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Wednesday, May 18
 

7:00pm

Special Showing of 50-1
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see it again on the Big Screen.  50-1, the legendary story of Roswell's famed Championship underdog horse, "Mine that Bird". 

"MINE THAT BIRD"/Champion Horse & MARK ALLEN/Owner will be in Attendance! Meet the horse that defied all odds!

SPECIAL Screening requires a separate $10 ticket for this event purchased at the Theatre on night of showing - limited to first 150 guests.  A portion of the proceeds go to "Royal Family Kids Camp of Roswell", a summer camp for foster children started by filmmaker Jacob Roebuck, who's film "CAMP" about the same helped get this local camp started.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr61y0CY16U

A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world's racing elite.

Sponsors
avatar for Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8

Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8

Local Theatres with Digital Picture and Sound, Atmos Theaters and Power Recling Seats in ALL Theaters.  | | The OFFICIAL Film Showing Location Sponsor of Roswell Film Festival.
avatar for Relicwood Media

Relicwood Media

Providing Media services: Feature and Short Films, Business Films/Commercials, Wedding Films, Photography, Graphic Design | | The OFFICIAL Sponsor of the Roswell Film Festival Design/Planning, Coordination and Operation.  Best Feature & Short Films Trophy Sponsor.



Wednesday May 18, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203
 
Thursday, May 19
 

10:00am

SESSSION 1.1 Dark Resonance
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating: PG13, Science Fiction Feature Film

DIRECTOR & Wife will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/149880843

An emotionally troubled trio must find a way to defeat the sinister alien presence and find the truth but superior technology and personal loss may make the truth too costly.
This is the story of the reunion of Eric, Dana and Frank. Friends since childhood, their insatiable curiosity about the unknown drives them to experimentation in the field of the paranormal. This ultimately leads to an incident that so frightens and overwhelms them it causes a twelve-year rift in their relationship.
Now after new evidence comes to light the three reunite. It’s time to finish their work and put an end to unanswered questions. Little do they know the search for these answers will take them to places only imagined and come at a cost for which they are ill prepared.
The truth about the sinister alien presence is out there. But, can they survive the superior technology, danger and personal loss they will have to face in order to find that truth?


Thursday May 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

11:00am

Toddzilla's Food Truck
Enjoy the Award Winning Burgers as featured on the Food Network while you take in your film selections.  Will be located just outside the Galaxy 8 Theatre.

Amazing food, drinks and desserts cooked fresh while you wait.


Thursday May 19, 2016 11:00am - 7:00pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

11:45am

SESSION 1.2 Electric Blue
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  PG, Science Fiction Short Film

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/139141653

A young man must struggle to regain his memory before a mysterious character can hunt down and kill his girlfriend. But as he rediscovers who he really is, he must face his dark and superhuman past.


Thursday May 19, 2016 11:45am - 12:00pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

12:00pm

Break
Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at one of Roswell's Fine Establishments.  Go to www.SeeRoswell.com for more information on restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Thursday May 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

SESSION 2.1 Live by the Sword
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  G,  Documentary

Live by the Sword provides a look into steel combat and historical European martial arts. It follows Larry and Sandra Lagnese as they discuss their introduction into the sport of medieval style armored fighting, going from volunteering and judging as a marshal, to Sandra's ascension into fighting at the international level in front of aged castles in Spain. The entire short builds up to a climatic tournament at Dragon Con, in the heart of Atlanta.

Thursday May 19, 2016 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

1:15pm

SESSION 2.2 Big Sister Rug
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  G,  Documentary, NM

Documentary about the world's largest hand woven Navajo rug, the Big Sister Rug.

Thursday May 19, 2016 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

1:30pm

SESSION 2.3 Waiting for the (t)rain
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  PG, Documentary, Nominated: Best Short Film

A small village lost in a dusty desert in Burkina's bush. Two times a week passes the train. Various food items and water bottles thrown by the passengers while passing by constitute the main income of the village, and the only source of water during dry season. Different portraits follow each others. The older one s have known slavery in the service of France, the young dream of distant horizons.


Thursday May 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

2:00pm

SESSION 2.4 The Rift
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  PG, Science Fiction

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/148157036

WRITER/PRODUCER will be in Attendance!

When one of them is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, two parents with the ability to switch bodies must decide who lives and who dies.


Thursday May 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

2:15pm

SESSION 2.5 Memory Sync
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  G, Science Fiction

WORLD PREMIERE! DIRECTOR will be in Attendance!

