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Adult Animated Short Films

Friday, April 20 at 10:00 pm
Cinemark Perkins Rowe
Approx Runtime: 70 minutes

These 8 short films programmed by Scout Raskin (Sonic Bunny Productions and Comedy Central) explore adult themes.

Hey Pressto– 3D printing and the human skin unite to make creative and unique animations. Directors Animade & DBLG studios.

Short but Sweet– A young hero has to embark on an epic quest to save a princess from an evil villain, all within an absurdly short amount of time. Director Junaid Chundrigar.

Sublo & Tangy Mustard: Roommate– Sublo has to drop something off on the way to a concert. Tangy Mustard meets his roommate Tito Scaggle. Director Aaron Long.

X-Story– A young man with a robotic arm gets a treasure map and, drawn by profit, sets of from the metropolis on a long journey to get what he wants. Director Vitaliy Shushko.

Your Black Friend– Ben Passmore’s necessary contribution to the dialogue around race in the United States, “Your Black Friend” is a letter from your black friend to you about racism, friendship, and alienation. Director Ben Passmore.

You Down For Sex?– A young man gets a suggestive text, and must face a difficult choice. Director Brent Noll.

Woodswimmer– WoodSwimmer is based on a concept developed while designing a new stop-motion universe where wood is the primary element. The sequences are cross-sectional photographic scans of pieces of hardwood, burls and branches. It is a straightforward technique but one which is brutally tedious to complete. Director Brett Foxwell.

Sublo & Tangy Mustard: Halloween– It’s a spooky special episode! On Halloween night, Subpar is haunted by an evil spirit called the Booglin. Can Sublo and Tangy Mustard save Katy, Mr. Wubhamer and the restaurant itself? Director Aaron Long.

Lovesick Fool – Love in the Age of Like- The adventures of a hapless guy in LA looking for true love. Director Dominic Polcino

Family Animated Short Films

Sunday, April 22 at 10:00 am
Cinemark Perkins Rowe
Approx Runtime: 56 minutes

Spark– Director Aharonit Elior
A girl tries to find someone to spark her dull flame.

Cat City– Director Victoria Vincent
A cat tries to take on the burdens of adult life in the city.

Day Off– Director Matt Kiel
Two blindly joyous and exuberant manchilds attempt to enjoy a day off from their policing villains job, but work keeps catching up with them.

Greenie Reenie-Director Anthony Oronato
Greenie Reenie and Dozen check some emails.

Fox & the Whale– Director Robin Joseph
A curious fox embarks on a journey to find a mysterious, elusive whale.

Extinguished-Directors Ashley Anderson and Jacob Mann
In a world where flames represent love, it’s easy to get your heart burned.

In a Heartbeat– Directors Ashley Anderson and Jacob Mann
A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.


Official Louisiana Live-Action Short Films

Saturday, April 21 at 9:30 am
Cinemark Perkins Rowe
Approx Runtime: 140 minutes

An Aria for Albrights– Director Alexander Jeffery
Young, precocious opera singer, Anne Albright, gets stuck with her auto-mechanic uncle Nate for the afternoon leading up to a talent show performance.

Breathe– Director Michael Liu
Sometimes, it’s all you can do to breathe.

Chef’s Special– Director Nathan Hall
Two young men confront their sexuality while waiting for their dinner to arrive.

Death of An Umbrella Salesman– Director Steve Harold
Stanley Grimp, a door-to-door umbrella salesman, attempts to make a sale, avoid his alimony-hungry Ex and reconcile with how his life turned out this way.

Mr. United States– Director Paul Catalanotto
The story of 2016 Mr. United States Avery D. Wilson’s troubled childhood as a homosexual.

Seed of the Free– Directors Jency Hogan and Ta’Rhonda Bazille
The compelling tale of the Sojourner Truth’s trial for her son’s freedom.

Stay Woke– Director Langston A. Williams
An average police encounter unfolds through the eyes of three unique perspectives leaving the ultimate question of who or what is right or wrong.

