Magali Barbe’s sci-fi short film masquerades as a crowdfunding pitch for an augmented reality system that the main character helped create. It’s a game that lets you create virtual pets and interact with them through a pair of displays embedded into your eyes.
“Use the word by its definition: reduced to a state of ruin.” An amateur short track racer receives an unnerving offer: an anonymous benefactor will give him a new car if he causes a wreck on the track. This well-shot short film builds up to an intense resolution.
The title of Nicolas Bailleul’s stunning short film translates roughly to “Even a road of thousand miles begins with a single step,” and does a great job capturing the flavor of Japanese life as it moves deftly between the incredibly varied worlds of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Koyasan.
(PG-13) “…we’ve made these instruments to look for stuff. Physically and psychologically. And that’s cool, but these instruments are made to find just that stuff.” Follow the misadventures of three friends in Salt Lake City in this enigmatic but beautifully shot comedy about making art.
(PG-13: Language) Will Sasso stars in this mockumentary about a stay-at-home dad who becomes obsessed with becoming a social media “celebrity,” ignoring the real world and preferring the digital one. It would be way more funny if we didn’t know people like this.
Yuval Hameiri’s autobiographical short film I Think This is the Closest to How the Footage Looked sees him recreating the final footage of his late mother through the use of household objects. A heartbreaking visualization of how jarring it is to lose someone.
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