SHORT CUTS 2020 FILM FESTIVAL!

This year's virtual festival was brought to you in collaboration with

The Westport Library

Thursdays, October 8 & November 12 : 7 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

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Our annual international film festival SHORT CUTS featured two evenings of outstanding international short films curated from the Tribeca Film Festival and South by Southwest - this year, brought to you virtually. These specially selected (and often award-winning) films were followed by a live online discussion between producer Nancy Diamond and three filmmakers.

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with your ticket purchases.

2020 November Selections:

Living the Truth

Tapes by Dara Katz and Betsy Kenney (USA)

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Single by Ashley Eakin (USA)

Winner, Special Jury Recognition, South by Southwest

Coup D'etat Math by Sai Selvarajan (USA)

Winner, Special Jury Recognition, South by Southwest

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Dirty Laundry by Maxim Bessmertny (Macau)

Liliu by Jeremiah Tauamiti (New Zealand)

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Special Guests:

Directors

Sai Selvarajan, Betsey Kenney, Jeremiah Tauamiti

in discussion with Nancy Diamond

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 2020 October Selections: 

Seeking Refuge

Vera by Laura Rubirola Sala (Spain)

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Toto by Marco Baldonado (Canada)

Nominated, Best Narrative Short, Tribeca

Cru - Raw by David Oesch (Switzerland)

Winner, Student Visionary Award, Tribeca

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Gets Good Light by Alejandra Parody (USA)

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No More Wings by Abraham Adeyemi (United Kingdom)

Winner, Best Narrative Short, Tribeca

Special Guests:

 

Directors

Abraham Adeyemi, Alejandra Parody, David Oesch

in discussion with Nancy Diamond

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A Look Back...

 2019 October Selections: 

"The Secrets We Hold"

Special Guest: B. Monet

Writer & Director of

 Ballet After Dark

MAJA

by Marijana Jankovic (Denmark) 

Winner, Best Narrative Short

A little girl moves to a new country with her parents. Based on a true story. 

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by Dana Nachman (USA)

Nominee, Best Narrative Short

​A sorority girl figures out a way to eliminate all risk from the late-night ritual that is the college hook up. Now all she needs is to find a guy to test out her idea on... and with.

HOOK UP 2.0
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JEBEL BANAT

by  Sharine Atif (Egypt)

Winner, Student Visionary Award 

The retelling of a melancholic 19th century Egyptian legend about two Bedouin sisters escaping forced marriages.​

MOMSTER

by Drew Denny (USA)

Nominee, Get Shorty Award

 A queer heist film starring Brianna Hildebrand and Amanda Plummer.  

 2019 November Selections: 

"Living with Family"

Special Guest: Haley Finnegan

Writer, Actor, Director,

Westphalia

PEARL

by Yuchao "Robbin" Feng (China)
 

Special Jury Mention, 2019

In a desolate Chinese fishing village, a single mother gives her 6-year-old daughter one final lesson, inspired by true events.

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by Scott Lochmus (USA)

​An elderly maestro and a young piano prodigy venture out of their musical isolation in hopes of selling their beloved piano.

METRONOME (IN TIME)
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MIND MY MIND

by Floor Adams (The Netherlands)
 

Nominated, Best International Short 2019

Relying on social scripts to survive the social world, one must not go off-script. Especially if you want to date a girl.​

WESTFALIA

by Haley Finnegan (USA)

Emelia & Brody pack their things for a social media road trip in a 1984 Westfalia Vanagon...their aim is to become Insta-famous.  

SHORT CUTS Festival Highlights!