top of page
Facebook-Portrait-Fence-Sitters_edited.png

SELECTED FILMS

2024 FenceSitter Film Festival

 

Thursday, April  18, 2024 - 7 PM

Screenplay Competition

Beach Shorts,

Written by Curtis JL Medina
Tristian & Roddy are queer youths who met online and now, upon meeting in person for the first time, must come to grips with their deep affection for each other on a romantic walk around a beach town in South Carolina. Each of their single straight parents are trying to strike a romance with each other at the same time, causing Roddy & Tristian to
consider whether its worth hurting their parent's romance for what seems like something
too special to pass up.

Coat,

Written by Tira Olkdari
Terry returns to their suburban hometown for a family wedding. After a year in art school, they intend to keep their recently realized, nonbinary identity private from family. When their old youth pastor shows up to officiate, they are faced with the choice of opening up to their concerned father, or letting the dysphoria eat at them from inside.


Infinity Care,

Written by Autumn Karen
A mother and her three year-old-daughter with disabilities connect in tender, ordinary
moments through an extraordinary futuristic service that defies corporal limitations.

Lost Equinox,

Written by Hyten Davidson
When a search party for a missing girl draws an unexpected visitor looking to cover her tracks, she must look to a compassionate park ranger for an escape.

 

Plants 4 Sale,

Written by Heather McDonald

A girl attempts to sell plants on the streets of NYC, but her bitterness and past get the better of her as she decides who is worthy of them.

 

Rutgers University - Documentary Showcase - with Live Q&A

Friday, April  19, 2024 - 4:30 PM

Yolo (5 Minutes)
Boyish (19 Minutes)
Instant Ramen (9 Minutes)
I Wish You Knew (8 minutes)
There It Was Then It Was Gone (12 Minutes)
The Doc Is About None Of These Things (9 Minutes)
How To Have Your Own Art Gallery (7 Minutes)
Sympathetic Magic (2 Minutes)
The Rise of Frang (2 Minutes)
Vulnerabilities (4 Minutes)
Safe Staffing Saves Lives (12 Minutes)

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 11:30AM

Bygones, Pennsylvania
When his prejudiced older brother returns home for the first time in a year, Quinton must decide between pulling his older brother out of bigotry, or saving his younger brother's
life.


 

Breast Poster.jpg

Breasts - The Miracles, Mysteries & Myths

(Documentary short)

Last Girls Trip Connecticut

Three life-long middle-aged friends set off on the last of their many girls’ trips, to find that a huge favor is about to change their lives and challenge their bond.

Enter Poster.jpg

Enter the Room

(Narrative short)

Enter the Room

(Narrative short)

A young adult is visited by his brother, Jeremy, who needs a place to stay as he settles into his new city. The two polar opposite personalities begin to clash as Jeremy's presence poses a threat to Brian's way of life. Bad blood, stemming from a traumatic past event reveals the shocking truth of the brothers' current situations, as Brian struggles to differentiate between reality and his worst nightmares. Directed by Harry Waldman

BOC Poster.jpg

A Box of Chocolates 

(Narrative short)

A Box of Chocolates 

(Narrative short)

Ron has the opportunity to land a role on the next big streaming series! He just has to nail the audition. To get into character, Ron makes a reckless decision and loses a piece of himself he never thought he'd lose… Directed by Cris Thorne

BOC Poster.jpg

A Box of Chocolates 

(Narrative short)

A Box of Chocolates 

(Narrative short)

Ron has the opportunity to land a role on the next big streaming series! He just has to nail the audition. To get into character, Ron makes a reckless decision and loses a piece of himself he never thought he'd lose… Directed by Cris Thorne

Poster 598f1280ef-poster.jpg

Enter the Room

(Narrative short)

Valentine Crush

(Narrative feature)

A roller derby woman gets in a little over her head when she meets her number one fan. The film is filled with twists and turns enough to keep you guessing. Directed by: Jamie Wede

Poster 598f1280ef-poster.jpg

Enter the Room

(Narrative short)

Valentine Crush

(Narrative feature)

A roller derby woman gets in a little over her head when she meets her number one fan. The film is filled with twists and turns enough to keep you guessing. Directed by: Jamie Wede

Saturday - 2pm

MallMan1.jpg

The Mall Man

(Narrative short)

The Mall Man

(Narrative short)

“Death of a Salesman” goes to the mall in this darkly comic satire of American consumerism and the fading status of shopping malls in contemporary society. In “The Mall Man”, a shopping mall manager undertakes a marathon session of wheeling-and-dealing in a last-ditch effort to bring life back to his failing mall Directed by Dustin Morrow

