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Filmfort 2024 Features + Shorts 

Filmfort brings the very best in contemporary, independent cinema to Boise! For four days during Treefort Music Fest, Filmfort showcases diverse cinematic perspectives and boundary pushing work for audiences of all ages.

Filmfort at Treefort Music Fest will welcome more filmmakers and projects than ever before, with over 40 shorts and feature-length films! 

Filmfort 2024 Feature Films include Can’t Seem to Make You Mine, a film about a man who was just released from prison tries to make amends with his ex and become a father to his 6-year-old son while staying with a stripper he met on a pen-pal website, RATS!, a raucous over-the-top horror-esque comedy about the misadventures of Emo-era delinquents, and the world premier of Stockton to Table Rock, a coming-of-age drama shot and edited in Boise, directed by Elliot Norton, and scored by Boise artist Jesse Blake Rundle. In addition, Filmfort will screen dozens of short films, a Local Gems block of all-local films, plus secret screenings, and a handful of director Q+A sessions.

Filmfort takes place Thursday, 3/21 through Saturday, 3/23 during Treefort Music Fest 2024. Films will screen primarily at The Flicks and Boise Centre, with some events taking place at Idaho Film Society. All films are included with a 1-day or 5-day Festival Pass or a Filmfort Badge, which are $30 and are on sale NOW. Please note Filmfort venues are all ages, but not all content may be suitable for younger audiences.

Stay tuned for more films and Q&A with directors!


FILMFORT 2024 FEATURE FILMS

A man who was just released from prison tries to make amends with his ex and become a father to his 6-year-old son while staying with a stripper he met on a pen-pal website.

Directed by Aaron Keene & Sara Katarina Burke // Drama // 101 minutes 

Summer just got a lot shorter for Raphael Tinski. It’s 2007 and the peak of emo-culture is in full swing. Raphael just got arrested by a psychotic cop. Raphael just fell in love with a girl at community service. Raphael might get blown up by nukes.

Directed by Maxwell Nalevansky, Carl Fry // Comedy, Throwback, Horror // 93 mins

Diane and Fox love to work. Unfortunately, they live in a polarized world where having a job is illegal.

Directed by Pete Ohs // Narrative // 74 mins

Filmmaker Michael Turner brings us on a deeply personal journey as he documents his first visit to a memorial created by his grandmother, a survivor of Auschwitz, dedicated to her family members who perished during the Holocaust. Monument seamlessly weaves together an intimate family story with ongoing discussions examining memory preservation through monuments and memorials, as well as the dissemination of history in public spaces.

Directed by Michael Turner // Documentary // 75 mins

A coming-of-age drama shot and edited in Boise, Idaho. Weeks before graduation, a high school senior confronts her abusive mother and wrestles with whether forgiveness is possible.

Join the Q+A featuring director Elliot Norton and lead actor/co-writer Zoe Kelly! 

Directed by Elliot Norton // Drama // 87 mins

Sometimes a movie is so hot off the press, it’s gotta be hush-hush. This wild eyed comedy is about an artist finding inspiration close to home. Q+A with Director and Writer to follow.

Filmfort 2024 Short Films 

Two Chinese-American brothers navigate through their day in their hometown of Flushing, Queens. 

Directed by Deni Cheng // 18 mins

A bodybuilding fever dream fueled by childhood trauma, food porn, and acid techno music.

Directed by Raymond Knudsen // 14 mins

A rebellious teen’s first day of an All-Girl Catholic School leads to an unexpected revelation.

Directed by Tamar Pelzig // 10 mins

After stumbling into an armed robbery on New Year’s Eve, two sanitation workers are caught off-guard by feelings for one another that they didn’t realize they had.

Directed by Joshua Nathan // 18 mins

Local Gems  

In addition to feature film, Stockton to Table Rock, check out these Boise-based films in the Local Gems block: 

A man, late for a date, forgets to pay for parking. Shot in downtown Boise.
Directed by Ryan Uria // 2 min 30 sec

A good time gone bad.
Directed by Lily Yasuda // 8 min

An experimental film about a man trapped between two worlds struggling to understand the meaning of being human.
Directed by Joey Ohls // 16 min

When an environmental activist threatens his life for the planet, help comes from a most unexpected place.
Directed by David Myers // 10 min

Following the events of an act that changed her life forever, a woman attempts to move on from the emotional weight she carries.
Directed by Abe Alford // 17 min

A girl who escapes reality through her music finds herself in a sticky situation.
Directed by Taya Power-Thornton and Ella Smith // 6 min

Winter is closing in on a woman caretaker in rural New Hampshire, with only a visiting loon for company; but when a strange man appears, is he savior or threat? And is he even a man?
Directed by Rozz Thieren // 16 min

Stuck together in a dingy motel room, with not a whole lot else to do but look out the window and wait for something to happen, a pair of surveillance operatives navigate the intersection of their personal and professional lives.
Directed by Collin Insley // 8 min

FILMFORT PANELS

MONEY, IT’S A GAS! – Fueling your band, film, writing, and other artistic projects through grants

Sat 3/23, 11am @ Boise Centre East #420A

There are grants available for bands and individual artists regardless if you are a nonprofit entity or not. Come learn about local opportunities and grant programs as well as what makes a compelling grant application to get your project funded. Additionally hear from a successful grant recipient with advise for improving your application.

Featuring panelists from Boise Arts & History Department, Alexa Rose Foundation, and Arts Idaho discussing regional opportunities beyond Boise as well.

ULTIMATE PLAYLIST: Creating Killer Soundtracks for Film

Sat 3/23, 12pm @ Bus Station (Idaho Film Society Presents)

There are grants available for bands and individual artists regardless if you are a nonprofit entity or not. Come learn about local opportunities and grant programs as well as what makes a compelling grant application to get your project funded. Additionally hear from a successful grant recipient with advise for improving your application. Featuring panelists from Boise Arts & History Department, Alexa Rose Foundation, and Arts Idaho discussing regional opportunities beyond Boise as well.

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