About This Program
What will the future bring? This program of short narrative films offers some possible visions.
Director(s): Yoram Ever-Hadani
Narrative Short, Israel, 2018, 16 min, Color
A factory worker assembles an enigmatic machine that produces liquid drops from the moonlight.
Director(s): Matthew Ryan Smith
Narrative Short, USA, 2021, 11 min, Black & White and Color
A far-future human civilization that spans the galaxy looks back to learn more about humans in our time.
Great Lakes Connection: The filmmaker has lived in Michigan all his life. The interview portions of the film are set, and the scenes were also shot, in Michigan.
Director(s): John Baak
Narrative Short, Netherlands, 2020, 9 min, Color
In search of a better life, Samira finds herself in a situation where her core values are challenged, and she starts to wonder if it’s all worth it.
Director(s): Matthew Hamel, Danny Kim, Michelle Hamel
Narrative Short, USA, 2016, 6 min, Color
On Halloween, something goes wrong for two siblings out trick-or-treating. This short film was conceptualized and completed in just 48 hours (2880 minutes) for the Cinema 2880 Film Festival and had to include all of the following: Genre: Western; Character: Know-It-All; Item (Prop): Postcard; Location: The Woods; Line of Dialogue: Make it easy on yourself. There’s nothing more you can do.
Great Lakes Connection: The entire cast and crew are from Berrien Springs and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Director(s): James Sowka
Narrative Short, USA, 2021, 8 min, Color
A woman makes a startling discovery while cleaning her home.
Great Lakes Connection: The director lived in East Lansing for over a year.
Director(s): Vincent Gagliardi
Narrative Short, USA, 2020, 8 min, Color
In this sci-fi comedy, an extraterrestrial visits Earth to reveal the secret to saving the planet.
Great Lakes Connection: Co-Producer Matt Jensen is from Michigan.
Director(s): Christopher Satola
Narrative Short, USA, 2018, 12 min, Color, Student Project - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
In a near future world, technological communication advancements have deprived humanity of closeness to each other. The sound of a human voice has become almost forgotten, the touch of a person close to you almost extinct, and direct interactions almost forbidden. A small boy, full of curiosity about the world that surrounds him, goes on a journey to learn the value of interpersonal communication, human emotions, and their expression, and discovers the underground art of theater. The boy tries to adopt a play portraying an early 21st century family into his own relationship with his parents.
Director(s): Álvaro de la Hoz
Narrative Short, Spain, 2020, 12 min, Color
Olivia is not willing to fail. She goes out and tests herself, going further and further. Until she executes her plan.
Director(s): Nacho S. Cavada, Gerar Revilla, Adrián Hevia
Narrative Short, Spain, 2020, 29 min, Color
1993. Nico Ríos is an unsuccessful journalist working for a minor newspaper. When he receives an anonymous call from a mysterious woman, Nico finds himself involved in a race against the clock to reveal a dark plot orchestrated by an unscrupulous businessman that threatens all mankind.