15 AWARD-WINNING FILM FESTIVAL SHORTS
What's Wrong With This Picture?
US (2002) 1 min 50 sec - Jeffrey Travis
o Commentary 1 & 2 - Director Jeffrey Travis
A very short tragic film. A seemingly idyllic afternoon for Aidan, a three-year-old boy: cookies, Kool-aid and crayons. But when Aidan draws the wrong picture, a horrible nightmare begins…
The Netherlands (2002) 10 min - Sytske Kok
Dutch with English subtitles
o Commentary 1 - Director Sytske Kok
o Commentary 2 - Writer Rosan Dieho-Hamme
Aagt (Celia Nufaar) is a lonely woman, and the Chinese restaurant is her daily refuge. Here with bitter irony she ruminates over her life. But things aren't always what they seem.
USA (2002) 6 min - Sean McBride
o Commentary 1 & 2 - Director Sean McBride
A fantastic bit of animated imagination takes shape when dreamy vignettes are woven together to form a patchwork of perceptions and memories in this otherworldly animation.
UK (2002) 5 min 30 sec - James Kibbey & Richard Heald
o Commentary 1- Director o Commentary 2 - Director (Technical)
In Absentia is an excursion into the precious last moments, feelings and thoughts of a young person's life.
John and Mia
Denmark (2002) 22 min - Christian Dyekjaer
o Commentary 1 & 2 - Director
John and Mia is a touching and emotional tale of an inept father's kind-hearted but clumsy attempt to revive contact with his child.
The World of Interiors
UK (2001) 6 min 30 sec - Bunny Schendler
o Commentary - Director Bunny Schendler
A darkly comic story about procrastination in which a man becomes entangled in his own domestic web.
UK (2003) 6 min 36 sec - Chris Shepherd
o Commentary- Director Chris Shephard
o Making of Dad's Dead
Through a series of ghostly reminiscences a young man tries to piece together fragmented moments from the past, memories being triggered by admiration for his best friend Johnno.
UK (2002) 20 min - Savina Dellicour
o Commentary - Director Savina Dellicour and Producer Josephine Law
Naomi has known all her life that she will succumb to the same fate that has befallen her family for generations. Naomi has accepted her destiny and tells herself that she is ready . . .
US (2002) 3 min 15 sec - Matt Kovalakides
o Commentary 1 & 2 - Director Matt Kovalakides
Chance encounters, random acts, and the strangers who drift in and out of our lives.
US (1999) 22 min - Marco Ricci & Michael Canzoniero
o Commentary 1 & 2 - Directors Marco Ricci, Michael Canzoniero and Producer David Boulton
Set in a Bronx barbershop, Pishadoo, tells the comedic story of a young man and his quest to learn the family business and make it as a barber.
UK (2002) 9 min 57 sec - Matthew Thompson
o Commentary 1 & 2 - Director Matthew Thompson
26-year-old Arthur has just found out he's dying. He withdraws into a world of his own until he finally realizes where he really belongs…
Fish Never Sleep
UK (2002) 6 min - Gaelle Denis
o Commentary - Director Gaelle Denis
Naoko, a complete insomniac, muses wearily over fish bowls, sushi, and the vast fish market near her Tokyo home to the puzzling question: why do fish never sleep?
USA (2001) 10 min 45 sec - Kitao Sakurai & Andrew Spirk
o Commentary 1 & 2 - Director Kitao Sakurai
A single violent incident becomes an apocalyptic catalyst in the lives of five prep school
US (2002) 4 min 14 sec - Philip Powell
o Commentary 1 & 2 - Director Philip Powell
The goings-on at a support group for people who have NEVER been abducted by aliens. Forlorn and rejected, they go to extremes trying to get the attention of those snobby extraterrestrials.
UK/US (2002) 1 min 30 sec - James Brett
o Commentary - Director James Brett
Earthquake! Run for the hills you fools, run for the hills! Aaaarrrgh!