AFS is excited to return to SXSW once again with our member showcase! ShortCase is a showcase of short films made by AFS Make members. Thanks to SXSW, we're able to offer this opportunity for our members to have their work seen during the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. ShortCase is made possible through SXSW's Community Screening program in which the festival brings in local organizations to showcase their work. SXSW Community Screenings are free and open to the public. Shorts that are screened in ShortCase are not official selections of SXSW and are not entered into competition.
This year, we'll be curating a 90 minute program on Saturday, March 12th at 5:45 pm at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre. This year's selected films are as follows:
La Espera by Juan Pablo Gonzalez (19 min) Logline: A quietist exploration on the way fear shapes the contour of spaces, The Wait portrays at once the straits of immigrant life and the haunting soundscape of reprieve.
Slow Creep by Jim Hickcox (12 min) Logline: Fifteen-year-old Otter is excited that she's finally found the horror film she's been seeking for weeks. She brings it home to watch with her brother and his friend, not realizing that she's doomed them to an encounter with the Slow Creep.
The Closet by Timeca Seretti (13 min) Logline: Haile Stephens has it all, the husband, the house, the car and all that money can buy. Or does she?
Carrington Road by Mitchell O'Hearn (18 min) Logline: For thirty years, filmmaker Mitchell O'Hearn was spared the drama of his parent's early separation. It wasn't until the death of his mother that his father began to open up and express his hurt from all those years ago. This film excavates the layers of emotional complexity with conversations from the only two people left who can really answer the difficult questions.
Sex and the Septuagenarian by Carolyn Banks (8 min) Logline: Poor Benjamin. We watch him shrinking as his ex-wife henpecks until...he experiences an intervention by email.
Empty Road by Andreas Streuli (12 min) Logline: A reckless nighttime accident disturbs an adolescent boy in suburban New England.
Mr. Pastor Jones by Lizette Barrera (12 min) Logline: Portrait into the life of a once San Antonio Street Thug and his life as he tries to rebuild it.