2006

Juror’s Award
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
13 minutes
30 seconds
Director:
Peter Craig

REIFF 2006

A supervisor at a consumer product testing lab interrogates two suspects of a devilish prank.

Juror’s Award
Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
36 minutes
15 seconds
Director:
Mike Reagan

REIFF 2006

Life Under the Viaduct is a documentary about a homeless veteran who has lived on the streets of new york for the past eleven years. With interviews from friends, neighbors and passers-by we get an idea of what life on the streets of new york is like for him. As his story unfolds we learn that cadillac man has a hidden talent that may help to propel him out of his homeless situation and into the mainstream of society. Will he make it or will he not? Time will tell...

Juror’s Award
Animation
Luxembourg, Spain, United States
Runtime:
9 minutes
45 seconds
Director:
Raul Garcia

REIFF 2006

The story is a psychological portrait of a mad narrator. A murderer who can not stop hearing his victim's relentless heartbeat. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a horror story and psychological thriller told from a first-person perspective.

Juror’s Award
Animation
United States
Runtime:
6 minutes
Director:
Chel White

REIFF 2006

A first love is corrupted as a man recalls his affair with a beautiful circus contortionist in this stop-motion animation of wooden mannequins.

Honorable Mention
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
17 minutes
23 seconds
Director:
Cristine Spindler

REIFF 2006

For Sirah, a young Muslim girl raised in America, the private academy she attends is a lonely place. Sirah stands apart from her classmates because of her religious practices, specifically the covering of the head and body. This changes when she meets Amy, who opens the possibility of friendship. However, not everyone is as understanding, and ultimately, Sirah is pressured to choose between her family's beliefs and the culture which surrounds her.

2007

Best of the Fest
Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
30 minutes
Director:
Mickey Blaine

REIFF 2007

Two strangers meet at a coffee shop for what seems like a blind date. But as the conversation progresses, it becomes clear that this couple, who have never seen each other face to face and who met on the Internet, have actually formed a suicide pact. Problems arise when the couple realizes that they may have finally found something worth living for. Comprised of three continuous takes-one take for each act-and shot over the course of two days, Commit is witty and disturbing, as well as an inspirational achievement in independent filmmaking.

Feature Film Award
Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
20 minutes
Director:
Neil Mandt

REIFF 2007

Cliff and Charlie work together selling bathroom supplies. Charlie's the seasoned traveler, having been to over 50 countries before his 30th birthday. Cliff dreams of traveling but always finds an excuse not to go. When Charlie asks Cliff to go to the Full Moon Party in Thailand, it is no surprise to anyone when Charlie is rejected. Things suddenly change when Cliff gets a phone call informing him that one of his childhood friends died unexpectedly. At the funeral, Cliff learns his buddy had been planning a trip around the world. Cliff decides to make sure his friend still makes that trip, even if it means carrying his ashes in a thermos to do it.Together, all three embark on a trip of a lifetime.

Short Film Award
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
18 minutes
Director:
Bob Pondillo

REIFF 2007

Wallace Waverly is a socially sheltered, high functioning mentally challenged man who has lived with his mother all his life. Upon her death, Wallace finds himself alone and lonesome, rattling around in mom's big, old Victorian home. Wallace's days now consist of playing ragtime on the family piano and gazing out the front window. One day, as he browses through the personal section of a newspaper he sees an ad that reads: 'Lonely? Need Love? Call 1-900-HOT BABES.' Wallace, taking the ad literally, dials the number and falls in love with Tiffany, the 900 sex-line operator he encounters.'My Name is Wallace,' while a sweet and touching comedy, is also the story of personal salvation through love.

Avery Crounse Award
Experimental
United States
Runtime:
21 minutes
Director:
Tom Parrish

REIFF 2007

Shot with a still camera and using basic animation techniques, this is a 'silent' movie played against Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme of Corelli. A woman, making tea over the course of a year, finds unexpected things with each variation. A blackberry. An egg which turns into a peach. A small plastic statue of Saint Clare who tries, unsuccessfully, to make her presence known. An old photo that falls out of a book. Tea made with chewing tobacco which brings on a frenzy of multi-tasking. A lump of coal which causes her displeasure on Halloween. A falling book that sets off a little explosion of starry-looking dust, which she inhales. An unseen female figure who forces her out of her house. A photograph of herself dead. An autumn branch that spills its leaves. Toy soldiers, a doll, and a rubber snake. A copy of the film Rebecca. Bark, which grows on her body. A golden stone, which she takes to a cemetery. A pair of glasses reminding her of a lost love. A camera that shoots into the future. A glass of water. A child who makes the woman disappear into a wilderness from which she struggles to get back home, where she faces her worst fears, and wins. Meanwhile, all of this has been foreseen on another plane.

The River's Edge Film Festival is proud to kick off the festival with the WORLD PREMIERE screening of 'A Still Life'. Director TOM PARRISH will be in attendence and will host a Q&A session after each screening.

Juror’s Award
Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
40 minutes
Director:
Dorothy Lyman

REIFF 2007

The fates of three Vermont families intertwine against the backdrop of loss, violence, and a distant war.

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