Saturday October 3rd.

 

Staircase Main Theatre

3pm - Hard Boiled Comedy Shorts

Encore Screening

Open House   USA, 2014.

A twisted look at what happens when a house hunting couple and a

real estate agent have a truthful conversation (listening not required).

Open House Slide

That Was Easy   USA, 2015.

A roommate gives his friend a joke gift that ends up working.

The Question   UK, 2015.

An interviewer asks an unusual question to prospective interns applying for a job.

Red Cap   UK, 2015.

Brian Fitzgerald, one of Britain's oldest and most experienced gnome catchers tracks down a particularly crafty lawn gnome that has been terrorizing a garden in cheltenham.

Detective Calzone   UK, 2014.

When a new piece of evidence arrives for an unsolved case, Detective Lenny Calzone decides to put in a late night at the crime lab.

The Doorman, USA, 2014.

Joe  is  a  doorman  in  an  upscale  residential  building  in  Manhattan. Having  lost  all  hope  in  love,  and  in  need  for  extra  money,  Joe secretly  fulfills  the  sexual  fantasies  of  the  old  ladies  in  the building.  This  all  changes  when  Rebecca,  the  young,  sexy  tenant he  falls  in  love  with,  moves  into  the  building  and  discovers  his secret...

Breathe, Bitch!   USA, 2015.

When a woman sits down for a peaceful meditation, her mind really fucks with her.

The Barber’s Cut   UK, 2015.

Two cut off but living heads wake up in a fridge and

manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber.

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Elaine Mae Theatre

3pm - Student Spotlight

Chinese Treachery   UK, 2015.

Is a Chinese oral exam a time to communicate in Mandarin or is it a time to share a few home truths? As it turns out, George accidentally finds himself in the later category. How will this affect their friendship and, more importantly, their grades?

Breaking Up & Down   UK, 2014.

A man is struggling to break up with his girlfriend when he gets some much needed help and advice from an unlikely source.Executive_OneSheet

Executive Kong   USA, 2014.

Young entrepreneur Leo Stout is ready to sell the perfect idea to his personal hero,the self-proclaimed King of Advertising, Mr. Kong, but when his preparations go awry Leo is forced to change his pitch to cater to a man who's heard it all before.

The Burp Below   Canada, 2015.

The Burp Below is a documentary about our societies stigma on flatulence and what the public and private relationships feel about the common bodily function.

The Slippery-e-Interview   Canada, 2014.

A young man prepares and waits for an online job interview that just keeps slipping through his fingers. 

Cowboy   UK, 2013.

A man finds out a surprising secret about his friend...

Red Cap   UK, 2015.

A short mockumentary following Brian Fitzgerald, one of Britain's oldest and most experienced gnome catchers as he tracks down a particularly crafty lawn gnome that has been terrorizing a garden in cheltenham.

W.A.N.G.   USA, 2014.

Interested in the sexual, the awkward, and the nerdy; WANG (Webseries for Analysts, Nerds, & Geeks) is an animated webseries revolving around 4 girls acting as news anchors for various aspects of nerd-culture.

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The Landlady Must Die   Czech Republic, 2014.

In a family flatshare's garden, one morning, a body appears lying among the flowers. This random incident unexpectedly reveals the complicated relationships between the inhabitants of the house.

That Was Easy   USA, 2015.

A roommate gives his friend a joke gift that ends up working.

Results May Vary   USA, 2014.

An awkward teen goes through drastic measures to impress a girl.

Staircase Main Theatre

5:00pm - Occupational Hazard Shorts

Encore Screening

Chinese Treachery   UK, 2015.

Is a Chinese oral exam a time to communicate in Mandarin or is it a time to share a few home truths? As it turns out, George accidentally finds himself in the later category. How will this affect their friendship and, more importantly, their grades?

The First Pitch   USA, 2015.

A young screenwriter pitches his first movie.

The Hitman   USA, 2013.

As a hit man deals with what should be an average day on the job, his marital problems overflow and he gets advice from an unexpected source.

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One in a Million   UK, 2013.

Terry dreams of winning the lottery. Will tonight be the night his numbers finally come up?

Friggers   UK, 2015.

Detective John Friggers takes on his most chilling case.

Sidekicked   USA, 2014.

A superhero (Daniel Tiner) in need of a replacement sidekick calls a service, but is none too happy with the guy (Joey Dietz) they send. Nevertheless, the two must head downtown to confront an evil villainess (Elizabeth Parker) and her own sidekick (Lauren Hearn). Good help is hard to find, as they say, in this sly superhero comedy.

Down in Flames: The true story of Tony ‘Volcano’ Valenci   USA, 2014.

Meet Tony Valenci and his sideshow of eccentric colleagues. Tony has spent his life dreaming of setting a world record. Despite numerous failures, Tony has never stopped believing in himself. Now, Tony has devised his most ambitious world record attempt yet: to be the first man to blow fire while skydiving.

 

Elaine Mae Theatre

5pm - Feature Screening

Fingerface   Poland, 2015.

Written, Produced and Directed by Andrew Dawson.

After losing his job, Giles does the only logical thing. He gets drunk. In the haze of the bar he sees a girl. Not just any girl. Giles is sure that she’s the girl of his dream from the night before. Her name is Stephanie and it turns out she’s a lot harder to impress in real life. To win Stephanie’s heart Giles has to travel to the other side of the world, sacrifices friendships and give up his dream of becoming a musician. But is she worth it? And is Giles really in love, or is it just good, old-fashioned lust?

