SouthSide Film Institute

2023 Films







Andy: A Dog’s Tale directed by Jamy Wheless

2021 | 8 minutes | Animated Short

An uplifting story of how one puppy overcomes a series of obstacles to find his purpose in life.

Balcony Cacophony directed by Quentin Haberham

2023 | 5 minutes | animated short

When a rich lady with a passion for topiary must swap her mansion with lush gardens for a tiny council flat, she finds it difficult to cope with her new neighbour and his strange hobbies.

Beyond the Fringe directed by Han Tang, Costanza Baj, and Giulia Zanette

2022 | 5 minutes | Animated Short

In a quiet evening, an intriguing little paper figure magically emerges from a notebook. At first, it was full of curiosity and excitement. But soon, when the little paper figure suddenly discovers just how small and fragile and alone it is in this big, foreign world, fear sets in and causes it to crumble up. The little paper figure dives into its unconsciousness to discover where it came from and finds the strength to make the tough decision to rip itself from the paper where it came from in order to explore the world beyond. This is a coming-of-age story about leaving home.

Boomerang directed by Rylee Jean Ebsen

2022 | 13 minutes | narrative short

After losing her job, a flailing millennial is forced to move back into her childhood bedroom and navigate life with her dysfunctional parents. Determined to take on a lover, she re-connects with a middle school crush.

Bottle Conditioned directed by Jerry Franck

2022 | 82 minutes | documentary feature

Originally from Luxembourg, Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Jerry Franck explores the small Belgian community where lambic beer—one of the oldest, rarest styles of beer—is made. A cultural heritage almost lost after WWII, lambic is on the rise again today. “Bottle Conditioned” is an intimate documentary that goes beyond the beer and dives deeper into the lives of the people creating it, exploring universal themes of running a multigenerational family business, expanding upon tradition, and meeting expectations from consumers worldwide. The film follows three of the most revered lambic producers at a pivotal point in time, where each grapple with the growing demand for their beers and how it affects their personal relationships.

Boundless directed by David Chai

2022 | 10 minutes | animated short

Come swim with us through the limitless pools of our trans and nonbinary spirits.

Bravo Marcel: The Century Climber directed by Hannes Tell

2022 | 22 minutes | documentary short

Still climbing on the sharp end of the rope at 99 years of age, Marcel Remy is a truly unique climbing super hero of our time that shows us in an incredible way that you are really never too old to achieve your goals in climbing and lead an inspiring life.

Broken directed by Farzaneh Omidvarnia

2023 | 17 minutes | animated short

Everything is peaceful, until an unknown aggressor repeatedly breaks the living room window glass…

Burial directed by Mariel Iezzoni

2023 | 16 minutes | narrative short

Teenage siblings, Jade and Mason, are struggling to care for their terminally-ill mother. Money is tight, insurance isn’t an option, and Pat is suffering. This film begins on the day these two teenagers decide to help Pat with a more merciful death, but the cost is they must deal with what remains.

Campfire directed by Austin Lee Bunn

2023 | 17 minutes | narrative short

A married farmer travels to a gay campground in rural NE Pennsylvania on a quest to find the man he fell in love with 30 years before — and discovers the past is not done with him yet. A narrative/doc hybrid film.

Cat and Moth directed by India Barnardo

2022 | 7 minutes | animated short

A fluffy white cat wants nothing more than to find the most comfortable spot in the universe, but little does she know someone else has their eye on it too.

Cherry directed by Kate Stanley Brennan

2021 | 18 minutes | narrative short

Cherry’s Mum has big dreams for her 7 year old football fan to win the Xtravadance Dance Championship, when a rival encounter has an unexpected outcome.

Corvine directed by Sean McCarron

2022 | 11 minutes | animated short

An eccentric boy has trouble fitting in at school due to his obsession with crows.