Narrative Short Film Programs


Narrative Shorts 1: When The Levee Breaks

In all these films things are just fine... until they're not. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 4:30 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #2

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 - 1:30 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #2

 

ANGELTOWN

Nancy Liu, in person (USA, 2016, 21 mins)  | click for director bio |


In this striking, beautiful, student film, a Korean Marilyn Monroe wanders the City of Angels and confronts her past.
 

THE GIFT

Gabriel Robertson (UK, 2015, 13 mins) | click for director bio |

Tupelo, Mississippi, 1946. To celebrate her son’s eleventh birthday, a mother takes her son to the local hardware store to buy him a present. As a .22 rifle catches his attention, a helpful store attendant suggests another gift that just might change the history of rock ‘n’ roll.  

 

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LUCIA, BEFORE AND AFTER

Anu Valia (USA, 2017, 13 mins) - Colorado Premiere  | click for director bio |

After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas' state-mandated, 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.

 

EMBERS & DUST

Patrick Biesemans (USA, 2017, 11 mins) - Colorado Premiere | click for director bio |

Embers & Dust is an homage to Orson Welles’ War Of The Worlds, the imagination, and the importance of mass media communications. It pushes the limits of our perception with clever storytelling and deep themes. 

 

AMERICAN PARADISE

Joe Talbot (USA, 2017, 18 mins) | click for director bio |

A desperate man in Trump’s America tries to shift his luck with the perfect crime. Inspired by true events. One of our favorites.

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STAY & RUN

Liam Hall, in person (USA, 2016, 10 mins) - Colorado Premiere | click for director bio |
Rebecca Hurd, actor, in person

A bickering couple finally finds a means of settling their argument - once and for all.

 

FANNY PACK

Uttera Singh, in person  (USA, 2016, 10 mins) - Colorado Premiere click for director bio |


Fanny Pack is a comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams and her fanny pack-clad, Indian father who chases her through the airport hoping that she will follow his.
 


Narrative Shorts 2: Hell Is Other People

They are the problem. A direct quote from Jean-Paul Sartre.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 7 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #2

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 - 4:30 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #2

 

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SON (FILS)

Cyrus Neshvad (Luxembourg, 2016, 15 mins)  

Sébastien, who cannot come to terms with his son being in a coma, begins to question his reality through the horrifying “help” of his ex-wife.
 

YELLOW

Alexander Hankoff, in person & Alexander Maxwell (USA, 2017, 18 mins) - Colorado Premiere | click for director bio |

A small town race car driver struggles with the proposition of a sponsor who takes an interest in the sport's potential for carnage. By CBFF alumni Alexander Hankoff.

SPEAK

Laura Seay, in person (USA, 2016, 16 mins) - Colorado Premiere | click for director bio |

A breakthrough story of a young woman haunted by old traumas that threaten her ability to connect with even the most sincere suitor.

 

REKINDLED

Erin Brown Thomas, in person (USA, 2017, 12 mins) - Colorado Premiere | click for director bio |

A comedy about removing the rose-colored glasses from the memory of first love, Rekindled follows successful businesswoman Kate as she purchases an online deal to revitalize her relationship with her high school sweetheart. But as she soon discovers, the 40% discount is there for a reason...

THE IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION

Michael Geoghegan (UK, 2016, 24 mins) | click for director bio |

In one of our favorite comedies of the year, Sinead, underage, pregnant, and also somehow a virgin, lives with her grandparents. Her grandmother, the matriarch of the dysfunctional family and a pious Catholic, will stop at nothing to get Sinead’s baby proclaimed immaculate.

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Christine Chen (USA, 2016, 16 mins) | click for director bio |

A Syrian refugee adapts to life in the unfamiliar country of America after her husband’s immigration visa is unexpectedly rejected.

 

 

HONOR COUNCIL

Scott Simonsen, in person (USA, 2017, 12 mins) - Colorado Premiere | click for director bio |

A high school outcast takes down the school’s top bully with dildo nunchucks and must face the school's Honor Council to fight for his identity and his future. 


Narrative Shorts 3: Meet The Family

In all shapes and sizes, our loved ones and sometimes nemeses: our family.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 1:30 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #2

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 - 10:30 AM MAJESTIC THEATRE #2

 

THE WORLD IN YOUR WINDOW

Zoe McIntosh (New Zealand, 2017, 15 mins)  | click for director bio |

Eight-year-old Jesse lives in a twilight world of sadness and silence - squeezed into a tiny caravan with his grief-stricken father. When he strikes up an accidental friendship with a hot-rodding transsexual, it leads to the liberation of both his father and himself.

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DAWN OF THE DEAF

Rob Savage (UK, 2017, 12 mins)  | click for director bio |


In this Sundance favorite, a strange sound wipes out the hearing population, and a small group of deaf people must band together to survive.
 

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SAD SONGS: A TINY LEGO MUSICAL

Darian Brunetti, in person (USA, 2017, 13 mins) - U.S. Premiere click for director bio |

Two LEGO figures discover the highs and lows of falling in love. A big love story told in the tiniest way - all with original music.

 

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THE SADNESS WILL NOT LAST FOREVER

Alexei Dmitriev (Russia/Netherlands, 2016, 8 mins) - U.S. Premiere | click for director bio |

An ode to the brothers Van Gogh: Vincent and Theo. Sometimes, the most beautiful paintings are those which you dream but never actually paint.


 

 

LIMBO

Konstantina Kotzamani (France, 2016, 30 mins)  | click for director bio |

One of our favorite short films of the year, a beautifully shot and mysterious homage to classic European cinema. The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them.

LUCY IN MY EYES

Megan Park (Canada, 2016, 11 mins) - Colorado Premiere | click for director bio |

Having lost her father to suicide in college, Lucy has a dream on the eve of her wedding where she reconnects with herself at age six. Given a window to 'change' her history, she comes to some poignant realizations about herself and her past.