Alone in a dark facility, a broken robot is reanimated. He remembers he was once the toy and friend of a young girl, and he decides to embark on a journey to find not only his long lost home, but also to discover how he and the girl were separated. The world has changed after so many years, and what was once a utopian paradise has become polluted and decayed. Luckily, the robot's memories come to life before his eyes to show him the way home.


Thursday May 19, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

2:30pm

SESSION 2.6 Foreseeable
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG13, V, Science Fiction, NM

DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hMOY6wJMb4

When 17-year old HUNTER WILLIAMS can no longer ignore his psychic visions, he begins to play a dangerous game with fate, and as each of the deadly crimes he tries to solve or prevent leads to unforeseen consequences, he discovers that his interference has also put him on the trail of the man responsible for his mother’s unsolved murder.
Since his mother and sister’s brutal killings years ago, Hunter has been fighting his dark psychic abilities and trying to hide his secrete from family and friends, while maintaining a normal teenage life, complete with sports, girlfriend, and good times.
ETHAN, Hunter’s EMT father has spent most of Hunter’s life protecting him from those who would encourage or exploit his dark gifts, and that protection includes keeping Hunter away from his uncle BRAYDEN, a homicide detective who is back in town on the trail of a child serial killer.
When Hunter has visions of a local young girl getting kidnapped and murdered, he feels compelled to stop the crime from occurring, which leads to a deadly encounter with the very serial killer Brayden has been hunting.
A young woman with similar abilities, ALAYNA, who also has a history with Brayden, can tell that Hunter is special and tries to guide him to his powers, but Hunter is resistant. Little does Hunter know that with each vision, each action he takes, and each crime he stops, he takes one dangerous step closer to his own dark fate.
Each episode will see Hunter’s visions leading him on exciting and often deadly investigations and adventures with the help of his best friend NOAH, as he tries to keep his secret life, and abilities, from his friends and family, and tries to evade Brayden’s curiosities as he comes closer to discovering and finding his mother and sister’s killer.
Hunter’s Game is mix of dark mystery, supernatural mythology, and family, mixed with crime procedural elements.


Thursday May 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

3:00pm

Break
Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at one of Roswell's Fine Establishments.  Go to www.SeeRoswell.com for more information on restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Thursday May 19, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

SESSION 3.1 Dead River
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  R, L-V, Independent, NM, Nominated: Best Actor

DIRECTOR will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/123860384

A biographer of a renowned crime writer discovers there may real darkness behind the fiction.


Thursday May 19, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

4:45pm

SESSION 3.2 Longshotsville
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  PG, L, Documentary, NM, Nominated: Best Cinematography

DIRECTOR & some cast will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/145594400

A self-created family of actors emerge from a community theatre in the quirky artist town of Taos, New Mexico. Taking their passions to the next level is going to take humor, courage and more than a little small-town heart.


Thursday May 19, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

5:45pm

Break
Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at one of Roswell's Fine Establishments.  Go to www.SeeRoswell.com for more information on restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Thursday May 19, 2016 5:45pm - 7:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

SESSION 4.1 The Beginning
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  G, Documentary, NM

DIRECTOR/EX PRODUCER/ACTOR/ACTRESS will be in Attendance!

The Navajo Nation remains as the largest reservation in the United States. Take a look through a Navajo film directors eyes in this traditional song. Father Sky and Mother Earth give blessings to the Navajo with help from other Holy People to carry on the tradition through the changing times of the unknown future.


Thursday May 19, 2016 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

7:15pm

SESSION 4.2 Lotus Eyes
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  PG-13, L, Science Fiction

DIRECTOR/WRITER will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK3bh3GahI0

Lotus Eyes follows the story of Simon, a 16-year-old living in a post-oil-crash world, helping his mother hold onto a failing family business. After he finds his shop and home vandalized beyond repair, he leaves his town to find a commune belonging to a distant uncle. He soon finds himself lost and alone in a desolate and unforgiving American landscape where starvation seems imminent until two mysterious strangers offer hope for survival.


Thursday May 19, 2016 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

8:30pm

SESSION 4.3 Death in Time
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  PG, Science Fiction, NM, Nominated: Best Film/Cinematography/Actor

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lridSCUXu2w

Time and Death, personified as living, breathing individuals, hold a mystical power over their respective domains of the cosmos. But peace does not exist between them. Time, weary of watching the world pass away over the millennia, becomes bitter at the existence of Death, who robs him of the living things he comes to love. When they strike a bargain for the life of one person, it becomes apparent that perhaps Death is far more necessary, merciful and welcomed than Time, or any of us, might have imagined.


