Standing Rock Cultural Arts and the Kent Stage present

The 19th Annual
SRCA International Short Film Festival

Thank you to all who came out on a warm late winter night to the Kent Stage for our 19th Annual International Shorts Festival. We had an enthusiastic audience and had a great time celebrating video and filmmakers from around the world. Submissions from Sweden, Iran, Greece, Los Angeles, New York City, Baltimore, and Ravenna, Ohio, brought us all together for a few moments to revel in the collective, creative spirit of our little planet earth. Having said that, every entry was a winner just by being shown at the festival. Congratulations to all the visual artists who presented their work on Saturday night. You made for an exciting event on a spectacular evening in Kent. We had the honor of watching a video of featured artist Donald Black Jr. describing his work. If you're unfamiliar with this amazing photographer and muralist based in Cleveland, Ohio, I encourage you to check out this short 16 minute video. He has an incredible story. I applaud all the creative works submitted...but still...there were a few that stood out from the crowd. It gives me great to pleasure to announce the winners of The People's Choice and Juried Choice Awards.

The People's Choice

1. Meteor - Robin Latkovitch - Cleveland, Ohio
2. Ten Degrees of Strange - Lynn Tomlinson - Baltimore, MD
3. How it feels to be Hungover - Viktor Hertz - Sweden

The Juried Choice

1. Convergence Station - Andreas Nilsson - Sweden
2. Just Like Water - Manos Triantafillakis - Greece
3. (Tie) Meteor - Robin Latkovitch - Cleveland, Ohio &
Ten Degrees of Strange - Lynn Tomlinson - Baltimore, MD

Standing Rock Cultural Arts Presents

19th Annual Standing Rock
International Shorts Film
Festival at the Kent Stage


Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm

PART 1: The Competition
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Record Player - 2:34
Yuval Haker. New York City


Music Video for the song "Record Player"
by Daisy The Great. Premiered August 2021
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Convergence Station - 2:36
Andreas Nilsson. Sweden


Get out and see the worlds. A collaboration between Meow Wolf, Andreas Nilsson, and Wieden Kennedy Portland
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Life on the Farm - 4:30
Alisa Giudici. Hiram College, OH


A portrait of the daily life on a farm
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The Recess - 11:40
Navid Nikkah Azad. Iran.


Inspired by the tragic death of Sahar Khodayari known in Iran as the Blue Girl. Seventeen-year-old Sahar is determined to watch her favorite soccer team play for the championship, but as a woman she can't attend sports events.
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City of Invention - 5:49
Patrick O'Connor. Los Angeles, CA

Music Video for the song "Take Me To California" from City of Invention's debut album "The Feeling Never Ends." City of Invention is a four piece rock band from Kent, Ohio that blends heartfelt lyrics, soulful harmonies, and rock n roll with traces of indie folk and Americana.
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Just Like Water - 12:54
Manos Triantafillakis. Greece.

The movie is about the father of the director, Spyros, his life and experiences. He is the protagonist and narrator. "Just Like Water" speaks about time and the circle of life. A patchwork of images weaves the puzzle of a life nestled in Crete (Greece).
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Ode to Climate - 2:00
Vittorio Caratozzolo. Italy

The evidence of the climatic changes pushes the Humans to ask Mother Nature "why?" Her answer is: "Not me, but you, rebellious Humans, transfigure me for egoistic purposes." Performed and filmed during the first dramatic lockdown, in distance teaching and learning (April-June 2020).
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The Evolution of Eileen Galvin - 8:00
Nella Citino. Ohio


Eileen Galvin describes her transition through the art of burlesque.
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The Stream - 5:02
Peter-John Campbell. Ohio


Official music video for The Stream by Indre - a single take planned sequence.
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Vote for Women - 1:30
Chelsea Orlando. Hiram College.


