First and foremost THANK YOU to everyone who submitted their short films for our consideration! We received a great number of short film and microfilm submissions, and as one of 3 jury members (with August Aguilar, and Mark Kelly) I must say, IT WAS NO EASY TASK!
For those filmmakers whose films were not selected at this time, KEEP AT IT!! The fact you you completed a film project, and submitted it to a film festival is an AWESOME accomplishment! And we hope to hear from you again at one of our other film festivals down the road.
For the dozen films that we have the selected for the first ever SUDS & CINEMA – Knoxville: We’re honored to be showcasing your film at our event!!
Hunted – 0:52
Cheetos – 0:41
Tennis – 3:00
Don’t Die – 3:19
Drop Frame – 6:58
Foreword – 7:53
Back to the Drawing board – 11:18
Voice in the Radio – 9:24
I will not Disappear – 9:20
Papa – 14:37
The Workout – 3:10
Self Checkout – 4:00
Congratulations to all of the Official Film Selections!
Join us at Brickyard Bar & BBQ in Knoxville, TN on Saturday, Sept 28th to check out these films on the big screen– grab a craft beer, check out some live music, and stick around to the end of this FREE event to see what films win the official festival film awards!
CinemaSlice is proud to present the first ever SUDS & CINEMA – HOLIDAY PARTY in Memphis, TN! CinemaSlice is heading back to WiseAcre Brewing Co to celebrate short films and craft beer this holiday season (12/7/19)! We’ll not only be celebrating short films and craft beer, we’ll also be holding a ornament decorating contest, ugly sweater contest, and other holiday fun!
We’re looking for short films and micro films from all genres– as long they’re themed for the holiday season!
Submit your films NOW at FilmFreeway.com/Suds-Memphis
Following CinemaSlice’s first ever Suds & Cinema event in Grove City, OH, we just had to write up mini reviews for each official selection that screened! Without further ado, let’s get into these REEL REVIEWS!
directed by NaimDavid
A woman(Mary K. Riestenberg) begins to clean up after the gruesome murder of another woman(CelesteBlandon). She quickly finds that there are more important things to worry about than her blood soaked hands.
A very effective horror short in terms of setting and characters. In the short runtime it is well established that something terrifying has happened. The actors do a tremendous job with their movements and mannerisms to help flesh out this feeling of dread. I could have used a more in terms of plot but I understand that this was probably a purposeful choice.
4 out of 6 Reels
directed by MatthewMCREllisonII
The psychedelic trip of a clown whose drink of choice is Corn 4 Gold.
An animated short done in a very unique and creative style. As a piece of art this is a captivating look into a mad alternate universe where everything pulses with a fast and frenetic energy. Looking at it as a film, I would say it’s lacking in plot with no real narrative thread to speak of.
3 out of 6 Reels
directed by AlexCaperton
A girl(RachelHass) is having a fun and relaxing night eating junk food and playing video games. Fun and relaxing until she hears a sound coming from outside her bedroom window.
This horror short has a nice advancement of creeping dread from beginning to end. I enjoyed the use of video gaming in the film. As a video gamer I use the hobby as a relaxer and can imagine how the girl may have felt before the creepy events begin. Personally, the ending left me on a bit of a cliffhanger and I would have liked to have seen more. A very effective thriller nonetheless.
4 out of 6 Reels
directed by MichaelDeSanto
Amanda(KenziePhillips) and Ryan(CharlesWetzelJr.) have just purchased a new home. Hilarity ensues when they find that the house is very lonely and would like some special favors done in return.
Enjoyable horror comedy that has fun characters and writing that is consistently funny. The writing is effective in that each character is specifically written for. This makes the characters distinctive and they don’t share the same jokes and personalities. I also have to mention the special effects, which were stellar for a low-budget film. My only minor criticism is that the story, while still very funny, was a bit disjointed and felt like we were just moving from scene to scene without much substance. Still a very funny and crowd pleasing film.
5 out of 6 Reels
directed by ChristianBlackthorne
Sometimes breaking off a relationship can lead to some very dire consequences.
This very short horror clip definitely succeeded in setting a very dark and grim tone right from the start. A very unsettling visual accompanied by a gritty atmosphere made for a nightmarish combo. It seemed to play more like a trailer, however, and I was left wanting more. It would be very interesting to see this idea expanded upon in the future to give the viewer more to sink their teeth into.
3 out of 6 Reels
directed by EricMishne
Connie(Rachel Luther) and Parker(Colin Luther) are traveling the United States with dreams of traveling the world. Their plans hit a snag when their car breaks down on a lonely stretch of road. They are not concerned until a stranger(Chris Johnson) in a pickup truck pulls up behind them.
This short was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, the characters and especially the film’s conclusion. The plot is straightforward, putting us in a believable scenario that many enjoy doing, traveling the world. It then establishes characters that we can see ourselves as and puts them in a scenario that we all hate, our car breaking down. It wraps up brilliantly with an ending that I won’t give away, but I will say to go back and give this a second watch. Little details will emerge that go unnoticed on the first viewing and the experience will become that much more enjoyable.
6 out of 6 Reels
That’s it for PART1!!! Tune in next time for the mini reel review of the remaining films featured at SUDS & CINEMA – Grove City!
CinemaSlice is presenting an evening celebrating Independent Cinema and great craft beer at an awesome tap room in Columbus, OH! This multi-genre film celebration is searching for short films of all genres– that can be enjoyed beside a beer or three!
The film festival will be held on Saturday March 16th– in Columbus, OH, and ONLINE!
Are you interested in getting involved? We’re searching for quality horror, comedy, action, and more!
WHAT: A celebration of short films and craft beer! CinemaSlice is hosting an evening of amazing craft beers and finely crafted short films!
WHEN: The first event will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2019
WHERE: This FREE celebration of independent cinema and craft beer will be held at a tap room called HopYard 62 – 4057 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123 — AND streaming online at festival.tv
WHY: CinemaSlice loves craft beer, and supports independent cinema! What a great marriage! CinemaSlice will curate great short films to showcase to the public at this FREE event!
Support The Arts
Enjoy some tasty craft brews and some quality films at Suds & Cinema!
CinemaSlice is showcasing multi-genre short films from Mid-Ohio and beyond! Film submissions will be considered that are submitted from all over the world!
Amazing craft beer on draft! Come out and enjoy 21 rotating taps of craft beer, a great wine selection, and new mead varieties. — OR Stream online and enjoy a craft beer from your private collection!