SHORTS: CHARACTER STUDY

 

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The Backseat
Joe Stankus, Ashley Connor, 8m, USA,
Familial tensions are on full display when two octogenarians are tasked with driving their adult daughter to work.
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Get The Life
Ozzy Villazòn, 12m, USA
A transgender teenager faces an unwanted pregnancy and risks losing everything he loves in order to live courageously.
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Mosca
Lizette Barrera, 10m, USA
A wayward teen revisits her hometown to reconnect with her cousin, despite her aunt’s wishes.
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Next Exit
Alberto Govela, 12m, Mexico/USA
An afternoon of a XXIst Century man in a XXIst Century city.
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Pet Friendly
Catherine Licata, 15m, USA
When a couple's cat goes missing on a cross country move, their relationship is tested.
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Snow Day
Jesse Thurston, 14m, USA
The roads are a mess and the subway is down, so Mark and Maddie are spending all day together, whether they're "ready for that" or not. Meanwhile, Mark's roommate makes chili to stave off a minor breakdown. A meditation on how well we know the people in our bed and across the hall.
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Spring
Laurel Parmet, 8m, USA
Amanda struggles to keep something inside as she spends the day taking pictures of her best friend.
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Troll
Anu Valia, 13m, USA
An unassuming woman visits a teenage boy in the hospital following his failed suicide attempt. In the waiting room she meets the boy’s grief-stricken music teacher who discovers she may not be just another well-wisher.