LISFF2017 | Thursday | 9 November 2017
On this page you may purchase tickets to the first day of the 2017 Lancaster International Short Film Festival, Thursday, 9 November 2017. There are two sets of short films, Part One and Part Two. You may purchase tickets to one or both of them below.
LISFF2017: Official Selections
Thursday, 9 November 2017
The Candy Factory
The 2017 Official Selections | Part One
Doors open at 7pm, films begin at 7:25pm.
By Maria Buono
Comedy | Canada | 8m
A mentally ill patient violently resists getting any help from his therapist.
By Ben Edmunds
Comedy | United Kingdom | 8m
Louis is racked with guilt after an innocuous and misconstrued joke is made by his best friend, Patrice. Worried that Patrice might think he is racist, Louis attempts to heal hundreds of years of inequality in a single night. Patrice just wants some sleep.
[The Sighs of Language]
By Slowny Sow
Drama | Japan | 24min
In winter in Tokyo, a fateful encounter in front of a bright chandelier. They can't understand each other but there is a special connection between them. "What do I want to tell him" She absorbs herself in learning French just so she can understand a voicemail he left on her phone. A pure love story to keep a promise left in a hidden message.
En Svensk Klassiker [A Swedish Classic]
By Måns Berthas
Drama | Sweden | 8m
A woman in a tattered wedding gown wakes in the forest to the sound of a deafening car horn. She finds her husband in the crashed car nearby. Hes in bad shape but alive. In the wrecked interior, they start to talk about their relationship, which soon seems to be as demolished as their Saab.
By Tanja Mairitsch
Drama | Austria | 19m
A young girl Mila wakes up in an unknown world full of mysteries. On her journey through ever changing surreal landscapes she meets her lover Theo. Mila has to learn that love also means to let go.
By Bradley Hawkins
Comedy | USA* | 22m
A gentle giant of man, down on his luck, considers a risky and covert career path. To help him learn the ropes, a grizzled vet in the field takes him under his wing.
The 2017 Official Selections | Part Two
Doors open at 8:45pm, films begin at 9:15pm.
On The Road
By Bartosz Nowacki
Drama | Poland | 23m
During a long ride a woman picks up a hitchhiker. From the very beginning the man does not come across as trustworthy and the woman, anxious and feeling the growing threat, decides to pick up one more person. In the confined space of the car the three strangers begin a tense game. The characters hide some secrets that, revealed in small steps, will lead to tragic events.
By Måns Berthas
Drama | Sweden | 15m
Lukas, a young dedicated metal head, is visiting his recently departed grandfather at the hospital. Despite the bloodline, he doesnt want the old man to be buried in the family grave. Dark secrets come to light, and when opportunity comes, he seeks revenge
Bowmansville Roller Mill
By David Speace
Documentary | USA* | 25m
The film is a documentary short about the historic and fully operational Bowmansville Roller Mill. The Mill has a mile long millrace and is both a grist mill and a rolling mill. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, with all its operating machinery, which includes 2 roller mill stands, grist stones and a saw mill. The documentary presents the mill in all its glory as well as issues associated with historic preservation. It is opened 4 times a year for public demonstrations. The film is a 2016 Telly Award winner.
By Kevin Quinn
Drama | USA | 10m
David takes his new stepson James on a hunting trip to find his first kill. However, when brought face to face with an eight-pointer buck, James cant bring himself to pull the trigger.
By Justin Feinman & Sean Geisterfer
Drama | USA | 17m
A death row inmate being served his last meal attempts to make a personal breakthrough with the rookie prison guard assigned to carry out his execution.
Whoever Was Using This Bed
By Andrew Kotatko
Drama | Australia | 20m
A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires. Based on a story by Raymond Carver (Birdman), starring Jean-Marc Barr (The Big Blue), Radha Mitchell (Man on Fire) and Jane Birkin (Blow Up).
The Candy Factory (View)
323 North Queen St
Lancaster, PA 17603
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|