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Alley Dog 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Trisha Johansen, Casey Pyke
Year: 2008
Country: USA
Thu 6:40 pm RUSH , Fri 9:40 pm RUSH , Sun 9:30 am RUSH , Sun 3:40 pm RUSH

Flying robots lead a curious robotic canine on an exciting chase through a futuristic, abandoned city. (Plays in Animation Shorts and Locals Only 1)

This film is playing as part of the Free Locals Only Programs. These free blocks of documentaries and shorts are all produced in Southern Oregon and/or made by local filmmakers. Tickets are free and required due to limited seating.


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An Amore Story 
Shorts
5 minutes
Director: Izzy Austin, Preston Swanson
Year: 2009
Country: USA

A journey of the heart that follows a girl's search for her other half.

This film is playing as part of the Free Locals Only Programs. These free blocks of documentaries and shorts are all produced in Southern Oregon and/or made by local filmmakers. Tickets are free and required due to limited seating.

Big Iron 
Shorts
4 minutes
Director: Marc Boussat, Brent Pearson
Year: 2009
Country: USA

The Marty Robbins classic ballad comes to life as Big Iron takes on Texas Red.

This film is playing as part of the Free Locals Only Programs. These free blocks of documentaries and shorts are all produced in Southern Oregon and/or made by local filmmakers. Tickets are free and required due to limited seating.

Bits and Pieces - a short from Jordan 
Documentary
5 minutes
Director: Ben Mandell, Jackie Sawiris
Year: 2008
Country: Jordan

Jordanian women and men of various ages and socioeconomic backgrounds candidly discuss perceptions of the Middle East: Jordan's place in the world, the impact of globalization, the complexity of being Muslim, homosexuality and tolerance, the hatta and its association with terrorism, what it means to be Palestinian, the desire for peace, and the need for understanding between cultures. Their voices are accompanied by handmade mosaics - resulting in a mesmerizing blend of traditional culture and contemporary insights. 

Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Nicky Phelan
Year: 2008
Country: Ireland
grannyogrimm.com


We all know the Grimm fairytales. Granny's are grimmer.... Once upon a time there was a granny who dreamed of being the best granny in the whole world. Unfortunately, this granny was tormented by a lifetime of rage against the world and everyone in it. But she wouldn't let her bitterness and resentment slip into a bedtime story…would she? Oscar nominated for Short Film: Animation.

Haunting in the Shed 
Shorts
5 minutes
Director: Willow Wind Lights, Camera, Action class
Year: 2009
Country: USA

The mysterious disappearance of a girl in the early 1900s comes to light in a haunted shed 100 years later.

This film is playing as part of the Launch Regional Student Film Competition- the AIFF's annual educational platform for our youngest filmmakers to share their stories.

Launch K-5 Winner
Willow Wind Lights, Camera, Action class
, Willow Wind Community Learning Center

This film is playing in the Free Locals Only 1 program. These free blocks of documentaries and shorts are all produced in Southern Oregon and/or made by local filmmakers. Tickets are free and required due to limited seating.

Have a Ball! 
Shorts
8 minutes
Director: Damon Wolf, Lee Wolochuk
Year: 2009
Country: USA

Juggling clowns whimsically play in this dynamic claymation. See these filmmakers' other film How to Play Checkers.

This film is playing as part of the Free Locals Only Programs. These free blocks of documentaries and shorts are all produced in Southern Oregon and/or made by local filmmakers. Tickets are free and required due to limited seating.

Hometown Hopeful 
Documentary
5 minutes
Director: Cody Bowman, Triad School
Year: 2009
Country: USA

Documentary about the resilience of people affected by poverty in a small, rural town.

This film is playing as part of the Launch Regional Student Film Competition- the AIFF's annual educational platform for our youngest filmmakers to share their stories.

Launch 9-12 Winner
Cody Bowman, Triad School


This film is playing in the Free Locals Only 1 program. These free blocks of documentaries and shorts are all produced in Southern Oregon and/or made by local filmmakers. Tickets are free and required due to limited seating.

Horn Dog 
Shorts
5 minutes
Director: Bill Plympton
Year: 2009
Country: USA
plymptoons.com


The fourth film in the famed Oscar-nominated "dog" series includes more misadventures from our plucky canine, as he fends off an obese dog, attacking oysters, and a wayward killer violin bow, while trying to win the love of his heart's desire. Directed by Bill Plympton, 2009 AIFF Artistic Achievement Award recipient.

How to Play Checkers 
Shorts
8 minutes
Director: Damon Wolf, Lee Wolochuk
Year: 2008
Country: USA

A moosehead looks on as a competitive game of checkers morphs into so much more. See these filmmakers' other film Have a Ball.

Insights from the Young 
Documentary
5 minutes
Director: Willow Wind Hot Docs class
Year: 2009
Country: USA

Documentary capturing students' diverse perspectives on global issues.

This film is playing as part of the Launch Regional Student Film Competition- the AIFF's annual educational platform for our youngest filmmakers to share their stories.

Launch 6-8 Winner
Willow Wind Hot Docs class
, Willow Wind Community Learning Center

This film is playing in the Free Locals Only 1 program. These free blocks of documentaries and shorts are all produced in Southern Oregon and/or made by local filmmakers. Tickets are free and required due to limited seating.

Stu 
Documentary
5 minutes
Director: Travis Chaney, Mandy Valencia
Year: 2009
Country: USA

Documentary about the most prolific tournament Scrabble player in history.

This film is playing as part of the Free Locals Only Programs. These free blocks of documentaries and shorts are all produced in Southern Oregon and/or made by local filmmakers. Tickets are free and required due to limited seating.

Tales of Mere Existence (2010) 
Shorts
17 minutes
Director: Lev Yilmaz
Year: 2009
Country: USA
ingredientx.com

A collection of quirky animations about social confusion, sex, and alienation. Narrated and illustrated in "real time," this is the comedy of self obsession...the stuff people think about but never say aloud. [adult content]

The Cat Piano 
Shorts
9 minutes
Director: Ari Gibson, Eddie White
Year: 2009
Country: Australia
catpianofilm.com


The Cat Piano - trailer from PRA on Vimeo.

In a city of singing cats, a lonely beat poet falls for a beautiful siren. When a mysterious dark figure emerges, kidnapping the town’s singers for his twisted musical plans, the poet must save his muse and put an end to the nefarious tune that threatens to destroy the city. [language, subtitles]

The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Bill Plympton
Year: 2010
Country: USA
plymptoons.com

A young cow sees a billboard celebrating hamburgers, and goes off to become a star- breaking his mother's heart in the process. Until he gets to the factory. Then our little star becomes a hero. Directed by Bill Plympton, 2009 AIFF Artistic Achievement Award recipient.

The Falcon 
Shorts
3 minutes
Director: Scot Hampton
Year: 2009
Country: USA
thefalcon.tv

This stop-motion film stars Professor Weston, Silly Patty and Howell the Owl as they journey throughout the Focal Kingdom searching for dinner. This innovative film is composed entirely of macro-photographed hardware pieces from disassembled vintage/antique cameras.

The Incident at Tower 37 
Shorts
11 minutes
Director: Chris Perry
Year: 2009
Country: USA
bitfilms.com


In the middle of a dry, desolate landscape stands Tower 37: a shimmering water processing station siphoning every last drop of moisture from a once pristine lake. Day in and day out, the station’s lone steward monitors the tower's activities, never realizing that Tower 37 is slowly destroying an entire ecosystem. But when two unexpected guests arrive, the tower’s operator learns the high cost of his ignorance.
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