The first eight films named Official Selections of the 2010 24fps International Short Film festival have been announced. The diverse “first wave” of selections is only a small portion of the eventual twenty-eight short films from around that world that will compete in the festivals curated exhibitions and juried competition.
In no particular order, the first eight Official Selections are:
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Jean Marchand, Simone Chevalot, Ken Fernandez
Logline: During an opulent banquet, guests participate in what appears to be ritualistic, gastronomic carnage.
The Butterfly Circus
Director: Joshua Weigel
Cast: Eduardo Verastegui, Nick Vujicic, Doug Jones
Logline: At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way.
Directors: Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy, Ludovic Houplain
Writers: H5—Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy, Ludovic Houplain
Logline: Spectacular car chases, an intense hostage crisis, wild animals rampaging through the city, and even more in Logorama!
The Six Dollar Fifty Man
Directors: Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland
Cast: Oscar Vandy-Connor, Celina Russo-Bewick, Nick Blake
Logline: A gutsy 8 year-old boy is forced to break out of his make-believe superhero world to deal with playground bullies.
Director: Martin Stitt
Cast: Josh Carmichael, Jennifer Christopher, Ethan & Wyatt Carmichael
Logline: A US soldier spends a last evening with her husband and children before being deployed to Afghanistan.
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Cast: TJ Miller, Lizzy Caplan, Tony Hale
Logline: Drake and Lindsay are successful alcoholics who may need to rethink their definition of “success.”
Director: Magnus von Horn
Cast: Radomir Rospondek, Marek Kossakowski, Piotr Skiba
Logline: Two boys that have murdered a young girl are forced to confront the family of the victim and recreate the brutal crime they committed.
Director: Leah Shore
Writer: Leah Shore Voices: Beth Seltzer, Michael Glicksman, Tim Beckhart, Geoff Wilson, Kathryn Konrad, Patrick Lewis, Leah Shore
Logline: An old man recalls his strange and bizarre memories.
The second wave of films named Official Selections (10) will be made on September 13, 2011. The final wave announcement (10 films) will be made on October 11, 2010. Public exhibitions of the entire 28 film festival program will be held November 5-6, 2010. For more information on 24fps, visit the film’s official website or become a facebook fan.