Friday Dec 2

Friday Dec. 2nd Schedule

3:00PM The Friday Opening Show

Hokin Screening Room, Columbia College Chicago, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

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The 13th Annual
Chicago International REEL Shorts Fest


This Years fest features almost 100 of the best short films from throughout the world.  Comedies, action, drama, Horror, Demented, arts,  we are showing a little of everything!  So get tickets while you can!

We will be showing this years films Dec. 2-3, 2016 at Hokin Screening Room, Columbia College Chicago, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago



The Call of Charlie
15 min
Nick Spooner

A trendy Los Angeles couple fixes up an Ancient Evil Deity From Beneath The Sea on a blind date.


Confession: 5pm or by Appointment
10 min
Joseph Brennan
Illinois

A young Catholic priest is approached by his lover in the confessional to discuss where the relationship is headed.


Drown
6 min
Chelsea Rowan
Illinois

A man is forced to confront his repressed survivors guilt when a series of nightmares leads him to the site of his lover's death. The film enters Louis' mind and experiences his chaotic and harrowing psyche through a mixture of narrative storytelling and modern dance.


Roadside Assistance
7 min
Bears Fonte
Texas

A mysterious woman stranded by the side of the road hitches a ride with a passing stranger – neither of them is who they seem.


Sojourn
12 min
Max DeGenova
Illinois

Stephanie and Edward take a spontaneous vacation to rekindle the flame in their stale relationship.


Curfeud Episode 1
4 min
Jo Scott
Illinois

A web series about Roland and Donna Mackey, and their curfew-breaking kids. Each episode showcases a different 20-something Mackey child (from Roland & Donna’s seemingly endless supply of offspring) fighting an uphill battle against Roland & Donna’s unbalanced personalities.


Lilly Gets A Pet
5 min
Xstine Cook
Canada

Lilly, a giant orange monster, undertakes an epic adventure in search of a true friend, in a pet shop. Lilly's escapades get her kicked out, but not before falling in love with an adorable Fluffle. How will Lilly reunite with the Fluffle without getting caught?


Just A Little Cheese
12 min
Andrew Zimmerman
Illinois

A self-help obsessed husband turns to some unorthodox methods in an attempt to reconnect with his wife.


The Aquarium
15 min
Jacobie Gray
Australia

A young girl, ignored by her volatile, separated parents, does increasingly desperate things to earn money for a school trip to the aquarium.

Friday Dec. 2nd Schedule
 
5:00PM - The Friday Evening Show

Hokin Screening Room, Columbia College Chicago, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Buy Will Call Tickets

The 13th Annual
Chicago International REEL Shorts Fest


This Years fest features almost 100 of the best short films from throughout the world.  Comedies, action, drama, Horror, Demented, arts,  we are showing a little of everything!  So get tickets while you can!

We will be showing this years films Dec. 2-3, 2016 at Hokin Screening Room, Columbia College Chicago
623 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605



ALMA
12 min
Alycya Magaña
Illinois

ALMA tells the story of a not so typical family reunion in which distinct family members are forced to face and resolve their past conflicts. Will they be able to overcome their problems and become a family again?

#MEAT
7 min
Marc van den Broek
Germany

#MEAT distills a hundred years of human inventiveness and arrives at a wordless digital dystopia that’s as inescapable as man’s thirst for knowledge and power.



Waterboy
4 min
Jeff Hadick

A busboy is determined to refill a young woman's glass of water...no matter what. 


The Vanishing Act
10 min
Justin Leyba
Illinois

A young magician must deal with the veteran magician he works for to finally get the spotlight that he's always desired.


Valor's Dawn
14 min
Reed Clare
Canada

It is 50 B.C. A Roman invasion of Celtic lands hangs on the knife’s edge of success as the chieftain Ambiorix (REED CLARE) wages war against the Roman general Eydis. A deadly battlefield blow costs Ambiorix the life of his son, Conall, resulting in the unceasing deterioration of his soul.

Hard Knock Robots
20 mkin
Dandrell Scott
Illinois

In the year 2017, robots have become second-class citizens, with no opportunities. Down on his luck, a machine named Steel-Toe obtains the ultimate dream job. However, the job turns out to be a nightmare.


The Uptowners
11min
Joe Goudreault

Tom, spends a day in the life of the eccentric Ally and Jonathan, who show him how to break out of his shell and embrace spontaneity.


The United Guys Network
10min
Tabatha Golat
Canada

Loving newlywed husband Paul Seger is making the other guys in the neighbourhood look bad. Time for the United Guys Network to step in and teach him how to be a 'real' husband.

Friday Dec. 2nd Schedule
 
7PM - Friday Night Lights

Hokin Screening Room, Columbia College Chicago, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Buy Will Call Tickets

The 13th Annual
Chicago International REEL Shorts Fest


This Years fest features almost 100 of the best short films from throughout the world.  Comedies, action, drama, Horror, Demented, arts,  we are showing a little of everything!  So get tickets while you can!

We will be showing this years films Dec. 2-3, 2016 at Hokin Screening Room, Columbia College Chicago, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago


Gold Mountain
10 min
Kerwin Berk
California

A series of grisly murders takes two Asian American police detectives down a dark path, deep into the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown .


Doomsdate: Ep 1
4 min
jeff hadick
Illinois

DOOMSDATE is the classic story of Boy Meets Girl, Boy and Girl fall in love, Boy and Girl try desperately to survive in a zombie-infested post-apocalyptic hellscape. Truly, a tale as old as time.


Bad Egg
8min
Caleb Knueven

A pretentious salesman snaps one day and takes his unjustified, misplaced anger out on a helpless crow. Now he has sealed his fate with a murder of merciless crows devoted to vengeance.



Happy Birthday Kevin
2min
John Psathas

At 15, Kevin risks it all for a shot at greatness.


Match From the Past
11min
Michael Feinstein

Sophie's love life takes a turn for the weird when she discovers a dating app that allows her to connect and date famous historical figures.


That's Love
15 min
Will Herbert
United Kingdom

After deciding to give up her dream of an acting career, Emily now free and single gets a new job as a barista, starts dating and settles into her new life. But little does she know that something much closer to home is about to change all that.


The Kids Are Asleep
7 min
Charles Klein
Illinois

A couple discusses their life with kids as they contemplate a move from the city to suburbia.


Boy
7min
Brian Hollars

There is a little superhero in us all.


Muhammad Ali - The Olive Branch and
the Dagger
2 min
Jorge Arana
Illinois

A short film tribute inspired by a Facebook post after the death of Muhammad Ali.


The Dishwasher
11 min
Matt David Johnson
Canada

A dishwasher's dream of becoming a professional chef takes one step closer to reality when an unlikely alliance is found with a young streetwalker.


Metamorphosis
15min
Elaine Xia

A woman in 1990s Hong Kong accidentally kills her alcoholic husband in self-defense, and finds a unique way to dispose of the evidence.

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