Narrative Shorts: Mind Benders

Narrative Shorts: Mind Benders

129 minutes

A potpourri of brain-warping comedies, animated films, and experimental shorts.

Chicken

Australia
2019
10 minutes
English
Directed by:
Alana Hicks

All Barbara wants to do is watch "The Simpsons," but her recently migrated mum has been overcharged at the local shops, and it’s up to the dutiful daughter to sort it out.

This film is playing as a part of

The Granny Flat

Australia
2018
8 minutes
English
Directed by:
Rachel Mackey

While their parents are off trainspotting, two siblings wake to find an elderly woman baking scones in their kitchen.

This film is playing as a part of

If <Girlfriend Deluxe>

U.K.
2018
7 minutes
English
Directed by:
Steve Moss

Frank tries to replicate the lost intimacy of his marriage with Cindy, a synthetic pleasure unit who is tasked with fleecing clients.

This film is playing as a part of

Small Ball

U.S.
2019
18 minutes
English
Directed by:
Jake Torchin

Arlo struggles to earn the respect of his father, but fortuitous events cause him to rethink his values and confront his darkest demons.

This film is playing as a part of

Summer Fridays

U.S.
2019
15 minutes
English
Directed by:
Blair Baker & Chloe Berk

Frankie was recently diagnosed with HPV. After getting a follow-up cervical cancer screening, she tries to find connection as she goes about her day. It turns out to not be so easy.

This film is playing as a part of

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With “Amoricania” director Jafri Faiyaz; "I Wanna Be a Kid" director Sam Nickelson; "Locomotive Organisms" director Chris Aaron; "Rabbit's Foot" director Dustie Carter; "Small Ball" composer Royce Martin; and "Summer Fridays" director Chloe Berk and executive producer Debra Caplowe.