4th Annual Short Film Festival a Sell-Out Smash!

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film would like to thank all the filmmakers, Chlotrudis members, Coolidge Corner Staff members, and attendees who made this year's Short Film Festival such an exciting and successful event. The sell-out crowd was abuzz with praise about the quality of the films screened, and the difficulty deciding on which films to vote for. Seven filmmakers were in attendance, one coming from as far as Los Angeles, to see their films screened on the big screen with an enthusiastic audience, and to answer questions and meet filmgoers after the screening. Warren Bass, whose film Beat Box Philly opened the festival, drove to Boston from Philadelphia and was accompanied by his two daughters, one of whom was a camera operator for the film. Jason Dunn, writer/director of Robot Rumpus, flew in from Los Angeles to attend the Festival and visit the Boston area. Two of the filmmakers in attendance, Joey Kan director of Tomato Love, and Christina Spangler, director of Unearthed, recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and had friends in common. Jesse Epstein, director of Wet Dreams and False Images, which recently won the Jury Prize at the Sundance Online Film Festival, returned to her hometown of Brookline to lots of support from family and friends. The biggest filmmaker party certainly came with the film Dental Farmer. Co-directors Ellen Brodsky and Dunya Alwan appeared, along with the loveable subject of their documentary, the dental farmer himself, Alex Rybeck. Their extended family and friends took great pride and pleasure in seeing the film screened at the event. Check out all of the nominated short films on our Awards page.

The ballots are in the process of being counted, and the Chlotrudis Award and Audience Award winners will be announced at the 10th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 28 at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge. Look for a Call for Entries for the 5th Annual Chlotrudis Short Film Festival to go out soon, as the festival is being moved to its new date in October 2004.