- a list of the super shorts in competition
- list of the programs where they appear and when
- description of each super short in competition in alphabetical order
I'd note that while these are the screeners picks, screeners don't always agree, so some would have chosen other super shorts as the best. I often disagree with the screeners, but this is a good start.
|Super Shorts in Competition||Director||Country||Length|
Death$ in a $mall Town
|How To Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps|
|On Time||Xavier Neal-Burgin||8 min|
|A Reasonable Request||Andrew Laurich|
Saturday - 1st
Dec 3, 2016
11:30am -1 pm -
AK Exper Small
Dec. 8 5:30-7:30pm AK EX Large
Friday. Dec 9
|LOVE AND PAIN|
Wed. 1st Dec. 7
5:45-7:15pm AK Ex Small
Sunday, DEC. 13
AK Exper Large
|20 Matches||√ √|
|Death$ in a $mall Town||√|
|How To Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps||√ √|
|On Time||√ √|
|A Reasonable Request||√|
As you can see, three of these films are only showing once, so you're going to have to work hard to see them. In the past they've occasionally shown super shorts before features, so maybe they'll do that, though A Reasonable Request will need to be with a mature audience feature. Fortunately you can see the whole film below.
Mark Tapio Kines
"A young woman (Nina Rausch) sits alone in a pitch black room and lights twenty matches, one at a time.
Her face illuminated only by the flame from each match, the woman tells the story of a Viennese serial killer who kidnapped and murdered twenty immigrant women – one per year."
Death$ in a $mall Town
Can't find much about this one. From IMDB page:
"A mayor has a unique way to revive the fortunes of his small town that had been losing citizens, businesses and tourist prior to his taking office."Based on these first two pictures, the team that chose the super shorts in competition had a thing about matches and the dark.
How To Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps
Here's the guy whose story is told in the film writing on the film's Tumblr page:
“'How To Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps' is a short film is based on a true story from my life: I went through a bad breakup, then hit the gym as a way to get over the heartbreak - and ended up losing 90 lbs in the process. Then I did what anyone else in this glorious age of the Internet we live in would do:It continues, including how the actor suggested that he actually lose weight during the filming.
I wrote a blog post about it.
Published on my small personal Tumblr as just a cathartic way to somehow make sense of my heartbreak and what I had gone through, The Little Blog Post That Could surprisingly went massively viral and struck a chord around the world with millions of people: It turns out (unfortunately) that there are a lot of people out there who have gotten their hearts broken, and almost all of those people turned to the gym to get over it. I wasn’t alone.
One of those people who had gotten their heart broken and stumbled across the “4 Easy Steps” blog post was director Ben Berman, who contacted me through a friend. He said “let’s make a film!”. So we did. "
There's also an SNL connection.
Here's the whole movie. It's got over 4 million hits already on Youtube. Who needs film festivals anymore? If a film was in every festival in the US, it wouldn't get 4 million viewers.
A Magician Global Village*
Image and description from Agile Ticketing;
"After witnessing a man behave violently towards his girlfriend, someone decides to intervene."
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Image and description from the Bureau of Creative Works:
"'On Time' is a short form adaption of the feature length script 'Rough Around the Edges' written by Xavier and Tiara Marshall. The script made it to the first round of the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab. We can't wait to see this story unfold into a feature length film."
A Reasonable Request
If you let your child watch this, you might have some explaining to do. I'd suggest you watch this on your own first. Below is the whole movie.