Shorts Block

Experimental Shorts and Music Videos

Goshen Theater • Friday, 4 p.m. & Saturday, 9:00 p.m. (83 min)

Our America

(4min)

Director: Dean Winkler and Donald Butler
New York

“Our America” is a short-form, non-narrative meditation on American 20th century industrial promises gone awry.

RBFF | Creepy City | Songbird

Reminiscence

(4min)

Director: Jia Zhao
China

A poet travels through landscapes that are like poems and paintings, understanding his dreams and looking for his transcendence.

RBFF | Creepy City | Echoes

Again

(13min)

Director: David Perkins & Elijah Durnell
Goshen

An independent short film produced by singer-songwriter Abbie Thomas, “Again” tells one love story through three continuous shot chapters (music videos). Original music and cinematography capture the ability that humanity possesses to overcome heartache, survive domestic abuse, and to find light in the dark battle of Alzheimer’s disease. Based on real life events.

RBFF | Creepy City | Askin’ For It

A Story That Doesn’t Have To Do With Me

(7min)

Director: Kym McDaniel
New York

As I seek to connect with my partner about their research in bioarchaeology, a conversation emerges about survival and what is left behind after death.

RBFF | Creepy City | Panic Attack

Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps – SLO MO

(5min)

Director: Hwa-Jeen Na
Michigan

Official music video for Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps’ song SLO MO off their new album “Cheap Diction.”

RBFF | Creepy City | Atomic Ed

Skyglow

(4min)

Director: Leo Majors
Indiana

A lost girl follows the skyglow of a new city to find where the stars hide.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

Tragedy Strikes

(5min)

Director: Morgan Gullett 
California

After tragedy strikes, true love inspires a young woman to fight for her life.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

A Machine for Boredom

(4min)

Director: Marc Cartwright
California

Isolation drives a man to rethink his position within a capitalistic society.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

Pyre

(4min)

Director: Paul Burns & Louis Walter
California

Exploring helplessness, Pyre is an experimental short film which personifies death as a ghoul in a dress, drawing closer and closer until brutally striking.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

The Rock and Mineral Show

(3min)

Director: Lucas Anderson
Bloomington, Indiana

A 1970’s inspired music video for The Rock & Mineral Show. Shot on 16mm color film.

Tundra

(4min)

Director: Luke De Brún
Ireland

The greatest love story ever told? A nautical odyssey of a love-lorn Diver-Man, traversing modern Dublin searching for his significant other.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

Plant Man

(2min)

Director: John Akre
Kentucky

This is a solar printed song about plants.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

Through My Head

(5min)

Director: Sam Brandes
Ohio

A music video by Sam Brandes and Zeelemy.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

Whisper, Rustle

(4min)

Director: Maureen Zent
Georgia

The official music video for the single “Realistic Love Song” by Jeremy Todd

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

Realistic Love Song 

(4min)

Director: Kylie Daniel
US

The official music video for the single “Realistic Love Song” by Jeremy Todd

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

Somewhere in the Middle

(3min)

Director: Josh Roberts
Indiana

Music video for the song “Somewhere in the Middle” by Half Built Homes.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

The Good Old Days (They Start Tonight)

(5min)

Director: Leo Majors
Indiana

A student’s delirium at a party turns darker the more he tries to get away.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

Vacant Spaces

(6min)

Director: Joe Baughman
Indiana

Trapped in a cave with a Kappa, Joe longs for the world above in this music video for Joe Baughman + The Righteous Few.

RBFF | Creepy City | Below A Dark Wood

Schedule is subject to change.

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

2023 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

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