MVIFF 2017: International Short Films Juried Competition-SOLD OUT

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Saturday September 09, 2017


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 11 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film.

2017 MVIFF SHORT FILM SELECTIONS

1) “CARAMEL MOU (UNLEAVENED BREAD)” – (08:30 mins) Directed by Wilfired Méance, France

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Vanessa is in love with Rémi. Rémi is in love with Vanessa. Only one damper: his bread won’t rise…


2) “ONCE UPON A LINE”- (07:05 mins) Directed by Alicja Jasina, USA

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A man leads a monotone, humdrum existence until he meets somebody.


3) “5 FILMS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY” – (04:39 mins) Directed by Peter Huang, Canada

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A look at the dumber side of technology.


4) “ELEVATOR LESSON ” – (05:27 mins) Directed by Linda Kuriloff, USA

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Aiden Walker has a chance encounter gone wrong with Maggie Reynolds with whom he ends up stuck on the elevator.


5) “THE FINGER”- (10:08 mins), Directed by Chris Carfizzi, USA

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A guy’s simple injury has an unexpected and profound effect on his special evening with his girlfriend.


7) “DISILLUSIONMENT OF 10 POINT FONT” -(1:12 mins) Directed by Greg Condon, USA

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A collection of playfully animated words, created on a typewriter.


9) “LA VISTA (THE VISIT)”- (12:30 mins) Directed by Romina Schwedler, USA

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During an encounter with his aging mother, a man must face an unsettling truth about himself.


11) “RABBIT PUNCH” – (15:00 mins) Directed by Keith Farrell, Written by Hannah Salt, UK

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Rabbit Punch is a redemption tale, based on a true story.  Job is a young refugee boy in search of a place to call home. In the wake of recent events such as the ongoing refugee crisis and the election of anti-immigrant politician’s across the globe this timely film,  tells the tale of Job a teenage boy who has come to Manchester, UK from the Congo. However, his search for a new life has come at a price. Brutalised at home and bullied at school, his only answer is to lash out at the world around him. When a chance encounter leads him to his local boxing club, his life takes an unexpected turn for the better. Coaches Trav and Dylan, are intrigued by this lightning fast boy and take him under their wing, but can they help him to escape his past?


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2017 Short Film Finalists:

Unleavened Bread/Caramel Mou
Vanessa is in love with Rémi. Rémi is in love with Vanessa. Only one damper: his bread won't rise...

Once Upon a Line
A man lives a boring life until he meets somebody and all his world turns upside down.

5 Films About Technology
A look at the dumber side of technology.

Elevator Lesson
Aiden Walker has a chance encounter gone wrong with Maggie Reynolds with whom he ends up stuck on the elevator.

The Finger
A guy’s simple injury has an unexpected and profound effect on his special evening with his girlfriend.

If We Must Die
Adapted from a short story by the internationally acclaimed author Kurt Vonnegut, IF WE MUST DIE tells about the unforgettable day of three destinies who collide in the wake of a small town murder. A police chief, his prime suspect, and a ten-year-old paperboy all defend their versions of the truth. Nature will be the final judge.

disillusionment Of 10 Point Font
A collection of playfully animated words, created on a typewriter. Filmmaker Greg Condon will be in attendance.

Time Flies When I Am Having Fun
From personal experience Marianne knows that time passes too quickly when she is having fun. She therefore tries to live as boring as possible, which turns out to be harder than she thought.

The Visit/La Visita
During an encounter with his aging mother, a man must face an unsettling truth about himself.  Filmmaker Romina Schwedler Will Be In Attendance.

The Robbery/El atraco
What’s going to happen when these though times get worse and there are more robbers than bars?

Rabbit Punch
Rabbit Punch is a redemption tale, based on a true story. Job is a young refugee boy in search of a place to call home. In the wake of recent events such as the ongoing refugee crisis and the election of anti-immigrant politician's across the globe this timely film, tells the tale of Job a teenage boy who has come to Manchester, UK from the Congo. However, his search for a new life has come at a price. Filmmaker/Writer Hannah Salt Will Be In Attendance.


6) “IF WE MUST DIE” - (18:37) Directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, USA

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Adapted from a short story by the internationally acclaimed author Kurt Vonnegut, IF WE MUST DIE tells about the unforgettable day of three destinies who collide in the wake of a small town murder. A police chief, his prime suspect, and a ten-year-old paperboy all defend their versions of the truth. Nature will be the final judge.


8) “TIME FLIES WHEN I'M HAVING FUN”- (04:30 mins) Directed by Johan Tappert, Sweden

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From personal experience Marianne knows that time passes too quickly when she is having fun. She therefore tries to live as boring as possible, which turns out to be harder than she thought.


10) “EL ATRACO (THE ROBBERY)”- (09:53) Directed by Alfonso Díaz, Spain

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What’s going to happen when these though times get worse and there are more robbers than bars?


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