CONGRATULATIONS TO CARLOS LASCANO FROM ARGENTINA FOR HIS 2014 FILM TITLED "LILA" WHICH WON TOP HONORS AT THE STANDING ROCK INTERNATIONAL "BEST OF THE BEST" SHORT FILM FESTIVAL HELD SATURDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 21ST 2023!

LILA DESCRIPTION:

Armed with her sketchbook, Lila walks off to the world, convinced that she has the power to make it a better place. Sitting at a bar, hanging out at a park or walking down a street, Lila draws the lines that fill up the magic lost by those around her.

We had a good crowd at The Kent Stage last night who had the opportunity to watch 19 Award Winning Films from 2004 to 2022. When all the votes were counted, "Lila"

emerged as the clear "Best of The Best" People's Choice from all The Standing Rock International Short Film Festivals.

1st Runner-Up went to "You've Got A Friend", 2010, by Ilana Yadav from Israel.

Sand painting film set to the music of Carole King’s song by the same name.

2nd Runner Up went to "Speed Dating", 2016, by Megan Artes from Chicago

Desperate to find the man of her dreams, sweet and plain Ava tries a last ditch effort,speed dating. But the absurd cast of characters she encounters makesher wonder if being single is not so bad after all.

ABOUT THE "BEST OF THE BEST" INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL:

-FEATURING 19  YEAR'S OF PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS 2004-2022

-THE AUDIENCE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO VOTE ON THE BEST OF THE BEST-FULL LIST OF FILMS TO BE FOUND AT WWW.STANDINGROCK.NET

WHEN:   SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 8PM,  2023

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

Each year since 2004, Standing Rock Cultural Arts has invited the

international community to submit short films, 15 minutes or less, to be

screened for the public to enjoy and choose a favorite film.  In the

beginning, we were at the KIVA Auditorium, Kent State University, and we

had submissions in many different formats, super 8mm, 16mm, VHS, and

Hi-8 Digital.


The program has changed a bit since then, moving to The Kent Stage

in 2005.  The digital medium of video has expanded to allow a wide range

of visual artists to create work, owing to accessible and affordable

software programs.   In 2023, there are many exciting experiments in the

world of video,  and Standing Rock Cultural Arts is honored to be able

to present this work on a large screen at The Historic Kent Stage in

Downtown Kent, Ohio.

As a way to commemorate our 20th year of producing the festival,

we've put together a program of all the winning films from each year.

The audience will be able to choose the “Best of The Best” Film from all

the winners.


We welcome one and all to celebrate the global spirit of creativity

and join us at the Kent Stage on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
300 N. Water St., Suite H
Kent, OH 44240
330-673-4970
Jeff Ingram, Executive Director info@standingrock.net

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