Shorts With Legs Season 2022
Fantastic Fest’s patented bipedal program of short-subject cinema that buck conventions and blur boundaries of genre, aesthetics, and taste.
Fantastic Fest’s patented bipedal program of short-subject cinema that buck conventions and blur boundaries of genre, aesthetics, and taste returns with a barrage of provocative peculiarities. Expect the unexpected, but prepare for an array of unique sensibilities — from the polished to the anarchic — as absurdism and experimentation abound and silliness co-mingles with severity. Featuring the latest masterwork from acclaimed avant-garde auteur Velasco Broca (OUR FRIEND THE MOON), an uncomfortable date photographed by Eugene Kotlyarenko (SPREE), and a romantic rumination on Taco Bell. Live Más.
Director - Velasco Broca
Acclaimed experimental filmmaker Velasco Broca (ECHOS DER BUCHRÜCKEN, OUR FRIEND THE MOON) catapults an ophthalmologist into a hellish purgatory populated by grotesque creatures and devils.
AMOR TO LOVE12m
Director - Ted Marsden
What’s a better way to ring in a five-year anniversary than sharing three layers of cheesy admiration, sizzling hot passionate ground beef, all grilled to deep perfection in Taco Bell’s new Grilled Stuffed Corazon-a-rito? Real question.
THE BREAKDOWN PARABLES19m
Director - Emil Benjamin
This series of bitingly satirical vignettes captures the bizarre interactions between competitive actors in a purgatory-like casting office and serves as a wild, caustic takedown of the coded toxicity endemic in the acting world.
FROM WATER COMES MELON13m
Director - Micah Vassau
A young woman comes across a precious object, the last watermelon on earth, and must decide whether to relinquish it or enjoy the fruit’s life-giving qualities herself.
Director - Kevin Ralston
Dude just wants to find the bones of his brother, but what will give him the sustenance to carry out his quest? An epic in four acts.
I DREAMED I HEARD A SONG CALLED HABIBI9m
Director - Benji Kast
An experimental mixed-media vibe that ruminates on technology, theater, and transformation (among other notions) set to a soundscape by Your 33 Black Angels.
Directors - Lizzy Deacon & Ika Schwander
When a woman allows a shyster life coach into her life, she embarks on a journey of peculiar healing and coping strategies in order to tackle her feelings of fear, rejection and grief. Hard to describe and impossible to categorize, this WTF delight is governed by its own insane internal logic and defiantly marches to the beat of sawing a pigeon’s head off.
THE STRAIGHT BALL12m
Directors - Eugene Kotlyarenko & Nate Wilson
Eugene Kotlyarenko (SPREE, WOBBLE PALACE) collabs with Nate Wilson (FUCK BUDDIES) to capture this funny, twitchy portrait of a date derailed.