SouthSide Film Institute

2014 Screenings

A Brony Tale | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Brent Hodge
2014 | USA | 80m
Born of internet mecca 4chan, the “Brony” phenomenon is a flourishing community of adult, mostly straight, male fans of the children’s cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Brent Hodge’s funny and illuminating documentary surveys the members of this surprising subculture, framed by the journey of Ashleigh Ball, one of the show’s voice actors, embracing her unexpected fan base.

A Day in the Life of a Bathroom Mirror | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: Phil Hawkins
2014 | UK | 9m 00s |
The reflective life of a bathroom mirror – his love, lust, loathings and longings – all in one day.

A Film Is A Film Is A Film | Documentary Short | Doc Block 1
Directed by: Eva von Schweinitz
2013 | USA | 17m 00s
Digital projection is taking over the movie screens world wide. As the material of celluloid film slowly disappears from her workplace, the director, who has worked as a movie projectionist for more than 10 years, embarks on an investigation into what makes film special. Is it just nostalgia? Is there a connection between how we watch movies and how we see the world? She starts bleaching, painting and scratching film in order to find answers and accompanies Roger Getzoff who has likely fixed every film projector in New York’s movie theaters over the course of the last 40 years on his trips. These days, he is being called by the very same houses to take out those still-functioning machines and replace them with digital equipment. A Film Is A Film Is A Film is a personal look into a changing profession and a visceral portrait of a vanishing material.

A Noontime Found | Drama Short | Misc
Directed by: Anthony Delluva
2014 | USA | 3m
On no particular afternoon a woman sits down with a typewriter in search of a moment of inspiration amid crumbling walls and diffused sunlight.

The Apothecary | Documentary Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by: Helen Hood Scheer
2013 | USA | 18m 00s
THE APOTHECARY is a documentary short film about the beloved druggist in a rural Colorado outpost who operates the only pharmacy within 4,000 square miles and navigates a profound divide between his public personal and personal life.

Astigmatismo | Animated Short | Animation Block 1
Directed by: Nicolai Troshinsky
2013 | Spain| 4m 00s |
A boy, having lost his glasses, can only see one thing in focus at a time. His sight gets attracted by the sounds that surround him. He will have to explore a blurry world of unknown places and strange characters.

Awesome Asian Bad Guys | Comedy Feature| Comedy Block
Directed by: Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino
2014 | USA | 52m 00s |
What happened to the actors that played that one Asian villain in your favorite childhood action flicks? Well, it turns out that they teamed up with the National Film Society to avenge the wrongful death of Tamlyn Tomita’s twin sister, Pamlyn, in AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS. Directors Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco assembled the AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS for the very characters that they portrayed on film and what they do best — kick butt. A screwball comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously, AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS is directors Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco’s homage to the actors who played iconic, yet paradoxically nameless Asian villains on the silver screen. This tribute has Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto and George Cheung playing themselves in an almost life-imitating-art caricaturization of their most recognizable roles.

The Bachelor Weekend | Comedy Feature
Directed by: John Butler
2013 | Ireland | 94m 00s
A very modern groom-to-be reluctantly agrees to a bachelor weekend with his urbane friends, wild camping in the great outdoors of the west of Ireland. To their horror they are joined by the bride’s unpredictable brother, an alpha male known as “The Machine” whose explosive personality and wild leadership takes them on a journey they’ll never forget.

Beware of Children | Comedy Horror Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: Ares Ceylan
2013 | Germany | 14m 56s
An unmarried couple believes to have accidentally run over a young boy with their car, but quickly realizes that they have stumbled into a dangerous trap. Their worst fears become reality when children from the neighborhood turn up and start a deadly hunt against the adults.

Black Rock Creek | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Malone Lumarda
2013 | USA | 05m 17s
A young girl takes a mystical walk along beautiful Black Rock Creek.

The Boy and The Bus | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: Simon Pitts
2013 | USA | 22m 45s |
After young Joe’s mother dies in an accident, he and his devastated father find themselves alone after moving to a remote new village.

Brooklyn Unemployed | Dramedy Feature
Directed by: James Arrabito
2014 | USA | 77m 00s
Brooklyn Unemployed is a feature film about a down on his luck comic writer trying to get a comic published and keep his relationship afloat. One bad decision after the next causes him to reassess his life and build the courage to move forward after losing everything.

