PFAF Schedule, Saturday, September 29, 2012


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12:30 pm Workshop: Ask an Entertainment Lawyer Anything!

Location: Upstairs Classrooms @ International House Philadelphia (Map)

3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104


How can I make sure that no one steals my content? What should I do if a client refuses to pay for the work I created for them? How does intellectual property ownership work? How does indie film distribution work and what the heck is a deal memo? Jackie Borock, Esq.  will go over the basic “101″ of the legal side of the entertainment industry and answer some of your burning questions.

About the Speaker

Jackie Borock is an entertainment attorney with over twenty years in practice in Philadelphia and New York. She has represented clients in a variety of entertainment -related matters, both in private practice and as general counsel and Director of Legal and Business Affairs for TLA Entertainment, an international film and video distribution company. Her clients include writers, directors, producers, performers and musicians in the film, television, theater and music industries, and she has been involved with the Philadelphia Film Festival, the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Woodstock Film Festival as both an advisor and panelist.

In addition to her legal career, Ms. Borock produced an award-winning documentary entitled “A Joyful Noise: The Lost Jewish Music of Philadelphia”, which has aired on both WHYY-TV and WYBE-TV in Philadelphia.


Title: 21-Day Filmmaking Competition Red Showcase
Time: 1:00pm
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Team Turtle Power!, Matt Sundell – Cherry Hill, NJ USA
A man enters the subconscious of 3 coma patients to save them from the nightmares that keep them from waking.

King Me
Flaming Marshmallow Productions, Jon Craig – Wenonah, NJ, USA
For centuries, the game of checkers has been played on the world’s stage. Most regard the casual activity as recreation. But to some, it’s an exhausting test of will, resolve, and confidence.

Team Philagape, Christopher Pierdomenico – Brookhaven, PA, USA
Tom has left his life of crime behind, but when he starts experiencing blackouts, terrible things continue happening.

EPV Films, Chris Casaburi – Lake Carmel, NY, USA
An old-school priest, disillusioned with modern-day morals, attempts to help a confused young woman with a major issue in her life.        Thinking she might be pregnant, a confused young woman contemplates suicide.

Kingdom of Shadows
Art Party Pictures, Kevin Corcoran – Media, PA, USA
Film Preservationist Garrett Berman is obsessed with the lost 1927 film “The Kingdom of Shadows” and with the suicide of its star Ionna Thorpe. Now he has obtained the only complete, uncut print…

Pool Party
Team Noonan, Ron Williams – Harding, PA, USA
After a night out, Rob is hoping his girlfriend will come over.

The House of the Wicked
Team Assembled!!, Keith Chamberlain – Blackwood, NJ, USA
Russ, an emotionally troubled serial killer, has captured several young women in the basement of his childhood home. His code of “mercy killing” is put to the test with his latest abductee, the mysterious Allie.

Act of Kindness
Spinshot Films, Jeremy Cavner – Seattle, WA, USA
Jack’s fortune cookie messages always come true. So when a new fortune promises love, he sets out to find his new match.

Journey Upon Molly’s Path
Team Crackerhammer, Mike Mercadante – Quakertown, PA, USA
Molly walks down a path in her local park – the same path she’s walked since she was a young girl. But now, she sees the world differently.

Killer Cables
Pure Genius Pictures, John Morgera – Wilmington, DE, USA
In this report we look at the growing craze of “jumping” among the youth culture, and examine the dangers of this new drug.

Jump Drive
Team Badger Tsunami, Mike Fenton – Philadelphia, PA, USA
A government agent uncovers a plot to have him and his team terminated.




2:30 pm Workshop: Music in Film & Animation

Location: Upstairs Classrooms @ International House Philadelphia (Map)

3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104


How do I obtain music legally for my film? Can I make money releasing soundtracks? Learn the behind-the-scenes of the music business as it relates to the entertainment industry, inclusing licensing, contracts, and distribution. Great for filmmakers, animators & musicians.

Presented by David Spangenberg


Feature Film: Welcome to Harlem
featuring Just Take Your Time
Time: 3:00pm
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104A collection of quirky live-action and animated TV and web shows.
Runtime: 110 minutes + filmmaker Q&A
Rated: R (sex, mature language)

A pairing of a compelling music video and a sexy musical comedy.

Just Take Your Time
Dir. Ryan Shovey, New Orleans, LA, USA
Music Video. Olga as the Muse, reminds three strangers to remember to stop and take time to enjoy the small things in life. Title and chorus refrain based on a saying old bluesman Othar Turner used to say, ‘Take your time!’.Q&A after the screening!

Welcome to Harlem
Dir. Mark Blackman, New York, NY, USA
Feature Film, Philadelphia Premiere! After realizing that most of Manhattan today is less about art and culture and more about money and corruption, Marty Blackstein, a young 20-something man, decides to take a chance and move uptown to Harlem, NYC. Q&A after the screening!



