COMMUNITY SCREENINGS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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 2015 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's 84 minute program will be shown at 4pm at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre on Saturday, March 14th. The flims included in the showcase are:
LEAVES ON TREES
Directed by Nathan Duncan
A short coming-of-age narrative that follows 9-year-old Ira Harris as he navigates a new neighborhood, new peers, and his first set of prescription glasses.
ONE HITTA QUITTA
Directed by Ya'Ke Smith
A teenage boy's addiction to Internet violence, leads him to act out violently himself.
Directed by Daniel Stuyck
12 images in 3800 fragments. A hymn to the most universal of human emotions, in all its stroboscopic glory. Music by The Able Sea.
SHOTGUN OF FAITH
Directed by Brittney Shepherd
This film chronicles a season with Barry Chinn, an ailing Texas cowboy pastor. As the number of literal cowboys in Texas dwindles, can he grow a church based on a way of life that hardly exists anymore? With an intimate observational style, this short film reflects the complexity of what it means to welcome inevitable change while attempting, in part, to stay the same.
Directed by Michael Fry
What if, before you were born, you could pick your fate? Would you? Would you really? New Soul is a live-action/animated short about a new human soul, before it is born, sitting for an exit interview with an advisor (Larry Miller).
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
Directed by Caleb Kuntz & Kyle Seaquist
An engagement party is interrupted with the arrival of a mysterious, unexpected guest.
Directed by Sai Selvarajan
Fifty four years of separation tethered together by a red string of fate and ten years of humble restraint. A man's quest to travel from the biggest thing God made to the biggest thing man made and a brother that was taken away.
THE SOLITUDE OF MEMORY
Directed by Juan Pablo Gonzalez
Through a dialogue between its formal aspects and its characters, this film constructs a profound meditation on memory and grief. José, Nando's father, remembers repeatedly the last words that he spoke to his son before he decided to take his own life. José then lives his days without him in a remarkably personal film, charged with poetry and introspection.