Narrative Shorts – Program One

Titles in this shorts program include: Hummingbird, Superfan, Phlegm, The Warziniek’s File, Heartless, Backyard Camping, and Written By.


Directed by: Lindsey E. Gary
Over one disorienting evening, Rosa discovers that her daughter has developed unusual abilities that threaten the harmony of her perfect family, and the world at large.
15 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT


Directed by: Karina Lomelin Ripper & Marc Ripper
A middle-school sleepover becomes the frontlines of a doomed friendship, when a celebrity vacation sweepstakes tests the boundaries of fantasy, privacy, and a young girl’s heart.
15 min / USA / 2020 / English
Rating: MT


Directed by: Jan-David Bolt
Oscar’s late. In the surrounding skyscrapers hands are shaken and contracts are signed. That’s the last thing he needs right now. Where do these damned snails come from?
6 min / Switzerland / 2021 / n/a
Rating: MT

The Warziniek’s File

Directed by: Pierre J. Secondi
Paul Warziniek – citizen 4.815.162.342 – is living a happy life. One day, he receives a parking ticket. The only problem is : he doesn’t own a car. Paul then decides to go to the Prefecture to settle what seems to be a simple administrative formality.
19 min / France / 2021 / French
Rating: MT


Directed by: Haukur Björgvinsson
Young couple Anna and Gunnar are deeply in love but they live in a society where people are assigned a new spouse by lottery every seven years. As their final day together approaches, they grapple with the nightmare of being torn apart and facing life with another partner.
15 min / Iceland / 2021 / Icelandic
Rating: MT

Backyard Camping

Directed by: Mor Hanay
A couple dealing with a marriage crisis is forced to cooperate when an intruder breaks into their house.
15 min / Israel / 2021 / Hebrew
Rating: MT

Written By

Directed by: Callie Marie Bloem & Christopher J. Ewing
Kenzie, a 20-something Angeleno discovers during a totally boring and routine general check up that she is fictional. And even worse, that she was written by a dude. This revelation knocks Kenzie’s world catastrophically off axis as she begins to question everything.
15 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT
*program total runtime 100 min



5:00 PM — Hanesbrands Theatre



RUN TIME: 100 Minutes