Pictoclik Film Festival

Pictoclik is a film community dedicated to bridging the gap between the emerging talent and the established professionals. We envision a festival by the filmmakers for the filmmakers. We want to build and unite the next wave of talent and connect the film community. Whether you are a filmmaker, moviegoer, artist, musician, film buff, pretty much anyone; this is for you!

 PICTOCLIK’S 4TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE WINNERS

poster-photo_-_copie4OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION EMERGING ARTIST: “JEWISH BLIND DATE”

THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: “JEWISH BLIND DATE”

Key Crew: Anaelle Morf, Emmanuel Getaz, Tangi Zahn, Carlos Ibanez Diaz, Julien Gerber
Key Cast: Estelle Darnault, Axel Fernandez, Joëlle Séchaud, Raphaël Vachoux

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.


OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION ESTABLISHED ARTIST: “THE SLUM DWELLERS”

Key Crew: Gabriel Diamond, Matthew Beighley

Jockin is from the Indian slums. He came up with an idea to organize those marginalized communities to improve conditions for themselves. It’s like a Slum Dwellers union. Now they are in over 30 countries. Here’s how it looks in Kenya.


2016 SHORT FILM LINEUP

“Balloon” Vis Vitalis | Thriller Suspense
“Milkmaid” Agnes Baginska | Horror Suspense
“First Love” Danish Renzu | Drama Romance
“No.16, Da An Road” Joanne Lin | Animation
“The Slum Dwellers” Gabriel Diamond | Documentary
“I am Borderline: Self-Regulation Project” Betsy Usher | Drama
“Right Here or Over There” Pauline Mabille | Drama
“Jewish Blind Date” Anaelle Morf | Romance Comedy
“The Man from Death” Eric Lim | Action Adventure
“I’m Another One” Tony Paulley | Documentary


 PICTOCLIK’S 3RD ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE WINNERS

OFFICIAL AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: “MWANGA”

Key Crew: Tony Paulley, Megan Williams, Stefani Gelardi

Key Cast: Dr. Laura Stachel, Meredith Paulley

In 2008 Dr. Laura Stachel, a retired obstetrician, traveled to Nigeria to visit a local hospital. She was there to look for answers concerning the exceptionally high rate of maternal mortality at the hospital, and how it could be lowered.


OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION EMERGING ARTIST: “REBEL CHILD”

Key Crew: Juan Davis Jayson Johnson, Stefano Gonzalez

Key Cast: Thaddeus Dickens Jr.

When a young boy witnesses a tragedy at the hands of U.S. soldiers, he’s influenced by the Taliban to commit an act of retaliation.


OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION ESTABLISHED ARTIST: “DENNIS IS DEAD”

Key Crew: Tomasz Wysocki, Michael Kosciesza

Key Cast: William Kalin, Dennis Florine, Katy Foley, Aubrey Fossen, Dom Coviello, Kyle Waddel

Dennis, an aging contract killer, contemplates whether or not he can do a job for a power hungry client.


2015 SHORT FILM LINEUP

“Mwanga” Tony Paulley | documentary
“The Appointment” Pia Thrasher | dark comedy
“Revolving Child” Francisco Cabrera | drama
“The Blue & the Beyond” Youri Dekker | animation
“What a Pool Believes” Meighann Helene | comedy
“Fame or Shame” Anice Jee | documentary
“Rebel Child” Juan Davis | drama
“Dennis is Dead” Tomasz Wysocki | drama
“The Grid” Andi Osho | sci-fi
“Introducing Parker Dowd” Rebecca Blaine Carton | dark comedy
“Opal” Aaron Alexander | drama
“The River Bride” Caitlyn Larimore | drama


PICTOCLIK’S 2ND ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE WINNERS

OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION EMERGING ARTIST: “SILENT RIVER”

THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: “SILENT RIVER”

Key Crew: Jason Jaacks, Steve Fisher

Synopsis: Silent River is a documentary film that follows a young woman and her family as they defy death threats to try and save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.

The Santiago River, known locally as “the River of Death,” flows along the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico. For forty years, waste from one of Mexico’s largest manufacturing corridors has been dumped into the Santiago.


OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION ESTABLISHED ARTIST: “WHITE WALLS”

Key Crew & Cast: Tomasz Wysocki, Michael Kosciesza, Mac Quayle, Arthur Swidzinski, Fllad Shehu, Glenn Gonzalez, Persephanie Engel, Fernando Arce, Josh Romero, Chris A. McDonald.

