Crisis Management

Program Running Time 106 min.

Whether it’s trying to cope with addiction, divorce, unemployment, familial responsibilities, impotence, strange mutations, the scars from abuse or a deathbed goodbye, there are crises afoot in this entertaining and enlightening program of short films. This is an emotional roller coaster that’s well worth the ride!

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Films in Program

(Various, Various Countries, 106 mins)

Whether it’s trying to cope with addiction, divorce, unemployment, familial responsibilities, impotence, strange mutations, the scars from abuse or a deathbed goodbye, there are crises afoot in this entertaining and enlightening program of short films. This is an emotional roller coaster that’s well worth the ride!

Directed By: Jason Berger
(USA, 2013, 7 mins, HDCAM)

In an AA-like meeting a mixed-age group of social media abusers try to confront their addictions.

(Lief Konijn)
Directed By: Camiel Schouwenaar
(Netherlands, 2012, 14 mins, DCP)

In this Kafkaesque parable, a bored, devoted housewife thinks her new appendages are the sure end of her marriage. They’re anything but!

Directed By: Georgis Grigorakis
(Greece, 2012, 15 mins, DCP)

Athens, August 2012. Forty-five degrees. The fridge is empty. In a quickly decaying city, an unemployed middle-aged man is reliant on handouts from his brother-in-law to support his family.

Directed By: Richard Speight, Jr.
(USA, 2012, 10 mins, DCP)

One man’s life becomes the lesson of the day when he takes a frenetic ride through his own twisted version of the American experience.

Directed By: Susumu Kimura
(USA, 2013, 8 mins, HDCAM)

On a hospital deathbed, while the line between internal monologue and reality blurs, a man composes a love letter to his wife.

Directed By: Wendy Dent
(Australia, 2012, 1 mins, DCP)

A poignant Christmas message that demonstrates the power of words.

Directed By: Michelle Savill
(New Zealand, 2012, 15 mins, DCP)

On the eve of departing overseas, Ellen makes the fateful decision to gift her boyfriend to another girl—but it’s often difficult to move on from someone you once loved.

(Primerísimo Primer Plano Genital)
Directed By: David Planell
(Spain, 2013, 13 mins, DCP)

When you wake up with someone you just met the night before, anything, or perhaps nothing, could happen.

Directed By: Michael Reynolds
(USA, 2012, 8 mins, HDCAM)

After a failed relationship, a suburban housewife transforms the family car as a way of purging her emotional baggage.

Directed By: David McCracken
(USA, 2013, 15 mins, DCP)

Two estranged brothers, a truck full of their deceased father’s UFO memorabilia and a two-day drive home lead to a rough and tumble commentary on sibling relations.