The last portion of the night will feature silent films by Dustin Grella and Mike Hovancsek which will be accompanied live on stage by Mike Hovancsek (koto, balafon), Josh Baker (Tabla) and Samuel Salsbury (violin)!

Here is a list of some of the films we will be showing this year:


1. Metro 4:45. Jacob Wyatt (USA)

A smallish movie I made about a girl and a fox.


2. Amphitrite 1:26. Damien Krisl (Switzerland)

Director Damien Krisl had the creative vision to visualize a deity. Beauty,

weightlessness, mystery and art were key aspects of the concept. The objective was to mix the elements of fire and water. It was intended to create strong contrasts. On one side the deity had to have the beauty, femininity and delicacy of a seahorse and on the other side the strength and evilness of a dragon. In ancient Greek mythology, Amphitrite was a sea-goddess and wife of Poseidon. Under the influence of the Olympian

pantheon, she became merely the consort of Poseidon, and was further diminished by poets to a symbolic representation of the sea. The clip shows the invocation of the



3. Destiny 5:26. Fabien Weibel, Sandrine Wurster, Victor Debatisse and Manuel Alligné



4. Little Kaiju 4:09. Jonathan and Josh Baker (Japan)

The whimsical journey of a mysterious vending machine dwelling creature who

explores the shadowy corners of Tokyo after dark. Kaiju is abJapanese word that means "strange beast," but often translated in English as "monster".


5. The Renter 9:52. Jason Carpenter (USA)

A young boy is thrust into the terrorizing world of Daycare!


6. Something Left – Something Taken 10:14. Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata (USA)

An animated dark comedy about a vacationing couple's encounter with a man

they believe to be the Zodiac Killer. Based on a true story.


7. Cayce Zavaglia: Portrait and Process 4:02. Zfilm (USA)

-ZFilm presents a studio visit with St.Louis based figurative artist Cayce Zavaglia.



8. Goat & Aaron 5:52. Gabe Askew (USA)

A personal short film dedicated to my bro.



9. Things You’d Better Not Mix Up 2:11. Joost Lieuwma (Amsterdam)

...an animated short by Joost Lieuwma.



10. Easy Way Out. 2:10” Offficial Gotye Music Video. Darcy Prendergast (Australia)



11. This Land is Mine 3:32. Nina Paley (USA)

A brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant. Set to the song by Andy Williams.



12. Colosse-A Wood Tale. 2:38 by Yves Geleyn. Paris.

A robot explores the wilderness in this surreal animation piece.




13. Catnip: Egress to Oblivion? 6:58

Jason Willis (USA) Catnip is all the rage with today's modern feline, but do we really

understand it? Is it a source for harmless kicks, or a potentially crippling addiction? Is it a tool to expand one's consciousness, or a downward spiraling path that can eventually lead to insanity? Once and for all the facts about this controversial substance are frankly discussed, in the long-lost drug educational film that never-was, "Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?".



14. Luminaris. 6:00. Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina)

In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.



Featured Filmmakers, Jamie Stone and Anders Jedenfors (Sweden and England)


Silent Films:


1. Glimpse 7:24

Dustin Grella (USA)

This film is a frame-by-frame, hand drawn, chalk board animation, with live

musical accompaniment by

Mike Hovancsek, Joe Culley, and Samuel Salsbury.


2. Decade 6:18

Mike Hovancsek (USA)

This piece is a collage of works the filmmaker created for the last ten

years of The Standing Rock International Short Film Festival, with live musical accompaniment by Mike Hovancsek, Joe Culley, and Samuel Salsbury.



We hope you're able to come out and enjoy the world of innovative

filmmaking. This unique event promises to be an audiovisual extravaganza.


Updates and Program can be found at www.standingrock.net.


Thank you for supporting independent film!




Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization.


Standing Rock Cultural Arts

257 N. Water St.

Kent, OH 44240







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