Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival (In Short)

So I got to see an even dozen shorts tonight courtesy of this free film festival that made a stop at FCCJ South Campus. In the spirit of shorts, the following are my six word reviews of each short (save one):

Sandstorm - Ingmar Bergman with computer generated skelletons

Dear, Sweet Emma - Loud and obnoxious animated black comedy

Tour of Homes - House photos illustrating separation of wealth

The Language of Limbs - Mockumentary crazy enough to be real

Bowl Digger - Sweet artist portrait... which runs long

The Cole Nobody Knows - Heartfelt musician tribute... also runs long

Dick-George, Tenn-Tom - Conspiracy political slideshow of historic moment

Theodore - Fair Twilight Zone with bad acting

Moth to Light - Tennessee Williams by way of Raimi

Mr. Extion - Clever comedy on screenwriting and endings

An Abstraction on the Chronology of Will - Goofy life-affirming action comedy... thing

And then there was my favorite, Wood Diary. Unlike the rest of the films shown, it was the one that didn't seem long enough. While searching through websites that mention this short, they state the length as being between 13 and 16 minutes, and I would have sworn up and down it was no more than five. It goes by that quickly.

Saddly, there doesn't seem to be much info on it. It's been around for a couple of years and has been shown at some small festivals. This page gives some background on the short. It also had a website operating for it at one time, but that seems to have ceased working (though you can have a peak at it if you plug the URL into

It's really a very touching piece. If you ever have a chance to see it, do so.

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