Comedy Shorts – TWO
It’s too funny, to die for, two…two…two comedy slots in one festival, and two times as hilarious as Comedy Short Slot 1! Well…that may or may not be two…uh…true. In a year when indie comedy films have seemed to be in short supply (Do you see what I did there? Comedy…short…supply…? I know, right?), BIFF has made another first by making a second. Yeah, I know this description sucks. Go ahead and laugh!!
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Runtime: 6 min.
Director: Hannah Macpherson
Producer: Rachel Hroncich
Website : Hannah Macpherson
A desperate woman being chased by an unseen assailant stumbles into a coffee shop looking for help. When approached by her, the manager falters, unsure of how to proceed, while his colleagues whine and interject: the woman may be a threat or simply a bother, but she’s nothing they want to handle.
The resulting scene gets the attention of a lingering customer, and together, the gathered group ignores the woman’s increasing anxiety, preferring instead the fun to be had by documenting her pleas, assessing the truth of her claims through apps and online tools, and bonding over their rejection of her tale.
These are people for whom the iPhone is both sword and shield: they record her cry for help, screens up towards her, faces passive. Life’s just easier this way, right? Watch them watch her, watch what happens.
With Best Regards (Mit besten Grüßen)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 4 min.
Director: Bernhard Wenger
Producer: Bernhard Wenger
Again the admired Mr. Dreamy parks in front of the Cafe. And again the shy waitress doesn’t dare to go out and talk to him. But her friend has a crazy idea how she can get to know this guy
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Runtime: 15 min.
Director: Peter Baumann
Producer: Nishad Chaughule
Website : Border Patrol
What do you do with a body in the woods, and only minutes before the big game?
Carl and Franz are all ready to get off work and go and watch the big match against Austria when they make an unwelcome discovery. So, deal with it, or make it someone else’s problem?
Written and directed by German director Peter Baumann, BORDER PATROL is a succinct dark comedy with a sharp dose of horror for good measure. Set in the beautiful alpine woodland of Bavaria, it’s a paean to all that’s banal about that unique rustic world, and a satisfying comedy of power politics between its two protagonists.
Me Tube: August Sings Carmen “Habanera”
Genre: Comedy, Musc
Director: Daniel Moshel
Producer: Daniel Moshel, August Schram, Roland Pfannhauser
“MeTube”, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet, has attracted international attention.
No less than George Bizet’s Habanera from “Carmen” has been reinterpreted for “MeTube” and enhanced with electronic sounds.
Behind the cross-over of musical styles are director Daniel Moshel as well as opera and oratorio tenor August Schram.
Somos Amigos (We Are Friends)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 13 min.
Director: Carlos Solano
Producer: ESCAC Films
What would you do if you had to fire your best friend? It is at this point where Julio (a young businessman of an apparently reliable firm) finds himself when he learns that Santi, along with twenty four other workers under his service, has to be fired. His boss and friend Max tries to advise him on how to handle the situation, but it soon becomes increasingly entangled. Somos Amigos (We Are Friends) is a short film that seeks to explore the limits between friendship and work… if they exist at all.
Safer In The Dark (A lo oscuro más seguro)
Genre: Comedy, Environmental
Runtime: 8 min.
Director: David Pantaleón
Thee friends are out hunting whe one of them confesses he has never killed an animal.
Anxious Oswald Greene
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Runtime: 14 min.
Director: Marshall Axani
Producer: Diana Donaldson
Website : Anxious Oswald Green
Oswald Greene must cure his crippling anxiety, even if it means trusting a blind nurse, talking fly and flamboyant doctor with a knack for rhyming.
Directors on Directing
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Runtime: 4 min.
Director: Damien Patrik
Producer: Damien Patrik
Website : Pepper Media, LLC
Pontificating film directors, dancing nuns, sweet little girls and puppy dogs. Who could ask for anything more? 3 successful film directors explain the REAL secrets to success.
Runtime: 14 min.
Director: Sophie-Clamentine Dubois
Producer: Vincent Canart
Following the swindle of a banker, restaurant The Dandelion must close its doors. The owner, Marcel and his three employees, Paulette, Constance Valentin, collapsed.
How to get out of this mess? With a hedgehog, a singing fish and a little bit of imagination …
NOTE: Synopsis are typically provided directly by the filmmaker themselves. Sometimes English is not their first language. We ask reader’s understanding for less-than-perfect language and grammar