2017 Under 5min. Short Films at Festival (July to December)

List of Under 5 Minute Short Films that were showcased at the festival for the 2nd half of 2017. Click the links and watch the Audience FEEDBACK videos, plus learn more about the films.

 

festival posterECSTASY BOULEVARD, 5min, USA, Fantasy/Sci-Fi
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festival posterSUICIDE NOTE, 5min, UK, Fantasy/Thriller
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festival posterTYSVAER WARS – A STAR WARS STORY, 4min, Norway, Comedy/Action
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festival posterSTAR WARS: TRIALS, 5min, USA, Action/Adventure
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BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental
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festival posterNOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video
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festival posterHOPE, 4min, Iceland, Experimental
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festival posterSTRANGE BEASTS, 5min, UK, Experimental
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festival posterDIE YOUNG, 3min, USA, Music Video
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festival posterDON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, 4min, UK, Experimental
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festival posterGOLDEN LIGHT, 3min, Italy, Music Video
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festival posterDOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterUKA, 3min, Spain, Animation/Family
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festival posterKARMA, 4min., USA, Animation/Family
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festival posterPERFECT TOWN, 4min., Switzerland, Animation/Fantastic
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Audience FEEDBACK: WOW, 4min, France, Drama/Romance

WOW, 4min, France, Drama/Romance
Directed by Axel d’Harcourt

WOW relates the cycle of desire between two lovers. The end is the beginning. The beginning is the end.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

Under 5min. SHORT Script Reading of 900 PAGES, by Juanita Cepero

Genre: Comedy

A writer tries to sell his 900-page manuscript to a very particular agent.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Peter: Geoff Mays
Suits #1 – 3: Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

900 pages is a story about broken dreams, about moving on, and about not giving up.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Magical realism

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because we’ve all been in that dark place where life seems to be pointless, and we need to make fun of that feeling, it helps us survive.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Painfully funny

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Bridget Jones’s Diary

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

1 month

How many stories have you written?

… a lot, hahaha. Been writing since I was 12.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

The Show Must Go On by Queen

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

A very dark state of mind and a tad of hopelessness

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Traveling!

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

This is a strange script, for a strange audience, born from a strange feeling. I was curious to know how a complete stranger would interpret it. The feedback was on point and it offered great ideas and suggestions.

*****

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Director’s BIO: Sewra G Kidane

Short Film Proclamation Punctuation Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Director Biography

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Sewra G Kidane is a New York City based, award winning Commercial Film Editor, with over 10 years of experience editing with some of New York City’s top advertising agencies, networks and heavy hitters in the music industry. Her love for working with fashion and beauty based film projects lead her to want to direct her own and first fashion film.

The concept for “Proclamation Punctuation” came about from Ms. Kidane noticing how much she herself was using exclamation points in her correspondences. They were everywhere! There were exclamation points in business emails, casual emails, even serious toned emails! Yet, taking them out seriously changed the tone of what she was trying to convey. She’s a very sunshine type of personality and not having them in, just wasn’t staying true to who she was! So they stayed. An epiphany was had which sparked the idea and vision for “Proclamation Punctuation”, an homage fashion film to the exclamation point!

Noticing Black film and Black fashion missing from the fashion film circuit, Ms. Kidane decided to create her own lane and fashion film. Having been in the post production industry for upwards of 15 years, Ms. Kidane curated a select group of skilled and creative colleagues blazing paths in their own respective lanes to work on “Proclamation Punctuation”.

Creating stretches farther than just creative editing for her, and now directing. She is also an accomplished jeweler of her own jewelry line; Waist Beads by Sewra; http://www.WaistBeads.com, specializing in artistry beading and contemporary waist beads; an ancient tradition of adornment. Editing and beading go hand in hand, as one inspires the other to push forward. Waist bead designs, like edit cuts, start off as distinct separate elements, that in the end, come together to form a beautifully strung ensemble.

Director Statement

“My favorite word in the whole wide world is KUJICHAGULIA! It’s a Kwanzaa principle and it means self-determination. I love saying this word, I love hearing it and I love reading it! The spirit of the word has been a guiding force for me even before I knew what the word was or meant. It essentially means to create you own path and your own destiny. Your own way! Because I wasn’t working on the type of films I wanted to edit and because I didn’t see fashion films that reflected and spoke to me as a woman and to my Black beauty… I created my own.”

Get to know the short film: MOUNT ROYAL 2017-09, 2min, Canada, Experimental

Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

A short, non-narrative montage in which scenes from Montreal’s Parc Mont Royal are transformed via custom computer software into a dreamy cascade of colourful, abstract shapes, set to a melodic, sample-based soundtrack.

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: FAMILY SHADOWS, 4min, USA, Family/Drama

Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Family shadows 1 1 page 001Every Friday night at 7 o’clock, Carter walks into the forest, and every single time, his father follows him. While wandering through the shadows, they discover what it means to be family.

The film’s director was 17 at the time of filming and 18 at the time of completion.

  • Laura Malatos
    Director, Writer, Editor
  • Rick Stevenson
    Executive Producer
  • Rick Stevenson
    Key Cast
  • Noah Anderton
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Fisher
    Key Cast
  • Max Losee
    Key Cast
  • Zim Pawluskiewicz
    Key Cast
  • Johnny Valencia
    Director of Photography
  • Kevin Klar
    Special Thanks
  • Nery Cubias
    Special Thanks
  • Carol Nguyen
    Special Thanks

Get to know the short film: BEYOND, 4min, Italy, Drama/Mystery

Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

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Night. Anonymous suburbs. A woman lies on the floor in a pool of blood. Two paramedics of Saint Mary’s Hospital are beside her. She’s a victim of violence by a wanted man. From the beginning and throughout the entire short film we will only see fragments of reality and sense external noises from the limbo of unconsciousness.

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  • Manuele Mandolesi
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  • Roberta Mattei
    Key Cast
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