Filmette is a new international festival celebrating films which run between 30 and 60 minutes in length. The festival was created to showcase movies (and voices) that have historically struggled to find an audience and distribution simply because of their unconventional running time. Too long for traditional shorts programs and too short for the theatrical release given to feature films, these mid-length movies are no less deserving of attention simply because they run between a half-hour and an hour. Films screen at Harvestworks.
Go to our website for ticket info: http://www.filmettefestival.com/schedule/ Tickets: $5
• DATES AND TIMES: Sat., Nov. 19: 4pm, 7pm, 10; Sun., Nov. 20: 4pm and 7pm
• RUN TIME: 2 hours
• LOCATION: Harvestworks 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
On Saturday, November 19 and Sunday November 20, Harvestworks’ Filmette Film Festival will be screening twelve films at its location in Soho. For its inaugural lineup, the festival has selected an international mix of “mid-length” documentaries and narrative films including The Wee Govan Pipers (Scotland), The Story Has Ended (Egypt), Mom It’s Me (Russia), Mara Mara (Spain), The Dead Poet (Hungary) and Vertical Slum (Venezuela) as well as nearly a half-dozen from New York filmmakers. Nearly 100 films were submitted from approximately 30 countries!
Filmette was created as a showcase for movies that have historically struggled to find an audience and distribution simply because of their unconventional running time. Too long for traditional shorts programs and too short for a more conventional theatrical release, these mid-length films (30 to 60 minutes) struck the festival’s four co-founders — Gisburg, Molly Gross, Loui Terrier and Drew Pisarra — as being no less deserving of attention and a larger audience.
As Gisburg puts it: “I’ve been working for years now in independent film and in that time I’ve met many filmmakers who have given their whole heart (and their own money) to films that didn’t fit into traditional platforms because they were either too short or too long. I thought, this is ridiculous.”
• BIOS: Directors include Paul Cameron (The Wee Govan Pipers), Hagar El Karany (The Story Has Ended), Holly Fisher (2 X 2), Evgeniia Marchenko (Mom It’s Me), Irene Sosa (Vertical Slum), Elise Kermani (Iphigenia: Book of Change), Sasha Pezenik (I Am Her), Sangjin Ko (Milkshake), Emma Piper-Burket (Dream City), Martin Lucas (Hiroshima Bound), Marton Vecesei (The Dead Poet), Nora Lakos (The Dead Poet), Julia Szephely (The Dead Poet), Andrea Ausztrics (The Dead Poet), Miklos Mendrei (The Dead Poet), Marton Szirmai (The Dead Poet), Pater Sparrow (The Dead Poet), David Aguilar Inigo (Mara Mara), Loui Terrier (Don’t You See)