Youth Filmmaker Showcase (A) 2016

Director(s): Multiple
Country: Multi-national
Language: English w/ some English subtitles
Youth Filmmaker | 2015 | 75-80 min
Recommended for ages 13+, All (Parental Guidance: All ages except for the last two films, which include some suggested/actual depictions of violence. We will pause before the final films.)

Join us for the Providence Children’s Film Festival Youth Filmmakers Showcase, curated in partnership with the RISD Museum teen program, the RISD Art Circle. This collection of youth-produced films presents inspiring stories from near and far about the fun and challenges in young people’s lives today.

* Thursday, 2/18 YFS Show: All ages except for the last two films, which include some suggested/actual depictions of violence. This show includes Q&A with the RISD Art Circle teen jury and several youth filmmakers.

THE COSMOPENGUIN

      A long journey of gold-hungry Cosmospenguin to the Earth. The search for the gold ends with finding of friends. The Cosmospenguin is never more lonely.

Austria, 2015 / German w/English subtitles / Luca Potskhishvili (age 7) / 4 min
Animation

LILY GETS A PET
Lily, a ten-foot-tall orange monster, ventures into Wanda’s Pet Shop in search of a friend. Lily’s escapades get her kicked out of the store, but not before falling in love with a cute Fluffle. Lily must undertake an epic journey to reunite with her true friend.
Canada, 2015 / English / Bum Family (ages 5-12) / 5 min
Animation

CLAY BETH
A claymation version of Act 2, Scene 2 from Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth.
USA, 2015 / English / Zoe Rudolph-Larrea (age 12) / 5 min
Animation

KEFI CAME BY SEA
A mysterious woman brings color to a depressed Greek town with her music.
Greece, 2015 / No spoken language / Katerina Rekka (age 18) / 5 min
Live Action

CIRCULAR
Circular tells the tale of young Natalie, who joyfully visits the beach with her cherished doll and older brother Lucas, whose mind is clearly elsewhere. After some bickering, the siblings finally relax, only to be interrupted by a little surprise visitor, much to Lucas’ smug delight. However, what goes around, comes around…
Canada, 2015 / English / Robin de Zwart (age 15) / 6 min
Live Action

RESONANT
A young boy must learn to cope with the sudden loss of his hearing. This short film was written, filmed, and edited by high school students at Light House Studio in Charlottesville, VA.
USA, 2014 / English / Sanders Evans (age 16), Shantel Winslow (age 18), Elizabeth Cassell (age 17), Ryan Beard (age 14) / 5 min
Live Action

THE HERO WITHIN
Are there heroes among us? Two middle school friends become suspicious of the new kid and try to uncover his secret.
USA, 2015 / English / Andrew Gerstenblatt (age 13) / 5.5 min
Live Action

SID
A short, stop-motion film exploring the life of a grown man who thinks he is a snail. He must come to terms with his place in society, all while trying to find a job to pay the rent.
USA, 2015 / English / Meredith Morran (age 18) / 3.5 min
Animation

WITH LOVE, TUCK AND ALEX
Centering around two siblings, this film depicts one moment in their lives. Sixteen-year-old Alex is forced to bring her little brother, Tuck, along for a day hike. The two play games with each other as Alex walks the line between entertaining her brother and being too cool for her younger sibling. What comes to pass is an emotional climax that leaves both of the characters at a loss for words. How do a brother and sister bring each other back together after loss?
USA, 2015 / English / Aashna Dev (age 17), Eliza Frakes (age 18) / 10 min
Live Action

END OF DAYS
In the unspecified post-apocalyptic future, there is a shortage of food and water. The only human left is a teen girl wandering in search of signs of life and clues about her past.
USA, 2015 / English / Ethan Itkin, Dylan Itkin (age 13) / 9.5 min
Live Action

AT THE OTHER END
Before cell phones there was the string and tin can method. Usually you could see who you are talking to this way. In this story you will wish it came with caller ID.
Canada, 2015 / English / Charlie Skuy (age 15) / 10 min
Live Action

SLEEP
Sarah stays up late studying and then has to wake up early for school. She tries to work her way through getting dressed, doing her makeup and having breakfast, but she’s so tired it’s dangerous.
USA, 2015 / No spoken language / Mary Aupperle (age 15) / 3 min
Live Action

WE ALL GO THE SAME
“In the timeless world of fairy tales, villains and victims are visited by a vengeful fairy who offers to shift the balance of power.” This is an unofficial (but authorized) music video for the song “We All Go The Same” by Radical Face.
Canada, 2015 / English / Morgana McKenzie (age 15) / 4 min