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  • SOO FILM FESTIVAL
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 12-16, 2018

Block 3 - Mixed Shorts 1

Shorts program, 97 min, Not rated

A Cup of Happiness
A Cup of Happiness
Rag Dolls
Rag Dolls
Clark Park
Clark Park
Lion Nanny's Journey
Lion Nanny's Journey
Icons
Icons
The Old Woman and the Sea
The Old Woman and the Sea
Magic Play
Magic Play
Butterflies
Butterflies
The Spaghetti Police
The Spaghetti Police
See the Sun by Oblivion
See the Sun by Oblivion
You Are Here
You Are Here
Kitty City
Kitty City
The Lollipop Man
The Lollipop Man
30°
30°
Youth Is Dead by Lava Fizz
Youth Is Dead by Lava Fizz

About This Program

This program presents a mixed group of short films, from animations and music videos to narratives and a short documentary. 

A Cup of Happiness

Director: Mehmet Basak

Narrative Short, Turkey, 2017, 10 min, Color

An old woman who lives alone wakes up to breakfast one Sunday.

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Rag Dolls

Directors: Justin & Kristin Schaack

Narrative Short, United States, 2017, 4 min, Color

Play time turns into uncontrolled shenanigans when a child discovers rag dolls in an antique chest.

Project Website  Twitter   Facebook

Clark Park

Director: Troy Anderson

Documentary Short, United States, 2017, 34 min, Color

Clark Park is the story of the Southwest Detroit community that saved an outdoor ice rink, helped stabilize a neighborhood, and gives inner city youth the opportunity to play the game of hockey.

Great Lakes Connection: The film is about Detroit's last outdoor ice rink and a non-profit organization that gives inner-city youth access to the game of hockey.

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Lion Nanny's Journey

Director: JunQing DuanMu

Animation, China, 2018, 7 min, Color, Student Project (Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan)

Lion Nanny rides a train and embarks on a life journey while interacting with those around it.

Project Website  Facebook

Icons

Director: Ronnie Cramer

Animation, United States, 2018, 5 min, Color

Five hundred years of world art in five minutes, featuring three dozen iconic works rendered with nylon-tip pen and animated old school style.

Ronnie Cramer returns to the Soo Film Festival this year. We previously screened his September Sketch Book animation in our For the Family shorts program in 2015.

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The Old Woman and the Sea

Directors: Wolfgang Purkhauser, Paul Vollet, Franziska Trast

Animation, Germany, 2018, 4 min, Color, Student Project (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, Germany)

One day an old fisherwoman forgets her bait and uses a small fish she caught to catch a bigger one. She catches fish after fish, each one bigger than the last, until her greed gets out of control.

Magic Play

Director: Natasha Cánepa

Animation, United States, 2018, 3 min, Color, Student Project (Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US)

A shy boy wizard-in-training is forced into a play date with a witch girl who is unpredictable with her magic.

Project Website  Facebook

Butterflies

Director: Abby Boyce

Animation, United States, 2018, 2 min, Color, Student Project (Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, US)

Seeing a beautiful girl, a man gets "butterflies in his stomach," which seem to increase his anxiety throughout the film. Fending off the butterflies, he unknowingly demonstrates his persistence and strength to the girl in his quest to talk to her.

Project Website  Facebook

The Spaghetti Police

Director: Tim Wheatley

Animation, United Kingdom, 2018, 2 min, Color

A family holiday in a VW campervan abruptly enters a world of fantasy when the Spaghetti Police arrive.

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See the Sun by Oblivion

Director: Rachel Goodman

Music Video, United States, 2017, 3 min, Color, Student Project (Troy Athens High School, Troy, MI, US)

A music video for "See the Sun" by Oblivion.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was created at Troy Athens High School in Troy, Michigan.

You Are Here

Director: Deb Ethier

Animation, Canada, 2017, 1 min, Color

An animated dusk-to-dawn meditation on the crossroads between the seen and the unseen, inspired by a postcard and many summers at a remote Northern Ontario lake.

Great Lakes Connection: The filmmaker lives in southern Ontario on the Detroit River and a stone's throw from Lake Erie. The film itself is a meditation on long past summers spent on a lake in northern Ontario about three hours from Sault Ste. Marie and north of Georgian Bay.

Deb Ethier returns to the Soo Film Festival this year.  We screened her animated short A Bolt from the Blue in last year's Tunes and 'Toons program.

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Kitty City

Directors: Peri Saat, Emel Saat

Animation, United States, 2018, 2 min, Color, Student Project (SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, US)

A house cat escapes his owner to find a place to sleep in peace.

Great Lakes Connection: The filmmakers are students at the State University of New York in Oswego, NY.

The Lollipop Man

Director: Danilo Zambrano

Narrative Short, Ireland, 2017, 14 min, Color, Student Project (National Film School at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland)

An idiosyncratic lollipop man lives a rigid lifestyle. When he befriends a free-spirit substitute teacher, his life is turned upside down.

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30°

Director: Kévin Lagrue

Animation, France, 2018, 2 min, Color, Student Project (Supinfocom Rubika, Valenciennes, France)

A grandfather who lived in a spaceship for a long time makes a weird and metaphysical trip.

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Youth Is Dead by Lava Fizz

Director: Javier Mazuelas

Music Video, Spain, 2018, 5 min, Color

A brief reunion with lost youth.

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Screening

Friday, September 14, 1:00pm
Soo Theatre

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