Monthly short film screening series, presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts.
This month: Festival Departures Shorts
Encore of short films in this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival Departures category that bend genres with experimental filmmaking and animation.
Doors at 6:30 pm | Screening at 7 pm. Admission is pay-what-you-can.
ANOTHER GIRL, ANOTHER PLANET
Director: Laura Jean Hocking (Memphis Filmmaker), Running Time: 7:10min
A young girl writes her own version of a classic Greek myth.
Director: Jabriel E Woodall (Memphis Filmmaker), Running Time: 6:08min
Robin conceives her first gold trimmed egg but through strange events she has to fight wings and talons to reunite with it.
Director: Brian Ratigan, Running Time: 0:55min
An exquisite corpse about the end of the world, made with found 8mm footage.
Director: Scott Palazzo, Running Time: 0:55min
Public transport sucks. Daily Commute is a traditionally done animation that shows the relationship between the grotesque public transport passengers and the complacent, passive riders among them.
EVOCATION OF A NIGHTMARE
Director: Wally Chung, Running Time: 1:20min
A nosy man finds trouble.
GIRL BECOMES SNOW
Director: Ryan and Tyler Betschart, Running Time: 7:19min
A VHS rendition of what happens when we die – an investigation into death induced dream ephemera or; a body (mind) dissolves into video signal memories.
Director: Anna Hudzik, Running Time: 2:17min
A playful, father-son story about a young horse named Charlie who grows increasingly frustrated by his dad’s his lame jokes.
Director: Sarah Christine Bolton (Memphis Filmmaker), Running Time: 7:49min
Struggling to find synchronicity, two egos and shells come to terms with compromise and find respite in learning the secrets of each other’s internal time-keeping.
MOLASSES & LEMON
Director: Robert Sickels, Running Time: 4:06min
Love. Heartbreak. What’s the difference?
OK, CALL ME BACK
Director: Emily Ann Hoffman, Running Time: 4:47min
Craving companionship, a woman leaves a voicemail late at night. Objects take on new meaning in a lush world of gendered icons.
PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL
Director: Kelly Sears, Running Time: 6:30min
As you read the rest of this manual, keep in mind the need for a survival pattern.
Director: Byungjun Kim, Running Time: 2:44min
Introducing the concept of “time in figures,” a representation of time and space is visualized in this film. In this aesthetic attempt, time is no longer a linear or simple flow, but it dances in spatial form like a blooming flower.
RED VELVET CAKE
Director: Martina Boothes (Memphis Filmmaker), Running Time: 9:30min
Red Velvet Cake is about an artist and raver named Marcy. Marcy has a personality trait called fantasy prone personality. After confronting her deep secret to her best friend Tanie who is a hypnotherapist, Marcy is asked to dream and open her mind revealing a dark seeded secret which unfolds as a twisted freak show, sex cult…
Director: Sissy Denkova (Memphis Filmmaker), Running Time: 2:15min
A young Parisian girl with a blue balloon wakes up in Central Park.
Director: Tom Varisco, Running Time: 1:42min
A story of a couple assessing and reassessing their relationship –which takes a surreal turn.
THIS IS YATES
Director: Josh Yates, Running Time: 12:10min
A home movie collage interrogates the ways in which we shape identity and confront trauma through fragmented media.
Director: Nikita Diakur, Running Time: 11:54min
An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story ‘Ugly the Cat’.
Director: Sarah El Bakkouri and Cross Li, Running Time: 6:08min
Unworldly – adj; not seeming to belong to this planet; strange.