Q&A moderated by Alice Waddington (“Paradise Hills”) with Short Block 3 filmmakers, free event on Saturday, August 8th 12 PM PT / 3 PM EST. Meet the moderator and filmmakers.

“Keep Mum”

Keep Mum – directed by Luana Di Pasquale

A woman drunkenly wrecks her big family house. The atmosphere is eerie: something is not quite right. Soon it turns out that her past haunts her, throwing her into a whirlwind of emotions and projections as she tries to piece together what happened to her and child; the psyche of a woman pushed beyond the limits of sanity is explored…

“Curiouser and Curiouser”

Curiouser and Curiouser – directed by Weronika Maria Szalas

A deep desire and curiosity stir Woman’s mind. A door was unlocked, and the journey has begun. Through Woman’s eyes you step into her world, where one limited space opens up and you dive into the infinite mind. When your consciousness goes to sleep, and subconscious stays wide open, a dream is awake and its duality unfolds to embrace day and night.

“Me & Myself”

Me & Myself – directed by Xiwen Miao

An agoraphobic young man faces his biggest fear to visit his sister and his newly born nephew.


Fenice | Running for Life – directed by Carolina Di Lazzaro and Giorgio Ghiotto

After overcoming difficult life experiences and attempting suicide at the age of 16, Najla finds her strength and new positive outlook on life through running. Every day Najla spreads her passion around her city, Milan and all around the world, showing the true beauty of the sport, through her authentic and unrivaled energy.

“Petal Push”

Petal Push – directed by Christiana Laine

Three characters awake into unfamiliar dreamscapes where they find themselves compelled to run. As they run, they find that they are running through and amidst one-anothers’ dreams and experiences. Through music, poetry, and a series of artistic vignettes, the interconnectedness of all beings is explored.