2020 Tallgrass Film Festival Short Film Selections

 

( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) | d. Charles Fairbanks, Saul Kak | Mexico | 19m (in Documentary Shorts)
@59th_StBridge | d. Monica Biltz | Wichita | 7m (w/ Materna)
80-200 | d. Aron Campisano | USA | 13m (in Sports Shorts)
A Cat Called Jam | d. Lorraine Lordan | Ireland | 9m (in Art & Animation Shorts)
A Drop of Ambition | d. Deli Segal, Emma Attwood | UK | 12m (in Comedy Shorts)
A Living Sculpture | d. Diana Chire | UK | 9m (in Art & Animation Shorts)
A Storybook Ending | d. Lanre Olabisi | USA | 19m (in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Shorts)
Activized | d. Eric Stange | USA | 39m (in Equality & Justice Shorts)
Adeline, The Great | d. Jessica Mendez Siqueiros | USA | 12m (w/ Represent)
Alfie in Love | d. Christian Flashman | USA | 19m (in Let’s Get Weird Shorts)
ALINA | d. Rami Kodeih | USA | 25m (in Historical Shorts)
American Ocelot | d. Ben Masters | USA | 33m (w/ No Fear, No Favor)
An Interloper’s Kiss | d. Grace Kim | USA | 7m (in Relationship Shorts)
And She Did – A Wichita Documentary | d. Caitlin Slemp | Wichita | 15m (in Kansas)
Anna and Sloane Go to the Beach | d. Willa Rydall | USA | 18m (in Dramatic Shorts)
ARK | d. Soma Helmi | USA | 9m (in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Shorts)
Artists In Their Space: Brady Scott | d. Bobby Obermite | Hutchinson | 5m (in Kansas)
Asli | d. Mansour Ahmed | UAE | 11m (in Relationship Shorts)
Asparagus 2 | d. Yuma Slowbinder | USA | 6m (in Let’s Get Weird Shorts)
Attorneys at Love | d. Daniel Findlay | USA | 11m (in Relationship Shorts)
AUGUSTUS | d. Jon Alston | USA | 18m (in Historical Shorts)
Awaken | d. Leena Pendharkar | USA | 13m (in Family Relationships Shorts)
Baby Kate | d. Jennifer Lafleur | USA | 13m (in Dramatic Shorts)
Be Brave | d. Alex Schneider | Wichita | 5m (in Kansas)
Before He Starts | d. Xin Fang | USA | 24m (in Art & Animation Shorts)
Before It’s Too Late | d. Leandro Goddinho | Brazil | 15m (in Music Shorts)
Big Bons | d. Katherine Montgomery | USA | 19m (in Equality & Justice Shorts)
Boys Dance Too | d. Valeria Perez | Florida | 12m (in Emerging)
Burnt Toast | d. Timothy Racca Morrish | USA | 17m (w/ Feels Good Man)
Call Center Blues | d. Geeta Gandbhir | USA/Mexico | 26m (in Documentary Shorts)
Campeón (Champion) | d. Oscar Rodriguez Gorriz | Mexico | 18m (in Sports Shorts)
CAN YOU SEE ME? | d. Yael Deynes | USA | 15m (w/ Rose Plays Julie)
Cargo | d. Abhilash Chandra | Malaysia | 17m (in Let’s Get Weird Shorts)
Chasing Normality | d. Madison Empalmado | California | 9m (in Emerging)
Cherry Cola | d. Amandine Thomas | USA | 13m (w/ Asking For It)
Cinderella Games | d. Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple | UK | 7m (in Music Shorts)
Come F*ck My Robot | d. Mercedes Bryce Morgan | USA | 12m (in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Shorts)
Cool for Five Seconds | d. Dani Wieder | USA | 13m (in Family Relationships Shorts)
Creat(e)ure | d. Zane Rubin | USA | 3m (in Horror Shorts)
Crown | d. Nicole Collins | USA | 11m (in Family Relationships Shorts)
Curtains | d. Kirsten Vangsness | USA | 19m (in Art & Animation Shorts)
Dafa Metti (Difficult) | d. Tal Amiran | France | 15m (w/ Finding Yingying)
Death by PowerPoint | d. Andrew Broadhurst | USA | 11m (in Comedy Shorts)
Deliver Me | d. Yasmin Asif | USA | 17m (in Historical Shorts)
Desert | d. Brett Jones | Arizona/Derby | 3m (in Kansas)
Diamond Game | d. Nolan Hieu Trifunovic | California | 10m (in Emerging)
Dirty Rotten Liars | d. Chris Chalklen | UK | 9m (in Comedy Shorts)
Dispatches from the Vietnam War: Beer, Bunkers and Typewriters | d. Keith Lane | USA | 5m (w/ Donut Dollies)
DUMP MATSUMOTO | d. Chen Herng Shinn | Japan | 10m (in Sports Shorts)
Dying Breed | d. Adam Brummond | USA | 20m (in Equality & Justice Shorts)
Eat the Rainbow | d. Brian Benson | USA | 20m (in LGBTQ+ Shorts)
Engage Earth | d. James Choi | Brazil/Chicago| 16m (w/ Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley)
