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2014 WV Jewish Film Night at Park Place Cinema

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Dr.Fred Pollock has programmed an exciting evening of great new Jewish films, open to the public free.

Federated Jewish Charities of Charleston Presents
WVJewish Film Festival
Sunday January 26, 2013
Park Place Stadium Theater

 
2pm When Comedy Went to School (USA, 2013, 83 minutes, documentary) The birth of modern stand-up comedy began in the Catskill Mountains – a boot camp for the greatest generation of Jewish-American comedians. “…mines the rich history of borscht belt entertainment” NY Times

 
3:30pm The Other Son (France & Israel, 2012, 105 minutes, drama) Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. “The significance of this parable is there to be seen…” Ebert

Free and Open to the Public

2013 WV Filmmaker of the Year, other awards

WVFF2013 Awards

 Brad Bear, “Where’s the Fair?”  Winner of Feature Documentary; David Smith, “Ladybeard” Winner of Feature Film; Justin Litton, Festival Editor; John Nakashima, WV FILMmaker of the Year; Kevin Carpenter, CoFounder; Sam Holdren, Master of Ceremonies; and Caitlin Renée Campbell, President/Festival Director.

Photo credit:  Fernando Rodriquez

 

For Immediate Release Contact: Caitlin Renée Campbell
October 14, 2013 (310) 666-0578
West Virginia FILMmakers Festival Announces WV
FILMmaker of the Year, John Nakashima; and Award

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Press release and more info on 2013 WV Filmmakers Festival

For Immediate Release Contact: Caitlin Renée Campbell
September 17, 2013 (310) 666-0578

West Virginia FILMmakers Announces Line Up for
14th Annual Festival, October 4 – 6, 2013

SUTTON, W.Va. – The 14th Annual West Virginia FILMmakers Festival, which will be held in Sutton’s Elk Theatre the weekend of Oct. 4-6, has released its film line-up.

“The big news this year is that we opened submissions up for films worldwide, and received 94 submissions from around the globe,” festival director Caitlin Renée Campbell said. “We have films screening this year from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Korea, Denmark, Japan, Australia, Germany, Hungary, Spain and The Netherlands. We have 58 films screening this year, 13 films with English subtitles, fascinating documentaries and 11 animations to name a few. I have been really impressed with the quality of films submitted. ”

The Festival kicks off Friday, October 4, at 6 p.m. The Friday night feature, shot in Pittsburgh and Braxton County, will be WV FILMmaker Charlie Cline’s “Squid Man,” at 8 p.m. On Saturday, October 5, WV FILMmaker David Smith’s “Ladybeard,” shot in the Kanawha Valley, will screen at 9:30 p.m. Each evening will wrap up with the FILMmaker Party at the Film Center with live music Friday night from Wager and Saturday night from The Ultimatums.

“This year, as in the past, we will select a West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year,” Campbell said. The Filmmaker of the Year will be announced at the Wine & Cheese Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m. at the Landmark Center for the Arts.

The Festival Schedule in its entirety and more information on filmmaking seminars and activities are available at the festival’s website, https://sites.google.com/site/wvfilmmakersfest/home, or by email at: information@wvfilmmakersfestival.org. To book accommodations, call the Days Hotel at 866-700-7284, and request the ‘Filmmakers Special’ (includes breakfast).

The West Virginia FILMmakers Festival will be held the same weekend as the Sutton Fall Festival. Find out more about the Sutton Fall Festival at: https://sites.google.com/site/fallfestivalsutton/home.

