OTR Film Festival - Saturday Afternoon Shorts Selections - 2:15PM, School for Creative and Performing Arts - Mayerson Theater, Saturday, 29. September 2018

iRONY - A film that explores the relationship between man and from the perspective of a phone.
Runtime: 7min53sec
THE LAST EMBRACE - The Little girl wants to show her drawing to her family, but everybody is busy with their cell phones, she goes to her grandpa who has just past away a few minutes ago without anybody noticing it.
Runtime: 4min
MUMPSIMUS AND HALCYON DISCORD - If you are a young person experiencing mental ill health and homelessness, life is far from a walk in the park. This film explores the connections between mental health and homelessness, challenging common misrepresentations in the media. Using spoken word, the film questions whether we can ever these issues in an objective way. Rolf has experienced mental health issues and homelessness. He is a first-time filmmaker.
Runtime: 3min
AFTER DEATH IN HEAVEN - Autobiographical story about the death of a father as seen through the eyes of his son who has Down Syndrome. The writer-director, a fashion designer, has Down Syndrome, and wanted to share his very personal vision of the world and the afterlife. He consciously chose an abled actor to play his role and embraced a peculiar tone and structure, to create this warm, funny, and touching film.
Runtime: 12min53sec
THIN LINES - Leah's life doesn't seem to have meaning anymore. She feels trapped in her own silence until she meets Noah, a cheerful artist and deaf man who opens her eyes to a new way of living life.
Runtime: 33min
100,000 MILES A SECOND - A Woman with multiple sclerosis goes to a local coop at the end of a busy workday. After fighting to find a parking spot in the crowded lot, she gets a call from her boyfriend. They talk about the neurology appointment she had earlier that day, and how the doctor dismissed her, she's experiencing problems walking. They hang up. She has a meltdown in her car. She pulls herself together enough to go into the store. A homeless musician plays mandolin outside the entrance. He saw her pull in the lot and watches her walk up to him. She digs a few coins out her purse to give him. He takes the opportunity to talk to her about how fast we are traveling through the Universe. His tall-tale reframes the way she's been thinking about her situation. She realizes she's been blocking her own momentum with negative thoughts about herself.
Runtime: 7min20sec

OTR Film Festival - Saturday Afternoon Shorts Selections - 2:15PM

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