2009 Shorts Program 1

Synopsis & Film Details

  • Australia & Belgium, Peter De Graeve
  • 14 minutes
  • Meet Janice. She’s not a sheep. She’s not a rabbit. She’s a single, thirty-something hairy flopsy. All she wants in this anti-romantic comedy is to have a holiday on her own this year. But her married friends have other plans. She’s about to take the cruise of a lifetime. But will she find a partner in time or will she miss the boat?


  • Russia, Nastia Tarasova
  • 27 minutes
  • Sometimes, the rules and traditions of ancestors stand in the way of one’s private life. But one puts up with that, always remaining loyal and faithful.
  • http://www.vimeo.com/albatrossdoc


  • ONE MINUTE MORE [excerpts]
  • USA, Guy Livingston
  • 15 minutes
  • Don’t blink! Pianist Guy Livingston offers a brilliantly zany, funny, and dadaist program of one-minute films. The shorts include original music by sixty composers from eighteen different countries, including award-winning Fresno jazz composer Benjamin Boone, who will be playing at the festival’s Opening Night Party. A team of avant-garde Amsterdam artists shot sixty films to accompany the music.
  • http://www.GuyLivingston.com/sixty


  • Sweden, Rafael Deugenio
  • 12 minutes, English
  • Dark clouds move quickly over the town. In an apartment a child four years old is playing with his cars, watching a constantly nagging TV, drawing with his colored markers, listening to people walking in the staircase outside the apartment. Several days go by and his only company is a teddy bear. The child often goes to a closed-door, opens it carefully, and looks in. Outside in the town, we can hear the different sounds of vehicles and traffic lights clicking as if they were a giant town clock.


  • WIG
  • USA (LA and FRESNO), Todd Holland
  • 21 minutes
  • A bald dead woman, her favorite wig stolen by her son, and a family that expects to bury her in it in three days? WIG mines the humor in the face of tragedy and brings fresh style to the timeless journey of recovery after loss.

Part of the 5th Fresno Film Festival (2009).