Rhode Island International Film Festival: Shorts Lineup

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1. 4 Pounds of Flowers (2016)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

For the last 5 years, Kayla and her boyfriend Trevor have scraped by working their small weed grow in the isolated forests of Northern California. On the eve of their last sale of the ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Richert | Stars: Chris Chalk, Laura Heisler, Matthew Mongillo, Luke Strauss

3. Across My Land (2017)

16 min | Short, Drama

Father and son 'minutemen' patrol the American/Mexican border near their home in Nogales, Arizona.

Director: Fiona Godivier | Stars: Preston Bailey, Timothy V. Murphy, Summer Phoenix, Gaia Peddy

Votes: 14

4. All Exchanges Final (2016)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Hours before her sister is taken off life support, new mother Dom (Aya Cash) is offered an unexpected opportunity to make a trade.

Director: Annabel Oakes | Stars: Aya Cash, Thomas Lennon, Lennon Parham, Drew Tarver

Votes: 13

5. ALL of Me (2017)

14 min | Short, Drama, Family

Viv, a talented genderqueer musician faces late stage Leukemia that threatens the life she's built. Her best hope is a bone marrow transplant from her estranged family, but reconnecting means confronting a difficult past.

Director: Daphne Schmon | Stars: Richard Banks, Yunus Bannister, Chereen Buckley, Jelena Budimir

Votes: 10

9. Ashley Ashley (2017)

11 min | Documentary | Completed

Ashley Ashley is a documentary short about siblings, competitive spirit, drive and the ability to succeed in America. Motivated by an unorthodox and accomplished father, Maurice and Alicia ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Sananman

10. Beef Wellington (2017)

8 min | Short

The City of Los Angeles is in the grip of a serial killer nicknamed the Butcher who hangs his victims like a hindquarter of beef but butchers them with the precision of Jack the Ripper. ... See full summary »

Director: Jimi Dava | Stars: Anna Julia Antonucci, Michael Duddie, Terasa Livingstone, Louise Fancey Mirren

12. Bettas (2017)

9 min | Short, Drama

On vacation for a friend's wedding, boyfriends Francisco and David get into a trivial argument that quickly escalates.

Director: Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez | Stars: Jose Diaz-Oldenburg, Nick Ley

13. The Cage (II) (2017)

15 min | Short

A young teen with a tarrible home life struggles with the everyday difficulties of living in the city, and must pursue his dreams despite the discouragement he receives.

Director: Ricky Staub | Stars: William Lee, Michael Tabon, Iesha Edwards, Ms. Margaret Wells

Votes: 35

14. Canned (II) (2017)

10 min | Short, Comedy

A dark comedy. Three school friends each suffering from a 'quarter-life-crisis' are thrown back together again following a tragedy. Can their friendship re-blossom and in doing so help each of them figure out this life business?

Director: Kirsty Robinson-Ward | Stars: Georgina Campbell, Sophia Di Martino, Paapa Essiedu, Harriet Webb

15. Cast Off (2016)

20 min | Short, Drama

Simon has to leave the island on which he lives to go to boarding school. One day he plays with his sister and finds a beached little wooden boat. Through his attempts to repair it he will accept, or not, to cast off.

Director: Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers | Stars: Estelle Fournier, Marc Fournier, Marie-Michelle Garon, Kelly Provencher

Votes: 16

16. Generation Mars (2016)

25 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

Astrid is one of the winners of Generation Mars; a reality show sending the first humans to Mars, never to return.

Director: Alexander Armas Kereklidis Turpin | Stars: Bernt Bjørn, Ingjerd Egeberg, Samantha Lawson, Inga Ibsdotter Lilleaas

Votes: 27

17. Home Swim Home (2016)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The only way to love you is becoming who you are.

Director: Yiyu Wang

Votes: 5

18. The Catch (I) (2017)

14 min | Short, Drama, Family

The Catch is about a tough young girl named Morgan who loves fly fishing for salmon in the river near her home. She also likes boys. But boys don't like girls who fish. Morgan can't seem to... See full summary »

Director: Holly Brace-Lavoie

Votes: 8

19. Cocoon (2017)

25 min | Short, Drama

China, 1997. An unhappy marriage, a love affair and a child who holds all the secrets.

