Florida Film Festival: Shorts Lineup

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1. 5 Films About Technology (2016)

R | 5 min | Short, Comedy

A look at the dumber side of technology.

Director: Peter Huang | Stars: Chloe Rose, Aislinn Paul, Supinder Wraich, Jonathan Keltz

Votes: 139

Opening Night Film

2. 116 Cameras (2017)

16 min | Documentary

Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss preserves her story interactively so that she will be able to tell it forever.

Director: Davina Pardo

Votes: 58

Documentary Shorts Competition

3. All Good Things (II) (2015)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A romantic evening for two boyfriends leads to unexpected results.

Director: Ian Tang | Stars: Caleb McMullen, Christopher Roman

Documentary Shorts Competition

4. Bayard & Me (2017)

16 min | Documentary, Short

Bayard Rustin was the organizer of the March on Washington and one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. In the 1980s Bayard adopted his younger boyfriend Walter Naegle to obtain the... See full summary »

Director: Matt Wolf | Star: Walter Naegle

Votes: 26

Documentary Shorts Competition

5. Brillo Box (3 ¢ off) (2016 TV Short)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Family

'Brillo Box (3¢ off)' follows a beloved Andy Warhol Brillo Box sculpture as it makes its way from a family's living room to a record-breaking Christie's auction, blending personal narrative... See full summary »

Director: Lisanne Skyler | Stars: Keenan Larson, Andy Warhol, Martin Skyler, Rita Skyler

Votes: 195

Documentary Shorts Competition

6. The Carousel (2016)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

In the small town of Binghamton, New York there spins a 1925 carousel that once inspired Rod Serling and has since become a portal into...the Twilight Zone.

Director: Jonathan Napolitano

7. The Christmas Light Killer (2015)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Every night in December people in a small suburb of Philadelphia flock to a holiday light show. They drive at a snails pace through the 2 mile stretch of beautiful light displays, listening... See full summary »

Director: James P. Gannon | Star: James D. Cochran

Votes: 12

Documentary Shorts Competition

8. Clean Hands (2017)

11 min | Documentary, Short

Every Sunday morning a congregation tunes in at the Daytona Beach Drive-In Church.

Director: Lauren DeFilippo

Documentary Shorts Competition

9. The Collection (I) (2017)

12 min | Documentary, Short

Two people stumble upon the mother lode of movie memorabilia in the most unexpected of places.

Director: Adam Roffman | Star: Carla Westlund

Votes: 34

Documentary Shorts Competition

10. Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (2016)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A brilliant but tortured 56-year-old artist channels her depression and anxiety into her work.

Director: Frank Stiefel | Star: Tom Wudl

Votes: 776

Documentary Shorts Competition

11. High Chaparral (2016)

9 min | Documentary

One of the last places you might expect to find an American-style Wild West theme park is in the middle of a Swedish forest, yet High Chaparral and its second life as a refugee camp feels ... See full summary »

Director: David Freid

Votes: 14

Documentary Shorts Competition

12. The John Show (2017)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Brett wanted to save his friend John's life, so he asked every artist in their town to make a portrait of John.

Director: Julie Sokolow | Stars: Edgar Um Bucholtz, Donna Penoyer, John Riegert, Brett Yasko

Votes: 6

Documentary Shorts Competition

13. Long Term Parking (2016)

8 min | Documentary, Short

At the Los Angeles International Airport, a parking lot has become an improvised village of airline employees.

Director: Lance Oppenheim

Votes: 9

Documentary Shorts Competition

14. Oddball (2016)

PG | 5 min | Documentary

A creative profile on Stephen Parr, the Oddball behind San Francisco's Oddball Films.

Director: Joshua Moore

Votes: 5

Documentary Shorts Competition

15. The Rabbit Hunt (2017)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

Every weekend, seventeen year old Chris and his family hunt rabbits during sugarcane field burning and harvesting in the Florida Everglades.

Director: Patrick Bresnan | Stars: Ta'Questa Browning, Christopher Burgess Jr., Crystal Burgess, Da'Tavious Burgess

Votes: 77

Documentary Shorts Competition

16. Refugee (I) (2016)

28 min | Documentary, Short

'Refugee' tells the story of a West African woman who left her five children in 2003 in order to come to the US and provide them with a better future.

Directors: Joyce Chen, Emily Moore

Votes: 10

Documentary Shorts Competition

17. Richard Twice (2017)

10 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Richard Atkins, the singer and songwriter of the early 70's California Pop Duo, 'Richard Twice' was on his way to stardom and a huge career in the music business when he mysteriously walked away from it all.

Director: Matthew Salton | Star: Richard Atkins

Votes: 33

Documentary Shorts Competition

18. August (I) (2017)

8 min | Short, Drama

Deep in Louisiana's swampland, a woman wakes from a fever dream where it has been August for 16 years.

