Machine for Boredom

Narrative Shorts: Experimental

109 minutes 13 Films

Explorations of both body and mind that are only possible through experimental film.
In this program
Anxious Body

Anxious Body

Directed by
Yoriko Mizushiri
2021
6 minutes
No Dialogue
When lines and geometric shapes intersect with living and artificial things, a new direction is born.
apartment

Apartment 3-1/2

Directed by
Manon Crespin
2021
20 minutes
English
Tara and Pia are different in many ways, but as they get to know each other, they also learn about themselves.
An Apology

An Apology

Directed by
Collin Del Cuore
2021
17 minutes
English & Hebrew
As a man goes through the motions of furniture shopping, his imagination is filled with movement and dance.
Are you OK

Are You OK?

Directed by
Faiyaz Jafri
2021
5 minutes
English
Trying to maintain a fragile balance when vulnerable and lonely.
Banana Island

Banana Island

Directed by
Caroline Schwarz
2021
5 minutes
No Dialogue
When a Banana Islander realizes that people seem to be approaching by boat, he panics and frantically starts to eat his island of bananas.
Homage

Homage

Directed by
Catalina Del Pilar Cerda Ceresuela
2021
12 minutes
Spanish
When a group of friends gather at the home of a recently deceased grandmother, they search for inspiration to shoot a short film.
In her Image

In Her Image

Directed by
Yael Solomonovich
2020
9 minutes
Hebrew
Women who have dealt with eating disorders and negative body image appear as images from classical art.
Machine for Boredom

A Machine for Boredom

Directed by
Marc Cartwright
2020
3 minutes
English
Isolation drives a man to rethink his position within a capitalistic society.
When I Die

When I Die

Directed by
Alan Griswold
2021
9 minutes
English
In this pandemic project 26 years in the making, rediscovered film footage is set to the Magnetic Fields song “The Dreaming Moon."
Where are you really From

Where Are You Really From?

Directed by
Steven Lee
2021
5 minutes
English
Told through a Taiwanese-American lens, this surrealist work explores the absurdity and inconclusive nature of living in a double culture.