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Friday, February 19 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pensacon Short Film Festival - US Showcase

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US Showcase films will compete for three awards:

• Best in Show (determined by Pensacon staff)
• Jury Award (presented from a special jury consisting of celebrity guests of Pensacon)
• Audience Award (voted on by audience members during the screening)

Awards will be provided by Avid, Borrow Lenses, Red Giant, Write Brothers, and The Crystal Zebra.

After the screening, filmmakers will take part in a Q&A session and then be presented with the awards. Winning filmmakers are invited to participate in the Independent Filmmaking Panel on Sunday.

The following films will be screened at the US Showcase:

  • "The Art of Villainy" written and directed by James Noir; produced by James Noir, Dan Ballester, Erica Serio, Bill Moseley
  • "Bears Discover Fire" directed by Ben Leonberg; written by Ben Leonberg, Alex Cannon, Scott Riehs (based on a short story by Terry Bisson); produced by Scott Riehs"The Red Thunder" directed and produced by Alvaro Rob; written by Rafael Alvarez, Clara Viola, Alvaro Ron
  • "Dark Specter" written by Bruce Nachsin; produced by Bruce Nachsin, Roe Moore
  • "Expiration Date" written and directed by Jeffrey Frame; produced by Zack Kepner
  • "My Luchador" written and directed by Shea Sizemore; produced by Chip White
  • "New" written and directed by John Harden; produced by John Harden, Sheila Harden, Don R. Lewis
  • "One Minute More" written and directed by Cody Carwile; produced by Codey Wilson, Natalie Valdes
  • "The Peripheral" directed by JT Seaton; written by Kris Brown; produced by Lynn Lowry, Randy Frank
  • "The Red Thunder" directed and produced by Alvaro Ron; written by Rafael Alvarez, Clara Viola, Alvaro Ron
  • "The Smiling Man" written and directed by A.J. Briones; directed by Tefft Smith II, Nathan Hopkins
  • Total Awesome Viking Power" written and directed by Morten Forland

*Venue, films, and showtimes subject to change.

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Jeremy Branch

Founder, B Terrible Productions
I am a long-time resident of the Pensacola area. I love drawing, writing, listening to old cyber-punk synth music, reading, playing guitar, and movies. B Terrible Productions was founded in the beginning of 2015 as a way to connect with other movie-lovers. We have had so many awesome... Read More →
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Steve Wise

Programming Director, Pensacon

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Samm Levine

Actor, Freaks and Geeks, Ingloriuos Basterds
Samm Levine's first breakout role was as a member of the "geek" half of the short lived cult hit Freaks and Geeks (1999). The following year, he rejoined Freaks and Geeks producer, Judd Apatow, for another widely praised coming of age series, Undeclared (2001). That same year, Samm... Read More →
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Jon Schnepp

Director, Writer, Voice Actor, Animator, The Death of Superman Lives, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Bros.
Jon Schnepp is an American director, writer, and producer who has made original programming for Cartoon Network, FX, MTV, Nickelodeon, SpikeTV, and Comedy Central. He graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA, winning 3rd place ranking of all BFA/MFA’s... Read More →
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Daniel Emery Taylor

Actor, Filmmaker, Return of Swamp Thing, Road Trip
A twenty-eight year veteran of the entertainment industry, Daniel Emery Taylor is best known as Darryl from the 1988 sci-fi cult classic The Return of Swamp Thing. The sequel to Wes Craven's original film finds the DC Comics superhero again battling the evil Dr. Arcane (Louis Jourdan... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Grand Ballroom