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OFFICIAL
PROGRAM GUIDE

ASPEN
TUE APR 6

schedule
WED APR 7
5:30pm COMPETITION PROGRAM THREE Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.)

THU APR 8
5:30pm COMPETITION PROGRAM FIVE Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.)

FRI APR 9
5:30pm COMPETITION PROGRAM SEVEN Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.)

SAT APR 10
10:30am MEMBERS EVENT THE ART OF WATCHING SHORTS Venue to be announced
(75 min.) Aspen Film Reel People members only. RSVP required.

5:30pm COMPETITION PROGRAM ONE Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.)

$12 8:30pm COMPETITION PROGRAM TWO Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.)

$12 8:30pm COMPETITION PROGRAM FOUR Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.)

$12 8:30pm COMPETITION PROGRAM SIX Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.)

$12 8:45pm COMPETITION PROGRAM EIGHT Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.)

$12

$12

$12

$12

3:00pm SPECIAL PRESENTATION MICRO MOVIEMAKING WITH LEWIS TEAGUE Wheeler Opera House
(75 min.)

SUN APR 11
2:00pm SPECIAL PRESENTATION FILMS FOR FAMILIES Wheeler Opera House
(60 min.)

FREE 5:30pm COMPETITION PROGRAM NINE Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.)

$6 4:00pm SPECIAL PRESENTATION SHORTSFEST AWARDS CEREMONY Wheeler Opera House
(60 min.) Aspen Film Reel People members and Shortfest passholders invited

$12
Alma

VENUES
ASPEN Wheeler Opera House 320 East Hyman Avenue CARBONDALE Crystal Theatre 427 Main Street

CARBONDALE
FRI APR 9
5:30pm & 8:00pm
COMPETITION

8:45pm COMPETITION PROGRAM TEN Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.) $12

6:00pm SPECIAL PRESENTATION TROPFEST'S BEST: 7 MINUTES OR LESS Wheeler Opera House
(80 min.)

SAT APR 10
5:30pm & 8:00pm
COMPETITION

PROGRAM A Crystal Theatre
(100 min.)

PROGRAM B Crystal Theatre
(100 min.)

$12

$12

$12

tickets
GENERAL INFORMATION
General admission $12 Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show in Aspen and Carbondale. Your ticket guarantees a seat up to 10 MINUTES prior to each show. In the event of a sellout, unclaimed seats will be released. In the event of a sellout, the wait list begins 30 minutes prior to show time. Programs subject to change without notice. No ticket refunds or exchanges. Please notify the Wheeler Opera House by March 26 of any special needs covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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STUDENT DISCOUNTS
For students 18 & younger Available at the Wheeler Box Office only (No web or phone orders) Must present valid school ID, driver’s license, or permit Student Tickets $9 Advance Ticket $8 Student “Rush” Ticket Sold 5 minutes before show time on a “space available” basis. For student group rates and other information, contact 970 925 6882, x302.

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IMAGES ON COVER (clockwise from top left): Born Sweet, The Continuing and Lamentable Saga

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tuesday april 6
5:30pm 8:30pm

