July 11-14, 2017

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"Short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem." - Jane Campion (director of 'The Piano', 'In the cut' and lots of short films)

Boston Short Film Festival

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BSFF believes in short films! Recognizing the important role shorts have in cinema, storytelling, and culture, BSFF wants to help empower the next generation of artists. The Boston Short Film Festival is an annual event showcasing shorts films with an edge. The BSFF focuses on the unconventional, the unusual, the underground, the intuitive, the innovative, the minimalistic and the true artists of our time. Based in Boston/Somerville (MA, US) the festival aims to screen up to 100 short films. All screenings will take place in the MicroCinema theatre at the Somerville Theatre.

FEAST YOUR EYES

The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and an unique focus on Boston based filmmakers. Connecting industry and audiences, the festival celebrates the creativity, diversity and impact of short film. There will be unmissable evening screenings where audiences can watch the best new short films from the hottest new talent, and opportunities to network with the industry. So whether you are a filmmaker looking to launch or develop your career, an Industry professional wanting to stay ahead of the game or a film lover wanting to soak up the festival atmosphere by watching great films, come along and feast your eyes.

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BSFF believes in short films! Recognizing the important role shorts have in cinema, storytelling, and culture, BSFF wants to help empower the next generation of artists. The Boston Short Film Festival is an annual event showcasing shorts films with an edge.

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Submit a film

We accept short films up to 55 minutes: drama, experimental, animation, documentary, ... Go to our Filmfreeway listing to enter your film.

SUBMISSIONS
The Boston Short Film Festival accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. However, TV, theatrical, online video, other festival, or other distribution outlets that run concurrently or in the same month of the festival may not be eligible for screening. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen BluRay and DVD.

EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Boston Short Film Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Boston Short Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Boston Short Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, Boston Short Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the 2016 Boston Short Film Festival and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Boston Short Film Festival. Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

LOSS OR DAMAGE
Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, The Boston Short Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.

ENTRY LIABILITY
The filmmaker holds the Boston Short Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

INTERNATIONAL JURY

Out of the official selections, an international jury will select one winner in each category (Narrative short, Documentary short...). One film will be labeled as 'best of the fest' and win the Boston Eagle Award. The value of the Boston Eagle Award equals 500 US dollar worth of submission fees with partner festivals (Venice Film Week, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Fesival, Toronto Film Week, Verona International Film Festival ...).

Boston Eagle Award (value 500 US dollar)
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Underground short Film
Best Experimental short Film

No premiere status required

We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. However, TV, theatrical, online video, other festival, or other distribution outlets that run concurrently or in the same month of the festival may not be eligible for screening.

Free public screenings

All screenings will take place in the MicroCinema theatre at the Somerville Theatre.

2017 SCREENING SCHEDULE




The Boston Short Film Festival (in association with Somerville Film Festival) will screen during 4 days at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144. Seating for films is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free of charge.

Tuesday, July 11 - 2017, 8PM-11PM

Boston Shorts // BSFF
Swedish Caravan (United States) by Peiqi Peng



Duration: 00:04:00

Underground Film // SIFF
Elegy (United States) by CJ Gardella


A film, in the wilderness gothic tradition, set in a crumbling estate, where strange visions and paranoia afflict its occupants.
Duration: 00:20:00

Animated short film // BSFF
Schirkoa (India) by Ishan Shukla


In the city of bag-heads, a senate member faces a tough choice between political career, brothels and love for a mysterious woman. A choice that will transform his life and the city in unimaginable ways.
Duration: 00:13:31

Boston Shorts // BSFF
Desolation (United States) by Alexander Bickford


The destruction of a home.
Duration: 00:06:55

Underground short film // BSFF
RAMONA REY - JAK TY (LIKE YOU) (Poland) by Bartosz Brzeziński


Official music video of Ramona Rey song 'Jak Ty'
Duration: 00:04:38

Boston Shorts // BSFF
Personal (Iran, Islamic Republic of) by Sonia K. Hadad


Your hidden personal life seems adventures and exciting, but the earthquake will occur and reveal everything.
Duration: 00:13:04

