SVFF 2011 Movies List

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SVFF 2011 Movie Selections:

112

Boxed Up Short Film

114

LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK Short Documentary

115

I am … Short Film

119

War Paint Short Film

120

Hitomi Short Film

122

To Kill a Demon Short Film

128

Summer knows Short Film

135

Mexican Cuisine Short Documentary

136

Another Day Another Life Innovation & entrepreneurship

137

Sunshine Short Documentary

141

ReplikAAA Vision of the future

146

Bus Stop Animated Short

148

Dream Escape Animated Short

149

The Guardian Green Earth

151

Figure-Ground Short Film

153

Simoom – ‘Cutting Seams’ Music Video

156

The Old Flame Animated Short

157

Mountain Man Short Documentary

158

Among Giants Green Earth

159

Viral Short Film

170

Advanced Cybernetics Vision of the future

175

The Sum of Her Parts Short Documentary

185

Love Fool Short Film

204

Half Horizon Short Film

241

Snygga Brost Short Film

155

algorithm Vision of the future

102

Pain Killer Music Video

103

Brookton Hollow Short Film

110

Mish Mush Short Film

113

The Shockley Tapes Short Documentary/Innovation

126

The Egg Short Film

129

The Heartbreaks – Jealous Don’t You Know Music Video

130

L.A. Love Story Part 1 Short Film

131

We Shall Not Be Moved: The Nashville Sit-Ins Short Documentary

132

Sunset to Sunset Short Documentary

139

Challenging Impossibility Short Documentary

140

The Ballad of Sandeep Short Film

147

Chapel Song Music Video

160

Dead Technology Animated Short

162

Just Another Thing Music Video

184

Menuda urbe Animated Short

189

Caller Unknown Short Film

191

t’ Music Video

228

Aarzoo Music Video

239

Casualty of Love Short Film

248

What’s Up? Short Documentary

256

FIRST OF MANY SHORT FILM

101

Hot Velcro Action Animated Short

111

Seed Short Film

117

Timothy Feathergrass Short Film/Innovation and entrepreneurship

125

The Hidden Sister Music Video

203

The Lonely Trees-No Man’s Love Music Video

227

Day At The Pool Short Film

230

Echo Short Film

232

VEHICLE Music Video

243

Reservado Short Film

249

Zapped! Short Film

250

Lab Rats Short Film

251

Luna Short Film

252

Dil Le Chala (Follow your heart) Music Video

253

Awaken Short Film

254

Amazing Music Video

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Detailed List

112

Boxed Up Short Film Boxed Up’ is a chaotic look inside the life of a rebellious teen
whose only hope of redemption is tracking down a brutal killer terrorizing
her quiet, suburban community. After witnessing the murder of her beloved
older sister, Tessa spirals out of control. Family and mentors haveall but given up hope and deem her a lost
soul. Her path soon changes when she comes across a strange box while hiding
from a security guard after her latest shoplifting spree.Following the
horrific clues contained in the mysterious box, our heroine transforms from a
reckless outcast to an unstoppable vigilante. Tessa’s relentlessness takes
her through anincredible heart-stopping journey where she’ll stop at nothing
to find the truth and prevent a heinous monster from killing again.

114

LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK Short Documentary Faced with his wife’s desire to become a mother, a filmmaker
goes on a quest to find out how people decide to have kids and identify the
sources of his own hesitation.

115

I am … Short Film What you see is NOT what you see

119

War Paint Short Film A young girl lives a tormented life as she is afraid of leaving
her apartment. One day she finds out her neighbor has a similar problem. She
takes an interest and discovers his secret, but in order to overcome her own
fear of the outside, she might have to reveal her own secret.

120

Hitomi Short Film Tom is a young man who has a strong connection with the Japanese
culture. Samurai, Jiu Jitsu, calligraphy; not a day goes by without it. When
a young Asian lady enters his life he sees his knowledge of the culture as
the perfect way to attract her.

122

To Kill a Demon Short Film In the rural town of Picton, California, Catholic Priest Father
Leary is found shot to death in his office. As Sheriff Wills and his team
unravel the mystery of Picton’s first murder in fifteen years, the sheriff
finds himself and his family sucked into the vortex of a heinous crime that
only the prince of darkness himself could have devised.

128

Summer knows Short Film An accidental encounter between a young man and a couple turns
into a game of light and shadow.

135

Mexican Cuisine Short Documentary In California, the state with the largest Mexican immigrant
population in the country, there is a cuisine that has a deeper meaning.

136

Another Day Another Life Innovation & entrepreneurship A man struggles with his natural instincts for revenge when he
is rescued by the only person that really mattered in grand scheme of life.

137

Sunshine Short Documentary Sunshine depicts John, an American advertising producer, who
travels to China to make a TV commercial.
A funny and sobering glimpse into the advertising world and
globalization as John contemplates the effects advertising has had on his
personal life, and on the culture of China and it’s Capitalist
Revolution.Directed and narrated with
humorous levity, Sunshine offers a rare insight into modern day ‘Mad Men’ and
the absurdity of the business.

