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Director/Writer/Producer: Ryan Kruger // South Africa
Having no one else present on ones own, depressed with a lack of human contact a man in his constant state of uncertainty. We watch him live out his desires that go far beyond erotica and go into his true state of nirvana.
Director/Writer/: Elizabeth Breazile // Writer: Rory Harman// Producer: Taylor Ward // USA
Once upon a time a girl named Paige plants a penny in the ground and grows her very own Abraham Lincoln - but when the neighborhood bully discovers their secret and grows a president of his own, things take a turn for the bizarre in this dreamy short film.
Director/Writer/Producer: Angela Stempel // USA
Mae's life is routinely disrupted by the advice from her online crystal healer and her devotion to horoscopes. Armed with healing crystals and numerology, Mae is ready to follow the predictions on an unexpected path to find her soulmate.
Part Time - Faded Rose
Director/Producer: Kevin P. Kearney // Producers: Evan Sartory, Mary Florence Brown // USA
PART TIME sings the heavy-textured, weirdo-synthed Texas Roadhouse blues.
Director/Writer/Producer: Shunsaku Hayashi // Japan
Falling down, it feels ecdysone is filling up its body. Delving into the deeper layers of itself, the flesh is melted down in the shell until the form is no longer.
Director/Writer/Producers: Rachel Nakawatase, Ryan Betschart // USA
Zablah the demon baby boomer seeks to convince a millennial that eating at Applebee's is a worthwhile experience.
Birds With Human Heads
Director/Writer: Max Wilde // Producer: Matthew Brown // Japan
On a little red planet populated by puppet animals, Henrietta gives Beth her first stick an poke tattoo, and it’s right on her damn neck. They talk about a dream Beth has been having where a gigantic bee stings her head in an empty void. Then they fall asleep together and a strange mythical bird snatches Beth and flies away with her.
Cornucopia of Passions
Director/Producer: Sabrina Mertens // Producer: Silke Harten-Preiss // Germany
This episodic documentary introduces five unusual individualists and their passions: Hans takes wintry ice baths with ardour. Stephan loves his glittering miniatures (and his greyhound Trudi). Walter solves tireless the riddles of paranormal phenomena. Lion doesn't want to live without his political work as a rapper. Producing videos for Youtube makes Jörg happy day after day, regardless of how many spectators he has.
Director: Mengna Leii // China
The animation presents a normal day of a Chinese family. With the twisted ending, the story brings up the discussion of a social issue within Chinese society.