Q&A with Filmmakers Immediately Following Each Screening Block
Thursday, February 11
Thursday, 5-7p: Red Carpet & Patron Check-In
Thursday, 7p: Opening Ceremonies & Feature Film
CONSPIRACY CONNECTION DIRECTOR: Casey Schlosser A conspiracy theory talk show host creates his own story called 'Operation Hepa' which becomes wildly popular
Friday, February 12
Friday, 12-1:30p: Shorts
FIVE SENSES OF LUST DIRECTOR: Renata Green-Garber When communication breaks down with her Husband Kyle, Charlene's dreams start to become more prevalent. Her reality begins to fade and something else entirely comes to the surface, something Charlene is not ready to confront.
COMPANY OF CHANGE DIRECTOR: Wendy McColm A young woman, stuck in the repetition of life seeks help from a company to change her life, but after the knock comes to the door she has no choice but to accept her fate and come face to face with her inner thoughts to find her truth.
FRANCISVILLE DIRECTOR:Jonathan Pappas A battle of wills unfolds as an eccentric Philly tour guide tries to recruit a young apprentice.
ART IMITATES DIRECTOR: Paul E Allan & Elizabeth Yoder The year 2032 is an actors dystopia where all human performances have become obsolete, replaced with digital entertainment avatars that look entirely real. A young Shakespearean actor, Cleo, realizes too late that trading her passion for fame and fortune comes with a hefty price.
EVERYTHING AND NOTHING DIRECTOR: Chris Mercury and Edward William Wasser A woman discovers the toughest thing to earn in life is authentic love.
Friday, 1:30-2:30p Shorts
SHAKE IT DIRECTOR: Rey Torres, Arun Storrs In this mockumentary, a camera crew follows dilettante Amanda as she goes on a date with Joey, the man she thinks is 'the one'!
TICKETED DIRECTOR: Shantal Freedman Jackie, a small-town beat cop, longs for a life of action and excitement. When an old man, a stolen lotto ticket, and a group of thieves finally provide the opportunity, she questions just what it is she wants.
CONFLICTED DIRECTOR: Ingaborg Eiland A 35 year old Christian virgin is raped and impregnated by her attacker leaving her to question her faith.
Friday, 2:30-4p Shorts
PSYCHIDYLLIC DIRECTOR: Meredith Aristone Portrait of a young woman growing up in a world viewed through a different lens.
DARCY'S TALE DIRECTOR: Bianca Arvin This prequel to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice follows the story of Mr. Darcy, circa 1960’s New York, and his interracial love affair that ruins the lives of two women and jeopardizes his family’s estate.
STOP DIRECTOR: Gabriel De Santi A glimpse in a suffering mind leads to the inevitable.
THE REQUEST DIRECTOR: Andrew Catania After arriving at a Christmas party with his violin, Travis is asked to play music requests from guests. Unfortunately, everyone begins to realize that for some requests, it does hurt to ask.
Friday, 5-7p: Red Carpet & Patron Check-In
Friday, 7-1op Feature Film
37 - A FINAL PROMISE DIRECTOR: Randall Batinkoff Rock Star, Adam Webb, plans to fulfill a vow to kill himself on his 37th birthday to atone for a horrible crime he committed as a child. With only 12 weeks to go before his expiration date (and release of his final album) he meets and falls madly in love with Jemma Johnstone, who has a dark secret of her own
Saturday, February 13
Saturday, 9-10:30a Shorts
DIONA BRAUN - GUN GIRL DIRECTOR: Gorby Shih Unhinged assassin Diona Braun sneaks into a police station and wrecks havoc.
THE EXTERMINATORS DIRECTOR: Paul Duna, Derek Dimir, Julia Kern, Garret Boyd, Josh Aikin A poignant coming of age tale centered on an agent and his protégé.
INSPIRED DIRECTOR: Liz Buda After a dry spell of inspiration, Kevin and Tyler go to a film festival, reawakening their passion. Unfortunately, making a movie isn't as easy as they thought it would be.
HUMBLE ABODE DIRECTOR: Paul Boskovich Kevin seeks to move out of his mother's home.
