2019 Festival

Spartan Shorts [FREE]

*FREE // FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE*

Hotwater Works Warehouse / 2116 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: FREE

Comedy, Documentary Short, Narrative Short, Noir, Sci-Fi

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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.

Kendall Westfield / 14 minutes / English / USA

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The Boogie Man

The adventures of a funky man and a magical boombox.

Sierra Richards / 4 minutes / English / USA

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Incandescent Hearts

Suburbia and teenage love, in triplicate.

Nadav Pais-Greenapple / 8 minutes / English / USA

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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.

Alexander Leon / 5 minutes / English / USA

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Hours Left

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

Devin Durocher / 5 minutes / English / USA

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Blackout Shades

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

Max Murphy / 3 minutes / English / USA

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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.

Zoe Kissel / 11 minutes / English / USA

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Party Foul

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

Brian Cooper / 4 minutes / English / USA

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Shattered

A woman goes on a journey of self discovery.

Mallory Maxton / 4 minutes / English / USA

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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.

Zhiying (Irene) Zhen / 7 minutes / Cantonese / USA, China

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Routine Cops

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

Peter James Florian / 7 minutes / English / USA

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