Bug | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: James Pillion
2013 | USA | 15m 13s |
In early 1990s Los Angeles, a young introvert African-American child from a fragmented family yearns to bring his parents together. Setting out to find his estranged mother, he comes to discover the ugly truth of racial intolerance and the inherent dangers of naivety.

Burnout | Comedy Feature
Directed by: Lydia Hyslop
2013 | USA| 80m xxs |
Ada’s world looks sunny, but her life is turning upside-down. When a vote to legalize marijuana passes, she finds her unusual— and illegal— livelihood suddenly threatened. Her brother Gio urges her to quit her alternative lifestyle and go get a “real” job. Margot, her alcoholic roommate, can’t pay the bills. With both girls strapped for cash, one of Ada’s customers tells her about a money-making opportunity “modeling.” Meanwhile, the barista at the local coffee shop asks Ada on a date, but Ada wonders if she is merely the girl with the drugs to him. Is she just the girl with the drugs to everyone? And what happens if the demand for the girl with the drugs becomes obsolete? Welcome to Ada’s quarter-life crisis.

Burt’s Buzz | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Jody Shapiro
2013 | USA | 88m 00s
“Burt’s Buzz” takes an intimate look at the world of Burt Shavitz, the face and co-founder of Burt’s Bees, exploring his fascinating and unique life. Wise and wry, ornery and opinionated, the reclusive Shavitz is committed to living off the land and keeping true to his humble beginnings despite his celebrity status. The film chronicles Burt’s life as a photographer, beekeeper, and brand spokesman, following his complicated relationship with the company, his fans, and the world around him. Exposing the collision between business and personal values, “Burt’s Buzz” is a compelling and fascinating portrait of this highly idiosyncratic pioneer, and a revealing study of what it means to be a living icon.

Cat Power | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: Craig Colton
2013 | USA | 17m 36s
Silvie’s ex is marrying her sister. Mom tells her to drink it off, Grandma says to find someone new, and her sister demands she put on a smile and lead the toast. Silvie’s pissed…until an orange cat runs in front of her car and sparks an evening of unexpected events.

Clouds | Narrative Short | Misc Block
Directed by: Gilbert James
2011 | UK | 11m 31s |
Living the life of a writer, Irving Walker’s days are filled with distraction, creative torment, lunch, the occasional smoothie and sometimes writing. But only one story holds the key to him fulfilling his dreams of true creativity.

The Congress | Experimental Animated Feature
Directed by: Ari Folman
2013 | USA | 122m 00s
More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

The Dam Keeper | Animated Drama Short | Animation Block 2
Directed by: Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
2013 | USA | 18m 00s |
In a desolate future, one small town has survived because of a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. The dam’s operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning and protect the town, despite bullying from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student, Fox, joins Pig’s class, everything begins to change.

Deep End | Animated Short | if it is a short, block name
Directed by: Bill Plympton
2014 | USA | 3m 34s |
A song about a guy who relishes the experience of sharing a pool with female swimmers. As he gets older, he still enjoys that summer treat.

Drunker than a Skunk | Animated Short | Animation Block 1
Directed by: Bill Plympton
2012 | USA | 3m 30s |
An adaptation of Walt Curtis’s poem, “The Time The Drunk Came To Town And Got Drunker Than A Skunk, or So He Thought.”, about a Cowboy town that torments the local drunk.

Fallout | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Lawrence Johnston
2013 | Australia | 86m 00s
Following the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, internationally acclaimed novelist Nevil Shute prophetically and emotively predicted the devastating impact of nuclear proliferation in one of the most important anti-war novels of the 20th century, On The Beach, in which he depicts the end of the world caused by nuclear war. FALLOUT explores the writing and impulses of Shute’s career and novel, and its adaptation into the famous film shot in Melbourne by Hollywood message director Stanley Kramer. FALLOUT investigates the ambience surrounding Shute’s prophesy of ‘man and machine out of control’ and the mismanagement of nuclear energy and the importance for all of us to be ever vigilant in the post Fukushima age.

Fantasy Land | Experimental Documentary Short | Screening with Fight Church
Directed by: Gabrielle Tillenburg
2013 | USA | 8m 47s
‘Fantasy Land’ is a self reflective essay film that explores the identity of the filmmaker as she searches for a lost memory, hidden somewhere in the magical world of Disney.