COMPETITION PROGRAM ONE
Special Thanks to the City of Aspen

COMPETITION PROGRAM TWO
Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. Clean A young nursing-home worker with a secret goes to extreme, yet comical, measures to disguise and sustain it. By the director of Family Reunion (SF07). (Isold Uggadottir, USA, 12 min.) Echo In this powerful drama, two boys begin to confront the emotional consequences of their actions when they are forced to reconstruct the scene of a crime. (Magnus von Horn, Poland, 15 min.) Formic A skateboarder trying out new tricks unwittingly threatens a small but important life in this clever action movie. (Roman Kaelin, Germany, 4 min.) The Man Who Slept In this finely choreographed animation, Sofia longs to experience the vibrancy of the outside world, but she must first escape an unusual burden. (Inès Sedan, Canada, 12 min.) Park One morning four strangers have a random encounter on a city street. The second time their paths converge, memory of that fleeting moment colors everything. (Thierry Espasa, France, 14 min.) Pigeon: Impossible One rookie secret agent. One curious pigeon. One very special government-issued nuclear briefcase. Operation Laughter. (Lucas Martell, USA, 6 min.) The Poodle Trainer What motivates a poodle trainer? In Irina Markova’s case, it’s her transcendent relationship with her dogs, not to mention the welcome isolation behind the red-velvet curtains of the circus. (Vance Malone, USA, 9 min.) Seeds of the Fall From the director of Instead of Abracadabra (SF09) comes this wry, offbeat tale of a middle-aged couple in the throes of sexual frustration. An unusual opportunity knocks with the sudden arrival of a bulldozer. (Patrik Eklund, Sweden, 18 min.) Washdays Kyle has an embarrassing problem, and his fed-up mother’s remedies are only making matters worse. When he seeks his own solutions, what results is a tender new understanding between mother and son. (Simon Neal, UK, 10 min.)

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(100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. Dust Kid In this beautifully drawn line animation, Eujin decides to clean her apartment for the first time in months, only to discover the task is more involved. (Jung Yumi, South Korea, 10 min.) Fences Accompanying his father to work, a young boy discovers that the world is more complicated than he ever imagined. (Tim Dean, Australia, 7 min.) Gone to the Dogs When a guest (Martha Plimpton) brings an uninvited companion to a dinner party, hilarious havoc ensues. (Liz Tuccillo, USA, 10 min.) Incident by a Bank This innovative film reconstructs, with humor and detail, a seemingly random but increasingly alarming moment in central Stockholm. (Ruben Östlund, Sweden, 12 min.) Jacob The joy of a boy’s birth to Aboriginal parents in 1940s Australia quickly turns when they must confront an indisputable truth that neither is prepared to accept. (Dena Curtis, Australia, 11 min.) Kavi Young Kavi wants more out of life than laboring at an Indian brick kiln with his family. He dreams instead of going to school and playing cricket. A compelling treatment of a timely topic. (Gregg Helvey, India/USA, 19 min.) My Way A whimsical tale about the invisible pebble that nudges us through life and brings awareness, told through the perspective of shoes. (Veljko Popović, Croatia, 7 min.) Nico’s Challenge Thirteen-year-old Nico faces special challenges as he undertakes a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain. This real-life coming-of-age adventure teems with unexpected twists and unlimited inspiration. (Steve Audette, USA/Tanzania, 15 min.) Ramlod When her car runs out of gas, a young Israeli photographer finds herself stranded in the wrong part of town. What follows is an eye-opening guided tour. (Maya Tiberman, Israel, 10 min.)

Gone to the Dogs

Ni ' Ch ll Nico's Challenge

Th M Wh Sl t The Man Who Slept

Echo

Ramlod

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wednesday april 7
5:30pm 8:30pm

