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Oil Valley Film Festival Underway

Friday, September 2, 2016 @ 09:09 AM

Posted by Jake Bauer

14102657_832510750219212_7419475919116714099_nOIL CITY, Pa. – The 2016 Oil Valley Film Festival is underway in Oil City, Venango County.

The festival, taking place September 1 to September 3 in Oil City will include the following films:

Narrative Short Film Program:

‘Morning Star’ – Dir. Konstantin Lyubimov – Brooklyn, NY, USA
‘Mayfield’ – Dir. Zach Daulton – Wilmington, OH, USA
‘Amie’ – Dir. John Rockovich – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
‘Fastball’ – Dir. Jeremy McCracken – Toronto, ON, CA
‘A Box Came To Brooklyn’ – Dir. Jason Cusato – Brooklyn, NY, USA
‘Lighthouse Keeper’ – Dir. Nadia Shmeleva – UKR / Moscow, RUS
‘Thornbird’ – Dir. Jonathan Stutzman – Palmyra, PA, USA
‘A Pinch of Salt’ – Dir. Sebastian Nyman Agdur – NYC, NY, USA
‘Vessel’ – Dir. Wayne Pombert II – Westmont, IL, USA
‘Acceptance’ – Dir. Daniel James & Sammi Shearing – McDonald, PA, USA
‘Tunnel Vision’ – Dir. Joseph A. Kraemer – Baltimore, MD, USA
‘Waterless’ – Dir. Marc Daniels – Highland Falls, NY, USA
‘Eggventure’ – Dir. Danielle Johnson – San Francisco, CA, USA

Feature Film Program:

‘Escapes’ – Dir. Mercedes Gaspar – Madrid, Spain
‘Exit Thread’ – Dir. Paul Kimball – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
‘Figurine’ – Dir. Hans Olson – Camrose, Alberta, Canada

The screenplay finalists include:

Short Screenplay Finalists:

“From Nowhere” by Joshua Carr
“Deadhorse Lick” by Charles Hall
“Pets” by Samantha Kolesnik
“But I Will Still Go On Loving You” by Kristian Van der Heyden
“Roll a Seven Go to Heaven” by Jas Shenstone

Feature Screenplay Finalists:

“Sydney” by Matt Lord
“Bound For the Outer Banks” by Alicia Dutton
“Arvin Lindemeyer Takes Canarsie” by D. Ferrara

Screenings continue today at the National Transit Building’s Great Room. Saturday will consist of a director-curated block of films screening in exhibition. All awards will be presented Saturday evening at the National Transit Building’s Great Room.

All screenings will be free and open to the general public; however, some films have mature subject matter and will be labeled accordingly.

More information can be found at

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