141

ReplikAAA Vision of the future RepliKaaa: Seduced into a Dangerous Future

146

Bus Stop Animated Short Two acquaintances meet at a bus-stop , and an emotional story
unfolds.

148

Dream Escape Animated Short A falling character lands on a planet and discovers every living
creature is asleep.Confused and
curious, he wanders the planet and wakes everybody up but only ends in
disaster.

149

The Guardian Green Earth The Guardian follows an environmental ambassador with a tangible
enthusiasm for birds, conservation and education.Tribute lives in solitude on Dassen Island
in order to protect and study the largest colony of African Penguins in
Africa. Her work is vital to the survival of this species which could be
facing extinction within only 10 years and her story, is one of inspiration
as she seeks to ‘plant the seed’ of conservation in others.This documentary
explores Tribute’s unique role on the island as well as her own personal
journey of discovery and guardianship. Tribute guides the audience through
her experiences as a conservationist, illuminating with her quiet passion
what it takes to connect with nature and the importance of preserving the
beauty of this world.

151

Figure-Ground Short Film Award winning director Scott Ligon documents the process of his
father’s death, eventually coming to terms with it not as a tragedy but as an
inevitable part of life. Figure-Ground involved a very intense filming
schedule in multiple locations with coordination of a cast and crew of over
50 people. The film is a hybrid of modified live action video, composite
images and painted animation, all seamlessly integrated to create a unique
and distinctive look to the finished film.

153

Simoom – ‘Cutting Seams’ Music Video A young woman in the midst of a terror laden nightmare begins to
realize she is trapped in her own subconscious. Waking up provides no solace,
but rather submerges her deeper into her darkest fears; the only way she can
escape one nightmare is to find herself in the middle of another. Everything
she ever held safe, from her home to her face, has become a stranger. There
is no way out. By the story’s end, she learns the disturbing truth that the
horrors which await her when she wakes are far more demonic than anything she
could ever dream.waking up is only the beginning.

156

The Old Flame Animated Short Meet Martin: a Casanova, a Romantic…a man with a SECRET!Watch him morph through a multitude of
persona’s as he navigates the complexities of love, dating and growing up.
Martin is a middle aged loser — but he doesn’t let that stop him from being
the glamorous Lothario he knows he is! This is the story of a love that spans
a life time!Plus there’s a really
awesome sex scene.

157

Mountain Man Short Documentary There are countless organizations and activist groups in Orange
County that aim to protect our environment. Naturalist for You headed by Joel
Robinson takes a unique approach that focuses on personal inspiration over
political activism. He believes that connecting individuals to nature first
hand is much more powerful than signing petitions and lobbying congress.
Driven by breathtaking scenery of Orange County’s ‘unknown’ canyons and
waterfalls, ‘Mountain Man’ will take the audience on a journey through the
natural beauty in their own backyard.

158

Among Giants Green Earth As clearcutting continues to ravage California’s coastal redwood
region, Farmer, an environmental activist decides to tree sit to defend the
McKay Tract. A hundred feet up in the ancient redwood canopy, Farmer must
battle the elements and avoid isolation as he fights for a sustainable
future.

159

Viral Short Film Julia and Alexis are supposed to be working on their history
presentation. But Alexis is bored. She decides to send a nasty message from
Julia’s computer to another girl… who died three years ago…

170

Advanced Cybernetics Vision of the future Isolated on a wandering spacecraft, a sentient super-computer
uses the ship’s nanotech assembler to experience the memories of its
long-extinct crew.

175

The Sum of Her Parts Short Documentary The Sum of Her Parts is a documentary that illustrates the
importance of holistic healing practices in the transformation of formerly
incarcerated women.

185

Love Fool Short Film Love Fool is a film about Sahil and Sonia. Sonia has found that
Sahil is cheating on her. What happens next? What will Sonia do? And what
about Sahil?The film also includes a romantic Bollywood-style original song.

204

Half Horizon Short Film Half-Horizon’ explores an unmarried Vietnamese-Catholic woman’s
betrayal against her traditional and religious values for a man whose
cultural differences and sexual conflicts stand in the way of their
relationship.

241

Snygga Brost Short Film A couple of young girls are working at a popular cafe. One day a
new girl Anna starts to work. She challenges the tough leader Isabella and
makes the balance in the group shaky. How does she dare? And who is actually
flirting with who, and why? One of the girls have a big secret, but is she
the only one?

155

algorithm Vision of the future A female ‘robot’ created by one man into a dystopian world. Her
existence is to extend the life of another, the man’s dying wife. Upon
finding the truth, she leaves to explore the rapidly changing world as the
human race move closer towards the moon.

