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Saturday, August 24 • 10:00pm - 11:51pm
Shorts: After Dark Ch. 1

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Vampires, dates from hell, and freakish twins. These shorts play late at night for a reason - they’re spooky, gross, and not for the faint of heart! Watch if you dare.


A Partial Theory of Commodity Fetishism in 3 scenes (+epilogue)
Directed by Spencer Parsons
16 minutes • USA
The commodity-form, and the value-relation of the products of labour within which it appears, have no connection with the physical nature of the commodity itself.

Date Movie
Directed by Emily Mackenzie and Sasha Solodukhina
10 minutes • USA
A bad date gets worse over the course of one balmy New Orleans evening.


The Visit
Directed by Roxy Shih
10 minutes • USA
A pregnant woman and her husband visit her lonely, aging grandmother in the rural mountains of Taiwan only to witness the older woman's mysterious disappearance.

Hi Twin!
Directed by Leah Shore
1 minute • USA
Hi Twin! A true story. Commissioned by GIPHY!

Eat The Rainbow (SHOUT)
Directed by Brian Benson
20 minutes • USA
EAT THE RAINBOW is a musical fable about an odd yet kind man named Bayani who moves into a conservative suburban neighborhood and disrupts the otherwise comfortable homogeny.

Stucco
Directed by Janina Gavankar and Russo Schelling
17 minutes • USA
J is trying and failing to move forward.

Black Cat in a Dark Room
Directed by Leland Montgomery
15 minutes • USA
Bev, Florence, and Pauline are three vampires who subsist on the blood of the forgotten and terminally ill at their underground hospice facility. Bev starts questioning the morality of their actions.

How To Be Alone
Directed by Kate Trefry
13 minutes • USA
Lucy struggles to survive an increasingly bizarre and horrifying night.

An American Man (AL film)
Directed by Lily Ahree Siegel
3 minutes • USA
He is an American Man. Mmm, hotdogs.

Filmmakers
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Brian Benson

Director/Producer, Wonderman Films
Brian Benson is an award-winning director and a Peabody-winning, Emmy-nominated producer. He has been making ridiculous and provocative movies since he was 8 years old – only then he had youth as a defense. After studying film at UCLA and San Francisco State University, he directed... Read More →
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Janina Gavankar

Principal, Safe Haven Productions, Inc
Gavankar is known for her diverse acting career in film, television, and major video games, such as TRUE BLOOD, THE LEAGUE, BLINDSPOTTING, and STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT II.Gavankar will next be starring opposite Ben Affleck in the Warner Brothers feature film THE WAY BACK, in March... Read More →
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Leah Shore

Director, Leah Shore is AWESOME
Leah Shore’s films have been featured at over 100 festivals worldwide. She was named among Filmmaker Magazine's elite “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2013”, “Top 10 Animators You Should Know”, and included on several other best of lists. She directs, animates, writes commercially... Read More →
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Leland Montgomery

Director
Leland Montgomery is an LA based writer and director. He's so excited to have his short, Black Cat in a Dark Room at Sidewalk Film Festival.


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