FRIDAY JULY 17, 2020

8 PM - 10 PM (tbc)

 

This screening session features 8 shorts. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.

Location:

Somerville Theatre

55 Davis Square

Somerville

MA 02144

United States

Free entry:

Seating for films is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free of charge. To reserve seats please send your name, number of seats and the specific night(s) you'd like to attend to info@bostonshortfilmfestival.com. We'll confirm ASAP.

We are all on the same bus (Portugal)

by Nuno Serrão

We are all on the same bus, but some of us are more awake than others.

Duration: 00:02:00

Game (Iran)

by Ali Haddadi

A father with financial problems is forced to pay compensation for the damage caused by his son. He tries to get out of this situation by keeping his dignity.

Duration: 00:18:02

Trailer

Fifteen (United Kingdom)

by Peiman Zekavat

A private video of Maria goes viral during a volleyball class in a school in Lima.

Duration: 00:10:00

Trailer

Pandemia (Hong Kong)

by Yiannis Biliris

Messaging. Social media scrolling. Multitasking. Social Distancing. Filmed a year before the Covid-19 outbreak, this short is about our ability to create own distancing with our peers, even when we are free to choose where to go and what to do.

Duration: 3:47

Trailer

ARANAY (Cuba)

by Rudolf Fitzgerald-Leonard

Fifteen year-old Aranay prepares to leave Cuba to join her parents in Belgium. Her grandmother, Olga, wants to give her a gift to remember her by, as she begins life in her new country. That is, if she can find her before she leaves. Why is Aranay hiding? A simple story of the divide between generations and nations, and the distance which lies between.

Duration: 00:07:23

KAXA MARCA (Peru)

by Mariel Sosa

The ancient city of Kaxa Marca, at the bottom of an immense and wonderful valley located in the northern highlands of Peru, is where the so-called "meeting of two worlds" occurs. This region is revealed to the pilgrim's eyes as a town full of past and sadness, where the meeting between the Inca race and the Spanish colonialist took place. In this short journey, you will experience the regional spirit that is the result of a mixture of native traditions and imported customs -- as their residents welcome the celebration of Carnaval.

Duration: 00:03:45

Obscure Desire (U.S.)

by Kunlin Wang

Coming-of-age journey of a teenage boy who sexually awakens after discovering the sexual relationship between his father figure and sister figure. The sibling love and companionship, which once served to counterbalance familial strangeness, is now disturbed and gradually develops into a sexual attraction and desire.

Duration: 00:41:00

Trailer

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