2023 Festival

Archived: Thursday Night Shorts

Lansing Public Media Center / 2500 S Washington Ave, Lansing MI 48910

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Short Film

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A man ventures into a haunted laundromat, only to be caught in… THE CYCLE!!! (dun-dun-dun)

Ed Peduzzi / 2014 / 12 minutes / English / USA

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I M Possible

Match winner Christopher has spent a year of his life in a wheelchair after a disastrous accident. But after a frustrating spell of sedentariness; he is now determined to play basketball again on his disabled legs. A grueling challenge awaits him on the court.

Prasad Narse / 2014 / 5 minutes / English / USA

"I M POSSIBLE" TEASER from Impossible on Vimeo.

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Q.U.E.E.N. follows a sixteen-year old teenager named Imani who struggles to find her voice. Imani uses writing as her muse to say all the things she is too afraid to say. Through self-discovery and a little bit of courage, Imani faces her biggest fear at a rap battle. She finally tells her mother about an event that has been haunting her for far too long.

Brittany Fennell / 2004 / 16 minutes / English / USA

Q.U.E.E.N. TRAILER from Brittany Fennell on Vimeo.

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MUCK is a dramatic short film about a troubled young female comic from the outer boroughs of NYC who lives at home with her mother. She’s a tough outsider born into a family of unfulfilled hopes and dreams, looking for acceptance in all the wrong places.

Bruce Smolanoff / 2015 / 15 minutes / English / United States

MUCK short film trailer from Bruce Smolanoff on Vimeo.

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Femto-Management: A Micromentary

Visionary technology entrepreneur Michael Fertik’s revolutionary approach to business management has disrupted the status quo and taken Silicon Valley by storm. Fertik, the CEO of Reputation.com, and his game-changing concept Femto-Management, which pushes micromanagement to an atomic level of control, are profiled in the highly important film.

Martin Sweeney / 2014 / 12 minutes / English / United States

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Little Darling - The Secret City

Set inside an automaton clock, Little Darling tells the story of the enduring love between the clock’s two characters and their frustrations with being unable to embrace after the clock becomes old and broken. When the boy stumbles upon a method to free himself from the clock’s mechanism, he must go on a dangerous adventure to save the one he loves…

Damian Smith / 2014 / 5 minutes / English / Australia

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FOOD is an animated short documentary that brings attention to food, the way we see it, the way we eat it and the way we think about it. The film features interviews with a wide variety of eaters from around the world. Ranging from vegetarians, vegans, pescetarians to some seriously dedicated carnivores, the conversation raises many substantial issues about the environment and modern life. The consequences that food preferences have on the environment, the loss of the relationship with the earth, the often unsustainable methods of food production, the contrast between search for pleasure and responsible choices. The film not only talks about food, but also makes food talking about itself. By pairing real interviews with stop-motion animation, the film presents a group of “edible characters” discussing issues about themselves.

Siqi Song / 2013 / 3 minutes / English / China/USA

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Where's Barry?

When the local factory shuts down, Tighe and Morgan move west to try their luck in Vancouver. Tighe says he’s got everything lined up, including jobs and a place to stay. Problem is, everyone knows Tighe’s a compulsive liar. Everyone except his buddy Morgan that is. Good thing the ever-elusive Barry still owes Morgan some cash. While Morgan’s looking for work and a fresh start, Tighe’s looking for the Dad that abandoned him as a child. Broke, unemployed, and no place to live, they quickly fall in with local hustler Cadillac Jack. Cadillac’s got his hands in everything, from a chain of furniture stores to illegal gambling rings. Now firmly in Cadillac’s pocket, Tighe and Morgan stumble across their old buddy AJ Files who disappeared years ago after something weird went down with his bowling coach. AJ’s all washed up. Addicted to drugs, he’s an ex-bowling champ way passed his prime. Cadillac’s been trying to orchestrate a rematch between him and his old nemesis Chris Babuik for years, but AJ wont get back on the lanes and no one knows why. Babuik is on the verge of suicide. He needs the rematch more than anyone. After Tighe intercepts and squanders the money Barry owes Morgan, it’s already too late. They’re in over their heads and can’t pay rent. Cadillac threatens their lives. AJ agrees to the re-match with Babuik. It’s the only thing that can keep Cadillac from killing the only friends he’s got.

Graeme Morgan/Roy Tighe / 2014 / 34 minutes / English / Canada