Keeping it together when things fall apart  

4:00 PM • Sunday, March 24 | Albany Twin Theatre MAP

$12 (included with Festival Pass/Sunday Shorts Pass)

Q&A with filmmakers follows


The Interview •  Nate Duncan • Narrative (14:39)

Michael goes to an important job interview only to find out that more than a job is on the line.

Is This Real? • Stefano Cassini • Animation (4:52)

In a vast desert land, a small creature journeys to find form and meaning in a big and lonely world. UNITED KINGDOM

Grandmother and Me • Kat Cole • Documentary (7:00)

In this intimate documentary, Cole exhumes long-kept secrets to capture the complexities of familial love and the subtle effects of transphobia in the home.

D Minus • Asher Sinaiko • Narrative (7:00)

Kelly creates a universe for her high school science project.

Nico-Teen • Ethan Lee • Youth 13-17 (7:10)

This documentary gives an unbiased and raw perspective on vaping from two high school friends.

Margo • Amelia Maxam • Youth 13-17 (3:52)

A young man stuck in a mundane job daydreams of a woman named Margo.

Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 • Frank Steifl • Documentary (40:00)

2018 Academy Award Winner Best Documentary Short Subject

The playful and beautiful portrait of Mindy Alper, a brilliant 56-year-old artist who emerged from a life of darkness and isolation to a life that includes love, trust and laughter. Alper has suffered through electroshock therapy, multiple commitments to mental institutions, and a 10-year period without speech. Her only consistent means of communicating has been to channel her hyper self-awareness into drawings and sculpture of powerful psychological clarity. READ MORE . . .