Sunday, December 2, 2007


1st Annual Short Circuit Film Festival

The Charitable Film Network presents

The 1st Annual Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival

Sunday, December 2, 2007
5:00 PM

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
(Central City) New Orleans, LA

$10 Admission

The festival is the first of its kind to exclusively spotlight short films created by
filmmakers living and working in the Southeastern United States.

The Short Circuit Film Festival is comprised of 12 short films selected for their artistic
merit by a panel of esteemed media arts professionals. These engaging selections range
from fiction and animation to experimental and documentary. This year, the festival
features work by filmmakers from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina,
and Tennessee. From October 2007 - May 2008, Short Circuit will travel as a self-contained,
2 ½ hour film festival that may be enjoyed in a single afternoon or evening.

Spotlighted films in the 2007-2008 Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival include:

An Abstraction on the Chronology of Will, the fictional account a young, apathetic
Special-Op soldier who rediscovers his will to live after being faced with a firing squad
in the desert

Bowl Digger
, The loving documentary of octogenarians Maxie and Hilton Eades who create wooden
bowls and dough trays in rural South Carolina, and

A Special Bonus Screening of The Hunters Apprentice, An outstanding short film about
a vampire hunter in training, by New Orleans Filmmakers Mike Ryan and Ryan Martin.
A short Q&A with the New Orleans filmmakers will follow the screening.

For a complete list of films Look Here or the festival schedule visit the Short Circuit
Traveling Film Festival at

For more information contact:
Jerald L. White at (504) 896-7333 or

The Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival is a program of the Southern Arts Federation (SAF), a non-profit regional arts organization. Founded in 1975, SAF creates partnerships and collaborations; assists in the development of artists, arts professional and arts organizations; present, promotes and produces Southern arts and cultural programming; and advocates for the arts and arts education. The organization works in partnership with the state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. For more information on the Southern Arts Federation and its programs visit

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