Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A

BIFF Shorts: Turning Points

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

__BIFF Shorts: Turning Points __

Intimate stories and windows into the characters' worlds at pivotal moments and tipping points. 106 minutes.


Kyle B. Thompson (Dir), 11 minutes, USA, New York State Premiere

Director Kyle B. Thompson in attendance.

A drag queen protects a child during a crisis as prejudices reach a breaking point.

little trumpet

Megan Trufant Tillman (Dir), 30 minutes, USA, New York State Premiere

A nine-year-old loner wants his brother to teach him how to play the trumpet. In the 7th Ward of New Orleans, that’s not so simple in this soulful drama.

Love’s Baby Soft

Lanie Zipoy (Dir), 14 minutes, USA, New York State Premiere

It's 1976. A feisty preteen (Alexa Swinton) desperate to grow up, learns how tough it truly is when her world collides with her super cool 16 year old babysitter (Shian Tominson) in this charming coming of age comedy.

This film is presented in loving memory of Director Lanie Zipoy (June 30, 1972 – June 25, 2022).


Zane Rubin (Dir), 12 minutes, USA, New York State Premiere

17 year old Maddie (Addison Riecke) wishes someone would pay attention to her, when JJ (Larson Rainier) appears, she gets what she thought she wanted.

A Juddering

James Lantz (Dir), 19 minutes, USA, New York State Premiere

Director James Lantz in attendance.

Troubled teen Otto (Oscar Williams) just wants his grandpa (Dennis McSorley) to listen to reason in this musical drama.


Ivar Wigan (Dir), 20 minutes, France, World Premiere

Director Ivar Wigan in attendance.

A murder on an uninhabited island near Marseille leads to a battle to find the truth and escape back to civilisation.

  • Still from Parrot

    Still from Parrot

    Directed by: Kyle B. Thompson

  • Still from little trumpet

    Still from little trumpet

    Directed by: Megan Trufant Tillman

  • Still from Love’s Baby Soft

    Still from Love’s Baby Soft

    Directed by: Lanie Zipoy

  • Still from Maddie

    Still from Maddie

    Directed by: Zane Rubin

  • Still from A Juddering

    Still from A Juddering

    Directed by: James Lantz

  • Still from Kassandra

    Still from Kassandra

    Directed by: Ivar Wigan