10th annual Dam Short Film Festival to screen “Validation” again

Kurt KuenneAwards, Festivals, Films, Screenings

The Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, NV will be screening Validation again this weekend as part of a series of retrospectives they’re holding for the 10th anniversary of the festival;  Validation won Best Comedy and Audience Award-runner up in 2008.  For those local, Validation screens Saturday, Feb. 15th at 3:30 PM in “Retrospective B: 10 Years of Comedy” …

“Validation” benefactor Launa Boston passes away

Kurt KuenneFilms, Milestones

We are saddened to report the passing of Launa Boston of Lee’s Summit, MO, a benefactor of Kurt’s work who made the short film Validation possible.  Launa saw Kurt’s short film Rent-A-Person at a film festival, listened to his Q&A, and based on nothing more than that, contacted him to say she’d like to help pay for his next short film, knowing …

“Shuffle” wins Best Picture at Garden State

Kurt KuenneAwards, Festivals, Films

Shuffle opened the Garden State Film Festival on Friday night before an enormous crowd at the historic 1600 seat Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ, then went on to win the prize for Best Narrative Feature on closing night of the festival!  It also played to sold out crowds this weekend at the Cleveland International Film Festival as part of …

Kurt to receive retrospective and Director’s Spotlight Award in Cleveland

Kurt KuenneAwards, Festivals, Films, Screenings

Kurt is being honored this weekend with the Director’s Spotlight Award at the Cleveland International Film Festival, where they will be showing a retrospective of his work around Shuffle.  Previous recipients of the Director’s Spotlight Award include John Sayles, Todd Solondz and Frieda Lee Mock.   His films screening are Shuffle (2011), Dear Zachary (2008), Drive-In Movie Memories (2001, preceded by Rent-A-Person, Validation, Slow and The Phone …