Friday Mar 23rd, 7:00pm
Golden Shot 8:40 Turkey Director: Gökalp Gönen – Rusty machines living in their small houses, imagine that the sun will come and take them to the sky someday. A small light, keeps them alive and dreaming. But one of the machines wants to see the sun itself and he has a plan for that. Samba’s Talk 3:00 Brazil Director: Fernanda Araujo – Music video for the song “Papo de Samba” (Samba’s Talk) by the brazilian singer Aline Calixto. The Sound of Road 2:30 Iran Director: Barzan Rostami – The story is about fake loves. Aloha Hohe 2:22 USA Director: Kevin Temmer – Today is the day Hohe finally becomes a true member of the tiki tribe and can impress the girl of his dreams, but he soon discovers that his position in the tribe is not exactly what he had in mind. Companion 3:13 USA Director: Sean O’Neill – A stray puppy suddenly appears to brighten up a lonely boy’s world. The two enjoy a long-lasting companionship as they grow old together. Amazing Judith 6:40 France Director: Julien Aloha HeHe Poster Vergé – Judith, a girl with multiple disabilities, attempts to reach out beyond her isolated world and make contact with a new friend. Switch Man 3:38 Taiwan Director: Hsun-Chun Chuang – In a normal quiet Sunday, Dr. Evil Mantis attacted K-City unexpectedly with his gigantic claw, the entire city in panic and in danger. At the very critical moment, one young man stood out and fight the Dr. Evil Mantis. This is the moment for the hidden superhero, and his secret power is about to turn this chaos upside down. The Legend is about to begin… Story for Mindy 3:33 USA Katonah NY Director: Neil Needleman – A children’s book author uses the characters from his books to teach his own young daughter important lessons about love, courage, and the power of storytelling. The Emotional Dimensions of the James River 3:09 USA Experimental Director: Michelle Marquez – This experimental film provides an emotional roller coaster experience that was musically and visually designed based on a neuroscience research project that correlates a Mother Poster mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of sounds and images with the selective triggering of emotional states. Level On 3:07 USA Director: Mu-Ti Huang – Level On is a short animation that depicts the perspective of living in reality like playing games using gaming terminology to motivate people to live through the challenges in reality. Xiao Tao 2:48 USA Director: Manning Liu Mother 5:40 Canada Director: Stephanie Chiew – A long list of arduous tasks and obstacles pushes a single Mother to her breaking point. Her children must figure out a way to help their mother and find a way to bring their family back together. KiaRex 3:07 USA Director: Yandong Qiu – Kia. a two year old boy, is swept away by his imagination. After chasing after his favorite toy he envisions a world filled with dinosaurs and adventure. The Distant Touch 4:30 USA Director: Jun Chen – The Distant Touch is a 2D animation about a baby fox’s quest to find his mother. It shows the inner world of an animal that has been destroyed Thank You Stan 4:18 UK Golden Shot 3 Director: Tony White – A personal animated tribute to the later great soccer legend, Sir Stanley Matthews, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The Present 4:20 Germany Director: Anna Matacz – Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mum decides to give him a present. Coffee 4:24 USA Director: Kevin McNulty – The “true” story of the lives affected by America’s addition to coffee. Tethered 5:49 Director: Kevin McNulty – Oppression, abuse and bullying are the ways of the land as seen through the eyes of one red balloon. Take a stand. Like a Feather 5:10 Director: LiLi Roquelin – In her song “Like a Feather”, NYC-based Award-winning singer-songwriter LiLi Roquelin shares what happens inside of you when you let go of any grudges, resentment against anything, anyone, and especially yourself. TEARS 9:10 Iran Director: Yahya Ghobadi
A war zone is no place for a small girl’s birthday and her doll. Hans 3:16 USA Director: Stephanie Williams Voyeurism is an act of ascetic delight.