Intendence Film Festival

Screenings June 8-9, 2018

Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath St, Denver 80204

The Intendence Program Guide is now available here for download or online reading.


IFF 2018 Film Selections by Title

TitleCatDirectorMinOrigin
#42 Dream- Always Carry a Guest ToothbrushAnimAlvin Sexton17 CO
African WitchfinderDoc-ShortToby Trueman and Mally Graveson30UK
America's SweetheartsShortTori Taylor5FL
AquariumArt-ExpStephanie Maxwell6NY
Avenhart - Fade AwayMvidBo Smith4CO
AxiosShortMichael Hyon Johnson9CO
Barking BraveShortMatthew Kirkman5CO
Beth's three o'clock with Dr. HarlowArt-ExpEmma Penaz Eisner2 CA
BiomassFSF&HorrLarry McKee6TX
Brazil Carnival EvaTalksSSArt-Exp Eva Talks3Luxembourg
Broken EnglishShortOscar Alvarez11 CO
Eggs With LegsAnimHarrison Schaeffer2MI
Falling SouthShortLorraine Portman39FL
Farm Life Mari PoppinsFSF&HorrMari Poppins3Luxembourg
Fortune Defies DeathFeatureJennifer Hulum115CA
HometownMvidCaleb Oosterling4FL
Jamaica ManDocMichael Weatherly65CA
Letter on the BlindDocStephane Levy74France
No Time WithinArt-ExpLiubov Korpusova8Australia
Ol' Max Evans: The First Thousand YearsDocLorene Mills, David Leach and Paul Barnes80NM
One Small StepAnimAndrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas8China/USA
OsirisShortKathryn Ferentchak30 CO
Outside Looking InMvidBristol Studios4MA
OverpassShortPeter Lively5CO
Palace of the InfiniteArt-ExpKathy Rose 4PA
ParadiseFeatureAutumn Wang120CA
Pickup ManDoc-ShortBill Johnson34CO
Portal FuelShortEthan Landry6PA
Requiem LostFeatureStephan(ie) Mitchell57CO
Reservation for TwoShortHarrison Trigg12AR
Reverie of the PuppetsArt-ExpKathy Rose5PA
SEKUNDShortAshley Matkowsky6CO
Shadows In The SnowFSF&HorrDaryl Della14CA
The Age Of ImitationFeatureMark Day92Australia
The Eve - (English version)FSF&HorrLuca Machnich20Italy
The Extraordinary Story of Oliver WyghtAnimRicardo Hernandez11CO
The GameShortMichael Cohn14TX
The Magic Music Movie Doc Lee Aronsohn 99 CA
The Only OrderFSF&HorrVan Wampler15CO
VestigeShortAndrew Richardson6GA
Waste DreamsDoc-ShortMichael Brims29 Colombia
You and Me ShortMrigank Dubey25India
ZED'S DREAMArt-ExpJulian Olariu13France


