Short Short Story Film Fest At AS220

(11.24) The 12th annual Short Short Story Film Festival returns to AS220’s main stage this Saturday. The festival includes live-action and animated films from across the globe, all of which tell a story in under six minutes.

Audiences can enjoy two distinct programs of cultural excursions, each in less than the time of a typical feature film. With three dozen films in total, directors from thirty countries on six continents are participating.

The first program, “Heartstrings,” screens at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Evenly split between live-action and animation, Heartstrings explores themes of transcending society’s limited expectations, enduring loss of loved ones, and ultimately finding one’s way in the world.

. . . The second program, “Headtrip,” screens at 4:30 pm and 9:00 pm.  Containing mostly animation, it features mundane settings that spiral out of control, malicious plots that inevitably backfire, and worlds within worlds where nothing is as it seems.

This competitive international film event includes audience voting for both programs. DJ Madame B will be mixing soundscapes between and after screenings, with AS220’s FOO(D) next door open for a dinner break and drinks between screening sets. Here is the schedule:

Screenings at: 2:30pm (Heartstrings), 4:30pm (Headtrip), 6pm (DJ Madame B and Dinner/Drinks Break), and 7pm (Heartstrings) and 9pm (Headtrip).

Tickets are available at the door for $10 per screening, or online for $15 including both screenings. Learn more at MergingArts Productions.

2:30pm to 11:30pm, Saturday, November 24, AS220, 115 Empire Street, (directions)

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