2007 LCFF

In our fourth year we showed 18 feature films and 78 short films. We had screenings at the Libertyville Civic Center, The American Legion Hall, & Libertyville High School.

Documentary Features:
51 Birch Street (d. Doug Block)
Abel Raises Cain (d. Jenny Abel & Jeff Hockett)
An American Opera (d. Thomas McPhee)
Downtown Locals (d. Robin & Rory Muir)
Hello Again Everybody: The Harry Caray Story (d. Noel Gimbel)
High Score (d. Jeremy Mack)
Plagues & Pleasures On The Salton Sea (d. Christopher Metzler & Jeff Springer)

Narrative Features:
A Great Disturbance (d. Benjamin Shull & Andrew Davis)
Eve Of Understanding (d. Alyson Shelton)
Fate, Twisted Simply (d. Steven Coulter)
The Girl (d. Jake Jarvi)
In Memorium (d. Amanda Gusack)
The Karaoke King (d. Dan Mackler & J. J. Ruscella)
Midlothia (d. Bill Sebastian)
Military Intelligence & You (d. Dale Kutzera)
The Pacific & Eddy (d. Matthew Nourse)
Pirates Of The Great Sale Lake (d. Eric Nelson)
Pope Dreams (d. P. Patrick Hogan)
The TV Set (d. Jake Kasdan)

Narrative Short Films:
30 Seconds (d. Robert Hoover)
A Little Light (d. Ben Zlotucha)
A.W.O.L. (d. Jack Swanstrom)
Absolute Zero (d. Alan Woodruff)
Aesop’s Diner (d. Cara O’Shea)
An Open Door (d. Crystal Us)
The Auteur (d. James Westby)
Battle Of The Album Covers (d. Rohitash Rao & Abraham Spear)
Cabbie (d. Donlee Brussel)
Checking In (d. Steve Gelder)
Climactic Death Of Dark Ninja (d. Peter Craig)
Chrysanthemums: The Word (d. Toby Roberts)
The Detention Teacher (d. Ben Weeks)
Divorce Lemonade (d. Justin Hayward)
Eddie’s Winning Date (d. Julia Radochia)
Egg (d. Benh Zeitlin)
ESC (d. Zachary Brewster-Geisz)
Exit (d. Glynn Beard)
Fall Free For All (d. Jake Jarvi)
Fast Money (d. Jerry Chan)
The Father, Unblinking (d. Ziggy Attias)
Filthy Food (d. T. Arthur Cottam)
Glacier Bay (d. Douglas Moser)
Home For Good (d. Todd Tinkham)
I Love You, I’m Sorry, I’ll Never Do It Again (d. Keith Snyder)
I’m A Big Brother (d. Marty Shea)
In Search Of… (d. Alyson Yester Shelton)
In The Tradition Of My Family (d. Todd Davis)
The Job (d. Jonathan Browning)
Joy Meal (d. Mathijskes Geijskes)
K-7 (Christopher Leone)
Lemonade Stand (d. John Moore)
Les Pages (d. Charles McGuire)
The Lonely Lights, The Color Of Lemons (d.Benjamin M. Piety)
Moosecock (d. Will Hartman)
The Morning After (d. Casey Walker)
My Lovers Moods (d. Jack Newell)
Nevel Is The Devil (d. Peter Craig)
Occupied (d. Christian Filek)
Oculus (d. Mike Flanagan)
P.M.S. – A Period Piece (d. Angie Piccirillo)
Performance Anxiety (d. Scott Stamper)
The Planning Lady (d. Marty Shea)
The Pre-Nup (d. Marty Weiss)
Promise (d. Brian McQuery)
Puppet (d. Patrick Smith)
Remission Impossible (Ken Hegan)
Rosa (d. William Olsson)
Stop! (d. Mathijs Geiskes)
Story Of Bubbleboy (d. Sean Ascroft)
Tells (d. Jack Newell)
They’re Just Words, Just Their Words (d. Jake Jarvi)
Under My Skin (d. Vito Lapiccola)
Vacant (d. Brian McQuery)
Wine Bar (d. Christian Remde)

Documentary Short Films:
Bathwater (d. Kris Williams)
Bicycle Messengers (d. Joshua Frankel)
Black Dogs Can’t Jump (Gorman Bechard)
Kabuku Rides (This Is It) (d. Terry Kinney)
One Man’s Trash (d. Link Neal & Rhett McLaughlin)
The Cole Nobody Knows (d. Clay Walker)
The Force Among Us (Work In Progress) (Christian & Cortney Macht)
The Giving (d. Mary Firth)
Tall Tales & Big Lies (d. Dano Johnson)
Tour De Donut: Gluttons For Punishment (d. Steve Kelly & Jim Klenn)
Ulbert (d. Declan Ryan)

Music Videos:

Back Together – Citizen Cope (d. Paul Dektor)
Everything But You – Glen Phillips (d. Matthew Ward)
Get On Down – Tarka Groove Experiment (d. Colin Gardiner)
Gone – Bill Madden (d. Andrew Watson)
iv. 6 – Beeple (d. Mike Winkelman)
Man Is A Monkey – New York Dolls (d. Dano Johnson)
The Owl – I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness (d. Emmanuel Ho)
Silver Lining – Andrea Coller (d. George Green)
SPAT – Cut Chemist (d. James Reitano)
Swing One – Hot Club Of Detroit (d. Anthony Ernest Garth)
Team Queen – Triple Creme (d. Leah Meyerhoff)

2007 was the first year we had the “Cinema Obscura” Room, which showed older films that wouldn’t normally be screened at the festival. For the first year it was $2, but it was later turned into a free room. In 2007 we screened:

2006 Lake County Film Festival Award-Winning Short Films
Alma (d. Ruth Leitman)
Earth To Farquar (Work-In Progress) (d. Tony Andrules)
Waiting For The Man (d. John Covert)
With You (d. Jason Christiansen)

As if all that wasn’t enough, we also had a staged reading of the feature screenplay QWERTY, which eventually became an award-winning film.

Jury Awards:

Best Feature Documentary: Abel Raises Cain
Best Feature Narrative: The Pacific And Eddy
Special Jury Award For Comedic Achievement: Military Intelligence & You

Best Comedy Short: The Pre-Nup
Best Drama Short: Glacier Bay
Best Local Short: The Planning Lady
Best Short Under 10 Minutes: Divorce Lemonade
Best Student Film: The Detention Teacher
Best Cinematography: An Open Door

Special Award For Outstanding Achievement In Documentary: The Giving
Special Award For Outstanding Acting Team: K-7
Special Peed My Pants Award: Oculus

Audience Awards:
The Daniel Chapp Award For Best Narrative Feature: Midlothia
Runner Up: Pirates Of The Great Salt Lake
The Edward Amet Award For Best Narrative Short Film: The Job

Ten Highest Rated Short Films:
1) The Job
2) Absolute Zero
3) Cole Nobody Knows
4) K-7
5) Wine Bar
6) Cabbie
7) Glacier Bay
8) The Morning After
9) Battle of the Album Covers
10) Occupied

Documentary Feature Jury: 
Dan Kolen
Ruth Leitman
Joe Pacheco
Robert Loerzal

Narrative Feature Jury: 
Sean Hagan
Tony Andrules
Brian Owens
Hank Sartin

Shorts Jury: 
John Cover
Steve Coulter
Dann Gire


Lake County Film Festival March 8-12 focuses on indie films; fewer venues centered in Libertyville – Reel Chicago – March 1, 2007