is presenting three films from the 2003 festival as part of
Indie Select. See program descriptions below. In addition, the
WGBH Forum Network is featuring lectures in conjunction with
the broadcast of the films.
July 6, at 9pm on WGBH 44 - Last Call: Dreams, Main Street,
and the Search for Community
July 13, at 9pm on WGBH 44 - How's Your News?
July 20, at 9pm on WGBH 44 - The Men Who Would Be Viking
HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT:
A tour of the John F. Kennedy Museum
a special screening of "Monumental: David
Brower's Fight for Wild America"
July 30, 5 PM - 11:30 PM
A benefit evening for The Woods Hole Film Festival, the John
F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and the Cape & Islands Self-Reliance
Corporation. WIth a donation of $25.00 or more, come with us
on a private tour of the JFK Museum in Hyannis and a private
screening of an important environmental documentary with guest
HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
On-Line Reel Café
now through the Festival
us at the Reel Café on-line, an interactive web-site
for filmmakers and filmgoers where you can chat about the events
coming up or screened lastnight. Here is a chance to get the
behind the scenes low down on how, when, and why films are what
they are and what the future will hold. And it is a chance to
sound off or applaud beyond checking off an audience award ballot.
Already a dozen or more filmmakers are listed and more joining
is donated by sponsor The Ladd Group which runs a community
groups site offering fully managed online meetings and events
for people who need to work as a team or connect from different
the "Jolly Roger"
July 31 through Saturday, August 7, Daily at 4 PM
a long day on the beach or biking around Falmouth, center yourself
before the main screenings with an elbow-tipping gathering with
the filmmakers, staff, and patrons of the festival down on the
lagoon patio deck of The Captain Kidd Waterfront Restaurant
and Bar. Whether you prefer a cool lemonade, a refreshing
cola, a cold brew, or an afternoon cocktail, join us for lively
conversation about last night's films and the ones coming up.
This year we have
a number of films which are family and child friendly and are
being shown at convenient times:
The Adventures of Space
Baby and Mental Man
California Sea Lions
Oh, and a Puzzle.
More information to come.
DISCUSSION: Film and Science, Where do they connect?
panel discussion, which follows the screening of David Lebrun's
documentary "Proteus," looks at the use of film and
video in conveying science to the public.
Tthe panel includes:
Lebrun, FIlmmaker. Besides "Proteus" Mr. Lebrun
has served as producer, director, writer or editor of more
than sixty films, among them films on the Mazatec Indians
of Oaxaca, the Hopi and Navajo of the American Southwest,
Mexican folk artists, a 1960s traveling commune, Tibetan mythology
and a year in the life of a Maya village in Yucatan.
Robb Moss, Harvard University Filmmaker and Instructor. Mr.
Moss has received a NEH grant to film rituals in West Africa,
and, as a cinematographer, has shot films in Turkey, Greece,
Ethiopia, Japan, Liberia, The Gambia, and Nicaragua.
Garland Allen, Professor, Washington University. Professor
Allen's research interests are in the area of history and
philosophy of biology - particularly genetics, embryology,
and evolution - and their interrelationships between 1880
and 1950. Growing out of this work have been a series of studies
of the scientific, economic, and social history of "eugenics"
(defined in the early part of the century as "the science
of human improvement through better breeding"). The history
of eugenics provides a number of insights into the interrelationships
between science and its social context, and raises many issues
of ethical, legal, and social importance that are surfacing
today in the midst of the Human Genome Project.
Harris Tulchin, Los Angeles Entertainment Attorney & Film
Tulchin is the CEO of Harris Tulchin & Associates and
has been an entertainment attorney representing media for
over twenty-five years. He has produced or executive produced
nine films including award winning To Sleep with Anger and
is the co-author of the best selling trade publication "The
Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide: A Business and
is moderated by David
Gallo of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
July 31, 11 PM
year the Opening Night Party follows the screenings. It
is held at The Captain Kidd's Waterfront Dining Room.
