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Crash Cinema is a bi-monthly filmmaking challenge. Can you create a compelling, cohesive film in just eight hours? Find out at SIFF's Crash Cinema.
Crash Kids is a non-competitive movie production challenge that takes participants (ages 9 - 19) from movie concept to movie screening over the course of a day.
March 26USA | 2014 | TBD |
Editor Eric Frith will be introducing the audience to the art of Film Editing. Breaking down scenes from his work on Megan Griffith's searing drama Eden and Ward Serrill's documentary Heart of the Game, Eric will illuminate the process of fine tuning the edit in feature films. During the latter part of the event, Eric will share his love for the editing in Frank Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption, putting his demonstration of editing's power into a film which everyone knows.
April 19USA | 2000 | 102 Minutes | Mary Harron
Discussing the film American Psycho – Apr 19
Screenwriter Guinevere Turner joins us in person for a special Film Craft Commentary to discuss the intricacies of adapting Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel "American Psycho" for the big screen.
March 30USA | 2013 | 57 minutes | Chris Towey, Leah Warshawski
With free fried plantains! Hillywood, the Rwandan film industry, is given the spotlight in this affectionate portrait featuring the filmmaking community, the blossoming film festival culture, and the joy of the people as they experience Rwandan cinema on the big screen. Filmmakers Leah Warshawski and Chris Towey scheduled to attend.
The First Draft screenplay series gives local writers an exciting chance to stage readings of their work with professional actors, a live audience, and feedback from industry insiders.
March 18USA | 1962 | 66 Minutes | Harry Everett Smith
With Live Score by Lori Goldston and Multi-Projector performance by Dennis Nyback – Mar 18
Experimental animator Harry Smith's expanded cinema masterpiece Heaven and Earth Magic–the story of a woman, a toothache, and a watermelon–returns to the screen in a unique multi-projector performance with live musical accompaniment.
March 14 - 20, 2014USA | 2013 | 86 Minutes | Patrick Creadon
This captivating documentary looks at an innovative year-long design and build project in rural North Carolina that works with local high school students to transform both their community and their lives.
Saturday 7:15 show features guests from "Think It. Make It. Build It.", an ARCADE workshop inspired by Project H.
March 23France | 2013 | 88 Minutes | Michel Gondry
With free biscuits from Honest Biscuits. Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) presents this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky.
March 16Germany | 1927 | 50 Minutes (Approx) | Lotte Reiniger
Live, original score performed by Miles and Karina – Mar 16
Musical duo Miles and Karina return with their new original score for a selection of classic shorts from German animator Lotte Reiniger, whose mesmerizing silhouette techniques are a hallmark of early animation.