Fool’s Day

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Fools DayShort Film from United States

Length: 20 minutes
Screens: Friday, February 28: Block 3

Directed By: Cody Blue Snider
Produced By: Alex Kurze, Jennifer Joelle Kachler, Mike Daum

Fool’s Day is a dark comedy about a 4th grade class that pulls an innocent April Fool’s prank on their teacher… .with disastrous results. Fearing jail time, they set out to cover up their crime before their D.A.R.E. officer shows up for his weekly lesson.

At only 23, Cody Blue Snider is an international award winning filmmaker. He shot his very first film Lakota, earning him a scholarship to the School Of Visual Arts in Manhattan. At 19, Snider directed, edited, and wrote his short drama All That Remains, winning awards internationally. His music videos have each been hailed as one of the year’s best metal videos. Snider is currently writing two feature screenplays. Cody is represented by WME.

Awards Won
2013 Tribeca Film Festival – Nominated for Best Narrative Short
2013 Palm Springs International Shortsfest – Audience Favorite
2013 Traverse City Film Festival – Founder’s Prize and Audience Award, Best Narrative Short
2013 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival – Grand Prize, Best Comedy Short
2013 Long Beach Film Festival – Best Short Film
2013 Oldenburg Film Festival – Nominated Best Short Film – German Independance Award
2013 Edmonton Film Festival – Wedgie Award for Best Comedy
2013 Reggio Film Festival – Special Mention by International Jury, Audience Jury Award, Sound Special Award, Special Mention from the Selecting Staff of Reggio Film Festival
2013 Cinestrange Film Festival – Best Short Film – Deep Red Radio Audience Award
2013 Bend Film Festival – Best Short Screenplay
2013 San Jose Film Festival – Best Comedy
2013 Washington West Film Festival – Audience Award – Best Short Film
2013 Austin Film Festival – Juror’s Award, Best Narrative Short
2013 Fresh Takes – Best In Fest

Fool’s Day was included in the top trailers of 2013!

Fool’s Day is #1 on the film industry poll for favorite film!

Fool’s Day is now Academy Award qualified.


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