NARRATIVE SHORTS PROGRAM 1: “Love Love Love”

Total Running Time - 78 minutes

This program has been generously sponsored by Jan and Gary Friedland, Barbara Goldburg and Bob Rottman.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - 5 PM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 1
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 10 AM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 1

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Devon Avery (USA/UK, 2013, 3 mins)

When is a kiss more than a kiss? When it's your first kiss...

A nervous, twelve-year-old Clint is having trouble enjoying his first date with Sally. For weeks he has been practicing for his first kiss and now, the moment is almost upon him.

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THE SATURDAY GIRLS

Emilie Cherpitel (France, 2013, 14 mins)

Eva wakes up alone in an unknown flat. Her lover from the night before has disappeared, but Leon - her lover’s little brother - is there and she is left with no other option than spending the day with him.

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LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

Sandhya Daisy Sundaram (Russia, 2013, 11 mins)

Set against the breathtaking Russian winter landscape, Love. Love. Love. is a film about a universal Russian woman and her big love. Experienced through many voices, from young girls to old Babooshkas, from cities to villages, it explores the common thread of ‘love’. An intimate tale, taking forms of fantasy, sacrifice, strength, vulnerability.

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EN LAS NUBES (IN THE CLOUDS)

Marcelo Mitnik (in person) (Argentina, 2014, 21 mins)

The difference between how we think romance should work and how it actually does is at the comedic heart of In The Clouds, an exploration of cultural disagreements about intimacy, love, and marriage proposals in the age of YouTube.

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ONE-MINUTE TIME MACHINE

Devon Avery (USA/UK, 2014, 6 mins)

It's about him. It's about her. It's about time.

James is all too eager to put his one-minute time machine to use in winning the heart of Regina, until he discovers the unexpected consequences of his actions.

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THE PHONE CALL

Mat Kirkby (UK, 2013, 20 mins)

Heather (played by Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins) works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man (played by Oscar winner Jim Broadbent), she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.


NARRATIVE SHORTS PROGRAM 2: “Laugh Your Ass Off”

Total Running Time - 78 minutes

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - 7:30 PM - MOUNTAINEER MEDIA THEATER
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 10 AM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 1

 

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FUNNEL

Andre Hyland (USA, 2014, 8 mins)

When a man’s car breaks down, it sends him on a quest across town that slowly turns into the most fantastically mundane adventure.

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LUV U

Ben Garchar (USA, 2013, 5 min)

A spaceman tries to save a woman from Earth's imminent destruction.

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MY MOM'S MOTORCYCLE

Douglas Gautraud (USA, 2014, 5 mins)

This is a short film about how my mom became the owner of a motorcycle. More deeply, it is about how people use objects to connect with times, ideas, and people.

 

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ONE-MINUTE TIME MACHINE

Devon Avery (USA/UK, 2014, 6 mins)

It's about him. It's about her. It's about time.

James is all too eager to put his one-minute time machine to use in winning the heart of Regina, until he discovers the unexpected consequences of his actions.

 

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SELF STORAGE

David Byars (in person) (USA, 2013, 13 mins)

Quirky and clever, Self Storage is a narrative short that tells the story of a lovable loser who works at a particularly American institution, a facility that stores stuff.

 

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THE SATURDAY GIRLS

Emilie Cherpitel (France, 2013, 14 mins)

Eva wakes up alone in an unknown flat. Her lover from the night before has disappeared, but Leon - her lover’s little brother - is there and she is left with no other option than spending the day with him.

 

DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING?

Selma Vilhunen (Finland, 2011, 7 mins)

A comedy about a chaotic morning in a family with kids, and a mother who is determined that it’s best to take care of everything herself.

FOOL'S DAY

Cody Blue Snider (USA, 2013, 19 mins)

Fool's Day is a dark comedy about a 4th grade class that pulls an innocent April Fool's prank on their teacher...with disastrous results. Fearing jail time, they set out to cover up their crime before their D.A.R.E. officer shows up for his weekly lesson.


