Shorts Block 1

Type: 
Film
Location: 
Main Theater
Date and time: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:05pm
Location: 
Upper Left theater
Date and time: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 -
7:10pm to 8:45pm
Location: 
Main Theater
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017 -
9:40pm to 11:00pm

Short Films Block w/visiting filmmaker Q&A afterwards.

 

Book Return

Directed by
Jamie Gower
starring
Jamie Gower
2 mins
 | 2017
 | United States
 | English
 

A message of cosmic importance from a small New England college library...

 

Caecilia

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Gabriel Gettman
starring
Samantha Dakin, George Anton, Jane Wood
17 mins
 | 2017
 | United Kingdom
 | English
 

An original, personal vision from debut director Gabriel Gettman, inspired by Mimi-nashi Hōichi 耳なし芳—, an ancient Japanese myth. A blind feral girl, with unearthly spiritual power, is taken in at a desolate medieval monastery. Can her priestly protector's faith save her from the dark forces drawn by her presence?

 

Gemma

Directed by
Cristopher Stauffer
starring
Anya Margolin, Isabella Margolin
5 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

A restless night for two sisters prompts a bedtime tale involving Gemma, an other-worldly being whose crash landing and discovery on Earth changes a family forever.

 

Home Education

Directed by
Andrea Niada
starring
Kate Reed, Jemma Churchill, Richard Ginn
25 mins
 | 2016
 | United Kingdom
 | English
 

An inquisitive girl is convinced by her controlling mother that her dead dad will resurrect if they show how much they miss him. That is, until he begins to rot...

 

Eternal Harvest

Directed by
Patrick Mattes
starring
Frank Wang, Anthony Bretting, James Fraser, Dacia Schulz
12 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

A pair of skeptical Scientists attempt to bridge the gap between science and religion. A successful attempt at talking to the damned leaves them with unexpected results.

 

Wattmarck

Directed by
Lorenz Troebinger
starring
Michou Friesz, Bobby Sommer, Bernd Eischeid, Lukas Strasser
20 mins
 | 2017
 | Austria
 | German
 w/English subtitles

H. P. Lovecraft meets Kraftwerk! Inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft story “The Music of Erich Zann“, Wattmarck follows German inventor and musician Karin Steckheim as she reassembles her band “Wattmarck“ for a final concert - to present a mysterious new synthesizer and the enigmatic sound it produces. Long time friend and musician, Anton Gsellmann, can’t simply forgive her that she sacrificed the band in order to research an apparently impossible sound, but curiosity drives him back to the factory – and the burning question: “What if she really discovered it?” Wattmarck tells its story on several layers, mixing documentary techniques with audio components, film-within-a-film as well as a hyper stylized filmic reality. This creates a dense atmosphere and an alternate history of electronic music, opening up a world that is expanded upon on the films website through videos, documents and pieces of audio.