Director: Caitlyn Greene | Stars: Kaelyn Charbonnet, Sanita C. Irvin, Reginald Robinson, Reginald Robinson

Votes: 18

Narrative Shorts Competition

19. The Candidate (2016)

7 min | Short, Comedy

The Candidate goes through a rigorously impossible vetting process to determine if he is The One for someone's very specific agenda.

Director: Michael Hilf | Stars: Blaire Baron, Will Gressman, Robin McDonald

Votes: 28

Narrative Shorts Competition

20. Cat Killer (2016)

10 min | Animation, Short, Horror

An exterminator clearing an abandoned building of feral cats takes his job personally in this nightmarish animated fable.

Director: Jeff Dorer | Stars: Brendan Elms, Samantha Sloyan

Votes: 5

Narrative Shorts Competition

21. Cul-de-Sac (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

In the latest stunner by the team behind the Academy Award-winning short Curfew, a married couple's bubble of suburban normality is punctured when they find a surprise inside their toddler's teddy bear.

Director: Damon Russell | Stars: Shawn Christensen, Phoebe Tonkin, Avery Finn, Mara Kassin

Votes: 198

Narrative Shorts Competition

22. Cycle (V) (2016)

10 min | Short, Drama

A teen aging out of the foster care system, scrambling to determine his future, is suddenly interrupted by the appearance of his biological father.

Director: Caleb Wild | Stars: Aaron Billo, Alison Elk, Isaac Hollingsworth, Tami Kent

Votes: 5

Narrative Shorts Competition

23. Get the Life (2016)

12 min | Short, Drama

Alex, a transgender youth, has been struggling with a secret pregnancy. He considers what he is willing to lose in order to live honestly and courageously.

Director: Ozzy Villazon | Stars: Flor de Maria Chahua, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Colette Kilroy, Tonatiuh

Votes: 10

Narrative Shorts Competition

24. Good Crazy (2017)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The story of a social crusader.

Director: Rosa Salazar | Stars: Matt Chute, Graham Mackie, Turen Robinson, Rosa Salazar

Votes: 40

Narrative Shorts Competition

25. Child for Child (2017)

TV-MA | 11 min | Short, Crime, Thriller

The life of a Venezuelan Kidnapper takes an unexpected turn on his last job.

Director: Juan Avella | Stars: Andrith Aguilar, Ernesto Campos, Alejandro Furth, Maria Antonieta Hidalgo

Votes: 36

Narrative Shorts Competition

26. Horseshoe Theory (2017)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A weapons deal between a white supremacist and a member of the Islamic State blossoms into more.

Director: Jonathan Daniel Brown | Stars: Lily Mae Harrington, Amir Malaklou, Jackson Rathbone

Votes: 50

Narrative Shorts Competition

27. Hot Seat (2016)

14 min | Short, Thriller

Two adolescent friends seem to be in over their heads when they attend an inappropriate photo shoot at an acquaintance's house.

Director: Anna Mimi Jayson | Stars: Charlotte Gould, Dan Hunter, Lara Pictet

Votes: 7

Narrative Shorts Competition

28. I'm in Here (2017)

12 min | Short, Comedy

A man finds a family of strangers in his house and has an extremely difficult time asking them to leave.

Director: Willy Berliner | Stars: Dave Hanson, Jim Santangeli, Kathy Searle, Jillian Lebling

Votes: 20

Narrative Shorts Competition

29. It's Been Like a Year (2016)

8 min | Short, Comedy

A sexually stifled young man grows increasingly distracted during a rendezvous with an attractive young woman.

Director: Cameron Fay | Stars: Nikohl Boosheri, Matt Edwards, Jack Quaid

Votes: 8

Narrative Shorts Competition

30. Judy (2016)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A man develops an intimate relationship with a female android.

Directors: Ariel Gardner, Alex Kavutskiy | Stars: Kate Freund, Paul Isakson, Brady Novak

Votes: 20

Narrative Shorts Competition

31. La Ramona (2016)

27 min | Short, Drama | Completed

Ramona, 16yr-old Mexican girl, will have to face her reality after she is sold into the world of human trafficking.

Director: Antonio De Jesus Sanchez | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Ramon Camacho, Gabriela Cartol, Alejandra Cárdenas

Votes: 6

Narrative Shorts Competition

32. Laurels (2016)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A film festival assigns two directors the same hotel room, but one has a secret.

Director: David Brundige | Stars: Vahina Giocante, Alexandre Nahon, Rhian Rees

Narrative Shorts Competition

33. The Lemon Tree (2016)

11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

A young girl comes to terms with her father's impending death as they spend their last few remaining days together.

