Above and Beyond – Shorts 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 3:15 PM

When the Moon Was Gibbous Director: Erika Grace Strada, Animation, Denmark, 4 min
The life of a colorful ensemble of beasts is abruptly interrupted by the arrival of a small group of humans that are determined to subdue one of them.

Zero Director: Tim Hamilton, Narrative, New Zealand, 4 min
When gravity is shut off, a gamer tragically under estimates his ability to save the world.

Orion Saga Director: Keon Hedayati, Experimental, USA, 7 min
A spaceship travels the galaxy searching for dead planets to bring back to life.

Fulcrum Director: Timothy David Orme, Animation, USA, 9 min
Rowing through space, self, and consciousness, the math of the universe unfolds.

Recalibrating Director: Andrew Haik Demirjian, Experimental, USA, 12 min
An emergency response drone scours the landscape looking for human life in a world where people are mysteriously absent.

Swipe Director: Arafat Mazhar, Animation, Pakistan, 14 min
A young boy addicted to iFatwa, an app that crowdsources religious death sentences, spends his days swiping on the lives of strangers as he attempts to get a top spot on the Ajar Board.

Charon Director: Yannick Karcher, Narrative , France, 16 min
Freshly retired, a man doesn’t know how to occupy his days. For fear of being killed by boredom, he gets involved in the crazy project of building a boat in the cellar of his suburban house.

The Deepest Room Director: Fynn Ribbeck, Animation, Germany, 19 min
Supposedly familiar architectures form a coherent inner world in which the transitions are fluid and external spaces present themselves as internal spaces.

Hibernation Director: Joel Benjamin, Animation, USA, 20 min
On a damaged and drifting interstellar science vessel, an aging mother watches over her cryogenically frozen son and husband as she waits and hopes for an improbable rescue.