Filmmakers from as far away as Australia, Italy and Poland, and across the United States, will be represented in the second annual Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest taking place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, 154 Moody St., Waltham.
Twenty films, each up to 15 minutes long, will screened, including documentary, animated, experimental and narrative films. The following artists will be in attendance and on hand for questions after their films:
• Eric Bielakiewicz, filmmaker; Wakefield; “The Note”
• Mikey Fiallos and Alex Sine, filmmakers; South Richmond Hill, New York; “Clover and the Dragon”
• Tim O’Donnell, producer and filmmakers; Waltham; “Les Deux”
• Adam Roffman, filmmaker; Boston; “The Collection”
• Dina Rudick, filmmaker; Boston; “The Promise”
• Adrian Atwood, filmmaker; Waltham; “A Fellow American”
• Jenn Gomez, filmmaker; Pittsfield; “Good Conversation”
• Kathleen Griffin for Redheya Jegatheva, filmmaker; Australia; “The Quiet”
• Emmett Soldati, filmmaker; Somersworth, New Hampshire; “Victim Witness”
• Steven Kaldeck for Raouf Zaki, filmmaker; Los Angeles; “Singing In The Dark”
An awards presentation and celebration will close the festival on Saturday evening. Three $500 cash prizes will be awarded to the best narrative, documentary and animated/experimental films. A $500 in cash prize, plus a $250 rental credit from Talamas Camera Gear of Newton, will be awarded to a filmmaker in the New England area whose results exceeds their leverage of resources.
“We cast a wide net and discovered that many of the films that we have chosen are from artists right here in our community,” said Michael Bavaro, festival director. “Since we are in the first integrated textile mill in the world, it seemed fitting to include trophies made of antique loom shuttles to symbolize excellence in weaving great stories.”
“We are hosting the festival at the museum to showcase the filmmaking industry in an industrial setting — in an era where the importance and appreciation of good short form storytelling is skyrocketing,” said Bob Perry, museum executive director.
Admission cost is $12 each day.
For information: https://www.charlesrivermuseum.org/waltham-film-factory