Director: Amanda Yam | Stars: Ellie Rose Mattoon, Peggy Schott, Oscar Seung

Narrative Shorts Competition

34. Mrs. Nebile's Wormhole (2016)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Bored with her own domestic routine in Southern Germany, a middle-aged Turkish housewife digs a secret tunnel into the house next-door.

Director: Pinar Yorgancioglu | Stars: Jale Arikan, Yasar Cetin, Judith Hoersch, Selin Kavak

Votes: 12

Narrative Shorts Competition

35. Night Shift (II) (2017)

16 min | Short, Drama

Olly Jeffries' career as an actor has stagnated over the years. He ends up as a bathroom attendant, where one night he is forced to face a reality he's not yet ready to embrace.

Director: Marshall Tyler | Stars: Tunde Adebimpe, China Shavers, Luis Daniel Acosta, Randy Jay Burrell

Votes: 48

Narrative Shorts Competition

36. No Other Way to Say It (2017)

7 min | Short, Comedy

Writer/Director Tim Mason pulls the curtain back on the glamorous world of advertising in this short comedy about a voiceover actor trying to nail the right tone for a pair of indecisive ad... See full summary »

Director: Tim Mason | Stars: Cayne Collier, Ed Flynn, Megan Kellie, Beth Melewski

Votes: 39

Narrative Shorts Competition

37. Red Apples (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama

A young Armenian bride's relationship with her husband is put to the test the first day of their marriage when her mother-in-law interferes.

Director: George Sikharulidze | Stars: Hrachuhi Amiryan, Gurgen Antonyan, Luba Azatyan, Irina Danielyan

Votes: 35

Narrative Shorts Competition

38. Rosie, Oh (2016)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

An unsupervised little girl goes looking for her lost dog, only to find something else unexpectedly lost.

Directors: Andy Koeger, Apple Xenos | Stars: Maddie Dixon-Poirier, Heather Bender, Regina Curtin, Pugsley

Votes: 16

Narrative Shorts Competition

39. Scooter Joe (2017)

8 min | Short, Comedy

A lonely gay man looks for true love in a sea of muscles.

Director: Steve Collins | Stars: Paul Gordon, Byron Brown, Lily Collins

Narrative Shorts Competition

40. Shift (2015)

10 min | Short, Drama, Family

A young girl is exposed to her father's drug addiction while on their drive around town.

Director: Kristen Hester | Stars: Alfredo Diaz, Elisabeth Hower, Olivia O'Hare

Narrative Shorts Competition

41. Surrogate (2016)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Two estranged best friends reach a breaking point when one is the pregnancy surrogate for the other.

Director: Olivia Hamilton | Stars: Olivia Hamilton, Stephanie Turner

Votes: 10

Narrative Shorts Competition

42. Tiny Mammals (2017)

8 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

On a stormy day, 12-year-old twins Sophia and Jacob set out to hawk special bibles, only to be left to fend for themselves when their trailer park is evacuated.

Director: Dagny Looper | Stars: Luc Detiger, Heidi K. Eklund, Beth Grant, Elisabeth Henry

Votes: 42

Narrative Shorts Competition

43. The Visitor (IX) (2016)

16 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Georgia and Olivia are in love. When it's time to meet Olivia's religious family, Georgia discovers that Olivia's world is filled with silent rules that threaten to pull them apart.

Director: Ferran Mendoza Soler | Stars: Georgia Ford, Rebekah Gingrich, Jenica Heintzelman, Al Mottram

Narrative Shorts Competition

44. Vitamins for Life (2017)

2 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

An educational film about some lesser known vitamins.

Director: Grier Dill | Star: Tessa Greenberg

Narrative Shorts Competition

45. You Can Go (2016)

9 min | Short, Drama

A school administrator talks down a troubled student.

Director: Christine Turner | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Charlie Tahan

Votes: 11

Narrative Shorts Competition

46. Your Day (2017)

Short, Drama

Jack and Jane, a young couple spend the day at a hotel, seemly to celebrate Jane's birthday...until we later find that they are there for a VERY different reason

Director: Ginger Gonzaga | Stars: Ginger Gonzaga, Jason Ritter, David Theune, Ellen D. Williams

Votes: 11

Narrative Shorts Competition

47. Zaar (2016)

12 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

Zaar is a suicide bomber who enters a random diner to bomb himself in a terrorist attack but listening and interacting with the innocent people around him makes him question his intent. Will he be able to do it?!!

Director: Ibrahim Nada | Stars: Kaveh Kavian, Amielynn Abellera, Eric B. Anthony, Paul Buxton

Votes: 11

Narrative Shorts Competition

48. Zero-Zero (2017)

15 min | Short

8.6