Presenting more than a dozen of the most acclaimed student short films from the 15th Provincetown International Film Festival, including new and emerging work from across the globe. Presented over two days at the Coolidge Coolidge Corner Theatre and Emerson College’s Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center in downtown Boston. Each attendee will receive one student short film waiver to submit your own film for consideration in the festival.
1-2:30pm PIFF student program
2:30-3:30 panel on film festivals
3:30-5pm Emerson student program
5-7pm pizza and networking next door at Salvatore’s
PIFF student program
(Program running time: 79 minutes)
From choreography to proctology, reclusive writers to reluctant vampires, the student works selected for the 15th Provincetown International Film Festival encompasses a vast range of visionary new work. See and believe, this collection of award winners, audience favorites, and world premieres is sure to inspire – what’s more, receive one free waiver to submit your own film for consideration when you attend this program!
(USA, 2013, 9 minutes)
Directed by Gus Reed
A quiet young cameraman’s imagination takes over when left alone in a dance studio before a pianist’s audition. (World Premiere at PIFF 2013)
WAVES OF GRAIN
(USA, 2012, 3 minutes)
Directed by Keith Skretch
A block of wood is planed down, one layer at a time, and photographed at each pass – revealing a mesmerizing hidden life and motion in the seemingly static grains.
(USA, 2013, 8 minutes)
Directed by Robert Carnilius
Coming out in your teens is one thing. Coming face to face with your HIV status is another. (World Premiere at PIFF 2013)
(USA, 2012, 4 minutes)
Directed by Hsin Pei Liu
Playful color and cute characters tickle heavy gender identity issues.
(USA, 2012, 6 minutes)
Directed by Daniel Leeds
In an attempt to gain acceptance for his newly assumed “vampire” identity, an outcast teenager tries to reconnect with an ex-best friend, and rekindle the special friendship they once shared. (East Coast Premiere at PIFF 2013)
TAP TO RETRY
(Israel, 2012, 5 minutes)
Directed by Neta Cohen
An animated succession of metaphors for the way we conduct ourselves in an era of information overload – and a world where real and virtual constantly mix and shift. (East Coast Premiere at PIFF 2013)
(UK, 2012, 26 minutes)
Directed by Susannah Lane Bragg
A former prodigy author has lived as a recluse for 20 years until a small event triggers her decision to go outside. (World Premiere at PIFF 2013)
I AM TOM MOODY
(UK, 2012, 7 minutes)
Directed by Ainslie Henderson
In his first moment on stage, Tom Moody struggles to open his mouth and sing, his inner voices bickering. Therein begins Tom’s quest – to sort out the duplicity of his subconscious mind. (Jury Award Winner – Student Short Film at PIFF 2013)
(USA, 2012, 11 minutes)
Directed by Laura Terruso
Sometimes the future can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Starring Michael Showalter (TV’s “Stella”), Jackie Monahan (Codependent Space Alien Seeks Same), and featuring a cameo appearance by legendary Mad magazine contributor Al Jaffee.
Details on the Emerson program coming soon!