Five new films have been named Official Selections of the 2010 24fps International Short Film festival. This "second wave" announcement brings the total so far to thirteen. Projects in the second wave represent the United States, France, Canada, and the UK. They were chosen from an already record number of submitted projects and include narrative, documentary, and animation.

In no particular order, the five films announced as Official Selections are:

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Charlie and the Rabbit

Directors: Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, Robert Machoian
Producers: Robert Machoian, Sarah Peterson

Cast: Elias Graham
Writers: Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, Robert Machoian
Editors: Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, Robert Machoian
Film website

Logline: After watching Bugs Bunny, four-year-old Charlie sets out to hunt
down his own rabbit.

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Madagascar: Carnet de Voyage
(Madagascar: A Journey Diary)

Director: Bastien DuBois
Producers: Ron Dyens, Aurélia Prévieu

Animation: Bastien DuBois
Editors: Boubkar Benzabat, Bastien DuBois
Sound Editor: Cyrille Lauwerier
Film website

Logline: The trip of a European traveler confronted with Famadihana customs is redrawn as an animated journey
diary exploring the luxuriant landscapes of Madagascar and the Malagasy culture.

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Rob and Valentyna in Scotland

Director: Eric Lynne
Producers: Grace Bodie, Georges Bermann,
Eric Lynne

Writers: Eric Lynne, Rob Chester Smith
Cinematographer: Ulf Brantås
Production Designer: Gregg Shoulder
Editor: Sam Sneade
Music by: Jon Hopkins
Film website

Logline: A lost American travels with his long-lost Ukrainian cousin to the Highlands of Scotland.

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Director: Bobby Miller
Producer: Kim Jackson
Narrative/Dark Comedy

Cast: Eric Levy, Megan Raye Manzi
Writer: Bobby Miller
Cinematographer: Matthew Sanchez
Production Design: Daisy Edwards
Film website

Logline: Paul jerked off in the shower. Paul just impregnated his bath tub.

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The Art of Drowning

Director: Diego Maclean
Producer: Diego Maclean

Animation: Diego Maclean
Writer: Billy Collins
Editor: Diego Maclean
Composer: Flavio Marchesin
Film website

Logline: A meditation on what awaits us at the end of our lives, based on
a poem by the same name written by American poet Billy Collins.

The following eight films were previously announced as Official Selections of the 2010 24fps International Short Film Festival:

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Next Floor

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Producer: Phoebe Greenburg

Cast: Jean Marchand, Simone Chevalot, Ken Fernandez
Writers: Jacques Davidts
Cinematographer: Nicholas Bolduc
Art Direction: Jean-Marc Renaud
Film website

Logline: During an opulent banquet, guests participate in what appears to be ritualistic, gastronomic carnage.

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The Butterfly Circus

Director: Joshua Weigel
Producers: Joshua Weigel, Rebekah Weigel, Angie Alvarez

Cast: Eduardo Verastegui, Nick Vujicic, Doug Jones
Writers: Joshua Weigel, Rebekah Weigel
Cinematographer: Brian Baugh
Production Design: Yeva McClosky
Art Direction: Nathan Christopher Haase
Film website

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.

Logorama poster


Directors: Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy, Ludovic Houplain
Producer: Nicholas Schmerkin
Autour de Miniut Productions

Writers: H5—Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy, Ludovic Houplain
Art Direction: Francois Alaux, Quentin Brachet, Herve de Crecy, Ludovic Houplain
Animation: Julian Aubard, Guillaume Bergere, Patrice Cailhol, Damien Climent, Nicolas Deleyris, Thomas Dufor, Renaud Megange, Michael Nauzin, Rudy Pierrat, Maximilien Royo, Alexandre Sauthier
Film website

Logline: Spectacular car chases, an intense hostage crisis, wild animals rampaging through the city, and even more in Logorama!

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The Six Dollar Fifty Man

Directors: Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland
Producer: Wendy Cuthbert
New Zealand
Narrative/Dark Comedy

Cast: Oscar Vandy-Connor, Celina Russo-Bewick, Nick Blake
Writer: Louis Sutherland
Cinematographer: Simon Baumfield
Production Design: Josh O’Neill
Film website

Logline: A gutsy 8 year-old boy is forced to break out of his make-believe superhero world to deal with playground bullies.

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Family Jewels

Director: Martin Stitt
Producer: La Monde Byrd

Cast: Josh Carmichael, Jennifer Christopher, Ethan & Wyatt Carmichael
Writer: Martin Stitt
Cinematographer: Jeff Bierman
Production Designer: Amanda Kazarian
Film website

Logline: A US soldier spends a last evening with her husband and children before being deployed to Afghanistan.

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Successful Alcoholics

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Producers: Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Lizzy Caplan, TJ Miller

Cast: TJ Miller, Lizzy Caplan, Tony Hale
Writers: TJ Miller, Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Cinematographer: Ross Riege
Film website

Logline: Drake and Lindsay are successful alcoholics who may need to rethink their definition of “success.”

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Director: Magnus von Horn
Producer: Polish National Film School

Cast: Radomir Rospondek, Marek Kossakowski, Piotr Skiba
Writer: Magnus von Horn
Cinematographer: Malgorzata Szylak
Film website

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.

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Director: Leah Shore
Producer: Leah Shore

Writer: Leah Shore Voices: Beth Seltzer, Michael Glicksman, Tim Beckhart, Geoff Wilson, Kathryn Konrad, Patrick Lewis, Leah Shore
Composer: Alec Hanninger
Consultants: Brian Papciak, Amy Kravitz, K. Konrad, Catlin Chan
Film website

Logline: An old man recalls his strange and bizarre memories.

The third and final wave of films named Official Selections will be announced on Monday, October 11, 2010. This final group will include the last fifteen (15) competition films, bringing the number of projects in the 2010 competition to twenty-eight. 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.

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