DTLA Film Festival Shorts: This Modern World

Short Films

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DTLA Film Festival Shorts: This Modern World

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The difficulty and pain of modern life are explored in these riveting, unrelenting contemporary dramas.

Total Running Time 102 minutes / 7 films


USA | Narrative | 2016 | 20 min.

Director: Reed Van Dyk

Additional Credits: Writer: Reed Van Dyk, Producers: Reed Van Dyk, Christopher Leavins, Cory Desrosiers, Enrique Diaz, Morgan Peterson, Ricardo Ramirez, Cinematographer: Jon Peter

Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Hungary | Narrative | 2016 | 9 min.

Director: György Mór Kárpáti

Additional Credits: Writer: György Mór Kárpáti, Producers: Gábor Osváth, Ágnes Horváth-Szabó, Viktória Petrányi, Cinematographer: Dávid Hartung 

The return journey on a train from a freshman summer camp, where 18-year-old Dóra has just been sexually abused. Now the president of the students’ union wants to talk with her.

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Gábor Osváth

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USA | Narrative | 2015 | 19 min.

Director: Micah Stuart

Additional Credits: Writer: Brandon Crowder, Producers: Brandon Crowder, Micah Stuart, Clay Pruitt, Cinematographer: Austin Nordell

A night with a troubled stranger forces a young male sex worker to confront a haunting moment from his past that he thought he’d left behind.

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Brandon Crowder

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USA | Narrative | 2017 | 15 min.

Director: Alireza Ghasemi

Additional Credits: Writer: Alireza Ghasemi, Producer: Alireza Ghasemi, Cinematographer: Mohammad Hadadi

A 16-year-old girl deals with the responsibility and harsh bureaucracy of having to identify the body of her mother.

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Alireza Ghasemi

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USA | Narrative | 2017 | 9 min.

Director: Joel Garber

Additional Credits: Writers: Joel Garber, Robin Hardy, Producers: Robin Hardy, Tetra Balestri, Summre Garber Cinematographer: Travis Auclair

Ambivalent about her pregnancy, Connie attempts to withstand the desert, her husband, and herself. An under-explored dive into the complex psychology of expectant motherhood.

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Joel Garber

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USA | Narrative | 2016 | 15 min.

Director: Sam Icklow

Additional Credits: Writer: Sam Icklow, Producer: Nadja Wach, Cinematographer: Arthur Oleszczuk 

An insomniac writer gives in to the dark pull of a Berlin winter.

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USA | Narrative | 2016 | 15 min.

Director: Fiona Godivier

Additional Credits: Writers: Fiona Godivier, Thymaya Payne, Producers: Adrian Salpeter, Elizabeth Levine, Michael Tubbs, Joaquin Phoenix, Fiona Godivier, Cinematographer: Kenton Drew Johnson

Arizona 2016, the portray of an american family at the Mexican border. An evening, as the mother is costly watching TV with her daughter, the father and his son get their rifle prepared for a patrol tour along the border wall. In their path, they will encounter others ‘minutemen’ but also illegal immigrants.

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Mikhal Bak

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