SEE ME SEE YOU DIRECTOR: Natalie Kim A cop with anger management issues is having a bad day. Things change when she meets a perp who surprises her.
HIDDEN PATH DIRECTOR: Ellis Meng Meng Do you believe there is a secret heaven somewhere in a mountain?
BIRTHDAY DIRECTOR: Chris King When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that life ahead for them is going to be a difficult and yet amazing journey.
MAX DIRECTOR: VICTORIA ANNE GREENWOOD After the recent passing of her father, a young woman is left alone to reflect on her sudden breakup while battling depression.
Saturday, 10:30a-12p Shorts
BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY DIRECTOR: Steven Adams A Vietnam veteran's forty year search to deliver his best friend's last letter to his adopted daughter is finally over. But his message is not well received.
UNDERDOG DIRECTOR: Xenia Leblanc A romantic comedy about the perks of being an underdog.
REFLECTIONS DIRECTOR: Graham Lee Aspiring actress Flo Ming lives in the shadow of "It Girl" Yolanda Rose until she visits a mystical plastic surgeon that gives her the worse thing imaginable: everything she always wanted.
STYX INN DIRECTOR: Zhan Wang In a highly capitalist society where the suicide rate is soaring, a 19-year-old pregnant girl is losing her willingness to live and decides to use the services of a hotel, the Styx Inn, specialized in assisted suicides. There, she meets a mysterious room service boy.
Saturday, 1-2:30p Shorts
AMERICAN SPOTTER DIRECTOR: Harris Markson A sniper and his spotter are on a mission to take out a deadly target... but someone's feelings get in the way.
THE LETTER DIRECTOR: Jeff Savant A woman married to a marine deployed in Iraq sent a Dear John letter after an argument, but later regrets her decision because of what the letter might make her husband do.
ALIEN COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR: Kris and Kurtis Theorin Sometimes communicating with the opposite sex can be as alien as communicating with well... an alien. This slightly sci-fi short film is a touching coming of age story that the awkward in all of us can relate to.
THE DISTURBANCE DIRECTOR: David Palmieri A desperate husband and a shamed detective have until midnight to solve a kidnapping.
DARK STAR DIRECTOR: Nicholas Woods Three strangers help one another reach a star ship that will help them escape the planet, which as become military controlled.
Saturday, 2:30-3:30p Shorts
SYNC DIRECTOR: Anna Salinas A young woman attempts to resist the natural consequences of living with a female roommate.
ADADOLISI - A FILM ABOUT GRACE DIRECTOR: Brenna Carnuccio The art of eucharisteo and finding joy in the mundane, the beauty in the every day.
INTRASPECTO DIRECTOR: Raymond Cinemato In his final attempt to rehabilitate an emotionally and psychologically tortured female patient, a psychotherapist turns to unconventional methods in a private weekend session that reveals the truth of inner darkness.
HONESTY TRIAL DIRECTOR: Chris Valenti A new couple decides to have an “honesty' trial at the beginning of their relationship so there are no surprises down the road. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea…
Saturday, 3:30-5p Shorts
ALYONA DIRECTOR: Sean Mo Williams A short story about an unhappy wife who decides to go on an exquisite sexual adventure.
GETTING MEISNERED DIRECTOR: Kellyann Chippendale One great teacher can change your whole life.
BUNNY WITH A CHAINSAW DIRECTOR: Kylia Azevedo-Jones, Ariana Chaichi Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets the Easter bunny.
DINNER FOR TWO DIRECTOR: Alan Weischedel Five short films about five couples who have only one thing in common: they happen to be having dinner at the same restaurant on the same night.
Saturday, 7-1op Feature Film and Special Guest Speaker
SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS Directed By Arthur Allan Seidelman What begins as an hilariously caustic relationship between a Florida retiree and her in-home dance instructor, eventually blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Cha-Cha.
Sunday, February 14
Sunday, 9-10:30a Shorts
COMING OUT DIRECTOR: Mike Brooks After confiding in a friend, a young man decides to tell his family the truth.
A BEAUTIFUL THING DIRECTOR: MARCUS LOW A story that portrays the ups and downs of falling in love, loving yourself, and remembering that there is always hope for the future.
