Monday Night Short Films at Moab International Film Festival
Curated short films for short attention spans. Comedies, awareness, and the quirky. Short films during this session include:
Five Senses of Art
A Film by: Hesam Dehghani
Synopsis: The film goes on a picturesque journey across Iran and searches for people who are using their five senses for creating art.
From a small village in the very northern part of Iran to a southern island, the film takes us to seven different cities and shows the unique use of each human sense to creating “things”, that are beyond our basic needs.
Modern Intruder (Australia 5:20)Starring Elisia Evans and Jackson Tozer
Written and Directed by Nic Barker
Synopsis: A girl walks home at night... but she's not alone...
Marine Drive from Romil Dilip Motta (India 2:37)
The adventure begins when the Marine (girl) who just throws banana peel on road and this leads to chain reaction, saying a message in an adventures way "Give the best of you to the world, the world will give best of its back to you."
Poop on Poverty Directed by Vijay S. Jodha (India 6:29)
A look at the underbelly of one of the most visited, filmed and photographed destinations in the world to highlight an issue that concerns over 2.5 billion people on our planet. Executive produced by Oscar™ Award winners Don Edkins and Nick Fraser, POOP ON POVERTY has won over 25 honours including five best film awards.
Games People Play Written/Directed/Produced by Dawn Westlake, Cinematography/editing/color/vfx by Jon Carr (U.S.A. 7:51)
Never speak a cross word when you can play one. A married couple vows to never speak a cross word again, but playing some is not off the table.
Hoyto Kobitar Jonyo (translation: In Poetic Hues) from Mr. Amartya Bhattacharyya (India 11:08)
The film is a satire on the present day society where creativity is killed every day, either by Economic pressures, or by Political corruptions. Even the common man, suggestively shown as greedy Opportunists, reject creativity since it gives them no tangi
Auntie Maam Has Never Had a Passport (Aka Dao Indie)
Auntie Maam is a foot masseuse. She is also a freelance actress in Thai independent films.
One day, one of the films she played is chosen by a film festival in Europe. The film director asks her to join the trip to the festival Auntie Maam has never had a passport. She consults Kaen, her nephew how to get one.
This film is a satire black comedy with social issue. The background is the Thai political movement against the government in the early of 2014.
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