Shorts Program

Sunday, October 27, 2019

- CDT
Young Filmmakers Showcase

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(TRT: 95 min)

Showcasing the best youth animated, documentary, and narrative films from around the world.

BETH FROM BINGO (NARRATIVE, 5 MIN)
Writer/Director: Samantha Holton, Eliza Yeakel, Tatum Ostos
Stanley, awkward and introverted, learns that his best friend is moving
away—will he be able to make a new one?

MILLION DOLLAR HEIST (NARRATIVE, 6 MIN)
Writer/Director: Wade Spencer, Toni Chang, Victoria Marriott, Lucy Tarman
Veteran detective Schrute is called upon by The Commissioner to solve the
murder of a well-known criminal.

PARTIES ARE OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE FRIENDS, RIGHT?
(NARRATIVE, 8 MIN)
Writer/Director: Rose Gittinger
A meek young man overhears his coworkers discussing an upcoming party
and decides to attend in order to possibly make a connection. Parties are
opportunities to make friends, right?

FALLEN DUO (NARRATIVE, 6 MIN)
Writer/Director: Natassja Canales
When Jupiter gets caught up in another one of Devlin’s hijinks, their friendship
is tested.

HOW TO MAKE A MOVIE (NARRATIVE, 5 MIN)
Writer/Director: Gabe Schmidt
How hard can making a movie be?

GROW (NARRATIVE, 10 MIN)
Writer/Director: Claire Dooley, Zoe Geeroms
After a bear eats his cat, Cody gathers his friends for an adventure to find the
bear.

HEARTH (ANIMATED, 1 MIN)
Writer/Director: Max Shoham
Hearth is a sixty-second animation that explores the connection between
citizens in a village; it attempts to show the power of giving, and how each
and every citizen can make a contribution to the greater good. When we all
give a bit of ourselves, the entire village benefits.
An homage to the fables of the filmmaker’s childhood, most notably Stone
Soup.

TONGUE TIED (NARRATIVE, 6 min)
Writer: Noelle White
Director: David Mansour, Noelle White
Gabriel, a 17-year-old creator, faces his biggest enemy on his path to writing a
film: self-doubt.

THE INCIDENT AT THE PIER (DOCUMENTARY, 9 MIN)
Director: Abby Bright, Grace Joo
What happens when the tea gets spilled? This mockumentary explores the
fallout of the drama that unfolded on a recent class trip.

PARKING LOT (NARRATIVE, 5 MIN)
Writer/Director: Jack Nordstrom
After a boring day at school, an awkward student searches for his limited
edition Star Trek pen so that he can finish his drawings.

RUN MIA RUN! (NARRATIVE, 5 MIN)
Writer/Director: Ella McKeon
Mia realizes that she’s forgotten her homework and will go through quite the
ordeal in order to get it in on time.

THE TOWER (NARRATIVE, 12 MIN)
Writer: Sadie Edney, Hazel Park
Director: Sadie Edney
Lilah’s having the worst day ever: her boyfriend broke up with her, she’s fighting
with her best friend, and she has to sing love songs with her uncle. This is
a story about the turmoils of female friendship and figuring out where you
belong.

THIS HOUSE HAS EYES (NARRATIVE, 7 MIN)
Writer/Director: Theo Taplitz
A house and an invalid boy collude to keep the boy’s fragile relationship with
his depressed caretaker afloat.

BLOOD CARGO (NARRATIVE, 11 MIN)
Writer: Brendan Hickey
Director: Brendan Hickey, Talin Phillips
A chance encounter on a foggy morning between three travelers out of gas
on the side of the road and a kindly old man who stops to help them out. Not
all is as it seems, especially when it comes to the mysterious cargo these
passengers carry.