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Here is the line-up you’ve all been waiting for! The films in this year’s Snake Alley Festival of Films are listed below in alphabetical order.
4GLove – Comedy 5 minutes – Josh returns home to confront his
girlfriend Sara about her addiction to her iPhone 4g and
their disintegrating relationship forcing her to choose
between her phone or her man. A cliffhanger about technology
addiction, relationships, and following your heart.
5 Words – Student Film – 9 minutes – Based on actual events,
“5 Words” is a short film set in the former Soviet Union in
the year of 1958. It is a short episode from the life of a
young woman who is persecuted for her Christian faith by the
godless Communist movement. In the film, the young woman
who is interrogated only speaks “5 Words.” (in Russian).
Animal Cookies – animation – 2 minutes – Molly has proudly
baked herself a batch of animal cookies for dessert.
But when her mother calls her away, the animal cookies decide
dessert is NOT what they want to be.
A Short Film – Comedy 3 Minutes – The epitome of a short
western film with short actors, short horses and long
Awaiting Dilation – Music Video 8 minutes – A band is about
to play on local morning show, but after being asked to fake
their performance, things take a turn towards the
A Well-Proved Helpmate – Drama – 15 minutes – Meet Pontain
Mitchell, a folk preacher. He has an uncanny, perhaps even
revolutionary gift for spiritual language, but only when he
goes behind a curtain. He even has a different name behind
the curtain—”Jabez.” Even Pontain can’t explain why he must
be hidden for Jabez’s words to come forward.
His gift divides him and makes him a peculiar figure in his
A Zombie’s Trip – Australia – 2 minutes – After a sudden turn
of events, a zombie is suddenly brought from the world of
fiction into the world of reality.
BALLKONI – Kosovo – 20 minutes – An entire village reacts to
a boy dangling from a balcony in this one-shot film.
BEHIND THE BUSH – SPAIN – 12 Minutes – Humiliation and
violence are what punctuates the life of this broken man. The silence
is his refuge, the perversion his outlet…
BETWEEN SHADOWS – Student Films 7 minutes – It’s just
Cassandra and her 1970 Chevy Nova on the empty night highway.
While driving through the darkness she stops at a gas
station, which has unsettling consequences.
BICITOWN – SPAIN – 4 minutes – Bicitown portrays the life of
Modou an immigrant now living in Bilbao (Spain). Using close
ups to stay inside the character we journey through what the
center of his life is nowadays while he speaks about what
took him to Bilbao and how he faces his new life.
BONO – SPAIN – 10 minutes – The lead singer of Zaragoza’s
second biggest U2 tribute band refuses to go on stage.
Breakdown – Australia – 13 minutes – Lovers who haven’t seen
each other for years have a chance meeting on a deserted
country road. What are the chances?
CATCHPHRASE – Comedy 3 minutes – A short film that raises
social awareness about one of our favorite games:
CAUGHT IN CONDIMENTS – Comedy – 5 minutes – After a new law
to increase sales tax on condiments is passed, a group of
grocery store employees carry out a heist: steal condiments
from their employer and sell them on the black market as a
form of tax evasion.
CLOSET – Drama – 19 minutes – Closet is the story of Elliot,
a young boy who is trying to deal with the monster that is
hiding in his closet. Elliot’s parents are in a tense
relationship that makes dealing with his fears more real than
he can accept.
Conversations with Richard – Documentary – 7 minutes – A
short film that portrays my Grandfather’s life after
CoPay – comedy – 20 minutes – ‘Kidney Stone’! Anyone who’s
experienced one or more…cringes just seeing those two
words, knowing the intense pain an attack brings on. ‘CoPay’
is an uncomfortably realistic and comedic journey into this
medical emergency experience and an indictment of our medical administration community. You may experience a slight burning
DAS KIND – Austria – 18 minutes – It’s the end of the 19th
Century. His name is Alois. He waits in fearful agony for the
dramatic birth of his child. He is ignorant of the dark
future. History always has a beginning.
