(11.30) Celebrate the art of succinct visual storytelling at the 13th annual Short Short Story Film Festival. This year the screenings, hosted by MergingArts, will be held at Acoustic Java.
The Short Short Story Film 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 program about the length of a shorter feature film.
The first program, “Heartstrings,” screens at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Heartstrings explores themes of aspiration and frustration, the challenges of aging, the struggle for acceptance, and unmasking hidden emotions. . . .
The second program, “Headtrip,” screens at 3:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Themes include absurd quests, such as Belgium’s “On The Road,” featuring unconventional solutions to traffic congestion. Darker explorations of psychological manipulation include Venezuela’s “Dogma,” where a father subjects his sons to a brutal interrogation. Surreal and often politically-charged satires are in the mix as well, such as the Romanian animation “Freedom,” [seen here] exploring the fickleness of constituents.
The event includes audience voting for both programs, with DJ Madame B mixing soundscapes between and after the screenings. Acoustic Java’s kitchen will be open between screenings.
Tickets are available at the door and online for $10 per screening, $8 for students and seniors.