ALT Shorts

ALT Shorts

2022 | 74 min | Various

April 14 - 24, 2022

Thanks to a mix of old favorite filmmakers and new friends, ALT Shorts gives you a window into a surreal blend of man-made (and woman-made) abstractions, historical interpretations, and found-footage evocations.

Sponsored by Chris Newell

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  • Director: Various
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 74 min
  • Format: DCP

Packaged Films

Amazon Woman

Austria | 2021 | 4 min | Anna Vasof

In true surrealist fashion, this Amazon woman has become one with the products she may have ordered online, merging with familiar tools around her house.

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Train Again

Austria | 2021 | 20 min | Peter Tscherkassky

Flitting through the history of the cinematic avant-garde, these images of carriages and trains conjure heaven and hell, embarking on a collision course fearlessly bound for the apocalyptic.

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The Devil’s Haircut

USA | 2021 | 3 min | Salise Hughes

Two variations of the same modernist haircut, 40 years apart, both of which helped change the world’s culture.

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Frozen Jumper

Austria | 2020 | 7 min | Tina Frank

Abstract animation resembling sprocket holes in celluloid film is manipulated into different shapes and colors as the minimalistic soundtrack builds and the images start to dance.

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Her Violet Kiss

USA | 2021 | 5 min | Bill Morrison

Made from decaying nitrate films from the 1920s, Bill Morrison built this short film around a large party scene where a woman finally meets a mysterious guest.

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Late Summer Superimpositions

USA | 2022 | 5 min | Jon Behrens

Kaleidoscopic images in and about an apartment as the sun sets on a clear, late-summer day.

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O

Austria | 2021 | 6 min | Paul Wenninger

Through the magic of animation, a man standing still spins around a room as the camera keeps an eye on him from the center of it all.

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Phase II

USA | 2022 | 7 min | Kelly L. Sears

In the near future, the forces of gentrification use sonic assaults on a vulnerable area of a city as protesters and activists find ways to resist.

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Socrates’ Adventures in the Under Ground

Mexico | 2022 | 9 min | Aria Covamonas

A Marxist-Leninist-Maoist revision of the Allegory of the Cave, filled with talking animals who shall be late and bourgeois queens who would like to see you without a head, exactly as Plato intended.

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ALT Shorts

2022 | 74 min | Various

Thanks to a mix of old favorite filmmakers and new friends, ALT Shorts gives you a window into a surreal blend of man-made (and woman-made) abstractions, historical interpretations, and found-footage evocations.

More Details