Fight Church | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Daniel Junge and Bryan Storkel
2014 | USA | 84m 00s |
Academy Award Winning Director, Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and director Bryan Storkel (Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians) team up with producers Eben Kostbar and Joseph McKelheer (The Hammer) for a feature documentary about the confluence of Christianity and mixed martial arts, including ministries which train fighters. The film follows several pastors and popular fighters in their quest to reconcile their faith with a sport that many consider violent and barbaric. Faith is tried and questions are raised. Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face?

A Fighting Heart | Documentary Feature | Misc Block
Directed by: Des Kilbane
2013 | Ireand | 57m 00s
A Fighting Heart is the epic story of Johnny Kilbane; Cleveland-born boxer, poet, entrepreneur, politician, and the longest reigning World Featherweight Champion of all time. Johnny Kilbane’s life is a rags-to-riches story that begins on remote Achill Island off the West Coast of Ireland, where his ancestors originated, and finishes in Cleveland Ohio, where Johnny Kilbane both entertained and served his community until his untimely death in 1957. The film tells us about Johnny’s tough early life growing up in The Angle on Cleveland’s West side, the rough side of town, his love of vaudeville, his chance discovery as a boxer and his elevation to World Boxing Champion in 1912.. It goes on to trace Johnny’s role in the US Army during the First World War and his impressive boxing career of 142 fights before finally losing the crown to his French opponent in 1923. Equally fascinating is Kilbane’s post-boxing career, which defies the usual rags-to-riches back to rags story that has dominated the narrative of many great sports stars.

Flamingo | Animated Short | Animation Block 2
Directed by: Carl Zitelmann
2013 | Venezuela | 5m
Flamingo is a surreal animated musical about depression and finding happiness again. The main character, represented by a child, embarks on a journey that takes him through an underground world, full of magical characters, which confront him with his emotional troubles.

George Tice: Seeing Beyond the Moment | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Bruce Wodder
2013 | USA | 72m 00s
This extraordinary story of an American master, from his humble beginnings as a child selling paper flowers on street corners to his success creating a deeply-penetrating photographic record of the American experience, follows George as he creates five new photographs from location to darkroom to finished print.

The Gravedigger’s Tale | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Min Young Oh
2013 | UK | 14m 00s |
The gravedigger leads a solitary existence, so far from the living, yet so close to the dead. This is her story. A love story.

Greasepaint | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Daniel Espeut
2013 | USA | 83m 00
GreasePaint is a documentary film by Daniel Espeut that follows Joey Thurmond and his family as they travel around the country performing the art of American circus clowning. The movie resurrects the dying art of clowning demonstrated by Joey’s love for the craft and makes sure that people see the human side of clowning. While the over-arching story focuses on Joey and his ability to balance the business and family life, the viewer also hears from circus performers, old and new, discussing the positive and negative connotations that people have of clowns. The audience sees the backstories of quite a few of the characters including Joey’s rise from professional wrestler, to police officer, to clown. It is about the love of a family and how they manage to live and work together 24 hours a day while following their circus dreams.

Hjem | Documentary Short | Doc Block 3
Directed by: Martina Chamrad and Christoph Kirchner
2013 | Germany/Norway | 46m 04s
What does the term “home” mean for people who find themselves confronted daily with the simultaneous harshness and beauty of life in the Arctic Circle? And what does “home” mean for us? In their documentary, the filmmakers Martina Chamrad and Christoph Kirchner seek answers in Hammerfest, Norway, the northernmost city in the world.

Ice Queen | Narrative Short | Misc Block
Directed by: Rohan Khublall
2012 | USA | 10m 12s
Ice Queen is a story about a faded ice skater who works a dead-beat job at a local ice skating rink. With a past that haunts her, Natalie struggles with the idea of life after fame.

Insomniacs | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: Charles Chintzer Lai
2014 | USA | 14m 43s |
Insomniacs is an emotionally charged, romantic drama about two lost souls connecting through a shared misery.

Jonathan’s Chest | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: Christopher Radcliff
2014 | USA | 15m 00s |
Alex, a sullen and emotionally troubled teenager, goes to bed after having an argument with his mother. In the middle of the night, he is awoken when a stranger enters his room through an open window. This person claims to be his brother, Jonathan, who had disappeared years earlier under mysterious circumstances. As Jonathan reveals the disturbing nature of his disappearance and the reason for his visit, Alex is faced with an unimaginable choice, and finds that nothing will ever be the same.

