Focus On: 2019 Festival Winners

Focus On: 2019 Festival Winners

Jan 19, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


You're invited to join us for our 1st shorts program of 2020 at the Deering Estate Theatre, featuring 6 short films that were all winners at our 2019 festival. This program is presented as part of our 'Focus On' series, where we showcase a collection of short films with a particular theme, topic, or 'focus'.


Event Schedule

6:00pm - Cocktail reception

6:30pm - Short film 'Making of' Workshop. Local director/ producer / actor Memo Sauceda will present a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his short film "Moriendum", which will be screened as part of the night's program.

7:00pm - Program showtime

8:15pm - Q&A session with Memo Sauceda


Shorts Program

Atlas - Winner, Best Narrative Short
Dir. By Maciej Kawalski - Narrative - 22:30 Min - Poland
The story takes us to a remote, and a bit crazy, psychiatric hospital, which receives a curious patient — the man doesn’t move nor speak, but spends his days standing with his hands up. The only thing known is his nickname — “Atlas.”

How Countries Fight Their Wars - Winner, Best Animated Short
Dir. By Thomas Loopstra, Maurice Baltissen - Animation - 2:00 Min - Netherlands
How countries fight their wars.

The Name of the Son - Winner, Best Foreign Short
Dir. By Louis Delva - Narrative - 10:06 Min - France
Tina and Fred, a couple in their fifties... the chronicle of a little piece of their lives, there is nothing more normal. Except their obsession: they seem desperate in their search for a boy's name. For who? Why? A thoughtful look on a social issue.

A.M.A. - Winner, Best South Florida Production Short
Dir. By Peter Ebanks - Narrative - 15:00 Min - USA
A self-driving car is forced to make a moral decision.

Eat the Rainbow - Winner, Best Musical Short
Dir. By Brian Benson – Musical - 19:31 Min - USA
Eat the Rainbow is a musical fable about an odd, yet kind man named Bayani who moves into a conservative suburban neighborhood and disrupts the otherwise comfortable homogeny. He doesn’t look or act like anyone else which causes fear and panic and eventually a demand for him to leave the neighborhood.

Moriendum - Winner, Best Experimental Short
Dir. By Memo Sauceda - Narrative - 2:59 Min - USA
A father with many responsibilities tries to make sense of them all, but sometimes, the weight of life is too much to bear.

Duration: 71:36 Min

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