Fall ‘16 Archive
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November 12th at 7:30pm
AsiFF Fall '16 Winners
Best Director - Gleb Osatinski (The Quantified Self)
Best Cinematographer - Charlie Manton (Second Skin)
Best Animation - Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon
Best Editor - Hilary Peabody (The Quantified Self)
Best Screenplay - Fredric Lehne (Shy Guys)
Best Sound/Score - Charlie Manton (Second Skin)
Best Actor - Reed Birney (Shy Guys)
Best Actress - Lauren McCrostie (Second Skin)
Best Young Performers - Charlotte & Madeleine Ruley (The Quantified Self)
Best Over All Short
Director: Karolina Specht
Synopsis: One day, She notices that something strange is going on with Him... "Beside oneself” is a short animated film about the confrontation between ideas and reality. Do we live with real people, or only how we imagine them?
Director: Adnan Zandi
Synopsis: A mother is desperate to find a private space to feed her baby. Unlikely heroes come to her rescue!
Enter the Cowboy—
Director: Jack Hansen
Synopsis: A lone Cowboy searches for his lost brother to avenge the death of their father and sensei - killing every desperado in sight to reach his goal. This mixed-genre satire combines old Italian spaghetti westerns (including the trademark off-dubbing) with chop-saki Bruce-ploitation.
New York Premiere13:10
Director: Saman Hassenpuor
Synopsis: An elderly couple and their pet fish live in an apartment; when the wife attempts to change the fishbowl’s water, she discovers they’ve run out of water. With an unexpected source of help from her husband, she finds a resolution.
How Many Farts Measure a Life?—
Director: Nate Dern
Synopsis: A young woman is presented with a book containing the statistics of her entire life in this comedy from Nate Dern, a senior writer at Funny Or Die. The film is based on a piece from Dern’s upcoming 2017 humor collection, In Case Of Fire, Use Stairs.
Country: United States
New York Premiere12:40
Director: Hashmat Farid
Synopsis: A father and son set up a repair stand at the side of a deserted road running along a brook. Their only source of light is a torch with batteries that are all but empty. The son comes up with a better solution.
Our Wonderful Nature -The Common Chameleon—
Director: Tomer Eshed
Synopsis: In this narrated animated short film, the feeding habits of the common chameleon are detailed and examined (as never seen before).
The Quantified Self—
Director: Gleb Osatinski
Synopsis: When well-meaning parents turn self-tracking into a family religion, the consequences fall outside the quantifiable. Starring Nando Del Castillo, Maggie Fine, Charlotte Ruley and Madeleine Ruley.
Country: United States15:37
Director: Charlie Manton
Synopsis: A girl who believes she's too ugly to be seen wears a cardboard box as her second skin. Starring Lauren McCrostie (featured in Tim Burton’s 2016 film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) and Louis Partridge.
Director: Fredric Lehne
Synopsis: Two strangers confront one of the most perplexing and insidious scourges to afflict mankind - all while standing at neighboring urinals. Featuring Reed Birney (House of Cards; 2016 Tony Award winner for The Humans) in the directorial debut of character actor Fredric Lehne.
Country: United States8:16