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Friday, May 28, 2010

Fear No Film Festival @ UAF (June 24 - 27)

Fear No Film 2010 presents more than 60 short films

And the 2010 Utah Short Film of the Year Competition

Thursday, June 24 through Sunday, June 27

Main Library Auditorium

210 East 400 South

Free and Open to the Public

Salt Lake City, UT: The Fear No Film Festival, a co-production of the Utah Arts Festival and the SLC Film Center, presents more than 60 short films from around the world, films that have won awards at Sundance, Tribeca, ComiCon and more, and is the home of the Utah Short Film of the Year Competition.

Fear No Film coordinator Topher Horman has created a program of 7 screenings, each with a handful of short films lasting around one hour in the Library Auditorium. All films are free to the public. Guests are invited to come and go as they please.

Fear No Film takes place Thursday, June 24 through Sunday, June 27, Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium, 210 East 400 South.

The 2010 Utah Short Film of the Year competitors are:

Smog Lake City: Main Street- Alex Haworth. Featured in SL Tribune, City Weekly, and 15 Bytes
Darned Little Devil- Aaron Bristow and Aaron Mann. A Utah Valley University Production
The Antagonist- May Bartlett +2. A Spy Hop Production
X-ing- Carson Mckay. Winner of 2010 Student Emmy; A BYU Center for Animation Production
The Life and Death of My Fellow Kinsman Burt- Matthew Pool and Stephen Simmons. Winner of Salt Lake Film Society Open Screen Nite
The Single Mother- Ryan Logan. Over a dozen film festivals and counting
2gether- Austin James Green. Department of Film Studies, University of Utah
Mashed- Anthony Holden. A BYU Center for Animation Production

Competition Screenings are Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.

A few highlights this year include:

home - Matt Foust. New Orleans, Louisiana

Winner of the Best Documentary Short at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, “home” layers filmmaker Matt Foust’s childhood photos from his old New Orleans neighborhood over current shots of the same houses and streets destroyed by the flood after Hurricane Katrina. Although heart wrenching, Matt feels lucky, as his wife has no longer has any record of what she looked like as a child. Thursday & Friday, 6 p.m. Library Auditorium

Wet Dreams and False Images - Jesse Epstein. Brooklyn, New York

Filmmaker Jesse Epstein was recently selected for "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine. WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES is a Sundance award-winning documentary about photo retouching that uses humor to raise serious concerns about the marketplace of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection. Thursday, 2 p.m. and Saturday, 10 p.m.

Kapsis - Yen-Ting Cho. Cambridge, Massachusetts

Collaboration between Harvard students Yen-Ting Cho and Edgar Barroso, Kapsis is an 8-minute piece for flute, electro-acoustic music, and video art portraying the mesmerizing Nahua myth of a young girl who becomes a starfish. Friday, 10 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.

The Fall of the Cougar - Sam Derby. Daly City, California

Presented as a classic British safari nature show, The Fall of the Cougar depicts humans as animals using footage shot in bars and pubs. Embarrassing and all-too-familiar, the film closely follows the elusive lives and mating habits of the species Homo-Sapien-Cougaralia, and the intrepid men that hunt them. Thursday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.

Dig Comics - Miguel Cima. Burbank, California

Winner of the 2009 Comic Con International Film Festival, Dig Comics strives to understand how comics, once a pop culture phenomenon and respected American art form, struggles to find an audience as licensed comic book properties are breaking box office records, such as The Dark Knight, Spiderman, X-Men, etc. Friday, 4 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m.

Eye to Eye - Andrea Capranico, Nicholas Wiesnet, Breanna Wing, Hannah Taylor. Irvine, California

At a time when preservation of the miraculous yet fragile diversity of our planet is at the forefront of international policy, Eye to Eye brings us the story of one country's fight to act before it is too late. In the paradise of Cameroon's rainforest, chimpanzees and gorillas face imminent extinction at the hands of bushmeat hunters. Courageous conservationists lead the battle for survival of man's closest relatives in the animal world before it is too late. Thursday, 10 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m.

DemiUrge Emesis - Aurelio Voltaire. New York, New York

DemiUrge Emesis is the 3rd time Voltaire’s work has appeared in Fear No Film. Previous audiences have heard the narration of Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance.

Narrated by Danny Elfman and set to the music of Rasputina, DemiUrge Emesis gives us a glimpse into the mind of an artist and the artistic process. While at times the creative drive is fulfilling and at others torturous, it is beautifully and creepily portrayed in every scene. Friday 2 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m.

For a complete film schedule and more visit www.uaf.org

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