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The Bob Rodgers Group, a local indie film production company, has released the selections for the upcoming Derby City Film Festival being held February 18th-20th, 2011. Created by filmmaker Kris Rommel the festival is in its third year, expanding and showcasing the tales of independent filmmakers not just from Kentucky but New York, California, Georgia, Illinois, and Oregon and even outside the U.S. from locales such as Switzerland, Poland, Russia, and Canada.


“While this year’s festival is a great moment to showcase the talent right here in Kentucky, we also want to remind everyone that we are an international festival. In addition we are screening 25 films from international filmmakers and numerous films from other parts of the country as well. It’s a great showcase of independent film in general.”

The Fest kicks off at 8pm Friday, February 18th, 2011 with the Georgetown filmmaker Michael Crisp’s film, ““The Very Worst Thing” about the bus crash that took place in Floyd County, Kentucky in 1958. Preceding the debut film at 6pm is a collection of 8 “shorts,” or short films. The Fest wraps up on Sunday night with the feature film “Hitting the Nuts” from Cincinnati filmmaker Joe Boyd.

Going to see the films is not the only reason to check out the Fest. There will be workshops on Writing for the Screen, Green Screen Techniques, Acting, and FX Make-Up.


Also included are Q&A panels with the various filmmakers.

Without further ado here is the list of 2011 Selections for the Derby City Film Festival:

Feature Films:
Almost Nothing Good Happens - Tom Whitus - New Albany, Indiana
White Knuckles - Zak Forsman - California
Queens of the Dead - Ray Cart - Louisville, Kentucky
Hell is Full - Steve Hudgins - Dawson Springs, KY
Hitting the Nuts - Joe Boyd - Cincinnati, Ohio
Mountain Mafia - Cherokee Hall - Lexington, Kentucky
Demons Rising - William Lee Ohio
Tow - Adam Newell - Indianapolis, Indiana
Deadlands 2: Trapped - Gary Ugarek Maryland

The Very Worst Thing -Michael Crisp - Georgetown, Kentucky
Our House - Greg King - California
Figaro: Living in the Moment of a Character - Dan Schaefer - Oregon
Mutton Buster - Bruce Claydon - Canada
What’s in a Smile - Andrew DeJohn - California
Miracle on 42nd Street NY, NY - Jerri Sher - California
Smolarze - Piotr Zlotorowicz - Poland
Fried Apple Pies - Natalie Baxter - Lexington, Kentucky

Short Films
Remaindered - Lee Goldberg - California
James Amnesia - Evan Sennett - Louisville, Kentucky
Knife - Matthew Rivera - Louisville, Kentucky
A Moment of Delusion - Steve Cleberg - Somerset, Kentucky
K (Between the Lines) - Nate Morguelan - Louisville, Kentucky
Hindsight 2020 - Bryan Dobson - Simpsonville, Kentucky
Afghan - Pardis Parker - Canada
Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns - Pardis Parker - Canada
Implants - Pardis Parker - Canada
The Escape - Rajko Jazbec - Switzerland
Red Princess Blues - Alex Ferrari - California
Meth - Michael Maney - Cincinnati, OH
Marble Rye - Max Rosen - Missouri
<3 (Heart) - Josh Flowers - Cincinnati, OH
I Will Hurt You Some More - Gary Lynch - Georgia
Surviving Hunger - Balgum Song - California
The Singer - Josh Hope - Illinois
Crux - Jared Hardy - New Albany, Indiana
My Apologies - Andreas Goldfuss - Canada
Vitruvius Toybox - Dennis Michael Iannuzzi - Pennsylvania
The Mercy Seat - Jared Hardy - New Albany, Indiana
Bubbly - e.E. Charlton-Trujillo & Josh Flowers - Cincinnati, OH
Bots - John Cosper - Sellersberg, Indiana


For more information check out the website at or by calling the DCFF office at 502-618-3192.

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