Shorts in the Slope

A Film Event
October 13 – 14, 2017

Berkeley Carroll School's state-of-the-art Marlene Clary Performance Space, 152 Sterling Place, between Flatbush and 7th Avenue. Awards Ceremony and Closing Party will be held on Saturday, October 14th at ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215

ART SLOPE '17 SHORTS IN THE SLOPE ANNOUNCES WINNERS

Art Slope '17 is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural 'Shorts in the Slope' film festival. These were very difficult decisions given the very high caliber of work we received. To all of our filmmakers from around the world, thank you for sharing your artistry with us! For details about the winning films and filmmakers, please click here.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

"Steep Education" - Luke Namer and Sebastian Buffa, Directors; Refined Films, Producer

$500 Cash Prize

BEST NARRATIVE FILM

"The Somnambulist" - Duane Michals, Director; Josiah Cuneo, Producer

$500 Cash Prize

Director Duane Michals and friends with Josiah Cuneo, Producer (at right). Winners for Best Narrative film, 'The Somnambulist' Photo: ©2017 Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden-ghgPhoto

Director Duane Michals and friends with Josiah Cuneo, Producer (at right). Winners for Best Narrative film, 'The Somnambulist' Photo: ©2017 Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden-ghgPhoto

'NICE SHOES' AWARD

Sponsored by Nice Shoes Creative Studio

$1,500 in post-production color correction given to Liam Parry, Director of "I'm a Man"

Director Liam Parry holding his 'Nice Shoes' award trophy with his mother, Maureen, and trophy designer and master of ceremonies, Myra Kooy. Photo: ©2017 Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden-ghgPhoto

Director Liam Parry holding his 'Nice Shoes' award trophy with his mother, Maureen, and trophy designer and master of ceremonies, Myra Kooy. Photo: ©2017 Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden-ghgPhoto

 

FILM PROGRAM AND NEW AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

Art Slope ’17 Shorts in the Slope is pleased to present 30 unique films – representing a talented group of filmmakers from locations as varied as Kurdistan, Spain and Brooklyn’s own Sunset Park. (Please see below a list of our featured films and filmmakers, and the dates and times of their screenings). We are particularly excited to be featuring two films by noted photographer Duane Michals, who will address the audience after the Saturday night screening, before a filmmaker Q&A with the audience.

Shorts in the Slope is also pleased to present a special matinee showing of the seminal, independent film, "Little Fugitive," which will be introduced by the filmmakers' daughter, Mary Engel. Francois Truffaut famously said that this award-winning 1953 work was a key inspiration for the French New Wave.

Following the Friday, October 13th screening, we will meet for a filmmaker's meet and greet at The Kings Beer Hall located at 84 St. Mark's Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Immediately following Saturday's 8PM screening, we will hold an awards ceremony and closing party at ShapeShifter Lab – a cutting-edge music and arts space in the nearby Gowanus arts district: http://www.shapeshifterlab.com/

We will present awards for three categories: best documentary short ($500 + trophy), best narrative short ($500 + trophy), and a special award of a trophy + $1,500 of color grading services provided by Nice Shoes, a leading post-production studio. The trophies themselves are custom designed and created by Brooklyn artist Myra Kooy.

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FILMS BY DATE OF SHOWING AND SHOWING TIME:

(For film descriptions and filmmaker bios, please click here or visit the FILMMAKER BIOs tab under 2017)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Grasshopper - Lynn Bianchi, Director

Real Artists - Cameo Wood, Director

Sunset Park - Andrew Moorehead, Director

Greg's Going to Rehab - Chris Lawing, Director

Al Passo Delle Parole - Jenny Mascia, Director

Bereavement - Yolanda Roman, Director

The Man Who Forgot to Breathe - Saman Hosseinpuor, Director

Guardrails - Jim Donahue, Director

Il Corpo Tirannico - Bill Schaumberg, Director

The Fixer - Joe Paul, Director

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 3:00 PM

(For film descriptions and filmmaker bios, please click here or visit the FILMMAKER BIOs tab under 2017)

Little Fugitive - Ray Ashley, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin, Directors

Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life - Mary Engel, Director

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM

(For film descriptions and filmmaker bios, please click here or visit the FILMMAKER BIOs tab under 2017)

