2011 Official Selections

2011 Love Your Shorts Official Selections

Opening Night – Friday, February 11, 2011 | 9:00 p.m.

Films may contain nudity, language, drug use or other offensive content; viewer discretion is advised.

Futility (view trailer)
Drama, Directed by Wayne Bradford, Australia, 11m
A fallen photo makes a moment of difference in the lives of two enemy soldiers.

Comedy, Directed by Bill Lyle, Canada, 13m
Paul traumatizes himself and everyone around him as he contemplates his impending vasectomy.

The Getaway (view trailer)
Drama, Directed by Ellen Novack, USA, 14m
In Missouri in 1934, Gladys Riggs decides to leave her husband and three young children to run away with a traveling salesman.

Tempted by the Fruit of Another
Drama, Directed by Michael Hanley, Canada, 13m
Julia is finding herself attracted to her husband’s friend, Kevin, and must decide which relationship to pursue.

Surviving Hunger
Animation, Directed by Balgum Song, USA, 3m
Set in a desert where food is scarce, two odd looking creatures try to outsmart each other in hopes of having their next meal.

Drama, Directed by Gaurav Bakshi, India, 16m
A man is haunted by dreams of the death of Gandhi. What if he came back?

Abigail (view trailer)
Sci-Fi / Horror, Directed by Frank Lucatuorto, USA, 18m
Abigail is an unusual girl who has been magnetic since birth.

The Coloring
Drama, Directed by James L. Thompson, Jr., USA, 16m
Does love come in all colors?

Scent (view trailer)
Drama, Directed by Darren  Bolton, United Kingdom, 17m
Scent aims to explore themes of love, death and denial through a delicate observation of heart breaking, yet intriguing situations.

Animation – Saturday, February, 2011 | 12:00 p.m.

Films may contain nudity, language, drug use or other offensive content; viewer discretion is advised.

Hot Velcro Action
Directed by Michael Cantor, USA, 6m
Rrrrip. Rrrrrrrrrrip. Rip. rip. rip rip rip ripripip…A bizarre and spell-binding odyssey of image and sound created from the movement of 5217 individually decorated velcro dots.

Directed by John Skibinski, Austrailia, 3m
An Australian frilled neck lizard’s simple attempts to get a meal escalate into a full blown dilemma and quest to stay alive.

Directed by Joonjae Moon, USA, 6m
A young girl is taking the subway with a rabbit doll and proves that looks can be deceiving.

How To Get The Perfect Lawn
Directed by M. Heather Hartley, Canada, 4m
Peter Pufferson and his pregnant wife Polly blithely pollute the air and earth as they strive for cultivated perfection in their back yard.

One Possibility
Directed by Derek Prusak, USA, 2m
No one really knows how it all began but this movie offers up ‘One Possibility.’

The Birds Upstairs
Directed by Christopher Jarvis, USA, 9m
Frustrated attempts to bear children overwhelm the lives of an aristocratic, avian couple in the early nineteenth century.

Square on 31st
Directed by Jiyeon Kim, USA, 5m
The story of a lady, who has just moved from Seoul to New York City.

Directed by Sijia Luo, USA, 4m
A little chicken is late to school, but her excuse is too wild to believe: she was kidnapped!

O Pintor de Ceos (The Painter of Skies) (view trailer)
Directed by Jorge Morais Valle, Spain, 20m
From the darkness of the lost cliffs, a crazy painter, marked by his past, and his faithful assistant try to find a solution against perpetual storms.

Directed by Minji Kang, South Korea, 9m
The cat I loved became night sky.

Directed by Yen-Ting Kuo, USA, 4m
While enjoying a swing on the roof, an elderly patient is reminded of the value of his life.

Documentary – Saturday, February 12, 2011 | 2:30 p.m.

Films may contain nudity, language, drug use or other offensive content; viewer discretion is advised.

Ellen’s Story
Directed by Mark Shumard, USA, 11m
Ellen faces her cancer with courage and optimism. Her medical pros, her family and her friends help her get through the treatments and raise funds for research.

Beneath the Veil…Art Form of Belly Dancing
Directed by Nicole Novaton, USA, 12m
A view of the cultural impact of belly dancing.

