June / July 2015

June 

Arthur

d. Laura Jean Cronin | USA | 2009 | 10 min

In order to protect his mother from an abusive guardian, young Arthur Matthews must call upon a more capable persona in order to defeat the beast.  

Black Coffee

d. Bao Tran | USA | 2009 | 10 min

Someone has found out about David's affair and is blackmailing him. David plans to make the payment to spare his political career, but he's about to find out he's been double-crossed.

Flor de Toloache

d. Jenny Schweitzer | USA | 2013 | 4 min

A group of women daringly challenge gender social norms as an all-female mariachi band.

Font Men

You've never heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you've seen their work - they make the fonts used by everyone from the New York Times to the President of the United States.

The Hero Pose

d. Mischa Jakupcak | USA | 2013 | 13 min

Mia is eight years old and wants to do just about anything but hang out at her dad's house trying to sell a car that doesn't run.

In the Same Boat

d. Elijah Lawson | USA | 2014 | 18 min

An intimate and charming portrait of fishermen in Bristol Bay, and the commercial salmon industry.

Isle de Jean Charles

d. Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee | USA | 2014 | 9 min

Two Louisiana families face a future where storms, rising seas, and coastal erosion threaten to wash their homes away.

The Lottery

d. Shahir Daud | USA | 2013 | 9 min

While waiting to board his plane so that he can immigrate to America, Augusto Ramirez recalls the three biggest regrets in his life.  

Passer Passer

d. Louis Morton | USA | 2013 | 4 min

An animated city symphony celebrates the hidden world of background noise.

Photograph of Jesus

d. Laurie Hill | United Kingdom | 2008 | 7 min

An archivist recounts some of the strange and often downright bizarre inquiries made for photographic images from his agency.

Rotation

d. Jenn George | USA | 2014 | 11 min

A veteran body snatcher teaches his new apprentice a thing or two about their nefarious trade.

Safe Passage

d. Shawn Telford | USA | 2009 | 10 min

Two arguing friends catch a late-night ride on the Seattle monorail, but the ride isn't quite what they expected-nor is the destination.

Sorry About Tomorrow

d. Motke Dapp | USA | 2013 | 8 min

With his life spinning out of control, Baldwin turns to time travel and a coffee date 15 years in the past.

Vladimir Putin In Deep Concentration

d. Dana O'Keefe, Sasha Kliment | USA, Russia | 2013 | 9 min  

Vladimir Putin is the most powerful man in the world.

July

Children of War

d. Medoo Ali | Iraq | 2013 | 10 min

A young boy's imagination comes to life through his pencil drawings at a Baghdad orphanage.  

Confusion Through Sand

d. Danny Madden | USA | 2013 | 12 min

A nineteen-year-old finds himself alone in a hostile desert, scared as hell and trained to react.

End Zone

d. Rob Cunningham | USA | 2008 | 10 min

A robot plays chess against Death over coffee. Death does not compute.

The Herd

d. Ken Wardrop | Ireland | 2008 | 4 min

In Ken Wardrop's newest short film, he chronicles the new addition to the cow herd on his family's farm.

Lan Yan

d. Danielle Schmidt | China, USA | 2013 | 14 min

As high-rise developments threaten their building, the residents of the Shikumen area in Shanghai reflect upon their sense of closeness and community.

Library of Dust

d. Ondi Timoner | Robert James | USA | 2010 | 15 min

Thousands of corroded copper urns containing the unclaimed remains of psychiatric patients are found at Oregon State Hospital.

Love. Love. Love.

d. Sandhya Daisy Sundaram | Russia | 2013 | 11 min

Through the endless winters, every year, her love takes new shapes and forms.

Moving

d. Megan Griffiths | USA | 2008 | 10 min

Leah prepares once again for an oft-postponed cross-country move with the help of her sister's family. But when her plans begin to fall apart, she must make a decision that will impact more than just her own future.

The Paris Quintet in Practice Makes Perfect

d. Benjamin Schuetze | Canada | 2011 | 11 min

Sharply dressed and exquisitely choreographed, five men go about their daily routine in a cramped apartment.

Rhino Full Throttle

d. Erik Schmitt | Germany | 2013 | 15 min

Bruno roams the streets of Berlin with his head full of questions, looking for what's behind the many facades and surfaces, seeking the soul of the city, that little something that others might never notice.

Shut Eye

d. Joe Shapiro | Andy McCone | USA | 2008 | 10 min

"To sleep, perchance to dream..." But not when Fatal Familial Insomnia makes sleep and reality distant memories for a young man who tries to piece together what remains of his life.

Tape Recorder

d. Douglas Horn | USA | 2014 | 7 min

All of Joe's conversations are pre-recorded, and Alison can't let him get away with that.

They Look Right Through You

d. Tess Martin | USA | 2013 | 10 min

Whether a cat person or a dog person, you probably think you have some kind of relationship with your pet. But does your pet feel the same way?

The Thomas Beale Cipher

d. Andrew Allen | USA | 2010 | 9 min

An animated train trip follows the mysterious unsolved cipher of the Thomas Beale treasures.

Time Freak

d. Andrew Bowler| USA | 2010 | 11 min    

When Stillman discovers the secrets to time travel, his big discovery gets lost in the smallest details.

Yearbook

d. Bernardo Britto | USA | 2013 | 5 min    

A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.