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The following films were showcased at our fifth annual festival on May 4, 2013 at the Mystic Theatre.
Local student film directors Kendra Goff and Sullivan Rutherford create an informative short about reducing plastics.
In this beautifully animated documentary, Bastien follows the life of a woman living in the Concordia Research Station of Antarctica.
After a drunken night spent in the arms of a virtual stranger; Eva awakens in his apartment confused and alone. After doing some investigation she finds herself in charge of the man’s little brother, an astute young boy named Leon.
This documentary explores the connection between three Los Angeles artists and their crafts. A custom bike maker, furniture designer, and glass blower explain the importance and cultural need for more handmade products.
Based on the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, this animated short follows the legendary detective C. Auguste Dupin as he struggles to understand the bizarre circumstances surrounding the crimes of Prisoner-X.
This documentary follows the story of fourteen children on a football team as they seek to solve their football mystery and end up teaching an unexpected life lesson to the grown-ups.
This abstract and wonderfully crafted animated short uses Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen to tell the tale of a mans struggle with the metaphysical.
When Turkish emigre hassled by the subway police decides to spare a co-passenger from the same fate, his good Samaritan act may end up changing the course of the their lives forever.
In this beautifully crafted animated short, a 10 year old boy named Rupert Shelley falls madly in love with one of his schoolmates. Heartbroken by her refusal to reciprocate his affection he makes a wish that alters their lives.
Starring the wonderful Judi Dench, this comedic short tells the story of an older woman named Mary who seeks companionship via a social networking site.
This creative and entertaining Phat Brahms music video is directed by two local student film directors Max Prickey & Miles Pepper.
Winner of the BAFTA award for Best Short Film in 2012, this short features Liam Cunningham and Michael Fassbender as two professional safe crackers out to pull off the heist of their lives.
Just one of a series of animated documentaries by Bastien Dubois, this short follows Bastien into the Ivory Coast where he meets a woman who explains the meaning and importance of the fabrics she sells.
Directed and starring Stefan Le Lay, this short tells the story of Etienne, a man frustrated by the bank’s threats to seize his beloved farm. Seeing no other choice, he grabs a gun and decides to take matters into his own hands, although none of it goes according to plan.
In this wickedly funny comedy, a young woman aspiring to become a professional singer moves to Manhattan only to be met by two roommates who find her Minnesota wholesomeness detestable.
This documentary revisits the Minnesota community who supported a mans dream of building a viking ship and sailing it to Norway. Inevitably, the venture becomes the story of legend and binds the tight knit town even closer together.
A wife develops an unhealthy obsession to eels much to her emotionally distant husband’s disapproval. This exquisitely designed short merges animation with live action in an original, surreal, and hauntingly memorable way.
A stranded astronaut runs out of oxygen as two other accidents occur at the same time in different parts of the world. A spacecraft crashes, a soldier is left dying in battle, and a fisherman’s boat collapses. All three stories are equally dramatic as these three men struggle to stay afloat.
This visually stunning short chronicles the story of a boy from a poor Somali village who must decide between piracy and life as a fisherman. Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2013 Academy Awards.
Ma and Pa have found the secret to a long loving marriage. At any cost.
Created by local student filmmaker Jackson Rosenfeld, this blaxploitation comedy features the story of Dow Jones, a black man who battles the oppressive and corrupt industry of Mr. Whitman.
In a remote neighborhood, a young married woman begins to develop strange behaviors after acquiring an unnatural fixation on the foxes that rummage through her yard. This visually stunning film leaves a haunting impression as it explores the landscapes of the paranormal and psychological.
This animated documentary follows Bastien Dubois into the illustrious country of Japan, where he meets a woman who gives him a history lesson on a particular aspect of their fetish culture.
After a nuclear attack, a young married couple is forced to survive in an abandoned government bomb shelter. Starving and desperate they struggle to keep their sanity as their relationship slowly begins to unravel.
After Francois retrieves his daughter from her weekly music session, he spots a striking beauty in the woods and stops to offer her a ride.
A young woman desperately attempts to rectify the damage of an affair which only seems to make matters worse.
This stop-motion animated short features Suzan and Duayne Cleveland, a sexualy dysfunctional couple struggling to regain the passion in their marriage.
When a young woman explores an abandoned Polish Uranium mine she soon finds herself trying to escape after meeting an unsavory guest.
In this cleverly animated short, a tram conductress breaks free from the monotony of her routine by embracing the vibrations of the vehicle and the rhythms of the ticket machine, catapulting a surreal flurry of erotic images.