2023 Short Short Story Film Festival

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Total run time: 74 minutes

Camera Reincarnation Mall Reincarnation Mall

Dir. Piers Goffart, Eric Giessmann - Cologne, Germany

Karma forces man to rethink behavior

Camera Fiadh à Fireach (The Hind) Fiadh à Fireach (The Hind)

Dir. Helen Woolston and John F Quirk - Inverness, Scotland and Shelton, CT, USA

Girl becomes deer, encounters mythic warriors

Camera En la tierra de los sueños perdidos (In the Land of Lost Dreams) En la tierra de los sueños perdidos (In the Land of Lost Dreams)

Dir. Matilde Capello - Turin, Italy

Falklands war survivor's teenage dreams shattered

Camera Voyage en amnésie (Journey in Amnesia) Voyage en amnésie (Journey in Amnesia)

Dir. Anouk Kilian-Debord - Brussels, Belgium

Amnesic quarrier finds fragment of past

Camera Mimesis Mimesis

Dir. Rumen Russev - Sofia, Bulgaria

Lonely man uses unusual dating service

Camera Jeroen, niet doen! Jeroen, niet doen!

Dir. Anton Delabie - Kortrijk, Belgium

Jeroen struggles with temptations before rendezvous

Camera Näskannan (The Neti Pot) Näskannan (The Neti Pot)

Dir. Ronja Larsson - Stockholm, Sweden

Neti pot reflects couple's strained relationship

Camera КОМПРОМИСС (Compromise) КОМПРОМИСС (Compromise)

Dir. Anna Isakova - Yekaterinburg, Russia

Father and son negotiate ideal bride

Camera Wood Wood

Dir. Morteza Payeshenas - Tehran, Iran

Items of war can be repurposed

Camera Galibot Galibot

Dir. Thomas Vandenbussche, Elise Petit, Ambre Grangereau, Emilie Cousin, Wan-Jing Yang, Laure Vernier - Valenciennes, France

Boy experiences dangers of coal mine

Camera Егор! (Egor!) Егор! (Egor!)

Dir. Maria Afonina - Moscow, Russia

Distracted father loses track of son

Camera Rompen las olas (Breaking the Waves) Rompen las olas (Breaking the Waves)

Dir. Miguel Solis - Oviedo, Spain

Nurse's daily misfortunes undermine her motivation

Camera Otra historia de esas (Just Another Story) Otra historia de esas (Just Another Story)

Dir. David Montero - Madrid, Spain

Father's worrisome stories keep daughter awake

Camera Crumble Crumble

Dir. Max Peterse & Eileen Boeijkens - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dying world crumbles around fearful stone

Camera Pillar Pillar Pillar Pillar

Dir. Koki Saito - Tokyo, Japan

Pillars waiting at endless train station

Camera Late Bus to Taracapa Late Bus to Taracapa

Dir. Mario Oliva - Malaga, Spain

Amazonian village awaits deferred road construction

Camera Midnattsbyen (Midnight City) Midnattsbyen (Midnight City)

Dir. Elise Xiaqi Eriksen - Tromsø, Norway

Friends' last night before parting ways

Total run time: 75 minutes

Camera Cat-Puccino Cat-Puccino

Dir. Jara García de Viedma Pérez, Shuangshuang “Claudia” Yu, Misha Navarro Castellano, Gloria Stefania Battaglia Galán, Victoria Meltzer Marina, Irene García Menéndez - Madrid, Spain

Cat café has something fishy brewing

Camera Saunapiru Saunapiru

Dir. Veera Lamminpää - Helsinki, Finland

Jealous sauna troll causes man trouble

Camera СЪЗДАТЕЛ (Creator) СЪЗДАТЕЛ (Creator)

Dir. Madlen Zagorska - Sofia, Bulgaria

Interpreting Daoist creation myth of Pangu

Camera Partículas sin masa (Massless Particle) Partículas sin masa (Massless Particle)

Dir. Joel Munu - Catalunya, Spain

Alien investigating Earth makes surprising discoveries

Camera Dor de Cabeça (Headache) Dor de Cabeça (Headache)

Dir. Rebeca Ferrão - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Perceptive biologist discovers world's hidden structure

Camera Virginia's Dreams Virginia's Dreams

Dir. Zhanna Sidorova - Almaty, Kazakhstan

Office worker imagines fleeting natural wonderland

Camera Link Link

Dir. Anastasiia Zhakulina - Moscow, Russia

Fantasy meeting between Pushkin and Gabriadze

Camera Flowers for the Resting Flowers for the Resting

Dir. Adella Morton - Leeds , England

Girl's innocent reaction to troubling discovery

Camera Sombrer (Sinking) Sombrer (Sinking)

Dir. Manon Souza - Marseille, France

Boxed being tries escaping his anxiety

Camera Fár (Intrusion) Fár (Intrusion)

Dir. Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter - Reykjavik, Iceland

Woman wavers about helping injured bird

Camera The Ideal and Reality of Clay The Ideal and Reality of Clay

Dir. Kim Joohee - Seoul, Korea

Clay's hardening symbolizes resilience in adulthood

Camera Employee of the Month Employee of the Month

Dir. Reilly Archer Whelan & Michael Whyntie - Sydney, Australia

Asthmatic employee struggles to win lung

Camera Whispers of the Heart Whispers of the Heart

Dir. Mourad Hamla - Tizi Ouzou, Algeria

Solitary being protects heart from corruption

Camera Yanira Yanira

Dir. Rebeca Saavedra Gironás - Santiago, Chile

Woman's novel may actually be confession

Camera Ça Décale (Let's Roll) Ça Décale (Let's Roll)

Dir. Chloé Musa, Annabelle Tamic, Alexandre Terrier, Louis Lukasik, Yann Laurent, Camille Flinois, Philip Gonçalves - Roubaix, France

Immersion into kaleidoscope of colorful party

Camera Metro Metro

Dir. Petr Vlček - Prague, Czech Republic

Man investigates time anomalies on subway

Camera El Paso (Passing) El Paso (Passing)

Dir. Santiago Olivera - Barcelona, Spain

Man's unsettling visions on subway platform

Camera The Great Connection The Great Connection

Dir. Christen Bach - Berlin, Germany

Sea creatures react to undersea cable

SSSFF 2022 Heartstrings Jury Award

Jury Heart

A custom creation by Eric Giessmann


SSSFF 2022 Headtrip Jury Award

Jury Head

A custom creation by Eric Giessmann


SSSFF 2022 Heartstrings Audience Award

Audience Heart

A custom creation by Éric Montchaud


SSSFF 2022 Headtrip Audience Award

Audience Head

A custom creation by Éric Montchaud