THE RAGE AGAINST PEACE DIRECTOR: Bianca Arvin Reporter Kris Starke sets out to expose self-proclaimed savior Peace Anne Love as a fraud.
WANDERERS DIRECTOR: Graham Lee A young woman takes refuge in the rainy desert to scatter the ashes of her brother when she has a fateful encounter with a vagabond song and dance man.
DOUBLE INDEMNIFIED DIRECTOR: Heidi Schlitt, Heather Schlitt, Jessica Gallant A hard boiled detective finds himself in hot water when he discovers that the suspect he fell in love with, has a secret.
UNRELATED DIRECTOR: Amanda McCann A desperate young woman, expecting a marriage proposal, is sabotaged by her psychotic sister.
DISCONNECTED DIRECTOR: Sean Mo Williams When his car breaks down on his birthday, a young man must face his greatest fear, a phone call to his father
IF YOU COULD ONLY BE YOU DIRECTOR: Jared Kahn A coming of age stories that identifies the relationship between a father and son who are both at crossroads with their true identities
Sunday, 10:30a-12p Shorts
TESSA DIRECTOR: William Gabriel Grier After a "misunderstanding" in bed, Anna tries to clear things up with Derek but seems to only make it worse.
DIMINISHED DIRECTOR: Marius Layus Maizee and Ed experience a miscarriage that leads to a discourse in their marriage. Maizee has a very difficult time coping with the loss.
MISS NOBODY DIRECTOR: Adam Hodge Talia, a former assassin, seeks revenge against the man who killed her family.
DREAMCATCHER DIRECTOR: Gabriel De Santi A man waking up at the same spot of a recurring dream takes it upon himself to move on and see the conclusion of the dream.
GOOD MORROW DIRECTOR: Brad Wong When a young woman is selected to be cryogenically frozen and sent to the future she must choose between staying with the family that she loves or face uncertain survival to take care of them
Sunday, 1-2p Shorts
FOUND DIRECTOR: Jessie Rabideau The story of a girl who endures a great loss before a walk in her neighborhood leads to stumbling upon new treasures. By the end, she has discovered something truly remarkable.
SWAP DIRECTOR: Lincoln Hoppe After getting caught in the act, a cheating husband must spin the ultimate lie to save his marriage.
IMPASTO DIRECTOR: Alexander Sharp One rogue detective finds that he has placed his daughter’s life in the balance in a game of cat and mouse between him and a vicious serial killer. The killer, whose M.O. is to paint his murdered victims on canvas, impasto style, aims to make this last kill his masterpiece
BORDERLINE DIRECTOR: David Osorio, Kieran Shea While on patrol, Border Patrol Agent Manny Bonilla makes a grisly discovery. But has someone -- or something -- led him to it?
Sunday, 2-3p Shorts
LIKE THE ANT DIRECTOR: Nicholas Woods A care-free penniless street urchin tries to teach a depressed wealthy man the meaning of happiness by pondering the life of an ant.
SQUATTER'S RIGHTS DIRECTOR: Doug Van Bebber You never know who you're going to meet while waiting in line for the bathroom in LA.
THE INCOMPLETE LOVE TRIANGLE DIRECTOR: Alan Weischedel The saddest thing in the world is never to be loved at all.
MAKE LIKE A DOG DIRECTOR: Marshall Allman Frustrated, angry and infertile, Stanley and Elvira will try anything to pull their relationship out of the dog house
Sunday, 3-5p Feature Film
TWELVE DIRECTORS: Nicholas Acosta, Laura Azevedo, Kim Beavers, Devin Crittenden, William Gabriel Grier, Lincoln Hoppe, Lacy McClory, P.J. Ochlan, Kathleen Randazzo, Matthew Stevens, Scott Trost, Doug van Bebber 12 filmmakers. 12 films. One movie. TWELVE is a unique film that features a rare collaboration between a group of award-winning filmmakers following the months of a year in LA, beginning with January. It leads the audience on a fun, funny, heartfelt and sometimes tragic journey through the eyes of various characters
Sunday, 8p 2016 PWFF Awards Ceremony
Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances" ~ Sanford Meisner