A perfect Sunday program featuring eclectic selections from storytellers of all kinds. Filmmakers are expected to be in attendance.
Directed by Bao Truong, USA, 11 min
When Kat shows up for an interview at Intrinsic Recruiting, she experiences one strange turn after another until she slowly loses her grip on what is reality and what is fantasy in this surreal allegory on social anxiety.
A MOST EXQUISITE MAN
Directed by Jonas Taul, Estonia, 15 min
One man’s hubris is called into question as his true position in the universe is slowly revealed in this exquisitely animated Estonian fable. Grand Prix Winner at the Fredrikstad Animation Festival.
Directed by Johnny Kirk, USA, 12 min
Offering a fresh take on an all-too-familiar tale, a group of young black and Latino friends, eager to celebrate the 4th of July, experience a police encounter that shatters the meaning of the holiday.
Directed by Stephanie Patrick & Ben Lee, USA, 4 min
Eight artists must decide whether to stay within the boxes that confine them or break free in this experimental screendance film, featuring music from the Austin-based hip-hop duo Magna Carda.
THE SEINE’S TEARS
Directed by Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, and Alice Letailleur, France, 9 min
This stunning stop-motion reconstruction of a 1961 Algerian protest in Paris over mandatory curfews imposed by the police during the Algerian war is a tribute to what people will sacrifice when they believe in a cause. Best Animated Student Short Winner at the 2022 Palm Springs International Shortfest.
Directed by Alec Pronovost, Canada, 8 min
The value of Charles-Olivier’s degree in history and civilization is called into question when he ends up working at a pool supply store. Official selection of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
ON THE RIDE
Directed by Jen McGowan, USA, 13 min
In writer Jeremy Glazer’s expertly constructed narrative, Scott is haunted by the memories of his past during an early morning bike ride, until he reaches a most unexpected destination.
Directed by Farnoosh Abedi, Iran, 9 min
Set in a post-apocalyptic fascist state where its citizens are forbidden from growing plants, a seed is planted that initiates an unexpected uprising.
Directed by Jörgen Scholtens, Netherlands, 8 min
In this absurdist comedy about a lonely man who lives inside a cuckoo clock, all hell breaks loose when a radio quiz disrupts his hourly routine.
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