4:30 pm Workshop: Grant Writing

Upstairs @ International House, 3701 Chestnut St.

This workshop will outline the process of planning, writing and submitting media arts grant proposals that accurately and compellingly represent your individual project.

BONUS: Breakout session after the

workshop for artists and filmmakers interested in learning about the new media arts “incubator” space coming to Philly! Seeking collaborative and affordable office space? You don’t want to miss this!Presented by Caroline Savage, in partnership with PIFVA


Title: 21-Day Filmmaking Competition: Blue Showcase
Time: 5:00pm
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Eleven World Premieres of original shorts that were created in only three weeks.

Runtime: 98 minutes Rated: R

God Said No
Team Drop the HAT, Jason Heffner – Hatfield, PA, USA
Ben seeks an audience with God to switch places with recently deceased Katherine.

Team Mass n Class, Kapileshwar Punna – Falls Church, VA, USA
A comedy about a father who is worried about his daughter’s weird OCD.

The Long Week, or Even A Psychotic Break Can’t Kill True Friendship
Team Frank ‘n’ Nasty, Paul Andre Bennett II – Philadelphia, PA, USA
An innocent favor spirals into the ultimate test of friendship over the course of a working week.

Flame & Shadow
Team half-watt, Lee Vetter – Riverside, NJ, USA
A pair of shackled convicts and a wounded old man gather around a fire; their only source of protection from the terror lurking in the darkness.

Jump at the Opportunity
Team Dizzy Radar, Chris Loper – Cookstown, NJ, USA
A man attempts to flirt with a woman in a laundromat, until they are interrupted by a robber.

Kafka Pizza
Team Liberty Bell Films, Mark Kochanowicz – Philadelphia, PA, USA
A pizza delivery guy falls victim to a child’s prank.

St. Blacktrick
Team Monstros Madre, Mark Mackner – Philadelphia, PA, USA
A radical, revisionist take on the legend of St.Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland.

Steampunk vs Superhero
Team Guyloki Films, Steven Bradford – Washington, D.C., USA
After fighting Blightware, the Wonder Squad has to find and stop Steamborg, the steampunk cyborg, before it is too late.

Team Guts Guts Guts Guts, Rollie Hatch – New York, NY, USA
JP teeters on the brink of madness as he suffers alienation after being mysteriously robbed of a basic physical ability.

Four Fists of Judgment
Team Justice Productions, Doug Seidel – Old Bridge, NJ, USA
What goes around comes around whether you’re alive or dead. When people you’ve known in your life come back to haunt you in the afterlife…can you fight your way to survive?

Gary’s Got Game
Team JB Productions, Joe Blodgett – Tonawanda, NY, USA
Gary, a twenty something, abnormally awkward romantic, goes through hell trying to win the girl he loves.






Title: Feature Animation: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1: The Egg of the King

The USA Premiere of the critically acclaimed anime feature Berserk, along with three unforgettable independent animated shorts.

Time: 7:00pm
Location: International House Philadelphia Theater, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

Runtime: 98 minutes + Q&A after screening Rated: R: Violence, sexual situations, mature themes

Memory Box
Dir. Jong Ha, New York, NY, USA
Short Animation. A young military officer returns to his devastated homeland after the war. Retracing his memory of childhood, the officer decides to take out the memory box which he had buried years ago.

Monsters & Maidens
Dir. Mike Cossentino, Lansdowne, PA, USA
Student Animation, World Premiere. Monsters & Maidens is an animation about the evolution of video games as told from the perspective of a character in a game. Q&A after the screening!

Amaqqut Nunaat/Country of Wolves
Dir. Neil Christopher, Alberta, Canada
Short Animation, Philadelphia Premiere! Two brothers find themselves adrift on broken sea ice while out hunting for seal. They drift in the darkness for many days, until the ice they are on settles on the shore of a strange and distant land.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1: The Egg of The King
Dir. Toshiyuki Kubooka, San Francisco, CA, USA
Feature Animation. USA Premiere! Set in a medieval inspired world, the dark fantasy tale depicts the journey of the protagonist Guts, who wields a sword longer than his height.



9:30 pm – 2:00am Susie’s Secret Saturday Night Party!

Location: TBA
Philadelphia, PA

Free with your All-Access Pass

Want to know where all the cool kids are going Saturday night? “Like” Susie Filmmaker on Facebook, follow @ProjectTwenty1 on Twitter, or come to our Saturday night feature film presentation of Berserk, and follow us in person!

Susie Filmmaker (Stephanie Yuhas) will guide our attendees after the screening to the hip secret location to be the backdrop for the night’s networking! This is always one of our most fun and improvisational evenings, and join us!


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