5:30PM on Saturday, 3/11 and 4:00PM on Sunday, 3/12
I Know You Go Dark
Video essay, 3 mins, USA
I Know You Go Dark is an animation about letting people down.
Gleichgewicht (Keeping Balance)
Documentary, 5 mins, Austria
Denise, a 20 year old girl, visits the Viennese 'Prater' amusement park nearly every day to take some rides with the electronic 'Tagada' carousel because it helps her to get over her difficult past.
Gillian Waldo talks a lot of trash.
Narrative, 8 mins, France
Apollon is a teenager hung up by the social ideals of masculinity. He fantasizes about having the perfect body - complete with big beefy muscles and a big banana.
Narrative, 8 mins, USA
As a former pro-boxer struggles with pain and an impatient protégé, he receives an unexpected letter from an ex-lover.
Sooean Chin and Hee Won Han
Narrative, 10 mins, USA
A Korean immigrant grandmother journeys from Baltimore to Washington D.C. to see the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Narrative, 28 mins, Israel
Ora attends a spiritual awareness workshop in the desert, and needs to adapt to its unique dynamics in order to spend some time with her daughter Tali. As the workshop progresses, dark elements from their past arise, and oblige them to deal with its implications for the first time.
Bernhard Wenger was born on June 24th, 1992, in Salzburg. After School and Civil Service he moved to Vienna. He has studied at the Vienna Film Academy since 2014. As a freelancer director, writer and producer, Bernhard Wenger makes short films, music videos and commercials. His last short films were screened at over 150 film festivals all over the world, including Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs Int. Film Festival, and the Guanajuato Film Festival. His music was played on MTV and ViVa. He has also won various prizes at national and international film festivals.
A young director from Paris 8 university, Loic Dimitch started directing after exposing himself to theatre and photography. He is always combining sexuality and social status in his movies in a funny, disturbing, and lucid way. In 2014, he directed Bequille, his first short movie, under the supervision and guidance of Alain Raoust. He co founded with Matthieu Rosset (Des illusions, consentenments...) Paradisier Zootrope Films, a production company in 2015. They help young authors and directors to create their first movies. Apollon, his second short movie is already selected in a few movie festivals in France, Italy, Austria, United States and Canada.
Danielle Naassana is a senior at Johns Hopkins University. While growing up in Rochester, New York, she developed a love for cinema. At Hopkins, Danielle is majoring in Film & Media Studies and Writing Seminars, and minoring in Entrepreneurship & Management. This past year, Danielle wrote her first feature-length screenplay and directed two short films. She is a member of the Johns Hopkins Film Society and she works at the JHU Digital Media Center.
Hee Won Han is a Korean international student who majored in film and media studies at Johns Hopkins University. She is interested in making films about people, how individuals experience the world in their own unique way.
Sooean Chin studies Writing Seminars and Film Studies at Johns Hopkins University. As a writer and siesta aficionado, she values earnest storytelling and rejects the supremacy of passivity. She hopes to figure out what is going on in moving forward.
Oren Gerner graduated with honors after four years of filmmaking studies at the Minshar School of Art. His graduation film Greenland, was nominated for the Israeli academy award, participated at Sundance Film Festival and in 60 other film festivals (including the JHU Film Fest!), winning 10 prizes. His next short, Test, participated at Chicago Film Festival and in a dozen of other film fests around the world. Shark Tooth is his third short film. These days he is working on his first feature film.