2019FESTIVALSCHEDULE

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BRANDING

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8TH

 
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CHANGING THE GAME

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Thursday, August 8th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Transgender high school athletes from across the country compete at the top of their fields, while also challenging the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.

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OPENING NIGHT

FESTIVAL RECEPTION

Thursday, August 8th

8:45pm - 10:30pm

Enjoy a reception at the Two River Theater to welcome the filmmakers, special guests, VIP, and celebrities to the 2019 Monmouth Film Festival!

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17 BLOCKS

FEATURE documentary 

Thursday, August 8th

4:45pm - 6:45pm

Two decades of film footage shows the Sanford family struggling with addiction and gun violence before finding love and acceptance. **Includes Q&A Panel discussion after film with CFC members.

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SHORTS BLOCK A

Thursday, August 8th

9:15pm - 11:30pm

Ways to Look at the Moon (PA), Sometimes, I think about dying (CA), Betty Feeds the Animals (PA), Sombra City (NY), The Clinic (MD), Rogers and Tilden (NY), Lost at Sea (NJ), Dunya’s Day (NY), Misdirection (CA), How to Make a Rainbow (CA).

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THE PRIMROSE

FEATURE NARRATIVE 

Thursday, August 8th

7:00pm - 8:45pm

After ending things with his fiancé, Steve, a recent college graduate, finds outs he is a legacy to a secret party society and moves into a house with seven other post graduate delinquents.

FRIDay, AUGUST 9TH

 

SHORTS BLOCK B

Friday, August 9th

10:15am - 11:45am

Everything’s Fine: a Panic Attack in D Major (NJ), After the Fire (CA), The Dishwasher (NY), Edgecombe (NY), Del Rio (NY), Keepers of the Wild (NY), Come Here Often? (NJ).

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Feature narrative

Friday, August 9th

12pm - 1:45pm

Lila (TALIA BALSAM) has built a fragile tranquility in the Catskill mountain home she shares with her husband Edgar (SCOTT COHEN) and their teen daughters. Soon after the girls leave for summer adventures, Edgar reveals the birth of a child with another woman leaving Lila to a season of explosive loss and reconfiguration. Lila lashes out - exploring the light and dark corners of grief, anger, and desire through her friendship with a younger man (MICHAEL OBERHOLTZER). As Lila's world overturns, those who count on her likewise come undone.

SHORTS BLOCK C

Friday, August 9th

2pm - 4pm

Alpha Mare (IL), When We Were One (Australia), Screaming Place (NY), Widow (CA), Lifetime 3 Brothers 1 Street (NJ), The Cricket Kings of Queens (NY), Pharaoh (NY), Shooter (Australia), Coming Home (Australia), Dear, Dreamer (MN), Bliss of Struggle (Denmark).

A CELEBRITY TALK

WITH SINBAD

Friday, August 9th

6:30pm - 7:30pm 

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the "100 Greatest Standups of all Time", actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades.  Join this intimate discussion with Sinbad and learn about his career, journey, and what new thing's he's working on today! The discussion will be moderated by esteemed News 12 NJ reporter, SallyAnn Mosey.

NETWORKING EVENT

Friday, August 9th

7:00pm - 10:00pm 

Walk the red carpet and join featured filmmakers, artists, actors, agents and press, at the Monmouth Film Festival Networking Event! This 3-hour long catered event, filled with local food and beverages, is a great, energetic atmosphere to connect with artists to help make your creations come to life! Featured companies in attendance will include the world's most trusted casting resource, Backstage, the New Jersey Film Commission, Blackmagic Design, FujiFilm, and the renowned New York Film Academy. Discover the great opportunities and services available to get your next production on the go!

FILM EXPO DAY 1

Friday, August 9th

7:00pm - 10:00pm 

The biggest names in ground-breaking production technology have never been closer to home! Come on down to the Monmouth Film Festival at the Two River Theater for the Free Digital Film Expo Event! get hands-on with new products from some of the industry's favorite companies including Blackmagic Design, Fujifilm, Angelbird Technologies, Cineroid, OZEN Camera Support, Maingear, Unique Photo, GenEnergy Batteries, BoxCast, and more! All right here at the Monmouth Film Festival in Red Bank, NJ! 

HURDLE

Feature Documentary

Friday, August 9th

4:15pm - 6:15pm

In the shadow of a wall stands a new generation of Palestinian. With defiant creativity they prove that no matter the height of the obstacle, one can always climb.

THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN Documentary

feature DOCUMENTARY

Friday, August 9th

7:45pm - 9:15pm

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

SHORTS BLOCK D

Friday, August 9th

9:30pm - 11:30pm

The Cure (NY), Outcast (CA), The Follower (CA), Stanley Stellar: Here for This Reason (NY), Eva (Spain), Guns Found Here (NY), The Neighbors’ Window (NY), Shooter (Australia), Foggy Days (Sweden), The Phantom 52 (NY).

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH

SHORTS BLOCK E

Saturday, August 10th

10:00am - 11:45am

Untitled: A Love Story (NJ), Portraitist (Luxembourg), Swift (NY), Resonance (NY), I Will Not Write Unless I am Swaddled in Furs (New Zealand), All of Me (GA), 48 Hours With Muhammad Ali (UK), The Forgotten Archipelago (CA), The Trial (NY).

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Saturday, August 10th

12pm - 1:15pm

No Faith In The Streets (NJ), Title Track (NJ), Third Party Witness (NJ), Happy Birthday (NJ), Love Story (NJ), My Dad Has Work In The Morning (NJ), Fermata (NJ), Chance Encounter (NJ).

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feature narrative

Saturday, August 10th

1:30pm - 3:00pm

A young cross-country skier bonds with a volunteer doctor in the Olympic athletes village.

DIGITAL FILM EXPO

Saturday, August 10th

12:00pm - 8:00pm 

The biggest names in ground-breaking production technology have never been closer to home! Come on down to the Monmouth Film Festival at the Two River Theater for the Free Digital Film Expo Event! get hands-on with new products from some of the industry's favorite companies including Blackmagic Design, Fujifilm, Angelbird Technologies, Cineroid, OZEN Camera Support, Maingear, Unique Photo, GenEnergy Batteries, BoxCast, and more! All right here at the Monmouth Film Festival in Red Bank, NJ! 

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GETTING STARTED:

DAVINCI RESOLVE 16

Saturday, August 10th

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Join Blackmagic Design at the Monmouth Film Festival for an introduction into DaVinci Resolve 16; the world’s only solution that combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post production all in one software tool! 

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COLOR GRADING:

DAVINCI RESOLVE 16

Saturday, August 10th

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Learn how and why you should use the primary and secondary grading features, along with how to read scopes. This will teach you how to make informed decisions so you can accurately balance shots.

INDUSTRY PANEL

Saturday, August 10th

3:15pm - 4:30pm 

The Industry Film Panel combines education and inspiration as some of the industry's finest professionals take the stage speaking about their beginnings and roles in the industry. Hear from and speak to these professionals as they answer the questions that are on your mind. Jumpstart your career at the Monmouth Film Festival Panel Event!

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GETTING STARTED:

DAVINCI RESOLVE 16

Saturday, August 10th

4:45pm - 5:45pm

Join Blackmagic Design at the Monmouth Film Festival for an introduction into DaVinci Resolve 16; the world’s only solution that combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post production all in one software tool! 

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LOW TIDE

feature NARRATIVE

Saturday, August 10th

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Alan, Red, and Smitty spend high summer on the Jersey Shore roving the boardwalk and getting into trouble. But the discovery of good old fashioned treasure sets the friends on an escalating course of suspicion and violence in this atmospheric thriller.

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SHORTS BLOCK F

Saturday, August 10th

4:45pm - 6:15pm

Now You Know (NY), Papa (UK), Ballet After Dark (NY), Dear Dad (NJ), Liberty (CA), How Does It Start (NY), Still Plays With Trains (NJ).

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SHORTS BLOCK G

Saturday, August 10th

8:45pm - 10:30pm

Under Covers (NY), The Conniver, the Backbiter, the Louse, & the Rogues (NJ), Jamaal: Through The Lens (NY), Lockdown (NY), Whiteout (NY), 605 Adults 304 Children (CA), Spring ‘99/Summer ’00 (NJ), That Doe Zone (NY), Heroines (NY), A Long Way From Home (NY).

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COLOR GRADING:

DAVINCI RESOLVE 16

Saturday, August 10th

6pm - 7pm

Learn how and why you should use the primary and secondary grading features, along with how to read scopes. This will teach you how to make informed decisions so you can accurately balance shots.

