IFFBOSTON Short Films
1:30 PM Fraser Studio
Filmmaker Q&A to follow
3:00 PM (Repeat Screening)
RITUAL | Daniel Blake Schwartz
Mike, while living at home with his parents, attempts to complete a daily ritual on his 30th birthday.
Narrative (8 min)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME | Michael JP Reilly
A hitman gets thrown off his killing game by the nostalgia he feels when he remembers it's his birthday.
Narrative (14 min)
DIANNA GOES TO THE FREE SPEECH RALLY
One week after the confrontations in Charlottesville, a passionate Trump supporter goes to a right-wing "Free Speech Rally" on Boston Common and finds herself caught in a sea of counter-protesters.
Documentary (8 min)
NO JAIL TIME | Lance Oppenheim
To beg for leniency, a growing number of defense attorneys are becoming filmmakers, producing tear-jerking documentaries for an audience of one: the presiding judge.
Documentary (9 min)
LOUDER THAN WORDS | Julio Dowansingh
A budding romance blooms when a deaf dancer meets a talented musician. Despite the obvious language barrier, Niall and Ansel focus on the one thing they can communicate through – music.
Narrative (17 min)