2nd Edition - 2019


After a thrilling inaugural year, with over 125 submissions from mostly local and low-budget films, our 2nd year year is off to an exciting start. Details from selected films below.

 


"An Interloper's Kiss"
dir. Grace Kim

6 min. Experimental.
https://www.gracekime.com


A portrait of a woman's everyday life seen through the perspective of an unlikely voyeuristic love interest.


"Freelance"
dir. James Tupper

2 min. iPad Animation. Experimental.
http://www.jamestupper.com/


A window into the isolating life of a freelance 3D motion graphics designer.


"The Only Thing I Love More Than You Is Ranch Dressing"
dir. Sydney Clara Brafman

1 min. Horror. Comedy.
http://www.squibfilms.com/


Ranch. Dipped. Chicken. Fingers.


"Snapshot"
dir. Tom Petroskey

2 min. Narrative.
https://petroskeyproductions.com/


A biker just wants his picture taken.


"Yours"
dir. Maggie Brennan

4 min. Animation.
http://maggie-brennan.com/


"Yours" is a 2-D animated short about loneliness, love, and the vulnerability of aging in a tech-driven world.

Billie, an elderly woman with a glamorous past, signs up for a senior-friendly dating account. Soon, a young, handsome man reaches out to her. To the tech-savvy, he is an obvious scammer. Billie, however, is naive: his words of love launch her into a reverie of a life she never had and never will.


"The Love"
dir. Bethany & Kyle McCarthy

5 min.
https://vimeo.com/kylerichardmccarthy


A series of encounters between two strangers told from male and female perspectives.


"MOOON"
dir. James Kwan

6 min. Stop-motion animation. Sci-fi.
http://www.james-kwan.com/


Spacebaby has lost his Moon in the big, howling Universe. While the Universe seems to be tearing itself apart, Spacebaby sees the forces pulling everything together.

MOOON is a stop motion sci-fi film, inspired as much by 2001: A Space Odyssey as it is by the Muppets.


 

"Greg"
dir. Alex Mallonee, Will Dennis & Adam Chitayat

4 min. Narrative.
http://alexmallonee.com/
www.willdennis.com
https://adamchitayat.com/


On a subway track, a chance encounter between two young men leaves one of them convinced he must hop on to the tracks.


"Lightweight"
dir. Michelle Meged

3 min. Animation. Collage.
https://www.seedsof.today/


Hermes drinks a little too much when Dionysus is at the pour, and embarks on a kaleidoscopic journey during a blackout