The Fighting Cholitas
Documentary, 20:00, Bolivia/USA, 2006
Directors: Mariam Jobrani, Kenny Krauss, Teresa Deskins
A group of strong and resilient, female, Bolivian wrestlers pack the auditorium every Sunday for an afternoon of live entertainment and 'justice served in the ring.' Award: Best Documentary Short
Animation, 3:26, USA, 2006
Director: Zachary Brewster-Geisz
Synopsis: A film for anyone who's been annoyed by someone talking on the phone while driving, talking on the phone while eating, talking on the phone while living.
The Daily Planner
Animation, 9:03, USA, 2006
Director: Max Coniglio
Synopsis: A lazy, disorganized couch potato is miraculously transformed into a manic, over-achieving member of the rat race after his wife hands him a daily planner.
The Danish Poet
Animation, 14:24, Norway/Canada, 2006
Director: Torill Kove
Synopsis: Is it possible to trace the chain of events that led to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?
Awards: Best Animation Short, Audience Choice Programs D & K
Foreign, 5:15, Japan, 2005
Director: Kosai Sekine
Synopsis: A convenience store worker’s pedantic obsession for neatness leads to a sudden change in his career opportunities.
Student, 10:53, USA, 2006
Director: William Graham
Synopsis: When a suburban Indian mother finds out her son has been brutalized at school, she takes matters into her own hands.
Student, 12:35, Taiwan, 2006
Director: Arvin Chen
Synopsis: At a popular noodle stand in the night markets of Taipei, a shy young man has fallen in love with the daughter of the stand's owner.
Awards: Best Student Short & Audience Choice Program B
Foreign, 13:00, Spain, 2005
Director: Alvaro Giménez Sarmiento
Synopsis: Soraya, a recovering drug addict, must choose between her child and life on the street.
Comedy, 15:00, Australia, 2006
Director: Annabelle Murphy
Synopsis: A short comedy about a man who has an unhealthy obsession with his health.
Animation, 3:41, USA, 2006
Director: Trevor Piecham
Synopsis: A mischievous young boy creates mixed drinks out of random household items and tests them on his subjects—his cat, dog and sister.
Help is Coming
Drama, 7:45, USA, 2006
Director: Ben Mor
Synopsis: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, three youths survey the desolate wasteland only to find a suspicious looking package.
Documentary, 19:02, Germany, 2006
Director: Hans Finckh
Synopsis: Facing Bill is a Black American Dream about entertainment and black emancipation, career and love, about mother and son, remembrance and presence. And Bill...
Caught in Paint
Documentary, 5:54, USA, 2003
Director: Rita Blitt
Synopsis: Caught in Paint captures painter/sculptor Rita Blitt painting on transparent surfaces while the David Parsons Dance Co. dance in mid-air thru the painting imitating Blitt's paint strokes. Photographer Lois Greenfield shoots dynamic stills during the process.
Animation, 7:35, USA, 2006
Director: Troy Morgan
Synopsis: After her parents die in a tragic fire, a young girl is sent to an orphanage where she begins sketching fiery visions.
The Story of Bubbleboy
Drama, 6:05, Australia, 2006
Director: Sean Ascroft
Producer: Kristy Fransen
Synopsis: In a stab-happy world, a sad outcast wrestles with his demons.
Comedy, 3:04, UK, 2006
Director: Nick Reed
Synopsis: Want to be assertive? Then watch this film. I said - WATCH IT!
Comedy, 14:59, USA, 2005
Director: David Dean Bottrell
Synopsis: A Hollywood agent and a sensitive gay man mistake each other for the person they were expecting to meet. Hilarity ensues.
Tommy the Kid
Comedy, 11:50, Australia, 2006
Director: Stuart Clegg
Synopsis: When Tom's pushbike is stolen by Rob, a local junkstore owner, Tom feels powerless to do anything about it. But an encounter with Rob's dog gives Tom an idea.
Drama, 15:00, UK, 2006
Director: Simon Rumley
Synopsis: Julia Parchant is a spinster who lives on an isolated farm in America’s Midwest. An itinerant handyman takes a job on the farm just as news arrives that a serial killer is on the loose.
Foreign, 8:15, Singapore, 2006
Director: Craig Rosenthal
Synopsis: Meet The Trainee: Tonight she’s broken a freshly painted fingernail while closing the register, so you better think twice before venturing into her inconvenience store.
