Movies in the Park Screening on Friday, July 19, 2019
Thanks so much to everyone who supported and came out to our film screening on Friday, July 19 at the Old Stone House and Washington Park!
Special thanks to our filmmakers, Camille Mazurek, star of the film “Fish”, and David Chan, who worked on the film “Sure-Fire” for coming out to the screening.
MOVIES IN THE PARK - Please Join Us Friday, July 19, 2019!
Come join us on July 19th for a special film event - an outdoor screening of eight of of the films that were presented at our April 2019
Art Slope - Shorts in the Slope film festival.
The award winning films selected for this screening are all by New York filmmakers - and are lighter fare suitable for all ages!
The screening is being sponsored by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID - and will be held at the Old Stone House & Washington Park, just off 5th Avenue and 3rd Street in Park Slope.
WHERE: At the Old Stone House & Washington Park, at 3rd Street just off of 5th Avenue, Park Slope.
WHEN: Friday, July 19 at 8:30 PM
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5
Hope to see you there!
Here is the selection of films we will be screening:
1. Where’s Lilli - 18 min. Director: Michelle Martinez; Producer, Writer: Johanny Mota
After Lilli gets lost in New York City, she crosses paths with a doubtful clown.
2. The Shape Changer - 4 min. Director: Jen Lee
A Queens-based storyteller and performer finds a sense of freedom when he discovers a new creative medium and releases the pain of the past.
3. Philip Carlson - On Behalf of Talent - 7 min. Director: Christopher Ming Ryan
The agent who first signed Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Claire Danes and others, looks back on his career.
Winner, Best Documentary Short - Art Slope ’19 Shorts in the Slope Film Festival.
4. Division Avenue - 14 min. Director: Michal Birnbaum
The story of a Latina cleaning lady’s fight for justice in Hasidic Brooklyn, inspired by true events.
5. Fish - 11 min. Director: David Schultz
An aging couple sit, drink and watch television, as they pontificate about people, dreams and the state of the world. If only those neighbors would stop staring…
6. Sure-Fire - 15 min. Director: Michael Goldburg
This is a fast-paced crime drama about a New York City con man who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off some gangsters threatening to kill him.
7. Coffee and a Donut - 11 min. Director: Cary Patrick Martin
A story of a young immigrant to New York City, who knows no English, and his trials in ordering breakfast at a local diner.
8. Whose Chair - 2 min. Director: Ben Model
Done in black and white in a silent clown movie style, two men try to sit in the same chair.
PARK SLOPE CIVIC COUNCIL’S
ART SLOPE ’19 – SHORTS IN THE SLOPE
A FILM EVENT
April 6-7, 2019
The Park Slope Civic Council was pleased to present Art Slope '19 - ‘Shorts in the Slope’ film festival over the weekend of April 6 and 7 at the Berkeley Carroll School's state of the art performance space.
Enthusiastic audiences joined us for two days of incredible short films from Brooklyn and around the world - in four separate screenings. We were also excited to present our inaugural youth film festival - which featured short films made by kids from ages 7-18 - as well as films that were kid-friendly. After the first day's screening, we hosted a reception and filmmaker meet-and-greet in the theater lobby, and the festival concluded on Sunday with an After Party and Awards Ceremony at Gowanus' celebrated Shapeshifter Lab! Trophies for the winners were designed by Park Slope Civic Council Trustee and artist Myra Kooy.
From the over 90 films submitted from around the world, we selected 46 incredible short films to show over two days in four screenings. After much deliberation, we are delighted to announce the following festival award winners:
Best Youth Short - ages 7-13: Jesse Ray Scheps - "Jesse Ray Scheps Sketch Comedy"
Best Youth Short - ages 14-18: Steven Ruggiero - "Clark"
Best Narrative Short: Mohsen Mehri Deravi - "Sluggish Life"
Best Documentary Short: Christopher Ming Ryan - "Philip Carlson - On Behalf of Talent"
Many thanks to all of the talented filmmakers who shared their work with us!
Please come back to visit our site as more photos and festival information will be posted, including videos of the filmmaker Q&As.
Shorts in the Slope is an initiative of Art Slope, the arts advocacy committee of the Park Slope Civic Council, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of Park Slope residents and visitors since 1896.