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Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: NOBUDGE

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: NOBUDGE

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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

SINKING SUN
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.

CONGRATULATIONS
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.

THE PROMOTION
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.

SHARLENE’S PROBLEM:
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.

MOULDED
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.