Atlanta

Shortsfest

Oct. 9 - 11, 2014

2014 Atlanta Shortsfest Schedule

Shorts Program One
Thursday, October 9, 2014 
8:30 pm 

81 min. TRT

 

Danny and the Wild Bunch
(5m, U S A) dir. by Robert Rugan – Narrative Shorts
A children's book author is told that her new
manuscript needs to be 'darker', but when her revisions piss off the characters in the book, they come back to make some changes of their own.



The Sweet Spot
(13m, U S A) dir. by Shelby Hadden  - Documentary Shorts
In an effort to rebuild her life after tragedy, a woman opens an old-fashion candy store on the side of the road.



Rear View Mirror
(14m, U S A) dir. by Jacob Viness – Narrative Shorts
Rear View Mirror focuses on a hit-man and his client
who accidentally kill the wrong guy. They must turn to the shady Rick to help clean up their mistake, but Rick has his own problems to solve with a dangerous
man simply known as Daryl.

 


A Man on the Edge 
(11m, Australia) dir. by Edward Lyons 
– Narrative Shorts
When a troubled man on a cliff top contemplates
suicide he is interrupted by an unexpected stranger.



When He Comes Home 
(3m, U S A) dir. by Ben Phillippo  - Music Video
When a 1950s housewife discovers her husband's
infidelity, a neighborhood cocktail party turns to something far more sinister.



When He Comes Home 
(3m, U S A) dir. by Ben Phillippo  - Music Video
When a 1950s housewife discovers her husband's
infidelity, a neighborhood cocktail party turns to something far more sinister.

Man in the Trunk
(11m, U S A) dir. by Drew Hale – Narrative Shorts
Two foster brothers have to decide their fate after
one of them makes an impulsive decision that could change the course of their lives



Monotony
(2m, United Kingdom) dir. by Joanne Postlewaite   –
Narrative Shorts
In a dystopian future a strange encounter breaks up
the monotony of a man's working day.



We Are Somebody
(7m, U S A) dir. by Reid Bangert – Documentary Shorts

We Are Somebody examines youth from some of Kansas City's toughest neighborhoods. This is in effort to raise awareness and provoke action to enable all of our youth to dream, create, and explore their ideas.



Through the Pane
(15m, Canada, U S A) dir. by Pauline Egan – Narrative Shorts
One morning Annabelle looks out her window to see a
man in the window opposite her. She observes him with great curiosity. But will either of them have the courage to face their fears of imperfections and meet
in person? Or will they forfeit their chance at real love.

October  9 - 11,  2014 at the DooGallery. 

The Jigsaw 

(8m, United Kingdom, Portugal) dir. by Rashad Al-Safar, Al Safar Brothers  – Narrative Shorts
The purchase of a mystery Jigsaw Puzzle from a strange and unsettling vendor leads a man to an evening of frightening consequences.



Carry On
(16m, China, U S A) dir. by Yatao Li  – Narrative Shorts
Carry On tells a story set in Japan-occupied China during World War II. In 1944, the tide turned against Japan and the war began winding down. Prior to their retreat, Japanese troops looted every Chinese village in their path. They took only food and women from these villages followed by massacring all others and burning everything to the ground. To save his daughter, a Chinese father in my film stuffs her into a large bag disguised as food. As he loads the bag onto the back of a truck along with other bags with food, a Japanese army officer spots his secret.



This is a Test
(10m, U S A) dir. by Matt Leary  – Narrative Shorts
Happily married law partner, Jillian, feels like she is the only woman on the planet who's not pregnant. She starts to lose her marbles when the stress of infertility begins to take its toll.

 


Satellite Beach 
(26m, U S A) dir. by Andrew Wilson & Luke Wilson

Narrative Shorts

Satellite Beach follows the unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center and the final move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center. Watch as Warren Flowers, a devoted and unlikely shuttle manager navigates the missions on his own accord while the citizens, reporters, and officials are perplexed by his involvement.



Bella's Vida 
(7m, U S A) dir. by Alan Moore  – Narrative Shorts
Bella's joyride is short-lived when a redneck trucker abandons her on a back road, a cruel fate similar to the many beautiful ones before her.



Materialistic 
(7m, U S A) dir. by Tyler Mitchell  - Documentary Shorts
Twins Betts and Chet DeHart set out to make their mark on the greater fashion and streetwear world by creating their own brand and by doing it all before the age of 18.



Hot Tuesday 
(13m, U S A) dir. by Ramon Fernandez  – Narrative Shorts
Two men meet at a truck stop over a mysterious suitcase.








 

Shorts Program Two
Friday, October 10, 2014
8:30 pm 

87  min. TRT

Egghead 
(1m, U S A) dir. by Patrick Longstreth – Experimental Shorts
A bizarre breakfast encounter explores gender roles, reproduction, and the cycle of human life.



The Letdown 
(8m, U S A) dir. by Ashley Foxx  – Narrative Shorts
After finally getting a date with her crush, Natalie looks forward to a night that will hopefully end with her first kiss.



King of Prussia - I'll Dance with You 
(3m, U S A) dir. by Jesse Clark  - Music Video
Official music video for King of Prussia's 'I'll Dance with You', featuring Mike Mills (R.E.M.), off their new album, Zonian Girls. The video explores the conflict between the lighter and darker sides of the human psyche in a style inspired by film noir and surrealism.


