SHORTS BLOCK 2
Directed by Various
I WAS A WINNER
Directed by Jonas Odell – New England Premiere – Sweden, 14 min.
Told through a mix of documentary interviews and animation, I WAS A WINNER shares three very different stories on the subject of computer game addiction.
THE ART OF FLYING
Directed by Jan van IJken – New England Premiere – The Netherlands, 7 min.
Every evening at dusk, thousands of starlings flock together near their sleeping place to perform one of the most mysterious gestures in the natural world: they flit to and fro in gyroscopic unison.
Directed by Corinne Botz – New England Premiere – USA, 18 min.
An exploration of how student doctors are taught about empathy and medical relationships through a technique that lets them practice on medical actors posing as patients.
Directed by Amy Nicholson – USA, 15 min.
An exploration of the human capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted lives until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate deaths.
Amy Nicholson directed MUSKRAT LOVELY, which screened at SFF 2009, and ZIPPER, which screened at SFF 2013.
Directed by Jonathan Napolitano – New England Premiere – USA, 12 min.
The restoration of the carousel used in the famous Twilight Zone episode “Walking DIstance” reveals what the episode meant to Rod Serling and what it means to those who watch it today.
THE LEPRECHAUN’S WIFE
Directed by Alexandra Shiva – East Coast Premiere – USA, 21 min.
A portrait of an extraordinary woman who lives on the autism spectrum and overcame decades of misdiagnoses and institutionalization to become a wife and mother of four children who are also on the autism spectrum.
Producer Bari Pearlman directed DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM, which screened at SFF 2009, produced SMILE ‘TIL IT HURTS, which screened at SFF 2010, and directed NANGCHEN SHORTS, which screened at SFF 2012 .