2022 Festival

Saturday Shorts @ 2:30

Hotwater Works Warehouse / 2116 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Comedy, Drama, Narrative Short, Short Film

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The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

Everyday Waleed washes his disabled dad, Khaled, for prayer as a part of their Islamic religious obligation. But, when Khaled suspects his son is gay he’s torn between accepting him or living on his own unable to pray.

Omar Al Dakheel / 2018 / 15 minutes / Arabic, English / United States

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The Transfer

Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation.

Michael Grudsky / 2018 / 22 minutes / Hebrew / Germany

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The young rapper Dissy meets the beat producing shadow figure Fynn. Influenced by Fynn, the unconfident Dissy plays an arrogant roll, which everyone in his hood likes. Dissy falls in love with the wonderful Laura but because of Fynn, he turns more and more into a psychopathic stalker. He understands that Fynn is an hallucination embodying the bad side of his personality, which he needs to get rid of to get closer to Laura. A fight between Dissy’s bright and dark side starts out.

Till Krücken / 2018 / 11 minutes / German / Germany

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Iron Hands

As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final test trying out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym’s reclusive groundskeeper.

Johnson Cheng / 2018 / 11 minutes / United States

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What Remains of You (Ce Qu'il Reste de Toy)

Michel and Sophie are two lovers. they don’t dare to think about the future yet. and then fate gets on their way. how to finish what had just started?

Kevin Dresse / 2016 / 18 minutes / Frence / France

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Cigarbox Blues

Derek is having the blues and this does not only refer to his stage performance. When the singer wakes up in a
psychiatry after a suicide attempt, he meets Adam, his devoted fan and at once his pain in the ass. A story about
two guitars, three chords and the beginning of an friendship.

Christopher Kaufmann / 2018 / 22 minutes / German / Germany