COLLEGIATE SHORTS (80 m program)
“Atomic Retro Customs: The Electric Guitars of Matt Nowicki” directed by Wei Ying and Geoff Groberg (9m, USA) 2015
“A Young Nation: The Future of Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth” directed by Hannah Gaber (22m, USA) 2016
“A Working Definition” directed by Kayla Hashimoto (10m, USA) 2016
“Everything Will Work Out Just Fine!” (“Alles Renkt Sich Wieder Ein!”) directed by Gabriel Sahm (25m, Germany) 2015
“Jewish Blind Date” directed by Anaelle Morf (16m, Switzerland) 2015
“The Silence” by Artur Boruzs (7m, Romania) 2015
Atomic Retro Customs: The Electric Guitars of Matt Nowicki
(USA) In English
(2015) 9 min. (16:9)
DIR Wei Ying, Geoff Groberg, PRO Wei Ying, Geoff Groberg, SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Matt Nowicki
Matt Nowicki is a luthier in North Carolina building electric guitars that have become famous for their retro designs and custom details. This short documentary explores his process for constructing electric guitars and the inspiration behind his designs: classic science fiction and old-world craftsmanship.
A Young Nation: The Future of Oman Through the Eyes of its Youth
(USA) In English
(2016) 22 min. (16:9)
DIR Hannah Gaber, PRO Hannah Gaber, SCR Hannah Gaber, DP Hannah Gaber, ED Hannah Gaber, MUS Hannah Gaber, CAST Mahmood Al Zadjali, Khadija Al Belushi, Zulfa Al Battashi, Abdullah Al Hajri, Mohammed Al Wahaibi, Fatma Bahwan, Khalid Al Haribi, JE Peterson, Shabib al-Ma’amri, Ahmed Albadi, Saif Al Qassabi, Mohammed Hamood Alzakwani, Hamood Hamid Alzakwani, Mohammed bin Hamdan al Siyabi, Aysha Albadi, Khaula Al Harthy, David Dunford
This 20-minute documentary records youth in Oman addressing looming economic issues with entrepreneurship. The idea of entrepreneurship is new in the oil-rich Gulf nation, and the youth have many forces working against them, including the conservative nature of their society and their own mixed feelings about how much Western culture they really want to emulate. But they agree that they want Oman’s modern legacy of peacefulness, stability and friendliness to other nations, including Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., to continue. Whether this is possible as their heirless sultan of 45 years approaches 80 depends on those who are in their youth now. Produced, shot and edited independently, the film meets those youth and some of their ideas, hopes, and plans for the future.
A Working Definition
(USA) In English
(2016) 10 min. (16:9)
DIR Kayla Hashimoto, PRO , SCR Kayla Hashimoto, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST
A fleeting, fragmented, look into association, attachment, and meaning. Using an array of accounts and mediums, this film explores an enigmatic idea that we often overlook; one that is painted by nostalgia, intertwined with change, and synonymous with belonging - home.
Everything will Work out Just Fine!
(Alles Renkt Sich Wieder Ein!)
(Germany) In with English subtitles
(2015) 25 min. (2.35:1)
DIR Gabriel Sahm, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST
Everything will work out just fine! portrays Germany in crisis and Schulze, who, amongst the collapsing world around him, is set on correcting a petty mistake on his tax return form.
Jewish Blind Date (Blind Date à la Juive)
(Switzerland) In French with English subtitles
(2015) 16 min. (16:9)
DIR Anaëlle Morf, PRO Dreampixies / ECAL, SCR Anaëlle Morf, DP Tangi Zahn, ED Souliman Schelfout, MUS , CAST Estelle Darnault, Axel Fernandez, Joëlle Séchaud, Raphaël Vachoux
Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.
The Silence (Tacerea)
(Romania) In Romanian with English subtitles
(2015) 7 min. (16:9)
DIR Artur Boruzs, PRO Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography, SCR Gabriela Ionescu, DP Matei Sopterean, EDIT Cristian Radu, CAST Corina Dohanici, Andrei Serban
A one take film revealing the thoughts hidden behind a couples silence who get through a moment of crisis.