Celebrating the short film art form and the filmmakers that make them: WATCH | VOTE | PARTY
Celebrating the short film art form and the filmmakers that make them, Film Festival Flix hosts a monthly online competition. In November, the 9 monthly finalist films will compete for one $2,500 cash Grand Prize. Presented at the Film Festival Flix theatrical events in Los Angeles, Denver, and Dubuque, we invite you to join us to see the finalist films, hear from the filmmakers, vote to award the Grand Prize to your favorite film, and party!
2014 SHORT FILM COMPETITION FINALISTS
January – BINKY
When a troubled woman is questioned by a seemingly detached interrogator they both discover a profound connection that is beyond their wildest dreams.
February – OUT OF TIME
When a scientist creates a time travel device, she suddenly must use it to flee a current crisis only to find herself adventuring from time to time to solve her problem in the present.
March - IN DEFENSE OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE
As Sam and Alex prepare to get married, their friends gather, even if their family is uncomfortably absent. As Sam starts walking down the aisle, the viewing audience starts to realize something is not quite what it seems and none of them realize the true horror that awaits.
April - IT'S A COLD COLD NIGHT
A heartbroken romantic has a bizarre encounter with a drunk stranger.
May - INS AND OUTS
INS & Outs follows Agents Jackson and Washington on their rounds as they root out illegal immigrants hiding in the nooks and crannies of our cities. A routine call of suspicious behavior turns into more than they bargained for and tough decisions about how to dispense justice.
June - ROOFTOP
Johnny Sanchez, a greasy, scumbag, prince of crime, is picking off rival dealers. Lionel Hamlin, perching on a rooftop to spy on him, is stranded. With Sanchez getting away, Lionel must figure out how to get off the roof without alerting anyone or getting killed.
July - LJÓSIÐ (THE LIGHT)
A man desires to overcome the restraint of his fears and embarks on a journey towards discovery through life, love, and self. Ljósið is an extraordinary performance piece of stunning emotion as two dancers explore the boundaries of loss, love, denial and acceptance.
August – FAIL/SAFE
A beautiful and mysterious woman infiltrates a notorious clan of gangsters to steal a priceless relic. Their fail safe system to retrieve her and the item crumbles as the henchmen turn against one another and abandon their loyalties to the alliance and to the Kingpin.
September – THE LITTLE THINGS
Girl meets Boy, breaks up with Boy, and finds Boy again, but is it a happy-ever-after? "The Little Things" follows Claire and Tom's relationship during and after college, questioning what constitutes a happy ending in contemporary romcoms.