4PM - HAUNTED HAPPENIN'! (free admission)

Haunted Happenin'! - Pat Bishow, 92:00, video

...It's here! That's right, the annual Ghoul A Go-Go contest, where they find the best female rock band in the country! Each year the winner of the contest goes on to have a number-one hit song. But there's one problem: the groups always seem to disappear and are never heard from again! Is it just a case of one-hit wonders?? Whatever it is, it's not deterring The Darlings or The Soultanglers, two of the cutest/toughest rock bands going! And they're both staying at the Whitewood Mansion, which may or may not be haunted. Is there a diabolical plan a-brewing? Can two female rock bands spend the night together in a haunted house without driving each other crazy? It's a spook fest! It's a musical! It's a haunted shindig! Whatever you call it... It's A Haunted Happenin'! From the creator of THE GIRLS FROM H.A.R.M.! (MCF 2000).

Amusement Films, PO Box 26, New York, NY 10028, 212-388-2319,,


6PM - Documentary Shorts Program

Armor of God - Jim Haverkamp & Brett Ingram, 12:45, 16mm (shown on video)

Can ear-splitting improvisational noise be considered "Christian music"? North Carolina musician Scotty Irving certainly thinks so. He builds instruments out of crutches and hockey masks, bangs the ground with hammers, and generally cranks it up for the Lord.

Bright Eye Pictures, 920 Englewood Ave., Durham, NC 27704,,

Dog's Next Friend - Marissa Ronca & Andy Schwartz, 8:22, video

Chris came to DC with big dreams... but walking other people's dogs wasn't one of them. Making the most of life's twists and turns, Chris shows us the comical, cute, and downright disgusting events in a day in the life of a dog walker.

Endeavor Films,,

Have You Seen Axl Rose? - Lowell Northrop, 6:12, Super8 (shown on video)

In the year 2001, there were 236 confirmed Bigfoot sightings in the U.S. There were only 12 confirmed Axl Rose sightings. This short film is a collection of actual eyewitness accounts from people who have spotted this reclusive rock star in recent years.

Gorilla XL Films, 3721 Prestwick Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027,

I Have Seen the Face of Heavy Metal, and His Name Is Mike Portnoy - Jason Woliner, 4:30, video

A look at the "Clown Prince of Progressive Metal Drumming", Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy. The story of one man's struggle with his own ridiculousness against the need to rock out, told entirely through Mr. Portnoy's personal home video footage. One of several new pieces from Jason Woliner (GARDENER III: REVENGE - MCF 2000).

Chumley Bros. Studios, P.O. Box 245, Pelham, NY 10803,

Icarus of Pittsburgh - Kirk Hostetter & Evan Mather, 10:02, video

Archie McNally is known as the "greatest Pittsburgh Steelers fan ever" because of his daring exploits during the 1979 AFC Championship game when - using a suit of his own construction - he attempted to fly to heaven to visit his dead father. A new piece from the team that bought us AIRPLANE GLUE (MCF 2001) and VERT REMIXED (MCF 2000).

Evan Mather, 350 East California Blvd., #301, Pasadena, CA 91106,,

The King and Dick - Scott Calonico, 7:00, video

A factual retelling of the day Elvis met Nixon. From the same camp that bought us THE COLLEGIANS ARE GO!!! (MCF '99), MONDO FORD (MCF 2000), and the long-awaited CREEPEES VS. ROBOT NUMBER TWO).

AD&D Productions, PO Box 16650, Austin, TX 78761,,

Richart - Vanessa Renwick & Dawn Smallman, 23:00, video

While confined to a psychiatric ward at age 50, "Richart" Tracy made this discovery: "If you want to get out of the hospital - start making art like this. They will get rid of you - fast!" This documentary takes a trip through his "Art Farm" yard, his art, his methods and mind (not to mention what he hides in his basement).