DEMOCRACIA REAL – SPAIN – 4 minutes – Gathered in a park an
assembly of five persons belonging to social movement 15m is
an insurmountable obstacle to democracy. Is everybody ready
to vote? Don’t worry you will not find the answer in this
Dust of War – Special feature – 94 minutes – In a post-apocalyptic American Frontier, a soldier fends off a brutal warmonger. His goal is to rescue the girl fated as the savior of humanity.
EL HOMBRE EQUIVOCADO – Spain – 16 minutes – He is an ordinary
sales rep. She is an attractive sea archeologist. Add 200.000
Euros which may or may not have been embezzled. These are the
ingredients of this romantic comedy/thriller.
EL TIEMPO DEL AGUA – Canada 13 minutes – Rosa has decided to
leave the safety of home, and meet her estranged lover with
whom she hasn’t spoken in years. But in doing so, she also
leaves her past and secrets vulnerable to be discovered by
Eropa – Sci-fi – 15 minutes – An astronaut’s discovery of
intelligent alien life on Jupiter’s moon Europa reminds him
of a tragic past while giving him hope for the future.
Meanwhile, the government must decide what to do about his
Families Are Forever – Documentary – 21 minutes – Tom and
Wendy were devout Mormon parents living in a conservative
community: Attending church every Sunday, actively serving in
their ward, raising five children and knocking on doors to
promote support for California’s Proposition 8 to prevent
same-sex marriage. Then one day, Wendy read 13-year-old
Jordon’s diary and discovered he was gay. What happened next
changed their lives forever.
FEED – Animation – 5 minutes – One fine evening, a lonely
grandma took her tiny creature to enjoy an outdoor meal. She
has prepared this meal specially for tonight to appease her
little fellow. But, hunger, greed, and lust can be satisfied by
no one. The result will be beyond imagination!
Girl – Horror – 8 minutes – Deep in the dark woods, a girl in
a cage is being held captive by a man with a knife.
Green Acres – Animation – 5 Minutes – A parched tortoise
wanders through a vast desert desperately in search of water.
He comes across an oasis only to find that trespassers are
unwelcome. Somehow he must slip past the defenses to quench
Harold’s Gift – Student film – 15 minutes – Jim inherits a
piece of magical piano music that re-connects him to his
Heat – Foreign Film – 20 minutes – Heat is a sensation
produced in the sentient organs of animals and people by the
burning of calories. When we touch or approach a hot body,
the heat passes from that body to our sense of feeling, and
gives the sensation of heat.
Heebie-Jeebies – Horror – 9 minutes – After hearing a scary
bedtime story, a young boy and girl become convinced they
have monsters under their beds. They may be right…
I Never Said I Wasn’t Happy – Documentary – 38 minutes –
Happiness doesn’t always make a good story. Before and after
the death of her father, Sara Peak Convery (filmmaker and
artist) obsessively examines her parents’ conflicted
relationship through the lens of her own paintings, family
photography, and revealing interviews. The film observes how
her mother finally claims her own identity as a widow.
Jungle warfare college – documentary- 10 minutes – When
people think of India they think of spiritual awakening, “the
world’s largest democracy,” lush jungles and the towering
Himalaya. But inside this country of 1.1 billion is an
ongoing insurgency that tests the limits of India’s
Love Letter – Drama – 13 minutes – Love Letter examines the
fantasies of Basil, an eight-year-old coping with the
emotional anxieties triggered by the divorce of her parents.
MARINA – Israel – 8 minutes – After an exhausting job quest
Marina gets a suspicious offer that she cannot refuse. This
offer will expose her to a dark and gray world.
MOLLY – Dramedy – 12 minutes – After a breakup with his
girlfriend Molly, Byron and his best friend organize a
Money 1955 – Drama – 15 minutes –
The international press descends on a remote
courthouse in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi and draws the world’s
attention to the murder trial of two white men accused of
the horrific lynching of a 14-year old black boy from Chicago
named Emmett Till.
