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AutumnFest Shorts Program 2015

The AutumnFest Shorts Program brings together all four winners of the juried Best Short Films Competition of the recent 8th San Joaquin International Film Festival, that took place August 1-2, 2015, along with a special encore of SJIFF8 selection "Aban & Khorshid" and a new selection with Rafael Haider's rural tale "Carry On".

Total for all short films: 105 minutes

 

Aban and Khorshid

Aban & Khorshid

Directed by Darwin Serink
24 minutes
USA. 2014. In Farsi with English subtitles. Special Encore
Starring Mojean Aria, Bobby Naderi

"Two forbidden lovers, glimpsing into the world in which they met, moments before their execution."

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Carry On

Carry On (Esel)

Directed by Rafael Haider
24 minutes
Austria. 2015. In German with English subtitles. Northern California Premiere
Starring Haymon Maria Buttinger, Ingrid Burkhard, Karl Fischer

"This sublime tale focuses on an elderly couple who tend to what’s left of their once-thriving farm with the help of an aged donkey on its last legs. But when the time comes to face reality, can the farmer do what is called for?" Winner of the Thomas Pluch Prize for Best Short and Mid-length Film at the 2015 Diagonale Festival of Austrian Films in Graz, Austria.

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The Hyperglot

The Hyperglot

SJIFF8 2015 Special Jury Award for Achievement in Storytelling

Directed by Michael Urie
25 minutes
USA. 2013. In English. Special Encore
Starring Michael Levi Harris, Tovah Feldshuh, Kaley Ronayne, Ryan Spahn

"Despite his extreme talent for quickly learning and speaking different languages, a New Yorker struggles to make a romantic connection with the right woman."

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Directed by Pippa Bianco
11 minutes
USA. 2015. In English. Special Encore
Starring Taissa Framiga, Andre Royo, Madisen Beaty, Keir Gilchrist

"A 15-year-old girl returns to school after someone shares an explicit video of her." Winner, 1st Prize Cinéfondation, 2015 Festival de Cannes.

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We Can't Live Without Cosmos

We Can't Live Without Cosmos

SJIFF8 2015 Special Jury Award for Achievement in Animation

Directed by Konstantin Bronzit
16 minutes
Russian Federation. 2014. No dialogue. Special Encore

"Two cosmonaut friends try to do their best while training to make their shared dream come true. But this story isn't just about their dream." Winner, Cristal for a Short Film, 2015 Annecy International Animation Festival.

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Yes We Love

Yes We Love (Ja vi elsker)

SJIFF8 2015 Best Short Film

Directed by Hallvar Witzø
15 minutes
Norway. 2014. In Norwegian with English subtitles. Special Encore
Starring Terje Ranes, Edvard Hægstad, Hanne Skille Reitain, Johan Fredrik Bergflødt- Johannessen

"Four generations, each with a crisis, set in four different parts of Norway on the Norwegian Independence Day." Winner, Short Film Special Distinction Award, 2014 Festival de Cannes.

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Sun., Sept. 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Janet Leigh Theatre, Stockton

 

 
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