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Tue, March 25, 8:15pm

Opening Night Screening

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Short films in competition, featuring animation, documentary, narrative and experimental new works, including the North American premiere of A Million Miles Away by Jennifer Reeder (winner of Best Narrative at 48th AAFF); Cut by Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet; The Dark, Krystle by Michael Robinson and the World Premiere of Tacoma by Courtney Krantz.

Filmmakers in attendance: Michael Robinson, Jennife Reeder, Courtney Krantz.

Dedicated to the memory of Dominik DeVarti.

Films Showing:


(Ian Cheng, 2013) 3 min

Motion capture choreography simulated against motion capture choreography. -IC...


(Bryan Boyce, 2013) 2 min

Interactive is a very versatile system....

The Dark, Krystle

(Michael Robinson, 2013) 9.5 min

The cabin is on fire!  Krystle can't stop crying, Alexis won't stop drinking, and the fabric of existence hangs in the balance, again and again and again. -MR "The Dark,...


(Johan Rijpma, 2012) 1 min

A piece of paper is divided by hand into an even number of pieces and then reassembled. A photograph of this finished composition is then printed and divided again. This...


(Matthias Müller, Christoph Girardet, 2013) 13 min

The body as a wound that never heals....

A Million Miles Away

(Jennifer Reeder, 2014) 27 min

Melancholy as a survival strategy in the American Mid-West: An adult woman (the conductor) on the edge of failing and a pack of teenage girls (the choir) simultaneously experience a...


(Martha Colburn, 2013) 6.5 min

With a stop frame animation featuring dolls, sets and found footage, a theme of ‘hidden truth’ emerges; accompanied by Juan Felipe Waller’s composition “Metamorfoza”....


(Courtney Krantz, 2013) 6.5 min

A reflection on home and memory. Old love letters. A card game. Music gone by. An indoor-outdoor encounter of domestic space. Filmed in the verdant environment of the Pacific Northwest...

Little Girl

(Bruce Baillie, 1966/2014) 10 min

This film by Bruce Baillie, completed in 1966 but unreleased until 2014, is contemporaneous with Castro Street, but is much more formally connected to All My Life or Still Life,...