thursday april 8
5:30pm

COMPETITION PROGRAM THREE
Special Thanks to Aspen Magazine

COMPETITION PROGRAM FOUR
Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. Birthday Sara loves her wife, Katarina, and wants to surprise her on her 40th birthday. But Katarina also has a surprise for this memorable day. (Jenifer Malmqvist, Sweden/Poland, 18 min.) Charlotta-TS: Episode One An unusual young woman from Barcelona searches for identity, love, and an ability to pay the rent while her lawyer struggles to keep her out of jail in Lewis Teague’s lively new cyber-serial. Tonight her adventures begin. (Lewis Teague, USA, 10 min.) Clouds, Hands Wood-block images conjure shards of memory—a father’s hands, a mother hanging laundry, a field of flowers—into a poetic meditation on the passage of time. (Simone Massi, France, 9 min.) The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers A darkly comic fairytale set in a Bavarian forest, with Keira Knightley as the frustrated fairy godmother. (The Brownlee Brothers, UK, 10 min.) The Hardest Part It ain’t easy being geezy when an aging actor finally secures the audition of a lifetime. But just how badly does he want the role? (Oliver Refson, UK, 14 min.) Q&A When Joshua interviewed his mother for the oral history project StoryCorps, their one-of-a-kind conversation covered everything from cockroaches to some poignant revelations. (Mike & Tim Rauch, USA, 4 min.) Teleglobal Dreamin’ Rosa, a Filipino call-center agent, takes her American boss out on the town. But her efforts to impress him and her friends go seriously awry. (Eric Flanagan, Philippines/ Singapore, 18 min.) Voice on the Line Enchanting operators, covert government plots, Cold War paranoia, and ordinary telephones forever changed how we get in touch with one another. (Kelly Sears, USA, 7 min.) Wagah At the only checkpoint along the 2,000-mile border between India and Pakistan, each day’s flag ceremony draws cheering crowds, whose patriotic enthusiasm for the ritual reveals more national similarities than differences. (Supriyo Sen, Germany, 14 min.)

COMPETITION PROGRAM FIVE
Special Thanks to Aspen Public Radio

Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. Angry Man Some secrets are best revealed, as a brave young boy discovers when he seeks help from the king of Norway in this emotionally resonant animation. (Anita Killi, Norway, 20 min.) Anything You Can Do Heather can beat anyone at anything—or so she thinks. (Evan Wolf Buxbaum, USA, 6 min.) Chicken Heads After his father’s prized sheep goes missing, Yousef devises a questionable strategy to keep the truth buried. (Bassam Ali Jarbawi, Palestinian Territories/USA, 14 min.) Doppelgänger Imagine finding someone who shares your exact name. When this filmmaker makes such a discovery, his life becomes intertwined with another in ways that surprise and fascinate. (Oscar de Julián Fernández, Spain, 20 min.) Glenn Owen Dodds An illuminating comedy about an ordinary man who meets an extraordinary man and discovers nothing less than the meaning of life. (Frazer Bailey, Australia, 16 min.) Heat It’s the hottest day of the year in London, and Donna finally agrees to share a long-held secret with her skeptical partner. (Debbie Tucker Green, UK, 13 min.) Mariachi Carlos is struggling to carve an identity somewhere between his Mexican-born parents and Brooklyn-bred peers. A sudden change in his family's fortunes leads him farther from home and closer to finding himself. (Elena Julia Greenlee, USA, 13 min.) Math Test Yujin tries to concentrate on his math test despite an unexpected visitor. (Jung Yumi, South Korea, 2 min.)

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(100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. Family Jewels On the eve of her deployment to Afghanistan, Carol’s desire for a quiet night with her husband and two sons goes unwittingly awry. (Martin Stitt, USA/UK, 21 min.) Guns, Bees and Tadpoles A summer’s day takes a turn to the extraordinary for a normal family in not-so-normal times. (John McCloskey, Northern Ireland, 5 min.) The History of Aviation In this luminous period piece set in 1905, a group of seaside picnickers assembles for one last photograph, until they realize someone is missing. (Bálint Kenyeres, France/Hungary, 15 min.) Home Is Where You Find It The human faces of AIDS in Africa are movingly captured in this personal documentary by 16-year-old Alcides Soares, who chronicles his story as a teenaged orphan rebuilding his family, with a camera and advice from two professional filmmakers. (Alcides Soares, USA/Mozambique, 27 min.) Lebensader A child imagines an entire world inside a leaf in this colorful fantasy. (Angela Steffen, Germany, 6 min.) Little Miss Eyeflap A Pakistani girl living in Norway embarks on a fairytale–like journey of self-discovery rather than obeying her family’s wishes. (Iram Haq, Norway, 9 min.) Non-Love-Song On the last day of summer before heading off to college, two best friends attempt to connect as adults and share an unprecedented real moment. (Erik Gernand, USA, 8 min.) Roof Rattling A bungled domestic break-in leads to a brief, surprisingly touching encounter between a lonely shut-in and an inexperienced interloper. (James Blick, New Zealand, 15 min.)