 

WEST VIRGINIA FILMmakers FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

9/1913

FRIDAY, 10/4/13

THE ELK THEATRE, Main Street Sutton

START / TIME FILM / Director / Set Up

5:00 – 6pm

Before Screening Eats: Available at Elk Theatre

6 – 7:45pm

Introduction by Master of Ceremonies/Sam Holdren (“MOC) re

SHORTS in the 1

st Screening Group

Pure Vida

/ Chris Shimojima

Mr. Tucker’s Great Day

/ Derek Horne

AILLEURS ou la Poésie des amours perdues et des lettres

jaunies

/ Renaud Lessard (French with English Subtitles)

Somnium

/ Peter O’Hara

Electric

/ Eamon Hardiman

Ratitas

/ David Figueroa (Spanish with English Subtitles)

Blocus 138-Innu Resistance

/ Real Junior Leblanc

Let’s Fall in Love

/ Derek Horne

7:45 – 7:55pm

INTRO of Filmmakers/Actors in Audience participated in any

of 1

st Shorts Screening

8-9:35pm

Introduction by MOC re SQUID MAN Feature Screening

SQUID MAN

Feature Screening / Charlie Cline & Bill Ellis

9:35-9:45pm

INTRO of Filmmakers/Actors in Audience by MOC who

participated in Feature

SQUID MAN

9:55-11:15pm

Introduction by MOC re SHORTS in the 2nd Screening Group

Dr. Gutmans Eulogy

/ Melanie Wainberg

789 RI

/ Janice Hui and Jacqeline Hui

(Japanese with English subtitles)

In Your Heart

/ Raymond Caplin

Manhood

/ Jonathan Gelvan (Danish with English Subtitles)

Deep Emotion

/ Justin Litton

Deep End

/ Bretten Hannam

Falling Up

/ RJ Collins

11:15pm

INTRO of Filmmakers/Actors in Audience by MOC who

participated in 2

nd Shorts Screening

11:15pm-1:15am

1st Night Filmmaker Party

LIVE MUSIC! WAGER at Elk Hostel

/ WVFF Film Center

WEST VIRGINIA FILMmakers FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

9/1913

SATURDAY, 10/5/13

At LANDMARK CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Main Street

START / TIME FILM / Director / Set Up

8:45am – 9:15am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:15 – 10:30am WV Film Guild Meeting

10:30 – 10:45am

Break

10:45 – 11:30am Seminar re Insurance or Permits

11:30 – 11:45am

Break

11:45 – 12:30am

Seminar re Insurance or Permits

12:30 – 2pm LUNCH

AT ELK THEATRE, Main Street

2pm – 2:40pm Introduction by Master of Ceremonies/Sam Holdren (“MOC) re

ANIMATION Screening

When I Met Dottie

/ Maezy Dennier

Eternity

/ Byunghoon Han

Smegma Populace

/ Philip Gagnon

Sleepwalker

/ Eunju Hyun

Karma

/ Da Suel Kim & Yun Ah Oh

Partie de Billard

/ David Laplante – Dieumergerde

I Am Sorry

/ Arpad Herman (Hungarian w English S/T)

Marguerite

/ Elyse Roy

Shift Plus

/ Aaron Lenard

Oh Willy

/ Dorien Schetz

Still I Breathe

/ Sang Ho Lee & Zack Lydon

2:42-2:50pm INTRO of Filmmakers in Audience by MOC who participated in

Animation Screening

3:00 – 4:35pm Introduction by MOC re STUDENT Shorts Screening

Flash Point

/ Colin Campbell

The Gallows Girl

/ J.P. Fulks

Autumn Wings

/ Kora Vanderlip

Room for Rent

/ Michael Kampa

Reel Sex

/ Alex Naud

Occupancy May Be Revoked Without Notice

/ Alex Fjelberg

Swerdlowe

Dialectique

/ Plamen Dimitrov (French with English Subtitles)

