2020 Festival

Archived: Shorts Block [Nessie]

Surveyors Museum / 220 Museum Dr, Lansing MI 48933 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Animation, Short Film

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Bass Hunter

With out a clue an unlikely duo pursue a legendary fish made from evil men have inflicted upon each other for generations. Pushed by their wild desires for glory they pursue the fish to the dark limits only to learn they are not the only ones.

Zach Slocum / 2015 / 19 minutes / English / USA

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A Film by Vera Vaughn

In this ghost story for the digital age, filmmaker Vera Vaughn works late into the night, editing her suspense/thriller about a woman jeopardized by a mysterious home intruder. But when she is interrupted by a knock at the door, Vera’s world takes a frightening turn toward the surreal as life threatens to imitate art — or is it the other way around?

Sorrel Brae / 2015 / 11 minutes / English / USA

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When high school basketball player Vaughn gets in trouble on picture day, he pins the blame on the star of the team, Zeke, out of jealousy and desperation. Vaughn’s decision to betray a friend sets off a chain reaction which causes karma to come swinging back to him full circle.

Richard Rogers / 2015 / 16 minutes / English / USA

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The Culprit

A young man is accused of a crime. He confesses and doesn’t show a sign of regret. On the contrary – the young man seems to be proud and fully convinced of what he did…

Michael Rittmannsberger / 2015 / 3 minutes / Arabic / Germany / Austria

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The Treatment

„The Treatment“ tells the story of isolated patient Linus.  More and more a rigid routine consisting of meals, exercise, lulling music, irritating smoke and examinations by his only attachment figure Dr. Frei causes him suffering.  One day Linus notices the massive door to his room has been left ajar and he takes the chance to escape.  What he sees outside makes him question: Is he really who he believes he is?

Marvin Meiendresch / 2015 / 6 minutes / German / Germany

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On her way through the woods at night a woman hits something with her car. Besides a silver ring nothing is found at the site of the accident. The lights of a different car can be seen in the distance. Driven by fear and chased by unknown danger the woman lives through that night again and again, in a re-occurring nightmare.

Johannes Bachmann / 2015 / 10 minutes / German / Switzerland

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The Fantastic Love of Beeboy & Flowergirl

Peter is being followed by killer bees, Elsa collects exotic flowers from all over the world. To be together, they both have to overcome their fantasies. But what if love itself is nothing but fantasy?

Clemens Roth / 2015 / 10 minutes / English / Germany

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The Problem of the Fastest Flight

Inspired by true events which took place in Southern Germany in the winter of 1945, “Das Problem des Schnellstfluges“ (The Problem of the Fastest Flight) tells the story of an engineer’s harebrained scheme to build a manned rocket made of wood. Humorless scientist Erich Bachem meets young pilot Lothar Sieber when he is ordered to fly Bachem’s rocket. Though the two initially regard each other with scorn, a father-son relationship soon emerges. When the Nazis push for a premature test launch, the young pilot loses his life in what proved to be the first manned vertical launch in history. An 80-year-old man, who at age 10 witnessed the events in the village, now attempts to recount the story, assembling the details from his own vague recollections. What emerges is a distorted, almost sentimental telling of a tragic story from an even more tragic time.

Philipp Käßbohrer / 2014 / 32 minutes / German / Germany