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Sat, March 29, 11:00am

Films in Competition 5 (Ages 6+)

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Documentary, animated and short narrative films including the World Premieres of films by Gina Kamentsky, Shannon Lee, and Troy Morgan; with the North American premiere of FFF1 by Marcin Giżycki.

Filmmakers in attendance: Gina Kamentsky, Shannon Lee, Stephanie Swart, Marcin Giżycki, Amanda Katz and Georg Anthony Svatek.

Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Community Partners:  Festifools & The Ann Arbor Distric Library

Films Showing:

Give Me a Pie

(Gina Kamentsky, 2013) 1.5 min

Peg leg man dreams of a burlesque queen. There are crash tests, several dogs and a pie....

What A Day

(Shannon Lee, 2013) 3 min

The protagonist of this story is taken out of his daily routine by a suspiciously delicious cupcake that sends him on a bizarre journey, promoting illogical moments in life.  This...

Strange Wonderful

(Stephanie Swart, 2013) 4.5 min

Little monster goes to school that day. She thinks, "They probably call me snail face when I'm not around." Sometimes she gets lonely but she can be happy too....

Whispers of the Prairie

(Deanna Morse, 2013) 4 min

The first American lawn: Prairie.  Back to our roots, to the medley of native flowers that thrive in our forests and our sustainably landscaped lawns. From the manicured carpets of...

Light Plate

(Josh Gibson, 2012) 10 min

This whimsical black-and-white film essay explores the Tuscan landscape and the relationship between tradition, modernity and food. Through shimmering, hand-processed, window-framed ruminations, time passes in licks of light, while a...

Early 12 New York Song

(Amanda Katz, Georg Anthony Svatek, 2012) 3 min

Objects and sounds collected on an early morning walk through Brooklyn, NY billow against a sun-struck floor. The smallest parts of the city are up for grabs....

Little block of cement with disheveled hair containing the sea.

(Jorge Lopez Navarrete, 2013) 15.5 min

A dog and a mare embark upon a voyage together. Trailer...

Forward Biased Condition

(John Woods, 2013) 4 min

Always in motion, never resting. This is a film about the forward biased conditions of light and time....


(Silvia Turchin, 2013) 9 min

F-Line is a poetic documentary that explores an ethereal past and romance aboard San Francisco's historic streetcars. The film was made with the underlying belief that cinema, as Dziga Vertov...

Musical Recordings from the Realm of the Dead

(Troy Morgan, 2013) 5 min

Four separate individuals at the dawn of wireless technology become accidental collaborators in a musical composition that is pieced together through radio waves.This meditation on the creative process reflects on...


(Marcin Giżycki, 2013) 4 min

A free form film (without a script) created with free tools found on the Internet. A tribute to John and James Whitey.-MG...