BIFF Shorts: Students
Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A
October 8-12, 2020
BIFF Shorts: Students A first look at exciting new voices in cinema. 56 minutes.
Caroline Kane (Dir), 4 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
During the Renaissance, a female student strives to learn how to draw the human body in this beautifully animated drama.
Jade Edwards (Dir), 11 minutes, World Premiere, USA
An evocative exploration of pain, trauma and anxiety under the suffocating, patriarchal and hegemonic forces that rule society.
Voyage Log by Dooream
Doorim Kim (Dir), 11 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
A hypnotic, handmaid experimental narrative presented as a surrealist dream.
Art at the Edge
Madeline Weir (Dir), 15 minutes, NY Premiere, USA
In this meditation on the unexpected union of experimental media and science, experimental sound designer Nicole L’Huillier collaborates with CERN, the largest lab studying the breakdown of matter.
Miranda Prise (Dir), 8 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
A young substitute teacher (Lauren Lebeouf) returns to the catholic school that she left in shame to confront her worst fear.
Bo Gao (Dir), 18 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
A Chinese art student perseveringly tries to find the right path for his painting style, but eventually he realizes what he really wants.
Lindsay O'Keefe (Dir), 10 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA
Against all odds swimmer Breanna Sprenger, born with no legs and only one arm, goes for the gold in Lindsay O'Keefe's inspiring portrait.
Watch the filmmaker Virtual Red Carpet Q+A here!
Watch the Virtual Red Carpet Interview for Art at the Edge here!
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