Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A

BIFF Shorts: Students

BIFF Shorts: Students A first look at exciting new voices in cinema. 56 minutes.

La Maestra

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.

Fallen Leaves

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.

Alive Day

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!

  • Still from La Maestra

    Still from La Maestra

    Directed by: Caroline Kane

  • Still from Euthanasia

    Still from Euthanasia

    Directed by: Jade Edwards

  • Still from Voyage Log by Dooream

    Still from Voyage Log by Dooream

    Directed by: Doorim Kim

  • Still from Art at the Edge

    Still from Art at the Edge

    Directed by: Madeline Weir

  • Video from Estrangement

    Directed by: Miranda Prise

    Still from Estrangement

    Still from Estrangement

    Directed by: Miranda Prise

  • Still from Fallen Leaves

    Still from Fallen Leaves

    Directed by: Bo Gao

  • Still from Alive Day

    Still from Alive Day

    Directed by: Lindsay O'Keefe

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