SHORTS: Modern Problems

Algorithm • Breakfast at the Bodega • Le Pompon • Out of Tune • Talk To The Can • The Diamond

Shorts in Program:


Dramatic Short by Edwina Casey • Ireland • 2020 • 9 mins.

When nervy Al has an absurd encounter with a stranger, he begins to question his whole identity.

Breakfast at the Bodega

Comedy Short by Marina Elise • USA • 2022 • 15 mins.

A talented young Brooklynite/Palestinian-American attempts to live out his dreams of becoming a French pastry chef despite his first-generation father’s wishes.

Le Pompon

Comedy Short by David Hourrègue • France • 2022 • 13 mins.

Sandra is a struggling single mom and she’s losing the plot. But today, she sees an opportunity to get even with the world… but will her son Ryan catch the pompon?

Out of Tune

Comedy Short by Portlynn Tagavi • USA • 2022 • 15 mins.

Stigmatized since childhood by her love of the rock band Journey, Maya finds her voice in a world where she doesn’t always feel “Black enough.”

Talk To The Can

Comedy Short by Jordan H. Elliott • USA • 2021 • 13 mins.

When Dave, a control freak, discovers that the home devices he uses to make his life easier have actually been secretly recording everything, he must change in order to survive.

The Diamond

Comedy Short by Vedran Rupic • Sweden • 2021 • 14 mins.

A lonely man with a blinding ambition to make friends stumbles upon a diamond in the woods. Unable to reach it, the solution presents itself in the form of an even smaller man.