Archived: Shorts Block [Alien]
Surveyors Museum / 220 Museum Dr, Lansing MI 48933 / Alcohol offered
Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only
Music Video, Short Film
Joe Garrity / 2016 / 16 minutes / English / USA
It Has To Be You
At a clandestine diner in East New York, three conversations happen simultaneously: The cook and the waitress, by the counter, falling in love. The two newlyweds by the window, discussing their second thoughts about life together. And the two men in a booth, speaking about a killing. Shot on 35mm film, It Has To Be You is a romantic thriller in the vein of classic American crime films of the 70’s.
Conrad Rothbaum / 2015 / 13 minutes / English / USA
The dance floor is a battlefield.
Kai Stänicke / 2014 / 5 minutes / English / Germany
A boy meets a girl. It could be love. But there is this jacket, too. And the jacket will change everything…
Patrick Vollrath / 2014 / 9 minutes / German / Austria
Best Mates is the story of a very strong long lasting male friendship and what happens to such an intense friendship when one party grows up and moves on. It’s about that one friend; the mate you love but can’t introduce to anyone, the mate you can’t explain to new friends, but you can’t ever lose. They are the ones with biggest hearts, the least foresight and a childlike nature that refuses to be tamed. That’s Hogan. Everyone has a Hogan, and everyone is someone else’s Hogan. The Hogans of this world are the rebalance, – get too big for your boots, too grown up, too serious and they will drag you giggling back into the muck.
Benedict Wall / 2015 / 7 minutes / English / Australia
Athens, Greece. An unemployed youth desperate to help his best friend fight cancer secretly decides to become a criminal to pay for the treatments.
Antonis Tsonis / 2015 / 20 minutes / Greek / Greece, Australia
Baits and Hooks
Two fishing buddies, a privatization of a socialist fabric, Big brother and some fish stew.
Luka Popadić / 2014 / 10 minutes / Serbian / Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Switzerland
On this cold November afternoon in Denmark, Jørgen, a retired physicist gives a ride to young Stine. Together they travel towards Copenhagen, where Jørgen will reunite with his daughter that he has not seen for many years. As the miles pass, they are both confronted with more than they expected.
Milad Avaz / 2015 / 18 minutes / Danish / Denmark
Two neighbors jump into an unexpected friendship outside their windows. In order to reconnect his TV connection, Helmut decides to climb out of his window in a resolute manner. His neighbor Walter misinterprets this action as an attempted suicide, which Walter would love to join as well. While trying to clarify this misunderstanding, both find a close friend in the until now unknown neighbor.
Tim Ellrich, Leonhard Kaufman / 2016 / 10 minutes / German / Germany