QUEEN CITY FILM FESTIVAL (QCFF) 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS AND SCHEDULE

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., and the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) are pleased to announce the Official Selections for the 2014 Queen City Film Festival, listed by title, director/submitter, and category: 

Project Title, Director or Submitter, Submission Categories
Hard Way Home, Kori Feener, Appalachian
Herb Key: Nurturing American Hertiage, Rebecca Jones and Jim Lloyd, Appalachian
Richlands, Keith Finnerty, Alastair Crombie, M Blaine Hand, Appalachian
Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure, Jed Anderson, Appalachian
M Cream, Agneya Singh, Cult
Monsura is Waiting, Kevin Newbury, Cult
Parallel Maze, Ya Hua, Cult
The Animal Project, Ingrid Veninger, Cult
The Flowerpot, Sönke Hahn, Katarina Sengstaken, Cult
Utoe, David Buob, Cult
We Each Have Our Armies, Bobby Del Rio, Cult
Freedom From Choice, Tim Delmastro, Documentary
Hydro the film, Xavi Tello, Rafa G. Sanchéz, Documentary
Last Stop, Flamingo, Georg Koszulinski, Documentary
LowerTown Paducah, H. Paul Moon, Documentary
Past Their Prime, Becca Friedman, Documentary
Straight Up; Tennessee Whiskey, Eric Byford, Documentary
The ring, ESTRAGNAT Sarah-Laure, Foreign Language
Phobia, Rory Abel, Horror / Science Fiction
The Dinner, Luis Zeferino, Horror / Science Fiction
A Gentleman’s Adventure, Aastha Singh, Kids
A New Hue, Jennifer Hardy, Stephen Tucker, George Rigby, Kids
Cartoon Away, Augusto Bicalho Roque, Kids
God by the Neck, José Trigueiros, Kids
Into Spring, Udo Prinsen, Kids
LOOK!, Udo Prinsen, Kids
my heart, Yaser Talebi, Kids
Paperboat Sailor, Nihar Desai, Kids
Sophie’s Fortune, Chris Cronin, Kids
The beauty and me, Román Reyes, Kids
The Heebie-Jeebies, Todd Slawsby, Kids
Becoming Flirty, Mian Bond-Carvin, LGBT
Between Us, Ping-Wen Wang, LGBT
Ladybeard, David Smith, LGBT
Obama is/and me, Stevan Lee Mraovitch, LGBT
Electric Indigo, Jean-Julien Collette, LGBT 
Happy Ending, Marco Fettolini, LGBT 
A Band Called Death, Mark Covino, Jeff Howlett, Music
Agradecimento, Diego Akel, Music
Back to nowhere, riccardo sai, Music
Chaos, emanuele giusto, Music
DEVILSKIN – START A REVOLUTION, Dimi Nakov, Music
Fender Heist – Fighter, Christian Schüssler, Music
God’s name in vain, Alli Sadegiani, Music
Joe and the Jungle – 1776 (Official Music Video), Brian Edwards, Music
Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz, Kay D. Ray, Music
Loop, Michał Socha, Music
Metalhead, Ragnar Bragason, Music
Mr Illich, GABRIELA MARTINEZ, JON FERLOP, Music
Ode to Bali, Alex Vignes, Music
Papaya Make Some Noise!, Goran Vlajic, Music
Paths of Light, Nelson Fernandes, Music
Serpent Street, Arthur Mountaniol, Music
The Hat Song, Malcolm Mistry, Music
Yom Shishi (Friday) – Hadag Nahash, Eran (Shushu) Spanier , Music

