Shorts III

  • Directed by Various

Films in this Program

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The Smiths

Directed by Neely Goniodsky

The story of how a family falls into and is rescued out of homelessness comes to life through hand-drawn animation,

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Beyond Murder

Directed by Zachary T. Smith

This chilling true crime mystery reenacts the modus operandi of the oldest couple in American history to be sentenced to

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Chapel of Rest

Directed by Ben Mercer

Two mischievous young brothers attending their grandfather’s wake experience the surreal ceremony of death.

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Commute

Directed by Lou Watson

Watson suggests looking sideways at the everyday to become re-enchanted with place and self.

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From the Sky

Directed by Ian Ebright

A humble father and his troubled son struggle to cope with the effect of drones in the Middle East.

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Rougarouing

Directed by Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher

Eunice, Louisiana, surely a colorful community (here shot in splendid black and white), has a raucous rural Mardi Gras celebration.

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The Unclouded Organs

Directed by Rob Shaw

A song from the rock band The Unclouded espouses organ donation with the help of stop motion insects.

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The Bear’s Progress

Directed by Malia Jensen

An inhabited bear costume wanders in the landscape doing what bears do and do not do.

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One Night in Florida

Directed by Tess Martin

Martin illustrates President Obama’s speech reacting to the case involving George Zimmerman shooting an unarmed black teenager in 2012.

Layover

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

Swirling in flight, the Vaux’s Swifts layover for three weeks in Portland each fall on their migration to South America.

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Baling Baling

Directed by Lawrence Johnson

In rice fields of the Indonesian island of Bali, farmers keep the birds away with rhythmic noisemakers, plastic bags, and

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A Love Story

Directed by Brandy Svendson

This moving story of loss in the early days of the AIDS epidemic celebrates the timelessness and universal qualities of