Public Programming Archive: Shorts Program


This year there will be two short film programs curated by Jason Sondhi, founder of SHORT OF THE WEEK. The first program will be a mix of documentary and narrative shorts, while the second, on Sunday, will be appropriate for kids ages four and up.


6:30-7:30 pm, Short Films Program @ AUCTION RING


5:30-6:30 pm, Short Films Program   @ AUCTION RING


12-1 pm, Family Friendly Shorts Program @ AUCTION RING


Friday and saturday Lineup

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US /14min. (Zach Lasry) – Manic man-child Seth lives in his own demented world where time is of the essence, his only friends are his stuffed animals, and the words of Michael Jordan inspire him to take all the shots he can.

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US /10min. (Kara Farahini) – Based on a short story by Donald Barthelme, and read by author Salman Rushdie, ‘Concerning the Bodyguard’ is a story about dictatorship and overthrow. An omniscient narrator questions the thoughts and loyalties of a bodyguard entrusted with the protection of an important and dubious leader.

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US /6min. (EJ McLeavey-Fischer) – A short documentary exploring the life of dogs in New York city through the lens of Instagram canine photographer and author Elias Weiss Friedman aka The Dogist (@thedogist).

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UK /9min. (Kasia Nalewajka) – Pineapple Calamari dreams of being a horse racing champion. He lives with two inseparable women who share a very special connection. But when tragedy befalls this happy family, their social dynamic takes a drastic turn to the unexpected.

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USA/15 min. (Bridey Elliot) – A comedy about isolation and loneliness, Affections follows a young woman, adrift, seeking intimacy in the most unlikely places.

Sunday kids lineup

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UK /6min. (Robert Grieves) – SAUSAGE is the story of two artisan stallholders who’s idyllic market square is invaded by a slick fast-food vendor. What methods must these traditional providores invent to battle for their livelihoods? The turf war brings them together through one truly original idea, embracing darker and suggestive humour to deliver the winning blow.


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So you’ve grown attached

US /15min. (Kate Tsang) – An off-beat comedy about Ex, an imaginary friend, who is forced to consider retirement when his creator, Izzy, starts to grow up.


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Lost Property

UK /6min. (Åsa Lucander) – When you lose something dear to your heart, there is only one place it can be found. The Lost Property office.


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Trash Cat

US/2 min. (Kelsey Goldych) 


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Russia/8 min. (Natalia Mirzoyan)
The film is made of different types of tea leaves.

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An Object At Rest

US/6 min. (Seth Boyden)
An Object at Rest follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia, facing nature’s greatest obstacle: human civilization.