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Butter Lamp 
Short Film
15 minutes
Director: Hu Wei
Year: 2013
Country: France, Tibet
Thu 9:40 pm , Fri 6:40 pm RUSH , Sun 6:40 pm RUSH


Butter Lamp (fragment) / BIEFF 2013 from BIEFF on Vimeo.

Groups of nomadic Tibetan families pose for an itinerant photographer and his assistant in front of absurd and symbolic backdrops. This effort creates a colorful, amusing, and slightly unsettling kaleidoscope with a subtle but significant sociopolitical commentary. [subtitles]


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Best 
Short Film
3 minutes
Director: William Oldroyd
Year: 2012
Country: United Kingdom
williamoldroyd.com

A bridegroom is moments away from getting married, but outside the church, he must confront his best friend about their future. The story, succinctly rendered with raw and heartbreaking tenderness, conveys volumes about love and intentions. [mature]

Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? 
Short Film
7 minutes
Director: Selma Vilhunen
Year: 2011
Country: Finland


Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? trailer 28 sec from Tuffi Films on Vimeo.

Trying to get to a wedding on time, Sini is met with one frenzied obstacle after another, as she tries to organize her husband and two young daughters. Finally, they arrive at the church...and suddenly Sini and her family must make the best of a chaotic situation. [subtitles]

God's Got His Head in the Clouds 
Short Film
14 minutes
Director: Gianluca Sodaro
Year: 2012
Country: Italy, Lithuania
mizzicaboys.com/god.html


God's Got His Head in the Clouds (trailer) from Gianluca Sodaro on Vimeo.

In a small country chapel, an elderly local priest is kneeling alone in prayer. He turns around to find 11-year-old Angelina standing behind him. Who is this little girl and why is she there? She has an inquisitive look in her eyes. A duel of sorts commences between the priest and the girl, as she brings a grievance before him. Their exchange is wonderfully thought-provoking, comical, and slightly absurd. [subtitles]

Lomax 
Short Film
12 minutes
Director: Jesse Kreitzer
Year: 2013
Country: USA


LOMAX - Teaser from Jesse Kreitzer on Vimeo.

In 1941, the legendary Alan Lomax was sent by the Library of Congress to the Mississippi Delta to record an oral history of the blues. Hauling 500 pounds of equipment powered only by his car battery, Lomax set out across nameless dirt roads to discover the most beautiful and harrowing songs ever sung. This is a spirited recreation of Lomaxís seminal meeting with Bill Henley, a 73-year-old recluse living in the backwoods of Lula, Mississippi.

Looms 
Short Film
15 minutes
Director: The Funk Brothers
Year: 2013
Country: USA
looms2014.com

A haunting and heartbreaking depiction of the lonely and desolate existence of an aging farmer who, though determined to carry on with his harsh and solitary life, wonders for how much longer. With no one to continue his legacy, he steadfastly dedicates himself to the land that has given him the only life heís ever known. [mature]

The Morning of Everything 
Short Film
13 minutes
Director: Jeff Stern
Year: 2013
Country: USA


'The Morning of Everything' Trailer from Adam Van Voorhis on Vimeo.

The Morning of Everything is a fever dream in which a father envisions the world through the eyes of his three-year-old son who traverses dangerous landscapes in search of his lost owl. A story about fatherhood and a fatherís concerns over when to hold on and when to let go.

The Voorman Problem 
Short Film
13 minutes
Director: Mark Gill
Year: 2011
Country: United Kingdom
thevoormanproblem.com

A psychiatrist (Martin Freeman) is called in to examine Voorman (Tom
Hollander), a prisoner with a peculiar affliction: he believes he is a god. Humorous but insightful dialogue ensues, as the doctor must decide whether or not to ship the prisoner to an asylum. 
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