Documentary Shorts Program 1


SECTION Shorts Program Presented by YouTube

RUN TIME 97 min

One Year Lease—In a story told almost entirely through voice mail messages, Brian, Thomas, and Casper endure a year with Rita, their cat-loving landlady.

SHORTS PROGRAM AWARD WINNERS: Short Film Special Jury Award for Visual Poetry Object—A creative image of an underwater search in the dimensions of two worlds—ice desert and under water—told from the point of view of the rescue team, of the diver, and of the ordinary people waiting on the shore.

Midnight Three & Six—A mother awakens at midnight, 3:00 a.m., and 6:00 a.m. every day so her daughter will wake up in the morning.

{THE AND} Marcela & Rock—Exploring the intimate spaces of modern-day relationships, {THE AND} is the best couples therapy session you'll ever witness.

SHORTS PROGRAM AWARD WINNERS: Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul—Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from across a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of Olympic champion figure skater Oksana Baiul, whose tears of joy once united their troubled country.

Hotel 22—Each night in Silicon Valley, the Line 22 public bus transforms into an unofficial shelter for the homeless. This film captures one dramatic night on the "Hotel 22" bus.

Serenity—An animated memoir recounting first love, addiction, losing one’s virginity, and turning to pizza in times of crisis.

Starting Point—Aneta rebelled at age 19 and wound up in prison for murder. Nine years later, her daily routine takes her from behind prison walls to a nursing home.