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Altfest program for December 13th 2017

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6:00PM ALTFEST FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Eddie Shore COLD STORAGE (2016, 28 minutes, digital)
Winter Provincetown

Roger Kingsepp TWIRL DIARY 21 (2017, 32 minutes, digital)
A 40-something filmmaker reads the sex, or “twirl,” diary of his 20-something self on the New York City streets outside (former) commercial sex establishments in Manhattan and Brooklyn where the activity occurred.

7:15PM ALTFEST SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Dewi Tan & Benjamin Zhang THE CYCLE (2017, 14 minutes, digital)
Paul Baker SILENT (2016, 20 minutes, digital)
Anna Gordon DRESSED AS GIRL (2017, 21 minutes, digital)

8:15PM ALTFEST FIRST FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION

Akina Van de Velde NOW / HERE (2015, 63 minutes, digital)
John, a bartender/photographer struggles to find balance in his day-to day as he deals with the loss of his fiancé. Whether stuck in the past, or learning what it means to truly let go, him and his two roommates learn through each other what it means to be present, or now/here.

9:30PM ALTFEST SECOND FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION

Sridhar Rangayan BREAKING FREE (2015, 82 minutes, digital)
Filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan embarks on a personal journey to expose the human rights violations faced by the LGBTQ community in India due to a draconian law Section 377 and homophobic social mores of a patriarchal society.

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AltFest Program for October 18th 2017

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7:15PM ALTFEST FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Art

Paul Scheufler TASTE OF LOVE (2017, 5 minutes, digital)
Duane Michals THE PLEASURE OF THE GLOVE (2016, 6 minutes, digital)
Yun Xie FOOTSTEPS (2017, 9 minutes, digital)
Lisa Donato THE NEWS TODAY (2017, 13 minutes, digital)
Julia Campanelli 116 (2017, 15 minutes, digital)

8:15PM ALTFEST SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM

John Chatwin I CONTACTED POISON CONTROL (2016, 14 minutes, digital)
Asley George SOMETIMES, FOREVER (2016, 18 minutes, digital)
Ramzi Shatara THE PROFESSIONALS (2017, 29 minutes, digital)

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AltFest program for March 29th 2017

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AltFest present a night of films about stuff

6:00PM ALTFEST FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Ran Miyako A BLANK (2016, 6 minutes, digital)
Adva Reichman SILHOUETTE (2016, 6 minutes, digital)
Debora Hirsch & Laia Filiberti BEFORE NIGHT FALLS (2016, 10 minutes, digital)
Penelope Lawson NUMB (2016, 10 minutes, digital)
Tonya Pinkins WHAT CAME AFTER (2016, 19 minutes, digital)

7:15PM ALTFEST FEATURE PRESENTATION
Brandon Ruckdashel GRINDER (83 minutes, digital)
Luke, an innocent teenager, in search of his sexual identity, leaves his abusive home in the suburbs for the promise of a modeling job in New York City and falls into the dark world of New York nightlife.

9:00PM ALTFEST DOCUMENTARY PRESENTATION
Jen Araki & Brook Whitmore WE GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE (2015, 79 minutes, digital)
We Gotta Get Out Of Here is a feature length documentary that chronicles the journeys of five youth struggling to beat the odds as they navigate their way out of the foster care system in Los Angeles, California.

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AltFest program for March 21st 2017

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Altfest presents the final episodes of History the webseries and a local LGBTQ Doc

6:00PM ALTFEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM
Vince Pellegrino TALK IT OUT (2016, 53 minutes, digital)
The personal and often emotional stories shared by all the participants in this film is intended to help 'shed a light' on abusive communication, both past and present, and the ways in which these men and young people, channeled that shame into pride through addressing that shame and bullying "head on.”

