Using Genre to Tell a Story
This is a free screening event with a lecture from RIIFF Programming Director, Shawn Quirk, about using a film's genre to tell a story.
The event is free, but register using Eventbrite as seating is limited.
Dissonance | Till Nowak, Director | 15 min. | Germany, 2015.
A genius musician lives a lonely life in a surreal, floating world. He plays the piano every day in a gigantic concert hall, but there is nobody to listen. One day his animated world collapses and reality breaks out.
YIKES | Michael Fodera, Director | 11 min. | USA, 2015.
A sheltered and struggling young actor, Ian, receives a call from his agent about an upcoming audition. Shortly after, Ian begins to see disturbing visions of the immediate future and he soon realizes that having this ability is not exactly a welcomed gift unless he is ready to do something about it.
Scheherazade | Mehrnoush Aliaghael, Director | 15 min. | Iran/USA, 2014.
In an audition, the unseen man behind the camera is asking the young actresses to share their dark personal stories to prove how well they relate to the anti-hero they are auditioning for. The result is a story tapestry of dark fantasies, secrets, memories, and betrayals. But their stories are not the end, they are only the beginning. What is happening in this audition room?
Whisper | Jo Lewis, Director | 11 min. | United Kingdom, 2015.
A young woman travels to a remote beach side cabin in an attempt to finally quit her heroin habit. While there she accidentally sets in motion a chain of sinister events. Hauntingly beautiful, Whisper is a modern day ghost story that will keep you gripped from start to spine-chilling finish.
The Bridge Partner 14 min. | Gabriel Olsen, Director | 13 min. | USA, 2014.
Mattie is a timid housewife who has settled into a dull yet comfortable routine. She is confronted with a captivating alternative when she is paired with a new partner at a weekly bridge game. This stranger, Olivia, is everything Mattie is not: foreign, independent and alluring. But as the game ends, Olivia calmly leans across the table and whispers a shocking message.
Or at least that's what Mattie thinks she hears.
Larry Gone Demon | Matt Lawrence, Director | 14 min. | USA, 2014.
When three twenty-somethings must deal with the incorrigible and incredibly demonic Larry, they risk life and limb in an attempt to save the soul of their once-kind-and-unassuming friend while also procuring his five-hundred dollars in back rent.
Tarim the Brave Versus 1000 Special Effects | Guillaume Rieu, Director | 19 min. | France, 2015.
As he is going to save a princess imprisoned in the dungeon of an evil sorcerer, Tarim understands that he is the main character of a movie, and decides to fight against the special effect.