AFI FEST 2017: Short Films

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1. The 6th Amendment (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama, History

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A jury of 12 from all walks of life come together to deliberate one of the biggest cases in Boston history.

Director: Elika Portnoy | Stars: Michael Bakkensen, Brooks Reeves, Shawn Fitzgibbon, J.P. Valenti

2. After School Knife Fight (2017)

21 min | Short

7.6
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Directors: Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel | Stars: Marylou Mayniel, Lucas Doméjean, Nicolas Mias, Pablo Cobo

Votes: 9

3. ascribed achievements (2017)

5 min | Animation, Short

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The old boy, who is dissatisfied with their appearance and hereditary, decides to end his life. But his failed suicide creates a new situation in his life.

Director: Samaneh Shojaei

4. Balloonfest (2017)

6 min | Short

7.7
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Director: Nathan Truesdell | Stars: Mary Allen, Big Chuck, Lil' John

Votes: 20

5. Min börda (2017)

15 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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'An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes which takes place in a supermarket, a long term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant. ... See full summary »

Director: Niki Lindroth von Bahr | Stars: Sven Björklund, Carl Englén, Mattias Fransson, Olof Wretling

Votes: 140

6. Coin Operated (2017)

5 min | Animation, Short

7.2
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A young boy dreams of star-ships and space travel.

Director: Nicholas Arioli

Votes: 9

7. Commodity City (2017)

11 min | Documentary

6.2
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Yiwu International Trade City is the world's largest market, selling cheap goods wholesale in a city south of Shanghai. The fake flowers, toys, pens and alarm clocks traded in Yiwu ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Kingdon

Votes: 12

8. Copa-Loca (2017)

14 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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This is the story of Copa-Loca, an abandoned Greek summer resort. Paulina is the girl at the heart of Copa-Loca. Everyone cares for her and she cares about everyone - in every possible way.

Director: Christos Massalas | Stars: Jenny Hiloudaki, Pavlos Iordanopoulos, Panos Iosifidis, Talat Iqbal

Votes: 70

9. Cubs (2016)

19 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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A single father wants to fulfil his young daughter's wish to throw a slumber party for her friends, but it turns out to be more of a challenge than he thought due to the rules of modern society.

Director: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir | Stars: Agla Bríet Gísladóttir, Ragnheiður Ugla Ocares Gautsdóttir, Vigdís Hrefna Pálsdóttir, Anna Bíbí Wium Axelsdóttir

Votes: 28

10. Dadyaa (2016)

17 min | Short

8.3
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In their remote village, haunted by memories, Atimaley and Devi find themselves faced with a dilemma when a dear friend leaves without saying goodbye.

Directors: Bibhusan Basnet, Pooja Gurung | Stars: Devi Damai, Parimal Damai

Votes: 18

11. The Diver (2016)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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"I have been scuba diving at sea with my kids, I like it, but I prefer it here. This is my own space, where I can do something for the good of others". Julio Cesar Cu Camara.

Director: Esteban Arrangoiz

12. Dollar King (2016)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Comedy

8.9
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Danny, Devin and Duke are about the pull off the heist to end all heists. After all, who else would even think to rob a Dollar Store on Halloween? There's only one problem: they are totally out of their element.

Director: Drew Pollins | Stars: Jason Boggs, John Charles Meyer, Ed Mattiuzzi, Susan Berger

Votes: 8

13. Edge of Alchemy (2017)

19 min | Animation, Short, Drama

5.0
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Edge of Alchemy is the third film in a trilogy examining the psychological terrain of women's inner worlds. In this handmade film, assembled from over 6,000 collages, the actors Mary ... See full summary »

Director: Stacey Steers

Votes: 7

14. The Fare (2016)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama

7.7
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A young man transports undocumented migrants into the United States. Thinking himself as a "taxi" service, he is forced to confront the harsh realities of human trafficking when one of the passengers is a twelve-year old girl.

Director: Santiago Paladines | Stars: Johnny Ortiz, Eduardo Roman, Noemi Pedraza, Henry Vega

Votes: 7

15. Fish Story (2017)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

6.5
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A search for the truth behind a fishy tale.

Director: Charlie Lyne | Star: Caspar Salmon

Votes: 38

16. Negah (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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On her way back from work a woman witnesses something happening in the bus and she has to decide if she reveals it or not.

Director: Farnoosh Samadi | Stars: Pedram Ansari, Babak Karimi, Amirreza Ranjbaran, Marzieh Vafamehr

Votes: 42

17. Xiao cheng er yue (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing refuses to go gentle into this good night.

