SHORTS - EXPERIMENTAL

SHOWTIMES:
SATURDAY, 7/16/2016 12:30pm

THE NEW POLITICS

Language/subtitles: English
Year, running time, color/b&w, format: 2016, 5:33, Color, MOV
Director: Joshua Wong
Country: Hong Kong
Genre: Sci-fi
Premiere Status: Southwest Premiere

Film Synopsis: The future of politics is no longer determined by mass wars and conflicts, but instead through a combative 'Global Games' pitting the best representative of each nation against one another.  Follow two women as they strive forward toward the final battle which will determine the future of The People's Own Government.

NAIL HOUSE

Language/subtitles: English
Year: 2015,
Running Time: 10'12"
Director: K.S. McMullen
Genre: Docu-fiction
Country: China, France, Belgium
Premiere Status: Southwest première

NAIL HOUSE (钉子户), a term coined by Chinese developers to describe the house whose residents refuse to make way for new construction, is the debut of filmmaker K.S. McMullen. In Shanghai, an old man takes on a relentless army of builders, cranes and bulldozers to defend his ancestral home. But the city he loves doesn’t love him back. In this dark, poetic docu-fiction, narrated by Don McCorkindale, the charm of Old Shanghai clashes with raw demolition footage and artistic impressions of a hopeless war. 

 

TIGER

Language/subtitles: Chinese with English subtitles
Year: 2015
Running Time: 8:51 minutes
Director: Connie Chung
Country: USA
Genre: Drama
Premiere Status: Dallas Premiere

After the devastating loss of her mother to suicide, a young Chinese girl is thrust into adulthood and must rediscover what it means to have inner strength. 

BLUE

Language/subtitles: Japanese/English
Year: 2014
Running Time: 21:08
Director: Yukinori Makabe
Country: Japan
Genre: Fantasy
Premiere Status: International Premiere

A woman goes on a trip and meets various people.  During the trip she feels nostalgia with the people she meets, even though she’s never met them before.

Remember

Language/subtitles: No Dialogue
Year: 2015
Running Time: 9:24

Director: Shunsaku Hayashi
Country: Japan
Genre: Animation
Premiere Status: Southwest Premiere

"Leaving home, 'I' got a phone call. As 'I' answered it, the house exploded. 'I' went to work and continued as normal"...

 

Taichi Mice: Entrance Exam

Language/subtitles: No Dialogue

Year: 2014
Running Time: 7:25

Director: Boqing Tang
Country: USA
Genre: Animation
Premiere Status: Southwest Premier

Three little mice struggle to get through the entrance exam of a Taoism martial art school.

 

 Harry on the Clouds

Language/subtitles: No Dialogue

Year: 2015
Running Time: 4:18

Director: Aya Shiroi
Country: Japan
Genre: Animation
Premiere Status: Dallas Premiere

 

The Wishgranter

Language/subtitles: English
Year:2016
Running Time: 4:48

Director: Echo Wu, Kal Athannassov, John McDonald
Country: USA
Genre: Animation
Premiere Status: Southwest Premier

Set in a world where wishes are granted by mythical creatures that live under fountains, an apathetic Wishgranter is forced to go above ground to grant a wish of love.

 

Sumo Road: The Musical

Language/subtitles: Japanese/English

Year: 2015
Running Time: 25:00

Director: Ken Ochiai
Country: Japan

Premiere Status: Southwest Premier

An overweight exchange student with no friends decides to join the sumo team at a Japanese university. But to ensure his spot, he must stand up to the team leader and face him in an ultimate sumo match. Can he embrace the spirit of sumo or will he be cast out and friendless once again?