2011

Experimental
United States
Runtime:
3 minutes
10 seconds
Director:
Robert Dohrmann

REIFF 2011

A mysterious oblong television set is your personal guide through outer space as it guides us through a series of animated scenes. Along the way, this guide presents a number of downsized robots whose purpose and functions are unknown.

Experimental
United States
Runtime:
13 minutes
Director:
Max Weinman

REIFF 2011

I approach the editing process as a means of reflection through the reinterpretation of what I have lensed. Looking through my footage, I distance myself from my initial attachment to the material and use the people and places as symbols of the sentiment I want to explore. 'Portiragnes' is a lyrical portrait of a small working-class town in the south of France where I spent a month every summer for fifteen years. I consider it a parting film from my childhood haven. It was shot over the summer and winter of 2010-2011, using a Bolex.

Narrative Feature
United Kingdom
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
36 minutes
Director:
Alan Butterworth

REIFF 2011

A black comedy set in decaying rural England, a collision between old and new.

It follows estranged brothers Marcus and Danny Drummond as they find themselves on a surprisingly dangerous undertaking to unravel the mystery surrounding their fathers very unlikely wealth.

A deeply affectionate modern retelling of the classic comedies and murder mysteries from the Ealing era of British cinema, The Drummond Will imagines what it would be like to be stuck in a world where the strange rules of Ealing cinema apply. A world where life continues quite as normal in the face of escalating body counts, where sleepy English villages invariably harbour any number of dark secrets, and where you only really know who the murderer is when everybody else has been killed. The thoroughly modern Danny and Marcus are trapped in just such a world, and are quickly swept out of their depth. As they realise theyll need to rely on each other if they are to survive, and modern ideas like forensics, cell phones and common sense wont help them, it quickly becomes clear that, inevitably, nothing is what it seems.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
11 minutes
28 seconds
Director:
Paul Gallasch

REIFF 2011

In 2008 my friend Michael and I hitchhiked from San Fransisco to New York. That trip forced me to challenge many of my perceptions of this country. This film follows me as I decide to go hitchhiking again, to help work out exactly what it is about hitchhiking that I found so useful and enjoyable in 2008.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
12 minutes
47 seconds
Director:
Erik D. Demaine

REIFF 2011

This film documents the creative process of maestro Lino Tagliapietra, widely considered to be the world's best glass blower, through a playful nonlinear narrative.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
17 minutes
40 seconds
Director:
Dianne Bellino

REIFF 2011

After losing a series of menial jobs, Danny, 39, a sometimes artist, launches himself as BOBO, a children's birthday clown, and gets a gig at a large house in the suburbs where he has a moment of unexpected self-reckoning.

Animation
United States
Runtime:
2 minutes
45 seconds
Director:
Lyn Elliot

REIFF 2011

The spare buttons are forever waiting for someone to use them...time to go for a little spin.

Animation
Australia
Runtime:
7 minutes
27 seconds
Director:
Jody Cleaver

REIFF 2011

The Crocodile's Wife grows resentful of an ever-cheerful monkey; a newcomer to the riverbank. Her husband arranges a meeting between them, confident she will see the error of her judgment- but will she like him?

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
5 minutes
40 seconds
Director:
Lindsay Lindenbaum

REIFF 2011

A baker prepares the daily goods at his family's one hundred year-old business as he reminds us of the past, the importance of community, and to appreciate the simple things in life.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
20 minutes
23 seconds
Director:
Kyle Broom

REIFF 2011

Based on the detaining of Wikileaks whistle blower, Bradley Manning. A detainee in a military brig undergoes harsh treatment while he awaits trial on undisclosed charges. As his case garners public attention and resistance, the conditions of his detention worsen. He is denied access to outside information as well as to his legal council, as those holding him upgrade the punitive characteristics of his detention to what amounts to psychological torture. Under outside pressure from concerned citizens, higher authorities visit the brig to ensure the safety of the detainee and to intervene where necessary.

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