The laws of physics and biology are pushed to their breaking points in these tales of forbidden love, illegal experiments, impossible transformations, and paradoxical viewpoints.
ANIMAL (Heyvan) - Iran - 15 min - Bahman Ark / Bahram Ark
A man becomes a beast in an attempt to cross a border. This deftly crafted Iranian student short questions a man’s worth within a flawed human system.
THE NOISE OF LICKING (A Nyalintás Nesze) - Hungary - 9 min - Nadja Andrasev
Every day, a cat watches a woman taking care of her exotic plants, but their voyeuristic ritual comes to an end when the cat disappears. The next spring a peculiar man pays her a visit.
ANNA & THE ASTEROID - United States - 25 min - Scott Sherman
Your classic "girl-loves-boy, boy-loves-girl, four-mile-wide talking asteroid also loves girl" story. When you only see the woman you love every 17 years, annihilating her and everyone she knows is sometimes on the table.
LABORATORY CONDITIONS - United States - 16 min - Jocelyn Stamat
A physician's investigation into a missing body leads to the discovery of an unlawful experiment. Marisa Tomei and Minnie Driver square off in a battle about death and what lies beyond.
PILLOW TALK - United States - 10 min - Tony Yacenda
Rapper Lil Dicky's post-sex conversation covers vegetarianism, aliens, dinosaurs, God as played by John C Reilly, and whether it is possible to compare fruit, among many other topics.
SPIRITUS LEPUS - Sweden - 20 min - Kristofer Kiggs Carlsson
Six rabbit-humanoid surgeons obsessed with the human spirit operate on a damaged soul in a grimy room hidden within a mythical forest.
SEA MONSTER - Canada - 15 min - Dan Rocque / Kassandra Tomczyk
Aria's monstrous pain has become too much to digest, lurking in the depths of her subconsciousness until now. In a seaside motel, she transmutes trauma into empowerment.