THE 4th ANNUAL STANDING ROCK SHORT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
Congratulations to Dustin Grella for taking home Best of Fest and The People's Choice Awards at The 4th Annual Standing Rock International Film and Video Festival. His amazing chalkboard animation, titled "Glimpse" is like watching 15,000 paintings fly by in 8 minutes. It only took 7 months to make those 8 minutes. "Glimpse" had an excellent soundtrack created by Gary Michael Millus as well.Good job Dustin. We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!
Dustin Grella, director of "Glimpse", and
Jessica Sutherland, director
We also wish to congratulate Jessica Sutherland who
created "Seven Turn"
Kudos to Ashley Gerst as well, creator of "The
Cupcake Prince" which
This year's festival was a tremendous success. We had the largest
Images from the Event
About this year's Festival:
-Short films from as far away as Australia and as near as Kent, Ohio
COST: $10.00 General Admission/$7.00 Student/Seniors
This year's festival is full of excitement and surprises as we introduce some fresh talent mixing it up with some seasoned pros. As technology advances, so does the adventurous mind of the video and film makers around the world. From the highways of Akron, to the shores of Australia, and to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, this is the journey of the independent film maker. Come join us for the ride.
Our featured filmmaker is Cynthia Penter. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Film, Video and Photographic Arts department at The Cleveland Institute of Art and in the School of Communication at Cleveland State University. She received her B.F.A in Studio Art from Kent State University as well as her Masters in Cinematography. She has taught at Kent State University, Cleveland Public Schools, Cleveland Filmmakers and Cleveland Film Society Workshops. In 1981 Cynthia won first prize for the film "Dream Dance" at the Cleveland International Film Festival in the Ohio Filmmakers Competition. Her work has shown in numerous other festivals. She has received several Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, a Regional American Film Institute Fellowship and had artist residencies four times at the Experimental Television Center in Upstate New York and three times at Lake Erie College's 48 Hours of Making Art.
Her interests range from dance to documentary to social activism. She works in film, photographic, video, and digital formats. She continues to make personal, experimental work in a variety of media.
Other Featured Filmmakers
Ryan Divine: Ryan is a musician as well as an animator
and a member of the band Maldroid. Maldroid was formed in Oakland in March
2006 to combat the crap that's taken over the airwaves. As their website
states, "Maldroid" is as DIY as it gets. We write, record and
produce all of their own records, and we write, direct and animate our
own music videos. We believe technology creates these opportunities...
but will ultimately destroy us. . The Future is NOW. The Future is Maldroid.
The Revolution has begun. Don't let it catch you with your pants down.
More info can be found at:
Marco Morandi: Mr. Morandi got his degree at the University of Cinema in Italy. He works with digital animation, 2D and 3D characters. He also works with live shots and super8. His latest animated video is for "OPUS 23" the song from Piano solos Vol.2 by Dustin O'Halloran. This song is included in the soundtrack of Sofia Coppola's last movie: "Marie Antoinette". Enjoy it! More info can be found at: www.myspace.com/marcomorandi
Peter Lowey: Peter Lowey is an Australian 2d animator whose work takes the viewer on a surreal journey where one meets fantastical characters in fluid landscapes. More info: www.myspace.com/peterlowey
Cindy Penter Films For The Standing Rock Film Fest:
Don't Fade Away (Old Hippies Never Die) shortened version, in progress
Gotta Dance / Moving Movie Montage 15 min.2007
Quilt Square for Diane shortened version, 2000
Stills from some of our entries:
Armor of God
The Ironic Death Cabaret Noir
Bluebird On My Shoulder
He Said She Said
I Hate Route 8
Where you are...
-FOR FILMMAKERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS TO SUBMIT SHORT FILMS, DVD¹S, AND/OR VIDEOS (in VHS, Hi-8, mini DV or DVD format) TO THE
-FIFTH ANNUAL STANDING ROCK INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL. JANUARY 26th, 2008 8pm at THE KENT STAGE, 175 E. MAIN ST., KENT, OHIO
APPLICATION FEE IS $10 (Ohio Residents) $15 (Outside Ohio)
How To Enter