"Insert Witty Name Here" (short film program)

Short film program curated from some of the finest short films from around the globe.  Following the short film program, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in an audience Q & A.

*Some films below may contain strong language and violence.  Some content may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 13.

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OUR WILD (USA 2017)

Directed by: Benjamin S. Kraushaar

Public lands define us as Americans, but this unique birthright is not free from the perils of toxic politics, insatiable greed and destructive developments. Luckily, a new generation of public land warriors and scientists are diligently fighting to understand and conserve our American heritage. Our Wild is a short film that showcases the hard work of three fly fishing obsessed biologists who are dead set on better understanding mule deer migrations in Wyoming. When this trio of inspiring women are not collecting data across diverse and rugged landscapes, they can be found tenaciously chasing hungry trout and wading the waters of Wyoming's wild public lands

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Portrait of a superhero (USA 2018)

Directed by: Tony Armer

Patrolling the streets of Clearwater, FL in bright red spandex is a man known around the world as “Superhero”. He helps the homeless, provides charity to sick and disadvantaged children, aids stranded motorists, and patrols the streets to prevent crime. Using Godzilla, Star Trek, Superheroes and Science Fiction movies as his role models he overcomes a troubled childhood to become A Real Life Superhero.

 
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Expend (USA 2018)

Directed by: Bismark Fernandes

A stop-motion film about a man’s endless hunt for elusive energy sources in a decaying world.

 
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A Few Steps Further (USA 2018)

Directed by: Erik Petersen

When Kevin Davis first began running, he was overweight and out of shape. He tried, but failed to finish a 1-mile run. Now, years later, he runs 100-mile races. He uses that fitness to support his other passion - backcountry hunting. In 2017, Davis was selected to run the Hardrock 100. Two months later he attempts a backcountry mountain goat hunt in the wilds of Alaska. The film looks at the crossover between endurance sports and hunting, and the need for public lands and wild places to do both.

 
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Upslope Flow (USA 2018)

Directed by: Kevin Palmer

Lift is important for thunderstorm formation, and where the Rockies meet the Great Plains, the most common source of lift is called upslope flow. Easterly winds bump into the mountains and moist air gets forced upwards. Storms are formed and pushed out onto the plains where they may become supercells producing all kinds of severe weather: strong winds, large hail, flooding, and tornadoes. This time lapse film, titled "Upslope Flow," is the culmination of months of chasing these storms across the Northern Plains, with 5,000 miles driven across 4 states. Jaw-dropping storm structure, awesome displays of power and beauty, and incredible sunsets.

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 
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The End of Weed (USA 2018)

Directed by: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Set amidst the rugged mountains of Northern California, THE END OF WEED, is a short homage to a passing California way of life, that of the independent dope grower. Fires, heavy rains, and endless physical toil fill the days of the small grower over the agrarian year in which filmmaker and farmer document his crop. Spanning backwards from winter to spring, the result is ruminative and close to the ground.

 
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Bleeding into Eternity (USA 2017)

Directed by: Kier Atherton

Backwoods poet Joe Sawyer takes the viewers on a first person journey into a rich past, riddled with escapades, and a present that offers humor and clarity through his poetry.

 

 
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The Wedding Song (USA 2017)

Directed by: Thia Schuessler & Rex New

 

When bride-to-be Mae hits a wall writing a song for her future husband, she solicits the guidance of her musician friend Johnnie, who helps her find the inspiration she was lacking.

 
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Lulu and Josie (USA 2016)

Directed by: Nancy Bannon

An exhausted young mom on the run from an abusive home life desperately seeks a quiet moment to process all that's happening but parenting an active, watchful toddler along the way means she needs to stay on her game.

*Filmmaker in Attendance