An animation of the statistics of female representation in the U.S. government.
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Meteor - 7:03
Robin Latkovitch, Cleveland, OH


Animation. A meteor crashes down on a newly formed planet and is witness to its long history, with billions of years passing in a matter of minutes.
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Silk - 14:42
John Magaro. New York City, NY

A gifted aerialist struggles to recognize she's being gaslit by her new boyfriend.
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This Oul Fermin Life - 6:50
Tristan Crowe. Northern Ireland

Based around the Charlie Gillen poem of the same name, this drama follows a lonely farmer as he meditates on the hard rural life that he has chosen. Working as one with nature, he compares his life to that of those caught in the 'rat race', and questions what is important in life.
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So a Mouse Walks Into A Bar - 3:56
Anthony Liotta. Ohio


A little mouse walks into a bar where he isn't welcome and must use his incredible claw skills to win over some cats who seem to be struggling with toxic masculinity!
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How it Feels To Be Hungover - 10:02
Viktor Hertz. Sunbyberg, Sweden.


A man wakes up at a clinic specialized in malignant hangovers. The doctor prescribes 600 ml of ice cream and two action comedies but also shares some news, which doesn't make him feel any better.
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Ten Degrees of Strange - 4:29
Lynn Tomlinson. Baltimore, Maryland.

Music Video for the song "Ten Degrees of Strange" on the album Lost in the Cedar Wood by Johnny Flynn and Robert McFarlane, a song about trying to outrun anxiety. Lynn's unique clay on glass animation technique lends itself to the themes and rhythms of the song.
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INTERMISSION: PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD VOTING.

PART II: FEATURED FILMAKER:
DONALD BLACK, JR.
Donald Black Jr. from Cleveland, Ohio will be this year's featured filmmaker. His film "Keep Your American Dream" won last year's juried choice award. Donald Black J. will be at the festival to describe his work, and show some of his other films. Time permitting, there will be short Q&A with the audience.
PART III: MATURE AUDIENCES
  This is a new section of the film fest that the judges added because of the exceptional quality of the films.

These three films have mature themes and may contain content not suitable for younger viewers.

  Two of the films provide a pairing of opposites. One is yang and the other yin. One is masculine and the other feminine. One is industrial and the other pastoral. One is metallic and the other flowery. One is edgy and the other delicate. One is existential and the other mythological. One is realistic and the other romantic. But both use dynamic visual techniques to take you on uniquely surreal journeys. For your appreciation, we present the films Hybrid and Roses of the Night as well as Eureka.

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Eureka - 14:50
Mida Chu. Toluca Lake, CA


A young indentured Chinese prostitute must overcome her toxic dependency on the brothel madam on the eve of the 1885 anti-Chinese riot in Eureka, California.
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Hybrid - 4:24
Steven Lapcevic. Ravenna, OH


Time and Recollection Officer D51 patrols his route for irregular memories. Meanwhile, a disllusioned citizen demands egress from his situation and is quickly punished for his disobedience.
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Roses in the Night - 11:10
Pencho Kunchev. Bulgaria


A girl experiences the mystery of first love after discovering some unusual flowers. She meets wondrous creatures and beautiful nymphs. The film was inspired by The Songs of Bilitis, by French poet Pierre Louys (1894).
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Ohio Arts Council Arts Access Grant

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is proud to announce that we have received an Arts Access Grant from the Ohio Arts Council for our operating expenses between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

In reviewing the SRCA application, the panelists noted:

1. nice partnerships with local institutions
2. impressive amount of programming offered
3. appreciate the diversity of mediums and genres offered through programs
4. sound practice-based structure in place
5. concern over lack of paid staff

We are grateful for all the support the arts receive from the legislators in Columbus and from The Ohio Arts Council. We truly believe the arts benefit all Ohioans culturally, educationally, and eonomically. The Arts Access program supports ongoing arts and cultural activities in all genres that broaden opportunities for the general public to participate in the arts. This flexible two-year funding supports Ohio arts providers as they make artistic experiences available to their communities, positioning Ohio as a vibrant place to live, learn, work, and visit.

We invite you to come and visit our cultural art center in downtown Kent at 300 N. Water St., Suite H. We have a long term goal of having a larger facility that could serve an even larger audience in Kent and the surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more about our plans or have any other questions, feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you again for supporting the arts in Ohio!

Jeff Ingram/Executive Director

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
300 N. Water St., Suite H
Kent, OH 44240
330-673-4970

www.standingrock.net


Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a non profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We invite and welcome sponsors to help cover expenses for our art and educational activities. Donations are tax deductible.

 


 

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