165708 - Josephine Massarella (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Shot entirely in black and white 16mm film, this gorgeous short employs in-camera techniques and chemical manipulation of processed film to study the elasticity of time. A dynamic original score by the acclaimed composer Graham Stewart accompanies the film. 2017; 6 min.
Two Balloons - Mark Smith (Portland, Oregon)
In this touching animated short, two travelers return to a place crossed by stars and clouds where love is at the beginning of everything. 2017; 9 min.
The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo Petushki - Sven Werner (Glasgow, Scotland)
A young man is about to arrive in a mysterious city by boat, when he finds himself lost in the labyrinthine hull of the ship. Embarking on a surreal journey through the boat, he is chased by the inescapable, by himself, and by the very luggage he was hoping to leave behind. 2017; 11 min.
Lockdown - Max Sokoloff (Los Angeles, California)
A tense and riveting short film, about the day high school misfit Julian chose to wear a suit to picture day, and incurs merciless bullying from his peers. His day takes an even darker turn when the school goes into lockdown. 2017; 15 min.
Pluto - Tiger Ji (East Natick, Massachusetts)
In this captivating short feature film, a lonely young man believes that the only way to find joy is to run away to Pluto. 2017; 40 min.
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