IFF 2018 Film Descriptions

TitleMinCatSYFFilm DescriptionDirectorOrigin
#42 Dream- Always Carry a Guest Toothbrush17Animation In this animated odyssey, a dreamer finds himself in hell surrounded by the crazy antics of the other occupants. Will he survive long enough to find out what awaits him in heaven? Beautifully illustrated, this animated short is a visual joyride! Alvin SextonCO
African Witchfinder30Doc-Short This is the story of Berrie Holtzhausen, a 60 yearr old Namibian pastor, head of a dementia charity in Swakopmund, and operator of a dementia care home in the Namib desert. After discovering a woman chained to a post in a mud hut for over 20 years, Berrie learns that she is accused of witchcraft. Diagnosing signs of advanced dementia, he negotiates her freedom. Learning that the belief in witchcraft is widespread, with those accused often being murdered, Berrie meets with families and tries to bring them closer together, explaining the concept of mental illness and spreading the word of love in an effort to stop the killing.Toby Trueman & Mally GravesonUK
America's Sweethearts5ShortYesAn experimental film in which I replace one of the partners in a relationship with a goldfish in a bowl. A take on mass media's superficial representation of human intimacy.Tori TaylorFL
Aquarium6Art-Exp Aquarium is a choreography of light and motion with a unique perspective on the exquisite beauty that is present in infinite abundance when one focuses attention on the motions of ocean water and its expressive optical qualities.Stephanie MaxwellNY
Avenhart - Fade Away4Music Video Ending relationships, dealing with guilt and suffering through uncomfortable reunions... Sounds pretty adult, right? In the case of 4-year-old Penny, it's the unfortunate circumstances of making a new friend and neglecting a trusted companion.Bo SmithCO
Axios9Short A young military cadet struggles to understand the difference between masculinity and violence.Michael Hyon JohnsonCO
Barking Brave5Short A 6-year-old girl, armed with her wild imagination, must battle the bite of her confining cynophobia.Matthew KirkmanCO
Beth's Three O'clock with Dr. Harlow2Art-Exp Beth discloses a recent dream to her analyst. A vivid study of casual brutality and failed empathy, this surrealistic film intermixes stop motion animation with live action sequences.Emma Penaz EisnerOH
Biomass6FSF&Horr Zoey and Simon are two employees of a salvage and recycling company who become pressured to satisfy their clients' unique needs while awaiting the next delivery truck full of special product.Larry McKeeTX
Brazil Carnival EvaTalksSS3Art-Exp Thriller, Science Fiction, Musical, Fantasy... A deranged woman is trapped in the confines of a mental institution as she is tormented with the music that won't stop playing in her head. You are invited inside the insanity to see just how freaky this party really is...Eva TalksCA
Broken English11ShortYesJose Lopez is a student in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The semester has started and he is placed in a generic science course and not Advanced Placement Biology, the course he requested. He tries everything he can think of to get his classes changed. Will anything ever be enough?Oscar AlvarezCO
Eggs With Legs2AnimationYesAn egg, a leg, another egg, another leg, a man, a dream, and an egg.Harrison SchaefferMI
Falling South39Short Charlotte puts Rochester in the rear view as she runs away from a husband that can not offer comfort in the face of overwhelming grief. She has never been on her own and doesn't know if she'll make it as her resources are stripped away. She meets diverse women who offer connection, insight, and laughter on the road to Florida and what may be a new life. Lorraine PortmanFL
Farm Life Mari Poppins3FSF&Horr A man will do anything to free his wife's tormneted soul, even if it means killing her...Mari PoppinsLuxem- bourg
Fortune Defies Death115Feature Fortune Defies Death, a Clue-esque mystery-drama in the tradition of Agatha Christie's whodunits, brings nine heirs to a remote cabin to hear the last will and testament of George Woods on the tenth anniversary of his death. But before anyone can stake a claim to the Woods' fortune, each must survive the family attorney's investigation into the mysterious disappearance of Woods' adopted daughter. As the investigation unfolds, family members turn on each other and murder is the weapon of choice.Jennifer HulumCA
Hometown4Music Video Hometown is the product of a collaboration between two young artists to honor the city they love. Featuring multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Johnny Maio, and shot by film maker Caleb Oosterling, Hometown features unique, beautiful scenes of Tampa, Florida, synchronized to Maio's infectious original song. Caleb OosterlingFL
