2022 SHORT FILMS
Dir. Alejandro Alonso; 2021; 30 min.
Men move through the abandoned skeletons of ships on the lookout for ghostly presences as the line between the living and dead is blurred. (Plays in: Shorts Macondo)
EXPO FILM (THIS FILM IS MY MEMORY)
GREETINGS FROM MYANMAR
Dirs. Rita Ferrando & Lily Jue Sheng; 2021; 13 min.
A meditative, many-colored exploration of the Japanese art of flower arrangement as a tool for non-verbal communication, creative expression, and the unlocking of memories. (Plays in: Shorts Agartha)
IN FLOW OF WORDS
Dir. Yudhajit Basu; 2021; 20 min.
An enchanting ethnographic film exploring the legend of the goddess Kalsubai who remains ingrained in the consciousness of the Koli tribe today. (Plays before Octopus)
LAST DAYS OF AUGUST
Dirs. Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck & Robert Machoian; 2022; 13 min.
A moving-image photo book offering compassionate and poignant portraiture of American towns drained of dreams and left for dead by our internet-commerce epoch. (Plays in: Shorts Hillwood)
Dir. Maryam Tafakory; 2022; 19 min
A cinematic collage of unspoken desire and stolen glances responding to censorship and suppression in Iranian film after the 1979 revolution. (Plays before Eventually)
Dirs. Jack Weisman & Gabriela Osio Vanden; 2021; 14 min
In Churchill, Manitoba, a polar bear embarks on a treacherous journey through an obstacle course of tourists and wildlife officers. (Plays in: Shorts Hillwood)
Dirs. Deniz Tortum & Kathryn Hamilton, 2021, 12 min.
This hypnotic and lyrical piece both eases and challenges our transition into the apocalypse as it considers humanity’s past 50 years of digitizing everything in sight. (Plays in Shorts Hillwood)
Dir. Cameron Yates; 2022; 8 min.
A city bus driver’s shift ends—but even after Luis clocks out, he fills his hours with an extra-curricular activity that keeps him on the move. (Plays before Where Are We Headed)
Dir. Ana Galizia; 2022; 21 min.
Summoning documents, images and sounds from the archives to connect the past with the present in the struggle for land and water in the Guapiaçu valley region in Brazil. (Plays in: Shorts Agartha)
YOU'VE NEVER BEEN COMPLETELY HONEST
Dir. Joey Izzo; 2021; 11 min.
Gene Church details physical torture and brainwashing endured at a leadership seminar, exposing the underbelly of the burgeoning 1970’s self-help movement. (Plays in: Shorts Macondo)