Thursday May 19, 2016 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

9:30pm

After Party
Meet & Greet with Film Industry People and Festival Attendees.  Come hang out and enjoy some eats and drinks while discussing all things film related with like minded individuals.  No cover fee, just responsible to purchase your own beverages and food.


Thursday May 19, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Third Street Station 301 Railroad Ave, Roswell, NM 88201
 
Friday, May 20
 

9:00am

SESSION 5.1 Gufors
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  G, Science Fiction

DIRECTOR & Friends will be in Attendance!

Trailer: https://youtu.be/F5qBghLcBcQ Three aspiring ufologists set up a zany UFO shop (Global Unidentified Flying Object Research & Services) and unwittingly ignite the biggest UFO encounter since Roswell.


Friday May 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

10:30am

Break
Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at one of Roswell's Fine Establishments.  Go to www.SeeRoswell.com for more information on restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Friday May 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
TBA

11:00am

Toddzilla's Food Truck
Enjoy the Award Winning Burgers as featured on the Food Network while you take in your film selections.  Will be located just outside the Galaxy 8 Theatre.

Amazing food, drinks and desserts cooked fresh while you wait.


Friday May 20, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

11:30am

SESSION 6.1 A Different Set of Cards
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  R, V, Independent, Nominated: Best Film/Director/Actor

US & WORLD PREMIERE!

Watch Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/155654757

A secluded warehouse, a money transfer, a poker table and 4 players who meet each other at that place.

The fade shuffle the cards and Ben Borkman is playing the game of his life. The other players are a Bad-Ass, an anxious baldy and an femme fatale.
The chards change by each round and so the four player’s characters.
All Players are involved in the same game. Based on one and the same situation the 4 players act the dealer’s part, the accomplice’s part, the cop part and the part of thef unknown.
The film basically covers the question ´How does an identical initial position develops itself when the characters (who act a part) change?



Friday May 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:45pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

12:45pm

SESSION 6.2 Positive
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  R, S, Independent, Nominated: Best Director/Editing/Actor

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLAXV0jjgZY

When an unfaithful husband learns that he's HIV positive, he backtracks through his affairs to discover the origin of his infection.


Friday May 20, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

1:00pm

Roswell Movie Studios Tours
Come get a tour of the Roswell Movie Studios property and hear the vision of the coming development of this 100+ acre designed development to expand film into the South Eastern part of NM. 

Artists
avatar for Thadd Turner

Thadd Turner

Talmarc Productions
Thadd has been active with film and television production since 1991 as a producer, director, screenwriter, production coordinator, and actor.  He won the 2010 and 2007 Western Heritage Awards for the History Channel series Cowboys and Outlaws: The Real Wyatt Earp and the motion picture Truce; and won the 2006 Spur Award for the family faith film Miracle at Sage Creek starring the late David Carradine.  Thadd has strong relationships... Read More →



Friday May 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Roswell Movie Studios 6120 Commerce Way, Roswell, NM 88202

1:15pm

SESSION 6.3 Sanctioned
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  R, Science Fiction, Nominated: Best Film

In a dystopian future, it is legal to murder someone providing you have legally applied to the Ministry of Sanctioned Homicide to be given legal authorization to do so. Elias visits the Ministry to apply to kill one of this parents.


Friday May 20, 2016 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

1:30pm

Break
Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at one of Roswell's Fine Establishments.  Go to www.SeeRoswell.com for more information on restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Friday May 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

SESSION 7.1 Cosmic Whistleblowers
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, Documentary

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/139291590

Cosmic Whistleblowers (CW) is a story of one man's journey in search of the truth about the greatest mystery of our time, UFOs.

We follow the director Simon Sharman and his life long quest for answers against all odds. With unprecedented access to some the biggest experts in the field, CW starts out in search of the last living witnesses to the infamous Roswell incident of 1947 before turning into a serious look at the connection between US politics and UFOs which goes all the way to the White House.

Along the way Sharman finds himself in the middle of controversial new evidence that becomes the biggest story in ufology of the last 20 years, turning the subject upside down and resulting in a transformational moment that touches the UFO community the world over.