Oregon Department of Kick Ass, 3727 N.E. 11th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97212, 503-288-4341,

Urbankitchen: Single Servings w/Tag & His Cats - Juliette Goodwin & Jerry Lim, 5:00, video

Tag rants for the camera in this handful of short snippets from the Urbankitchen series.

Adult Baby Productions, 3808 Beech Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211, 410-662-7959


8PM - Animated Shorts Program

Bingo's Dream - james dean conklin, 1:00, CGI

Bingo is a cat with a dream. One of several new animations from the maker of last year's WONDERMAN and MONKEYMAN RULES.

Chumley Bros. Studios, P.O. Box 245, Pelham, NY 10803,

Call of the Wild - Julia Sarcone-Roach, 8:00, 35mm (shown on video)

Animals in spinning houses engage in small domestic adventures, their lives connected by a phone line.

Julia Sarcone-Roach, 343 62nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, 718-567-9426,

Major Damage - Chris Bailey & Kellie-Bea Cooper, 2:58, 35mm (shown on video)

Faster than a Speeding Comet! More Powerful than an Alien Death Machine! Able to Leap Tall Tikis in a Single Bound! Genetically Engineered Man of Tomorrow... It's Major Damage! Inspired by the superhero and monster comics we all loved as kids, this film is several minutes of computer generated, slam-bang, Superhero Mayhem!

Kellie-Bea Cooper, 1355 Cordova Ave., Glendale, CA 91207, 818-246-6826,,

Meatclown - Brooke Keesling, 1:59, 16mm (shown on video)

Sing along with your favorite fast food clown who knows that hamburgers grow on trees! An early short from the creator of BOOBIE GIRL, who was recently commissioned to design a t-shirt for They Might Be Giants based on the style of MEATCLOWN.

Brooke Keesling, 12400 Ventura Blvd. #189, Studio City, CA 91604, 818-505-0595,,

Mockingbird - Michael Walsh, 6:35, 16mm

Imprisoned in a cold institution, a childlike man depends upon his only friend for solace. When his mundane existence is briefly interrupted by an unexpected event, the man finally understands what freedom means. Now the question is, will his friend allow him to have it?

Michael Walsh, 486 S. Oakland Ave. #3, Pasadena, CA 91101, 323-309-1948,,

Money - james dean conklin, 2:10, CGI video

"Why not take a modestly received low-budget Hollywood picture (Doug Limon's SWINGERS) and retell a scene from it using 3D versions of our favorite superheroes? We asked ourselves that very question - and then smoked some more weed..."

Chumley Bros. Studios, P.O. Box 245, Pelham, NY 10803,

My Girlfriend's Dead - Luke S. Goljan, Esq., 2:41, CGI video

Annoyed by his friends' repeated questions about his ex-girlfriend, a young man formulates an ingenious plan: he'll just tell them that she's dead! It allows him just the catharsis he needed... but he can't deny the fact that he still misses her terribly. Animated to the song by the punk group The Vandals, from their CD, "Hitler Bad, Vandals Good".

Moon Cricket Entertainment, 508-868-2476,,

Peep Show - Debbie Bruce & Natalie Repp, 1:18, video

Marshmallow peeps run amok and overpopulate the earth. Never again will you look at these innocent Easter confections the same way.

Shrunkenheadman Productions c/o Courtney Granner & Alice Carter, 1 Washington Sq., Art Building 121, San Jose, CA 95192, f: 408-924-4326,

Plain English - John Standiford, 9:00, 16mm

A conversation using samples from Speak Another Language albums is brought to life through very simple animation made up of images of Ayako Wakao, Akira Kurosawa (with the eyes of Toshiro Mifune), a mask of the Kyyogen demon Be-Aku, and set before a background from Ozu's AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON.

John Standiford, 701 Cathedral Street #62, Baltimore, MD 21201,

Return To Purgatory - Jay Barba & Brian Farrelly, 6:00, video

A sequel to last year's WELCOME TO PURGATORY, here we return to Purgatory High School, where deceased rock stars attend classes. There, Jimi Hendrix gets career advice from his Guidance Counselor, and imagines himself as a dentist.

