Ashland Independent Film Festival: Shorts Lineup

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1. Aria (III) (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama

Athens, today. Seventeen-year-old, Aria working at the local kebab place, is waiting for a driving lesson with her father.

Director: Myrsini Aristidou | Stars: Audrey Giacomini, Chryssa Platsatoura, Takis Spiridakis, Yannis Stankoglou

Votes: 71

2. Arrested (Again) (2017)

5 min | Documentary, Short

A San Francisco activist puts her body on the line for causes she believes in.

Director: Dan Goldes

Votes: 15

3. Ashes of Time (II) (2017)

5 min | Documentary

Life in southern Oregon captured through time-lapse photography.

Director: Ryan Niemi

4. Beast (V) (2017)

18 min | Short, Drama

A gothic fairytale following three generations of women struggling with the aftermath of a divorce.

Director: Leonora Lonsdale | Stars: Billie Piper, Sinéad Cusack, Poppy Polivnick, Janine Harouni

Votes: 6

5. The Better Half (2017)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

As a rising media personality lands a job in the city and meets the person of her dreams, she must struggle to overcome the darker side of her secret nature.

Director: Imogen Straub | Stars: Lauren Elizabeth Taylor, Elijah Anderson-Justis, Regina Ayars, Katie Blank

6. Bigfoot's Lament (2017 Video)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Musical | Completed

A lonely Sasquatch struggles with anxiety about the size of his feet, and his failed efforts to make friends with other woodland animals.

Director: Aubry Hollingshead | Star: Eric Solis

7. Min börda (2017)

15 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

'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, Mattias Fransson, Carl Englén, Olof Wretling

Votes: 259

8. Commodity City (2017)

11 min | Documentary

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: 20

9. Community Patrol (2018)

13 min | Documentary, Short

A Detroit minister rallies the community to shut down a drug house in an inspiring display of collective action. Observational, nonfiction cinema.

Director: Andrew James

10. The Day That (2018)

Short, Drama

On the day of a father's unexpected death, six family members each seek ways to manage their grief. In the face of his sudden absence, the ordinary takes on heightened meaning.

Director: Dorian Tocker | Stars: Fred Mayelian, Laurel Steir, Bluebelle Saraceno, Gabriel Aslan

11. Debris (II) (2017)

14 min | Short, Action, Crime

After a disastrous event on his construction site, Armando acts quickly to save his crew, but instead stumbles upon an unspeakable truth.

Director: Julio O. Ramos | Stars: Tenoch Huerta, Karren Karagulian, Hansel Ramírez, Abraham Luna

Votes: 9

12. Dislocation Blues (2017)

17 min | Documentary

An incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections from Standing Rock.

Director: Sky Hopinka

Votes: 47

14. Falling (III) (2018)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A potentially psychosomatic white man, a woman stuck in a vortex of mansplaining, and a young black man confronted by the racial disconnect of society each try to make sense of their lives ... See full summary »

Director: Ewen Wright | Stars: Julia Aks, Skyler Alexander, Quinn Blades, Laurel Butler

Votes: 6

15. Ferryman at the Wall (2017)

16 min | Documentary

Originally proposed as an international peace park with Mexico, Big Bend, Texas has a unique relationship with its southern neighbor. For the past 40 years, Mike Davidson has been ferrying ... See full summary »

Director: David Freid

16. First Date (II) (2018)

9 min | Short, Comedy

A chance online dating encounter brings two very different people together for an adventure through the Los Angeles night and an unexpected outcome - the possibility of true love.

Director: Alex Beh | Stars: Alex Beh, Joe Nunez, Sara Paxton

17. Game (I) (2017)

15 min | Short, Action, Drama

A new kid in town tests the limits at the high school basketball tryouts.

Director: Jeannie Donohoe | Stars: Rick Fox, Nicole Williams, Tye White, Jamie McShane

Votes: 62

19. Let My People Vote (2018)

Short

Filmed in Tampa, during the 2016 presidential election, this verité short covers a day-in-the-life of civil rights activist and former felon, Desmond Meade. What begins as an upbeat day of ... See full summary »

Director: Gilda Brasch | Star: Desmond Meade

20. The Liberty (2018)

Short, Drama

An idealistic father tries to save his old movie palace from foreclosure and regain the faith of this daughter.

Director: Jill Sachs | Stars: Michael Chieffo, Kees DeVos, Laine Hannon, John Knox

21. The Lightkeeper (2018)

Short, Drama

Set on a remote stretch of stormy coastline, a hardened young woman agrees to dinner at the home of an aging recluse.

Director: Zach Bandler | Stars: Meg Steedle, Bruce Davison

22. Little Donnie (The Ten Inch Terror) (2017)

Short, Comedy, Horror

A '70s horror film is twisted into a timely parody involving a diminutive Donald Trump.