The director becomes an unwitting passenger in what becomes a story of broken dreams, subculture celebrity and the power of social media in a world where deception is the name of the game.



Friday May 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

3:15pm

SESSION 7.2 MOS
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  PG, Independent, Nominated:  Best Short Film

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/164821418

The search is on for Enzo Ball, the recreant Mime whose 2012 disappearance is believed to be linked to his controversial hobby. A staunch believer that Ball was unjustly targeted for simply being his own Mime, Eric Farmer hits the streets with a camera and a cause, taking aim at the troupe and its draconian approach to member conduct in an effort to force Enzo's release. But when word of his crusade reaches the organization that most assume took the Mime, Farmer will find that he's got his work cut out for him. The group doesn't like what they're hearing, and are setting out to make some noise of their own...


Friday May 20, 2016 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

3:30pm

SESSION 7.3 The Last Transmission
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Suggested Rating:  PG for Peril, Science Fiction, NM, Nominated: Best Actor

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/148449590

Based on a true story about a young Cessna pilot and an aging air traffic controller whose lives collide one fateful night in and over Roswell, New Mexico.


Friday May 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

4:30pm

Casting How To
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from one of New Mexico's Casting Directors on the process of getting cast in films of all sorts.  Q/A time.

Artists
avatar for Faith Hibbs-Clark

Faith Hibbs-Clark

Good Faith Casting
| I am a casting director, member of The Casting Society of America, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the owner and head casting director of Good Faith Casting, LLC with office locations in Phoenix, AZ & Albuquerque, NM servicing all of Arizona and New Mexico.    | | Faith has 15 years experience casting studio and indie films, network television, commercials and new media. In addition to being a "casting... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Relicwood Media

Relicwood Media

Providing Media services: Feature and Short Films, Business Films/Commercials, Wedding Films, Photography, Graphic Design | | The OFFICIAL Sponsor of the Roswell Film Festival Design/Planning, Coordination and Operation.  Best Feature & Short Films Trophy Sponsor.
avatar for Roswell Museum & Arts Center

Roswell Museum & Arts Center

Museum & Arts Center, Planetarium, 50,000 Sq Ft Facility with 12 Galleries accredited by the American Association of Musems. | | Panel Location Sponsor for Roswell Film Festival.


5:30pm

How to Write/Direct a Short Film
Limited Capacity seats available

Award Winning Filmmaker Session on writing and directing the Short Film.  Learn from a successful Writer/Director and AD on the process of getting the idea to the screen.  Q/A time.

Then watch two of his current Short Films at 7:30pm which have nominations in this festival.

Artists
avatar for Alejandro Montoya Marin

Alejandro Montoya Marin

Alejandro Montoya Marin was born in Laredo Texas and raised in Mexico (Merida and Monterrey). Since a very young age, he has been interested in film. Alejandro went to school for marketing and then attended Vancouver Film School in Canada where he specialized in Directing. He later moved to Albuquerque to join the growing film industry. His narrative work includes: Intrepido (2009), The Princess and the Musician (2013), The Joneses (2014... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Relicwood Media

Relicwood Media

Providing Media services: Feature and Short Films, Business Films/Commercials, Wedding Films, Photography, Graphic Design | | The OFFICIAL Sponsor of the Roswell Film Festival Design/Planning, Coordination and Operation.  Best Feature & Short Films Trophy Sponsor.
avatar for Roswell Museum & Arts Center

Roswell Museum & Arts Center

Museum & Arts Center, Planetarium, 50,000 Sq Ft Facility with 12 Galleries accredited by the American Association of Musems. | | Panel Location Sponsor for Roswell Film Festival.


6:30pm

Break
Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at one of Roswell's Fine Establishments.  Go to www.SeeRoswell.com for more information on restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Friday May 20, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
TBA

7:30pm

SESSION 8.1 Monday
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG-13, L - V, Independent, NM, Nominated: Best Film/Actor

DIRECTOR/AD will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/138134390

Jim was just fired and dumped, and it's only 10 am. Now he will try to put his life back together not knowing the day's mayham is only beginning.


Friday May 20, 2016 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

7:45pm

SESSION 8.2 Low/Fi
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG-13, L, Independent, NM, Nominated: Best Director/Editing/Actor

DIRECTOR/AD will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/111321856

Influenced by pop culture all her life, Lea feels wronged by the way movies and music portray love, now that she is 30 and single she cuts pop culture cold turkey to see if this way she can find the man of her dreams.


