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2015
LRFF2015 Releases World Shorts Competition Lineup

LRFF2015 Releases World Shorts Competition Lineup

Little Rock Film Festival 2015’s World Shorts Competition lineup, curated by LRFF Programmer Justin Nickels, includes: Beach Week, Director – David Raboy On their last day there, 20-year-old Natalie awakes to find that her best friend, Laure, has gone missing. Racked with anxiety, Natalie goes on the search – but as the day wears on, and mysterious omens reveal themselves, she suddenly becomes terrified of Laure’s return. Big Boy, Director – Bryan Campbell Nine-year-old Dustin has never been allowed to use a public bathroom on his own. Now, in the middle of the night, at what appears to be a deserted highway rest stop, his parents permit him to go in alone where he encounters unforeseen dangers that take surprising and hilarious turns. Biscayne World, Director – Ahol Sniffs Glue, Michael Arcos, and Ellen Hertzler An experimental animated documentary based on the insane everyday interactions on Biscayne Boulevard, as seen through the ubiquitous, iconic graffiti eyeballs of street artist Ahol Sniffs Glue. Bookin’, Director – John Kirkscey Two Memphis jookers (urban street dancers) and two ballet dancers fuse their distinct dance styles to a soundtrack that mixes hip-hop beats and cello at a famous Memphis juke joint. Boxeadora, Director – Meg Smaker 19,000 to 1. A fighters heart in Cuba. Chute Fighter, Director – Laurel Parmet A teenage cowgirl takes action to get back the last connection she has with her dead father. Day One, Director – Henry Hughes On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker. Displacements, Director – Manuel Alvarez Diestro Hong-Kong is...
LRFF2014 Announces World Shorts Competition Lineup

LRFF2014 Announces World Shorts Competition Lineup

                Today the Little Rock Film Festival announces the line-up in an expanded World Shorts Competition. Long one of the festival’s most popular sections utilizing alternative venues; the 2014 competition curated by LRFF Programmer Justin Nickels, moves to Sticky Fingers in Little Rock and The Joint in North Little Rock. The line-up includes more than 40 films from 7 different countries. Highlights include returning LRFF alum Bernardo Britto’s Sundance Award winning animated short Yearbook, and Moon Molson’s powerful film The Bravest, The Boldest. Passes to LRFF2014 are now on Sale. Buy your pass here.     LRFF2014 World Shorts Competition Line Up Includes: The Bravest, the Boldest, directed by Moon Molson Breaking Night, directed by Yolonda Ross Broke, directed by Benham Jones By the Sea, directed by Robert Machoian Cherry Pop: The Story of the World’s Fanciest Cat, directed by Kareem Tabsch Cinephilia, directed by Leah Chen Baker Confusion Through Sand, directed by Danny Madden The Cyclist, directed by Christopher Bryan Distance, directed by Aimee Long Dog Food, directed by Brian Crano Families Are Forever, directed by Vivian Kleiman Ghosts on the Mountain, directed by Jared Jakins Insomniacs, directed by Charles Chintzer Lai Into The Silent Sea, directed by Andrej Landin June July August, directed by Jason Affolder The King of Size, directed by Peter Dowd Lambing Season, directed by Jeannie Donohoe Last Shot, directed by Greg Popp Le Plongeon, directed by Delphine Le Courtois Lomax, directed by Jesse Kreitzer Looms, directed by the Funk Brothers The Lipstick Stain, directed by Dagny Looper Little Black Fishes, directed by Azra Deniz Okyay Master...

Little Rock Film Festival announces 2013 World Shorts Competition Lineup

  The 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival is pleased to announce the following selection of 34 short films from around the world at the 2013 LRFF World Shorts competition. “This year’s shorts submissions have been absolutely amazing and nearly impossible to narrow down. The shorts we’re showing, narratives and documentaries, run the gamut of emotion and should have a profound affect on every viewer” Justin Nickels, LRFF Shorts Programmer.              The LRFF 2013 World Shorts line-up includes films from more than 7 countries including Brazil, Canada, Sweden, Singapore, Mexico, Switzerland, Denmark and the USA. All films are Arkansas premiers. A documentary or narrative not more than 40 minutes long, films in the World Shorts category compete for the Best Short Film Award and many are eligible for the Oxford American Best Southern Film and the Heifer International Best Humanitarian Film.   The 34 films in the World Shorts Competition lineup are:   #PostModem – directed by Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva Two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity.   113 Degrees – directed by Sabrina Doyle A fable of love, sacrifice and spaceships.   A Cidade – directed by Liliana Sulzbach The daily life of the dwellers of a micro town in the the south of Brazil which is about to vanish.   An American Mosque – directed by David Washburn An American Mosque follows a group of Muslim farmers in Yuba City, California, as they struggle to build their local mosque only to see it destroyed by arson. In the wake of the fire, questions abound: Who committed the crime? Is the arson an act...