2018

Best of Fest
Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
37 minutes
Director:
Laura Somers

A group of troubled teens from a low-income community break into Los Ricos, the local mansion with a border fence, and spend the day pretending to be rich in order to forget their difficult lives.

Best Narrative Short
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
7 minutes
Director:
Austin Madding

The 2018 Paducah 48 Hour Film Project winner.A story about balance. A woman is stalked by a terrifying figure. Not everything is as it seems.

Best Documentary Short
Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
12 minutes
Director:
Ryan Maxey & Zack Wright

Willcox, Arizona is a country music town that isn’t what it used to be. The town has a single radio station, run by one employee who lives at the studio, and is seen as an outcast by many of the townspeople.

This unlikely champion of country music has a troubled history with the music that he plays every day. But he’s keeping it alive for the old folks, and looking for redemption over the airwaves.

Best Documentary Feature
Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
8 minutes
Director:
Glenn Hall

This film follows the 4th and 5th generation commercial fisherman working the Ohio River Valley Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley on the Tennessee River. The problems faced by rules and regulations and trying to make the invasive species Asian Carp profitable.

Narrative Short
Japan
Runtime:
16 minutes
Director:
Eric McEver

A scientist studying the first human time traveller falls in love with her subject. But if her research succeeds they will become separated by eons of history. She must find a way to connect with him across the ages or lose him forever.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
22 minutes
Director:
Kevin Alexander Boon

A Host of Sparrows is a crime thriller about a recently paroled ex-con who is forced to put aside plans to rebuild his life when his former boss uses the mans daughter as a ploy to recover a fortune in stolen funds.

Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
21 minutes
Director:
Mark Maxey

Millions of people have been touched by his music, yet few know the journey, hardships and triumphs of American musician and composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. In UP TO SNUFF, friends and collaborators share personal stories, laughs and insights about this generous soul who overcame the excesses of rock and roll to find success as one of the most beloved composers in television history. Infused with Snuffys music throughout, the film features luminaries from television, film and music, including Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Timothy Busfield, Fred Savage, Marshall Herskovitz, Steve Lukather, Chaka Khan and Eric Burdon, and scenes from The West Wing, Wonder Years, and thirtysomething.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
3 minutes
Director:
Sarah Okerson

This piece was created to showcase the Columbia Theatre, art, and community.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
12 minutes
Director:
Scott Stafford, Allen Martin, Todd Sheene

A semi-accurate telling of the story behind Kenny Rogers' hit song, Coward of the County.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
34 minutes
Director:
Jonathan Fred Schneider

Cultural mosaic Brooklyn. When a young Hasidic Jew gets caught listening to his bohemian neighbor through the air vent, his carefully planned future threatens to unravel. Should he follow his curiosity for the world behind the wall, and miss his engagement party, shutting the door to the only world he knows?

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