July 16 - 18, 2020
Futile Devices Shorts Program
Friday, July 15 at 9:30 pm - 83 min. TRT
dir. by Ibrahim Nada - USA - 11 min. - film website
Zaar is a suicide bomber who enters a random diner to bomb himself in a terrorist attack but listening and interacting with the innocent people around him makes him question his intent. Will he be able to do it?!!
Napoleon: The Ticket
Matthew Berenty - USA - 1 min - film website
Follow Napoleon Bonaparte, everyone's favorite vertically challenged dictator, as he learns to interact with the modern day world in this animated short film.
dir. by Hannah Leder - USA - 8 min. - film website
A man's life is turned upside-down by a rogue auto-correct.
The Sibling Code
dir. by Roberta Marie Munroe - USA - 7 min. - film website
A pair of dysfunctional, but loving, siblings meet up at a funeral home to plan a funeral. But when the Funeral Director dares to call into question the siblings’ choices, things get ugly.
dir. by Matt Rogers - USA - 12 min. - film website
Patrick, lonely and stuck in a dead end job, accidentally acquires a wealthy man’s wallet and grocery list. He sets out to buy the items on the list to see if these are the ingredients for the life he has always wanted.
dir. by David Spaltro - USA - 10 min. - film website
Mexican drug enforcement agents get an unwelcome surprise when they suspect an American mother with a 10-year old son of smuggling.
dir. by Claudia Fucigna - USA - 11 min - film website
Blair, a young father who takes underground fights to support his family, learns of a brain condition that gives him supernatural visions.
The Moth Effect
dir. by Haley Vallandingham, Jacqueline Baldoquin - USA - 5 min.
The Moth Effect is an animated film about a tidy young woman named Anh who believes everything has a place. One day, she meets her new roommate, a party-loving moth. Anh immediately realizes that she and this moth are opposites.
dir. by Stephane Everaert - Belgium - 15 min. - film website
John buys a GPS for his wife Mary so she can get to the party allright. But is this GPS a normal machine or is it set to kill Mary?
dir. by Mariana Conde - United Kingdom - 3 min.
A young man's attempt at a first contact with a love interest is hijacked in a most entertaining way.