Saturday Dec 3

Saturday Dec. 3rd Schedule
 
11:30AM - Saturday Matinee

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, IL 60605



the clock makers dream
14 min
Cashell Horgan
Ireland

In a world of time a Clockmaker tries to create 'true love' before his world stops forever. A tale from a mechanical world. An homage to George Melies.
“ Fearless, humorous poetry and obvious affection for a tradition, Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson and Offenbach's Tales. A steampunk glittering wonder.”



Three of A Kind
3 min
Jorge Arana
Illinois

A short glimpse into the psyche of a man struggling with the fact that getting a second chance on love isn’t always a possibility. So when he finds, "the one," he can’t let her get away.

Consensual
11min
Elisa Sofia Fioretti

This film will be about different types of abuse; it explores the Millennials' nightlife.


Mistreated and Wild
5 min
Shayna Connelly
Illinois

Official music video from Chris Connelly's album 'Decibels from Heart', available on Cleopatra Records. Singers Chris Connelly and Claire Massey also perform in Sons of the Silent Age singing the songs of David Bowie and the video references Claire putting on Chris' 'Bowie' make-up before a performance. ‘Mistreated and Wild’ is Shayna Connelly's second video for her husband and her first collaboration with graphic designer Chris Kalis.


Solo
6 min
Brendan Kirschbaum
Connecticut

Backstage, a nervous elephant prepares for his trumpet solo.


Love the Way You Move
4min
Alex Olinger

A man is abandoned by his best friend in the world.


Still Moon
17min
Kevin HUANG

A group surveying in central Oregon, only to find their presence are compromised when teammates are dying mysteriously.

Saturday Dec. 3rd Schedule
 
1:00PM - Saturday Afternoon 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



THE PERFECT DAY
12 min
Ignacio Redondo
Spain

It's the most important day in David's life. He has a $10.000.000 deal with a Japanese Holding and it's all or nothing today.  Everything seems to turn out perfectly well, until...


Gangsta Quest
20min
Thomas Masin
Canada

A group of rappers go on an epic quest to find the Staff of Swag; a magical artifact is said to grant the wielder mad rhymes and incredible flow.


Riptide Rhapsody
7 min
Kenton Brett and David Jarred
Ohio

Five furry and fluffy friends are swept out to sea and into an amazing adventure. They encounter sea monsters, robots, and mutants in this stylistically inventive and hand-made animation.


The Coming of Age
15 min
David Bradburn
Illinois

Barbara, an old woman who loves to paint, is moved to a retirement home by her daughter after Barbara falls one too many times. There, Barbara has to deal with a foreboding nurse, threatening residents, and locked double doors, behind which she hears frightening noises. She learns that's 'the ward,' where the put you if you don't behave. It seems like her daughter has checked her into a hall of nightmares!


Carfield
11 min
Brandon Ciarlo
Illinois

After accidentally smearing a cat on the pavement with his car, a guy teams up with his two best friends to confront several potential owners in an effort to return the unidentifiable remains and seek forgiveness.



The Bus Stop
14min
Justin Malone

A comedy-drama about two young boys coming to blows due to religious stereotypes learned from their parents.


Mon Balloon Et Moi
11min
Tom Ptasinski

A lost young woman befriends a magical balloon who leads her down a dark and violent path that only she can stop.

Saturday Dec. 3rd Schedule
 
3:00PM - Saturday Mid Day 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



Caitlin Among the Beasts
11 min
Adam Bertocci
New York

A comedy about finding grace and other things that get away. Irresponsible millennial Caitlin's got an easy gig hamster-sitting for her nieces at her sister's cushy suburban pad. Everything goes all right… at first.


Pant Suits
9 min
Saralyn Armer
California

In the dead of winter in 1972, KAREN PETRASKE an ambitious computer programmer finds herself maneuvering the minefield of a man’s world. When a crappy day gets worse and Karen is pushed to the brink, she unexpectedly decides that today is the day things need to change. With her friends in tow, Karen risks her career for all the women in her office.


