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SCC Film Festival has International Flavor

Somerset Community College (SCC) Theatre will host the Ninth Annual Autumn Shorts Film Festival in Stoner Little Theatre on Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15. A new slate of films will be presented each evening beginning at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge.

As in years past, the event will feature short films from around the world as well as local premieres. Official selections to this year’s fest come from Iraq, Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Russia, Senegal, England, Pakistan and Turkey. There are also films from New York, California and Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Along with these short films, the festival will present two films from SCC’s Digital Video Productions. An encore showing of SCC’s film, Connected, will be presented as the culminating event of the opening evening of the festival. Connected premiered at last year’s Autumn Shorts Film Festival and has since been screened at the Mayday Film Festival in Evansville, Indiana. It features a tour de force performance by local actor John Alexander as a radio talk show host whose call-in program is thrown into disarray when he receives a disturbing call from a mysterious stranger.

The culminating event of Friday evening will be the world premiere of SCC Theatre and Film’s latest short film, Collage. Collage follows the interweaving stories of a group of strangers whose lives are unknowingly affected by each other’s actions. The new film features performances by Chris Harris, Mark Isham, Brianna Phipps, Cait Wheeler, Jade Ellis, Chris Dickens, Jeremy Boggs, and Amber Frangos, with appearances by John Alexander, Joshua Michael Collins, Maxine Baughman, Sky Davis, Isaac Denney, Levi Denney and Mike Girdler.

During the special screenings of the SCC films, the audience will get a chance to vote on their choice of the best film of the evening. The “People’s Choice” award will be presented at the end of each evening along with special juried awards.

For further information about the Autumn Shorts Film Festival, contact SCC Theatre Assistant Sommer Schoch at 451-6766 or Like the Autumn Shorts Film Festival’s Facebook page for regular updates on the films to be screened. You may also like Somerset Community College Theatre & Film’s Facebook page to receive the latest info on the program’s events. Stoner Little Theatre is located on the SCC Somerset Campus at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset.

Festival Schedule

Thursday, September 14
Gamers - Rodrigo Canet - Toledo, Spain
Stroboscope - Evgeniya Duplyakina – Moscow, Russia
Lucky Fellow - Samuel Auer – Berlin, Germany
Lendin - Piero Tonin - Milan, Italy
cold fish - Alessia Cecchet - Soquel, California

School of Shock - Aura Films – Colchester, England
The Learning Alliance - Muhammad Umar Saeed - Pakistan
Groomed - Sami Armiger - Orange, California

Frin - Sky Art – Kurdistan, Iraq
My First Story - Maria Mina – Russia

Special Screening:

Connected – Digital Video Productions – Somerset, Kentucky

Friday, September 15

Yuzyillik Yalnizlik  - Cem Temel - İstanbul, Turkey
Niofar - Gautier LaCaille– Senegal
The Suitor - Congosto Films - Woodside, New York

Utki-Indoutki - Alina Mikhailova - Protvino, Russia
Growth - Sil Van Der Woerd– The Netherlands
A Game of Chess - William David Glenn IV - Nicholasville, Kentucky

Thirsty Children - Rzgar Husen - Iraq-Kurdstan-Duhok
Under the Canopy of Trees - Max Babich – Belarus, Minsk

Special Screening:
Collage Digital Video Productions – Somerset, Kentucky


John Alexander as a radio talk show host

Photo 1 -An encore performance of SCC’s film Connected will be presented on Thursday evening at the end of the program. Connected features John Alexander as a radio talk show host whose call-in program is thrown into disarray when he receives a disturbing call from a stranger.






Chris Harris

Photo 2 – Chris Harris is one of the local actors who will be featured in the world premiere of SCC’s film Collage.








young girl reading a book

Photo 3 – From Russia, My First Story, a period piece telling the story of a young girl’s obsession with a character in Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace.







young african boy at sunset

Photo 4 – From Senegal, Niofar is a short film that recounts the fond memories a French woman has for her visit to an African village.