Fountain of Youth – 2023

Wednesday, April 12, 3:15 PM

Director: Hilary Eden, Narrative, USA, 8 min
A Y2K teen girl struggles to connect fantasy and reality when she gets a piercing on her birthday.

Please Hold the Line
Tan Ce Ding, Narrative, Malaysia, 19 min
A young scam call operator is thrust into a moral dilemma as she navigates a life-changing situation.

Director: Lin Tu, Narrative, China, 13 min
As the flashy life of the influencer 33 gets crazier, the canker sore inside her lower lip keeps growing larger…

A Real One
Director: McKenzie Chinn, Narrative, USA, 15 min
Lauren and Keisha’s friendship is an “us against the world” type friendship. They’re 17 and live in a working class neighborhood on Chicago’s largely Black south side.

Weekend in Brazil
Director: Brian MacNeel, Narrative, USA, 16 min
After dropping out of college, Kiara returns to her hometown for the summer. After a brief and disappointing encounter with a former friend, she questions the purpose of life and the limitations of her circumstances.

Swan in the center
Director: Iris Chassaigne, Narrative, France, 25 min
In a deserted  shopping center destined for redevelopment, Swan, a junior consultant, conducts a survey. As she passes the empty hallways in search of clients and salespeople to interview, desire gets in her way…