UNCSA Showcase

22. April 14:00h until 15:30h at Kino 2

In the UNCSA Showcase, students from our American partner university present their films to an international audience. The US-American filmmakers creatively explore social structures and individual well-being. What stands out is the prominent genre work, implemented with skilful cinematic craftsmanship.

Deepwater Sponger

Deepwater Sponger

1927: in an alternate reality, a diver embarks upon a dangerous mission to find the last freshwater reserves and save humanity. On his dive he encounters the unimaginable and must decide how much he is prepared to sacrifice for his mission.

United States | 2021 | Short Film | 17 Min. | English

1927: in an alternate reality, a diver embarks upon a dangerous mission to find the last freshwater reserves and save humanity. On his dive he encounters the unimaginable and must decide how much he is prepared to sacrifice for his mission.

United States | 2021 | Short Film | 17 Min. | English
Director:
Connor Ryan
Producer:
Dillon Dipietro
Screenplay:
Connor Ryan
Cinematographer:
Katie Mlinek
Costume:
Sarah Loveland
Editing:
Jack Hansen
Music:
Noland Vannoy
Other:
Amelia Brown, Mark Jabourian, Lucas Saunders
Sound designer:
Olivia Moore, Nigel Scott
Film school:
University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking
Production designer:
Emily Kuhlmann

Pink, White & Blue

Pink, White & Blue

After years of transitioning in front of the camera, Aydian Dowling talks about his career, the importance of visibility and what role YouTube can play in the creation of role models within the trans* community.

United States | 2020 | Documentary Short | 18 Min. | English

After years of transitioning in front of the camera, Aydian Dowling talks about his career, the importance of visibility and what role YouTube can play in the creation of role models within the trans* community.

United States | 2020 | Documentary Short | 18 Min. | English
Director:
Ash Malone
Cast:
Aydian Dowling
Cinematographer:
Ian Price
Editing:
Ash Malone
Music:
Michael Gaffney
Sound designer:
Ash Malone
Film school:
University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking

Kindred Kings

Kindred Kings

The film serves a poetic exploration of the freedom and multi-facetted nature of black masculinity. With a new self-determination, these Kindred Kings write their own histories and renegotiate their own identities.

United States | 2020 | Short Film | 6 Min. | English

The film serves a poetic exploration of the freedom and multi-facetted nature of black masculinity. With a new self-determination, these Kindred Kings write their own histories and renegotiate their own identities.

United States | 2020 | Short Film | 6 Min. | English
Director:
Tramaine Raphael (Trey) Gray
Screenplay:
Tramaine Raphael (Trey) Gray, Jo Hatcher
Cinematographer:
Zach Smith
Editing:
Zach Smith
Music:
Nik Parnell
Production designer:
Tramaine Raphael (Trey) Gray, Romello Huins

Purple

Purple

A dance duet escalates and leads to a permanent fusion.

United States | 2020 | Animated Film | 4 Min. | Without Dialogue

A dance duet escalates and leads to a permanent fusion.

United States | 2020 | Animated Film | 4 Min. | Without Dialogue
Director:
Claire Allen
Animation:
Claire Allen, Nichole Crawford, Lauren White
Editing:
Isaac Balachandran
Music:
Ryan Mulder
Sound designer:
Isaac Balachandran
Film school:
University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking

They Are Wolves

They Are Wolves

A young girl grows increasingly sceptical of the cult she grew up in. When she discovers the truths, her power-hungry leader is hiding, she begins to recognise his manipulative nature.

United States | 2020 | Short Film | 12 Min. | English

A young girl grows increasingly sceptical of the cult she grew up in. When she discovers the truths, her power-hungry leader is hiding, she begins to recognise his manipulative nature.

United States | 2020 | Short Film | 12 Min. | English
Director:
Caroline (Caro) Knight
Screenplay:
Emma Morgan, Brian Storck
Cinematographer:
Emma Manzer
Costume:
Caro Knight
Editing:
Olivia Moore
Other:
Cassie Richardson
Sound designer:
Olivia Moore
Film school:
University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking

Sideways

Sideways

Best friends Kurt and Carter are overjoyed to finally move in together. It quickly becomes apparent, however, that living together is not as easy as they thought it would be. After a heated argument Carter awakes to find that the flat seems to have suddenly been turned sideways.

United States | 2020 | Short Film | 12 Min. | English

Best friends Kurt and Carter are overjoyed to finally move in together. It quickly becomes apparent, however, that living together is not as easy as they thought it would be. After a heated argument Carter awakes to find that the flat seems to have suddenly been turned sideways.

United States | 2020 | Short Film | 12 Min. | English
Director:
Daniel Robert Smith
Screenplay:
Ben Trauner
Cinematographer:
John Curtis
Costume:
Lizzie Lovett
Editing:
Nikos Spiridakis
Music:
Michael Gaffney
Other:
Nic See
Sound designer:
Micah Godsey, Nikos Spiridakis
Film school:
University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking
Production designer:
Jordan W. Sayman

No Sanctuary

No Sanctuary

In 2015, nine African Americans were shot dead in a church in South Carolina. The attack received additional media attention when family members publicly forgave the killer at his hearing. In this documentary, family members and local residents talk about their experience.

United States | 2018 | Short Film | 17 Min. | English

In 2015, nine African Americans were shot dead in a church in South Carolina. The attack received additional media attention when family members publicly forgave the killer at his hearing. In this documentary, family members and local residents talk about their experience.

United States | 2018 | Short Film | 17 Min. | English
Director:
Nathan Knox
Cinematographer:
Vishal Parmar
Editing:
Jay Batchler
Music:
Caleb Gardner
Film school:
University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking
Content Warning:
Mass shooting

Cycling

Cycling

A young woman talks about her life, reflecting on the ups and downs of her own well-being. Different forms of water symbolise her changing emotions and states.

United States | 2020 | Animated Film | 4 Min. | English

A young woman talks about her life, reflecting on the ups and downs of her own well-being. Different forms of water symbolise her changing emotions and states.

United States | 2020 | Animated Film | 4 Min. | English
Director:
Victoria Cruell
Screenplay:
Victoria Cruell
Animation:
Victoria Cruell
Music:
Alexandra Franco Zorro
Film school:
University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking
Production designer:
Madison Whitfield
Content Warning:
Depression

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