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.
A portrait of a woman's everyday life seen through the perspective of an unlikely voyeuristic love interest.
dir. James Tupper
2 min. iPad Animation. Experimental.
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.
Ranch. Dipped. Chicken. Fingers.
dir. Tom Petroskey
2 min. Narrative.
A biker just wants his picture taken.
dir. Maggie Brennan
4 min. Animation.
"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.
dir. Bethany & Kyle McCarthy
A series of encounters between two strangers told from male and female perspectives.
dir. James Kwan
6 min. Stop-motion animation. Sci-fi.
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.
dir. Alex Mallonee, Will Dennis & Adam Chitayat
On a subway track, a chance encounter between two young men leaves one of them convinced he must hop on to the tracks.
dir. Michelle Meged
3 min. Animation. Collage.
Hermes drinks a little too much when Dionysus is at the pour, and embarks on a kaleidoscopic journey during a blackout