Strokes Abroad
7 min
Brian Hall
Georgia

Strokes Abroad is a world travel show following the work of David Dallison and his art. Over the last 25 years, David has explored and painted the people and landscapes of diverse cultures in over 30 countries. Encountering exotic locales and diverse cultures through painting has allowed David to observe what is shared and common to much of humanity. Despite our cultural and political differences and no matter where we call home and what language we speak, we are united by our partnership with art.


Sugar
4 min
Kristin Pearson
North Carolina

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NOT SHOWING

Be Mime
5 min
Aran Morris
Illinois

Be Mime is a short comedy about a man struggling to find the right thing to say, when he cannot say anything.  It's just another day for friendly neighborhood Sam the Mime. In attempt to lend a hand
to a stranger passing by, he learns that no good deed goes unpunished. 



Spark
12min
Abigail Best

Joan is just a girl trying to learn how to cope with her feelings over her best friend, her best friend's boyfriend, and occasionally accidentally starting fires with her mind.

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The Call
12min
ethan jahan
United Kingdom

An obsessed man’s attempts to isolate himself become increasingly frantic when the outside world calls.  As the world outside comes under attack, one man seeks sanctuary behind locked doors - but he can’t keep out the news.



Secrets We Keep
9 min
Adem Suljic
Illinois

Set in the underbelly of Chinatown, against a sadistic gang of thugs, a delivery man risks it all to avenge his sisters dishonor.


Rabbit Blood
5min
Yagmur Altan
Turkey

Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.


Beyond Blue Waves
13min
Joëlle Desjardins Paquette
Canada

Adrift from a difficult break up, Livia is haunted by a peacock.
An urban Western from the heartland of East Montreal.



Saturday Dec. 3rd Schedule
 
5:00PM - Saturday 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



I'm Gay (Episodes 1-4)
12 min
Gary Mahmoud
New York

Average idiot Seth Straightmon needs to get out of his dysfunctional marriage to his obnoxious wife... and he just thought of a great way to do it!


Procrastinator
5 min
Brian Ernst
Illinois

A writer's distractions force his life to spiral out of control as he stammers his way back to the top.


Confessions of A Breastimator
4 min
Jisu Kim
New York

A story of a breast aficionado who reflects back on her life as an animator, confessing her longtime passion for cartoons and animating double D's. It approaches the potentially controversial subject in a light-hearted and honest embrace of it. Although created fully digitally, the film uses traditional hand-drawing methods partly as an homage to the limited animation style of the 50s.


The King
13min
Frederic Casella
United Kingdom

An ambitious kid sets up his first drug deal, but his plans are derailed by a chance encounter with a storytelling stranger in a launderette.


Popular Celestial Mechanics
7min
Eric Whitfield

Genesis revisited.


Easy Life
11min
Boris Diaw

The story of a dad attempting to make his rebellious kid understand how easy his life is compared to some other kids in the world.
To get his message across, he tells a vivid story of a little kid in Africa being turned into a child soldier....



Jess
5min
Adrian Correa

Joe prepares to give his special announcement to his longtime girlfriend Jess, and invited friends, only to be spoiled by Jess' new dubious friend, Carolyn.


Journey to Burger Town
7 min
Jack Pochop
Illinois

A Friday night goes south when five friends find themselves arguing on the edge of a graveyard. Their squabble is interrupted when a mysterious howl is heard in the distance, driving the gang into the sanctity of the graveyard. Little do they know what lies within...


Superfan
6min
Leigh Burmesch

The NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics left for Oklahoma City in 2008, leaving behind legions of heartbroken fans. SUPERFAN is the story of one Sonics diehard and his quest to bring basketball back to Seattle.


What If My Wife Died In Yoga Class?
17 min
Jeffrey Williams
California

Everybody has those weird questions that flicker through our minds from time to time, this outrageously dark comedy sets out to find an answer.

Saturday Dec. 3rd Schedule
 
7:00PM - Best of the Fest Show

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

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Join us for the 13th annual Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival's 'Best of the Fest' ShowThis is the show that shouldn't be missed, it highlights award winning films from throughout the fest.  Some of our favorites and some of yours (the audience).
The line-up of films will not be made available before the show, so if you want to know, you’ll have to go.
Please help us spread the word, share this post and tell your friends!

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

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