SHORTS: A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
Stories for the whole family. Cone Phones (USA, 6 min., Heidi Gelover) snap, crackle and pop in a city playground. Avery’s twin brother, Xander, is her Little Hero (USA, 10 min., Marcus McDougald, Jennifer Medvin). An Emirati boy dreams of being the first claymation artist from his homeland in Made of Clay (UAE, 10 min., Fayssal Bin Sahli). Alien teens share thoughts on adolescence in AlieNation (Germany, 7 min., Laura Lehmus). Curt (USA, 17 min., Brendan Hearne), a 50-year-old with autism, has become alocal hero to neighborhood teen surfers. Middle school students do the work of professional journalists via their school’s Teen Press (USA, 30 min., T.C. Johnstone).