11:30am - GUNS AND GUITARS - A MUSICAL TRAVELOGUE (India): Guns and Guitars track the journey of the director Bidyut back to his root - northeast India. The 8 northeastern states connect with the rest of the country with a mere corridor of 21 km in breath at places, but shares more than 4500 km of international borders with 5 different countries Filmed as a travelogue, this musical quest brings to light the positive influence of music emanating from the youth living in this region, which is crippled by state and non state violence for the last half a century. The journey finally culminates on the celebratory night of 24th May with Bob Dylan’s birthday concert, organized by the legendary northeastern musician Lou Majaw for the 41st consecutive years, where all the 8 rock bands with whom we interacted earlier participate. With guitar in their hands and songs of life and hope on their lips, these youngsters are truly instrumental in changing the northeastern canvas of despair and anguish into one of hope and peace, much like how Bob Dylan operated in the America of 60s, torn by civil rights movements & Vietnam War.
1:15pm - MUMPSIMUS AND HALCYON DISCORD (United Kingdom): If you are a young person experiencing mental ill health and homelessness, life is far from a walk in the park.This film explores the connections between mental health and homelessness, challenging common misrepresentations in the media. Using the medium of the spoken word, the film questions whether we can ever view issues such as these in an objective way.Rolf, a first-time filmmaker, has experienced mental health issues and homelessness and wants to draw from these and use film to challenge our understanding of both.
6:15pm - DARK ROADS 79 (Georgia, USA): A horror thriller set in 1979, about a southern rock band known as Dark Roads, who's time in the spotlight has come to an abrupt end. To find a new sound and regain their fame and fortune, they head to a secluded cabin. until they discover that the front man of the band sold his soul for the fame and fortune and now the time has come to collect!
5:30pm - 24 HOUR FILM RACE 2018 FINALIST FILMS
- Do You Still Have Lines (Pennsylvania, USA)
- Dress Up (Texas, USA)
- Escape (California, USA)
- Final Act (Florida, USA)
- Get a Clue (California, USA)
- Here Be Dragons (Georgia, USA)
- Love? (Florida, USA)
- Protection (Florida, USA)
- Recess (Canada)
- The Making of The Clue (California, USA)
- Time Is Now (Canada)
- Tired (Colorado, USA)
- Tom Cat (California, USA)
- Two Guys, One Thumb (England)
- Walking Distance (Texas, USA)