OPENING NIGHT FILM PROGRAM
|Pear Cider and Cigarettes |
Animation / United Kingdom / 35 min.
The brutally honest story of Robert's turbulent relationship with a self-destructive yet charismatic friend from childhood, who cries out for help from a military hospital in China and sets Rob on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.
Director: Robert Valley
Producer: Cara Speller
Writer: Robert Valley
|The Postmodern Pioneer Plaque |
Foreign / Spain / 8 min.
In 1973 Carl Sagan created the Pionner Plaque for the NASA Pioneer 10 mission. It was Humanity's first message for extraterrestrial civilizations.
Director: Boris Kozlov
Producer: Boris Kozlov
Writer: Boris Kozlov
Cast: Tony Rodriguez, Sara Montgomery Campbell, Naeem Munaf
Sci-Fi / Canada / 22 min.
After a global war between humanity and the Machines, the only threat to the fragile peace are the Sleepers, living suicide bombs left over after the war. When Yusef discovers his wife Ayana is a Sleeper, they must make it to the new Machine Homeland to prevent her death.
Director: Rajeev Dassani, Elan Dassani
Producer: Issam Husseini, Rajeev Dassani
Writer: Rajeev Dassani, Elan Dassani
Cast: Rakeen Saad, Khaled Ghouery, Oded
Animation / Belgium / 16 min.
A man is looking for the ultimate solution to save his wife from a falling cliff
Director: Lieven Vanhove
Producer: Sieber Marly
Writer: Lieven Vanhove
Cast: Geert Vandyck, Sarah Eisa
Action/Adventure / USA / 12 min.
A young woodland scout abandons his troop during a Basilisk ambush and flees into the forest where he uses the memory of his Mother and words of his mentor to find the courage that will change his fate.
Director: David Bousquet
Producer: Kristin Bousquet
Writer: David Bousquet
Cast: Kelton Roney, Chris Cleveland, Stefanie Estes
|The Carousel |
Documentary / USA / 12 min.
In the small town of Binghamton, New York, there spins a 1925 carousel that once inspired Rod Serling and has since become a portal into the Twilight Zone.
Director: Jonathan Napolitano
Producer: Jonathan Napolitano, Kayleigh Napolitano
Writer: Jonathan Napolitano
Cast: Anne Serling, Cortlandt Hull
LA Shorts Fest
"The Egg Painter"