The 2012 Short Short Story Film Festival comes to New Hampshire Technical Institute’s Sweeney Auditorium in Concord this Friday and Saturday. Now in its sixth year, the festival explores a form of film-making that values depth and story over screen-time.
This year’s offerings are divided into two distinct programs: The Heartstrings and The Headtrips. The Heartstrings program will focus on films of a more emotional nature… like “The Happiness Test”… in the film, directed by Stuart Parkins…. a magazine survey causes a group of twenty-somethings to realize that they are pretty dissatisfied with their lives.
The Headtrip program features visits to strange worlds, includes a few offbeat satires, and unhinged animations – like in the film “Bluebird” from Milena Z. Petrovic, featuring narration based on a poem by Charles Bukowski.
The festival has traveled throughout New England since its 2007 debut in Providence, Rhode Island. 2012 marks the third time the festival has played the concord area. The two programs will screen a total of three dozen films, mixing live action and animated films from twenty countries on six continents…The Heartstrings program screens Friday at 6:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm. The Headtrip screens Friday at 8:00 and Saturday at 9:00