Thursday Night Shorts
Thursday @9pm | Scruffy City Hall
EVO | Animated Short | Adolfo Aliaga | Spain
A strange character finds a mysterious ark safely kept for centuries. The ark holds the legacy of a lost civilization with highly advanced technology.
Fireproof – Sweet Years | Music Video | Brandon Langley | USA- Tennessee
Frolic ’n Mae | Narrative Short | Danny Madden | USA
After being excluded from her cousin’s party, 10 year-old Mae creates Frolic out of ink and cardboard, then Frolic creates mayhem. An incredibly innovative hybrid of live action and animation.
Inside Out – The New Electric | Music Video | Stuart Brennan | Canada
Silence | Narrative Short | Dejan Mrkic | Australia
A sensuous portrait of a young musician who begins to tackle the fragility of her own identity when her hearing starts to fade into a seemingly muted existence.
Last Call Lenny | Narrative Short | Julien Lasseur | USA
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. All sales are final in this darkly comic film that examines the value of life and used furniture.
The Lighthouse | Animated Short | Simon Scheiber | Netherlands
The tale of a lighthouse keeper’s surprising discovery that pulls him out of his monotonous daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory. Made up of over 14,000 photographs, The Lighthouse is a neo noir stop motion animation crafted by two hands over the course of 7 years.
The Other Side | Documentary Short | Griselda San Martin | Spain
Deported musician Jose Marquez and his daughter Susanna have been separated for almost 15 years, but meet every month on either side of the US-Mexico border wall.
* This Modern Man is Beat | Narrative Short | Alex Merkin | USA
Based on a short story by Fawzy Zablah, our story takes place in the post 9/11 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment. Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife.
* Student Film
Friday Night Shorts
Friday @9pm | Scruffy City Hall
Blue | Narrative Short | Albert Madaula | Spain
Night falls on a small music bar and Verena Ruiz is getting ready to go on stage. Everything is ready for the beautiful singer but the night can reveal the most disturbing face of humanity.
Breaking Point – Peter Bjorn and John | Music Video | Daniel Howlid | Norway
Cab Elvis | Documentary Short | Andrew Franks | USA
Dave Groh, a cab driver who dresses like Elvis, finds himself not only in a battle with the city of Seattle but also with Elvis’s dark side.
Devil’s Masquerade – Skytown Riot | Music Video | Jacob Boyd | USA – Tennessee
Cold Storage | Narrative Short | Thomas Freundlich | Finland
A short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.
Everyday Yeti | Narrative Short | Motke Dapp | USA – Tennessee
Tired of being invisible to most people all her life, a woman uses unorthodox methods to be seen.
Mermaids – Floyd Shakim | Music Video | Daniel Howlid | France
Revelation – the City of Haze | Animated Short | Mao Qichao | China
In a dystopian future, a young boy grows up dealing with the dangers and destruction that surround him. In the city, dissent is brutally extinguished, and life seems worthless. Highly polished animation and an epic world.
The Evil | Animated Short | Carlon Hardt | Brazil
A lovingly crafted collage and cutout stopmotion film that explores the loss of innocence and seduction by the forbidden…
Saturday @1pm | Scruffy City Hall
A Perfect Vacuum | Narrative Short | Becca Johnson | Canada
Four walls and an abusive owner stand between this tiny robot vacuum cleaner and his quest for adventure.
Change | Animated Short | Isaac Kerlow | Singapore
Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.
Disney Cartoon Camera | Documentary Short | David Bossert | USA
Hosted by acclaimed historian Leonard Maltin, Disney Cartoon Camera tracks the history of animation cinematography — from the origins of crude “down shooters” to the first multi-plane camera fashioned out of old car parts, to the latest digital camera capture systems — through the eyes of the camera operators and technicians.
Lawn | Narrative Short | Matthew Fisher & Kevin Ray | USA – Tennessee
When his wife tells him she’s pregnant, sad sack Lionel embarks on an odyssey to reclaim the life that got away from him — and it starts with an overgrown yard.
*Lion Dance | Animated Short | Tim Pattinson & Zheng Kang | USA
A romantic visual poem exploring the theme of serendipity, set during a traditional Asian parade in which a highly acrobatic dance is performed to bring good luck.
Parade | Animated Short | Digna van der Put | Netherlands
Six fanfare flute players on parade meet a dizzying array of characters in this visually sumptuous exploration of uniformity.
Spinning – The Fuzzy Crystals | Music Video | Justin Possenti | USA
Strawberry Cheesecake – Plajia | Music Video | Patrick Pleau | Canada
*Urban Audio Spectrum | Student Film | Marina Schnider | Germany
The urban landscapes of Berlin come alive with music in this sophisticated visualization of sound.
*Wishing Box | Animated Short | Wenli zhang | USA
Derek the pirate and his monkey sidekick have finally found a treasure chest after years of sailing. When they discover that the chest grants wishes, things get out of control pretty quickly.
Woman with an Editing Bench | Narrative Short | Karen Pearlman | Australia
Inspired by the woman who edited “Man with a Movie Camera” (1929), “Woman with an Editing Bench” reveals the personal impact of Stalin’s censorship of cinema on a woman navigating politics, bureaucracy and the impetuous outbursts of collaborators to create something beautiful despite the odds.
* Student Film
Sunday @2pm | Scruffy City Hall
12:58pm | Narrative Short | Kate Phelan | USA
Meg locks herself out of her apartment after moving her car. Meanwhile, her three year old is upstairs.
*A Love Story | Animated Short | Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara | UK
In this BAFTA-winning stop motion film, two creatures fall in love, weaving a colorful world together. But when darkness threatens to consume one of them, the other must fight to keep them together, or risk being torn apart.
Boomerang | Animated Short | Steven Vander Meer | USA
The workings of nature and the universe are mystically and whimsically illustrated in this fast paced, gorgeously hand drawn film. Great music and a quirky sense of humor define the beauty of it all.
Fruit | Animated Short | Gerhard Funk | Germany
Rise into being, mature, perish – Fruit tells a creation story. As the animated short film unfolds, it brings forth a play of shapes illustrating the dialogue between two mythological forces – the West and the East. In it the vibrating entities of black and white are constantly being split apart and reconciled by red, in a playful and dramatic choreography of forms and figures.
Harmonious Harlet – Nathan Felix | Music Video | Bill Davis & Nathan Felix | USA
Prelude | Narrative Short | Isaiah Stratton | USA – Tennessee
With the help of an intuitive therapist and the love of a woman that he does not remember, a damaged musician fights through the loss of his memory.
The Tinwife | Narrative Short | Travis Neufeld | Canada
The Stepford Wives meets Blade Runner in this short film. Set in a futuristic 1950s, a woman is imprisoned in an internment facility for unwanted android housewives.
Tethered | Narrative Short | Daniel Robinette | USA
Abandoned by his mother, Solomon is left to live in isolation while abiding by three rules. Having grown accustomed to his routine, he begins to realize the rules may be a hindrance to a life-changing discovery.
Tuesday 10:08AM | Narrative Short | Jane Tattersall | Canada
A homeless man is shot dead by police and a junior inspector with the Special Investigation Unit is caught up in the incident. Unsure of the validity of the official police report, she decides to do her own analysis of the many different video recordings of the shooting. She pieces the story together but it’s not until she deciphers the audio that the full depth of the tragedy becomes clear.
* Student Film