Friday May 20, 2016 7:45pm - 8:00pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

8:00pm

SESSION 8.3 Capsule
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG-13, Independent, Nominated: Best Film/Director/Editing/Actor

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/142199069

1959: Guy is an experienced British fighter pilot who is in command of Britain's first manned mission to space. He has trained for this for three years at the height of the Cold War and now he is alone in space, suffering Hypoxia, with a malfunctioning capsule. He has limited contact with the UK, some unusual communication with the US and some unorthodox communication with Tyuratam deep in Soviet Russia. Can he get home? Who will help him? Will he make the right choice?


Friday May 20, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

9:00pm

After/Before Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet & Greet with Film Industry People and Festival Attendees.  Come hang out and enjoy some eats and drinks while discussing all things film related with like minded individuals. 

This event is for Festival Attendees and has a maximum of 50 in attendance.  To get in you must show your Festival Lanyard Pass and Purchase at least one menu item.

Sponsors
avatar for Relicwood Media

Relicwood Media

Providing Media services: Feature and Short Films, Business Films/Commercials, Wedding Films, Photography, Graphic Design | | The OFFICIAL Sponsor of the Roswell Film Festival Design/Planning, Coordination and Operation.  Best Feature & Short Films Trophy Sponsor.



Friday May 20, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Stellar Coffee Co. 315 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201

11:00pm

SESSION 9.1 - HORROR - Daddy
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, V, Science Fiction, Horror, Nominated: Best Film

John knows how to keep his family together. All he needs is a roll of duct tape, his shotgun, and 5 minutes of peace and quiet so he can eat his cereal.


Friday May 20, 2016 11:00pm - 11:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

11:15pm

SESSION 9.2 - HORROR - Awakening
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG-13, Science Fiction, Horror

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/155412182

Awakening (Excitatio)
To provide a life-style his wife and son deserve, Jake takes on a lot of pressure at his job as a real-estate agent. But can he handle it all? As things start to pile up he seeks guidance from a psychiatrist. Per his doctors orders Jake takes a few days at one of his listings, a remote summerhouse, to work on his self-suggestion. All goes well until Jake senses something disturbing. Something within him or something else? He decides to ignore the piles of work staring at him from his make up desk and continues with the exercise. During his self-suggestion Jake has disturbing visions and is not sure what to do. The visions intrigue him and with his doctor encouraging him to take control over his thoughts Jake dives deeper. The only problem is that neither the doctor or Jake has any idea what is lurking in the depths of a well-intentioned mind.


Friday May 20, 2016 11:15pm - 11:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

11:30pm

SESSION 9.3 - HORROR - Green Lake
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG-13, Science Fiction, Horror, Nominated: Best Cinematography

DIRECTOR will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/89509384

Industry hasn’t destroyed all of the sacred spaces in the world. In Hawai'i pockets of magic still exist. And so do those that protect them.

GREEN LAKE draws inspiration not only from the beauty and mysticism of Hawai'i, but also from B-Horror/Monster movies, The Twilight Zone and The X-Files. It's a micro-budget Creature from the Black Lagoon meets Picnic at Hanging Rock, shot entirely in remote areas on the Big Island of Hawai'i.



Friday May 20, 2016 11:30pm - Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00am
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

12:00am

SESSION 9.4 - HORROR - The Dark Tapes
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  R, L - V - S, Science Fiction, Horror

A Radical Anthology Of Five Smart Original Stories.


Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00am - 1:30am
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203
 
Saturday, May 21
 

9:45am

SESSION 10.1 Road to Hope
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG-13, Documentary

DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER will be in Attendance!

No Parents. No Future. No Hope. Stranded in Sub-Saharan Africa, orphaned by an AIDS epidemic, thousands of children are left on their own, in need of a shepherd to save them.


Saturday May 21, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

11:00am

SESSION 10.2 Uplifting Down: Nigeria
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, Documentary

DIRECTOR will be in Attendance!

"Uplifting Down: Nigeria" is a documentary about filmmakers and professionals in the special needs field who traveled to Lagos, Nigeria to explore the current state of care and well-being of people with Down syndrome there.
While recording interviews at the National Down Syndrome Congress Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, filmmaker Steve Gatlin sat down with Mrs. Rose Mordi from Nigeria to capture her story. Mrs. Mordi explained that when her daughter was born with Down syndrome 28-years before, doctors told her she was a "snake," and not a "human-being," and needed to be taken to the river and drowned. At that moment Gatlin knew he must to go to Nigeria to learn more about their beliefs, customs, fears and misconceptions about Down syndrome. Accompanying him were three educators from the United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay who share an equal interest and concern for the well-being of people with special needs around the world.

