LA Shorts Fest

SUNDAY - JULY 25 - 1:00 pm

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The Lost Thing

Animation / Australia / 15 min.

A boy finds a strange creature on a beach and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Director: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan
Producer: Sophie Byrne
Writer: Shaun Tan
Cast: Tim Minchin

Action/Adventure / Germany / 14 min.

Lights, the story of a small-town police officer who dreams of being a hero. His only problem is that the peaceful village at the end of the world offers no opportunity for heroism. So, he decides to take matters into his own hands.

Director: Giulio Ricciarelli
Producer: Sabine Lamby, Cornelia Partmann
Writer: Soern Menning
Cast: Lisa Martinek, Johann von Bülow
Middle of Nowhere

Comedy / USA / 14 min.

A middle-aged driver for a local cartel is sent to deliver a “package” in the middle of the desert. The harmless driver’s hand is forced when he finds out his “package” is a young live couple he’s supposed to “dispose” of.

Director: Michael Carreno
Producer: Allison Foust
Writer: Michael Carreno
Cast: Alejandro Patino, Eloy Méndez
Die Flucht / The Escape

Drama / Switzerland / 10 min.

It’s 1945. The war is almost lost. Two brothers meet in the attic of a house to prepare for an escape. From a war they never wanted. From a land they never wanted to leave this way.

Director: Rajko Jazbec
Producer: Rajko Jazbec
Writer: Rajko Jazbec, Ralph Schneider
Cast: Stephan Bürgi, Stefan Kollmuss
The Road Home

Drama / United Kingdom / 21 min.

Ten year-old Pico struggles to settle in at his new boarding school in the Himalayas. Abandoned by his parents and picked on by bullies, he runs away. Traveling through an Indian landscape he barely knows, can he find his journey home to England?

Director: Rahul Gandotra
Producer: Ameenah Ayub, Rahul Gandotra
Writer: Milja Fenger, Rahul Gandotra
Cast: Arrun Harker, Ashish Dharmadhikari

Drama / USA / 16 min.

In 1986 Manila, the Philippine Revolution is raging and nine year-old Minnie finds herself caught between the opposition. Amidst the chaos, she inadvertently sets off a devastating chain of events that tests her mother’s love, and transforms Minnie into a victim of social unrest.

Director: Christina Rubenstein
Producer: Marie Pineda
Writer: Christina Rubenstein
Cast: Pia Portiz, Myra Cris Ocenar

Commercial / USA / 1 min.

Can a daily commute be transformed? Ellen Page finds out that video is changing everything in this small town.

Director: Payton Reed
Producer: Julie Salik, Daniel Marin
Writer: Bob Strickland, Jeff Compton
Cast: Ellen Page, Anabel Galceran-Winitsky
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