Take a carrot, preferably a toxic one. Chop it and feed it to a duck. To the one who is friends with a cat. Invite scientists from the Brazilian Research Center to keep track of the nutritional value of our upcoming meal. Throw social pressure into the boiling water, add gender stereotypes, and a hair from the head of a teenager who's realized their homosexuality.
Boil it on low heat and do not forget to use dental floss after the meal, as something may get stuck between your teeth.
*No animals were harmed during the making of this cinematic meal.
USA / 2018, 13 min
Though a little girl, Meg is attracted to Dr. Webber, who wears a dentist's perfect smile. After becoming infatuated with the seemingly perfect Joe, she feels compelled to make her dream a reality. However, Meg's mother Anna is an opponent of dentistry, despite her own terribly bad teeth. So naive Meg secretly decides to take matters into her own hands...
Andrew Todd & Johnny Hall
New Zealand / 2018, 5 min
Once upon a time, there was a sad little duck named Utka. This is the tale of how he gained everything he ever wanted - and lost so much more.
The Popular Touch
United Kingdom / 2018, 23 min
Work, film, work, film, work - day to day - week to week. This is a home movie domestic comedy experimental film drama. Autobiography too. It’s also part four of an ever-growing trilogy.
Starting in 2003 I decided to make a series of pieces alongside my regular films, a strand that would constitute an ongoing fictional autobiography. But as all creative work is, to some extent, autobiographical, and as I appear in most of my films, and all the people in these films are who they say they are, then what made this different from the rest - or from real life, really - became kind of blurred. Fuzzy even.
So this is fuzzy fiction - latest in the line. Suitable for All.
A Low-Budget Film
Brazil / 2018, 13 min
A mixture of corporate film, archive footage, documentary and making of, the film is an attempt of the scientists from the "Brazilian Institute of Alternative and Secondary Importance Research" to fight the lack of funding, the closure of the institute and to keep their dreams alive.
HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE
Finland / 2018, 15 min
Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre is a horror comedy about one woman’s desperate struggle to survive a pack of men who just want to explain everything to her.
IS YOUR TEEN A HOMOSEXUAL?
Canada / 2018, 6 min
'Is Your Teen A Homosexual?' is a short allegorical comedy that satirizes Trump's America by using the style of “teen hygiene” educational films of the 1950s. Johnny comes out to his family, who is helped by an off-screen Narrator, but stereotypes and prejudices prove to be stronger than family ties.