Film Fest

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be hosting a shorts film festival sponsored by the Compass College Of Cinematic Arts

applauseThe Grand Rapids Comic-Con is pleased to be hosting a showcase of student and independent film shorts at the event on Saturday, October 22. This festival will be part of the show and no additional tickets or expenses will be expected of fans to attend the event. This film festival will be operated by the Compass College Of Cinematic Arts, a local film school and one of the sponsors of the Grand Rapids Comic-Con.

Saturday, October 22

Grand Gallery A

Exact Time TBA

BLOCK 1

2016-film-fest-dead-and-breakfastDead & Breakfast – After an unsuccessful eviction, things turn deadly for the unfortunate owners of the Murphy’s Bed & Breakfast. Directed by Tyler Woodworth.

Dark Dreamer – Marcus wakes up in the middle of the night and gets a visit from a strange creature with unnatural powers. The man calls himself a Nighthob and opens up about the fact that Marcus doesn’t know what life he has lived so far in secret. Directed by Max Ponischowski.

Happy Birthday, Kevin – At 15, Kevin risks it all for a shot at greatness. Directed by John Psathas.

Jumpin’ Jack – (Animated) A Jazz Age inspired, animated music video about a short kid in a tall world who finds a way of measuring up on his own. Directed by Grant Whitsitt. http://www.grantwhitsitt.com/jumpin-jack/

2016-film-fest-dungeons-and-dramaDungeons and Drama – Dungeons and Drama is a tabletop action comedy about a college student named Elliot and his friends as they spend a night playing Dungeons and Dragons. When Elliot’s girlfriend Sarah joins the game, tension between the couple builds as Sarah plays the game in a way that challenges Elliot’s thinking. Directed by Caleb Yoder.

Darkness Falls – Melissa suffers from amnesia. When she slowly regains her memory, the world isn’t what it supposed to be. Directed by Jarno Vinsencius. http://www.morkretfaller.se/

2016-film-fest-the-adventures-of-the-rocket-aceThe Adventures of the Rocket Ace – (Animated) A cross between a steampunk adventure and Casablanca, this is a CGI animated web series about a female superhero with a dark past who battles the Nazis in 1941 in the Arabian desert. Directed by John Carstarphen.

Mr. Cooper, Who Fell From the Sky – A lonely young boy comes to the aid of a lost hijacker. Directed by Terry W. Marsh.

BLOCK 2

2016-film-fest-last-man-on-earthLast Man on Earth – A cancer researcher finds herself in over her head after following her mentor to a corporate biotech. Directed by Darren Langlands. Starring Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor)! http://www.altanglefilms.co.uk/

Killer Recipe – (Animated) An avocado inadvertently invents tortilla chips that want to eat him. His tomato friend helps him destroy the menace and he learns to appreciate nature. But wait… Directed by Chadwick Whitehead.

2016-film-fest-ogress-of-the-gravelbankOgress of the Gravelbank – (Animated) Inuit oral history is filled with strange beings and supernatural creatures. One of these feared land spirits is the Ogress of the Gravelbank, a cruel being known to lure children into her lair and trap them there. All that perish in that cave remain there as spirits and animated corpses. Directed by Neil Christopher. http://taqqut.com/

Frankie – A young girl uses fantasy to escape the harsh realities of growing up in a broken home. Directed by Josh Martin.

Artemis – (Animated) An (unfortunate) driver witnesses what happens to a stag’s spirit and body after it is struck by a car. Directed by Heather D. Freeman. http://epicant.com/artwork/3967165-Artemis-2016.html

2016-film-fest-total-awesome-viking-powerSpam Attack: The Movie – The last survivor of an evil alien race (“Sp.A.M.” = space alien monster) tries to invade the earth on its own. Directed by Daniel Raboldt. http://www.nocturnus-film.de/home/asservatenkammer/spam-attack/

Total Awesome Viking Power – When Viking role player Vidar is sidelined to “the land of the dead” he seeks help of the god Odin, who agrees to teach Vidar the ways of the Vikings if he takes him to a mystical Runestone. Together they embark on a journey that will test Vidar’s wits, bravery and his ability to go completely berserk. Directed by Morten Forland.

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compass collegeCompass College of Cinematic Arts is a premier, faith-based film college. Its accelerated program is set in a unique, conservatory-like environment. Through high-end training and a special mentoring process, young artists–future writers, designers, producers, directors, and executives–bring forth a distinctly creative and technical skill set, a strong work ethic, and a Christ-centered focus that fosters entrepreneurial success and serves as an asset on film and television shoots, and in executive studio and corporate settings. The school’s goals are to prepare, enable and connect students with the diversity of the entertainment industry and for them to view their daily work, lives and commitments with purpose, value, and clarity, and with ethical, multicultural and social responsibility. For more information about the Compass College of Cinematic Arts visit their website at www.compass.edu.