Shorts Block #2

Admission To All Screenings Is Free



3:30 PM – New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven

SHORTS BLOCK #2

Connection in Crisis  – the Story of Spartacus and the K9 First Responders (Dennie Zaidi, 2018) – 24min – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

From Sandy Hook to Las Vegas, this film is the story of a very special team of dogs who are flown across the U.S. to help connect with and administer psychological first aid to people in crisis.

The Last Utopia (Alexandre Honey, 2018) – 17min – World Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

Alexandre Honey visits the end of history in this film about the New Village—a 100-year old Japanese commune on the brink of collapse—to enquire into the disappearance of twentieth-century counterculture and the ‘slow cancellation of the future.’

Segmented Sleep (Mira Steinzor, Rie-Ito-Hiraka, Christina Schnabel, 2017) – 9min – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film – presented in partnership with the Nasty Women Film Festival

Segmented Sleep is collaboration between three filmmakers. It is a series of three short films focused on femininity, various states of consciousness, and magical realism. It draws inspiration from a variety of sources: 60s French pop music, the writings of Marguerite Duras, Lolita fashion, 80s punk, stop – motion animation, and religious/cultural iconography.

Broken Souls (music video) (Anna Marra, 2018) – 5min – World Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

Music video for the band Catalina Shortwave.

The Unconditional (Dave Adams, 2018) – 30min – New England Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

The Krakowiak family faces the everyday struggle of having a special needs child with an undiagnosed disease … twice. Best friends since age 15, Heath and Mariel have two young children that have been through the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program. The kids have had their full genome sequenced without finding any official answers or diagnosis beyond two individual genetic mu

Q&A with filmmakers moderated by Arts Council of Great New Haven Executive Director Daniel Fitzmaurice follows screening



Admission To All Screenings Is Free