QCFF 2014 SCHEDULE

The (Third) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, MD.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
12:00  – 2:00 PM FILMMAKERS/MEDIA RECEPTION
2:00  – 4:00 PM EDUCATIONAL PANEL
     2:00 PM “Defining Appalachia” and “Pop Culture and Appalachian Stereotypes”
4:00  – 7:00 PM APPALACHIAN BLOCK 1
     4:00 PM Hard Way Home
     5:30 PM Through The Woods : An Appalachian Adventure
7:00  – 9:00 PM APPALACHIAN BLOCK 2
     7:00 PM Richlands
     8:00 PM Herb Key: Nurturing American Heritage
9:00  – 10:00 PM MUSIC: ALL-ACOUSTIC APPALACHIAN JAM
10:00  – 12:00 AM OPENING NIGHT PARTY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
12:00  – 2:00 PM FILMMAKERS/MEDIA RECEPTION
2:00  – 4:00 PM EDUCATIONAL PANEL
     2:00 PM Allegany Museum Intro
     2:15 PM Allegany Museum Film Selections
     2:30 PM Our Town: Cumberland
4:00  – 6:00 PM MUSIC DOC FEATURE
     4:00 PM Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz
     5:20 PM Monsura is Waiting
6:00  – 8:00 PM MUSIC BLOCK (HAPPY HOUR)
     6:00 PM Papaya Make Some Noise
     7:00 PM Back to Nowhere
     7:04 PM Yom Shish (Friday)
     7:09 PM Serpent Street
     7:17 PM Paths of Light
     7:22 PM Chaos
     7:26 PM 1776
     7:30 PM Start a Revolution
     7:34 PM Agridecimento
     7:38 PM Mr. Illich
     7:42 PM Fender Heist – Fighter
     7:46 PM The Hat Song
     7:51 PM Loop
     7:54 PM God’s Name In Vain
8:00  – 10:00 PM CULT FEATURE
     8:00 PM The Animal Project
10:00  – 12:00 AM DOC FEATURE
     10:00 PM Freedom From Choice

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
12:00  – 2:00 PM KIDS/FAMILY SHORTS BLOCK 1
     12:00 PM Last Stop, Flamingo
     1:00 PM Paperboat Sailor
2:00  – 4:00 PM KIDS/FAMILY FEATURE 
     2:00 PM Hydro
     3:10 PM Past Their Prime
4:00  – 6:00 PM DOC BLOCK
     4:00 PM Lower Town Paducah
     5:15 PM Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey
6:00  – 8:00 PM HORROR/SCIFI BLOCK
     6:00 PM Phobia
     7:24 PM The Flowerpot
     7:32 PM The Dinner (O Jantar)
8:00  – 10:00 PM CULT FEATURE
     8:00 PM Parallel Maze
10:00  – 12:00 AM CULT FEATURE
     10:00 PM A Band Called Death

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5
12:00  – 2:00 PM KIDS/FAMILY SHORTS BLOCK 2
     12:00 PM The Gentlemen’s Adventure
     12:03 PM The Beauty and Me
     12:06 PM My Heart
     12:08 PM Utoe
     12:16 PM A New Hue
     12:18 PM Into Spring
     12:23 PM The Heebie Jeebies
     12:32 PM God by the Neck
     12:48 PM Fuga Animada
     12:52 PM LOOK!
     12:57 PM Ode to Bali
     1:00 PM Sophie’s Fortune
2:00  – 4:00 PM LGBT BLOCK
     2:00 PM The Ring
     2:08 PM We Each Have Our Armies
     2:17 PM Obama is/and me
     2:33 PM Becoming Flirty
     2:38 PM Happy Ending
     2:50 PM Boy at Shores
     3:00 PM Between Us
     3:10 PM Electric Indigo
4:00  – 6:00 PM LGBT FEATURE
     4:00 PM Ladybeard
6:00  – 8:00 PM FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE
     6:00 PM M Cream
8:00  – 10:00 PM MUSIC FEATURE
     8:00 PM Metalhead
10:00  – 12:00 AM AFTER PARTY

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.org, www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://alleganymuseummd.org, or contact info@alleganymuseum.org.

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ANNOUNCING FOLIES D’ARTS: THE QUEEN CITY CABARET

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., proudly presents Folies d’Arts: The Queen City Cabaret. Watch our beautiful ladies and entertainers as they cascade onto the Mezzos’ Crystal Ballroom stage, flourishing right before your eyes as the beautiful and talented flowers that they are. Accompanied by music, actors, and DJs in the classic Vaudevillian style of Burlesque. The show will offer food, drinks, and a full bar. Come take the journey into the past, present, and future with the ladies and entertainers of our Cabaret.

