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Highlights In Brief
April 4-5, 2003
Cherry Auditorium
Coe College

  • 43 entries judged
  • 22 Official Selections awarded
  • Nearly 300 attendees
  • Keynote Address: Hollywood TV and movie producer, Steve Schott

2009 Cedar Rapids Independent
Film Festival

April 3-4, 2009
Collins Road Theatres
Marion, Iowa 52402
319-377-4555

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2003 CRI Film Festival

The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival was created to provide a place for local filmmakers to show their work to peers and the general public.

In its third year, the festival grew by leaps and bounds, arriving at a total of 43 films submitted for consideration. Twenty-two selected entries were screened April 4 and 5 at Cherry Auditorium at Coe College. 2003's work covered many genres and skill levels, including comedies, dramas, and documentaries by master and student filmmakers. Speakers included Herb Kane and Mike Hall from CriticDoctor.com, Shirley Long from Screenwriters Bootcamp; and the keynote address was given by Steve Schott of the IMPA, Iowa Film Office, and producer of numerous tv and movie projects.


Awards presented at the Saturday evening ceremony:

Official Selections
Alarm by William Lehman, Ash Wednesday by Paul Martin, The Breakfast Special by David Fishel, Crimson Duel by Noble Film (Joe Boyle and Kurt Oberhaus), Dance Compa-Rhythmns by Michelle Rutten, Eating L.A. by Steve Binder, Escape Velocity by Dan Mundt, Family Tree by Hayden Grooms, Flying After by Julie Russell-Steuart, The Formula: Enriched by Steve Phelan and Chris Hanel, For God and Country by Pat Yackley and Craig Schaefer, Heartland Signs by Jason Spangler and Paul Marlow, Indigo Dreams by Matthew Merritt, Irving Park by Michael Tolva and Stephen Hitchcock, A Matter of Principal by Max Allan Collins, National Motorcycle Museum by Nancy Kula's Anamosa High School Video Production Class, The Next Table by James Serpento and Kimberly Busbee, On the Fast Track by Giovanni Quezada, Persistence of Vision by Andy Langager, Power of Love by Rick Amundson, With Her Own Eyes by Melissa Westley and Elizabeth John, World History of the Orange by David Fishel.

Student Freestyle
First Place: Alarm - Willliam Lehman
Runner Up: Indigo Dreams - Matthew Merritt

Student Short Form
First Place: Irving Park - Michael Tolva and Stephen Hitchcock
Runner Up: World History of the Orange - David Fishel

Student Documentary
First Place: With Her Own Eyes - Melissa Westley and Elizabeth John
Runner Up: National Motorcycle Museum - Anamosa High School Video Production 2 class - Teacher Nancy Kula

Student Long Form
First Place: Crimson Duel - Noble Film - Joe Boyle and Kurt Oberhaus
Runner Up: Persistence of Vision - Andy Langager

Master Freestyle
First Place: Flying After - Julie Russell-Steuart
Runner Up: Dance Compa Rythmns - Michelle Rutten

Master Short Form
First Place: A Matter of Principal - Max Allan Collins
Runner Up: Next Table - James Serpento and Kimberly Busbee

Master Documentary
First Place: Family Tree - Hayden Grooms
Runner Up: For God and Country - Pat Yackley and Craig Schaefer

Master Feature
First Place: Eating L.A. - Steve Binder
Runner Up: Escape Velocity - Dan Mundt

Audience Choice
Ash Wednesday - Paul Martin


Music Selections

Bye Bye Bye - Starch Martins - www.starchmartins.com
Head Out - BoomChasers - www.theboomchasers.com
Devil was a Drag Racer - Sherman Hillside Stranglers - www.shermanhillsidestranglers.com
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein - Jim Testa - www.jerseybeat.com/jimtesta.htm
They Took Off - Brother Trucker - www.trailer-records.com
Without You - Pieta Brown - www.trailer-records.com
Summer Rain - James Kennedy & Friends - www.heartconsortmusic.com
The Philippians 1:21 Paradox - Dark Spectacle - www.angelfire.com/band/darkspec
If I were Able - 30 Seconds of Shame - www.30sos.com
Force Feed - Fear of Falling - www.fearoffalling.com
Evolution (G# Minor) - Semi-Tone - www.semi-tone.com
Absence of Circumstance - Leven - www.levenmusic.com
Tipple Time - Oblivious Minnow (this song reunites Pearls 4 Swine!!) - www.ominnow.com
Why do You Even Say That - Greg Brown - www.trailer-records.com
Driftwood from Carrie - David Zollo - www.trailer-records.com
Opposite of Up - Conspire - www.conspireonline.com
Lament - Leven - www.levenmusic.com
, Enemy - Conspire - www.conspireonline.com
Stay Little Baby - The Starch Martins - www.starchmartins.com
Eye of the Needle - David Zollo - www.trailer-records.com
Without the Sin - The Boomchasers - www.theboomchasers.com
Song with No Maracas - Sherman Hillside Stranglers - www.shermanhillsidestranglers.com
Bought and Sold - Brother Trucker - www.trailer-records.com
Top Hat - Semi-Tone - www.semi-tone.com
Tell Me How - Pieta Brown - www.trailer-records.com
What Child Is This - Jon Southwood - www.gamutstudio.com
Reason to Hate - 30 Seconds of Shame - www.30sos.com
Soul to Even - Leven - www.levenmusic.com
Healthy Brain Pills - Oblivious Minnow - www.ominnow.com
Beyond the Sunset - Greg Brown - www.trailer-records.com
San Franciso Peaks - James Kennedy & Friends - www.heartconsortmusic.com
TriskaidekaBlues - Jon Southwood - www.gamutstudio.com
Incident at the Harrington - Sherman Hillside Stranglers - www.shermanhillsidestranglers.com
Complete (Charger's Ether Remix) - 30 Seconds of Shame - www.30sos.com
I don't Like You - Conspire - www.conspireonline.com
Sunshine Came - The Starch Martins - www.starchmartins.com

 


 

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