HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: December 2021 SHORT Film Festival

Best of DRAMA Short Films from 2021 Event.

Best Film: LEA
Best Cinematography: WHEN SHE WAS GOOD
Best Direction: FURTIF
Best Sound & Music: MADE WITH LOVE
Best Performances: GOODNIGHT, BELLA


LEA, 10min., Italy, Drama

Directed by Nora Jaenicke

Set in Italy, it follows a little girl, the eponymous Lea, whose crush on her guitar teacher has become the most significant part of her life and world—which is confined to the country house where she lives with her mother, her father uncaring and absent. It is viper season, and they love the river that Lea frequents. Lea’s mother copes with a strained marriage and the questions that it prompts from her daughter. And the one that threatens to finally tip over the precarious balance—Lea has a crush on her guitar teacher, who she discovers is involved with her mother. Lea’s relationship with her mother is not quite easy. Dealing with a crush which is obviously all-consuming for one so young, Lea is almost always moping. With her failing marriage, a secret affair, and a daughter she is raising alone, Lea’s mother too has a lot on her plate.

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WHEN SHE WAS GOOD, 20min., UK, Drama

Directed by Margarita Milne

When a young girl discovers that Santa is not real, she questions the lies told by adults and the terrible secret that she has been forced to keep.

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FURTIF, 7min., Canada, Drama

Directed by Vincent Richard

By not respecting nature, an accident will be inevitable and that day, mother nature will only wildly observe.

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MADE WITH LOVE, 9min., UK, Docudrama

Directed by Calum Macdiarmid

The incredible (true) story of a young dancer’s kidnap and subsequent escape from two criminals who wanted to learn how to dance.

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WANDER, 13min., USA, Drama/Experimental

Directed by Dimitri Luedemann

After wandering through the desert a man must realize what are the important things in his life in order to survive the arid desert in moments of deep reflection triggered by his own survival.

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GOODNIGHT, BELLA, 30min., Canada, Drama/Thriller

Directed by Clyde Capistrano

An escaped convict makes a desperate attempt to see his daughter one last time, but stumbles upon a child in need. He is now forced to decide whether to save the boy or to keep running.

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Author: chicagofilmfestival

Submit your Short Film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival in Chicago. 1 event in 2019. 12 events in 2020. Festival takes place at LOGAN Theatre in downtown Chicago on the 3rd Friday of every single month.

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