NARRATIVE SHORTS PROGRAM 3 - “Into the Mysterious”

Total Running Time - 99 minutes

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 4 PM - MOUNTAINEER MEDIA THEATER
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 1 PM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 1

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MOPED DIARIES

Tyler Nilson, Nick Vitale (in person), Michael Schwartz (in person) (USA, 2014, 10 mins)

When a new bridge is built connecting his island to the mainland a boy has to come to grips with the change and opportunities that come along with it. Love of home, love of a partner, and love of family all seem to be falling apart and slowly pushing him towards the inevitable, crossing that bridge himself to see what lies beyond the horizon.

WOODHOUSE

Fred Rowson (UK, 2013, 9 mins)

The Woodhouse Nature Reserve, South East London. It's a sprawling hectare of knotted ivy and mossy tree stumps. And while its edges are speckled with rusting tins and damp takeaway boxes, its interior is verdant, untouched. There, beyond the padlocked gates some thing, some creature is living.

ZARI

Courtney Marsh (in person), Jerry Franck (in person) (USA, 2014, 19 mins)

An aging household robot begins to adapt to the world around it.

PETER AT THE END

Russ Lamoureux (USA, 2012, 19 mins)

Facing an uncertain future, Peter travels home for a final visit with family and friends in this award-winning short film. Starring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Nora Kirkpatrick (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes)

INTO THE SILENT SEA

Andrej Landin (USA/Sweden, 2013, 25 mins)

Alexander, a lone cosmonaut, is adrift in orbit around Earth. He has lost communications and life-support systems are dwindling fast. At the same time in Italy, a radio engineer is working the night shift. He discovers a voice amidst the empty static. Under desperate circumstances, and across vast distances, an intense connection is made.


NARRATIVE SHORTS PROGRAM 4 - “On The Darker Side”

Total Running Time - 109 minutes

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - 2:30 PM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 1
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 1 PM - MOUNTAINEER MEDIA THEATRE

CRIME: THE ANIMATED SERIES

Alix Lambert, Sam Chou (Canada/USA, 2013, 5 mins)

When Hartford-based school teacher Marcus McGhee has his car stolen and discovers it two weeks later in a rough neighborhood, he is unable to get the police to assist him. Humor is mixed with stark reality in this animated documentary short.

NOTES ON BLINDNESS

Peter Middleton, James Spinney (UK, 2013, 13 mins)

In 1983 writer and theologian John Hull went blind. He began keeping an audio diary to make sense of his loss. With exclusive access to these original audio recordings, Notes On Blindness is a cinematic documentary encompassing dreams, memory and imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness.

SALVATORE

William Shermer (in person) (USA, 2013, 6 mins)

What does a critically ill pope see in seven minutes on the far side? And what will the Vatican do to keep him from sharing it?

KIRUNA-KIGALI

Goran Kapetanovic (Sweden/Rwanda, 2012, 15 mins)

In the midst of frost and snow, a woman is driving to the hospital in Kiruna, the northernmost city of Sweden. Under the scorching sunlight of Kigali, Rwanda, another woman is being carried to the hospital on a stretcher. The two single, mothers-to-be are thousands of miles apart, but share the same fear as things are not turning out as planned.

REAL VIOLENCE

Jonathan King (in person) (USA 2013, 21:00 mins)

A story of four drifters: Jack, a man born with dwarfism, makes his living recycling bottles and watches over his best friend, Townes - a hard-living woman, for whom he longs. Her lover, George, beats her, and in his regret searches for the woman he hurts and desires. Jade, a lonely pre-teen, befriends Jack, and as each of these characters navigate their loneliness, their lives intersect in one fateful moment.

ONE ARMED MAN

Tim Guinee (USA, 2014, 27 mins)

In Oscar-winning writer Horton Foote’s chilling drama, One Armed Man, a wealthy cotton gin executive is confronted by a disgruntled former employee demanding the return of an arm lost in the gin’s machinery. Executive Produced by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

ARENA

Martin Rath (CBFF 2012) (Poland, 2013, 23 mins)

A hitchhiker is taken in by a remote Polish mountain community. Tested by the hardened locals and the unforgiving harshness of his new environment he constitutes his presence in the mountains. But to whom do we have to prove of what we're made?