2021 Festival

Friday Shorts @ 8

Urban Beat / 1213 Turner St, Lansing MI 48906 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Narrative Short, Short Film

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For Your Own Safety

Jonas works at the hand baggage screening at an airport. He is obsessed by preventing the next terrorist attack. But neither his colleagues, nor his boss appreciate his commitment. His attention is raised by the suspicious behaviour of a Muslim colleague. Is this Jonas chance to finally get the recognition he deserves?

Florian Heinzen-Ziob / 2016 / 15 minutes / German / Germany

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In the Beginning was Water and Sky

A haunting and visually stunning fairytale that blends fantasy and real life events. Two Native American children navigate the dark corners of American history trying to find their way back to a home that may be lost forever.

Ryan Ward / 2016 / 13 minutes / English / United States

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David (41) tries to cheat the death of his wife Evelyn (37) through the help of cryonics. When they wake up from cryo sleep in the far future, they find themselves to be alone and trapped inside a deserted cryo facility. But even after hundreds of years David has to learn the hard way that death is an undeniable part of life.

Christoph Heimer / 2016 / 30 minutes / German / Germany

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Slow Wallet

slow wallet (noun) – A person who deliberately takes a long ass time taking out their wallet so someone offers to pay for them first.

Sheridan O’Donnell / 2016 / 3 minutes / English / USA

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The Return of Erkin

Erkin gets out of prison and wants to return to his former life. But everything has changed and he does not know if he can live as a free man.

Maria Guskova / 2015 / 29 minutes / Uzbek / Russia

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Gubagude Ko

A man witnesses a young woman’s rape and experiences the guilt of his inaction. (ft. Mahershala Ali)

Philiane Phang / 2016 / 11 minutes / English / United States