Block Island Film Festival
9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – “Coffee Time”– An introduction to the 2022 Block Island Film Festival with actor/producers Amber Wegner & Henry LeBlanc, who will preview the film festivals schedule and explain how it will all work.
9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. (Narrative Short Student Film)(”Graffiti”) – 18 mins. — Directed by Charlie Norton, Written by Charlie Norton, Jess Foster & Brendan Egan, Starring Matthew Stannah, Kyle Gregory, Nicholas Eaton, Kimberley Fogelgren, Justin Cullinan, and Ryan Curley / Story (Drama/Psychological Thriller): A high school principal discovers several vandalizations within the stalls of the boys bathroom. While trying to find the culprit, his investigation leads him down to a path of insanity.
9:50 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. – Q&A panel with filmmakers
10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — *BREAK
10:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. (Narrative Short Film)(“Wonderland”) — 7 mins. — Written & Directed by Padrick Ritch / Story (Drama): A young woman makes one last trip to the beach before leaving town.
10:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. – Q&A panel with filmmakers
11:10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — *BREAK
11:30 p.m. to 11:50 a.m. — (Narrative Short Film)(”OUT: a short film”) — 15 mins. — Written & Directed by Seth Chitwood, Starring Zach Kelley, and Ashton Harris / Story (Drama); Upon attending his five year high school reunion, Leonard tries to find the courage to finally come out to his parents.
11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. — Q&A panel with filmmakers
12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. — *BREAK
12:30 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. — (Narrative Short Film)(“Heirloom”) — 25 mins. — Directed by Miriam Grill, Written & Produced by Josie Burke, Starring Josie Burke, Norm Lewis, Mary Bacon, and Tyree Robinson / Story (Drama): Confronted with the sudden but long anticipated news that her estranged, drug addicted mother has passed away, twenty-three year old Norah, just a few months sober, finds herself at a crossroads.
12:55 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. — Q&A panel with filmmakers
1:20 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. — *BREAK
1:40 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. — (Documentary Short Film)(Australia)[*SPECIAL BIMI FEATURE](“this bond i and Bondi”) — 12 mins. — Written, Produced & Directed by Carolyn Saul / Story: When the once familiar streets and buildings of the place you grew up in become something else, how do you reconcile your relationship with that place? What happens to your sense of ‘home’? “this bond i and Bondi” is a rumination on memories, change and a very special place.
1:55 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Q&A panel with filmmaker
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. — *BREAK
3 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. (Narrative Short Film Film)(“The Principal’s Assembly”) — 20 mins. — Directed by Jordan Ancel, Written by Seth Chitwood, Starring Pamela Jayne Morgan, Anna Rizzo, Marilyn Busch, and Sal Rendino / Story (Drama): After the tragic loss of a student, high school principal Jane Marino insists on delivering a sobering speech on the first day of school, however, her emotional stability is called into question.
3:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. – Q&A panel with filmmakers
3:50 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. — *BREAK
4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. — (*Screenwriting forum – Meet the finalists as they discuss their scripts and the screenwriting process. The forum will involve a discussion about the finalists’ approach to the screenwriting process.
5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. — *BREAK
5:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. — (Narrative Short Film)(“Pulp Friction”) — 15 mins. — Written & Directed by Mark Atkinson, Starring Mark Atkinson, Randy Davison Mank, and Elliot Branch / Story (Comedy): The lives of two roommates and a mysterious man intertwine in a tale of conflict and clashing within close quarters.
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Q&A Panel with filmmakers
6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – *BREAK
6:45 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. — (Narrative Short Film)(“Sweat of his Cow”) — 6 mins. — Written & Directed by John Stuart Wildman, Starring John Stuart Wildman, and Celina Rae / Story (Comedy): From the depths of someone’s lost VHS tapes is this story of an impossibly gorgeous doctor lawyer who runs out of gas next to a barn where an impossibly sweaty man is milking a cow. A sexy relationship ensues where they learn that gas is just the beginning, milk is always the end.
6:50 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. — Q&A Panel with filmmakers
7:20 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. — *BREAK
7:40 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Narrative Short Film)(“I.W.S.K.”) — 18 mins. — Written, Directed & Produced by A.J. Ciccotelli, Starring Dominik Faruolo, Evan Black, Bethany Harding, April Colaianni, Michelle Starvos and A.J. Ciccotelli / Story (Psychological Thriller): A young criminal psychology major tries to get an A in his class by contacting a real life serial killer for an interview.
8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Q&A panel with filmmakers
8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – *BREAK
9 p.m. to 10:20 p.m. (Narrative Feature Film)(“Woman of the House”) — 1 hour 18 mins. — Directed, Written & Produced by Michelle Salcedo, Starring Christine Holt, Keith Chandler, Jason Schuler, Jack Farnham, Joseph Farnham IV, Chip Farnham, Kourtney Rutherford, Mathieu Eveillard, and Gui Agustini / Story (Drama): YA novelist, Christine Chandler, surprises her group of friends at her anniversary party: she’s filing for divorce and sleeping with the much younger lifeguard. But when her husband goes missing, her friends start to worry and begin to question their loyalty to her and each other.
10:20 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Q&A panel with filmmakers