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Project Twenty1's 6th annual Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, September 29 October 2, 201, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. This year's event includes 128 short and feature-length independent films, including over 60 World Premieres and dozen of shorts created as a part of the annual 21-Day Filmmaking Competition. The festival will also host special events for passholders, including workshops, a red-carpet Awards Show, Opening & Closing Night Parties, and a Friday Night secret horror showcase/costume bash.


<ul><li><p>Venue Partners</p><p>THANK YOU TO OUR 2011 PARTNERS &amp; FRIENDSPresenting Sponsors</p><p>Major Partners</p><p>Friends of the Festival</p><p>Offi cial Partners</p><p>Media Partners</p><p>Individual Donors &amp; Community SupportNorristown Educational Program: PA DCED GrantSupporters ($500+): PPA Park Volunteers (Bob, Helene, Janet, Lee, Matt, Rob, Stephanie &amp; Tim/Life Unchained); Nicole Hollenbeck (Independent Mary Kay Consultant)Friends ($100+): Marvin Weinberger/Innovation Factory; Lynn &amp; Kyle JentesPals ($50+): Kent Green, Ryan Schott, UnSAFE Film Offi ceIn-Kind Materials/Equipment: Kalonda Bailey, PIFVA, Sinatti Pop, William SchmidtGift Cards: Darryl Spencer, Project Twenty1, Positano Coast, Ritz Theaters, Swanky Bubbles, Triumph Brewery Become a Partner! E-mail ProjectTwenty1@gmail.com with your Partnership proposal.</p><p>As of 9/1/11</p><p>2</p></li><li><p>Project Twenty1 is a 501(c)3 not-for-profi t organization with an EPIC mis-sion. We Exhibit, Promote, Inspire, and Connect our community by turning artistic passions into successful careers. Our two largest programs, the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition and the Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival, have become exciting annual events that draw international audiences to the Greater Philadelphia area. Our educational and internship programs help aspiring fi lmmakers develop their creative skills while also preparing them for the business realities of the entertainment industry.</p><p>As of 9/1/11Founders: Stephanie Yuhas, Executive Producer; Matt Conant, Artistic Director Board of Directors: Matt Conant, President; Stephanie Yuhas, Vice-President; Alexan-der Levit, Secretary; Ryan Leib, Treasurer; David Conant; John Duff yAdvisory Board: Danielle Alderman; Dawn Harvey; Doug Seiler; Pete Lauritzen; Dr. Heather Hain; Helene Rosenfeldt, Jackie Borock, Esq.; Michele DAquino; Molly Sul-livan; Norman Valz, PC; Ryan Schott; Stephen Perry; Joel EigenNorristown In-House Interns &amp; Volunteers: Aaron Curtis (Temple), Aislinn Tomchak (Drexel), Amanda Cusumano, Caroline Boyd (U-Arts), Devin Hassan (Drexel), Kelly Croke (Temple), Tim Morris</p><p>Judges: Aaron Parry, Deborah Twiss, James Rolfe, Joe Simko, Jon Douglas Rainey, Leonard Pollack, Mike Mayfi eld, Robbie BryanSpeakers: C.L. Zastrow, David Greenberg, Frank Traynor, Jackie Borock, Esq., Jeff rey Barg, Ryan Schott, Mikey Ilagan, Mike Tedeschi, Stephanie Yuhas &amp; Special GuestsScreeners: Abbe Harris, Adam Schran, Amanda Cusumano, Anna Bridges, Barb Wright-Wisner, Bryan Martinez, Carla Vaughn, Cherie Gallinati, Colin Killmer, David Lucidi, Debbie Schow, Elizabeth Brill, Evangeline Teves, Jennifer Plowman, Jeremy Reding, Joe Simko, Josh Jordan, Kristin Fenninger, Kyle Jentes, Lauren Williams, Lee Rosenfeldt, Lowell Boston, Lynn Jentes, Mark Haider, Matt Whitlock, Michael Scharff , Michele Borek, Moriah Benton, NAH Fest, Rachel Lucidi, Ray Urbach, Shannon RyanEvent Volunteers: Aaron Curtis, Aidan Walsh, Aislinn Tomchak, Amanda Johnson, April Chmura, Caroline Boyd, Bob Rosenfeldt, Darryl Brooks, Danielle Alderman, Dani-elle Girolami, Dawn Harvey, Devin Hassan, Dr. Heather Hain, Helene Rosenfeldt, Janet Epstein, Jeremy Axworthy, Jerry Cerruti, Joe Scrocca, Kelly Croke, Lee Rosenfeldt, Lynn Jentes, M.H, Michael Mercadante, Michele DAquino, Mike Moore, Naimah Akbar, Nor-man Valz, PC, Pearl Carpel, Pete Lauritzen; Rob Oryl, Sam Goldberg, Sean Gallagher, Stephanie Peberdy, Stephen Perry, Steve Johnson, Tim Morris, Yvonne Collick</p><p>Project Twenty1 