Ohio films, short films, award-winning films from around the world! Single tickets for the 2014 Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival are on sale now! Showcasing the vibrant filmmaker community connected to our region, the festival takes place the weekend of August 22-24. The festival features professional workshops, screenings of award-winning and locally-connected films, parties, and contests. Full weekend schedule is available at www.filmdayton.com. Highlights of this year’s festival include:
- THE INFINITE MAN Director: Hugh Sullivan Australia/85min (Fri, Aug 22 – 7PM – The Neon)
An award winning film which premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. Dean is an inventive yet unorthodox scientist who uses his technical expertise to create grand romantic gestures for his girlfriend Lana. After an anniversary weekend goes terribly wrong, a guilt-ridden Dean is spurred to his greatest scientific achievement yet: the invention of time travel. However, what begins as a simple desire to change the past and create the perfect weekend soon leads to a tightening spiral of multiple “Deans”, each one in competition with the next. And any attempts at romantic reconciliation are further complicated when Dean loses Lana in a recurring temporal loop, and must overcome his many selves in order to save her. This film has something for everyone!
- FLICK MY CLIP 7: (Fri, August 22 – 9PM –The Neon)
The ever-popular Flick My Clip is back again for the third time! This shorts block is always a hit with the crowd and keeps getting funnier every year. Ryan Singer who grew up in Dayton is the creator of Flick My Clip. He was also selected by LA Weekly as one of “10 LA Comics to Watch” for 2014, was mentioned in NY Magazine as a “Comic to Watch,” was one of 4 finalist in CMT’s Next Big Comic Contest, and is a frequent guest on the WTF Podcast w/Marc Maron and the Bob & Tom Show. Hestarted Flick My Clip as an attempt to unite the creative forces and minds of stand-up comedians and filmmakers from across the country.
- ZERO MOTIVATION Director: Talya Lavie Israel/100 min (Sat, Aug 23 – 7PM – The Neon)
Zero Motivation tells the story of young female Israeli soldiers serving in the human resources unit of a remote desert military base. Told in three sections, the film explores how the trials of young female adulthood are complicated by serving in a dysfunctional military office. This film, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, won the festival’s Best Narrative Feature award as well as the Nora Ephronprize for outstanding female directors or writer.
- PITCH IT! and FESTIVAL PARTY (Sat, Aug 23, 8:30 PM – Gilly’s )
Think you’ve got a golden idea for a film or TV show? This is your opportunity to prove it. Drop $5 in the hat and pitch your movie in two minutes to a panel of industry experts in this “American Idol”-style format. Winner takes home a cash prize and a FREE 1-year premium membership for a screenwritingpackage membership. This lively event is fun for audience and aspiring filmmakers alike – join us in the party atmosphere with cash bar and catering by Christopher’s. Hosted by Niki Dakota, WYSO 91.3-FM music director. Featured filmmakers will be there, the bar will be pouring, and a DJ will be keeping you moving all night.
· THIS TIME NEXT YEAR Directors: Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman USA/90min (Sun, Aug 24, 5:30 PM The Neon)
Directed by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman (with additional photography by local filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar), the documentary This Time Next Year tells the story of a community banding together to support each other after the devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to Long Island Beach, New Jersey. Both directors will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
TICKETS: Can be purchased at www.filmdayton.com
All-Access Pass (good for ALL workshops, screenings, and special events) $75.00
Flex Pass (Three Events) $27.00
Single Tickets $10.00
FilmDayton is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to building the Dayton region’s film community. We bring together local filmmakers, students and fans at monthly “Film Connections” meetings. We promote and support film events in the Miami Valley. We are building an infrastructure to encourage new film making in the Dayton area. FilmDayton originated from the DaytonCREATE effort to foster the growth of the “creative class” and strengthen the local economy.
DMM Ticket Contest
We’re sending 3 of our readers to the Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival Aug 22-24. Just like and share this post fill out the form below and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a Flex Pass good for entry to 3 events (or 3 people to one event).
Congrats to our winners: Bob Gremling, Elizabeth Dawes and Shawndra Jones!