2023 FESTIVALApr 5-15, 2023Lansing, MI

American Film Institute Shorts Showcase [FREE]

*FREE // DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE*

The American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) is a hands-on film training program that educates and mentors its participants. Increasing the number of women working professionally in screen directing is the primary goal of this tuition-free program. All of the dynamic short films in this block are directed by women who are DWW alumnae. This event is free of charge at the 2017 Capital City Film Festival.

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  • Carry Me
  • FOG
  • Noodles
  • Sugar
  • The Missing Knife

Carry Me

A wealthy couple looking to have a second child interview possible surrogates to carry their baby, beginning a journey more complicated than they could have possibly imagined.

CARRY ME TRAILER from Amy Barrett on Vimeo.

  • DIRECTOR
    Amy Barrett
  • YEAR
    2016
  • RUNTIME
    Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    United States

FOG

*DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE* While preparing for her daughter’s return home from college, Valerie — a successful African American lawyer — struggles with deteriorating mental health as she begins to hallucinate her life as a ’90s sitcom.

  • DIRECTOR
    Chelsea Woods
  • YEAR
    2015
  • RUNTIME
    13 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    United States

Hoss

When an earthquake destroys the West Coast, a cowgirl named Burke roams the lawless Malibu hills looking for a friend and her own redemption — but instead finds bloody vengeance.

  • DIRECTOR
    Christine Boylan
  • YEAR
    2015
  • RUNTIME
    13 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    United States

Noodles

A doomed love affair told backwards.

  • DIRECTOR
    Claire Fowler
  • YEAR
    2016
  • RUNTIME
    16 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    United States

Sugar

A mother and daughter face a harsh new reality — Alzheimer’s disease. After being away, Charlie returns home to find the one person she can’t live without has quickly deteriorated into a woman she hardly knows.

  • DIRECTOR
    Dime Davis
  • YEAR
    2016
  • RUNTIME
    Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    United States

The Missing Knife

Terrified of knives, Niara — pregnant and alone — keeps them hidden until one goes missing. A wolf appears at her window, triggering flashbacks that threaten the lives of her husband, her unborn child and her own.

  • DIRECTOR
    Bella Monticelli
  • YEAR
    2016
  • RUNTIME
    15 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    United States
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