FILM FEST PETALUMA
SHORTS COLLECTION: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
Sometimes a moment of human connection can profoundly shape our lives.
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UNDER THE LIGHTS
Miles Levin, USA, 10 minutes
Sam, an epileptic teen, heads to prom knowing that the lights will likely cause a seizure.
Alireza Ghasemi, Germany, 14 minutes
Hans, a mediocre actor, is greeted by an Angel of Death an hour before his play’s premiere.
MEANWHILE, AT THE ABANDONED FACTORY...
Michael Cusack, Australia, 16 minutes
A superhero races to save a reporter in this stop motion reimagining of the old cliffhanger serials.
Christopher Graham, Japan/USA, 9 minutes
A mother grapples with the desire to meaningfully connect with her daughter.
NIGHT AND DAY
Peter Anthony, USA, 10 minutes
When a young man comes out to his family, he discovers an uncle he never knew existed.
Russell Sharman, USA, 15 minutes
Wild and untamed feelings emerge as young Will meets Maggie for the first time in this innovative coming of age drama.
FLORA MY DEAR
Dan Janos, USA, 8 minutes
A lesser known episode in the life of San Francisco photographer Eadweard Muybridge is reanimated with his own images and motion studies.
Melody Roscher, USA, 10 minutes
Amidst a racially tense Southern wedding, a biracial bride experiences an unexpected confrontation.