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2020 SHORT BLOCKS


Block # 3 (83 minutes)


1. Tango Sparks

Two lonely people wait at the edge of a dance floor. Can the siren

        call of the tango help them overcome their reserve?

          Dir. Maureen Zent - USA 2020 (3 min)






2. Garnet Graves

The twisting, neon discomfort of body parts pulsates and trembles

        from the depths of the deepest ocean up to the cold and unforgiving

        vastness of space. Bones and tendons with their own agenda

        dislocate from Devours' earthly queer vessel.

        Dir. Flavourcel:  Alia Hijaab, Anna Firth, Chhaya Naran,

        David Gorodetsky, Gil Goletski, Harlo Martens, Josh Neu,

        Lana Connors, Laurel Pucker, Rowen Rinaldi, Kat Morris

        - Canada 2019 (4 min)






3. Balagan!!!

This is a visualization of a poem by David Elliott, "Balagan!!!".

        Balagan in Russian means a huge mess or buffoonery, something

        crazy.

        Dir. Marina Belikova - Germany 2015 (2 min)






4. Shogoon

An elderly woman is stuck in an elevator.  Chaos unfolds on the

        other side of the door.

        Dir. Sara Mokhaavaat - Iran 2019 (15 min)






5. The Bearer to Pass Freely

A lone quarantine victim enlists superheroes to battle disease-

        infested flights to bring nature back to his desolate, materialistic

        community.

        Dir. Adam Bentley - Canada 2020 (1 min)






6. Poetical Death Scene in Autumnal Hues

A practical man searches for his dead (or dying) sister in a poetical

        landscape.

        Dir. Neil Ira Needleman - USA 2019 (3 min)






7. Shivering Wall

A group full of chaos and desire.  All you can do is silently look

        down at your body, and move away quietly.

        Dir. Tseng Yu Chin - Taiwan 2019 (10 min)






8. Captured

Two women are video taped by a pair of encroaching cameramen

        as they dance within the bowels of a defunct industrial edifice. Shot

        in real time on vintage VHS, this experimental project is a criticism

        of how men visually objectify women.

          Dir. Elliott Geolat - USA 2018 (3 min)






9. Chinook

A young couple discovers they are in deep and out of their element

        when their dinner turns into a deadly betting game.

        Dir. Costa Karalis - USA 2020 (8 min)






10. Rebellious Willows

An actor is forced to repeat the same line.

        Dir. Babak Daghighi - Iran 2019 (8 min)






11. Bulletproof

At a surreal place a weird green character is desperately searching

        or material to be labeled as bulletproof.

        Dir. James Smith - Germany 2020 (1 min)







12. Dijameh

A young man, a photo and his grandfather.

        Dir. Amirali Mirderikvand - Iran 2019(5 min)







13. The Stream X

In the man-made waterways of rice paddies, the water must follow

        artificial rules. In that way, nature is made abstract, giving rise to a

        new form of beauty distinct from the natural state.

        Dir. Hiroya Sakurai - Japan 2019 (7 min)






14. Innocent Boy

Off a lonely Texas highway, a group of hustlers prey on the

        desperados who have come for sex, drugs and Mommas

        special milk.

        Dir. Brock Cravy - USA 2019 (11 min)






15. Over the Hiccups

Somewhere… over the rainbow and the moon.

        Dir. Tim Maloney - USA 2006 (2 min)



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