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Welcome to the Portland Film Festival 2014 Schedule. Also on FacebookTwitterMeetup and Instagram. Use #PDXFF14 in your posts, so we can follow your festival experience. Don’t miss Opening Night and the RED CARPET on Tuesday August 26th at CRYSTAL BALLROOM. SEX ED - A new teacher quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sex ed.  He wants to teach them – but he’s not exactly “experienced.” [MORE]

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Friday, August 29 • 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Shorts Block 7: Search

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SHORTS BLOCK 7: Search

07 min -- “The Ladder” by Pete Fitz: CB Wetherall, scrawny as he is optimistic, is boy in search of himself and love - the act of love, specifically. Clarrissa invites CB for a late night “study date.” CB is ecstatic, however, Clarrissa’s strict Aunt Edna forbids boys from coming over. 
Eager for his first kiss (and whatever else he can get), CB sets off armed with his gumption, a stolen ladder and his fantasies.

05 min -- “Modify to Fit” by Patrick Murphy: Kendra Bailey, a below the elbow amputee athlete, describes the modifications she has had to make in order to successfully perform a squat clean lift. Kendra relays stories from her everyday life as an amputee that motivate and define her.

05 min -- SHK THT X Grace Green, "Burning" by Chris Buchal:Ever wanted to set an ex on fire? Well, enjoy...

34 min -- “The Demon Deep in Oklahoma” by Lance R. Marshall: The lonely lives of a brother and sister living in a remote country home are interrupted when a friend of the brothers stops by for a one night stay. The three lives intertwine in a way that changes them forever as they battle the demon that lives deep in Oklahoma.

01 min -- “Binary” by Andre Silva: A digital brain attempts to understand the two primal opposites from a survey of human opinions. (Animation)

18 min -- "Love Act Truly" by Zen Freese: When two actors find they're fallen out of love, they agree to ‘act' like they love each other in an effort to save the relationship. But ultimately they’re still ‘acting’, and as they find out, that’s never enough.

21 min -- “MISTRESS” by Anja Murmann: A love affair that is easy and fun for Claire gets challenged when another reality of John's life comes in to play through an accidental encounter.

09 min -- “The Heebie-Jeebies” by Todd Slawsby: Finding a mysterious storybook, Liam convinces his mother to read it to him and his sister, Lyla. 

The book tells of The Heebie-Jeebies -- ancient monsters rumored to appear in the night and drag children and their parents into their own nightmares.  As they ready themselves for sleep, the children will discover: something terrifying is under their beds.

09 min -- “The Invisible Hobby” by Wesley Skotko: The film follows enthusiastic participants of Airsoft, a game of technique and imagination where players participate in tactical training usually reserved for the military and police. Events can simulate military training, recreate famous battles from history, or derive from pure imagination such as a zombie apocalypse.

04 min -- Adventure Galley’s “Marooned” by Martin Melnick: 1950's Earth - resources depleted, economic dispair. A secret military installation seeks to launch a rocket, harboring important individuals, and leaving behind the masses to suffer the collapse of civilization. Assuming the roles of test flight astronauts, the band 'Adventure Galley' must go through a series of medical examinations, survival lessons, and prepare to face the dark unknowns of deep space travel. (Music, Animation)

 


Directors
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Andre Silva

Director, “Binary”
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Anja Murmann

Director, “MISTRESS”
"Mistress" is Anja Murmann’s second short film. Her first short film Wishful Thinking won the first prize at the NYU Student Film Festival in 1991 and the Otto Sprenger Prize in Hamburg, Germany in 1992. Her first feature film Fifteen Months in May won “Best New Director - Special Mention “ at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 1997. Anja Murmann is a graduate of NYU film school and lives in New York with her three... Read More →
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Chris Buchal

Portland, OR
Chris Buchal, who has an English degree from University of Oregon, grew up reading both classics like Shakespeare and more Philip K Dick and Robert Heinlein than can be considered healthy by today’s standards. His love of film is second to his love of story, and this love can be seen within the very short two-year time span he has been in the movie-making business.   Now it's time to show you a deeper glimpse into the worlds... Read More →
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Lance R. Marshall

Director, “The Demon Deep in Oklahoma”
Lance thinks outside of the box. He excels when taking artistic risks as an actor/writer/director that makes an impact on an audience. He responds well to others who don’t ‘play it safe.’ Those who thrive on being completely creative. Those who tell the story through a different lense or unique angle. He got his start in theatre and then switched gears to film and has recently shifted again, becoming a writer/actor/director of... Read More →
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Martin Melnick

Director, "Adventure Galley's 'Marooned'"
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Patrick Murphy

Director, “Modify to Fit”
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Pete Fitz

Director, Swyft Pictures
Pete grew up in Cumberland, Maine. He started studying film theory at St. Lawrence University where he graduated with honors in 2009 with an BA in English and a minor in Film Studies. After graduating and living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a year, Pete moved to Los Angeles where he took intensive filmmaking courses, worked on feature film sets, edited freelance, and pursued anything that would help him move forward in the industry. In late... Read More →
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Todd Slawsby

Director, “The Heebie-Jeebies”
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Todd attended Occidental College, sight-unseen, simply because it was in Los Angeles.  A veteran screenwriter, he has written projects for New Line Cinema, 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures, among others.  Todd lives in Boston with his wife, Amelia, and their children, Liam and Lyla. Having retired from playing rugby, he now spends his time encouraging his children to pursue safer hobbies... Read More →
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Wes Skotko

Director, "The Invisible Hobby"
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Zen Freese

Zen Freese, an American Director who lives, works and occasionally plays in Portland Oregon. Don't believe the rumors, Zen was not raised by wolves, and has never leap a tall building in a single bound. He can, however make films, and does so as often as possible. A commercial film-maker by trade, Zen works with some of the world's most prestigious brands. Of humble origins, Zen was reared in the gutters of East Palo-Alto, where the sweet clap of... Read More →



Friday August 29, 2014 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Mission Theater 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

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