102

Pain Killer Music Video After dismissed from human meat factory, Poor Zombie get
starving so finally decide to attack human. However, It’s not easy. Rather
counterattacked by woman who was attacked by Poor Zombie. Meanwhile there is
someone who is tracking them…

103

Brookton Hollow Short Film A farm boy learns that his cow and only friend must be killed
because meat is running low. As night falls, a mysterious young man draws the
boy deep into the forest who holds a secret that could save his cow and
change the boy’s life forever.

110

Mish Mush Short Film Upon being drafted for military service, Ahmad, a determined
young Syrian poet, decides to flee the country.

113

The Shockley Tapes Short Documentary/Innovation Nobel laureate William Shockley transformed the world with his
invention of the transistor, only to destroy his reputation and career in
pursuit of a different field of science.

126

The Egg Short Film The Egg is a thought provoking exploration of the nature of the
afterlife and one’s humanity.

129

The Heartbreaks – Jealous Don’t You Know Music Video J G Harding’s debut video as director, cinematographer, editor
and post production engineer captures British indie sensations The
Heartbreaks in their hometown of Morecambe. Shot in two days with favors and
hard graft replacing a budget, the video blends a theatrical performance in
the beautiful Victorian Morecambe Winter Gardens theater (currently under
restoration) with footage a ghostly Northern Soul dancer and a haunting
Dansette record player. The video folds between black and white and lush
color, before opening up in the final minute with documentary footage of the
band enjoying their hometown. Echoes of the late Ian Curtis of Joy Division
fame add to the dark atmosphere at the heart of the song. J G Harding is one
half of Neolight Project.

130

L.A. Love Story Part 1 Short Film L.A. Love Story Part 1 is a short drama based on true events of
people learning to cope with relationships and chasing the Hollywood dream.
The story follows Otis (Ryan Caldwell), a reality Television show creator and
Cynthia (Jeannine Kaspar) an aspiring actress, each find themselves faced
with temptations of infidelity and drugs while trying to maintain their
relationship and fulfill their dreams of fame and fortune.

131

We Shall Not Be Moved: The Nashville Sit-Ins Short Documentary The Nashville Sit-ins of 1960 were among the most important
events of the Civil Rights Movement. Over a period of several months, college
students from Fisk University and other schools staged a very well-organized,
non-violent protest at downtown lunch counters. The protests caught the city’s
white establishment off-guard and culminated in the mayor agreeing to end
segregation of lunch counters while facing thousands of protestors gathered
on the steps of City Hall and the eyes of the nation watching. It was just
the first step in ending segregation in all facets of life throughout the
city and it inspired similar movements throughout the South.

132

Sunset to Sunset Short Documentary In a city known for its love of cars, one pedestrian with a
Super 8 camera walks across Los Angeles, coming face to face with the
metropolis instead of watching it blur by through a windshield.

139

Challenging Impossibility Short Documentary CHALLENGING IMPOSSIBILITY chronicles the weightlifting odyssey
of the late spiritual teacher and peace advocate Sri Chinmoy.Surprisingly, at
the age of 53, this Indian-born mystic took up weightlifting. Already an
advocate of the necessity of physical fitness in the spiritual life, this New
York City-based Guru was inspired to demonstrate the tangible power of inner
peace by performing incredible, but real feats of strength.Sri Chinmoy’s
lifts were featured on hundreds of newscasts globally, including on CNN, Fox,
ESPN and NBC affiliates.CHALLENGING IMPOSSIBILITY focuses on an exhibition he
held on 13 November 2004 where he lifted a total of 200,408 pounds. He was 73
years old.Featuring: Bill Pearl, Frank Zane, Carl Lewis and Hugo Girard.
Appearances by Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

140

The Ballad of Sandeep Short Film Where the dirt meets the pavement, where the sub-continent meets
the Delaware Valley, one song rings out clearly: The Ballad of Sandeep,
anthem of clowns, slaves, and heroes. After his IT job is outsourced to
Bangalore, Sandeep Majumdar (played by Deep Roy) sets up a remote access in
his apartment, tricking his former company into believing that he is really
working from India. Operating under the alias Sudesh Patel, he soon catches
the eye of the company’s vice president, who wants to promote him.

147

Chapel Song Music Video Chapel Song’ – We Are AugustinesMusic Video Directed/Produced by
Matthew C. MillsThe basic concept of this video is one that I’ve been kicking
around for a few years. I’m not sure where the imagery came from or how it
got stuck in my mind, but I haven’t been able to shake it. The idea of
couples kissing is so simple and romantic. The very first time I heard
‘Chapel Song’ by We Are Augustines, I knew it was the perfect tune for this
little lovefest of a video.On the day
of the shoot everything went incredibly well. My favorite part of the video
is how the sun comes out right when Billy sings ‘tear up the photograph cause
it’s a bright blue sky’

160

Dead Technology Animated Short A blank VHS Tape wants nothing more than to be played by its
owner, but when the owner begins throwing away all VHS tapes for a newer
technology, the VHS Tape must fight to survive before it is thrown away and
forgotten forever.

