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Oklahoma Student Shorts

  • Circle Cinema - Theater 3 10 South Lewis Avenue Tulsa, OK, 74104 United States (map)

Deaf Code


DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 19 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Chase Chambers - University of Tulsa

SYNOPSIS: All those questions you're too shy to ask a deaf person? We just answered them!

Bunee: The Boy from Constanța


DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 15 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Bunee Tomlinson - Santa Fe University of Art and Design

SYNOPSIS: After spending the first six years of his life in the Romanian orphanage system of the 1980’s and 1990’s, a young boy discovers that filmmaking could be the engine for personal growth in his new world.

Angry Max

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 13 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Megan Porter - University of Oklahoma

SYNOPSIS: A small town guy struggles to become an amateur boxer.

The Prisoner's Voice


DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 10 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Ethan Dennis - Jenks High School

SYNOPSIS: In the summer of 2012, the Stick family noticed some odd behavior from their son Matt, but nothing would prepare them for what would happen next. On October 5, 2012, Matt was arrested for stabbing his mother to death. The Prisoner's Voice is the story of Matt's father advocating for treatment rather than punishment for his son.



NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 13 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by J. Logan Alexander - University of Oklahoma

SYNOPSIS: Trevor Jacobs, a drifter with a mysterious past, returns to his small hometown while competing on the amateur rodeo circuit. A chance encounter with his estranged father, the once famed bull-rider "Bucking" Bill, stirs the emotional scars of their tragic past and Trevor is faced with a decision: to forgive or to be free.

I'm Just There


NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 21 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Josh Downing - Oklahoma City University

SYNOPSIS: A misunderstood man living in a world where he doesn't belong, and a body he doesn't fit into. As he searches for happiness and a place to call home, he discovers true peace and a transformation in the most unlikeliest of places.



NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 4 min. / Oklahoma Ties Directed by Lisandro Boccacci - University of Tulsa

SYNOPSIS: A human-like robot theathered by engineered borders makes the decision to leave, knowing very well that he would perish, and in doing so finds the answer to life.

A Time Before Remembering

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 3 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Tahlia Munoz, Kelsey Hausam - Tulsa Tech

SYNOPSIS: When a teenager experiences grief, there's no telling how he'll cope with it. Acceptance is the first step towards recovery and his just happens to come in the form of art.

How Do you Doo?

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 5 min. / Oklahoma Ties

Directed by Mia Riddle

SYNOPSIS: Following the death of his girlfriend, a man starts a new life with another lover. He soon discovers, however, that she's been keeping deadly secrets from him.