MembersPremium Members: Dave Conant, Ray Urbach Business Member: Stefania LucianiIndividual Members: Amanda Johnson, Barbara Shade, Carol Fritz, Caroline Savage, Cathy Wiegand, Christopher Barley, Danielle Ujvari, Dave Clayton, Dawn Harvey, Deborah Twiss, Eddie Mason, Eric Goodman, Erica Mercadante, Erin Reilly, Frank Williams, Gil Peters, Henry Collins, Howard Barley, Jeff Orens, Joan Barley, Jonathan Worful, Kathy Carswell, Kevin Corcoran, Kristy Li, Leora Braden, Lowell Boston, Michael Mercadante, Nicole Hollenbeck, Pearl Carpel, Rich Rogers, Robbie Bryan, Scott Patrick Pomroy, Senator Daylin Leach, Tammy Meister, Wedge Wegman</p><p>Special ThanksArt Carey, Caroline Savage, Chas Puleo, Eileen Cunniff e, International House (Renae, Jesse P., Jesse K., Carole, Wendy, &amp; Robert), Erin Reilly, Stan Huskey, Stephanie Noor</p><p>It takes a village to run a festival, which is why some volunteers are fi lmmakers within our community. To protect the integrity of the festival, volunteers related to fi lms in competition do not receive voting power in any judging, screening, offi cial selections, ballot counting, and related administrative tasks.</p><p>3</p></li><li><p>THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 </p><p>12pm - REGISTRATION/INFORMATIONInternational House Ibrahim Theatre 3701 Chestnut St. </p><p>-Purchase Tickets -Pickup Pre-orders -Ask Questions-Get Limited-Edition DVDs -Meet the Founders</p><p>1pm - Shorts Showcase 1International House Ibrahim Theatre 3701 Chestnut St. $10/FREE w/All-Access Pass, 93 mins, followed by Q&amp;A Screening contains mature subject matter. </p><p>Extinction of The Saber-Toothed House-Cat Damon Wong, RI: Mixed-media animation. A rare look at the last remaining minutes of the prehistoric Sabertoothed House-Cats existence in evolutionary history.Gilded Age Gladiator Brad Lambert &amp; Rob Benica, NCPHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Animated documentary. John L. Sullivans epic tale of illegal bare-knuckle fi ghting that laid the groundwork for todays modern professional boxing.The Forest Steven Summers, IL: Live-action. Mystical exploration of two parallel characters, a young boy discov-ering the world around him and a deer hunter secluded alone in the forest.Vanity Jim Bushfi eld, OR: Live-action experimental. A 1950s fi lm promoting better living through chemistry is transformed into a disturbing meditation on the pursuit of beauty? Dueling aspects of a guilt infested self? Yoga for the genetically modifi ed? You decide.Intercambios Brian Aramayo, AK: Live-action. Cristina learns that in America money talks, but no habla Espanol.The Old Flame - Anita Drieseberg, CA: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! 2-D Animation. Meet Martin: a Casanova, a Romantic a man with a SECRET!Factory Girl - Jack Ofi eld, CA: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Animation. Based on the true story of a 1906 murder case where a young girl left the farm and never returned.Recess Bradley Montesi, TX: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Live action. A new student attempts to make friends with the other children, but learns kids can be mean.40 Years - Russell Appleford, UKPHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Live-action drama. As a child, David witnesses the death of his younger brother. Today, David seeks revenge by re-awakening his brothers killer.Escape Of The Gingerbread Man!!! Tod Polson, WYCGI Animation. A young storyteller challenges the master on the Irish west coast, with unexpected results. A twist on the traditional story The Gingerbread Man.</p><p>Thursday Continues Next Page...