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JAZZTIMES TELEVISION AWARDS BELOW

 

Best Film 1st Place $2000

The Sound of Southside (United States)  1:17:31

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/568774

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. In a rapidly gentrifying Queens NYC, Maliki -- a young Jazz musician -- sets out on a journey to continue his father's legacy and reopen his famous jazz club. Along the way he meets Afeni, a passionate yet homesick actress from Jamaica. When Maliki secretly accepts an ill-advised donation from a local philanthropist, he finds himself in a web of corruption and deceit. As he attempts to navigate his way out, Afeni toils with a secret of her own. Directed by Tyrel Hunt.

 

2nd Place  $1000

Side B (United States) 6:31

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/568491

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. During the holidays, "Side B" tells the story of a record-store owner finding catharsis from her past through the healing power of music. Directed by Brandon Jones.

 

3rd Place $500

Tromboneros (Argentina) 1:00:04

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/568775

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. A trombone is the center of attention of a group of children, while 150 trombonists play on a street in Santa Fe. International musicians give private and group classes. The nerves of a contest, rehearsals in the dark and a trombone YouTuber. A gathering of souls around the trombone. Directed by Luciano Giardino.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

Blue (Germany) 1:33:09

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/568974

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. Jazz documentary with Cologne Pianist Martin Sasse ("the best European straight ahead pianist" Jazzpodium) and the heroes Steve Grossman, Bill Evans, Philip Catherine and others. An atmospheric trip from Cologne to New York. Directed by Christoph Felder.

 

I Played My Trombone Today (United Kingdom) 2:05

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/568493

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. A trombone player's mind and reality start to merge whilst nervously awaiting to perform, activating parts of his brain which process memory, emotion, vision and movement differently. The film is an experimental printmaking based animation, with each frame drawn and then printed using a variety of different printmaking processes. These include primarily using the Risograph, Office printer, Lino and Foam printing. Directed by Nicolas Lucas.


 

Ja'az (Islamic Republic of Iran) 21:43

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/558934

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. Ja'az chronicles the history of jazz music in Iran, drawing on extensive field research. It sheds light on the severe repression faced by artists under the Islamic regime in Iran following the 1979 revolution. Through the interplay of parallel characters, archival footage, and interviews, the film weaves together a narrative that captures the resilience and struggles of these musicians. From the vibrant pre-revolution jazz scene to the aftermath of political upheaval, it showcases the transformative power of jazz as a symbol of freedom, defying the constraints imposed by the regime. Directed by Aphra Taghizadeh.

 

The Time (France) 4:06

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/572736

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. Project of animated music video. Directed by Marie Opron.

 

The Ghosts of San Francisco (United States) 6:54

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/556511

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. Winner at the New York Jazz Film Festival and winner at the Mokkho International Film Festival for "Best Song in a Short Film," our film features a song written by R. Christian Anderson (lyrics) and John Thomas Bullock (music). Sung by Motown recording artist Chris Clark. The film depicts the effects of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The lyrics of the song also apply to old friends and favorite places that have now faded into memory. Directed by R. Christian Anderson.

 

Lilac hour (Russian Federation) 2:47

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/572734

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. Trying to run away from the mad dog,little cat finds a statue of a Gryphon, where she hides. Surprisingly, Gryphon becomes alive to protect young lady and show her all the beauty of Saint-Petersburg. Directed by Julia Lis.

 

One Thousand and One Nights (Country NA) 7:09

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/574801

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. This is a poetic short film. The convenience store clerk Ash and the mysterious girl share a night. What connects them is the silence and alienation shared by the two characters. What is the ending of the story of the princess and the soldier that I often heard when I was young? where will the relationship between the two go at dawn? Director NA.

 

Citrus (United Kingdom) 6:42

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/575315

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. Citrus is a short, experimental film that takes the audience through an experience, beginning with shots representing disconnection and gradating towards a tangerine sensory overload. It plays with colour, sound, rhythm, and textures, among other experimentations, to stimulate the audience's senses as much as possible. Directed by Moira Semel.


 

Essential Noise (Volume 1) (Extended) (Canada) 1:05:13

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/572214

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. ESSENTIAL NOISE VOLUME 1 is a time trip back to 1968 YORKVILLE when coffee houses, folk music and the spirit of revolution filled the streets, and the minds of a new generation of beatniks, hippies and artists who would change the world with only an acoustic guitar, three chords an the truth.

ZOOM is my acoustic guitar.

Featuring interviews with Steppenwolf, Judy Collins, Robby Krieger of The Doors, Sylvia Tyson, Dan Hill, The Paupers, Alan Cross, Clayton Ruby, David Depoe, Nick Laird-Clowes, KOS, Edward Bear, Alan Frew, Serena Ryder, Producer Bob Ezrin, Bob Rae, Jeanne Beker and more. Directed by Paul Koidis.


 

James Baldwin's Black Live Blues Are Mine (United States) 5:51

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/568473

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. Natasha Phicil is the Columbia College student producer. She's a proud, young Haitian-American. This student-produced 5-minute trailer & music video to Stan West's "James Baldwin's Black Lives Blues Are Mine" is ripped from today's & yesterday's headlines. In style & content it's both experimental & traditional. Its jazzy dialogue against a blues soundtrack, paints a poetic musical picture. On one hand, West explains his first & only meeting with the famous Black gay writer who is known for his piercing essays. Baldwin wrote a lot about police brutality. Tampa-based author-journalist West who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of New Orleans, wrote news stories about police misconduct. His Chicago Defender cover story features West's Black-Mexican-Italian-trans-rabbi cousin's views on this issue & others. Both writers intersect their writings with their gay & straight relatives. This is their story. Directed by Laurie Little.


