The Bicycle (7 minutes) Directed by Adam Neustadter and Chris McCoy. An old abandoned bicycle learns to love again after numerous mishaps.
The Big Leap (15 min.) Directed by Kristoffer Rus. From Poland & Sweden. Three people meet at the top of a skyscraper with the same intention due to a major financial crisis. The three realize they each have a different conviction about the afterlife: a believer, an atheist and an uncertain agnostic. The only way to find out who’s right is to take the big leap. More info: www.bigleapmovie.com
Dood van een Schaduw (Death of a Shadow) (20 min.) Directed by Tom Van Avermaet. From Belgium & France. A strange collector has imprisoned the shadow of Nathan, a soldier who died during World War I. When he is given the chance for a second life, it is his love of Sarah that guides him though what he finds will push him to a difficult decision with consequences attached. More info: www.deathofashadow.com
La Noche Anuncia la Aurora (Night Announces the Dawn) (23 min.) Directed by Gerard Uzcategui. From Venezuela. Grand prize Best Cinematography winner at the 2013 RIIFF. On the delta of the Catatumbo river a woman faces the death of her husband coexisting with her thoughts, her dreams, her fears, her desires, and her memories until she decides to seek the unknown. A visually stunning journey into another realm. More info: www.gerarduzcategui.com/aurora
Rescue (6 min.) Directed by Po Chou Chi. Animated. From USA & Taiwan. A group of scientist race against the clock as they undertake a special rescue mission.
Woody (10 min.) Directed by Stuart Bowen. From Australia. Stop motion animation. A wooden figure dreams of playing the piano but only has paddles for hands. More info: www.woodyshortfilm.com
Film evening begins at 7:00pm. Suggested donation of $10 at the door, $5 students.