Junkyard | Animated Drama Short | Animation Block 2
Directed by: Hisko Hulsing
2012 | Netherlands/Belgium | 18m 00s
A man is being robbed and stabbed by a junkie. In the last second before he dies, a youth friendship flashes before his eyes. He and his best friend grew apart, when the latter was being drawn more and more into a misty world of drugs and criminality under influence of a lowlife dealer who lives with his father on the junkyard in their neighborhood.

Kako sam ostao bez krila | Narrative Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: Ivan Tasic
2012 | Serbia/Montenegro | 22m 00s
If we are sown from the same thought, and if our branches have grown towards the same sky, why then were our different words cut off at the roots?

La Donna | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Nicolas Dolensky
2013 | Argentina | 14m 58s
One night. A couple. One guest. A table immersed in alcohol, singing, play. Seduction. Decline. Emptiness.

Last Days in Vietnam | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Rory Kennedy
2014 | USA | 99m 00s
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends. Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.

Lend a Hand | Dark Comedy Short | Misc Block
Directed by: Tyler Falbo
2014 | USA | 6m 57s
Anthony wakes from a night of blacked out drinking…

Le Train Bleu | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Stephanie Assimacopoulo
2012 | France | 17m 50s |
Paris – Gare De Lyon. Helie behaves as a true bounder, Selena, evermore in love, still wants to pick up the pieces. At the bar of ‘Le Train Bleu’, where they stop to have a last drink, neither one cannot imagine what will happen.

Letters on a Record Home | Documentary Short | Screening with Last Days in Vietnam
Directed by: John Kurash
2012 | USA | 5m 48s
Letters on a Record Home uncovers the story of the audio recordings created by soldiers at USO clubs, Gem Blades kiosks, Pepsi Centers and radio stations around the country during WWII. Many soldiers ‘cut’ a record home with well wishes, instructions to children, and reassurances that they would all come home. But not everyone returns from war and these records were, in some cases, the last time their voices were heard. Until today.

Little Girls | Drama Short | Misc Block
Directed by: May Santiago
2013 | USA | 18m 12s |
A teenage film centered around two young women who encounter the gritty realities of life they conveniently choose to ignore.

Marianne | Animated Short | Animation Block 2
Directed by: Richard O’Connor
2013 | USA | 2m 45s
On the verge of professional breakthrough, a young Bertolt Brecht reflects on relationships.

Marilyn Myller | Animated Short | Animation Block 2
Directed by: Mikey Please
2013 | UK | 6m 06s
Marilyn maketh. Marilyn taketh awayth.

Me + Her | Animated Short | Animation Block 1
Directed by: Joseph Oxford
2014 | USA | 10m 00s |
Creating a universe between two small pieces of Cardboard. When Jack and Jill of Cardboard City are separated by Jill’s torrid illness, Jack must think outside the box to assure they will be together again.

Meth: Day 1 | Dark Comedy Short | Misc Block
Directed by: Dan Ballester
2013 | USA | 8m 00s
This film is a dark comedy about drugs, death and demonic possession.

The Missing Scarf | Animated Short | Animation Block 1
Directed by: Eoin Duffy
2013 | Ireland | 7m 00s
Albert the Squirrel makes a startling discovery…an empty space where once his favourite scarf lay. He heads off into the forest only to find everyone else is preoccupied with worries of their own. He helps who he can before moving on but never seems to get any closer to his goal . Ultimately, Albert’s problem is put in perspective by the friends he helped and the problems they faced and overcame together.

Mont Blanc | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Gilles Coulier
2013 | Belgium| 14m 00s
When an 80-year-old father is declared terminally ill, he asks his son to make a journey together. He wants to see the Mont Blanc for the last time. Soon it becomes clear that the relationship between father and son isn’t ideal. They don’t understand each other. But with the end of his life in sight, the differences get even more obvious.

My Fatherland Vegas | Narrative Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Zvika Nathan
2013 | Israel | 8m 23s
A mysterious traveler arrives in Tel Aviv on a flight from USA. He grabs a cab to visit his sick father, whom he has not been in contact with for 30 years. A surprising, yet interesting, relationship develops between the passenger and the taxi driver during their short ride from the airport to the hospital.

My Sense of Modesty | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Sébastien Bailly
2013 | France | 20m 00s
Hafsia, a student in Art History, is going to have to remove her hijab for an oral exam. She goes to the Louvre Museum to view the painting that she has to comment on.

