Be Here Now: The Inaugural Knickerbocker Film Festival

Seven short films will be screened at the inaugural Knickerbocker Film Festival, which will run for a week at the Madison Theater in Albany, beginning on Friday.

Selected from 40 submissions, the seven films are:

“Peches” by Copper Wright (running time: 9:51)
“Breaking Up” by Jeff Burns (time: 7:00)
“The Exam” by Eric Manning, Tyler Shaw, Andrew Duffey, Zak Ryan (time: 3:52)
“Shot Though the Heart” by Karen Christina Jones (time: 11:18)
“The Greatest Man Alive” by Mike Feurstein and Kevin Craig West (time: 6:00)
“The Future …of Coney Island” by Ben Schuman (time: 19:00)
“Making It” by Chau Mui (time: 19:03)

To give you a peek of what you’ll see on the big screen, here’s “The Exam,” filmed in 2008 by four students at Troy’s Tamarack High School. It earned an honorable mention at the 2008 Rod Serling Video Festival:

Read Irving DeJohn’s story about the origins of the film fest in The Albany Student Press.
Read Brandon Jeffs’ story in The Times Union to find more about the films and filmmakers.

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