</p><p>4</p></li><li><p>THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 (continued)</p><p>3:15pm - Shorts Showcase 2International House Ibrahim Theatre 3701 Chestnut St. $10/FREE w/All-Access Pass, 95 mins, followed by Q&amp;A Screening contains mature subject matter. </p><p>Worlds Apart - Michael Zachary Huber, CA: CGI Animation. Set in the not so distant future, Earth is visited by extra ter-restrials on a peaceful mission to fi nd sentient life.Daydream - Lysandra Petersson, CA: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Three daydreamers take leave of their ordinary lives after meeting an impish stranger.Man and Raven - Olga Brio, CANADA: 2D Animation. What does it take to invent something that will change your life? A companion who you might never see thereafter.Out of Step Lynn Estomin, PA: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Experimental live-action. Interpretations of the personal stories by four female veterans dealing with the fog of war.To Each His Own Chase Smith, CA: PHILADELPHIA PRE-MIERE! Live-action. A novelist (Walter) interviews one of the last people (Henry) to see a girl alive.We Are Augustines Chapel Song - Matthew Mills, NYMusic video. A beautiful and simple concept for an equally gorgeous song. This one is for the lovers.The Cycle of Life - Gerald Guthrie, IL: An unusual 3D ani-mation about the cycle of life.The Death of Johnny Forceps - Timothy David Orme, IDPHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Live-action. When the town myth dies, police interview people who knew him to try to paint the picture of his life.Liam &amp; Ben - William Casey, TX: Live-action. Two young brothers, through their ridiculous imagination, are only stopped by each other.Remember O Goddess - Yoon Jung Lee, PA: Live-action. In the middle of the night, one man arrives at a police sta-tion to report a missing person: himself.</p><p> Save the Date!Project Twenty12011/2012Member &amp; Volunteer Appreciation Day: October 12, 6:30 PM, Project Twenty1 Norristown HQDetails to follow inour Member-OnlyE-Blast!</p><p>Thursday Continues Next Page...</p><p>5</p></li><li><p>THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 (continued)</p><p>5:30pm - Shorts Showcase 3International House Ibrahim Theatre 3701 Chestnut St. $10/FREE w/All-Access Pass, 94 mins, followed by Q&amp;AScreening contains mature subject matter. </p><p>Denmark Portland Cello Project Daniel Fickle, OR:Music video. Pily, a lovable crustacean, builds a rocket ship to escape the contagion of his underwater home.Becoming Tina - Eddie Lebron, NY: PHILADELPHIA PRE-MIERE! Live-action. Janet turns to an old college friend who recommends she takes on a new career: escorting.Ten Paces - Ryan Paimieri, CA: US PREMIERE! Live-action thriller. A mans future rests in the hands of a duel.City of Murals Ricky Rose, FL: Documentary. This fi lm traces the history of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.Stuff er Nathan Crooker, AL: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Live-action drama. A female Sgt. returns from the Afghani-stan to her family fearing they will foreclose on their home. But she comes home with a secretIm in Love with Kimberly Johnson Adam Johns, FLLike any 10-year-old boy with a crush, Andy has a plan to win her heart: stuff ed animals. Jacob and Death David Updike, PA: Live action. Having failed at living, will Jacob be any better at dying? </p><p>7:45pm - FEATURE: Chasing the White Dragon International House Ibrahim Theatre 3701 Chestnut St. $10/FREE w/All-Access Pass, 98 mins, followed by Q&amp;AScreening contains mature subject matter. </p><p>The gripping tale of a fi ctional group of crystal meth users trapped in a torrent of violence, deceit, paranoia, and passion, who must either leap from the careening roller coaster or ride it to its nightmarish end.Featured Short: Knuckle Sandwich - Dir. Bailey Donovan, PA: A hysteric young woman delights in the transient period between decision and consequence</p><p>9:30pm - PARTY: Brain Destroyer Opening NightDrinkers West, 3900 Chestnut St. , $10/FREE w/All-Access Pass or College ID, 21+ only</p><p>The secret element isstart with a crash. So crash into Drinkers West at Project Twenty1s wildest Brain Destroyer Opening Night Party, in celebration of fi lm, animation, and fun. Bring your Festival lanyards* or your college ID for NO COVER. Food &amp; drink specials galore!