Shorts Blocks

Fiction Medley

What flavor are you after? There are plenty to choose from in this cinematic smorgasbord. Whether you’re hankering for a bittersweet lunar fairy tale, a southern-fried sibling rivalry, a slowly simmering revenge fantasy, or something else entirely, our Fiction Medley can satisfy your cravings. Expect a range of delights, served a host of different ways–from goofy comedic narratives to blood-pumping thrillers and beyond. There’s something here for every palette. Go ahead. Dig in.

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Magic Video – “Coffee Grind Brains”
Patrick Nugent | Philadelphia, PA | 3 min
Genre: Music Video

Hornet’s Revenge
Jing Niu | Los Angeles, CA | 4 min
Genre: Narrative Shorts

Bennifer
Ryan McGlade | New York, NY | 13 min
Genre: Narrative Shorts

The Moon’s Milk
Ri Crawford | Oakland, CA | 14 min
Genre: Animation

Truck Slut
Ryan Craver | New York, NY | 15 min
Genre: Student

Craving
Lance Kestrel Johnson |Brooklyn, NY | 11 min
Genre: Narrative Shorts

Her Body
Juan Avella | Los Angeles, CA | 10 min
Genre: Narrative Shorts

Late Night Mixtape

Oddballs, rascals, scoundrels–call the merry band of troublemakers behind this year’s Late Night Mixtape what you will, but there’s no denying the unbridled manic energy they bring to their work. If you’re in the market for a bit of mischief and mayhem on your Friday night–for a cranium-bursting infomercial supercut, a bloodsucking home invasion story, or a bit of gruesome graveside gratification–knock back whatever you’re drinking and plop yourself into that plush theater chair.

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Like This/Like That
Tommy Heffron | Chicago, IL | 3 min
Genre: Experimental

Boo Hag – “Pop the Clutch”
Winston Warner | Myrtle Beach, SC | 3 min
Genre: Music Video

No Good Deed
Ethan Hanson, Caroline Mobley, Amy Brower, & Jonathan Furnell | Columbia, SC | 7 min
Genre: Narrative

The Amazing Anti-Fart Formula
Luke Pilgrim, Brad Kennedy | Dahlonega, GA | 9 min
Genre: Narrative

Space Coke – “Corpsewood Manor”
Steve Daniels | Columbia, SC | 3 min
Genre: Music Video

content generation
Ony Ratsimbaharison | Columbia, SC | 7 min
Genre: Experimental

Future Song

Odile Postic | Richmond, VA | 3 min
Genre: Music Video

Party

Chandler Yonkers | Lexington, SC | 2 min
Genre: Experimental

Infinitikiss – “Pas”

Henry Moonrod | Columbia, SC | 2 min
Genre: Music Video, Animation, Student

Space Wind
Veronique Vanblaere | Birmingham, AL | 3 min
Genre: Narrative

Big Mouth Billy Bass
Chris Dean | Charlotte, NC | 10 min
Genre: Narrative

Resilience

The figures that populate these documentary shorts refuse to be confined, or defined, by their oppression. If anything, the challenges they’ve faced are an opportunity. An opportunity to embrace, without reservation, who they are and what they believe. Gun control advocates, sanctuary-seekers, the wrongfully imprisoned: these courageous individuals mine painful pasts and contemplate uncertain futures, but remain steadfast in their resolve to resist at any cost.

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Marcie Cohen Ferris Does the Work
Ava Lowrey | Oxford, MS | 9 min
Genre: Documentary

The Arrest
Kira Akerman | New Orleans, Louisiana  | 7 min
Genre: Documentary

Santuario
Christine Delp & Pilar Timpane
Minneapolis, MN & Durham, NC | 26 min
Genre: Documentary

Practice
Iyabo Kwayana | Atlanta, GA | 10 min
Genre: Documentary

VONN
Emily MacKenzie | New Orleans, LA | 5 min
Genre: Documentary

Come & Take It
PJ Raval | Austin, TX | 24 min
Genre: Documentary

Moving Memoirs

“We tell ourselves stories,” Joan Didion once wrote, “in order to live.” To rid ourselves of the memories that burden us. Or, at the very least, to come to terms with them, so we can proceed through life a little less encumbered than before. Shot through with melancholy, these fiercely intelligent, mordantly witty confessionals span a range of genres–from music videos to experimental animated shorts–but are united in their commitment to radical acts of disclosure.

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This Is What We’re Left With
Alexis Stratton | Englewood, CO | 6 min
Genre: Documentary

And By the Night
Anna Kipervaser | Durham, NC | 10 min
Genre: Experimental

Moon Racer – “Song of the Mogwai”
Autumn Ehinger | Durham, NC | 4 min
Genre: Music Video

Fucked Like A Star
Stefani Saintonge | Bronx, NY | 8 min
Genre: Essay

Foreclosed Home Movie
Lisa Danker | Orlando, FL | 8 min
Genre: Essay, Experimental

GEORGIE
Odile Postic | Richmond, VA | 3 min
Genre: Essay, Animation

Between My flesh and the world’s fingers
Talena Sanders | Sebastopol, CA | 31 min
Genre: Experimental

Pleasure Pursuits

In a culture that exerts an enormous amount of effort to police women’s bodies, embracing pleasure is an act of insurrection. Whether they’re offering up tender first-person accounts of BDSM experiences, producing excessive shellfish feasts to spite their image-obsessed mothers, or issuing fiery found footage manifestos, the women and femmes of Pleasure Pursuits refuse to bend to the will of others, flouting the conventions of self-denial on which our patriarchal culture insists.

