SATURDAY SHORTS

MAY 18 } 6:00pm – 8:00pm | NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART


A Cohort Of Guests

15 minutes, United States

Written Alexa Gilker and Directed by Todd Sandler

A group of friends enjoy a casual summer dinner party until they are shockingly interrupted by an unexpected guest.

 


Always (Siempre) Dani

12 minutes, Mexico

Written Directed by Rosa Carranza

Jaime is a family father that recently found out that his son, Dani, is transgender. In the process of trying to understand the situation, Jaime battles with his own identity crisis.

Following the screening of Always Dani will be a Q&A with the film's director Rosa Carranza. Rosa is a young filmmaker from Mexico City who recently finished her filmmaking studies at SAE Mexico. She is the director of Mr. Turtle, a short documentary that has been awarded the diploma for the best student film in 2018's Jaipur's International Film Festival. This documentary has also been a part of the official selection of Hidalgo's Film Festival and Monterrey's Film Festival (KinoStart). Her latest short film is Always Dani,

 


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Break In

5 minutes, Greece

Written by Vassilis Kekatos and Directed by Dimitris Nakos

Two women hide their love affair from their close people. The burglary that will happen to them will lead them to make decisions. A one shot b/w short film.


Brothers

8 minutes, 57 seconds, United States

Written and Directed by Mike Mosallam

A coming-of-age story following a Muslim Arab boy coming to terms with his sexuality. Upon recognizing that he is different through the lens of his family and society as a whole, he decides to face his fears with the support of an older brother who stands by him and encourages him to be himself, in the face of bias and adversity.

 

Hiding In Daylight

14 minutes, 54 seconds, United States

Written by Gregory G. Allen and Directed by Cheryl Allison

After a gay purge, four best friends are surviving by living in fake marriages to each other. They secretly meet once a week to see their true spouse and play a "game" where they reminisce about their former openly gay lives. After 3 years of weekly gatherings, they must determine if their clandestine meetings are worth risking their lives. In one night, emotions run high, friendships begin to unravel and everything changes in an instant.


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The Last Supper

44 minutes, 15 seconds, Germany

Written by Anthony Straeger and Directed by Dave Lojek

Some stains cannot be removed from carpets. Two women try to figure out, how to solve a delicate problem, while the clock is ticking.


Mankind

13 minutes, United Kingdom

Written and Directed by Layke Anderson

A restless young man wants to leave love and the Earth behind. 
'Mankind' reflects the idea of humans being explorers by nature, and the consequences of standing still, for too long.


The One You Never Forget

8 minutes, United States

Written and Directed by Morgan Jon Fox

Carey, a 14 year old boy nervously prepares for his first dance as his parents reminisce about their own. When Carey's mother (Tasha Smith, EMPIRE) tasks Carey's father (Malik Whitfield, THE TEMPTATIONS) with getting the perfect picture of Carey and his date, a moment of tension arises as Carey becomes elusive and tries to thwart his father's objective.


Time & Again

27 minutes, 19 seconds, United Kingdom

Written by Rachel Dax

Time & Again is a heart-wrenching and heart-lifting tale of two young women separated by society, being given an unexpected chance to make peace in the winter of their lives. Staring Dame Siân Phillips and Brigit Forsyth as former lovers, Eleanor and Isabelle who meet again in a residential care home, sixty years after their relationship break up.