Cinema 16 Shorts

Dir. See List Below | Run time: 80 mins | Rating: NR

A CENTURY PLANT IN BLOOM (USA, 10 min) – Dir. Ross Meckfessel
A cry for help in the form of a pop song. A village cast as a simulacrum of the past by Oliver Stone and Ridley Scott, Pasolini and Scorsese. As the future starts devouring the present, how can we hope to remember the past? Pics or it never existed.
C-5-11 (USA, 3 min) – Dir. Edward Ramsay-Morin
Matter and Energy, Mind and Spirit, Science and Magic.
EVERY GHOST HAS AN ORCHESTRA (USA, 7 min) – Dir. Shayna Connelly
The universal question of what happens after we die is explored by paranormal researcher and experimental composer Michael Esposito. He straddles the line between spiritual and material and asks the audience to reflect on our purpose, legacy and what our actions say about who we are.
The particle disruptors attack!
THIS IS YATES (USA, 12 min) – Dir. Joshua Yates
A visceral home movie collage interrogates the ways in which we confront trauma and shape identity via fragmented media.
FACADE (Canada, 11 min) – Dir. Carol Nguyen
An exploration of human connection within a flawed system. Four individuals discover that the main element that unites them is also the reason for their isolation.
GIRL BECOMES SNOW (USA, 7 min) – Dir. The Beschert Bros.
A VHS rendition of what happens when we die – an investigation into death induced dream ephemera.
THEIR WORLD IS NOT OUR WORLD (WORK-IN-PROGRESS) (USA, 23 min) – Dir. Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris
A photographer and her smitten assistant document the Oostvaardersplassen, a fantastical man-made “wilderness” just 30 kilometers from Amsterdam. Here, the boundaries are explored,between wildness and control, as well as the human desire to connect with, but also to dominate, the Other.