The Charlotte Film Festival is coordinated by CHARLOTTE CINEMA ARTS, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Charlotte, NC

Award Winners

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A New Beginning

When a photographer begins to lose his ability to see, he must cope with his growing disability while taking one final trip to photograph the most beautiful vistas in the world. When the dust settles and his travels are over, an unexpected memory from his travels gives him the strength to move on.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

Erik Lauer

Directed by:  

Student Short/US/2018/10 min

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Blessed Days

Adele, an 85 years old lady, confronts very hardly the loss of her husband, after 63 years of shared life. An unexpected dream, will bring Adele to relive the last moments of their life together, at the museum. She will be able to overcome the pain.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

Valentina Casadei

Directed by:  

Student Short/France/2018/13 min

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Edge of Apollo

Alex is a young boy who has an obsession with space. After watching the launch of Apollo 11 launch he dreams that he too can someday go to space. Growing up in mid-western America in the 60s, Alex has been raised Catholic and taught to believe in God and heaven. He is learning, growing, and trying to understand, and has questions about where space goes and where heaven is. These questions become even more complicated when Alex overhears his mother, Paula, talking about an illness that has been previously hidden from Alex. Due to her developing illness, Paula's own faith has begun to waiver, and she struggles to hide her deteriorating health from her son as well as answer his questions that she doesn't know how to answer for herself. As the story unfolds Alex becomes increasingly disorientated between the reality of what is happening and his dreams, blurring his sense of hope and bewilderment of the possibilities of space exploration.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

Marcus Hann, Jenna Andres

Directed by:  

Student Short/Canada/2018/11 min

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Laymun

The story of a gardener in a Middle Eastern war zone, fighting the destruction around her with life-giving plants.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

Catherine Prowse, Hannah Quinn

Directed by:  

Student Short/United Kingdom/2018/5 min

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Place Cards

Two little sisters are preparing a surpise party. As time goes by their doubt whether the guest will come grows.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

Andrzej Święch

Directed by:  

Student Short/Poland/2018/5 min

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Ruby and Her Uncle

Two teenage girls venture to one's uncle's secluded countryside home for a long weekend where they soon become infatuated with the mysterious relative.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

Erica Ripperger

Directed by:  

Student Short/US/2018/15 min

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Selective Memory

After recently experiencing a traumatic loss, a young woman discovers a new pill that would allow her to erase her worst memories.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

Caleb Murphy

Directed by:  

Student Short/US/2018/10 min

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Splash!

Toy fisherman Skip and his faithful pup Pip sail for adventure on the high seas of their bathtub, but fun turns to fright when they discover just what is lurking below them in the soapy water.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

Gavin Lankford

Directed by:  

Student Short/US/2018/5 min

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Sweet Daisy

A neon noir western in which a rancher's daughter witnesses the death of her father, and then stops at nothing to attain splendid vengeance years later.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

Dan Rutkowski

Directed by:  

Student Short/US/2018/8 min

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The Heartbreak Factory

The Heartbreak Factory is a short that explores the inner-world of Ava, a fiery worker, determined to mend all the broken hearts of the world.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

So Young Shelly S Yo

Directed by:  

Student Short/US/2018/12 min

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Valerie Morgan: TV Qualified

Based solely on her obsession with medical television shows, Valerie Morgan attempts to gain employment in the medical field.

Screening

Date

Time

12:30 pm

September 30, 2018

Student Shorts Block

LaQuanda Plantt

Directed by:  

Student Short/US/2018/8 min