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 3.50.28 PM.png

Egress

(Narrative short)

Egress

(Narrative short)

A young Swiss couple, eager to buy their first house, learn that the prior owners might not be ready to sell even though they may not even be alive. Directed by: Andy Lee

LeonardiPoster.jpg

Leonardi’s Jewel of Wonder

(Narrative short)

Leonardi’s Jewel of Wonder

(Narrative short)

It's 1930. Two runaway carnies steal a fortune teller's jewel only to find out it's cursed. This gorgeous two person film builds tension and pathos all while sitting around a campfire. Directed by Maxwell C. Blackriver

Displaced2.jpg

DIS
PLACED

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced (Narrative short). The sounds and tension of the city are uncomforting for those who are lost and alone. In life, we find solace in the strangest places that can alter the rest of our perception, even if it but for a moment. This film is a manifestation of that feeling over the course of one night into a day. Directed by Kyle Alister Berdin

Sara1.jpg

SARA

Sara

(Narrative short)

Sara

(Narrative short)

A young dance instructor must deal with a group of obnoxious teenagers bent on disrupting her class. Can she stand up to the bullies before losing her students? Directed by Jake Wichansky, & Holden Zuschlag

Displaced2.jpg

DIS
PLACED

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced (Narrative short). The sounds and tension of the city are uncomforting for those who are lost and alone. In life, we find solace in the strangest places that can alter the rest of our perception, even if it but for a moment. This film is a manifestation of that feeling over the course of one night into a day. Directed by Kyle Alister Berdin

Displaced2.jpg

DIS
PLACED

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced (Narrative short). The sounds and tension of the city are uncomforting for those who are lost and alone. In life, we find solace in the strangest places that can alter the rest of our perception, even if it but for a moment. This film is a manifestation of that feeling over the course of one night into a day. Directed by Kyle Alister Berdin

Tied Poster.jpg

Tied

(Narrative short)

Tied

(Narrative short)

In this film from Korea, Sungwon longs to be a musical theater actor, but failed audition after failed audition has left her in a financially dire position. Desperate and alone, feeling that the whole world doesn't understand her, she finds an old book in a quiet cafe and leaves a message of her pain and despair inside. Directed by G-Hey Kim

Displaced2.jpg

DIS
PLACED

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced (Narrative short). The sounds and tension of the city are uncomforting for those who are lost and alone. In life, we find solace in the strangest places that can alter the rest of our perception, even if it but for a moment. This film is a manifestation of that feeling over the course of one night into a day. Directed by Kyle Alister Berdin

Saturday 4:30 pm

Displaced2.jpg

DIS
PLACED

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced (Narrative short). The sounds and tension of the city are uncomforting for those who are lost and alone. In life, we find solace in the strangest places that can alter the rest of our perception, even if it but for a moment. This film is a manifestation of that feeling over the course of one night into a day. Directed by Kyle Alister Berdin

Displaced2.jpg

DIS
PLACED

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced (Narrative short). The sounds and tension of the city are uncomforting for those who are lost and alone. In life, we find solace in the strangest places that can alter the rest of our perception, even if it but for a moment. This film is a manifestation of that feeling over the course of one night into a day. Directed by Kyle Alister Berdin

Displaced2.jpg

DIS
PLACED

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced

(Narrative short)

Displaced (Narrative short). The sounds and tension of the city are uncomforting for those who are lost and alone. In life, we find solace in the strangest places that can alter the rest of our perception, even if it but for a moment. This film is a manifestation of that feeling over the course of one night into a day. Directed by Kyle Alister Berdin

Saturday 7:00pm An Evening With Reshma Shetty

Reshma Shetty

Shetty was cast as Priya, the female lead in the national tour of the Broadway musical Bombay Dreams in 2006. She also acted in the Off-Broadway play Rafta Rafta. She was a cast member on the American TV program Royal Pains portraying physician assistant Divya Katdare.

Shetty was also an occasional guest-panelist on the Fox News Channel satire show Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld. She starred as Queen Angella in the Netflix reboot She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. She is also the face of Dove moisturizer bar in India.

April 21 - Sunday 11:00am

Bunco Poster.jpg

Wanderers of the Mind

New Jersey

Wanderers of the Mind

New Jersey

Wanders of the Mind explores the ideas and outreaches of the unconscious and its dance with the conscious mind. It's a fluid presentation of the past and present, death and rebirth, and purity and flaw- through two characters represented by a singular person.