Epiphany | d. Nicole Hodges Persley | Lawrence | 9m (in Kansas)
Everything Is Going To Be Fine | d. Mitchell Tolliday | UK | 17m (w/ Uncle Peckerhead)
Everything Is Sound | d. Dan Snyder | USA | 10m (w/ Vinyl Nation)
Exactly As They Are | d. Philip Heinirch | USA | 14m (in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Shorts)
Faces Without Visage | d. Hesam Rahmani | Iran | 8m (in Art & Animation Shorts)
Faulty Roots | d. Ella Greenwood | UK | 11m (in Emerging)
Fear Not | d. Emily Railsback | Hillsboro/Chicago | 16m (in Kansas)
Flight of the Dodo | d. Taras Demian Groves | Canada | 11m (w/ Whirlybird)
Foghorn | d. Anna Salinas | USA | 10m (in Horror Shorts)
For Ever | d. Lluis Margarit | Spain | 8m (in Relationship Shorts)
For Your Consideration | d. Poppy Gordon | USA | 14m (w/ Narrowsburg)
Fragmentation | d. Jordan Horsch | Wichita | 11m (in Kansas)
Frank & Mary | d. Paul Williams | UK | 17m (in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Shorts)
FREE | d. JP Snell | Finland | 3m (in Comedy Shorts)
Games of Survival: A Culture Preserved in Ice | d. Nicholas Natale | USA | 17m (in Sports Shorts)
Glad You’re Here | d. Lisa Kannakko | Canada | 11m (in Documentary Shorts)
Going Steady | d. Brydie O’Connor | Leawood/NY | 8m (in Kansas)
Good Mourning | Daniel Rashid | USA | 9m (in Comedy Shorts)
Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad | d. Camrus Johnson, Pedro Piccinini | USA | 9m (in Art & Animation Shorts)
Graceland | d. Bonnie Discepolo | USA | 14m (in Music Shorts)
Gum | d. Jacob Reed | USA | 9m (in Comedy Shorts)
Haiku de um Poeta Morto (Haiku from a Dead Poet) | d. Akira Kamiki | Brazil/UK | 5m (in Relationship Shorts)
Harana | d. Marie Jamora | USA | 17m (w/ Billie)
Hell on Earth | d. Ryan Edwards | Wichita | 2m (in Emerging)
Hidden City | d. Karen Price | USA | 22m (w/ Song Without a Name)
Highbrow | d. Sharon Park | USA | 9m (in Let’s Get Weird Shorts)
How To Have A Successful Quarantine in Six Easy Steps (2nd edition) | d. Lauren Ferro | TX | 3m (in Emerging)
Hung Up | d. Damon O’Steen | USA | 13m (in Sports Shorts)
In the Pink | d. Katharine Stocker | USA | 14m (in LGBTQ+ Shorts)
In The Shadows | d. Mildred Garcerant | UAE | 10m (w/ The State of Texas vs Melissa)
Intended Regret | d. Natalie Rolfe | Wichita, KS | 5m (in Horror Shorts)
It’s Your Birthday, What’s Wrong With You | d. Sebastien Nuta | USA | 5m (in Let’s Get Weird Shorts)
Itch | d. Fahad Al Suwaidi | UAE | 11m (in Comedy Shorts)
Jack Action | d. Augustus Cosby, Jason Layton | Texas | 9m (in Emerging)
Jeter l’ancre un seul jour (Harbor) | d. Paul Marques Duarte | France | 26m (in Dramatic Shorts)
Journal | d. Alex Bliss | USA | 8m (in LGBTQ+ Shorts)
Kama’āina (Child of the Land) | d. Kimi Howl Lee | USA | 17m (in Equality & Justice Shorts)
Kill Estate | d. Wade Hampton | Wichita | 6m (in Kansas)
Kill: Norwood | d. Lexy Anderson | UK | 13m (in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Shorts)
Kostym | d. Ted Miller | USA | 6m (in LGBTQ+ Shorts)
La Gloria | d. Mary Evangelista | USA | 16m (in LGBTQ+ Shorts)
Lazy Money | d. Amani Zardoe | UK | 14m (in Comedy Shorts)
Making Samantha | d. T Cooper , Allison Glock-Cooper | USA | 11m (in Music Shorts)
Marasim – Beyond Borders | d. Priscilla Elias | USA | 9m (in Sports Shorts)
Matched | d. Zack Kron | USA | 4m (in Horror Shorts)
META | d. Sydne Horton | USA | 10m (w/ Transhood)
Michelle | d. Kenya Gillespie | USA | 11m (in Sports Shorts)
Mid 30s Martyr | d. Eliaz Rodriguez | USA | 6 (in Comedy Shorts)
Milk Toast | d. Will Berry | USA | 7m (in Let’s Get Weird Shorts)
Mirror Gaze | d. Josh Nadler | USA | 10m (in Horror Shorts)
Mother, Flower | d. Eunhye Hong Kim | Korea/USA | 16m (in Dramatic Shorts)
Must Love Pie | d. Patrick Clement | Hutchinson/Pratt | 13m (in Kansas)
My Hero | d. Logan Jackson | USA | 13m (in Family Relationships Shorts)
My Other Suit is Human | d. Andrew Paul Montague | UK | 18m (in Family Relationships Shorts)
