SHORTS BLOCK 2: Decisions
06 min -- “Moppet” by Dave Hill: After finishing packing, the only thing left to do before John's big move is to sell his cat Moppet. Delonda, a large African-American woman, barges into his home after responding to his classified ad. After some painful bargaining, John reluctantly agrees to sell his cat to her.
05 min -- “Level 1457 Last” by Xabier Urrutia Perez: A worker of Persephone solar energy maintenance is fixing the solar cylinders when he discovers a hole that may lead to the frozen surface. No human has been up there for centuries, and leaving the safety of his subterranean world could cost him his life. Will he make this ultimate sacrifice to see the sky just once in his life? (Animation, Spain)
10 min -- “Yeti Assassin” by Austin Baker: All Yeti wants to do is fit in. However, he is too big! Cars, chairs, doorways -- nothing is designed to accommodate his size. Even his dreams of becoming an Ultimate Fighter are dashed, as he greatly exceeds the maximum weight allowed in the sport. His last hope is to find his niche as a master assassin, because surely a gigantic yeti can be an effective, state licensed murderer.
19 min -- “O Jogo” by Pedro Coutinho: After an argument during a road trip to the countryside, Julia and Fred begin a sexual game with definitive consequences for their relationship and their lives. (Brazil)
07 min -- “Things I Have Learned About Sex and Dogs” by Janet Duncan: In a series of vignettes, a young woman delivers relationship advice gleaned from the wisdom she has learned from her past boyfriends and her loyal dog.
13 min -- “A Hundred Eighty Degrees” by James Westby: Lily travels to her boyfriend's funeral only to discover she never loved him. To find real love, she'll have to go a hundred eighty degrees to answer the question: if there were one thing we could do that would change our life in an instant... would we do it?
05 min -- “Liberty” by Lanzhuan Jian: It is a typical day in Los Angeles for a typical immigrant at a typical job seeking the American Dream. Jose Guadalupe wants to climb the ranks of his humble insurance sales job, but his ruthless rival Xavier Jose will stop at nothing to get there first. Jose Guadalupe must decide if he will follow in the footsteps of America's past and fight for justice, Honor and Liberty. (Student film)
15 min -- “The House at the Edge of the Galaxy” by Gleb Osatinski: A young boy is visited by a travel-weary cosmonaut and awakens to the magic waiting to be discovered in an old, abandoned house.
13 min -- “Paper Wrap Fire” by Raymond Yeung: A Chinese teenager is left alone in a Community Center where he encounters a handsome man which leads to a discovery that shatters his innocence.
04 min -- “Loving Myself - Hairy Soul Man” by Kai Smythe: An anthem of self love by award winning Comedian/Musician Kai Smythe (A.K.A Hairy Soul Man) uses hand drawn props and sets with trick photography. Hairy Soul Man shows the human race just how important it is to love yourself.