Admission Policy

Complimentary for Current Members

Guest (Non-Members)
at the door

Doors Open
9:00 AM

Screening Start
9:30 AM

“Morning of Global Shorts”

Saturday - May 17, 2008
Doors Open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA

Special Guests
Writer/Director Dan Margules, Begleiter and
Writer/Director Debra Stolberg, Spanish for your Nanny

Films in Alphabetical Order

Happy, an orphaned dog in search of a new master, finds a kindred spirit in Marion, a lonely woman still pining for the man who left her three months ago.  But Marion and Happy's new bond is quickly broken when Marion's ex-boyfriend returns.  Her betrayal is too much for Happy and he decides to take matters into his own paws.

Writer/Director/Producer: Dan Margules,
Drama, USA, English, Runtime 27 minutes
Best Short, Anchorage International Film Festival; Best Family Short, Big Island Film Festival
Film Festivals:
Solstice, Delray Beach, Sunscreen, Trail Dance, Akron, L.A. Int'l Children's, San Francisco Int'l Children's

In a work-driven world where time is the ultimate dictator, a mysterious sandman spreads chaos and confusion.  Even the best employees of the system get infected by his wondrous dream powder and lose sight of the once so dominating clock.

Writer/Director/Producer:  Tom Van Avermaet
Drama, Belgium, Runtime 20 minutes
Best Director, Best Costumes & Makeup, Wild Rose Independent
Tallgrass, KS; Sedona, AZ; Kingston, RI; Sweet Onion, WA; Ellensburg, WA; Official Selection:  Festivus Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival ,Dam Short Film Festival, Show Off Your Shorts Film Festival, Omaha Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, Durango Independent Film Festival, East Lansing Film Festival, Foursite Film Festival, Tiburon International Film Festival, Memphis International Film Festival

A woman, her husband and two lobsters.  A recipe that turns sour.

Director:  Alice Wincour
Drama, France, French w/English subtitles, Runtime 15 minutes

Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival
KITCHEN is a selection from "L'ORIGINE DE LA TENDRESSE" AND OTHER TALES, presented in cooperation with The World According to Shorts.

“Lines” is a quirky little story about a rebellious teenager who turns out to be quite beyond just “going through a phase” of defiant non-conformity.

Writer/Director:  Sonja Jasansky
Drama, USA, English, Runtime 9 minutes
Calgary Fringe Film Festival, Best Short Screenplay, Best Short Film; San Fernando Valley International Film Festival, President's Award; Wildsound Feedback Film Festival,  Best Performances
Film Festivals:
Aarhus, Mount Shasta, Sidewalk Moving Picture, Toofy, Tulsa, Tribeca

A day like any other in the Parisian metro - or so it seems.  A young man reads.  A young woman is seated next to him.  They have nothing in common, yet they will be introduced in an unexpected fashion.

Writer/Director:  Guillaume Martinez
Drama, France, French w/English subtitles, Runtime 8 minutes

Award Winner: 
Silver Bear - Berlin Film Festival"
PEN-PUSHER is a selection from "L'ORIGINE DE LA TENDRESSE" AND OTHER TALES, presented in cooperation with The World According to Shorts.

Rich women learning some hilariously meaningful Spanish to communicate with their nannies.

Writer/Director:  Debra Stolberg
Comedy, USA, English/Spanish, Runtime 2 minutes
Festivals:  First Sundays Comedy Film Festival

Jack and Jill are always hurting each other’s feelings.  But like Mum said, “It’s all fun and games until someone loses.

Writer/Director:  Nash Edgerton
Drama, Australia, English, Runtime 9 min
Best Editing, Flickerfest Short Film Festival,Sydney; Audience Award, Prague Short Film Festival; Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film, AFI Fest, Los Angeles; Audience Award, Sydney
Valencia, Seattle, Turkey, Scotland, Indianapolis, Boston, Rome, Sarasota, Philadelphia, Aspen, Austin, Portland, Sundance, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Ireland, Telluride

When the Wind Fisherman leaves Gust Town, the windiest place on earth, he discovers that sometimes you have to go away to know you were already home.

Writer/Director:  Anna McRoberts
Drama, Canada, English, Runtime 11 minutes
It won the best student film, short film category jimmy steward memorial crystal heart award at Heartland.
Florida Film Festival, the Starz Denver International Film Festival, the Jackson Hole Film Festival, the Temecula Valley Film Festival, the Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival Toronto, the Moondance film festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival, Salem Film Festival, and The 2008 Kingston Canadian Film Festival
Among the grit and grime of central London, a seemingly homeless woman sits near a cash machine and dreams of a life away from the streets, but how far will she go to see that dream come true?

Writer/Director:  Mark Conn
Starring:  Martine McCutcheon (Love Actually)
Drama, Great Britain, English, Runtime 10 minutes
Cannes, Special Award
Los Angeles, Sao Paolo

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