Underground short film // BSFF
Metamorphosis (Slovenia) by Lana Bregar


Gregor Samsa is a travelling salesman, a lone individual, excluded from society and family, which we feel in his monologue. While Gregor is actually transforming into a bug and when experiencing his nightmare, he alienates from himself, as time flies while watching the world through the window, which is his peace and security.
Duration: 00:01:56

Narrative short film // BSFF
Banlieue War (Canada) by Audrey Chevrier


Thomas and Emilie skip school to pick up empty cans. At the request of their video games lover neighbor, they get a new mission : the delivery of an odd package without asking any questions.
Duration: 00:12:12

Animated short film // BSFF
RAGNAROK (Lithuania) by Johan Oettinger, Urtė Oettinger


The storm is coming. The Eagle is captured by the spirit of the doom. A bullet is fired to the eagle’s fatal battle.
Duration: 00:07:48

Animated short film // BSFF
Vernon and Violet (United States) by Nikoletta Kanakis

Violet, a taxidermist, falls in love with a mortician named Vernon. Does Violet have the right stuff to preserve their love forever?
Duration: 00:09:30

Narrative short film // BSFF
Birds In The Mouth (Brazil) by Gustavo Ribeiro


Martin is a divorced man and hasn’t lived with his daughter Sara for a long time. When she is back in his care, he begins to wonder if there is something wrong with her teenage behavior. Based on the short story by argentine writer Samanta Schweblin.
Duration: 00:14:50

Experimental short film // BSFF
Orange Band (United States) by Sarah Bliss


A contemporary landscape exploring the posthuman and post-industrial that searches out new ways to engage the body on the land, bridging interior and exterior worlds and blurring the edge of what is "me" and what is "outside me." This experimental short encompasses not only what is in front of the camera, but also the body that operates it, and the technological interfaces through which we perform landscaping.
Duration: 00:04:44

Experimental short film // BSFF
The 3rd Woman (France) by Benjamin Nicolas


If you look at yourself too much, you loose yourself.
Duration: 00:01:53

Animated Short Film // SIFF
Stretch (Turkey) by Çağıl Harmandar


Strange morning rituals.
Duration: 00:02:16

Boston Shorts // BSFF
In This Place Where We Lie (United States) by Art Parnitudom, Justus Wrede

Jacob and Amelia grapple with the lost of their unborn child.
Duration: 00:04:54

Animated Short Film // SIFF
FLUTTER (United States) by Vladimir Todorov


FLUTTER is a short animated film about despair, hope and the power of love. FLUTTER ’s main character, Fleo, is trapped in a body that keeps him pinned to the ground. While others can defy the laws of gravity and fly freely above his head, Fleo can only watch from a distance. He is an outcast, destined to trudge through life. But desperation leads to innovation, and then to an unexpected discovery. With a pair of wings strapped to his back, Fleo’s first attempt at flying becomes a heart-stopping rescue mission. After saving the life of a helpless stranger, Fleo has to make a choice. Does he continue on his flight path, or does he go back to being “grounded”? Realizing that love and companionship are more powerful than the laws of gravity, Fleo embraces his impediment, and lets his heart do the soaring instead.
Duration: 00:10:00

Experimental short film // BSFF
Echoes of a Forgotten Embrace (Italy) by Antonella Mignone, Cristiano Panepuccia


"Echoes of a Forgotten Embrace" takes inspiration from the concept of emotional memory, depicting the encounter of two lovers in a liminal dimension, a place where movements preserve the memory of the past and create a synthesis of the entire action. The work has been created with a mix of body projection, light painting, real time randomization and CGI animation techniques. "Echoes of a Forgotten Embrace" is one of the chapters that constitute DROP, a project divided into several autonomous works focusing on the dialectical relationship between the concept of Infinity and Control as a fundamental issue of human nature.
Duration: 00:04:00

Animated Short Film // SIFF
Le chat vilain - ep. 54 (Canada) by Luis Campos

A statue and its internal struggles in our post-modern society.
Duration: 00:00:16

Animated Short Film // SIFF
Beetles in Boxes (Germany) by Wojtek Skowron

This films is an ironic visual interpretation of a part of Ludwig Wittgenstein's 'private language argument'.
Duration: 00:04:00