Jamaica Man65Documentary A subjective documentary profile of British expat Nigel Pemberton. A biographical picaresque, inspired narratively by Spalding Gray and visual by Slim Aarons, the film is a highly stylized and unconventional portrait of a raconteur nearing the end of his life.Michael WeatherlyCA
Letter on the Blind74Documentary 'Letter on the Blind' by Diderot was one of the earliest works to address blindness, not simply as a missing sense but rather as a different way of perceiving the world. Published in 1749, in the days of the Encyclopedia, it immediately caused a public scandal. As a result, Diderot was imprisoned in the Bastille... Today, in the Wikipedia era, the blind have new tools and new ways of reading also exist: BigFish, a Natural Language Processing tool and a research subject in the Data Science field, makes it possible to visualize any text, in space. Re-reading the 'Letter on the Blind' digitally, using BigFish, highlights certain words as well as links between words that are meaningful for those who can't see, revealing what is not visible within the text. Following in Diderot's wake, we went to meet blind people, so they could explain their world and put into words something that cannot be expressed otherwiseStephane LevyFrance
No Time Within8Art-ExpYesNekto, a successful, but lost-in-life business professional, awakens to the realisation that his world is fast-paced and soul-crushing. He travels into an imaginary house of his mind where there is no time, and the past is alive. By going through the house, he releases his past burden, and a new Nekto emerges into the same reality, but with a new perspective.Liubov KorpusovaAustralia
Ol' Max Evans: The First Thousand Years80Documentary A documentary portrait of New Mexican writer Max Evans author best known for The Rounders and The Hi Lo Country (both made into feature films). The film is the story of Max's improbable life from teenage cowboy, to soldier in WWII (Max landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day), to struggling small ranch owner, to mining speculator, to painter working in the artists' colony of Taos, and finally to his real calling a writer who chronicles the ever-changing, complex life of ranchers and cowboys in contemporary New Mexico. Max was a renowned bar brawler, drinker and raconteur for most of his life.Lorene Mills, David Leach and Paul BarnesNM
One Small Step8Animation Luna, a young Chinese American girl, dreams of becoming an astronaut. Supported by her humble father, Luna endeavors to make her dreams come true.Bobby PontillasChina/USA
Osiris30Short/ Science FictionYesAn isolated community survives our manmade nuclear crisis by the use of their wind powered shield. When the wind farm goes down, the fate of their community (perhaps all that is left of mankind) rests on Natasha's shoulders.Kathryn FerentchakCO
Outside Looking In4Music Video "Outside Looking In" tells the story of two people who are attracted to each other. However, they are too insecure and intimidated to express their. Instead, each is waiting for the other person to acknowledge them and initiate the relationship. They think and dream about the other person but it is only still a fantasy. It is as though they are outside themselves and removed from the situation, looking at it longingly and wanting a relationship to start but are powerless to do so. Bristol StudiosMA
Overpass5Short Every day, a woman walks past a homeless teen under an overpass on her way to work. One day, she decides she's going to talk some sense into the girl. A conversation demonstrating the futility of good intentions when paired with faulty preconceptions.Peter LivelyCO
Palace of the Infinite8Art-Exp ...a rich tapestry of Orchid beings... Haunting the Palace of the Mind,,, the breathing rain whispers.Kathy RosePA
Paradise120Feature  After surviving a plane crash, two kids are rescued and raised by a savage tribe on a remote island. Fifteen years later, they escape the island and return to the civilized world, their imagined paradise, and discover it isn't...Autumn WangCA
Pickup Man34Doc-Short Jessica Mosher, a fifth generation rancher on the Plains of Colorado, seeks to carry on a family tradition of ranching and rodeo in spite of a fourteen year drought.Bill JohnsonCO
Portal Fuel6Short / Science Fiction A man searching in the wilderness crosses paths with another version of himself.Ethan LandryPA
Requiem Lost57Feature Staff Sargent Carl Hammond has recently returned from deployment in the Middle East. He is a good guy, but the stresses of combat have taken their toll. His wife sees it, his buddy, Staff Sargent Kevin Benson sees it. As his condition becomes acute, Carl spirals out of control, and disapppears. Will his demons consume him and become another statistic of suicide or will he be able to face the fact that he needs help?Stephan(ie) MitchellCO
