2015 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival Announces

The Official Film Selections

Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers bring you the 2015 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, at the Collins Road Theatres, 1462 Twixt Town Road, Marion, Iowa. The festival will showcase the work of filmmakers from across the state and around the country, all with strong connections to Iowa.

Many films were submitted for consideration. A panel of judges awarded 58 with Official Selection status. These films will go on to compete for Gold and Silver Eddy Awards and the Audience Choice and Iowa Connection Eddys, which will be presented at a Saturday night ceremony.

“It’s another fine crop of films this year. We are proud to showcase some great Iowa filmmakers,” said festival founder and director Scott Chrisman.

The Official Selections represent a wide variety of features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, and experimental films at Student, Pro-Am and Professional levels.

Films to be screened are:

"117 Franklin" Director, Writer, Producer - Kyle Rausch (Cedar Falls, IA)
"15 Rounds" Director, Writer, Producer - Jake Roth (Dubuque, IA)
"A Key Mistake" Director, Writer, Producer - Jordan Rottinghaus (Waterloo, IA)
"A PLACE FOR HEROES" Director, Writer - Scott Thompson; Producers - Sam Borowski, Scott Thompson (Mondovi, WI)
"A Quiet Day" Director, Writer, Producer - Joshua Fiser (Cedar Falls, IA)
"AFTER LIFE" Director, Writer, Producer - Scott Thompson (Mondovi, WI)
"An Evening With Frank Lloyd Wright" Director, Producer - Rosemarie Petzold; Writers - Rosemarie Petzold, Loren Horton, Jean Lloyd-Jones (Iowa City, IA)
"An Iowa Morning" Director, Producer - Kevin J Railsback (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"Anonymous." Director, Writer, Producer - Landon Sheetz (Iowa City, IA)
"Any Kid Anywhere: Sex Trafficking Survivor Stories" Director - Kelly Rundle; Writer - Tammy Rundle; Producer - Cathy O'Keeffe (Moline, IL)
"Auction Insider: The John Zimmer Collection" Director - Eric Benson; Producers - Eric Benson & Beau Batterson (Waterloo, IA)
"Behind the Black "Drink the Pain"" Director - Andrew Wood; Writer, Producer - Behind the Black (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"Blackbird" Director, Writer, Producer - Anna Steenson (Des Moines, IA)
"Black Hawk's Final Resting Place" Director, Writer, Producer - Russ Fry (Burlington, IA)
"Coffee Shop" Director, Writer, Producer - Michael Bowman (Cedar Falls, IA)
"Connection" Director - Christy Ebert Vrtis; Writer, Producer - J. Onalee Ebert & Christy Ebert Vrtis (Decorah, IA)
"Creature Hunt" Directors - Tyler Stone and Charlotte Hilker, Writer - Tyler Stone, Producer - Charlotte Hilker (Des Moines, IA)
"Christopher's Champions" Directors, Writers, Producers - Laura Bohorquez and Trey Davis (Dubuque, IA)
"Death To The West" Director, Writer, Producer - Michael Bowman (Cedar Falls, IA)
"Diary of a Terrorist" Director, Writer - Atiq Rahman; Producer - Paco Freeman (Tampa, FL)
"Distraction - Angels and Airwaves" Director, Writer, Producer - Christy Weeks (Independence, IA)
"I Love The Movies" Director - Kyle Rausch, Writer - Troy McKay (Cedar Falls, IA)
"Images" Producers - Michelle Buhman, Emily Light (Iowa City, IA)
"INNOCENCE" Director - Hilary Bougher; Writer - Jane Mendelshon; Producer - Declan Baldwin (Austin, TX)
"Introducing Rad Rascal" Director, Writer, Producer - Lars Lee (Cedar Falls, IA)
"KARL" Director, Writer, Producer - Jonny Dexter (Cedar Falls, IA)
"Last Bird" Director, Writer, Producer - Anna Steenson (Des Moines, IA)
"Letters Home to Hero Street" Director - Kelly Rundle; Writers - Tammy & Kelly Rundle; Producers - Lora Adams & Tammy Rundle (Moline, IL)
"Masks" Director, Writer, Producer - Jacqui Fashimpaur (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"MINDSHIT" Director, Writer, Producer - James Hoff (Portland, OR)
"Musickland" Directors, Producers - Jacob Rosdail and Cameron Bargerstock (Kearney, NE)
"Notes" Director, Writer, Producer - Jake Roth (Dubuque, IA)
"Nothing Here But Love" Director, Writer, Producer - Anna Steenson (Des Moines IA)
"Of The Night - Bastille" Director, Writer, Producer0\ - Helena Gruensteidl (Des Moines, IA)
"Oh Mama" Director - Michael P. Noens; Writer - Dennis Florine; Producers - Michael P. Noens, Dennis Florine, Tony Schiavone (Palatine, IL)
"Perspectives: The Dream Center" Director, Writer - Bryan Butt; Producer - Diversity Focus & PATV (Iowa City, IA)
"Road Trip" Director, Writer - Insane Mike Saunders; Producer - Prescribed Films (Ottumwa, IA)
"Shadow of the Sun" Director, Writer - Mason Greer; Producers - Mason Greer and Michaela Leinen (Cedar Falls, IA)
"Skateboard Montage 16" Director, Writer, Producer - Trevor Spidle (Des Moines, IA)
"Sleight of Hand" Directors, Producers - Caleb Davis and Josh Gingerich; Writer - Caleb Davis (Wellman, IA)
"So Happy To Be Here- Origin" Director, Producer - Jonathon Dexter; Writers - Jonathon Dexter and Michael Bowman (Cedar Falls, IA)
"Southend" Director, Writer - Adam Burke; Producer - Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility (Iowa City , IA)
"Sticks and Stones" Director, Writer, Producer - Jacqui Fashimpaur (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"Thank You" Directo, Writer - Micah Versemann; Producers - Micah, Matthew and Elizabeth Versemann (Waverly, IA)
"The 4th R: the aRt of Education" Director, Writer, Producer - Kyrl Henderson (Minnetonka, MN)
"The Battle Continues: The Story of James Stephenson" Director - Mariah Duran; Producers - Mariah Duran and Samantha Reyes (Hazel Green, WI)
"The Blazing Saddle Project" Director, Writer, Producer - Shawn June (Des Moines, IA)
"The Captain" Director - Catherine Wolf; Writers, Producers - Adam Gonshorowski and Catherine Wolf (Dakota City, NE)
"The Passing" Director, Writer - Sean Prior; Producers - Drew Wood, Josh Roman, and Sean Prior (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"The Last Payphone on Earth" Director - Alex Gibney, Writer - Austin Andries, Producer - Shenita (Chicago, IL)
"The Simple Gift of Walnut Grove" Writer, Producer - John Richard; Director - Walter Hansen (Iowa City, IA)
"The Standing People" Director, Writer, Producer - Kevin J Railsback (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"The Suit" Director, Writer, Producer - Lars Lee (Cedar Falls, IA)
"The Villian" Director, Writer - Jonah Kruse, Producer - Lori Glawe (Des Moines, IA)
"THEM" Director, Writer - Davis Evans; Producers - Cameron Nash/Rachel Augustine (Altoona, IA)
"To Be Or Not To Be" Director, Producer - Jack Chassé (Des Moines, IA)
"Young Purpose - Ignorance Is Bliss" Director - Trevor Spidle; Writer, Producer - Michael Webster (DesMoines, IA)
"Windows" Director, Writer, Producer - Anna Steenson (Des Moines IA)
 
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