Films I watched at Palm Springs ShortFest 2014by info-72-6849 | created - 13 Aug 2014 | updated - 29 Aug 2014 | Public
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1. Tom in America (2014)
17 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael's long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along.
2. The Gunfighter (2014)
Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Western
In the tradition of classic westerns, a narrator sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty.
3. Through the Breaking Glass (2015)
15 min | Short, Adventure, Drama
Alice, already a woman, wakes up in a foreign land. She does not remember her name neither how she got there. Evil forces are at work and Alice will have to fight to survive Wonderland and ... See full summary »
4. The Nostalgist (2014)
17 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy
Somehow, an unforeseen malfunction in a man's spectacles blurs the frail bounds between reality and parallel reality, allowing instances of a dark and dystopian future to seep into his world.
5. Young Americans (II) (2014)
30 min | Short, Crime, Drama
On the verge of aging out of foster care, seventeen year old Mercedes Harper needs money and she needs it now. She manipulates Denver Thomas, a former high school classmate (who happens to ... See full summary »
8. In the Clouds (2014)
G | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
EN LAS NUBES (In the Clouds) explores the complicated, and often comedic, space between how we think romance should work and how it actually does. Set all around Buenos Aires during one ... See full summary »
10. Ghost Train (2013)
17 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Once a year, estranged brothers Michael and Peter make a reluctant pilgrimage to the old fairground yard where their friend Sam went missing when they were boys. Both men's' lives are ... See full summary »
11. The Hero Pose (2014)
Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Mia is eight years old and wants to do anything but hang out at her dads house trying to sell a car that doesn't run. Her father, Joe has real concerns he's grappling with. The Hero Pose is... See full summary »
13. Way in Rye (2013)
28 min | Short, Drama, History
During the German invasion of Soviet Russia, a humble farmer and his wife must protect a crate of five priceless paintings evacuated from Leningrad while waiting for news from their son, a soldier fighting on the Eastern front.
15. Scrabble (2014)
12 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller
Trapped in a dull and loveless marriage, a few magical letters turn Theo's darkest fantasies into reality. Suddenly, the elderly couple is playing a board game of life and death.
16. China Connection: Jerry (2014)
6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Leading United States legal expert on China, and the first American lawyer there after normalization of US-China relations, Jerome Alan Cohen, tells the harrowing tale of how and why his ... See full summary »
19. Still Here (2014)
14 min | Short, Drama
Two strangers receive test results from the hospital: A young, up-and-coming sports agent has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, while a grim old loner, anticipating his own death, is ... See full summary »
21. Into the Silent Sea (2013)
25 min | Short, Drama, History
Alexander, a lone cosmonaut, is adrift in orbit around Earth. He has lost communications and life-support systems are dwindling fast. At the same time in Italy, a radio engineer is working ... See full summary »
23. Prospect (2014)
14 min | Short, Action, Drama
Prospect is the unusual coming-of-age story of a teenage girl on a toxic alien planet. She and her father hunt for precious materials aiming to strike it rich. When the father is attacked by a roving bandit, the daughter must take control.
24. Recoil (III) (2015)
19 min | Short, Adventure, Drama
When discovering a deep space distress call from his estranged brother, Marshall must choose to save himself or venture into the unknown for a chance at redemption.
25. Test Drive (2014)
Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller
A simple test drive turns sinister when Sadie gets trapped in the back seat of her own car, captive to two volatile brothers whose relationship is set to explode.
31. Tumorhead (2014)
Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama, Family
Jean's little sister, Mae, may be sick, but Jean is sick of it...Mae is a bully and gets everything she wants, including Jean's pennant flag.
34. Between Us (III) (2014)
12 min | Short, Drama, Romance
In the midst of a passionate affair with a married woman, arts teacher Ariel must choose between sating her sexual desires or living an open life free of broken promises.
35. The Brunchers (2013)
19 min | Short, Comedy
A thirty something couple, concerned that they're out of touch and no longer fashionable, decide to rectify the situation by dragging themselves to the latest hip brunch eatery. As they ... See full summary »
37. Me + Her (2014)
10 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Creating a universe between two small pieces of Cardboard. When Jack and Jill of Cardboard City are separated by Jill's torrid illness, Jack must think outside the box to assure they will be together again.