WEDNESDAY JULY 12, 2023
7PM - 9PM
This screening session features 10 shorts. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
204 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474
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ELEVATOR ALONE (GREECE) BY ANASTASIA PAPADOPOULOU
Synopsis: Four people and the time they spend in an elevator. Inspired by everyday life and by the difference in people's behavior when they are alone, in contrast to the socially acceptable behavior that individuals adopt when in public space and especially in the confined and always awkward setting of an elevator. Running time: 0:03:38.
Selections/awards: JEF festival (Best Short), Cannes World FF, Βam Kids FF NY (Audience Award Best Animation) Childrens FF Seattl, Budapest Independent FF (Best Animated Film), LA Greek FF, and more.
MUCHO, MUCHO AMOR (USA) BY MARIANO DONGO
Synopsis: Elizabeth, a kitchen worker, overhears the announcement of a staff party. Running time: 00:09:10.
FOR ALL WE KNOW (FRANCE) BY YANN LES JOURS
Synopsis: Music video for a song by Mary Ocher (to be released on an upcoming album). This music video has been developed around the idea of bridge between the loss and the vivid memories of what is missing. A bridge linking the archipel context/subject-filming-viewing. It's about perceiving those shifts we operate, sometimes unconsciously. Those essential in-betweens merging our existences with others. Running time: 0:05:41.
Selections/awards: Leeds IFF, Ghent International Short FF (Best Music Video), and more.
TEXT ME WHEN YOU GET HOME XX (GERMANY) BY NIKLAS BAUER
Synopsis: At night, a woman enters a stranger’s car, casually and voluntarily. But soon she begins to sense the dangerous situation she might be in. Running time: 0:10:37.
Selections/awards: Bundesfestival Junger Film, Werkstatt Junge Filmszene Wiesbaden, Cineglobe IFF Cern, Brest European Short FF, and more.
THE CORAL REEF CHRONICLES (USA) BY ZHUO YIN HE
Synopsis: By Artist Popil. A stop-motion animation about a diving girl's adventure. She's passionate about the ocean and during one of her dives, she encounters a peculiar multi-eyed shark. Intrigued by the shark's strange noises and the gray notes flowing from its mouth, she decides to venture inside the shark to explore. Running time: 00:04:38.
BEEF (USA) BY BRENDON KINGSBURY, SEAN WEBLEY
Synopsis: Some cows don't need to jump to make it over the moon. Running time: 00:13:30.
Selections/awards: Brooklyn FF (Experimental Spirit Award), Nashville FF (Winner Edge Shorts), Tacoma FF, Shorts Mexico, NYC Indie FF, Brussels Independent FF, and more.
SHEEPHEAD (USA) BY SPENCER CREIGH
Synopsis: Having lived in a tourist town his entire life, Frankie plays the role of both brash local celebrity and recluse. But when he discovers that a long-time acquaintance has possibly died, it upends his salesman persona. Fixating on an unfinished transaction with the man, Frankie wrestles with the news. His obsession feels duplicitous at first, until it reveals a man who’s grappling with his own mortality and status in a place made for living in the moment. Running time: 00:09:24.
LIMITS (SWITZERLAND) BY SIMON DE DIESBACH
Synopsis: In a forest he digitized, Simon runs. Within an autobiographical narrative where the images were entirely captured in the forest of Chaney in Switzerland, running embodies the intimate link between the protagonist and the forest, a forest that has witnessed a multitude of personal events and that is now being destroyed by a gravel pit. Immersed in a fragmented world, Simon questions the reasons that pushed him to 3D scan his forest. He questions his relationship with the living world, with the limits of matter, and with the limits of digital representations of nature. Running time: 00:07:40.
Selections/awards: Locarno FF, Ann Arbor FF, Ars Electronica Animation Festival, Internationale Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart (Trickstar Nature Award), Busan International Short FF.
MOST OF THE TIME WE ARE JUST WAITING (CANADA) BY MOLLY SHEARS
Synopsis: Set to the backdrop of her suburban town’s evacuation, Thirteen-year old Nora enlists the help of the boy next door to search for her apathetic big sister, who has snuck out to party with an older boy with questionable intentions. Running time: 0:19:59.
Selections/awards: Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma, Silver Wave FF, Ghent International Short FF.