There is much work to be done towards acceptance and education of those with special needs on a global level, “Uplifting Down: Nigeria” hopes to be the spark that will inspire others to open their hearts and minds towards a greater future for all.



Saturday May 21, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

11:45am

Break
Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at one of Roswell's Fine Establishments.  Go to www.SeeRoswell.com for more information on restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Saturday May 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
TBA

11:45am

Meet the Artist
Meet the Official Artist for the Roswell Film Festival.  Logan will be around to talk, special signing of your poster and hang out for an hour at the theatre.

Artists
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Logan Pack

Our commissioned Artist for Official Roswell Film Festival Poster Art.  Logan's work is seen in our ads and the 2016 Official Poster.  His works are well known throughout the "Cons" of North America.  Check out this local Artist's talent through his site and don't forget to purchase your own copy of this year's Commemorative Poster he designed.


Saturday May 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

12:00pm

Indie Filmmaking
Limited Capacity seats available

Thadd and Cindy Turner address the challenges and victories as an Indie Filmmaker of taking a concept into a finished and released film.  Come learn and be challenged to get your own ideas into full production.

Artists
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Thadd Turner

Talmarc Productions
Thadd has been active with film and television production since 1991 as a producer, director, screenwriter, production coordinator, and actor.  He won the 2010 and 2007 Western Heritage Awards for the History Channel series Cowboys and Outlaws: The Real Wyatt Earp and the motion picture Truce; and won the 2006 Spur Award for the family faith film Miracle at Sage Creek starring the late David Carradine.  Thadd has strong relationships... Read More →


Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Roswell Museum and Arts Center 100 W 11th St, Roswell, NM 88201

12:45pm

SESSION 11.1 Alone in the Universe
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG-13, L - S, Independent, Nominated: Best Film/Actor

DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER/ACTOR will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/116653993

Petra is funny, outgoing, and smart, but she can't commit to a relationship deeper than a one-night stand. Then she meets Oscar, a socially anxious web cartoonist who can barely say more than two words at a time. She starts to draw him out of his shell, and he starts to bring some stability to her life, but if they want to build a lasting and meaningful relationship, they'll each have to overcome deep personal wounds.


Saturday May 21, 2016 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

1:30pm

Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Join John and Alicia as they talk all things film.  Both bring tremendous experience in the industry in front of and behind the camera.  Very personable and engaging discussion.  Limited Seating.

Artists
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Alicia Allain

Alicia Allain grew up in Southern Louisiana with dreams of working in the film industry.  When asked in second grade what she wanted to do, Alicia wrote, “I want to work in Hollywood.”   At 18, Alicia followed her dreams by moving to Los Angeles. She had already channeled some of her creative energy into becoming a hair stylist back home. Alicia would later get hired as key hair stylist on a number of... Read More →
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John Schneider

John Schneider has been described as a true Renaissance Man. Whether he’s acting, singing, writing hit songs or great scripts; the gifted storyteller has been entertaining us for 38 years. | | John landed his first television role as Bo Duke in 1978 on Dukes of Hazzard. While working on the show, he starred in TV movies like Dream House and Happy Endings. He also played opposite Kirk Douglas on the big screen in Eddie Macon’s Run... Read More →


2:15pm

SESSION 11.2 Attached at the Soul
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, Independent

Donald Kline struggles with having to leave his wife Margie’s death bed in order to attend a ceremony where he and his wife will be honored for their life time achievements, which include promoting diversity, equal rights, and acceptance. Donald’s daughter, Theresa, however, convinces him that going to the ceremony is the right thing to do. Donald reluctantly goes to the ceremony, but he is only there physically; mentally, he is back in time to the 1950’s when he first met Margie. We see their struggles as two teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds growing up in the racially divided South. They open their hearts to find acceptance, friendship, compassion, and love. When Donald finally becomes both physically and mentally present, we realize just how close and attached he and the love of his life, Margie, really are.


