Coming to the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center June 27 – 30, 2019
Tarpon Arts is thrilled to announce its first-ever Tarpon Arts Film Festival, a three-day event highlighting the work and projects of local and international screenwriters and directors.
A brief awards ceremony will take place after the Q+A Session on Sunday, June 30 at approximately 5:00 PM
“Angel in a Foxhole”
Based on the true WWII era story of Corporal William A. Wynne (“Bill”) in his self-published book, “Yorkie Doodle Dandy.” He left his job at American Wire and Steel in Cleveland at the close of 1942 where he worked hard to support the war effort, his family, and his dog “Toby.” He quickly faced informing the love of his life, “Margie.”
Corporal Wynne became a reconnaissance photographer with the 5th Airborne, 26th Photo Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Force, after he mentioned his single high school class in photography. He worked reconnaissance and combat missions in Nadzab New Guinea, where fate would soon deliver him a 4lb. Yorkshire Terrier whom he named “Smoky.”
“Song of Hands”
The story of a young boy, Hiwa, who is fascinated by music, and involves other children in this passion. But under the pressure of the traditional and religious environment his father breaks his musical instrument. Hiwa is hugging the pieces of the instrument and …
Follows the story of Luka who is desperate to connect with her negligent father in a Greek sponge diving town in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
This film has been a long journey for us, twenty eight years in the making. It is our love letter to Tarpon Springs, having visited there every year of our lives.”
“Are You Volleyball”
A group of Arabic-speaking asylum seekers arrive at a country border guarded by English-speaking soldiers and can’t keep going. They conflict with each other until a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between the two groups.
“In A Flash”
Sometimes Life goes by in a Flash. They say just before death your life may flash before your eyes.
The sole survivor of a crash on an unpopulated planet continues her mission.
CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion reveals a compelling and often amusing look at the history of disability portrayals in entertainment.
“Nobody Dies Here”
At the Perma gold mine in Benin some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.
“The Other Half”
The director, during the making of this film, discovered how judgment stops people from feeling compassion. But when they really listen to each other their biggest fears are transformed to strengths.
A story of Love and War, basically about a lady name Susan who lives in London, England with her family. She loses her husband in the Afghanistan war. She suffers but she faces lots of challenges in her life, though she tries hard to keep this kindness and love, even in the very difficult situation she is facing. While she is alone, full of pain and misery, one unexpected moment happens and this is just the beginning!
“Tomorrow Will Be Different”
In a dystopian, overpopulated world run by The State, the lives of people depend on a new type of blood called Pure. An unlawful blood trader leaves home to provide for his family without knowing his great grandfather is quickly running low on his source of Pure.
A guild-ridden mother makes a grisly confession following the unexpected return of her missing son.
“I’m Sorry” deals with one basic premise: you can’t escape from the sins of the past. No matter how far you think you have run, or how good you think you have hidden, they will always find you. In the film, Denise, a mother in the very edge of madness, makes a final confession in front of a camera. She is going to kill her son and then herself. What follows is a deep view into the mind of a paranoid woman, trying to make sense of the disappearance of her son. But when the police miraculously find the boy and brings him home, Denise is certain that whatever they brought back to her, is not her son.
Functional and aesthetic values in recurrent, yet questionable domestic scenarios.
An animated film about young William Shakespeare finding the words for his future plays.
This story belongs to the era when Bioscope was about to end. The story is about a seven year old orphan who stays in remote village. He wanted to fulfill his dream but he doesn’t have money. One day he came to know that on the day of Ramnavmi festival Bioscopewala will come but he doesn’t have the money to see Bioscope. So he decides to collect money by his own strength and his adventures begins.
It should be another easy break-in. The burglar quickly overcomes the obstacles and breaks into a supposedly empty home. He never dared to imagine what awaited him. “Treasure Chest” is a story for the whole family – full of excitement, humor and an unexpected twist.
“Behind the Scenes”
It’s just one day in the life of a Production Assistant, and there’s plenty of entertainment and romance behind the camera as in front of it.
“I Just Called to Say I Love You”
A young man must overcome his shyness and discomfort with phone calls to confess his love to his friend before she moves away.
“The Glass Half Full”
A new generation gets to enjoy their parent’s home and understand the struggle and love it took to own it. Written by Anthony Caputo, Directed by Don Stelmaszek, Pinellas County locals.
Narrated by former Fox 13 News anchor John Wilson, this film showcases the amount of work and detail that went into a collection artist Christopher Still recently completed for the newly renovated Belleview Biltmore Inn.
“Dancing as One”
This locally-produced biopic reveals the vibrant traditional culture of the Greek community of Tarpon Springs, which has the highest percentage of residents with Greek heritage in the US.