Short Calf Muscle
Short Calf Muscle is an absurdist black comedy about Anders. And Anders is different. But he doesn’t know that. Yes, he’s also gay, but that’s not the point here. There is also this thing that others see but he doesn’t.
THE COCAINE FAMINE
The Cocaine Famine is an Irish black comedy about cocaine and the futility of nationalism. Set in an isolated shed in rural Ireland, three characters play out an absurd scene in real time. The result is a short film full of playful humour and hard-hitting historical facts.
MOTHER AND MILK
Mother and Milk describes the mental process of becoming a parent - imagined as a catastrophe film. When the baby is born the new mother has to give up the life she knew. A flood of breast milk covers everything - her home, work, friends, relationship and a good night’s sleep. Only after realizing she is a part of the eternal chain of generations, Mother is able to accept the situation and start living her new life in the family. The film’s humour is sharp but warm, and the disaster turns into a newly found acceptance of the change. The film talks about the important subject of breastfeeding in a hilarious and heartwarming way. Although babies are cute, the difficult situations, sleep deprivation and and negative feelings might come as a surprise.
Coffee Shop Names
Three Indian people imagine their personas as their "coffee shop names," the names they give baristas because their real names are hard to pronounce.
Steve Is Undocumented
Michael Barth, Kauai Moliterno
A white, undocumented bouncer of an LA club with hypocritical views on immigration desires his homeland after becoming the father of twins.
The Great Toilet Paper Scare
The untold story of a notorious incident involving Johnny Carson, a lot of toilet paper, and millions of fearful Americans. In 1973, as a dire oil crisis plagued the country, Carson made a joke on "The Tonight Show" about a possible paper shortage. This off-hand remark quickly created an actual paper shortage when viewers went and bought up as much toilet paper as they could get their hands on. Compiled entirely of archival footage, and animated sequences based on contemporaneous news reports, the film explores the power and impact of misinformation in the media.
Simon Maria Kubiena
A father and his daughter drive to his mother's house on the countryside to bring private items to the hospital after her stroke. The father gets confronted with the fear of losing his mother. The daughter watches this realization through children's eyes.