Director: Liying Mei | Stars: Jinger Li, Yang Jinger, Yuan Xu, Zhe Gong

Votes: 11

20. Code Yellow (2016)

12 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

Code Yellow is a documentary telling the story of the endangered Yellow-Eyed penguin, it's struggle for survival, and the people fighting to save it.

Director: Erica Jacques

21. The Collection (I) (2017)

12 min | Documentary, Short

Two people stumble upon the mother lode of movie memorabilia in the most unexpected of places.

Director: Adam Roffman

Votes: 31

22. Contractor 014352 (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

Real and imaginary worlds collide when a lonely data entry clerk reaches through his computer screen, in search of a genuine connection.

Director: Simon Ryninks | Stars: Johnny Flynn, Omar Khan, Daniel Ings, Simon Flynn

Votes: 11

23. Dark Light of Day (I) (2017)

17 min | Short, Horror | Completed

Transformation begins after a young women wonders through over her mother art studio on day...

Director: Rosemery Pacheco

24. Deaners (2016)

20 min | Documentary, Short

A pilgrimage to the annual James Dean Festival in Fairmount, IN as seen through the eyes of the cultural icon's die-hard fans, affectionately known as 'Deaners'.

Director: David Garry | Stars: Tom Berghuis, Ted Bernal Guevara, Scott Brimigion, Jason Carpenter

Votes: 5

25. DeKalb Elementary (2017)

21 min | Short, Drama

Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

Director: Reed Van Dyk | Stars: Shinelle Azoroh, John Brockus, Michael Brown, Chuck Cobb

Votes: 751

26. Detected (2017)

20 min | Documentary

Cancer survivor Melanie Griffith tells the story of a device intended to save the lives of millions of women: a bra that detects breast cancer.

Directors: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger

27. The Devil Needs a Fix (2017)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

An ambivalent reporter will get a big break if his interview with the Devil goes as planned.

Director: Ian Ebright | Stars: Stefan Hajek, Steven Soro, Rosalie Miller, Megan Laufert

Votes: 33

28. Diagnosis (2017)

19 min | Short, Drama

A seemingly conventional young woman's anxieties reveal themselves through her secretive evening job.

Director: Eva Riley | Stars: Charlotte Spencer, Andrew Bridgmont, Amy Allen, Lisa Diveney

Votes: 59

29. Diamenteurs (2016)

12 min | Animation, Short, Biography

A jelewer tells his children the diamond's history. Next to the story of the diamond size évolution, that moves towards the uniformization by rejecting all impure rock, we see his children ... See full summary »

Director: Chloé Mazlo | Stars: Chloé Mazlo, Karl Mazlo, Max Mazlo, Robert Mazlo

30. The Drone and the Kid (2017)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A lonely Pakistani boy finds the camera device from a crashed U.S. military drone and is able to finally get the attention he craves when he discovers it's still able to transmit to the American drone operator on the other side.

Director: Imran J. Khan | Stars: Uzair Ali, Faisal Chaudhary

31. Edith+Eddie (2017)

29 min | Documentary, Short

Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.

Director: Laura Checkoway

Votes: 602

32. The Eleven O'Clock (2016)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Comedy

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

Director: Derin Seale | Stars: Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, Jessica Wren, Alyssa McClelland

Votes: 759

33. Emma (I) (2016)

13 min | Short, Drama

14-year-old Emma struggles to hide her alopecia, a condition of rapid, unpredictable hair loss. Fighting a futile battle against her changing appearance, her only hope is acceptance.

Director: Martin Edralin | Stars: Mandy May Cheetham, Hailey Kittle, Justin LeRoy, Goldbloom Micomonaco

34. The Escape (I) (2017)

Short, Sci-Fi

A man is offered the chance to escape to his perfect dream world - all he has to do is hand over everything he owns. Will he really abandon his family? The answer to this question asks us to consider what really matters in our lives.

Director: Paul J. Franklin | Stars: Olivia Williams, Julian Sands, Ben Miller, Steven Cree

Votes: 14

35. Facing the Wall (2016)

26 min | Short, Drama

A young girl who has arrived to Israel from Ethiopia finds it hard, along with her mother and younger sister, to cope with her new reality.

