Friday, April 20

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Participant Registration

Gallery 320, Warch Campus Center

4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Meet and Greet

Somerset Room, Warch Campus Center

Student participants, ACM faculty and guest judges meet one another and chat about their work.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Dinner

Somerset Room, Warch Campus Center

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Guest Judges Panel

Somerset Room, Warch Campus Center

Guest judges Garrett M. Brown, Cecelia Condit, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Deanna Morse discuss their careers and hold an informal Q&A session.

7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Silent Film Screening Live Scoring By IGLU

Cinema, Warch Campus Center

Members of the Improvisation Group of Lawrence University (IGLU) perform an improvised live score to the silent film, WURLD (2010) by Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie.

8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Film Screening

Cinema, Warch Campus Center

Films Nominated for Best of the Midwest, Social Impact Award, and Cinematic Artistry Award

 

Reclaiming Rosas  |  Eliza Mott  |  Colorado |  0:05:59*

Start A War  |  Kendall Rock  |  Colorado |  0:03:38°

The Day's Salience |   Finn Bjornerud |   Lawrence  |  0:10:00*

Tendencies  |  Sophia Capp  |   Colorado |    0:09:25°

MASC    Dylan Walker  |   St. Olaf  |    0:04:31«

...And Now Sofia  |   Aaron Patterson  |    Colorado  |  0:17:10«   

Impressions of Various Men Ali Shuger  |  Lawrence  |  00:01:42°

May  Charlie Theobald  |   Colorado  |   0:08:43* 

In the Meadows   Esther Chan  |  Colorado  |  0:16:02«

Lost (Found)   |   Jonah Castaneda Barry   |  Carleton  |  0:07:02*

ICE' --Ian Hughes  |  Finn Bjornerud  |  Lawrence  |  0:03:20°

Wrestling Za'atari   Daniel Levitt  |    Colorado   |  0:11:37«

*Denotes "Best of the Midwest" Nominee, °Denotes "Cinematic Artistry" Award Nominee, «Denotes "Social Impact" Award Nominee

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Saturday, April 21

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Film Screening A

Cinema, Warch Campus Center

Spotlight on Luther and Lake Forest College

Better Tucker Strang  |  Lake Forest  |  00:05:36

To This Day: Remembering Nordic Choir's First International Tour  |  Aidan Spencer  |  Luther |   1:05:00

The Griddlers: Rise and Fall of an Empire   |   Thaddeus Guy   |   Luther  |   0:20:14

 

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  

Film Screening B

Auditorium, Wriston Art Center

Love, Loss, and Tortured Minds (Documentaries/Narratives)

Light Breathing  |   Julia Pleasants   |  Colorado   |  0:08:06 

Monday Beats   |  Kanyon Beringer  |  Lawrence  |  0:10:47

Wish I Were There  |   Gennie Siegel  |   Colorado  |  0:13:19

The Way You Are  |  Hannah Shaper & Cora Andryc  |  Colorado  |  0:14:24

Alteration   |  Meron Afutu   |  Colorado  |   0:04:21

You Are Being Watched/I Am Watching You  |  Paul Kirk-Davidoff  |   Carleton  |  0:03:50

The Final Two  |   Anika Grevstad, Griffin Mans & Lila Schmitz   |   Colorado  |  0:08:05

HBD  |   Corrina Leatherwood & Ben Coldwell  |  Colorado  |  0:05:02

It Grows! With Teeth Eyes and then Nose  |  Jack Schoephoerster  |  ST. Olaf  |  0:13:37

Haunted  |   Katie Rejsek  |  Coe  |  0:08:07 ∆

∆ Denotes "Out of the Box" Award Nominee

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Brunch

Somerset Room, Warch Campus Center

Noon to 1 p.m.

Film Screening C

Cinema, Warch Campus Center

Films Under Four and Experimental Works

Lost Kites and Audio Worlds  |  Jeffrey Ryan  |  Lawrence  | 0:01:24

Delay  |  Isabela Escalona  |  Macalester |  0:03:00

Rewrite | Rebecca Reitemeir |  Lake Forest |  0:03:20**

Things I Cannot Touch Because They Are Too Near  |  Lily Greene  |  Lawrence |  0:08:50