The Waif of Persephone
Animation, 12:20, Canada, 2006
Director: Nick Cross
Synopsis: When the goddess of spring is abducted she must be rescued. But will the compromises and concessions result in a worse fate?
Mr Schwartz, Mr Hazen, Mr Horlocker
Animation, 7:40, Germany, 2005
Director: Stefan Mueller
Synopsis: A comedic incident involving the police as told from the point of view of each tenant in an apartment building.
The Musical Genius of Mozart McFiddle
Animation, 2:20, USA, 2006
Director: Brittney Lee
Synopsis: A small dog can and will do anything to get outside.
Animation, 8:00, USA, 2006
Directors: Anya Belkina & Ken Calhoun
Synopsis: A lecherous bath-house worker, Nasuh, overcomes his carnal desires when hit by a spiritual revelation.
Niemand liebt dich so wie ich
[No one loves you as I do]
Foreign, 16:24, Germany, 2006
Director: Luca Zamai
Synopsis: When Josy returns to her childhood home after her mother’s death, memories of the past come flooding back.
Award: Best Foreign Language Short
Drama, 14:45, USA, 2005
Director: Sam Friedlander
Synopsis: Case and Drake share one consciousness, connected by their dreams. When Case starts to experiment in his dreams, he soon realizes the consequences are real. Award: Audience Choice Program C
Comedy, 10:20, Ireland, 2005
Directors: Rob Burke, Ronan Burke
Synopsis: Jack and Jill had a great relationship. Then they had a baby.
Award: Best Comedy Short
Drama, 10:00, USA, 2006
Director: Leo Age
Synopsis: Lust, trust and lucha libre. Lovers enact a game of duping and disguise with a Mexican wrestling mask.
Comedy, 11:04, USA, 2006
Director: Sophie Barthes
Synopsis: What if happiness was for sale? One evening, after work, Iwona buys a box of happiness in a strange discount store and has to decide what to do with it.
Girls Night Out
Gay, 18:00, USA, 2006
Director: Gucci Man
Synopsis: Young, urban lesbian women discuss everything from Gay Pride to relationships. Award: Best LGBT Short
Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot
Animation, 7:00, USA, 2005
Director: David Chai
Synopsis: A heartwarming tale of female empowerment and overcoming one's adversities; along with shotgun barrage, wild moose attack, and infant electrocution.
Animation, 6:00, Netherlands, 2006
Director: Mischa Kamp
Synopsis: A funny and moving portrait of pre-adolescent girls struggling with their changing bodies.
Animation, 7:05, UK, 2005
Director: Sharon Colman
Synopsis: The tale of a badger who just wants the world to let him sleep.
An American Revolution
Drama, 4:41, USA, 2006
Director: Peter-John Campbell
Synopsis: Two boys playing in the woods imagine themselves to be soldiers in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, with Redcoats hot on their tails.
Drama, 18:00, UK, 2005
Director: Nick Reed
Synopsis: Do Dads really make the best mums these days?
Award: Best Drama Short
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Documentary, 13:40, USA, 2006
Director: Leslie Brown
Synopsis: The battle over the Slavery Era Disclosure Ordinance in the NY City Council exposes the history of New York's slave-based development and why restitution is due.
Drama, 11:30, USA, 2006
Director: Tze Chun
Synopsis: A string of break-ins create a wave of paranoia in small-town suburbia.
Winner: Audience Choice Program A
Foreign, 15:10, Slovenia, 2006
Director: Klemen Dvornik
Synopsis: When Ivan's life gets totaled, he has to decide between repairing it and moving on.
Tragic Story with Happy Ending
Animation, 7:40, Portugal/Canada, 2005
Director: Regina Pessoa
Synopsis: A little girl finds acceptance in embracing her own difference.
Drama, 12:30, USA, 2006
Director: Justin Guerrieri
Synopsis: Roger Lange, a depressed, middle-aged accountant, comes face to face with a strange visitor: a young space traveler who mysteriously crash-landed on the moon in a homemade spacecraft. Winner: Best Kids Short
Drama, 10:00, Canada, 2006
Director: Devon Bolton
Synopsis: A lonely 10-year-old boy discovers a miniature shipwreck on an isolated beach and is shocked to find dozens of tiny footprints leading away from the historic sailing vessel.