Shorts Block

Student Narrative Shorts

Goshen Theater • Friday, 12:30 p.m. & Saturday, 12:00 p.m. (66 min)

Get to the Wire


Director: Paul Burns

In a dystopian future, an Australian-Iraqi woman held captive in a chaotic and brutal British immigration detention centre resorts to cutthroat measures to survive and reconnect with her estranged family.

RBFF | Creepy City | Songbird

An Island Drifts


Director: Vivian Ip

Set in Singapore, a young teacher presses for the truth from a maladjusted student, as the act leads to devastating results and they suffer the ignominy of losing everything that matters to them.

RBFF | Creepy City | Echoes

Making Beethoven Proud


Director: Brian Naughton

A high school music prodigy who loses his hearing after a violent assault by his classmates is forced to face the world without his most trusted sense.

RBFF | Creepy City | Askin’ For It

The Lizard Grinder


Director: JB Bilbrey

Naive Philip arrives at his first dating app hookup, unaware of his date’s true intentions.

RBFF | Creepy City | Panic Attack

I Let Her Go But Never Let Her Leave


Director: Sriram Papolu

Kamal, an immature yet strong willed young man, breaks up with his girlfriend Jane, but tries to emotionally hurt her as much as possible during the course of the day even going as far as devising a plan to deliver one final blow that he soon regrets.

RBFF | Creepy City | Atomic Ed



Director: Andrew Bournes

When Leah discovers that her teenage son Nate isn’t as enamored with the RV lifestyle she’s dedicated to, she tries to change his mind by taking him to a flea-bitten Johnny Appleseed statue.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

Schedule is subject to change.

In some cases, seating is limited. Arrive early to insure a seat!

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