Filtering by: Narrative Short

Oklahoma Student Shorts
Oct
16
4:00 PM16:00

Oklahoma Student Shorts

Deaf Code

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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

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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

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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.


Wrung

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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

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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.


116

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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.

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Kids' Film Day at the Gilcrease - FREE
Oct
16
1:00 PM13:00

Kids' Film Day at the Gilcrease - FREE

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Iroquois Creation Story

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 17 min. / Native Film
Directed by Cathleen Ashworth


SYNOPSIS: Combining animation and dance, The Iroquois Creation Story tells the Haudenosaunee tale of Sky Woman and her Grandsons Flint and Sky Holder.


The Red Thunder

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 6 min.
Directed by Alvaro Ron


SYNOPSIS: Without permission, Sarah borrows her mother's car for the evening. The evening takes a turn for the unexpected when the car reveals the alter ego of Sarah's mom.


Moom

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 14 min.
Directed by Robert Kondo, Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi


SYNOPSIS: Have you ever wondered what happens to your forgotten objects? In this story, those objects with their 'memory' still attached end up rising from the waters of the magical lake.

This is the story of one of those memories stuck in this world. His name is Moom.


Eggventure

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 3 min.
Directed by Danielle Johnson


SYNOPSIS: A Penguin and a Polar Bear share love for the same egg.


Space Town

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 5 min.
Directed by Mike Diliberto


SYNOPSIS: 200 years in the future, a teenage girl adjust to moving off of Earth to a small town that sits atop an asteroid.

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Homegrown: Local Shorts
Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Homegrown: Local Shorts

The Nuclear Blasts from the Past

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 5 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Alex Allen, Drew Allen


SYNOPSIS: While the United States government preforms nuclear tests in the early '60s, three scientist are accidentally blasted forward in time to 2016, and must come to grips with the stark reality of the future.


BEANS

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 19 min. / Oklahoma Ties / Native Film
Directed by Mark D. Williams


SYNOPSIS: Peyton "Beans" Factor is just like every other kid, except that as an eight year old championship golfer she's already hit the radar of top college athletic programs.


I Like JD

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 3 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Nathan Poppe, Travis Tindell


SYNOPSIS: Why did Lorna Dixon travel more than 4,000 miles to see JD McPherson? This mini-doc follows the 26-year-old music enthusiast as she takes two trains, three planes and a cab ride to get from Corby, England, to Guthrie, Oklahoma just to see Broken Arrow’s JD McPherson perform live.


Samantha Crain

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 7 min. / Oklahoma Ties / Native Film
Directed by Allison Herrera, Jeremy Charles


SYNOPSIS: Samantha Crain's music is equal parts folksy Americana, social commentary, and storytelling.


Yes, We're Open

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 14 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Yousef Kazemi


SYNOPSIS: A story about an unlikely friendship between a convenience store owner and a shy, young girl.


La Mercancia

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 13 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Rogelio Almeida


SYNOPSIS: Bruno embarks on an unknown and dangerous journey to help his sister Mariana raise money for their ailing mother's much needed surgery.


Thespianism

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 4 min. / Oklahoma Ties

Directed by Brannon Bain


SYNOPSIS: Rivalry over an important role draws two Thespians into unexpected conflict.


Alma Avira

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 12 min. / Oklahoma Ties / Native Film
Directed by Kyle Kauwika Harris


SYNOPSIS: A woman awaits the return of her husband, away at war.


Even in Death

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CATEGORY / Runtime: 11 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Zachary Davis


SYNOPSIS: Jonah, a young boy living in New Orleans is about to experience a loss in his family. Faced with grief, Jonah is visited by the Grim Reaper and is taken on a charming adventure through New Orleans.


Dig It If You Can

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CATEGORY / Runtime: 20 min. / Oklahoma Ties / Native Film
Directed by Kyle Bell


SYNOPSIS: The story behind the art of Steven Paul Judd.

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Okay, OK (Short) /  O, Brother! (Feature)
Oct
15
3:00 PM15:00

Okay, OK (Short) / O, Brother! (Feature)

Okay, OK

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 20 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Kyle Bergersen


SYNOPSIS: It's like Portlandia, but set in Oklahoma.


O, Brother!

NARRATIVE FEATURE / Runtime: 80 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Lance McDaniel


SYNOPSIS:O, Brother! is a wild, low budget, home grown comedy about sex, race, drugs, politics, drag queens, and family in Oklahoma.

