2017 Shorts

a battling body

Directed by Laura Ghazal
(France/2016/1:30mins/DC Premiere)

A Battling Body is the story of a fight: a one minute choreography to illustrate a whole life, a young life, hampered by multiple sclerosis , stopped in its tracks by violent and unpredictable outbreaks. A musical and poetic short film to talk about the disease another way.


A Girl Like you

Directed by Massimo Loi, Gianluca Mangiasciutti
(Italy/2016/15mins/USA Premiere)

Aurora and Alba, inseparable friends, are very different from each other. One lives in compliance with the rules imposed by her parents, the other one is independent, free and tries to look mature for her age. One day Alba convinces Aurora to leave for a journey together, towards a secret and mysterious place.


A Peculiar Thud

Directed by Ross Morin
(USA/2016/13mins/DC Premiere)

Billy wakes up in the middle of the night to find a man at his door who wants to come in – and he won’t take no for an answer.


Color of reality

Directed by Jon Boogz
(USA/2016/6mins/East Coast Premiere)

The artistic style of Alexa Meade combined with the choreography of Jon Boogz creates a moving portrait that speaks in powerful protest to the gun violence haunting American society today.


discord of the hyenas

Directed by Alexander Peskador
(Austria/2016/13mins/East Coast Premiere)

Jo, Harri, Nik and Beppo meet on a field to dig up their hidden loot. Their buddy Lenz is missing – they end up digging without his help. At the bottom of the ditch, they discover Lenz’s body instead of the loot they were after.


edith

Directed by Christian Cooke
(UK/2016/15mins/USA Premiere)

Since his wife, Edith’s, death four months ago, Jake has fallen into a life of drinking and isolation. He believes that Edith is haunting him and now she appears in his local pub.


fomo sapiens

Directed by Viktor Hertz
(Sweden/2016/7mins/World Premiere)

A young couple, suffering from the worst imaginable form of “fear of missing out,” decides to take on a tough challenge.


High five, bear hug

Directed by Terra Marine
(USA/2016/9mins/World Premiere)

Juliet seeks comfort from her best friend Luke after a hard break-up.

 


killing the fiddler

Directed by Barak D Barkan
(USA/2016/7mins/World Premiere)

A comedy about Adam, a Jewish man, five minutes before he marries a non-Jewish woman, Vicky Cheung. Just before the ceremony, he is confronted by photographs of his ancestors, who come to life in order to prevent this “unholy” matrimony.


last call lenny

Directed by Julien Lasseur
(USA/2016/12mins/DC Premiere)

Lenny Upton combines euthanasia with his used furniture business to provide suicide assistance to melancholy customers with a death wish. Armed with a briefcase full of weapons and an eye for antiques, he custom designs a personalized death experience for his one-time clients.


masquerade

Directed by Andrew Hawkins
(USA/2017/10mins/World Premiere)

‘Masquerade, A Story of the Old South’ is an uncommon slave narrative, capturing the experience of both African Americans and gay people during this complicated time.


salt

Directed by Diego Freitas
(Brazil/2016/15mins/USA Premiere)

In a big city, a solitary computer technician meets an intriguing man in a website, where people share a strange fantasy. A date is set up, and the night will culminate in an irreversible experience for both of them.


son

Directed by Cyrus Neshvad
(Luxembourg/2016/15mins/East Coast Premiere)

Sébastien, who cannot come to terms with his son being in a coma, begins to question his reality.

 


the beast in the storm

Directed by Ruaridh M. Turner
(UK/2016/9mins/East Coast Premiere)

It is winter, 1985. Darkness falls, a young boy races home through a remote landscape. His Mother, several miles away, receives a terrifying phone call. Armed with only a flashlight and a toy soldier, he must face the dangers lurking in the gathering storm.


The consequence of reliving

Directed by Christien Bart-Gittens

(UK/2016/14mins/World Premiere)

After discovering he has a special ability, a young man must make the most difficult decision of his life.


the evans girl

Directed by Val Jashari
(USA/2016/14mins/World Premiere)

Eliza Evans, a quiet thirteen year old girl learns how to become a woman from her distraught mother who abandoned her two years ago.


the kidnapping of a fish

Directed by Philip A Ramos
(USA/2016/25mins/DC Premiere)

A mild-mannered man is kidnapped and is forced to figure out if his new girlfriend is the cause.

 


the thing about the morning after

Directed by Denise V. Powers
(France/2016/9:05mins/USA Premiere)

The morning after a first night spent together reveals some disconcerting surprises. Accusations fly and expectations collapse. Who will emerge the wiser from this difficult conversation?


thrEsher

Directed by Alex Clark
(Canada/2016/14mins/DC Premiere)

A lone man is terrorized by a masked burglar late one night, but the intruder soon realizes that the man’s house is not what it seems.


vicarious

Directed by Ken Nishimoto
(USA/2016/13mins/World Premiere)

A man must learn to move on in life with help from his ghostly friends.

 


welcome to my world

Directed by Ching Wang
(USA/2016/12:06mins/East Coast Premiere)

The ideal world of a compulsive alienated young man shatter as a spontaneous woman shakes up his everyday routine. A sparkling adventure between Bob, Alex, and Kiddo.


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