Blackie and his establishment have become an unofficial central
magnet of the festival. This winter they were the first locale
for the WHFF "Dinner
& a Movie" series. For the opening night party
there will be live music and more than enough good cheer!
for more information
August, 11 a.m.
private meet-and-greet brunch limited to the attending filmmakers
held at at a waterfront home of a Festival supporter.
Filmmakers, send your significant other, family, and friends
off to the beach or the shops and join in this perfect chance
to renew old acquaintances, to make new friends, and share experiences
to prepare for the week-long festival. Last year a number
of filmmakers forgot to bring their bathing suits. The
water in Vineyard Sound was wonderfully warm.
Filmmakers credited in festival films should email the Festival
to notify us if you would like to attend.
Muybridge, Naked Victorians and the Origins of the Technology
August 1, 8 PM at CO2 - Coffee Obsession, Woods Hole
Starting with his acquittal for murder, continuing with the
bet that provoked his first photos of motion, and culminating
in his motion studies of nudes during the height of Victorian
prudery, Eadweard Muybridge's life story puts contemporary Hollywood
screenplays to shame. Muybridge the man was fascinating, but
the technology that he created and the work he produced did
far more to perpetuate his name than even his most scandalous
episodes. Though he died before the invention of the motion
picture, Muybridge's basic principles of capturing motion, developed
in the 1880's, are still at the heart of the most modern digital
equipment. We will look at Muybridge's life, how he did his
groundbreaking work, at how every film and video game made today
embodies his techniques, and finally a cutting edge animation-in-progress
composed entirely of his images.
Gordon is an animator (his film 'Director Bugs' was shown at
WHFF in 2002) and digital artist who teaches in the Boston area.
With the support of the Boston Filmmaker's Collaborative, Mr.
Gordon is currently developing 'Victorian Dream', a narrative
film of Muybridge's work.
August 1, 9:30 PM at the Old Woods Hole Fire Station
At long last! The hotly anticipated return of the Massachusetts
College of Art's Student Animation Show is here! We've gathered
the best of the best from over 100 entries that could fit
snugly into 70 minutes of entertainment. Submissions arrived
from far and near... Animation, Illustration, Studio for Interrelated
Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Graphic Design, and
Foundation. All pointing to definitive evidence that World
Peace through animation is within our reach! Experience a
whole world of advanced animated visual short in 74 minutes!
Leland Burke, Flip Johnson, Steve Gentile (Faculty/Selection
Goes to Art School (01:30) Mike Washburn (Printmaking
'04) Drawn on 35mm Film trailer for Ernest Goes to Jail ,
The House of Dead Animals (01:00) Mike Washburn
(Printmaking '04) Abraham Lincoln abducts a monkey, brings
it onto his spaceship and mails it to his buddy George Washington
so he can finish building his home. Photoshop Collages
Pencil Test (00:20) Leigh Ausiello (Illustration/Animation
"04) Kangaroo jumping. Drawn on paper.
Squid Factory (01:30) Jen Blicharz (Illustration/Animation
'04) A poignant film revealing the harsh, bitter reality of
the ballpoint business. Cut paper, composited video footage.
Music: Ronnie Pelham
Drowning (02:00) Keng Qui Chia (Animation
'05) 2D Animation, Mixed Media
Thief (01:00) Leigh Ausiello (Illustration/Animation
"04) Cut-paper piece about Indian jewel thief.
Sound: Harris Wesch
Blot (01:40) Benjamin
Chou (SIM '05) An abstract piece about death. Use of hand
drawn pictures and playing cards
The Story of Mr. Wind (6:00) Avi Weinstein
(SIM '04) Many things are interconnected
Robot Graffiti (03:10) Cara Elizabeth (Painting '04) Robot
trapped in a girl's body. Live footage, bluescreen, dobe Premiere.
