12:00 PM - Student/Stout Alumni Shorts

Total Runtime: 1:37:23
Screening Location: Mabel Tainter Theater


Bird Lady

Run Time: 00:17:00
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Shorts
Genre: Documentary

In this short documentary, Kansas City filmmaker Carter Rostron explores the mystery surrounding a statue that has become known as the “Bird Lady.” For years, an assortment of small ceramic birds and other figures have appeared around the base of the statue. The documentary explores what’s been happening, what it means, and how it has become a beloved part of neighborhood folklore.

Playing Through A Pandemic

Run Time: 00:14:39
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Documentary

After a hard fought spring/summer around the beginning of the long lasting pandemic, the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devil Basketball team share their stories surrounding their first season back since the start of the Pandemic.

 


Agent Danger

Run Time: 00:09:19
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy

In an alternate reality where the USSR won the space race, an American agent sneaks aboard a Russian moon base to steal a secret prototype.


Arpeggio

Run Time: 00:04:27
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

When an authoritarian regime bans music, one man struggles with his sentimental connection to it.


Green Stop Sign

Run Time: 00:02:56
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Comedy

A comedic short film about a random bystander waiting for a stop sign to turn green.


Yellow Polka Dot

Run Time: 00:17:40
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Romance, Drama, LGBTQIA+

Sandra and Barbara are enjoying a day at the beach with their partners in 1962. The night before they all went out to a night club. The men bonded, as well as the women, albeit in very different fashions.


CRIMSON IRIS

Run Time: 00:03:47
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Drama

A photographer's disturbing hobby is discovered by a fellow classmate.


Mudança... Set Me Free

Run Time: 00:08:29
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Documentary Short
Genre: Documentary, Experimental

The story of a Minnesota artist's experience with Covid19, nightmares, and her metamorphosis and healing through art.


Currents

Run Time: 00:4:29
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Currents is a short essay film about the Mississippi River and growing up in the Twin Cities. It was filmed over the course of five months, documenting seasonal change near the riverbanks.


Solving a $5,000,000 Starbucks Dispute

Run Time: 00:5:18
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Documentary

Everyone knows Starbucks puts way too much ice in their drinks... or do they?


A Show of Trust

Run Time: 00:02:37
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Short, Student

A Sign of Trust is a Short of a modern day gangster. A messenger has been sent for help from a fellow mob boss.


Left Shoe

Run Time: 00:01:38
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Comedy

Life's hard with only one shoe.


The Gaslit Phonebooth

Run Time: 00:05:04
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Category: Student Short
Genre: Drama

A man gets harassed by an automated 911 dispatcher.


2:00 PM - Festival Awards & Closing Reception

Location: Mabel Tainter Theater

Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Midwest Roots
Best Animated Short
Best Student Short