Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Marco Island Center for the Arts Announces Fine Art Film Festival Lineup

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s is set to stream six award-winning short films for the stupendous Fine Arts Film Festival. These selections are all award-winning pieces selected from submissions to festivals under the direction of former Executive Director of Marco Island Center for the ArtsLynn Holley. As owner and curator of International Fine Arts Film Festival and 3-Minute Film Festival Holley has hand-picked six of the top films for Marco Island Center for the Arts to stream live to followers on October 28 at 5:30 PM. 

This Fine Art Film Festival will begin with an introduction by Lynn Holley and will be followed by six short films. The films slated for this streaming festival are as follows.

Still from “Blank Canvas.”


Blank Canvas (USA) 

  • Fine Art Film Festival Santa Barbara Director’s Choice Award 2019 

A solo dance that shows the shifting of a colorless world to a world full of colors through dance and music. Its mission is to inspire creativity.


Still from “Pillars of Light.”

Pillars of Light: The Art of Jeremy Gardiner (United Kingdom) 

  • Fine Art Film Festival Santa Barbara Best Documentary 2016 
  • Finalist, Blow Up Chicago Arthouse Film Festival 

This short film portrays Gardiner’s research and inspiration, as he sets out to visit the lighthouses of Devon, Dorset, and Cornwall in the Southwest of England.


Still from “Train to Quinling.”

Train to Quinling Animation (USA) 

  • Festigious International Film Festival 2020 Animation and First Time Director Winner 
  • Five Continents International Film Festival 2020 Winner Audience Award and Winner Best Screenplay Short Film 
  • Independent Shorts Awards 2020 Winner Platinum Award Best Animation Short 
  • IndieFEST Film Awards 2020 Winner Award of Excellence Animation and Women Filmmakers 
  • IndieX Film Festival 2020 Winner Outstanding Achievement Award Best Animation Short 
  • Los Angeles Film Awards 2020 Winner LAFA June Award  
  • Oniros Film Awards 2020 Winner May Monthly Edition Best Animation and Nominee Best of Year Best Animation 
  • Top Shorts Film Festival 2020 Winner June Award and Honorable Mention: Animation 

A Middle-Eastern traveler gets lost on a train in China with no one else but a Panda! She must learn to communicate with him in order to find the adventure she was looking for in an unexpected way.

Still from “63.”

63 (United Kingdom) 

A video-poem about isolation. This is a story of an art installation at sea in the United Kingdom.

Still from “Journey.”

Journey Animation (USA) 

  • Official Selection Chinese American Film Festival 2018 
  • Official Selection Queen Palm International Film Festival 
  • Official Selection ASAFA San Francisco 2018 
  • Official Selection NYU CSSA Gala 2018 
  • Semi Finalist Los Angeles Cinefest 2018 
  • Best Animation 3 Minute Film Festival 2017 
  • Platinum Award Mindfield Film Festival Los Angeles 
  • Finalist Montreal International Animation Film Festival Animaze 2017 
  • Semi Finalist Hollywood Screening Film Festival 2018 
  • Official Selection Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2018 
  • Official Selection Delta Moon Student Film festival 2017 
  • Official Selection Lift Off Film Festival Global Network 2017 

A three-eyed boy takes a lost young ghost on a celestial journey on their way to heaven to meet up with his parents.

Still from “The Jam Project – Long Train Running.”

Long Train Running (USA) 

An award-winning dance film with an all-male tap-dancing cast set to the memorable Doobie Brothers’ song. 

The films will be shown in the order as listed. Marco Island Center for the Arts will begin streaming this live to their Facebook and YouTube pages on October 28 at 5:30 PM.


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