Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: NOBUDGE
Run Time: 101 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
NoBudge is excited to be a part of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival and co-present a program of new work from a group of emerging indie filmmakers. These nine short films are an inventive mix of narrative and experimental filmmaking, lightly funny at times, occasionally challenging, and always intriguing.
Post-Screening Q&A moderated by Kentucker Audley, NoBudge
Kayo Gorden / U.S. / 2022 / 12 min. / English
Tamiko goes home to the family farm to deal with the death of her mother and the ghosts of the past.
“I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD”
Theodore Schaefer / U.S. / 2022 / 13 min. / English
A series of surreal vignettes at an American Diner.
Emma Hall-Martin / U.S. / 2021 / 10 min. / English
On the day of her mother’s wedding, 15-year-old Delia grapples with a strange moment that happened the night before with her soon-to-be stepfather.
WITH THE FISHES
Libe Barer / U.S. / 2021 / 13 min. / English
Amidst global collapse, a struggling comedian is locked away in her apartment and becomes consumed with paranoid delusions that the mob is trying to kill her.
A.K. Espada, Phil Cheney / U.S. / 2021 / 4 min. / English
Two office drones work late into the night, competing for a truly killer promotion.
URIAH PLAYS THE ALIEN
Stephen Wardell / U.S. / 2018 / 9 min. / English
An alien comes to Earth landing in an ordinary American backyard. Or so goes the game of imagination that a group of siblings think up and play out.
YuHan Tsai / Taiwan, U.S. / 2022 / 13 min. / English
Sharlene hopes that moving into an apartment with her boyfriend might restart their exhausting and sexually unsatisfying relationship.
BOWLING 4 EVA
Aelfie Oudghiri / U.S. / 2022 / 14 min. / English
A troubled teen girl spends her time trolling men online and bowling with her grandfather while becoming increasingly medicated by her psychiatrist.
Ahmad Bakrin / U.S. / 2022 / 12 min. / English
Growing disconnected from friends, family, and the world around her, a young artist finds inspiration in strangers as she slips from reality.