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  • Pak Anggir

    Pak Anggir is a rice farmer in Bali living a modest, spiritually-connected existence, intent on passing along ancient Hindu traditions to his grandchildren. This calming documentary portrait directed by Ashleigh Goh Hua captures Anggir in his element, working the fields, blessing the offerings, a...

  • Orders

    Infantrymen are waking up in full battle dress under the pines of a manicured mid-century subdivision. They mount the tarred roof of what might be an elementary school and return fire at an unseen enemy covered somewhere across the school’s front drive. A man on a riding mower throws the platoon ...

  • Continous Motion

    In Saint Cloud, Minnesota, former doughnut baker Pete Holt chases his own American Dream by designing and manufacturing a workout machine that keeps the body in continuous motion. Whether driven by optimism or delusion, Holt envisions a workout that stays fun for 21 minutes by changing body posit...

  • Me & My Friend Just Want Our Pizza

    Katelyn and Halie just want to get high and watch Pixar movies but an invasive pizza delivery boy derails their Friday night. “Me & My Friend Just Want Our Pizza,” by directors Fernando Andrés and Tyler Rugh, is a stoner comedy about a casual evening that turns creepy. Like in their previous shor...

  • Fanny

    In her mid-twenties, Fanny moves back to her hometown to attend the local University but struggles to bond with other students and reckon with her past. This short dramatic feature from Norway is a beautifully-made character study about a young woman at a vulnerable time. During student orientati...

  • For The Coyotes

    In a remote cabin in the redwood forest of Northern California, a Buddhist teacher and his son are thrown together after years of estrangement forced to make peace with life’s inevitabilities. “For the Coyotes” is a remarkable film about connection, pain and mortality. It was made by a two person...

  • Unfinished Business

    A male stripper has an unusual experience on the job in Mary Dauterman’s “Unfinished Business.” From a script co-written by Jenny Donheiser, the film is an awkward comedy that uses 1980’s costuming and choreography to highlight its dingy tableaus and expressionless ladies. When he arrives to a mo...

  • Elizabeth

    A spirit haunts an Airbnb. The titular ghost, herself a visitor to the home at one point (“a weekend trip upstate with the girls”) considers the spot a charming place to haunt and loves the company of new visitors. Dauterman specializes in sketch films made with sharp style and timing (see also “...

  • Wakey Wakey

    A young woman becomes flustered when her boyfriend refuses to help prepare for an upcoming trip. Surreal moments begin to add up — Alex’s tooth falls out, an entire body of water lies just outside her window. Dauterman nails the feeling of a nightmare, say when your partner becomes inexplicably u...

  • On My Way

    Told as a series of texts between two friends dreading their planned hang, “On My Way,” directed by Mary Dauterman, is a 90 second comedy about not wanting to leave the house. We watch in split screen as the two young women — one snacking and watching TV, the other lounging comfortably in bed — p...

  • Lullaby

    A Singaporean boy and his grandmother spend some days alone together in this lovely, understated short film by director Stanley Xu Ruiyang. While the mother and father are hard at work to support their comfortable existence, the boy and his grandmother are left alone with feelings of neglect, por...

  • Maya Forever

    A group of young friends in Boston navigate their combustible youth, making moves towards romance, artistic expression, and outer space. A lo-fi jolt of cinematic playfulness, “Maya Forever” is constantly shifting, never tied down to believability or realism, always jump-cutting in and out and aw...

  • Rockaway

    On Rockaway Beach, a young woman named Teresa borrows money from a teenage skateboarder in return a provocative kiss. She pulls a similar routine with another man working at a deli promising a sexual favor in exchange for keys to the register. These aren’t isolated incidents but a destructive pat...

  • Midwife

    In a future where women are dying rapidly, a female psychologist counsels orphaned children to find answers. A stunningly achieved dystopian tale directed by Blake Salzman, “Midwife” is notable for its melding of genre and art-house sensibilities, and a powerful lead performance by Jules Willcox ...

  • Remission

    Three creatures travel great distances on a lonely pilgrimage. “Remission,” directed by John Charter, is a mixed-media experimental film loaded with stunning visuals and potent abstract imagery. According to the film's logline, the figures are manifestations of an unknown solider’s war trauma — w...

  • Couch

    The relationship of two young friends is put to the test as their differing views on entitlement and independence are exposed. From the comfort of their luxurious couch (which they never leave), they endlessly bicker about what it means to contribute to society, or not. The darkly comedic drama f...

  • Big Money Flicks

    A screenwriter tries to pitch his project but must endure an egotistical producer and his elusive schedule. “Big Money Flicks” is an absurdist satire on the pains of trying to make a movie, the desperation, power plays, et al. It’s delivered with madcap energy and intentionally disorienting editi...

  • Binge

    Identical twin sisters, Ani and Ale, are addicted to the popular teen-soap, ‘Runyon’, in particular, the dreamy star of the show, Johnny. But when they’re not binging, they’re drifting apart. “Binge,” created by Kevin Rios, is a short comedy about obsession, celebrity worship, and decaying sister...

  • Maternal

    A young woman begins to have doubts while waiting to meet the adoptive parents of her unborn child. This expressive short directed by Anamari Mesa and Kevin Rios creates an instant atmosphere and lingers on well after the credits roll. The pregnant woman (played by Mesa) is on a train to meet the...

  • Lola and Dallas

    Lovers on the run are forced to take solace in each other when home is not an option. “Lola and Dallas” is a mini-tale of doomed love set in a dingy motel room filled with cigarette smoke and fantasies about a dangerous, glamorous life. Directed by Alessandra Mesa and Daniel Sorochkin, the film w...

  • Tampon

    This film explores the metaphorical significance of the tampon: a phallic item inserted into the vagina that is introduced to pubescent women as sort of a rite-of-passage into taking control over their bodies. A film by Alexandra Neuman, “Tampon” presents strikingly simple drawings beautifully an...

  • While the Kettle Boils

    While waiting for his water to boil to make tea, a young man enters a state of distorted reality. This surreal experimental short by director Nick Shultz gets a lot of mileage out of a trippy soundscape and enigmatic framework. After an incident involving a door frame pull-up bar, a mundane eveni...

  • The Night Fish

    When the night fish arrive, their job is to feed on your sanity. Presented in second-person point of view and comprised primarily of crudely animated fish floating across a cosmic starry black landscape, “The Night Fish” directed by Albert Birney is a poetic rumination about the fears that keep u...

  • The Apocalypse Will Blossom

    After the 2016 presidential election, a young woman moves to Washington D.C. to start what she hopes will be the next American revolution. “The Apocalypse Will Blossom” directed by Courtney Jines is a spirited response to a mixed-up world, notable for its concoction of youthful enthusiasm balance...