Do men die of cancer or embarressment? discuss!
Directed by Kate Rodgers & Patrick Cox, United Kingdom, 3m
Reducing the stigma of embarrassment in the fight against male cancer has never been tackled head on.

Hiding in the Spotlight
Directed by Candy Dawson, USA, 18m
Teenage piano prodigy, Zhanna, escapes a death march only to be thrust into the spotlight as a performer for the Nazis who never knew she was a Jew.

AFTER The Kellie Greene Story
Directed by Lavado Stubbs, USA, 9m
The profile of a rape survivor, Kellie Greene, and her story of overcoming such a devastating event.

Released To Life
Directed by Lily Hua Qin & Kripa Koshy, USA, 17m
With the shadow of past convictions continuing to follow them, several recently released ex-offenders struggle to redefine themselves in a society that they no longer know.

Life Model
Directed by Lori Petchers, USA, 6m
A look into the world of an aging nude figure model and the beautiful artwork she inspires.

Crazy DiamondWINNER
Directed by Hanny Lee, Taiwan, 11m
A man lives a full life despite the severe disability caused by cerebral palsy.

Comedy – Saturday, February 12, 2011 | 7:00 p.m.

Films may contain nudity, language, drug use or other offensive content; viewer discretion is advised.

Bad Language
Directed by Viron Papadopoulos, Australia, 14m
A little bit of Greece survives in suburban Australia.

MOTEL (view trailer)
Directed by William Peters, USA, 14m
Two late night travelers attempt to bargain hunt for a Motel room only to find that the simplest tasks can sometimes be next to impossible.

Platinum Chisel
Directed by Johnny Lopez, United Kingdom, 7m
A quirky teenage boy sets up a paranormal detective agency in his bedroom, and quickly finds himself entangled in a quest for love and the Holy Grail.

Falling For You
Directed by Potsch Boyd & Khali Macintyre, USA, 6m
A black and white silent short about a boy and girl going on a first date and the mishaps they have to overcome to find and fall for each other.

Mondo Claymo
Directed by Christophe Lopez-Huici, USA, 4m
A mockumentary documenting on the strange behavior and rituals of 3 fictional cultures.

The Shoes Maketh The Man
Directed by Tarek Sursock, USA, 16m
An ambitious but misguided accountant hurries to sign-on his next important client.

Directed by Dan Maitland, USA, 12m
This relationship has grown stale. Breaking it off however, proves to be a rather physically draining task.

Me or the Porn
Directed by Ryan Mains, Canada, 6m
You can only choose one…

Lake Cop 2: Ripple Effect (view trailer)
Directed by Graeme Morgan, Canada, 2m
This summer, one man will enforce the lake law, by breaking it.

God of LoveWINNER
Directed by Luke Matheny, USA, 18m
A lovestruck, lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers are answered — literally — when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts.

Sci-Fi / Horror – Saturday, February 12, 2011 | 9:30 p.m.

Films may contain nudity, language, drug use or other offensive content; viewer discretion is advised.

Abra Cadaver
Directed by Jay McBeth, Canada, 12m
One saw, one box, no magic!

The Furred Man (view trailer)WINNER
Directed by Paul Williams, United Kingdom, 15m
Max Naughton sits in an interrogation room sporting a furry costume which is caked in dry blood. He can explain…

Room Service (view trailer)
Directed by Stephanie Edmonds, USA, 7m
A room service delivery takes an unexpected twist shortly after the entree arrives.

Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement (view trailer)
Directed by Jesse Griffith, USA, 12m
In 2103, one rule in fighter combat keeps a mind controlling alien race away from Earth’s doorstep.

Dating Material
Directed by Jason Hoffman, USA, 11m
Meeting through an online dating service, a young man and a woman make a date. With a storm keeping them inside, they learn how scary a first date can be.

Tell Me A Secret
Directed by Dave McLeod, Canada, 3m
A man travels down a barren country road. He’s pursued, but for what, and by what?

Waffle (view trailer)
Directed by Rafael De Leon Jr., USA, 6m
A disfigured science fair champion invites her new friend over for dinner and the two schoolmates will discover each other’s true, unpleasant natures.

