UGPFF15 Block 5

Online: Friday September 18th at 4:00 am PST – Sunday September 20th at 11:59 pm PST 
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Sid's New Glasses

Sid’s New Glasses– (USA) Narrative, RT 16:47

Director:Raymond Alvin

Sid’s New Glasses is a modern-day fairy tale of transformation. Sid Shavelson, a retired exterminator, feels quite uncomfortable in today’s world, not wanting to see most things. But with his eyesight failing he is forced to get new glasses and encounters a world he has never known.



hummingbirdsHummingbirds – (Australia) Narrative  RT 7:50

Director:Hayley MacFarlane

Hummingbirds is a coming age film exploring the strength and courage of two young dancers.









Olio screenshot

Olilo – (China/USA) Animated RT 5:44

Director: Ao Li

My graduate thesis Olilo is a short 2D animation that’s approximately 5 minutes. I created it through a combination of frame-by-frame digital drawing and key frame animation processed through Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere.

The theme focuses on love and sharing– how introverted people fit into the world in their personal ways. In my story, an introverted girl is held captive by her own semi-transparent personal space, a cube. This gives her an unusual dimension on multiple levels. Her life is like going through a series of tiny doors. It is hard for her.

She has developed her own special way to survive in the world. When people knock into her cube, she feels anxious. One day, she bumps into a boy who is also warped by his own personal tremendous space. The boy accidentally dropped his key. She start thinking about the new shape and trying to return the key to the boy. However she cannot approach him. Distance is always a part of her experience. From that moment on, she tries many ways to change herself. She struggles through the process. Gradually, she cracks her space, breaks her cube and grows up.




SilencedSilenced –  (USA) Narrative  RT 9:10
Director:Alaa “Zak” Noweihed

Amanda Peters, a deaf woman visiting her friend, arrives to find John being held hostage by a mob. She hides and tries to understand what is going or call for help but with no avail. As the situation get more tense, she realizes that she is about to watch an execution, and is faced with the option of personally getting involved to try to save her friend or running away and saving herself. The odds are stacked against her, after all she is a middle aged woman with a disability, going up against three armed mobsters.





The Last Generation To DieThe Last Generation to Die – (USA) Narrative, RT 15:40

Director: Tim Maupin

Set in the future when science first begins to stop aging, a daughter tries to save her father from natural death.







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