7:15PM ALTFEST WEBSERIES PROGRAM
Samuel Long SEX SHARK: EP 1 PILOT (2016, 8 minutes, digital)
Jack Tracy HISTORY: EP 5 “MASC ONLY” (2016, 23 minutes, digital)
Jack Tracy HISTORY: EP 6 “LETTING GO” (2016, 30 minutes, digital)

8:30PM ALTFEST FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Richard Louprasong THE MAN CRUSH (2016, 11 minutes, digital)
Reid Waterer BED BUDDIES (2016, 16 minutes, digital)

9:30PM ALTFEST SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Ronit Pinto MURDER’S SWEET SCENT (2016, 17 minutes, digital)
Amanda Milius THE LOTUS GUN (2016, 25 minutes, digital)
Sasha Pezenik I AM HER (2016, 35 minutes, digital)

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AltFest program for February 8th 2017

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AltFest presents the second installment of the LGBTQ webseries “History”

6:00PM ALTFEST WEBSERIES PROGRAM
Jack Tracy HISTORY: EP 3 “THE BAD GUY” (2016, 26 minutes, digital)
Jack Tracy HISTORY: EP 4 “SAYING YES” (2016, 28 minutes, digital)

7:15PM ALTFEST FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION
Judy Ruzylo HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAMMY MOON (2016, 70 minutes, digital)

8:45PM ALTFEST SECOND FEATURE PRESENTATION
Steve Schmidt THE ROAD TO TOPHET (2014, 87 minutes, digital)
Charlie, a french-Canadian kid, smuggles drugs over the American border into northern Ontario to make some extra cash. When he decides he wants out, his boss sets him up to lose a shipment. Now trapped in the job, he sees no way out ... until his friend Johnny shows up with a bunch of gambling debts and one bad idea that leads them both down the Road to Tophet.

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AltFest program for January 11th 2017

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AltFest presents a an LGBT webseries

6:00PM ALTFEST WEBSERIES PROGRAM
Erin Ryan MEET CAROLE (2016, 8 minutes, digital)
Jack Tracy HISTORY: EP 1 “VOID” (2016, 31 minutes, digital)
Jack Tracy HISTORY: EP 2 “APARTMENT 8” (2016, 33 minutes, digital)

7:30PM ALTFEST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
David Bonneville GYPSY (2013, 18 minutes, digital)
Marc Ponthus GIRL STREAMING (2015, 14 minutes, digital)

8:45PM ALTFEST FEATURE PRESENTATION

Maura Anderson HEARTLAND (2016, 98 minutes, video)

A young artist, struggling with a recent death, finds escape in a reckless affair with her brother's girlfriend. HEARTLAND was filmed on location in Oklahoma. It premiered March 2016 at the Cinequest Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature Drama. Please check SEE IT for current screenings.

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AltFest Special Program for October 12th

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Wednesday / October 12th

AltFest presents a an LGBTQ and Erotic program

6:00PM ALTFEST FEATURETTE PROGRAM

Junting Zhou VANILLA (2016, 15 minutes, video)
Daryen Ru PLEASE (2016, 40 minutes, video)

7:15 ALTFEST SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Evan Storch A LILLY IN BLOOM (2016, 6 minutes, video)
Zachary Clarence THE WOMEN’S BATHROOM PROJECT (2016, 6 minutes, video)
Nathalie Alvarez FILIP (2015, 11 minutes, video)
Daniel Daly DRESS IN BLACK (2016, 12 minutes, video)
Mili Earnst NOW YOU SEE HER (2016, 18 minutes, video)

8:15PM ALTFEST FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION

Rocky Costanzo DITCH PARTY (2016, 83 minutes, video)
Five students trap themselves in the basement of their high school during an all-out assault on students and faculty.

10:00PM ALTFEST SECOND FEATURE PRESENTATION

Adam Romanchik LIV, JACK, BERRY (2016, 84 minutes, video)
Liv struggles through a deteriorating relationship with her brother as her girlfriend, Berry begins to suspect that something is watching them.

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AltFest Special Program for August

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Wednesday / August 10th

NewFilmmakers presents a special AltFest Program

6:00PM ALTFEST NEW YORK SPECIAL PROGRAM

Susan Thomson GHOST EMPIRE § SINGAPORE (2016, 60 minutes, video)
Ghost Empire is a film project series, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, which explores the legacy of British colonialism on LGBTI rights around the world. Currently half of the countries which criminalize homosexuality use British colonial laws or revised versions of these laws which means that British colonial laws are responsible for criminalizing LGBTI people in over 40 countries.

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