The Tenth Annual Carrboro Film Festival - Logo by Ron Liberti


The 2015 Schedule
Please note:
All workshops, film screenings, Awards Ceremony, and the After Party
are being held at the ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510
Saturday - 10:00am - 9:00pm | Sunday - 12:45pm - 7:30pm

✦ Saturday, November 21st.

FREE Workshops!

10:00am - 10:30am - DCP 101: Learn the ins and outs of Digital Cinema Packages - the new standard for showing films in festivals and theaters worldwide
DCP 101 is essential for indie filmmakers - directors, producers, editors and DP's will learn that a successful DCP starts in pre-production. Learn the mistakes to avoid in pre, production and post so that your film looks and sounds like a studio blockbuster on the big screen.

Presenter - Stephen van Vuuren
Stephen van Vuuren is an award-winning filmmaker, musician, photographer and ubergeek. He grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Knoxville, Tennessee. His father purchased him a manual 35mm camera when he as 12 and his love of image-making began.
He's directed, produced and/or shot over twenty feature and short narrative, documentary, experimental and animation films that have screened at numerous festivals and in cyberspace. Stephen founded SV2 Studios in 2000 which focus in indie film production and post-production, including digital cinema mastering.

10:30am - 11:00am - Navigating the film festival world and making the most out of your experience.
Movie director Rob Underhill discusses life after a film's completion as a filmmaker enters into and navigates through the film festival circuit. He draws from a wealth of personal experience having had films in competition at over 200 film festivals worldwide including academy qualifying film festivals like Seattle and St.Louis. He shares his experience targeting film festivals, how to submit a film for consideration with best chances of selection, choosing when and where to attend a film festival, having and executing a successful plan of attack from your film's world premiere at a top film festival to making a run of the secondary and "boutique" festivals. Also discussed are using media coverage, social media, and PR in tandem with exposure from film festivals, and the less sexy but all-too-vital world of preparing the right materials for submissions.

Presenter - Rob Underhill
ROB UNDERHILL is a film and TV director, producer, and writer. His films have been in competition at over 200 film festivals worldwide, including the academy qualifying ST. LOUIS and SEATTLE International Film Festivals, have received over 90 awards including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay. Recent movie trailers at

11:00am - 11:45am - The Ins and Outs of Indie Filmmaking.
Indie filmmaking has become much easier in recent years due to the availability of consumer level digital cameras and even phones with full HD recording capabilities. So while it's easier than ever to make a film, it's also easier to fall into all the traps of rushing out and making a film without proper planning or experience. Michael Howard just finished shooting his recent feature film "Where We're Meant To Be" for $25,000 and will walk you through a lot of the details to help give a better understanding of the indie filmmaking process. Also joining him will be Chris Medico, the cinematographer and colorist for the film, and they will spend time focusing on the principal photography aspect and looking ahead to your editing in 4K. If you want to make a film, improve your filmmaking knowledge, or just hear some interesting details about indie filmmaking in general, definitely check it out.

Presenters - Michael Howard (with special guest Chris Medico)
Michael Howard is an award-winning actor and filmmaker and runs the indie film company Invisible Productions. His films have played worldwide and he is currently finishing his feature film "Where We're Meant To Be." And he likes cereal. A lot.

Film Block – 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Oh Crappy Day, Jon Bacon, NC - 15 min.
The Last Barn Dance, Jason Arthurs, NC - 32 min.
Brewconomy - A documentary about NC Craft Beer, Camden Watts, NC - 55 min.

** Q&A with Block Filmmakers in attendance **

Special Invited Guests!

3:15pm - 6:30pm - Special guest, Filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson
Screening of "That Star Wars Film" - 5-25-77
Conversation and Q&A with Johnson after the film

As part of the 10th Anniversary Carrboro Film Festival Celebration, Mr. Johnson will be screening the current cut-in-progress of 5-25-77 (Starring John Francis Daley, Neil Flynn, Colleen Camp, and Austin Pendleton) as a research screening, in preparation for the film’s theatrical release on a "significant date" in 2016. This is a truly, once-in-a-lifetime chance to be able to say, "I saw the first full screening of 5-25-77 and the director was there!"

7:30pm - 9pm Special Guest, Editor Michael R. Miller
As part of this two-day celebration of film, Mr. Miller (Raging Bull, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Ghost World, Manhattan) will be speaking candidly about his wildly successful career in film editing, as well as screening some of his favorite film editing work. This is an amazing opportunity to meet a true master film editor in a small, intimate setting.

✦ Sunday, November 22nd.

Film Block #1 – 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cake, Josh Dasal, NC - 8 min.
Recyclery, Rich Giorgi, NC - 4 min.
Son in the Barbershop, Nathan Douglas, - 7 min.
How I Got Made , Tracy Facelli, - 25 min.
Along the Stormfront, Griffin Giersch, NC - 7 min.
The Red Thunder, Alvaro Ron, - 6 min.
Keepsake , Meredith Sause, NC - 17 min.
A Polished Soul: The Mike Rae Anderson Story, Adam Booher, NC - 15 min.

** Q&A with Block #1 Filmmakers in attendance **

Film Block #2 – 3:15pm - 5:15pm

SugarSugarSugar, Kristin Pearson, NC - 3 min.
A Letter To My Son, Maurice Hicks, - 10 min.
The Hook, Nick Flugge, - 10 min.
Pallbearers, Chaz Fulk, NC - 23 min.
A Splendid Affair, Laurent Ardoint, - 9 min.
Skin, Alicia Gonzalez, - 7 min.
Familiar, Joel Benjamin, - 3 min.
Off Set , Nathan Rittenhouse, NC - 6 min.
A Short Trip, Eri Yokoyama, NC - 12 min.
Shotgun, Maverick Moore, - 12 min.
Birthday, Chris King, - 13 min.

** Q&A with Block #2 Filmmakers in attendance **

Film Block #3 – 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Animal Landscape, Shelley Dodson, - 4 min.
Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory, Adam Booher, NC - 5 min.
Just a Body, Harry Rossi NC - 18:42 min.
Poop on Poverty, Vijay S. Jodha, - 6 min.
Danny Freud , Madeliene Rae Painter NC - 12 min.
American Sock, Jason Allen, NC - 7 min.
Knob Goblins, Christopher Moore, NC - 8 min.
Autumn Lovers, Jason Allen, - 5 min.
I Scream Your Name, Oskar Rosetti, - 26 min.

** Q&A with Block #3 Filmmakers in attendance **

Award Presentation - After the Filmmakers Q&A

SPECIAL - Festival Wrap Party in the Artscenter Lobby immediately following the award presentations.

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Sponsored by the Town of Carrboro
Sponsored by the Town of Carrboro

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