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BIFF Shorts: Students

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BIFF Shorts: Students, 95 minutes

Narrative, animated and documentary films celebrating emerging voices from around the region.

Apple of the Mind’s Eye

Kate Quesada (Dir.), 3 minutes, Buffalo City Premiere, USA

BIFF alum Kate Quesada brings her latest vision to fruit-ition.

Fresh Air

Lucas Santos (Dir.), 3 minutes, World Premiere, USA

A funny animated short about an alien boy who just wants to go outside and play, however his technology has other plans for him.


Addie Kopsidas (Dir.), 10 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA

When Amy (Linda Ashby) gets into a heated confrontation with her boyfriend right before her acting class, she channels her range much to the awe and confusion of her classmates.

Big Durian, Big Apple

Azalia Muchransyah (Dir.), 5 minutes, USA

A poetic love letter to director Azalia Muchransyah’s native Jakarta as seen through the lens of contemporary New York City.


Tien Nguyen (Dir.), 8 minutes, World Premiere, USA

A cartoon crush comes to life for a lonely young man in Tien Nguyen’s playful short.

Milton Goes To Work

Alexis Mele (Dir.), 7 minutes, World Premiere, USA

Milton the frog gets tired of the daily grind and takes his life into his own hands in this sweet comedy.


Kali Croisdale (Dir.), 4 minutes, Buffalo City Premiere, USA

Tormented by entities, a girl goes through her day stifled by illness in this haunting experimental animation.

The Trees That Grew Apart

Katherine Kittler (Dir.), 4 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA

This captivating flash-drama asks what happens when you are not as special to someone as they are to you.

For Whom

Alexa Rusin (Dir.), 7 minutes, Buffalo City Premiere, USA

A young woman struggles with the realization that her body is no longer her own in this stunning essay on gender and identity.


Erofili Moraiti (Dir.), 12 minutes, World Premiere, USA

In questioning her sexual relationships, a woman in her early twenties (Morgan Price) discovers the Jewish lore surrounding the mythological figure of Lilith.

When Father Went Biking

Zuko Garagic (Dir.), 11 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA

An estranged father (Roger Hendricks Simon) with early onset dementia, sets out to reconnect with his daughter in this moving dramatic short.

Yes I’m A Feminist

Dahee Yun (Dir.), 19 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA

Two young women dissect feminism within modern Asian culture.

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