CH-11. Short Films 3

Little Fiel

Mozambique, USA, Short Documentary, 2017, 16 min

Winner at 14 film festivals

This short documentary, which uses puppets made from AK-47 parts, is based on the horrific childhood memories of renowned artist Fiel dos Santos. He grew up during the 16-year Mozambique civil war... another proxy war sustained by foreign powers. Subtitled.

Directed by Irina Patkanian

Brian and Charles

UK, Short Film, 2017, 12 min

Brian, by choice, has lived alone for many years in a cottage on the rainy moors, tending his sheep. This lovely Monty-Pythonesque tale involves Brian's up-and-down, emotional relationship with his friend Charles from the farm. (No, Charles is not a sheep...that's another movie). Charles is something completely different.

Directed by Jim Archer


Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden, Short Film, 2018, 25 min

Winner at 11 film festivals

Mohamed, a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons, is deeply shaken by the return of his estranged son, Malik, from Syria, accompanied by a mysterious new wife. Subtitled.

Directed by Meryam Joobeur

The Frenchy

USA, Short Documentary, 2018, 14 min

Winner of Pure Joy Award at the 5 Point Adventure Film Festival

Jaques “The Frenchy” Houot is an 82-year-old ski racer, competitive mountain biker, incorrigible flirt and one of Carbondale's most famous characters. But the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival, ability to counter aging through laughter, and his impact on the community over decades.

Directed by Michelle Smith

Fire in Cardboard City

New Zealand, Short Animation, 2017, 9 min

 Winner at Tribeca and LA Shorts film festivals

When a city made entirely from cardboard catches fire, it is up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save Cardboard City and its citizens from impending doom. (“Cardboard City” has recently landed its own TV show).

Directed by Phil Brough

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