SOLD OUT – MVIFF: Juried Competition — International Shorts — SOLD OUT

| 2014 | 113 mins | |

Friday September 05, 2014


$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A festival selection committee whittled 450+ entries down to 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film on Friday, September 5th and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.

Our jury participants are: Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund;  Tim Miller – Cape Cod TImes, Matthew VanDyke (Not Anymore: Story of Revolution) and Patrick Harrison of Academy of Motion Picture Arts (NYC). 

Final Program – 132 minutes

DOOR GOD – On Chinese New Year, a little girl learns reality is not what it seems as she discovers how betrayal can be done out of love.
(made by Yulin Liu, China) – 22 mins.

FIRST PRIZE – A boy finds a dinosaur in the woods, but no one believes him.
(Kevin McMullin, USA) — 10 mins.

HELLO SUNSHINE – Looking for answers after her perfect marriage disintegrates, a perfect wife embarks on a road trip with an anything-but-perfect friend from the past.
(Director Dan Nathan (UK), Writer Paul McNally (UK)) — 18 mins.

GODKA CIRKA (aka A HOLE IN THE SKY) – Young Alifa looks up at the somali sky. She thinks about her daily life as a shepherdess. She knows that the day that will change her life forever is about to come.
(Álex Lora (Spain), Antonio Tibaldi (Born in Australia, raised in Europe) — 10 mins

NORMAN & CORY – Based on a webcomic that started 10 years ago, and characters that are 15 years old, Norm & Cory is an animated short encapsulating what a show based on it would be like.
(Andrew Kaiko, USA)  — 3 mins

SMASHED OUT – In an allegory universe, a family’s house has been seized due to debts. They continue living without trying to find a solution, until all of a sudden the new owner arrives at the house. He offers them the temporary solution of living in the house all together, until they move out. It is a secretly degraded situation and everything is ready to be smashed out.
(Dimitris Nakos, Greece) — 17 mins

GALLANT CAPTAIN – A boy and his cat journey into unknown waters with a bottle, a boat and a vivid imagination.
(Graeme Base (UK), Katrina Mathers (Australia)) — 8 mins

SO YOU’VE GROWN ATTACHED – An off-beat comedy about Ex, an imaginary friend, who is forced to consider retirement when his creator, Izzy, starts to grow up.
(Kate Tsang, USA) — 15 mins

THE CHICKEN – As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma gets a live chicken. When she realises the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the high stakes such action will lead to.
(Una Gunjak, Bosnia) — 15 mins

THE GIRL & THE GONDOLA – Nine year-old Carla dreams of becoming a gondolier. However, 900 years of tradition and the disapproval of her parents stand in her way…
(Abbe Robinson, UK) — 12 mins

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