2018 Underexposed Film Festival yc International, Independent, Short Film Festival Films and Schedul


2018 Underexposed Film Festival yc

International, Independent, Short Film Festival

Films and Schedule Announced

ROCK HILL SC, - Take a trip around the world without leaving your seat! Over four days in May, the Underexposed Film Festival yc showcases the best in Independent filmmaking from around the world. In its seventh year, the UFFyc will screen films from all 7 continents that are as diverse in storytelling as they are in origin. Running May 9 – 12, 2018 Underexposed Film Festival yc, presented by Morton & Gettys, welcomes filmmakers and movie lovers to Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center at Winthrop University in Old Town Rock Hill, SC.

Established in 2012, the Underexposed Film Festival yc focuses on strength in storytelling, screening films that break down the fourth wall and envelop the audience in the story. Filmmakers often share their experiences during question and answer sessions that follow the screenings, giving festivalgoers a glimpse into their vision and process.

Screening times and event locations:

Winthrop University | Dina’s Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center

2020 Alumni Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29733

Block A | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 7 - 9 PM

Block B | Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 7 - 9 PM

Block C | Friday, May 11, 2018 | 1 - 3 PM

Block D | Friday, May 11, 2018 | 7 - 9 PM

Block E | Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 9 - 11 AM

Block F | Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 1 - 3 PM

Block G + Awards Ceremony | Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 7 - 9:30PM

Friendly Billiards

1037 Camden Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732

Wrap Party | Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 9:30 – 12 AM

Awards will be announced immediately following Block G on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The 2018 awards include: Grand Jury Award, Best Animated Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Experimental Film, Best Narrative Film, Woman to Watch, Cinema Carolina,

Best Student Film | Collegiate, Best Student Film | High School (grades 9 – 12), and the Terry Roueche Audience Choice Award.


THEME | Reading is Fundamental

Sponsored by Teresa & David Rector in memory of Amy Rector

140 Characters

Experimental | 2017 | 5 min. 35 sec.

Language | English

Directors | Dean Winkler, Maureen Nappi, Donald S. Butler

Suggested Rating | PG-13

140 Characters poses the question, “What happened to the future we were promised?" 140 Characters is based on a line by R. Buckminster Fuller.


Animation | 2017 | 3 min. 42 sec.

Language | English

Directors | Tess Martin

Suggested Rating | PG-13

Dawn is breaking, and the owls are stirring. A young woman has been murdered, but is this truly the end? This short film is based on the unfinished poem, The Dirge by Percy Shelley, published in 1824.


Narrative | 2016 | 12 min. 36 sec.

Language | English

Director | Maggie Mahrt

Suggested Rating | PG-13

In turn-of-the-century Japan, a young girl sacrifices her freedom in order to save her ailing father by becoming a factory worker. Surrounded by fear and foes, she is soon entangled in an unexpected metamorphosis as she transforms into a silkworm. UNBOUND is based on the short story Reeling for the Empire from a New York Times Bestseller by Karen Russell.


Narrative | 2017 | 3 min. 00 sec.

Language | Spanish

Director | Adrian Carey

Suggested Rating | PG-13

Set in a universe of magical realism, a boastful father prattles on superficially about his daughter to another parent in the school pick up line but is unable to perceive her when it matters most. Based on the short story, Mariposas by Samanta Schweblin.

The Last Quest

Animation | 2017 | 15 min. 57 sec.

Language | No Language

Director | Božidar Trkulja

Suggested Rating | PG-13

Five brave heroes. Three incentive dwarfs. One tempting prize. Greed, vanity and lust in the contest until the very end. Who is worthy of the prize? Based on legendary literary quests.

I am the Doorway

Narrative | 2017 | 15 min. 00 sec.

Language | English

Director | Robin Kasparik

Suggested Rating | PG-13

A sci-fi horror film based on the story by Stephen King. A first person POV perspective allows the audience to get inside the head of an astronaut trapped in a spaceship, as a strange virus grows inside him, altering his mind. To save himself he must take drastic action.

The Edge of Alchemy

Animation | 2017 | 19 min. 00 sec.

Language | Silent Film

Director | Stacey Steers

Suggested Rating | PG

The actors Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor are seamlessly appropriated from their early silent features and cast into a surreal epic with an upending of the Frankenstein story and an undercurrent of hive collapse. The third film in a trilogy examining women’s inner world, this handmade film is constructed from over 6,500 collages. Music by Lech Jankowski (Brothers Quay).

Library of Love

Narrative | 2016 | 12 min. 10 sec.

Language | English

Director | Miranda Edmonds, Khrob Edmonds

Suggested Rating | PG

Isabelle is a hopeless romantic, who spends her days as a librarian reading too many romance novels and dreaming of true love. But can she can pull her nose out of the books long enough to find love in the real world?


THEME | Passports NOT Required


Animation | 2017 | 6 min. 50 sec.

Language | Silent Film

Director | Andreas Feix

ACYC Suggested Rating | PG-13

After being subjected to a cataclysmic meteorite impact, a small dinosaur attempts to battle the horrific aftermath both physically & psychologically. A tale about life, death & rebirth, told from a unique, prehistoric perspective.

Still Water Runs Deep

Narrative | 2017 | 15 min. 00 sec.

Language | English

Director | Abbesi Akhamie

ACYC Suggested Rating | PG-13

Within the Nigerian family, the father is the patriarch and protector of his flock. Still Water Runs Deep tells the intimate story of a man whose concealed emotions begin to stir when faced with the portent of a missing son.

The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler

Narrative | 2017 | 29 min. 00 sec.

Language | German

Director | Paul Philipp

ACYC Suggested Rating | PG-13

East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political...

A.L. (Ancient Lights)

Narrative | 2018 | 12 min. 00 sec.

Language | English

Director | Cashell Horgan