Sunday, July 17, 2011

2011 YoungCuts Film Festival Selection: Send Me To Babylon

2011 YoungCuts Film Festival Selection
Send Me To Babylon

The YoungCuts Film Festival is pleased to announce that it has selected Jeremiah James's short film Send Me To Babylon as one of our Top 100 International Short Films for 2011. The film is also shortlisted for consideration as Best Teen Film.

Living in a Post-Material World


The Official Final Deadline of the YoungCuts Film Festival was June 15th. 

We are in the process of finalizing our Top 100. 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.

This week, we will be announcing some of our favourite Teen films leading to the announcement of all the films that will play in our Teen screening. 

Announced so far as Best Teen films:
Francesca Abbondanza-Bergeron's Switching Worlds  


Send Me To Babylon
Jeremiah James

Directed and Written by Jeremiah James

Send Me To Babylon is a compact little story in the Oh Henry tradition dressed in the bloody rags of a post-apocalypse Zombie story.

Done with economy and minimal but real effects, the film is a great example of what Teen filmmakers can accomplish especially when they limit their canvas.


Runtime: 3 min: 12 sec
Completion: November 2010
Country of Origin: USA (Texas)
Synopsis: Only a few humans remain... Who will survive?

Filmmaker Bio: Jeremiah James is a senior at Cypress Ranch High School in Houston Texas. He is hoping to study cinematic arts at USC, UT or FSU. He is the director of Cornerstone Cinema.

Filmmaker Age: 17

Looking for a Meal

The 2011 YoungCuts Film Festival will begin on Thursday, September 29th. Screenings will be at the Guzzo Spheretech beginning on Friday, September 30th. The Teen Screening will be on Friday September 30th at 1PM. This will be a free screening presented as part of Les Journées de la Culture (Culture Days). The screening will end with presentation of the award Best Teen film. Stay tuned for details on how to enjoy the amazing films that we will be presenting including Send Me To Babylon!

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