June 27th, 2013 Short Film Lineup
Written & Directed by Antonis Tsonis
As a child Omid is forced to flee his homeland due to political unrest and his father’s revolutionary poetry for freedom. To survive and endure the consequences of mandatory detention and deportation from Australia, Omid trusts in the wisdom of the great poets and his father’s words to avoid internal surrender. From the depths of political exclusion an artist is born.
JUST PASSING BY
Directed by Susanne Dollnig
Where do you come from? What was your biggest loss? What makes you smile? And where are you
going? An Austrian filmmaker tries to find out how much you can learn about a random stranger's life in the amount of time it takes to drink a cup of coffee. Quite a bit, as it turns out. All you have to do is listen.
Directed by Nathan Maulorico
'To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration.' -Charles Horton Cooley
BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT (MORE THAN TWO HOURS)
Directed by Ali Asgari
A young woman desperately seeks medical attention with her boyfriend at 3am in an Iranian hospital.
Directed by Annie Berman
Created in Google’s street view, STREET VIEWS explores how virtual mapping alters our experience of space and self. With humor and a light touch, cinematic tropes like narrative, characters, and soundtrack are exploited in attempts to normalize the surreal and alienated virtual world which is at once oriented and disorientating.
YOU ME HIM & US
Written & Directed by Arlen Konopaki
In a desperate attempt to save her relationship, Emily convinces Chris to invite another man into their bed for a threesome. The encounter takes them on a wild ride that shakes their relationship to its very core.