MdFF 2017 WTF Shorts Program

101 minutes

 

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Ape Sodom
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, 14m, Canada
Set during the decline and fall of the consumerist empire, a filthy garbage-picker is retained as a personal slave by a wealthy ultra-consumer still worshipping at the temple of a life he once knew. Slave is tasked with amassing prized items like Swiffers, cellphone covers and large amounts of hand sanitizer. One night, when a woman joins them in a cheap motel to perform humiliating sexual rituals, Slave has a spiritual epiphany about something he sees on the television, rendering him worthless to the Master.
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Arrows
Jillian Mayer, 1m, USA
MEASUREMENTS (from IMPRESSIONS) is a targeted campaign by artist Jillian Mayer examining new ways of looking. Mimicking the appropriative gestures of advertising and prosumer media, Mayer’s direct message explores what can be obtained from a face.
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Bad Dog
Tom Putnam, 3m, USA
A young girl is awakened in the middle of the night by a mysterious scratching on the screen door outside her room.
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BUSINESS
Kati Skelton, 8m, USA
A terrified young man gets caught up in a surreal and demoralizing “business opportunity.” Will he make it out alive?
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Fucking Bunnies
Teemu Niukkanen, 17m, Finland
Raimo is a middle-aged Finnish man living his cosy middle class life with his wife in the suburbs of Helsinki. His comfy bubble is burst when a satan worshipping sex cult moves in next door. After all, the cult leader, Maki, is a very nice and considerate person.Maki is always on the lookout for new friends, and being oblivious to Raimo’s subtle hints to keep his distance, he volunteers to be his squash partner. Trying to avoid sharing his squash slot with Maki, Raimo ends up living in a lie that gets him into trouble.
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I Love Lucy
Zach Lorkiewicz, 10m, USA
It's Middleton High's annual Valentine's Day dance, and popular couple Lucy and Rex are hoping that it will be their special night.
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Johnny Bubble
Alan Resnick, 3m, USA
Johnny Bubble is a fictional creature who has lived a long and happy life with a beautiful family and strong ties to the community. His catchphrase is "Everything I do is riiight on the bubble!" Music by Andrew Bernstein
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Video for Derek
Nellie Kluz, 3m, USA
The untold story.
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LOVEWATCH
Harrison Atkins, 7m, USA
Am I the one you're looking for?
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MAYBE/NEVER
Christian Palmer, 3m, USA
A young woman struggles to bring her boyfriend out of a depression.
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Measurements
Jillian Mayer, 1m, USA
MEASUREMENTS (from IMPRESSIONS) is a targeted campaign by artist Jillian Mayer examining new ways of looking. Mimicking the appropriative gestures of advertising and prosumer media, Mayer’s direct message explores what can be obtained from a face.
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MODERN MARVEL’s
SNEAL & Jorge Ravelo, 9m, USA
After their son Marvel is shot deep into space---to his presumable death---Marvel's parents attempt to profit through their grief by making what they hope is a really good movie.
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PET MONKEY
Eric Maira, 8m, USA
A date night turns ugly when a persistent boyfriend offers to buy his girlfriend a monkey.

Screenings of MdFF 2017 WTF Shorts Program

Sun 8/20/2017
2:15 PM  Parkway 3   TICKETS
4:45 PM  Parkway 3   TICKETS
7:45 PM  Parkway 3   TICKETS
9:45 PM  Parkway 3   TICKETS
Mon 8/21/2017
7:45 PM  Parkway 3   TICKETS
9:45 PM  Parkway 3   TICKETS
Tue 8/22/2017
7:45 PM  Parkway 3   TICKETS
9:45 PM  Parkway 3   TICKETS
Wed 8/23/2017
7:45 PM  Parkway 3   TICKETS
9:45 PM  Parkway 3   TICKETS
Thu 8/24/2017
9:45 PM  Parkway 1   TICKETS
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