Live Action Shorts Program #1: Open Air Cinema Screening

Showtimes
Wednesday, NOVEMBER 18 AT 6:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS: $12 | WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE NON-PROFIT LOFT CINEMA

Thanks to our Loft Short Film Fest 2020 General Sponsors, Trish & John Whitehill, Max McCauslin, J F Tarver, P.C., Pima Federal Credit Union, and Dow Jazz Films!

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television!

This Open Air Cinema presentation will take place outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). The Loft Cinema adheres to all current health and safety guidelines. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks must be worn at all times (except when eating/drinking). Let’s have a fun, safe and unforgettable night at the movies, Open Air style!

You be the judge! Films will compete for a $250 cash prize in each program category, with the winning films to be selected by the audience! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 24.

Experience some of the year’s best Live Action short films from around the world, selected from such renowned film festivals as Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Venice and Toronto! Comedy, drama, action, romance … it’s all here at here at the Loft Short Film Fest 2020!

Coffee Shop Names (Directed by Deepak Sethi, USA, 8 mins.)

Three Indian people imagine their personas as their “coffee shop names,” the names they give baristas because their real names are hard to pronounce.

Beauty Boys (Directed by Florent Gouëlou, France, 18 mins.)

On the night leading up to his first ever performance, 17-year-old aspiring drag queen Leo faces a number of hurdles, which can be tough to clear in knee-high sequined heels. Will he make it to the mic, or will outside forces thwart his auspicious debut?

Josiah (Directed by Kyle Laursen, USA, 20 mins.)

An actor auditions for a part in a period television series.

white eye (Directed by Tomer Shushan, israel, 20 mins.)

A man finds his stolen bicycle, but now it belongs to a stranger. How much will he lose of himself to get it back.

Little Chief (Directed by Erica Tremblay, usa,12 mins.)

Against the landscape of a rural reservation in Oklahoma, the lives of a Native woman and nine-year-old boy intersect over the course of a school day.

Fort Irwin (Directed by Quinn Else, usa, 11 mins.)

To confront his past trauma, an amputee veteran acts in a hyperrealistic military simulation.

Broken Bird (Directed by Rachel Harrison Gordon, usa, 10 mins.)

Birdie is a biracial girl raised by her mom in a New Jersey suburb. She spends a visitation day with her father, and debates inviting him back into her life as she prepares for her Bat Mitzvah and adulthood.

*Please note: all films in all programs are unrated and may contain mature themes and subject matter.