nang (or it's a nice day let's go outside) |  Tien Tran  | Lawrence |  0:01:07

Talk Means TroubleLiam Guinan |  Lawrence  |  0:02:37**

They'll Be Gone Just In Time  |  Peycen Ouyang |  Carleton  |  0:03:43**

Lamentations  |  Mellody Strahan & Blair Henderson  |  Beloit  |  0:10:23

Interference  |  Léa Gould  |  Carleton  |  0:08:57 ∆

A Moment  Thomas Crandall  |  Colorado  |  0:01:28

The Bowling Alley  |  Lukasz Dziewiatkowski  |  Lawrence  |  0:04:26

Caboose  |  Lily Greene  |  Lawrence  |  0:00:13**

No Strings Attached  |  Thomas Crandall, Cora Andryc, Adam Gerken, Nate Gelfand  | Colorado | 0:02:59

Remind me of Mañanitas Veronica Garcia  |  Carleton  |  0:01:04

I talk to you about me through them (who are talking about them to someone who is talking about them to me.) | Ali Shuger   |  Lawrence  |  0:01:33

Dear Mulatto Son   Kendall Rock  |  Colorado  |  0:02:09 ∆

Mary Adele   |  Liam Guinan  |  Lawrence  |  0:07:32 ∆

** Denotes "Film Under Four" Award Nominee,  ∆ Denotes "Out of the Box" Award Nominee

1:15 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.

Cecelia Condit Presents, "A Few Short Videos"

Auditorium, Wriston Art Center

Cecelia Condit, world renowned video artist and professor emerita in the Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres at UW Milwaukee, discusses the progression of her work spanning almost 40 years. Q&A to follow. 

2 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Deanna Morse Presents, "An Animator's Journey"

Auditorium, Wriston Art Center

An intermedia and experimental animator, Deanna Morse has shown internationally, on Sesame Street, and is in permanent collections in numerous museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Q&A to follow.

2:45 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Garrett M. Brown Presents, "How To Make it SMALL in Hollywood"

Auditorium, Wriston Art Center

Known for his roles in Uncle Buck and Kick Ass 1 and 2, and many television guest apperances,  Garrett M. Brown gives a talk based on a New York Times article by Mike Birbiglia (Orange is the New Black, Trainwrecked). Q&A to follow.

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs Presents, The Most Effective Way To Do It: Black Feminism and Film

Auditorium, Wriston Art Center

The author of numerous publications on Black Feminism such as The Black Imagination, Mothering and Hip Hop Culture, The Business of Black Power, Laboring Positions: Black Women, and The Imperial University . Dr. Gumbs is also a grassroots organizer, publisher, poet and mixed-media artist. Her series of Black Feminist Breathing Collages is currently touring the United States. Q&A to follow.

4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Film Screening D

Auditorium, Wriston Art Center

College life, Culinary Strife, and Creature Comforts (Documentaries/Narratives)

Affinity  |  Brendan Friesen  |  Carleton  |  0:08:56

Cat Commando  |  Mary Sorich  |  Colorado  |   0:08:09

Scaredy Cat  |  Bella Egizi, Aya Blanco & Gennie Siegel  |  Colorado  |  0:09:35

You Don't Know Jack  |  Georgia Griffis  |  Colorado  |  0:06:13

A Few Acres at a Time  |  Will Sardinsky  |  Colorado |  0:06:58

Why Bother   |  Jesse Metzger  |  Colorado  |  0:06:43

A Confession to Our Local Whole Foods  |  Isabela Escalona |  Macalester  | 0:03:00

What We Live On  |  Samantha Roback & Chaz Mayo  |  ST. Olaf  |  0:13:37

Life After Breath  |  Samantha Gilbert, Becca Stine, & Richard Riegel  | Colorado |  0:06:07

Health, Wealth, & Chutney On the Side |  Kaitlyn Hickmann  |  Colorado  |  0:14:38

Overload  |  Clare Bronwyn  |  St. Olaf  |  0:09:53

The Gilded Cage  |  Clayton Pierce, Zach Looney & James van der Vorde  |  Colorado |  0:05:54

Underpass Will Stockton, Jordan Phinney, Emiley Miller & Josh Lauer  |  Colorado | 0:05:24

4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Film Screening E

Cinema, Warch Campus Center

Important Issues and Eccentric Individuals (Documentaries)

Lifted Ben Bacher  |  Colorado  |  0:07:50

Corrected  |  Emmett de Maynadier  |  Colorado  |  0:08:22

Smoke and Mirrors  |  Max Moog, Sam Olsen, Lauren Weiss & Owen Brooks  |  Colorado  |  0:08:15

