Day 4

Saturday, October 6

12 noon  Family Time

with opening short film:

The Ugly Caterpillar

A little caterpillar wishes she could become as beautiful as a butterfly, but soon learns the true nature of beauty. A stop-motion short created by the Multimedia Communications class of 2019 at Blackstone Valley Regional Technical Vocational School in Upton, MA.

Feature Film:

The Little Wizards of Oz (I Piccoli Maghi di Oz) 

In English Subtitles

From Italian Director Luigi Cozzi, the strange and weird story of a young woman who goes to work as a new substitute teacher in a elementary school in Rome. While teaching to her new classroom's children, she begins to read them chapters from the book "Wizard of Oz" till these young boys and girls turn themselves into the characters of the fairy tale. Soon even other teachers from the same school turn into evil witches and fairies from the same book, while the school janitor becomes the Wizard of Oz...

2:30 p.m. Horror Shorts

~JAspers Tales

~I Want You to Know

~I Waited for You

~Regular Vanilla

~Alexis

~Beneath

~An Beanshi

~Unheard

~Bride of Frankie

~My Monster

~Distortion

~Don't Eat at Dave's

5 p.m. Feature Film

Survival of the Film Freaks

Survival of the Film Freaks is a documentary exploring the phenomenon of cult film in America and how it survives in the 21st Century. The documentary traces decades of film fanaticism up to the present, where the 'digital age' has transformed the way we experience movies.

7:30 p.m. Short Films

~Smile

~Set 'Em Up Joe

~The DNA of Wild Beasts

~Imposter

~Alone in Paradise

~One Mississippi

QVCAH Art Center

1 p.m.  Experimental Shorts

re|cord

Premiere of a Film Installation by Shawna Foundation Women In Film Fellow Alecia Batson

followed by these short films:

~Deviation, Twice Removed

~As Sweet

~Before Jelly Fish

~Locked in a Way

~In Through the Night

~Remembering the Future

~Tiny Clones

~What's That in the Ground

~Ascension

~Thoughts

3:30 p.m.  Feature Film

Bent on Somnolence 

Bent On Somnolence tells a deep, fictional story of how a lonely man, tortured by his insomnia, breaks free from his hamster wheel job, his money traps, and changes his life. He slaps down his drug addictions, kicks his conditioning in its ass and takes a leap of faith. He then discovers some life changing science about medicine which can help repair the brain and restore the youthful mindset that he remembers having before it had been bleached out by years of depression and grinding at unfulfilling jobs.

Join us at 10 p.m. for the SSFF awards ceremony and our closing night celebration

following the final film block at Starlite.

Starlite Gallery

1 p.m.  Experimental Shorts

The Shawna Shea Film Festival celebrates independent films and the people who make them. Established in 2012 as a program of the Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation Inc., SSFF honors Shawna's unique independent spirit by bringing audiences films that share the same quality. 

 

The Shawna Shea Film Festival is a program of the Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. Visit our website at www.shawnafoundation.org.