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Welcome to the "Best of Big Teeth" Short Film showcase featuring short films (5 min. or less) from all over the world that have appeared as part of the Big Teeth 60-Second Film Festival and the Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Fests.

Since Covid prevented us from having our usual film fest as part of the Ravenswood Art Walk, we joined forces with Koval Distillery to put on an evening under the stars filled with film and boozy fun.

THE FILMS

(in order of appearance at the screening)

1

Tight Spot

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Kevin Haefelin

Switzerland

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

4

The David's of Dating

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Elise Jaffe

Chicago, IL

Much to her dismay, art historian Rachel has agreed to attend a speed dating event.

7

Muffy

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Emily Draper

New York, NY

A woman in 1970s' suburbia gets sweet, creamy revenge when her husband flirts with another woman in front of her.

10

Rust Bucket

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Morgan Wynne & Roddy Hyduk

Brooklyn, NY

A portrait of a Canadian artist and his unlikely canvas.

13

Neon Heat

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Mike Trivisonno

Chicago, IL

A woman using the latest VR technology soon realizes that her simulated world is more real than she expected.

16

iDad

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Gregg Jaffe

Chicago, IL

A modern interpretation of the parent and child relationship. Is this an ordinary or extraordinary day?

19

Waiting by the phone

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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.

22

Birth Cycle, a flip book by Zak Zych

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Zak Zych

St. Louis, MO

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

25

Martin the Sea Turtle

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Molly Clark

United States

Martin the sea turtle recalls how he turned his traumatic past of being abandoned on the beach into a thriving present working at a local resort.

28

Huh?

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Phakchayot Charrunchon

Thailand

Sainam gathers the courage to show her feelings for her senior crush.

31

Cultural Composition

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Alva Egan

Chicago, IL

When you bite off more than you can chew but learn to love it.

2

Pneuma

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Patrick Lewtschanyn

Chicago, IL

A journey of spirit, transformation and the many faces of oneness.

5

Sc@tter_me

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Alex Goddard

United Kingdom

A man contemplates his final resting place.

8

Man Hit By Wave

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Bryan Ward

Chicago, IL

An over-anxious man is anesthetized by a crashing wave.

11

The Original Fifty Cents

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John Akre

Minneapolis, MN

John F. Kennedy is no longer with us, but he can still inspire and protect us through his presence in the Kennedy half dollar.

14

Breaking & Entering

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Nancy Khurana

Chicago, IL

Two burglars out of their element break into a house to find the occupants have just moved in, making for an awkward encounter.

17

Total Catch

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Sarah Clark

Chicago, IL

Dating is hard... Zoom dating is harder.

20

Venus

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Carmen Jaffe

Chicago, IL

This is a story about how a girl named Venus was born. We watch her grow into a woman and discover who she really is.

23

Kenya's Symphony

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Carlos Douglas Jr

Munster, IN

A bold young girl discovers a hidden musical gift during her first symphony concert.

26

Kevin & Irena

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Prashanti Aswani

United Kingdom

An interview from the British Sound Library between Kevin, 1954- (male, university professor) and Irena, 1948- (female, retired) from Warwick on how they met.

29

The Lost Art of Being Mediocre

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Kolja Haaf

Germany

As a truth-or-dare game gets out of hand the players find themselves confronted with their own banality.

32

LAX to Vancouver

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Zach Dorn

Valencia, CA

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

3

Falafel Sundays

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Pracheta Ahana Alam & Fahim Arif

Bangladesh

A short film about a connection to a time, food and a person who serves it, exploring the fleeting connections and tiny interactions that become a part of our nostalgic past.

6

Daddy Issues?

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Tony Kelly

Ireland

A young woman brings her new boyfriend home to meet her parents for the first time as he tries to win the approval of her over protective father.

9

Unsub #3

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Becka Riccio

Chicago, IL

Unsub #3 is a first attempt at a stop-motion film, made entirely from paper. The story plays with humanity and nature, bringing them together in an abstract way.

12

To Roar For

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Danny McCarthy

Chicago, IL

Earl, a former hero and current security guard, has lost his sense of purpose in life. Madeline, a lonely street performer, struggles with her own. They meet, life changes.

15

How to Make a Phantastik Film

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Lindsay McIntyre

Canada

A satirical look at a prototype retro housewife and her attempts at counter-culture. Brought to you by Phantastik!

18

P I C K I N G

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Claire Kinnen

United States

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

21

The Tinkerer

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Mike Trivisonno

Chicago, IL

A tinkerer wrestles with his maddening pursuit of perfection as he completes his latest creation.

24

Whiskey Face

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Brent Bouchard

Canada

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

27

6:23 AM

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Geoffrey Breton

United Kingdom

Never forget who you've fallen in love with...

30

The Mother

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Le Huy Anh

Vietnam

An adult man's journey to find his childhood again.