Love & A Little White Chapel  |   Emilia Whitmer  |  Colorado  |  0:10:53

Bishop Castle  |  Cameron Boyd  |  Colorado  |  0:13:12

White Clay Creek  |  Emily Komie & Will Stockton  |  Colorado  |  0:09:07

Who Gives a Scrap Addie Knight  |  Colorado  |  0:04:48

Shoken  |  Jack Ross  |  Colorado  |  0:11:58

Estamos  |  Aya Blanco  |  Colorado  |  0:12:41

From the Top Noelle Edwards  |  Colorado  |  0:06:35

You Can't Fall off the Sidewalk  |   Kai Cintorino  |  Colorado  |  0:07:30

Just Paint Geoffrey Hartley  |  Colorado  |  0:07:15

6:30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m.

Dinner

Somerset Room, Warch Campus Center

7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Screening F

Cinema, Warch Campus Center

Community Building, Paradigm Shifting (Narratives/Documentaries)

The Flux  |  Grace Coomaraswamy, Griffin Mansi & Celestine Manno  |  Colorado  |  0:06:45

Jaiel  |  Lila Schmitz  |  Colorado  |  0:07:09

Life's a Faux Drag  |  Katie Villanueva & Emiley Miller  |  Colorado  |  0:05:46

'Circus   Miriam Brown & Jen Middleton  |  Colorado  |  0:08:35

Baheya  |  Mari Young  |  Colorado |  0:06:11

See Me  |  Hankyeol Song  |  Grinnell  |  0:04:53

Sense  |  Caitlin Taber |  Colorado |  0:10:08

Monrovia In Ruin  |  McCall Sides  |  Colorado  |  0:20:22

La Isla del Sol  |  Courtney Blackmer  |  Colorado  |  0:04:53

 9:15 p.m.

"What's Funny In A Dark Time?"

Cloak Theater (Room 100), Music and Drama Center

Garrett Brown will perform his original one man show.

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Sunday, April 22

9:30 a.m. 

Live Reading of “Best Screenplay and Honorable Mentions”

Cloak Theatre (Room 100), Music-Drama Center

Garrett M. Brown and Lawrence Theater Arts students perform live readings of the winning screenplay and two honorable mentions.

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Brunch

Somerset Room, Warch Campus Center

11:45 am to 1:30 p.m.

Paper Presentations

Cinema, Warch Campus Center

"Sense and Cinema: Feminist Interventions" 

Cinema, Warch Campus Center

11:45 a.m.--Emma Busch: Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2: Women and Revenge   (Luther)

12:15 p.m.--Hannah GanzelWhat's in a Name: The Queer Language in Rebecca   (Lawrence)

12:45 p.m.---Youngbin SongFiguring a Counter-Symbolic: Haptics in Feminist Aisthesis   (Grinnell)

Cinematic Futures, Cinematic Pasts: Liberation Through Cinema

Cinema, Warch Campus Center

12:15 p.m.---Marco Saffold: "There is No God": Decolonization and Democratization in Third World Cinema  (Grinnell)

12:45 p.m.---Paul Kirk-DavidoffSympathy for the Devil: The Immediacy of Evil in "The Act of Killing" and "Titicut Follies"  (Carleton)

1:15 p.m.--- Michelle Risacher: The Masochistic Fantasy in the Cinematic Apparatus

1:45 p.m.---Tom Grizzle: Now You Are Dangerous: How Brick Changes Our Understanding of Film Noir

2:15 p.m.---Chase MonteiroMarginalized Sci-Fi on YouTube   (Lawrence)

2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Somerset Room, Warch Campus Center

Winners will be presented with their awards.

Film Award Categories:

  • Best of the Midwest Creative Work 
  • Best of the Midwest Honorable Mention Creative Work
  • Best of the Midwest Honorable Mention Creative Work
  • Social Impact Award
  • Cinematic Artistry Award
  • Out of the Box Award
  • Films Under Four Award
  • Audience Choice Award

Screenplay Award Categories

  • Best of the Midwest Screenplay
  • Best of the Midwest Honorable Mention Screenplay
  • Best of the Midwest Honorable Mention Screenplay
  • Best of the Midwest Honorable Mention Screenplay

Paper Presentation Award Categories

  • Best of the Midwest Scholarly Research
  • Best of the Midwest Honorable Mention Scholarly Research
  • Audience Choice Award

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