Shrimp Flavored Chips (02:40) Matt Perlot
(Illustration/Animation '04) "It's the future, and there's
alot of weird shit going down."-Flip Johnson Traditional
2D cel animation, rotoscope Music: Rob Baker
Walk Cycle (00:30) Timothy Scholl (Graphic
Design '05) Drawn from observation
Metro (01:00) Katherine Waddell (Animation'05) Drawn Animation
Lightbox (01:23) Brian Galiano (Animation
'05) Lightbox opens to see whats inside. Stop Motion
Companion (00:30) Katherine Waddell (Animation'05)
Ten Transitions using objects from a tool box. Stop Motion
Wigilia (06:20) Jen Blicharz (Illustration/Animation
'04) A simply enchanting and touching tale of a Polish Christmas
tradition. Based on a true story. Stop Motion. Music: Allen
Secret Sally (02:10) Kurt Brown (Illustration
'04) An Animated story about a hot sauce joke gone wrong.
Cel Animation (pen and ink)
INTERMISSION (10 MINUTES to let your minds avoid digital
The Faerie House (2:45) Tom Chorlton (Animation '05) Behind
the scenes at your house Stop Motion with foam/armature puppets
In the Bedroom (Kickin it) (00:40) Mike Washburn
(Printmaking '04) Man-Cow feeds the fish that live in his
bedroom window. Stop Motion. Curt Washburn-sound
Battle Maiden Part1
(01:10) Heidi Sullivan (Illustration/Animation '04) Episode
One of Three Straight ahead drawn animation
(04:45) Leigh Ausiello (Illustration/Animation "04) Banshee
learns to cope with her life.
(01:20) Misha Rosnach (Animation '05) The classic tale of
rosk, string and in a
small way...Everything. Stop Motion.
Rock Talk (01:50) Brian Galiano (Animation
'05) Characters talking about nothing in particular.
Playing Guitars!! Paper cut-outs with wire. Voices: Matt Hunt,
Dave Pizzano, Tom Cuillo and Dana Galiano
Practice (1:00) Rachel Maguire (Illustration&
Animation '05) Text of the word "Practice" reacting
to a performance of "Scarborough Fair." Photocopies.
Musical performance by Jon. M. Lay
Never Seen (02:00) Brian Galiano (Animation
'05) A guy trying to understand what he's seeing. Stop Motion.
Choice (02:20) Keng Qui Chia (Animation '05)
2D Animation, Mixed Media
Part 2 (01:10) Heidi Sullivan (Illustration/Animation '04)
Episode Two of Three Straight ahead drawn animation
Depository Vacation (02:35) David Schlafman
(Illustration/Animation & SIM '04) Senior Degree Project
about mywandering mind. Cel Animation / After Effects Matt
Howell - Sound Design
To a Mouse (04:00) Dan Rowe (Foundation /
SIM "07) An interpretive illustration of Robert Burn's
poem Narration from ElectricScotland.com
Acid House (02:40) Jen Rosselli (Illustration/Animation
& Painting '04) Filmed Oil Paint & Stop Motion Synced
with hard trance music mixed by DJ Goodfella
Record Player (01:00) Avi Weinstein (SIM
'04) Examination of a record player Stop Motion Animation
Dry Wash (01:30) Jolie Ruelle (SIM '04) Charcoal
/ Pen / After Effects
Battle Maiden Part 3 (01:00) Heidi Sullivan
(Illustration/Animation '04) Episode Three of Three Straight
ahead drawn animation
on The Point WCAI/WNAN
August 2 from 9:30-10 AM on WCAI/WNAN
Roger Salloom and Chris Sautter, the subject and the filmmaker
Glad I Made It" will be interviewed live on Mindy
Todd's show "The Point" on WCAI/WNAN on Monday,
August 2 from 9:30-10 AM.
A NOVEL RELATIONSHIP; WHEN A SUCCESSFUL NOVEL BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL
August 2 at 7 PM at the Nimrod Restaurant & Jazz Lounge
A panel discussion with Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) and others
TBA and introducing Brent Runyan (The Burn Journals) with
a special tribute to Bill and Caroline Banks with remarks
by Margaret Russell (The Falmouth Enterprise). Sponsored by
FADE IN: Inc.
