These seven student shorts-both documentary and narrative-may well represent the next generation of up-and-coming filmmakers. “The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist” is a hilarious and offbeat profile of the director’s smooth jazz-loving father, and in “Stepsister,” a woman goes to great lengths to torment her stepbrother’s fiancée. “A World for Raul” finds two boys in a dangerous power struggle in Mexico; and the bittersweet “When the Song Dies” captures some of the last members in line in a long tradition of song and superstition in Scotland.
The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist
Mark Columbus | USA, Fiji | 2012 | 8 min.Cultivation
Joshua Comeau | USA | 2013 | 10 min.Flash Point
Colin Campbell | USA | 2013 | 9 min.Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Stephen Dunn | Canada | 2012 | 13 min.Stepsister
Joey Izzo | USA | 2013 | 18 min.When the Song Dies
Jamie Chambers | Scotland | 2012 | 15 min.A World for Raul
Mauro Mueller | Mexico, Switzerland, USA | 2012 | 15 min.