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Big Teeth

Sixty Second

Film Festival

FEATURING 1-MINUTE FILMS INSPIRED BY A FAMOUS WORK OF ART CHOSEN AT RANDOM BY EACH DIRECTOR.

The 2024 Show will be September 14-15, 2024. Stay tuned to this space for more information.

In the meantime check out, Big Teeth Small Shorts.

Big Teeth

Sixty Second

Film Festival

FEATURING 1-MINUTE FILMS INSPIRED BY A FAMOUS WORK OF ART CHOSEN AT RANDOM BY EACH DIRECTOR.

Thanks to all who came to the 2023 show.
And the Toothy goes to...

If you attended this year's fest, let us know what you thought.

Big Teeth

Sixty Second

Film Festival

FEATURING 1-MINUTE FILMS INSPIRED BY A FAMOUS WORK OF ART CHOSEN AT RANDOM BY EACH DIRECTOR.

Saturday Sep 16 - Sunday, Sep 17, 2023

Screenings are every 20 minutes from 11A-6P each day.
On the :00, :20 and :40 of every hour

View the Ravenswood Art Walk Listing for more information

We are lucky to often work with people who recognize the power of telling a fully fleshed out story in just a minute, but ultimately the work we do is to sell a product or educate on a topic. The Big Teeth Sixty-Second Film Fest became a way to take the skills we use on a daily basis and use them for the sake of art and entertainment. This annual event ends up being a great way for us to engage our local community while also recharging our creative batteries with new ideas and methods of filmmaking. 

To see some of the films, awards and other info from  past seasons' keep scrolling.

About the fest...

We are lucky to often work with people who recognize the power of telling a fully fleshed out story in just a minute, but ultimately the work we do is to sell a product or educate on a topic. The Big Teeth Sixty-Second Film Fest became a way to take the skills we use on a daily basis and use them for the sake of art and entertainment. This annual event ends up being a great way for us to engage our local community while also recharging our creative batteries with new ideas and methods of filmmaking. 

To see some of the films, awards and other info from  past seasons' keep scrolling. If you love short shorts, check out our other fest too. 

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Congratulations to all of the filmmakers, actors, and crew on an excellent 2023 Show.

Watch the awards ceremony here...
and you can see some films from past years below.

Stay tuned to this channel to see this year's crop of awesome 1-minute films in the future. 

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2023
Run of Show

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2023 Filmmakers & Films

(In order of appearance)

1

Becka Riccio

Ô ma douce souffrance (Oh my sweet suffering)

Inspired by:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Moulin Rouge: La Goulue

4

Carmen Jaffe

The Canine

Inspired by:

Joan Miró

The farm

7

Julie Schultz-Wallace

Travelers Among Grief

Inspired by:

Fan Kuan

Travelers Among Mountains and Streams

10

Gregg Jaffe

Creature of the Night

Inspired by:

Edward Hopper

Nighthawks

2

Mishu Hilmy

The Client

Inspired by:

Diego Velázquez

Las Meninas

5

Jackie Avellar

So, Same Time Next Year

Inspired by:

Salvador Dalí

The Persistence of Memory

8

Elise Jaffe

Habitat

Inspired by:

Auguste Rodin

The Thinker

11

Brian Davis

Parallel

Inspired by:

Joan Mitchell

City Landscape

3

Isaac White

Madame X

Inspired by:

John Singer Sergant

Madame X

6

Danny McCarthy

Tongue Twister Theater

Inspired by:

Arthur Sasse

Einstein sticking his tongue out, 1951

9

Carlos Douglas Jr

Kinds of Blue

Inspired by:

Marc Chagall

America Windows

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2022
Run of Show

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2022 Filmmakers & Films

Elise Jaffe - "Selfie with Ring Light" Inspired by Rembrandt van Rijn's Self-Portrait with Two Circles
Julie Schultz - "Dog Days" Inspired by Edgar Degas' In a Cafe/Le Absinthe
Brian Davis - "Knock'Em Clock'Em" Inspired by Nandalal Bose's Bapuji
Bryan Ward - "NecroTerror" Inspired by Paul Cezanne's The Large Bathers
Rachel Bast - "Carry On" Inspired by Marc Chagall's I and the Village

Gregg Jaffe - "The Second Helping" Inspired by Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament (Series)
Mishu Hilmy - "Two" Inspired by Frida Kahlo's The Two Fridas

Winner: Best Performance - Tori Delaney
Keriann Kwalik - "Pearl Dreams" Inspired by Jan Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring

Winner: Best Artistic Interpretation

Winner: Technical Achievement Award 

Carmen Jaffe - "The Lego Party" Inspired by Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party

Winner: Best Film

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2019

Run of Show

2019 Filmmakers & Films

Alva Egan -“A Child’s Mind”  Inspired by Renoir's Le Moulin de la Galette

Patrick Lewtschanyn - “Pneuma” Inspired by Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo

Winner: Best Cinematography

Winner: Best Female Lead - Karina Devine

Elise Jaffe - “Late Night Meeting” Inspired by Da Vinci's The Last Supper 

Bryan Ward - “Man Hit By Wave” Inspired by Hokusai's The Great Wave

Julie Schultz - “Playful Determination” Inspired by Hebru Brantley's Flyboy Mural 

Keriann Kwalik - “Second Thoughts on the Second Floor” Inspired by Raphael's School of Athens 

Erin Zhang - “Daphne” Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights

Becka Riccio - “Music to My Eyes” Inspired by George Braque's Violin and Palette

Gregg Jaffe - “Adam’s Hands” Inspired by Michelangelo's Creation of Adam

Winner: Best Film

Winner: Best Male Lead - Mike Schminke

Mike Trivisonno - “Dispersion” Inspired by Julie Mehretu's Dispersion

Winner: Best Artistic Interpretation

Danny McCarthy - “To Roar For” Inspired by Henri Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy 

Carmen Jaffe - “Lost & Found” Inspired by Jeff Koon's Balloon Dog

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2018
Run of Show

2018 Filmmakers & Films

Gregg Jaffe - “Rage” Inspired by Banksy's Rage, Flower Thrower
Danny McCarthy - “Nightly Grooves” Inspired by Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie

Winner: Best Lead Actor - Danny McCarthy
Mike Trivisonno - “Neon Heat” Inspired by Gauguin's Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? 

Winner: Best Lead Actress - Caitlin Aase
Carmen Jaffe - “Venus” Inspired by Botticelli's The Birth of Venus 
Alva Egan - “Mirrors” Inspired by Van Eyck's The Arnolfini Portrait

Rocco Cataldo - “#RESIST” Inspired by Picasso's Guernica 

Elise Jaffe - “Apartment 2E” Inspired by Van Gogh's The Bedroom

Winner: Best Artistic Interpretation
Patrick Lewtschannyn -“Penelope” Inspired by Coolidge's Dogs Playing Poker

Winner: Best Film

Winner: Best Cinematography
Bryan Ward - “When That Rainbow Comes” Inspired by Basquiat's Hollywood Africans
Becka Riccio - "Unsub #3” Inspired by Frankenthaler's Mountains and Sea 
Jackie Avellar - “Astronaut ” Inspired by Whistler's Whistler's Mother 

Julie Schultz - “The Red One” Inspired by Klee's Red Balloon 

2017 Filmmakers & Films

Gregg Jaffe - “iDad” Inspired by Rene Margitte's The Son of Man
Danny McCarthy - “Forked Hearts” Inspired by Grant Wood's American Gothic
Mike Trivisonno - “The Tinkerer” Inspired by Van Gough's Starry Night
Amber Greeson - “Icarus” Inspired by Edvard Munch's The Scream

Jackie Avellar, Julie Schultz & Don Markus: - “U-Turn” Inspired by Picasso's Les Demoiselles D'Avignon

Alva Egan: - “Cultural Composition” Inspired by Wassily Kandinsky's "Composition 8",

Elise Jaffe -  “Woman at the Crossroads” Inspired by Rivera's Man at the Crossroads

Patrick Lewtschanyn - “Stars of Sodium” Inspired by Klimt's The Kiss 

Bryan Ward - “Titanic Part II” Inspired by Goya's Third of May, 1808

Becka Riccio - “Set in Stone” Inspired by Courbet's The Stone Breakers

Rocco Cataldo- “Basket of Apples” Inspired by Cezanne's Basket of Apples

2016 Filmmakers & Films

Patrick Lewtschanyn - “A Diary of Fear - Chapter One” Inspired by Warhol's Campbell’s Soup Cans

Elise Jaffe - "The Davids Of Dating" Inspired by Michelangelo's David 

Mike Trivisonno - "Revolution Go" by Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People

Gregg Jaffe - "If It Ain’t Baroque" Inspired by Rembrandt's The Night Watch 

 Julie Schultz & Jackie Avellar - “The Girl Without The Pearl Earring” Inspired by Vermeer's Girl With the Pearl Earring

Danny McCarthy - “Can’t Look Away” Inspired by Pollock's Number 5, 1948 

Amber Greeson - "Lilies" Inspired by Monet's Water Lilies


 

2015 Filmmakers & Films

Elise Jaffe - "6 Corners" Inspired by Caillebotte's Paris Street; Rainy Day 

Mike Trivisonno - "Sunday Afternoon" Inspired by Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Julie Schultz - "Sports Imitating Art" Inspired by Da Vinci's Mona Lisa 

 Amber Greeson - "Nightcat" Inspired by Hopper's Nighthawks

Meg Grunewald - “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” Inspired by Degas' Dancers in Pink

Danny McCarthy - “Shifted” Inspired by Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

Gregg Jaffe - "Blue Period" Inspired by Picasso's The Old Guitarist


 

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