7PM - 9PM
This screening features 8 short films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
25 North Avenue West
Cranford NJ 07016
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ISAIAH M. BROWN - ROSE COLORED (USA) BY MICHAEL SAPIEJA
Synopsis: Music video. A pretty rose with deadly thorns is half as sharp as a lover's scorn. Running time: 00:03:33.
Selections/awards: Couch Film Festival, RoleCall Indie Showcase, Boogie Dayz FF, and more.
SHE SURVIVED (USA) BY JUDI POLANCO
Synopsis: “She Survived” is a short documentary about the domestic violence epidemic across the globe, focusing primarily on violence against women. It is inspired by the director’s own experience with violence in her home as a child. 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime and this film aims to inspire discussion and action to stop this toxic culture. Running time: 00:13:25.
Selections/awards: Flickers' Rhode Island IFF, NYC Short Doc FF, Dominican FF in NY, Super Shorts NY FF, and more.
THE BIG WASH (ITALY) BY GIORGIO CAPORALI
Synopsis: This short film is a reinterpretation of Martin Scorsese's short film "The Big Shave" in the the COVID-19 pandemic. Running time: 00:04:00.
I LOVE YOU DON'T LEAVE ME (USA) BY ALEX LEOMBRUNO
Synopsis: An absurdist drama following the endless torment experienced by a young woman dealing with an eating disorder. As she tries to cope with obsessive tendencies and routines, Ghillie, a looming swamp monster, follows close behind. Ghillie is the most prominent thing in Morgan’s life — that is, until she meets a strange neighbor while out jogging and invites her over for dinner. What ensues is a stressful encounter for Morgan as she tries to fight past the thoughts of Ghillie. Running time: 00:15:41.
Selections/awards: Producer's Night LA 2022, Boston Short FF, Super Shorts London (Best Actor), Toronto Arthouse FF (Best LGBTQ+ Film), Brussels Independent FF, and more.
THERE'S A BISON ON THE PRAIRIE (USA) BY MORGAN MILLER
Synopsis: A short film about existence and sentience. Satirical in tone, the film chronicles evolution and the development of the carnivore. Running time: 00:07:00.
Selections/awards: Sydney World FF.
I NEVER HAD DREAMS OF MY SON (UKRAINE) BY JASON BLEVINS
Synopsis: After five years of war, a Ukrainian father finds proof his missing son may still be alive in captivity. Running time: 00:16:16.
Selections/awards: Doc.World Film Festivals, Toronto Film Week (Best New Filmmaker), Viewpoint Documentary FF.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE (ITALY) BY ANTONELLO SCHIOPPA
Synopsis: A woman's lifeless body is lying on a room's floor. A shocked man is staring at it. Beyond the closed door, someone is quietly trying to get in: he's a 9 years old child. These three are a family. Or what's left. Running time: 00:19:50.
Selections/awards: Sulmona Int Short FF (Best Abruzzo Short Film), Visioni Italiane 2020 - Cineteca di Bologna, Varese IFF, Asti FF (Best Short - Young Jury Award), Falvaterra FF (Best Actor), Super Shorts London (Best Director), and more.