2019 Short Films

View a list of all short film selections for #EOFF2019.

VARIOUS TIMES & LOCATIONS

 

DOG IN THE WOODS (dir. Christian Chapman & Paul Jason Hoffman) // 2019, USA, 5:35, Experimental
A downtrodden house dog chases the psychedelic temptations of the natural world.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 12:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 4:45 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

 

FIVE SECRETS TO MOM (dir. Dillon Ward) // 2018, USA, 1:57, Experimental
Inspired by a teenager’s online confession on Quora, Five Secrets to Mom is a surreal and darkly comedic short that uses the filmmaker’s actual family photos, Microsoft Paint 95, and an automated voice to tell a story about the comfort and vulnerability in anonymity.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 3:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:15 PM • WINE DOWN

 

GOLF (dir. Julia Bales) // 2019, USA, 7:20, Fiction
A short film about Golf and sexual harassment.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 3:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:15 PM • WINE DOWN

 

Adam Piron Short EOFF
GÙTK’ÓD ÀU (dir. Adam Piron) // 2019, USA, 8:24, Experimental
This experimental documentary short combines audio captured from Kiowa Tribe language lessons with breathtaking shots of the Great Plains.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 3:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:15 PM • WINE DOWN

 

HANNAHS (dir. India Donaldson) // 2019, USA, 14:00, Fiction
A woman cons her way into another woman’s apartment, resulting in a strange and intimate encounter.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 • 7:00 PM • WINE DOWN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 7:00 PM • WINE DOWN

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 

I’LL BE HERE FOR AWHILE (dir. Dylan & Dakota Pailes-Friedman) // 2019, USA, 10:45, Experimental
After a long day in New York City, Lenny kisses his estranged mother gently on the forehead. “Could you stay for a while?”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 12:00 PM • WINE DOWN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 4:45 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 

INTERMEDIUM (dir. Erik Bloomquist) // 2019, USA, 20:50, Fiction
An obsessive-compulsive teenager struggles to learn the value of compromise while adjusting to her new home (and butting heads with the ghost of the boy who haunts it).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 3:30 PM • WINE DOWN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 4:45 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

 

Lilac
LILAC (dir. Kevin Uskokovic) // 2019, Australia, 16:15, Fiction
After discovering she is pregnant, a Distraught and confused Chloe navigates her way through Melbourne’s inner city looking for support. Only to find that the further she wanders into the night, the darker it becomes.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 3:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:15 PM • WINE DOWN

 

LUCKY DOG (dir. Sarah Salovaara) // 2019, USA, 11:07, Fiction
A vegan entrepreneur torpedos her life in a desperate attempt to make her dog immortal.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 3:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:15 PM • WINE DOWN

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 

LUKEWARM LIQUIDS (dir. Paul Oh) // 2019, USA, 4:00, Fiction
A young couple experiences tensions surrounding a back scratch. The unreciprocated commitment between the two will lead to a gory end.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 3:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:15 PM • WINE DOWN

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 

ONE DOG GONE SUMMER (dir. Julian Yuri Rodriguez) // 2019, USA, 11:00, Fiction
A boy wants to make sure his doggy goes to heaven.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:00 PM • WINE DOWN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 4:45 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

 

PASSAGE TO WOMANHOOD (dir. Inaya Yusuf) // 2019, USA, 30:00, Nonfiction
A fierce group of Muslim trans people stand their ground against social marginalization in secular Malaysia. Redefining femininity in Islam, they are painting their own portrayals of womanhood and individuality.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 12:15 PM • WINE DOWN

 

PICTURE JASPER (dir. H. Nelson Tracey) // 2018, USA, 20:00, Nonfiction
On the border of Oregon and Idaho, Steve Schultz, a lifelong man of the American West, mines for Picture Jasper, a rare form of rock. Through booms and busts, he works to find these natural treasures.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 12:15 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 

