Alligator Princess of America's Nile is a documentary of the making of a documentary. Directed by
Bill Belleville, a Florida author and filmmaker,
Alligator Princess is about one woman's solo paddle trip along the St. Johns River in eastern Florida.
Between 2004 and 2006, the U.S. experienced a shortage of gypsum wallboard because of the
housing boom in states like Florida.
Because demand exceeded the supply of U.S. manufactured board, a
certain kind of drywall was imported into the U.S. from China. Within a couple of years,
hazardous effects began to show themselves throughout these so-called "brand new" buildings. These hazards included the scent of rotten
eggs, respiratory problems, nosebleeds, pet injuries, and metal corrosion.
The 2011 Festival of the Moving Image is proud to preview currents 2011, the second annual Santa Fee International
New Media Festival, which will be presented June 10-19, 2011, at the El Museo Cultural de Santa Fee in Santa Fe, New Mexico. El Museo will be the
main venue for the city-wide event which is organized by Parallel Studios.
Elements of Time is a winner of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contents, winning the
Best of Category – Florida Independent Filmmaker and a $300 cash prize for its creator, David Montgomery.
Every Time I Dive is a film that challenges the value systems by which we determine
self-worth and the significance of others. It utilizes the act of diving to explore the
anxieties and performative aspects of everyday life. Created by Adrian Errico,
the film won Best of Category in the 2011 Festival of the Moving Image
Florida Filmmaker Contest.
Exquisite Corpses, by University of Tampa professor and filmmaker Dana Plays, is a Merit Winner in the
Florida Independent Filmmaker (non-student): Atlantic & Pacific Productions Award category of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image
Florida Filmmakers Contest.
Family Portrait, directed by Britney Soots, is the winner of the $300 Best of Category award for the
Florida Student Filmmaker: Hillsborough Community College Students category of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image
Florida Filmmakers Contest.
Glory is director László Horváth's first attempt to break into the world of the moving image.
The film won a $100 Merit Award in the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmaker Contest.
In Marjorie's Wake, a film from Equinox Documentaries, Inc. and co-produced and written by
Bill Belleville, examines the many ways in which the St. Johns River of Florida has shaped
culture — literature, art and music — over time through a re-creation of a historic 1933 trip that Pulitzer-prize winning
author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling) made on the river.
In Finland the world's first permanent radioactive waste repository is being hewn out of solid rock that
must remain secure for 100,000 years until the waste is no longer dangerous. Once the waste has been deposited and the
repository is full, the facility is to be sealed off and never opened again.
Or so we hope.
In a style accessible and engaging for all ages, More Than Skin Deep
examines the history, science and culture of skin cancer.
The film reveals how the tanning craze was accidentally
popularized by Coco Chanel, how pioneering medical trials for melanoma
may revolutionize cancer treatments and how human skin color evolved
as a survival response.
Parallel is a "richly layered experimental video exploring ideas about time and the parallel universe"
in which fragments of public domain footage and sound are combined with the artist's own images to create a
"fast-paced and colorful journey".
Six kids transform their parents' basement into a homemade movie set. Production Day stars Makaira Fisk,
Mikayla Anderson, Caroline Howard, Mackenzie Anderson, Matt Wiggins
and James Williams as "Slate Boy".
Spin Cycle, by University of Tampa student Fawn Test, is a Merit Award winner in the
Florida Student Filmmaker: Florida Student filmmakers: Atlantic & Pacific
Productions Award category of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest.
The film Tender, by John Shirk, is the winner of a $100 Merit Award in the category
Florida Student Filmmaker: University of South Florida Students: Atlantic & Pacific Productions Award
of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest. The film, says Shirk, is
"about a woman I feel in love with for no good reason. I saw her on the street and filmed her."
The Artist's Passion is a winner of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest,
winning high school student filmmaker Nick Rua a $100 cash prize as a Merit Winner in the category Florida Student Filmmaker:
Florida Student filmmakers: Atlantic & Pacific Productions Award.
The Evening Room explores the lack of intimacy between romantic partners, colleagues and total
strangers in a fast-moving world in which reality is much less intriguing than the unknown. Characters interact and/or observe each
other through filters of their occupation, creative collaboration, control, curiosity, frustration and fantasy.
Winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Animated Short, The Lost Thing is based on the book by the same name by noted children's author
Shaun Tan. In it, a boy finds a strange creature on a beach and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far
more important things to pay attention to.
As a once-blissful park comes under increasing totalitarian control by the leader of the fifth graders, Nolan (Nathan Fugleberg),
Timmy (Victor Troconis), leader of the third graders, cannot stand for it any longer, and with the help of his love,
Emily (Dulaney Sundin), must organize and rally his army to defeat Nolan and his band of cohorts and free the park once
and for all!
Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn
to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" — self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective
was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic
images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.