August 3 at Pie in the Sky, Water St. Woods Hole at dark, weather
GREEN SCREEN™, film screenings powered by renewable energy while
bringing back some of the flavor of the disappearing American
drive-in theater. Walk or ride your bicycle to this special
outdoor screening of selections from the Woods Hole Film Festival.
Tuesday we will be screening the family friendly film "California
Sea Lions." Weather permitting we will be adding films
during the week. Stay tuned.
with the Filmmakers
Meet, talk, and enjoy coffee and
breakfast with the filmmakers running Monday, August 2 through
Saturday, August 7 at 10 AM.
Pie in the Sky Cafe
Staged Reading &
The Screenwriting Awards
August 3, at the Woods Hole Community Hall
awards will be presented on Tuesday, August 3, after the 7:30
Screenplay Reading at the Woods Hole Community Hall. Come and
celebrate with us. We
want to thank all the entrants. It was a hard choice from a
lot of great scripts. But when you hear The Talent, you'll know
why it came out on top. We look forward to seeing all of your
there and talking with you about your work.
Square Script Writers
in association with Woods Hole Film Festival
are proud to announce the
winners of the 2004 Screenplay Competition
Andrew Clarke’s “The Talent”
A man accepts a temp job at a nightclub. His job on the first
day is to get an aging singer from the airport tot he club.
He enlists the help of a friend and together they attempt to
complete the assignment. His messy life, and the ornery singer,
prevent this job from going smoothly.
Richard Roughton’s “An Anecdotal Guide
This is the true story of the rise and fall of the lobotomy
and the neurologist who rose and fell with it.
Matthew James Waddell’s “The Only Six
Moments That Matter”
The demise of Adam and Sara’s relationship focuses on
the six moments that define any such union. The film examines
the cyclic nature of romantic relationships. We’ve all
had these six moments and they felt more profound each time.
Film Screenplay - Runner Up
Paul M. DeWolf’s “Seventy-Three"
A struggling minor league pitcher is blackmailed into a scheme
to steal one of baseball’s most coveted pieces of memorabilia.
Film Screenplay - Honorable Mention
Art Bell’s “Following Francesca”
After their parents are brutally murdered, two long-estranged
brothers seek solace in each other and, on a whim, follow a
mysterious beatnik woman in an old VW Beetle cross country.
Screenplay - Runner Up
David A. Taylor’s “Strikers”
Volunteers in a medical clinical trial experiment are shocked
to find that the experiment they signed up for, on gonorrhea,
involves real pain and loss. One of them, haunted by a betrayal
of his brother years before, mounts a personal campaign to achieve
a strained reunion.
information to come shortly.
August 4, 11 PM at Grumpy's Pub
a break from films with AverageWhiteBoys, who composed and performed
the music for the film "Overserved." They are old
school party rockin' fresh fundamentalists. They rock parties,
keg parties, nursing homes, and subway stops. AWB has been in
effect for years, and pride themselves following in the funky
fresh ballistic footprints of Run DMC, LLCoolJ, FatBoys, and
& M.C. AllieBombz composed & produced the 1,300,000
selling Brazilian LP "O Charada Brasileiro". Chief
M.C. KidNice won Worcester Magazine's handsomest rapper ever.
EVER! M.C. Bazooka Joe Nice is regarded in most circles as a
one man orangutang blitzkreig. D.J. Shame is a noted hiphop
innovator, having released the world's first sample source mixtape
ever, Travelling Thru Sampleland. The band recently shot a video
with director Joe Gatto of Liquid Lunch productions. The band
is in the studio often, sometimes with SNL guitarist Dr. Luke.
