2017 Short Films

  • THE ACCOMPLICE
    A man discovers his unwitting participation in a bank robbery across a series of increasingly incriminating (and hilarious) answering machine messages.
  • THE ALIENS
    A punk ruminates on the consequences of an alien invasion during some katana practice in the park.
  • ANIMAL

    ANIMAL

    Dir. Bahram Ark, Bahman Ark
  • ANIMAL
    A desperate man adopts the guise of a ram in a plot to penetrate a heavily guarded border crossing.
  • beans.
    An acerbic narrator reflects nostalgically on the profound pleasure that was afforded to him upon once being offered a free bowl of beans.
  • THE BURDEN
    Lonely fish, tap-dancing mice and telemarketing monkeys harmonize in their collective angst towards the apocalyptic banality of the modern age in this epic stop-motion reverie.
  • CALL OF CUTENESS
    A parade of cat meme tributes mutate into a disturbing animated critique of how these sublime objects of cuteness belie a more sinister cycle of exploitation and control.
  • CATHERINE
    Delightful animation depicts the origins of a crazy cat lady, while disturbingly proving the axiom: "you always hurt the ones you love."
  • CERULIA
    The brilliant animator behind the stop-motion segments of XX spins an eerie fable about a young woman's repressed memories luring her back to her childhood home.
  • CRESWICK
    Creeping dread meticulously escalates to an understated, but deeply unsettling coda as a father and daughter pack away the contents of their family home.
  • THE CURE
    A surreal sci-fi soap opera that collides the idiosyncratic private lives of both humans and aliens in a parade of hypnotic slow-zooms and kitschy feline totems.
  • DEAD HORSES
    A child caught in a war zone innocently grapples to understand his horrifying surroundings in this grim stop-motion parable.
  • THE DROP-IN
    A hairstylist confronted with her past fights to protect her future in this stylish, genre-hopping metaphor for the immigrant experience
  • THE DUNDEE PROJECT
    Cult filmmaker Mark Borchardt (as seen in AMERICAN MOVIE) takes a trip to the UFO DAYS festival in Dundee, Wisconsin. Eccentric personalities abound as Mark poetically ruminates on why the compulsion to seek out little green men seems to converge in his home state.
  • DUNIA
    Little Dunia is asked to wait in the car in an effort to shield her from her mother's desperate decision, but when a curious cop comes a-knocking, Dunia's innocence is suspensefully put to the test.
  • EARWORM
    When a few measures of music get stuck in a man's head, the consequences are almost as disturbing as the source of the tune.
  • THE END OF DECAY
    A paraplegic scientist attempts a dangerous experiment to reclaim his mobility in this visceral bit of gruesome, wince-inducing body-horror.
  • FEAR: AUDIBLY
    Anxious that Judgment Day is on the horizon, Amal keenly awaits to hear the Trumpet of Doom; could the incessant mewing of cats in her office be the first harbinger? An eccentric and experimental rumination on the end of days.
  • FUCKING BUNNIES
    The comfortable routine of Raimo's middle-class life is interrupted when a Satan worshiping sex cult moves next door. A wickedly funny comedy of manners.