2022 Festival

Thursday Evening Shorts

Please note: The films in this program have subtitles.

The Fledge Lansing / 1300 Eureka St, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Adventure, Coming-of-Age, Documentary Short, Drama, Narrative Short, Noir, Romance, Subtitles, Thriller

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Royal Blue

A gambling addict is driving his daughter to gymnastics. They are late, but the divorced father can’t help stopping at a betting shop, where he leaves the 9-year-oldalone in the car. When he returns, she is gone. As he frantically searches for her, two police officers show up. They take him to the police station, where Bibi is
already in custody. Why won’t the police let him see his daughter? Was it something she said? A scratch in the surface, a glimpse of aggression, pent-up emotions,
an impulsive fib. Things break for big and small reasons, and sometimes they can’t be fixed.

Dinko Draganovic / 2018 / 20 minutes / Croatian, German / Austria

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Alfonso - I'm Happy

William9 / 4 minutes / Italian / Italy

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I Remember Ashes

Sally and Oliver spend most of their time in a makeshift hangout deep in the hills of the Czech Republic. Secluded from the rest of the world, the two children find freedom in shooting a slingshot, listening to music, and spending time with a stray cat that has taken a particular liking to Oliver. As Sally grows envious she shoots and kills the animal while her brother isn

Graham Turner / 2018 / 8 minutes / Czech / Czech Republic,USA

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On Air

An ambitious news anchor attempting to break a scandal about hidden invaders runs afoul of her manipulative boss and the demands of her network

Al-Hurr Al-Dalli / 2018 / 10 minutes / Arabic, English / United Arab Emirates

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Insane Love

Insane Love is the story of Alessandro, a young Italian guy whose life seems to have reached a dead end when, one day, walking down the streets of Rome, he bumps into Sophia, a young girl from Arge

Eitan Pitigliani / 2018 / 20 minutes / Italian / Italy

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Darío, a 17-year-old boy from Barranquilla, Colombia has a passion for dance. He tries to keep it a secret from his mother, who is afraid that he won´t grow up to be a “real man”. Instead, she forces him to spend the day working in his uncle’s shop. Will he be able to dance in the Carnival parade?

Manuel Kinzer, Jorge A. Trujillo Gil / 2018 / 15 minutes / Spanish / Germany

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*DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE* In China, the stereotype for mentally handicapped people in the society is ‘A group of useless people’. That is not true. In a mental health hospital in China, the doctors use painting as a treatment method. Surprisingly, they discovered that because of the patients’ unique ways to see the world, their artworks are admired even by well-known artists.

Xiaoxing Han / 2018 / 6 minutes / Chinese / China,USA