Night of the Punks
Directed by Dan Riesser, USA, 19m
The Brain Deads, a small town punk band, head to their first out of town gig, only to discover that the only fans at the show are bloodthirsty, punk rock demons from hell.

Enter The Dark (view trailer)
Directed by Todd Miro, USA, 18m
With the lights out, two friends are led on an adventure of paranormal encounters.

Drama – Sunday, February 13, 2011 | 11:30 a.m.

Films may contain nudity, language, drug use or other offensive content; viewer discretion is advised.

Directed by Paul Hardway, USA, 6m
Forgiveness–does everyone really need it? And why?

Seven Souls (view trailer)
Directed by Gerry Bruno, USA, 16m
‘Seven Souls’ is an unconventional love story that asks the question, ‘what happens when we die?’

The Hard Road
Directed by Charles Frisby, USA, 5m
Chain finishes business with his biker club and completes his final contract before going home to his family.

Directed by Alexandra Miller, USA, 20m
One cataclysmic event refracts the lives of five sets of people and shatters the routine of everyday life.

Breaking Out (view trailer)
Directed by Kevin Barile, USA, 21m
A prisoner who is highly trained in the art of combat must break out of his cell, fight the guards and rescue his best friend, Benny, from the mysterious people holding them hostage.

Directed by Scott Scheirich, Canada, 20m
Based on the Canadian bestseller and inspired by true events. After a young woman is kidnapped and brutally assaulted she becomes determined to find the strength within herself to pick up the pieces.

The Desperate (view trailer)
Directed by Ben Hur Sepehr, USA, 33m
On a rainy night in a concentration camp a fearsome Nazi general is forced to plead with a condemned Jewish doctor to save his dying son.

Florida Flavor – Sunday, February 13, 2011 | 2:30 p.m.

Films may contain nudity, language, drug use or other offensive content; viewer discretion is advised.

A Drop of Summer
Directed by Allison Tate-Cortese, USA, 4m
An epically funny tale of children thwarting a chase for the very last glass of lemonade on a scorching summer afternoon.

Lucky Break (view trailer)
Directed by Mark Bauer, USA, 20m
Travis begins seeing unique messages inside fortune cookies. The fortunes help Travis at first, but the fortunes soon turn menacing.

Life of a Mini
Directed by David Popovich, USA, 3m
A man wakes up and finds he has shrunk to the size of a pen.

The Seed (view trailer)
Directed by Aaron Hose, USA, 8m
Love. Inspiration. Creation. Family. Happiness. Life. It all begins with a Seed. For artist Brian Tortorelli’s next project, that seed was the love for his daughter Quinn.

Directed by Aaron Nix, USA, 7m
A metal drummer learns how to rock from his 80s idol.

Celebrating a Forgotten Place: The Carr Family Cabin in the Florida Scrub
Directed by Equinox Documentaries, Inc, USA, 13m
Built in the 1930s on the shores of Lake Nicotoon, the small, Cracker-style cabin retreat and its surrounding 46 acres was a natural treasure trove for the Carr family.

Only in Dreams
Directed by Adam Badlotto, USA, 3m
An abstract, experimental, avant-garde film that explores the dynamic relationship between sight and sound.

A Dog Goes From Here to There
Directed by Carl Knickerbocker, USA, 6m
A colorful concoction of canine transportation which asks the question ‘How do you get from here to there?’

Missile CrisisWINNER
Directed by Jaye Davidson, USA, 16m
South Florida. 1962. While the Cuban Missile Crisis threatens to incinerate America, divorce looms over the Shaw family.

Filmmakers Panel – Sunday, February 13, 2011 | 5:00 p.m.

Free to the general public!  Join us for a casual discussion with filmmakers and hear their experiences and plans for the future.

Best of Fest/Awards Finale – Sunday, February 13, 2011 | 7:00 p.m.

You voted for your favorites – now they go head to head at this final block of the festival!  See all of the favorites and find out which film will be crowned “Best of Fest” by our panel of celebrity judges.



Crazy Diamond

God of LoveWINNER

The Furred Man


Missile Crisis