Narrative Short Film // SIFF
WALLS (Germany) by Maik Schuster, Max Paschke, Maik Schuster


WALLS - a short film dealing with the energy generated through human confrontations with walls. The urge for freedom and fulfillment is just as human as the urge to build walls for everyday order. Three individuals in different countries are struggling under this tension - and finally decide to go all in. The soundtrack features music by rising french producer Phazz.
Duration: 00:07:03

Animated Short Film // SIFF
The Love of Parsites (United States) by Marie Nicholson


Parasites need hosts, they must feel some sort of affection for the host, a host that needs company embraces the harm, and returns the love. These feelings create cycles of self destruction.
Duration: 00:03:15

Narrative Short Film // SIFF
SAVE (Spain) by Iván Sáinz-Pardo


Dawns. A baby breaks the silence.
Duration: 00:03:54

Underground short film // BSFF
UP AND ARISE (Israel) by Raanan Berger


Likey is a man who was raised by his Master as a dog. When he succeeds to escape from his Master's home, he discovers that the outside world conducts itself differently than we would aspect.
Duration: 00:21:30

Wednesday, July 12 - 2017, 8PM-11PM

Underground Film // SIFF
BREAKER (Japan) by Philippe McKie


In tomorrow's Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.
Duration: 00:10:43

Underground short film // BSFF
SOULFINGER vs GOLDFINGER (United States) by Crazy Legs Conti


It's an epic battle between Soulfinger (Denzel Washington) and Goldfinger (Al Pacino.)
Duration: 00:01:58

Experimental short film // BSFF
Soft skin, violence in the eyes (Spain) by Marc Nadal


Alma bears Duna's abuses because of the attraction she feels for her, until one night when Alma breaks her silence and intends to show that she is capable of inflicting the same pain.
Duration: 00:07:40

Experimental Film // SIFF
Stuff As Dreams (United Kingdom) by Guli


Panicked news reports from scenes of terror that may or may not have happened, and family and travelling images that might have been a dream or maybe not, are intertwined into a painterly collage breaking-up and collapsing into itself, exploring both personal and public perceptions of an increasingly fractured world.
Duration: 00:05:52

Narrative Short Film // SIFF
Tricks (Australia) by Melina Maraki


A mysterious girl keeps visiting a bookshop, showing interest for its young male attendant. By nightfall it's clear her motives are eminently dubious.
Duration: 00:06:58

Boston Shorts // BSFF
Strange Harvest (United States) by Stee McMorris


Two strangers wake up under mysterious and slimy circumstances, unable to move, and with no memory of how they got there.
Duration: 00:05:55

Animated short film // BSFF
THE SCARLET WHALE (Colombia) Jimmy Cho (Cho Jim San)


This is the story of a whale hunter, Coming from a family that for generations has been dedicated to kill this giant and noble creature. A series of unfortunate events will make lose the most precious: his wife and son. At the same time, he gets a second chance, he suffers a transformation that makes him into a whale, this way he see the world differently and begins to understand why his punishment. The last flashes of memory that still remain, give him a reason to stay alive in their new condition of cetacean. The daily subtracts a portion of his humanity, and as a last desire embarks on a journey to the sea in search of his destiny.
Duration: 00:15:00

Experimental Film // SIFF
Prison Island (United States) by Susan DeLeo


Prison Island is an exploratory journey through an island previously inhabited by prisoners of war. It is a portrait of a place conceived through 3 rolls of super 8mm film and the impressions left on the filmmaker from a days visit to this abandoned and fascinating site.
Duration: 00:03:46

Experimental short film // BSFF
Spanish Sahara (United States) by Peiqi Peng


a person's outer and inner world before crying.
Duration: 00:02:14

Animated short film // BSFF
DON'T CRY (Japan) by Tomoya Takashima


A story of people living in a world prohibited from giving birth. Sci-Fi Thriller animation. In this era, artificial intelligence, AI has come to power. Birthing limits were implemented in order to manage the AI population that has grown too much. Although AI’s threatening, illegal birth laws are no end of mankind’s desire. The parents and children would be killed if exposed by government. The couple are heading the port toward the resistance force called the ‘Human Tribe’to save the children. AI was approaching behind them.
Duration: 00:12:20

