Kickstarter Film Festival
Short Film Program
sold out
Saturday Jul 9, 2011
7:00PMDoors Open, Kickstarter Supported Food and Drink for Sale
8:00PMA sights and sounds tour of Kickstarter projects w/ DJ set by Mike McGregor
9:00PMFilms Begin
11:00PMAfter Party Onsite Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN THE SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE ~ NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ~ YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING FOOD, BUT NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

VENUE
The Old American Can Factory
on the roof and courtyard
Gowanus
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

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The 2nd Annual Kickstarter Film Festival will be held the evening of Saturday, July 9th at 7PM in Brooklyn, New York. Advance tickets for this event are completely sold out.


We're thrilled to announce that the Second Annual Kickstarter Film Festival will be held the evening of Saturday, July 9th in Brooklyn, New York, on the roof of the Old American Can Factory. We hope that you can join us!

The festival will feature 100 minutes of footage from 16 projects. The clips will range anywhere from two to ten minutes in length, and will include feature films, documentaries, shorts, project videos, animation, video art, and music videos.

There will be tasty snacks and other goodies from two amazing Kickstarter-funded eateries (Brooklyn’s Colonie and Soho’s What Happens When), beverages from City ‘Lasses, ice cream from Phinizy & Phebe, and frozen banana soft-serve from Rob & Anna's. from There will also be activities from Kickstarter creators, including lucid dreaming lessons from Oneironautics, classes from Trade School, pics with the Magnolia Photo Booth, and animated GIFs turned into physical zoetropes.

Seating for the festival is divided into two sections: rooftop and courtyard. Both are great! The venue features two screens, one for each section. The rooftop section is located on top of the Old American Can Factory and the courtyard section is just beneath it. The afterparty will be held in the courtyard.

Doors will open at 7pm. Films will begin promptly at 9pm.

There will be a special treat for the early birds. The first 100 people will receive one of the beautifully designed film festival posters (created by our own Jay Schaul) on the house.

A RAY ARRAY
Directed by Sarah Rara
A Ray Array is an experimental short film composed of 15 distinct chapters, each exploring a different form of visual and aural interference. The original score was created by Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara, members of the band Lucky Dragons.

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN: ROBOT EDITION
Directed by and starring Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine
Comedians Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine are creating a tongue-in-cheek edition of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn, wherein every use of the “N-word” will be replaced with the word “Robot.” Their mock-serious, hyper-funny project video elevates farce to an art form.

THE BEAST PAGEANT
Directed by Albert Birney and Jon Moses
Shot entirely on 16mm with a Bolex camera rescued from a dumpster, The Beast Pageant tells the highly unusual story of a man and his tiny singing cowboy.

BESPIN
Directed by Jamey Erickson
Jamey Erickson attached a camera to a weather balloon and sent it into space. What he got back was a breath- taking glimpse of our Earth’s surface and skies.

CANYON CANDY
Directed by Mike Anderson produced by Oscar Boyson and Phil Pinto score by Javelin
Canyon Candy is a psychedelic Western unlike any other. A film companion to the latest record by experimental musicians Javelin, it was shot entirely using old studio methods like rear projection, handmade dioramas, and soundstages.

THE ELDERS
Produced and directed by Nathaniel Hansen, produced by Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro
The Elders collects stylized portraits of elderly individuals as they candidly share their life experiences. Often ordinary, occasionally heartbreaking, and universally compelling, these stories combine to reveal a larger, more complex vision of our shared humanity.

FREAKER USA
Directed by Oliver Mellan, Freakeyes, produced by Lauren Krakauskas, Freakvoice, and Justin Mitchener, Freakhands, starring Zach Crain, Ringmaster of the Freak Circus
Freaker USA is a North Carolina-based company producing knitted cozies for beverages, but their side- splitting project video will convince you they should be in television. Are those new shoes?

FUREVER
Directed by Amy Finkel, composed by Lee Sargent
Amy Finkel’s delightful documentary Furever explores the practice of pet taxidermy (!) through the eyes of its sincerely bereaved clients and fascinating purveyors.

GIRL WALK // ALL DAY
Directed and edited by Jacob Krupnick, choreographed by and starring Anne Marsen, Daisuke Omiya, and John Doyle
Girl Walk // All Day is a feature-length music video that pairs the city of New York and three incredible young dancers with the Girl Talk album All Day. The result is a whirlwind of sound and movement, and a pace that’s matched only by New York itself.

I AM I
Directed, written, produced by, and starring Jocelyn Towne, executive produced by and starring Simon Helberg, produced by Jennifer Dubin and Cora Olson
Filmmaker Jocelyn Towne set a new precedent in project videos with her beautifully shot, all-one-take pitch video. Like a good fortune cookie, it all ends “in bed.”

IN THE WAY WITH ALAN WATTS
Directed by Michael A. Garcia, executive produced by Mark Watts, produced by Chris Britt
In the 1960s Alan Watts was a prominent British philosopher, and his deeply moving lectures on Buddhism and Western thought can still occasionally be heard on late-night college radio. In the Way with Alan Watts brings those words to life with animations both whimsical and experimental.

MINECRAFT: THE STORY OF MOJANG
Directed and produced by 2 Player Productions
Minecraft is as much a cultural phenomenon as it is a deeply meditative video game. In The Story of Mojang, 2 Player Productions investigates not only the game’s overwhelming popularity, but the motifs shared between the game’s infinite sprawl and the Swedish tundra that is the birthplace of Notch, its humble creator.

MOTIONPOEMS
Directed by Angella Kassube and Todd Boss, written by Thomas Lux
Motionpoems are experimental animations created for, and inspired by, the spoken words of contemporary poets. Each collaboration is unique, a fascinating hybrid of language and film.

OUR NIXON
Directed by Brian L. Frye and Penny Lane
When we think of Nixon, we often think of Watergate, but Our Nixon is not about a political scandal. Culled from hundreds of hours of found, Super-8 home movie footage shot by the President’s closest aides, this unusual documentary captures every aspect of their experience — from the prosaic to the profound — before Watergate changed everything.

THE RUINED CAST
Directed by Dash Shaw, produced by John Cameron Mitchell, Howard Gertler, and Biljana Labovic
The Ruined Cast is an animated science-fiction film sprung from the imagination of graphic novelist Dash Shaw. The completed feature will be compiled from over two million frames, each drawn painstakingly by hand.

THE TWELVE O’CLOCK BOYZ
Directed and produced by Lotfy Nathan, edited by Patrick Wright, produced by Eric Blair
Like a Wire season that never was, The Twelve O’Clock Boyz chases the outlaw dirt bike culture of urban Baltimore. Although the sport is illegal, the long arm of the law hasn’t been able to stem its growing popularity.


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