2014 Short Film Selections

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce the official short film selections for #EOFF2014.  These powerful short works will preface the  2014 feature selections.

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YEARBOOK

(dir. Bernardo Britto / 6 min / WC Premiere)
*Sundance 2014 Short Film Jury Award: Animation

Thursday / Feb. 20 / 7:00PM / Granada
precedes BENDING STEEL

A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.

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INTO THE SILENT SEA

(dir. Andrej Landin / 25 min / WC Premiere)

Friday / Feb. 21 / 2:40PM /  Granada
precedes TRIPTYCH

Alexander, a lone cosmonaut, is adrift in orbit around Earth. He has lost communications and life-support systems are dwindling fast. At the same time in Italy, a radio engineer is working the night shift. He discovers a voice amidst the empty static. Under desperate circumstances, and across vast distances, an intense connection is made.

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CONFUSION THROUGH SAND

(dir. Danny Madden / 15min )

Friday / Feb. 21 / 5:15PM / Granada
Precedes 12 O’CLOCK BOYS

A 19 year-old kid finds himself alone in a hostile desert, scared as hell and trained to react.

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QASIM

(dir. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair / 16min / WC Premiere)

Saturday / Feb. 22 / 7:30PM / Granada
precedes DOOMSDAYS

In this portrait of urban loneliness, Scott (Jordan Dean) pursues extreme self-improvement as he tries to bounce back from a divorce. When he meets fellow divorcee Kellie (Anna Rose Hopkins), it’s clear his blind commitment to an unsustainable lifestyle will cost him. This latest installment from the critically-acclaimed web series High Maintenance also stars Ben Sinclair, Katie Hartman, and Henry Zebrowski.

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SLOMO

(dir. Josh Izenberg / 16min / OR Premiere)

Friday / Feb. 21 / 7:30PM / Granada
precedes LOVE AND AIRSEX

 

Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to the beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

 

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THIS IS JAY CALVIN

(dir. Tony Yacenda / 26min / World Premiere)

Saturday / Feb. 22 / 4:40PM / Granada
precedes LENNY COOKE

This is Jay Calvin is a darkly comedic mockumentary that follows the rise and fall of a delusional aspiring filmmaker.

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THE CORAL REEF ARE DREAMING AGAIN

(dir. Lucas Leyva / 3min / WC Premiere)

Saturday / Feb. 22 / 2:00PM / Granada
precedes TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE

Gregor and Harold, two corals living in the underwater remains of Miami, share their dreams with each other. Harold dreams of being a great green conquering coral. Gregor dreams of a beautiful drag queen.Or does the drag queen dream of the corals? Made without any computer effects, using real coral specimens.

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PARADISE FALLS

(dir. Fantavious Fritz / 16 min / WC Premiere)

Friday / Feb. 21 / 7:00PM / Stage Door
precedes BOB BIRDNOW’S REMARKABLE TALE OF HUMAN SURVIVAL AND THE TRANSCENDENCE OF SELF

Two Adventurous youths explore a haunted mansion and fall in love with it’s ghost, deep in the heart of suburban hell.

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NICE IS COOL

(dir. Ben Petrie / 16:05 / World Premiere)

Saturday / Feb. 22 / 2:00PM / Granada
precedes TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE

Amidst absurd recollections of his past, a grown man relives his singular memory of what it felt like to be a little boy.

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FRANÇOIS À LA MAIRIE

(dir. Rose & Alice Philippon / 12 min / Premiere)

Saturday / Feb. 22 / 2:00PM / Stage Door
precedes AATSINKI: THE STORY OF ARTIC COWBOYS

Today is François’s first day as an employee in the Town Hall. Well, he is rather clumsy. A few minutes are enough for him to turn the peaceful institution into a mess.

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CHAPEL PERILOUS

(dir. Matthew Lessner / 15min / WC Premiere)

Saturday / Feb. 22 / 4:35PM / Stage Door
precedes RICH HILL

Robin, a door-to-door salesman with nothing to sell, pays Levi Gold an unexpected visit. The ensuing encounter forces Levi to confront his true mystical calling and the nature of reality itself. A metaphysical comedy trip-out with Sun Araw.

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UFOLOGIST

(dir. Anna Sandilands & Ewan McNicol / 17min / E.O. Premiere)

Saturday / Feb. 22 / 7:20PM / Stage Door
precedes BUOY

Peter Davenport runs the National UFO Reporting Center, a one-man operation fielding phone calls and collect- ing data from UFO sightings around the U.S. Prank calls, hoaxes, and misinterpretations mix with legitimately breathless reports of the extraordinary.

A bachelor in solitary scientific pursuit, Peter remains something of an enigma in the small town of Harrington, WA.

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