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Schedule for Saturday, May 2, 2015

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2:30pm Saturday Afternoon Shorts

7:30pm World Shorts Showcase

10:30pm Late Night Shorts

All-day passes available for $25

(Tickets may also be purchased at McNear’s or Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma)

 

Saturday Afternoon Shorts (2:30pm)

 

TOUGH CASE

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Stefan Perez, USA, 12 minutes

Written, directed, and starring SRJC student filmmaker Stefan Perez, this funny and innovative reinterpretation of the neo-noir film attempts to crack one tough case.

 

A GOOD FEELING

Benoit Rambourg, France, 21 minutes

When a paraplegic archer has a surprising discovery, it’s game on.

 

MEND AND MAKE DO

Bexie Bush, UK, 8 minutes

This beautifully crafted and amusing stop motion features the sentimental journey of an elderly woman named Lyn as she reminisces of wartime love.

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PIGS

Laura Mohai, Singapore, 8 minutes

A young boy with Down’s syndrome attempts to care for a dying piglet and comfort his grieving mother. Beautifully shot, this somber tale won Best Student Film at Palm Springs International Shorts Festival in 2014.

 

THE FAN

Antony Webb, Australia, 18 minutes

Daniel is an ordinary man who leads a lonely life, until the death of his mother brings a strange inheritance and an unlikely friend.

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BEAR

Bård Ivar Engelsås, Norway, 18 minutes

When a solitary hunter has an unexpected encounter with a stuffed teddy bear in the frigid wilderness, the stakes become clear on what it will take to survive.

 

IMPOSTOR

Elie Chapuis, France, 7 minutes

This dark and witty claymation follows a mysterious horned creature as he spies on an unsuspecting family enjoying their evening meal.

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JEAN LOUP WHERE ARE YOU?

Ian Powell, USA, 4 minutes

Local filmmaker Ian Powell delivers a heartfelt story about a little boy yearning for escape.

 
World Shorts Showcase (7:30pm)

 

THE CARDBOARD ESCAPE

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Kendra Goff, USA, 5 minutes

Film Fest Petaluma alumni Kendra Goff returns with fellow student filmmaker Cole Becker in this imaginative short about an unlikely childhood friendship.

 

STUMPED

Robin Berghaus, USA, 10 minutes

Stumped is a stirring documentary about the survival and physical rehabilitation of a filmmaker who suddenly finds himself a quadrilateral amputee. Director Robin Berghaus profiles this well-humored and extraordinary man as we follow him on his triumphant journey to the world of stand-up comedy.

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ME+HER

Joseph Oxford, USA, 12 minutes

Impressively crafted with cardboard, this animated short follows the bittersweet story of Jack as he’s forced to think outside the box to ensure he’s reunited with his beloved Jill. Official Selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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VIVID

Guillaume Foresti, France, 23 minutes

Beatrice and Laurent are having marital problems but the source of their tension might be more than they bargained for.

 

ANXIOUS OSWALD GREEN

Marshall Axani, Canada, 11 minutes

In a desperate attempt to cure his crippling anxiety, Oswald Greene visits a fantastical clinic to have his fate thrown into the hands of a blind nurse, a talking fly, and an eccentric doctor with a knack for rhyming.
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THE TIDEKEEPER

Alyx Duncan, New Zealand, 9 minutes

One night an old seaman dreams a storm into his bed. Starring the filmmaker’s father and inspired by his life, this mesmerizing and surreal short film brilliantly combines elements of live action and stop motion.
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THE ANSWERS

Michael Goode, USA, 9 minutes

The Answers skillfully maneuvers between comedy and heartbreak, examining the afterlife of a man with one regret: lost love. Winner of Best Live Action Short at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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TASTE IN GUYS

Michelle Soyoung Yu, South Korea, 11 minutes

Sunah, a hopeless romantic, goes to the market, night after night, to find a guy with the same tastes as her. Will she find her match?

Late Night Shorts (10:30pm)

 

SUPERHERO HOTLINE

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Miles Levin, USA, 8 minutes

SRJC student filmmaker Miles Levin returns with a clever and funny short that explores a world where superheroes not only exist but have a hotline where you can summon them for help.

 

D-24

Wooseok Shin, South Korea, 8 minutes

This thought provoking short takes place in the year 2072, where a lonely man seeks companionship after seeing a TV commercial for android wife model D-24. But will the product live up to his expectations?

 

 

GHOST TRAIN

Lee Cronin, Finland/Ireland, 16 minutes

Once a year, estranged brothers Michael and Peter make a reluctant pilgrimage to the old fairground where their friend Sam went missing three decades ago. This time, Michael has a secret to confess.

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FINGERS

Michiel ten Horn, Netherlands, 10 minutes

Wickedly funny and not for the faint of heart, high school mathematics teacher Bernd learns his student’s morals, values, and thoughts on sexuality are quite different from what he thought they were.

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8 BULLETS

Frank Ternier, France, 13 minutes

This feverish and suspenseful mixed-media animation follows a grief-stricken French expat desperately seeking vengeance against a red haired man in Taipei who smells of fried fish. Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival.

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KEKASIH

Diffan Sina Norman, Malaysia, 9 minutes

Kekasih, meaning lover or lovers, tells the story of a botanical professor desperately searching for a way to preserve his wife after death. Captivating and challenging, this unusual sci-fi romance is packed with surprising and stunning visuals.

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HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME

Ben Aston, UK, 11 minutes

A film filled with stunning special effects and containing elements of romance, humor, and even a little bit of horror, this original tale chronicles the story of an ordinary man who decides to take his skin off for his girlfriend.
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LEGACY

Grzegorz Jonkajtys, USA, 2 minutes

In 2030, patrolling alien spaceships follow a powerful radio signal to Earth, but what will they find?

 

I’M YOU, DICKHEAD

Lucas Testro, Australia, 12 minutes

A man travels back in time to convince his 10-year-old self to learn guitar so he can get more action with the ladies, but time traveling is not without its repercussions.