2016 Durham Region Film Festival

Sept. 16 - 18, 2016

Schedule

DRFF offers the magical experience of film - both on screen and behind the scenes through a variety of screenings, demonstrations and workshops. Come out and see films from all over the world, participate in workshops and enjoy a cocktail after party. Movie buff or filmmaker, DRFF is the place to be.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Doors Open at 6:30pm | Audience: 14A

Regent Theatre

50 King Street East, Oshawa, ON
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The opening evening will include screenings of short documentaries as well as feature documentary film at the beautiful and historic Regent Theatre.

www.regenttheatre.ca

Filmstrip with clips from Friday's Regent Theatre films

7:00pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Film Screenings: 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Another Way Out | Pickering, Canada | 4 min
Submitted by: Anna Gutmanis   Director: Simone Stock   Producer: Misha Skoric   DSH

By Accident | Oshawa, Canada | 7 min
Director: Carla Sinclair   Videographers: Colin Burwell and Nicolette Ross   DSH

The Firmest Friend | Brooklyn, USA | 20 min
Director, Writer and Producer: Andrew Fixell   DSH

The Interview | Brooklyn, USA | 6 min
Director and Writer: Sara Gozalo   DSH

8% No Limit | Georgetown, Canada | 62 min
Director and Producer: Lisa Lightbourn-Lay   DF

9:15pm

After Party at Riley's Pub
104 King Street East, Oshawa ON


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Gates Open at 10:00am | Audience: G

Docville Wild West Movie Set

816 North Street/Regional Rd. 17, Newcastle, ON
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The festival continues with a family friendly event at Docville, a frontier style film and TV location, with film screenings in the barn and on-the-grounds movie production activities and workshops. Come out and enjoy local food trucks and activities for the whole family.

www.docvillemovieset.com

Filmstrip with clips from Saturdays's Docville films

10:00am to 5:00pm

Various All-Day Events
Kids activities, film demonstrations, old time photo station, food trucks.

10:00am to 12:00pm

Make-a-movie-in-a-day Shooting
Take part in a film shoot by playing a role on camera or watch live filming occurring at different scenes.

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Make-a-movie-in-a-day Editing
Watch a crew edit the footage previously filmed into a movie right before your eyes.

2:00pm to 4:00pm

2:00pm to 2:45pm

3:00pm to 3:45pm

Workshops in the Barn

Acting on Camera for Beginners

ABC's of Improv

Film Screenings in Barn: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rupee Run | Sarasota, USA | 2 min
Director and Writer: Tarun Lak   SFA

AlgoRhythm 1 | Whitby, Canada | 3 min
Director:Aleksi Moriarty   ASH

Sister, Sister | Toronto, Canada | 5 min
Director: Alice Liu   SF

Scent of Love | Queens, USA | 3 min
Director and Writer: Chengcheng Feng   SFA

Much Love, Scott | Oshawa, Canada | 8 min
Directors: Carla Sinclair and Colin Burwell   DSH

Bloom | Tianjin, China | 7 min
Directed and Written By: Yiran Sun and Jiyao Xu   SFA

Desperately Seeking Signal | PEI, Canada | 7 min
Directed and Written By: Thom Smalley and Tess Marie Garneau   Produced by: Jenna MacMillan   SHF

Acceptance | Brooklin, Canada | 3 min
Director and Producer: Alex Mazurenko   DSH

Desert Child | Tarragona, Spain | 4 min
Director and Writer: Luna Steven   Producer: Jürgen Haas   SFA

Dust Buddies | Naperville, USA | 4 min
Directed and Written by: Beth Tomashek and Sam Wade   SFA

Tree | Sharqi, Iran | 2 min
Director and Producer: Sadeg Akbari   Writer: Mohammad Zare   SFA

Gaining Altitude | Boston, USA | 3 min
Director, Writer and Producer: Kristen Currier   SFA

5:00pm

Gates Close


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Doors Open at 12:00pm | Audience: 14A

Regent Theatre

50 King Street E, Oshawa, ON
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The festival returns to the beautiful Regent Theatre on September 18 featuring a screening program of short documentaries from all over the world.

www.regenttheatre.ca

Filmstrip with clips from the Sunday Regent Theatre films

Film Screenings: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

The Network Keeper | Trois-Rivières, Canada | 5 min
Director: David Dufresne-Denis   DSH

Of Man & Machine | Dorval, Canada | 15 min
Director: Jiri Bakala   Writer and Producer: Michael Leclair   DSH

The Streets that Speak | New York, USA | 6 min
Director: Vida Lercari   SFD

The Food We Eat: Back to the Basics of Farming | Oshawa, Canada | 15 min
Director, Writer and Producer: Robert Fisher   DSH

CIGNO | Milan, Italy | 25 min
Director: Giovanni Rossi
Written by: Lucia Amidani and Giovanni Rossi   DSH

Cheers for Mushrooms | Winston Salem, USA | 9 min
Director: Xiao Xiao   Cinematography: Bryan Cambell and Jill Li   SF

Nebuke | Accra, Ghana | 9 min
Director and Writer: Bismark Aryee   SF

Take Drills Since Childhood | Beijing, China | 39 min
Directed and Produced by: He Xueying and Song Xinyue   SF

Use today's ticket to gain entry to RMG after the screenings to attend a panel discussion at 4:30pm.

