BIFF Shorts: Students
The next generation of filmmaking, today. 104 minutes.
Jake Jasie (Dir), 9 minutes, Local Student Short Film, USA, World Premiere
A tortured underground guitarist (Andrew Young) plays an unplugged concert to win the heart of his true love on December 31st, 1999 in this low-fi comedy.
Mira Steuer (Dir), 2 minutes, Local Student Short Film, USA, World Premiere
A poetic exploration of the lifelong bond between a girl and her first dog.
Durotimi Akinkugbe (Dir), 5 minutes Local Student Short Film, Nigeria/USA, World Premiere
A simple artifact travels the span of human history in this animated journey through time.
Aaron Ettestad (Dir), 6 minutes, Local Student Short Film, USA, World Premiere
Mohammed Milan stars in this intense, experimental, psychological characters study.
Eamon Kelly (Dir), 8 minutes, Local Student Short Film, USA, WNY Premiere
A woman (Leah Skay) with a severe stutter discovers an old radio that begins to speak directly to her, but in the fluent version of her own voice, in this moving short.
can't talk, a movie's on
Anna Evtushenko (Dir), 13 minutes, Local Student Short Film, Russia, New York Premiere
In this mind-bending meta thriller, a paranoid young woman (Daria Martynova) thinks that nothing is real, and it turns out she's right. ––––––––
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Abby Mohaddes (Dir), 15 minutes, USA, WNY Premiere
Shot remotely across several home studios, this innovative musical revival set in a dystopian future is the tale of a droid’s liberation, and her quest to break free from her programming to find true love.
Everett Marston (Dir), 15 minutes, New Zealand, NY Premiere
This dystopian futuristic drama imagines a world where males and females are kept completely separate by a literal line, except for during duty-driven reproduction. Human instinct, unexpected emotions and desire leads Jake (Leo Allan) to cross the line.
Simon Yahn (Dir), 18 minutes, USA, Buffalo Premiere
After a last bonding experience with her grandmother (Ruth Teitel), a young girl (Natalia Stornello) comes to terms with her grandmother’s dementia and grows closer to her mother in this moving Rochester-lensed drama.
Aidan Hamell (Dir), 19 minutes, USA, WNY Premiere
When an Irishman (Derry Woodhouse) living in New Hampshire hires a young vagabond (Jasper Wolf) to build his flower garden, the pair develop an unexpected bond in this drama featuring the music of Buffalo’s The Steam Donkeys.