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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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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.