2017 Films: S
San Miguel (Belie Belcan) (Dominican Republic | 2016, 29 min)
Directed by: Victor Sepulveda
Miguel has been expecting a life retribution because of his faith in Saint Michael. After feeling betrayed, he rebels before his beliefs and decides to get revenge against his wife, María and his best friend, Juan.
Saturday Night Special (United States | 2016, 12 min)
Directed by: Esteban Garcia Vernaza
In a fit of anger, young Wesley embarks on a journey through the dangerous streets in search of some food for his baby sister.
Schleife 1 (Loop 1) (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Linus Ignatius
A bump in the night!
ScHoolBoy Q 'JoHn Muir' (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Scott Fleishman
In the music video for Schoolboy Q's modern gangster rap anthem 'John Muir', a story of reckless abandon and rebellion in the streets of Los Angeles unfolds from the point of view of a stolen El Camino, as two teenage boys fall into an endless cycle of violence and karma.
Shy Guys (United States | 2016, 8 min)
Directed by: Fredric Lehne
Two strangers bring the laughs as they confront and resolve one of the most insidious scourges afflicting mankind - while standing at public urinals with their willies out.
Skin Deep (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Lulu Jiang
Skin Deep by Lulu Jiang is a film that fuses live action and illustration to explore a layered romance about tattoos and their power to psychologically seduce.
Slave (Mexico | 2014, 13 min)
Directed by: Amat Escalante
14-year-old Ana is easily seduced by Sam, a 17 year-old young man who, along with his mother and others deceive and blackmail Ana into the world of prostitution. Ana will shortly discover soon that it is part of a network of trafficking in persons and tries to escape.
Slice of Life (United States | 2016, 9 min)
Directed by: Chien-Ying Wang
Cast: Yi Ying Zhao and Yi Chi Xu
Slice of Life explores the spirituality of everyday activities as well as the sanctity of human gestures in worship. The dance film investigates the juxtaposition of pedestrian movements as theatrical dance and choreographed dance as ordinary daily movements.
Slipaway (United States | 2016, 1 hr 28 min)
Directed by: Julia Butler, Daniel Mentz
Cast: Elaine Partnow, Jesse Pepe
Neglected by her family, Fall, an eclectic elder with good intentions but extreme measures, finds little companionship in our hyper-busy world. When she comes across Adam, a young street musician selling his keyboard, she buys it on a whim under the pretense of wanting to learn piano. Suspicious and wary, Adam agrees to teach her and quickly finds himself captured in an unsteady home with one feisty lady.
Soiree (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Ben Rock
'When you're in, you're in. When you're not...' Married couple Derek and Amanda attempt to escape the existential limbo of being outside a cocktail party circle.
Solace Is (United States | 2016, 12 min)
Directed by: Yelena Laningham, Aisha Melhem
Solace Is is a story of human consciousness experiencing the final stage of a relationship performed through Modern Dance as a narrative short film.
Someone Else (USA | 2016, 13 min)
Directed by: Peter Cannon
“Someone Else” is a VR experience that places the viewer as the protagonist of a science fiction thriller.
Sparkling Silence (Switzerland | 2016, 9 min)
Directed by: Ela Franscella
Cast: Simone Lunardi, Amedea Aloisi, Marie Courtin, Vinzenz H ussermann, Gaia Mereu. Director of photography: Valentina Provini. Photography assistant: Amos Pellegrinelli. Costume and set designs: Elfa nel Sacral. Editor: Amos Pellegrinelli. Original Music: Michel Thouseau. Tailoring: Ottavia Castellotti. Production assistants: Manuela Viecelli, Esmeralda Toska, Ivo Bomio, Simone Voumard. Produced by: Mops_DanceSyndrome Association, Switzerland
“Here I am, outside the time of generations, my essential being”.
Dancers with Down syndrome, bearers of wisdom and hope, wend their way towards alchemical places and spaces of meditation. A trip to a meeting with light, in the intimate, numinous geography of the soul.
Speechless (Canada | 2016, 13 min)
Directed by: Alexis Fortier Gauthier
A man has to annonce an unspeakable news to his girlfriend, freshly awoken from an accident's induced coma. He has trouble finding the courage.
SPEECHLESS (Director: Robin Polak) (Germany | 2016, 6 min)
Directed by: Robin Polak
A little boy walks through a toy store full of people talking a strange and incomprehensible language. Alone he bonds with a young mother who finds a way to communicate with him without words. He is going to tell her something that she was not ready to hear.
Still Mad as Hell (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Jim Lively
The movie “Network” premiered in 1976 and has become the norm forty years later in the manner in which current day news is broadcast to the American public. This brief art film in a very humble manner pays homage to Howard Beals’ ranting monologue.
Straight To Camera (2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Aaron Sheer
Cooper's future father-in-law is very successful, and very tan. Straight to Camera is an original first-person character series.
Streetwrite (United States | 2016, 25 min)
Directed by: Blanche Baker
STREETWRITE is a 30-minute movie musical about freedom of speech. Using street art as a focal point, the film examines the various ways people struggle to express themselves in situations where free speech is curtailed or suppressed.
Suicide Note (United Kingdom | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Marina Waltz
Suicide Note is a surrealist meditation on the many self-inflicted deaths of identity we must courageously endure in order to attain a more complete understanding of who we are.