Film Programs

Shorts

They may be quick, but they'll leave a lasting impact.

86'd
USA 2018 12 min.

“Full moon, all the crazies are out.” Four seedy stories transpire over the course of one late-night order at a 24-hour deli.

Airport
Switzerland 2017 11 min.

In a modern-day airport, the flow of passengers is broken by sudden irregularities.

All These Creatures
Australia 2018 13 min.

An adolescent boy attempts to sort out his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unraveling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.

Applied Pressure
USA 2018 6 min.

Ease the pain of past physical and mental distress.

The Beaning
USA 2017 10 min.

This experimental documentary explores a sinister theory surrounding the death of baseball player Ray Chapman in 1920 and the subsequent rise of the Yankee dynasty.

Blind Mice
USA 2018 9 min.

A con fresh out of prison gets back in the game.

Bloeistraat 11
Belgium 2018 10 min.

Inseparable best friends spend their last summer holiday of childhood amusing themselves around the house.

Born in the Maelstrom
Canada 2018 28 min.

An impressionistic portrait of a young biracial woman named Rebecca as she struggles to find her identity in a world shaped by her black mother’s painful past.

Breach
Australia 2018 6 min.

An experimental musician needs to go through pain to compose her next piece.

Camille
France 2017 7 min.

Laure must replace a deceased swimmer on the relay swim team.

The Care & Keeping Of Your Woman
USA 2018 3 min.

A how-not-to guide for the modern man. The Care & Keeping Of Your Woman is a satirical short, shot on Super 8mm film, that addresses sexual harassment and assault in the style of a 1950s dog-training video.

Caroline
USA 2018 12 min.

When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day.

Carrier
USA 2018 6 min.

After a long night of partying, famous rapper Rubin Starr calls a Carrier to take him home, only to find out his driver has different plans for the ride.

Caterpillarplasty
Canada 2018 5 min.

Fusing elements of Kafka and Kubrick, Caterpillarplasty is a prescient, grotesque sci-fi satire that lifts plastic surgery to another level.

Cattle
Australia 2018 20 min.

On a rural cattle farm, two sisters worry about their mother’s cancer. An unexplained death in the herd gives them cause to start looking for answers.

Child of the Sky
USA 2017 15 min.

Lost in the desert, a woman gets lured into a nightmarish world of cult violence in this deeply chilling take on Mesopotamian mythology, told through ferocious dance movements.

Come on Mandy
USA 2017 3 min.

Mandy is a dog. Mandy won't come.

Coyote
Switzerland 2018 10 min.

A coyote loses his wife and children in a wolf attack. Anguished, he tries to process the experience—but thoughts of evil take up more and more space in his brain.

Dark, Dark Woods
Denmark 2017 6 min.

Royal life's not always so magnificent. It can be tiring for a little one—so Maria trades in a tiara for a wilder kind of fun.

Daydreams of Dennis Baker
USA 2018 8 min.

A sheriff recounts a case that tests his constitution.

Der Lindenbaum
USA 2018 16 min.

An opera singer is depressed. His father is trying to commit suicide. Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.

Dios Nunca Muere
USA 2018 14 min.

Living in hidden America, Paula, a Mexican farmworker, struggles to raise two children on her own.

Dots
Australia 2017 23 min.

People start dying after the arrival of a mysterious stranger in a small Australian town.

Down Escalation
Japan 2018 7 min.

A caterpillar falls down and dissolves. As its flesh melts, it starts metamorphosing in the shell.

The Earth Is Humming
USA 2017 13 min.

In Japan, earthquake preparedness is a way of life—and a full-blown industry.

Earthrise
USA 2017 30 min.

The story of the first image of Earth captured from space in 1968.

Egg
Egg
France 2018 12 min.

A woman is locked in her home with an egg, which she is both attracted to and scared of. She eats the egg. She repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.

The Elephant in the Room
USA 2018 10 min.

A disappointed father struggles to accept his son.

Everything Changes
USA 2018 6 min.

Including more than 33,000 individual drawings of ink on paper, Everything Changes is an ever-changing doodle that meanders through 15 years of form and content.