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6:30pm - Feature Screening - Staircase Main

Odd Brodsky   USA, 2013.

Directed By Cindy Baer

Written By Matthew Irving and Cindy Baer

Produced By Cindy Baer and Thomai Hatsios

Audrey Brodsky is a lovable loser who hates her job. After 11 years she finally quits and sets off to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an actress! There's just one problem: she's not very good at it. But what she lacks in talent, she makes up for in heart. When she meets an aspiring cameraman on the internet, the adventure of her life finally begins. Inspired by Wes Anderson's RUSHMORE, the Coen Brothers RAISING ARIZONA and Jean-Peirre Jeunet's AMELIE', ODD BRODSKY is a quirky comedy about following your dreams and finding your bliss.


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7pm - I Hamilton Shorts - Elaine Mae

Break up Lake   Canada, 2015.

Breaking up is hard to do. With water.

The Interviews   Canada, 2014.

An entrepreneurial and spirited young man endures rounds of job interviews with no success, and learns that honesty isn't always the best policy.

Donny Brisket’s Discount Porn Emporium  Canada, 2014.

I prefer to call my used porn, "second hand".

Repossession   Canada, 2014.

Lindsay is a typical university student living in a house with her friends … except her best friend and roommate is possessed by a demon. Repossession follows Lindsay as she tries to manage her life living with a demon, while finding ways to avoid being evicted.

Hard Copy   Canada, 2015.

Every adult video store and stag shop has shuttered its doors due lack of sales. All except for one. Kevin, a young man of taste with a strong sense of tradition, elects to visit this last stag shop before it too closes for good.  Ignoring everything and everyone around him including work obligations, relationships, dead family members, or any kind of self-reflection, Kevin marches across his city to visit his own personal Mecca, the last adult video store on earth.  Kevin participates in the age-old ceremony of exchanging money for a porn video, a physical DVD that he can hold.

This Modern Forest   Canada, 2015.

Poorly skilled outdoorsman navigates this modern forest.

How To Find Friends, Canada, 2014.

Massacre at Femur Creek   Canada, 2014.

Set in the summer of 1984, this is a retro-inspired slasher comedy about three stoner friends who embark on a camping trip to the mythical Femur Creek, only to come face to face with a knife wielding maniac bent on blood shed.

8pm - Awards Bash - Staircase Main Theatre

No It's Not A Chicken!

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 Apparently It Is In Fact A Chicken ...

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8:30pm - Feature Screening - Staircase Main

The Week USA, 2014.

Dick Romans is a washed up TV host whose wife leaves him on the day before their ten year anniversary celebration. Alone with his thoughts, his dog, and a ton of booze, Dick decides to go through with the week-long party... by himself. The seven event-filled days become Dick's reluctant vision quest, filled with odd characters, awkward romance, and some long-overdue self examination.

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Photographed and Edited by JOHN W. MANN and JON GUNN Music Supervisor TAMMI WEED Associate Producers CARLY NYKANEN, LAUREN REEDER and JORDAN SMITH Executive Producers PATRICK O. BIRD and JOHN FROST Music by TROUBLE IN THE WIND Produced by JENNY GOMEZ, RICK GOMEZ, JOHN W. MANN and JON GUNN Written by JOHN W. MANN, RICK GOMEZ and JON GUNN Directed by JON GUNN and JOHN W. MANN

 

10:30pm - Puff and Popcorn - Staircase Main

Detectives of Noir Town Australia, 2014.

In a town where people and puppets walk the streets, a puppet detective is on the case of his missing uncle. Though he has competition from every man, woman and dummy wanting to be named Noir Town's top detective.

Don’t say James Dean   Canada, 2014.

A man attempts to integrate himself into society by taking on the role of various characters.

The Jogger   Canada, 2014.

An overweight man, obsessed with shedding some pounds and calorie counting, has his sanity destroyed by evil fitness freaks on the jogging trail with horrific results. This oddball comedy will make you question ever going for a jog again.

Jumping Out Of A Moving Vehicle For An Inappropriate Reason   USA 2015.

Johnny just can't help himself.

MaintenanceRequiredWebPosterMaintenance Required   USA, 2015.

When Nappy, an overprotected simpleton in his 40's, loses his mother, he decides to journey to Las Vegas to find the love of his life.

The Incredible Shrinking Pacino   Canada, 2014.

Pussy tries to eat man?

W.A.N.G   USA, 2015.

Interested in the sexual, the awkward, and the nerdy; WANG (Webseries for Analysts, Nerds, & Geeks) is an animated webseries revolving around 4 girls acting as news anchors for various aspects of nerd-culture.

Fragile Rock: I Am Sad (And So Am I)   USA, 2015.

Fragile Rock 1This is a puppet emo band from Austin, Texas. They are very real and very felt.

 

 

 

 The Life and Times of Thomas Thumb Jr.   USA 2015.

Thomas Thumb Jr. is unlike any other man.  He has a giant thumb for a head and he'll do whatever it takes to achieve the American Dream.

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Man   UK, 2015.

A short journey into the evolution of intelligence and imagination.