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17th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival Short Film Lineup Announced, 'Formula' Themed

Photo of Eric Eidelstein By Eric Eidelstein | Indiewire May 23, 2014 at 1:21PM

After receiving over 2,000 submissions, the Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) has announced their 2014 short film lineup, comprising of 107 film premieres from 34 different countries. The formula theme is part of an effort to represent the boldest and bravest in indie filmmaking. Check out the list of the short films showing below (descriptions courtesy of BFF):
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After receiving over 2,000 submissions, the Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) has announced their 2014 short film lineup, comprising of 107 film premieres from 34 different countries. The theme "formula" is part of an effort to represent the boldest and bravest in indie filmmaking. Check out the list of the short films showing below (descriptions courtesy of BFF):

NARRATIVE SHORTS: 

The 2014 Brooklyn Film Festival will present a selection of short films from some of the finest emerging talents in the world, with films coming from Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Guadeloupe, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Vietnam, the U.S. and more with subjects ranging from African child soldiers to Polish hitchhikers to a Russian bathhouse and a brain-eating comedy. For the complete list of Narrative Shorts with showtimes and synopses, click here.

ARENA, Dir: Martin Rath, Poland, 23 min
THE BEAUTY, Dir: Adam Mcdaid, United States, 6 min
BOX WALK, Dir: Tony Fulgham, United States, 15 min
A CRACK, Dir: Lilian Mehrel, United States, 10 min
THE DEMON DEEP IN OKLAHOMA, Dir: Lance R. Marshall, United States, 34 min
DIVA, Dir: Geoff Bailey, United States, 16 min
ELISABETH, Dir: Katharina Woll, Germany, 19 min
THE GAME, Dir: Pedro Coutinho, Brazil, 18 min
A GRAND CANAL , Dir: Johnny Ma, Canada, 19 min
THE GREY MATTER, Dir: Peter & Luke McCoubrey, United States, 17 min
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, 
Dir: Leah Shore, United States, 3 min
LAPTOP, 
Dir: Egor Gavrilin, Russia, 14 min
LITTLE BLOCK OF CEMENT WITH DISHEVELED HAIR CONTAINING THE SEA, 
Dir: Jorge Lopez Navarrete, Spain, 15 min
MAN ON EARTH, 
Dir: Yianni Warnock, Australia, 6 min
MATEO'S ROOM, 
Dir: Maximilian Williamson, United States, 20 min
MIMOUN, Dir: Tallulah Schwab, Netherlands, 26 mi
MONTAUK, 
Dir: Vinz Feller, Switzerland, 16 min
MY FATHER'S TRUCK, 
Dir: Mauricio Osaki, Vietnam, 15 min
OFF & AWAY, 
Dir: Nira Burstein, United States, 12 min
SEND, 
Dir: Peter Vack, United States, 8 min
THEY CAME AT NIGHT, 
Dir: Andrew Ellis & Alex Mallis, United States, 21 min
TO LIVE, 
Dir: Maharaki, Guadeloupe, 13 min
UP ON THE ROOF, 
Dir: Nour Wazzi, England, 17 min
VOCABULARY OF THE MYSTERIES, 
Dir: Jacob Kindlon, United States, 20 min

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: 

For the first time, the 2014 Brooklyn Film Festival will present awards in the Documentary Shorts category, with stories coming from Australia, Belgium, China, the U.S. and more, chronicling everything from Brooklyn’s iconic Domino Sugar Refinery that faces demolition, to Brooklyn bakeries affected by gentrification, to a refugee wandering alone 150 kilometers above the arctic circle. For the complete list of Documentary Shorts with showtimes and synopses, click here.

ADRIFT, Dir: Frederik Jan Depickere, Belgium, 8 min
CHI RAQ, 
Dir: Will Robson Scott, United States, 12 min
COFFIN MAKER, 
Dir: Theo Anthony, Congo, 8 min
THE DIAMOND CUTTER, 
Dir: Nicholas Weissman, United States, 5 min
THE LAST BREAD, 
Dir: Maria Badia, United States, 12 min
PETER PAN BAKERY, 
Dir: Keif Roberts & Peter Haas, United States, 8 min
STICKY, 
Dir: Jilli Rose, Australia, 19 min
THIRD SHIFt, 
Dir: Anthony Simon, United States, 20 min
TONITA'S, 
Dir: Beyza Boyacioglu & Sebastian Diaz Aguirre, United States, 20 min
TUNNEL VISION, 
Dir: Stephen Greenwood, United States, 9 min
UNWARRANTED INFLUENCE, 
Dir: Janek Ambros, United States, 11 min
YANGTZE DRIFT, 
Dir: John Rash, United States, 27 min

EXPERIMENTAL: 

The Experimental competition of the 2014 Brooklyn Film Festival presents a daring selection of films from the vanguard of cinema, with edgy new work including a scientific tale located deep inside the temporal lobe of the human brain and portraits of street workers in Colombia. For the complete list of Experimental Shorts with showtimes and synopses, click here.