Expressway West
USA 2018 12 min.

Whisked away on an impromptu road trip, Mel and her little brother Brian struggle to understand their father's intentions.

Fainting Spells
USA 2018 11 min.

Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Xawiska, or the Indian pipe plant, used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.

Falling
USA 2018 20 min.

A potentially psychosomatic white man, a woman stuck in a vortex of mansplaining, and a young black man caught in a racially charged standoff are set on a collision course as society falls apart around them in this absurdist dark comedy.

Fauve
Canada 2018 16 min.

In a surface mine, two boys play a seemingly innocent game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

Fest
Germany 2018 3 min.

Footage from a block party.

Footprint
USA 2018 18 min.

An observational meditation on how different people engage with the World Trade Center Memorial.

For George on His 30th Birthday
USA 2018 18 min.

Meet George & Deena—two used-to-be, sort-of-maybe, former part-time somethings, who spend a long, strange night in the what-could-have-been-but-never-really-was.

Fucked Like A Star
USA 2018 8 min.

An experimental documentary, based on a paragraph in Toni Morrison's novel Tar Baby, about the meditative, mystical life of soldier ants.

Fuse
Germany 2018 7 min.

How do we best kill the mouse?

Go Debbie
USA 2018 9 min.

When Vietnam veteran Debbie began her transition, she lost her job, her home, and her life’s savings. Undaunted, she pursued her dream and is now living happily as a pink-haired activist.

Guion
Canada 2018 20 min.

The story of Guion Bluford, the first African American in space.

Hair Wolf
USA 2018 12 min.

In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

Help Wanted
USA 2018 16 min.

An older gentleman who should be retiring is compelled to reenter the workforce. How much will he have to sacrifice to live out his remaining golden years?

Hi I Need To Be Loved
USA 2018 11 min.

Actors from Craigslist audition for a film by reading spam e-mails from a teleprompter. Three are cast: the dancer, the chef, and the milkmaid. Is this poetry or malware?

Hybrids
France 2017 6 min.

When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change.

I Am My Own Mother
USA 2018 23 min.

An adopted woman on the cusp of childbirth inserts herself back into the life of her biological mother and siblings, unsettling the entire family unit.

III
III
Poland 2018 12 min.

The sudden meeting of a man and a woman leads to a hypnotic game of pleasure and discomfort.

Islands
France 2017 24 min.

Characters wander through an erotic maze of love and desire.

Jim's Camelot
USA 2018 18 min.

Jim Bishop has dedicated his life to building a castle all by himself in the mountains of Colorado. Known for his tendency to speak his mind as well as his inspiring work ethic, Jim—and his castle—attract thousands of visitors every year.

Juste avant la fonte
France 2017 10 min.

A woman walks in the cold.

The Last Honey Hunter
USA 2017 35 min.

In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal's Hongu River valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land while practicing an ancient form of animism.

Last Stop
Mexico 2017 6 min.

The street vendors’ offerings are not what they seem.

A Love Letter to the One I Made Up
Israel 2017 6 min.

A lonely walk home is intertwined with an underwater fantasy.

Luthier
USA 2018 9 min.

A glimpse into the unique world of Tom Hicks, a veteran ski patrolman and luthier whose life is as unconventional as his craft.

Manos De Una Mujer
USA 2018 11 min.

Manos De Una Mujer follows the struggles of a dauntless Hispanic single mother and their effect on her daughter.

Milk
Canada 2018 9 min.

On a late night, a young teen goes into the kitchen for a glass of milk. Upon encountering his sleepless mother, he quickly realizes things are not as they seem.

Milk and Cookies
USA 2017 8 min.

Grace is five. She wants milk and cookies. Every day. Real bad.

Moments of Truth
USA 2018 10 min.

A tribute to documentary filmmaking.

My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes
Canada 2017 14 min.

An investigation into a late father’s life through artifacts, memories, and home movies.

Not Yet
Hungary 2018 11 min.

A boy searches for his mother in a dystopic reality.

The Other
Poland 2018 5 min.

