Student Shorts 19

Student Selections



directed by Zhaoxin Liu

A young boy follows a black balloon around his neighborhood on the day his father passes away.

(New York, USA) (11 minutes)

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directed by Tessa Hill

A young woman writes a letter to her past, to love, and to what the future might hold.

(Canada) (7 minutes)

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directed by Alex McFry

When another random hookup leaves Ethan with more than he bargained for, he’s forced to face the unfortunate realities that come with anonymous, unprotected sex: HIV. Once he is diagnosed, his life is flipped upside down as he learns to cope with his HIV diagnosis.

(Florida, USA) (6 minutes)

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directed by Nicholas Mullins

In rocky Newfoundland, popular French artist Jean Claude Roy gathers his paints and sets off to face the day. Whether it be freezing snow, violent wind, or pouring rain, he commits vibrant colors to canvas and conquers the day by creating crooked beauty out of difficulties.

(Canada) (13 minutes)

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directed by Manelle Dridi

Above a busy DC street, a group of women is learning to fight. Aggressive and unapologetic, Colleen, the group's leader, inspires her students to get angry, get strong, and get comfortable in their own power. The film follows these women as they learn to harness their own strength, struggling against social norms and experiences that have made them feel powerless.

(Washington DC, USA) (13 minutes)



directed by Ido Weisman

A warm spring morning in the kibbutz's public swimming pool. Despite being an adult, Aryeh does not know how to swim, so he is led to the deep water by the swimming instructor who, in his opinion, was the most worthy - his 13-year-old son, Yoav. In the early hours of the morning, when the pool is relatively empty, Aryeh and his shameful presence are easier to carry for Yoav. But what will happen with the arrival of Yoav's classmates? Standing between his shameful father and the popular classmates, the delicate balance in the water becomes unbearable.

(Israel) (12 minutes)

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directed by Brynn Antaran

Volatile teen Angel is enraged with the path of her obscure life in a desolate desert town. She and her two best friends, Jimena and Noely, loiter on society's fringes and isolate themselves from their peers. On her eighteenth birthday, Angel begins receiving crystal visions of her estranged father, who appears as a bike-riding spirit of the American highway. He leads her into a dangerous romance with the city of Los Angeles, a place she comes to believe is her only salvation.

(USA) (19 minutes)