Short Films Program: Time & Travel

Directed by: Multiple filmmakers

Special Program

Total Runtime: 68 min

Country of Origin: Australia/China/France/UK/USA

Awards:
1 Academy Award nominee, 3 California Festival Premieres

Festival Tent
Friday June - 1 - 5:30 pm

Coast Cinemas
Saturday June - 2 - 10:30 am

Festival Tent
Sunday June - 3 - 10:00 am

Advance-Price

$11

Door-Price:

$12

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(Q&A with Dave Mullins, the Academy Award-nominated director of LOU after the Thursday and Friday screenings.)

Embark on an adventure with this series of lively short films from around the world about time, travel, and time travel. These award-winning films (including a 2018 Oscar nominee) feature protagonists in transit; whether down memory lane, through wormholes, or into the backcountry, there’s no telling where they’ll end up. With high stakes, low stakes, and stake-outs, these short films are all about the journey, not the destination, so buckle up. You’re in for a real trip!

Embark on an adventure with this series of lively short films from around the world about time, travel, and time travel. These award-winning films (including a 2018 Oscar nominee) feature protagonists in transit; whether down memory lane, through wormholes, or into the backcountry, there’s no telling where they’ll end up. With high stakes, low stakes, and stake-outs, these short films are all about the journey, not the destination, so buckle up… You’re in for a real trip! 68 min.


CIAO, LOLA

Directed by Oscar Boyson

Peter and Lola are on their way to a party in Venice, but when you’re always on the move, it can be difficult to keep up… USA/Italy. 7 min. California Festival Premiere.

 

LOU

Directed by Dave Mullins

When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box. USA. 7 min. 2018 Academy Award Nominee.

 

EINSTEIN-ROSEN

Directed by Olga Osorio

Summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Óscar is not so sure. Spain. 9 min. Audience Award, OtherWorlds Austin; Best Picture, National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards.

 

AU FIL DE L’AGE

Directed by Laura Bouquet, Raphaël Christien, Clotilde Gillardeau, Matthieu Lailler, Mélodie Mouton, and Romain Mace

An unconventional grandmother shares her love of music and adventure with her young granddaughter as they go on an unusual journey. France. 6 min. Official Selection, Spark Animation Festival.

 

VOYAGEURS

Directed by Jim Pattiz and Will Pattiz

Explore a land blanketed in pristine lakes, ablaze with kaleidoscopic fall colors, and home to the most spectacular displays of the northern lights on the planet. This is Voyageurs. USA. 3 min. California Festival Premiere.

 

CUL-DE-SAC

Directed by Nick Flugge

A private investigator’s latest case is interrupted when his sister stops by to surprise him. UK. 12 min. Best Comedy, Great Lakes Film Festival; Official Selection, London Independent Film Festival.

 

STANDBY

Directed by Charlotte Regan

Gary and Jenny share the same cramped “office space” as all beat cops: the front seat of a patrol car. UK. 6 min. BAFTA Film Award nominee.

 

AUTOMNE

Directed by Helene Letourneur

In the workshop of the four seasons, Autumn is hard at work creating all of the season’s trappings — with the occasional artistic flourish. France. 3 min. Official Selection, Anim!Arte.

 

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

Directed by Dean Gibson

An idealistic young Australian government employee is in for a shock when he heads to a remote Aboriginal town to help prepare for the Prime Minister’s upcoming visit. Australia. 10 min. Best Indigenous Film, Canberra Short Film Festival; Official Selection, FlickerFest International Short Film Festival.

 

JOY & HERON

Directed by Kyra Buschor and Constantin Paeplow

A loyal dog tries to guard a fisherman’s supply of bait from a hungry heron. Australia/China. 4 min. California Festival Premiere.

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