BIFF Shorts: Influence Operation

Screening

Saturday, Oct 12 2019 - 7:00 PM

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

BIFF Shorts: Influence Operation, 105 miniutes

Comedies, dramas and thrillers about role models, muses and social media influencers.


Westfalia

Haley Finnegan (Dir.), 16 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA

Social media obsessed couple Emelia (writer/director Haley Finnegan) and Brody (Brian Flynn) pack up their 1984 VW Westfalia with dreams of one-upping their instagram rivals in Finnegan’s award-winning comedy. Festivals: Tribeca, Montclair


The Derailers

Joe Bartone (Dir.), 13 minutes, World Premiere, USA

Two exuberant losers convince a bicycle repairman to deal with an uncooperative dead body in this dark comedy written by Buffalo native Jeff Wilber.


Piu Piu

Naima Ramos-Chapman (Dir.), 10 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA

A mundane trip through the city turns into a surreal nightmare in BIFF alum Naima Ramos-Chapman’s thrilling ballet. Festivals: Slamdance, Rooftop Films, Urbanworld


How To Be Alone

Kate Trefy (Dir.), 12 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA

When her husband leaves for the graveyard shift at the hospital, Lucy (Miaka Monroe) is left alone in the company of a particularly menacing kitchen cabinet, which she is convinced contains all her most secret fears. Written and directed by Stranger Things writer Kate Trefy. Festivals: SXSW


Thank You Kindly

Noah Weisberg (Dir.), 19 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA

Two people at a crossroads in life (writer/director Noah Weisberg and Orange Is The New Black’s Kimiko Glenn) find inspiration in one another through a chance encounter.


This Little Death

Alex Hardy (Dir.), 20 minutes, NY Premiere, UK

When chef Zoe falls for Mortimer the poet, they soon realise that each have a very different idea of happiness.

Westfalia

Trailer - Westfalia - Directed by Haley Finnegan

The Derailers

Trailer - The Derailers - Directed by Joe Bartone

Piu Piu

Trailer - Piu Piu - Directed by Naima Ramos-Chapman

How To Be Alone

Trailer - How To Be Alone - Directed by Kate Trefy

Thank You Kindly

Trailer - Thank You Kindly - Directed by Noah Weisberg

This Little Death

Still - This Little Death - Directed by Alex Hardy

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

Saturday, Oct 12 2019 - 7:00 PM