Nora Roberts Award Winner:

Ed Sanchez

Eduardo Sanchez was born in Cuba in 1968. It was at a young age he gained an interest in filmmaking. At Wheaton High School Ed made school movie projects such as Shrimp Fried Vice and Pride (in the name of Love) all of which starred his friends and family, as well as Ed himself.

After High School Ed studied at Montgomery College where he continued to make movies like Star Trek Demented. He later got accepted to the University of Central Florida where he made Gabriel's Dream, a film which he thought was going to be his big break, but that didn't come for almost another decade. In 1997 he and a close friend Daniel Myrick got together and started production on the most successful movie (budget to gross) ever, The Blair Witch Project (1999). It was a 
world-wide hit and has become one of the most spoofed films of all time.


It's important to us to keep our tickets reasonably priced tickets are $7 or a daytime film and $10 for an evening feature. We're waging a war against the middleman markups that so frequently occur in this industry.  You can also purchase tickets the day of the show at each venue. Just know that seating is limited, and we can't guarantee availability for more popular films. If you have purchased tickets online just save your receipt and show it at the door! For all Day Pass and 3-Day All Festival passes please present receipt at the door!

Kepler Theater -Friday March 31st, 2017

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Frankie Keeps Talking: USA, California Filmmaker Attending

Finalist Best Short: 

Short• 7min •

A feminist farce about the severity of frustration a young woman feels when she realizes her date will not stop talking. Feeling invisible and infuriated, she goes to drastic lengths for his attention. 
Written and Directed by Annabelle Attanasio
Produced by Lizzie Shapiro and Zach Nutman


Alex Hurt -known for Cut Shoot Kill (2017), Grand Theft Auto V (2013) and The River Why (2010)

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Mendez Award Winner:

To Be Announced  Soon

Touch: Canada, Finalist Best Short

Short• 15min •


When a single mom, facing eviction, is offered a night’s work, she unsuccessfully seeks a babysitter for her two small children. Desperate, she reaches out to the last person she wants to ask for a favor.

If you had a great time last year, then you won't want to miss out on 2017! We have a BIG surprise that you won't want to miss. Opening night will be so HUGE that you will be talking about it for years to come! We can't tell you what it is but we promise it will be legendary!  Join us for some awesome networking with film festival attendees, VIPs, sponsors, filmmakers, and stars!  Our VIP party will be held at the Kepler Theater prior to our top-secret opening night film. We will have a jazz trio and light hors d'oeuvres. Guests can meet THE WALKING DEAD,  actresses ANN MAHONEY and KERRY CAHILL. Also, our amazing Creative Director Joe Carnahan will be in attendance this year! Stay tuned for more information coming soon! Tickets for opening night are $25 for VIP party and $10 for just the film.

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