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THE TUCSONFILM.COM SHORTFEST
"Short Films. Big Ideas."
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This past year's 2006 ShortFest info:

SELECTED FILMS FOR FESTIVAL SCREENING:

OSCAR VISITS THE SHORTFEST:
We are delighted to confirm that the Oscar-nominated short film, "7:35 In The Morning" has been submitted to the TucsonFilm.com ShortFest. Directed by rising Spanish star Nacho Vigalondo, the ingenious short will undoubtedly be one of the festival's highlights.

FILM SELECTION INTRODUCTION:
We have seen film screenings in Southern Arizona for more than 20 years, and we sincerely believe we’ve assembled the finest selection of shorts ever for a Tucson audience. That statement is not meant to denigrate anyone else’s efforts we’ve seen other fabulous screenings here but instead it shows how now is a great time to be a short film maker (and watcher). Of course, it’s up to the audience to decide if we have succeeded with our lofty goals. Come and see, hear, and share with us your reactions to all our efforts on Saturday, April 15 at the Loft Cinema, and judge for yourself!

Films were selected for two separate screening opportunities: theatrical and online. In some cases films will be shown in both venues. The films selected for theatrical exhibition are in competition (except as noted), but the online selections are no less important. In some cases the judges felt some films would actually be more effective online. We should note that some of the hundreds of films we viewed chose not to be considered for online exhibition, which is a shame because we had many more entries we wished to select. But we understand and respect the filmmakers’ wishes - we’re doing all of this for you! (The online selections will appear soon after the April 15 ShortFest, by the way.)

We also give our thanks to the scores of filmmakers who took the time and effort to submit, but were not selected. We are limited by a three-hour theatrical time and the constraints of Web streaming, so unfortunately some works cannot be included. One of our greatest goals at the ShortFest is to INCLUDE other filmmakers, so all films that were entered will be offered TWO FREE festival passes. We want to see ALL the filmmakers who entered the ShortFest meet each other at this festival and be included all as valuable and important filmmakers. We will not propagate the culture of exclusion that many other festivals breed!

One thing is for sure You will have a tough time choosing the “Audience Selection” award!

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS FOR THE SATURDAY, APRIL 15 THEATRICAL SCREENING AT THE LOFT CINEMA:

FILM TITLE : DIRECTOR : ORIGIN : RUNNING TIME
( actual order of screening subject to adjustments; Spanish films have English subtitles.)

Hour One:

1) Ana & Manuel Manuel Calvo SPAIN 11 minutes
2) Pantomiming Brock H. Brown ARIZONA 4 minutes
3) Gold * Mike Rom ARIZONA 3 minutes
4) Flat Tire Nancy Criss ARIZONA 12 minutes
5) American Cowgirl Jamie Williams ARIZONA 5 minutes
6) Shutter Brandon Rice ARIZONA 16 minutes

Hour Two:

7) Holdfast Adam Warmington ARIZONA 6 minutes
8) The Intervention of Brad Bruce Dellis ARIZONA 5 minutes
9) Andy Terrence Healy CALIFORNIA 5 minutes
Director Nacho Vigalondo Showcase:      
10) 7:35 In The Morning * + Nacho Vigalondo SPAIN 8 minutes
11) Choque Nacho Vigalondo SPAIN 10 minutes
12) The Old Negro Space Program Andy Bobrow CALIFORNIA 10 minutes
13) Hammerhead * Timothy Gassen ARIZONA 3 minutes

Hour Three:

14) The Yellow Butterfly Cecille Manson ARIZONA 6 minutes
15) Looking For My Leopard Joel Veitch ENGLAND 3 minutes
16) Moving Day Darren Montgomery ARIZONA 4 minutes
17) Leonardo Brown & Provost ARIZONA 4 minutes
18) Great Dicktator Phillip Lybrand ARIZONA 4 minutes
19) Kitty Francisco Landin, Jr. ARIZONA 10 minutes
20) The NoTwist Keith Schofield CALIFORNIA 3 minutes
21) The Great Zambini Legarreta & Perez SPAIN 15 minutes

#2-5, 13-14, 16-19 also selected for future online streaming by TucsonFilm.com
* out of competition
+ Academy Award Nomination (USA Oscar), Best Short Film

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS FOR THE ONLINE STREAMING TucsonFilm.com ShortFest:
(out of competition; posted as schedule and budget allows):

FILM TITLE :
DIRECTOR :
ORIGIN & RUNNING TIME:

Trouble in Theatre 3!
Colaleo & Padilla
ARIZONA 15 minutes

Training Days
James & Griffith
ARIZONA 9 minutes

The Painter
Tom Speaks
ARIZONA 5 minutes

There’s Something Out There
Brian Pulido
ARIZONA 13 minutes

Smell of the Beast Pageant
Davis, Van Gorder & Oldenburg
MARYLAND 8 minutes

Expression City
Ryan Seslow
NEW YORK 3 minutes

The Revolution That Isn’t
Kes & Houle
ARIZONA 10 minutes

Substrata
Carol Hess
MARYLAND 6 minutes

Dude Vision
Jon Proudstar
ARIZONA 27 minutes

Johnny B. Naked
Joshua Provost
ARIZONA 1 minutes

The Visitor
Joshua Provost
ARIZONA 3 minutes

Abscession
Darren Montgomery
ARIZONA 2 minutes

Deck of Gray
Lybrand & Rudy
ARIZONA 6 minutes

The Subject
Brock H. Brown
ARIZONA 5 minutes