Film Festivals of the Franklin County Art Council

2018 Franklin Flicks
Franklin County North Carolina International Film Festival (FCNCIFF)

Red Carpet: Friday, March 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 PM
Festival: Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Time: 7:45 PM

Location: Downtown Louisburg, North Carolina at Tar Banks Brewery, 108 N. Main Street Questions: contact fcac.arts@fcacarts.org or (919) 497-6910.

The Franklin County North Carolina International Film Festival  (FCNCIFF) opens its doors and returns to host the 4th Annual screening and discussions of wide array of short independent films received from all over the world...Franklin Flicks brings high-caliber, international Independent cinema to a county well-renowned for its love of culture and the arts.  The Glitz and Glamour of Independent short films meets Small Town Southern Hospitality and Charm…

This year, Franklin Flicks Film Festival will be held in Downtown Louisburg, North Carolina at Tar Banks Brewery, 108 N. Main Street. The festival will open with "The New Era" - Red Carpet and RVP Film Award ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, followed by screening of opening line up of short films, 7:45 -8:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the Franklin Flicks Film Festival will continue at the Tar Banks Brewery, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the special highlights of this day will be to celebrate "International Women's Day" with the screening of three short films by women from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m covering varied women issues, and empowering/inspiring women. Everyone is encouraged to attend as there will be a motivational women leader who will lead the discussion on these topics.

The festival is organized by Franklin County Arts Council, Festival Chair Pamela Andrejev & Franklin Flicks Film Festival Founder and Chair, Gauri Singh. Sponsors are Tar Banks Brewery and the Town of Louisburg. The films awards are sponsored by RVP productions.

Food trucks will be on site for both screening days.

4th Annual Franklin County NC International 2018 Film Time Lines

Friday, March 23, 2018

Red Carpet Evening with awards 7PM

7:45pm Dreamweaver (Directed by Cheryl Briggs from Orlando, FL) 6:15 mins, Animation
The Chippewa tribe believes that Asibikaashi, the spider woman, protects children from bad dreams at night by weaving dream catchers to hang above their heads while they sleep. In Dreamweaver, she teaches Namid, a scared eight year old Chippewa girl who suffers from nightmares, to overcome her fears.

7:55pm Light Sight (Directed by Seyed M. Tabatabaei from Iran) 7:34 mins
​(For All Ages), Animation
M.E., imprisoned in a room, the character is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it, but the room itself becomes an obstacle in his effort.

8:05pm Barry - The Blob Fish (Directed by Marleia Alfaro from San Diego, CA, US) 2:29 mins, Animation
Barry is a fat ugly fish that can't swim and lives at the bottom of the ocean. He longs to live on a beautiful coral reef.

8:15pm Shala (Directed by Joao Ignacio from Brazil ) 11 mins, Drama
Shala is the story about Pedro (Tiago Assis), a young boy living in an orphanage in Brazil and creates situations to draw the attention of adoptive parents, while at the same time creating an imaginary friendship with his only toy, a doll named 'Shala.'

8:30pm Is This a Joke or What? (Directed by Sangeeta Gogbole from Durham, NC, US) 15 mins Documentary
What is the role and impact of the social media? An immigrant woman reveals her posts from her family’s whatsapp group, where she finds herself isolated, as she stands up for women’s rights. She faces hard choices as she struggles to preserve her family ties, while demanding a respectful treatment on social media.

8:45pm Q&A with Director, Sangeeta Gogbole, “Is This a Joke or What?”

March 24, 2018 10:30 Morning session

10:30am Butterflies in the Dark (Directed by Daniel Mercatali from Italy) 13:16 mins, Drama
A day like any other, between the colors and scents of autumn in a beautiful city park, Veronica and Maya. A generational meeting in which the vision of life is the main topic to be explored on two different benches. On the one hand Maya, her new way of life, in a condition that has changed her forever, the other Veronica, little girl grew up with social networks and smartphones with few personal relations.

10:45am Trail Past Prejudice (Directed by Shruti Tewari from Bay Area, US) 5:50 mins, Drama
With hate crimes against brown-skinned people on the rise, Sheela is conflicted whether to trust a white man she runs into while jogging, or to treat him with caution assuming the same prejudice she often encounters.

10:55am The Book - The Best Gift (Directed by Alex Protensky from Russian Federation) 2 mins, Comedy
Unusual story, which took place on 14 February.

11:05am Green Soil (Directed by Keerthi Raj B.S. from India) 3:15 mins, Documentary
The city of Pune generates 1700 tons of waste every day. But a family at the heart of this city chose to be different. Green Soil is an inspiring story of how the little family creatively recycles the waste around them. Green Soil is also a story that has moved more than 300 other households in the city to act.

11:15am Poetry Stalled (Directed by Steven Biver from Virginia, US) 10:50 mins, Drama
An arrogant poet is forced to reconcile he is not the literary genius he believes to be.

Followed by Q&A with Director, Steven Biver

Break for Lunch 11:30 – 12:30PM

12:30pm Dreamphone (Directed by Kendra Lohr from Massachusetts, US) 3:43 mins Animation
Was it all a dream?

12:35pm Amazonia Damned (Directed by Ada Bodjolle from U.K.) 14:01 mins, Documentary
Amazonia Dammed tells the story of the Munduruku people's urgent struggle to protect the heart of the Amazon against one of the largest mega-dam projects on earth. Through the director's relationship with the community of Sawré Muybu, the film invites the audience to discover how these brave warriors of the modern day fight an impossible war of hope and joins its voice to the growing awareness of the need to preserve our planet's remaining rainforests.

12:55pm Wire (Directed by Berkay Hasbay from Istanbul, Turkey) 14:59 mins Drama
The story of the dissolution a family fleeing from Syria.

1PM Stronger Than Pretty (Directed by Jaret Martino) 8:26 mins Drama
Stronger Than Pretty is an empowering film about the journey of a woman finding her voice. Women often must fight for social and economic equality. This was the filmmaker’s mother's reality and the inspiration of Stronger Than Pretty.

10” Break

1:10pm The Family Portrait (Directed by Kelly Holmes from U.K.) 14:23 mins Drama
Margaret must convince her daughter Louise to take responsibility for the family after the death of her father, whilst the family endures the ritual of a family portrait.

1:30pm Goodman (Directed by Andrew Huggins from Charlotte, NC, US) 9:21 mins
A modern day adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "Young Goodman Brown."

1:45pm Q&A followed with director Andrew Huggins.

End of the 4th Annual International Franklin County Film Festival – Franklin Flicks