• AD 2019

    96 minutes |

Instagram, Brexit, selfie-sticks, swatting, gluten-free diets: terms that didn’t exist a few short years ago now undeniably influence our lives. Ranging from parody to deadly serious, this program examines the ups and downs of technology, politics and how we do and don’t understand each other in this particular moment in time.

Schedule

June 18, 2019 3:30 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
Tickets not available

Short Films

Capital

When a referendum on capital punishment comes back 50.9% in favor of hanging, a group of inept junior civil servants meet on the first day of their new job in the Department of Capital Punishment. It's up to them to give the British people back control... by bringing back hanging.

Green

An undocumented Turkish pedicab driver unwittingly draws police attention, endangering his brother, his community and himself.

The Opposites Game

A classroom erupts into a war of words as students grapple with a seemingly simple prompt: what is the opposite of a gun?

Selfies

In a veritable firework display of digital self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged and artistically reworked to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.

Swatted

Online players describe their struggles with "swatting," a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. The events take shape through YouTube videos and wire-frame images from a video game.

Swiped

Alarmed by the detrimental effect smartphones are having on those around them, three friends launch a rogue initiative intended to force people to be more present.

Third Look

A young woman, traveling by bus in Israel, is suddenly forced to navigate her way through confusion, guilt, relief, compassion and alarm when someone sits down next to her.

Trump Bites: “I Alone Can Fix It!”

One episode in a series of short animated fantasies based on actual Trump audio clips, hand-drawn by Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton.

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Two broke friends decide to dupe an unsuspecting drunk and take his cash. But when one comes to understand their mark’s situation she gets cold feet. A piercing look at selfishness and perception in the social media age.

film details

Running Time: 96 minutes

2019 ShortFest Archive