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PROGRAMS / Extremely Shorts Film Festival / 2015

Extremely Shorts 18
June 5-6, 2015

Juror: Jolene Pinder of the New Orleans Film Society


Rooftop Serenade by Thomas W. Campbell, USA 

 

This film is about the infinite possibilities that life offers when two people meet under circumstances that allow for individual expression. 
 
In-Between Frames by Mariam Eqbal, USA
A part of an experimental series exploring the fundamentals of animated motion through repetition, In-Between Frames questions the unlimited in-betweens of movement through time and space. 
 
Mirror in Mind by Seung Hee Kim, Republic of Korea *
A woman looks into her mind. Chasing her ideals on a tightrope. Every imperfect piece of her mind completes herself. Third Place*
 
Presence by Jessie Brugger, USA
This is a stop animation video done by Jessie Brugger to her father's poem, "Presence." It is a short video about a young boy in a rowboat who loves nature and the feeling of being alone with his environment.
 
The Weed Eater by John Charles Jopson, Italy
A gardener regresses into a primitive man.
 
Fortunes Told by Clare Hulfish, USA
Who hasn't had a bad morning? Join Hakubi and Zazu as they transform a bad mood and encourage creativity, raise their spirits and explore new options.
 
A Door Hinged to Oblivion by Teymour Ghaderi, Iran
A partridge is forgotten in a deserted village. 
 
The Lovebird by Kouros Samanian (University of Arts, Tehran), Iran
An overview to the modernity and its challenge to the tradition and its effects on the family relations with next generation
 
Stardust Serenade by Kathleen Quillian, USA
Mid-century advertising comes to life in a surreal mash-up of interstellar dimensions. Sound design by Gilbert Guerrero
 
Oops by Johnny Chew, USA
Music video for LA based band BRAAINZZ.
 
The Break Up by Desta Reff, USA *
A boy and his imaginary friend decide it is time to part ways. Second Place*
 
899 Krosno Blvd. by Vanessa Godden, USA
After relocating to Texas in 1996, the space the filmmaker missed the most was her paternal Grandparents' home in Pickering, Ontario. 899 Krosno Blvd is a rendering of the process she conjured to reconstruct the house via memory in order assuage to the one thousand five hundred and seventy nine miles that now lay between her place of refuge and herself. 
 
Michael S., versammelt by Steven Swirko, Austria
Michael Schneider is a passionate cinéaste. No love in his life has been as enduring as his love for the movies. Ever since he was a teenager he has been collecting Super 8mm versions of films of all sorts: features, commercial, old newsreels - he's got it all. Now, for the first time, Michael has to ask himself, if the choices he made will keep him happy.
 
Turkey by Rob Silcox, USA 
A girl takes it into her own hands to see a bowling alley to its end. 
 
Sonnet 134 by Edward Shieh, USA
A visual twist on Shakespeare's Sonnet 134 through the eyes of a young conflicted mother who must repay a debt to her childless sister.
 
The Adventures of Meow Meow by Dennis Zaidi, Canada *
A cunning cat meets its enemy, a red fish. He swears to destroy her...but will his carefully calculated plan succeed? First Place*
 
Little Star by Luke Palter, USA
A small girl begins to learn "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" on a toy piano, her financially struggling mother decides to pull the girl away from music. 
 
This experimental film was musically and visually designed based on neuro-scientific research that correlates the fractal dimension of sounds and images with selective triggering of emotional states. 
 
1-0 by Saman Hosseinpuor, Islamic Republic of Iran
The barber started cutting the boy's hair while watching a football game on TV.
 
Lyrics on the Paper by Jeremy Rourke, USA *
An animated music video for a song of the same title. The animator is also the musician. This was made during a residency at Recology, a Bay Area waste management facility, and all of the images and objects were scavenged from the waste flow of San Francisco, CA. Juror's Choice*
 
La Routine de Bleu by Irene Reece, USA
This video was a tribute to my brother. His name is Froncell he's 23 years old. He is dealing with autism, cerebral palsy and echolalia. I don't know what goes through his head, I don't know if he's sad, happy or angry. Yet, I know he's a wonderful human being that I love and am proud of what he's accomplish so much so far.
 
The Market by Monica Kennedy, USA
Who's the Market for? Can you see one thing or can you hear something else?
 
Missed Connection by Bright Young Things Productions, Canada
Love moves quickly.
 
Morning Coffee by Tracy Miller-Robbins, USA
Peering into one's coffee, time moves in a different way. Part dream, part daydream while one gains consciousness.
 
Resemblance by Asad Badat, USA
Memories from happy and fearful times converge. 
 
Pulse by Yangzi She, USA
This film explores portraying lives as ECG lines. Some lives are safe and sound and some are different. 

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