Joedance Film Festival Announces 2021 Films For August Festival

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Joedance Film Festival, which for the second consecutive year is making a strategic pivot in wake of COVID-19, will present a virtual festival of 25 short films selected for the Joedance Virtual Film Festival, August 5-7, 2021.

Joedance Virtual Film Festival will stream Thursday-Saturday (Aug. 5-7), 7:30-10:30 p.m., and Saturday afternoon, for student films, 2-3 p.m. Tickets, which start at $30 (students screenings Saturday afternoon) and $30 (individual evening screenings) and $100 (all-access passes), can be purchased through the following link on the Joedance website.

https://www.joedance.org/tickets

The 2021 Joedance Virtual Film Festival selections, which consists of films from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, are as follows:

This is the running order of films each night. The start times include a brief Q & A session with the filmmakers from the previous film. *Films are suitable for mature audiences only.* Films will be available to view for 24 hours from the 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. start times.

Thursday, August 5th:

7:30 p.m.: Opening Remarks

Film 1: The Casserole Brigade (12:27) (Director B. Rain Bennett, Durham, N.C.)
Film 2: Liar (9:25) (Director Brady Jacquin, Asheville, N.C.)
Film 3: The Hunt (8:10) (Director Rachael Silberman, Cary, N.C.)
Film 4.: Grave Talk (10:40) (Director Andrew Huggins, Harrisburg, N.C.)
Film 5: Strays (21:00) (Director Jerry Keys, Statesville, N.C.)

Film 6.: Time After Time (3:47) (Director Travis Karr, Charlotte, N.C.)

Friday, August 6th:

7:30 p.m.: Opening Remarks

Film 1: LIV (12:59) (Director Eden Lee, Indian Trail, N.C.)
Film 2:  REAL (5:00) (Director Maria Forsythe, Austin, Texas)
Film 3: Gift (8:26) (Director Vince Eisenson, Silver Spring, Md.)
Film 4: …And Then the Darkness (13:30) (Director Andrew Huggins, Harrisburg, N.C.)
Film 5: The Session (4:39) (Directors John Mancuso, Matt Fore and Jordy Whetsell, Johnson City, Tenn.)
Film 6: The Perfect Shot (1:20) (Director Jeremy Camp, Pasadena, Calif.)

Saturday (afternoon), August 7th (Student Films):

2:00 p.m. Opening Remarks

Film 1: You Know His Name (9:58) (Director Clarke Phillips, Greensboro, N.C.)
Film 2: Tiger Blanket (7:19) (Director Caro Knight, Huntersville, N.C.)
Film 3: Jazmin (12:37) (Director Jo Hatcher, Raleigh, N.C.)
Film 4: Annie’s Voice (13:35) (Director David Smith, Franklin, Tenn.)
Film 5: Ruby Days (16:00) (Director Noah Wong, Burlington, Mass.)
Film 6: Mundance (4:34) (Director Abby Davenport, Charlotte, NC)
Film 7: Origin (5:31) (Director Katherine Sisak, Denver, N.C.)

8:00 p.m.: Opening Remarks

Film 1: Peggy (12:00) (Director Justin O’Neal Miller, Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
Film 2: Writer’s Block (19:58) (Director Daniel Hamby, Charlotte, N.C.)
Film 3: The Astronaut (9:58) (Director Joey Connolley, Wilmington, N.C.)
Film 4: Possessive Nature (4:00) (Director Rachael Silberman, Cary, N.C.)
Film 5: The Deal (11:47) (Director Jeremy Carr, Charlotte, N.C.)
Film 6: Fishermen (0:34) (Director Daniel Leon, Thousand Oaks, Calif.)

Joedance offers three different ways to view the Virtual Festival:

Joedance Film Festival Virtual Passes
August 5-7, 2021
Evening Screenings (start time 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday Afternoon (start time 2 p.m.)

Individual Evening and or Student film tickets
$30 Individual Passes:

●      Thursday August 5 Virtual Pass
●      Friday August 6 Virtual Pass
●      Saturday August 7 Virtual Pass (Student Film Afternoon)
●      Saturday August 7 Virtual Pass

$100 All Access Passes for the 12th Annual Joedance Film Festival

All Access Passes

●      Thursday August 5, Friday August 6, Saturday August 7 (Student Film Afternoon), Saturday August 7

PATRON DONORS
3 Patron Donor Packages- $1,000, $500, and $250

Giving Level: $1,000

●      Name listing on Joedance Film Festival website as “Patron Donor”
●      Name listing within Joedance Film Festival program as “Patron Donor”
●      Name listing on Joedance Film Festival video scroll marquee within the Festival Run of Show

6 All Access Passes for the 12th Annual Joedance Film Festival, August 5-7, 2021
Giving Level: $500

●      Name listing on Joedance Film Festival website as “Patron Donor”
●      Name listing within Joedance Film Festival program as “Patron Donor”
●      Name listing on Joedance Film Festival video scroll marquee within the Festival Run of Show

4  All Access Passes for the 12th Annual Joedance Film Festival, August 5 – 7, 2021
Giving Level: $250

●      Name listing on Joedance Film Festival website as “Patron Donor”
●      Name listing within Joedance Film Festival program as “Patron Donor”
●      Name listing on Joedance Film Festival video scroll marquee within the Festival Run of Show

2 All Access Passes for the 12th Annual Joedance Film Festival, August 5 – 7, 2021

Joedance, which includes the annual film festival during the first full weekend in August and related events year-round, honors the memory of Joe Restaino by raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research at Atrium Health Levine Children’s. The family chose a film festival to honor Joe Restaino because of his love of movies.

Joedance supports research and clinical trials for pediatric sarcomas, blastomas and brain tumors.

To date, Joedance has donated more than $255,000 to Atrium Health Levine Children’s in 10 years, including $50,000 in 2020.

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