Motivating Stanley – Dramedy – 11 minutes – Stanley thought
he was having a normal day. But he was wrong. Today he is
presented with an unusual opportunity. Will Stanley take the
Noah Hammer – Brazil – 15 Minutes – On a surreal farm Noah is
a 30 year-old Afro American who confronts his father pursuing
the dream of playing the Blues with white farm workers. This
journey goes against principles of Southern society where
racism wasn’t a choice for a young, polite and naive person
NO MIRES AHÍ – SPAIN – 15 minutes – Marta goes back to her
mother’s house to stay a few days with her little sister. The
girl’s weird behavior and the latent memory of a sad event
will lead Marta to suspect that the house is being haunted by
an uncanny presence.
Not Anymore, A story of Revolution – Documentary – 14 minutes –
The story of the Syrian revolution as told through the
experiences of two young Syrians, a male rebel fighter and a
female journalist, as they fight an oppressive regime for the
freedom of their people.
November – Germany – 5 minutes – November brings with it a
creeping damp, cold fog, as we follow the spiritual
reflections of a downtrodden creature….
OUR URBAN WILDERNESS – comedy – 24 minutes – ‘Our Urban
Wilderness’ is a hilarious rewriting of American history. A
film that tells the story of a true national icon, the North
American shopping cart. From prehistory to present modern
day, Our Urban Wilderness is a comedic look at American
consumerism, as well as a spoof of old 1980s nature
Pages – student film – 8 minutes -‘Pages’ tells the story of
two siblings whose heartwarming relationship is jeopardized
by a dispute. Absorbed in their own worlds, the two struggle
to stay connected. A gift from the past may hold the key to
recognizing what is most important. Will this realization
come too late?
Pan – France – 9 minutes – 3 woman and a dustbin. And…Bang!
Pauline In A Beautiful World – Drama – 20 minutes – A young
debutante transcends the rigid society she once knew and
discovers a better place that exists inside a dream.
Playing with The Devil – Horror – 7 minutes – While home
alone, three sisters conduct a Japanese ritual of Hitori
Kakurenbo or ‘One Man Tag’ with their beloved doll. Terror
ensues as the girls realize that one should never play a game
with the Devil.
PORQUE HAY COSAS QUE NUNCA SE OLVIDAN … ITALY – 13 minutes –
Naples Italy. 1950. Four friends are playing soccer out on
the street when their ball is accidentally kicked into the
evil old lady´s yard. They’ll never play with their ball
again…and for that the revenge will be deadly….
Sad Monster – Canada – 7 minutes – Sad Monster is a short
film by Award Winning Creative Director Kurt Dettbarn based
on the original song written and recorded by Kurt Dettbarn.
The short film attempts to capture a moment in the life of
Kurt’s 2 year old daughter (Maja) as she out grows the
imaginary monster in her closet.
Salvage – Documentary – 34 minutes -‘Salvage’is a documentary
that takes a look at the stories of women on Skid Row, and
their struggles with homelessness, abuse, and addiction.
Filmed at and with the help of the Union Rescue Mission, the
film takes a special glimpse into the Mission and the
transitional housing facility Hope Gardens. The stories of
the women are as varied as the way that they got to Skid Row,
and each is salvaging their life in a different way.
Say My Heart Goodbye – Music Video – 7 minutes – Part love
story, part nod to classic monster movies, “Say My Heart
Goodbye” is a narrative music video that traces the journey
of a man as he attempts to bring back the love of his life
from the dead.
SEARCY COUNTY – Student film – 6 minutes – This short film
depicts the little-known and unusual world of the Searcy
County Livestock Auction in Marshall, Arkansas.
She’s Da Reason – Music Video – 4 minutes – A music video for
the song ‘She’s Da Reason’ by artist Misalanyus. The video
captures an emotional response to an intimate partner’s
SIN RESPUESTA – Spain – 10 minutes – Lola goes through the
pressures of the day but she does her job without giving it
too much thought. She works as a telemarketing phone operator
for a financial institution. From her tiny cubicle she phones
those who owe the company money to remind them that when it
comes to payment there are no valid excuses. The telephone
allows her to keep enough distance… but one day comes to a
head when she is left with no answer.
Smile – Italy – 10 minutes – Smile is about the relationship between a father and son, with the father teaching the son how to deal with his imperfections.
