The DIY Film Festival is proud to present the finalists for this year’s festival. We congratulate all of you for finishing your film, and its inclusion here is based on a variety of factors including a passion for story telling, utilization of do it yourself filmmaking, casting, editing and the tools that anyone can use to tell a story.
BLINK OF AN EYE
Still Moon is a 16mm short film, shot in central Oregon and Colorado. www.stillmoonthefilm.com “In the mid-1800s, a small crew of surveyors arrive in central Oregon. They stumble upon an indigenous tribe, where all villagers have been recently massacred, only to find a young girl as its sole survivor. Devastated by what he has seen as a result of the westward expansion, Spender, the cartographer of the team, decides to sabotage the expedition…
DREAMS CAN COME TRUE
Directed by Jemma Jacques Bio Website
“When a Buddhist Monk prophecies to a young woman that she will come back and help his orphanage, she is amazed at what happens next and the sign that he subsequently sends her. This story is a true first hand account of her journey across the world to make 600 children’s dreams come true.”
A Hand In The Darkness – Trailer from Squirrels of Doom on Vimeo.
Directed by Antonia Bernard Youtube Page
“An intimate look at a man’s first moments of freedom after 14 years of incarceration.”
3 Women | 1 Race – grueling bike racing in Reno, Nevada.
WHAT MAKES DAVE RUN
Directed by Peter Zander. Film:
“Dave James started running ten years ago and hasn’t stopped. He is one of the top ultra-marathoners in the world . He says he likes the endorphin high, the process of turning his body into a machine; it takes his mind off things he’d rather not think about. Through his story, Peter Zander explores grief and the ways we run from it.”
ANY DAY NOW
Directed by Albert Uria. Trailer:
“A short, sweet comedy about how short (and sweet) life can be…”
Any Day Now Trailer by Albert Uria from GARAGE FILMS on Vimeo.
Directed by Henry Drayton IMDB entry
“A high school dweeb wants to take the hottest girl in school to prom. The only problem is, she only dates badass guys. He realizes the only way to get her to notice him is to get in touch with his bad side. With guidance from his animated wrestling action figure ‘Danny Dynamite’ he devises a devious plan to steal the prom dress she’s always wanted.”
EASY REAPPEARANCE (Resurgence Commode)
Directed by Guillaume Levil Trailer:
“Anne, a fity-years-old woman with a bourgeois mentality, listens to a message secretly intended for her husband: a man makes an appointment with him in a gay club where you must give the password, « Easy Reappearance »…”
“Résurgence Commode (Easy Reappearance)” by G. Levil – Trailer from Guillaume Levil on Vimeo.
Directed by Sashikanth Ananthachari Trailer:
“Every year in over 300 villages in Tamilnadu, India. The Mahabharata is performed as a village festival. For 20 days, and 20 hours per day, the epic is narrated as story, performed as village rituals, and enacted right through the night as theater.”
Kelai Draupadai [Listen Draupadi] Trailer Documentary from Sashikanth Ananthachari on Vimeo.
AN EXERCISE IN STYLE
Directed by Anthony Arnone IMDB entry
“A guy goes for a girl and gets thwarted by her boyfriend, shot in five different film styles.”
Directed by Artur Boruzs Trailer:
“A project born out of a psychologist’s search for a solution to contemporary existential dystopia among his students, is brought to life through the metaphor of Plato’s “Cave.” Filmmakers follow an orchestra into a giant cave in the Romanian forest, where they give an epic outdoor concert which becomes therapy through art.”
THE RIGHT FIT
Directed by Zachary Craw Film
“A young boy, born from the roots of the earth, searches for his one true love. Someone that is the right fit.”
Directed by Lexi Bass Film:
“Dissecting themes of power and idealism at the intersection of spirituality, sexuality and language, The Adytum is a modern secular space for spiritual self reflection.”
THE ADYTUM | A Film by Lexi Bass from Lexi Bass on Vimeo.
Again, congratulations to all of you for completing your films. We sincerely wish you the best of luck in getting them out there to find your audience. The winners in each category will be notified and announced soon. Stay tuned!!! And keep your DIY Flag Flying High!!!