Sunday, June 5, 5:30 pm, Festival Tent
(Q&A with filmmakers after screening)
$11 in advance, $12 at the door
Join us for our Closing Night showcase of local films as we highlight the work of our talented and artistic filmmaker community here in Mendocino. Travel through time, space, and the unique place we call Mendocino with these short films from homegrown directors.
Enjoy the winning film from this spring’s 96-Hour Film contest at Mendocino High School. Salute these talented youths for their impressive work and celebrate the success of young filmmakers we are sure to see more of in the future.
Directed by Maya Neumeier. In this mysterious and moody piece, a woman is plagued by memories of her late husband. 10 min.
Directed by Flora Skivington. Featuring local expert Greg Guisti at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center, Nesting Turkey Vultures explores the lives of these little-observed birds and examines new threats arising from human encroachment. 4 min.
Directed by Mischa Hedges. Fortunate Farm has provided hope and employment to aspiring young farmers here on the coast. In this short film produced with the support of North Coast Brewing Company, a young farmer explains what drew her to farming and how local grains are transforming North Coast Brewing Company ales for the better. 3 min.
Directed by Nanak Mccann. In this production featuring a local cast, a young man struggles to let go, as he copes with grief and change in the aftermath of his father’s death. 19 min.
Directed by Nelsen Brazill. In this catchy 1940s-esque music video for Erin Brazill and the Brazillionaires’ new song “Theories About You,” a woman imagines what a man might be like — and things go downhill from there. 7 min.
Directed by Pablo Abuliak. Let the dancers of the Mendocino Dance Project take you on a journey through Mendocino, from dramatic sand dunes to redwood forests. As they dance, the beauty of their art form and the natural scenery merge into one amazing film.
Following the films, stay for a Q&A with our local filmmakers and a special performance by the Mendocino Dance Project.