WHO: STANDING ROCK CULTURAL ARTS AND THE KENT STAGE
WHAT: THE 21ST ANNUAL STANDING ROCK INTERNATIONAL SHORTS FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION.
-SHORTS FROM THE UK, IRAN, SPAIN, ITALY, KOREA, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY,PORTUGAL, IRELAND, OHIO, AND MORE!
-FULL LIST OF FILMS AND DESCRIPTIONS PUBLISHED BELOW
-FEATURED ARTIST: FARNOOSH ABEDI (WINNER OF LAST YEAR'S PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR “THE SPRAYER”). FARNOOSH WILL BE ACTING AS GUEST JUROR FOR THE JURIED CHOICE THIS YEAR.
-CASH PRIZE FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD.
-CERTIFICATE AWARD FOR JURIED CHOICE WINNER
WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th, 7:30PM, 2024
WHERE: THE HISTORIC KENT STAGE. 175 E. MAIN ST. DOWNTOWN KENT, OH
ADMISSION: $10 GENERAL. $5 STUDENTS/SENIORS
-TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OR ONLINE @ WWW.KENTSTAGE.ORG
ABOUT THE FEATURED ARTIST, FARNOOSH ABEDI
Farnoosh Abedi was born in 1985 in Isfahan/ Iran. He has made more than 20 short animated films and TV series, documentaries and one Feature Animation . His films have been presented and screened in more than 500 domestic and international film festivals and received 220 awards. He is currently finishing up on a short to be released in 2024. “Embrace”
The Sprayer 8:45
Directed by Farnoosh Abedi. Iran
-In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to row any kind of plants either in public or private. So many people and soldiers do not even know how plants grow or what they look like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust, and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary...
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Film Fest Line-Up
Work Work Work 2:30
Director: Un, Wuthisak Anarnkap Thailand/Korea
Surviving in the workplace is never easy. After finishing watching this story, take some time to think about your boss, co-workers, or your job itself.
Directors: Sophie Osinski, Louie Corrons. United Kingdom
Two kids bond on a rainy day after missing the bus to school.
love bubbles 7:34
Director: Marcel Hobi. Switzerland
Floating on a pink cloud as a couple is easy. It is much more difficult to cope with everyday life and the future together - an amusing relationship drama.
Director: Susana Abreu. Portugal
She is a mirage from the past that like water in the sun has evaporated.
Now it's time to disappear.
Director: Riley Kuse Ohio
A day in the life of Jack and Richard, two friends reconnecting in their hometown diner after years apart.
Director: Kenzie Sutton Los Angeles.
A young girl struggles to be present in her life while navigating the arbitrary rules of society, capitalism, and consumerism through the lens of childhood toys.
Oot Here Mae Lane 5:17
Director: Tristan Crowe. Ireland
Based around an Ulster-Scots poem by Charlie Gillen, this horse ploughing drama follows an old farmer and his old mare as they both struggle with old age.
Flower Brain 6:55
Director: Alexandra Katherine Burke. Ohio
When a girl learns there are flowers growing in her brain and she only has a few days left to live, she must overcome her own nihilism- with the help of her partner- to enjoy her last days, knowing she'll regret it if she doesn't.
Directors: Natalie Gilles, Nick Thaman. Ohio
A young man's life is changed after he discovers he has won the lottery at a family dinner. Ryan keeps this information to himself as he converses with his family.
The Other 14:00
Director: Negah Sohrabi. Iran
Farhad is a young historian who is hired by a widow to organize her deceased husband's diaries.
During the process, he meets the old woman's niece and falls in love with her. Their romance takes an unexpected turn when Farhad realizes that he is, in fact, the old man born into a new body.
We Forgot About The Zombies 3:43
Director: Chris McInroy Texas
Two dudes think they found the cure for zombie bites.
The Misprint 2:47
Director: Jasper Lin. New York
A lone technician's attempt to clone himself using cutting edge technology goes horribly wrong.
Portrait of Consumption 8:23
Director: Gillian Fortin. Canada
Portrait of Consumption is a personal look at the struggles women face on social media. It is alove letter to the history of cinema with the exploration of currentissues expressed in a style from the iconic silent film era.
Director: Christopher Good Kansas City.
Music Video by Wednesday from the album ‘Rat Saw God’ Lyrics: The rain rotted house on the dead end of Baytree. old bitter lady/Sits caddy corner to the aftershock from the quarry/She says“America’s a spoiled child that’s ignorant of grief”/but then she gives out full sizes candy bars on Halloween...
Director: Mina Sadat Hosseini. Iran
A female teacher, who is sexually harassed on a street in the Islamic Republic of IRAN. She must choose between silence and protest…
Tyrannosaurus Blues 3:18
Director: Vittorio Caratozzolo & Class 1 A. Italy
Safe and secure he sentences to death thousands of young people to whom the future he steals. The Tyrant to the world tells the tales defended by slaves to which he throws crumbs.
Director: Rosie Sirk. Ohio
Young barmaid Freda has lived and worked in her family’s peaceful tavern her whole life. However, when she is left alone and unprotected in darkness, English mercenaries tear through her home.
From Pain to Beauty (the movie) 2:00
Director: Elena Del Mar. Spain
This is the story of a woman whose heart was ripped out. But the Ocean gifted her with a new one.
With this new heart, she felt free for the first time. And then, she began to dance...
The Borders Never Die 14:50
Director: Hamidreza Arjomandi. Iran
A couple (Kurds of Iraqi Kurdistan) have decided to cross the border because of the war in their land. The woman is pregnant. They have difficult and impassable roads ahead of them.
Director: Ruth Hayes. Washington
A work of agitprop against the end of Roe and the evisceration of women’s right to choose.
Director: Martin Gerigk Germany
‘Demi-Goddesses’ is the second essay about still dominant dark aspects of our modern society. It is conceived as a surreal anti-patriarchal thought experiment and raises important questions about gender, power, and social change..