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2015 MWFF Short Film Session #2 is Saturday, August 29th at 3pm!

Short Film Session #2

15 short films from around the world will screen during our second short film session for 2015 Mosaic World Film Festival on Saturday, August 29th at 3pm at the Nordlof Center in Rockford, IL.

Tickets are $5 and you can get yours online and in advance here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1887728 or at the Nordlof Center box office on the day of the event.

Rabbit*
Rabbit_Film_Still_08A troubled young man full of bravado shares a secret with his girlfriend that reveals a tragic vulnerability. For more on the production visit their webpage here: http://www.fouranchorisland.com/rabbit/

Seed
Saerom_Seong_01“SEED” is a story about a date seed’s journey through time.

The Stars*
LesStars_Cathy_et_Bettez_ChambreAmongst the best in women’s hockey, these talented, powerful and courageous athletes try, by all means, to live and share their passion despite the obstacles they face. More than ever, the Montreal Stars inspire fans and redefine the image of women in sport. For more on the production visit their facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/starslefilm

The Emotional Dimensions of the James River*
Anamorphic_Dimensions_01This experimental film provides an emotional roller coaster experience that was musically and visually designed based on a neuroscience research project that correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of sounds and images with the selective triggering of emotional states. For more on the production visit their webpage here: http://www.shellymind.com/film/

And On The Seventh Day
Pareja_agotadaOn their last day of a long honeymoon in Los Angeles, newlyweds Nacho and Cristina struggle to keep it together. For more on the production visit their webpage here: http://www.seventhdayshortfilm.com/

We Got Your Back*
nytt_ryggen-fri-filmphoto-largeThere is so much to feel guilty about nowadays, when you think about it. Sure, we all care about the environment, but honestly, don’t you just want to toss all the junk in the same waste bin, sometimes? What if there was a simple service that got your back covered, on a monthly direct debit plan?

Mirror in Mind*
still001_newportA woman looks into her mind. Chasing her ideals on a tightrope. Every imperfect piece of her mind completes herself.

Resolve to be Ready*
OutofSite12Based on a public performance by artists Sara Zalek and Ginger Krebs (presented by Out of Site Chicago), this film invites the viewer into a bustling public space filled with commuters. The space becomes subtly charged by the presence of a mysterious person in black, who lurks around and then drops an unmarked black duffle bag on the sidewalk in plain view. What is the appropriate reaction? Alarm? Fear? Humor?

Return of the Worm*
998261_10201278505023071_1559242228_nA two year old must protect his cardboard city from a giant marauding worm.

Hell! Visa
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 11.37.58 AMSadly, a man decides suicide is his only way out. The man soon finds out that he can’t even kill himself without having to pay something! He’s brought to an office where he’s shown a travel video describing the big “benefits” of immigrating to hell.

Carrots, Crowns, & Rollerblades
still_01A young king had a dog for a best friend, until one fateful day a hot dog van came speeding down the street.

Musical Miracle
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 11.41.29 AMVevo creative director Mike Ditomo proposed the question, “What does music mean to you?” and I made this short animation to present the answer.

Alices*
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 11.44.13 AMAlice is walking back to her apartment at night. Suddenly, she finds herself outside in the daylight walking the city streets. She meets different men and women who approach her, take her by the hand and guide and deform her. For more on the production visit their webpage here: http://www.arianeboukerche.com/index.php/fictions/alices/

Torturing
quaelen_still_klein_300dpiThe film is based on the poem of the same name by Etta Streicher. It is concerned with not speaking out, keeping your feet still or actually biting the bullet and achieving inner freedom. And about how individual mental states influence the world.

Sing the Sand into Pearls
Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 11.47.46 AMSet in Lisbon, a metropolis with flaws, dancers narrate their journey through a parallel sphere. An experimental project where international artists collaborate with the director to create a subtle but nonetheless daring story. For more on the production visit their webpage here: http://www.singthesandintopearls.com/

(* = 2015 Awards Finalist)

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