2015 MWFF Regional Filmmakers Reception and Screening is Saturday, August 29th!

Short Film Session #3 (and filmmakers reception!)

11 short films from Northern Illinois area filmmakers will screen during our third short film session for 2015 Mosaic World Film Festival on Saturday, August 29th at 7pm at the Nordlof Center in Rockford, IL. This screening will be preceded by a filmmaker and audience reception at 5:30pm with bar service available thanks to Kryptonite Bar.

Tickets are $5 and you can get yours online and in advance here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1887728 or at the Nordlof Center box office on the day of the event.

Stark Reflection
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 1.30.32 PMPaul Wickham leads a meticulous self-centered life, until an unexpected incident reveals that his hallway mirror has far more to it’s shallow reflection than what meets the eye. For more on this film visit their website here: http://starkreflection.com/

Heart Connected
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 1.32.07 PMA beautiful love story of a young couple revealing that love endures all.

War of Existence
Apocalypse_The_Second_World_War_Soundtrack_-_Apocalypse_-_01_-_YouTube.00_02_07_17.Still019The war wages in the heart and mind of an individual man. However, his struggle is universal in the human experience.

Seeing Green
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 1.35.07 PMLogan is trying to find the good in life while nothing good around him is happening, and in the end the worst happens. For more on this film visit their website here: http://seeinggreenmovie.com/

Looking Sideways
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 1.38.21 PMDanny sees the world in a different way then most. Every corner, every stretch of road is a new challenge for his drifting skills. His biggest challenge? Finding the right car. But Danny’s quest for the ultimate vehicle is coming to an end, and Danny is about to find his dream car. Follow the film on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/HandbrakeHighfive

Slit-color23Passion and murder are in store for two party girls whose steamy sexual encounter turns bloody when a black-gloved killer follows them home. Taking its cue from Italian “giallo” thrillers of the 1970’s, SLIT is a contemporary horror experience that mixes together a color-saturated visual style, vivid sensuality, and shocking violence, set to a pulsating synthesizer score.

A Blue Mug
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 1.41.24 PMIn New York City, everyone has secrets. A 23 year-old graduate student. A deadbeat boyfriend. A devoted daughter. An overworked detective. A frantic police chief. Each are hiding something… but no one can hide forever. For more on this film visit their website here: http://srbrandon.com/abluemug/

IMG_8413A biographical story of Elvis Presley in high school in Memphis, 1953, featuring his tender relationship with his loving mother, his devoted teacher, and the senior year talent show that changed everything. For more on this film visit their website here: http://www.nobodyshortfilm.com/

Here Delay
HereDelay_2Here Delay takes a post-structuralist perspective on presence and the self. With each of the two dancers possibly being part of a single whole, it follows these two characters as they navigate through three distinct viewpoints, heading towards an enlightenment whose existence is uncertain. For more on this film visit their website here: http://www.montomarts.org/

The Thief
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 3.33.58 PMA girl goes on a journey in search of fulfillment, in an allegorical fable about guilt, desire, doubt, isolation and retribution.

cheerleaderAn Asian American woman crosses over into a surreal world after a series of strange encounters on the subway. Caught in an endless loop of subway cars and mysterious hallways, she becomes lost in the fantastical landscape of ‘Real America’ — dreamlike environments populated by various American archetypes: a peppy cheerleader, a fast-talking politician, an heroic firefighter, etc. Her final act of ‘self-deportation’ — both literal and figurative — raises questions about our notions of home and belonging. For more on the filmmakers visit their website here: http://fullspectrumfeatures.com/

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