162

Just Another Thing Music Video The all original rock band, The Grayces, traverse through
various realities while jamming out to their single ‘Just Another Thing’.

184

Menuda urbe Animated Short In this allegorical film, a surrealist magician seamlessly
performs a coin trick but doesn’t seem to be fully in control of the ultimate
trick under his sleeve.

189

Caller Unknown Short Film A 9-1-1 operator receives a call from someone who has been in a
serious car accident, unfortunately, the line is not traceable as it comes in
as an unknown caller.As the operator
tries to figure out where the exact location of the victim is, a chilling
twist is revealed.

191

t’ Music Video A artistic girl wakes up one morning with an idea to change the
world. But, all she has is some string to use. How can something so simple
convey her grand message?

228

Aarzoo Music Video Aarzoo – means desire – is a story of a boy who is madly in love
with a girl but cannot say it to her due to social constraints. He finally
gathers enough courage to share his feelings for her and his life changes for
ever for good. A story depicting emotions such as happiness, sadness,
betrayal, love and friendship. Based on Nishant Asthana’s debut album
‘KHWAHISH’, which has received great accolades from the music community.

239

Casualty of Love Short Film Casualty of Love’ is a short film about the weird power of love.
Elisabeth and David met by accident and they instantly felt a strong
attraction for each other. Everything seemed to be going well until one day
Elisabeth sees David kissing Helen, a very beautiful blond woman whom
Elisabeth doesn’t think she stands a chance against. So Elisabeth decides to
take her revenge on David, but maybe things are just not as she thinks…

248

What’s Up? Short Documentary A small film crew looks up at the sky and contemplates what’s
really going on with our environment. This film was created as part of the
2010 International Documentary Challenge, in which a short non-fiction film
had to be written, filmed, and produced within a five-day period. First-time
documentary filmmaker Kim Sheridan accepted this challenge, but took it one
step further. She chose to do it all with a crew of only two: herself and her
husband. Kim wrote, directed, produced, co-edited, co-filmed, narrated, and
even created the musical score for ‘What’s Up?’ It is her intention that the film
will encourage viewers to open their eyes and their minds, and to take action
to make a positive difference in the world around us.

256

FIRST OF MANY SHORT FILM  

101

Hot Velcro Action Animated Short Rrrrip.
Rrrrrrrrrrip.Rip. rip. rip rip
rip ripripip…The luscioustearing
sounds build to a thundering crescendo in the title sequence of this
surprising short from first-time film-maker, Michael Cantor.Welcome to Hot Velcro Action, a bizarre and
spell-binding odyssey of image and sound created from the movement of 5217
individually decorated velcro dots in stop-motion across a 24×17 grid.When
the ripping subsides, the pixel-bots assemble, mining the velcro landscape
for fleeting fragments of the human story — traffic on the 101, a pristine
mountain lake, a gorgeous ass.In the
end, the clamorous din of memes collapses into nothing.And starts again.

111

Seed Short Film One woman’s worst fears about starting a family.

117

Timothy Feathergrass Short Film/Innovation and entrepreneurship Good-natured, affable Timothy Feathergrass has spent 10 years
building a satellite that he can’t afford to launch without selling his prize
possession: an undershirt signed by the crew of NASA’s Apollo 13 mission!When
Timothy’s bullying older brother Greg steals the shirt to impress the
bewitching and Machiavellian Bree Dorris, Timothy plots to reacquire it with
the help of Tessa, a compassionate, New Age saleslady.But will the price Timothy has to pay be
too steep?

125

The Hidden Sister Music Video Elemental Goddesses are summoned in a mysterious, erotic, and
fantastic ritual of dance and dreams. An amazing all-female cast of fire
performer, tribal belly dancer, aerialist, fetish model, stilt-walker, and
burlesque star come together to find The Hidden Sister…Music is ‘Shine’ by
Kai Altair

203

The Lonely Trees-No Man’s Love Music Video The group takes a revealing journey through the haunted forest.

227

Day At The Pool Short Film A Day at the Pool is a documentary-style film that attempts to
uncover the true origins of modern skateboarding.Interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta,
Jay Adams and the rest of the Dogtown Crew reveal that an anonymous local kid
may have been largely responsible for the skateboarding revolution that lead
to their success in the late 70s.

230

Echo Short Film Echo’ is the story of a man reliving his last day together with
his wife, a year after her passing.

232

VEHICLE Music Video A video clip of CARLOS OLIVA AND THE NEPHEWS OF THE JUDGE, a
famous group from Miami Sound, interpreting VEHICLE

243

Reservado Short Film A while trying to save money to buy his girlfriend an engagement
ring, a poor waiter in Juarez, Mexico has a rough day at work.

