SouthSide Film Institute

2022 Films Page 3








House of Memory directed by Sofía Rosales Arreola

2020 | 13 minutes | Animated Short

An old man lives in a film library made up of memories captured in celluloid that he carefully preserves. When these tapes begin to deteriorate, he will do everything possible to save his memory.

If I Tell Them directed by Oliver Sutro

2021 | 12 minute | Documentary Short

James Sampsel, a plein air painter and fly-fishing guide, comes to terms with his past and bi-polar diagnosis that hangs over his future.

In Nature directed by Marcel Barelli

2021 | 5 minutes | Animated Short

In nature, a couple is a male and female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but homosexuality isn’t just a human story.

In The Event of My Death directed by Brian Scott Steele

2021 | 21 minutes | Narrative Short

Jeremy. Just. DIED. So, in the event of his death, he leaves behind a series of clever clues and witty video messages for his best friend and bandmate Same, and his brash sister Mandy, which sends them on an adventure through their shared past.

In the Mountains directed by Wally Chung

2021 | 5 minutes | Animated Short

A couple goes on a hike and runs into some trouble.

Independent Ukraine directed by Maciek Albrecht

2022 | 1 minute | Animated Short

No synopsis.

Let’s Go Through Customs! directed by David Pierce

2021 | 3 minutes | Animated Short

Let’s go through customs and see our dedicated agents at work keeping harmful party favors from crossing the border. Pick your microgenre and find out if these travelers have nothing to declare.

Local 1196: A Steelworkers Strike directed by Samuel George

2022 | 60 minutes | Documentary Feature

In March of 2021, the steelworkers of USW 1196 struck, citing unfair labor practices. Over the next four months, “Local 1196” follows from late night conversations on the picket lines, to fiery debates at the union hall, to the living rooms of the members themselves. Taken together, this film gives unique insight and access into the daily struggles of America’s blue-collar workers.

Local Middle Schooler directed by Sanjna Bharadwaj

2020 | 11 minutes | Animated Short

A girl with magic eyelashes is exploited for them by her school, her community, and eventually the government. She battles the weight of the world with the weight of being a middle schooler.

Loving directed by Matt Hamilton

2020 | 8 minutes | Documentary Short

Loving portrays the history of romantic love between men in hundreds of moving and tender vernacular photographs taken between the years 1850 and 1950. This visual narrative of astonishing sensitivity brings to light an until-now-unpublished collection of hundreds of snapshots, portraits, and group photos taken in the most varied of contexts, both private and public.

Lower Grand directed by Jeff Dorer

2020 | 10 minutes | Documentary Short

The secret life of a street known from movies, television shows and commercials.

Lydia Emily’s Last Mural directed by Christoph Green

2021 | 21 minutes | Documentary Short

Lydia Emily, an LA-based mural artist who is living with progressive Multiple Sclerosis, paints her last mural in downtown LA.

Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color directed by Cheri Gaulke

2021 | 20 minutes | Documentary Short

Alma W. Thomas, a Black woman artist, broke color barriers on and off the canvas, yet did not receive national attention until she was 80, six years before she passed.

Mountains We Climb direct by Ryan Canney

2021 | 20 minutes | Documentary Short

In 2019, Doylestown native Chris Baccash had a best ever result at the Bucks County Classic Pro Cycling Race. He and his team looked forward to what the 2020 season could bring – racing the Leadville 100 at the top of the list. Four months later came a devastating diagnosis, life-saving surgeries, and a global pandemic. In the midst of the adversity, Chris finds the key to climbing the mountain ahead.

Mr. Rabbit’s Doll directed by Arvin Medghalchi

2021 | 12 minutes | Animated Short

The doll was the only companion of Mr. Rabbit’s lonely night which turned his chance of finding true love into a disaster.

My New Boyfriend directed by Anthony DiMieri

2021 | 3 minutes | Narrative Short

A jaded young woman in New York City puts the dating scene behind her as she enters into a romantic relationship with the 12-foot skeleton from Home Depot.

Night of the Living Dread directed by Ida Melum

2021 | 11 minutes | Animated Short

When a power cut ruins Ruby’s bedtime routine, she finds herself haunted by some unwanted guests. The only way for Ruby to get a peaceful night of sleep is to confront her visitors.