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Kickstarter funded film 'Fool's Day' wins best short at Cleveland film festival

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After successful showings at the Tribeca, Omaha, and Vail film festivals, Fool's Day, by Cody Blue Snider, was the audience's favorite short film and won the audience choice award for best short entry at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Check Cleveland.com's March 31 report on all the film festival winners. Here's a link to the Fool's Day trailer.

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This film may not have been made without funding from Kickstarter, the internet site that lets anyone with a good idea pitch to potential investors. See the film's Kickstarter pitch for ideas on how to use the internet to get projects funded.

Fool's Day is a dark comedy about kids in an elementary school class who, on April 1, put everything imaginable into their teacher's coffee. As soon as she drinks the brew, the teacher's head explodes. The fourth graders attempt to dispose of their teacher's decapitated body before their local police officer arrives to lecture them about staying off drugs and out of gangs. The film is funny because the kids are somewhat believable and there are a few surprises during the film's short duration. The film does not try for realistic special effects: the teacher's body is obviously a mannequin and the blood from her exploding head is clearly fake, which keeps the story light. Audiences can't help but laugh. See it when you get a chance.

Cleveland International Film Festival announced Fool's Day as the short film favorite on March 30, just in time for April Fool's Day.

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