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Friday, Oct. 4 doors open at 6 pm

 

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Student Artist Showcase 
Live Music - N.C. Film Orchestra and (House Band) Isaiah & The Boyz 

 

7 pm 
Live performance by Gabriel Smith 

 

7:30 pm 
Poetry performance by Keisha Lambert aka Klambitty 

 

8:00pm -11pm Opening Night Film Block 

Q/A at the end of each film block time permitting.  

 

**VIP Only! 8p-11p Paint & Sip w/ Corkz & Canvaz - includes DJ, Drinks & Food**

Saturday, Oct. 5 doors open at 8 am 
 

Vendors 
Student Artist Showcase 

 

8:45 am
Welcome keynote speaker Senator Jay Chaudhuri 

 

9:15 am 
Script performance by Sips & Scrips followed by a Q&A

 
Film Block One 10:00 am- 1 pm ( Shorts )

Q/A at the end of each film block time permitting.  

 

1:00 pm

Special live performance by The Red Vibes

 

**1-Hour: Lunch (Meet & Greet with Directors & Industry Insiders)**: 1p-2p-This lunch is for VIP only!

 Some of the films screened at Raleigh Film festival may contain content only suitable for adults.

 Saturday Film Block One 10am - 1pm

Hotel Scene by Daniel Launtenbach
Daniel Launtenbach ( Run time 2:48 ) Director
Christopher Wright Director
Shane Green Director
Daniel Launtenbach Producer
Christopher Wright Producer
Shane Green Producer
Advercity by Irving Truitt
( Run time 14:48)
James Jr. Witnessed his mother being shot and killed by his father when he was five years old. He is now sixteen and on a direct path to prison or six feet under. As a last resort his aunt is taking him to a leadership conference for troubled teens. James jr. refuses to go and ends up stealing ices from a street vendor. While running down the street he is stopped by Mentuhotep or Mentu for short. Mentu buys the entire cart of ices and makes James Jr. pass then out for free.
Fed Up by Keema Mingo
( Run time 8:55 )
Three little girls seek revenge on the criminals who destroy their toys as they try to escape a bounty hunter.
Coca Cola Spec Commercial by Dwayne
( Run time 30 sec )
This is a Spec Commercial for Coca Cola which was filmed in Havelock, North Carolina. Two tough bikers meet up after not having gone riding together in some time.
Soul Bones by Andrew Huggins
( Run time 11:16 )
A man living in the Deep South must confront his prejudices when a young boy moves in to the neighborhood and tries to befriend him.
Unleashed by Jonathan Levy
( Run time 9:52 )
Nate is an actor and dogwalker doing whatever he can do to keep the lights on in NYC, even if it means fighting to live for a dream.
Sac de Merde by Arielle Haller-Silve
( Run time 13:27 )
Based on a true story, "Sac de Merde" tells the tale of Mazel Mankewicz, an unlucky-in-love yet irrationally optimistic New Yorker who thinks her luck has changed when she spends the night with the man of her dreams. As it turns out, he might just be full of shit. Literally.
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Saturday Film Block Two 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

( Short, Mid-lengths, Experimental  and Feature )

Q/A at the end of each film block time permitting.

  Some of the films screened at Raleigh Film festival may contain content only suitable for adults.

Film Block Two 2pm - 5pm

How Are We Doing? by Alex Coppedge
( Run time 39:46 )
Clean up your life. Bill Swanson always expected life to work out with a cushy sales position with national cleaning appliance brand, Thrift-O-Lux. However, in the midst of a divorce and declining career he blames shortcomings everywhere possible except of his own doings. During a business trip to the Rust Belt he finds failure every step of the way while he and his hotel maid inadvertently wage war on one another.
Fate Alchemy by Ace Blankenship
( Run time 40:20 )
A dark comedy that unfolds with a whirlwind of vulgarity and ill-fated circumstance. A deal to chase the American dream diminishes as our three protagonists try to work their way out of an unfortunate event that spawns many to come.
Life Motivation by Daymon Hughes
( Run time 2:01 )
Daymon Hughes Director
Daymon Hughes Producer
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Saturday Film Block Three 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

( Doc's, Animated, Music Video )

Q/A at the end of each film block time permitting.

  Some of the films screened at Raleigh Film festival may contain content only suitable for adults.

Film Block Three 5;30pm - 8:30pm

L & C Original Music Video
( Run time 2:58 )
Elijah Stroud Director
Daymon Hughes Director
Daniel Launtenbach Director
Elijah Stroud Producer
Shane Green Producer
Stillman Mba Producer
Marquise Green Producer
Jalen Bates Producer
Michael Hurteado Writer
We Drive It by Robert Kinlaw
( Run time 14:31 )
What if students were in charge at school?

One impoverished area of North Carolina is giving it a shot.

At the North Phillips School of Innovation, freestyle rapping before tests is just another part of the day.
An Armenian Trilogy by Dan Yessian
( Run time 23:54 )
An Armenian Trilogy was created by metro Detroit jingle writer Dan Yessian. The film tracks Dan’s life from budding musician to creator of some of America’s most recognized advertising tunes such as Whirlpool’s “We’re Making Your World a Little Easier” and Dodge Boys “Have More Fun.” Then the film follows his composition of the classical work “An Armenian Trilogy”, written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
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Saturday 8:30 pm Special Panel Discussion & Q/A with:
  

Representatives from EPIC games makers of Fortnite

 

Actress and Member of the Television Academy Paula Lauzon

 

Anna & Sheila from Devise Talent Agency

      

9:30 pm
Award Ceremony

(House Band) Isaiah & The Boyz 

How Are We Doing? by Alex Coppedge

( Run time 39:46 ) Clean up your life. Bill Swanson always expected life to work out with a cushy sales position with national cleaning appliance brand, Thrift-O-Lux. However, in the midst of a divorce and declining career he blames shortcomings everywhere possible except of his own doings. During a business trip to the Rust Belt he finds failure every step of the way while he and his hotel maid inadvertently wage war on one another.