FESTIVAL 2019

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING

Florida State University
College of Motion Picture Arts
KEY LIGHT Screening 2019

On June 6, BFF welcomes to Brooklyn the FSU College of Motion Pictures Arts and its 2019 Keylight Films. A showcase of nine short student films will be staged at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint from 8pm-9:30pm. A discussion with representatives from the College and a reception in the Windmill’s Lounge will follow. The showcase is open to the public. Tickets are $15. Discounted $12 tickets are available at the gate for students and seniors.

FILM LINEUP

My Wife is a Chicken

Director: Jingjue Li
Producer: Yining Xu
Writer: Jingjue Li
Cinematographer: Jonas Schubach
United States, 2018, 15 min
Category: Narrative Short

Bella’s wife has gone missing – the same day a white chicken appears in her home. Coincidence? Bella’s cuckoo-pants therapist says no. Time for couples therapy.

 

The Goat on the Roof

Director: Erin Smyth
Writer: Erin Smyth
Cinematographer: Terry Beck
United States, 7 min
Category: Documentary Short

In this short documentary, the director’s grandmother looks back at her life with her husband, and the American Dream they built together.

 

An Altar of Sorts

Director: Brandon Shenk
Producer: Xiao Ma
Writer: Brandon Shenk
Cinematographer: Jonas Schubach
United States, 2018, 15 min
Category: Narrative Short

Jay, a sophomore struggling to cope with high school letdowns, desperately strives for some semblance of control.

 

Like Clockwork

Director: Parker McBain
Writer: Parker McBain
United States, 2018, 5 min
Category: Animation

A cuckoo clock bell ringer struggles to break out of the monotony of his ticking prison in hopes of creating his own original melody.

 

 

Elephants Purr Like Cats Do

Director: Kaleigh Spencer
Producer: Laura Johnson
Writer: Laura Johnson
Cinematographer: Jonathan Bruner
United States, 2018, 12 min
Category: Narrative Short

Peyton, seven years old, clumsily attempts to fend for herself, while her widowed father struggles to complete an urgent work assignment by midnight.

 

Knock Knock

Director: Kennikki Jones-Jones
Producer: Yingli Cheng
Writer: Kennikki Jones-Jones
Cinematographer: Gediyon Nigusse Yirdaw
United States, 2018, 14 min
Category: Narrative Short

Sinia experiences a chilling revelation when her concern for the safety of the kids next door begins to haunt her.

 

Return of the Badge

Director: Ben Roth
Writer: Ben Roth
United States, 2018, 5 min
Category: Animation

When the fiercest outlaw of the West comes to terrorize his town, a timid sheriff must regain the courage to save his people.

 

 

The End in Sight

Director: Erik Kallin
Producer: Terry Beck
Writer: Erik Kallin
Cinematographer: Reid Lauff
United States, 2018, 8 min
Category: Narrative Short

A man who can foresee death is desperate to convince his fiancé of his ability.

 

Hasti Joon

Director: Sara Karimipour
Producer: Laura Johnson
Writer: Sara Karimipour
Cinematographer: Rebecca Raymond
United States, 2018,12 min
Category: Narrative Short

It’s 1978, and Hasti’s overbearing immigrant parents are suffocating her as they try to make her into the perfect Persian princess.

 

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