Adopt a Highway - Bennett Clarkson, Director

Numbness - Milad Jarmooz, Director

Arachnoid - John Maslowski, Director

I'm A Man - Liam Parry, Director

Around -  Jenny Mascia, Director

If Only - Sarah Wharton, Director

The Waiting Pool - Lynn Bianchi, Director

Tales from Shaolin - Pt. 1 Shakey Dog - Louis A. Moore, Director

Koots - Jake Roseman, Director

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM

(For film descriptions and filmmaker bios, please click here or visit the FILMMAKER BIOs tab under 2017)

Remembering in the Future - Josiah Cuneo, Director

The Somnambulist - Duane Michals, Director

The Pleasures of the Glove - Duane Michals, Director

Steep Education - Luke Namer and Sebastian Buffa, Directors

Panic Attack - Eileen O'Meara, Director

The Stranger - Katherine Oostman, Director

The Sound of Dreams - Jenny Mascia, Director

I_Am_D_Razorz - Sean Rosenblatt, Director

Seven Minutes - Assaf Machnes, Director

Lily at the Beach - Lee Boyes and Billy Curry, Directors

Pet Monkey - Bri Merkel, Director

TICKETING OPTIONS

All Festival Pass = All 4 showings + Awards Ceremony and Closing Party at ShapeShifter Lab - $20

Any + Awards = Any Single Showing + Awards Ceremony and Closing Party at ShapeShifter Lab - $12

Friday, October 13th at 8:00 PM - 1st Group of Films - $8

Saturday, October 14th at 3:00 PM - Special showing of the film "Little Fugitive," with intro and Q&A by the filmmakers' daughter, Mary Engel. Francois Truffaut famously said that this award-winning 1953 work was a key inspiration for the French New Wave. - $8

Saturday, October 14th at 5:00 PM - 2nd Group of Films - $8

Saturday, October 14th at 8:00 PM - 3rd Group of Films - $8

Festival Filmmakers are to receive 2 All-Festival Passes

Individual Donations

The Drive-In  $50 - Your name in the event program and on our website

The Film Enthusiast  $100 - Your name in our program and on our website; 2 tickets for a single festival showing and 2 event t-shirts

The Double Feature $250 - Your name in our program and on our website; 4 tickets for a single festival showing; 4 event t-shirts and 4 invitations to the Festival Awards Ceremony and Party.


ABOUT US
Art Slope ’17 'Shorts in the Slope' film festival is an initiative of the Arts Committee of the Park Slope Civic Council, which has sought to enhance the lives of Park Slope residents and visitorsmsince 1896. (For more information on the Civic Council’s many neighborhood activities, please visit: parkslopeciviccouncil.org).

Wearable Art Walk - Kickoff Event for Art Slope 2016 - Photo by Eugene Kolb

Wearable Art Walk - Kickoff Event for Art Slope 2016 - Photo by Eugene Kolb

The inspiration for this year’s film festival, our first, came out of last September’s popular 9-day neighborhood-wide arts festival, 'Art Slope 2016,' which featured the work of over 150 artists from across all disciplines, in over 50 venues, including 9 large installations in Prospect Park. Art Slope 2016 attracted visitors from all over the City and beyond for music, dance, theater, visual art in all media, literary readings, and art panels (Please visit the following link for more information:  http://www.artslope.nyc/2016/artists-1/).
One of Art Slope 2016’s most popular events was “Shorts in the Slope,” a 90-minute program of 12 short films, many of which had been featured at prominent festivals, and which were selected by filmmaker Bill Schaumberg. Shorts in the Slope 2016 was held at the new, state-of-the-art 315-seat Marlene Clary Performance Space of the Berkeley Carroll School. For short biographies of last year’s Shorts in the Slope filmmakers, please go to this link:  http://www.artslope.nyc/2016-filmmaker-bios/

Photo from filmmaker Immy Humes' documentary-in-progress on seminal filmmaker, Shirley Clarke, "Portrait of Shirley," shown at 2016 "Shorts in the Slope" at the Berkeley Carroll theater.  -Photo by Jeanette Lee

Photo from filmmaker Immy Humes' documentary-in-progress on seminal filmmaker, Shirley Clarke, "Portrait of Shirley," shown at 2016 "Shorts in the Slope" at the Berkeley Carroll theater.  -Photo by Jeanette Lee

The Park Slope Civic Council is excited to be presenting this year’s film festival: Art Slope ’17 – Shorts in the Slope over the weekend of October 13 and 14, again at the Berkeley Carroll School’s Marlene Clary Performance Space at 152 Sterling Place, just off Flatbush Avenue. 

Art Slope 2016 Opening Party and Big Tent Art Show at ShapeShifter Lab.