Narrative Feature Film // SIFF
Halumim / Beneath the Silence (Israel) by Erez Mizrahi, Sahar Shavit


1973, a small family crumbles due to the father’s PTSD, on the verge of the Yom Kipur War.
Duration: 01:46:00

Thursday, July 13 - 2017, 8PM-11PM

Documentary short film // BSFF
Sisterly (United States) by Nina Vallado


Nina and Lisa are two sisters destined to be the best of friends, but with a diagnosis autism at the age of 2, Lisa’s voice disappears. Without communication, Nina and Lisa set out to find connection and sisterhood.
Duration: 00:28:00

Experimental short film // BSFF
Flies (Greece) by Nadia Zygouri, Aris Pavlidis


Two people are feasting. They are discommoded by flies. Time draws to a close. The rude awakening occurs when they realise where they are currently standing.
Duration: 00:06:52

Underground short film // BSFF
Daydreams of Wilderness (Philippines) by Amaya Han


Joy Love is a mentally-ill patient with anthropophobia, the fear of people. She is only friends with Chickie, a talking eagle stuffed toy. Although Chickie talks to her, she never talks back to him. And then one day, as Joy Love’s birthday approaches, Chickie plans to surprise her along with his friends leading to the revelation of their secrets.
Duration: 00:13:30

Animated Short Film // SIFF
body without organs (United States) by Mark Franz


"body without organs" is an experimental animation that explores the mystical singularity of the body in terms of its separate functioning parts. Philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari use this term to refer to the "cosmic egg" of life.
Duration: 00:02:34

Experimental short film // BSFF
Bambi (United Kingdom) by Sam Boullier


A small child and her father come to terms with the loss of her mother.
Duration: 00:03:05

Experimental short film // BSFF
It Woke Me Up (Singapore) by Thomas Goh Chao Teck


An individual suffering from insomnia, gets disturbed by what she calls The Girl.
Duration: 00:05:51

Boston Shorts // BSFF
The Bazooka (United States) by Rob Apse


Boston is known for its rich history in boxing and at 15-0 with 10 knockouts, Mark De Luca is taking the tradition to the next level.
Duration: 00:03:48

Animated short film // BSFF
Purpleland (United States) by Carly Lieberman

Two interviews weave together in this animated documentary short. One features Frank, a 34 year old white male from the historic coal mining town of Wilkes- Barre, PA, who voted red this past election term. The other is the voice of Anjelica, a 23 year old first generation immigrant from the Dominican Republic, who voted blue. He talks about the economic struggles of his community as she recounts her parents sacrifices so she could live a life of opportunity. Both interviews leave blanks that beg for answers. Frank emphasizes the importance of a crackdown on illegal immigration as Anjelica emphasizes the importance of education. Both Frank and Anjelica’s parents endured laborious jobs to carve for themselves their idea of the American dream. But as Anjelica discusses how far her family has come there is the sense that Frank is motionless. What surfaces is that the idea of the American dream, which seems like the promise of a constant incline in prosperity if you work hard enough, spurs feelings of neglect in Frank and hope in Anjelica’s family.
Duration: 00:06:20

Experimental short film // BSFF
4TH HOUSE (United States) by Cameron Stetz


In astrology, the fourth house rules the home; your upbringing, your roots, the place where life begins and where you return to in the end.
Duration: 00:04:20

Documentary short film // BSFF
Tiphany (United States) by Justin Ferrato


"Tiphany" a 5 minute short film that is emotional, tragic and heartwarming as Tiphany shares her story. An inspirational story about hope and perseverance visualized through the graceful style of Producer and photographer Kai York. A short documentary character portrait about a fitness model - also a paraplegic woman- as she shares her devastating story about her past and present. Tiphany just had it's world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. We've submitted to a handful of festivals this year, including Sidewalk, Hot Springs, Big Sky and Napa Valley throughout the year. We'd love to screen the film on the east coast.
Duration: 00:05:00