Jay Barba, 25-63 31st St., Astoria, NY 11102, 718-274-2581,,

Shit Party - David Blumenstein, 5:40, CGI video

A baby squid and a lump of feta cheese fight to the death inside the stomach of a guy who's just trying to enjoy himself at a party.

Nakedfella Productions, PO Box 77, East Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, 3161, +613-9563-5678,,

Simple Rules For Happy Movie Fun! - Jason Woliner & james dean conklin, :30, CGI video

Popsy and his gang, The Snacktime Players, present some helpful movie-going tips! But look out, kids - he's got a chemical imbalance in his brain!

Chumley Bros. Studios, P.O. Box 245, Pelham, NY 10803,

Stubborn British Driver in America - Jason Woliner, 1:30, CGI video

"He won't adapt his driving ways! The shortest lived show in BBC-12 history".

Chumley Bros. Studios, P.O. Box 245, Pelham, NY 10803,

Twelve Angry Robots - james dean conklin, 3:00, CGI video

"Utilizing sophisticated new "computer desktop technology", we have been able to painstakingly recreate a scene from the 1957 motion picture, "Twelve Angry Men", in the manner that it's creators had originally intended: With Robots."

Chumley Bros. Studios, P.O. Box 245, Pelham, NY 10803,

Unearthed - Christina Spangler, 8:15, 16mm

A potato slips from the hands of a farmer and momentarily escapes its fate. Alone and exposed in the above ground world, the potato fights for survival and is given the gift of sight. Now it must come to realize the impermanence of its own existence.

Christina Spangler, 6336 Evergreen Dr., Rome, NY 13440, 315-337-5481,

Visit Sherman's Planet! - Mike Fisher, 5:00, CGI video

A prime piece of extraterrestrial real estate will soon be a destination for interplanetary vacationers. All that remains to be done is clear Sherman's Planet of those annoying native life forms.

Mike Fisher, 9610 Chapel Hill Dr., Burke, VA 22015, 703-455-0613,

The Year Christmas Almost Wasn't - Jay Barba & Brian Farrelly, 10:00, video

Santa is forced to cancel Christmas after he learns the shocking truth behind all the children of the world losing interest in toys... that is until Rudolph swoops in and saves the day! Using classic Xmas specials as more than just inspiration, this is more "sex for kids" fun from the same folks who gave us last year's LOSING YOUR CHERRY.

Jay Barba, 25-63 31st St., Astoria, NY 11102, 718-274-2581,,

Zeno's Got An Axe and I Think He's Crazy!!! - Jeffrey J. Johnson, 4:30, CGI video

"Zen meets anarchy in an apocalyptic orgy of destruction". With a title like that, there's not much more we need to tell you, except that there's music by The Residents.

Jeffrey J. Johnson, 61 Delton St., Tonawanda, NY 14150, 716-693-9820,,

10PM -Experimiscellaneous Shorts Program

Composition in Red & Yellow -- Roger Beebe, 3:00, Super8

"In our time of national crisis, who can we turn to? Look to the Golden Arches, my friend. Look to the Golden Arches." A new one from a two-time MicroCineFest "Way Cool" Award winner (WHAT BOYS WANT - MCF 2000, STRIP MALL TRILOGY - MCF 2001).

Roger Beebe, 4008 Turlington Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-7310, 352-271-4265,

"container" - D. Jean Hester, 2:30, Super 8 (shown on video)

A commentary on the box-like aspects of corporate day jobs. Made with hand processed, black & white Super 8 film.,

Das Neue Monster - Kate McCabe, 8:00, 16mm

Frankenstein never had it so good. Das neue monster gets a chance to contemplate life upon awakening and roller skates across the country.

