About This Program
This program presents a mixed group of short films from around the world.
What Could Have Happened
Director(s): Nacho Solana
Narrative Short, Spain, 2021, 6 min, Color
In an empty city, the voices of two strangers meet. They end up passing the day together. It could have been a beautiful love story. This is the story of what could have happened (when nothing did).
Cristina Zenato and the Reef Shark Connection
Director(s): Jason Perryman
Documentary Short, UK, 2021, 7 min, Color
This short film examines Cristina Zenato’s close relationship diving with reef sharks, doing “relaxed state” petting of them, and removing their fishing hooks, a relationship based on love and passion.
Great Lakes Connection: The filmmaker is a friend and business associate of the Soo Film Festival's president.
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Director(s): Doğuş Özokutan
Narrative Short, Cyprus, 2020, 12 min, Color
Yusuf accepts a job carrying refugees with his refrigerated meat truck, believing this is the only way to find money for saving his daughter's life. When the smuggler shows up with the refugees, Yusuf realizes that there are kids among them that wouldn’t survive in a refrigerated truck, but he still keeps on with the job, gambling with their lives.
Director(s): Jörgen Scholtens
Narrative Short, Netherlands, 2019, 8 min, Color
This film is an absurd comedy about a lonely man who lives inside a cuckoo clock. Every hour he straps himself into his ejection seat and shoots through the doors of the clock. "Cuckoo!" he yells. "Cuckoo!" His work is of vital importance. The old lady who sits under the clock needs to take her medication exactly at the top of every hour. One day the man has the opportunity to win a substantial sum of money in a radio quiz. He loves gadgets and wants to buy a new computer. The only problem is that he can only dial in at the exact time that he’s supposed to sit in his seat.
A Son Like Others
Director(s): Antonio Sequeira
Narrative Short, Portugal, 2019, 19 min, Color
Dinis is a teenager and, like others, he wants to go to university. But he has recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia. His mother wants him to have a normal life, but she also needs to protect him. Can she do both?
Director(s): Erenik Beqiri
Narrative Short, France, 2019, 15 min, Color
The van finally stops, the doors open, and the son comes out alive. A few more fights and he will be able to pay his way out of Albania, and hopefully, take his father with him.
The Whole World's Alright
Director(s): Juan Carlos Alvarez
Narrative Short, Mexico, 2020, 13 min, Color, Student Project - SAE Institute Mexico, Mexico City
Carlos, a teenager in love, has to steal his parents’ car to go to a party where Karla, the girl of his dreams, will be.
Vincent Before Noon
Director(s): Guillaume Mainguet
Narrative Short, France, 2020, 17 min, Color
After years of conflict between them, a father pays his son Vincent a visit and turns up in the middle of a house move. Vincent reacts violently to the intrusion. Emotionally weakened, the father involuntarily reveals the true reason for his visit, which revives the tension between them. Within a few minutes, the anger, the memories, and the crossed looks move the two men deeply.
Content Advisory: This film contains brief nudity
Director(s): Alejandro de Vega , Álvaro Moriano
Narrative Short, Spain, 2020, 15 min, Color
Julia wants to be an actress, but some things stand in her way: her fears, her complexes, her family.