SouthSide Film Institute

2022 Films Page 2








CYMK (Colors You May Know) directed by David Chai

2021 | 3 minutes | Animated Short

Inspired by the division of 2020; here’s a friendly reminder to please love one another and celebrate our differences.

Dalía directed by Brúsi Ólason

2020 | 16 minutes | Animated Short

A distant father and his six year old son connect as they put a horse out of its misery.

Dance With Me directed by Gabriel Diamond

2020 | 5 minutes | Documentary Short

Imagine putting on a blindfold on a busy street corner and inviting strangers to dance with you. That’s what Gabriel Diamond did in Berkeley in 2018. Two years later he finally got the courage to revisit the footage and create this touching short documentary about the potential of strangers to meet in unique ways using the power of dance and trust.

DEERWOODS DEATHTRAP directed by James P. Gannon

2021 | 9 minutes | Documentary Short

50 years ago Jack and Betty were hit by a train and survived. This is their story.

Delivering Hope directed by Jordan Orsak

2021 | 89 minutes | Documentary Feature

Eight days before his 50th birthday, ultra-runner Kevin Kline set out to become the first person in history to run the northernmost 300 miles of Alaska’s dangerous Dalton Highway, in winter, to raise awareness for children battling pediatric cancer. Delivering Hope tells the ultimate story of people coming together for something bigger than themselves.

Demi’s Panic directed by Bill Plympton

2021 | 10 minutes | Animated Short

Animated short film about Demi, a Latina in NYC whose nightmares foreshadow an unprecedented storm, transforming her city & her life. Inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dieorama directed by Kevin Staake

2019 | 10 minutes | Documentary Short

By day, she visits morgues, observes autopsies, and studies pictures of crime scenes. By night, she turns nightmarish imaginings into precise, red-splattered miniatures.

Don’t Be Scared directed by Richard O’Connor

2021 | 2 minutes | Animated Short

A family of birds looks for safety in a storm.

Dress A Cow directed by Dawn Luebbe

2021 | 10 minutes | Documentary Short

A meditation on cows…in costumes.

F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K directed by Harris Doran

2021 | 12 minutes | Narrative Short

A queer Black aspiring Baltimore rapper must outwit his vengeful day-job boss in order to avoid getting fired after accidentally eating an edible.

Forgotten directed by Mawrgan Shaw

2021 | 4 minutes | Animated Short

Offering a window into the isolation the elderly face when living alone, ‘Forgotten’ is a timely exploration of loneliness.

Frank & Emmet directed by Carlos F. Puertolas

2021 | 12 minutes | Narrative Short

“Frank & Emmet” tells the story of two life-long friends and show business partners who, after weeks of drifting apart, sit together to have a much-needed conversation. Their friendly dialogue takes a turn when they address head-on the one thing they’ve never talked about: one of them is a puppet.

Game 11 directed by Vernard James

2021 | 10 minutes | Narrative Short

The lives of a promising young basketball player, a remorseless killer, and his reluctant friend intertwine in two stories of competitive sport and murder.

Gruf and Me directed by Dovi Keich

2021 | 9 minutes | Animated Short

Gruf is a graffiti character that comes to life in animation. When he falls in love with the street artist who created him, Gruf desperately tries to find her in the shabby streets of Tel Aviv and discovers that inter-dimensional love is not easy.

Guts Directed by Chris McInroy

2021 | 8 minutes | Narrative Short

A guy with his guts on the outside of his body really wants a promotion.

Hanami directed by Lisa Maeda

2021 | 4 minutes | Animated Short

A young girl trapped in Japanese-American internment finds solace in painting flowers.

Homebird directed by Ewa Smyk

2021 | 10 minutes | Animated Short

Struggling to make it in a big city, a young artist finds herself retreating into the rose-tinted memories of the village she left behind.