Teen Tales 2013

(Various, Various Countries, 97 mins)
Classification: 14A - Coarse & sexual language; sexually suggestive scenes
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It’s a tough life for teens, trying to find their way in the world while their parents usually can’t relate to their realities. This revealing and sometimes inspiring program of short films shows us teens facing critical choices, trying to fit in and/or following their dreams and desires. These films will be classified so that those under 18 may attend.

9 Meter

DIR Anders Walter / Denmark, 2012, 17 min.

Daniel, 16, is a huge long-jump talent who keeps setting records. But can his achievements really help keep his comatose mother alive?


DIR Nadia Bedzhanova / USA, 2012, 11 min.

Benji, forced to hang with his older brother and his girlfriend, gets caught up in their Flatliners game; their unconscious dreams reveal much about their relationships with one another.

Blind Mice

DIR Walter Lawry / New Zealand, 2013, 15 min.

In the Auckland drug scene, a young woman finds her life complicated when she starts scoring drugs from her lover for a young street dealer she’s attracted to…


DIR Justin Karten / Netherlands, 2013, 3 min.

A blind teenaged skateboarder doesn’t let his challenges hold him back from achieving his dreams.


DIR Isabel Peppard / Australia, 2012, 12 min.

To a struggling young artist selling drawings in a subway station, the prospect of a paying job seems inviting—but the dark reality threatens to kill her imagination. Featuring the voices of Rachel Griffiths and Nicholas Hope.

The Missing Scarf

DIR Eoin Duffy / Ireland, 2013, 7 min.

A black comedy exploring some of life’s common fears: of the unknown, of failure, of rejection and, finally, of death. Narrated by George Takei.

On Your Lips

DIR Joonas Rutanen / Finland, 2013, 9 min.

What to do when your single father sticks you with his date’s teenaged daughter at the amusement park? An evening full of suspicion, awkward relations and sexual tension.

Punching Walls

DIR Tessa Treanor / USA, 2013, 14 min.

High school is a hard and cliquey world for Brandon, who’s constantly being reminded of his failings from those surrounding him. Faced with very different choices, he feels isolated and unsure of whom he can trust.


DIR Peter Kimball, Colin Foster / USA, 2013, 9 min.

Hilarity ensues when Lowell gets caught by Mom in bed with a girl she’s never seen before. Things go downhill from there, when his girlfriend, Dad and the other girl’s boyfriend show up, too!