100 Words Film Festival



Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jul 13, 2017 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jul 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Film Info
Run Time:105 minutes


The “100 Words Film Festival” celebrates concise, cinematic storytelling. Each film must deliver a compelling tale using exactly 100 words, challenging filmmakers to focus on the essence of the story. Given this parameter, the 100 Words concept democratizes filmmaking by making entry financially possible for all participants.

“A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.” — David Mamet

Mamet may be a bit extreme, but has any director ever called for more words? The art of crafting an evocative film lies in being pithy. 100 words are just enough for a narrative to work. The 100 Words Film Festival is a celebration of the fastest-growing, most exciting category of filmmaking in its purest form — the short.

The shorts included in this year’s “100 Words Film Festival” include:

Narratives: The Hidden, Making Friends, Hey Jason and Ghost Image.
Documentaries: Holding Onto You, Water Bedouins, Barn Dance and Recuerdos de Sangre.
Student Shorts: Battlefriend, Peer Pressure, Emily, Still Sophie and Insanity.
Comedies: Lisa’s Advice 1&3, The Review, Bad Service and Six Foot Scoundrel.