Shorts Block • Student Shorts
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. • Goshen Theater (110min)
Director: Brenna Malloy
A bittersweet fairy tale set in the world of 1950’s dirt track racing. With a legacy traditionally passed down from father to son, Annie Pankratz strives to build a destiny all her own.
Look at Me
Director: Andres Gil
A lonely man aware he’s in the last years of his life tries to find the ultimate social experience: behaving in an eccentric way in front of strangers, hoping to get attention and be remembered.
Director: Yagmur Altan
Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.
A Long Time Ago in Silesia
Director: Tomasz Protokowicz
Twin brothers live in an orphanage run by nuns in a small Silesian town where the Poles and Germans live next to one another. The boys are unlucky to grow up in one of the worst periods in the history of the place – during the Third Reich.
Director: Mary Jo Zefeldt
Within an expanse of anxiety and faced with a false choice, a decision must be made.
Director: Mav Block
Over the course of a day in an inpatient psychiatric ward, we witness the intertwined stories of a man on the verge of discharge, an Orthodox Jewish woman whose newborns have strained her marriage, and a man whose treatment at the hands of the mental health system has devastating consequences.
Director: Yukari Akaba-Rockmuller, Shannon S Lee, Daniela Lobo Dias, Sandra Rivero Ortiz
Seeking the perfect scent for his perfume, Benedict Malville runs into the consequences of trampling on sacred, natural ground.
Director: Chase Norman
A shy, overweight young woman leaves the safety of her home for an unwelcoming high school classroom.
2019 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors
Allen Brenneman • Celtx • Common Spirits • Flowers By Phoebe • Goshen Motors • Greensweep Cleaning Services • Lesson.ly • The Local • Salon J • Vinyl Wagon Crew • Weston Fribley • Woodstar Photography • Yoder Culp Funeral Home
This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
And a special thanks to our 2019 Festival hosts