SECS Fest 2018 Guest List & Premieres

It seems that every day, we hear that more of those involved in creating the fantastic shorts and features that were selected for SECS FEST 2018 are planning to attend. Most are only planning to attend the exhibition of their own work, but a few are planning to spend the whole weekend at the festival.

Here’s a short list of attendees-

Having so many excited filmmakers and cast members in attendance gives the rare opportunity for a Q&A session at nearly every screening, time permitting.

This year, the festival is also proud to announce that quite a few have decided to premiere their new films at SECS Fest 18.

World Premieres

North American Premieres

  • Goodbye (A True Story) (d. Ezio Maisto, 8 min, Italy, 2018) – Closing Program
  • The Sixty Nine Club (d. Rob Eagle, 21 min, United Kingdom, 2018) – Closing Program

USA Premieres

  • ISVN: Io Sono Valentina Nappi (d.  Monica Stambrini,  50 min, Italy, 2018) – ISVN Feature Program
  • Piety (Naya Pascula “The Outdoor Cat”, 14 min, Spain/Germany) – Sex Work Shorts
  • Tom X (d. Arthur Borrow, 15 min, France) – Sex Work Shorts
  • Unbridled (d. Marcus Quillan & Simon Christopher, 11 min, United Kingdom, 2018) – Closing Program

So if catching the films that have yet to screen anywhere else is a priority, our closing shorts program is populated with mostly premieres. And if having an opportunity to see the filmmakers in person talk about their work, most of our screenings will have at least one filmmaker in attendance.


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