Friday, April 21, 2023
Films From Arizona, The United States, and the United Kingdom
This collection of student films, short films, and feature films represents microbudget films from Arizona, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Live and pre-recorded panels will take place between screening sessions. Your ticket grants you entrance to all short films, feature films, and panels for the evening. All times are subject to change.
Short Films from Arizona and the United States
“Every Last Drop: The Demise of Pinto Creek”
Directed by Craig R. Johnson
WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM UNITED STATES
“Art of the Spirit”
Directed by Andrew David Loewen
“A Terrorist or a Cry for Help?”
Directed by Dereka Bennett
WINNER: BEST STUDENT FILM ARIZONA
“The Blind Date”
Directed by Kai Hayakawa
“Tactical Action Gauntlet”
Directed by Sarah Gaudoin
“The Dumping Station”
Directed by Lori Lyle
“Avec Amour, Tu Tio”
Directed by Paul Abeug-Igaz
Watch the complete panel with Craig R. Johnson recorded during Gila Valley Film Festival.
Panel: "Every Last Drop" with Craig Johnson
Craig R. Johnson
Director, “Every Last Drop: The Demise of Pinto Creek”
Watch the complete interview with Jairdo Orden.
PaneL: "The Blind Date" with Jairo ORden
Actor, Writer, Executive Producer, “The Blind Date”
Watch the complete interview with Lori Lyle.
Watch the complete panel with Aaron Houser recorded during Gila Valley Film Festival.
Panel: "The Dumping Station" with Lori Lyle and Aaron Houser
Director, “The Dumping Station”
Aaron Houser (In Person)
Actor, “The Dumping Station”
Watch the complete interview with Paul Abueg-Igaz.
Panel: "Avec Amour, Tu Tio" with Paul Abueg-Igaz
Director, “Avec Amour, Tu Tio”
WINNER: BEST FEATURE FILM UNITED STATES
Her Name Was Hester
This feature-length documentary tells the story a woman who decides to make restitution after learning that her family farm in Georgia used to own slaves.
Directed by Brian Campbell
Watch the complete interview with Brian Campbell.
Panel: "Her Name Was Hester" with Brain Campbell
Director, “Her Name Was Hester”
WINNER: BEST OF FEST
WINNER: BEST FEATURE FILM INTERNATIONAL
The Martin Decker Show
This feature-length comedy tells the story of Martin Decker as he tries to make it as a YouTuber. He soon learns that fame comes at a cost.
Directed by Kevin Jones
Watch the complete interview with Kevin Jones and Keiron Self.
Panel: "The Martin Decker Show" with Kevin Jones and Keiron Self
Director, “The Martin Decker Show”
Actor, “The Martin Decker Show: