Nancy Largent

CFFArticle14 9th Annual Carrboro Film Festival 2014

The Carrboro Film Festival is November 22-23, 2014, and you don’t want to miss it! Where else can you see 46 great films in two days for just $20?

The 9th Annual Carrboro Film Festival runs from Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10:00 am – 11:30 pm and Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the Century Center, 100 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro, North Carolina. Tickets are $15.00 for a one-day pass (Saturday or Sunday), and just $20.00 for a weekend pass. Kids 12 and under are FREE all weekend long, and do not require a ticket for entry. Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets will also be available at the door, but space is limited, so I suggest buying them online, which is actually a few cents cheaper.

CFFPoster 9th Annual Carrboro Film Festival 2014The festival is organized into seven blocks over the two days, with Q&A sessions with filmmakers during the blocks. This year’s special features include free workshops, live music, featured filmmaker John Kasbe, $1 popcorn, and a Horror Block on Saturday night from 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm that is reserved for more mature audiences, so be sure to take the little ones home by then. Click here to see all the fun freebies being offered at this year’s Film Festival!

Feel free to come and go as you please, seeing just a few films or all forty-six if you have a weekend pass. This is no longer a short-film festival, so movie durations vary from short to full-length feature films. At 7:30 pm on Sunday evening, the awards ceremony begins, featuring awards designed by local sculptor Mike Roig. Then there is an after party at The Open Eye Café, and everyone is invited!

This year’s festival includes documentaries, narratives, animations and one music video, encompassing themes of drama, comedy, romance and horror. They have all been scrupulously selected by the wonderful and talented Carrboro Film Festival Committee of Nic Beery, Susan Siplon, Jackie Helvey, Angus McKeller, Brad Herring, Pat Dillon, Scott Conary, Alison Weiner, Rah Trost, and myself Nancy Largent. The films selected this year are some of the best ones yet, and I personally guarantee there is something for everyone in this year’s line-up. Besides being an entertaining way to spend an autumn weekend, it just might inspire you to make a film of your own to submit to the festival next year!

Saturday – 10:00 am – 11:30 pm | Sunday – 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm

✦ Saturday, November 22, 2014

FREE Workshop – 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Drones and other moving cameras!
Filmmakers Chris Medico and Ismail Abdelkhalek will present a hands-on demonstration of the power of the tiny high definition GoPro camera and how it can be flown around with a low cost drone.

Film Block #1 – 12:00 am – 1:45 pm

The Sunburned, Bahram Ark – 15 min.
Christiania – 40 Years of Occupation, Robert Lawson and Rich Jackman – 76 min.

** Q&A with Block #1 Filmmakers in attendance **

FREE Workshop #2 – 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Invited Filmmaker Jon Kasbe
Join Jon as he shows a selection of his award winning short films and talks about his method for fimmaking. Kasbe has been honored by President Obama for his work and recently moved to NYC from Chapel Hill. This will be an informal open discussion.

A Beautiful Waste – Jon Kasbe – 5-minutes
Life Reflected – Jon Kasbe – 3-minutes
The Two Year Old – Jon Kasbe – x-minutes
Heartbeats of Fiji – Jon Kasbe – 10-minutes

Film Block #2 – 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Simorgh, Meghdad Asadi Lari – 5 min.
Love at First Sight, Mark Playne – 14 min.
Dryden – The Small Town that Changed the Fracking Game, Chris Jordan-Bloch – 11 min.
Bragg N East, Rob Underhill – 24 min.
Talking Carl Talks Too Much, Justin Dec – 4 min.
Starlight, Alex Thompson, Zach Turner & Justin Hoover – 17 min.
Spin, Piper Kessler – 9 min.
The Seat, Aby Rao – 8 min.

** Q&A with Block #2 Filmmakers in attendance **

Film Block #3 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jon Kasbe is back to present two films and a lively Q&A.

Topography, Jon Kasbe
Mipso in Japan, Jon Kasbe – 8 min.

After the films in this block, a special invited musical group will perform. Century Hall will morph into a dance hall, so bring your dancing shoes!

Film Block #4 – 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm – FREE Block of Horror Films – Mature Content

Disengaged, Christopher G. Moore – 15 min.
Uncandy, Marceia Patterson – 3 min.
Pieces Of Talent, Joe Stauffer – 95 min.

** Q&A with Block #4 Filmmakers in attendance **

✦ Sunday, November 23, 2014

Filmmaker Breakfast – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Johnny’s Gone Fishing – 901 W Main St, Carrboro, NC. Open to all filmmakers and their guests.

Film Block #5 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Day Of The Dinosaur, Wallace Jones – 2 min.
The Honorable Ellie Kinnaird, Martha Moore – 14 min.
The Man Who Fed His Shadow, Mario Garefo – 18 min.
Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?, Prince EA – 3 min.
Verbatim, Brett Weiner – 7 min.
The Collection, Ian Gullett & Tay Nikonovich – 16 min.
Combustabilly, Jake Bellew – 10 min.
When The Land Turned Black, Blaire Briody and Ashley Panzera – 4 min.
The Reincarnation of Ms. Barabe, Peter Bowlin & Adam Payton – 17 min.

** Q&A with Block #5 Filmmakers in attendance **

Film Block #6 – 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Welcome To Creepyville – Episode 4 – Gabbing with Gabby, Rich Gurnsey – 3 min.
Aeternus, Jonathan Keil – 17 min.
The Good Friend, Jim Howle – 27 min.
Jennifer Lawrence is Coming, Justin Dec – 4 min.
Ceiling Finger, Sean Kelley & Dalton Price – 7 min.
Liyana, On Command, Eryk Pruitt – 12 min.
Intuition, Danielle Lurie – 8 min.
Bedowyn’s “O’ Bitter Sea”, Rich Gurnsey – 4 min.
Harbinger, Kieran Moreira – 23 min.

** Q&A with Block #6 Filmmakers in attendance **

Film Block #7 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Mature Content

Neon Lines, Jake Kath – 1 min.
Running in Place, Rob Underhill – 4 min.
Roses for Margaret, Christene Hurley & Evan Scott Russell – 13 min.
Charm City Rumpus, Ryan Romkema – 16 min.
Help, Hope and Healing, Ora DeKornfeld – 3 min.
Bombshell, Erin Sanger – 14 min.
Delivery, Christopher K. Walker – 10 min.
B2F, Marilyn Hays – 15 min.
The Discontentment of Ed Telfair, Daniel Campbell – 18 min.

** Q&A with Block #6 Filmmakers in attendance **

Award Presentation – 7:30 pm

7:45 pm- Open Eye Cafe After Party – Free and all invited! 101 South Greensboro Street, Carrboro, N.C.

For the complete Carrboro Film Festival schedule, visit:

To purchase tickets online, visit:

For more information about the Carrboro Film Festival and its creators, click here to read the Chapel Hill Recorder article: “The Carrboro Film Festival”