The Unknowable Kathryn Bonair– Director Scott Sullivan
A kind hearted cafe owner wrestles with dark thoughts when her estranged husband stumbles into her cafe with another woman.

Mixed Signals– Director Nick Savides
While warding off the unwanted attention from a lonely clerk at a country store, a beleaguered stranger has an unexpected encounter with a former colleague that will complicate things for everyone involved.

Headless Swans– Director Jordan Klaja
Leon Latour is a private detective who makes his living from exposing extra-marital affairs. The hired work is one thing, but unbeknownst to his clients, the one aspect of his job – and his life – that Latour truly loves is watching the aftermath – the destruction of the relationships he investigates.




Official International Live-Action Short Films

Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 am
Cinemark Perkins Rowe
Approx Runtime: 120 minutes

Do No Harm– Director Marielle Woods
A short film about a combat medic attempting to hold on to humanity in the midst of a war much bigger than himself.

Harvest Moon-Director Emanuele Dellavalle
A tale of love between a traveler and a local Capri inhabitant.

Newborn– Director Ray Savaya
As a couple welcomes their first born son into the world, tensions arise and make them question their identity.

Picking Back Up– Director Westley Eldredge
After packing up her belongings and leaving her home behind, Anna is finally ready for a fresh start. Unfortunately, she forgot the one thing that matters. Her husband.  Through hell and high water she’s going to get back inside that house to get him–– or have a panic attack and die.

Raksha– Director Meredith Koch
A woman must cleanse herself of a lifelong curse.

The Elephone Man– Director Loris Curci
It’s busy on the line.

Towards the Sun– Director Monica Santis
Under the looming threat of deportation, an unaccompanied minor at an immigrant children’s shelter in Texas embarks on a healing journey and learns to express herself through the power of art.

The Other End of the Earth– Director Jacob Gilbert
A Cinematic Celebration of our beautiful world, featuring culture, destinations, and picturesque moments. Includes quotes from Nellie Bly, who in 1889, courageously traveled around the world in 72 days – setting a new world record. She did so despite extreme resistance, having been told that only a man could accomplish such a feat.A Cinematic Celebration of our beautiful world, featuring culture, destinations, and picturesque moments. Includes quotes from Nellie Bly, who in 1889, courageously traveled around the world in 72 days – setting a new world record. She did so despite extreme resistance, having been told that only a man could accomplish such a feat.

Louisiana Film Prize, 48 Hour Competition Winner, & Cool Cooperative Shorts Showcase

Sunday, April 22 at 10:30 am
Cinemark Perkins Rowe
Approx Runtime: 90 minutes

Stag– Director Jonnie Stapleton: After his fiance unceremoniously leaves him, a man decides to do the one thing he never got to do with her: take a swing dancing course.

Candyland– DirectorTaylor Bracewell: The staff of a local grocery store gets more than just business as usual when two candy company bigwigs turn up unannounced – and turn out to be more dangerous than anticipated.

Scoundrels– Director Mark Blitch: Two determined con artists join forces to pull off an elaborate scheme, but a multitude of obstacles – including their unexpected feelings for each other – threaten to wreak havoc on their plans.

Exit Strategy– Director Travis Bible:To escape a never-ending time loop, a brilliant young man must bend time itself to save his brother from a potentially devastating fire.

My Father’s Son– Director Kyle Clements: Already thriving as one of the world’s most renowned photographers, Asher Van Zandt (played by Kyle Clements) is on the brink of becoming a new dad. Upon learning of his own father’s death, though, the truth about their long-strained relationship comes into sharp focus.

Black and Blue– Director John Swider: An African American police officer is killed in the line of duty leaving his son angry and his father detached. Maybe the two of them can find comfort in each other.

The Melancholy Man– Director Sam Smith: The world’s saddest man meets the world’s saddest woman.

Zombie Gras- Director Cameron Wheeless: With only a few hours until their Mardi Gras holiday, Trey and Pete compete for the affection of their classmate, Shayla. Little do they know that their timing is worse than horrible as a zombie apocalypse breaks out!

Remember- Director Hunter McGregor