2023 FESTIVALApr 5-15, 2023Lansing, MI

Spartan Shorts [FREE]

*FREE // FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE*

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  • Bags to Butterflies
  • The Boogie Man
  • Incandescent Hearts
  • The Fisherman
  • Routine Cops

Bags to Butterflies

A triumphant story of a group of women who find a second chance at life. The women come together in an effort to redeem their lives after being incarcerated for over 30 years.

  • DIRECTOR
    Kendall Westfield
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    14 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    USA

The Boogie Man

The adventures of a funky man and a magical boombox.

  • DIRECTOR
    Sierra Richards
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    4 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    USA

Incandescent Hearts

Suburbia and teenage love, in triplicate.

  • DIRECTOR
    Nadav Pais-Greenapple
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    8 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    USA

GRIND

In an attempt to find his way to class on his first day of college, a self-absorbed Instagram celebrity inadvertently heads into the wilderness as he narrates his stream of consciousness to the viewers of his livestream.

  • DIRECTOR
    Alexander Leon
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    5 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    USA

Hours Left

With only hours left, how will a couple spend their time?

  • DIRECTOR
    Devin Durocher
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    5 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    USA

Blackout Shades

A man recovers from a night of drinking and discovers his night was more than he remembered.

  • DIRECTOR
    Max Murphy
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    3 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    USA

Juice

Juice is a short neo-noir science fiction film following a young addict’s growing withdrawal and the fatal decision that she makes to get high once more.

  • DIRECTOR
    Zoe Kissel
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    11 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    USA

Party Foul

A dark comedy about kidnapping, wine coolers, and fragile masculinity.

  • DIRECTOR
    Brian Cooper
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    4 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    USA

Shattered

A woman goes on a journey of self discovery.

  • DIRECTOR
    Mallory Maxton
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    4 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    USA

The Fisherman

While waiting for the reopening of the fishing season, Siqing Lin, a native fisherman from the southern part of China, must face a sever hurricane. Whether he can go out to sea hangs in the balance.

  • DIRECTOR
    Zhiying (Irene) Zhen
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    7 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    Cantonese
  • COUNTRY
    USA, China

Routine Cops

In the criminal justice system, one detective uses unorthodox methods to get a confession from a stubborn suspect.

  • DIRECTOR
    Peter James Florian
  • YEAR
  • RUNTIME
    7 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • COUNTRY
    USA
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