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Marceline Blurr (Short) / Best and Most Beautiful Things (Feature)
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Marceline Blurr (Short) / Best and Most Beautiful Things (Feature)

Marceline Blurr

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 15 min.
Directed by Nadia Mata Portillo


SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the movies of the French New Wave, Marceline Blurr is the story of a young woman who was born with a vision impairment extremely out of the ordinary. For her the world is a magical place.


Best and Most Beautiful Things

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 91 min.
Directed by Garrett Zevgetis


SYNOPSIS: Best and Most Beautiful Things is a celebration of outcasts everywhere, following a precocious young blind woman who disappears into quirky obsessions and isolation.

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Limitless Potential (Short) / Electric Nostalgia (Feature)
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Limitless Potential (Short) / Electric Nostalgia (Feature)

Limitless Potential

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 12 min.
Directed by Philip Bastian


SYNOPSIS: A boy struggles with accepting his newly discovered supernatural ability


Electric Nostalgia

NARRATIVE FEATURE / Runtime: 91 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Jacob Burns


SYNOPSIS: A young woman is haunted by visions of a faceless man after she is awoken from the dead in a body that is not her own.

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A Thousand Acres (Short) / Population Zero (Feature)
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

A Thousand Acres (Short) / Population Zero (Feature)

A Thousand Acres

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 25 min.
Directed by Chaz Fulk


SYNOPSIS: A young man infiltrates an anarchist cult in search of a former love


Population Zero

NARRATIVE FEATURE / Runtime: 83 min.
Directed by Julian Pinder


SYNOPSIS: In 2009 three young men were killed in a remote part of Yellowstone National Park. Authorities never found the murderer. He found them. Only hours after three young men were gunned down in cold blood, Dwayne Nelson walked into a ranger station miles away and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed confession, Dwayne Nelson was allowed to walk free because of a loophole in the American Constitution.

Documentarian Julian T. Pinder travels to Yellowstone in a cinematic and compelling chase for truth behind a crime that should have rocked the nation.

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The Last Hunt (Short) / Transpecos (Feature)
Oct
12
8:15 PM20:15

The Last Hunt (Short) / Transpecos (Feature)

The Last Hunt

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 15 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Brock Harris, Matthew Daddario


SYNOPSIS: This story is about moral code, integrity and the questionable ethics of a pact. Is it right that Daniel should honor his friend's wishes and aid his passing?


Transpecos

NARRATIVE FEATURE / Runtime: 86 min.
Directed by Greg Kwedar


SYNOPSIS: For three U.S. Border Patrol agents, the contents of one car reveal an insidious plot within their own ranks; the next 24 hours may cost them their lives.

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Tales of Life and Death: Narrative Shorts
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Tales of Life and Death: Narrative Shorts

The Life and Times of Thomas Thumb Jr.

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 12 min.
Directed by Ryan Fox


SYNOPSIS: Thomas Thumb Jr. is unlike any other man. He's got a giant thumb for a head and he'll do whatever it takes to achieve the American Dream.


Rosie, Oh

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 9 min.
Directed by Andy Koeger


SYNOPSIS: An unsupervised little girl wanders into her neighbor's house looking for her lost dog.


On Time

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 8 min.
Directed by Xavier Burgin


SYNOPSIS: A mother living in South Central LA must make a difficult decision when she's late for her job interview.


Renmen Periode

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 4 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Wes DeHart


SYNOPSIS: A man suffering from hallucinations and glimpses from another world tries to connect with the woman who bewitched him, but has since passed on to the other side.


Playback

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 3 min.
Directed by Nathan Crooker


SYNOPSIS: A man's TV only shows static, until the picture comes through and looks eerily close to home.


The Great Accountant

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 14 min.
Directed by Michael Quigley


SYNOPSIS: The marriage of two classically trained musicians descends swiftly through purgatory and into hell.


Dust to Dust

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 2 min.
Directed by Joel Edwards


SYNOPSIS: Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.


Sasha

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 30 min.
Directed by Jonathan Chekroune


SYNOPSIS: Sasha is the story of a young Russian woman living in New York City. Her problem is an expired visa, until she meets a stranger who offers help...


The Piano's Fate

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 9 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Dex Burnom


SYNOPSIS: A man who has lost his wife finds relief through a mystical piano.


Sleep on It

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 5 min.
Directed by Nathan Breton


SYNOPSIS: Doug's new bed changes his life.

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