No Comment | d. Zhivar Farajzadeh | Iran | 5m (in Emerging)
Noorah | d. Momina Tariq | Pakistan | 3m (in Art & Animation Shorts)
Noticias del Futuro (Future News) | d. Leo Humphreys | Spain | 5m (in Emerging)
Only the Earth and the Mountains | d. Elleni Sclavenitis | USA | 30m (in Documentary Shorts)
Our Place Together | d. Clay Marshall Pruitt | USA | 18m (in Relationship Shorts)
Out Of Stock | d. Bryan Taira | USA | 18m (w/ Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story)
Overlooked | d. Oliver J Hughes | Kansas City | 12m (in Equality & Justice Shorts)
Paper Boats | d. Gonzalo Guajardo-Fajardo | USA/Ethiopia | 15m (w/ The Letter)
People, Pride, and Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-In | USA | 24m (in Historical Shorts)
Polter | d. Álvaro Vicario | Spain | 12m (in Horror Shorts)
Pops | d. Graham High | USA | 13m (in Family Relationships Shorts)
PreGame | d. Dana Silverman | USA | 9m (in Sports Shorts)
Pretty Bonnets | d. Mick Dow | UK | 15m (in Horror Shorts)
Progeny | d. Justin Daering | USA | 30m (in Let’s Get Weird Shorts)
Prowler | d. Umar Malik | USA | 11m (in Dramatic Shorts)
PUSH THE POINT | d. Bryan Burton | USA | 8m (in Music Shorts)
Quiet on Set | d. Jeanette Buck | USA | 8m (in Equality & Justice Shorts)
Rainbow Pie | d. Jeff Rutherford | USA | 14m (in Family Relationships Shorts)
Reclaiming The Negative | d. Mike Beech | UK/South Korea | 13m (in Art & Animation Shorts)
Red Light Green Light | d. Joseph I. Martinez, Will Martinez | USA| 6m (in Horror Shorts)
Relationships Inc. | d. Emily Kirkman | Wichita | 21m (in Relationship Shorts)
Remember When | d. Paola Ossa | USA | 16m (in Family Relationships Shorts)
Réplica (Replica) | d. Santi Capuz | Spain | 13m (in Let’s Get Weird Shorts)
Rescuing Our Reefs | d. Jessica Bukowski | California | 5m (in Emerging)
Rosie | d. Tessa Germaine | USA | 18m (in Historical Shorts)
Saber Perder (Learning To Lose) | d. Sergio Milán | Spain | 6m (in Family Relationships Shorts)
Sam & Emma | d. Vanessa Leigh | USA | 15m (w/ Two of Us)
Shadow Boxer | d. Ross McGowan | UK | 11m (in Sports Shorts)
Sitting | d. Jones | USA | 13m (in Dramatic Shorts)
Sleeper Agent | d. Will Ammann | USA | 14m (w/ The Humorist)
Sofa So Good | d. Noa Osheroff | USA | 13m (in Comedy Shorts)
Sonnie | d. Samuel Mirpoorian | USA | 11m (in Sports Shorts)
Space Tape | d. Yuma Slowbinder | USA | 7m (in Let’s Get Weird Shorts)
SPECIMEN | d. Maisie Hooper | USA | 2m (in Horror Shorts)
Stalling It | d. Caroline Ward, Jemma Moore | UK | 7m (in Comedy Shorts)
Stay Home | d. Lester Rowe | Wichita | 11m (in Kansas)
STICKER | d. Georgi M. Unkovski | Macedonia | 19m (in Comedy Shorts)
Stonewall: The Making of a Monument | d. Cheryl Furjanic | USA | 19m (in LGBTQ+ Shorts)
Stucco | d. Janina Gavankar and Russo Schelling | USA | 18m (in Horror Shorts)
Suspense | d. Jacob Burghart, Ben Burghart | USA | 7m (in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Shorts)
Sweep | d. Elaine Chu | USA | 10m (w/ Itchy Fingers)
Take A Vote | d. Jamie Boyle | USA | 23m (w/ Win, Lose or Draw Straws)
Talk Radio | d. Ben S. Hyland | UK | 9m (in Relationship Shorts)
Tears Teacher | d. Noemie Nakai | Japan/UK | 11 (in Documentary Shorts)
Thanks For The Ride | d. Jacob McCabe | Lawrence | 9m (in Kansas)
That Girl, Peugeot | d. Rebecca Coley | UK | 15m (in LGBTQ+ Shorts)
The Act | d. Thomas Hescott | UK | 18m (in LGBTQ+ Shorts)
The Ballad of Henry Ford | B. E. Morton | USA | 13m (in Historical Shorts)
The Book of Ruth | d. Becca Roth | USA | 15m (w/ It Takes a Family)
The Bra Mitzvah | d. Stacy Jill Calvert | USA | 10m (w/ Dramarama)
The Caul | d. Michelle Lang | USA | 7m (in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Shorts)
The Creeper’s Curse | d. Blake Rice | USA | 16m (in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Shorts)
The Dead Ones | d. Stefan Georgiou | UK | 19m (in Horror Shorts)
The First Note | d. Laith Al-Ramahi | UAE | 8m (in Music Shorts)
The History of Corndogs | d. Maximum James | Wichita | 7m (w/ Eat Wheaties!)
