Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

Narrative Shorts: Experimental

114 min.

Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8:30pm

A program of unorthodox, unconventional, and abstract narratives that dazzle the eye and tantalize the mind.

Film Category

Shorts Competition

Genre

Experimental

Age of Obscure

Mirai Mizue & Hana Ono

Before the world is born, the world form is obscure.

2015
4 min.

Apotheosis

Jane Rosemont

An old woman, recognizing her limitations and mortality, creates offspring from a lifetime of memories.

2016
10 min.

Creve Coeur

Nyk Schmalz

A young mother heeds the warnings of a wind chime — when she can hear it.

2016
3 min.

The First Time

Kent Hugo

When a man happens on a mind-blowing experience, he tries desperately to re-create it.

2016
5 min.

I Fly Can Fly

Yoakim Bélanger

A visual exploration realized using photo sequences, textures, and traditional video.

2010
10 min.

Kamakshi

Satindar Singh Bedi

In Hindu mythology, Kamakshi is the goddess of compassion, fulfilling all wishes and embodying serenity and peace.

2015
24 min.
English, Hindi & Marathi

The Laughing Spider

Keiichi Tanaami

Memories of aerial attacks stimulate an inexplicable disquiet.

2016
3 min.

A Murmuration

Zlatko Cosic

An abstract exploration of nature.

2016
3 min.

A Narrative Film

Michael Edwards

A three-act assault on the conceit of the traditional narrative.

2016
8 min.

Only Lovers Leave to Die

Vladimir Kanic

A film about a girl whose brain smells like cookies, her imaginary dog, and a world made of painted film stock.

2015
7 min.
English & French

The Past Inside the Present

James Siewert

A couple attempts to renew their dying relationship by plugging directly into recordings of their memories.

12 min.

Poker

Mirai Mizue & Yukie Nakauchi

A baby bird flies around the world to transform.

2014
4 min.

Saigo

Takeshi Nagata & Kazue Monno

Takamori Saigo, born in Kagoshima in 1828, has been dubbed the last true samurai.

2015
2 min.

Spring Cleaning

Stephen Winterhalter

A housemaid stumbles on the remains of an elegant ball that descended into a chaotic and violent nightmare.

2016
1 min.

Summer's Puke Is Winter's Delight

Sawako Kabuki

Painful events become memories over time.

2016
3 min.

This Ain't Disneyland

Faiyaz Jafri

A juxtaposition of the collapse of the Twin Towers and Disney.

2015
6 min.

Wonder

Mirai Mizue

In a digital era, a filmmaker takes an analog approach to the abstract animated film.

2014
9 min.