Shorts: Character Study
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This captivating assortment of shorts focuses on incisive, character-driven narratives, showcasing an array of personalities and varied lives on screen.
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Bahram & Bahman Ark, 2017, Iran, 15 MIN
A man who wants to pass the border, disguises himself as a ram.
Irina Prokhorenko, 2017, USA, 15 MIN
Vika, a 10 year old Russian-American girl tries to connect with her father who can't assimilate to American culture.
Gustavo Rosa, 2018, Brazil/USA, 12 MIN
An undocumented Brazilian immigrant living in the Boston area decides to buy a car in an effort to better his life before returning home.
David Call, 2018, USA, 10 MIN, World Premiere
COLE tells the story of a US combat veteran recovering from the effects of a traumatic brain injury as he attempts to find a job in the civilian world.
DO MORE OF WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
Dylan Pailes-Friedman, Dakota Pailes-Friedman, 2018, USA, 14 MIN, World Premiere
Chum steals off the shelf pharmaceuticals in order to provide for her terminally ill best friend Luna. Everything changes when she meets Shortcut, a traveling punk on their way west.
Lizz Astor, 2017, USA, 17 MIN
2005: The pope is dead and Ava, a 16 year old catholic schoolgirl, is still a virgin. After meeting a charming sleaze-ball, and being taunted by her best friend’s own deflowering, Ava is forced to decide whether or not her own virginity is a cross she wants to continue to bear.
Lisa Duva, 2018, USA, 8 MIN, World Premiere
A one night stand threatens to turn into a real relationship, maybe. I dunno. It’s whatever.
I WAS IN YOUR BLOOD
Joseph Sackett, 2017, USA, 7 MIN, World Premiere
A little boy falls in love with his babysitter.