Saturday May 21, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

2:30pm

SESSION 11.3 Bears Discover Fire
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, Science Fiction, Nominated: Best Film/Director/Actor

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/106998956

The strange story of a lonely man, his aging mother, his curious nephew, and a family of bears that have discovered how to use fire. Based on the short story of the same name by Terry Bisson.


Saturday May 21, 2016 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

2:45pm

Break
Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at one of Roswell's Fine Establishments.  Go to www.SeeRoswell.com for more information on restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Saturday May 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
TBA

3:00pm

Celebrity Signing
Come meet John Schneider at Galactic Sushi.  He will be signing autographs.  Read his bio by clicking on his name. 

Artists
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John Schneider

John Schneider has been described as a true Renaissance Man. Whether he’s acting, singing, writing hit songs or great scripts; the gifted storyteller has been entertaining us for 38 years. | | John landed his first television role as Bo Duke in 1978 on Dukes of Hazzard. While working on the show, he starred in TV movies like Dream House and Happy Endings. He also played opposite Kirk Douglas on the big screen in Eddie Macon’s Run... Read More →

Sponsors
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Galactic Sushi

Sushi, Sashimi, and Sake. Also serve Chef Specialty rolls and one of a kind dishes!! | | The OFFICIAL Sponsor of the Celebrity Lifetime Achievement Award & Guest Appearance.



Saturday May 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Galactic Sushi 4311 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201

3:15pm

SESSION 12.1 Worst Corner Man Ever
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, NM

DIRECTOR will be in Attendance!

The only thing worse than the fighter is his corner man

Saturday May 21, 2016 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

3:15pm

SESSION 12.2 A Little Something
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  G, Science Fiction

WORLD PREMIERE! PRODUCER & 1ST AD will be in Attendance!

A Little Something follows Douglas, a time-travelling salesman who is about to make the most significant sale of his life.  The only thing standing in his way is himself.  

Not your typical door-to-door salesman selling vacuum cleaners or kitchen accessories, Douglas (Dan Gilvary) is a sales representative for a unique company specializing in life-saving technology.  Soft-spoken Karena (Brenda Arteaga-Walsh) and her overprotective husband, Scott,  (Ross Nathan) are on the receiving end of the sales pitch.  As Karena listens intently to Douglas’ sales pitch, Scott grows more and more uncomfortable with the stranger he’s let into their home.  Douglas has no plans to leave their house until he gives Karena “a little something."



Saturday May 21, 2016 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

3:15pm

SESSION 12.3 Doorcuts
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, Science Fiction, Nominated: Best Editing

View Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/159435508

Exiting through a Doorcut is a cinch way to skip the middle-ground in travel. The traveler leaves their home though a door, she enters a door which enters a door, taking as many Doorcuts as possible. It may be transparent to access doors that fold space, linking alternate universes, but as the short-cuts are exploited hospitality closes a two way door.


Saturday May 21, 2016 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

3:30pm

SESSION 12.4 Project Mone't
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG-13, Documentary, Nominated: Best Film/Cinematography

DIRECTOR & ACTRESS will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://youtu.be/xMFUrfjJKlg

Project Mone't is a short indie documentary from Cruiserfilms and Check Your Brain Productions about the story of a young artist who exorcises her demons through the creation of a beautiful monster made of steel. She describes her journey from childhood to adult through her art.


Saturday May 21, 2016 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

3:45pm

SESSION 12.5 L'Encenedor Quantic
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, L, Science Fiction

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmpO_8g3flo&feature=youtu.be

How can we prove that we actually time-traveled?


Saturday May 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

3:45pm

SESSION 12.6 Duke
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, L, Independent, Nominated: Best Cinematography/Actor

Kate Strong is 80 years old, under Hospice care, and dying from cancer. As her last afternoon on earth unfolds, we meet her estranged son and daughter, and learn that their father was an abusive alcoholic. And when he died years earlier, Kate began to find solace and happiness fantasizing about the legendary cowboy actor, John Wayne, who comes to pick her up at the moment of her passing.


Saturday May 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

4:15pm

SESSION 12.7 A Singularity
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, L, NM

PRODUCER/WRITER will be in Attendance!

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/156605220

A philosophical hit man unravels on the job.


Saturday May 21, 2016 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

4:30pm

Break
Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at one of Roswell's Fine Establishments.  Go to www.SeeRoswell.com for more information on restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Saturday May 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Awards Ceremony
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2016 Awards Ceremony.  Join us as we present Film, Script and Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Q/A with Special Guest, John Schneider following presentations.  Heavy Appetisers will be served.  Specialty drinks available through The Liberty.

