2020 SBIFF Short Films (G-M)
MUSICAL VOYAGE documents French/American surfer and musician Lee-Ann Curren, exploring the intersections of sound and surf. This tri-lingual expose follows her roots; taking us from the Basque Country to California.Directed by Patrick TrefzPreceding "OUTDEH"Country:...
After the Chernobyl disaster, a woman who remained in the radiation zone with her newborn baby must fight to survive.Directed by Alexander ShuryepovStarring Alyona KhmaraCountry: USA30 minutesSubtitled
A boy with an abused past fears the love of his new family and runs away, meeting a monster that will change his life.Directed by Apollonia ThomaierProduced by Apollonia Thomaier, Aizen Chiu, Tina HuangWritten by Apollonia ThomaierCountry: USA7 minutes
A close-knit, intergenerational community revels in the ceremonial creation of mochi as they prepare for Japanese New Year.Directed by Sky BergmanProduced by Sky BergmanStarring Alan Eto, Janis Eto, Ron Kikuchi, Jean KikuchiCountry: USA4 minutesWorld Premiere
A gifted young photographer, grappling with his alcoholic mother, sets out to capture something he loves.Directed by Richard RaymondProduced by Josh Reinhold, Richard Raymond, Nousha Raymond, Erin CharlesWritten by Curt Zacharias Jr.Starring Josh Reinhold, Richard...
Thanks to a mix of bad luck and bad behavior, Aiden finds himself stuck in a hole in his little brother’s directorial debut.Directed by Rowen KahnProduced by Aiden Kahn, Matt ElisofanWritten by Rowen KahnStarring Aiden Kahn, Rowen Kahn, Rachel ColwellCountry: Canada17...
With courage and purpose, 97-year-old Margaret Singer bent darkness into light utilizing her gifts as an artist and a poet and her innate sense of truth and joy. Margaret's art, journey and wisdom will inspire generations.Directed by Louise Palanker Country: USA 20...
Married 55 years, two entomologists explore a love of nature and the nature of love--and devote themselves to both.Directed by Allison Otto, Maria ClintonProduced by Caryn Capotosto, Jane Julian, David and Linda CornfieldCountry: USA34 minutes
In 1968, Charles Bello and his wife moved to a ranch in a redwood forest. Now 86, Charles reflects on his life’s work.Directed by Ryan MalloyProduced by Ryan MalloyStarring Charles BelloCountry: USA15 minutes
Conquering a 45 mile stretch of stacked waves, crashing currents, and blistering winds — 13 times with just a paddle in hand — is just one way Lauren Spalding is considered a champion. Add Olympian and working parent to the list, and it’s safe to say she’s fully...
In the final emotional week of a beloved West Hollywood diner, staff and customers say goodbye to the 60-year-old institution.Directed by Lawrence Kasdan, Meg KasdanProduced by Lawrence Kasdan, Meg KasdanCountry: USA40 minutes
Randy Johnson, a 65-year-old bronc rider, defies his age as he prepares for what could be his last rodeo.Directed by Andrew SchonebergerProduced by Brett WilliamsWritten by Andrew Schoneberger, Brett WilliamsStarring Randy JohnsonCountry: USA6 minutes
Samurai sword performer, singer, and motion capture actor, Kaori Kawabuchi, keeps ancient Japanese traditions alive.Directed by James LatimerProduced by James Latimer, Mikul ErikssonWritten by James LatimerStarring Kaori KawabuchiCountry: Japan6 minutesSubtitled
An exploration of a Malaysian chef’s life on the Lower East Side shows how relationships are cultivated by food.Directed by Sancheev RavichandranProduced by Kazuki Akiba, Aja EvansStarring Kyo PangCountry: USA9 minutesUS Premiere
Showing that death doesn’t mean the end of our journey, a little boy and his grandpa share a special relationship.Directed by Martin SmatanaWritten by Martin SmatanaCountry: Czech Republic13 minutes
A famous Spanish photographer recalls memories while processing photos in her darkroom.Directed by Luigi Abanto VareseProduced by Luigi Abanto VareseWritten by Luigi Abanto VareseStarring Luigi Abanto Varese; Cristina García RoderoCountry: Spain10 minutesSubtitled
When two siblings go through their recently deceased grandfather’s things, they uncover scandalous facts about his past.Directed by Paul Walter HauserProduced by Steve AlvarezWritten by Steve AlvarezStarring Joshua Radford, Sabina KsiezopolskaCountry: USA9 minutes
Dr. Gloria Kaye bridges the gap between modern and alternative medicine, healing ailments that Western medicine has failed.Directed by Christopher SibleyProduced by Christopher Sibley, Gloria KayeWritten by Andrew Van WykStarring Dr. Gloria KayeCountry: USA8...
In a world of demons and ghosts, a lone samurai and his odd companion seek vengeance.Directed by Kevin McTurkProduced by Lisa HensonWritten by Tab MurphyStarring Jason Scott Lee, James Hong, Chistopher Lloyd, Franka PotenteCountry: USA16 minutesUS Premiere
Confined to a hospital bed until age 6, cyclist Hannah Jordan beat the odds to rise to the highest level of her sport.Directed by Andrew SchonebergerProduced by Brett WilliamsStarring Hannah JordanCountry: USA9 minutesWorld Premiere
With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies threatened, an eco-warrior reflects on why he continues to fight for wild causes.Directed by Ben MoonProduced by Shannon Ethridge, Ben SturgelewskiStarring Doug PeacockCountry: USA12 minutes
A student’s obsession with a poem and its author inform him more about his sexuality than he might be ready to accept.Directed by Greg BrunkallaProduced by Chris Cho, Matt Factor, Lisa Mayer-SommerWritten by Greg Brunkalla, Benjamin NugentStarring Tyler Young, Ili...
A blossoming relationship unfolds when two strangers have a chance encounter in a London cafe.Directed by Tom TurnerProduced by Rebecca HarrisWritten by Tom Turner, Sam BerrillStarring Rachel Stenton, Chris Overton, Ali FarahaniCountry: UK10 minutes
A team of experts makes an eight-day expedition to southern Chile to document the legendary and elusive puma.Directed by Michael BlakeProduced by Ian GlassWritten by Michael Blake, George Mays, Phinehas HodgesNarrated by Dr. Carola FloresCountry: USA, Chile25 minutes