Cinema 16 Shorts

Dir. Various | Run time: 85 mins | Rating: NR

I’M IN PITTSBURGH AND IT’S RAINING (USA, 14 min) – Dir. Jesse McLean
Through a purposeful masking of the differentiations between performance and acting, famous Hollywood actress and her double, character, actual person, audience expectation, and cinema magic, this video offers a look behind the silver screen.


IN THE VICINITY (USA, 9 min) – Dir. Kelly Sears

This film incorporates the spectrum of official, covert, occult, and limitless reconnaissance protocols into an instructional guide.


PLENA STELLARUM (USA, 12 min) – Dir. Matthew Wade

Neon ghosts dreaming in dTead landscapes.


TERRESTRIAL (USA, 11 min) – Dir. Callum Walter
A mobile device captures the trajectories of objects liberated from and bound to land, against a backdrop of uniquely human dissonance.

A SUBWAY STORY (USA, 5 min) – Dir. Eugene Kolb
Two people recount their first meeting on the New York City subway.
THE GOLDEN HOUR (USA, 7 min) – Dir. Ross Meckfessel

The stink of seaweed permeates the streets. I’ve heard there’s growing dissatisfaction among the youth. Do you feel content? How often do you dream? Are you better off alone?

WOLKENSCHATTEN (Germany, 17 min) – Dir. Juan David, Gonzales Monroy, Anja Dornieden

In 1984, for three weeks in May, what appeared to be a giant cloud shrouded the small town of Hüllen-Hüllen in darkness. Before the end of the month the cloud had dispersed and life seemed to return to normal. One month later, however, the town was hastily abandoned and its residents were nowhere to be found.

MAD LADDERS (USA, 10 min) – Michael Robinson

A modern prophet’s visions of mythical destruction and transformation are recounted across a turbulent geometric ceremony of rising curtains, swirling set pieces, and unveiled idols from music television’s past. Together, these parallel cults of revelation unlock a pathway to the far side of the sun.


*Filmmaker in Attendance