Alaska Airlines Shorts

Alaska Airlines Shorts

SIFF presents the Alaska Airlines SIFF Channel, an inflight viewing option that showcases an astounding selection of short films from past festivals.

FEBRUARY 2020

Climbing Out of Disaster

d. Dominic Gill | USA | English | 9 min

Bryant Huffman and his small rock climbing group in Puerto Rico use their unique skills to respond after Hurricane Maria devastates the island.

Watercycle

d. Dominic Gill | USA | English | 7 min

Cyclist and fisherman Brian Ohlen decides to combine his two favorite things-a cycle touring adventure down the Pacific Coast with stops to fly fish.

The Phone Call (Oscar)

d. Mat Kirkby | UK | English | 21 min

Academy Award-Winner for Best Live-Action Short 2014-Heather works at a helpline call center, unaware the next call will change her life forever.

Stutterer (Oscar)

d. Benjamin Cleary | Ireland | English | 13 min

Academy Award-Winner for Best Live-Action Short 2015-A lonely typographer with a cruel speech impediment must face his greatest fear to meet IRL.

Detainment (Oscar)

d. Vincent Lambe | Ireland | English | 30 min

Academy Award-Nominee for Best Live-Action Short 2019-Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion for a horrific crime.

The Silent Child (Oscar)

d. Chris Overton | UK | English, British Sign Language | 20 min

Academy Award-Winner for Best Live-Action Short 2017-Deaf Libby lives in a silent world, until a social worker teaches her a precious gift.

Bear Story (Oscar)

d. Gabriel Osorio Vargas | Chile | Spanish | 11 min

Academy Award-Winner for Best Animated Short 2015-An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.

The Legend

d. Manon Eyriey | France | French | 11 min

Two girlfriends spy on "the Legend"-the most handsome guy in the neighborhood-as one of them prepares for her first date with him.

FEATURES

Automata

d. Van Alan | USA | English | 52 min

In a sci-fi noir version of New York, a hard-boiled detective sets out to solve the murder of a wealthy businessman with his robot sidekick.

Return to Mt. Kennedy

d. Eric Baker | USA | English | 80 min

50 years after their fathers summited Yukon mountain, Bob Whitaker & Christopher Kennedy climb the unforgiving peak revisiting their family history.

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (Oscar)

d. Frank Steifel | USA | English | 40 min

Academy Award-Winner for Best Documentary Short 2017-Artist Mindy Alper channels her anxiety & trauma into vivid sketches & papier-mâché sculptures.

MARCH 2020

The Phone Call (Oscar)

d. Mat Kirkby | UK | English | 21 min

Academy Award-Winner for Best Live-Action Short 2014-Heather works at a helpline call center, unaware the next call will change her life forever.

Stutterer (Oscar)

d. Benjamin Cleary | Ireland | English | 13 min

Academy Award-Winner for Best Live-Action Short 2015-A lonely typographer with a cruel speech impediment must face his greatest fear to meet IRL.

Detainment (Oscar)

d. Vincent Lambe | Ireland | English | 30 min

Academy Award-Nominee for Best Live-Action Short 2019-Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion for a horrific crime.

The Silent Child (Oscar)

d. Chris Overton | UK | English, British Sign Language | 20 min

Academy Award-Winner for Best Live-Action Short 2017-Deaf Libby lives in a silent world, until a social worker teaches her a precious gift.

Bear Story (Oscar)

d. Gabriel Osorio Vargas | Chile | Spanish | 11 min

Academy Award-Winner for Best Animated Short 2015-An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.

Pollux

d. Michaël Dichter | France | French | 24 min

Trying to raise money for summer camp, Vivian makes a bad decision to run drugs for the local dealer-a situation made worse when the money disappears.

Welkom

d. Pablo Muñoz Gomez | Belgium | French, Dutch | 18 min

Jorge loves his father. His father loves a chicken.

Dunk

d. Sophie Martin | France | French | 22 min

After her parents tragic car accident, Jully-a gifted 14-year-old basketball star-is sent to a children's home, casting doubt on her athletic future.

FEATURES

Automata

d. Van Alan | USA | English | 52 min

In a sci-fi noir version of New York, a hard-boiled detective sets out to solve the murder of a wealthy businessman with his robot sidekick.

Return to Mt. Kennedy

d. Eric Baker | USA | English | 80 min

50 years after their fathers summited Yukon mountain, Bob Whitaker & Christopher Kennedy climb the unforgiving peak revisiting their family history.

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (Oscar)

d. Frank Steifel | USA | English | 40 min

Academy Award-Winner for Best Documentary Short 2017-Artist Mindy Alper channels her anxiety & trauma into vivid sketches & papier-mâché sculptures.