Roof Rattling Heat

Teleglobal Dreamin' T l l b lD i '

Guns, Bees and Tadpoles

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thursday april 8
8:30pm

continued

friday april 9
5:30pm 8:45pm

COMPETITION PROGRAM SIX
Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. Alma A little girl is captivated by a mysterious doll in the window of a rather unusual toy store. (Rodrigo Blaas, Spain/USA, 6 min.) The Cage An injured bird adds a new emotional dimension to a strained father-son relationship. From the director of Waves (SF08). (Adrian Sitaru, Romania/Netherlands, 17 min.) Careful with That Axe A cheeky tale about playing with things we shouldn’t. (Jason Stutter, New Zealand, 2 min.) Charlotta-TS: Episode Two Charlotta fears her mother’s reaction to her new personae. Lewis Teague’s multifaceted web serial continues (see Program Four). (Lewis Teague, USA, 10 min.) Flowerpots A delightful animation that delves into flowerpots, hats, and habits. (Rafael Sommerhalder, UK/Switzerland, 5 min.) Man and Boy Thinking his son has been wronged, a father takes justice into his own hands. The results of his impulsive paternal instincts lead to disturbing unforeseen consequences. (David Leon, Marcus McSweeney, UK, 20 min.) Plank Cultural tradition and paternal expectation dictates Nassim play soccer or kickbox. But his heart is set on competitive skateboarding, a “springboard to another world.” (Billy Pols, Netherlands, 16 min.) Shotgun Three men test the limits of friendship and contemplate mortality in this humorous take on “all in a day’s work.” (Russ Lamoureux, USA, 6 min.) The Unhappy Woman When a director tries to coach his actress, she delivers more than a performance and the camera keeps rolling. (Tomas Sem Løkke-Sørensen, Norway, 5 min.)

COMPETITION PROGRAM SEVEN
Special Thanks to The Aspen Times

COMPETITION PROGRAM EIGHT
Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. Charlotta-TS: Episode Three Charlotta is astonished to discover that her mother’s secrets trump her own (see Program Four). (Lewis Teague, USA, 10 min.) He’d Never Do That All young Laura wants is a grandpa. An amusing modern fable about family, aging, and pets. (Anartz Zuazua, Spain, 14 min.) home In this unusual tribute to his family house, the filmmaker evokes the profound loss felt when home is just a memory. (Matt Faust, USA, 6 min.) It's Free for Girls In a few days, Laetitia will obtain her professional hairstyling certificate. But first there's a party to attend. (Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, France, 23 min.) Junkyard Jesus Manny fences cars for quick cash. When he partners with his buddy Jesus, their friendship is jeopardized by a disturbing discovery. (Christoph Kuschnig, USA, 14 min.) Moore Street Masala When a Dublin shop clerk falls for the sexy estate agent across the road, it’s true love, Bollywood style. (David O’Sullivan, Ireland, 6 min.) Snake Fever In tiny, rural Waynoka, Oklahoma, snake hunting is much more than a means of protection or sport—it’s a way of keeping the old West alive and the basis of a festival that attracts thousands of spectators every year. (Wendy Greene, USA, 12 min.) Yellow Belly End A man lives a peaceful existence recording others’ untimely endings, until he is drawn to the brink himself in this deliciously strange animation. (Philip Bacon, UK, 9 min.)