Seaman 
(9m, U S A) dir. by Kazim Karaismailoglu  – Narrative Shorts
A seaman, his apprentice, a doll. A strange love triangle.


The Packinghouse 
(11m, U S A) dir. by Brian Graves – Documentary Shorts
'The Packinghouse' is a short documentary about ghost tales that surround an old, eerie, and abandoned meat packing facility in Statesboro, GA.



Little Monsters
(11m, U S A) dir. by Jay Carver  – Narrative Shorts
A neglected young girl struggles with being the constant victim of bullying and becomes depressed to the point of suicide, but when a group of mysterious children befriend her she is given the opportunity to leave her old life behind.



Tuesday
(5m, Switzerland, U S A) dir. by Oscar Lalo  – Narrative Shorts
Tuesday is a poignant, thought-provoking story of how life can take unexpected turns. Your neighbor, your grocer, maybe even your good friend could be in the midst of an unforeseen crisis. This is the story of a man struggling to keep all the pieces of his life together. Can he do it or will he lose heart?



Le Train Bleu
(18m, France) dir. by Stephanie Assimacopoulo  – Narrative Shorts
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 ...


O Jogo 
(19m, Brazil) dir. by Pedro Coutinho – Narrative Shorts
After an argument during a road trip to the countryside, Julia and Fred begin a sexual game with definitive consequences for their relationship and their lives.



Shorts Program Three
Saturday, October 11, 2014
5:00 pm 

85  min. TRT


A Mente de Juanito
(2m, Brazil) dir. by Fernando Macedo - Animation
In this short, the boy JUANITO will have inner conflicts, having to deal with the hard decision of eating or not unhealthy foods.



The Mistor System
(3m, U S A) dir. by Tim Farrell - Animation
Mistor wants to teach man losers how to get sensual lady handshakes in the fourth animated short of the oddball Mistor series.



Dictionary Models
(5m, U S A) dir. by Jason Coates - Animation
Mindt & Lamar, who are employed as Dictionary Models at the Gold Star Dictionary Company, get called into their boss's office after going 'off the rails.'



Lime
(3m, U S A) dir. by Sean Carrow  - Animation
Two very unlucky fisherman, Willie and Burt are on their ship adrift at sea starving from hunger and thirst. Until a lone lime is discovered on board the ship offering them a glimpse of hope.



Driven
(7m, U S A) dir. by Michael Zachary Huber - Animation
On a dry lake bed in the early morning hours, Jack unloads a machine, part motorcycle and part jet and suits up. As his speed builds he thinks back to the events that brought him here.



Skin
(1m, U S A) dir. by Finian O'Halloran - Animation
An oppressed robot slaves away at a dingy futuristic cosmetic factory until he finally sees a chance to escape by disguising himself as a human with the very product that they manufacture.



Monstro!
(10m, U S A) dir. by Christopher Romano - Animation
A scientific expedition travels down the dark Amazon, searching for a mythic creature.



Pretending with a Patchwork Princess 
(3m, U S A) dir. by Patrick Riggle  - Animation
'Pretending with a Patchwork Princess' is a black and white stop motion film. The style of the film mimics the early days of animation and sets the tone for a tragic tale from the past.



Baxter 
(3m, U S A) dir. by Ty Coyle - Animation
Baxter the raccoon makes his way into Granny's Sweet Shop, but upon entering he gets so obsessed with the candy that he creates his own downfall.

Yours, Mime and Ours 
(6m, U S A) dir. by Teresa Falcone - Animation
A heartwarming tale of a clown father trying to understand his mime daughter. Hilarity ensues.



Celestial 
(7m, U S A) dir. by Ashley Jane Morrow, Philip Wigner  - Animation
'Celestial' is a short science fiction 3D animated film about a supernatural being's destructive obsession to replicate a beautiful distant star.

 


How to Avoid Annoying People 
(6m, U S A) dir. by Ariel Nasser - Animation
Comical animated film reveals the over-the-top harassments endured by a plane traveller as he thwarts the constant verbal barrage from a fellow passenger.



The Blobby Boys 
(4m, U S A) dir. by Alex Schubert - Animation
Slime monsters form a punk band.



The Last 40 Miles 
(14m, U S A) dir. by Alex Hannaford  - Animation
A condemned man takes his last journey: from his solitary cell on death row in the east Texas town of Livingston, to the execution chamber 40 miles away in Huntsville. During the journey, his memories, the unlikely warmth of the guard escorting him, and his ever-present hope keep him company. Based on a true story.



Ain't No Fish 
(4m, United Kingdom, U S A) dir. by Tom Gasek and Miki Cash - Animation
This is a short stop motion animated film featuring singing seals in the Arctic. The music is performed by Hoagy Carmichael. There is an environmental message about the protection of our oceans.



Jimmy Loves Juice 
(5m, U S A) dir. by David Yee - Animation
A normal day in the park for young Jimmy takes an unexpected turn when he tries a new kind of refreshment...juice!



Unplugged 
(6m, U S A) dir. by James Zachary - Animation
The story of a boy breaking free from a meaningless and dreary life.





Animated Shorts Program
Saturday, October 11, 2014
6:30 PM

87  min. TRT

Join us for the 5th Annual Atlanta ShortsFest held at the dooGallery in Atlanta, GA. 

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Shorts Program Mixed Bag
Saturday, October 11, 2014
9:45 pm 

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