Scintillation Cocktails: Documentary Shorts

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. ~Pablo Picasso

Director
Rev. Phil
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2004
Runtime
4 minutes
Film Synopsis

A quick and dirty inquiry about what Portlanders circa 2004 like about plastic. This video begs the audience to ponder what will we miss when the age of cheap plastic has ended.

Director
Carlos J. Ramirez
Country
United States of America
Runtime
5 minutes
Film Synopsis

A blind man's version of life. Its not as bad as it looks. 

Director
Paolo Zuniga
Country
United States of America
Runtime
5 minutes
Film Synopsis

"En Mi Pueblo" is a film that reflects upon memories of home and place as they once were. Images of a rural landscape evoke feelings of a distant past while the delicate voice of an aging man imparts a sense of intimacy upon a life once lived.

Director
Bronte Stahl
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2019
Runtime
13 minutes
Film Synopsis

The geography of the otherwise flat city of Charleroi is defined by slag heaps - hills formed from the waste material from coal mines. Filmed entirely from these terrils themselves, the film weaves large-scale industrial tragedy with the poeticism of ecological rebirth through a data-driven narration in which the terrils are the protagonists.

Director
JJS
Country
Spain
Year completed
2012
Runtime
8 minutes
Film Synopsis

Félix Pumares shows his t-shirts collection. And he dances. Oh, yeah!

Director
Sarah Bliss
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2019
Runtime
8 minutes
Film Synopsis

An edgy, unsettling portrait of place and power in rural white Ontario that challenges the correlation between seeing and knowing, and the ravages of late-stage capitalism. Hand processing, contact printing, tinting and toning engage the film as a body that, like the residents of Mt. Forest, sustains injuries, wounds and burdens, but also has the capacity for delight, revelatory pleasure, and transformation.

Director
Sergio Osvaldo Valdés Arriaga
Country
Mexico
Year completed
2018
Runtime
5 minutes
Film Synopsis

David Cano Garcia, a social hero and leader of the 30th Section of the Sindicato de Trabajadores Petroleros de la República Mexicana, was murdered in 1940. Seventy eight years later, his memory remains alive throughout his grandson, Raul Rubio Cano, who still thinks in him with plenty of love and respect.

Director
Elijah Post
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2018
Runtime
10 minutes
Film Synopsis

Elijah Post embarks on a regretful, touristic 7-day Caribbean poker cruise. 

Director
Jason Rosenblatt
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2019
Runtime
14 minutes
Film Synopsis

A glimpse into the passion and artistry of violinist, singer, songwriter and ambassador of folk music Michelle Alany.