WEST VIRGINIA FILMmakers FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

9/1913

START / TIME FILM / Director / Set Up

The Duel

/Leslie Bragg

Ghostless as the Air

/ Dominic Dean Williams

Foolery

/ Alex Fjellberg Werdlowe

Foleywood: The Legend of Boomer Lav

/ Kevin Colacci

I’ll Be Damned

/ Kyle Henry

The Tragic Magic Show

/ Amal Marie Samuel

When the War Trumpet Sounds

/ Janice Hui & Jacqueline Hui

Thyme

/ Max Lincoln

4:45 – 4:55pm INTRO of Filmmakers in Audience by MOC who participated in

Student Shorts Screening

5pm – 6:25pm Introduction by MOC re DOCUMENTARY Shorts Screening

The Heartbeat of Morgantown

/ Zach Labin

Oh No! Hair

/ Daniel Livesay

Juggle & Cut

/ Caleb Slain

Sakhalin Death Roe

/ Katerina Strazding (Russian w/English

Subtitles

Going Dark: The Final Days of Film Projection

/ Jason Gwynn

& Jay Sheldon

Forever

/ Samantha McRoberts (German w/ English Subtitles)

6:25 – 6:30pm INTRO of Filmmakers in Audience by MOC who participated in

DOCU Shorts Screening

6:30pm – 7:45pm

FILMmaker DINNER @ PJ BERRY’S

8pm – 9:15pm Introduction by MOC re DOCUMENTARY Shorts Screening

Miracle Boy

/ Jake Mahaffy / Jason Brown

Survivre

/ Alexandre Richard (French w Enligsh subtitles)

Finding Franklin

/ Alex Bohs

Fine

/ Justin Heyl (Dutch w English subtitles)

9:15 – 9:25pm INTRO of Filmmakers in Audience by MOC who participated in

Shorts Group 3 Screening

9:30 – 11:06pm Introduction by MOC re

LADYBEARD Feature Screening

LADYBEARD

Feature Screening / David Smith

11:06pm – 11:15pm INTRO of Filmmakers/Actors in Audience by MOC who

participated in Feature

LADYBEARD

11:15pm-1:15am 2nd Night Filmmaker Party

LIVE MUSIC! THE ULTIMATUMS at Elk Hostel

/ WVFF Film Ctr

WEST VIRGINIA FILMmakers FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

9/1913

SUNDAY, 10/6/13

At Film Center / Elk Hostel – 2nd Street

START / TIME FILM / Director / Set Up

11:00am – 12:15

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

AT ELK THEATRE, Main Street

12:30 – 2:10pm Introduction by Master of Ceremony/Sam Holdren

DOCUMENTARY(ies)

Where’s the Fair

/ Brad Bear

Sex on Wheels

/ Amanda Feder

Vandalia Women

/ Leslie Bragg

2:10 – 2:20pm INTRO of Filmmakers in Audience by MOC who participated in

Documentaries

2:20 – 4:20pm Introduction by MOC re WV DOCUMENTARY Screening

The Letter/

Claiborne Lashley

Averell’s Raiders & the 35

th Star / Jon Averill

AT LANDMARK STUDIO FOR THE ARTS, Main Street

5pm – 6pm Wine & Cheese Award Ceremony

Ken Hechler to turn 99 Sept. 20th

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Ken Hechler, WV’s leading political statesman, will turn 99 this week – September 20th. He is the oldest living person who has served in Congress. It’s hard to think of the history of this state since WWII without the career of Ken, both in Congress and as WV Secretary of State. He has also been a prolific teacher and writer during his 50+ years in the state. Congrats to Ken and everyone who has supported him during his long career fighting for the people of his adopted state of WV. You can watch Russ Barbour’s feature documentary about Ken, “Ken Hechler – In Pursuit of Justice,” on YouTube. There are many other clips with him there also.

Oxyana – sad but honest film

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I finally saw the new film “Oxyana” about drugs in Oceana, Wyoming County, WV. It was thoughtfully done, with great music and interviews. However, I wish there had been subtitles because many of the interviewees were hard to understand. The Kanawha County Public Library has two copies of it so it’s available free. It is also available to purchase.

 

We attended the world premiere of the much-anticipated WV-made film, “Angel’s Perch,” at the WVSU Capitol-Plaza Theater on Sunday, June 23 at 7 PM. It was a full-house of people who really enjoyed the film made mostly in Cass, WV. The crowd clapped from opening to closing credits which included a long list of sponsors.

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