2018 Official Short Films

Official short film selections for #EOFF2018! An incredible array of diverse and creative content and subjects that hint and haunt in the best of ways.

2018 Official Short Films

AFTER HER —dir. Aly Migliori 2018, USA, 14:33, Fiction

A wayward teenager goes missing and her friend is haunted by her disappearance.

ARMOR DEL AMOR — dir. Kirk Kelley 2018, USA, 01:46 mins, Animation

A nature ‘documentary’ depicting the mating rituals of Dasypus novemcinctus aka the nine-banded female armadillo.

BASKETBALL — dir. Tony Schubert 2018, USA, 4:13 mins, Fiction

A woman struggles to learn the fundamentals of basketball.

BLEEDING INTO ETERNITY — dir. Kier Atherton 2018, USA, 7:00 mins, Nonfiction

Backwoods poet Joe Sawyer takes the viewers on a first person journey into a rich past, riddled with escapades, and a present that offers humor and clarity through his poetry.

COLE — dir. David Call 2018, USA, 10:26 mins, Fiction

A U.S. combat veteran recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) attempts to find a job in the civilian world.

FEAR US WOMEN — dir. David Darg 2017, USA & Syria, 27:02 mins, Nonfiction

Hanna Bohman is a Canadian civilian who has spent the last three years in Syria as a volunteer soldier battling ISIS.

KERLOSTER — dir. Ombeline de la Gournerie 2017, France, 25:00 mins, Fiction

Religious people in the village of Kerloster seek out Baptiste, the youngest of three orphaned teenagers known for his divine connection to Sain-Yves-de-Vérité, to solve their problems.

KRISTA — dir. Danny Madden 2018, USA, 9:23 mins, Fiction

In a high school theater class, Krista uses her scene study as catharsis.

LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL —dir. Carla Patullo, Elizabeth Becherl 2018, USA, 9:59 mins, Nonfiction

Long before Disney and the other animation giants, Lotte Reiniger ignited the screen with shadows, light, and a pair of magical scissors.

MEDUSA — dir. India Donaldson 2018, 11:23 mins, Fiction

Meredith is infatuated with the marble statue ‘Perseus with the Head of Medusa’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

THE ORDER OF THE ORCHID — dir. Alex Italics 2018, USA, 6:48 mins, Fiction

A lonely spinster’s failed attempt at arranging flowers summons an ominous shadowy figure who sends her into a psychedelic netherworld to confront her own mediocrity.

PLUNGE — dir. Joshua DeFour 2018, USA, 10:09, Fiction

A vagabond apartment guest and the apartment owner must set aside mutual resentment as they attempt to fix a badly clogged toilet.

THE VIOLENCE OF A CIVILIZATION WITHOUT SECRETS — dir. Adam & Zack Khalil 2018, USA, 9:44 mins, Nonfiction

A glimpse into the controversial, 1996 court case that decided the fate of the ‘Kennewick Man’.

THE HAPPINESS MACHINE — dir. Rebecca Blumhaven 2018, USA, 23:35 mins, Nonfiction

A philosopher, inventor, and farmer, Cal shares with us the deeply intricate workings of his life as a sharecropper on 22 acres in rural Iowa.

THE QUIET ROOM — dir. Samuel Wineman 2018, USA, 27:38 mins, Fiction

When Michael’s attempt at suicide awakens a psych ward demon, he must stop her before she kills everyone in the hospital he connects with.

THOU SHALL NOT TAILGATE — dir. Greg Hamilton 2018, USA, 25 mins, Nonfiction

A colorful portrait of Rev. Chuck Linville, art car creator and co-founder of the ‘Portland Cacophony Society’.