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(100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. 7:57 AM-PM Is true musicianship universally appreciated? A trip to the Paris Métro considers the question. (Simon Lelouch, France, 11 min.) Born Sweet From the director of Freeheld (SF08) comes this portrait of 15-year-old Vinh, whose dreams of karaoke stardom provide a powerful and poignant environmental message for his and other rural Cambodian villages. (Cynthia Wade, USA/Cambodia, 28 min.) The Da Vinci Timecode Parts of a famous painting come to “life” in this visually inventive tableau. (Gil Alkabetz, Germany, 3 min.) Diplomacy Relations between the U.S. and Iran take an unexpected turn when two senior diplomats and their interpreters meet for a closed-door session. (Jon Goldman, USA, 9 min.) Franswa Sharl Keeping the position of number-one son drives 12-year-old Greg to take some amusingly ingenious measures on a family vacation. (Hannah Hilliard, Australia, 14 min.) Laredo, Texas During Juan’s first day on the job, tensions escalate as a new colleague suspects he may be an undocumented worker. Final installment of Topaz Adizes’ Americana Project films: City (SF07) and Trece Años (SF09). (Topaz Adizes, USA, 11 min.) The Mourning of the Merry Stork Lebanon, 1982. As political tensions mount, a young professor and his wife plan to flee their country, little realizing what they are about to leave behind. From the director of Roots (SF09). (Eileen Hofer-Boutros, Lebanon/Switzerland, 14 min.) Rita At the center of this haunting drama is Rita, a curious young girl thwarted by an overprotective mother. One day a mysterious presence breaches her claustrophobic world. (Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza, Italy, 18 min.)

CARBONDALE
5:30pm + 8:00pm

showings

COMPETITION PROGRAM A
Crystal Theatre (100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. Please refer to the Film Index on page 7 to find descriptions. Fences Glenn Owen Dodds Heat Home Is Where You Find It Q&A The Queen Ramlod Wings and Oars

Charlotta-TS

F Franswa Sh l Sharl

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saturday april 10
10:30am ASPEN FILM MEMBERS EVENT 5:30pm 8:45pm

COMPETITION PROGRAM NINE
Special Thanks to Pete and Sam Louras

COMPETITION PROGRAM TEN
Wheeler Opera House
(100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. The Art of Drowning An animated rendering of a work by American poet Billy Collins. (Diego Maclean, Canada, 2 min.) Banana Bread Thirty-something Matt has a stereotypically fretful mother. But in this amusing case, her worry is warranted. (Barton Landsman, USA, 9 min.) Battered Thirteen-year-old Jacotte arranges a special birthday celebration for her brother in the woods. Everything is going well until they make a strange and compelling discovery. (Louise de Prémonville, France, 16 min.) Careful with That Power Tool Another cheeky tale about playing with things we shouldn’t. (Jason Stutter, New Zealand, 2 min.) Cigarette Candy Reluctantly playing ”hero” at his homecoming party, a young, upstanding Marine sees a way out when he finds himself drawn to an unlikely guest. (Lauren Wolkstein, USA, 13 min.) The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger Animator and cartoonist Bill Plympton serves up another of his famously twisted tales. (Bill Plympton, USA, 4 min.) God of Love A lovestruck, lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers answered when he receives a mysterious box. Romance is in the air in this bohemian charmer. (Luke Matheny, USA, 18 min.) Green Sea A lyrical meditation on the rhythms and routines of cultivating the crop known as “green gold” in Argentina’s glorious Misiones province. (Ignacio Busquier, Argentina, 15 min.) Roar It’s Christmas in London, and the lonely, socially awkward Tom yearns for emotional contact. A stranger’s off-hand rejection of his goodwill gesture triggers a chilling response. (Adam Wimpenny, UK, 16 min.) Wolves A howling wolf, an embarrassing accident, and a missed opportunity. Love is made of courage. (Rafael Sommerhalder, UK/Switzerland, 6 min.)

THE ART OF WATCHING SHORTS
Venue to be announced
(75 min.) Rediscover movies and expand your appreciation of film in a conversation with Aspen Film’s programming team. We’ll view selections from this year’s shorts and discuss the visual techniques and creative choices the filmmakers have made to tell their stories. This special presentation is for Aspen Film Reel People members only. RSVP required.