Tickets $15 through The Liberty.  Limited Seating.

Artists
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John Schneider

John Schneider has been described as a true Renaissance Man. Whether he’s acting, singing, writing hit songs or great scripts; the gifted storyteller has been entertaining us for 38 years. | | John landed his first television role as Bo Duke in 1978 on Dukes of Hazzard. While working on the show, he starred in TV movies like Dream House and Happy Endings. He also played opposite Kirk Douglas on the big screen in Eddie Macon’s Run... Read More →
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Josh Berry

Metalmark Eclectics
Our Commissioned Artist for the Roswell Film Festival Metal Art Trophies.  Unique design especially for our festival.  Check out his site for one-of-a-kind high-end art pieces. | | Metalmark Eclectics™ is a custom company. We are a husband and wife owned and operated boutique business, building what makes our hearts smile. Our products are not mass produced for the store shelves, they are functional art handcrafted for... Read More →

Sponsors
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Haarmeyer Electric

Haarmeyer Electric
Based in Lovington, NM.  Supporter of South Eastern NM Film. | | Best Cinematography Short Film Trophy Sponsor 2016
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Reelflicks Productions

Reelflicks Productions
Based in Lovington, NM.  Film company. Writing/Directing/Producing all over NM. | | Best Cinematography Feature Film Trophy Sponsor 2016
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Relicwood Media

Providing Media services: Feature and Short Films, Business Films/Commercials, Wedding Films, Photography, Graphic Design | | The OFFICIAL Sponsor of the Roswell Film Festival Design/Planning, Coordination and Operation.  Best Feature & Short Films Trophy Sponsor.



Saturday May 21, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Liberty 312 N Virginia Ave, Roswell, NM 88201

7:30pm

SESSION 13.1 Mousse
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG-13, L, Independent, Nominated: Best Film/Director

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zy2NWa_PWc

What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?


Saturday May 21, 2016 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

8:15pm

SESSION 13.2 Submerged
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, Science Fiction, Nominated: Best Director

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/138364093

When a teleportation experiment goes wrong, submariner Billy Bourne finds his crewmates have all disappeared. Determined to dance with his ‘Baby’ again, he faces a race against time to make his own escape.


Saturday May 21, 2016 8:15pm - 8:30pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

8:30pm

SESSION 13.3 Darkness Falls
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG-13, V, Science Fiction, Nominated: Best Director/Cinematography

Melissa suffers from amnesia. When she slowly regains her memory, the world isn't what it supposed to be. Darkness Falls is the official selection of Phenix Comic Con Film Festival (2016), Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival (2016), End of Days Film Festival (2016), OutlantaCon Short Film Festival (2016) and Pixel Skånes Film Festival (2016).


Saturday May 21, 2016 8:30pm - 8:45pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

8:45pm

SESSION 13.4 Void
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, Peril, Science Fiction, Nominated: Best Film/Director/Editing

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/61402468

After an astronaut escapes a catastrophic accident in deep space, he uses the memories of his wife on Earth to guide his crippled spaceship home. But as he moves further into the dark, his reality becomes blurred and madness takes hold.


Saturday May 21, 2016 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

9:15pm

SESSION 13.5 Sputnik
Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, Science Fiction, Nominated: Best Film/Director

Nikolay is a cosmonaut converted in the first human sent out to space, a technical failure will make his return alive imposible. Meanwhile he´s orbiting the earth in his capsule, waiting for his tragical end but a casual encounter will changes his life.


Saturday May 21, 2016 9:15pm - 9:45pm
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

10:00pm

After Party
Our Closing Party for the 2016 Roswell Film Festival!

Meet & Greet with Film Industry People and Festival Attendees.  Come hang out and enjoy some eats and drinks while discussing all things film related with like minded individuals.  No cover fee, please buy at least one item of the menu in support of our venue.

Sponsors
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The Cutting Room

Local Film Industry group, The Cutting Room hosts our last After Party. Get connected! | | The Cutting Room is a network of individuals who are passionate about making films. Monthly meetings will be held in Roswell, NM. The purpose of the meetings will be to announce and discuss upcoming projects, network, showcase local films, share information about how to improve the quality, and therefor, value of local talent and crew! Each meeting... Read More →



Saturday May 21, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
The Oasis at The Holiday Inn 3620 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201