249

Zapped! Short Film Zapped is based on two characters originally devised as mascots
for Rainmaker entertainment, Ting and Juma.
Ting, a small energetic alien with attitude, personifies man’s
technological advances while Juma, an adventure seeking barbarian, represents
humankind’s inventive nature.Ting and
Juma will take audiences on a wild, adventurous ride that begins with Juma being
assaulted by a mosquito and Ting, his loyal compatriot, coming to his rescue.

250

Lab Rats Short Film LAB RATS… Tells the story of Zac, a desperately single and
desperately penniless student who signs up for a bizarre psychological
experiment for cash, where he meets the love of his life… Or does he?

251

Luna Short Film A five minute film noir animated short, Luna depicts the
flirtatious dance betweena charming and debonair caterpillar (Silky) and the
stunning and gracefulmoth (Luna). Is their story one of unrequited love at
first sightor will their true feelings overcome the powerful attraction of
another suitor?

252

Dil Le Chala (Follow your heart) Music Video Follow your heart. 3 simple words but the most complex thought
to act upon in life. This is a beautiful song about small desires humans have
and how one should follow their heart to achieve them.

253

Awaken Short Film A mother desperately chases her son to save him from danger, but
can not reach him in time.

254

Amazing Music Video This is a Christian rap music video featuring artist ‘Saylah’.
The song Amazing is from his album Break Out. This music video was shot
entirely with a Canon 5D.

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112

Boxed Up Short Film Boxed Up’ is a chaotic look inside the life of a rebellious teen
whose only hope of redemption is tracking down a brutal killer terrorizing
her quiet, suburban community. After witnessing the murder of her beloved
older sister, Tessa spirals out of control. Family and mentors haveall but given up hope and deem her a lost
soul. Her path soon changes when she comes across a strange box while hiding
from a security guard after her latest shoplifting spree.Following the
horrific clues contained in the mysterious box, our heroine transforms from a
reckless outcast to an unstoppable vigilante. Tessa’s relentlessness takes
her through anincredible heart-stopping journey where she’ll stop at nothing
to find the truth and prevent a heinous monster from killing again.

114

LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK Short Documentary Faced with his wife’s desire to become a mother, a filmmaker
goes on a quest to find out how people decide to have kids and identify the
sources of his own hesitation.

115

I am … Short Film What you see is NOT what you see

119

War Paint Short Film A young girl lives a tormented life as she is afraid of leaving
her apartment. One day she finds out her neighbor has a similar problem. She
takes an interest and discovers his secret, but in order to overcome her own
fear of the outside, she might have to reveal her own secret.

120

Hitomi Short Film Tom is a young man who has a strong connection with the Japanese
culture. Samurai, Jiu Jitsu, calligraphy; not a day goes by without it. When
a young Asian lady enters his life he sees his knowledge of the culture as
the perfect way to attract her.

122

To Kill a Demon Short Film In the rural town of Picton, California, Catholic Priest Father
Leary is found shot to death in his office. As Sheriff Wills and his team
unravel the mystery of Picton’s first murder in fifteen years, the sheriff
finds himself and his family sucked into the vortex of a heinous crime that
only the prince of darkness himself could have devised.

128

Summer knows Short Film An accidental encounter between a young man and a couple turns
into a game of light and shadow.

135

Mexican Cuisine Short Documentary In California, the state with the largest Mexican immigrant
population in the country, there is a cuisine that has a deeper meaning.

136

Another Day Another Life Innovation & entrepreneurship A man struggles with his natural instincts for revenge when he
is rescued by the only person that really mattered in grand scheme of life.

137

Sunshine Short Documentary Sunshine depicts John, an American advertising producer, who
travels to China to make a TV commercial.
A funny and sobering glimpse into the advertising world and
globalization as John contemplates the effects advertising has had on his
personal life, and on the culture of China and it’s Capitalist
Revolution.Directed and narrated with
humorous levity, Sunshine offers a rare insight into modern day ‘Mad Men’ and
the absurdity of the business.

141

ReplikAAA Vision of the future RepliKaaa: Seduced into a Dangerous Future

146

Bus Stop Animated Short Two acquaintances meet at a bus-stop , and an emotional story
unfolds.

148

Dream Escape Animated Short A falling character lands on a planet and discovers every living
creature is asleep.Confused and
curious, he wanders the planet and wakes everybody up but only ends in
disaster.

149

The Guardian Green Earth The Guardian follows an environmental ambassador with a tangible
enthusiasm for birds, conservation and education.Tribute lives in solitude on Dassen Island
in order to protect and study the largest colony of African Penguins in
Africa. Her work is vital to the survival of this species which could be
facing extinction within only 10 years and her story, is one of inspiration
as she seeks to ‘plant the seed’ of conservation in others.This documentary
explores Tribute’s unique role on the island as well as her own personal
journey of discovery and guardianship. Tribute guides the audience through
her experiences as a conservationist, illuminating with her quiet passion
what it takes to connect with nature and the importance of preserving the
beauty of this world.