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(100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. Capture the Flag When teenaged Annie and her father gather with friends in rural upstate New York for an annual tradition, a lot more is at stake than the white T-shirt standing in for the flag. The filmmaker of Getting to Know You (FF99) directs Rebecca Chance’s story. (Lisanne Skyler, USA, 14 min.) I’m Ready Routine plays a critical role in this touching relationship between an elderly father and his son. When it is disrupted one day, they find themselves at an unexpected crossroads. (Esther Siton, Israel, 15 min.)

3:00pm S P E C I A L P R E S E N TAT I O N

MICRO MOVIEMAKING WITH LEWIS TEAGUE
Wheeler Opera House
(75 min.)

Free
From Avatar to YouTube, new technologies are redefining how movies are made and reach their audiences. Director Lewis Teague (Navy Seals, Alligator) returns to Shortsfest with an inspiring insider’s view designed to fascinate filmmakers and moviegoers alike. Using his lively new web series Charlotta-TS (see Film Index) as an example, Teague will discuss DIY micro moviemaking, alternate distribution channels, and the creative freedom that new media gives visual storytellers. Several actors from Charlotta-TS, including star Laura Bayonas, will also be in attendance. Appropriate for ages 16 and older.

Mother of Many This lively animation celebrates one of the greatest gifts an expectant mother can receive. (Emma Lazenby, UK, 6 min.) Only One Boss Everything we know about conflict, we learn as toddlers— here’s the hilarious proof. (Ellen Brodsky, USA, 10 min.) The Queen One customer’s last-minute request unleashes a nerdy clerk’s imagination in this sweet tale of dry cleaning, prom night, and fitting in. (Christina Choe, USA, 8 min.) The Six Dollar Fifty Man Andy lives in a make-believe superhero world, where his imagination allows him to perform extraordinary physical feats. But the school playground and a stern headmaster are formidable realities. (Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland, New Zealand, 15 min.) Standing 8 Carlos must make a fateful decision: his past or the future. (Taylor Phillips, USA, 4 min.)

CARBONDALE
5:30pm + 8:00pm

showings

COMPETITION PROGRAM B
Crystal Theatre (100 min.) Filmmaker discussion follows. Please refer to the Film Index on page 7 to find descriptions. 7:57 AM-PM The Cage The Da Vinci Timecode Franswa Sharl The History of Aviation Kavi Moore Street Masala The Mourning of the Merry Stork Pigeon: Impossible

Sunday’s Best Wearing elaborate hats to church is a cherished AfricanAmerican tradition. Lively interviews, vintage and contemporary photographs, and gospel music capture the splendid millinery of Miami churchgoers. (Marlon Johnson, Chad Tingle, Dennis Scholl, USA, 6 min.) When the Rain Comes With her reluctant daughter in tow, Anna sets out across London to see if her intuition regarding a relationship once again proves correct. (Jade Bell, UK, 14 min.) Wings and Oars In this wistfully evocative animation, a former pilot reflects on his life’s journey and the stops along the way. From the director of Lost in Snow (SF08). (Vladimir Leschiov, Latvia, 6 min.)

God of Love

I'm Ready

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sunday april 11
2:00pm S P E C I A L P R E S E N TAT I O N 4:00pm S P E C I A L P R E S E N TAT I O N 6:00pm S P E C I A L P R E S E N TAT I O N

FILMS FOR FAMILIES
Special Thanks to the Town of Basalt

SHORTSFEST AWARDS CEREMONY
Wheeler Opera House
(60 min.) We invite Aspen Film Reel People members and Shortsfest passholders to join us when the International Competition jury announces the winners of this year’s Oscar-qualifying festival. (60 min.)