Documentary Short Film // SIFF
Troll: A Southern Tale (United States) by Marinah Janello


An eccentric artist navigates self-expression through his experiences living and growing up in the South.
Duration: 00:11:30

Documentary Short Film // SIFF
Honk: A Festival of Activist Street Bands (United States) by Patrick Johnson

Honk! is a festival of activist street bands who reclaim public spaces with their brash sound, political messages, and outrageous community oriented performances. Originating in Somerville Massachusetts and celebrating its 10th anniversary, the festival has spread to cities throughout the world. Watch as these bands work to change the world through their music and activism, and learn about their cultural impact from festival organizers and participants.
Duration: 00:06:39

Documentary Short Film // SIFF
Black Rat (Australia) by Perry Lam


BLACK RAT is a documentary about Sydney's own Real Life Superhero, The Black Rat, who prowls the streets of Newtown at night in his crusade against crime. The documentary reveals his motivations and his past trauma that drove him to not only improve himself but the community he lives in. BLACK RAT was made as Perry Lam's student film as part of his film course in Macquarie University.
Duration: 00:03:55

Documentary short film // BSFF
Undefinable girl, Unacceptable fact (United States) by Codie Yan


To raise the voice of the young women of color who refuse to be identified as stereotypes of their skins instead of their individual beauty.
Duration: 00:03:32

Documentary short film // BSFF
Team of Brothers (United States) by Kathryn Dietz

TEAM OF BROTHERS tells the story of Jenna, a young woman who spent her childhood being bullied and isolated, first for her life-threatening peanut allergy that required a separate table at school, Tourette’s syndrome and OCD. She had no friends but her parents, who struggled to help her even as they dealt with their own disabilities. They took her for neurological testing at age fourteen, and she was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. The diagnosis qualified her to receive appropriate educational services, but did little to help her find friends, especially since her school was nearly 20 miles from home. And girls like Jenna often fall through the cracks. As she noted after one especially easy life skill session, “It’s hard to practice social skills with people who have poor social skills.” Where does a person like Jenna find the friendships and social connections everyone craves? One day her mother got a call from Coach Ray of the East Coast Jumbos, a team he started to accommodate his own autistic son. His players were a lot like her and had a variety of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, and deafness. Jenna tried out and made the team – their only female player (although not by design). Her hockey skills made her a popular teammate, and she gradually gained confidence and began to thrive. At the end of the film she tells us: “When you find something you love, you fit in. And being different can be hard, but it’s definitely okay.”
Duration: 00:11:00

Documentary Feature Film // SIFF
Make Me Dance (United States) by Tatyana Bronstein


Make Me Dance is a documentary that takes an in depth look at one of the most prestigious dance schools in the United States, The Boston Conservatory. World-renowned choreographer, Moultrie, a proud New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem, and a proud graduate of the Juilliard School, has chosen to hold residency at the Boston Conservatory to craft his new work, “Winds of Now” for young students. Darrell Moultrie brings all his energy, his convictions to break the stereotypes of body type, i.e., the “ballet look", to redefine what it means to be a “Dancer”, and to have these new views be accepted into the ballet and modern dance world.
Duration: 01:00:13

Friday, July 14 - 2017, 8PM-11PM

Documentary Short Film // SIFF
Mono Generation (United States) by Keil Troisi


In 2005, Lena Dunham starred in a short video by Keil Troisi and A.W. Strouse. Endless problems plagued production—from the scatterbrained script, to the cast’s dorm-room partying, to Strouse’s seedy romance with Dunham. Eleven years later, Troisi and Strouse have reunited to spawn “Mono Generation.” This poetic short documentary reframes their original footage into a nostalgic commentary about celebrity, the War on Terror, and mononucleosis.
Duration: 00:03:45

Narrative Short Film // SIFF
Be my first (Japan) by Philippe McKie


A young Japanese girl riding the train posts a message from her phone to an online thread: 'I'm a high-school student and I'm a virgin, does anyone want to pay to be my first? It has to be tonight'
Duration: 00:10:53

