BIFF Shorts: Local Youth
Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A
BIFF Shorts: Local Youth, 70 minutes
Curated by Squeaky Wheel students, this program features family friendly works from makers under age 18. Free admission.
The Happy Couple Joshua Stead-Dorval (Dir.), 1 minute, WNY Premiere, USA
A dichotomy of thoughts between a "happy" couple. Starring Ridwhan Miah and Andrina Kirst as the couple.
Noel’s Spaceship Sabrina Pena Young (Dir.), 6 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
When the apocalypse hits, it's up to washed-up Nobel Prize winner Noel to save the world. -- Directed and Written by high schooler Kathryn Grace Hillestad. Cinematography by Judah Collins. Starring Gloria Hodge, Eleanor Collins, and Nathan Tilley. Created by the students at the Rivendell Study Center, Noel's Spaceship was a collaborative work that the students wrote, filmed, and acted in during their spring 2019 semester.
Insomnia Xinyan Shen (Dir.), 4 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
An eerie interpretation of insomnia.
Norm and Elsie Andrina Kirst (Dir.), 6 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
This is a loving tribute to Kirst’s grandparents, using photos that they were never able to print from their wedding in 1958.
Lana Turner and Frank O’hara Andrina Kirst (Dir.), 1 minute, WNY Premiere, USA
An exercise in tempo, focus, and color to a reading of Frank O'Hara's poem, appropriately titled "Poem".
The Interview Aleesha Chandhok (Dir.), 5 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
A short film about a group of kids messing with a teacher.
Art Film Jade Spencer (Dir.), 5 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
Culture is not to be bought and sold. Culture is not to be displayed. Culture is not for other’s consumption. Culture is beautiful and unique.
To Dance Anna Rozic (Dir.), 7 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
This piece is a visual representation of how the art of dance has impacted the lives of students and teachers.
Not 4 Nothing: But 4 Something Sergey Joseph (Dir.), 15 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
A short film depicting one of WNY's most popular Indie bands "Not For Nothing"
Bye Liam S. Rodriguez (Dir.), 3 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
This video is a slideshow of images that describe the feelings Rodriguez went through while being emotionally abused.
Flint II Breanna Roberts(Dir.), 2 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
Flint II is a short, experimental documentary about the ongoing crisis in Flint Michigan.
The Importance of Hands Sumaili Shamu (Dir.), 2 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
This short animation retells a tragic story to reveal the power of the simple things in life.
Himbesha Kisanet Hadish & Haben Berhe (Dirs.), 3 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
This short documentary looks at the power and function of a simple dish in the lives of people living on Buffalo’s West Side.
Magnificent Machine Dominique Scruggs (Dir.), 1 minute, WNY Premiere, USA
An experimental illustration of a poem about the human form.
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