The Destiny City Film Festival prides and centers itself on good storytelling. In this age of Hollywood blockbusters, full to the brim with special effects and huge budgets, the basics of storytelling (the keystone of filmmaking) often get lost. We encourage a return to the traditions of storytelling and have programmed each of this year’s films because they do well with creating a well-rounded story (beginning – middle – end), and not allowing the gimmicks to steal our attention from the meat of their film. That meat, friends, is the story. A story can be almost anything, and according to Merriam-Webster, it is “an account of incidents or events or the evolution of something” – which any film can *technically* do. But stories should also encourage reflection, education, empathy, AND entertainment. You’ll always remember a good story – whether it be a movie, or something your co-worker told you around the proverbial water cooler. We have carefully selected our films for the very reason that they present a compelling story – an unbeatable experience, a chance to learn, grow, laugh, cry, think, and finally, to return to the reason we tell stories – to connect and relate with one another, to enlighten future generations, and to provide an experience for our peers that they wouldn’t otherwise receive. Long live the power of storytelling. See you at DCFF for some good old fashioned stories.
Film Schedule for the weekend
at the Blue Mouse Theatre unless otherwise noted
Friday, February 23rd
7:00pm The Song of Sway Lake
8:45pm Opening Night Party
Saturday, February 24th
11:00am FREE Family Shorts: And free donuts!
Everybody Else is Taken
Catching the L Train
Sunny & Gerd in Spring Cleaning
All the Marbles
12:30pm Around the World in 93 Minutes:
Au Revoir Balthazar
The World In Your Window 93 minutes total
1:00pm Free Screenwriting Panel Approx.
90 minutes, at Wheelock Library Meeting Room
This *FREE* panel discusses elements of storytelling through screenwriting, and what goes into crafting an impactful and effective cinematic story. http://destinycityfilmfestival.com/2196-2/
2:30pm Monkey Business: The Adventures of the Curious George Creators
4:30pm Gook(Audience Award,Sundance)
8:30pm DCFF After Dark Shorts:
3 filmmakers present – including 2 from the PNW!
Yes, God, Yes
Sunday, February 25th
12:30pm The Stories We Tell Shorts:
Bayard & Me
My Nephew Emmett (Academy Award-nom.)
Edith+Eddie (Academy Award-nominated)
2:30pm All the Wild Horses
4:30pm 42 Grams
6:30pm Closing Night Party, at Peaks and Pints
Ticketing information here – http://destinycityfilmfestival.com/plan-your-visit/