A symbolic experiment contemplating the human condition's struggle with mental health. 2020; 6 min.
A Clockwork Beta – Mr. Kaleidoscope (Kingston, New York)
A short portrait about artist Matthew Pleva. In his tiny workshop and showroom, Pleva creates illustrated narratives comprised of thousands of cross-hatched marks. He then painstakingly cuts out the drawings and mounts them on brass armatures, so that the drawn narrative becomes dimensional dioramas. in this short film he creates a Clockwork Orange Betamax tape. 2020; 6 min.
Flush Lou – Madison Stewart Leonard (Los Angeles, California)
A daughter, mother and grandmother mourn the loss of their beloved, Lou Ackerly after he is accidentally cremated. 2020; 9 min.
I Make Good Sounds at Parties - Amanda Prager (Hollywood, California)
A lonely man attends a house party that grows nightmarishly surreal. 2020; 8 min.
Canis Major – Charli Brissey (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
An artist suffering from server writers block relies on the friendship of their dog in this multi-genre sci-fi short. Based on many true stories, this video-animation hybrid ruminates the relationship between dancing and earthly survival at the "end of the world." 2020; 10 min.
How to Fall in Love in a Brothel – Sunhui Chang (Alameda, California)
Set in 1960 Incheon, South Korea. As a young country is struggling through rebuilding after the Korean War, two young Koreans struggling to find their place in a hard world, find love in an unexpected and unlikely setting. Showing what is possible in life when two people happen to cross paths. In Korean, subtitled. 2020; 11 min.
Echthaar - Dominic Kubisch (Schwechat, Austria)
Perry Como comes blasting from the jukebox, while the hair stylist blows smoke into the eyes of his customers. It’s the 50ies and Victor has his salon in order. Or so it seems. Because when Paula comes on as a temp, she soon senses the dark secrets he’s hiding. In German. 2020; 20 min.