Big Screen Shorts
In Theatres Now
Theatrical Premiere of Big Screen Shorts
Big Screen Shorts is a four-part series of award-winning documentaries, comedies, dramas and animated shorts. The inaugural showcase features eight selected shorts in total, from a Cuban comedy, to a touching tale of loss, to an adrenaline-filled look at an inner-city police officer.
We kick off the show with three thematically-curated films. In The Machine, a woman has won the American Visa Lottery and must decide whether or not to abandon her annoying family. Next, a young man traces the origin of a unique family tale in Fish Story. And the third film, by Israeli director Ilay Mevorach, explores one woman’s prejudices in Open Your Eyes.
Lightening up the mood, an unlucky-in-love yet irrationally optimistic New Yorker thinks her luck has changed when she spends the night with the man of her dreams — or is he just a Sac de Merde. Next, a young woman challenges us with questions of identity and culture, using every precious moment of her three-minute short film in Maeve Jackson’s ‘the beautiful’: The Stories She Tell. This block of films closes out by exploring how a little girl’s world is changed forever during a seemingly innocent family road trip, in the heartbreaking film, So Much Yellow.
The final sections of films take you to the extremes: snow-capped mountains to inner-city Los Angeles; comedic heights to personal lows. First, during an apocalyptic snow storm, an alpine team must conduct a hazardous search when one member goes missing in Mountain Fever. And lastly, Amanda Renee Knox’s powerful debut short, Night Call, explores the personal toll on an accomplished police officer when she is called to a disturbance, and she is forced to make a life-altering decision.
Our first showcase is presented by Ann Hornaday, chief film critic at The Washington Post, and author of Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies.
This premiere is presented by CineLife Entertainment in partnership with Reel Plan.
See below for more information about the eight incredible short films in our first Showcase.
Aldofo Menas Dejas, Director | 10 minutes | Comedy | Cuba
After being informed by an official from the U.S. Embassy that she has won the American Visa Lottery, Lízara Carvajal decides to leave Cuba even if that means she has to abandon her family.
Charlie Lyne, Director | 13 minutes | Documentary | UK
Sometime in the 1980s, Caspar Salmon’s grandmother was invited to a gathering on the Welsh island of Anglesey, attended exclusively by people with fish surnames. Or so he says.
Open Your Eyes
Ilay Mevorach, Director | 14 minutes | Drama | Israel
During a critical eye care appointment, an Israeli woman’s prejudices are challenged.
Sac de Merde
Greg Chwerchak, Director | 14 minutes | Comedy | USA
An unlucky-in-love yet irrationally optimistic New Yorker thinks her luck has changed when she spends the night with the man of her dreams — or is he just full of crap.
‘the beautiful’: The Stories She Tell
Maeve Jackson, Director | 3 minutes | Experimental | USA
A young woman removes fabric from her head, provoking questions of identity and culture.
So Much Yellow
Erica Milsom, Director | 10 minutes | Drama | USA
A little girl’s world is changed forever during a seemingly innocuous family road trip.
Frédéric Hambalek, Director | 8 minutes | Comedy | Germany
During an apocalyptic snow storm, an alpine team must conduct a hazardous search when one member goes missing.
Amanda Renee Knox, Director | 18 minutes | Drama | USA
During on a routine patrol, an accomplished police officer living in and patrolling Inglewood, Los Angeles, is called to a disturbance where she is forced to make a life-altering decision.
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