2014 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival Announces

The Official Film Selections

Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers bring you the 2014 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, 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 40 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:

"A Young Man - Morphine" Director - Sean Prior (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"Annexation" Writer, Actor - Jake Roth (Dubuque, IA)
"Baking Alaska" Assistant Producer - Kristi Barber (Anamosa, IA) Trailer Website
"Best Mistake" Project Lead - Kyle Decker (Mt. Vernon, IA)
"Burning" Director, Writer, Editor - Ben Sulzberger (Ames, IA)
"Calendars" Cinematographer, Editor - Bryan Butt (Iowa City, IA) Trailer
"Caught in Condiments" Co-Director, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Co-Editor, Actor - Brian Wagner (Robins, IA)
"Dark Blue" Kelby Halfpop (Ankeny, IA)
"Demetrius Harris' Random Shorts" Film Maker, Director, Music Producer - Demetrius Harris (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"Demonica" Director - Insane Mike Saunders, Actor, Producer - Jason Bolinger (Ottumwa, IA)
"Guilt Free Shopping" Filmmaker - William Pierce (Cedar Falls, IA)
"Hollywood Troka - Entering The Exit" Director, Actor, Editor - James Hoff (Iowa City, IA)
"Horror Love" Director - Insane Mike Saunders, Actor, Producer - Jason Bolinger (Ottumwa, IA)
"I Never Said I Wasn't Happy" Director, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer - Sara Peak Convery (Chicago, IL) Trailer Website
"Justice for Eunice" Writer, Director - Russ Fry (Burlington, IA)
"Kings - LIGHTHOUSES" Director - Sean Prior (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"Legos" Producer - Blake Lybbart (Cedar Falls, IA)
"Lenore Feldon" Producer - Kathy Mitchell (Iowa City, IA)
"No One's Laughing" Writer - Connor Stickney (Barrington, IL)
"Off Speed Holidays" Writer, Director - Channing Whitaker (Tulsa, OK)
"Pretty In Pink Covered In Dirt" Director - Makaila Haase (Dubuque, IA)
"Proof" Writer, Director, Editor - Scott Strosahl (Ames, IA)
"Red i" Director, Writer - Ryan Brown (Long Island City, IA) Trailer
"Resurrecting The Wetlands: The Story of Nahant Marsh" Filmmaker - Harry Walker (Bettendorf, IA) Trailer
"Reverie" Director - Sean Prior (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"Rising Above: The National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library" Writer, Producer, Director - Kent Newman (Des Moines, IA)
"Skindiana Gones and the Concrete Jungle" Director, Writer, Editor, Actor - Landon Sheetz (Iowa City, IA)
"Tall Grass" Director, Producer - Will Lenzen Jr. (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"The Organizer" Director - Susan Hippen (New York, NY)
"The Shower" Producer, Actor - Drew Benda (Cedar Rapids, IA) Trailer Website
"This Balanced Breakfast" Director, Writer, Producer - Jake Roth (Dubuque, IA)
"Tick" Director, Producer, Writer - Eric Osborn (Cedar Rapids, IA)
"Valentimes Day" Director - Paul Martin (Sonoma, CA)
"We Could Be Your Parents" Director - Charlie Anderson (St. Louis, MO)
"We Will Be Back - The Lake Delhi Story" Director - Charles Cunliffe (Dubuque, IA) Website
"Werner" Director - Matt Resnick (Dubuque, IA)
"West Union A Deeply Connected: Sustainability in a Small Rural Community" Writer, Producer, Director - Kent Newman (DesMoines, IA)
"What A Wonderful World" Producer, Director, Creator - Anna Steenson (Des Moines, IA)
"When Amy Came Home" Director, Producer - Travis Reinders (Des Moines, IA)
"You and I" Editor, Writer, Camera, Director - Helena Gruensteidl (Des Moines, IA)
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