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Screening  |  BIFF Shorts: Experimental

Part of the Buffalo International FilmFestival

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 1:15–3 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Exciting, captivating, avant-garde expressions, essays and reflections. (94 minutes total runtime) Various filmmakers in attendance for Q&A.

Free with gallery admission.


Love Song on Liberty Cross, Sophie Hamacher (Dir.), 11 minutes, USA, 2018

The Staten Island Ferry becomes a place of contemplation as filmmaker Sophie Hamacher reflects on motherhood, geography, language and culture.

Teddy Roosevelt and Fracking, Pamela Falkenberg & Jack Cochran (Dir.), 30 minutes, USA, 2018

Teddy Roosevelt’s writings on landscape and conservation are juxtaposed against current rural landscapes in North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana, in Pamela Falkenberg & Jack Cochran’s visual essay.

Look Around You, Lauren Cook (Dir.), 3 minutes, USA, 2018

His end is her beginning in Lauren Cook’s captivating narrative remix.

Service Industry, Annette Daniels Taylor (Dir.), 6 minutes, USA, 2018

A poetic documentary exploring African-Americans’ past experiences within America’s moving images with music.

Kansas Ice Storm, Tiffany Deater (Dir.), 8 minutes, USA, 2018

A visual essay that explores existence, longing and the limits of human knowledge.

165708, Josephine Massarella (Dir.), 7 minutes, USA, 2018

Exploring the capacity of the film medium to express various notions of time, 165708 uses 16MM in-camera techniques and hand-painted imagery as a semiotic point of inquiry.

Screenings: Ann Arbor

Fragments 83, Richard Mullen (Dir.), 19 minutes, USA, 2018

A personal memoir repurposing past footage as the filmmaker explores the hunt for sex and love in the early days of the AIDS crisis in Brooklyn and the West Village.

Screenings: Ann Arbor


Two Cats and Two Pianos, Laurie Kwasnik (Dir.) 11 minutes, USA, 2018

Kwasnik recreates a new composition from two free-improvisational performances. Featuring duet piano (Michael Snow and Casey Sokol) and duet analog synth (Michael Snow and Mani Mazinani).

U.S. Premiere