THURSDAY JULY 16, 2020

8 PM - 10 PM (tbc)

 

This screening session features 10 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.

Dear Hearing World (United Kingdom)

by Adam Docker

Based on a poem written and spoken by deaf spoken-word artist Raymond Antrobus. The film blends deaf actress Vilma Jackson’s powerful and thought-provoking performance in British Sign Language with music and striking urban London scenes. This important work calls out ‘audio supremacy’ and asks us to acknowledge the deaf protagonist’s defiant indignation at their treatment by the hearing world.

Duration: 00:04:05

Trailer

An Apartment In New York (U.S.)

by Chad Knuth

Experimental short film about the discovery of a body, that delves into a bizarre behavior study and the subsequent possibilities of murder.

Duration: 00:03:24

Scalpers (U.S.)

by Eric Gheorghe

Documentary short dealing with loss and guilt made using found archival footage.

Duration: 00:02:12

Bad Furniture (U.S.)

by Randall Maxwell

A man insists on being furniture for his wife.

Duration: 00:09:59

Grandpa's Ranch (Brazil)

by Gustavo Rosa

A grandmother recalls a violent moment in her marriage of 50 years.

Duration: 00:09:54

Deternity (Austria)

by Mersolis Schöne, Evi Jägle

"Hey you! Watch out! What does the deep midnight say?" Deternity is an experimental poetic short film exploring Friedrich Nietzsche's poem „Once More“ (also called "The Drunken Song" from the book "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"). By using a combination of performance and projection techniques, the film depicts a protagonist being confronted with his own psychological dilemmas in a scene dominated by alternating light and shadows.

Duration: 00:02:45

Trailer

Schmetterling (United Kingdom)

by Ella Scanlon

Ralph, a film subtitler who is numb to the world around him, begins to notice changes in himself after watching a butterfly documentary called "Schmetterling".

Duration: 00:09:43

Flood (Germany)

by Malte Stein

A dirty lake bursts its banks and begins to flood the town. At last there´s a good reason to keep the son at home. But in isolation, nightmarish associations start to mix with reality. And whilst outside the world sinks peacefully under water, a domestic apocalypse rages inside.

Duration: 00:09:55

Trailer

Gum (U.S.)

by Jacob Reed

In a reality where gum doesn't exist, Anne pitches an idea that could change the world.

Duration: 00:08:54

F FOR FREAKS (Germany)

by Sabine Ehrl

A dystopian world in which tall people hunt small ones. Gabriela (70) is deadly ill and can hardly breathe. In order to stay alive, she orders a new lung and sets out for a difficult and unpredictable journey accompanied by three outlawed bounty hunters.

Duration: 00:30:00

Trailer

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