Award-winning shorts, drama, comedy, documentary and animation
CLAM SHACK BLUES, short comedy by Matt Ott, USA, 12 mins, 2nd runner up Jury Award, Best Short Comedy
Synopsis: Two aging New England clammers bicker about how to live out their twilight years, with only one of the brothers willing to risk life and limb on a dream.
CONFESSIONS, short comedy by Stephanie Kaznocha, USA, 11 mins., winner, audience award, Best Short Comedy Synopsis: After the death of a friend, two nuns in their golden years contemplate what their future holds. One confession leads to another and before they know it, they're embarking on an adventure.
FOREIGN UNCLE, short drama by Sining Xiang, USA/China, 20 mins, Director's Choice Award, Best Youth Actor in a Short Film.
Synopsis: Sining brings his American boyfriend, Patrick, back to China to visit his family. The family’s attitude towards Patrick changes after Sining inadvertently comes out to them, except for Sining’s 7-year-old nephew, Naonao.
MISOPHONIA, short animation by Linda Wingerter, USA, 9 mins., runner up Jury Award, Best Animated Short
Synopsis: A quiet bus ride turns into an aural nightmare for a book-reading commuter. With every stop the bus fills with people and sounds, becoming a chaotic cacophony joyful to everyone but her. Only when the bus reaches her seaside destination do we discover she is not the average commuter.
NAKAM, short drama by Andreas Kessler, Germany, 34 mins., audience award, Best Short Drama
Synopsis: Ukraine 1942. Twelve year old violinist Mitka plays in a Ukrainian restaurant with pianist Yegor. Nobody knows that Mitka is part of a Jewish partisan movement. When an opportunity arises to execute an attack on SS officers in the restaurant, Mitka puts his only friend Yegor at the risk of death.
Tuesday, October 10th, 6 pm
Tickets: $16 per screening, $12 members