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Directed by Various

International 2015 85 mins.

Six international shorts.

Bear Story

DIRECTOR: Gabriel Osorio – (Chile)

An old, melancholy bear tells his life story through a mechanical diorama. (11 mins.)


Discipline

DIRECTOR: Christophe M. Saber – (Switzerland)

In a moment of anger in a grocery store, a father loses patience and disciplines his disobedient child. As shocked customers intervene, the discussion gradually gets out of hand. (11 mins.)


How I Didn’t Become a Piano Player

DIRECTOR: Tommaso Pitta – (United Kingdom)

Nine-year-old Ted can’t find anything he’s really good at until his father comes home with an old piano. Suddenly, it’s clear: he’ll become the next Mozart. (18 mins.)


Interview With a Free Man

DIRECTOR: Nicolas Lévesque – (Canada)

Three men are interviewed for a job that might offer them a new start in life, and as the questions grow more pointed, their answers become increasingly revealing. (9 mins.)


Love in the Time of March Madness

DIRECTOR: Melissa Johnson, Robertino Zambrano – (Australia)

The awkward misadventures of a 6’4″ tall woman who is a star on the basketball court but struggles to find true love. (9 mins.)


Ramona

DIRECTOR: Andrei Cretulescu – (Romania)

One girl. One car. One night. No coincidence. (25 mins.)

Films in this Program

Bear Story

Directed by Gabriel Osorio

An old, melancholy bear tells his life story through a mechanical diorama.

Discipline

Directed by Christophe M. Saber

In a moment of anger in a grocery store, a father loses patience and disciplines his disobedient child. As shocked

How I Didn’t Become a Piano Player

Directed by Tommaso Pitta

Nine-year-old Ted can't find anything he's really good at until his father comes home with an old piano. Suddenly, it's

Interview with a Free Man

Directed by Nicolas Lévesque

Three men are interviewed for a job that might offer them a new start in life, and as the questions

Love in the Time of March Madness

Directed by Robertino Zambrano, Melissa Johnson

The awkward misadventures of a 6'4" tall woman who is a star on the basketball court but struggles to find

Ramona

Directed by Andrei Cretulescu

One girl. One car. One night. No coincidence.

Genres: Short



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