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Greenville Film Festival selections announced

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Selections to the inaugural Greenville International Film Festival, April 25-28, have been made.

The film festival will celebrate filmmakers from around the world.  Submissions were received from Australia, Asia, South America, Canada, Africa, Europe as well as the United States. 

Miguel Berg, founder of the festival, said the goal is to attract domestic, international, regional and local audiences who will be entertained with a range of diverse stories and subjects each displaying the power of visual storytelling, creative excellence and imagination.

Tickets to all events are available at http://www.gviff.com/tickets

The following films are official selections:

NARRATIVE FEATURE

Meherjaan (Rubaiyat Hossain)

Principessa Part Time (Giorgio Arcelli)

Searching For Sonny (Andrew Disney)

DOCUMENTARY

Short subject

[email protected] (Will Keown)*

Close Ties: Tying on a New Tradition (Gemal Woods)

Dying Green (Ellen Tripler)*

Echoes of Exxon (Lauren Lindberg | Oakland, Calif.)

Long subject

Camp Unity (Ryan White)

Dislecksia: The Movie (Harvey Hubbell V)

Major Rockstar (Jared Morgan | Baltimore, Md.)

Nowa Cumig: The Drum Will Never Stop (Marie-Michele Jasmin Belisle)

Paraiso For Sale (Anayansi Pardo) 

NARRATIVE SHORT

Carnations (Spencer & Lloyd Harvey | Australia)

Encuentrate (Sonia Fritz | Atlanta)

Eros e Thanatos (Alfonso Pontillo | Italy)

Hourglass (Pedro Collantes | Spain, Norway)

L’invité (Colin Racicot | Canada)

Maria (Elmar Freels | Germany)

Wrench (James Edward Tilden | Charleston)*

ANIMATION

Gravitons (Pisut Wisessing, Clemson University)*

Live Outside the Box (Shu-Hsuan Lin, Academy of Art University)

Wycinanki (Irena Rindos, Clemson University)*

GREEN FILM

Among Giants (Chris Cresci)

Dying Green (Ellen Tripler)

Echoes of Exxon (Lauren Lindberg)

Landlocked (Bryan Tankersley)*

NATIVE AMERICAN / INDIGENOUS

Mascots (Scott Aaron Hartmann)

Nowa Cumig: The Drum Will Never Stop (Marie-Michele Jasmin Belisle)

Paraiso For Sale (Anayansi Pardo)

LATINO FILM

Encuentrate (Sonia Fritz)

Hourglass (Pedro Collantes)

No Existe el Adios (Pablo Bullejos)

Pablo on Wheels (Brett Sorem)

Paraiso For Sale (Anayansi Pardo)

Reverb (Ricardo Cardenas)

SPIRITUAL

Journey to Jamaa (Michael Landon Jr.)

Masque (Robert Hatch)

The Letter Writer (Christian Vuissa)

The Most Beautiful Thing In The World (Brett Smith)

STUDENT (UNIVERSITY)

Among Giants (Chris Cresci, Chapman)

Dawn (Joshua Matthews, Savannah College of Art & Design)

Death of Toys (Lisa Gold, American Film Institute)

Field of Honor (Matt Fisher, Full Sail University)*

Homecoming (Gursimran Sandhu, Chapman)

Madly Unto Eternity (Pikey Holdredge, Savannah College of Art & Design)*

Mascots (Scott Aaron Hartmann, Chapman)

Reverb (Ricardo Cardenas, American Film Institute)

The Secret Number (Colin Levy, Savannah College of Art & Design)

Shoot the Moon (Alexander Gaeta, Chapman)

To Snowy Nowhere (Eli Shapiro, NYU Film)

Wordless (Lisa Kappel, Victorian College of Arts)

INTERNATIONAL

Camp Unity (USA, Iraq) 

Carnations (Australia)

Eros e Thanatos (Italy)

Hourglass (Spain/Norway)

Journey to Jamaa (USA, Uganda)

L’Invité (Canada)

Live Outside the Box (USA, Taiwan)

Maria (Germany)

No Existe el Adios (Spain)

Paraiso For Sale (Panama)

Principessa Part Time (Italy)

Wordless (Australia)

Wycinanki (USA, Poland)

EMERGING FILMMAKER 

Middle & High School

A Piece of Me (Jordan West, Perpich Center for the Arts HS | Golden Valley, Minn.)

Bangers & Mash (Holly Horne, Communications High School | Wall, N.J.)

Burn Spark (Maqui Gaona, Saint Mary's Hall | San Antonio, Texas)

Christmas Ornaments (Holly Horne, Communications High School | Wall, N.J.)

Echoes of Exxon (Lauren Lindberg, BVAC - The Factory Youth Filmmaking | Oakland, Calif.)

Kenny (Andy Do, Communications High School | Colts Neck, N.J.)

The Locket (Rachel Sonnenberg | Tenafly, N.J.)

My License (Elizabeth Herrick, American Heritage Elementary | Plantation, Fla.)

Secret Club (Ben Kadie, Interlake High School | Bellevue, Wash.)

Substreet Parkour Team (Riverside Middle School | Greenville) *

*Denotes local film content or film maker

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