2022 Festival

Saturday Shorts @ 2:30

Please note: The films in this program have subtitles.

The Fledge Lansing / 1300 Eureka St, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Animation, Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Documentary Short, Drama, Narrative Short, Subtitles

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The Big Shot

Tamas, the young director is on to shoot his first feature film. There is just a slight problem: his leading man, Mihály, a has-been movie star is unable to convincingly perform his own drowning in the movie’s key scene. Time is running out when in the heat of a debate Tamas, as if struck by lightning, comes up with an outlandish idea…

Borsos Miklós / 2018 / 27 minutes / Hungarian / Hungary

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At school everyone laughs at Dani and in the park nobody invites him to play football. Dani spends days sitting alone, on a bench, playing videogames. Until one afternoon a man sits next to him.

Evgeny Yablokov / 2018 / 12 minutes / Spanish / Spain

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First Disco

It’s 1983, Culture Club are no. 1, everyone’s glued to Knight Rider, and Kelly Harrison is not only experiencing her first crush, she’s going to her first disco. The only problem is that she’s getting train tracks before her big night and becomes besieged by self consciousness. However with the help of her best friend, Kelly realises what’s really important in her life.

Helen O'Reilly / 2018 / 18 minutes / English / Ireland

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Dare Not Fly

Shen Si Yan, who lived under the strong fetters of her mother, was like a bird blindfolded, but could not fly. When it comes to daily chores, friends, work and mate are all interfered. Even if words have stepped out of society, mother still does not allow her to make her own choices. How can she survive without compromise, loss of self thinking, and mother who is bent on loving her daughter?

Chuyi Chen / 2018 / 18 minutes / Chinese / Taiwan

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A couple who do not speak or understand the same language, utilizes a translator who discovers more about how they feel about each other than they do and completes an odd love triangle.

John Marcucci / 2017 / 11 minutes / Portugese, English / Canada

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Yaron is a lonely man who doesn’t get any appreciation from the outside world. he finds comfort in a plastic doll, which he ordered in the mail.

Daniel Cohen / 2018 / 7 minutes / Hebrew / Israel

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Carlotta's Face

As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around here to have faces. She even doesn’t recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. It was art, after all, that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.

Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld / 2018 / 5 minutes / German / Germany