Druid Gladiator Clone - Matt Farley, 90:00, video

An evil Druid warlord resurrects a young man and transforms him into a wicked superhero. Will the young man learn the difference between good & evil? This truly D.I.Y. feature relies on a clever script and an off-beat sense of humor to make up for it’s simple production aesthetic.

Charles Roxburgh, 273 Canal St. Suite 314, Shelton, CT 06484, 203-922-9276,


Carnalevare - Flavia Souza, 5:30, Super-8 (shown on video)

A short experimental film about the ecstasy of growth and decay. Observing “the rawest materials in life, so pregnant with mystery and the capacity for change that disguising them is beside the point.”

La Loba Productions, 227 E 14th St., #3E, New York, NY 10003, 212-529-6002,
Chopin’s Bicycle - Eric Dyer, 4:40, video

What happens when a music score is played on a visual instrument? Each pitch in Chopin’s Mazurka Op. 17 is linked to a video clip of a working bicycle part. The volume of a note becomes an image’s opacity. Clips’ luminance values are added together when chords are played. Questions arise about the emotional progression of a visual piece versus that of a piece of music. Also, a thematic counterpoint is created where euro-classical piano music is combined with imagery of the mechanical leisure-vehicle. Finally, a master composer has posthumously provided the structure for a video piece - a medium he could never have dreamed of. A new piece from the filmmaker who made KINETIC SANDWICH (Best Experimental Video - MCF 2002).

601 W. 38th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211, 410-235-2922,
CITY! the musical - Patrick Kennedy, 4:31, video

An exploration of what makes Montreal tick, and what makes cats dance - supersynced visuals to a streetsound-sampled tune.
Ernest Goes To The Window – Matthew Prins, 9:00, video

Ernest (not that Ernest) obsesses over a woman and her quasi-boyfriend, Vern (not that Vern).

1705 Ashcliff Way, Richmond, VA 23228, 804-553-4252,,
Gestalt – Thorsten Fleisch, 5:00, cgi

“4 dimensional quaternionic fractals are visualized by projecting them into 3 dimensional space. Instead of modeling objects or scenes of human imagination using standard modeling software, I tried to free mathematics which is hidden in those software applications. For this computer animation only the variables of one formula (x[n+1]=x[n]^p-c) were changed. It took me about a year to get an idea of the transformations and shapes which could be expressed by this formula. Another year was needed to render the sequences which I wanted to use.”

Thorsten Fleisch, Weimarer Str. 22, 53125 Bonn, Germany,,
Gla-Vity - Wook Steven Heo, 2:31, video

“Aesthetical transformation of adolescent point of view using found objects (glasses).”

315 Village Dr. Apt. #1, Syracuse, NY 13206, 315-414-0460,
Hana – Nicholas Miller, 4:00, Super-8 (shown on video)

Sharpie marker put to Super-8, put to music by Asa-Chang & Junray. One of three new works from Nicholas Miller (DISTORTION and AMBITION, MCF 2002).

Better Hollywood Productions, 635 Chapel Terrace, Havre de Grace, MD 21078,,
imMaterial – Stephanie Loveless, 5:10, 16mm/miniDV (shown on video)

A meditative exploration of a young woman in motion, created through the hand-manipulation and disintegration of the celluloid medium.

123 Ballantyne S., Montreal, Quebec H4X 2B4, Canada, 514-481-5220,
Marvelous Creatures – Wago Kreider, 3:28, video

“In a series of photographic shocks that flash an image of the fixed-explosive, Marvelous Creatures signal the uncanny correlation of erotic and destructive impulses. They bear witness to a primordial trauma, a confusion between the animate and the inanimate, the biological and the mechanical, Eros and Thanatos.” A new piece from the filmmaker who made TO HUG YOU AND SQUEEZE YOU (MCF 2002).

311-B Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237, 347-432-4805,
más fuerte – Thorsten Fleisch, 16:00, 16mm (shown on video)

Three friends on a mission to Morocco. They travel by car. It is also a spiritual journey for them. After maturing through traveling they perform an act of liberation. One of two new films from Thorsten Fleisch who won Best Experimental Film for HAUTNAH/Skinflick at MCF 2002 and a Special Jury Award for BLUTRAUSCH/Bloodlust at MCF 2001.

Thorsten Fleisch, Weimarer Str. 22, 53125 Bonn, Germany,,
Not Too Much Remember - Tony Gault, 11:00, 16mm

A found footage narrative constructed from over 30 educational films from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s, exploring how narratives form our consciousness (not our consciousness, the narratives). A new one from the maker of SOMEWHERE I WAS BORN (MCF 2001).

1311 E. Bates Ave., Englewood, CO 80110, 303-789-4114,
Philosophy, Part 1 - Michael Henderson, 4:30, video

“In [this video], [the filmmaker] combines landscape photography shot on DV and Super-8 with computer animation to create what he calls ‘a personal history of consciousness.’”

PO Box 291, Midway, TX 75852, 936-294-1318,,
Time Streams – Stephanie Maxwell & Allan Schindler, 5:30, video

“The spiral-like structure and unbroken momentum of this work are somewhat suggestive to its creators of intersecting ribbons of time – a nexus in which backwards time (e.g., dreams and recollections), parallel temporalities and non-contiguous time splices are prominent.” TIME STREAMS is a collaborative work by animator Stephanie Maxwell and composer Allan Schindler, who made “terra incognita” (MCF 2002).

Stephanie Maxwell, 6 Bridgewood Drive, Fairport, New York 14450, 585-425-1832,,; Allan Schindler,,
(Untitled) (Rough Future) - Kyle Hamrick, 5:00, video

“This piece is one song from a video projection set used at a live show called Kallide. It was shown at the Granada in Lawrence, KS on April 14, 2003.”

1809 Missouri, Lawrence, KS 66044, 785-979-4426,


The Flew - Clifton Childree, 90:00, 16mm (shown on video)

A mechanical man within an elaborate shooting gallery at a Victorian carnival lives beyond his monotonous existence. He falls in love with a broken down ride, “The Wooden Embalmer”, his only view outside his window. The viewer observes him, an afflicted beekeeper, having increasingly human experiences as his role in the shooting gallery and his dreamy hallucinations vacillate until they are almost indistinguishable. Made entirely by one person over a period of six years. With music by Sister Mary Pious. Fans of ERASERHEAD should take note!

4732 NE 2nd Ave. #1, Miami, FL 33137, 305-751-4268,

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