SHORTS BLOCK 5: Wit
11 min -- “Whisker” by Steve Saussey: A homeless, hungry drifter and his dog discover judging night at a local beard-growing contest. Desperate for the colossal meat-pack prize, but with no beard to speak of, he enters the competition and takes the stage.
16 min -- “The Hideout” by Daniel Wahlen: A young girl's life is thrown into chaos when she is molested by her teacher. Through the support of her best friend, she finds the strength to tell her mother.
02 min -- “Sushi Mischief” by Jim Johnson: A stranger shows up at a sushi shop, irking the local punk. Show down! (Animation)
19 min -- “Teal's Legacy” by Guy Baker: A young girl seeks to unearth the hidden truth in a family myth. Teal's belief will be tested if she is to discover the key to what will save her family's legacy.
04 min -- “Ain't No Fish” by Tom Gasek and Miki Cash: An animated film set to the music and lyrics of Sigman and Russell and performed by Hoagy Carmichael. Animated seals sing the show tune and it's slowly revealed why there Ain't No Fish. Despite the upbeat attitude of the seals the garbage and oil industry that pervades the sea provides the answer. (Animation)
05 min -- “#PDXCARPET” by Jeffrey Janoff: In Portland, Oregon there is a strange cult following at the airport. Young locals take pictures of their feet on the Port of Portland Carpet and upload them to social media. The Carpet actually has its own pages that people can tag and post to. It's old, ugly, and outdated. And marvelous. Why are we so ecstatic to see it when we get home? (Student film)
29 min -- “Down in Flames” by William Striblin: Tony 'Volcano' Valenci has spent his career attempting to set a world record. All his friends have world records. Even his ex-wife has a world record. Now it's Tony's turn. Tony is determined to be the first man to blow fire while skydiving, and he won't let anything stand in his way.
04 min -- “Wait For It” by Juliet Lashinsky Ravene: A collage of living portraits. (Music video)