First Night Program
October 26, 2007 - 7:00pm
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An animated exploration of Epping Forest's sinister past sparks off a journey into the dark side of the artist's mind.
A 1950s conservative patriot battles a 1960s sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll hippie on the minor scale battleground of a model train town.
Two caterpillars wildly in love embark on a journey of change, but will they feel the same way when they emerge from their chrysalises?
A dark fairy tale that weaves and burns the emotional bridges between two women separated by a generational gap and a haunting secret of the past.
The Ten Steps
2007 JURY AWARD--BEST ACTRESS
A family moves to a new city neighborhood, taking residence in a large, old house that is rumored to have a dodgy past.
As the gap between a burning airplane and the ground gets smaller, one pasenger has other things on his mind.
A woman's videotaped confession reveals a lifelong struggle to control her deadly ability.
Chingaso the Clown
2007 JURY AWARD--BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The province of Messiah was once rich and prosperous in agricultural land. At some point in time, clowns and mimes rolled in, bringing the joy and wonder of a circus big top.
Save the World
2007 JURY AWARD--SILVER MEDAL
Richard is a marketing adviser who has decided to quit his job, leave his girlfriend and family, and focus on a more serious task like saving the world, although in a very special way.
Second Night Program
October 27, 2007 - 7:00pm
2007 JURY AWARDS--BEST ACTION FILM, BEST SOUND EDITING
A young man wakes up one morning to discover that his motel room is being burgled. When he gives chase and catches up to the burglar, the shocking truth about the thief's identity is revealed.
After developing a time machine, Prof. Tanokura finds himself enwrapped in a war ignited by his creation.
2007 LUMINARIA AWARD WINNER (Best Cinematography)
England, 1890. Boyd, the black sheep of a small fishing community, is found with blood on his hands after a fight with his now missing brother.
2007 JURY AWARD--BEST SOUND DESIGN
A simple, primitive community becomes corrupted and unravels thanks to greed and the advancement of technology.
2007 JURY AWARD--BEST EDITING
A pill-popping, over-caffeinated driver accidentally hits something. Panic-stricken, he searches for help in a strange and desolate town that offers very little in the form of human kindness.
A conspiracy theory about how Louis Le Prince, not Thomas Edison became the forgotten Father Cinema.
Chronicles of a Hitman
2007 HORIZON AWARD WINNER
Professional hitman Xavier is on the run from mysterious assassins, however, his greatest challenge erupts form within his tortured soul.
This is the Way the World Ends
A young octopus learns the solemn story of mankind's extinction and how their greatest achievements were buried on the ocean floor.
2007 JURY AWARD--BRONZE MEDAL
KUROSAWA AWARD (Creative Excellence), BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
A diabetic Aunt moves in with her family to hasten her own death. This stop-motion piece uses life-sized wooden characters and taxidermied chickens, set in the farmhouse of the filmmaker's childhood.
Goodbye to the Normals
2007 AUDIENCE AWARD
A small boy from England tells his parents he's off to America.