Director: Yang Qiu | Stars: Shuxian Li, Zhongwei Sun, Yaning Ding, Yun Xu

Votes: 47

18. Great Choice (2017)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial.

Director: Robin Comisar | Stars: Nevada Caldwell, Carrie Coon, Jordan Gelber, Morgan Spector

Votes: 97

19. Hi Stranger (2016)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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The story is about 50 shapes of you drawn by cute nutty human being that stares directly into your soul.

Director: Kirsten Lepore | Star: Garrett Davis

Votes: 157

20. Hot Dog Hands (2017)

6 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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Director: Matt Reynolds | Star: Gillian Wallace Horvat

Votes: 26

21. New Deep South: House of JXN (2017)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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A group of queer and gender non-conforming people in Jackson, Mississippi form a social structure called Rainbow Families. House of JXN follows them as they come together to offer each ... See full summary »

Director: Rosie Haber

22. Et ta prostate, ça va? (2016)

4 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Directors: Jeanne Paturle, Cécile Rousset

Votes: 6

23. IFO (2017)

10 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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IFO is about three famous UFO sightings over Mansfield, Ohio, the filmmaker's hometown. One of several recent and upcoming films featuring people, events, and incidents centered in Mansfield.

Director: Kevin Jerome Everson | Stars: Albert Thomas, Elijah Bailey Harris, Saveon Moore, Carmenita Higginbotham

24. Les îles (2017)

23 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Characters wander through an erotic maze of love and desire.

Director: Yann Gonzalez | Stars: Sarah-Megan Allouch-Mainier, Mathilde Mennetrier, Alphonse Maîtrepierre, Romain Merle

Votes: 32

25. Joy Joy Nails (2017)

18 min | Short

8.2
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Sarah manages Joy Joy Nails with a cheerful iron fist, but she gets her manicured claws out when Chinese Mia, a manicurist trainee, looks to be stealing the boss's son's affections, soon ... See full summary »

Director: Joey Ally | Stars: Sarah Chang, Francesca Eaddy, Marissa Godinez, Catherine Haena Kim

Votes: 14

26. Lance Lizardi (2017)

Short, Adventure

7.2
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A young man takes his love for lizards to the extreme.

Director: Xander Robin | Stars: Valerie Brooks, Michael Casper, Gary Holzapple, Michael Kefeyalew

Votes: 5

27. Life Boat (2017)

Short

8.5
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Director: Lorraine Nicholson | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Elizabeth Gilpin, B.K. Cannon, Chloe Bridges

Votes: 6

28. Mare Nostrum (I) (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.

Directors: Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf | Stars: Ziad Bakri, Zayn Khalaf

Votes: 45

29. Nighthawk (2016)

9 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.0
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A badger lies motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They soon realise that the animal is not dead; the badger is dead drunk! When the police attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Spela Cadez | Stars: Karin Komljanec, Andrej Nahtigal, Gregor Zorc

Votes: 50

30. Nutag-Homeland (2016)

6 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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A non-narrative hand-painted visual poem about diaspora, homeland, and the tragic mass-deportations of the Kalmyk people during WWII.

Director: Alisi Telengut

Votes: 32

31. Pet Rituals (2016)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama, Music

8.6
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The lead singer of a punk band attempts to end her passionate, toxic romance with the band's drummer right before taking the stage.

Director: J. Casey Modderno | Stars: Sophia Dueñas, Austin Ford, Maynor Alvarado, Casey Mills

Votes: 9

32. Shinaab (2017)

8 min | Short

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An Anishinaabe man is restless and isolated in the city of Minneapolis, haunted by an ominous sense that he doesn't belong. A portrayal of Indigenous people's dislocation and alienation on their own land.

Director: Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. | Stars: John Edel, Brian P. Joyce, Ajuawak Kapashesit, Tyson Lietz

33. Silica (I) (2017)

24 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

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An unseen location scout explores an opal mining town in South Australia in this sci-fi-laced essay film, which finds in this semi-deserted region both the traces of indigenous culture and remnants of cinema history

Director: Pia Borg

34. Still Devout (2017)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Melissa Perez | Stars: Valeria Chavez, Gloria Sandoval, Eddie Martinez, Tony Sagastizado I

35. Takeout Night (2017)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A hip couple has an incident with a fed-up neighbor that causes them to reevaluate their life choices.

Director: Duncan Birmingham | Stars: Duncan Birmingham, Frances Chewning, Snax the Dog, Rachel Sondag

36. Victor & Isolina (2017)

6 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Director: William Caballero

Votes: 5

37. Visions of an Island (2016)

15 min | Documentary

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In a summer of intention and wandering, an Unangam Tunuu elder reflects on landscape and fauna, language students play and teach invented games, and a portrait takes shape of a place ... See full summary »

Director: Sky Hopinka