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PROGRAM: Alien/Nation   

PROGRAM: Alien/Nation
95 min.
In recent years, immigration and the émigré experience have been a major topic of news, conversation and of course, films. And with good reason. While we've begun to think globally, another country never really feels like home.... more



PROGRAM: Alt3red States 1   

PROGRAM: Alt3red States 1
90 min.
Five stunning short films revolving around the theme of change.... more



PROGRAM: Alt3red States 2   

PROGRAM: Alt3red States 2
90 min.
More stories about transformation and things not being quite what they appear to be.... more



PROGRAM: Amazing Animation   

PROGRAM: Amazing Animation
84 min.
A spectacular array of animated treats, utilizing mainly the techniques of cel animation and CG animation. Included in the package are films from France, Spain, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland and the US.... more



PROGRAM: Animal Attraction   

PROGRAM: Animal Attraction
86 min.
Attractions are a very personal thing.... more



PROGRAM: Art Attack   

PROGRAM: Art Attack
85 min.
Art, artists and artifice are the subjects of this multilayered program that explores the creative process -- and in one case, the process of stealing art (which some might argue is an art form in itself).... more



PROGRAM: Boy Meets Girl Meets Boy   

PROGRAM: Boy Meets Girl Meets Boy
86 min.
Romance generally blossoms when the right girl meets the right guy, but sometimes, mistakes will happen.... more



PROGRAM: Chix Flix   

PROGRAM: Chix Flix
83 min.
Another exploration of life on the girls' side of the street, featuring a bevy of strong characters defined by much more than their sexuality.... more



PROGRAM: Couplehood   

PROGRAM: Couplehood
88 min.
People often come in pairs, but one and one doesn't always add up to two!... more



PROGRAM: Crime Scene   

PROGRAM: Crime Scene
89 min.
A selection of fascinating short films focusing on the where, the when and the how of criminal acts, ranging in style from film noir to fast and furious, to flat out farcical.... more



PROGRAM: Culture Clash   

PROGRAM: Culture Clash
82 min.
Interesting things happen when worlds collide -- sometimes for better, at other times for worse.... more



PROGRAM: Doc Slam   

PROGRAM: Doc Slam
95 min.
An amazing Apache artist; a courageous woman shunned by Egyptian society; a group of lonely men in an isolated Spanish village; revelers at a French summer camp. What do they have in common? They are all featured in this dazzling collection of documentaries.... more



PROGRAM: Family Foibles   

PROGRAM: Family Foibles
92 min.
Home is where the hearth is, and if you're lucky, also the heart. For the families represented in this short film program about home life, it may be something else altogether.... more



PROGRAM: The Family Plot   

PROGRAM: The Family Plot
82 min.
When it comes to family, sometimes things just don't work out the way we had planned.... more



PROGRAM: Films for Families   

PROGRAM: Films for Families
83 min.
A delightful collection of new short films for all ages, featuring CG and cel animation, adventure, comedy, special effects, and some wonderful stories that speak to the child in all of us.... more



PROGRAM: Future Shock   

PROGRAM: Future Shock
96 min.
A spectacular selection of shorts which take the future as their setting. The only question is, do we want to be around when that future comes?... more



PROGRAM: Gay Games   

PROGRAM: Gay Games
87 min.
Oh, the games people play now.... more



PROGRAM: The Gay!La   

PROGRAM: The Gay!La
93 min.
Our annual sampling of the best and brightest new shorts about gay themes, with one queer-friendly straight story thrown in for good measure.... more



PROGRAM: Idiot's Delight   

PROGRAM: Idiot's Delight
85 min.
What is it about the behavior of idiots that makes them so amusing? Is it the fact that we're thrilled we're nothing like them, or is it the fact that we recognize their behavior all to well in our own? Whatever the case, you'll love this selection of irresistible shorts about absolute idiots.... more



PROGRAM: Kids Who Know Too Much   

PROGRAM: Kids Who Know Too Much
90 min.
For each of the youngsters portrayed in the stories that make up this program, knowledge comes early -- for better or worse.... more



PROGRAM: Learning Curve   

PROGRAM: Learning Curve
89 min.
Life is all about learning. Sometimes we get it right away, and with others the lessons come hard. This package of stories about people who learn life's lessons spans the gamut, from the funny to the poignant, from the sublime to the profound.... more



PROGRAM: Les Girls   

PROGRAM: Les Girls
87 min.
A selection of great new shorts revolving around la vida lesbo.... more



PROGRAM: Local Color   

PROGRAM: Local Color
90 min.
This year's crop! A grab bag of new films shot in the Palm Springs area, most made by residents of the Coachella Valley or utilizing Coachella Valley locations.... more



PROGRAM: Meet the Grandparents   

PROGRAM: Meet the Grandparents
82 min.
Seven alternately charming, surprising, amusing, moving and occasionally eccentric tales focusing on grandparents.... more



PROGRAM: Memories   

PROGRAM: Memories
87 min.
These seven striking shorts all deal with the faculty of memory or the power of memories -- and each of them is memorable in its own right!... more



PROGRAM: Musings   

PROGRAM: Musings
92 min.
Musing involves considering the past, present and future simultaneously; a complex process that usually leads to action.... more



