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Tue, March 19, 8:15pm

Opening Night Screening

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Short films in competition, featuring animation, documentary, narrative and experimental new works, including films by Mark Toscano, Jodie Mack, Kyle Armstrong, John Smith and the North American premiere of Da Vinci by Yuri Ancarani.

Films Showing:


(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2012) 7 min

Century consists of a General Motors’ automobile, a Buick Century, meeting it’s fate. General Motors’ doors, quarter panels, trunks, hoods and roofs were created at the defunct stamping plant in...

Waiting Room

(Jake Fried, 2012) 1.5 min

Waiting Room features a cluttered room, men in hazard suits, and a Hindu deity. An interior room rapidly forms and transforms as Fried, using black ink and white-out, layers hand-drawings...

Rating Dogs on a Scale of 1 to 10

(Mark Toscano, 2012) 3 min

Truth as held to be self-evident, however inconsequential or ludicrously subjective. Truth as not a matter of opinion. A meaningless game of arbitrary pronouncements that hopes to suggest other contexts...

Marcel, King of Tervuren

(Tom Schroeder, 2012) 6 min

Marcel survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son Max.  Though blinded in one eye, he remains the King of Tervuren.   A Greek tragedy as acted out by...

Beaver Creek Yard

(Laska Jimsen, 2013) 5.5 min

Beaver Creek Yard is about a place, a Christmas tree processing facility on Beaver Creek Road, and also about the human impulse to control, exploit, and profit from the natural...

Magnetic Reconnection

(Kyle Armstrong, 2012) 13 min

Magnetic Reconnection contrasts the Northern Lights with decaying manmade debris surrounding the Arctic Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba. The film touches on the regenerative power of nature and the futility of...

Da Vinci

(Yuri Ancarani, 2012) 25 min

The third film in a trilogy by Yuri Ancarani (Il Capo, 49th AAFF) receives its North American premiere. “Robotic surgery department. A surgeon performs an entire operation, controlling the robot's...

Dad’s Stick

(John Smith, 2012) 5 min

Dad’s Stick features three well-used objects that my father showed me shortly before he died. Two of these were so steeped in history that their original forms and functions were...

Persian Pickles

(Jodie Mack, 2012) 3 min

Fractal phonics accompany a delicate study of psychedelic paisley patterns. -JM...

More Is Always on the Way

(Bryan Boyce, 2010) 7 min

An evocative tour of the signs of our times. -BB...

Wildwood Flower

(A.Keewatin Dewdney, 1971) 4 min

As the Carter Family sings "Wildwood Flower" an elaborate embroidered border is created around an image of a nude woman riding slowly toward the camera, producing a kind of cameo...