3:00pm

Event Done


Doors Open at 1:30pm | Audience: 14A

St. Francis Centre

78 Church St. S., Ajax, ON
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Come and see some wonderful student films in a converted historical church. The St. Francis Centre will feature an afternoon of student film screenings from all over the world followed by a reception hosted by the Town of Ajax.

www.stfranciscentre.ca

Filmstrip with clips from St. Francis films

Student Film Screenings: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

General Space | Saint Petersburg, Russia | 5 min
Director, Writer and Producer: Oleg Limarev   SF

Breakup Dinner | Newport Coast, USA | 9 min
Directed by: Maria Paz Almenara and Alif Ibrahim
Produced by: Elizabeth Falkenberg
Written by: Marcelo Rivera-Figueroa   SF

The Shallow End | Woodbridge, Canada | 12 min
Director and Writer: Eric Bizzarri   Producer: Elana Emer   SF

Feign | Tipton, UK | 8 min
Director and Writer: Elliot Mason   Producer: Kirandeep Ojalae   SF

Kazoku | Newmarket, Canada | 9 min
Director and Writer: Michael Maddeaux   Producer: Kristina Wong   SF

The Lonely Parade - Window | Fraserville, Canada | 3 min
Director: Kurtis Watson   Writer: Charlotte Dempsey   SF

Dreams We Share | Daly City, USA | 14 min
Director, Writer: Evan Weidenkeller
Producers: Evan Weindenkeller, Connie Jo Securest and Spencer Mead   SF

The Pit | Czech Republic | 4 min
Director: Damian Vondrasek   SF

Metro | Rohtak, India | 9 min
Director: Amit Kumar   Cinematographer: Sachin Yaduvanshi   SF

On Practices and Customs | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 6 min
Director and Writer: Marcos Montes de Orc
Produced by: Alejandra Trifilio and Marcos Montes de Oca   SF

Welcome to Denmark | Kerteminde, Denmark | 10 min
Director and Writer: Oscar Wiedemann
Producer: Bastian Leander Andersen   SF

The Lighthouse Keeper | Moskow, Ukraine | 23 min
Director: Nadia Shmeleva   SF

Use today's ticket to gain entry to RMG after the screenings to attend a panel discussion at 4:30pm.


Doors Open at 12:00pm | Audience: 14A

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG)

72 Queen St, Oshawa, ON
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At the RMG, see beautiful and cinematic hand-picked screenings of animations and short films. Afterwards, enjoy a cocktail party closing reception.

www.rmg.on.ca

Filmstrip with clips from the RMG films

Film Screenings: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Journey | Subiaco, Australia | 8 min
Director, Writer and Producer: Radheya Jegatheva   SFA

Munitionnettes | France | 2 min
Director: Lara Cochetel   SFA

Tales of Fish and Lies | Athens, Greece | 7 min
Director, Writer and Producer: Padelis Paradisis   SFA

Last Dance on the Main | Montreal, Canada | 3 min
Director and Producer: Aristofanis Soulikias   DSH

Anna O | Rishon Lezion, Israel | 5 min
Director: Roten Yarakchi   SFA

Obsessions, Progressions and Expectations
Ajax, Canada | 4 min

Director, Producer and Animator: Jennifer Hardy   ASH

The D in David | Leslieville, USA | 2 min
Directed by: Michelle Yu and Yaron Farkash   SFA

Unravel | Toronto, Canada | 2 min
Director: Nikole Hidalgo Writer: Carlos Mc Gregor   SFA

Bloom | Tianjin, China | 7 min
Directed and Written by: Yiran Sun and Jiyao Xu   SFA

Scapegoat | Jerusalem, Israel | 8 min
Directed and Written by: Gal Haklay and Shulamit Tajer   SFA

Cuerdas | Guadalajara, Spain | 11 min
Director and Writer: Pedro Solís García   Producer: Nicolás Matji   SHF

Tying | Tbilisi, Georgia | 3 min
Director and Writer: Guram Geguchadze   SFA

Adam | Providence, USA | 2 min
Directed by: Evelyn Jane Ross   SFA

Break: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Film Screenings: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Fastball | Toronto, Canada | 11 min
Director and Writer: Jeremy McCracken
Producers: Martin Wojtunik and Mikayla Carson   SHF

My Dear Girl | Ramat Gan, Israel | 11 min
Director and Writer: Lee Nechushtan   Producer: Yulia Tagil   SF

Much Love, Scott | Oshawa, Canada | 8 min
Directors: Carla Sinclair and Colin Burwell   DSH

CIGNO | Milan, Italy | 25 min
Director: Giovanni Rossi
Written by: Lucia Amidani and Giovanni Rossi   DSH

The Lighthouse Keeper | Moskow, Ukraine | 23 min
Director: Nadia Shmeleva   SF

Business of Show - A Panel Discussion

Filmstrip with images of Business of Shw

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Panel Discussions - The Business of Show

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Cocktail Party in Arthur's on the 4th
Catered cocktail party with awards announcement

7:00pm

Festival Closed

Category Legend

ASH = Animation Short DF = Documentary Feature DSH = Documentary Short
SFA = Student Film (Animation) SF = Student Film SHF = Short Film SHD = Short Film Documentary