151

Figure-Ground Short Film Award winning director Scott Ligon documents the process of his
father’s death, eventually coming to terms with it not as a tragedy but as an
inevitable part of life. Figure-Ground involved a very intense filming
schedule in multiple locations with coordination of a cast and crew of over
50 people. The film is a hybrid of modified live action video, composite
images and painted animation, all seamlessly integrated to create a unique
and distinctive look to the finished film.

153

Simoom – ‘Cutting Seams’ Music Video A young woman in the midst of a terror laden nightmare begins to
realize she is trapped in her own subconscious. Waking up provides no solace,
but rather submerges her deeper into her darkest fears; the only way she can
escape one nightmare is to find herself in the middle of another. Everything
she ever held safe, from her home to her face, has become a stranger. There
is no way out. By the story’s end, she learns the disturbing truth that the
horrors which await her when she wakes are far more demonic than anything she
could ever dream.waking up is only the beginning.

156

The Old Flame Animated Short Meet Martin: a Casanova, a Romantic…a man with a SECRET!Watch him morph through a multitude of
persona’s as he navigates the complexities of love, dating and growing up.
Martin is a middle aged loser — but he doesn’t let that stop him from being
the glamorous Lothario he knows he is! This is the story of a love that spans
a life time!Plus there’s a really
awesome sex scene.

157

Mountain Man Short Documentary There are countless organizations and activist groups in Orange
County that aim to protect our environment. Naturalist for You headed by Joel
Robinson takes a unique approach that focuses on personal inspiration over
political activism. He believes that connecting individuals to nature first
hand is much more powerful than signing petitions and lobbying congress.
Driven by breathtaking scenery of Orange County’s ‘unknown’ canyons and
waterfalls, ‘Mountain Man’ will take the audience on a journey through the
natural beauty in their own backyard.

158

Among Giants Green Earth As clearcutting continues to ravage California’s coastal redwood
region, Farmer, an environmental activist decides to tree sit to defend the
McKay Tract. A hundred feet up in the ancient redwood canopy, Farmer must
battle the elements and avoid isolation as he fights for a sustainable
future.

159

Viral Short Film Julia and Alexis are supposed to be working on their history
presentation. But Alexis is bored. She decides to send a nasty message from
Julia’s computer to another girl… who died three years ago…

170

Advanced Cybernetics Vision of the future Isolated on a wandering spacecraft, a sentient super-computer
uses the ship’s nanotech assembler to experience the memories of its
long-extinct crew.

175

The Sum of Her Parts Short Documentary The Sum of Her Parts is a documentary that illustrates the
importance of holistic healing practices in the transformation of formerly
incarcerated women.

185

Love Fool Short Film Love Fool is a film about Sahil and Sonia. Sonia has found that
Sahil is cheating on her. What happens next? What will Sonia do? And what
about Sahil?The film also includes a romantic Bollywood-style original song.

204

Half Horizon Short Film Half-Horizon’ explores an unmarried Vietnamese-Catholic woman’s
betrayal against her traditional and religious values for a man whose
cultural differences and sexual conflicts stand in the way of their
relationship.

241

Snygga Brost Short Film A couple of young girls are working at a popular cafe. One day a
new girl Anna starts to work. She challenges the tough leader Isabella and
makes the balance in the group shaky. How does she dare? And who is actually
flirting with who, and why? One of the girls have a big secret, but is she
the only one?

155

algorithm Vision of the future A female ‘robot’ created by one man into a dystopian world. Her
existence is to extend the life of another, the man’s dying wife. Upon
finding the truth, she leaves to explore the rapidly changing world as the
human race move closer towards the moon.

102

Pain Killer Music Video After dismissed from human meat factory, Poor Zombie get
starving so finally decide to attack human. However, It’s not easy. Rather
counterattacked by woman who was attacked by Poor Zombie. Meanwhile there is
someone who is tracking them…

103

Brookton Hollow Short Film A farm boy learns that his cow and only friend must be killed
because meat is running low. As night falls, a mysterious young man draws the
boy deep into the forest who holds a secret that could save his cow and
change the boy’s life forever.

110

Mish Mush Short Film Upon being drafted for military service, Ahmad, a determined
young Syrian poet, decides to flee the country.

113

The Shockley Tapes Short Documentary/Innovation Nobel laureate William Shockley transformed the world with his
invention of the transistor, only to destroy his reputation and career in
pursuit of a different field of science.

126

The Egg Short Film The Egg is a thought provoking exploration of the nature of the
afterlife and one’s humanity.

129

The Heartbreaks – Jealous Don’t You Know Music Video J G Harding’s debut video as director, cinematographer, editor
and post production engineer captures British indie sensations The
Heartbreaks in their hometown of Morecambe. Shot in two days with favors and
hard graft replacing a budget, the video blends a theatrical performance in
the beautiful Victorian Morecambe Winter Gardens theater (currently under
restoration) with footage a ghostly Northern Soul dancer and a haunting
Dansette record player. The video folds between black and white and lush
color, before opening up in the final minute with documentary footage of the
band enjoying their hometown. Echoes of the late Ian Curtis of Joy Division
fame add to the dark atmosphere at the heart of the song. J G Harding is one
half of Neolight Project.

