MONDAY OCT 9
3PM | MEET THE FEST AND PASS PICKUP
Getting Y'allywood 4 started with an open box office and an open door for atendees to come meet the folks behind this year's festival.
5PM | SPEED NETWORKING
Don't miss this opportunity to make a first impression at our first-ever SPEED NETWORKING event! Grab a drink on the first night of the fest and get to know the film-lovin' folks you'll be hanging around the rest of the week! Free to Y'all Access Pass holders, $20 for everyone else. You never know who you're gonna meet. Your first beer is on us!
7PM | Y'ALLYWOOD LAND LIVE
Join Mike and Ruti for a VERY SPECIAL espisode of the Y'allywood Land Podcast featuring some very special guests who are involved with this year's festival.
Games! Tangents! Hollywood stories! Questions! Answers! Find out about some of the highlights of the festival and have some fun with the Y'allywood crew!
8:30PM | ROTKNEE PRESENTS MONDAY NIGHT COMEDY AT STAR BAR
FREE! MONDAY NIGHT COMEDY The Best in Atlanta Undergroud Comedy! Hosted by Rotknee + friends "You never know who might show up!" Come join us for a few cold ones and a whole lot of laughs!
TUESDAY OCT 10
7:30PM | ESPECIALLY SOUTHERN SHORTS
Short selections that really show off what we’re about- uniquely Southern voices.
American Moderate dir. Jared Callahan - 16 min
A 19-year-old first time voter from the South struggles with who to vote for in the 2016 presidential primaries.
Aluminum dir. Frank Ladner - 15 min
A man with uncanny telekinetic abilities is approached by a young woman with a bizarre request.
The Rabbit Hunt dir. Patrick Bresnan - 12 min
In the Florida Everglades rabbit hunting is considered a rite of passage for young men. The Rabbit Hunt follows seventeen year old Chris and his family as they hunt in the fields of the largest industrial sugar farms in the US. The film records a tradition by which migrant farm workers in the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee have been hunting and preparing rabbits since the early 1900s.
Get Out Fast dir. Haley Elizabeth Anderson - 13 min
A 15 year old boy remembers his best friend Coyote Boy: a free-living train-hopper who has gone missing.
American Moderate dir. Jared Callahan - 16 min
A 19-year-old first time voter from the South struggles with who to vote for in the 2016 presidential primaries.
Birthday Cake dir. Brantly Jackson Watts - 17 min
Set in the deep south, Birdie marks the first anniversary of leaving her abusive lover, Donnie, with a ceremonial candle on a cake. One by one, her fellow survivors leave for the night, and Birdie is left to mourn the love she left behind with her abuser. As the evening unfurls, Birdie will be confronted by more than an aching heart in this Southern Gothic thriller. A haunting story of love, survival and the complexities found in relationships, this film examines modern domestic violence in a way that is seldom explored. An important film that promises to linger with viewers, Birthday Cake is as captivating as it is powerful.
9PM | DRAMA SHORTS 1
Our first half of stellar stories find their characters in an important intersection in their life, trying to follow their art, being honest about their sexuality, and finding a place like home.
The Patient dir. Savannah Gisleson - 15 min
Dr. Whitmoore is a closeted homosexual, who studies and performs aversion therapy in order to ultimately find a cure for himself. However, his attachment and attraction to his new African American patient puts his reputation in jeopardy. His admiration for the patient’s ability to be himself intensifies his own internal self loathing. Internal conflicts and societal pressures soon become too much for Whitmoore, who then gives in to conformity; betraying the patient and himself.
Far West dir. Colton McCormick - 14 min
A Chinese couple studying in rural America begin to question the nature of their relationship.
Leaving Charlie dir. Amanda Brooke Avery - 16 min - 14 min
A short film that follows a young queer woman as she discovers and re-evaluates her boundaries in life and in her job as a stripper.
Dekalb Elementary dir Reed Van Dyk - 21min
Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
10:30PM | U UP? OPEN MIC COMEDY AND KARAOKE AT NONI'S HOSTED BY JEN LENNY
Comedy from some of Atlanta's best plus a few first timers, followed by open karaoke on the very same stage! Great drinks and food too.
WEDNESDAY OCT 11
7:30PM | VIDEO VIDEO NASTY PRESENTS THE EYESLICER AT THE PLAZA
To celebrate the release of the first season of the new variety TV show THE EYESLICER, co-creator Dan Schoenbrun is heading across the country with “THE EYESLICER ROADSHOW” a one-night-only live event featuring robot Q&As, communal milk and cookies, and an episode presented in special ‘Smell-O-Vision.’ You haven’t lived until you’ve smelled our smells.
THE EYESLICER is a mind-melting new TV show that will slice, dice, then mince your eyeballs into delicious ceviche. Each episode plays like a handcrafted mixtape blending boundary-pushing short form work into into a weird, wild, uninterrupted whole. From vérité documentary to amateur computer animation. Surreal horror to remix video art. Haunted high school yearbooks to Sasquatch birth rituals. Twisted bedtime stories to time traveling cats… if it sounds too crazy for the rest of the Internet, chances are you can find it on THE EYESLICER.
THURSDAY OCT 12
4:30PM | POP OFF SERIES W/ BEN WIESSNER AND DAN SCHOENBRUN
7:30PM | The Things We Do When We're Alone dir Chanel James - 89min
Follows crestfallen punk fan Cassidy as she travels home to see salvation in a rare performance by her favorite band.
9PM | MUSIC VIDEO PARTY
Small Reactions - “Cowboy Up”dir. Justin Newton
Paul Johnson & The About Last Nights - “Burn It All Down” dir Video Rahim
Silk Duck - "Erosion” dir. Zelda June
Premeir Jones - "Run dir. Zelda June
Toro “Painting With Shadows” Solomon Chase
Sequoyah “Blue Jay” Lev Omelchenko
The Difference Machine - 'A Night in the Life of the Day Tripper' dir. Michael Wiley, Derek King
PLUS MANY MORE TBD!
10:30PM | SUPER SECRET CONCERT SCREENING PRESENTED BY STRAIGHT TO TELL
We can't say too much about this one, other than that our friends at Straight To Tell made a never-before-seen concert movie at a sold out show in Atlanta this year. They asked if we could play it after the music video party. The artist said it was cool, but we aren't allowed to say who it is! It's a high-energy show, so come prepared to get down. You don't want to miss this!
FRIDAY OCT 13
4:30PM | POP OFF SERIES WITH TARA ANSLEY
7:30PM | CHILLS & THRILLS SHORTS
It’s fright night at our dreaded Dixie double feature of schlock & shock shorts.
The Hidden dir. Chris Baker - 4 min
A father reads his son a bedtime story when the power mysteriously goes out.
All You Can Eat dir. Tommy Groth - 3 min
Did you have nightmares about clowns when you were a child? Do you still have nightmares? All You Can Eat will confirm your fear because in a small town lives an ordinary clown with extraordinary secrets.
Weed Whacker Massacre dir. Benjamin R. Dover - 12 min
Mr. Thurman, the neighborhood grumpy old man, is tired of the Home Owners Association telling him how to cut his grass. After a call from the HOA, He gets into a brooding rage and goes outside to cut his grass. After getting wet from sweat cutting his grass. He plugs in his weed whacker and gets shocked to death. His soul is transferred to the weed whacker and goes on a neighborhood killing spree. After killing some people he returns back to his house. Dale the mail man, A average Joe, who saw the weed whacker killing a couple, drops off some mail for Mr. Thurman. Mr. Thurman as the weed whacker returns home and Dale and him have a battle to the death.
Croak dir. Matt Barrett - 14 min
A deadbeat party boy flies off the handle when his roommate suddenly moves out. Picking the wrong battle, he takes out his anger on those damn frogs in his backyard.
Tether dir. Tim Reis - 12 min
Science has made it possible to link a soldier in the field with a living body in a remote operating room, where surgeons can safely perform emergency operations and administer performance enhancements with 1:1 accuracy. Whatever happens on one end of the Tether affects the other in real time, bullets or bolsters.
Cells dir. Raymond Wood - 12 min
When a reputable doctor finds himself being held captive by a group of masked intruders, he struggles to understand their motives while being forced to answer why billions of dollars go wasted each year in the name of medical research.
Cul-de-Sac dir. Damon Russell - 15 min
Parents living at the end of a quiet Cul-De-Sac discover a listening device inside their son's teddy bear
9PM | SILVER SCREAM SPOOKSHOW PRESENTS BLOOD FREAK
With a cast of creepy, colorful characters, the SILVER SCREAM SPOOKSHOW mixes classic spook show scares, comedy and horrifically hip hijinks. Professor Morte --the ghost host with the most-- presides over this twisted variety show featuring magic tricks, dance numbers and fun-filled frights! Think “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” meets “The Munsters.”
Blood Freak (1972) dir. Brad Grinter - Florida - 86 min A biker comes upon a girl with a flat tire and offers her a ride home. He winds up at a drug party with the girl's sister, then follows her to a turkey farm owned by her father, a mad scientist. The father turns the biker into a giant turkey monster who goes after drug dealers.
12AM MIDNIGHT SHOW | THE THETA GIRL
THE THETA GIRL is about a take-no-shit young woman, Gayce, who deals a hallucinogenic drug called "theta," facilitating an audience for her friends' all-girl rock band. When Gayce's friends are brutally murdered, she must solve the mystery behind the murders and protect herself from the killer. She discovers the connections between theta and the murders ... and learns a terrifying truth. That the world -- indeed her whole reality -- is not as it seems.
SATURDAY OCT 14
11AM | 16MM MORNING MADNESS
A random assortment of animated, retro odds and ends to start your day off right.
12PM | Farmer/Veteran + Silo: Edge of the Real World
SILO: EDGE OF THE REAL WORLD Dir. Marshall Burnette - 11 min
A meditation on life in a small midwest farm town. When a grain entrapment shocks their small community, Adam Fox, a young farmer, and Clay Althoff, a senior in high school, both consider the risks and rewards of a corn farmer’s life.
FARMER/VETERAN Dir. Alix Blair, Jeremy M. Lange - 70 min
Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. He dives into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cannot shake the lingering traumas of war. The stories he tells about his battlefield experiences become unmoored from reality as he cycles between states of heightened awareness and “feeling zombified” from a cocktail of prescriptions meant to keep him stable. For the viewer, as for Alex, what to believe about his past is uncertain. The farm becomes a terrain to unearth what is buried, what it really means to be “the perfect soldier," and where to find the way forward.
1:30PM | COMEDY SHORTS
Join us for our (mostly) local and delightfully absurd comedy cavalcade... whatever cavalcade means.
Smoke dir. Diego Salazar Castro - 4 min
80s Dating Video Remix dir. Nicole Kemper, Hillary R Heath - 7 min
True love is just a phone call away!
My Insecure Boyfriend 1 dir. Connor Barrett - 5 min
Christina handles her boyfriend's new-age-fragile-masculinity with grace.
Good Party dir. Remington Swales - 4 min
When your average run of the mill party just isn't good enough, what can make it better? Let's find out.
F dir Rob Tiffin, Ben Lamm, Mitchell Hardage - 5 min
Zachary Neon gets some bad news.
Pisser dir. Van Jensen - 10 min
A man with nothing to lose finds himself drawn into battle against a urinal. Only one can be victorious.
The Stop dir. Danny Madden - 14 min
Grilled Cheese Cat dir. Michael Sokol - 19 min
A down on her luck actress dresses like a cat and cooks a sandwich on film. Overnight the world believes she’s a real cat and she becomes a viral sensation. As her star rises, she must decide what to scratch for fame.
3PM | IF YOU KNOW THE WORDS, FEEL FREE + THE ARKANSAS WILD MAN
The Arkansas Wild Man dir. Nathan Willis - 19 min
An 87-year-old rock and roll pioneer who lives a life of obscurity in his small Arkansas hometown travels overseas to England to play one final concert for his passionate and loyal fanbase there.
If You Know the Words, Feel Free dir. Artemus Jenkins - 50 min
If You Know the Words, Feel Free is a film about life; the various ways it tests, molds and prepares us to live it. Life is something we all experience differently, but it still stands as a song we at some point, all know the words to. It doesn't matter how we know or who taught us. It doesn't matter what octave you choose to sing in, be it nice and easy or double time, a common thread is not hard to find.
The powerful, shared experience of life and trying to live it the best way you know how is what brought all the people who helped make this film possible. We invite everyone who understands this song, feel free to listen, watch and experience. Feel free to share with others and of course if you know the words, feel free to sing along.
