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2017 Ohio Independent Film Festival

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BOP STOP @ The Music Settlement

2920 Detroit Road

Cleveland, OH 44113

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The 2017 Ohio Independent Film Festival's "One Night Only" event in which only the top three features of any genre and top short films (also of any genre) will be shown at a one night event, held on Friday, November 3rd.

Thursday, November 2nd, we will be hosting a free film mixer/social event at the BOP STOP starting at 7pm. Donations at the door will be much appreciated. Free live music by Shawn Brewster.

Below is the schedule for the 2017 Ohio Independent Film Festival:

The Night Before - Thursday, November 2nd
6pm Doors Open
7-7:45 pm Shawn Brewster
8-8:45pm Shorts Program (approx 45 min)

Lunch Time (15min)
Alireza Ghasemi, Iran
A 16 year-old girl has to identify her mother's body at the morgue. Due to her age, she is not allowed in the morgue.

165708 (7min)
Josephine Massarella, Canada
An experimental film shot entirely in 16mm black and white film exploring the various notions of time.

North and Nowhere (12min)
Scott Ballard, USA
A girl, a gun, and a last chance

Orenda (16min)
Jerry Mann, USA
Commissioned as a process video showing artist Stanka Kordic creating one of her stunning, layered portrait paintings. Cinema verite footage is combined with stills captured by both filmmaker and artist as well as ambient sounds and periods of silence to chronicle six weeks of transformation from canvas to final brushstroke.


9-10pm Shawn Brewster

One Night Only (shorts/features) - Friday, November 3rd
3pm Doors Open
4pm Lou/The Race (91:46 total)

Pre-Feature Short:
Lou (7min)
Pete Dorton & Migue Garzon Martinez, USA
A man concerned with pleasing others has to deal with an unspeakable tragedy while some of his friends pay him an unexpected visit.

Feature:
The Race (85min)
Dave Rodkey, USA
Imagine how funny Trump versus Clinton would be if it wasn't all real. "The Race" is a mockumentary about a Republican business tycoon and a Democrat college student who compete for top mayoral spot. It's all of the ego and none of the consequences.


6pm Wintry Spring/Sauti (Voice) (88:63 total)

Pre-Feature Short:
Wintry Spring (16min)
Mohamed Kamel, Egypt
Tensions occur between Nour and her father on her arrival into puberty.

Feature:
Sauti (Voice) (73min)
Gayle Nosal, USA
In a Ugandan refugee settlement, five teenaged girls approach their uncertain futures to create lives of their own choosing with tenacity, tenderness, and imagination.


7:45pm Bride of Frankie/Ruin Me (approx 1:50)

Pre-Feature Short:
Bride of Frankie (19min)
Devi Snively, USA
In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor's lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.

Feature:
Ruin Me (87min)
Preston DeFrancis, USA
Alexandra reluctantly tags along for Slasher Sleepout, an extreme event that is part camping trip, part haunted house, and part escape room. But when the fun turns deadly, Alex has to play the game if she wants to make it out alive.


10pm Shorts Program (approx 75 min)

Sisak (15min)
Faraz Arif Ansari, India
Set in the fast-paced environs of the usually bustling Mumbai local train system, a romance develops slowly and intoxicatingly, nestled in the silences and quiet comforts of the end-of-day journeys between two men.

Light Sight (8min)
Seyed Tabatabaei, Iran
M.E., the imprisoned character in a room, is attracted to hanging light and tries to catch it, but the room itself becomes an obstacle in his way.

Edith (15min)
Chris Cooke, United Kingdom
The heartbreaking inevitability that is old age.

Annie Waits (9min)
Marnie Paxton-Harris, United Kingdom
We've all waited for "the one."

This Isn't Me (3min)
Manfred Lopez Grem, USA/Mexico
The grim consequences of what we swear will never happen to us.

Birthday Night (23min)
Omid Shams, Iran
On the way to a birthday party, an accident is waiting for friends and partners, Ahmad and Ali

Panic Attack (3min)
Eileen O'Meara, USA
Do you ever wonder, "am I pregnant with a devil-baby?"

Numbness (13min)
Milad Jarmooz, Iran
A woman is accused of infidelity on the day after her wedding.

Wish You Were Here (15min)
DC Evans & Andrew Numbers, USA
For most everyone, teleportation has been a welcome innovation. Feeling isolated and alone, Bennett starts a long-distance relationship with the one who got away.

Facons (Manners) (7min)
Max Fernandes, Brazil
A man. A woman. A pasta dinner.

Please see our website at www.ohiofilms.com and our Facebook page (search ohiofilm) for details about these great films!

Check out the Bop Stop @ The Music Settlement website for details about the venue including parking, menu and more!

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