Taos Shortz Film Fest
11th Edition ..... March 9th-11th, 2018
Taos, New Mexico

2017 Program 4, Friday March 31, 7:00-9:00pm

GLOBAL SHORTZ

Selected global short films from Switzerland, South Africa, United Kingdom, Germany and the USA.
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Coup De Grace
Switzerland, 8:15, Pascal Glatz

At a remote mountain lake a bound man with cement shoes is being dragged to the water. His request for a coup de grâce escalates into an absurd clash.

 

The Shadow Hours
USA, 18:42, Kyle Higgins

A Neo-Noir following twin brothers born with a mysterious condition: only one of them can be awake at a time. Posing as one person, each awake for only half of a day, they make a living as private investigators… until a budding romance threatens to ruin their lives.

 

The Mega Plush Episode III
USA, 9:57, Matt Burniston

In the gritty underworld of the big city, under the cover of darkness, a war is brewing. The Mega Plush, a group of plush toy vigilantes are struggling against the uprising of the SOC army (Society of Chimps) and their evil leader, whose master plan is to dictate over the plush kingdom and eradicate the last thing standing in his way, The Mega Plush.

 

Shy Guys
USA, 8:00, Fredric Lehne

Two strangers bring the laughs as they confront and resolve one of the most insidious scourges afflicting mankind.

 

Alive & Kicking: Grannies of South Africa
USA/South Africa, 19:40, Lara-Ann de Wet

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Filmed in the heart of Limpopo, South Africa the village grannies “Vhakegula Vhakegula” lace up their soccer boots and start kicking their way through centuries of taboos.

 

Seventy
USA/NM, 8:32, Robert Belinoff

A veteran documentary film maker facing a changed film making landscape closes up shop, goes home to start life over, find purpose and meaning in post career life.

 

The Somniloquist
USA, 4:13, Adam Rosenberg

A man recorded himself talking in his sleep nearly every night for a year.

 

Move Me
USA, 22:22, Gabe Crate

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While hiking in a forest, a couple find an inexplicably immobile stranger with an antique plaque chained around his neck that reads “Human Contact Moves Me.”

 

Rose
USA, 1:37, Brett Stumpp

Rose always wanted a singing telegram.

 

The Knackerman
UK, 17:30, Tom Shrapnel

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A contemporary Western set in the heart of rural East Anglia, The Knackerman tells the story of Ron – an aging Knacker who is responsible the disposal of ill horses. When his own horse falls ill, Ron must decide it’s fate and in doing so, face his own mortality.

 

Citipati
Germany, 7:00, Andreas Feix

After being subjected to a cataclysmic meteorite impact, a small dinosaur attempts to battle the horrific aftermath both physically & psychologically. A tale about life, death & rebirth, told from a unique, prehistoric perspective.

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