Visit the AWB site and tune in to some bananaramations. www.averagewhiteboys.com
Health Movies Go To War
August 5, 5 PM in Redfield Hall
Public Health Movies Go to War: World War II-Era Public Health
Films from the Collection of the National Library of Medicine.
the 1940s, public health cinema came into its own. It acquired
a mass audience of military men and women, schoolchildren, theatergoers,
and community groups. It got larger budgets, in some cases well
known actors, producers, directors, and animators. And it got
a starring role in elaborately planned and coordinated public
health campaigns against malaria, venereal disease, and unsanitary
conditions. During World War II, the techniques developed in
Hollywood entertainment films over the previous decade-vivid
acting, polished edits, orchestral musical backgrounds, exciting
storylines, snappy patter-were deployed in efforts to build
audience support and participation for public health programs
of the most elaborate films were produced by the United States
Armed Forces. In 1942, the U.S. Army established an Information
and Education Division, with a filmmaking unit headed by Frank
Capra and an animation unit headed by Theodore ("Dr. Seuss")
Geisel and staffed by a talented roster culled from the Disney,
Warner Brothers and newly formed UPA studios.
the World War II-era public health film was not just a military
matter. During the war, federal, state and local departments
of health, and non-governmental organizations (such as the National
Tuberculosis Association and the Red Cross) intensified their
film making activities. These health films testify to a widespread
belief in the power of motion pictures to educate and mobilize,
but also document specific projects and campaigns.
films made during the war are rich historical documents, rife
with metaphors and representations of the social practices and
conditions of the day: industrial warfare, machine technology,
popular culture, consumer goods, urban and rural life, racial
segregation, the automobile and the railroad. They especially
celebrate a utopian, almost intoxicated faith in American democracy
and egalitarianism, and the ability of science to solve previously
intractable problems of poverty, ignorance and disease. They
are also notable for their casual racism and sexism.
National Library of Medicine (NIH) is the world's largest medical
library and has one of the world's largest collections of historical
medical films. In this program, curator-historian Michael Sappol
offers a selection of little known, and rarely screened, short
World War II-era public health films.
Michael Sappol received his doctorate in history from Columbia
University in 1997. He is the author of "A Traffic of Dead
Bodies: Anatomy and Social Identity in 19th-Century America"
(Princeton University Press, 2002; paperback ed. 2004). He is
currently preparing an exhibition on the history of forensic
medicine, scheduled to open at the National Library of Medicine
in May 2005.
Live Stand-Up Comedy Event
Productions presents: DAVID LASAGNA in The University of Dave
Lecture Series "Is That a Rotary Phone Or Are You Just
Glad to See Me?"
August 5, 7:30 PM at The Woods Hole Community Hall
as to what the hell is going on, frustrated by the shortcomings
of conventional wisdom, and concerned about the widespread
use of cheeseburgers, David Lasagna embarked on a course of
independent study over 7 years ago believing there had to
be an explanation for all the madness. If you don't have time
for 7 years of independent study yourself, you'd better attend
this one night only lecture series. Comedy and music are the
medium. The English language will be used and referred to.
Poochie the Dog Herald
Annual WHFF Anniversary Party
6 at 11 PM
Let's see, we've had this party ever since our tenth anniversary.
So it's just a good excuse to have a good time on a Friday night.
And to enjoy the great atmosphere of The Nimrod. Be sure to
thank Jim and Gwen for their support of the festival. They also
sponsored the Starry Night
Awards Gala in March this year.
To keep the festivities on an upbeat, Steve Woods of the Greenheads
will be performing.
August 6, 7 PM at The Old Woods Hole Fire Station
Once again we are pleased to present the winners of the Latent
Image Awards, the annual competition of short films by Emerson
College students. Latent Image is a student-published film journal
at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 1989, theyhave
devoted its pages to the medium of film, with criticism, reviews,
interviews, and more. They are proud to have published student
submissions from universities around the world. The Latent Image
organization meets weekly, and all meetings are open to Emerson
The selection this year includes films which have been accepted
into competition in the Woods Hole Film Festival. Students ranging
from undergraduate to graduate will be on hand to discuss their
films and film education. The presentation is curated by Tyler
For More about Latent Image and its Awards follow this link
Hole Digital Day
August 7, 10 AM - 4 PM at The
Old Woods Hole Fire Station.