TROPFEST’S BEST: 7 MINUTES OR LESS
Wheeler Opera House
(80 min.) Australia’s most prestigious shorts festival is also one of its most iconic cultural happenings. What started in 1993 as a screening at a Sydney cafe now attracts a live audience of more than 150,000 on a single night, not to mention 300,000 television viewers. The entry rules are simple: Films are created specifically for Tropfest, run no longer than seven minutes, and include the Tropfest Signature Item (e.g., the 2010 TSI was dice). A hit at Shortsfest 2005, Tropfest returns with a selection of favorites from the past few years.

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Take your favorite movie buffs on a whirlwind trip around the world in this special kid-friendly selection of live-action, animated, and documentary shorts. You’ll climb, skate, laugh, root for the underdog, and be inspired. Appropriate for ages 11 and up. Alma (Spain/USA) Flowerpots (Switzerland/UK) Formic (Germany) Franswa Sharl (Australia) Math Test (South Korea) Nico’s Challenge (USA/Tanzania) Only One Boss (USA) Q&A (USA)

Sh t f t Shortsfest 2009 A Awards C d Ceremony

Tropfest

Q&A

FILM index
7:57 AM-PM ........ 5, 6 Alma ........ 5, 7 Angry Man ........ 4 Anything You Can Do ........ 4 The Art of Drowning ....... 6 Banana Bread ........ 6 Battered ........ 6 Birthday ........ 4 Born Sweet ........ 5 The Cage ........ 5 Capture the Flag ........ 6 Careful with That Axe ........ 5 Careful with That Power Tool ........ 6 Charlotta-TS: Episode 1 ........ 4 Charlotta-TS: Episode 2 ........ 5 Charlotta-TS: Episode 3 ........ 5 Chicken Heads ........ 4 Cigarette Candy ........ 6 Clean ........ 3 Clouds, Hands ........ 4 The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers ........ 4 The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger ........ 6 The Da Vinci Timecode ........ 5, 6 Diplomacy ........ 5 Doppelgänger ....... 4 Dust Kid ........ 3 Echo ........ 3 Family Jewels ........ 4 Fences ........ 3, 5 Flowerpots ........ 5, 7 Formic ........ 3, 7 Franswa Sharl ........ 5, 6, 7 Glenn Owen Dodds ........ 4, 5 God of Love ........ 6 Gone to the Dogs ........ 3 Green Sea ........ 6 Guns, Bees and Tadpoles ........ 4 The Hardest Part ....... 4 He’d Never Do That ........ 5 Heat ........ 4, 5 The History of Aviation ....... 4, 6 home ........ 5 Home Is Where You Find It ........ 4, 5 I’m Ready ........ 6 Incident by a Bank ........ 3 It’s Free for Girls ........ 5 Jacob ........ 3 Junkyard Jesus ........ 5 Kavi ........ 3, 6 Laredo, Texas ........ 5 Lebensader ........ 4 Little Miss Eyeflap ........ 4 Man and Boy ........ 5 The Man Who Slept ........ 3 Mariachi ........ 4 Math Test ........ 4, 7 Moore Street Masala ........ 5, 6 Mother of Many ........ 6 The Mourning of the Merry Stork ........ 5, 6 My Way ........ 3 Nico’s Challenge ........ 3, 7 Non-Love-Song ........ 4 Only One Boss ........ 6, 7 Park ........ 3 Pigeon: Impossible ........ 3, 6 Plank ........ 5 The Poodle Trainer ....... 3 Q&A ........ 4, 5, 6 The Queen ........ 5, 6 Ramlod ........ 3, 5 Rita ........ 5 Roar ........ 6 Roof Rattling ........ 4 Seeds of the Fall ........ 3 Shotgun ........ 5 The Six Dollar Fifty Man ....... 6 Snake Fever ........ 5 Standing 8 ........ 6 Sunday’s Best ........ 6 Teleglobal Dreamin’ ........ 4 The Unhappy Woman ....... 5 Voice on the Line ........ 4 Wagah ........ 4 Washdays ........ 3 When the Rain Comes ........ 6 Wings and Oars ........ 5, 6 Wolves ........ 6 Yellow Belly End ........ 5

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