The Holes | d. Rozhan Abedi | Iran | 4m (in Emerging)
The Hot Water Test | d. Denny Tedesco | USA | 5m (in Music Shorts)
The Lewises | d. Izzy Roth-Dishy | New York | 4m (in Emerging)
The Longest Walk | d. John Haley | USA | 10m (in LGBTQ+ Shorts)
The Offline Playlist | d. Brian C. Miller Richard | USA | 50m (in Music Shorts)
The Passing | d. Nichola Wong | UK | 16m | (w/ New York Christmas Wedding)
The Power of a Voice | d. Prabhnoor Kaur | New Jersey | 11m (in Emerging)
The Priest | d. Michael Vukadinovich | USA | 17m (w/ Bastards’ Road)
The Roads Most Traveled: Photojournalist Don Bartletti | d. Bill Wisneski | USA | 25m (w/ Collective)
The Secret That Lives In Darkness | d. Andrea McCracken | USA | 5m (in Horror Shorts)
The Speed of Time | d. William J. Stribling | USA | 13m (w/ Thorp)
Tinge | d. Saidah Belo-Osagie | USA | 10m (in Relationship Shorts)
Tired Eyes | d. Ryan Martin Brown | USA | 9m (in Music Shorts)
Today in Toronto | d. Mateen Missaghi | Canada | 4m (in Emerging)
Toi aussi ça te chatouille? (Do you also feel a tingle?) | d. Lucía Valverde | Luxembourg | 20m (in Relationship Shorts)
Un Jour Exceptionnel (An Exceptional Day) | d. Cedrick Spinassou | France | 5m (in Family Relationships Shorts)
Un Peluche Espacial (A Plushie’s Dream) | d. Sebastian Jaovi | Mexico | 8m (in Emerging)
Under the Lights | d. Miles Levin | USA | 11m (in Dramatic Shorts)
Up Top | d. Nathan S. Hall, Brendan Pyron | USA | 8m (in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Shorts)
Variables | d. Sabina Vajrača | USA | 24m (w/ The Earth is Blue as an Orange)
WAFFLE | d. Carlyn Hudson |USA | 11m (in Horror Shorts)
We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman | d. Nadine Patterson | USA | 5m (in Documentary Shorts)
We Can’t Breathe (dir. Winters) | d. Miranda Winters | USA | 9m (w/ White Riot)
We Can’t Breathe (dir. Williams) | d. Clarence Williams IV | USA | 11m (in Equality & Justice Shorts)
Wichita | d. Sergine Dumais | USA | 6m (w/ Don’t Date Your Sister)
Wilbur Niewald | d. Elizabeth Stehling, Steve Snell | USA | 20m (in Art & Animation Shorts)
Wrong Number | d. Talon Gonzalez | USA | 9m (w/ The Mystery of DB Cooper)
WuShock Doc: The History and Making of WuShock in Bronze | d. Tyler Pennick | Wichita | 20m (in Kansas)
YAI NIN | d. Champ Ensminger | USA/Thailand | 13 (in Documentary Shorts)
Yuan Yuan and the Hollow Monster | d. Catherine Chen | USA | 7m (in Art & Animation Shorts)
МАМИНЫ ШПИЛЬКИ (Mum’s Hairpins) | d. Tatiana Fedorovskaya | Germany/Russia | 20m (in Historical Shorts)
Перший день Курчати (First day of a chick) | d. Anastasia Shinkarenko | Ukraine | 2m (in Emerging)
婚姻关系 (Monogamy) | d. Ai Chen | China | 4m (in Let’s Get Weird Shorts)

 

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