Standing Rock Cultural Arts Presents

18th Annual Standing Rock
International Shorts
Festival (Virtual)


Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Part I: People's Choice AWARD COMPETITION
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It's Still Being Written - 1:45
Melanie Gohin. France

"This video is an animated poem, written by Kadeem Roper. The poem was written as a lovely gift - he is a copywriter [at Leo Burnett in Chicago], she is an artist.This story is based on their memories and it's still being written."
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Leyanda Dorada (Golden Legend) - 11:00
Chema Garcia Ibarra. Spain

It is a summer day in the municipal swimming pool of Montanchez (Caceres). From the sky above, the Virgin of the Consolation of the Castle, keeps her watchful eye on those down below.
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A Brief History of Skateboarding - 4:45
Antonio Vincentini. Brazil


An animated tribute to the history of skateboarding.
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Happy Birthday - 1:05
Paul Merlo. Cuyahoga Falls


A dreamy homage to the birthday of an unseen character.


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The Coin - 6:40
Siqi Song. China

On Chinese New Year, finding the coin hidden in a dumpling (Jiaozi) brings good luck. A girl loses a jar on her journey to a new country, which contains the lucky coins she has been collecting. Her new life begins with a search for the coin.
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Keep Your American Dream - 12:30
Donald Black Jr. Cleveland


Conversation with artist Donald Black Jr about photography's ability to reveal truth in a racist environment. How learning how to see reveals truth.
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Tourist Trap - 2:15
Vera Van Wolferen. The Netherlands


Tourist cars flood an uninhabited paradise island to the point of no return.
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Wade - 10:38
Upamanyu Bhattacharyya & Kalp Sanghvi. India

In a version of Kolkata, India, rendered unlivable by sea level rise, things take a dark turn when a family of climate change refugees are attacked by a tiger on the flooded streets.
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Spiral - 2:27
Alex Tsilifonis. Greece


An experimental film with a #whodunnit theme.
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The Yearbook - 5:40 Bernado Britto. NYC

A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.


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The Price of Cheap Rent - 6 minutes
Amina Sutton & Maya Tanaka. New York City


An aspiring artist discusses the challenges of finding affordable housing in a new city and the compromises she has to make with her spooky new roommates.
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Get The Better - 4:10
Melissa Ferrari. USA
Music Video for "Get The Better" by Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche
From the Album "I Can Still Hear You" (2020). Pastel on Paper, Stop Motion Objects, Footage through Camera Obscura
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PART II: FEATURED FILMAKERS:
YK ANIMATION STUDIO IN SWITZERLAND
YK is a young and small Animation Studio located in Bern Switzerland.
We produce short animated films as well as music clips for upcoming bands.
To create a new imaginative world thats why we love animation!


In A Nutshell - 5:38.
Directed by Fabio Friedli. Switzerland
From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell.


Lachsmanner (Salmon Men)- 6:08
Directed by Eisprung (Veronica L. Montano, Manuela Leuenberger, Joel Hofman)
The salmon want to reproduce. While the salmon men are swimming upstream in a testosterone-driven race, at the source the women indulge themselves in a fertility dance. But the roles aren't set as clearly as the men expect.

Lachfalten (Laugh Lines) - 5:52
Directed by Patricia Wenger
Where people meet, brave ones discover that with enough confidence pupils turn into doorknobs, opening up worlds, where horizons dissolve into nothing - the movie tells eight short, interlaced stories about friendship.

The Germans - 7:09
Directed by Carolin Wigger
Living trough the air raids of the German Luftwaffe 1940, the little boy Paul tries to explain to himself what's happening to the city during the nights hes taking shelter down in the London Underground.

PART III : JUDGE'S PICKS.
Producer Jeff Ingram, Director Cynthia Penter, and Judge Emeritus Drew Tienne each chose a favorite for this year's screening.

Compared To What 4:37
Josh Nelson and Artist Collective, The 216project. Cleveland
The216project is a diverse collective of musicians from the 216, who came together to produce a record virtually. These player's, were each referred by other awesome players. What we ended up with, is ten smokin' musicians, who took a leap, and pooled their tasty juices into one fabulous stew. Enjoy!

The Box - 12:13
Directed by Dusan Kastelic. Slovenia.
You have probably heard of the phrase "To think outside of the box"?
This is a film about such a box and the flat-headed creatures that live inside of it. Life inside the Box is boring and miserable. Until one day a new baby boy starts to grown in the middle of the Box! The boy is very different from other flat-headed inhabitants of the Box- he's happy, lively and curious. As the boy grows bigger and bigger, the flat-headed neighbours are becoming more and more annoyed with him.Until one day he grows literally over their heads...

Lila 9:00. by Carlos Lascano. Spain and Argentina.
Armed with her sketchbook, Lila walks off to the world, convinced that she has the power to make it a better place. Lila draws the lines that fill up the magic lost by those around her. Winner of 2016 People's Choice Award at the 12th Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival. https://www.carloslascano.com

 

Ohio Arts Council Arts Access Grant

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is proud to announce that we have received an Arts Access Grant from the Ohio Arts Council for our operating expenses between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

In reviewing the SRCA application, the panelists noted:

1. nice partnerships with local institutions
2. impressive amount of programming offered
3. appreciate the diversity of mediums and genres offered through programs
4. sound practice-based structure in place
5. concern over lack of paid staff

We are grateful for all the support the arts receive from the legislators in Columbus and from The Ohio Arts Council. We truly believe the arts benefit all Ohioans culturally, educationally, and eonomically. The Arts Access program supports ongoing arts and cultural activities in all genres that broaden opportunities for the general public to participate in the arts. This flexible two-year funding supports Ohio arts providers as they make artistic experiences available to their communities, positioning Ohio as a vibrant place to live, learn, work, and visit.

We invite you to come and visit our cultural art center in downtown Kent at 300 N. Water St., Suite H. We have a long term goal of having a larger facility that could serve an even larger audience in Kent and the surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more about our plans or have any other questions, feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you again for supporting the arts in Ohio!

Jeff Ingram/Executive Director

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
300 N. Water St., Suite H
Kent, OH 44240
330-673-4970

www.standingrock.net


Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a non profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We invite and welcome sponsors to help cover expenses for our art and educational activities. Donations are tax deductible.

 


 

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