Somewhere only we know at San Francisco International Film Festival

Somewhere only we know will be screening at the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival, which takes place from April 22 to May 2. It will be showing as part of the Something Like a Dream program. Here’s a description of the program:

This selection of eight new experimental films and videos highlights the diverse approaches and concerns of contemporary film artists. Interior states are made visible and the exterior world is visibly transformed as artists grapple with things awry, in need of restoration or simply deserving a close look. A sense of foreboding permeates many of the works, like a dream slipping towards a nightmare. In others, we awake from the nightmare and begin dreaming.

The program will screen Sat, Apr. 24 8:45 at Pacific Film Archives and Tues. Apr. 27 at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

And I like their description of Somewhere, an improvement over my text for sure!

Somewhere Only We Know
What can a face reveal? Balanced between composure and collapse, individuals anxiously await their fate. (Jesse McLean, USA 2009, 5 min)

The Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist!

I was fortunate to win the Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist at the Ann Arbor Film Festival 2010 for The Burning Blue. I’m honored and thrilled!  There were other winners check it out http://48.aafilmfest.org/2010/03/award-winners-announced-for-48th-ann_28.php

And the festival itself was a blast! Saw a ton of fantastic work, hung out with awesome festival folks and other visiting filmmakers and stayed in a super modern house. Overall, the ideal festival experience!