Reservation for Two12Short A fastidious young woman gets stood up on Valentine's Day at the priciest restaurant in town. In order to keep her reservation, she invites the only single person around, the homeless man from out on the street.Harrison TriggAR
Reverie of the Puppets5Art-Exp Reverie of the Puppets takes the viewer to a surreal landscape of great beauty; a land of trees that subtly shifts into more hallucinogenic terrain... At the end, the dreamers dream, and the sleepers sleep.Kathy RosePA
SEKUND6Short / Science FictionYesIn the near future, a group of extraordinary kids survive on their own in a rundown industrial America with hopes to one day find an escape.Ashley MatkowskyCO
Shadows In The Snow14FSF&Horr After double-crossing and murdering their criminal partner Joey, Ernie and Stokes attempt to flee the snow-filled mountains in their stolen Cadillac.Daryl DellaCA
The Age Of Imitation92Feature The Age of Imitation follows the affair between a young writing student, Elizabeth, and Stefan, a moody musician. In Elizabeth's search for romantic inspiration, she becomes entangled in Stefan's relationship with the charismatic hippie healer, Casey, and their psychedelic drug-fueled melodrama.Mark DayAustralia
The Eve - (English version)20FSF&Horr Simon is an eight-year-old boy who appears to have everything one would want from life. He's a handsome child, he's rich, yet unhappy. He senses that there is something wrong with his life and he imagines leaving the materialistic world behind and living with Santa Claus in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, his parents argue over telling him the truths they believe will harm him.The expectations for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas are transformed into a truly different reality for everyone. Something terrible is waiting to happen.Luca MachnichItaly
The Extraordinary Story of Oliver Wyght11AnimationYesAfter wishing upon a star, Oliver Wyght discovers the true cost of having an extraordinary life.Ricardo HernandezCO
The Game14Short Ava Blackwell is a young woman whose face is mysteriously hidden behind a porcelain mask. During her first session with psychiatrist Doctor Hohlman, Ava reveals terrible secrets about herself, and what appears to be a confession quickly becomes something altogether different.Michael CohnTX
The Magic Music Movie99Documentary TV writer/producer Lee Aronsohn ("Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men") tracks down the scattered members of one of Boulder, Colorado's most influential and elusive bands with the hope that, 40 years after they broke up without ever releasing an album, he can get them to play ONE LAST SHOW.Lee Aronsohn 
The Only Order15Short/ Science Fiction/ Fantasy Two soldiers are stationed as border patrol in Arkemora. When a delivery of exoria and rations goes missing, however, what originally appeared to be a mundane job turns out to be a descent into a moral quandary.Van WamplerCO
Vestige6Short / Science FictionYesA newlywed couple is interrupted in their hotel suite by a man sent from a fractured future claiming the child they will conceive in that moment causes the destruction of the world. The revelation reveals cracks within their relationship, and happy matrimony seems like an unlikely future.Andrew RichardsonGA
Waste Dreams29Doc-Short All over Colombia community recycling projects are under way. One of them promotes filling old plastic bottles with trash, such as candy wrappers, and use these tightly stuffed bottles as bricks to build community housing. In the bigger cities, such as Medellin or Bogota, it has become quite a trend to fill these bottles and deliver them to community organizations, which then pass them on to the communities in the country to use them for their building projects. This 30-minute documentary investigates this trend and follows those trash-filled bottles to their final destinations in the countryside to identify the pros and cons of using these old plastic bottles filled with trash as bricks to build schools and community centers. Michael BrimsColumbia
You and Me 25ShortYesTwo college-time friends embark on a long drive on a Sunday morning, leaving their bustling city lives behind. As they wander through the hilly roads, they reveal their old longings and hidden pasts to each other. Eventually, their rose-tinted nostalgia is broken and they come face to face with their imperfect lives.Mrigank DubeyIndia
ZED'S DREAM13Art-Exp/ Avant Garde He left. Everyone said he disapperead. His room, his belongings, his documents, everything remained as if he would come back. A few days later, I felt he was still there but no one could see him. I saw him several times : in India in 1937, in Bucharest in 1979, in a garden in Paris in 2010, on a bridge in Nashville in 2016, and for the last time, in the subway in New York in 2017. I don't know if he recognized me but I'm sure he KNOWS.Julian OlariuFrance

SYF = Student/Young Filmmaker