The Wrap has officially announced the 12 finalists for its 4th Annual Shortlist Film Festival. The festival launches on 5th August, 2015.
Shortlist Film Festival handpick 12 short films from the world’s top film festival including Sundance, Slamdance, Tribeca, Los Angeles, Cinequest Palm Spring Shortlist and other prestigious festivals.
The Industry Prize winner will receive $5,000 cash prize at an awards ceremony. The shorts are available now through August 18th for online voting.
Watch the 12 finalists below:
Director: Ali Asgari
Iran/Italy, 15 Minutes
Narges and her friend have just a few hours to find someone to take care of her baby for some days.
Directed by: Gabriel Osorio
Chile, 10 Minutes
An old, melancholy bear tells his life story through a mechanical diorama.
Directed by: Guan Tian
China/USA, 11 Minutes
A young couple having sex in a car realizes that there are no more condoms left…
Directed by: Nila Bergendal
Sweden, 9 Minutes
Are we born to do good or are we here just to save ourselves? This animated film provides disconcerting answers.
Directed by: Ian Samuels
USA, 14 Minutes
A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20 something.
Directed by: Shaka King
USA, 6 Minutes
n. 1. Italian‐American slang for ni**er.
Derived from Italian dialect word for eggplant.
See also moolie.
*source: urban dictionary and every mob movie ever
Directed by: Brian Bolster
USA, 11 Minutes
Told almost entirely through voicemail messages, One Year Lease documents the travails of Brian, Thomas and Casper as they endure a year-long sentence with Rita, the cat-loving landlady.
Directed by: Einar Baldvin
USA, 9 Minutes
Extracts from the journal of Pastor John Deitman, Strathmoor, Georgia. June & July, 1927
Directed by: Ben Aston
UK, 5 Minutes
London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a libidinous cosmonaut on chat roulette…
Directed by: Peter Vack
USA, 9 Minutes
Separated for the summer, the only way for a teenage girl to communicate with her boyfriend is over the Internet.
Directed by: Frankie Shaw
USA, 9 Minutes
A young single mother struggles to balance her old life of freedom with her new one as a mom. It all comes to a head during one particular naptime when Bridgette invites an old friend over for a visit.
Directed by: Réka Bucsi
Hungary, 10 Minutes
The film applies an unconventional narrative. It presents a subjective world through 47 scenes. Small events, interlaced by associations, express the irrational coherence of our surroundings. The surreal situations are based on the interactions of humans and nature. Differences between human and animal diminish, everyone is doing their jobs and leaving traces. Every small movement affects another, building an unpredictable, irrational system.
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Source: Short List Film Festival