Woods Hole Digital Day offers festival
goers and the Woods Hole community the opportunity to interact
with other filmmakers and to learn more about what's involved
in the process of digital filmmaking via informal exhibits and
filmmaker panels in a festive setting. See firsthand some of
the latest consumer to professional digital video cameras, including
HD cameras offered through Boston
Camera Rental Company. Learn hands-on all about the process
of making a movie come alive with Apple iLife '04, Final Cut
Express and Final Cut Pro HD. See how filmmakers use the process
of bluescreen and chromakey to build virtual sets for broadcast
and film, courtesy of ReflecMedia and Bogen Imaging. Attend
a special panel discussion on editing HD footage shot with the
Panasonic Varicam with Final Cut Pro HD, presented by David
Bigelow of Moody Street Pictures. Meet and network with others
interested in digital filmmaking. Woods Hole Digital Day will
go "behind the scenes" to allow festival goers to
get a peek at what's involved in bringing digital elements together
to tell a story. Presentations
throughout the day with product demonstrations downstairs and
short session seminars upstairs. Registration is not required,
seating on first-come-first-served basis
For filmmakers contemplating self-distribution
Saturday, August 7, 11 AM at CO2 - Coffee Obsession, Woods Hole
When we, as solitary independent filmmakers, look for venues
across the country where we can show our films, then trudge
around to those venues, contact the media, (so that people will
come see our film), then find video stores willing to carry
our films and DVDs, are we duplicating each other's efforts?
Do we all have our own "home" turf where we already
know who these players are? Might we exchange information about
venues, media outlets, video stores, etc. so that we're not
starting new every time, in every locale? Might we perhaps create
a catalogue, share in the buying of mailing lists for that catalogue,
create a circuit for our films, a package with a group of films,
and share in the work of contacting theaters, bookers, film
societies, film studies programs at universities, independent
video stores, and the bulk video buyers, like Baker and Ingram?
Might we not pool our resources and hire a publicist, create
a fabulous web site for our films, contract the services of
a fulfillment company, which sends the films out and collects
the money? Might we even buy a filmmaker-operated cable channel?
Can we work together? Can we help each other? If you have ideas
about this or are merely curious, come and chat with us.
Moderated by Nora Jacobson.
Square Script Writers presents
The Writers Workshop: From Idea to Screen
August 7, 1 PM at CO2 - Coffee Obsession, Woods Hole
panel of writers and filmmakers discuss the process of developing
interesting ideas for short films which can reach and audience,
win an award, or develop a career. Moderated by Steve Gianino,
the panel includes Laurie Holman who will present a short film
based on her winning script from last year.
Filmmaking: Up Close and Personal
Smith, Moonrise Films, Aurora Education Project *
[ * Art will participate in the panel via live satellite transmission
Wildlife documentary filmmaker Art Smith is heading a two-person,
human-powered six month expedition into the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge in Northeastern Alaska (ANWR) to produce a feature-length
documentary titled "From ANWR: to Whom It May Concern."
As part of his expedition, Art will document and broadcast the
Arctic Life Cycle to provide live and recorded content for e-classroom
curriculum as part of the Aurora Education Project. This project
is a joint partnership with Cornell University, the National
Wildlife Federation, The Craighead Environmental Research Institute,
the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Tanglewood Nature Center
and Museum and the Murie Center.
for more information
Closing Night Party
& Awards Ceremony
Stay tuned for more information
REEL BLUES FEST
have a show stopping finish for the Festival this year. On the
final Sunday, from four in the afternoon until ten thirty in
the eventing enjoy a leisurely mix of live blues music and music
documentaries at the Cape Cod Melody Tent. With
live music from "Allman Brother" Dickey Betts
and his band Great Southern, Chicago "Queen of the Blues"
Koko Taylor & the Blues Machine, an all-star
band put together for "Saturday Night Live's" G.E.
Smith, and local favorite's Entrain
and three fabulous music films, what better way to spend an
afternoon of family fun (and there is beer and wine). The
"Full Access Pass"
and "The Buzzard's Bay
Weekend Pass" include a ticket to The Reel Blues Fest.
Or you can purchase tickets to The Reel Blues Fest at the Cape
Cod Melody Tent or online through Ticketmaster.
For More Information about the live music and music film line-up
and ticket information Go To THE
REEL BLUES FEST