SAPPORO SHORT FEST 2021

PROGRAMMES

プログラム

United States

BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT

Staying at home during the first lock down was not an option for Bahar Baharloo, a young New Yorker from Iran. Bahar got laid-off from work because of the corona crisis and wanted to -safely- go out and help other people who were too afraid or not capable to leave the house to get groceries and supplies. Biking around in the eerily quiet city for Corona Couriers, a volunteer led organization who helped others by dropping off food, Bahar felt New York was about to change. Did people start to care more for each other? Notice neighbors and others more? When the wave of corona slowly faded away, a new tsunami washed over the city; people took the streets to protest for equality. Bahar's hope for a better future, a more social and equal one, was shared by many New Yorkers...

Ilja Willems

Documentary, Portrait | USA | 2020 | 0:13:00

BODY OF THE MINED

A quiet, young woman moves into a new building and meets a reclusive engineer at the brink of completing a bizarre, extraordinary machine.

Eric Jungmann

Fiction, Sci-Fi | USA | 2020 | 0:15:00

THE LETTER ROOM

When a kind-hearted prison officer (Oscar Isaac) is transferred to the letter room, he soon gets involved in an inmate's personal affairs...

Elvira Lind

Fiction, Comedy | USA | 2020 | 0:30:00

Prize & Screenings

Tribeca Film Festival 2020
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020
Academy Awards, USA 2021

BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT

Staying at home during the first lock down was not an option for Bahar Baharloo, a young New Yorker from Iran. Bahar got laid-off from work because of the corona crisis and wanted to -safely- go out and help other people who were too afraid or not capable to leave the house to get groceries and supplies. Biking around in the eerily quiet city for Corona Couriers, a volunteer led organization who helped others by dropping off food, Bahar felt New York was about to change. Did people start to care more for each other? Notice neighbors and others more? When the wave of corona slowly faded away, a new tsunami washed over the city; people took the streets to protest for equality. Bahar's hope for a better future, a more social and equal one, was shared by many New Yorkers...

Ilja Willems

Documentary, Portrait | USA | 2020 | 0:13:00

RETRIBUTION

A queer, Latinx Army Airborne officer returns from deployment to marry her longtime girlfriend but a hit and run accident on the eve of their engagement changes their lives forever. When they fail to get justice from the court system, the officer must decide whether or not to take matters into her own hands to make things right.

Mel Orpen

Fiction, Drama | USA | 2021 | 0:18:16 | Student Film

THE LETTER ROOM

SSF2021 BEST DIRECTOR
When a kind-hearted prison officer (Oscar Isaac) is transferred to the letter room, he soon gets involved in an inmate's personal affairs...

Elvira Lind

Fiction, Comedy | USA | 2020 | 0:30:00

Prize & Screenings

Tribeca Film Festival 2020
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020
Academy Awards, USA 2021

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