Far from the Tree
The story of a strained relationship between a mother and her teenage son as she struggles to come to terms with a past sexual assault and ultimately finds the courage to confront it.
Sunday Films at the Lake - Noon-5PM - Sessions and Panel
Arts on The Lake - 640 Route 52, Carmel, NY
Films start at 11AM and continue all day. Each session is $8. A panel on editing and post production. There are two sessions. Scroll down to see session two.
We do not rate independent films, however some films do have adult language, themes and subject matter.
Story of Self
What does it mean to choose, when you only have one choice? What does it mean to be unafraid, when your enemy seems undefeatable? What does it mean to have a story, when you are undocumented? This is my story of self.
Film panel will include film directors and actors from the festival on monetizing your investment and creating the dream
3:00 PM - Session Two
Lake Placid hosts thousands of IRONMAN competitors annually. Behind each athlete is a story. This film unfolds the story of one woman.
Yia Yia: A Portrait
Between 1939 and 1945, an estimated 40.5 million Europeans were uprooted and displaced... This is the story of 1 of them.
"Yia Yia: A Portrait" documents the life and times of "Yia Yia" Mary Vorgia, as told by herself.
From a youth spent in the sleepy mountains of Peloponnesus, to her sudden exodus to a land called Manhattan, Yia Yia reflects upon her life's journey, one both familiar and unique.
Show &Tell Tango
Show & Tell Tango is a short film about a couple at the crossroads of fantasy and reality who dance around the idea of love. The fantasy: a daydream told through dance of love pure and innocent. The reality: an affair where hearts are guarded behind walls of words.
A couple is together for media attention.
Noon - Session One
Ode to the Singing Butler
ODE TO THE SINGING BUTLER brings to life the characters of Jack Vettriano's iconic painting, "The Singing Butler.” Told completely through movement and dance, the film explores the moments before the man and woman find themselves waltzing on the beach. With an original score by Jake Weinstein, the story follows the characters as they prepare for a picnic that will forever change their lives. This exploration inspires the audience to imagine life’s possibilities beyond one singular moment.
Portrait of a Superhero
Patrolling the streets of Clearwater, FL in bright red spandex is a man known around the world as “Superhero”. He helps the homeless, provides charity to sick and disadvantaged children, aids stranded motorists, and patrols the streets to prevent crime. Using Godzilla, Star Trek, Superheroes and Science Fiction movies as his role models he overcomes a troubled childhood to become A Real Life Superhero.
Duplicity is a short narrative set in the streets of Philadelphia. The drama follows John, a well-respected police officer with questionable morals, and Caleb, a down-on-his-luck construction worker forced to revisit his old life of crime. As the story continues, the two men deal with different personal struggles at work and home, and their lives begin to intersect in unsuspecting ways.
Lone Wolf Jeffrey McKenna lives in the cracks of an Orwellian reality where Dogma, Spirit and Ideology are heretical and forbidden. The loss of his wife Laura, who died in a world wide pandemic, still haunts him. Wondering if the whispers he hears come from God, he challenges the tenets of The Prime.
Mr Larson, an old man recovering from a stroke, is conducting interviews for a caregiver position that he desperately needs filled. Despite it being a pressing matter, he seemingly proceeds to personally insult all candidates and heartlessly bash their CVs. At this point, it might be plausible to assume that he’s looking for something else other than hands-on experience.
This short film is based on true events.
Popcorn & Chocolate
A tenacious middle school band student selling fundraisers helps a grief stricken military family recover from their loss.
On the roadside of a country road a parked car.
A lonely man unsuccessfully tries to fix the breakage, refusing the help of passing drivers.
Who is that man?.. And what does he want?..
But don`t worry: he`ll get it done