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2020 SHORT FILM BLOCKS


Block #1 (83 minutes)


1. The Children and the Uninvited Guest

Corona at the door. The family alone at home. Boredom. Who's

        ringing? The uninvited guest.

        Dir. Henri Hofmann, Maditia Hofmann, Heike Hofmann,

        Thomas Theo Hofmann - Germany 2020 (7 min)






2. “Lights Out” by Catapus

A human struggles to succumb to the relentless assault of

       technological marketing.

         Dir. Ben Walden - United Kingdom 2020 (3 min)






3. Dream Trash Journal

A stream of consciousness from a found journal entry.

        Dir. Ben Mosca - USA 2020 (6 min)






4. Mrs. Moon’s Dream Machine

Lost in the woods by a dark night, Mrs Moon half-asleep meet

        the dream machine...until dawn...

        Dir. Pierre Ajavon - France 2019 (4 min)






5. Chatbot Dialogs

Art video about the enigmatic world of human-like "digital beings"

        living in the cyberspace.

        Dir. Marina Landia - Germany 2019 (5 min)






6. Jealousy

Jealousy is an experimental 3D animation. It features an

        elemental digital construction of the plantation house metic-

        ulously described in the seminal 1957 novel La Jalousie by

        French writer Robbe-Grillet.

        Dir. Kimberly Burleigh - USA 2020 (7 min)






7. Fairy Tail

Denying the reality in front of him is a way of protecting him-

        self.  At night when his morals are shed and shame and

        pleasure are exposed, a wild beast is killed

        Dir. Hidenobu Oishi - Japan 2020 (14 min)






8. Desirable Reject

A woman tries another speed dating event. With the help of

        her "BS Filter" App, can see find the diamond in the rough?

        Dir. Chris Blackford - USA 2019 (6 min)






9. The Hotline

Trapped working a dead-end job, Erika fears there is no light

        at the end of the tunnel, until her environment puts her metal

        fragility to the test.

        Dir. Christina Taratufolo - Canada 2020 (5 min)






10. The Names of Trees

Images of decay and regeneration photographed using a video

        camera whose sensor has been modified for infrared photog-

        raphy create a post apocalyptic, strangely alluring, but dis-

        connected world.

        Dir. Jack Cochran and Pamela Falkenberg - USA 2018 (4 min)






11. Pattern Cognition

“When you stare at a screen for long, the screen stares

        back at you.”

        Dir. Thorsten Fleisch - Germany 2019 (7 min)






12. Black Dog

Utilizing archival footage and stop-motion animation, Black Dog

        is set during the US and USSR space race of the 1960's amidst

        a time of heated social and political tension.

        Dir. Joshua Tuthill - USA 2018 (15 min)



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