Provincetown International Film Festival: Student Shorts Showcase

Thursday, October 17
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Nearly 50 short films screened as part of the 15th Provincetown International Film Festival, where student film submissions accounted for nearly 20% of the entries received.

From post-graduate workshop projects and undergrad thesis films to international animation and the ambitious world premiere from a high school-aged visionary, behold: a program of new student work that aims for illumination and succeeds at captivation.

The Films


(USA, 2012, 14 minutes)
Directed by Wenhwa Ts’ao
As a female veteran struggles to adjust to civilian life and the emotional aftereffects of war, a fateful night prompts her to face meaningless death once again.


(USA, 2013, 13 minutes)
Directed by Frances Bodomo
An African family, lost in America, travels to a Louisiana church to find a cure for its problem child (Quvenzhané Wallis).


(UK, 2012, 8 minutes)

Directed by Iria Lopez
José is a teenage pig living in a Spanish town, and he is the only pig in his family. One day a new neighbor moves in next door, and José starts to come to terms with who he really is.

Alaska is a Drag

(USA, 2013, 13 minutes)
Directed by Shaz Bennett
Leo’s dreams of being an international superstar are hard fought working in a fish cannery in Alaska. (East Coast Premiere at PIFF 2013)

Between Land and Sea

(USA, 2012, 9 minutes)
Directed by Sarah Berkovich and J. Christian Jensen
A couple living in a lighthouse on a tiny island experiences a collision of romanticism and reality.

I am Tom Moody

(UK, 2012, 7 minutes)
Directed by Ainslie Henderson
In his first moment on stage, Tom Moody struggles to open his mouth and sing, his inner voices bickering. Therein begins Tom’s quest – to sort out the duplicity of his subconscious mind. (Jury Award Winner – Student Short Film at PIFF 2013)

Lost Tales of a Senor

(USA, 2012, 4 minutes)
Directed by Matt Stanasolovich
A college student ponders the bounds of friendship and loyalty when faced with a gravely unexpected dorm room surprise. (World Premiere at PIFF 2013)

Bum Future

(USA, 2012, 11 minutes)
Directed by Laura Terruso
Sometimes the future can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Starring Michael Showalter (TV’s “Stella”), Jackie Monahan (Codependent Space Alien Seeks Same), and featuring a cameo appearance by legendary Mad magazine contributor Al Jaffee.