1

Tight Spot

Kevin Haefelin

Switzerland

Shining the shoes of a walk-in customer, a shiner discovers his client’s dark secret.

4

100 Beautiful Things

Molly Smith

Clermont, FL

A young boy must choose between love and justice when deciding to fight in the civil war.

7

Whiskey Face

Brent Bouchard

Canada

Two lawyers have a serious discussion over a drink . Will they pass the bar?

10

Blip

John Akre

United States

A very short movie about the very shortness of life itself.

13

Makin' A Livin' Fishin'

Patrick Grady

United States

Joey Cattone tells a life story in a very brief fashion.

16

Nyan To Five

Antonio Idarraga, Ellen Wang

Oakland, CA

Slime the cat has an interesting day to himself.

19

Oh

Cathal Feeney

Ireland

On a short bus journey a young boy quizzes his father about the world.

22

Best Pal Best Gal

Gregg Jaffe

Chicago, IL

A man introduces the new love of his life to an old friend. Things don't always go as you planned. (Not in award consideration)

25

P I C K I N G

Claire Kinnen

United States

This is a short poem film shot on super 8 and alternately titled "The ego in a breakup."

28

To Be

Pouria Ghasemipoor Nigjeh

Iran, Islamic Republic of

The women exist

31

Waiting By the Phone

Olivia Jensen

Chicago, IL

A woman grieves her dead sister by trying to keep her memory alive, by taking care of both her and herself

34

reboot.

Taylor Morden

Bend, OR

A short film about the way the world works.

2

Goldfish

Wingz Wu

Brooklyn, NY

“Goldfish” is an abstract 2D looping animation about people’s deep desire for fighting the tiresome daily routine. However, no matter how hard we try, we still can’t escape from the fish tank, because the fish tank is life itself.

5

Double Date

Josef Beeby, Grace Gordon

Canada

A tiny difference in first impressions turns into two very different first dates.

8

Mime

Robert Kelly, Ian Kranz

Orland Park, IL

A short about the horrors of losing control at a party, a woman has a drunken encounter with a mime outside a bathroom window turns out to be more than a late-night prank.

11

Stones on the path

Diogo Andrade

Portugal

A 1-minute documentary about how two men who live in a reception centre (residential home or homeless shelter) found a way to make a living through urban art and this changed their lives for the better.

14

WET GRAVEYARD

Amir Karami

Iran, Islamic Republic of

They had only one way to escape war - immigration. But the sea was unfaithful and unmerciful...

17

Benson's Beans

Mike Schminke

Chicago, IL

A turn of the century beans company hires a real cowboy to sell their product but gets more than it bargained for.

20

Nostalgia's A Killer

Josh Alward

United Kingdom

Letting go of the past can be difficult, but Carla finds it more difficult than most. As she fondly sorts through mementos from her last relationship, we realise that her way of dealing with a break up is a little extreme...

23

Blue and Curt

Jesse Cote

Canada

A stubborn little monster named Curt receives some advice from a clever little bird named Blue.

26

Divorce Settlement Meeting

Gregory Roberts

Westwood, NJ

Things don't go according to Jake's plan during his divorce settlement meeting.

29

FINDING LINES

Mattias Larson

Sweden

A skateboarder weaving his lines through a right-angled landscape. Exploring the patterns and shapes that man has left behind.

32

Waiting for 2032

Jeffrey Madzia

United States

The year the cicadas of Brood 5 hatched.

35

LAX to Vancouver

zach dorn

Valencia, CA

An animated short about a trip from the LAX International Airport to Vancouver.

3

Der Offizier

Olof Berghe

Sweden

"No one knows another person. No one knows mankind." Der Offizier is leading a hearing when he suddenly finds himself at a disadvantage. Will his own secret finally be revealed?

6

Birth Cycle, a flip book by Zak Zych

Zak Zych

St. Louis, MO

After nine months in the womb a baby makes a daring and dramatic entrance into the world!

9

Don't Let The Evils Consume You

Gerard George

Los Angeles, CA

An interpretation of the monstrous enslavement of depression, it’s sneaking emergence and the lingering darkness it leaves inside.

12

Bound

Jeff Vande Zande

Midland, MI

Readjusting to life on the outside can be a bit irregular.

15

YOURS TEETH ARE NICER

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Poland

A short documentary about a Chinese man who came to a village in Poland way back when.

18

Silence Is Silver

Patrick Lewtschanyn

Chicago, IL

An interpretive look into the spectrum of a woman’s silence.  The anguish.  The distress.  The strength to endure.

21

Crunch Time

Emily Misner, Marisa Gehrig

Fort Wayne, IN

An animated adventure in trying to bake from a beloved old recipe.

24

Harvest fest

Olof Berghe

Sweden

Bertil is a man whose relationships are important to him. Some he nurtures specially.

27

In Memoriam: Sniffany

Danny McCarthy

Chicago, IL

Family and friends gather to tell stories, say their final words and bid a farewell to their dear Sniffany. The moon is calling.

30

My Pizza Boy

Charlie S. Jensen

Los Angeles, CA

A Pizza delivery with an unusual twist (bread twist that is).

33

Transport

Zach Moore

Chicago, IL

Odd adventures while waiting for the bus.

36

TUSCANY

Geoffrey Brenton

United Kingdom

A couple are clearing plastic on the banks of the Thames, when she decides to take feminist action.

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