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  • The Audition

    While performing at a wedding, Sarah has an unexpected encounter with someone from her past.

    DIRECTED BY GUY LICHTENSTEIN
    AUSTRIA | 2019 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Midland

    Mike Boyd has been stuck in rural Texas playing Double-A baseball for 3 years. With his prospect of advancing to the Majors diminishing, he grows more lost and anxious with each passing day. Out of the blue Mike meets a young woman named Chelsea who offers compassion and distraction from the dail...

  • Scent of the Morning

    On the last night of the siege on Beirut during the war of 1982, a young Palestinian poet strives to reach the kitchen in order to observe his everyday routine of coffee and cigarette, despite the plight of the war going on around. The film is inspired by the 1987 prose poem Memory of Forgetfulne...

  • On the Border

    In a border village, a Chinese teenager of Korean descent aspires to emigrate to the homeland.

    DIRECTED BY WEI SHUJUN
    CHINA | 2018 | CHINESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Burger

    Late night in a burger bar! Gay and straight, male and female, couples, singles and friends are observed by Norwegian filmmaker Magnus Mork in this short drama filmed on location in a Cardiff burger bar.

    DIRECTED BY MAGNUS MORK
    UNITED KINGDOM, NORWAY | 2013 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • The Cuddle Workshop

    Desperate to overcome a fear of intimacy, Masha, a young New Yorker, impetuously decides to spend an afternoon at a cuddle workshop. What she learns is a lesson in caring and honesty and maybe a baby step towards cuddling.

    DIRECTED BY MAURO MUELLER
    MEXICO, SWITZERLAND, UNITED STATES | 2014 | ENG...

  • Dear Chickens

    Two unlikely roommates discover life begins with a tomato. So when a stubborn old man and a fretful teenaged girl are forced to share a hospital room, an unexpected friendship forms over their hatred of fake cheerfulness and bad hospital food.

    DIRECTED BY MAURO MUELLER
    MEXICO, SWITZERLAND, UNITE...

  • Brand New Day

    Kate goes on a blind date for the first time since finding out some potentially devastating news. Nervous and fearful of rejection, she pursues the date despite her secret. But little does she know, her seemingly confident date, Jay, also has a secret. Sometimes two wrongs do make a right in this...

  • Under

    Sydney, a relapsed drug addict, agrees to go to a country cabin by her fiancé Tom, in order to clean up. Their plans for rehabilitation, however, are suddenly made moot when an avalanche buries them alive. Trapped in a small pocket of air, the two realize that any attempt to free Sydney will bury...

  • Jonathan's Chest

    Alex is awoken one night when a stranger enters his room through an open window. He claims to be Alex's brother, Jonathan, who disappeared mysteriously years earlier. As Jonathan reveals the disturbing nature of his
    disappearance and the reason for his visit, Alex is faced with an unimaginable ch...

  • Je criais contre la vie ou pour elle

    In the forest, a herd of deer turns against the hound dogs that have been chasing them. Made from a corpus of a hundred engravings of the nineteenth century.

    DIRECTED BY VIRGINE KEATON
    FRANCE | 2009 | NO DIALOGUE

  • Me + Her

    In a far far away world, tucked away in a small fold of land, behind an enormous willow tree exists the tiny tiny city of Cardboard. Normally a bright and happy place, Cardboard City remains dark over the passing of one of its finest residents, Jane Cardboard. The day her cardboard remains were l...

  • Oripeaux

    In a remote village, a little girl befriends a pack of coyotes. But the villagers brutally put an end to this relationship, unaware of the revolution that awaits.

    DIRECTED BY SONIA GERBEAUD & MATHIAS DE PANAFIEU
    FRANCE | 2014 | NO DIALOGUE

  • Total Freak

    A summer camp horror-comedy about a young teen, his crush on a mischievous girl, and how the pursuit of a kiss awakens a secret about the lake.

    DIRECTED BY ANDREW ELLMAKER
    UNITED STATES | 2014 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Time Out

    In this dark comedy, which was originally performed live onstage, two hard-bitten kindergartners--played by adult actors--share a "time out" in a remote corner of the school playground. Together they enter a world of anxiety, despair, revenge and cooties.

  • Red Snow (aka Roter Schnee)

    World War II, Serbia 1941. A young lieutenant must persuade a captive resistance fighter to betray his comrades, or enforce a law which states that for every German soldier killed, one hundred civilians have to be executed. Based on true events.

    DIRECTED BY LUKA POPADIC
    MONTENEGRO, SERBIA, SW...

  • Les Misérables

    In the modern-day Parisian neighborhood of Victor Hugo’s novel, a newly transferred cop learns abusive policing practices from two veterans. When a young boy records them going too far, the community threatens to explode.

    This acclaimed César Award-nominated short was expanded by director Ladj L...

  • Black Hat

    A pious Hasidic man (Adam Silver) living a secret double life misplaces his hat one night, causing his two separate worlds to collide in ways he could never imagine.

    DIRECTED BY SARAH SMITH
    UNITES STATES | 2019 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Tasty Wafers

    On the eve of her Catholic elementary school graduation, a young girl is pressured by her best friend to take communion for the first time, even though she is not Catholic.

    Claire Gostin is a filmmaker from Gig Harbor, Washington. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California and is a 2020 grad...

  • Spotlight on Short Films from NFFTY

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    Film Movement Plus is partnering with the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) to showcase the best shorts from around the world during the month of October.

    In conjunction with NFFTY Online (beginning 10/23), the 14th edition of the Seattle-based festival – the world’s largest and ...

  • Grasshopper: A Short Film by Ash Mayfair

    A young girl saves a pig’s life and incidentally changes her own.

    DIRECTED BY ASH MAYFAIR
    VIETNAM | 2012 | VIETNAMESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Haircut

    A teacher and her student linger in an empty classroom. Through their looks and gestures, a strange confrontation begins.

    DIRECTED BY VIRGINIA MORI
    FRANCE, ITALY | 2014 | NO DIALOGUE

  • Les Indes Galantes

    Hip-hop dancers form a "battle" to the music of the "Danse des sauvages" from Rameau's ballet Les Indes Galantes. The savagery of this dance, made of blows and threats, is a political message: it is Krump, a hip-hop dance style born in the 2000s in the heart of the poor neighborhoods of Los Angel...

  • A Ninja Pays Half My Rent

    It's not easy living with a roommate. A ninja could either be the answer to your dreams, or the roommate from hell.

    DIRECTED BY STEVEN K. TSUCHIDA
    USA | 2003 | ENGLISH