2020 Online New England Film Festival
Ay Middle School Filmmakers: Yeilin, Jaylyn, Turner, Taylor, Alex, Zack, Bryan, Bradley, Brooklyn, Emily, Michael exploring narrative, form and animation.
“Joy” is a short film centered around a young woman who gets a job at Reinbeck and Johnson Curtain Company. She quickly realizes how boring this new office really is, but not without finding the rhythm that lies underneath all of the mundane work. Through dance and music, Joy transforms the office and rekindles imagination and wonder in her coworkers. They form new connections with each other while also reconnecting with their own youthful wonder.
In 1973 due to the enactment of Title IX, college women all over the United States jumped at the chance to finally be able to establish Varsity Women’s sports teams.
Cameron, a neat and methodical salesman on the brink of losing all his patience with a coworker, George, who opposes his manners finds that they share something in common.
A woman returns home with her showrunner boyfriend to interview for a professorship at a prestigious university. Not only must she face her widowed mother who she left six years ago, but also the lingering presence of her deceased father, a renowned scholar and critic.
After Leigh is cut off from her cold, wealthy mother, and witnesses the arrest of her loving-yet-scheming father, she attempts to support herself by capitalizing on her love of wild mushrooms. But while foraging along the forest floor she discovers a shocking family secret.
A little boy with schizophrenia, miraculously survives a murder suicide attempt at the hands of his mother. Years later, he is still haunted by the past and stops taking medication to confront his demons. The film explores the truth about mortality and blurs the line between evil and mental illness. It questions our perception of reality and how we are incapable of fully understanding someone else’s.
This ten minute drama takes place during the New England winter holiday season. Nina borrows her husband Jim’s car for the day to go shopping with her sister Claire and discovers a card with a gift certificate from another woman. Determined to not let the note ruin her day, Nina shops with Claire at her favorite toy store from their childhood for gifts. Her feelings and frustrations reveal themselves throughout the day until she breaks down and opens up about the incident.
Experimental animated short from Raw Art Works student Juliana Gallant. City of Sin was a finalist for the Shoots! Youth Prize for an outstanding film by a filmmaker seventeen or under at Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2018.