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.

EXTRA SAUCE

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.

AIDA

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.

ANIMAL

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.

WHITE WEDDING

Melody Roscher, USA, 10 minutes

Amidst a racially tense Southern wedding, a biracial bride experiences an unexpected confrontation.