Short Film Screenings 2022

The following films will be screened during the Albany Film Festival in Lecture Centers 19 and 20.

Comedies
Lecture Center 19 – 11 am-11:45 am • Lecture Center 20 – 4:15 pm-5 pm

THE ARMY OF ONE

Directed by: Ricarlo-Luis

Comedic Short Film

At its core THE ARMY OF ONE is a story about a good samaritan with a more complex past than we originally think. On YouTube

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WELOME TO PARTY MOUNTAIN

Directed by: Cooper Wright

Comedic Short Film

Well Coronavirus has got ski resorts closing up shop for the season but nothing will stop Party Mountain Parker and Party Mountain Tom from getting in some turns (even if it means hiking in the woods behind Mom and Dad’s...)

Earth Day 2030

Director: Joe Murphy

Comedic Short Film

KING ON THE AIR

Directed by: Tucker Oberting

Comedic Short Film

A bored radio host receives an irresistible caller request while working alone at the station one night.

WHY NOT THE EGG?

Directed by: Paul Camarata

Comedic Short Film

If we're not counting The Egg among the Great Wonders of the World, what are we doing?!? That's the question explored in this Tweed Typewriter short film.

Documentary
Lecture Center 19 – 3 pm-3:45 pm • Lecture Center 20 – 12:15 pm-1 pm

CELEBRATING CAREN: A RARE DISEASE DIAGNOSIS 64 YEARS  IN THE MAKING

Directed by: Daniel DeFabio

Documentary Short Film

In 2020, after recovering from COVID, Caren was given genetic testing. She was 64. She received an unexpected SYNGAP1 diagnosis.

Imperfect

IMPERFECT

Directed by:
Alexandra Mulligan

Documentary Short Film

Danielle leaves her desk job to follow her passion for creativity as a mother, framer, and multimedia artist. On YouTube

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The Shaker Legacy

THE SHAKER LEGACY

Directed by: David Gibson, David J. Goodwin

Documentary Short Film

Who were the Shakers? This short documentary explores the design, cultural, and spiritual legacies of this utopian religious sect and its impact on New York State and American history.

Washington Park Square

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

Directed by: Michael Aron

Documentary Short Film

An observational documentary highlighting the vibrant culture of Washington Square Park in the fall of 2021.

Dramatic (Part 1)
Lecture Center 19 – 1:30 pm-2:30 pm • Lecture Center 20 – 10:45 am-11:45 am

Framed

FRAMED

Directed by: John Peter Shea, Gregory Duke McCauley,
Liam Donald Salls

Dramatic Short Film

John comes home from the grocery store to find a family photograph missing from its frame. Confused, he thinks to ask his father where it’s gone, but to his surprise, he is alone in the house. On YouTube

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BURN, BABY, BURN

Directed by: Janthony Roman

Dramatic Short Film

A chef is asked to cater his ex’s wedding. Let the good times roll. BURN, BABY, BURN is a romantic dark comedy about not letting go.

Decadence

DECADENCE

Directed by: Daniel Shillinglaw

Dramatic Short Film

A young man's anxiety towards the future begins to physically manifest into a mysterious doppelgänger.

DEVOUR

Directed by: Victoria Diana

Dramatic Short Film

A struggling chef confronts an old flame, after she shows up unannounced, in search of a familiar meal. Website

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Dramatic (Part 2)
Lecture Center 19 – 4:15 pm-5:15 pm • Lecture Center 20 – 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

AERANGER

Directed by: Anthony Ferraro

Dramatic Short Film

A space traveler crash lands into Earth while desperately searching for a surrogate planet with the proper resources to save her people & home planet.
"One Planet's Future Takes Root In Earth's past"

HAJUR

Directed by:
LSM, Pinki Sris Rana

Dramatic Short Film

Sarita, a young mother working from home during COVID-19 pandemic, tries to balance her work and family.

THE SPOILED

Directed by: James Morley, III

Dramatic Short Film

THE SPOILED is a short film that blends western visuals with slow burn thriller tension.

HOMECOMING

Directed by: Max Schuster,
Reid Carrescia  

Dramatic Short Film

Paul searches for something beautiful, real, and lasting by reminiscing about his past. While everyone around him might say otherwise, Paul still feels there is a chance of finding what he's looking for.

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Experimental
Lecture Center 19 – 12:15 pm-1 pm • Lecture Center 20 – 3 pm-3:45 pm

HUMAN

Directed by: Gabriela Clarke

Experimental Short Film

A poetic film about living with
a disability.

Sink

SINK

Directed by: Zagham A. Shah

 Experimental Short Film

The intersection of identity and culture is not an impasse; it is an opportunity.

What it Means to be Human

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN

Directed by:
Mikayla Hope Pabon

Experimental Short Film

The construction of life through the focal lens of time, element, and space.

TIME CRUNCH

Directed by: Jermaine Wells

Experimental Short Film

TIME CRUNCH is a science fiction concept in which The “Time Cruncher” is on a mission from the Supreme Being to right the balance of the universe.

All I could Hear was Wind

ALL I COULD HEAR WAS WIND

Directed by: Marilyn McCabe

Experimental Short Film

A video essay on isolation and communication

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