Narrative Short Film // SIFF
Sun Valley (United States) by Sasha Gransjean


Privacy is obliterated as a young girl is unable to compromise between creativity, intimacy, and spirituality.
Duration: 00:06:50

Boston Shorts // BSFF
Kinnari (United States) by Christopher Di Nunzio


Looking for an escape from life a man rediscovers a beauty that holds the key to his enlightenment.
Duration: 00:04:43

Animated short film // BSFF
Tehran, USA (United States) by Alex Sarabi-Daunais


Tehran, USA is an animation that shows the dominos that fell in my life that caused me to meet my wife Homa Sarabi. This is ONE channel of a TWO channel video. The second channel is my wife's personalized journey to meeting me. This is a film about an American who embraces the culture of Iran.
Duration: 00:02:01

Documentary short film // BSFF
My Life is Not a Show (United States) by Hailey Millar


Matt Siegel has hosted Boston's #1 morning radio show for nearly 40 years. In this short documentary, we will explore what makes "Matty in the Morning" so unique and why his brash persona continues to resonate with generations of Bostonians.
Duration: 00:22:38

Documentary short film // BSFF
Stephen King on Childhood (United States) by Patrick Smith


Animated interview of Stephen King, as he discusses childhood, storytelling, and imaginary friends.
Duration: 00:04:00

Experimental short film // BSFF
65,5 women (Norway) by Liv Mari Mortensen


To understand a recent failure, a young man writes a statistic of all the women he ever slept with. As he tries to simplify all of his affairs into simple characteristics the memories start to take over, leaving him to face the only one he truly wanted.
Duration: 00:05:46

Experimental short film // BSFF
ALL ABOUT YOU (Canada) by ALLISON BEDA


This strange and joyful music video unleashes the work of choreographer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg and four of Canada’s most exciting dancers/performers onto the streets of Vancouver with their weird and cool interpretation of The Royal Oui’s song “All About You”. Dancers wearing suits and running shoes perform a quirky and distintive modern dance piece (somewhat interactive with passerbys/onlookers) consisting of “pedestrian” movements and gestures that moves them in and around the city, rendering the pedestrian surreal.
Duration: 00:03:20

Experimental short film // BSFF
Tone (Canada) by John Graham


A hypnotic dance of transformation in a metaphorical forest.
Duration: 00:02:00

Experimental short film // BSFF
Look of Death (Kazakhstan) by Max Shishkin


Experimental fashion video shooting after watching "Neon demon" by Nicolas Winding Refn. Video about last minutes before man die: about sexuality and beauty of death.
Duration: 00:01:45

Documentary Short Film // SIFF
Sherry (United States) by Eliane Lima


Sherry is an experimental documentary film which witnesses the private life of Robert, a 75 years old gentleman from Orange County. Every day, Robert transforms himself into a living doll, Sherry. Info: This project began in Fall 2014 when Lucrecia Martel (visiting filmmaker) took a group of CalArts' students to Robert Sherry's house.
Duration: 00:23:38

Animated Short Film // SIFF
Lingua Absentia (United States) by Kate Raney, Jeremy Bessoff


Lingua Absentia is a paper cut-out animation, about a mother and her schizophrenic daughter, Abby. Guided by the mother’s voice-over narration, the film takes the viewer through Abby's severe cancer treatment and her long process to recovery.
Duration: 00:10:00

Underground short film // BSFF
Es Rêver (United States) by Sean Carmichael


Charles has his curiosities. His curiosities have their consequences.
Duration: 00:02:13

Underground short film // BSFF
In the park (Spain) by Cristina Lladosa, Joaquín Vallet


In a park, a girl sends a message to her boyfriend. Something interrupts her.
Duration: 00:02:00

Narrative Feature Film // SIFF
PUBLIC INTIMACY (Brazil) by Luciana Canton


Public Intimacy is a movie about how we deal with sexuality and love on public and private levels. The four stories of "Public Intimacy" deal with urgent and profound themes, like homofobia, prostitution, transsexuality and madness. "Public Intimacy" proposes a cinema that is focused on its characters. They struggle to become who they really are.
Duration: 01:10:26



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