Steve Weiss of No Festival Required is the man behind most of the quirkiest film screenings in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Chances are if you're watching a documentary, an experimental art film or a selection of shorts outside of a festival environment here he's the man who's promoting it. His main home nowadays is as the programmer for Film Bar in downtown Phoenix, which is a gem of a venue for indie film in the valley.
His annual selection of short films has run at the Phoenix Art Museum for years, where the films aren't just interesting, they're also free. Unfortunately this year was the last year for this programme at this venue, but fortunately Steve plans to revive it next year at a new location still to be determined.
Here are all the films shown this year, with film titles linking to my reviews and the IMDb pages added for reference, where appropriate. The films are ordered as per the screening schedule. H is me, D is my better half.
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic
|The Performers||2011||5||5||Bob Miller||n/a|
|Louis Lee||2006||4||4||Steve Weiss||n/a|
|So Who am I Anyway?||2011||5||5||Lisa Wegner||IMDb|
|111° Longitude||2009||5||6||Yuri Makino & Cindy Stilwell||n/a|
|The Grandma's Village||2007||3||4||Dragana Zarevska||n/a|
|Alfred (or the Story of a Wonder Fish)||2011||5||5||Aaron Hobson, Jean-Charles Lehuby and Mathieu Rigot||IMDb|