When: Tuesday February 27, 2018 7-8:30pm
Where: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room
"Great variety! . . . A wonderful selection of films! . . . An unforgettably wonderful and educational experience! . . .One of the must fun things our family has done!"*
We can't wait for Albany FilmFest 2018 to arrive in March, so we're starting early by revisiting the "great variety,"* "good vibes,"* and "wonderful, community building feel"* of Albany FilmFest with 2017's winners and audience favorites.
* All quotes from Albany FilmFest filmgoers
Films not rated. Some films may be unsuitable for small children.
Cat Steps Out • Benjamin Ragasa • My Own Private Albany (1:30) A cat wanders around Albany during the Solano Stroll. WINNER My Own Private Albany AFF 2017
Guillaume, or The Chauffeur • Derek DeRoche • Narrative Short (22:55) A French rideshare driver in San Francisco longs to return to France. But after he begins an illicit love affair with one of his passengers, he must confront his fears and secrets. Winner Audience Favorite AFF 2017
La Lettre • Emma Horner, Michelle Lou, Jasper Matrisciano-Horwitz • AHS Music Video (1:35)
Again • Yoni Azoulay • Youth 13-17 (Narrative, Y13-17 5:14) A man, mourning the death of his loved one, keeps running into a woman who reminds him of her. WINNER Best Youth 13-17 AFF 2017
Let's Go on an Adventure • Prima Rawithiwakul • AHS Music Video (3:18)
The Way Home • Carl Stella • Narrative Drama (13:38) Two despairing strangers come together on a rooftop looking out at Tokyo tower. AUSTRALIA/JAPAN WINNER Best Narrative Short AFF 2017
The Loneliness of the Short Distance Runner • Holly Jacobson • Youth 6-12 (7:35) A young girl dreams of competing in the Olympics and a local fun run offers her an opportunity to prove herself. UNITED KINGDOM WINNER Best Youth 6-12 AFF 2017
Raised by Krump • Maceo Frost • Documentary (21:15) A rare and beautiful inside look at the Compton/South Center, Los Angeles-born dance movement called Krumping. The film focuses on how Krumping, the dance version of slam poetry, has helped the people of these neighborhoods deal with emotional issues in a context where showing emotion is considered a sign of weakness. WINNER Best Documentary Short AFF 2017 & WINNER Best in Show AFF 2017
I-Envision • Benjamin Ragasa • Youth 13-17 (1:00) WINNER Best Tiny Movie AFF 2017
Pearl • Patrick Osborne • Animated Short (5:44) This charming, music-filled film follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country, chasing their dreams. Nominated for 2016 Academy Award, Peabody Award winner. WINNER Best Animated Short AFF 2017