ACTIVE IMAGE O, Dir: Becky James, United States, 8 min,
AMYGDALA, 
Dir: Jeannette Louie, United States, 10 min
BESS, Dir: Joshua Zerangue, United States, 2 min
ESCAPE FROM PLANET TAR, 
Dir: Luigi Campi, United States, 20 min
FACES, 
Dir: Chantal Dupont, Canada, 2 min
GHOST OF A SMILE, 
Dir: Peder Thomas Pedersen & Simon Bonde, Denmark, 4 min
GLASS SUN, Dir: Greg King, United States, 7 min
HEX/HEZ, 
Dir: George Kalpa, Australia, 8 min
LUCKY RICOCHET, 
Dir: David Svedosh, United States, 4 min
THE METEOR, 
Dir: Charles Griffin Gibson, United States, 14 min
MONEY, 
Dir: Étienne De Massy, Canada, 10 min
NIGHT BLOOMING FLOWER, 
Dir: Karl Nussbaum, United States, 11 min
NOW YOU CAN HEAL, 
Dir: Andrius Sarapovas, Lithuania, 3 min
PIG ROAST, 
Dir: Jessica Kingdon, United States, 3 min
PORTRAIT AS A RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE, 
Dir: Randall Okita, Canada, 4 min
PUNK LOVE, Dir: Marcos Mello, Brazil, 4 min
RIVERBERO, 
Dir: Federico Biasin & Giorgio Ferrero, Italy, 14 min
THE SHIPSMEN, 
Dir: Erik Christopher Lopez, United States, 3 min
THE THIRD SISTER, 
Dir: Augusto Giachino, United States, 14 min
UNTITLED, 2013, 
Dir: Anna Valdez Hanks & Anna Blandford, Colombia, 9 min
VIRTUOSO VIRTUAL, 
Dir: Thomas Stellmach & Maja Oschmann, Germany, 7 min
WARSAW, JANUARY 2011, 
Dir: Miriam Harris & Juliet Palmer, New Zealand, 9 min
WE ARE OUTSIDE PLAYING THE GARDEN, 
Dir: Friederike Hoppe, Germany, 10 min
Y20 (DISTILLED), 
Dir: Dominique T Skoltz, Canada, 11 min
THE YELLOW GHOST, 
Dir: Guillaume Vallée , Canada, 3 min

ANIMATION: 

In past years, some of the Best Animation Award winners at the Brooklyn Film Festival have gone on to win at the British Academy Awards. This year’s selection of films includes a stellar lineup of wildly creative new work from some of the finest animators working today, from stories about a courageous shepherd from the Highland of Scotland, to a modern fairy tale of capitalism and elephants, to the first animated music video of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. For the complete list of Animation Shorts with showtimes and synopses, click here.

APPEARANCE AND REALITY, Dir: Elena Rogova & Zhenia Pavlenko, Hungary, 4 min
DANSE MACABRE, Dir: Malgorzata Rzanek, Poland, 5 min
EIDEANN, 
Dir: Álvaro Granados, Spain, 5 min
FAKIE, 
Dir: Rick Manlapig, United States, 5 min
FALLT, 
Dir: Chadwick Whitehead, United States, 2 min
THE GUM, 
Dir: Olga Makarchuk, Ukraine, 7 min
HANGING BY A THREAD, 
Dir: Catya Plate, United States, 10 min
HOLLOW LAND, 
Dir: Uri Kranot & Michelle Kranot, Denmark, 13 min
HOTZANAK, FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, 
Dir: Izibene Oñederra, Spain, 5 min
IMMERSED, 
Dir: Soledad Águila , Chile, 3 min
LET IT RIDE, 
Dir: Mark Phillips, United States, 3 min
MONGREL, Dir: Joé Rimet, France, 6 min
MOONS, 
Dir: Liesje Kraai, United States, 1 min
MR K AND THE E, 
Dir: Dennis Mueller & Iring Freytag, Germany, 4 min
MY NAME IS BOFFER BINGS, Dir: László Csáki , Hungary, 20 min
NINE, 
Dir: Wanichaya Phraejunya & Chawalit Kaewmanee, Thailand, 8 min
PAYADA PA'SATAN, 
Dir: Carlos Balseiro & Antonio Balseiro, Argentina, 7 min
RECENTLY IN THE WOODS, Dir: Daniel Van Westen, Germany, 1 min
RETREAT!, 
Dir: Lizzi Akana, United States, 3 min
A SILLY ACCIDENT, 
Dir: Alexandre Fatta, Canada, 2 min
SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES, 
Dir: Yousif Al-Khalifa, England, 9 min
TO THY HEART, 
Dir: Ewa Borysewicz, Poland, 10 min
UNICORN BLOOD, 
Dir: Alberto Vázquez, Spain, 8 min


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