Shorts: Comedy

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Program Notes

After the laughter comes tears. Sometimes those tears are from laughing so hard you cry, and sometimes they’re from crying so hard you eventually have to laugh. Whether fueled by chuckles found in the absurd, or the painful truths hidden in dark humor, these shorts are sometimes funny haha and sometimes funny oh no!

 

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BOTANICA
Noël Loozen, 2017, Netherlands, 13 MIN
A garden-center employee fears his possible infertility. While the pregnancy wish of the love of his life is growing, shame starts to take a hold on him. He senses them growing apart. Nourished by the artificial arena he makes a very unusual decision and swallows his pride in order to let their love overcome.
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EARTH IS A PARADISE
Jessica Garrison & Fabianne Gstottenmayr, 2018, USA, 13 MIN, World Premiere
In the quest for emotional dominance, two strangers impose seemingly innocent games on each other, but the rules are rigged, and the winners unclear.
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EDUCATORS
Jason Giampietro, 2017, USA, 4 MIN
Over mushroom barley soup and ketchup laden kasha two educators in a New York diner complain about being abused at school. When the conversation turns to Trump an opportunity for a history quiz arises.
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HASHTAG PERFECT LIFE
Mike Paulucci, 2018, USA, 11 MIN, World Premiere
Maddie Applegate goes on T.V. to clear her name.
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MAGGOT BRAIN
Ivan Albertson, 2018, USA, 20 MIN, World Premiere
When Robert's vinyl goes missing, he sets out on an obsessive quest to recover it.
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MAUDE
Anna Margaret Hollyman, 2018, USA, 10 MIN
Teeny thought it was just another routine babysitting job—until she's shocked to meet the client. As the day goes on, Teeny decides to become the woman she had no idea she always wanted to be ... until she gets caught.
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NIGHT FAT
Dolan Chorng, 2017, USA, 8 MIN, World Premiere
An old loner and a pizza delivery boy take a trip to the supermarket one night.
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Push (شد على حالك )
Khalid Jabaly, 2017, United Arab Emirates, 11 MIN
“Push” is an emotive film that follows the journey of Hussam whilst going through mental and physical constipation after experiencing a break up with his ex-partner.

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