Rhode Island International Film Festival’s Heartwarming Shorts

THE VOTES ARE IN!

1st Place – The Gnomist

2nd Place – He and She

The Beginning (4 minutes) Directed by Melanie McGraw. Casey has an important confession to make to his father on prom night.

Gayby (7 m.) Directed by Anya Beyersdorf. From Australia. Young Roy decides karate is the answer to his bully problem, but his Dad can see that his son needs a different approach. More info: www.gifthorsefilms.com

The Gnomist (20 m.) Directed by Sharon Liese. Documentary. When miniature fairy homes appear in a suburban Kansas forest, three women become intrigued by the mystery of their origin and find that believing in magic is the medicine they need to overcome their personal struggles.

Picnic (13 m.) Directed by Jure Pavlovic. From Spain. In Sarajevo, young Emir is accompanied by a social worker on a visit to see his father for a weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open penitentiary. More info: www.agenciafreak.com/en/film/PICNIC/583

He and She (16 m.) Directed by Marco Gadge. From Germany. Following an unexpected breakup with his girlfriend, Thomas meets a quirky older woman at a remote rest stop who shows him there are always reasons to jump into life with both feet. More info: www.augohr.de

The Train (9 m.) Directed by Asher Grodman. A preoccupied young man reluctantly agrees to meet his girlfriend’s grandfather (Eli Wallach, in his final performance) and learns how life can change in a moment. More info: www.trainshortfilm.com

Warm Snow (5 m.) Directed by Ira Elshansky. From Germany. Animation. A father and daughter’s relationship transpires through painful and joyful memories over a kitchen table. More info: www.augohr.de

Film evening begins at 7:00pm. Suggested donation $10 at the door.

More info:  www.rifilmfest.org

Image: Eli Wallach stars in THE TRAIN

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