Schedule for

The 2007 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival


Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Opening Night

 

5:45 pm:          DOORS OPEN

 

 

Fleur Cinema and Café,4545 Fleur Drive.

Appetizers provided; beer, wine and soft drinks available at concessions.

 

 

6:15 pm:          SCREENINGS OF SHORT FILMS

                                   

 

Victor y la Maquina (short from Spain, 10 min.)

By Carlos Talamanca

A hopeful young boy tries to trick death.

 

 

On Dasher, On Dancer (Iowa short, 14 min.)

By Patrick McConville

Two teens give a lonely old man a non-traditional Christmas “present.”

 

 

Drifter (short from Greece, 18 min.)

By Dimitris Tzetzas

A man drifts closer to insanity as suppressed pressures of his daily life surface.

 

 

End of the Sawdust Trail (Iowa short, 9 min.)

By Andy Brodie

A modern silent film shot on Super 8 about a clown’s retirement.

 

 

Snipe Hunt (Iowa short,14 min.)

By Terry Daily

A camping trip goes awry when the hunters become the hunted.

 

 

The Girls of Elizabeth Street  (Iowa student film, 14 min.)

By Tad Davis

A boy’s first big crush has a strong impact.

 

 

7:45 pm:          SCREENING

 

 

A Little Salsa on the Prairie (Iowa documentary, 55 min.)

By Kent Newman

Industry, ethnicity, immigration and culture change in Perry, Iowa.

 

 

9:00 pm:          SCREENING

 

 

Indelible (Iowa feature, 104 min.)

By Rick Amundson

The story of an ex-con trying to reconnect with his daughter and a life he barely recognizes.

 


 

Friday, October 26th, 2007

 

5:00 pm           DOORS OPEN    

 

 

Fleur Cinema and Café, 4545 Fleur Drive

Drinks available at concessions.

 

 

5:30 pm           HAPPY HOUR FLICKAGE – LAUGHTER, THRILLS…AND OTHER ODDITIES

 

 

Coffeeeee (Short animation, 4 min.)

By Nolan

When you just gotta have a cup a…

 

 

This is Bela (Student short, 5 min.)

By Sean Studer

Bela’s picture perfect world becomes a bit of a nightmare.

 

 

One Skin (Short animation, 10 min.)

By Gudrun Cram-Drach

Mary is confronted by different paths of womanhood.

 

 

Puppet (Short animation, 6 min.)

By Patrick Smith

A possessed sock puppet taps into masochistic tendencies.

 

 

Shell (Short animation, 4 min.)

By Eunae Park

When an aging woman becomes addicted to plastic surgery, she barely recognizes herself.

 

 

Detroit :  Not for Wimps (Student short, 18 min.)

By Leigh Richert   Wedgies, bullies, spitballs and monsters! It is tough being kid brothers in Detroit in the late ‘70s!

 

 

The Summer House (Short, 10 min.)

By Joel Sadilek

A summer rental has an unusual tenant.

 

 

6:45 – 7:30 pm           

 

 

JOIN US FOR A RECEPTION FOR LEW HUNTER

AND FOR THE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS,

LONNIE SENSTOCK AND CHANCE WILLIAMS OF

“ONCE IN A LEW MOON” AND FOR

THE 2007 WILD ROSE NOMINEES

 

 

7:30 pm           KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY LEW HUNTER

 

 

7:45 pm           SCREENINGS

 

 

Droomtijd ( Dreamtime) (Short from Belgium, 18 min.)

By Tom Van Avermaet

A work-obsessed man lives in a dark, industrial world controlled by clocks… until the Sandman appears.

 

 

The Final Chapter (Iowa short, 15 minutes)

By Mas Gardner

An elderly man visits his sweetheart once last time.

 

 

Damn the Past! (Musical short, 29 min.)

By Juli Kang

A singing mute meets the girl of his dreams.

 

 

9:00 pm           SCREENING

 

 

Address by IMPA and ISA chairs

and Tom Wheeler of the Iowa Film Office

 

 

The Northern Kingdom (feature, 149 minutes)

By Dorothy Lyman

The fates of three Vermont families intertwine against the backdrop of loss, violence and a distant war.

 


 

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

 

 

8:30 am           DOORS OPEN at the Fleur Cinema and Café, 4545 Fleur Drive.

 

 

9:00 – 10:00 am

 

 

MINI-WORKSHOP BY SCREENWRITING MENTOR,

LEW HUNTER

“Everything You Want to Know About Filmmaking But Were Afraid to Ask.”

 

 

10:15 – 11:15 am

 

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING SEMINAR

WITH LONNIE SENSTOCK AND CHANCE WILLIAMS,

Filmmakers Of “Once In A Lew Moon”  (biopic about Lew Hunter)

 

 

11:15 – 12:15   LUNCH BREAK

 

 

12:15 pm         SCREENING

 

 

Keepers of Eden (Ecuador/USA documentary, 76 min.)

By Yoram Porath and Chris Gambale

The Huarani people in the rainforests of Ecuador fight the oil companies for survival.

Narrated by Joanne Woodward.

 

 

1:45 pm           SCREENINGS

 

 

Saving Mom and Dad (short from France, 15 min.)

By Kartik Singh

Everything is going fine at school for Ravi, until he is told he has to save his parents.

 

 

Flying Naked (short, 22 min.)

By Travis Sentell

Clowns? Ninjas? Nudity? What do you dream about? A love story of imaginary proportions.

 

 

Fierce Friend (feature, 104 min.)

By Jacob Cooney

Two boyhood friends come to a crossroads in their adult relationship when one of them finds true love.

 

 

4:15 pm           SCREENING

 

 

To Touch the Soul (Cambodia/USA documentary, 70 min.)

By Ryan Goble and Teresa Hagen

A professor and his university students discover the meaning of kindness, selflessness and love while teaching art to Cambodian children impacted by HIV/AIDS.

 

 

5:30 – 7:00 pm                         DINNER BREAK

 

 

7:00 pm           SCREENINGS

 

 

Confessions of a Late Bloomer (short, 15 min.)

By Jen McGowan

Donny, a pre-pubescent 15 year old desperately tries to become a man in order to win Sheila, the love of his life.

 

 

Greetings From The Shore (feature, 118 min.)

By Greg Chwerchak

A young woman’s coming of age tale about love, loss and pirates.

Starring Paul Sorvino.

 

 

9:30 pm           CAPSTONE ADDRESS

 

 

by STEVE SCHOTT and TONY WILSON  of The Final Season

 

 

AWARDS CEREMONY

 


 

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

 

 

12:30               DOORS OPEN  Fleur Cinema and Café, 4545 Fleur Drive.

 

 

1:00 PM          SCREENING (not in competition)

 

 

Monster Camp (documentary)

By Cullen Hoback and Aaron Kirk Douglas

A quirky and fascinating behind the scenes documentary about Live Action Role Players (LARPers); a true story about a world where seemingly ordinary people transform themselves into dwarves, sorcerers, lizard people, dragons and more in order to escape their daily lives.

 

 

Important Reminder:

Most films are intended for MATURE audiences!

Some contain profanity, nudity and/or other mature material.

Parental guidance and discretion are strongly advised!