BIFF Shorts: The Past is Present

Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A

Saturday, Oct 6 2018 - 2:00 PM

North Park Theatre

BIFF Shorts: The Past is Present

Comedies, dramas and thrillers, including several films by BIFF alumni, where on and off screen, past and present clash. (104 minutes total runtime)

Friends to the End, Ryan Monolopolus (Dir.), 30 minutes, USA, 2018

Bobby (Bob Bozek) is a middle-age underachiever stuck in a dead-end job whose imaginary puppet friend Max returns to offer him guidance in Ryan Monolopolus’ twisted dark comedy.


War on Love, Aron Safranyos (Dir.), 10 minutes, Canada, 2018

A seasoned warrior battles not only enemies on the front lines but also his inner demons in Aron Safranyos’ immersive World War II drama.


Weeping Willow, Krystel El Koussa (Dir.), 16 minutes, Lebanon, 2018

A passionate young photographer is moved to action by her mother’s painful past.

Director Krystel El Koussa in attendance


Smell of Oak, Mark Datuin (Dir.), 3 minutes, Canada, 2018

Mark Datuin crafts a confessional drama about denial and conformity in the wake of an assault.


I See Everything, I See Nothing At All, Jenna Roscoe (Dir.), 17 minutes, USA, 2018

BIFF award winner Jenna Roscoe returns to the festival with a quirky and tender drama following three friends on a camping trip haunted by the memory of a childhood friend.


By Day and Again, Hunter Whaley, (Dir.), 15 minutes, USA, 2018

A solitary woodsman ages an entire lifetime over the course of a day in Hunter Whaley’s moving drama.


Self Portrait, Corrie Legge (Dir.), 13 minutes, USA, 2018

A young woman (writer and co-director Corrie Legge) reflects on the authenticity of marriage by watching a staged reenactment of the same family dinner told from three individual perspectives.

The Smell Of Oak

Trailer - The Smell Of Oak - Directed by Mark Datuin

Weeping Willow

Trailer - Weeping Willow - Directed by Krystel El Koussa

Friends To The End

Trailer - Friends To The End - Directed by Ryan Monolopolus

War On Love

Trailer - War On Love - Directed by Aron Safranyos

Self Portrait

Trailer - Self Portrait - Directed by Corrie Legge

North Park Theatre

Saturday, Oct 6 2018 - 2:00 PM