OPENING NIGHT: SHORTSPLASH 2008

OPENING NIGHT: SHORTSPLASH 2008
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Gala Screening
Thursday, August 21, 6:30 PM
Camelot Theatres
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OPENING NIGHT: SHORTSPLASH 2008
86 Minute Running Time
Program: Short Film Programs

AWARD WINNING SHORTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Six short films that won major awards at some of the key festivals and film events around the world this year provide the kick-off for this celebration of all things short, followed by a festive poolside reception at the Hilton Hotel featuring food, libations and live entertainment.


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Life's Hard   

Life's Hard
Romania, 2007, 20 min.
This delightful story, about a young thief who meets a distraught young woman when he attempts to steal her purse while her car is stopped at a stop light, won a major jury award at this year’s Aspen Shortsfest.... more



Manon on the Asphalt (Manon Sur le Bitume)   

Manon on the Asphalt (Manon Sur le Bitume)
France, 2007, 15 min.
Manon has an accident while riding home on her bicycle. As she lay in the street as ambulance rush to her, her out-of-body experience lets her see friends one by one as they learn of the event. From an oddly engaging and sweetly compelling birds-eye view, Manon discovers her life all over again.... more



Procrastination   

Procrastination
United Kingdom, 2007, 4 min.
WON: Best Student Animated Short This winner of the Best British Animated Short at the London Short Film Festival is an amusing and visually lively meditation on the subject of inertia.... more



Sikumi (On the Ice)   

Sikumi (On the Ice)
USA, 2008, 15 min.
This Sundance Grand Prize winner is a visually spectacular tale about a conflict between members of an Eskimo tribe in a remote, frozen locale in the Arctic.... more



Tadeo Jones and the Basement of Doom (Tadeo Jones y el Sótano Máldito)   

Tadeo Jones and the Basement of Doom (Tadeo Jones y el Sótano Máldito)
Spain, 2007, 18 min.
When a cute dog is thrown into an underground temple where animals are sacrificed to pagan gods, would-be hero Tadeo Jones comes to the rescue in this dazzling animated film which won the Spanish Oscar (the Goya) for Best Animated Short.... more



The Wednesdays   

The Wednesdays
Ireland, 2007, 14 min.
A delightfully amusing short story about an elderly couple who utilize an illicit substance to inject some zing back into their marriage, this charming film won the Best Short Award at the Galway Film Festival.... more





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