2013 Short Film Selections
The Short Film selections for the 2013 Fairhope Film Festival were divided into four major categories: Animated, Drama/Narrative, Documentary, and Alabama Shorts. Each shorts category was shown in one screening.
Butterflies (16 mins)
“The diagnosis is conclusive – Patrick has butterflies in his stomach.”
Dr. Breakfast (7 mins)
A comedy in which Dr. Breakfast’s soul exits his body, going on a rampage. Two deer take care of him.
Irish Folk Furniture (9 mins)
An animated documentary about repair and recycling in an Irish village.
Night of the Bear (22 mins)
One night in this Swiss fantasy a generous bear takes care of the city’s disenfranchised animals.
(Notes on) Biology (6 mins)
An animated account of an organism adapting to its environment.
The Making of Longbird (15 mins)
The attempts of a young animator as he tries to revive a “legendary” animated character.
To This Day (8 mins)
An internet collaborative project to speak out against bullying.
DRAMA / NARRATIVE
Buttons in the Ground (15 mins)
A child sees the world as it really is…magical.
Curfew (19 mins)
At his lowest point, Richie is asked to look after his nine-year old niece.
Death of Toys (12 mins)
A mother resists her ten-year-old son’s efforts to give up toys.
Ellen is Leaving (15 mins)
As she departs Australia, Ellen makes the decision to gift her boyfriend a new girlfriend.
Misterio (12 mins)
“They say that if you put your ear to the back of his neck, you can hear the Virgin talk.”
Sailcloth (18 mins)
John Hurt plays an elder absconding from a nursing home, ready for his last great journey.
Catnip Egress to Oblivion (7 mins)
Is the feline’s drug of choice harmless kicks or a real addiction?
Good Karma $1 (14 mins)
A lesson of generosity stems from a fascination with collecting homeless signs.
Notes on Blindness: Rainfall (4 mins)
The first in a series dramatizing excerpts from John Hull’s diaries, an insight of his journey into blindness.
Reindeer (4 mins)
An autumn twilight journey to the Lappish wilderness to experience reindeer herding.
Slomo (15 mins)
A documentary about life, philosophy, and slow-rollerblading.
This is Normal (22 mins)
Three stories: successful U.S. businessman; mother in rural Zambia; African well digger. Each are looking for a new life and find it through a hand-drilled water well.
Cahaba River (14 mins)
Alabama residents share their memories and connections to the Cahaba River.
The Dead Man's Number (15 mins)
* AUDIENCE CHOICE SHORT FILM -- 2013 FAIRHOPE FILM FESTIVAL*
An edgy film noir taken from an actual dream.
Visitor to Virgin Pines (13 mins)
Just before Christmas, a middle-aged man visits the mother he doesn’t know. The secrets they trade may be the secret to forgiveness.
World Fair (25 mins)
* BEST SHORT FILM -- 2013 FAIRHOPE FILM FESTIVAL*
New York’s 1939 World Fair illustrated through news stories and oral histories.