 

Not Quite My Tempo (France)

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/556504

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. A band in search of originality is confronted with its artistic and human limits, but a happy accident could change everything. This film was created for the 13th edition of the Nikon Film Festival (whose theme was the number 13). Directed by Alexandre Agnès and Martin Vigne.



 

Nefarious (United States) 8:10

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/558863

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. Directed by Joe Furnari.

 

Bridge Ahead (United States) 4:54

https://thebebopchannel.lightcast.com/player/30970/558691

MEJ Film Festival Official Selection. My original composition performed by me on violin. Music and video by Gregory Ayriyan.

 

 

 

 

The Screening Event was Canceled Due to The Actor's Strike. 

Madavera and Expojour Channel Films

 

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM  
            
Bhoomi                  
0:18:47                 
India       
Prahas S
                                                                              
Falling Shadows At Sunset                 
0:06:11                 
Islamic Republic of Iran            
Hiva Amini, Mehdi Golnari     
                                                                        
Me Alone                
0:03:32                 
Ecuador           
Tommy Cachimuel                                                                         
                  
Fill3                   
0:03:21                 
Germany           
Anne Lucas        
                                                                  
Sestry. Tuga (SISTERS)              
0:02:48                 
Ukraine           
Yaroslav Korotkov                                                                         
                                                
                                                                                                          
                            
11:15 AM to 12:PM  

           

James Baldwin's Black Lives Blues Are Mine                  
0:05:00                 
United States   

Laurie Little   

Badru the Full Moon
0:17:25
India
JISHNU A UNNI
                                
Suspiros                
0:12:44                 
Mexico            
Pierre-Jules Dutour     
                                                                        
Braino            
0:05:59                 
Egypt       
Habiba Khaled Marzouk                                                                          
                                                

                                                                                               12:15 PM to 1:15 PM  
            
Cake Up Call                  
0:19:50                 
India       
Ameya Hamlai            
     
The Production Crew 
0:13:00
United Kingdom
Anounk Jansen
                                                             
A Little Mistake              
0:08:48           
Islamic Republic of Iran            
kiyanoosh ahmadi    
                                                     

                                                                                                                                             
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM   

         

PROGedia - We Are the Night               
0:05:00                 

 

          
Alessandro Amaducci   

Breast Pathology              
0:25:00                 
Spain  

 

     
Ameya Hamlai      

So Cool
0:04:10
United States
Dorota Zglobicka
                

                                                                                                                                           
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM  
            
Hidden                  
0:30:00                 
Poland            
Krystian Kornel                                                                           
                  
THE STUDENT             
0:10:00                 
India       
SUDHEESH SIVASANKARAN                                                                                                                      
         
                                                                                                                                            
3:15 PM to 4:15 PM         
      
Clipped Wings                 
0:14:24                 
India       
Dipankar Baishya                                                                          
                  
Nefarious               
0:08:10                 
United States           
Joe Furnari                                                                                   
                                                                        
The Trial               
0:06:16                 
China       
Kaiyue Jiang   

 

                                                                                          
HIS              
0:06:00                 
Islamic Republic of Iran            
morteza fadaei   


Rasa madhura koot (A 90's kids paradise)                                                                   

0:05:31
India
Arun kumassi
     
                  
Hatching Brighter Futures                 
0:01:00                 
United States                                                                                        
                                                      
                                                                                                          
                                  
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
            
Imitation & Mimesis                 
0:14:44                 
Islamic Republic of Iran            
Abbas Khosrogerdi, Manizheh Seraj
                                                                              
The Biogas              
0:07:51                 
Hungary           
Leipold Gergely András                                                                          
                  
Back of House                 
0:05:27                 
United States           
JackieSkinner                                                                                         
Mafiish                 
0:03:38                 
Egypt       
Mohamed Lotfy, NiaMahran                                                                                             
SHADE             
0:10:02                 
India       
SUDHEESH SIVASANKARAN 

 

 

                                      
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM 

              

Job Seeker              
0:07:57                 
Mexico            
Manuel Vargas Moreno
                                                                              
Retreat                 
0:08:00                 
United Kingdom          
           
                                                                  
Cycle of Change               
0:02:47                 
India       
Sudarshan Rao MS  
                                                                        
I PLAYED MY TROMBONE TODAY                
0:02:05                 
United Kingdom          
Nicolas George Lucas    
                                                                        
ACS France              
0:01:53                 
United States           

 

                                                                                          
The Ribbon              
0:04:25                 
United States           

 

                                                                                        
Overtime          
0:01:17                 
Hungary           
Leipold Gergely András  


                                                                        
the other land / l'altra terra                  
0:13:09                 
Italy       
Daniele Pignatelli                                                                          
                                             
                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                

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Side B                  

0:06:31                 

United States           

Brandon Jones

 

 

 

The Sounds of Southside             
1:17:30     
United States     
Tyrel Hunt
                                                                              
Intermission                                                                       
                                                                             
                  
Not Quite My Tempo                  
0:02:20                 
France            
Luciano Giardino                                                                          
                  

 

The Ghosts of San Francisco               
0:06:54                 
United States           
R. Christian Anderson   

Filmmakers Q&A

 

Trailers to be shown

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AphraTaghizadeh 

 

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Argentina         

LucianoGiardino   

 

                                                                                                                    
    

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