Locals Shine, Global Films Inspire at Shorts Film Festival

EASTON, MA – September 17, 2017 – An engaged and supportive audience took a break from the late Summer heat to enjoy a dazzling array of super short films this past Sunday as the Oakes Ames Hall hosted the 100-Second Film and Video festival.

The exhibition was presented by Easton Community Access Television  and featured a diverse cross section of films from local artists and students.  The audience took time to select some of their local favorites.  “A Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue” by Noah Potash garned the local audience favorite.  Other well received local films were “Addiction Stories” by Amy MacMannis, “In the Woods” by Kevin Friend and “Save Driving” by Ben Reingold.

“Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue” Noah Potash and Brian Wright

“Addiction Stories” by Amy MacMannis

“In the Woods” Kevin Friend

“Safe Driving” by Ben Reingold

The afternoon also featured an inspiring and thought provoking roster of films from around the world.  These were provided through an exchange with the 60 Second International Film Festival of Pakistan and the International 100 Second Film Festival of Iran.  This brave and novel cultural exchange provides the local audience a window into the world.

“Wounded Tree”

 

100-Second Film Festival continues tradition of Mill City shorts

image source: Liquid Kulak ‘Feel Like You’re Losing Your Grip’

The 100-Second Film Festival reboots back to its roots.  The festival returns in January 2009 to Lowell, Mass reaffirming its community media roots.  Kathleen Pierce wrote an article spotlighting festival in advance of it’s premiere at the 119 Gallery.

Wacky movie transfers from the ’70s, experimental music videos and references from Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver are among them. All Hell Breaks Loose, a humorous submission by Lowell’s Matthew Marchesi about a car getting towed, keeps it quirky.

The event’s strong suit is attracting a slew of amateur videographers from Lowell and Westford, as wel as participants in international film festivals. Because of the ease of technology, artists from all corners of the world have been able to submit videos online.

There is a real energy and support in Lowell for this format of super short film festivals.  Strong partnerships with local organizations such as Lowell Telecommunications Corporation the Revolving Museum  and Medfield.TV are vital in the success of the festival.