Saturday, December 5 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Shorts - Love & Pain Program

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Nkosi Coiffure (Belgium, 14 min.) Director: Frederike Migom
During a fight with her boyfriend on the street in Brussels’ Congolese neighbourhood, Eva escapes into a hair salon. The African women in the salon initially support her, seeing a woman in distress. But when they find out what the fight is about, opinions differ…

The Box (Canada, 11 min.) Director: Gab Germano *Director in attendance for Q & A
Guillaume and Nathalie. A 6-year relationship. A 7-month break up. There's a box that keeps them apart. There are several memories between them. But no certainty of their future. Trailer

Moving On (U.S.A., 11 min.) Directors: Mike Spear, Marcia Fields
Imagine being awakened in the morning by a knock on your door, and opening it to find two movers hired by your girlfriend with the dual purpose of breaking up with you, and moving you out of your home. In this modern world where technology too often replaces actual human interaction, the most personal moments in our lives are being delivered by the most impersonal methods. This short film takes a look at what would happen if even breakups were contracted out. And you thought getting dumped by text was embarrassing! MOVING ON is about what happens when you find you need to move on and move out at exactly the same time

Birthday (U.S.A., 13 min.) Director: Chris King
When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that life ahead for them is going to be a difficult and yet amazing journey.

What's Eating Dad? (U.S.A., 11 min.) Director: Michael Goldburg *Director in attendance for Q & A
When Chloe meets her boyfriend's parents for the first time, what's really for dinner is something she never imagined. In the vein of 'Meet the Parents' meets 'Shaun of the Dead,' WHAT'S EATING DAD? is award-winning filmmaker Michael Goldburg's hilariously absurd horror-comedy about literally surviving the future in-laws.

Mike (United Kingdom, 8 min.) Director: Petros Silvestros
Mike, a sulky teenager has to do a boring job - to take his little brother Jack to the hairdresser. Waiting for him in the car, Mike starts to get worried when Jack takes too long to return.

One-Minute Time Machine (U.S.A., 6 min.) Director: Devon Avery
James is all too eager to put his one-minute time machine to use in winning the heart of Regina, until he discovers the unexpected consequences of his actions.

The Poem of a Memory (U.S.A., 5 min.) Director: Christhian Andrews
 A despairing and heartsick woman faces reality after losing the most important thing in her life.

Scary Larry (U.S.A., 13 min.) Director: Greg Ivan Smith *Director in attendance for Q & A
In 1952, four New England college students play a seemingly innocent card game which holds a terrible ulterior motive. Debt is due...

The Bravest/The Boldest (U.S.A., 17 min.) Director: Moon Molson
 Two Army Casualty Notification Officers arrive at a Harlem housing project to deliver some news to a woman about her son serving in the war in the Middle East. But whatever it is they have to say, she ain't trying to hear it.

Merry Xmas (U.S.A., 7 min.) Director: Boman Modine
MERRY XMAS tells the story of a mischievous father (Dick Van Dyke) who calls his very busy kids (Matthew Modine and Glenne Headly) to tell them that, after 55 years of marriage, he and their mom (Valerie Harper) are getting divorced. Horrified by the news, the children prepare to fly home to stop the divorce and save their parent's marriage.

Total Running Time - 109 min.

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Greg Ivan Smith

Filmmaker, OneTakeFilms
One of indiewire.com's "Ten Short Filmmakers You Should Know," Smith currently has nine shorts completed with OneTakeFilms, with several feature screenplays seeking production. His period horror short SCARY LARRY, screened at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival, and won the... Read More →
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Michael Goldburg

WHAT'S EATING DAD?MICHAEL GOLDBURG (Writer/Director/Co-Producer) is an award-winning filmmaker who earned his M.F.A. at NYU's Graduate Film Program where his thesis film won a Warner Bros. Pictures Production Award and a Dean's Craft Award for Excellence. Michael has continued... Read More →

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