Kate McCabe, 11925 Strathern St., N. Hollywood, CA 91605, 818-767-8927,

Distortion - Nicholas Miller, 0:51, video

Footage of a woman's take on the WTC attack is distorted through dubbing and re-dubbing the image off a TV screen.

Better Hollywood Productions, 635 Chapel Terrace, Havre de Grace, MD 21078,,

Embowered - Danishka Esterhazy, 2:00, 16mm (shown on video)

A "bower" is an enclosed garden but also a medieval noblewoman's private chambers. EMBOWERED is a short re-telling of "The Lady Of Shalott", an exploration of the restrictive demands of feminine beauty. Shot on hand-processed 16mm, and later hand-colored.

Koshka Productions, PO Box 2214, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 3R5,

Hautnah - Skinflick - Thorsten Fleisch, 7:30, 16mm (shown on video)

"A filmic exploration of the texture of my hand with and without camera. With maintaining the hand/skin theme the methods of film production are changed. Hence not only is my hand shown in various ways but also different possibilities of filmic representation are discussed. For the sound, I audio-scanned my hand with the cartridge of a phono player. The resulting sounds were rearranged to fit the images." One of two new pieces from a filmmaker who let us project his blood last year (BLUTRAUSCH - BLOODLUST, MCF 2001).

Thorsten Fleisch, Weimarer Str. 22, 53125 Bonn, Germany,,

In The Streets - Don Diego Ramirez, 3:00, Super8 (shown on video)

Photographed over 3 hours during a Frederick, Maryland 'In The Streets' festival; the footage is condensed into 2 minutes and 45 seconds. It is a fast paced short film set to the industrial sounds of Skrol.

House Ramirez, PO Box 31, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442, 304-724-6566

Infomercial Aesthetics - Daniel Martinico, 4:45, video

Built entirely from the eerie debris of late night television advertising, this piece takes multiple fragments from a week's worth of infomercials and pushes them together into a desperate video remix. A new one from Daniel Martinico (FIGHTLOOP, MOUNTAIN, WAVELENGTH - MCF 2001, OUT TO LUNCH - MCF '98).

Daniel Martinico,

Kerry May - Christina Vantzos, 3:00, video

For the woman who dreams of a flawless complexion, Kerry May is the answer. From beauty tips to advice on becoming a make-up salesperson, this video is a workshop for the obsessed.

Christina Vantzos, 214 W. Madison St. Apt 2F, Baltimore, MD 21201,

K.I.L.L. - Kinetic Image Laboratory/Lobotomy - Thorsten Fleisch, 3:30, video

An accumulation of 180 different perspectives of a bank's skyscraper. Each perspective takes just one frame. At first there is chaos, then certain systems of visual organization develop. The sound consists of a sample taken from some trash-movie. It's meaning is, "Our power is boundless and our means are inexhaustible". The film plays with the relationship between the words and the images creating different meanings in breaking the succession of the words. In doing so the film serves as an ironic documentary on Frankfurt.

Thorsten Fleisch, Weimarer Str. 22, 53125 Bonn, Germany,,

Kinetic Sandwich - Eric Dyer, 2:45, video

Converting space into time: the space is the physical form of the sandwich, which is then sliced through, taking a picture of each slice, and transforming the sandwich into time. A linear video piece... and it looks kinda cool too!

Eric Dyer, 601 W. 38th St., Baltimore, MD 21211,

Portraits - Kate McCabe, 7:40, 16mm

Thirty-seven kinetic portraits, each 10 seconds in length, take the concept of light-painting photography and bring it to the realm of spontaneous animation. Beatbox included.

Kate McCabe, 11925 Strathern St., N. Hollywood, CA 91605, 818-767-8927,

Resolution - Spencer Parsons, 9:00, video

A man studying human detritus loses track of his purpose. A crisis ensues. RESOLUTION is an interesting commentary on filmmaking formats and the purposes they serve.

