The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Announces Accepted Documentaries for the 2nd Annual Film Festival - October 12 to 16, 2011

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Announcement of accepted documentaries from around the world to screen in Chagrin Falls, Ohio from October 12 to 16

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Accepted Films

Last year’s inaugural Chagrin Documentary Film Festival took Cleveland film lovers by storm. The Festival was not simply entertaining; it challenged and provoked our thoughts and imagination with compelling and beautifully crafted films ...

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is proud to announce the acceptance of the following films to be screened at this inspiring festival from October 12 to October 16, 2011. Tickets will be available for purchase, beginning September 5, 2011, at the Festival website:

Festival film categories and the accepted films in each include:
Community Documentary: Breaking Through (USA) by Muarianna Zingarelli, Where Hope Works (USA) by Ted Alcorn, To Go Forth (USA) by Rachel Rood, Apostol Karamitev (Bulgaria, Italy, USA) by Max Freeman, A Walk Along the Day (Italy) by Filippo Ticozzi, The Grandfathers (USA) by Jim Hanon

Environmental Documentary: DAMs – The Lethal Water Bombs (United Arab Emirates) by Sohan Roy, Islands of Life (USA) by Bo Boudart, Last Harvest (Canada) by Alex Wolfe, Between the Harvest (USA) by Scott Drucker, Kudzu Vine (USA) by Josh Gibson, The Kings of Flint (USA) by Geri Zeldes

Feature Documentary: Gen Silent (USA) by Stu Maddux, Mashed Media (USA) by Brett Schwartz, Dancing Alfonso (Israel) by Barak Heymann, Unsigned (USA) by Edward Payson, The Economics of Happiness (Australia, USA) by Brian Emerson, The Forest Prince and the Pig Man (USA) by Craig Constantine, The Lost Secret of Immortality (USA) by Barclay Powers, Toyland (USA) by Ken Sons, Portraits of the Malecon (Cuba, USA) by Sheldon Schiffer, The Triangle of Death (Iraq, USA) by Folleh Tamba, 401(k) Magic (USA) by Mike Zeko, Death By Medicine (USA) by Gary Null, Lone Samaritan (Israel) by Barak Heymann, Paths of Hope (USA) by Franco Sacchi, The Calling (Peru, USA) by David Ranghelli

First Film: Puker (USA) by Kim Bergman, She Had Some Horses (USA) by Donna Wells, Old People Driving (USA) by Shaleece Haas, Bots High (USA) by Joey Daoud, Finding Fathers (USA) by France Costrel, Shepherds and Sheep (USA) by Jacob Griswold, Laboring Under an Illusion (USA) by Vicki Elson, Art for the Living (USA) by Cara Hagan, Leap Before You Look (Mexico, USA) by Stephane Goldsand, The Littlest Ones: A Dogumentary (USA) by Grant Babbitt, The Sleeping Queen (USA) by Joseph Frye, Undocumented (USA) by Justin Malone, Crazy Diamond (USA) By Hanny Lee, The Forgetting Game (USA) By Russell Sheaffer

Human Spirit Documentary: A Journey In My Mother’s Footsteps (Denmark, USA) by Dina Rosenmeier, Breaking Through The Clouds (USA) by Heather Taylor, Catching Dreams (USA) by Kevin Flint, Leh Wi Tok (“Let Us Talk”) (USA) by John Lavall, Meningococcal: One Nurse’s Perspective (Australia) by Neale Crawford, Sum of its Parts (Canada) by Kirby Hammond, A Little Revolution (India, USA) by Harpreet Kaur, The Stars Know Our Home (USA) by Gregg Lillie, Positive to Positive (Botswana, USA) by Matt Diamond, The Last Days of Extraordinary Lives (USA) by Randy Bacon, Language of the Unheard (USA) by Jacqueline Reyno, Paradiso (UK) by Alessandro Negrini, A Dream Called America (India) by Anoop Sathyan, In Our Hands (USA) by Josefine Borrmann, We Come From Jambiani (USA) by David Nonberg, Mauchos (Chile) by Ricardo Larraan

International Documentary: In the Hearts of Africa (USA, Congo) by Ed Lachman, From Nomad to Nobody (Canada) by Michael Buckley, Tales From A Walled City (Croatia, USA) by Surbhi Dewan, Little Town of Bethlehem (USA) by Jim Hanon, My Sister Tikva (Israel) by Vered Berman, The Referee (Sweden) by Mattias Law, Hidden Truth (UK) by Penelope Machipi, Living Downstream (Canada) by Chanda Chevannes, Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend (Jamaica, UK) by Esther Anderson

Ohio Documentary: Hard Truth, Levity and Hope (USA) by Connor Crosby, Faith and Joy (Haiti, USA) by Andrew Marquard, Hollywood East (USA) by Anthony Hodge, The Labre Project (USA) by Andrew Marquard, Stony Ridge (USA) by David Kuznicki
Short Documentary: Exploring Japantown (USA) by Michiko Kurokawa, Worlds Apart (USA) by Brendan Nahmias, It’s in Your Eyes Spain (Spain) by Sergio Garcia Locatelli, Among Giants (USA) by Chris Cresci, OOWOP (USA) by Dean Antoniou, Celebrating 20 Years, Inspiring 20 More (USA) by Chris Martin, By Hook or By Crook (USA) by Peter Blitzer, Food For Thought (USA) by Serena Felsher, Dying Faith (Singapore) by Jer liang Goh, If You Listen… (USA) by Tiffany Ann Laufer, Just About Famous (USA) by Matt Mamula, Tight/Eng (Germany) by Eckhard Kruse, Four Cubic Feet of Space (USA) by Tony Gault, Kodachrome 2010 (USA) by Xander Robin, A Salton Soul (USA) by Greg Balkin, Common Ground (Australia) by Hollie Fifer, Voice Journey (USA) by Zhenya Kiperman, Mexican Cuisine (Spain) by Francisco Guijarro, America’s Last Hitchhikers (Australia) by Paul Gallasch, Red/Black (Spain) by Luis Angel Parez, Couch Surfing (USA) by Brian Lange, You Have the Right to an Attorney (USA) by Matthew Bockelman

The inaugural Chagrin Documentary Film Festival was held in October of 2010 and included over 90 documentaries from 26 countries. Mary Ann Ponce, Festival Director, states, “ We congratulate the accepted films and are proud to present a Festival which gives a voice to talented filmmakers.” Marc Benson, President of Hamlet Village commented, “Last year’s inaugural Chagrin Documentary Film Festival took Cleveland film lovers by storm. The Festival was not simply entertaining; it challenged and provoked our thoughts and imagination with compelling and beautifully crafted films from all over the world."

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is a program of Fevered Dreams Productions, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enabling talented filmmakers to tell their unique stories. All donations are tax deductible as provided by law.


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