October 5, 2013 @ The Wilde Auditorium, Gray Conference Center, University of Hartford - 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut
BEST PICTURE: My Brother Jack
BEST DIRECTOR: Stephen Dest, My Brother Jack
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Real Change
BEST SHORT FILM: Rose, Mary and Time
12:10pm – Some Assembly Required (directed by Luke Bittel and Fred Warren, Massachusetts). A documentary on how the production of a low-budget indie film turned into a nonstop disaster for the clueless filmmakers.
1:10pm – Real Change (directed by Adam Michael Becker, California). Four men share their experiences on how they became trapped in a state of permanent homelessness.
1:20pm – Hangdog (directed by Kieran Valla, California). Two inept burglars trip over family skeletons during an attempt to rob a wealthy residence.
1:35pm – Zori (directed by Jack Niedenthal and Suzanne Chutaro, Marshall Islands). A young boy is promised an ice cream if he picks up litter – and he takes his assignment very, very seriously.
1:45 pm – Not Clear Cut (directed by Paul Turano, Massachusetts). A documentary on a cash-strapped family that reluctantly agrees to sell off part of its wooded property to logging interests.
1:55pm Monochromia (directed by Michael Legge, Massachusetts). After a chemical accident results in the world’s population going color-blind, a mad scramble takes place to secure the formula to reverse the black-and-white affliction.
3:00pm – Intermission
3:15pm – Mechanical Doll (directed by Max Fleischer, New York). A very rare screening of the long-lost 1922 animated short starring the beloved Koko the Clown. (Print courtesy of Ben Model, producer of the new DVD Accidentally Preserved: Volume 1).
3:25pm – Rose Mary and Time (directed by Hardeep Gianni, Great Britain). An antique clock enables a grieving man the opportunity to reunite with his long-lost love.
3:55pm – Common Misconception (directed by Jared Marmitt , Connecticut). A bumbling ex-cop’s search for an elusive serial killer takes a lethal wrong turn.
4:10pm – Protector of the Kingdom (directed by Kelly DiMauro, Connecticut). A troubled and rebellious teen asserts her position in her broken family’s hierarchy by venting her anger and resentment towards her father’s girlfriend.
4:25pm – My Brother Jack (directed by Stephen Dest, Connecticut). The emotional bonds between two brothers are frayed when they are forced to revisit a violently traumatic childhood incident.