15-MINUTES OF FAME Film Festival, November 9-10, 2013 in Cocoa Beach Florida

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"SLIGHT OF HAND", 10-minutes, Animation, Australia. Directed by Michael Cusack.  "Slight of Hand" is a set of techniques used by someone to manipulate objects secretly to deceive. This is a stop-motion film about illusions. A Man yearns to know his place in the world and how he fits in, when sometimes it's better not to know.
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"ONE SPARK: THE WORLD'S FIRST CROWDFUNDING FESTIVAL", 28-minutes, Documentary.  Florida. Directed by Antonio Sarte.  ONE SPARK: THE WORLD'S FIRST CROWDFUNDING FESTIVAL documents the first crowdfunding festival ever which took place in Jacksonville, Florida in April 2013. During One Spark, hundreds of people with an innovative idea in art, music, or technology gathered in downtown Jacksonville to showcase their ideas to the crowd and compete for crowd votes to get a piece of a guaranteed $250,000 crowd fund. The festival's founders, festival staff members, benefactors, and a handful of colorful festival participants (called Creators) are interviewed before, during, and after the festival to get their take on this unique event. Through the film's course, we see the evolution and outcome of these individuals' dreams and the festival they've all created together.          
"THE LEMONADE TRADE", 9-minutes, Family, California. Winner: Best Family Film.  Directed by Duane Andersen.  In spite of his amazing gourmet lemonade, Anthony's lemonade stand business goes sour when a competitor sets up across the street.   Voted "Audience Favorite" in the Sunday 1pm Show.
"SWITZERLAND", by the Dewars, 5-minutes, Music Video, Florida.  Winner: Best Music Video.  Directed by Brady Bigalke.  This is the music video for the song 'Switzerland' by The Dewars. 'Switzerland' compares the internal battles in one's self to the historical battles in World War II.
"APPEARANCES", 3-minutes, Drama, Florida. Directed by Amy Lyn Howell.    As a woman walks the dirty streets, what you see may not be the real person she is.         
"FALLEN SOLDIER", 14-minutes, Documentary, Florida. Directed by Bob Jones.  A soldier is wounded in combat.  Voted "Audience Favorite" in the Sunday 2pm Show.
"SINK", 8-minutes, Drama, Florida. Directed by Tatiana Bears.  One morning, Camille is greeted by advances from her abusive step-father Don. When she pushes him off, he slips and hits his head, killing him. In a state of shock, Camille grabs her snarky little sister Eliza-Bell to embark on the journey to drag Don's dead body through the woods and dump him in the local sink hole. Through this experience, the girls realize that no matter what their differences, in times of trouble, they will always be there for each other.        
"ARIA", 8-minutes, Drama, Florida. Directed by Tavner Murphy.   A miserable drunk working forced to work on a massive aristocratic plantation by its malicious owner becomes entranced with the owner's beautiful daughter and pays a terrible price.