MUFF: Surreal B&W Shorts


The Main 3 Sun, Oct 11, 2015 5:10 PM
Film Info
English Title:MUFF: Surreal B&W Shorts
Program:Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
Hosted Events
Runtime:81 min


A selection of surreal black and white short films, one starring Dominique Pinon (Delicatessen & City of Lost Children) along with a selection of MN Made films, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers.

Director/Writer: Marcin Ciszek
2015 | Poland & United Kingdom | 6 min | MN Premiere
A visual exploration of a theme of psychic abilities. This project aims to express problems a person who has psychic abilities deals with, which are commonly and wrongly associated with anxiety. Disturbtion also focuses on a phenomenon which causes one to feel different, isolated and confused.

Director/Writer: Josh Thorud
2014 | USA | 6 min | MN Premiere
A hybrid project using appropriated footage, stylized animation and live action.

Director/Writer: Masaki Katsuyama
2015 | MN Made | 12 min | MN Premiere
A young American female who moved to Japan with her bossy Japanese husband starts practicing zombie acting for a movie in order to get her freedom against her husband who controls her life, but she gradually becomes obsessed with the acting and starts losing herself.

Will I Scatter Away?
Director/Writer/DP/Editor/Sound Design/Sound Editor: Emma Penaz Eisner
2015 | USA | 6 min | MN Premiere
Danger threatens a man seeking himself in a dream-like landscape. Drawing on the doppelganger myth, this surrealistic thriller combines live action sequences shot in San Francisco with experimental stop motion animation to create the portrait of a man's encounter with menace and desperation.

Invisible Empire
Director/Writer/Composer: Nathan Wold
2015 | MN Made | 2 min | MN Premiere
A young boy walks through a post apocalyptic wasteland until he is found by something sinister.

Filmetto-Porta 241
Director/Writer: Ann Prim
2014 | MN | 4 min
A Borgesian conundrum. Fragmented vignettes conjure the secret life of objects.

Director/Writer/Producer: Sebastian Schnabel
2015 | MN Made | 10 min | MN Premiere
Every night at 3:14:15 a man is waking up in his dreams, haunted by the fears and desires of reality. With every glance at the clock, the boundaries between dream and reality become blurred.

Director: Max Weinman | Writers: Max Weinman & Dave McNeeley
2015 | USA | 14 min | MN Premiere
An elderly blind man navigates an intensifying hurricane on his way home. Once he reaches his apartment, he finds that his trouble isn't over.

The Cart
Director/Writer: Patrik Eriksson
2015 | Poland | 6 min | MN Premiere
A young woman fulfills a mysterious task in an existential dreamscape.

Ferdinand Knapp
Director: Andrea Baldini | Writers: Andrea Baldini & Thomas Compère-Morel
2014 | France | 15 min | MN Premiere
Ferdinand Knapp is the pre-eminent actor of French theatre, revered by all. In preparing for a new play, the lines between his character’s malevolent personality and his own begin to blur. His double warps his reality into a nightmare and compels him to commit an irredeemable act.