BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival

Shorts Block – Love and Laughter

Saturday, September 23, 2023
Love + Laughter is a collection of short films that explore the highs and lows of relationships and the humorous (and sometimes surprising) journey they can take us on.

Sonata (USA | 2022 | 7 min)
Directed By: Madison Crisp, Abby Davenport, Fern Singleton, Vic Sosa
When a blackout derails a young man’s plans for the perfect first date, he must navigate his nerves, the heat, and a mischievous gang of shadows if he has any hope of connecting with the girl of his dreams.

Sunkist+Ninth (USA | 2023 | 4 min)
Directed By: Jonathan Kemp
An original musical presenting the hectic and fun story of two lovers.

Lovestruck (USA | 2022 | 8 min)
Directed By: Zachary Echols
Jax, a young video store attendant, comes face to face with an unlikely patron, a young lady who is either his biggest romantic fantasy or worst nightmare.

Twistful of Dollars (USA | 2023 | 18 min)
Directed By: Kevin Murray
In this visually rich short film, two rival balloon twisters engage in an epic duel at a kid’s birthday party, with hilarious and magical results. It’s like high noon — with balloons!

Fatih the Conqueror (France| 2023 | 15 min)
Directed By: Onur Yagiz
Fatih, his best friends, Murat and Recep, are huddled in a car at the parking lot of a Turkish wedding’s venue. A series of unfortunate events unfold as Fatih decides to propose to Recep’s sister Ipek that same night with an unexpected person’s help.

Disclaimer: Some films are not rated and may contain language or subject matter that may not be suitable for all ages. Viewer discretion is advised.

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