2022 / 6 min / USA, Spain / Experimental
Directed by Janelle VanderKelen
This film embraces plant sentience as fact and speculates how beings of the vegetal variety might approach interspecies communication with humans (who are far more sensorially limited). Leaves, mycelium, and roots playfully examine how humans experience the world, and the (supposedly) silent watchers consider what language those swift blurs of human might possibly understand.
I Killed You A Dozen Times
2023 / 6 min / Belgium / Experimental
Directed by Kris De Meester
Cast: Izah Hankammer
I killed you a dozen times, but you won’t go away. Maybe it’s because you’ve killed me first. Out in the cold, on a strange new globe.
“I Killed You a Dozen Times” immerses viewers in a captivating exploration of the aftermath of a traumatic breakup. The protagonist, driven to erase the other person from their existence, finds themselves exiled to a chilling and unfamiliar realm. As they confront the relentless echoes of their pain, the boundaries between reality and imagination blur, creating a surreal and introspective experience.
2023 / 16 min / USA / Horror
Directed by Dylan Fox
Cast: Dylan Fox, Rynier Gaffney
HERE ARE THE STEPS TO YOUR METAMORPHOSIS. WELCOME TO LIVING DEATH.
There are seventeen steps to vampiric transformation, according to the mysterious website “Sanguisuga,” and SELENE has followed them all. Only one step left—to feed. And what better hunting grounds than the hedonistic pages of mobile dating apps? Selene arranges a “date” with TYLER in the hopes that he may be her first victim, but he’s no easy foe—manipulative, domineering, and, worst of all, charming.
Blistering and stylish, SANGUISUGA is about predators and prey; power, fear and desire. In a world where women are at constant war over their own bodies, Selene finds a way to gain control over herself—and that solution is truly monstrous. Welcome to living death.
2022 / 20 min / Canada / Experimental
Directed by Joel Penner
A stunning visual exploration of matter in various states of microbial transformation begs fundamental questions about human cultures’ complicated relationships with other species.
2022 / 17 min / USA / Experimental
Directed by Joanie Wind
Driving Force journeys through the banality of ecocide, circling metaphorical parallels in the capitalist treatment of nature, workers, and women. The gray protagonist ponders impending cataclysm and whether or not to have children.
2023 / 2 min / USA / Experimental
Directed by Alexia Oldini
Cast: Ouncie Mitchell
This experimental documentary short merges meditations on dance from choreographer Martha Graham with music by composer Philip Glass and video featuring Professional Bull Rider/Modern Dancer Ouncie Mitchell, at the 2022 Oakley Rodeo in Oakley, UT.
2022 / 1 min / USA / Drama, Comedy
Directed by Tylar Douglass
A short film about modern youth coping with the world they find themselves in.