We are pleased to officially announce the first three performances of Folies d’Arts: The Queen City Cabaret, to be held at Mezzos on October 18, November 15, and December 13. Doors open 8pm, performances begin 9pm.

21+, General Admission, Tickets $12 in advance, $18 at the door. Advance ticket are on sale NOW for all three performances. Buy your tickets early and avoid the higher price at the door. Seating capacity for these events is limited.

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities Available!

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.org, www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/foliesdarts. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

Mezzo’s is located at 114 S Centre St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. Please visit www.mezzosbar.com, or www.facebook.com/mezzoscumberland. For more information, contact bernie@mezzosbar.com.

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QCFF EARLY SELECTIONS

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., and the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) are pleased to announce the following Early Selections for the 2014 Queen City Film Festival:

Serpent Street, Submitted by Arthur Mountaniol, Music
Joe and the Jungle – 1776, Submitted by Joe Reilly, Music
Devilskin – Start A Revolution, Submitted by Dimi Nakov, Music
We Each Have Our Armies, Submitted by Bobby Del Rio, Cult
Between Us, Submitted by Ping-Wen Wang, LGBT
The Dinner, Submitted by Luis Zeferino, Foreign Language
Straight Up; Tennessee Whiskey, Submitted by Caleb Watson, Documentary
Fender Heist – Fighter, Submitted by Espen Olsen, Music
Electric Indigo, Director:  Jean-Julien Collette, LGBT
Monsura is Waiting, Director:  Kevin Newbury, Cult
God’s name in vain, Director:  Alli Sadegiani, Music
Utö (Utoe), Director:  David Buob, Cult
Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz, submitted by Kay D. Ray, Music

Submissions remain open until September 3. Final selections and complete screening schedule will be announced September 15. The (Third) Queen City Film Festival will be held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum.

FESTIVAL PASS DISCOUNTS

Effective with this announcement of Early Selections, we are pleased to announce that Festival Passes and Premium Festival Passes are being offered at a 25% discount from now until final selections and schedule are announced September 15.

Festival Pass (Regular Price $50, Sale Price $37.50): Individual admission to all scheduled festival events. Includes festival trinket. Includes unlimited re-entry.

Premium Festival Pass (Regular Price $75, Sale Price $56.25): Individual admission to all scheduled festival events. Includes swag bag. Includes unlimited re-entry.

QCFF 2014 Advance Sale tickets are available now via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-queen-city-film-festival-qcff-2014-tickets-12038869583


ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.org, www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://alleganymuseummd.org, or contact info@alleganymuseum.org.

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ALLEGANY ALLIED ARTS ANNOUNCES (THIRD) QUEEN CITY FILM FESTIVAL (QCFF) 2014

Continuing the tradition that began in 2012 with the Queen City Independent Filmmakers Contest, and expanded in 2013 with the (Second) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to announce that the (Third) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland.

For QCFF 2014, Allegany Allied Arts President David Rorabaugh will reprise his role as Festival Director. We have openings for volunteers in many capacities, including (but not limited to): Fundraising & Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotion, Graphic Art & Design, Researchers, Screeners, and Event Staff. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.

The announced categories for the 2014 QCFF are: Documentary, Cult, LGBT, Music, Horror/SciFi, Foreign Language, Appalachian, and Kids. Additional categories may be announced. Short or feature entries are accepted. Entries outside of the official categories are welcome, but will not qualify for a category award if selected. Submissions open May 1, and close September 3. Early Selections will be announced August 20, and the full festival program will be announced September 15.

Here are the submission rules for the 2014 QCFF:

Films that have previously screened publicly in Cumberland, have aired publicly on US broadcast television, or are available for free online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible.

Films completed more than three years before the festival dates are NOT eligible. Works in progress are NOT eligible.

