2013 Film Guide

A Hard Day

Runtime: 17 minutes

Directed by: Ryan Becken

Location: Apple Valley, MN

Showtime: Saturday September 28, Film session 5, 2PM -5:30PM

Adult Content – Frank was just trying to turn it up a notch with his girlfriend when things went bad and it turned into a hard day…a really hard day.

A Little Bit Country

Runtime: 7 minutes

Directed by: Amy Coop

Location: Pinewood Studios, London

Showtime: Friday September 27, Film session 2, 12:30PM -5PM

A Little Bit Country is about an inevitable part of growing up: the sinking feeling when your parents find your cigarettes, lads magazines or cheap cider hidden in your wardrobe – and confront you one morning across the kitchen table. In this case, it’s country music. Whether it’s model trains, crochet and crafts, coin collecting, […]

A Living Legacy

Runtime: 38 minutes

Directed by: Ezekiel Richter

Location: Aberdeen, SD

Showtime: Sunday September 29, Film session 8, 2:30PM -5PM

During the height of World War II, the community of Aberdeen, South Dakota came together and created a canteen in the Milwaukee Depot to serve food to the thousands of troops traveling through Aberdeen. As food was rationed and sometimes scarce, the canteen turned to the abundant pheasant population to provide meat for sandwiches. These […]

A Prairie Wind

Runtime: 27 minutes

Directed by: Brent Clouser

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Showtime: Thursday September 26, Film session 1, 7PM -10:30PM

A short film depicting love, loss and the beauty of prairie culture.

After the Torment

Runtime: 12 Minutes

Directed by: Adam J. Boyer and Gerald Keyzer

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Showtime: Saturday September 28, Film session 5, 2PM -5:30PM

How many chances do you get to find true love? One year ago, Luke and Sydney saw each other again for the first time in 20 years at their high school reunion; and still did not give themselves a chance. The surreal night certainly gave them many opportunities, but did it change them too much? […]

And the Winner Is

Runtime: 11 minutes

Directed by: Sean Voysey Olson

Location: Apple Valley, MN

Showtime: Sunday September 29, Film session 8, 2:30PM -5PM

A little boy gets ready for his first day at a new school in the wake of his parent’s divorce and custody battle.

Balance

Runtime: 15 minutes

Directed by: Jonathan Krause

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Showtime: Sunday September 29, Film session 7, 10:30AM -1:30PM

Brett struggles to tell his parents the truth – he feels trapped by the small-town life they’ve created for him and wants to return to college.

Bring Me A Dream

Runtime: 9 minutes

Directed by: Mikeal Burgin

Location: Mount Veron, IA

Showtime: Saturday September 28, Film session 5, 2PM -5:30PM

When Lynn disobeys her parents by not going to bed on time, Mr. Sandman decides that it’s time to pay Lynn a little visit, and a valuable lesson will be learned.

Can We Be Happy Now

Runtime: 3 minutes

Directed by: Tahnee Gehm

Location: Fallbrook, CA

Showtime: Sunday September 29, Film session 8, 2:30PM -5PM

A man in a grey, drab world is awakened to the beauty and happiness of the real world around him, as the spirits of nature take him on an adventure.

Chicken or the Egg

Runtime: 4 minutes

Directed by: Christine Kim and Elaine Wu

Location: Sarasota, FL

Showtime: Sunday September 29, Film session 8, 2:30PM -5PM

This is a story about a pig who is addicted to eating eggs, but when he falls in love with a chicken, he must decide what comes first, Chicken or the Egg. Directed by Christine Kim and Elaine Wu, this short animated film was produced as their senior thesis at Ringling College of Art and […]

City Boots

Runtime: 10 minutes

Directed by: Ryan Strandjord

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Showtime: Saturday September 28, Film session 5, 2PM -5:30PM

A lesson in taming a beast becomes a lesson in taming each other.

Daddy

Runtime: 7 minutes

Directed by: Miah Detjen

Location: Northfield, MN

Showtime: Sunday September 29, Film session 7, 10:30AM -1:30PM

A glimpse into the life of growing up with a deaf father and the two worlds (hearing and deaf) that collide daily.

Dead of Winter

Runtime: 9 minutes

Directed by: Dan Delano

Location: Brooklyn Center, MN

Showtime: Friday September 27, Film session 3, 7PM -10:30PM

Teenager Bethany Stevens (Lisie Krohnfeldt) clings to the last remnants of normal life after the zombie apocalypse changes her world forever. She must contend with the elements, the walking dead and her own loneliness in the desolate frozen world she now lives in.

Dear Daddy

Runtime: 8 minutes

Directed by: Sandra Capra

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Showtime: Sunday September 29, Film session 7, 10:30AM -1:30PM

A story told through a young girl’s eyes about her love for her father and her confusion over his struggles with alcohol.

Discharged

Runtime: 5 minutes

Directed by: Evan E. Richards

Location: Boston, MA

Showtime: Thursday September 26, Film session 1, 7 pm -10:30 pm

Adult Content Three men come up with an idea to get out of fighting in the Revolutionary war. Unfortunately things don’t go exactly as planned.

Donnie Vincent’s The River’s Divide

Runtime: 46 minutes

Directed by: Kyle Nickolite

Location: Hudson, WI

Showtime: Thursday September 26, Film session 1, 7PM -10:30PM

The River’s Divide follows Donnie Vincent on his two year bowhunting quest for a single whitetail buck notoriously nicknamed ‘Steve’. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the North Dakota Badlands, an amazing story unfolds as Donnie experiences the highs and lows of chasing a single animal in the middle of the vast wilderness. Experience each […]

Dust of War

Runtime: 92 minutes

Directed by: Andrew Kightlinger

Location: Pierre, SD

Showtime: Saturday September 28, Film session 6, 7PM -10:30PM

In a post-apocalyptic American Frontier, a soldier fends off a brutal warmonger to rescue a girl fated as the savior of humanity. It’s ‘Star Wars’ on the prairie!

Episode 5

Runtime: 9 minutes

Directed by: Brianna Deihl

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Showtime: Saturday September 28, Film session 5, 2PM -5:30PM

Adult Content A small time ‘paranormal’ investigating t.v. crew encounters a setup that turns out to be exactly what they’ve been searching for.

Escape from Schwartz’s Bakery

Runtime: 1 minute

Directed by: Susan Shay Brugger

Location: Brookings, SD

Showtime: Sunday September 29, Film session 8, 2:30PM -5PM

‘Escape’ is the chronicle of a flour sack’s escape from a neighborhood bakery and certain fate.

Family Meeting

Runtime: 7 minutes

Directed by: Justin Schaack and Kristin Schaack

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Showtime: Saturday September 28, Film session 4, 10AM -1PM

The Martin family has a lot to hide. Unfortunately, they record everything.