CAPPA THEATER INYFF 2023 Fall Fest Diamond Globe Awards SEPTEMBER 29, 2023 Robert H. Jackson Center 305 East 4th Street Jamestown, NY 14701 (716) 483-6646
Diamond Globe Awards live streamed world-wide! (Our main audience will be in the worldwide live stream.)
Times Square, NYC INYFF 2019 TV interview and awards (When we were in NYC)
10:00 am GROUP OF SHORTS
Rain on the Sea 8:19 CHINA On a summer night, Haiyu is taken away by his mother who was violent at home, and it starts to rain in the hotel room that only belongs to him and his mother. In this humid room, Haiyu is forced to face the confusion of the adult world.
Rose Ice Jelly 5:56 CHINA A babysitter Xiumei has already taken care of Junjun who is the son of her employer for decades. They’ve developed a close relationship, taking photos and celebrating birthday together. Rose ice jelly is Junjun’s favorite food, which stores a lot of memories. However, camera won’t lie. This beautiful illusion is revealed by photos they took when she is about to leave the house. What is lost cannot be regained. It’s a lie of love and grief made by the real son of the employer Junhao. Ultimately, rose ice jelly becomes the only way to remember her.
Sunset Drive 19:28 USA Humans and an invasive alien species have come to a stalemate. Humans in rural areas can only survive at night with a shield built from alien tech. When marauders steal an older couples shield power source it doesn't take long for them to realize they might have messed with the wrong old couple.
The Addiction Status 4:52 CANADA A short film about the struggles of a young man addicted to pornography and his quest to have a better relationship with God.
The Can 22:02 USA A broken-spirited Tim struggles to navigate love and loss, only to find the extraordinary beauty of life from an ordinary can.
The Swineherd ANIMATION 6:34 DENMARK Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Swineherd” as you have never seen it before! In this entirely goofy and funny version of H.C. Andersen's famous fairy tale "The Swineherd", we meet the young swineherd who sits and looks after the king's pigs. Even though it is Christmas, the boy and the pigs are bored in the pigsty. But whoa! Suddenly the boy remembers his magic pot. It can always start the antics. Soon he finds it, and then there is a party and trouble in the pigsty. When the Princess, who is just as bored, discovers the magic pot and the party it's throwing, she HAS to get hold of it.
Memory of You 5:50 USA In a heart-wrenching decision a young aspiring actress leaves home and embarks on a journey to find her absent father, a successful director in Hollywood. A story of loss, love, doubt, loss efforts and realizations.
The Troxler Effect 9:32 AUSTRALIA This film was created in 2023 on the first ever 16mm film camera - the hand-cranked 1923 Cine-Kodak Model A (hence the camera movement in the shots) - as an experiment using the techniques of filmmaking from exactly 100 years ago, to celebrate the centenary of 16mm film and the bi-centenary of the first computer in 1823. It reproduces the 1923 cinema-going experience including the soundtrack performed on a 1920s cinema organ and hand drawn title cards. The film concerns a woman who is haunted by images of doppelgängers prompted by a mysterious mirrored cube, Director Dr Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Southern Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He is also an international multi-award winning documentary filmmaker. Both his short films and documentaries have screened in Festivals such as Cannes, Clermont Ferrand, Toronto, London, New Zealand and every capital city in Australia.
Strangers 5:26 USA A young love-struck New Yorker proposes to his girlfriend in Chinatown but ultimately discovers something more important.
Loki and Me 5:37 AUSTRALIA Loki and Me is set in 1893 on the Murray River town of Echuca. It is based on a lone horseman who has set out, through his own personal experience, to find and set free children and young adults who struggle to live in a society that has not yet accepted those living with a disability. Disability was not even a word.
Dawn 14:40 INDIA The world will be a better place to live if we had more people who are keen on finding solutions rather than discussing problems. This story is about such a compassionate teacher who goes out of her way to provide an underprivileged kid his basic right to education when she notices his dreams evaporate with the tea he is forced to sell. This story is of passion, responsibility and hope.
