We are proud to announce our Official Selections for Fall 2015. There were many great films submitted! Remember films are kept on file. If you were not selected this time around you may be selected for a future screening date.
Wednesday / October 7th
NewFilmmakers begins its Fall Series with a party and a night of short films and YoungFilmmakers
6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS SPECIAL PROGRAM
NewFilmmakers begins its Fall season with an acceptance reception
7:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Mark Satin DELIVERY BOY (2014, 8 minutes, video)
Michael Greer THE MELANCHOLY DOORMAN (2015, 11 minutes, video)
Kouros Alaghband WIGLUM (2015, 15 minutes, video)
Michael Yusko I’M GONNA PUNCH SAM MACKEY IN THE FACE (2013, 24 minutes, video)
8:15PM YOUNGFILMMAKERS FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
John Taschner GEN RX (2014, 8 minutes, video)
Michael Faller WHAT REMAINS (2015, 10 minute, video)
Rodrigo Baumgartner Ayres GAME OF E-MOTION (2014, 12 minutes, video)
Joshua Tebeau PICKING UP THE PIECES (2015, 28 minutes, video)
Dayna Li THE PRETTY PEOPLE (2015, 22 minutes, video)
9:30PM YOUNGFILMMAKERS SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Peter Alexander Eccles THE CATFISH (2015, 4 minutes, video)
Amanda Webster THOUGHT.COM (2015, 8 minutes, video)
Kendall Goldberg BARK MITZVAH (2015, 9 minutes, video)
Lucas Ruderman FLOWER (2015, 13 minutes, video)
Brandon Ruckdashel is the Festival Director for YoungFilmmakers. He has been the Program Director for NewFilmmakers for the last three years and Marketing Director for six. Brandon is a filmmaker who is most well known for his acting work in the HBO series Co-Ed Confidential and numerous B-Movies. Brandon has worked with Roger Corman alumni Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski along with a number of other very talented directors. Brandon's Directorial debut GRINDER will be out in theaters in 2016.
YoungFilmmakers screens quarterly in New York at Anthology Film Archives. Opened in 1970 by Jonas Mekas, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage, Anthology in its original conception was a showcase for the Essential Cinema Repertory collection. An ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema by means of a selection of films which would screen continuously, the Essential Cinema collection was intended to encourage the study of the medium’s masterworks as works of art rather than disposable entertainment, making Anthology the first museum devoted to film as an art form. The project was never completed, but even in its unfinished state it represented an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history, and remains a crucial part of Anthology’s exhibition program.