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Slamdance Micro-Short Film Competition Gets a List of Finalists

There’s been a lot of excitement brewing since it was announced that Slamdance Film Festival would hold a Digital Bolex-sponsored micro-short competition. Now we finally have a list of the films that will be competing…and for a micro-short competition it’s surprisingly long.

The competition is titled Fearless Filmmaking: Art on Your Own Terms, which promises an incredibly diverse and daring collection of films and film-makers. This will include Americans Lisa Demaine, Ben McCrea and Lindsay Haun, for Passport, Aquarium and Coming To respectively.

So here’s the full list for your perusal along with descriptions of each film, courtesy of The Wrap. Do yourself a favour and commit some of these to memory:

ALPHAVILLE: A REMIXJames Kaelan (USA)
Lemmy Caution seduces himself in this shot-for-shot feminist remix of Jean-Luc Godard‘s lo-fi science fiction masterpiece starring Caitlin FitzGerald.

COURTESAN – Misti Boland and Jeremy Osbern (USA)*
Two strangers meet on Christmas night… for sex and the exchange of money.

REDUX20 – Paul Rachman (USA)*
An experimental doc that steps into the spiraling frenetic journey of actor and artist Jason Cairns with whom the director worked 20 years ago on the film Drive Baby Drive.

THE PERILOUS FIGHT – Nedra McClyde (USA)*
A father wrestles with the decision to allow his young son to enter the world without him.

THE CHARACTER STUDY – Luke Pelizzari (Canada)
When an actor takes his character off the set and into his everyday life, he learns a valuable lesson about pretending to be something you’re (definitely) not.

JKTV – Elle Schneider (USA)
A documentary exploring the work of webcam artist Joey Kim.

ISOBEL – Marie Jamora (USA/Philippines)*
Isobel lives in the Philippines and has been acting and painting since she was four — now at the age of twelve, through conversation and archival footage, we see a portrait of her growing up.

THE DAMMED – Fernando Frias (Mexico)*
Ulises Zarazua has an American Passport but lives in Mexico city; I have a Mexican passport and live in New York. He made a song. I made a video.

COMING TO – Lindsey Haun (USA)
A man wakes up in a Koreatown hallway, naked except for a cock ring and frilly scarf.

FINGER GUNS – Bryan Chojnowski (USA)
Eve moves back to her hometown and it totally sucks, so Jack is going to make her smile — even if it kills them.

LOVE & I – Heather Kasprzak (USA)
A true story about a young woman who sets out to find the father she hasn’t seen in 30 years.

SALT WOUND – Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (USA)*
A collage of four artists creating and purging with some dirt, dolls, a blanket and a goldfish.

AQUARIUM – Ben McCrea (USA)
A couple drive to the beach to say their final goodbye – one does not return.

AN UNEXPECTED FAREWELL – Fredrik Ekholm (Sweden)
A desperate man comes across a golden frame, which takes him on an unexpected journey.

PASSPORT – Lisa Demaine (USA)
Off on a bender, a Hollywood legend escapes an unhappy film set only to discover there’s no escaping your own myth.

Fearless Filmmaking: Art on Your Own Terms will take place on Monday, Jan. 26.