COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A night of award-winning shorts is an annual fundraising event held at Stargazers Theatre. This one night only program presents a lineup of some of the most decorated short films of the year, including winners of the most prestigious awards and festivals from around the world.
PURCHASE TICKETS: https://rmwfilminstitute.org/shorts-night
General Admission $40
Reserved Seating $55
Best Action HollyShorts Film Festival
Directed by Jonas Riemer
A car crash thrusts Francis, the dreamy film projectionist, into the world of the ruthless gangster Mascarpone.
MIN BROR AMAL
Best Short Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Directed by Christopher Wollebekk
A mute boy and his older brother are planning an escape from their refugee centre in fear of being returned, but things take a sudden change when a bird crashes into their window.
Best Narrative Short Port Townsend Film Festival
Directed by Jonnie Stapleton
After getting dumped by his fiance, a middle aged man proceeds to take the couples swing dancing class he signed them both up for.
Best Documentary Short HollyShorts Film Festival
Directed by Riess Hill & Amy Hill
At 94 years of age, Joan Anderson has waited 60 years to prove that "a gentleman's handshake" was hardly a deal and it's time to set the record straight.
Special Mention Berlin Short Film Festival
Directed by Joanna Cristina Nelson
Roberto is a middle-class working professional trying to survive Venezuela's economic death spiral and current humanitarian crisis while maintaining his unemployed mother.
Special Jury Recognition SXSW
Directed by Corina Schwingruber Ilic
Under the spell of mass entertainment at high sea.
FIRE IN CARDBOARD CITY
Best Comedy LA Shorts
Directed by Phil Brough
When a city made entirely from cardboard catches fire it is up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save Cardboard City and its citizens from impending doom.
NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB
Audience Award Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Directed by Yves Piat | 17 min
In a Tunisian village, children are playing football on a wasteland. Meanwhile, Abdallah and Mohammed come across a donkey with headphones on his ears and bags full of a white powder on his back.
About The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute (RMWFI)
The RMWFI's mission is to inspire community and elevate the voices of women through film. We are committed to supporting women filmmakers, as well as promoting film as art and education. We achieve this through four core activities: the annual Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, Education and Community Engagement, our annual Filmmakers Retreat and two other annual events: Shorts Night in April and an outdoor Summer screening. RMWFI showcases documentary, feature, short and animated films that are thought-provoking and enriching, and that encourage global awareness and personal growth. Honoring films and filmmakers that present the world as women experience it and that inspire curiosity, educate, entertain, and stimulate conversation. To learn more visit https://rmwfilminstitute.org/.
SOURCE Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute