Ashfield Filmfest 2017  

Thank you for a Great Show!

 

Congratulations to our award winners:

 

Grand Prize - Book Club by Tobias LaMontagne

Best Non-Profit Film - The Land is My Inspiration by Franklin Land Trust

Technical Achievement Award - What She Saw by Tamsen Merrill

Audience Award - Book Club by Tobias LaMontange

 

 shorts 2017

 

FilmFest Fun for 3 consecutive nights and an afternoon.

In celebration of 10 years of movie-making in our wonderful town, we are bringing amazing, award-winning films to our town for a film festival extravaganza. We have talented and seasoned filmmakers in our midst, along with aspiring film makers, and this year’s festival will be featuring the work of some of our own. The range of films reveals remarkably diverse topics, people and places. Check out the films and be prepared to invite friends and family to join in the fun. Following each film, the audience will be invited to stroll over to Elmer’s Store for a chance to schmooze with the film makers and enjoy all that Elmer’s offers for the crowd. 

All events will take place at Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main Street, Ashfield.

 

Thursday, Sept 15 — Double feature: Women/Unsung Heroes

6:30 — 8:00 PM The Kim Loo Sisters —Kim LooWEB

Ashfield's own Harry Keramidas (Editor) and Leslie Li (Director). Documentary. A film about an American jazz vocal quartet popular in the 1930s and 40s, described as the Chinese Andrew Sisters and spanning over 90 years, this film is a gem. A bit of American history, culture and family, the story unfolds about these amazing women. Q&A with Harry and Leslie at Elmer's after the film.  $6 plus agency fee. Click for the Trailer

8:30 — 10:00 PM Nothing Without Us: The Women Who WIll End Aids —

women AIDS movieWEB

Harriet Hirshorn (Director), and Ashfield's Mary Patierno (Editor) and Tamara Sloan (Associate Producer). Documentary. From New York to Nigeria to Burundi and the American South - the untold story of the inspiring women at the forefront of the global AIDS movement. This film reveals how women not only shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP in the U.S., but have also played essential roles in HIV prevention and the treatment access movement throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Q&A with Harriet, Mary and Tamara at Elmer's after the film. $6 plus agency fee.  Click here for the Trailer

 

Friday, Sept 16 — Double feature: Local Superheroes

6:30 —7:30 PM Forgotten Farms —FORGOT FARM

Dave Simonds (Director) and Sarah Gardner (Producer – Professor at Williams College). Documentary. New England’s dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region's agriculture but fight for survival in an age of baby greens and artisan cheese. Forgotten Farms examines class divisions and cultural divides in New England's farm and food communities. Profiles of traditional New England dairy farmers, including Ashfield farmer, Ed Carter. Panel discussion and Q&A in town hall and later at Elmer's with the Director, Producer, local farmers and Franklin Land Trust. $6 plus agency fee. Click here for the Trailer 

9:00 PM Armstrong —ARMSTRONG Web

R-rated, feature-length drama. Nick Lund-Ulrich (Director – formerly of Ashfield) and his wife Kerry Carlock (Co-Director/Producer). Hometown Sneak Peak to friends and family in Ashfield! Starring Vicky Jeudy (Orange is the New Black), a rookie EMT, during her first night on the job, picks up a wounded superhero and is pulled into his mission to save Los Angeles from a sinister organization. $6 plus agency fee.  Click here for the trailer

 

Saturday afternoon, Sept 17, Ashfield & Beyond

1:00 —1:30 PM Dry Brush Master — dry brush master WEB

Ben Tobin (Ashfield film maker) tells the story about the creation of the graphic novel, “The Lost Boy.” By local artist and New York Times best-selling author, Greg Ruth. Q&A with Ben and Greg at Elmer's after the film. $3 plus agency fee.  Click here for the trailer.

3:00 — 4:30 PM Far From Home Far From HomeWEB

 Galen Knowles (Director, Editor – formerly of Ashfield and young FilmFest prize winner) tells the story of Brolin, a snowboarder and aspiring 2018 winter Olympian. Brolin immigrated from Uganda to Boston at age 12. The journey to become a competitive snowboarder while also studying pre-medicine is inspiring and exhilarating for all. Q&A with Galen at Elmer's. $6 plus agency fee. Click here for the Trailer 

5:00 — 6:15 PM, Short Films from Australia — MIM FF

Cory Corbett, formerly an intern with Ashfield's Double Edge Theatre and now Assistant Director of  “Made in Melbourne Film Festival” hosts this program. While our very own “sister” film city, Melbourne, is sharing a few of their shorts with Ashfield we will also be sharing some of our all-time “People’s Choice” favorites, with Melbourne. $6 plus agency fee.

 

Saturday night, GRAND FINALE! and celebrating our 10th year of Ashfield shorts!  BabyCecil Web

7:00 PM — The annual viewing of 5 minute films with some connection to Ashfield. Welcoming all to the Town Hall will be the Ashfield Town Band.  
Who will you vote to win “Audience Choice” this year? Everyone is invited to the After-Party at the Ashfield Lake House. $6 plus agency fee.

Previous Ashfield FilmFest Entries & Links:OLD

2007
1. BUD - Martha Lively & Katherine McCusker
2. INVASION – Audience Award-- Ben Murray
3. THE ASHFIELD FALL FESTIVAL - WHAT DID YOU EAT THERE?   Nate Bartlett    
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSJUsaQkSj0
4. THE 11TH COMMMANDMENT - Zachary Lapierre
5. A MORNING IN SEPTEMBER - David Fessenden
6. BELTAINE - Jackie Cooper       
7. STANLEY’S DAY OUT - Thomas Roberts-Wierzbowski
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX1Q2jmyVx0
8. OVER THE CORN-- Tamsen Merrill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6dcA-Qb9yk
9. A LIFETIME IN ASHFIELD – co-First Prize-Bennett Duchin
10. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS –co-First Prize - Nick Lund-Ulrich
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G9MO3VA3kg
11. COUNTRY GIRL MEETS CITY GIRL - Kaitlyn Sever & Sarah Townsley
12. THREE SEASONS OF WINTER-- Grand Prize- David Fessenden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzgAXqexRmo

2008

1.THEN THERE WAS SOMETHING—Robert Jonas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUYZPlqEZrs
2. HARDWORKIN’ HARDWARE KIDS—Marc Stegman
3. ASHFIELD FARMERS— David Fessenden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFmD7IMbRQA
4. ASHFIELD BOYS WINTER YARD SALE—Galen Knowles
5. ASHFIELD ARTIST— First Prize, Youth--Bennett Duchin
6. FOR EVERY DROP—Gayle Kabaker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGZFqZuzu5A&feature=channel
7. REFLECTIONS: THE ASHFIELD LAKE—Galen Knowles
8. SPRITES IN SPACE—Robert Jonas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDQMfVpYY4A
9. FLUSTERED—First Prize, Adult & Audience Award--Ben Murray
10. LOCAL WANDERINGS—Peter Kitchel
11. HOLE IN THE LAKE—Tamsen Merrill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7d405OYJ2g
12. EVERYTHING PRACTICAL, PRACTICALLY ANYTHING--Ashfield Resident Prize—Liz Castro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYAPMgRH7w
13. FLOATING ICE WORLD—Robert Jonas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkmgcAxKVpU
14. ASHFIELD ON HIS MIND—Grand Prize--Cicily Corbet

2009

1. SUMMER INTERN--Noah Dirks

2. THE COLOR OF LIFE--Elihu Christie Jones

3. HAUNTED ASHFIELD BARN--Theo Gabriel /Dante Giramma

4. DANCING QUEENS-First Prize,Adult & Audience Choice Award--Nancy Hoff

5. THE GREAT ASHFIELD PANCAPER-Grand Prize--Gayle Kabaker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtXPiXbgJBk
6. IT CAN HAPPEN--Jason Mazzarino/Elijah Rottenberg

7. THE REVELATION OF PANCAKE INSPIRATION--Gayle Kabaker

8.  CRUSHED--Tamsen Merrill

9. STOCKING THE FOOD PANTRY-Ashfield History Prize--Tamsen Merrill

10. LOCAVORE—Ashfield Resident Prize--David Fessenden

11. BARN ON THE 4th OF JULY--David Fessenden

12. ICE STORM 2008--Mary Link

13. THE GREAT BLIZZARD--Galen Knowles

14. HISTORY IN FREE FALL—First Prize,Youth--Galen Knowles

15. DARK HARVEST--Izzy Kornblatt

 

2010

Grand Prize “The Adventures of Professional Man”  Ben Murray

First Prize Adult “Pancaper Two”  Gayle Kabaker

First Prize Youth “The Adventures of Bob”  Theo Gabriel

Ashfield History Prize “Willy”  David Fesenden

Technical Achievement Award “School Bus Times” Gregory Thorp

Music Video Award “Lighthouse”  Evan Yeardon

Tip 'O The Hat Award “Baba O’Riley” Henry Lombino

Lighthouse Evan Yeadon

Desperate Horsewives Sarah McKusick

Tiny Crush Elijah Rottenberg

A Life For Gordon Quinn Peter Newland/Cicily Corbett

Silver Teapots Pamela Wagner

Kids Market Nancy Hoff

t_&_c Thom Pasculli/Caroline Kessler

AnnaBread Manfred Gabriel