SUGAR ZOMBIE – Colombia – 16 minutes – In a film that starts
from the end and moves progressively backwards, until we
discover the origin of the events, Sugar Zombie tells a story
of how things work in a small Latin American society.
Talk To Strangers – Sci-fi – 13 minutes – A man brings home a
strange woman with an even stranger condition: she says she’s
EMOTIONLESS. As the man tries to understand her, his less than-
normal girlfriend tries to undermine her, and life in
his apartment gets just a bit weird.
TARDE DE FÚTBOL – Spain – 19 minutes – Sara has been declared
In this film, she and her lawyer, Mariola, talk about the
circumstances of the day Sara was accused.
The Adventures Of Sheriff Kid McLain – Action – 18 minutes –
A young and frightened Billy goes on a journey with his older
Brother, Johnny, to the Old West. Ever since the Governor’s son
rolled into the town of Ferro Grande, it has been threatened by
Dirt Man Duke and the Lightning Gang. Now, Sheriff Kid
McLain must protect the Governor’s son and this peaceful quiet
town against from the vengeance of Dirt Man Duke and his gang.
His only help is a young cowboy barely in his teens.
The Man Who Feed His Shadow – – minutes – A man intrudes into
rich people’s dinners claiming that he can collect the food
from their table and feed his shadow which, curiously enough,
is a female figure.
The Mock Destruction Of The World – Drama – 9 minutes – Tommy
Roach is an unusual toy maker, who finds grace in malfunction
and creativity in decay. A science fiction story plays out
that features the decay of nature, as described by glorious
autumn colors, and the gleam of an automated modernity, as
described by the sheer light bouncing off glass and steel and
peculiar glow of boulevards at night. Tommy’s toys come to
life and act out his thoughtful cosmological vision.
The Not So Good Pilot – Iowa made film – 5 minutes – It is
taking a greater collaborated effort from more and more
financial backers and studios to produce a movie of epic
proportions. Furthermore, in order to insure financial
success, a movie needs to use the multi-talents of a super
star, who can direct and write as well as act. The Not So
Good Pilot is what is in store for movie goers if this trend
The Organizer – Dramedy – 11 minutes – Shirleen lives in a
van, but convinces her brother she lives in the apartment she
cleans. When he insists on staying overnight, she must force
him out before the owner returns.
There is no God and we all die alone – comedy – 21 minutes –
After the death of his father, Henry Fleetwood embarks on a
whimsical journey to find the meaning of life and death.
The Tedious Existence Of Terrell B. Howell – Dramedy – 25 minutes – Terrell and Nancy Howell’s tedious existence is changed forever when middle-aged Terrell finds Joy. She’s a seductive young woman who reignites his passion. But will Nancy and Terrell’s marriage survive?
THE VIOLINIST – Student film – 24 minutes – A ten-year-old
boy wants to be a violinist like his grandfather, but his
father forbids it because he does not want to pursue the same
life that his grandfather did; the life of an artist
following his dreams.
The Wheeler Parker Story – Drama – 16 Minutes – Wheeler
Parker gives his firsthand account of events leading up to
the abduction and eventual murder of his cousin, Emmett Till,
This Is (Not) Yates – Student Film – 3 minutes – This might
(not) be a fake self-portrait.
We Are Alone In This Together – Music Video – 5 minutes –
Music video for Graham Lindsey by award-winning
writer/actor/director Michael McCallum.
We Are Somebody – Documentary – 7 minutes – The film examines
youth from some of Kansas City’s toughest neighborhoods. The
stories in this documentary are written and voiced by the
youth themselves while filming takes place in their
environments. This is in effort to raise awareness and
provoke action to enable all of our youth to dream, create,
and explore their ideas.
Wunderland – Action – 5 minutes – Set in WWII during the
Battle of The Bulge, ‘Wunderland,’ follows a squad of US
soldiers and their dedicated officer as they fend off the
brutal onslaught of German attackers.
Zombeo and Juliecula – Comedy – 35 minutes – An elementary
school is split between two feuding populations. A young boy and
a young girl discover that they’ve got much more in common
than they’ve been led to believe. The only thing standing in their way
is the same thing that divides the school: He’s a zombie, and She’s a vampire.