Screen Shot 2023-09-04 at 8.22.03 PM.png

The Man from Granada

(Narrative short)

The man from Granada

(Narrative short)

An actor must win the lead role in "The Man From Granada" stage play to capture the heart of the actress he loves. Directed by David Musolf

Screen Shot 2023-09-07 at 5.46.10 PM.png

Can I grow Old

(Narrative short)

Can I grow Old

(Narrative short)

Lyrical and heartbreaking, this short tells the brief story of a man who is facing death speaking his last words, wondering what could have been but never will be. Directed by Terrance Leon George

ReaganPoster 3cc3546130-poster.jpg

Reagan

(Narrative short)

Reagan

(Narrative short)

Ben proposes to his fiancee, Maggie, but things get complicated when he tries to reconnect with his estranged sister, Reagan, to invite her to the wedding. Growing pains, holding on, and letting go are the name of the game in this short drama. Directed by Daniella Bonafede & Nick Spina

Limbo Poster.jpg

Limbo Laugh Factory

(Narrative short)

Limbo Laugh Factory

(Narrative short)

In a small comedy club, a group of comedians are showcasing themselves at an open mic night. There is an unusual amount of pressure on each one to be funny tonight...but we soon realize that tonight, there is much more at stake than just making people laugh. Tonight, being funny is a matter of life or death. Directed by Joshua Nelson

Limbo Poster.jpg

Limbo Laugh Factory

(Narrative short)

Limbo Laugh Factory

(Narrative short)

In a small comedy club, a group of comedians are showcasing themselves at an open mic night. There is an unusual amount of pressure on each one to be funny tonight...but we soon realize that tonight, there is much more at stake than just making people laugh. Tonight, being funny is a matter of life or death. Directed by Joshua Nelson

Limbo Poster.jpg

Limbo Laugh Factory

(Narrative short)

Limbo Laugh Factory

(Narrative short)

In a small comedy club, a group of comedians are showcasing themselves at an open mic night. There is an unusual amount of pressure on each one to be funny tonight...but we soon realize that tonight, there is much more at stake than just making people laugh. Tonight, being funny is a matter of life or death. Directed by Joshua Nelson

April 21 - Sunday 2:30 pm

Flint Poster.jpg

Flint

(Documentary short)

Flint

(Documentary short)

Early New York City graffiti writer and documentarian Roberto "Flint..." Gennari, has the opportunity to cement his legacy in the art world half a century later. Directed by Raul Barquet

Hay Poster.jpg

The making of Hayride to Hello

(Documentary short)

The making of Hayride to Hello

(Documentary short)

A behind the scenes look at what one film lover will do to make a horror film on his family farm. With friends and family pitching in, the film illustrates how film can bring people together.. Directed by Alex Djordjevic

Adios Poster.jpg

Adios Music Village

(Documentary short)

Adios Music Village

(Documentary short)

Adios Music Village honors the legacy of Jose 'Joe' Rodriguez the founder of Music Village, the first Latino music shop that opened in 1975 in the North Ward of Newark, NJ. The weekend before Music Village closed up shop, Joe gathered with his family, friends, musicians, DJs and loyal customers to reminisce, to celebrate his iconic legacy in the City of Newark, New Jersey and to say adios to Music Village. Directed by Donna Roman-Hernandez

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

BirnhamPoster.jpg

Birnham Woods

(Narrative short)

Bygones (14 minutes) Pennsylvania

When his prejudiced older brother returns home for the first time in a year, Quinton must decide between pulling his older brother out of bigotry, or saving his younger brother's life.

BirnhamPoster.jpg

Birnham Woods

(Narrative short)

Bygones (14 minutes) Pennsylvania

When his prejudiced older brother returns home for the first time in a year, Quinton must decide between pulling his older brother out of bigotry, or saving his younger brother's life.

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

April 21 - Sunday 4 pm

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

Screen Shot 2023-09-03 at 4.34.56 PM.png

Laundry Etiquette

Laundry Etiquette

(Narrative short)

Red Wine Drive (86 minutes) Oregon

Red Wine Drive is a compassion-driven human narrative film, set in 1979. A young nurse working in a mental institution forms a risky friendship with a patient that shares a similar condition to her lost brother.

Cinema Seats

Come Join Us

October 27-29, 2023

​5 Mine Brook Rd | Bernardsville,NJ 07924

Get Tickets
bottom of page