Showcase for shorts, celebrating up and coming filmmakers. A Special Mention from the Jury went to Death To The Tinman.
Death To The Tinman and The Dawn Chorus
Aftermath On Meadowlark Lane
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: David Zellner, Martin Zellner)
While on their way to a mariachi recital, a devastating car crash forces a mother and her two sons to confront the truth about their past.
(Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Lilah Vandenburgh; Writer: Lilah Vandenburgh; Stars: Keira Leverton, Juan Garcia, Katlin Rivers, Zia Harris, Kathy Bell Denton)
A tough girl with a predilection for quality vinyl and a hard jab soon finds herself falling for a jerk with poor social skills and bad taste in music.
Black And White Trypps Number Three
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Ben Russell)
The transformation of a rock audience's collective freak-out into a trance ritual of the highest spiritual order.
Bobby Bird: The Devil In Denim
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Carson D. Mell)
Ageing rock musician Bobby Bird explains the origins of his many tattoos with the aid of flashbacks.
(Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Ian Olds)
What starts as an innocent flirtation between teenagers on the edge of an old bombing range turns askew when a trip home reveals a chaotic adult world that seeks to subvert their friendship.
Happiness and Songbird
(Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Nanobah Becker; Writer: Nanobah Becker; Stars: Deidra Castillo, Simone Frazier, Charmaine Jackson-John )
Christian missionaries make a catastrophic visit to a Navajo family.
The Dawn Chorus
(Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Hope Dickson Leach; Writer: Hope Dickson Leach; Stars: Valerie Shusterov, Henry Glovinsky, Adriano Baptista, Craig DiFolco, Michael DiGioia)
A boy and girl return to where their parents’ plane crashed 7 years earlier.
Death To The Tinman
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Ray Tintori; Writer: Ray Tintori; Stars: Jeff Delauter, Sophia Holman, Lee Pender, Marvin Illman, Michael Preston)
An amputee's rom-com, cut short. Showing as part of World Shorts 1 at EIFF 2007.
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Kohl Glass; Writer: Kohl Glass; Stars: Taylor Cline, David Geist, Patrick Rosier, Alex Schmalz)
In search of a worthy opponent, a German WWI ace pursues a mysterious and invincible American pilot only to discover the true cost of honor.
(Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Etienne Kallos; Writer: Diana Fithian; Stars: Chris Anthony, John Bryant Davila, Jamil Mena, Stephen Sheffer)
A Latino doorman of a New York apartment building begins to unravel emotionally when he is seduced and then dumped by a privileged college kid who lives in the building.
For A Swim With The Fish
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Tara Autovino)
A child who believes that her mother has relocated (literally) to the Gulf of Mexico, skips school to pay her mother a birthday visit.
The Grass Grows Green
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Jesus Beltran; Writer: Jesus Beltran; Stars: Santiago Vasquez, Anthony Moss, Erik Alvarez, Abel Becerra, Devynn Becerra, Jazmin Dinh, Miriam Martinez, Catherine Montgomery, Joseph Norman, Justin Peed, Mikel Seitz)
A Marine's complicated relationship with life and death, from behind the recruiting office desk.
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Sophie Barthes)
One evening after work, Iwona buys a box of happiness in a strange discount store and has to decide what to do with it.
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Andrew Zuckerman; Writer: Alex Vlack; Stars: Waris Ahluwalia, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Peter Sarsgaard, Charlie Tahan)
Over a weekend at a country home, a man and his pregnant wife each tell their secrets to their best friend - placing both him in an awkward position and their own relationshiop in jeopardy.
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Lisa Kadet Kuhne)
A restrained subject surrenders herself to a sublime state of waiting in a mysterious underwater world.
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Charles Burmeister)
After a failed job interview, Mark must face his girlfriend and defend his decision to wear a wrinkled shirt.
(Country: US; Director: Caran Hartsfield)
The older woman in apt.# 3B has unusual plans.
Light Work I
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Jennifer Todd Reeves)
Found images from 20th century educational films are sewn together with melted down pharmaceuticals affixed directly to the film, forming a concentrated fusion with pulsating electronic sounds, bass clarinet and organ.
(Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Calvin Reeder; Writer: Calvin Reeder; Stars: Lindsay Pulsipher, Calvin Reeder, Forest Fousel)
A family moves to a small farm for a fresh start, things change for them.
(Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Maria Rosenblum; Writer: Maria Rosenblum; Stars: Dave Anthony, John Church, Aidan Demarest, Mike Dimaggio, John Fortson, Marjie Gum, Christie Lynn Smith)
Realizing her relationship is in trouble a waitress seeks to re-attract her boyfriend by shaking up their normal life with a bizarre trip to a magnetic hill.
(Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Jonathan Pulley; Writer: Jonathan Pulley; Stars: Kevin Lucero Less, John Pulley)
Over the course of his last evening with his dad, Graham must find a way to say goodbye before his relationship with his father slips away completely.
A Nick In Time
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Be' Garrett; Writer: Bé Garrett, Shakima Landsmark; Stars: Henry Afro-Bradley, Jas Anderson, Curtiss Cook, Verania Kenton, Count Stovall, Isiah Whitlock Jr)
An old school barber recounts a story from his past to teach a lesson to a troubled young man.
The Oates' Valor
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Tim Thaddeus Cahill; Writer: Tim Thaddeus Cahill; Stars: Jordan David, Jack Moore, Amanda O'Brien, Whitney Rydbeck, Adèle Jacques, Shannon Holt, Ryan Patterson, Conrad Apfell, Daniel Carpenter, Grant Gimby, )
After several attempts to appease his father's militant demands, Boyson Oates finally runs away from home, only to be lured back in hopes of one last chance at reconciliation.
(Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Moon Molson; Writer: Anthony Eleftherion, Moon Molson; Stars: Steven Clark, Sekou Laidlow, Danielle K. Thomas, Keith Bullard, Bo)
A boy sees his father attacked by a local thug on the way home from a Little League game and agrees to help his father hide the incident from his mother.
(Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: John Thompson; Writer: John Thompson, John Thompson; Stars: Janet Chiarabaglio, Jack Hunter)
A delicious tale about marriage, revenge, household pets and unusual eating habits.
(Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Tze Chun; Writer: Tze Chun; Stars: Jeff Bellin, Fiona Chen, Ai Cheng, Emily Lodish, Sean Stanco, Trung Tang, Bryan Farrell Wilson, Raymond Zhang)
When a string of break-ins occurs in a mixed-race suburb, residents are abuzz as to who is responsible.
(Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Shirin Neshat; Writer: Shoja Azari; Stars: Orsolya Tóth, Behrouz Vossoughi, Shahrnoush Parsipour)
Overcome by her feelings of guilt and shame, Zarin, a young prostitute in Iran, attempts to escape her life in a desperate search for salvation.