ShortsFest Opening Night

Mixtape Marauders

2017 | 93 minutes

It is our great pleasure to open our ShortsFest weekend with this collection of superb short films from around the world that exemplify the art of storytelling in all its variety. Comedy and drama, live action and animation—these films prove that short is truly sweet.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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SIFF Cinema Uptown

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Sponsored by Christopher Newell

  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 93 minutes
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP

Packaged Films

American Psychosis

USA | 2016 | 15 minutes | Amanda Zackem

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges discusses modern day consumerism, totalitarian corporate power, and living in a culture dominated by pervasive illusion.

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Hold On

USA | 2017 | 9 minutes | Christine Turner

Family bonds are tested when a young man is left to care for his grandmother one morning.

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In a Nutshell

Switzerland | 2017 | 6 minutes | Fabio Friedli

From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell.

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Mixtape Marauders

USA | 2017 | 17 minutes | Peter Edlund

Two young burnouts, Patrick and Cheech, live in a world of mindless day jobs, petty drug deals, and wildly unconventional musical tastes.

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Mountain Fever

Germany | 2016 | 8 minutes | Frederic Hambalek

Trapped on a mountain in a terrible snowstorm in the dead of night, one of the climbers reports his tentmate missing. Now they have to embark on a dangerous search.

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Nothing Ever Really Ends

Norway | 2017 | 23 minutes | Jakob Rørvik

Taking place over three consecutive New Years Eves, Marius and Ebba's dysfunctional relationship is one long struggle of failed attempts at breaking up.

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The Spa

Australia | 2016 | 8 minutes | Will Goodfellow

When retiree Don declares he no longer wants the new spa he's just ordered, Ivan the deliveryman suspects there's more to the story.

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Waiting for Hassana

Nigeria | 2017 | 11 minutes | Ifunanya Maduka

Jessica shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram.

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