Dir. Enrique Pedraza Botero & Faye Tsakas; 2022; 14 min.
Through intimate, observational moments, Alpha Kings follows a group of young men seeking quick wealth on OnlyFans. (Plays Before: Broca’s Aphasia)
Dir. Manuel Mateo Gomez; 2022; 19 min.
Striking images of the lives and deaths of captive animals loom in the background of everyday humanity. (Plays in Shorts: Galileo)
Dir. Manuel Muñoz Rivas; 2023; 26 min.
An eavesdropping observation through the mundanity, humor, and boredom of passengers on a ferry. (Plays in Shorts: Angiogram)
Dirs. Mila Zhluktenko & Daniel Asadi Faezi; 2022; 14 min.
As seen through haunting cinematography, a former fisherman sets sail on the barren Aral Desert, which was once a lush sea. (Plays in Shorts: Galileo)
Dir. Ruslan Fedotow; 2022; 28 min.
Talented teenage Ukrainian refugees use art to create powerful statement pieces on the streets of Budapest. (Plays in Shorts: Angiogram)
BEFORE IT BREAKS
Dir. Swetha Regunathan; 2022; 7min.
The dance and alchemy between the choreography of glassblowing and the connection to the human form. (Plays in Shorts: Angiogram)
CABALLO DE ESPUMA
Dir. Juanjo Rueda; 2022; 20 min.
Assembling the filmmaker’s writing, storyboards, family archives, and haunting outdoor shots, Caballo de Espuma leads to an exploration of memory that blends the lines of reality. (Plays Before: Mafifa)
Dir. Ross McClean; 2023; 13min.
In Northern Ireland, an older man with damaged vocal chords seeks out connections over the radio airwaves. (Plays in Shorts: Galileo)
THE EMPTY SPHERE
Dir. Stephanie Roland; 2022; 19min.
Through starkly beautiful black and white images, the viewer journeys from the depths of space to the core of the earth. (Plays in Shorts: Galileo)
EXAMPLE # 35
Dir. Lucía Malandro; 2022; 6 min.
Footage from Cuba’s judicial archives weaves an untold perspective of the nonconformists. (Plays in Shorts: Serotonin)
THE FEELING OF BEING CLOSE TO YOU
Dir. Ash Goh Hua; 2022; 12 min.
Through a lyrical combination of archival footage and phone calls, director Ash Goh Hua depicts the tense relationship between them and their mother. (Plays Before: The Taste of Mango)
I WAS BORN IN 1988
Dir. Yasaman Baghban; 2022; 9 min.
An Iranian filmmaker is haunted by the fact that they were born at the same time that massacres of political prisoners began in Iran. (Plays Before: Guapo’y)
Dir. Anthony Ing; 2022; 18 min.
A lively investigation into British background actor Jill Goldston’s prolific filmography. (Plays in Shorts: Angiogram)
Dir. Janelle VanderKelen; 2022; 6 min.
In this animated experimental film, plants blossom through the foundation of a home and overtake human spaces. (Plays in Shorts: Galileo)
LOVE AT FIRST BYTE
Dirs. Felizitas & Theresa Hoffmann; 2022; 6 min.
With security camera footage obtained via data request, this short distorts reality to embody a missed connection for a lovelorn surveillance machine. (Plays in Shorts: Serotonin)
MARGIE SOUDEK'S SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS
Dir. Meredith Moore; 2022; 12 min.
A filmmaker and VFX instructor uses footage of her grandmother’s intricate and unique collection of salt and pepper shakers in a film that bends time and space. (Plays in Shorts: Angiogram)
Dir. Zach Dorn; 2022; 5 min.
A filmmaker’s lovesick voiceover narrates a cellphone journey to reconnect with a distant love over an online claw machine game. (Plays in Shorts: Serotonin)
Dir. Maxime Jean-Baptiste; 2022; 17 min.
Dissecting footage of his father in Alain Maline’s Jean Galmot, Aventurier, Maxime Jean-Baptiste breaks down the colonial gaze. (Plays Before: La Bonga)
Dir. Barbara Vojtašáková; 2022; 25 min.
A former couple reflects on 16mm film footage they shot together revealing the intricacy and challenges of their relationship. (Plays in Shorts: Serotonin)
Dir. Robert Greene; 2023; 9 min.
A voiceless narrator imagines life inside the walls of an envelope factory. (Plays Before: Forms of Forgetting)
THAT DAY ON THE RIVER
Dir. Lei Lei; 2023; 39 min.
An intimate conversation between father and son paired with archival footage offers a glimpse into childhood memories of home. (Plays Before: Last Things)
TIERRA DE LECHE
Dirs. Milton Guillén & Fiona Hall; 2022; 12 min.
An interrogation of capitalism and the American dream through migrant labor, GPS, and dairy cows. (Plays in Shorts: Galileo)
VISÃO DO PARAÍSO (VISION OF PARADISE)
Dir. Leonardo Pirondi; 2022; 16 min.
Bridging colonialism and modern machinery, Visão do Paraíso offers a stark critique of the evolution of technology. (Plays in Shorts: Galileo)
WHILE THE NIGHT FALLS
Dir. Amir Aether Valen; 2023; 18 min.
With stunning black and white cinematography, an elderly couple living on an isolated rural farm move through their daily routines. (Plays in Shorts: Serotonin)
YOU ARE NOT HERE
Dir. Nastia Korkia; 2022; 16 min.
The chapters of a Russian funeral procession offer a meditation on ritual and loss. (Plays in Shorts: Serotonin)