PROGRAM: NYU Tisch Asia Showcase   

PROGRAM: NYU Tisch Asia Showcase
90 min.
We discovered NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, and were inspired by what we saw: a remarkable level of emerging talent from filmmakers who are steeped in a new global storytelling -- something we think is a vital element of the modern filmic landscape.... more



PROGRAM: Obsessions   

PROGRAM: Obsessions
88 min.
Sometimes you want a thing so bad it's hard to focus on anything else. And sometimes what you want and what you get just aren't the same thing.... more



PROGRAM: On the Job   

PROGRAM: On the Job
89 min.
For some people, it's a labor of love. For others, it's just plain laborious.... more



Opening Night Gala: Short & Sweet Comedies   

Opening Night Gala: Short & Sweet Comedies
87 min.
This program of comedy treats from around the world includes major award winners, premieres and some of the wryest screen characters in living memory.... more



PROGRAM: Out There   

PROGRAM: Out There
83 min.
This engrossing collection of gay short films covers a wide range of topics, from coming out to getting real, and from sending off for a mail order bride to saving the famed Boom Boom Room in Laguna Beach. Enjoy!... more



PROGRAM: The Parent Trap   

PROGRAM: The Parent Trap
90 min.
In this collection of engrossing short films, the parent-child dynamic is always the catalyst for action.... more



PROGRAM: Peak Performance   

PROGRAM: Peak Performance
90 min.
Life is at its best when you're performing at your peak, and for each of the protagonists involved in this soaring series of films about performance -- whether it's music, dance or sports -- they're giving it their all.... more



PROGRAM: Peak Performance 2   

PROGRAM: Peak Performance 2
82 min.
Three striking films that explore extraordinary individuals who could be an inspiration for anyone.... more



PROGRAM: Pet Peeves   

PROGRAM: Pet Peeves
87 min.
This program features a selection of exhilarating and often fabulously funny short films about pets of every size, shape and description.... more



PROGRAM: Rites of Passage   

PROGRAM: Rites of Passage
91 min.
Coming of age is a process; it takes a while to get there. Then when you finally arrive, you wonder what all the fuss was about.... more



PROGRAM: Sex 'n' Lust   

PROGRAM: Sex 'n' Lust
84 min.
Not every short in this program involves sex. Sometimes it's just about the lust for, well, things. Come to think of it, it's mostly about sex.... more



PROGRAM: Shooting Stars   

PROGRAM: Shooting Stars
95 min.
Among the well-known actors in front of or behind the camera in this collection of exceptional new shorts: Demi Moore, Eric Stoltz, Olympia Dukakis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Dern, Will Patton, Rosemary Harris and Courteney Cox.... more



PROGRAM: Sibling Stories   

PROGRAM: Sibling Stories
96 min.
The bonds between brothers and sisters are unbreakable, whether tenacious or tenuous. Inevitably, shared experience is the key to the strength -- or weakness -- of the relationship.... more



PROGRAM: Singular Pursuits   

PROGRAM: Singular Pursuits
91 min.
This collection of shorts revolves around people who are so caught up in their quest for something, they've lost all perspective.... more



PROGRAM: Stepping Out   

PROGRAM: Stepping Out
85 min.
The boys step out in this selection of films revolving around the search for sexual and emotional fulfillment, set in different locals around the world -- and sometimes just around the 'hood.... more



PROGRAM: Sweet Revenge   

PROGRAM: Sweet Revenge
86 min.
"Revenge is a dish best served cold" goes the old adage. Indeed, for the protagonists who seek revenge in this alternately engrossing and amusing collection of shorts, it may be cold, but it's also mighty sweet!... more



PROGRAM: Tales of the Unexpected   

PROGRAM: Tales of the Unexpected
88 min.
Don't you hate it when you can see the end coming a mile away? None of these tales turns out quite the way their protagonists might have expected.... more



PROGRAM: That's What Friends R 4   

PROGRAM: That's What Friends R 4
88 min.
Friends come in all stripes, shapes and sizes, just like these shorts that feature stories about pal-hood. And guess what? They're all user friendly!... more



PROGRAM: Too Close Encounters   

PROGRAM: Too Close Encounters
88 min.
Sometimes you just never should have gotten out of bed.... more



PROGRAM: Traveling Blind   

PROGRAM: Traveling Blind
84 min.
These eight great shorts involve trips, and each of them holds a surprise in store for either the viewer or the person who is doing the traveling. Bon voyage!... more



PROGRAM: War and Remembrance   

PROGRAM: War and Remembrance
89 min.
A selection of brilliant films revolving around the theme of war, ranging from tales of Samurai struggles in feudal Japan, to memoirs from the fields of Normandy, to men returning home from the Middle East and more. All are wonderfully written and directed, and each is worth fighting to see.... more



PROGRAM: Welcome to the Twilight Zone   

PROGRAM: Welcome to the Twilight Zone
92 min.
A dazzling (and occasionally jolting) selection of shorts about people who find themselves confronting alternate realities.... more



PROGRAM: Working Stiffs   

PROGRAM: Working Stiffs
85 min.
More tales of the working stiff, with a particular tilt toward the more unconventional and eccentric genus of the species.... more



PROGRAM: You Don't Have to Be Jewish   

PROGRAM: You Don't Have to Be Jewish
89 min.
...to appreciate these striking films about the Jewish experience in all its rich and varied manifestations.... more





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