Director: Aalam-Warqe Davidian | Stars: Limor Groberman, Shula Mola, Sapir Sinka, Ayala Yatamr

36. Faith (III) (2016)

11 min | Short, Drama

Having made the momentous decision to end her life, Faith Simpson's fate now rests at the mercy of unseen forces, divine spirits who value Faith's earthly life more than enough to prevent her from joining their realm.

Director: Grant Murphy | Stars: Natalie Bailey-Trist, Daniel Kewn, Grant Murphy

37. Father's Day Breakfast (2017)

12 min | Short, Biography, Drama

A short film about a deaf father and a hearing son's journey to show each other just how much they care.

Director: Natalie Simpkins | Stars: Troy Kotsur, Hunter Payton, Meeghan Holaway, Fred Aguilar

38. Fig's Representation (2017)

12 min | Documentary, Short

Fascinated by their work, Joe Fig recreates artists and their studios in hard to believe miniature sculpture form.

Director: Jonathan Napolitano

39. Fisk, Untitled Portrait (2017)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Canadian artist William Fisk risks it all for representation by a world-renowned New York art dealer.

Director: Alejandro Alvarez Cadilla

40. Five by Five (2017)

TV-MA | 25 min | Drama

BBC Three's five by five, a series of short films from new writers, featuring new and established on-screen talent working side by side. Set in London, the five standalone films feature ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Tavassoli, Sope Dirisu, Ruth Madeley, Mawaan Rizwan

Votes: 44

41. For Blood (2017)

21 min | Short, Action, Crime

An act of evil sets off a plot for revenge that intertwines the lives of a father, a liquor store owner, and 3 brothers, blurring the line between right and wrong.

Director: Lorenzo de Guia | Stars: Forest Baker, Matthew Tully Brown, Thaddeaus Ek, Gregory Gordon

42. For You, Alexis (2017)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

For You, Alexis is a love letter from Sulem Urbina to her younger brother, Alexis. Both boxers, the two had a dream of reaching the 2016 Olympics together. Sulem would represent Mexico and ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Gordon

Votes: 6

43. The Fourth Kingdom (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

The Fourth Kingdom is a redemption center in NY for immigrants and underdogs where they pursue the American Dream.

Directors: Adán Aliaga, Àlex Lora

Votes: 20

44. Fry Day (2017)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Ted Bundy's execution in 1989.

Director: Laura Moss | Stars: Elizabeth Ashley, Jordyn DiNatale, Jimi Stanton, Paul Pontrelli

Votes: 96

45. Gema (2018)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Drama, Romance

When Gema gets roped into meeting her fiancé's parents for the first time, she grapples with wanting their approval and facing the secret he's been keeping from them.

Director: Kenrick Prince | Stars: Ari Blinder, Mj Rodriguez

Votes: 58

46. La Convention de Genève (2016)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Family

As Hakim is waiting for the bus after class, he is caught in a vendetta between teenagers. He is not exactly keen to get into a fight, but how can he possibly avoid an awaited confrontation?

Director: Benoît Martin | Stars: Azzedine Bouabba, Soumaye Bocoum, Alison Valence, Adil Dehbi

Votes: 61

47. Gibberish (2016)

12 min | Short, Drama

Language and words disintegrate into broken sounds as a mother and daughter fail to communicate during their last Christmas dinner together.

Director: Nathalie Biancheri | Stars: Moya Allen, Jo Hartley, Chloe Pirrie

Votes: 7

48. Girl of My Dreams (2017)

19 min | Short

Edward Watson has been looking for something that can change his life. His challenge is to find what needs to change. Tonight he will search for answers in the most vast place anyone can explore, his own mind.

Director: Johnny Wilson | Stars: Aaron Kuban, Mollie Fitzgerald, Aaron LaPlante, Alex Calloway

Votes: 13

49. The Good Fight (I) (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

One man's work to transform the future of his Brazilian favela community through boxing.

Director: Ben Holman | Star: Robert Myers

50. La Madre Buena (The Good Mother) (2017)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Drama