The 11 short films, all running 5 minutes or less, were produced with the LI'L FILM FEST theme, "Family," and must also include the secret ingredient, "Heat."
Saturday's program lineup:
-- "Dinner at the Olson's" directed by Don Meyers
-- "Downer" directed by Jason Rawlings and Jason Davenport
-- "Family Heat!" directed by Andy Strong
-- "Meet the Grotz" directed by Rich Kimball
-- "Reunion" directed by Pandora
-- "Some People's Families" directed by Jessica Sprenkle
-- "Son of . . ." directed by J. Lazarus Hawk
-- "Sunday" directed by Val Overstreet
-- "Until Death Do Us Part" directed by Carl E. Walters
-- "Wes' Hypothesis" directed by Daniel Felts
-- "Monday" directed by Eric Swartz
The out-of-town jury of industry professionals has been assembled by Indie Memphis to determine the "Grand Jury Award": Joanne Feinberg, Director of Programming for the Ashland Independent Film Festival in Ashland, Oregon; Ted Speaker, Associate Producer of HUMPDAY (opening in theaters this July) and juror for the 2008 LFM Music Video Showcase; and Gabe Wardell, Executive Director of the Atlanta Film Festival.
The "Grand Jury Award" will be accompanied by a customized, thematic trophy and $500 in cash prizes presented by Indie Memphis and the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission. The "Audience Choice Award" will come with a trophy and the prize money is cash from the door -- so the more people that come to the festival the bigger the pot!
All films submitted to the LI'L FILM FEST will automatically be placed into consideration for the 12th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, and any and all submission fees will be waived. (LI'L FILM FEST winners are guaranteed an automatic slot in the festival as part of their prize package).
For more information about the LI'L FILM FEST, please visit www.livefrommemphis.com/lilfilmfest