Boston International Film Festival

SESSION 29
Thursday, June 12, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

The Girl Who Told Her Secret to the Tree  – 3min
An old Chinese tradition advises those burdened with secrets to leave a secret behind by telling it
to an old tree in the forest. Through this tradition, 'The Girl Who Told Her Secret to the Tree'
explores the character of the forest in mythology and folktales. Throughout the lore of countless
cultures, the forest takes on a life of its own. The characters are ambiguous, anonymous and
universal. This story is told in silhouette, effacing the details of the individual story while exploring
the expressiveness and mystery of forest tales. The mythical Girl interacts with the forest--as
another character--in an environment that blends live action and paper cut-outs.
Director: Eve Lebwohl


The Forest Flooded with Ink – 7min
When your hopes call will you answer or will you repent. A young artist, Jim, experiencing a recent
breakup attempts to sort out his artistic and romantic desires when realizing he has been given the
powers of a abnormal pen, by an unknown source, to bring into reality whatever he decides to
conceive, draw and sign. His curiosity with this powerful gift causes him to come face to face with
the unknown source, a dark and demented painter bent on releasing Jim of his given power and
possibly his soul.
Director, Producer, Writer: Nicholas Santos
Collaborator: James Ludlow


Full Stop Hilltop – 11min
When the water mysteriously stops, a man is forced out of his daily routine to examine his life. He
revisits his past to consider the places and moments that shaped him. But in a constantly shifting
world, these memories have lost the meaning they once had. Have the places changed or has he?
What can these places tell him now – and do they always say the same thing? It’s time to pack a
bag and head for higher ground.
Director, Producer, Writer: David Baeumle
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Hannah’s Ride – 14min
Coming of age film about a girl caught between two worlds: the open landscape of a horse farm,
where she confronts physical danger, male sexual aggression, jealousy, and her own ambition; and
the confining suburban environment, where she struggles with her mother's expectations of beauty
and propriety.
Director, Writer: Anne Loyer


Fratelli Breaks – 17min
Carmine Bianco is a bookie in Jersey. His little brother, Guy Bianco, still runs the family bakery in
the North End of Boston. Their relationship is almost at an end . However, on this day, Easter, one
day a year, Carmine returns home to his little brother to celebrate the memory of the man who
taught them life lessons outside the Church and inside the bar...and to play some pool. It's 9 ball.
10,000 dollars--all in. First to 10 wins.
Producer, Executive Producer, Co-Director, Co-Writer: Alex Scigliano
Co-Director, Producer, Co-Writer: Marcus Scigliano
Producer: Doug Shineman


Division – 100min
After their wedding, Michael and Catherine happen to live in the same house with Carol,
Catherine's mother, who kicked out her father long ago.  As days go by, this young couple will learn
how life can turn into a true saga.  When the conjugal doctrine is kept silent to favor talks from the
heart of a third person.  What is the fate of a marriage when a third character comes to play with
falseness and persuasion.
Filmmaker: Anrino Destinoble