Audience Award Winner

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Hurt

Sep 2016 | Posted by:

Hurt
2015 | Directed by Ethan Murphy

A group of college friends set out for a relaxing week at the lake. When they encounter an abandoned car on the back roads of Vermont a search ensues and what they discover that night will change their lives forever.

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The Dream

Sep 2016 | Posted by:

The Dream
2016 | Directed by Sara Pagiaro

In a world where all babies are born in a laboratory, a woman has a riveting dream.

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Magick

Sep 2016 | Posted by:

2015 | Directed by Rob Eckel

Two men embark upon a ritual aimed at transporting them into another realm of experience, into a dark realm of wonder, mystery and the vast expanse of the human mind.

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Dunk Tank Clowns

Sep 2016 | Posted by:

Dunk Tank Clowns
2015 | Directed by Daniel McGuire

Three men work as dunk tank clowns in carnivals across the north-east. The job requires quick wit, a thick skin and physical stamina. It was once easy money – but times have changed.

We learn the tricks of the trade – how to lure the suckers, how to work the crowd.
Tom has a “Sunday school” game – good-natured and witty. Terry pushes the boundaries of taste – and the crowd gets ugly in response. Kenny, the veteran, just seems a bit tired. They blame dwindling interest on “political correctness.”

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Signing

Sep 2016 | Posted by:

2015 | Directed by Gina Catalfo Nelson

A heartwarming, teenage love story about trust and accepting others for exactly who they are. Noah begins to fall in love with his new neighbor Becky, only to find out she has a secret.

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Rocketship

Sep 2015 | Posted by:

2013 | Directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo

Rocketship is a 15-minute family drama in which an unlikely bond is forged between a lonely boy and an elderly man claiming to be a former astronaut. Together, they transform a vintage vacuum cleaner into a rocketship for a surprising journey. The film is inspired by the rocketship sculptures of artist David Random. Rocketship was an Official Selection of the New Hampshire Film Festival (Jury Award for NH Film of the Year), SNOB Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival (Winner, KidsEye Award), Mill Valley Film Festival sponsored by the California Film Institute, LA Shorts Fest, Boston Film Festival, Louisville’s Festival of Films, Northampton International Film Festival, Coney Island Film Festival, Knoxville Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival, where it was named one the CIFF’s 20 “Must See Films” out of 345 films (180 features and 165 shorts) screened over 12 days. The CIFF review said, “It’s magical. It’s epic. The little boy who plays the lead is fantastic.” In June, 2014, Rocketship was featured at the 17th Dances With Films in Los Angeles, one of the film industry’s premier showcases for emerging talent. Starting in February, 2015, Rocketship is being featured inflight on Virgin Airlines worldwide.

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Liz

Sep 2015 | Posted by:

2014 | Directed by Sharyn Paul Brusie

Liz documents the profound personal journey for survival of a young woman named Liz Leddy. Homeless at 13, Liz lived a tragic life of despair, raging behavior and a brutal fight to survive on the streets. Living in abandoned buildings on the waterfront of Portland, Maine, she battled alcoholism, an eating disorder, being raped, beaten, and a dark world of chaos. Eventually, her self-loathing led to daily thoughts of suicide. With raw grit and extraordinary conviction, Liz surrendered the struggle and found peace when she turned her fight to the boxing ring. She proved to be her own heroine in finding enough courage and strength to say yes to a new way of living.

Filmed over four years, we follow Liz as she reclaims her life from desperation, to a place of love, forgiveness and hope. Her dreams manifest as she becomes a favorite for competing in the 2012 Olympics…. the first time in history women have had the opportunity to compete in the Olympic sport of boxing. Liz’s story is an inspirational tale about a human being who awakens and relentlessly rises up through hard knocks, addiction, wins, losses, physical abuse, emotional abuse and self abuse to become an exceptional athlete and spiritually aware woman.

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The Routine

Sep 2015 | Posted by:

2014 | Directed by Brian Groh

Capturing the unsettling essence of a Twilight Zone episode and the sci-fi tone of a Ray Bradbury story, this reflective short film casts a bleak look at how technology can backfire at bringing us closer together, unintentionally creating more isolation and loneliness than ever before, sometimes leading to harrowing and tragic results.

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Underwater

Sep 2015 | Posted by:

2012 | Directed by sam smiley

Underwater was shot in the waters of Cape Cod in Provincetown, Massachusetts as a collaboration between video artist sam smiley and musician and performer Zoe Lewis. smiley’s cinematography takes the viewer on an underwater tour in and through the water as Zoe performs her music.

Shot completely underwater by sam smiley, it is a mesmerizing and beautiful adaptation of Lewis’s song. It features tidal pools, angry crabs, inquisitive fish, and Zoe, effervescent, with her cardboard ukelele. “Underwater” is a musical selection from Lewis’s latest album, “Rotary Phone”. Rotary Phone celebrates the simpler side of life with 10 great songs full of gypsy and brazillian grooves, a touch of french flair, a little swing and even a taste of India!

For more info about Zoe Lewis, go to http://zoelewis.com. For more info about smiley’s underwater video work, go to http://aquaportrait.com.

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Whaddya Gonna Do with All Those Zucchinis?

Sep 2015 | Posted by:

2014 | Directed by Kenric Kite

Sunburned face, scratched up knees; my garden’s choked with zucchinis! Every August, Vermont gardens go viral with gigantic zucchinis. Hidden under enormous leaves, they grow so fast in summer’s heat that they become oversized and tough before gardeners know they’re there. Free zukes can often be found at the ends of people’s driveways. But what if all your neighbors have the same problem? What if nobody wants them? And what if you forget to, say, lock your car? Desperate times call for desperate measures!