You must submit by mail on NTSC DVD or Blu-ray disc. No other formats will be accepted. Submissions will not be returned.

Please include a trailer (preview). Please include a press kit including full cast/crew credits. You may include a filmed introduction to the film, not to exceed 1/10th of the running length of the submission.

If your submission is not in English, English subtitles must be included (hard subs preferred).

You grant rights for royalty-free exhibition within the festival dates. You grant rights to royalty-free use of trailers.

Submissions should be mailed to Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., ATTN: QCFF 2014, 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502.

Full submission rules and entry form will be available at www.alleganyalliedarts.org orwww.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contactinfo@alleganyalliedarts.org.

More information will follow, including announcements for educational panels, filmmaker and media receptions, opening and closing galas, lodging and accommodations, early selections, and full festival program.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.orgwww.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://alleganymuseummd.org, or contactinfo@alleganymuseum.org.

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Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) 2014 Rules and Submission Form

The official QCFF 2014 Rules and Submission Form. The (Third) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland. Submissions open May 1 and close September 3. If you are a filmmaker with current work, or know someone who is, please submit.

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ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF ALLEGANY ALLIED ARTS, INC., AND INITIAL ORGANIZING MEETING

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ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF ALLEGANY ALLIED ARTS, INC., AND INITIAL ORGANIZING MEETING

The principals and founders of Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., are pleased to announce the formation of a new local nonprofit arts organization. Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, Allegany Allied Arts is dedicated to staging and supporting arts-related events and productions.

The mission of Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is fundraising to facilitate arts exhibition, performance, and education. It is our purpose to stage and support arts related events and productions for public benefit by putting the entertainment back in arts and entertainment, and for the benefit of our community, staff, and volunteers by exposure to and involvement in allied arts entertainment and education.

At formation, our officers and board shall be comprised of David Rorabaugh as President, Eve Soliz as Treasurer, and Wayne Wolters as Secretary.

David Rorabaugh is a retired IT management professional with more than 20 years of experience in military, government contract, legal, and corporate environments. Most recently, he has served as Cinema Director, Executive Director, and Vice President of the New Embassy Theatre, Inc., in Cumberland, Maryland.

Eve Soliz is Draftsman turned costume designer and stage manger with over 15 years experience working in Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, and Allegany Counties. She has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Embassy Theatre, Inc., in Cumberland, Maryland.

Wayne Wolters is a Licensed Cosmetologist and a makeup artist who has an emphasis in special effects. He also has extensive experience in stage production and set design, and has previously served as Volunteer Coordinator for the New Embassy Theatre, Inc., in Cumberland, Maryland.

We are scheduled to hold our initial public organizing meeting on Friday, April 25. Join us for a meet-and-greet — who we are, what we’re about, what plans we have (that we can talk about), and how you can help us bring more arts and entertainment events to Allegany County. The meeting will be held from 1:00-2:00pm in the Community Room at The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. We expect to serve wine, other non-alcoholic beverages, and light refreshments. This meeting is free, and open to the public. (Must be 21+ for alcohol.)

Beginning later in 2014, we expect to begin announcing and promoting a schedule of events at a variety of local venues.

The incorporators of Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., would like to thank Michael Hartman for providing the funds used to underwrite our incorporation. 

For more information on Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., please visit www.alleganyalliedarts.org, or www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

BACKGROUND INFO AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502, or by email at info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

David Rorabaugh can be reached at davidr@alleganyalliedarts.org or 1-571-274-4517. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidR_AAA.

Eve Soliz can be reached at eves@alleganyalliedarts.org or 1-240-586-3311. Follow her on Twitter at @EveS_AAA.

Wayne Wolters can be reached at waynew@alleganyalliedarts.org, or 1-240-362-3150. Follow him on Twitter at @WayneW_AAA.

Interviews may be arranged upon request.

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Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, Allegany Allied Arts is dedicated to staging and supporting arts-related events and productions. Beginning in 2014, we expect to begin booking and promoting a schedule of events at a variety of local venues. Putting the Entertainment back in Arts & Entertainment in Allegany County, Maryland.