Buffalo International Film Fest Features Many UB Media Study Students and Alums

Starts October 4, 2018

Published September 27, 2018

Buffalo International Film Festival

The Buffalo International Film Festival 2018 is just around the corner – Thursday, October 4 – 8. Just another cultural offering this city has to offer, right? But did you know that the festival ABOUNDS WITH THE WORK OF UB MEDIA STUDY STUDENTS AND ALUMS??

This year’s fest features the work of current students including Annette Daniels Taylor (Service Industry and My Neighborhood), Mani Merhvarz (Asher), Isabella Nurt (Ode for Dead Things), Lee Terwilliger (Animoia), and Yuxin Zhao (YanYan); and recent alums including Sam Avery (Dead Eye), Katie Kostelny (Dirty Dishes), Sara Mann (Siren), Dan Mecca (Regular), Ryan Monolopolus (Friends to the End), Jesse Rodkin (Pressure), Akram Shibley (Nomadic), and J. Garrett Vorreuter (Rainbow Bridge Motel).

Congratulations to all those whose works were selected for the festival!!

Here’s the BIFF main website with the full program:
https://www.buffalofilm.org/

Below are the programs where each film is playing (check out the full schedule online).Go out and see some great films and support your classmates!

SATURDAY, OCT 6 2018 – 2:00 PM
NORTH PARK THEATRE

BIFF Shorts: The Past is Present
Comedies, dramas and thrillers, including several films by BIFF alumni, where on and off screen, past and present clash. (104 minutes total runtime)
Friends to the End, Ryan Monolopolus (Dir.), 30 minutes, USA, 2018

SATURDAY, OCT 6 2018 – 9:00 PM
HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER

BIFF Shorts: New York States
Films from “upstate” and “downstate”… stories that could only happen in New York. (84 minutes total runtime)
Regular, Dan Mecca (Dir.), 7 minutes, USA, 2018

SATURDAY, OCT 6 2018 – 9:30 PM
NORTH PARK THEATRE

BIFF Shorts: Danger Zone
The weirder, wilder side of BIFF returns! (120 minutes total runtime)
Nomadic, Akram Shibly (Dir.), 16 minutes, USA, 2018

SUNDAY, OCT 7 2018 – 1:15 PM
BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER

Exciting, avant-garde expressions, essays and reflections. (104 minutes total runtime) Various filmmakers in attendance for Q&A.
Service Industry, Annette Daniels Taylor (Dir.), 6 minutes, USA, 2018

SUNDAY, OCT 7 2018 – 5:00 PM
NORTH PARK THEATRE

BIFF Shorts: WNY Stories
Shorts by Western New York media makers. (92 minutes total runtime)
YanYan, Yuxin Zhao (Dir.), 9 minutes, USA, 2018
My Neighborhood, Annette Daniels Taylor (Dir.), 10 minutes, USA, 2018

SUNDAY, OCT 7 2018 – 6:30 PM
HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER

BIFF Shorts: Next Chapters
Global and domestic narratives and docs about rolling with the punches, reinvention and moving on. (125 minutes total runtime)
Dead Eye, Sam Avery (Dir.), 15 minutes, USA, 2018

SUNDAY, OCT 7 2018 – 7:30 PM
NORTH PARK THEATRE

The Rainbow Bridge Motel, Scott Rubin & J. Garrett Vorreuter (Dirs.), 100 minutes, USA, 2018
BIFF USA: Narrative Features – WNY Centerpiece
Directors Scott Rubin & J. Garrett Vorreuter in attendance.

SUNDAY, OCT 7 2018 – 9:00 PM
HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER

BIFF Shorts: Students
A celebration of emerging voices from around the region. (119 minutes total runtime)
Siren, Sara Mann (Dir.), 8 minutes, USA, 2018
Ode for Dead Things, Isabella Nurt (Dir.), 3 minutes, USA, 2018
Dirty Dishes, Katie Kostelny (Dir.), 9 minutes, USA, 2018
Asher, Mani Mehravrz (Dir.), 45 minutes, USA, 2018
Pressure, Jesse Rodkin (Dir.), 10 minutes, USA, 2018
Animoia, Lee Terwillger (Dir.), 3 minutes, USA, 2018