Notes on Blindness | Documentary Short | Doc Block 1
Directed by: Pete Middleton and James Spinney
2014 | UK | 14m 00s
In 1983, following a decade of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull lost all traces of sight sensation. For the next three years he would keep a diary on audio cassette – over sixteen hours in total – a unique and insightful meditation on memory, consciousness and perception. The diaries were published in 1992 to wide critical acclaim. The neurologist Oliver Sacks described the work as a ‘masterpiece… the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’ The NOTES ON BLINDNESS series is the first time John’s original audio recordings have been heard in public. Encompassing dreams, memory and his imaginative life, the films take a creative approach to the documentary form, excavating the interior world of blindness.

Novemberlichter | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Juergen Karasek
2012 | Austria | 30m 00s
Manuel is nine years old. His parents are divorced and he mostly lives with his mother. But she prefers to take care of her new boyfriend and also his older sister takes every chance to jump on him. With his father all would be much better, but he is always out of time. One night Manuel misses the last bus and an older stranger offers him to give him a ride – the beginning of a dangerous friendship…

OJ: The Musical | Comedy Feature
Directed by: Jeff Rosenberg
2013 | USA | 90m 00s |
Eugene Olivier is a “fairly successful” theater artist living in NYC, where he has spent the last ten years of his life putting on various musicals to rave reviews. After years of creative triumphs, Broadway has lost its luster for him and Eugene longs for the early days when he and his childhood friends would put on shows together back home in Orrville, Ohio. With little thought and no preparation, Eugene decides to move to Los Angeles where he will surprise his two best friends from childhood, Lawrence and Regina, and help them rediscover their now forgotten love for the theater. After pitching them on his brand new OJ Simpson musical, which is loosely based on Othello, Eugene comes to realize that it may not be as easy as he thought to stage the next great American musical.

Olena | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Elżbieta Benkowska
2013 | Poland | 15m 00s
A couple of Ukrainians, Olena and Dima, is travelling to Sweden. Dima’s wallet with her passport gets stolen on a Polish train. A thief throws it through the window. They have to find it before a ferry leaves. The real reason of this trip reveals.

Palace | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Ronaldo Vega
2013| USA | 28m 51s |
Palace, a short film by Rolando Vega, is about how a movie palace in a small town and the power it has to connect with three generations of cinema-goers.

The Persistence of Vision | Experimental Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: Dylan Dyer
2012 | USA | 5m 48s
‘The Persistence of Vision’ is a film about filmmaking, a film that explores the drive to create in the face of difficulty and inevitable disappointment, the creation of a reality that is inherently illusionary, the beauty and magic of filmmaking itself that often remains hidden. It presents a possible facet of the filmmaking experience, related facts, thoughts, and feelings that I wanted to develop into something more, a secret that I wanted to be able to show others.

Peter Piper the Balloon Meister | Documentary Short | Screening with Greasepaint
Directed by: Ulli Gruber
2014 | USA | 6m 36s |
Peter Waldman is a multi talented Artist & Entertainer. Ulli Gruber showcases his two most outstanding talents, glassblowing and entertaining with balloons. This short film also presents the juxtaposition between similar forms in two different mediums. Balloons are a very free, lose and creative process engaging the public, where glassblowing heavily relies on planning, teamwork and concentration on a final vision that is rarely observed.

Pint | Comedy Short| Screening with OJ: The Musical
Directed by: Nic Barker
2013 | Australia | 10m 00s |
Nobody at the wedding likes Jackson. So he probably shouldn’t drink too much…

Rabbit and Deer | Animated Short | Animation Block 2
Directed by: Péter Vácz
2013 | Hungary | 16m 15s
Rabbit and Deer are living happily and careless until their friendship is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension. After an unexpected accident Deer finds himself in a new world, unknown to him. Separated by dimensions the two friends have to find the way back to each other.

The Sad House | Animated Short | Animation Block 1
Directed by: Sofia Carrillo
2013 | Mexico | 13m 00s
The story of a family told through objects found in junk shops and flea markets.

Sausage | Animated Short | Animation Block 2
Directed by: Robert Grieves
2014 | USA | 8m 00s |
Topical issues of food ethics are played out in the simple, but compelling tale of two artisan stallholders. Their idyllic market square is invaded by a slick fast-food vendor, set to steal all their customers. What new methods must these traditional providores invent to battle for their livelihoods? The turf war brings these two kindred spirits together, providing the inspiration for a truly original idea.

