2016 Shorts

ANOTHER LOVE


Directed by Victor Perez

(UK/2015/19:27mins)

A pregnant married woman struggles to tell a much older man that their affair is over.


ANT EATER


Directed by Majidreza Dehghani Tafti

(Iran/2015/10mins)

The cold relationship between a married couple takes a turn for the better.


BIRTHDAY

Directed by Chris King
(USA/2015/12:30mins)

When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that life ahead for them is going to be a difficult and yet amazing journey.


CHASING THE SUN

Directed by Jeremy Mackie
(USA/2015/12:56mins)

In the middle of an ill-conceived road trip, two siblings bounce between hope and despair while their long-buried family history slowly comes to light.


CI: A TEDD TALKUMENTARY

Directed by Martin Sweeney
(USA/2015/20mins) 

A rockumentary-style all-access pass to the most anticipated TEDD Talk since the Gandhi Hologram in 2003, CI lovingly satirizes Silicon Valley’s deeply sincere love of the self and the seemingly profound.


COURTING LEWIS BAKER


Directed by Richard T. Fields
(USA/2015/14:28mins)

A young man’s journey to reconnect with his estranged father and its impact on his life and love.


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Directed by Gordy Hoffman
(USA/2015/20 mins)

A heartbroken girl spiraling through life stumbles upon the true nature of her existence after stealing the vest off of a service dog.


IMAGINAPPED

Directed by Stian Hafstad
(USA/2015/14mins)

When her imaginary friend is kidnapped, Olivia (8) has to team up with the hyperactive boy next door in order to get him back.


IT HAD WINGS

Directed by Ellen Hemphill and Jim Haverkamp
(USA/2015/10mins)

A widow, alone at home, sees something heavenly and wounded fall into her backyard. In this redemptive tale, the ordinary goes briefly mythic. Kindness becomes what might save us yet.


MAUVAISES TÊTES

Directed by Rebekah Fieschi
(France and USA/2015/15mins)

Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads) is a dark comedy in the spirit of classic MGM and Universal horrors from the 1920s/30s. It tells the story of an odd woman, Jenny, who loses her mind in the search for love and decides to create her own lover.


MI CASA, SU CASA

Directed by Sara Verhagen
(France/2015/14:58mins)

Celine is about to enter a bizarre world full of strange people, but more importantly, an apartment that doesn’t hold the slightest trace of her existence. How can one be certain to be home when everything seems to prove the contrary?


MINISTRY OF GUILT


Directed by Detsky Graffam

(UK/2015/10mins)

The Ministry of Guilt is coming. Confess before it is too late.


MOS

Directed by Scott Brown
(Canada/2015/18:47mins) 

A staunch believer that Enzo was nothing more than a victim of the troupe’s obdurate approach to member conduct, unjustly targeted for simply being his own Mime, Eric Farmer takes to the streets of Vancouver with a camera and a cause: to bring Enzo home.


ON SECOND THOUGHT

Directed by Timothy Voelker
(USA/2015/23:39mins)

Desperate to end his quarter-life crisis, Leroy Alpenvice goes to extreme measures in an attempt to sell his soul to devil. It turns out that with everyone selling their souls these days, he’ll have to take a number and wait in line just.


STACCATO

Directed by Peter McQuinn
(Ireland/2015/22:24 mins)

Thomas Croydon is busy rehearsing for his piano debut. His attention, however, is divided elsewhere – to the young gardener out in the grounds whom he so desperately wants to keep.


THE GOODBYE

Directed by Mike P. Nelson
(USA/2015/17mins)

A screenwriter struggling to complete a ninja script must confront the death of the love of his life in order to move on with his own.


THE IDEAL

Directed by Uldis Cipsts
(Latvia/2015/15:33mins)

A rich rock star spends loads of money to make his young, good-looking concubine ideal. When he realizes he would like her a little smarter, the possibility of a brain transfer comes into question.


THE LAST LINE

Directed by Beverly Tan
(USA/2015/6:35mins)

Josie is a poet who goes back in time to the day she met Howard in her 20s and tells him a story. No matter how much you love someone, is it always meant to be?


THE VISIT

Directed by Shane Andries
(USA/2015/12mins)

A ‘brown’ man with a beard finds himself caught in a dilemma when two men show up to his house looking for answers. Stereotype, victim, or perpetrator? THE VISIT is an upside-down look at present day racial realities.


THE WISH HORSE

Directed by Lisa Ford
(USA/2015/18:44mins)

The story unfolds as we witness Russell, 14, and his 6 year-old sister, Kitty, grow up with a mentally ill parent. When a foal is born on a neighboring farm, Kitty believes the foal is a magical Wish Horse.


ZERO

Directed by David Victori
(USA/2015/29mins) 

A boy and his father are emotionally and physically separated on the day earth intermittently loses gravity. The boy wrestles with his mother’s death while his father desperately tries to find his son as the world rises and collapses around him.


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