Shorts: Documentary Shorts Competition

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THE FIELD TRIP (dir. Meghan O’Hara, Mike Attie + Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, USA, 13 min)
A group of fifth graders learn what it takes to get ahead in the modern American workplace.

HAPPINESS IS A JOURNEY (dir. Ivete Lucas + Patrick Bresnan, USA, 12 min)
On the night before Christmas a warehouse of disparate workers process newspapers for delivery before heading out into the city to trace the desolate streets to their few and far between customers.

THE ISOLATED (dir. Jason Giampietro, USA, 15 min)
As New Yorker’s manage the early days of the COVID-19 shutdown, one resident struggles with loneliness and finding human connection.

LARRY & ME (dir. Lisa Melmed, USA, 12 min)
CNN Larry King’s life-long best friend, negotiator Herb Cohen, shares memories of their 75-year friendship.

R.I.P. T-SHIRTS (dir. Kate Davis + David Heilbroner, USA, 31 min)
A small custom T-shirt shop in Washington, DC, sees a generation of Black youth experience gun violence.

TEN LEAVES DILATED (dir. Kate Hinshaw, Ebony Blanding, USA, 15 min)
A documentary that uses the make-believe world crafted by Cabbage Patch Kids to examine discourses surrounding childbirth and motherhood in the American South.

Q&A with director Mike Attie (THE FIELD TRIP), director Jason Giampietro (THE ISOLATED), and director Lisa Melmed and subject Herb Cohen (LARRY & ME) to follow.

Virtual Screening Available in the USA
Available Saturday, October 23 – Sunday, October 31

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