Director: Chel White | Star: Domeka Parker

Votes: 12

23. Little Potato (2017)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Wes Hurley's autobiographical tale of growing up gay in Soviet Union Russia, only to escape with his mother, a mail order bride, to Seattle to face a whole new oppression in his new Christian fundamentalist American dad.

Directors: Wes Hurley, Nathan M. Miller | Stars: Elena Bridges, Matthew Cotner, Wes Hurley, Benjamin Jakupcak

Votes: 27

24. The March (1964)

33 min | Documentary, Short

A 1964 documentary film about the 1963 civil rights March on Washington.

Director: James Blue | Stars: Carl Rowan, Marian Anderson, Joan Baez, James Farmer

Votes: 70

25. Mother's Day (II) (2017)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Family

The impact of mass incarceration on a generation of youth is explored through an annual Mother's Day charity bus journey that take children from across California to visit their mothers in prison.

Directors: Elizabeth Lo, R.J. Lozada

Votes: 7

26. Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen (2017)

10 min | Documentary

What goes down must come up.

Director: David Freid

Votes: 9

27. Ode to Joy (2019)

R | Comedy | Completed

Add a Plot

Director: Jason Winer | Stars: Morena Baccarin, Melissa Rauch, Martin Freeman, Jake Lacy

28. Roadside Attraction (2017)

10 min | Documentary, Short

Palm Beach International Airport's newest snowbird has become one of the fastest growing roadside attractions in the United States.

Directors: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas

Votes: 10

29. So Much Yellow (2017)

11 min | Short, Drama

Set in the 1960s this is the story of a road trip that changed a family's life forever.

Director: Erica Milsom | Stars: Kayline Gavenda, Otto Gavenda, Sofia I. Keenan Ilizaliturri, Andy Strong

Votes: 45

30. Edge of Alchemy (2017)

19 min | Animation, Short, Drama

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: 15

31. Night Hunter (2011)

16 min | Animation, Short, Drama

In this handmade film, composed of more than four thousand collages and shot in 35mm color, the actress Lillian Gish is seamlessly appropriated from silent-era cinema and plunged into a new... See full summary »

Director: Stacey Steers | Star: Lillian Gish

Votes: 12

32. Phantom Canyon (2007)

10 min | Animation, Short

A woman encounters enormous insects and an alluring man with bat wings in a recollection of a pivotal journey.

Director: Stacey Steers

Votes: 17

33. The Strangeness You Feel (2017)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Ella spends her days taking care of her mother and sitting in parks watching kids play. Desperate to have a child of her own, her clock ticking away, she takes matters into her own hands.

Director: Jackie Katzman | Stars: Jackie Katzman, Erica Sullivan, Bernard White, Sandra Seacat

34. Tortoise (2018)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Boy meets Tortoise.

Director: Stephen Cervantes | Stars: Chris Barry, Jordan Michael Blake, Sonja Inge, Kaaren Zar

35. Two Balloons (2017)

9 min | Animation, Short

Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.

Director: Mark C. Smith

Votes: 85

36. Unnatural (2018)

54 min | Drama

Stories of Unnatural Death Investigation, a Japanese non-governmental organization.

Stars: Satomi Ishihara, Mikako Ichikawa, Arata Iura, Masataka Kubota

Votes: 354

37. UNSTUCK: an OCD kids movie (2017 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

Six kids with OCD share how they learned to face their fears, stop their rituals and regain control of their lives.

Director: Kelly Anderson

38. Washed Away (2017 TV Movie)

Thriller

After the death of her husband, a woman tries to get on with her life, but during a business trip she spots him alive and comes to realize that he faked his death.

Director: Jeff Beesley | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Cameron Bancroft, Kristen Harris, Adam Hurtig

Votes: 61

39. While I yet Live (2018)

14 min | Documentary, Short

This short documentary explores the captivating work of five acclaimed African American quilters from Gee's Bend, Alabama, a rural community that played a pivotal role during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Maris Curran

Votes: 14

40. Who Decides (2018)

8 min | Short, Drama, Horror

An elderly sick women and a young girl engage in a conversation about who decides when it's time for you to die.

Director: Mylissa Fitzsimmons | Stars: Jenny O'Hara, Addison Eckert, Leonora Pitts, Lotta Losten

Votes: 6

41. The World is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners: Part 1 - Refuge (2017)

14 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

The journey of a gay African refugee seeking asylum in Germany.

Director: Leandro Goddinho

42. You Were So Good (2017)

5 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

Joe is an actor in college, going out for a smoke after what he felt was a bad performance on his part. But when he's approached by a stranger in the night with some words of encouragement,... See full summary »

Director: Mig Windows | Stars: Torrin Kelly, Yang Liu, Kyle Sanderson, Mig Windows



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