130

L.A. Love Story Part 1 Short Film L.A. Love Story Part 1 is a short drama based on true events of
people learning to cope with relationships and chasing the Hollywood dream.
The story follows Otis (Ryan Caldwell), a reality Television show creator and
Cynthia (Jeannine Kaspar) an aspiring actress, each find themselves faced
with temptations of infidelity and drugs while trying to maintain their
relationship and fulfill their dreams of fame and fortune.

131

We Shall Not Be Moved: The Nashville Sit-Ins Short Documentary The Nashville Sit-ins of 1960 were among the most important
events of the Civil Rights Movement. Over a period of several months, college
students from Fisk University and other schools staged a very well-organized,
non-violent protest at downtown lunch counters. The protests caught the city’s
white establishment off-guard and culminated in the mayor agreeing to end
segregation of lunch counters while facing thousands of protestors gathered
on the steps of City Hall and the eyes of the nation watching. It was just
the first step in ending segregation in all facets of life throughout the
city and it inspired similar movements throughout the South.

132

Sunset to Sunset Short Documentary In a city known for its love of cars, one pedestrian with a
Super 8 camera walks across Los Angeles, coming face to face with the
metropolis instead of watching it blur by through a windshield.

139

Challenging Impossibility Short Documentary CHALLENGING IMPOSSIBILITY chronicles the weightlifting odyssey
of the late spiritual teacher and peace advocate Sri Chinmoy.Surprisingly, at
the age of 53, this Indian-born mystic took up weightlifting. Already an
advocate of the necessity of physical fitness in the spiritual life, this New
York City-based Guru was inspired to demonstrate the tangible power of inner
peace by performing incredible, but real feats of strength.Sri Chinmoy’s
lifts were featured on hundreds of newscasts globally, including on CNN, Fox,
ESPN and NBC affiliates.CHALLENGING IMPOSSIBILITY focuses on an exhibition he
held on 13 November 2004 where he lifted a total of 200,408 pounds. He was 73
years old.Featuring: Bill Pearl, Frank Zane, Carl Lewis and Hugo Girard.
Appearances by Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

140

The Ballad of Sandeep Short Film Where the dirt meets the pavement, where the sub-continent meets
the Delaware Valley, one song rings out clearly: The Ballad of Sandeep,
anthem of clowns, slaves, and heroes. After his IT job is outsourced to
Bangalore, Sandeep Majumdar (played by Deep Roy) sets up a remote access in
his apartment, tricking his former company into believing that he is really
working from India. Operating under the alias Sudesh Patel, he soon catches
the eye of the company’s vice president, who wants to promote him.

147

Chapel Song Music Video Chapel Song’ – We Are AugustinesMusic Video Directed/Produced by
Matthew C. MillsThe basic concept of this video is one that I’ve been kicking
around for a few years. I’m not sure where the imagery came from or how it
got stuck in my mind, but I haven’t been able to shake it. The idea of
couples kissing is so simple and romantic. The very first time I heard
‘Chapel Song’ by We Are Augustines, I knew it was the perfect tune for this
little lovefest of a video.On the day
of the shoot everything went incredibly well. My favorite part of the video
is how the sun comes out right when Billy sings ‘tear up the photograph cause
it’s a bright blue sky’

160

Dead Technology Animated Short A blank VHS Tape wants nothing more than to be played by its
owner, but when the owner begins throwing away all VHS tapes for a newer
technology, the VHS Tape must fight to survive before it is thrown away and
forgotten forever.

162

Just Another Thing Music Video The all original rock band, The Grayces, traverse through
various realities while jamming out to their single ‘Just Another Thing’.

184

Menuda urbe Animated Short In this allegorical film, a surrealist magician seamlessly
performs a coin trick but doesn’t seem to be fully in control of the ultimate
trick under his sleeve.

189

Caller Unknown Short Film A 9-1-1 operator receives a call from someone who has been in a
serious car accident, unfortunately, the line is not traceable as it comes in
as an unknown caller.As the operator
tries to figure out where the exact location of the victim is, a chilling
twist is revealed.

191

t’ Music Video A artistic girl wakes up one morning with an idea to change the
world. But, all she has is some string to use. How can something so simple
convey her grand message?

228

Aarzoo Music Video Aarzoo – means desire – is a story of a boy who is madly in love
with a girl but cannot say it to her due to social constraints. He finally
gathers enough courage to share his feelings for her and his life changes for
ever for good. A story depicting emotions such as happiness, sadness,
betrayal, love and friendship. Based on Nishant Asthana’s debut album
‘KHWAHISH’, which has received great accolades from the music community.

