2019 Narrative Shorts

Annex

Directed by Tommy Nagle
UK, USA / 2018 / 12:48 mins

A family drama, shot in a series of single-camera one-take vignettes, but seen through the point of view of a drone helicopter (piloted by a young boy), all against the background of a global catastrophe.


Commuter

Directed by Sam Casscells
USA / 2018 / 9:32 mins

Two estranged high school classmates run into each other on their way home from work, and form an unlikely bond amidst dire circumstances.


Focus

Directed by Radheya Jegatheva
Australia / 2018 / 3:39 mins

A lone girl studying in her room encounters a sinister creature which only appears when she has her glasses on.


How to live your life correctly

Directed by Xindi Lou
USA / 2018 / 20:35 mins

Ming is a Chinese teen disillusioned by the rules of society and is forced to question, once and for all, who she is and where she belongs.


In Her Image

Directed by Nikoloz Kevkhishvili
Georgia / 2018 / 20 mins

A desperate mother descends deeper into the labyrinth of virtual reality, willing to sacrifice everything to rescue her son from a familiar kidnapper.


Jingle

Directed by Eric Wang Schwager
USA / 2018 / 9:13 mins

Bishop has never met a stage he does not like and seizes an opportunity to show Jeff a thing or two. But does the tune change when it is Jeff’s home turf?


Regulation

Directed by Ryan Patch
USA / 2018 / 10:53 mins

In the near future, a young social worker travels to a small community to administer behavior-modifying ‘patches’ that guarantee happiness for the wearers.


Roadside Assistance

Directed by Ali Matlock
USA / 2018 / 20 mins

A vacationing couple’s plans are cut short when they encounter car troubles, and while trapped in an unfamiliar environment, secrets from the past are revealed.


Sorry for your Loss

Directed by Lauren Bair
USA / 2018 / 8:38 mins

A short comedy about a woman awkwardly navigating her sister’s funeral.


Synesthetic Symphony

Directed by Jorge Rojas
Mexico / 2018 / 24 mins

Lana could find an easy way to become a great musician when she meets Mickey, a blind girl who seeks to form a band and maybe find love.


The Desecrated

Directed by John Gray
USA / 2018 / 7:48 mins

A young morgue attendant encounters an unwelcome visitor.


The Funeral Dancer

Directed by Natalie McMahon
Germany / 2018 / 9 mins

“Jazz” works as a funeral entertainer which has become one of the best paid jobs in a world. Expectations are high, morals are low. While Jazz tries to entertain the mourners, she is forced to face severe problems of her own.


The Program

Directed by Michael Elliott Dennis
USA / 2018 / 14 mins

A down and out store clerk discovers a series of self-help videotapes.


The Scorpion’s Tale

Directed by Jhosimar Vasquez
USA / 2018 / 22:18 mins

Greed, revenge and death all impact one another in this taught crime drama. Nothing is what is seems.


The Very Beginning Mind

Directed by Guo Peng
China / 2018 / 17 mins

Wang Bing, who had been singing the opera for twenty years is now making a living in collecting old appliances. He returns to the stage, but everything is not as his imagined.


Unknown Contact

Directed by Isabelle Doll
France / 2018 / 15:19 mins

Sandra returns to her home in a quiet little suburb. She sees the disturbing silhouette of a man watching his house from the street.


Voice

Directed by Takeshi Kushida
Japan / 2018 / 10 mins

A lonely man becomes fascinated with a shadow that appears on his apartment’s wall.


What Here Needs Love?

Directed by Daniel Antebi
USA / 2018 / 12:35 mins

A father and daughter untangle a tragedy from their past. The resilience of their love binds them and this fractured narrative together.


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