2017 High School Film Competition

Saturday, February 18th

11:30am-1:30pm
NAVAL HERITAGE CENTER: BURKE THEATER
$5 AT THE DOOR


AMMA

Directed by Yilin Yin
(USA/2016/3:38mins/World Premiere)
An Indian-Muslim housewife is pregnant and asked by her husband to abort the baby girl. To protect her child, she flees to America. Seventeen years later, she finds out that her daughter is pregnant…


A MIND IN MASQUERADE

Directed by James Carline, William Wright
(USA/2016/3:40mins/DC Premiere)
A story told from the perspective of a pathological liar. Told one way, shown another.

 


CYCLE

Directed by Caleb Wild
(USA/2016/9:59mins/USA Premiere)
A teen aging out of the foster care system, scrambling to determine his future, is suddenly interrupted by the appearance of his biological father.

 


INSIDE OF US

Directed by Miranda Pla
(USA/2016/1:52mins/East Coast Premiere)
A chase through worlds ensues between a girl and the creature that festers inside of us all.

 


INTROSPECTION

Directed by Jack Waddell
(Australia/2016/10mins/USA Premiere)
Jane examines her own mental and emotional situation when faced with her worst fears.

 


MADOKA

Directed by Callahan Bracken
(USA/2016/3:34mins/USA Premiere)
A piano teacher discusses how she tries to help her students both technically and spiritually in a Japanese inspired animation.

 


OUR GIRL

Directed by Grant Jones, Jack Campise
(USA/2016/5:25mins/DC Premiere)
Two ex-buddies are trapped in a closet together after the cops bust their party. Tensions start running high as conversation dives into the topic of Stacey Miller. Welcome to the 80’s.

 


OVERRIDE

Directed by Jacob Chang-Rascle
(USA/2016/8mins/DC Premiere)
In a post-apocalpytic world, a spy infiltrates a small group of survivors with a sinister mission, and will be forced to choose between following orders, and doing what he knows is right.

 


reflections 1REFLECTION

Directed by Kevin Gordon
(USA/2016/9:58mins/DC Premiere)
An anti-bullying film by high school students that depicts verbal abuse amongst girls. The film follows two girls, one who is a victim of bullying, and another who is a bystander tasked with an important decision.

 


THE GRAPPLER

Directed by Charles Ehrman
(USA/2016/7mins/World Premiere)
Ross, a teenager training for a state champion title as a wrestler faces the hardships of an athlete. Ross’s father, also the coach, pushes him over the limit to an eating disorder.

 


TO SERVE AND PROTECT?

Directed by Alula Abraham, Zenab Abubakari, Alyssa Berrios, Rediet Betru, Kaleb Dagne, Abel Demiss, Oliver Hulser-Morris, Angelica Moreno, Alix Swann
(USA/2016/7mins/DC Premiere)
Excessive use of force by police is not new. We have known about the killings of men, women, and children of color too many times over the last few decades as a result of interactions with law enforcement. The only thing that is new is the video camera.


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