4:30PM | DRAMA SHORTS II
Our closing half of southern stories cover passion, perseverance, and the inescapable conversations that shape our lives.
Howl at the Moon dir. Arielle Cole - 7 min
April and her best friend go on a road trip to meet her favorite poet.
The Weight dir Garrett Detrixhe - 11 min
Emma attempts to hide the details of a painful past when it comes to light that her boyfriend misremembers how they first met. When the truth is revealed, the two must figure out how to move forward.
Native Stand Up dir Jim Cummings, Dustin Hahn - 14 min
John does stand up for the first time, it goes pretty ok.
Lucia, Before and After dir. Anu Valia - 12 min
In this meditative "anti-road trip", Lucia travels from Odessa to El Paso, Texas to get an abortion, only to find that she has to wait the state-mandated, twenty-four hours before she can have the procedure. With nowhere to go, she spends the night in a town she doesn't know while awaiting her fate.
Lady Plum dir. Grayson Goga - 7 min
Sylvia, a young mother who once showed promise as a competitive swimmer, overcomes her dark past in order to secure a future with her daughter, Plum.
7PM | DAYVEON
Daveyon dir. Amman Abbasi - 75min
In the wake of his older brother's death, 13-year-old Dayveon spends the sweltering summer days roaming his rural Arkansas town. When he falls in with a local gang, he becomes drawn to the camaraderie and violence of their world.
9:00PM | DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Real stories and reflections, with a light touch of avant-garde, that showcase peculiar curiosities, triumph in struggle, and the pursuit of dreams.
Clara dir. Dave Merson Hess - 1 min
"Clara" uses a combination of experimental animation, live action, and found footage to pay tribute to legendary BBC radio DJ John Peel's touching on-air reading of a letter from a teenage listener in 1981. It was one of 30 films selected worldwide for the inaugural edition of Toronto International Film Festival's #TIFFxInstagram.
Archive dir. Adam Forrester - 2 min
A meditation on the recently imploded Georgia Archives Building in Atlanta, Georgia.
Found It! Dir. Ian Ely - 15 min
Geocaching is a global treasure hunt that involves finding hidden containers around the world. Found It! delves into this strange hobby, explains what it is, and explores the personal stories of some of the people who play it.
35mm Monsters dir. Remmington Smith - 4 min
A projectionist threads up a 35mm trailer for The Monster Squad before his beloved projectors are dismantled.
My First Drag Show dir. Brian Graves - 5 min
A short documentary that captures first time drag performers’ experiences as they take the stage at the FSU Pride Student Union Amateur Drag Show.
Alex dir. Larissa Loeffler - 7 min
Alexandra Haynes has yearned for an exciting life since childhood. Her greatest fear was to be trapped in a normal, boring life working a 9-5 in a cubicle. After pursuing professional photography for several years, Alex realized that what she wanted was a life filled with danger, mystery, and the thrill of the chase. Now, she has finally found her dream. And never looks back.
You See 'Em dir. Emma Landeche - 7 min
The Abita Mystery House in Louisiana is just that, a mystery. The museum is home to eccentric exhibits, a lot of junk, and an irreverent creator.
The Rugby Boys of Memphis dir. David Darg - 13 min
At an inner city high school in south Memphis, Tennessee, an unlikely sport has arisen, and with it a team of untapped potential. In a gritty, inspirational short documentary film, follow the rise of Power Center Academy's first rugby team and see the ways in which, for these boys, rugby is so much more than a game on a field.
Flooded With You dir. Evan Kidd - 8 min
The inspiring, strong family bond of the Davis family, whose family home flooded during the historic August 2016 floods in Baton Rouge, LA. The family now all live together in one small apartment owned by the matriarch of the family Shavette Davis.
Funded in part with NOVAC Baton Rouge's BetteR documentary series. Each short documentary was directed by a different documentary filmmaker to shine a light on individuals in the community and the aftermath of the historic August 2016 flooding.
Matthew's Gift dir. Jon Watts - 12 min
A short documentary that follows photographer Oana Hogrefe as she dedicates her one day a year taking 'remembrance photos' of a child nearing the end of life.
11PM | FINGERILLA
Dir. Zach Strum - 85 min
A nymphomaniac must navigate her nightmares to free her newborn son from the Devil. Fingerilla is an experiment in storytelling, written while falling asleep and executed through VHS.