No Festival Required "2011 Selected Shorts" Screen this Sunday

Bartek Kulas's "Millhaven"
Bartek Kulas's "Millhaven"
Bartek Kulas

No Festival Required, a local group dedicated to sharing independent cinema, is holding a screening of its 2011 Selected Shorts this Sunday at the Phoenix Art Museum.

The screening will feature award-winning short films by Arizona moviemakers, including Tucson's Yuri Makino, as well as international directors, such as Bartek Kulas of Poland.

The show is free and begins at 1 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. It will be held in Whiteman Hall, of the Phoenix Art Museum.

Lineup and trailers of the selected shorts after the jump

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"I've realized this show's theme seems to deal with "self," that is self-image or whom each filmmaker or film subject chooses to project," says show curator and local selected short director Steve Weiss

The Lineup:

"Reformers" - Bob Miller (New York)

Interviews with professional ballet dancers are mixed with still and video imagery of practice, backstage and performance.

"Louis Lee" - Steve Weiss (Phoenix)

Mr. Louis Lee worked for 47 years creating a wonderful garden space of rocks, knick knacks, and native plants for his home in Phoenix. This video is dedicated to his inspiring talent and as a memorial.

"So Who am I Anyway?" - Lisa Wegner (Toronto, Canada)

Following a post-traumatic stress episode, Lisa used video to explore the various character roles she has "performed" in real life, in an effort to understand her "self".

"111° Longitude" - Yuri Makino/Cindy Stillwell (Tucson/Bozeman, Montana)

In 2003 Yuri and Cindy began shooting 111° Longitude, a poetic documentary, exploring their lives living in Tucson, Arizona and Bozeman, Montana, towns resting along the same meridian. 111° Longitude aims to deepen its viewer's contemplation of place by creating a dialog about the familiar, diurnal details of living and the specificities of the places they live, which are unique and remarkable.

"The Grandmas' Village" - Dragana Zarevska (Macedonia)

A short documentary about the village Babino in Macedonia, whose name literally translated in English means "The Grandmas' Village".

"Millhaven" - Bartek Kulas (Poland)

Animated short based on lyrics to a song by Nick Cave.

"Alfred (Or the Story of Wonderfish)" - Mathieu Rigot (France)

Comedy short about a series of unusual occurrences and happenstances.


For more information on the event, visit No Festival Required's website.

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