Shortsfest 2018 ASPEN PROGRAM 8

Shorts Program Eight

Saturday, April 7 | 2:30PM  | 91 min. | Filmmaker Q&A to follow  |  Wheeler Opera House

Wild Wild West: A Beautiful Rant by Mark Bradford

Where do artists come from? An answer explored through paper, percussion and one provocative artist. (Dime Davis, USA, 6 min.)


In present-day Athens, 17-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmy’s local kebab place is waiting for a driving lesson with her father. When he finally arrives, it is not to go for a drive; on the contrary, he confides in her the care of a young Chinese immigrant who speaks neither Greek nor English. (Myrsini Aristidou, Cyprus/France, 13 min.)

Cat Days

Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless condition, but it shakes the core of the boy’s identity. (Jon Frickey, Germany/Japan, 11 min.)


When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day. (Celine Held, Logan George, USA, 12 min.)


Shai used to be a tough commander and Kedem used to be his tormented rookie. Things change. (Assaf Machnes, Israel, 17 min.) US Premiere


Madde, 30, is out shopping with her best friends Aura and Julia, when she suddenly sees a dark figure from the past: her ex-BFF Elsi. Traumatized and panicked, Madde tries to hide. However, her friends won’t let her, and she is forced to make peace with her past. It’s Elsi’s turn to listen. (Ulla Heikkilä, Finland, 9 min.) International Premiere

The Day of Your Day

Blaise is 10 years old. Blaise is in love. Blaise loves to eat. Blaise is going to die. At least, that’s what he thinks. (Achiepo Steve, France, 22 min.)