Short Films

ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ HEADS

DIRECTOR(S): Adam Roffman

USA / 8.16 mins

Howard Hankins is a builder and an entrepreneur. He has 42 giant busts of the Presidents of the United States decaying on his Virginia farm.

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12:00 - 2:01 PM

DOCUMENTARY

BLACKFACE

DIRECTOR(S): Shanrica Evans

USA, Alabama / 10 mins

Minstrel actor Henry Roberts becomes the victim of a hate crime in his small southern town due to a tragic case of mistaken identity.

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2 - 3:39 PM

NARRATIVE

CELLS OF BALDWIN COUNTY

DIRECTOR(S): Mindy Keeley

USA, Alabama / 17.36 mins

This is a documentary film about a childhood cancer cluster in Baldwin County, Alabama and the families who are trying to make sense of it all.

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2 - 3:39 PM

DOCUMENTARY

CROISSANT

DIRECTOR(S): Marius Conrotto

Spain / 6.29 mins

Two strangers in the same bed. The best way to start a new relationship begins with the breakfast.

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12:00 - 2:01 PM

NARRATIVE

CUERDAS

DIRECTOR(S): Pedro Solis Garcia

Spain / 10.52 mins

This short film was the 2014 winner of the Goya award for “the Best Spanish short film animation.”

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12:00 - 2:01 PM

ANIMATION

I’VE JUST HAD A DREAM

DIRECTOR(S): Javi Navarro

Spain / 7.25 mins

Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.

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12:00 - 2:01 PM

NARRATIVE

IN THIS WORLD

DIRECTOR(S): Kelly Creedon

USA / 15 mins

Vosiey is a triple threat: an actor, singer and comedian, destined to perform sold-out shows in LA. But first he must make it through the challenge of being 15.

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12:00 - 2:01 PM

DOCUMENTARY

JINXED

DIRECTOR(S): Sam Eather

USA, Alabama / 14 mins

Jason is jinxed when it comes to dating. Attending a party, he quickly realizes how disastrous his jinx can be.

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2 - 3:39 PM

NARRATIVE

JUST A SONG

DIRECTOR(S): Gina Hirsch

USA / 6 mins

When a songwriter shares a new song with his girlfriend, things get a little weird.

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12:00 - 2:01 PM

NARRATIVE

LOOK THE OTHER WAY

DIRECTOR(S): Karl Jahnke

USA, Alabama / 1.40 mins

A bird content with its life is forced to abandon its home due to rising water. He journeys from sanctuary to sanctuary, evading an ecological landscape.

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2 - 3:39 PM

ANIMATION

THE LOT

DIRECTOR(S): Russell Blanchard

USA,LA / 16 mins

A lonely cafe owner befriends an outcast boy while struggling to turn an abandoned lot into a park. Based on a true story.

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2 - 3:39 PM

NARRATIVE

THE PILGRIM

DIRECTOR(S): Ida Overdijk/Maarten Olthof

The Netherlands / 29 mins

Dutch Buddhist monk Maarten Olthoff walks 1500 miles from the Netherlands to Italy. He passes through 6 countries to arrive, after 3.5 months, in the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. The film is the basis for a fundraiser to benefit Nepal education in Nepal after the horrendous 2015 earthquake.

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12:00 - 2:01 PM

DOCUMENTARY

PLAN B

DIRECTOR(S): Sara Gonzalo

USA / 5.36 mins

This documents visual artist Caro Hill as she creates a piece, from its first to last stroke. Hill cracks her creative world open, allowing us to understand an artist’s need to make art, despite any obstacle

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2 - 3:39 PM

DOCUMENTARY

SILENT WAR

DIRECTOR(S): Joel Gretsch

USA / 13 mins

A young, emotionally broken woman, after following her father into military, is assaulted by her commander and the institution itself.

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2 - 3:39 PM

NARRATIVE

SING FOR YOUR SUPPER

DIRECTOR(S): Mu Sun Run

UK / 16 mins

In a totalitarian world where one only eats as well as they can sing, a man must overcome his bout of laryngitis, if he ever wants to eat again.

FRIDAY

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12:00 - 2:01 PM

NARRATIVE

SOLITUDE

DIRECTOR(S): Adam Sutherland

USA, Alabama / 17 mins

After the passing of his father, Charlie inherits a sailboat he hasn’t seen since childhood.

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2 - 3:39 PM

NARRATIVE

SOME KIND OF QUEST

DIRECTOR(S): Debi Blizard

USA / 10.53 mins

75 minutes from Manhattan sits a sanctuary of mountain ranges, rivers, bustling town centers, bridges and countless inhabitants—all inside a nondescript four-story building.

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12:00 - 2:01 PM

DOCUMENTARY

STICKY NOTE

DIRECTOR(S): Parker Adams

USA / 5 mins

An average day at the office takes a turn for the worse when a worker receives a note to meet with the boss.

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2 - 3:39 PM

NARRATIVE

WATER FROM STONE

DIRECTOR(S): Ben Masters

USA / 8.02 mins

David Bamberger has devoted the past 50 years of his life to restoring an overgrazed and abused Texas rangeland back to its native habitat. The result?

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12:00 - 2:01 PM

DOCUMENTARY