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Shorts Block A

  • 2018, 84 mins.

From modern anxieties about talking on phones to deeply personal journeys, this program weaves together documentaries, atmospheric tales, comedies, and a touch of the experimental to get the heart going.

Films in this Program

Burton Before and After

Directed by Courtney Herman

Fifteen years after Burton’s gender-affirming transition, his longtime friend Courtney invites him over to re-visit some forgotten old footage.

The Day Don Died

Directed by Sean Horlor, Steve Adams

An exploration of the bizarre and wonderful events surrounding the death of a jazz singer in a retirement community for

Bunny/Bunny

Directed by Sara Burke

After losing his father in a house fire, a boy deals with the absence in his life.

Phone Call

Directed by Tyler Trautman

When all forms of online communication leave an inquiry unanswered, Patrick must undertake the unthinkable: a phone call.

A Rat’s Life

Directed by Zak Margolis

A rat’s somewhat peaceful existence is shattered when he is confronted by a large, growing hotdog during a routine fishing

Twilight

Directed by Richard Reeves

A direct-animation exploring the relationship between sound and picture, inspired by the two lights inside film projectors.

From Parts Unknown

Directed by Michael Workman

Ten years after starting an underground professional wrestling league in the backyards of Spokane, Washington, Jesse “Madman” Manson must make