THE LILLIPUTIAN FILM FESTIVAL in St. Louis at The Way Out Club August 25th – We Are Movie Geeks

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THE LILLIPUTIAN FILM FESTIVAL in St. Louis at The Way Out Club August 25th

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“All Human Beings Have An Innate Need To Hear And Tell Stories And To Have A Story To Live By” -Harvey Cox

 The  Lilliputian Film Festival will be held at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson in St. Louis) Thursday, August 25th from 8:00 pm to 10:30pm. Admission is FREE!

Lilliputian – is an adjective describing something or someone as being similar to the people of the island of Lilliput however it is also defined as trivial or very small. The  Lilliputian Film Festival is all about supporting the independent filmmaker in the endeavor to tell their stories, while contemporaneously availing the innate need to hear stories which is shared among the human condition.

Winners and official selections for LilliFest 2016 will be screened as well as last year’s winner for Best Horror Film “Mr Dentonn” .

Here’s the lineup:


a mashed-up dreamscape of film leader
Directed by William Morris from St.Louis
After being prescribed his third antidepressant, Charlie returns home only to have his Craigslist roommate Miles toilet flush his pills and kidnap him to see a sunrise over the ocean. Tension mounts as the fast talking road trip drives us to the bottom of Charlie’s pain and to the impending sunrise on the coast, where life could begin or end, literally… And then there are chinchillas.
Directed by Scott Simonsen
Jewish Blind Date
Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.
Directed by: ANAELLE MORF
Chateau Sauvignon: terroir
‘Chateau Sauvignon: terroir’ follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed.
Directed by David E. Munz-Maire
A Town Called Theocracy
After the mayor of a theocratic regime imposes tough film restrictions, the sullen projectionist of a failing movie theater is inspired by a stranger passing through town to create a unique flick to skirt the oppressive system.
Directed by Jehad N. Al-Khateeb
A rather attractive zombie is late for dinner.
“This short film began as an experimental attempt to explore the “long take” as a cinematic tool. The story then incorporated horror, fantasy, comedy & LGBT genre elements, and it evolved into something new that captured my imagination and intrigued me all through to the finished film. This entire short film is comprised by 3 long takes, one of which is broken up into 2 parts, by an insert-shot. Though it sounds simple, it took many hours to film and over 70 attempts to get the exact right long takes needed, which had to be perfect in terms of composition, framing, exposure, camera movement, focus and actor performance and blocking.”
Directed by Yannis Zafeiriou
A driver recklessly races to the finish line.
Directed by Marina Bruno
Two aged lovers reminisce on passed time.
Directed by Adrian Petrosian of St.Louis
Once upon a dream
When Valentin meets Ludivine, he is convinced she’s the girl he has been dreaming of for the past weeks… Litteraly, the girl of his dreams ! So he sets out to live it fully. Only, Ludivine has a feeling this boy meet girl scenario will take a nightmarish turn…
Directed by Anthony Nion
The Great Adventure of Manel and the Magic Toothpicks
Manel, a spoiled kid, receives a miserable toothpick box for his birthday instead of his expected PS4. However, this apparently stupid present will end up in the best present he has ever received.
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 is the story of a young man who is drawn back to the sea/hometown after the death of his father by way of an encouraging bartender and a secret wine-ingredient for life. Actor, award-winning novelist, Naoki Matayoshi will inspire you through the process of diligent patience that the course of living can sometimes take on each of us.
Directed by Ken Yoshioka
Time Flash
A surreal, experimental nightmarish film about what happens when someone is dying and sees life events rapidly flash by them.
Directed by Dane Marti
 And the LilliFest 2015 Best Horror Film
Mr. Dentonn
On a cold winter night, Laura reads her brother David the story of a strange creature that attacks children. Suddenly, a shiver runs Laura’s body, feeling a strange presence in the house. It’s him.
Directed by  Ivan Villamel
The Lilliputian Film Festival website can be found HERE
 Don’t Miss The Lilliputian Film Festival at The Way Out Club August 25th. Admission is free and they have a full bar and serve great ‘Way Out’ Pizzas!