(*You must pick up your lanyards BEFORE the party at the I-House, 3701 Chestnut St, Sept 29, between 12pm-8 pm)</p><p>6</p></li><li><p>FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011</p><p>Susie Filmmaker Tips! </p><p>12:45pm Animation Showcase (Family-Friendly)International House Ibrahim Theatre 3701 Chestnut St. $10/FREE w/All-Access Pass, 86 mins, followed by Q&amp;A</p><p>Desperate Crossing MinSeok Jeon, NJ: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! CGI Animation. In a police convoy van, a notori-ous criminal wants nothing more than to use the restroom.Fluffl e Stephanie Franz, NY: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! CGI Animation. Meet Fluffl e, a small creature on a desperate quest to complete his soda bottle cap collection.How the Coyote got his Cunning - Claire Nielbergall, PA: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Animation. In this Native American folktale, the Coyote schemes to become the strongest of all the animals.Bait Michael Moore, CA: Animation. A group of worms wake up one morning to fi nd themselves trapped in a young boys bait bucket.BriBry A Poem Ill Sing Out Loud - Erica Hart, D.C.: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Music video. Singer/song writer BriBry follows a group of animated ducks as a mannequin comes to life.Chat Noir Miranda Edmonds &amp; Khrob Edmonds, AUSTRALIA: In a Mediterranean fi shing village an old mans superstition nearly costs him a new friend.The Man Who Moved Manhattan Rob Ludacer, NY: Animation. In 1824, a retired carpenter walked into Centre Street Market in Manhattan and made a stirring claim.Mar Caribe Deux Petits Bateaux Kate Raney, IL:PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Music video. A dancing fi sh/people extravaganza!The Wanna-Be Oddie Jun Bin Lam, CA: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! CGI Animation. Oddies fun time with his new friend is interrupted by the bully Pitt. Until Oddie unveils his secret weapon.Noches de Tungsteno Maria Torres, MEXICO: The stars can be closer to those who imagine.Orange Desespoir ((Orange of Despair) John Ba-nana, FRANCE: CGI Animation. A small sad orange decides to hang with a bunch of fun dancing pineapples.Paper Words Joyce Lee, CA: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! CGI Animation. 5 year old recluse Meis active imagination is misconstrued by others around her.</p><p>A captive audience is networking gold! Stand in the longest line &amp; start talking to people around you. Ask them about their fi lm or a local restaurant suggestion. Or just make fun of the Susie Filmmakers Tips section. Whatever breaks the ice...</p><p>Friday Continues Next Page...</p><p>7</p></li><li><p>FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 (continued)</p><p>3pm Shorts Showcase 4International House Ibrahim Theatre 3701 Chestnut St. $10/FREE w/All-Access Pass, 96 mins, followed by Q&amp;AScreening contains mature subject matter. </p><p>Craft - Mari Jaye Blanchard, NY : PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Digital Animation. Social networking taken to an older and slightly, but only slightly, less eff ective level.Spirit of the Bluebird Xstine Cook, CANADA: Animation. Using spray paint on a garage where Aboriginal mother and grandmother Gloria Black Plume was brutally mur-dered in 1999.Refresh Sean Cruse, NY: WORLD PREMIERE! Stop-motion animation. An American businessmans daily routine con-trasts sharply with the lives of people struggling to fi nd a sanitary water supply.The Tesla Experiment Adriel Garcia, NC: 2D Anima-tion. Can Nicola Tesla and Mark Twain save the day from a Thomas Edison run amok?The Closed Door Ian Voglesong, NJ: Live action drama. A mans existence is put on trial when he fi nds himself inside a house with no exit.Secret Life of Objects: Outhouse - Nathan Jones, AUS-TRALIA: CGI Animation. A cynical, used up, toilet paper roll and a far less worldly new kid on the block.Refren pr Kosovn Dhimitri Ismaliaj, NY: PHILADEL-PHIA PREMIERE! Live-action drama. An innocent young girl and a conscientious but desperate offi cial create a confl ict of moral principle in war-torn Kosovo.The Gentlemans Guide to Villainy Aidan McAteer, IRELAND: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! Animation. A 1920s instructional silent moving picture for the discerning gentleman villain. Featuring mustache curling!Bad Infl uences - Kate Emery...</p></li></ul>