BEST of RIFF SHORTS FEST
Are the kids all right?
raising resilient children in cinema

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with support from

 

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• panel discussion with filmmakers and film critic, joe meyers on the history and language of youth in cinema, moderated by
Lisa Cambridge-mitchell

• emerging filmmaker award
• after party!

FILM LINEUP:


Part One:

Girls Don't Cry (Wolf) by John Chigas, Anna Eva Kotyza - USA RIFF 2016

 

The Other Side by Griselda San Martin - Spain - RIFF 2017

 

Koreatown Ghost Story by Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum - USA - RIFF 2021

 

Make It Easy - by Ridgefield native, Ellie Gravitte - USA - RIFF 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Award

 

Garden Party  by Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro - France - RIFF 2018 - Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Short 2019

Intermission

 

Part Two:

The Opposites Game by Anna Samo, Lisa LaBracio RIFF 2020

 

Maradona's Legs Narrative by Firas Khoury - Germany/Palestine RIFF 2020

 

How To Fall In Love in a Pandemic by Michael-David McKernan - Ireland - RIFF 2020

 

Nothing Is Going to Change  by Ridgefield Resident, Nicholas Burns - USA - RIFF 2022

Meet Nicholas Burns our 2022 Emerging Filmmaker Award Winner

Nick was born in Stuttgart, Germany and lived in Ridgefield where he attended Ridgefield High School. He received his BA in Film Production from Emerson College. He currently resides in Southern California.

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