2018 RP Short Film Festival Takes To The Screen

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Published: September 28, 2018 @ 12:00 PM EDT

Close to 50 mini-movies from hundreds of entries throughout the world will be shown at this year’s Roselle Park Short Film Festival this Saturday – September 29th – during the Roselle Park Arts Festival from 1 p.m. till 9 o’clock in the evening.

The juried entries range from a little under 90 seconds to 25 minutes and include genres in drama, comedy, horror, animation, documentary, and experimental cinema. From first-time filmmakers to seasoned professionals, from studio-quality productions to those made on free digital software, a wide swath of cinematic art will grace two screens – one at the Casano Community Center and the other at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library.

The Casano Community Center will be showing:

Section
Time
SHORT FILMS FROM AMERICA
- Limbo
- The Mall
- Deadpanze
- Writer's Block
- Hair Trigger
- Lovecraftian Logistics
- Carrie's First Kiss
- Smoke Grenade
- Crude Picnic Drilling
- Dear Eloise
- Words In Stone
- Father's Day
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SHORT FILMS FROM NEW JERSEY
- The Writer
- The Night Watchman
- Flare
- Writer's Block
- Deep-Seated
- Conflict
- Duct Tape Fixes Everything
- Morning Monsters
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
FILMMAKING AND SOCIAL MEDIA:
A SPECIAL "BUZZFEED" PRESENTATION
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
THE WINNERS' CIRCLE
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library’s schedule is as follows:

Section
Time
ANIMATION FOR ADULTS
- Futureworld
- Peach Blossom Fish
- Battery Remaining
- Algebra Noir
- Scope
- Determination
- Perforations
1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
DOCUMENTARIES
- The Veteran Wood Turner
- Family Rewritten
- Maestro Featuring Beethoven's 5th
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
CELEBRATION OF INDIA
- UNARMED PERSPECTIVE: Answers in Unexpected Places
- PRAWNS
- You and Me
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
CELEBRATION OF LATIN AMERICA
- Samba Brasileña
- Where the sky sets the clock
- Beyond Dreamers
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
AROUND THE WORLD
- Whoever Was Using This Bed
- IN A WORD
- The Photographer
- Inlove
- Swamp Affair
- Nomad
- Bootyful
- REPLICANT
4:35 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

The film festival will conclude with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. to announce winning entries at the main stage along Chestnut Street by the library. This will be followed by a showcase of 2018 award-winning films.

Tonight will have a selection of the festival’s short films accompanied by a meet & greet with filmmakers along with other movie lovers at Climax Brewing Company.

The open-air screening will include award-winning beer – at a nominal charge – for those who are 21-years-old and over. Those under the legal age to drink alcohol will have soft drinks available to them.

Films to be shown tonight include:

  • How It Feels to Be Hungover
  • Microbial Control
  • 4 lessons about love, horses and trees…
  • Sunscapades
  • Kenya
  • Nothin
  • Euthanasia Pines
  • Cierra, No!
  • No Laughing Matter
  • IMAGINATION
  • Bae
  • Therapy, Bro

Climax Brewery is located at 112 Valley Road.

The Casano Community Center is located at 314 Chestnut Street.

The Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library is located at 404 Chestnut Street.

More information on the film entries for this year’s film festival can be found by clicking here.

[Editor’s Note: Saul Qersdyn was a judge for the 2018 Roselle Park Short Film Festival and a screener for this year’s festival.]