239

Casualty of Love Short Film Casualty of Love’ is a short film about the weird power of love.
Elisabeth and David met by accident and they instantly felt a strong
attraction for each other. Everything seemed to be going well until one day
Elisabeth sees David kissing Helen, a very beautiful blond woman whom
Elisabeth doesn’t think she stands a chance against. So Elisabeth decides to
take her revenge on David, but maybe things are just not as she thinks…

248

What’s Up? Short Documentary A small film crew looks up at the sky and contemplates what’s
really going on with our environment. This film was created as part of the
2010 International Documentary Challenge, in which a short non-fiction film
had to be written, filmed, and produced within a five-day period. First-time
documentary filmmaker Kim Sheridan accepted this challenge, but took it one
step further. She chose to do it all with a crew of only two: herself and her
husband. Kim wrote, directed, produced, co-edited, co-filmed, narrated, and
even created the musical score for ‘What’s Up?’ It is her intention that the film
will encourage viewers to open their eyes and their minds, and to take action
to make a positive difference in the world around us.

256

FIRST OF MANY SHORT FILM  

101

Hot Velcro Action Animated Short Rrrrip.
Rrrrrrrrrrip.Rip. rip. rip rip
rip ripripip…The luscioustearing
sounds build to a thundering crescendo in the title sequence of this
surprising short from first-time film-maker, Michael Cantor.Welcome to Hot Velcro Action, a bizarre and
spell-binding odyssey of image and sound created from the movement of 5217
individually decorated velcro dots in stop-motion across a 24×17 grid.When
the ripping subsides, the pixel-bots assemble, mining the velcro landscape
for fleeting fragments of the human story — traffic on the 101, a pristine
mountain lake, a gorgeous ass.In the
end, the clamorous din of memes collapses into nothing.And starts again.

111

Seed Short Film One woman’s worst fears about starting a family.

117

Timothy Feathergrass Short Film/Innovation and entrepreneurship Good-natured, affable Timothy Feathergrass has spent 10 years
building a satellite that he can’t afford to launch without selling his prize
possession: an undershirt signed by the crew of NASA’s Apollo 13 mission!When
Timothy’s bullying older brother Greg steals the shirt to impress the
bewitching and Machiavellian Bree Dorris, Timothy plots to reacquire it with
the help of Tessa, a compassionate, New Age saleslady.But will the price Timothy has to pay be
too steep?

125

The Hidden Sister Music Video Elemental Goddesses are summoned in a mysterious, erotic, and
fantastic ritual of dance and dreams. An amazing all-female cast of fire
performer, tribal belly dancer, aerialist, fetish model, stilt-walker, and
burlesque star come together to find The Hidden Sister…Music is ‘Shine’ by
Kai Altair

203

The Lonely Trees-No Man’s Love Music Video The group takes a revealing journey through the haunted forest.

227

Day At The Pool Short Film A Day at the Pool is a documentary-style film that attempts to
uncover the true origins of modern skateboarding.Interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta,
Jay Adams and the rest of the Dogtown Crew reveal that an anonymous local kid
may have been largely responsible for the skateboarding revolution that lead
to their success in the late 70s.

230

Echo Short Film Echo’ is the story of a man reliving his last day together with
his wife, a year after her passing.

232

VEHICLE Music Video A video clip of CARLOS OLIVA AND THE NEPHEWS OF THE JUDGE, a
famous group from Miami Sound, interpreting VEHICLE

243

Reservado Short Film A while trying to save money to buy his girlfriend an engagement
ring, a poor waiter in Juarez, Mexico has a rough day at work.

249

Zapped! Short Film Zapped is based on two characters originally devised as mascots
for Rainmaker entertainment, Ting and Juma.
Ting, a small energetic alien with attitude, personifies man’s
technological advances while Juma, an adventure seeking barbarian, represents
humankind’s inventive nature.Ting and
Juma will take audiences on a wild, adventurous ride that begins with Juma being
assaulted by a mosquito and Ting, his loyal compatriot, coming to his rescue.

250

Lab Rats Short Film LAB RATS… Tells the story of Zac, a desperately single and
desperately penniless student who signs up for a bizarre psychological
experiment for cash, where he meets the love of his life… Or does he?

251

Luna Short Film A five minute film noir animated short, Luna depicts the
flirtatious dance betweena charming and debonair caterpillar (Silky) and the
stunning and gracefulmoth (Luna). Is their story one of unrequited love at
first sightor will their true feelings overcome the powerful attraction of
another suitor?

252

Dil Le Chala (Follow your heart) Music Video Follow your heart. 3 simple words but the most complex thought
to act upon in life. This is a beautiful song about small desires humans have
and how one should follow their heart to achieve them.

253

Awaken Short Film A mother desperately chases her son to save him from danger, but
can not reach him in time.

254

Amazing Music Video This is a Christian rap music video featuring artist ‘Saylah’.
The song Amazing is from his album Break Out. This music video was shot
entirely with a Canon 5D.
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