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)

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