Bensenville Arts Council presents the first
Bensenville Short Film Festival
November 13, 2019
This year's fest features some of the best short films from throughout the world. Comedy, action, drama, suspense, documentary, and more!
So get tickets while you can! Tickets will also be available before the show begins.
The festival starts at 7:00 PM at the Bensenville Theatre, 9 S. Center St. Bensenville, IL 601016.
The Interpreter (La intérprete)
Director – Martin Barandalla
Saioa and her mother Ana Mari go to pray to the Virgin. Saioa is only an interpreter between her mother and the Virgin but, with a little pressure, Saioa is also ready to ask for something else.
Director – Bryan Cosgriff
An agent is assigned to follow Trudy Fenderson, a young woman who turns out to not be what she seems. This film was made for the 2019 Chicago 48 Hour Film Project.
Public Action to Deliver Shelter
Director – Mykhailo Bogdanov
A glimpse into an organization that strives to help the most vulnerable of our society. The fragile nuances are presented in an isolated way to express the raw authenticity of the social dilemma related to homelessness. It is all possible only because of people like Jeanne.
Director – Joan Bentosela
A bickering family on a road trip stops at a gas station. Murielle, the mother, insists on having the car washed.
Working Hands (Manos a La Obra)
Directors - Carmen Velazquez Chagolla, Evan Michael Gering
An experimental documentary that juxtaposes the hands of migrant workers, both young and experienced, with the land and produce they tend and the hardships they endure.
The Sound of Silence
Director – Donald Wilson
A man returns to his beach house along the Currituck Sound after losing his better half and wonders if the other half will ever be whole again.
Director – Andrew Huggins
A man living in the Deep South must confront his prejudices when a young boy moves in to the neighborhood and tries to befriend him.
Director – Emma Keehan
One masked dancer threatens the cycle of pursued acceptance met by authoritative rejection when part of her facade falls away and she can truly see.
Director – Meg Cook
A woman’s initial excitement at getting a message quickly turns sour.
Director – Melanie Aronson
FADI, a Syrian refugee who works as a barber in a make-shift salon in a refugee camp in Southern Sweden provides a neutral ear for the various ethnic and political groups residing in the camp. FADI’s customers reveal the struggles of every day immigrant life in Sweden and the dynamics between peoples within the camp. When FADI develops a relationship with a new client, he is forced to question his own values, which are already so often challenged by life in Sweden. Within seconds, FADI must make a potentially life-altering decision that may alleviate the pain from his past, but may change his future forever.
An Egyptian Treasure (Un Trésor Egyptien)
Director – Ilan Zerrouki
Four robbers took the Egyptian Museum's masterpiece...
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Director – Peter Ebanks
A self-driving car is forced to make a moral decision.
Director – Patrik Krivanek
Quiet Crossing is a strong emotional, political story filmed by the Film BA students at the University of Westminster/Westminster Film School (London). It is a 1967 story of East German students, opponents of the communist regime, who are trying to emigrate to West Germany hidden at the back of a food delivery truck. They must remain quiet at the time of arrival at the border crossing point, or they will be discovered and executed for their anti-political activities. Anna's and Yans's sleeping baby on board is a time bomb that can explode at any time, and something unexpected happens...
Director – Ellen Marmol
Inspired by true events that took place in the rural town of White Plains, Alabama, Viola tells the story of Viola Hyatt, a farmer's daughter who takes matters into her own hands after she is raped by two brothers who work on her father's farm.