YOUR SHORTS ARE SHOWN': ELEMENTARY EDITION: FEB 15 @ Cable Car Cinema
PCFF proudly presents this year's Your Shorts Are Showin' programs. We have compiled three age appropriate reels of short films that were either invited or submitted and selected by our jury. Included is a wide assortment of animation, live action, musicals, and narrative driven stories. Approx. run times are 70-80 mins. for each edition
While You Weren't Looking
Directed by Jeremy Mackie / USA, 2012 / 11 mins.
This contemporary story of a daring young girl looking for adventure and a mother looking to keep her safe comically represents a dilemma families live through every day. Too much protection can be stifling to little can be dangerous. Parents and children will equally enjoy how the mother and daughter try define what works best.
Directed by Yuichi Ito / Japan, 2011 / 18 mins.
What happens when a young red brick gets tired of sitting in place all day? In Harbor Tales, a beautiful stop-motion animation, a red brick leaves his building in order to explore the harbor around him and find a boat to take him to new and exciting places. Anyone who has ever wondered what's happening right over the horizon will empathize with the little red brick.
Directed by Elin Gronblom / Finland & USA, 2011 / 14 mins.
A whimsical short story about a French accented pet goldfish (with an attitude) named Gandhi, who longs to swim in the open sea. One day he is purchased by a struggling musician named Rufus.
Gandhi inspires Rufus to compose like he's never composed before and a friendship evolves between the two dreamers. Trouble in the water arrives when the attractive record producer enchants Rufus with shark like charm. Oh the tragedie! Or is it?
Wolf Dog Tales
Directed by Bernadine Santistevan / USA, 2012 / 7 mins.
One day an ancient one took his grandson out for a walk, when suddenly, out of nowhere, they came across two wolves in a fight to the death--the battle between the good wolf and the bad wolf...the fight that goes on inside all of us. The one that wins is the one that you feed. Wolf Dog Tales is a beautifully animated film that takes us through a series of stories inspired by ancient wisdoms of what animals teach us about respecting life and earth.
Directed by Biz Thorsen / USA, 2011 / 6 mins.
As a large footed young man trying out for a soccer team surprisingly discovers while chasing an errant kick he's not alone in this world! You might be surprised to see whose company he shares! Directed by Cumberland Rhode Island's own Elizabeth Thorsen!
Spycat and the Paper Chase
Directed by Darren Lim / Singapore, 2011 / 6 mins.
Not based on a true story. Spycat hunts down Captain Chico, whose latest scheme involves robbing the world of every paper product there is. The epic battle of feline vs canine continues!!
Directed by Jerome Stern / USA, 2012 / 7 mins.
A seven year old son has been playing video games all day while his mother tends to a crying infant. With her patience running short she encourages the couch napping Dad to take his son out and DO SOMETHING. With this prompting the father and son begin a journey that will take them to places they never expected. The two of them discover that, while they may not agree on most things, they are a lot more connected than they had ever previously imagined.
Directed by Gilad Thaler / Czech Rep, Israel & USA, 2012 / 9 mins.
Peter, a friend and neighbor, helps out in a pinch to babysit Jake, an 8 year old boy with an intense fear of heights. Through their experiences of playing and watching a movie, Peter comes up with an idea of helping Jake overcome his fear. Heads up with this kind of therapy!
Directed by Lisa Cohen / USA, 2011 / 14 mins.
Thirteen-year-old Eli navigates two diverse cultures while coming of age as a bar mitzvah and a competitive break dancer, in this moving, short documentary about the power of passion, dedication and community.
Eli, aka "E-Break," is a studious school kid on the brink of adolescence whose talent for dance lands him a coveted position on a crew that competes in battles all over the country. It is a world of fierce talent and loyal bonds, and as Eli finds his way, he dreams about winning to fanfare and reflects on the importance of friendship, family, and losing with grace.
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