Sheltered Love | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: Alex Italics
2014 | USA | 9m 32s |
In blissful 1950s suburbia, a lovestruck bobbysoxer and her no-good-nik boyfriend seek refuge from her overprotective and hot-headed father.

Slow and Steady | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Annie Kaempfer
2013 | USA | 10m 57s
Max is on a mission to make Christmas with her father a success, but a one-night stand and an untimely death might prove too much to handle.

So You’ve Grown Attached | Animated Short | Animation Block 2
Directed by: Kate Tsang
2014 | USA | 15m 00s
An offbeat comedy about an imaginary friend who is forced to consider retirement when his creator starts to grow up.

Sound of Bombs | Experimental Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Shashwati Talukdar
2013 | USA | 3m 10s
The Sound of Bombs’ is a meditation on war and the act of recovering pain and guilt in its’ aftermath. Using found footage from WWII propaganda films and travelogues about Japan from the 1950s, and video shot in contemporary Japan and Taiwan, this video explores the multiple legacies of violence. Inspired by the story, ‘The Ocean of Mrs. Nagai’ by Sharbari Zohra Ahmed.

Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey | Documentary Short | Doc Block 3
Directed by: Eric Byford
2014 | USA | 37m 29s
The story of Tennessee’s inception as a whiskey producing state through the periods of Prohibition and forward to the law change in 2009. This gave the proud people of Tennessee the right to get their forefather’s recipes back in the still and on the shelf.

Sweet Rock: The Red Weasel Story | Documentary Short | Doc Block 3
Directed by: Dan Almoney and Edward Fox
2011 | USA | 32m 00s |
Before flannel was the fashion and alternative music became the sound of mainstream radio, a group of friends dared to change the rules where they lived. Nearly 3,000 miles from Seattle, Red Weasel was playing their own brand of rock, punk and heavy metal that would clearly become defined as ‘grunge’ just a few short years after the band broke up.

Take a Walk | Documentary Short | Docs Block 1
Directed by: Alexander Yakacki
2013 | USA | 3m 09s
There are many who say you can tell a lot about someone by the shoes on their feet: Where they have been or where they are going, who they are or who they want to be. This film explores this idea by providing only footage of individuals’ shoes as they share their feelings and recount experiences they’ve had in the shoes. After developing a mental image through interviews, the subjects are revealed. See whether they are everything you imagined or someone a little different.

Tall Evil | Animated Short | Animation Block 1
Directed by: Wally Chung
2013 | USA | 2m 34s
They line up like animals at a slaughter house. The only thing they know is that when it’s all over, they will become something else.

Une Balade a la Mer | Animated Short | Animation Block 1
Directed by: Damien Stein
2013 | France | 3m 26s
A ride towards the sea is the odyssey of a small animated character who decides to go out to face the city and the nature to free his goldfish. But the cadence of his own will reserve for him numerous surprises: every person, every element of the city which he will cross could be violent to him.

Unicorn Blood | Animated Short | Animation Block 1
Directed by: Alberto Vazquez
2013 | Spain | 8m 38s
Two bears go hunting unicorns, their favorite prey. Unicorns have a soft flesh and blood flavored delicious blueberries that bears need to stay beautiful.

Whale Valley | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
2013 | place | 15m 00s |
The film shows a strong bond between two brothers that live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey that marks a turning point in the brothers’ lives.

Wicker Kittens | Documentary Feature | Doc Block 1
Directed by: Amy Elliot
2014 | USA | 52m 00s |
Open the box. Dump out all the pieces. And scramble for your lives. Because this is competitive jigsaw puzzling. And it turns even the mildest of mannered Midwesterners into stone-cold competitors. Every January, the top teams in the game gather at the St. Paul Winter Carnival in frigid Minnesota to determine the fastest puzzlers in the country. “Wicker Kittens” invites you to choose your favorite contestants—the returning champs, the upstart challengers, the sunny family or the dark horse team with nothing to lose—and watch them try to put the pieces back together.

Wild Blue | Drama Feature
Directed by: Josh Hope
2013 | USA | 100m 00s |
After his release from the foster care system, a young man leaves his small Oklahoma town for the first time to travel across the country with a strange woman he meets by chance.

Witching and Bitching | Horror Comedy| Late Night
Directed by: Álex de la Iglesia
2013 | USA | 110m
A gang of escaping jewelry thieves get trapped by a coven of witches.

Yearbook | Animated Short | Animation Block 1
Directed by: Bernardo Britto
2014 | USA | 5m 40s
A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.