2006 LCFF

In our third year, we increased our selected films to 16 feature films and 59 short films. We also had four special screenings. We screened an advance screening of American Dreamz, and showed Chan-Wook Park’s Vengeance trilogy on consecutive midnights (we were the 2nd US screening of Lady Vengeance.)

We also had a live band (The Blue Dahlia) perform a live score to Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances, and a mashup of film clips set to the music of The Flaming Lips‘ album Zaireeka!

Opening Night:
Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances (with live score by bLuE daHLia)
Zaireeka by The Flaming Lips (mashup by Joe Morales)

Closing Night:
Awards Ceremony

Special Presentations: 
American Dreamz (d. Paul Weitz)

Midnight Movies:
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (d. Chan-wook Park)
Oldboy (d. Chan-wook Park)
Lady Vengeance (d. Chan-wook Park)

Narrative Features: 
Captain Blasto (d. Christopher Preksta)
The Door (d. Bruce Wood)
Four Eyed Monsters (d. Susan Buice & Arin Crumley)
Grodmin (d. Jim Horowitz)
Keep Your Distance (d. Stu Pollard)
Luke’s Father & The Sled (d. Zach Dehm)
Traveller (d. William Olsson)
Unknown (d. Nick Thompson)
With You (d. Jason Christensen)
You Are Alone (d. Gorman Bechard)

Documentary Features: 
As Smart As They Are: The Author Project (d. Joe Pacheco)
Colorblind (d. Pamela Peak)
Electric Purgatory: The Fate Of The Black Rocker (d. Raymond Gayle)
Fatboy: The Movie (d. Michael Landsberg)
El Inmigrante (d. David Eckenrode, John Eckenrode & John Sheedy)
Jump: A Frogumentary (Justin Bookey)

Narrative Short Films:
21 Carbs (d. Marty Shea)
A Silent Night (d. Andy Nguyen)
ante meridian (d. Rus Robert Blemker)
The Appropriately False Portrayal Of The Dr. Steven Ackerman Affair (d. Brian Sharpe)
Arc (d. Steve Gelder)
Australian Summer (d. Luke Eve)
(d. Alex Ferrari)
Bush (d. Arin Crumley)
Credo (d. Keith Snyder)
Deal (d. James Zahn)
Delivery (Patrick Smith)
The Doctor Cares (d. David Baeumier & Doug Bost)
Drink (d. Patrick Smith)
Ever Vigilant, Ever True (d. Joe Pacheco & Joshuah Bearman)
The Fisherboy (d. Jonathan Blitstein)
Fly (d. Ben Weeks)
Ghost Story (d. David Henderson)
Good Times: Volume 1 (d. Ken Hegan)
Handshake (d. Patrick Smith)
Homesick Blues (Junko Kajino & Ed M. Koziarski)
I Killed Zoe Day (d. Powell Weaver)
Intoxicated Demons (d. Donlee Brussel)
La vie d’un chien (d. John Harden)
Lemmings (d. Ron Fleischer)
Let Go (d. Brian McQuery)
The Lion Awakens (d. Daniel Hahn)
The Mantis Parable (d. Josh Staub)
Mr. Malikai Battles The Aeroplane (d. Drew Blatman)
Robots Are Blue (d. Bill Sebastian)
Sell In Hell (d. Blake Arnold & Keith Snyder)
Smartcard (d. James Oxford)
Son (d. Glynn Beard)
Space Chase (d. Daniel Duncan & Jonathan Pearson)
Spin (d. Jamin Winans)
Super-Anon (d. Stephen Pitt)
Timekeeper (d. Jesse Stratton)
We’re The Government – And You’re Not (d. David McElroy)
West Bank Story (d. Ari Sandel)
Xchange (d. Martin Chab)
xxx: a canimation (d. Joe Pacheco & Stavros Stavropoulos)

Documentary Short Films: 
30 Miles (d. Ronnie Cramer)
The Assembler (d. Jeffrey Hill)
Genie In A Bottle: Unleashed (d. Stephen Sotor & Trace Gaynor)
Gong Yi (d. Chao Kuang Hsieh)
Grand Luncheonette (d. Peter Sillen)
Matisyahu (d. David Baugnon)
Ride Of The Mergansers (d. Steve Furman)
Trailer Racer (d. Matt Golin)

Music Videos:
Bicycle – Queen (d. John Cernak) Joyride
Century Gothic – Beeple
(d. Mike Winkelmann)
Emerge – Fischerspooner
(d. Susan Buice) 
Moving Along – The Planets
(d. Patrick Smith) 
Nisi Dominus – Vivaldi
(d. Richard Luikis) Modus Vivendi
Peter – The 50 Ways
(d. George Green) 
Republican Fight Song – Revboy
(d. James Doolittle) 
The Big F# You – Primer 55
(d. James Zahn & Ben Brezinski)
The Blow, Pt. 2 / I Felt Your Shape – The Microphones
(d. Daniel Hahn)
Upon You, God – Rocco Vogel & Zulu
(d. Minji Kang)
Yep! – Abstract Rude & Tribe Unique (d. Isaac Klotz)

2006 was the first year we handed out awards. The audience award winners were:

The Daniel Chapp Award for Best Narrative Feature: 
The Traveler

Best Documentary Feature: 
Fatboy: The Movie

The Edward Amet Award for Best Short Film: 

Jury Awards: 
Best Narrative Feature:
The Traveler

Best Documentary Feature:
El Inmigrante

Best Comedy Short:
Good Times: Vol. 1

Best Documentary Short:
The Ride Of The Mergansers

Best Local Short:
Trailer Racer

Best Drama Short:

Special Jury Award:
Captain Blasto
for Visual Design

The Door
for Best Score

For the jury awards, instead of simply asking filmmakers to be on the jury, we assembled juries with one each from 5 different categories (filmmaker, critic, musician, film festivals, and fans).

Features Jury: 
John Covert
Bruce Ingram
Brian Owens
Joe Daniels
Jeff Goodman

Shorts Jury: 
Joe Swanberg
Dann Gire
Bryan Wendorf
William Flegal
Carol Milazzo


Lake County Film Festival March 2-6 brings suburbs dozens of otherwise unavailable films – Reel Chicago – Feb 20, 2006