Last week was the October edition of IndieWorks, and it was a wonderful night! We screened 5 excellent films by talented and unique filmmakers, who all brought something original and innovative to the line-up and Q&A. Thank you everyone who came out to support the filmmakers and spend the evening with us. We definitely had a great time. We hope you enjoyed all the films and the opportunity to network with other filmmakers and film enthusiasts!
See our photos from the evening:
The films of the night:
Sweetness (Directed by Joe Lueben)
Both dreamy and brutal, magical and true, "Sweetness" is a window into the life of two lovers torn apart by alcoholism. A life plagued with fear and painful memories haunt the home they share and will seduce them into destruction if they are unable to find forgiveness for each other within this beautiful dance between darkness and the light.
A Girl And A Gun (Directed by Eileen McQueen)
Girl meets gun...a modern western.
Museum (Directed By Dani Tenenbaum)
In a museum, the interesting things happen after dark.
The Bureau of Short-Term Affairs (Directed by Bryan Artiles/Written& Produced by Sissy Denkova)
A matchmaking bureau focuses on finding the wrong partners for clients instead of the right. Clients seek short-term affairs that exclude the the promise of a bright and committed future, which is exactly the arrangement Mark is looking for when he comes in for his interview. Little does he know, he will get a lot more than he bargained for in the first place.
The Real Truth Behind The Real True Story: Donnie Miller (Directed by Mike Piccirillo/Produced by Shannon Michael Wamsur) Professional charades champion Donnie Miller was at the top of the mountain in the World Charades Federation. He suffered a downfall that retired him from the sport and cast him into obscurity. 'The Real Truth Behind The Real True Story' examines what happened to the charades legend and tries to uncover the mystery behind his sudden downfall and disappearance.
The awards go to...
At the end of the evening, we announced our winning filmmakers for both Audience Choice Award & Silver Whiskers Award. The Audience Choice Award is voted upon by all those in attendance, and the Silver Whiskers is judged by the CongestedCat Team based on a system rating 8 categories of Story, Dialogue/Writing, Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, and Production Value. The Silver Whiskers winner goes on to screen at our end of year Best of Fest event in April, while both winning filmmakers have the option to be featured in our Insider Series.
For the October 2014 lineup, our winning filmmakers were:
Audience Choice Award: "The Real Truth Behind The Real True Story: Donnie Miller"
Silver Whiskers Award: "The Bureau of Short-Term Affairs"
Check out the following video & photo below for the Donnie Miller trailer and Bureau FB page.
Our next IndieWorks screening is our Halloween special on the 29th!
After that is our last screening of 2014 before the holidays on November 19th. Both line-ups are already full, but you can always submit your film for future screenings through our submission form. We'll be filling the January and February line-ups over the next couple months.
We hope to see you at the next IndieWorks!