Will Call Episode #55.2, BONUS: The BIFF Screens Ten Short Films Long on Artistry with Lauren Ferin

"Joe's Violin," directed by Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen, with music composed by Gary Meister, earned a 2017 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short Subject, will be screened by the Berkshire International Film Festival along with nine other shorts during the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival at the Beacon Cinema on February, 19th.

Joe’s Violin,” directed by Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen, with music composed by Gary Meister, earned a 2017 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short Subject, will be screened by the Berkshire International Film Festival along with nine other shorts during the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival at the Beacon Cinema on February, 19th.

"Tattoo You," a film about bullying written and produced by Lisa Kenner Grissom, and directed by S.R. Bindler.

Tattoo You,” a film about bullying written and produced by Lisa Kenner Grissom, and directed by S.R. Bindler.

Bacon & God’s Wrath – excerpt from sol friedman on Vimeo.

This is a special bonus episode connected with our coverage of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival taking place in Pittsfield now through February 26. We’ll be airing 10 episodes running 10 minutes each throughout the duration of the Festival. To hear Kate Abbott’s overview of the events and interviews with a selection of this year’s participants, listen to Episode #55 of Will Call, which you can find right on our homepage.

Best of Shorts at the 6th Annual 10×10
February 19, 2017; 2:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Beacon Cinema, 57 North Steet, Pittsfield, Mass.
Cost: FREE

This micro-cast features Lauren Ferin, executive assistant at the Berkshire International Film Festival. Lauren describes a little bit of the BIFF philosophy on cinema and explains why the organization finds the community connection with film, and filmmakers so important. The BIFF will be screening ten short films on Sunday, February 19th at the Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield. The event is free, so be sure to grab a seat early.

Be sure to check out the show notes at greylockglass.com for dazzling images and links to all the info we talked about in the show.

Bacon & God’s Wrath – excerpt from sol friedman on Vimeo.

From the BIFF’s site:

The Berkshire International Film Festival

“The BIFF” is a world-class festival that is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the Berkshires. BIFF showcases not only the latest in independent feature, documentary, short, and family films but also lively panel discussions and special events focusing on filmmakers and talented artists from both sides of the camera.

Join the BIFF in celebrating the best in short films and passion for our community by attending the 6th Annual 10×10 UpStreet Winter Arts Festival February 16-26, 2017.

BIFF is collaborating with the Beacon Cinema and Cultural Pittsfield to present a fun and fantastic array of some of the best shorts from its 10th Anniversary Festival.

These screenings are FREE and open to the public.

In "Six Letter Word," written and directed by, Lisanne Sartor, an unlikely mother is forced to confront her young son’s autism after an unlikely encounter with one of her johns.

In “Six Letter Word,” written and directed by, Lisanne Sartor, an unlikely mother is forced to confront her young son’s autism after an unlikely encounter with one of her johns.

The wonderful shorts that will be featured:

JANUARY – Craip Pospisil, 9 min
SIX LETTER WORD – Lisanne Sartor, 16 min
EWE TOPIA – Ben Hillman
BACON & GOD’S WRATH – Sol Friedman
JOE’S VIOLIN – Kahane Cooperman
OASIS – Aidan Kahn
TATTOO YOU – Lisa Kenner Grissom
GOODBYE ALAN – John Whalan, Black Ice MASS Media

Running Time is approximately 96 minutes

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