Spencer Parsons, 610 Bellevue Pl., Austin, TX 78705, 512-479-0635,

Subversion - Mario Escobar, 3:00, video

A surrealistic vision of the nature of the human brain, dealing with the relationship between rational thought and the subconscious mind.

Mario Escobar, 650-848-1670,

terra incognita - Stephanie Maxwell and Allan Schindler, 5:00, video

A fusion of imagery and music, expressing an ever-changing flux. 35mm motion picture film was hand-painted & etched, and then physically bent, twisted, rotated and treated to a number of hands-on manipulations while the film was being digitized to video. The music was created from basic sounds that were digitally transformed and then layered, intercut, diced and threaded into a pulsating "spider web" design suggested by the visual imagery.

Stephanie Maxwell and Allan Schindler, 6 Bridgewood Drive, Fairport, NY 14450, 585-425-1832,

To Hug You and Squeeze You - Wago Kreider, 2:23, 16mm (shown on video)

Against the narrative backdrop of the doomed marriage of a Hollywood starlet and an African prince, this video recreates an imaginary "honeymoon safari" from home movies of a wedding ceremony intercut with film clips of animals in captivity. Two stories about a relationship are told simultaneously. The interplay of different voices sets up a comparison of the bride and groom's experience of their marital breakdown. In another sense we get a reflection on the similarities between human and animal mating rituals. The telling of these stories gradually oscillates between a quickly compressed inter-cutting of opposing voices and a slower more leisurely alternation.

Wago Kreider, 311-B Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237,


Untitled - Zakery Weiss, 4:00, video

Zakery has something he wants to tell you about this particular piece. What he has to say is very important, so pay attention.

Zakery Weiss, 718-935-1353,

What Orders The FLOW - Craig Dongoski, 14:00, video

"WHAT ODERS THE FLOW takes the media's coverage of the September 11 event as a point of departure to employ an experiment in randomness, sound, and the visual, offering an interpretation outside of the media report. The project conjoins two components: a digital sound piece and two hand-manipulated short films. The sound piece was created by combining an audio recording made of the immediate uninterrupted television report of September 11, mixed and then intermittently cut with the original Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds"(What Orders the Flow an anagram). The sound element evokes a meditative state through the regular intermittence of the two broadcasts produced by inter-cutting two second splices. The two broadcasts take on several forms throughout the piece. They are (at times) easy to discern from each other; they reverse identities; evoke irony and coincidence; and fuse together to become something unified and altogether other. I am attempting to produce a new fiction."

Craig Dongoski, 1090 Standard Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-841-0086,

What to Believe - Mario Escobar, 3:00, video

"A film that combines 16mm found footage, digital video, and assorted sound samples in a fast-paced piece that challenges the viewer's ideas about mass media and everyday iconography. By taking these images out of their pop culture created context, WHAT TO BELIEVE challenges the notion of a passive viewer and an impartial media."

Mario Escobar, 650-848-1670,


Robosexual - Ralph Syverson, 4:00, video

"A man who likes robots in a sexy way buys a robot from the internet. Things go all wrong when he takes the robot in the shower."

Ralph Syverson, 1373 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622, 773-551-0276,

Lucky - Steve Cuden, 83:00, video

Ever have one of those lifetimes where nothing seems to go right? Failing cartoon writer, Millard Mudd, had sunk deep into one. Living hermit-like in a decrepit house, and existing on an alcohol soaked diet, Mudd's world had collapsed. But one day everything changed when a stray dog named Lucky entered his life. You see, Mudd discovered Lucky was no ordinary dog - he could talk. What made Lucky invaluable was his ability to teach Mudd how to write sellable scripts again, but what made Lucky dangerous was his ability to get inside Mudd's head, turning the writer into a serial killer. A very dark comedy that is NOT for the easily offended.

Mudd Films, 19528 Ventura Blvd. #535, Tarzana, CA 91356, 818-343-4488,,

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