International Shorts #2

International Shorts #2

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International Shorts #2

Whisking us around the world to seven countries, this program travels from the fractured mind of a Scotsman, through the frozen tundra of Manitoba, down the mountains of the Philippines, to the warm and inviting beaches of Australia; and features a colorful collection of characters, including an astute avatar, a bewildered bear, an indigenous instrumentalist, and tenacious teenage tricksters. This cinematic curriculum prompts a deeper appreciation for the universal struggle to overcome obstacles and migrate towards happiness.

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International Shorts #2

Man or Tree

Directed by: Varun Raman and Tom Hancock

UK, 2021, 4m

This film revisits that timeless question: which came first—the tree or the man tripping on hallucinogens who thinks he’s a tree?

International Shorts #2

Beautiful They

Directed by: Cloudy Rhodes

Australia, 2021, 11m

Violet and Blue bond over an early morning toke in this lyrical, soul-stirring, queer surf-romance that flows along the waves of gender nuance and the sanctuary of truly being seen.

International Shorts #2

Innocent Land

Directed by: Francesco Bolognesi and Michele Cardano

Italy, 2022, 10m

In Italian with English subtitles

With a visual style and sound design reminiscent of The Last Picture Show, the film follows three blissful young boys as they soak up and savor a summer day until they receive some nerve-wracking news.

International Shorts #2

Digital Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro: The Real-World Guide to Set Up and Workflow

Directed by: Hong Seong-Yoon

South Korea, 2021, 40m

In Korean with English subtitles

In this cutting-edge satire, South Korea’s “King of Editing” must endure the assignment that she loathes more than anything else: collaborating with a pretentious director who won’t compromise his vision, no matter how horribly awry his film has gone. Winner of Best Korean Short Film and the Audience Award for Best Korean Short film at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival.

International Shorts #2

Nuisance Bear

Directed by: Jack Weisman and Gabriela Osio Vanden

Canada, 2021, 14m

Courtesy of New Yorker documentaries, this is a quiet and beautiful observation of an eccentric outsider mingling with the locals of Churchill, Manitoba. Unfortunately, this free-spirited stranger also happens to be a polar bear.

International Shorts #2

The Headhunter’s Daughter

Directed by: Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan

Philippines, 2022, 15m

In Ilokano with English subtitles

In this magnificent Igorot counterpart to Coal Miner’s Daughter, Lynn mounts her beloved horse July to traverse the treacherous trek down the breathtaking Cordilleran highlands and manifest her aspirations of becoming a country music star. Winner of the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

International Shorts #2

Virtual Voice

Directed by: Suzannah Mirghani

Sudan/Qatar, 2021, 7m

Suzi marches to the algorithms of social media, fueled by politics of the popular, and offers hypothetical help and abstract activism. She is the vacuous virtual voice of her generation.