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2010 Black Rock City Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ August 30, 2010

The Burning Man effigy ablaze at night

If getting sand in your crotch while watching awesome short films sounds like a good time, then you better head on out to the first ever Black Rock City Film Festival, which is taking place right now, Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, at the legendary Burning Man gathering in the Nevada desert. If you’re already at Burning Man, hopefully you get cell reception and can see this lineup so you know where the best place is to be every night.

This event is a joint endeavor for the Boston Underground Film Festival and San Francisco’s IndieFest, who have selected over two dozen short films to screen at their open air theater. There are no start times for when these films will screen, but I would assume it would be sometime after sundown. Plus, there will be cocktail parties before and after the screenings, as well as Opening Night and Closing Night bashes.

There are some really great films in the lineup, including both installments of Brian Lonano‘s killer giant robot series, Attackazoids! and Attackazoids Deploy!!. Also screening will be animator Bill Plympton‘s latest short film, The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger; the 2010 Boston Underground Film Festival’s Best Short Film winner Happily Ever After by Jamie Heinrich; Underground Film Journal favorite Neil Ira Needleman‘s My First Science Fiction Movie and the winner of the Best Short Film award at the 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival, Rob Perri’s I’m Keith Hernandez.

For more info on this unique festival, please visit the Black Rock City Film Festival official website. The full lineup of films is below.

Aug. 30

“Open Screening Night”
Open forum for films submitted to BRCFF.

Aug. 31

“Future Worlds”
My First Science Fiction Movie, dir. Neil Ira Needleman
Attackaziods!, dir. Brian Lonano (Watch online)
The Sea Is a Harsh Mistress, dir. Jason Sussberg
Attackaziods Deploy!!, dir. Brian Lonano (Watch online)
Spark, dir. Bridget Palardy
Corrugated Hearts, dir. Billmarie Robinson
Maya, dir. Ronald Johnson

Sept. 1

“Visual Oddities”
Fred, dir. Misha Klein
Hotel Coccole, dir. Madeline Eberhard
Steeples, dir. Bryan Papciak
Pornoscope: John C. Holmes, dir. Kristen Galvin
Lollipop, Don’t Be a Hero, dir. Jennida Chase
Time to Kill, dir. Danielle French
Telefone, dir. Jeffrey Bliss
Little Ride Up on Clouds, dir. Rafael Moraes
Elfmadchen, dir. Mirka Morales

Sept. 2

“Weirder Than Fiction”
Suspensions, dir. Natasha Narkiewicz
Making Noise, dir. Louise Amandes and Ron Austin
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, dir. Peter Bolte
What Lights Nate, dir. Mel Halbach

Sept. 3

“Laughing Wild”
Susan’s Big Day, dir. Jeffrey Uhlmann
Cat, dir. Jamie Heinrich and Ryan Baker
The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger, dir. Bill Plympton
Is There a Pong?, dir. Norm Fassbender
Awkward, dir. Kellie Ann Benz
52 Takes of the Same Thing, Then Boobs, dir. T. Arthur Cottam
Pink Sweat, dir. Laura Everly
Happily Ever After, dir. Jamie Heinrich and Ryan Baker (Watch online)
Zombie Movie, dir. Ben Stenbeck
I’m Keith Hernandez, dir. Rob Perri (Watch online)