Block Island Film Festival
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – “Coffee Time”– BIFF 2022 host Amber Wegner & Henry LeBlanc will discuss the day’s program
10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (Student Short Film)(”Loop“) — 10 mins. — Written & Directed by Jake Matthews / Story (Drama/Psychological Thriller): A young woman gets trapped in a psychological loop, leaving her to struggle with her predicament.
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Q&A panel with filmmakers
10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. – *BREAK
11 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. (Student Short Film)(“The Real Moon Landing”) — 5 mins. — Directed by Allison Closs, Written by Mason Hajj, Starring Mason Hajj, Vincente Ramos, Chloe McCormick, and Grace Gamester / Story (Comedy): Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin rebel during the moon landing.
11:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. – Q&A panel with filmmakers
11:40 a.m. to 12 p.m. – *BREAK
12 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. (Narrative Short Film)(“Swimming”) — 15 mins. — Directed by Shadi Ghaheri, Written by Sam Dash, Starring Sam Dash and Julian Elijah Martinez / Story (Drama): Zade hasn’t been home in years. His best friend, Harry, never left. As they reunite at their childhood beach, how much can this friendship hold?
12:20 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. — Q&A panel with filmmakers
12:50 p.m. to 1 p.m. — *BREAK
1 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. — (Narrative Short Film)(“Love in the Time of Isolation”) — 6 mins. — Written & Directed by Anna Simone Scoot, Starring Anna Simone Scott and Peter Sands /Story (Noir/Drama): In a world forever altered, a couple meet for the first time after a long separation.
1:10 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. — Q&A Panel with filmmakers
1:40 p.m. to 2 p.m. — *BREAK
2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. — (Narrative Short Film)(“The Drive”) — 15 mins. — Written, Directed & Produced by Daniel Karlok, Starring Daniel Karlok and Quinn Karlok / Story (Drama): A father and son drive does not go as expected.
2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. — Q&A Panel with filmmakers
2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. — **BREAK
5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. (SPOTLIGHT FILM)(“Sandstone”) — 1 hour — Directed by Nick Rapuano, Written and Produced by Nick Rapuano & Dante Savion, Produced by Tristan Speed, Starring Joe Grant, Sue Kessler, Michael King, Andrew Rosenstein, Dana Wine, Stephen Emerzian, Anthony Rapuano / Story (Drama): In light of a disturbing social media post, a once respected auto mechanic faces disgrace from the community he serves.
6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. – Q&A panel with filmmakers
7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. — *BREAK
8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Narrative Feature Film)(”Rock Paper Scissors” — 1:40 mins — Written, Directed & Produced by Doug Bolling, Written & Produced by Josh Lee / Starring Timothy Laurel Harrison, Jeff Riberdy, Michael Billy and Gervase Peterson / Story (Drama): Sam and Missy Wagner have reached a crossroads in their mundane, suburban relationship. One night of horrific events lead them down a path of fear, retribution, and renewal.
10 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Q&A panel with filmmakers