The 11 shorts, each under 30 minutes, were chosen from all of the festival’s categories -- comedy, drama, animation, documentary, sci-fi/horror, Florida Flavor, and “E” for Everyone.
The films to be shown are by filmmakers from as close as Orlando (Kevin J. O’Neill, a film instructor at Full Sail University) to as far away as Brazil. About 225 movies from 15 countries were submitted for the February festival.
Included in the showing will be “A Finger, Two Dots Then Me,” which won the Best of the Fest award in February. Descriptions of all the movies to be shown are listed on page 2, and parental discretion is advised. (Some of the films contain mature topics.)
The presenting sponsors for this year's Summer Rewind are Jeff and Brandi Triplett. The event is a joint project of the nonprofit Love Your Shorts Film Festival and the historic 1923 Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center at 201 S. Magnolia Ave. Tickets will be $5 at the door.
The films will begin at 8 p.m. following the monthly Sanford Art Walk, which is held at several downtown art galleries. The Art Walk begins at 5 p.m.
Guests at the Summer Rewind will have a chance to win tickets for the film festival in February or T-shirts featuring the upcoming film festival’s poster artwork. T-shirts and posters for the 2012 and 2013 Love Your Shorts Film Festival will also be available to purchase.
The 2013 Love Your Shorts Film Festival is scheduled Feb. 15-17 at the performing arts center. For details on the film festival or the Summer Rewind visit www.LoveYourShorts.com.
Summer Rewind lineup
A Finger, Two Dots Then Me
Drama, Directed by David Holechek, USA, 8m
Based on a poem by Derrick Brown, this film takes a look at life, death and love. Brown has performed around the world as a headliner and with bands such as the Flaming Lips and the Cold War Kids.
Comedy, Directed by Anna Mastro, USA, 19m
A love story with a musical twist in the lives of a young couple on the verge of moving forward or breaking up.
The Driving Accident
Directed by Rio Fitch, Canada, 5m
During an afternoon of play, a young boy must use his wits and creativity to recover from a mishap.
Directed by William Mazzola, Brazil, 6m
The simple act of holding hands symbolizes a pure and true love.
Love and Buns: The Hot Dog House
Directed by Jason Badgett, USA, 10m
A group of students at the University of Kansas tries to change some perceptions about Christians – through the simple act of handing out free hot dogs.
Directed by Kevin J. O’Neill, USA, 16m
A longshoreman sentenced to jail for manslaughter is visited by his 18-year-old daughter more than a decade after his crime.
Directed by Mike Lemcke, USA, 13m
Everyone is at the right place at the right time – but with the wrong person.
Juke Box Blues
Directed by Pat Taggart, USA, 5m
A presumption of prejudice with a little twist.
How To Kill Your Clone
Directed by Jack McWilliams, USA, 5m
Dick wants to get rid of his out-of-control clone, but because of their identical physical and mental abilities he must hire a third party to do his dirty work.
Floyd the Android
Directed by Jonathan Lyons, USA, 4m
Floyd the Android is an animated robot that gets into crazy situations, but always manages to escape. This project includes two episodes that give a view of his world.
I Was a Parade
Directed by Steven Levy, USA, 4m
A lonely boy takes 100 balloons to someone he misses.