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Applied Pressure
Kelly Sears | Denver, CO | 7 min
Genre: Experimental

SPOON
Brantly Jackson Watts, Kristian Zuniga, & Jon Watts | Atlanta, GA | 10 min
Genre: Narrative

Sweet Sweet Kink: A Collection of BDSM Stories
Maggie M. Bailey | Austin, TX | 13 min
Genre: Animation, Documentary, Student

Clams Casino
Pam Nasr | New York, NY | 10 min
Genre: Narrative, Student

Tightly Wound
Shelby Hadden | Austin, TX | 10 min
Genre: Animation

Slower
Kelly Gallagher | Syracuse, NY | 7 min
Genre: Experimental

Nettles

Raven Jackson | Brooklyn, NY | 25 min
Genre: Narrative

KOHINOORGASM – “Chalo”

Jing Niu | Los Angeles, CA | 3 min
Genre: Music Video

People Portraits

The Portraits on display in this block are much like their subjects: uncompromising, thoughtful, and fiercely individual, in both style and substance. If you’re hungry for a vision of the South and its people as they really are, void of all those down-home, Southern Gothic caricatures plucked straight from some two-bit meemaw’s storybook, look no further than this dynamic crop of documentaries, music videos, and narrative shorts.

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All the Leaves are Brown
Daniel Robin | Atlanta, GA | 11 min
Genre: Documentary

Collapsing Time
Dorian Warneck | Portland, OR | 5 min
Genre: Documentary

Jane
Abraham Felix | New Orleans, LA | 12 min
Genre: Narrative

Helen Hill Makes a Filmmaker
Will Nichols | New Orleans, LA | 3 min
Genre: Essay, Documentary, Student

Strange Kid
Beth Fletcher | Brooklyn, NY | 15 min
Genre: Documentary, Student

Pearl Fryar, The Man with a Green Thumb
Savannah Cerniglia, Chelsie Griffin, Bri Hamlin, & Rachel Smith | Columbia, SC | 5 min
Genre: Documentary, Student

Habana Boxing Club
Danniel Rodriguez & Robert Colom | Los Angeles, CA & Miami, FL | 11 min
Genre: Narrative

Rob Nance – “Motion Sickness”

Gen Liu & Zach Strum | Cary, NC | 3 min
Genre: Music Video

Alma

Grant Conversano | New York, NY | 19 min
Genre: Narrative, Student

Southern Scenes

Thrivers and strivers, underdogs and outcasts: the queer Appalachian painters, Guatemalan stable hands, and 911 operators turned quiltmakers that populate these Scenes are unmistakably Southern, in outlook if not always in identity. Why? Because they’re all reaching–reaching for redemption. For a life of dignity and purpose in a landscape hostile, in some instances, to their very being. Does the place we live determine who we are, or what we become? Not for these determined few.

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The Derby
Remington Smith | Louisville, KY | 15 min
Genre: Documentary

Shoot the Duck
Shannon Silva | Wilmington, NC | 8 min
Genre: Narrative

Street Flame
Katherine Propper | Austin, TX | 12 min
Genre: Student

Nashedonia
Will Berry | Portland, ME | 4 min
Genre: Narrative

To West End, With Love
Melissa Alexander | Atlanta, GA | 12 min
Genre: Experimental

AS IN DEATH
Mark Raafat Kammel | Durham, NC | 16 min
Genre: Documentary

I AM TX
Ryan Darbonne | Austin, TX | 10 min
Genre: Narrative

Whistle Down Wind
Julia Christgau & Andie Morgenlander | Asheville, NC | 15 min
Genre: Narrative

Nomadic War Machine – “The Fields Lay Fallow”
Charlotte Taylor | Asheville, NC | 4 min
Genre: Music Video

Places Disturbed

Icy Arctic archipelagos, lush Costa Rican mountainscapes, the swiftly flowing current of the Mississippi. Don’t let such calm, picture-perfect surfaces fool you. In reality, these Places are anything but tranquil. There’s mounting uncertainty–a palpable restlessness–lurking at the perimeter of this eco-conscious block of documentary and experimental shorts. With global temperatures rising and climate change destabilizing ways of life worldwide, spaces that were once areas of respite, refuge, and stability no longer seem viable.

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My Dear Kyrgyzstan
Noam Argov & Alex Pritz | San Francisco, CA & New York, NY | 13 min
Genre: Documentary

Polar Rising
Ashleigh Goh | Brooklyn, NY | 3 min
Genre: Experimental

Café de Temporada
Maria Luisa Santos | Austin, TX | 13 min
Genre: Documentary

The Real Thing
Julianna Villarosa | Iowa City, IA | 3 min
Genre: Experimental

Places Disturbed
Julianna Villarosa | Iowa City, IA | 13 min
Genre: Experimental

Let’s Look at Florida
Amanda Justice & Hogan Seidel | Brooklyn, NY & Boston, MA | 5 min
Genre: Experimental

Life on the Mississippi
Bill Brown | Chapel Hill, NC | 28  min
Genre: Documentary



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