2016 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule has ended
Monday, October 17 • 12:00pm - 1:42pm
Shorts Program 1: Letting Go

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(82 min)

The Art of Not Appearing
(NORWAY, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Pernille Rivedal Hellevik
After years of solitude and obsession, two ghosts cross paths and are forced to question their reasons for haunting.

Past the Second Stage
(AUSTRALIA, 6 min)
Writer: Samuel Hunter Galloway
Director: Samuel Hunter Galloway, Peter Camilleri
Old family resentments are uncovered as a man cleans his dead brother's derelict house.

The Boy by the Sea
Writer: Andreas Illmer
Director: Vasily Chuprina
A young brooding boy and an old lighthouse keeper form an unlikely bond while gazing out over the shore, each finding a different truth beyond the water.

The Law of Averages
(CANADA, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Rose
Death waits for no woman.
In a secluded winter home, a mother and daughter are forced to confront their relationship while dealing with the passing of a family member.

Not Real
(AUSTRALIA, 6 min)
Writer/Director: Michael Nicholls
When an imaginative 8-year-old boy learns the truth about Santa, he must choose between keeping his younger sister in the dark, or waking her up to their parents' lies.

Shy Guys
(USA, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Fredric Lehne
Two strangers bravely confront and resolve one of the most terrifying and perplexing scourges to ever afflict mankind… all while standing at neighboring urinals.

Las Cenizas
(USA, 7 min)
Writer: Jacob Kirby, Fiona Gorman
Director: Jacob Kirby
In the wake of a domestic tragedy, a turbulent pair of siblings travel to Cuba in hopes of finding peace with their estranged father in his homeland.

(USA, 20 min)
Writer/Director: Farzad Ostovarzadeh
After losing his younger half-brother, 12-year-old Parham experiences a battery of conflicting emotions regarding his brother’s death, and his new position in the family.

Monday October 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:42pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate