Film Festival yc to show 59 short films

“Bis Gleich” is one of 21 invitational films to be screened at the Underexposed Film Festival yc.
“Bis Gleich” is one of 21 invitational films to be screened at the Underexposed Film Festival yc. ACYC

The Arts Council of York County fourth annual Underexposed Film Festival yc opens Wednesday with 38 films entered into competition and 21 invitational films curated by festival director Karen Collins

The festival runs through Nov. 7 with screenings at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St.; Amélie’s Uncorked, 157 E. Main St.;, and Dina’s Place at Winthrop University’s DiGiorgio Student Center, 202 Alumni Drive, all in Rock Hill.

There will be eight 2-hour blocks of films. The first block of films will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Amélie’s Uncorked. Two blocks of films will be shown on both Thursday and Friday. Nov. 7 brings 3 blocks of films, after which there will be an awards ceremony where the top films, the Cinema Carolina, Woman to Watch, and the Best Student Film will be announced.

A wrap party after the ceremony will be at a location to be announced. Tickets start at $6 per block. Tickets, festival passes, wrap party tickets, and more information, including the schedule of events, are available at underexposedfilmfestivalyc.org.

Invitational films include:

Bis Gleich, Germany and USA. Director: Benjamin Wolff. Cast: Gertrud Roll, Horst Westphal, Julia Richter.

The Boy with a Camera for a Face, England, Director: Spencer Brown. Cast: Steven Berkoff, Jaimie Boubezari, Jessica Pyatt, Kristen Hazel Smith, Mike Denmen.

The Bridge Partner, USA. Gabriel Olson. Cast: Peter S. Beagle, Rebecca Brooks, Catherine Carlen, Robert Forster, Marcy Goldman, Beth Grant, Sharon Lawrence, Vicki Oleskey.

Bumblebees, USA. Director: Jenna Kannell. Cast: Vance Kanell, Paige Sunderland, Goldie the cat.

First World Problems, Finland. Director: Hanna Maylett. Cast: Pirjo Määttä, Diana Tenkorang, Matti Onnismaa, Heikki Pitkänen, Marjaana Kuusniemi.

The Future Perfect, Canada. Director: Nick Citton. Cast: Robert Baker, Zachary Quinto, and Cody Davis.

The Gnomist, USA. Director: Sharon Liese.

Indigo, Canada. Director: Amanda Strong.

Jachalay, Greece. Directors: Manos Gerogiannis, Yannis Zoumakis.

Ladylike, USA. Director: Tiffany J. Johnson. Cast: Nia Jervier, Courtney Sauls, Christine McGraw.

The Last Bus, Slovakia. Director: Martin Snopek, Ivana Laučíková. Cast: Ivan Martinka, Michal Rovnák, Vít Bednárik, Vlado Zboron, Zuzana Polonská.

Last Door South, Belgium. Director: Sacha Feiner. Cast: Haruki Gamano, Aaron Duquaine.

Let’s Not Panic, USA. Director: Heather Jack. Cast: Lyle Friedman, John Anderson, Doug Moe, Griffin Newman, Shacottha Fields, Alexis Pereira, Charles Rogers.

Prelude to Axanar, USA. Director: Christian Gossett. Cast: Richard Hatch, Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham, Alec Peters.

Primrose, USA. Director: Clara Aranovich. Cast: Clara Aranovich, Nick Thurston.

Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist, USA. Directors: Roja Gashtili, Julia Lerman. Cast: Anthony Azizi, Dave Bean, Jacqi Bowe, Eva-Marie Fredric, Patrick Fugit, Nasrollah Gashtili.

Seven Boats, Denmark, Iceland. Director: Hlynur Pálmason. Cast: Olgeir Karl Ólafsson, Einar Örn Thorlacius, Ómar Frans Fransson, Unnsteinn Guðmundsson, Þórir Kristinn Olgeirsson, Hrafn Margeir Heimisson, Elvar Unnsteinsson

The Silk Silence of the Wild Cotton Candy, Germany, Belgium. Director: Nina Caspari.

Somebody’s Mother, USA. Director: Mandy Fabian. Cast: Sharon Lawrence, Christine Lakin, John Beach, Missi Pyle, Andrew Keegan, Sarah Simpson, Venice Weaver, Patrick Fabian, Delilah Fabian.

Speed Dating, USA. Director: Meghann Artes. Cast: Baize Buzan, Russ Williamson, Michael Woods, Jordy Williams, Adam Poss, Adam Shalzi, Otis Fine, Philip Conway, Matt Young, Andy Monson, Paul Gallagher, Clark Lichty.

The Weight of Blood & Bones, USA. Director: Chris Ekstein. Cast: Jason Patric, Danny Trejo, Rose McGowan, Mark Boone Junior, Noah Hardin, Maris Coughlan.

For information on arts council events, call 803-328-2787,email arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or go to yorkcountyarts.org.