In this animated film, people awaiting a mysterious newcomer can't help but try to guess who he might be.

Our Song to War
Belgium 2018 14 min.

Crocodile men, a mystic river, some kids who like fishing, and a war share the same Colombian land: Bojaya. In this place, villagers have strange beliefs and celebrate the Novenario death ritual.

Palm Trees and Power Lines
USA 2018 14 min.

Sixteen-year-old Charlotte ambles through a listless summer day followed by older guy Tommy. Tommy helps her escape her loneliness, but after he betrays her trust, Charlotte must decide what matters to her most.

A Piece of Tragedy
France 2018 25 min.

Emilien is going through a rough period of mourning. Six months ago, his beloved died in an accident; now his well-ordered everyday life is being disrupted by visitations.

Relative Duplicity
USA 2018 4 min.

A fast-flying tale of greed, gold, and family that takes place in the small mountain town of Cripple Creek, Colorado.

RGB_Nightmare
USA 2018 23 min.

An old robot has seen better days as better automation has taken his job opportunities. While the world seems to constantly reject him, he tries to find a place in society.

Rubber Dolphin
Israel 2018 28 min.

A gay love story set in a one-bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. Two people meet, they have sex, they fall in love. Will it last until the morning comes?

Schoolyard Blues
Sweden 2017 17 min.

It’s John’s first day of school, but his big brother Mika has other plans.

Skip Day
USA 2018 17 min.

Intimate glimpses of one very special day in the lives of high-school seniors from an industrial corner of the Florida Everglades.

Still Point
USA 1989 9 min.

Still Point whirls around a point of centeredness as four screens of home and homelessness, travel and weather, architecture, and sports signify the constant movement and haste of late 20th-century life.

Strawberry Milk
USA 2018 6 min.

Strawberry Milk covers the complexity of gender stereotypes puzzling the relationship between a single father and a young girl understanding her first period.

The Subject
Canada 2018 10 min.

An animator dissects his own body, extracting memories and emotions that will nurture his work.

The Summer of the Electric Lion
Chile 2018 20 min.

Alonso accompanies his sister Daniela, who is to become the seventh wife of a mysterious prophet.

Take Me Home
USA 2018 16 min.

A downtrodden Chinese immigrant needs to pay back a loan before the night is up.

Tangles and Knots
Australia 2017 16 min.

When a mother helps her teenage daughter throw a party to impress her new, more popular friends, their intimate bond is threatened.

Tender Fictions
USA 1995 58 min.

Pioneering lesbian-feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer constructs an autobiography before someone does it for her in this post-postmodern sequel to her award-winning documentary Nitrate Kisses. Hammer draws from general culture studies for critique with ironic, synthesized voices of authority.

Third Kind
Greece 2018 32 min.

A trio of archaeologists investigate a long-abandoned Earth for a mysterious signal.

TIME CAPSULE
USA 2018 11 min.

An intergenerational collaboration across—and against—linear time dedicated to the director’s father, Winston "F.W." Laszlo.

tomnoddy
USA 2018 13 min.

A look at pioneering soap-bubble entertainer Tom Noddy.

Turbine
Canada 2018 8 min.

A pilot crash-lands into his own home. His face has been replaced by a turbine and he’s fallen in love with a ceiling fan. To save their marriage, his wife must take drastic action.

Ugly
Germany 2017 12 min.

An ugly cat struggles to co-exist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief.

Ute Mountain Tribal Park: Meditations, Blessings and Prayers
USA 2018 9 min.

The Ute Mountain Tribal Park consists of 125,000 acres of majestic canyon country and desert landscapes dotted with cliff dwellings, artifacts, and pictographs. A new generation of Utes must find a balance between the challenges of a rapidly changing world and the preservation of cultural identity.

We Win
USA 2017 12 min.

A happy couple’s relationship unravels during a game of Mafia.

A Worthy Man
Denmark 2018 20 min.

Isolated by overnight work in his bakery and ignored by his family, a middle-aged father fixates on a radio call-in show; his downward spiral is a desperate cry for help.

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