화성 가는 길(ROAD TO HER) (dir. Jee Hoon Cho) // 2019, Republic of Korea, 29:47, Fiction
In the 1st anniversary of his mother’s death, Jong-hwan should go to the seaside in Jebu-Island, Hwaseong City, where his mother sleeps. Suzie, a girl from the same highschool, appears unexpectedly and plans to accompany her trip to Hwaseong.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 12:15 PM • WINE DOWN

 

SAMURAI IN THE OREGON SKY (dir. Illana Sol) // 2019, USA, 48:16, Nonfiction
In 1942, Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita catapulted his seaplane off of a submarine, flew over the Oregon coast, and became the only pilot to bomb the U.S. mainland during WWII. He never dreamed he would one day be invited back to the region, where he would begin a lifelong friendship with the people of a small Oregon town. SAMURAI IN THE OREGON SKY chronicles how Mr. Fujita came to refer to his former target as his “second home.”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 12:15 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 

Seattle's Bikini Baristas
SEATTLE’S BIKINI BARISTAS (dir. Benjamin Nolot) // 2019, USA, 9:49, Nonfiction
Take a deep dive into the booming, scantily-clad barista coffee shop scene in Seattle where sex sells… your morning coffee. But behind the intrigue of lingerie and java lurks a darker side, where female “bikini baristas” struggle with the troublesome and inappropriate behavior of their male clientele. At what cost are merchants willing to foster a culture of sexual harassment and use sex to push profit?
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 12:15 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

 

SPIRIT #1 (dir. Brett Potter) // 2019, USA, 5:00, Fiction

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 12:15 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

 

The Follower at EOFF
THE FOLLOWER (dir. Stephanie Szerlip) // 2019, USA, 12:03, Fiction
A misunderstood teen with dreams of escaping her dreary suburban life is tempted by a would-be internet stalker in this Southern Gothic stranger-danger tale. Based on the 1966 Joyce Carol Oates story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 • 7:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 7:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 

The Musicaner at EOFF
THE MUSICIANER (dir. Beth Harrington) // 2019, 24:00 , Fiction
Yodelin’ Vern Lockhart is a hillbilly singer with a problem. On the verge of stardom in the late 1920s, he inadvertently has become immortal, a situation he only dimly glimpses. But when he encounters Jo Cullen, a present-day musicologist who’s expert on Vern’s past, he begins to grasp the deal with the devil he’s made. An Americana music saga with a supernatural bent.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 3:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:15 PM • WINE DOWN

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 

TIDES (dir. Masami Kwai) // 2019, USA, 12:00, Fiction
A family attempts to repair their estrangement with an outing to the beach. Five-year-old Kai tries to make sense of her new family configuration with her dad’s return. The alienation of a family seems more challenging to mend than the promise of a summer afternoon.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 6:30 PM • MCKENZIE THEATER @ EOU

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 

TWIST (dir. Aly Migliori) // 2019, USA, 10:41, Fiction
No choice but to walk home alone, Hannah sees an opportunity for a ride, but others see an opportunity in her.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 4:30 PM • WINE DOWN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 4:45 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

 

马克来了 (WELCOME, MARK) (dir. Zach Weintraub) // 2019, China, 25:00, Fiction
Jia Ning, a Beijing fashion photographer, agrees to help translate for Mark, an amateur British journalist coming to China for the first time.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:30 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE

*Filmmaker in Attendance

 

What Goes Up Still
WHAT GOES UP (dir. Michael St. Germain) // 2019, USA, 5:13, Fiction
Alex and Casey, on another weekend hike, finally talk about whether they actually enjoy hiking with one another.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 3:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:15 PM • WINE DOWN

 

YOU IDIOT (dir. Kris Ong) // 2019, Singapore, 11:04, Fiction
Darren and Matt write a song about what’s to come in their happy-go-lucky world.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • 3:00 PM • BECKIE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 2:15 PM • WINE DOWN