2020 Festival

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

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Identical brothers reconnect at the world’s largest gathering of twins.

Joe Garrity / 2016 / 16 minutes / English / USA

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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

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Carpe Jugular

The dance floor is a battlefield.

Kai Stänicke / 2014 / 5 minutes / English / Germany

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The Jacket

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

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Best Mates

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 bu

Benedict Wall / 2015 / 7 minutes / English / Australia

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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

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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

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Cloudstruck Drive

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

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Two Windows

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