BIFF Shorts: Danger Zone
Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A

BIFF Shorts: Danger Zone

October 8, 2021

Friday, 9:45 PM

North Park Theatre

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BIFF Shorts: Danger Zone

NSFW / OMG / LMFAO flicks… the weirder, wilder sider of BIFF is back. 103 minutes.

As I Lie Awake

Benjamin Tomson (Dir), 6 minutes, USA, WNY Premiere

A dejected father (Drew Bialy) reveals the truth of his horrific sleep condition to a prying social worker (Lina D’Aore) in Benjamin Tomson’s Western New York-lensed chiller.

Behind Door Two

Frank Felipe (Dir), 5 minutes, USA, NY Premiere

A young woman (Haley Gauthier) can no longer hide from what's haunting her apartment in Frank Felipe’s playful thriller.

Where's Mommy?

Jarek Pulit (Dir), 1 minute, USA, World Premiere

Visual storyteller Jarek Pulit animates a twisted late night encounter, based on a true story.

Toy Terminator

Matt Wisniewski (Dir), 7 minutes, WNY Short Film, USA, World Premiere

An isolated puppet-maker fights off a tiny insurrection in the latest, twisted creation from the mind of Matt Wisniewski.

Can’t Help But Run

Pedro Tamames (Dir), 11 minutes, USA, WNY Premiere

A night-shift warehouse worker (Danny Hancok) crosses paths with a compulsive kleptomaniac (Yueyao Li) in Pedro Tamames’ wild comic thriller.

The Mainframe

Courtlin Byrd, 13 minutes, USA, World Premiere

Courtlin Byrd’s The Mainframe playfully remixes the visual representations of the internet as seen in 1990s cyberpunk thrillers creating a playful neo-noir from the perspective of a network packet finding its way from point A to point B.

Nuevo Rico

Kristian Mercado (Dir), 16 minutes, USA, WNY Premiere

BIFF 2021 Best Animated Film Award Winner

A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever and propels them into Reggaetón stardom, but they soon discover that their newfound fame comes at a deep price in Kristian Mercado’s eye popping winner of the Jury Award for Best Animated Short at this year’s SXSW film festival.

Black Goat: The 6000 Steps (Series Pilot)

Davey Robertson (Dir), 44 minutes, WNY Short Film, USA, World Premiere

We’re proud to present the pilot episode of Davey Rotbertson’s independent, Western New York filmed series Black Goat: The 6000 Steps. Inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft, the first episode of this series finds 30 year old Elita (Eva Hamilton) and her boyfriend Theodore (Jeff Berg) traveling to a seemingly innocent weekend retreat at a mysterious bed & breakfast called ‘Le Chevre Noir,’ buried deep in the woods of Maine, where nothing is what it seems. Co-starring Gerry Maher and Josie Divincenzo.

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