BIFF Shorts: Students
Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A
North Park Theatre
October 9, 2022
Sunday, 4:15 PM
The next generation of filmmaking, today. 129 minutes.
Nora Marris (Dir), 7 minutes, USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Nora Marris in attendance.
A severely depressed woman (Hannah Monsour) finds temporary solace in a beetle on her windowsill.
Davis Cameron Chu (Dir), 36 minutes, USA, New York State Premiere
Director and Star Davis Cameron Chu in attendance.
College student Davis clings joyfully to his childlike surroundings. Video games, stuffed animals, singing eggs - who could want anything more!? He is content in his current stage of life, and has no intention of growing up, due to the notion that being an adult kind of sucks. Therefore, when adulthood is literally delivered to his doorstep, Davis responds appropriately. He freaks out.
Ruby Z. Soudant (Dir), 12 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Ruby Z. Soudant and Star Maximus Zevon–Powell in attendance.
An office man (Maximus Zevon-Powell) with a dead-end cubicle job, discovers another side of himself in this lyrical cinematic exploration of life.
Dylan Huang (Dir), 11 minutes, USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Dylan Huang in attendance.
A story about the inner world of a man that’s experiencing Kodokushi. Yamasaki is disconnected and forgotten by society. Isolated and not willing to accept any help, he sinks deeper into the void as reality blurs with his imagination.
Purgatory Never Ends
Dex Rodriguez (Dir), 2 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Dex Rodriguez in attendance.
Alex is stuck wondering an endless purgatory after losing the love of his life, Bluebell.
Colby G Perrigo (Dir), 10 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Colby G Perrigo in attendance.
Cole is a suicidal young man with a strained relationship with his father. In his darkest moments, he meets a stranger at a café who connects with him, and tries to guide him toward a brighter future.
Samantha Greco (Dir), 10 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Samantha Greco in attendance.
Set in a technologically advanced future, a widow becomes addicted to the virtual reality program that allows her to relive moments with her deceased husband. Her neglected daughter tries to save her from her overwhelming grief.
Ryan Edward Wellence (Dir), 10 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Ryan Edward Wellence in attendance.
A simple doorway is a gateway to places far and near, real and imagined.
Jedi Joongoo Kang (Dir), 9 minutes, USA, New York Premiere
Director Jedi Joongoo Kang in attendance.
The story of a man hopping on his mountain bike for the first time in 7 years following a hip replacement. Inspired by Albert Camus’ interpretation of Sisyphus.
Olu Akanbi (Dir), 6 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Olu Akanbi in attendance.
Rotimi Akanbi’s love letter from mother to son is set against the backdrop of changing seasons in Buffalo, NY.
A Subway Mystery
Daniel Mauer (Dir), 5 minutes, USA, Buffalo Premiere
Director Daniel Mauer in attendance.
Strange things happen to a nameless protagonist (Robert Zam) as he is trying to make his way home on the subway.
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