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INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION

6:00PM RECEPTION | COYOTE BAR @ FROGGY’S

7:30PM SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

10:00PM AFTER PARTY AT CORAZON PERFORMING ARTS

The International Short film competition features a lineup of some of the best and freshest in contemporary cinema. Truly independent work. It’s like seeing a whole festival in one single screening. 15 short films that are as eclectic as they’re exciting, in competition for The Coveted Coyote Award.

PRICE: $50
includes Reception + 2 Drinks, Screening, After Party + 2 Drinks
PRICE: $25 Screening only

LINE-UP

2hrs, 10min w 10min intermission

LOADSTAR by Paul Kirby 09:38 'One veteran dies of suicide every 65 minutes.' - VA (2013) This documentary explores coastal access as an under utilized mental health treatment - told through the story of one Veterans experiences against the backdrop of his kayaking trip to the Oregon coast.

MEMORIES by Erin Kroncke 02:02 | 1950's Hollywood 'It' couple is torn apart by a forbidden love affair and studio executives involvement in their professional and personal lives.

COME TO THE EDGE by Sophie Pegrum | 08:25 | In 1968 our technological achievements and first lunar expeditions led to an unprecedented new image of our Earth from space. 2016 marked the 10th anniversary of an ephemeral and unprecedented art science collaboration in Antarctica, the highest, driest, coldest and windiest place on the planet. The short film "Come to the Edge" brings art and science together in an experimental synthesis of music, audio and archival footage celebrating our unique human quest to find our place amongst the stars.

KEYS  by Jeremiah Puni | 14:59 | KEYS is a story of Lei, a 16-year-old piano prodigy who lives in the Western Sydney suburbs. Struggling to survive, she uses her talents on the ivory keys as a constructive creative outlet. Torn between her mentor Mrs Hagedorn and her mother Cecilia, Lei is seeking to win her mother’s affection, even if for a day.

KEYS by Jeremiah Puni | 14:59 | KEYS is a story of Lei, a 16-year-old piano prodigy who lives in the Western Sydney suburbs. Struggling to survive, she uses her talents on the ivory keys as a constructive creative outlet. Torn between her mentor Mrs Hagedorn and her mother Cecilia, Lei is seeking to win her mother’s affection, even if for a day.

AFTER THE ABYSS   by Daniel Yocum  | 05:50 | A homeless heroin addicted prostitute in Nashville, Tennessee seeks transcendence from her suffering.

AFTER THE ABYSS by Daniel Yocum | 05:50 | A homeless heroin addicted prostitute in Nashville, Tennessee seeks transcendence from her suffering.

PLAY OF CONSCIOUSNESS by Adam Michardi | 11:11 | This was her dream, he was just a dream figure to her. Her life and death were different from his.

THE BIBCOCKS’ INCURSION by Nate Ward | 11:30 | A man pushed to brink...while up against a three bathroom sinks.

DISTANT VOICE by Alix Spence | 14:00 | Rob Magill is an experimental musician living in the small town of Ojai, California. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at 17, he's limited in his ability to travel and because of this, he plays music in and struggles with a town that largely rejects what he does. But after a fateful gig, Rob realizes there is a community that accepts him and his work.

SUGAR OFF THE BUTTON by Tori Pope | 02:09 | A short film about being in love. This film was my wedding gift to my husband, Douglas Burgdorff. With selected writing by Ruth Krauss from 1954, and shot on 16mm film by Kansas Bowling.

GIRL BOXER by Lauren McCann | 00:37 | A hard-up-single-mother and former boxer, is lured by the Irish mob into an underground boxing match where questions of right and wrong are challenged when the love of family is concerned.

THE TATTOOED HEART   by Sheldon Wong Schwartz  | 09:00 | A creative writing instructor (Jennifer Morrison, "Once Upon a Time") at a juvenile detention center finds common ground with a troubled student (Madison Wolfe, "I Kill Giants") yet quickly finds herself in great danger when she decides to help her.

THE TATTOOED HEART by Sheldon Wong Schwartz | 09:00 | A creative writing instructor (Jennifer Morrison, "Once Upon a Time") at a juvenile detention center finds common ground with a troubled student (Madison Wolfe, "I Kill Giants") yet quickly finds herself in great danger when she decides to help her.

SOLILOQUY by Wilson Stiner | 02:45 | A ghost returns to claim a prized dress that outlived her.

SNOW CHILD by Diana Cignoni | 11:55 | A young girl witnesses the death of her father and submerges herself in the unseen world, her subconsciousness and the human psyche and finds her neutral space that comforts her grief and guilt. The unseen becomes seen.

TO YOU WHOM I LOVE by Steven Arripez | 10:49 | Two models clash over who will be donning the captivating Spadazzi down the runway.

PUSHKAR by Dean Raphael | 11:36 | Touched by the warmth in the eyes, connected by the love felt in the hearts and moved by the purity of the people from Pushkar in Rajasthan, India.