Is it love? How do we show it? Should we even express it at all? Those are the doubts that drive these short cinematic sonnets to (mostly) fleeting moments of love and affection. New lovers banter in last night’s bachelor party costumes and two friends struggle to acknowledge their true feelings. One failed lover flees his troubles by biking up a mountain, while another broken heart is healed by a surprise found in the toilet. When trapped within the hothouse of love it’s hard to tell if the warmth will last long. These short films will help it linger a little longer.
Dolls Don't Cry (Toutes les poupées ne pleurent pas)
Frédérick Tremblay | Canada | 20
A man and a woman are involved in the production of an animated film. He animates by night, she makes and repairs the accessories during the day. Behind the scene, a woman is waiting for her entrance.
Georgi Banks-Davies | UK | 13
Krishna wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. As she pieces together how she got there, she realises that the reasons may be bigger than just the night before.
Sverre Matias Glenne | Norway | 13
Two young men find safety in each other's friendship, taking shelter from online dating and past relationships.
Kandis Fay | USA | 8
Jen asks her boyfriend, Scott, to pick up an onion on the way home from work while she says goodbye to a co-worker of hers, who's picking up his jacket from their house. When Scott gets home thirty minutes later and the co-worker is still there, he starts to question her fidelity.
Joris Debeij | USA | 12
Jordan is a middle-aged man with Asperger Syndrome who lives in Los Angeles, where he has found stability through his long-term job and his solid relationship with Toni who herself has multiple disabilities. Whereas Jordan often gets pulled into his own, seemingly absent and chaotic world, he has learned to make deliberate choices to stay grounded in reality.A strong self-advocate, Jordan proves that he is not a disabled person, but merely a person with a disability. Someone who “normal people” could actually learn from. Besides, he will argue, “everybody is not completely normal” anyway.
Michael Covino | USA | 7
Kyle is feeling depressed and a weekend bike ride with his best friend, Mike, should help. Fresh air. Camaraderie. Exercise. But Mike has something to say that might ruin the ride.
Christopher Winterbauer | USA | 20
In a world where children where children's emotional and sexual development is tracked via remote collars, one boy has fallen woefully behind.