Saturday, July 2, 2011

2011 YoungCuts Film Festival Selection: Carny

2011 YoungCuts Film Festival Selection

The YoungCuts Film Festival is pleased to announce that it has selected Kevin Lonano's short film Carny as one of our Top 100 International Short Films for 2011. The film is also shortlisted for consideration as Best USA Film.

The Head Carny


The Official Final Deadline of the YoungCuts Film Festival was June 15th. While we will only announce our full selection of our Top 100 around July 15th and while there is still an opportunity for films that we haven't received yet to trickle in after the deadline, we thought that we would begin announcing some of the films that we know will be included in our Top 100.

These won't be announced in any kind of order and they should not be interpreted as any kind of ranking, just that we have all the material for this particular film and that we do consider it one of the Top 100 short films by filmmakers 25 and under that we have seen (and will see) out of more than a thousand films that we have screened from more than 30 countries.


Kevin Lonano

Directed by Kevin Lonano
Written by Kevin Lonano and Hisham Amer

Carny stakes its tent somewhere between Tod Browning's Freaks, a colour 1950's EC Comic drawn by Ghastly Graham Ingels and a waking nightmare inspired by 70's Hammer Horror films.

Most films about magic acts, carnies and the circus, place value in accepting your appearance and in skill over looks. The interesting thing about Carny is that is explores the dichotomy between that philosophy and the entertainment philosophy that newer is better, younger is better.


The Trial

Runtime: 11 min : 02 sec
Completion: December 2010
Country of Origin: USA (New York)
Synopsis: The Psycho-Fugue Circus executes one of their own for murdering the Headline act.
Filmmaker Age: 21


The 2011 YoungCuts Film Festival will begin on Thursday, September 29th. Screenings will be at the Guzzo Spheretech beginning on Friday, September 30th. Stay tuned for details on how to enjoy the amazing films that we will be presenting including Carny!

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