YOUR SHORTS ARE SHOWIN': MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL EDITION
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. Film makers might be in attendance! Approx. run times are 70-80 mins. for each edition.
Directed by Lucy Reevely / USA, 2012 / 8 mins.
Who said silent films are not made anymore? This interestingly shot short film about a prospering street vendor competing with a struggling one on the streets of New York City has many things to say without ever saying a word. The piano accompaniment accurately captures the emotional ups and downs as two very dissimilar people gradually come to live (and sell) in harmony.
Make it a Great Day
Directed by Joshua Jones / USA, 2012 / 7 mins.
Mother Nature's peculiar sense of irony creates a convoluted path of survival for a newborn chick with fortunate timing. By hatching after getting thrown into the refuse this chick freed himself from a predestined journey to a poultry butcher. Now all he has to do is fend for himself in an unfamiliar world. An interesting story with a multi-interpretative outcome.
The Last Prank
Directed by Richard Schall / USA, 2012 / 7 mins.
Two hand puppets know their days are numbered when they are tossed into a "for garage sale" box. As a last hurrah to celebrate their good ol' days together they come up with a list of pranks to pull on their host family one last time. The morning of the yard sale becomes a time of comic mayhem if you were a puppet or a total nightmare for the unsuspecting family.
Directed by Kate Dolan / Ireland, 2012 / 11 mins.
The unexpected death of a close friend is difficult for anyone. For nine year old Grace it is a journey handled with deft sensitivity by director Kate Dolan. Working through Grace's perception of death, her guilt, and eventually accepting the circumstances brings Grace relief and wisdom far beyond most of her peers will experience for years.
Directed by Greg Ash / UK, 2012 / 20 mins.
Talk about a world of empowered children!! Seven year old Harry is very disappointed with the birthday present his Dad gives him. Evidently it's the last straw for Harry's tolerance of a bad Dad. He fires his Dad and interviews all types of men to replace him. Eventually Harry decides that unemployed Jay is the man and Dad is forced to leave his house and look for a new family down at the DadCentre. But wait! All is not lost. His original Dad knew all along he was making a BIG mistake and conspires with another to set things right.
Dragon Watching: A Documentary
Directed by Kyle Collins / USA, 2012 / 4 mins.
Kyle Collins documentary is a comedic and poetic video that AS220 is proud to claim as part of its ongoing video class through the AS220 Youth Studios Communications Department. Kyle tells the story of watching dragons in Providence through beautiful cinematography and satiric voice-over musings. Greg Robinson and Justin Espinal also helped in creating this film as part of the production crew. Rest assured there were no dragons harmed in the making of this film!
Directed by Kit Pongetti / USA, 2012 / 16 mins.
Inspired by the films of John Hughes, STAKEOUT takes a fresh and specific look at the comfort and beauty of friendship, then the stinging pain of inevitable change. Set in 1986 suburbia, two high school best girlfriends, Cyd and Sarah, make a game out of staking out parties from their car, complete with curtains, a briefcase, walkie talkies and snacks. Through binoculars, they watch and judge the "typical" high school teens as they enter the party and engage in the usual antics of developing adolescents. Only this night, when Sarah decides to enter the party in search of her brother, Cyd elects to stay in the car alone. Her efforts to entertain herself come up short, whereas when Sarah returns, we find she's had the night of her life.
Directed by Devin Bell / USA, 2012 / 4 mins.
This dark, yet whimsical animated short makes a musical out of listing 26 things you should NEVER put in your mouth. Hopefully the outcomes were always obvious to the viewer!
Directed by Pedro Resende / USA, 2012 / 9 mins.
It can be a rite of passage. The moment just before asking someone out on a date can be tortuous. To think about what you want to say and how you want to say it Let's just say the young man in this film learned from his mistakes quickly and rebounded in a very creative way. Pay attention boys!
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER THE SHOW WILL GO ON. BRING YOUR SNOWBOOTS!
RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium (View)
20 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|