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feature documentary

Saturday, August 10th

10:45pm - 12:15am

Released in 1995, Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. You Don't Nomi traces the film's redemptive journey from notorious flop to cult classic, and maybe even masterpiece.

*Viewer discretion is advised - nudity.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH

SHORTS BLOCK H

Sunday, August 11th

10:00am - 11:30am

The Lost Weekend (NJ), Washed Away (CA), Remnants (NJ), Window Shopping (NJ), 3 Sleeps (UK), Undiscovered (NY), Where the Spider Spins its Web (NJ), Will I Say So (NY). 

FREE WORKSHOP

The art of the audition

Sunday, August 11th

12pm - 1pm

A comprehensive Casting Workshop, for both Actors and Filmmakers, which focuses on a variety of key concepts that artists can use to make the most of the Audition Process. Veteran Casting Director Roger Del Pozo will focus on how Actors can Audition Successfully and book more roles and how Directors can use the Audition Process creatively to enhance and elevate their projects. 

BURNING CANE

feature NARRATIVE

Sunday, August 11th

2:45pm - 4:30pm

Amongst the cane fields of rural Louisiana, an aging mother struggles between her religious convictions and the love of her son. Starring Wendell Pierce.

SHORTS BLOCK J

Sunday, August 11th

4:45pm - 6:15pm

Ghosts of Sugarland (NY), Processing (NJ), Bennifer (NY), Xia Xian (Spain), Cannonball (CA), Hot Dog (Germany), Rocks! The Musical (NJ).

FREE WORKSHOP

THE ART OF PRODUCING

Sunday, August 11th

10:30am - 11:30am

You have your script in hand, but now what? Take a trip behind the scenes of producing to learn how to discover your talent, locations, crew, and make it all work within your budget. Join award-winning Producer David Schoner.

 

SHORTS BLOCK I

Sunday, August 11th

1pm - 2:30pm

Daughter of Ruin (NJ), Flyby (CA), One of the Thousands (CA), The Sleepover (ID), Stepdaddy (CA), The Greats (NJ), Feathers (NY).

FREE WORKSHOP

The art of the pitch

Sunday, August 11th

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Do you have a concept you are looking to pitch but don't know how? Learn the invaluable techniques and tips on how to prepare for a pitch to network executives and at film festivals, as well as common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid in delivering your pitch. 

The Field afar:

the story of fr. vincent

capodanno

Sunday, August 11th

6:30pm - 7:50pm

The life story of Father Vincent Capodanno, a Catholic Priest who received the Medal of Honor for his valor as a chaplain to the Marine Corps during some of the most harrowing battles of the Vietnam war.

NJ VETERANS FILMS

Sunday, August 11th

11:45am - 12:45pm

A special presentation of New Jersey Vietnam short films from filmmaker Tom Phillips. "Forgotten" and "Vietnam Aftermath". This hour long special screening also includes a Q&A with the filmmakers and Veterans featured in the films.

NJ HIGH SCHOOL FILM

SHOWCASE

Sunday, August 11th

1:30pm - 2:45pm

It's a girl, Abnormalities, George Gray, The Journey, Inkshed, Angela, Hard Times, X Ways To Make Money, Repeat.

A collection of hand picked award-winning student films from High Schools across Monmouth County, New Jersey.

FREE WORKSHOP

The art of the scene

Sunday, August 11th

4:45pm - 5:45pm

As a director, what’s in front of the camera is only as important as what’s happening behind the camera. Learn the terms, techniques and settings that all go behind composing your scene. You’ll walk through setting up the camera, lens and angle choices, exposure, lighting, and more!

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Sunday, August 11th

8pm - 9:30pm

Operation First Light (NJ), Preparation (NJ), Blackout (NJ), Project Cadmus (NJ), The Best Way to Murder (NJ), Mage Hunter (NJ), The Process (NJ), Three Sonnets (NJ).

AWARDS CEREMONY

& RECEPTION

Sunday, August 11th

9:30pm - 10:30pm 

The Monmouth Film Festival Grand Jury has voted...and so have you! Attend this annual ceremony to see who the 2019 Winners are!

THE 2019

AFTERPARTY

After the Awards Ceremony.

P.O. Box 274

Holmdel, New Jersey

Tel: 732-344-0946

© 2018-19  Monmouth Film Festival Inc.

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