These are the screenings for Saturday, August 18, 2018. Link to purchase tickets is below. This year's venue is Cha Cha's of Little Italy, with the address being 113 Mulberry Street.

11am-12:00pm:  Science Fiction Block w/ Q and A

"Cargo" - Written and Directed by Lexi St. John

'In a futuristic post-war dead zone, a Young Woman must survive her first smuggling mission with the help of her Father. Their assignment: to secretly transport cases of valuable cargo into the heavily guarded and oppressive Police State. Their expedition is dangerous, tense, and primal, but this cargo must reach the prisoners within the walls for their mission to be complete. These smugglers are willing to risk their lives for the cause - for the hope of a revolution. Whatever's in that case better be worth it.'

Based on the information revolution happening in North Korea, and in other oppressed and censored countries in the world.

"The Prime" - Directed by Jessica Green; Written by James Pravasilis

Lone Wolf Jeffrey McKenna lives in the cracks of an Orwellian reality where Dogma, Spirit and Ideology are heretical and forbidden. The loss of his wife Laura, who died in a world wide pandemic, still haunts him. Wondering if the whispers he hears come from God, he challenges the tenets of The Prime.

12:15pm-2:15pm   Dramatic Shorts Block w/ Q and A Panels

"The Dancer" - Written & Directed by Roxanne Alese

Analisa, a world champion ballroom dancer, dreams of her passion and wakes to her daily nightmare. Now cut-off from the outside world in her Upper East Side brownstone, her last remaining friend and live-in nurse aide, Kathryn, stays by her side as she slips further from reality.

"Major Key" - Written & Directed by Michael Robert Anderson

"MAJOR KEY" is a story that's surrounded by love, tension, action, and humility. At its heart, the short is an uplifting story about the power of connection through music during tumultuous times. The film centers on an American band of brothers during the height of WWII who are hosted by a German family. Sparks fly when a young soldier falls for a German girl over their mutual love of jazz music.

"Famous Land" - Directed by Kaye Tuckerman; Written by Norman Outlaw

The lives of three childhood friends growing up in the inner circle and how life, music and love shape there future.

"Collar" - Directed by Russ Emanuel

What happens when a seemingly ordinary priest is confronted by a seemingly ordinary man? While reading the Bible on a particularly windy day, Father Harris is confronted by a tall stranger, one who makes him question his beliefs and motivations. And all in a quest for the truth, however horrifying. Not even a helpful woman can save this priest, who must make a choice. For not all sins can be forgiven.

2:30pm - 3:30pm - World Premiere of "Want" - Directed by John Gallagher; Written by Meredith Ross

A drug addict struggling to stay sober finds comfort in a therapist, a woman dealing with her own wounds from her past. As their relationship grows they discover things are not always what they seem. A story about love, loss and truth.

3:45pm-5:45pm - Experimental Shorts/Special Screening Block

"Interreptus" - Written & Directed by Duane Michals

He slept with her, but dreamt of him.

Screening of  Feature Film "Octav" - Directed by Serge Ioan Celebidachi

When an elderly man returns to his family home after decades of absence, the apparition of his childhood sweetheart triggers a rewind to the life-changing events from his youth.

'6pm -  Tribute to Legendary Actor Frank Vincent - Invite Only

Sci-Fi Block

$ 5.00 USD

Screenings of "Cargo" and "The Prime" along with Q and A Panel

Dramatic Shorts Block

$ 5.00 USD

Screenings of the following films with Q and A: "The Dancer" "Major Key" "Famous Land" "Collar"

World Premiere - Short Film Want

$ 5.00 USD

Premiere of "Want" w/ Q and A Panel

Dramatic Shorts Block

$ 5.00 USD

Screenings of "Nil By Mouth" and "Interruptus", along with the feature film "Octav".

Day Pass - Art is Alive Film Festival

$ 15.00 USD

This is a day pass good for screenings and all Q and A panels for August 18, 2018.