Q and A with Producer Rahul Palntikar
12:00 pm Wake Up Call TV/Web Series 23:23 USA Wake Up Call, a series of shorts, is set in New York from January 2020 to the present. It centers around the main character, Julian McCallum, as he goes from successful businessman to gubernatorial candidate to the Governor of New York. All the characters face the changes and challenges the pandemic brings to their New York way of life in different and often conflicting ways as they navigate their relationships, businesses, political careers, vie for government contracts and more.
Q and A with Writer/Producer Tracy McCabe Shelton and Lead Actor/Producer Pete Maddocks
1:00 pm Powerful Documentary Shorts!
The Curse Effect 29:30 USA/INDONESIA Dive deep into the heart of Indonesia's Borneo jungle with 'THE CURSE EFFECT.' This riveting mini-documentary delivers never-before-seen footage of one of the most feared tribes on earth, Suku Dayak. Enter a world of the tribe's private way of life known for its voodoo traditions, daily rituals, and historical enemy headhunting. Defying the odds as a foreign outsider, filmmaker Gregg Jaden miraculously earned the tribe's trust, gaining access to film them like never before. At the tribe's land. Uncovering the mystery of a voodoo curse and their fight against a deadly, unseen evil.
The Weeds 12:13 USA/CHINESE The name of this film is Wild Grass, just like the fate of Chinese Americans.In 2004, the Philadelphia government promulgated the curfew law, mainly restricting the restaurants opened in residential areas to stop operating before 11 pm. In the following 14 years, 96% of the tickets issued by the police station were given to Chinese restaurants. This racially discriminatory law enforcement case was sued by the Chinese restaurant owner against the city government of Philadelphia in 2017. In 2018, the Federal Supreme Court announced that the Chinese restaurant won the case. Thus ending the 15-year discriminatory bill. THE WEEDS is currently in pre-production to become a mult-million dollar feature film with negotiations on going with A list talent including MORGAN FREEMAN!
2:15 pm Penelope's Story 50:39 CANADA Inspirational film "A strong-willed teenage girl tormented from years of sexual slavery, wants to escape her bondage but, her newfound faith must be tested to break the cycle of abuse." Canada Q and A with Writer, Producer Lisetty Sandoval
3:30 pm EIVOM Theater on Garosu Street KOREA 1:37:00 True life comedy/drama of The movie "Garosu-gil Ibom Theater" is a story about Film Director Lee's film exhibition at the theater called "Ibom Theater" in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Korea, and shows emotional misunderstandings and truths among film makers and audiences. "This is a delightful insightful film with humor and truths that ALL filmmakers can identify with. Filmed as a feature." Korean ENGLISH SUB-TITLES
LIVE Entertainment Opening introduction of award ceremony
I Could Have Danced All Night DIANA LENSKA Original Broadway version
INYFF 2023 Nominee ZIYIN LEE MARTIAL ARTS DANCE VIDEO Ning Kong followed by a LIVE dance performance by the renowned ZIYIN LEE
SCREENPLAY NOMINATIONS Nomination 1 (to be announced) Nomination 2 (to be announced) Nomination 3 (to be announced)
Music Video Nomination 1 Alive 2:46 USA "ALIVE" is a music video that embodies the spirit of New York City. The visually whimsical transitions depict a young woman's surreal experiences in the city as she ultimately arrives at her destination, ending her adventure with a sense of wonder and joy.
Music Video Nomination 2 Getting Along 5:17 Canada Getting Along - A Pandemic Duet " Getting Along is as much short film as music video. This piece poignantly captures the fairly terrifying suspended animation of life for artists at the height of pandemic lockdown, but not without levity and hope.
Music Video Nomination 3 Lastry "Look at me now! 3:39 Germany Very shortly we released our 5th Music video from our Debut Album "Time & Space", but this is our 1st animated Music Video.