Shorts

2022 SHORT FILMS

ABISAL

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)

DEATH

Dir. Nadia Hallgren; 2021; 9 min.
Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem comes to life in an epic and stark manner. (Plays in: Shorts Agartha)

EXPO FILM (THIS FILM IS MY MEMORY)

Dir. Penny McCann; 2020; 9 min.
A visual expression of an artist’s attempt to recover childhood memories of the Expo ’67 she attended by blending footage of the event. (Plays before The Still Side)

GOLDEN JUBILEE

Dir. Suneil Sanzgiri; 2021; 19 min.
Relationships to personal history, geography, and ancestral lineage layer and merge. (Plays in: Shorts Agartha)

GREETINGS FROM MYANMAR

Dirs. Sunniva Sundby & Andreas J. Riiser; 2020; 6 min.
In the shadow of genocide, unsuspecting tourists enjoy a peaceful holiday. (Plays in: Shorts Macondo)

IKEBANA

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. Eliane Esther Bots; 2021; 22 min.
Examines the experiences of three interpreters of the Yugoslavia Tribunal in the Hague. (Plays in: Shorts Hillwood)

KALSUBAI

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)

KICKING THE CLOUDS

Dir. Sky Hopinka; 2021; 16 min.
A personal reflection on descendants and ancestors using an audio archive of a familial language. (Plays in: Shorts Agartha)

LAS NUBES

Dir. Juan Pablo González; 2017; 21 min.
Unfolding in a single take, a man recalls the memory of the last time he saw his daughter before sending her to the US. (Plays before Caballerango)

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)

LIBERATION RADIO

Dir. Esther Johnson; 2021; 14 min.
A revival of the 1960’s radio station disseminating propaganda tapes made by American military deserters during the Vietnam War. (Plays in: Shorts Macondo)

NAZARBAZI

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)

NUISANCE BEAR

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)

OUR ARK

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)

QUITTING TIME

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)

THE RIGHTFUL

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 CAN'T STOP SPIRIT

Dir. Vashni Korin; 2021; 16 min.
The radiant baby dolls of Mardi Gras revel in the origins of tradition. (Plays in: Shorts Hillwood)

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)

ZIGIPOUSE

Dir. Alan Sahin; 2021; 10 min.
Across age, language, and profession, these casually charming ten minutes of liminal space speak a common tongue: the smoke break. (Plays in: Shorts Macondo)

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