The Film Lounge

The Film Lounge

Episodes

EpisodeSeason6Episode602

Iowa’s only broadcasted film festival returns with 10 films produced by Iowa filmmakers, showcasing stirring documentaries, wistful art films and thrilling dramas. Storytellers share their work and give insight into how their films were made. Plus, go behind the scenes of a CGI short film spectacle...

EpisodeSeason6Episode601

Iowa’s only broadcasted film festival returns with 10 films produced by Iowa filmmakers, showcasing stirring documentaries, wistful art films and thrilling dramas.

EpisodeSeason5Episode502

This eclectic medley of short films includes unforgettable dramas, comedies, documentaries, music videos and art films, all produced by Iowa filmmakers. This season features stories on filmmaking during lockdown and a five-year celebration that visits with past selected filmmakers.

EpisodeSeason5Episode501

This eclectic medley of short films includes unforgettable dramas, comedies, documentaries, music videos and art films, all produced by Iowa filmmakers. This season features stories on filmmaking during lockdown and a five-year celebration that visits with past selected filmmakers.

EpisodeSeason4Episode402

Touching dramas, clever comedies, enlightening documentaries, bold art films by Iowa filmmakers. Filmmakers share behind-the-scenes details on the movie-making process as well as insights into their creative challenges and inspirations.

EpisodeSeason4Episode401

Touching dramas, clever comedies, enlightening documentaries, bold art films by Iowa filmmakers. Filmmakers share behind-the-scenes details on the movie-making process as well as insights into their creative challenges and inspirations.

EpisodeSeason3Episode303

Fictional stories, documentaries, experimental films by Iowa filmmakers.

EpisodeSeason3Episode302

Fictional stories, documentaries, experimental films by Iowa filmmakers.

EpisodeSeason3Episode301

A chilling collection of horror stories developed with cinematic skills and twisted imagination by Iowa filmmakers.

EpisodeSeason2Episode202

Showcasing Lazy Bones, Lazy Bones, Through, Transplanted, Lily and On My Mind, films created by Iowa filmmakers.

EpisodeSeason2Episode201

Showcasing Marike, Hallucination Dream Sequence, Introspect, Atmanous and 1871, films created by Iowa filmmakers.

EpisodeSeason1Episode102

Short form documentaries, experimental, narrative and animated films by Iowa filmmakers.

Films

FilmSeason6Episode602

A Seussian Trip is an art film, more specifically a fashion art film, inspired by the painterly colors of a whimsical garment and the environment that inspired it. Created by Cynthia O’Hern, Katie Jensen and Bruce James Bales, Des Moines.

FilmSeason6Episode602

Debut is a documentary illustrating the hard work of a young man working for years to fulfill a lifetime dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Created by Connor Hopkins, Decorah.

FilmSeason6Episode602

Earth FM is a minimalist, experimental sci-fi film about imaginary science and sonic symbiosis. Created by Philip Rabalais, Fairfield.

FilmSeason6Episode602

Green Witch is an eerie short film that allows us time to rethink our connection with the natural world. Created by Antoinette Lavalle, Des Moines.

FilmSeason6Episode602

The Atmosphere is an experimental new media performance work exploring movement, gesture and presence. Created by Amenda Tate, Des Moines.

FilmSeason6Episode601

Birdsong is an animated contemplation on what it would be like to retire. Produced by Cedar Rapids animator and filmmaker, Paul Huenemann.

FilmSeason6Episode601

Doubt asks how do we rise up when the world has knocked you down? A universal conflict to which everyone can relate. Produced by Fred Ebong, Cedar Rapids.

FilmSeason6Episode601

Frozen Out is a student Academy Award winning experimental short film about the anxieties of dislocation and the desire to move forward from a complicated past. Created by Hao Zhou and Tyler Hill, Iowa City.

FilmSeason6Episode601

Ghost Creek is a narrative reflection of the anxiety, hope and understanding we achieve when our city loses the art, culture and community that make it unique. Created by Benjamin Handler, Iowa City.

FilmSeason6Episode601

Lo/ve is a dramatic study of where true joy and fulfillment lie. Created by Iowa City filmmaker Tempest Mongomery.

FilmSeason5Episode502

The Call from Lucius Pham is a music video that juxtaposes hip-hop artist Teller Bank$’s current state of opulence with flashbacks to past times of economic depression.

 

FilmSeason5Episode502

Welcome to a Better You from Jacob Withers is a comedy about a man who comes to believe that the clone his wife ordered to help around the house is there to replace him.

FilmSeason5Episode502

Filming in a Pandemic​ presents stories of how Iowa filmmakers were able to stay creative during the pandemic.

FilmSeason5Episode502

One Stolen Moment from Michael Runde is a documentary that focuses on four Loras College athletes whose competition schedules -- and athletic careers -- were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

FilmSeason5Episode501

Pressure Pointe from Aleesa Lavrenko is an art film that explores the thrill and motivation of ballet that won top honors at the 2020 Film Lounge Student Challenge.

FilmSeason5Episode501

Salt & Sea from Jack Sarcone is a lyrical film about the solitary life of Gerald, one of the last living lighthouse keepers in Ireland.

FilmSeason5Episode501

Ultra from Bruce James Bales is a high energy documentary that follows Caleb Smith's journey as he skates his way down the California Coastal Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

FilmSeason5Episode501

Enjoy Your Evening from Justin Norman is a comedy about the awkward experience of small talk with a person you feel obligated to endure, regardless of how grating they become.

FilmSeason5Episode501

Hook from William Locker and Stefan Hansen is a music video shot entirely with a 360 camera to create a vibrant party for the eyes.

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About the Show

Celebrate the work of Iowa filmmakers, become acquainted with the region’s vibrant film communities and explore film as an art form in this series featuring short form documentaries and experimental, narrative and animated films.

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