Synopsis: Manipulated beyond control with no way out. Trapped in the silence of a white prison, a man identified only as Test Subject, is being manipulated by his captors. Losing himself to the white, he paints the room red with his blood to try and take back control.


2014 SHORT FILM LINEUP

“Silent River” Jason Jaacks | documentary
“Bright Ideas” Tony Alfaro | comedy
“Col di Rocca” Allen Myers | experimental
“Strange Thing” Alrik Bursell | suspense
“Lily in the Grinder” Michael Morgenstern | drama
“White Walls” Michel Kociesza | drama

2014 MUSIC VIDEOS

“Hipster Girl” Foolproof Four
“Shoulda Known Better” Django Mack
“Coo Girl” Peachalope
“Not My City Anymore” Candace Roberts
“Norcal Love Song” Emily Yates


PICTOCLIK’S 1ST ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE WINNERS

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OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION EMERGING ARTIST: “TAKE FIVE”

Key Crew: Veronica Salas, Sandra Lopez, Adrian Nava, Richard Woodruff, Matthew Emmanuel, Renno Wicaksono, Andrew Ganzon, Kevin MacLeod

Cast: Erick Montaño, Patrick Kaufmann, Andrew Ganzon, Adrian Nava, Laura McCormick, Calvin Burrage

Synopsis: Never count on the innocence of strangers.On a quiet night, a stranger enters a restroom to find a violent situation unfolding. Daniel is being beaten and interrogated by Frankie. A big, hooded thug stands nearby keeping watch. The stranger ignores Daniel’s plight and chooses to mind his own business


the_girl_in_the_grass_posterOFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION ESTABLISHED ARTIST: “THE GIRL IN THE GRASS”

Key Crew: Dave Moutray, Scott Bell, Javier Baltazar, Daniel Tong, Jessica Sharp, Angelic Sosa, Ray Raffa, Chris Nealy

Cast: Kristal Celik, Logan Svenson, Maya Mahrer, Miguel Toro

Synopsis: Some stories can’t be told until there are no more to tell.As she prepares to die, Miss Lammon (60’s) packs up her life into boxes and discovers a photo that jogs her memory of a fateful summer day fifty years before. Through flashbacks, she relives the day with Lucy (15), where they both romped through an idyllic field, nature all around them.Miss Lammon, pulled in by the memories, starts in motion a series of revelations with a mysterious visitor.


Das-Lurker-PosterAUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD- EMERGING ARTIST: “DAS LURKER”

Cast: Cheryl Jackson Saunders, Aaron Saunders

Synopsis: A young boy is visited in the night by a very unwelcome visitor.


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AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD- ESTABLISHED ARTIST: “ANTI-HERO”

Key Crew: Bo! Campbell, Adrian Nava, Ray Hom, Matthew Devapiriam Emmanuel, Veronica Salas, Greg Ligman

Cast: Alexius Franklin, Joe Canose, Astrea Wong, Tracey Shugs-Moszynski Blackwood, Angelo Blackwood, Kristen Matia , Erick Montaño

Synopsis: A down-on-his-luck dad resorts to extreme measures to get his kid some milk.


2013 SHORT FILM LINEUP

“Molly” Heather Morrison | comedy
“Weimar Deutschland “ Allen Myers | experimental documentary
“The Girl in the Grass” Dave Moutray| drama/ suspense
“Til The End “ Richard Valencia | drama
“Put Away” Scott Hammel | music video
“A Midsummer Nightmare The Betrayal” Jeffrey Moore | drama/ suspense
Locksmith – “F*** Love” Pete Paduano | music video
“Anti Hero” Bo Campbell | comedy
“Candy Corpse” Marcus Bruno | comedy
“Cain’s Fortune” Myles Chapman | drama
“Tillandsias” John Lai | drama/ suspense
“Das Lurker” Sarah Yambao | suspense
“Sleep Paralysis” Enrique Flores Roldán | drama
“Comfort Zone” Jackie Grieff | drama
“Take Five” Adrian Nava | comedy
“Waste Land” Elysa Sardinha | experimental
“Girls In Town” Mark” Malek” Adam | documentary
“Part of Died When You Left” Susan Whigham | drama