COPA Shorts Workshops 2019-2020

Film Block
Above and Beyond

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:05 PM

Shorts Film Title

(mature themes and language)

Synopsis

Film Submission
State/Country

So Long, Marianne

Drama

A widower clings to the life he once had, but a chance encounter with a thoughtful stoner changes the way he copes with grief.

00:09:20

New York, USA

Rockstar

Drama

A teen with an emotionally difficult home life recedes into a life of music and fantasy to cope with reality.

00:06:20

California, USA

The Graveyard Shift

Horror, Supernatural

On his first night on the job, a night watchman for an office sees a ghost on his surveillance feed.

00:16:36

California, USA

Franciszka

Foreign

"1943, a revolt broke out at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Among the resistants, a famous Polish ballerina... disarmed a cruel SS officer with the simple grace of a ballet movement...Her name was Franciszka Mann."

00:07:52

Quebec, Canada

Elevator Man

Comedy

When timid Arthur gets a call he's wanted upstairs to see the big boss for his yearly review, he could never fathom the obstacles or hysteria to come.

00:05:34

Pennsylvania, USA

Film Block
Love and Kindness

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

1:30 PM – 3:05 PM

Shorts Film Title

Synopsis

Film Duration

Film Submission
State/Country

 Mia

 Screenplay

Three actors act out the screenplay Mia, which becomes the film Swept Away.

Swept Away

Drama

“Sometimes breaking up is the only way to break out – The moment of truth in a relationship when it either becomes something more or is over.

00:11:58

 Arizona, USA

Q & A

The screenwriter will be on hand to answer your questions about her screenplay and film.

Icons

Animation

Five hundred years of world art in five minutes, featuring three dozen iconic works rendered with nylon-tip pen and animated old school style. Made up of 2,500 individual drawings, with a musical soundtrack created by the artist.

00:05:10

Colorado, USA

For Your Love

Drama

After losing her husband, a Vietnamese-American mother must learn how to grieve with her nine-year-old son now that she’s alone.

00:12:43

California, USA

Tin Can

Drama

J.C., who came to America as an illegal immigrant as a child has managed to persevere and prosper working as a rodeo clown. After a series of unfortunate events, J.C. finds himself down on his luck. Working near the Mexican border, he befriends some Mexican children, but the price he pays could get him kicked out of the only country he knows. 

00:20:00

California, USA

The Secret Lives of Teachers

Drama, Comedy

A romantic story about two eccentric teachers who find love and each other through a shared passion for a very unique hobby.

00:12:15

Arizona, USA

 Film Block
 Full Lives

Sunday Feb. 24, 2013

3:30 PM – 4:43 PM

Shorts Film Title

Synopsis

Film Duration

Film Submission
State/Country

Jason

Documentary

Jason happily lives his life to the fullest because of the obstacles he’s facing.

00:7:04

Florida, USA

Running Shadow

Native American

A young Lakota woman dreams of running competitively outside the Reservation, but her challenges make her chances seem slim.  Only by revisiting her trauma and standing up to her father can she find the strength to run on her own terms.

00:13:56

California, USA

Mount Liptak

Military Veteran

To provide for his family, after his father’s murder, a 15-year-old boy must lie about his age in order to enlist in the Navy during WWII. Based on a true story.

00:13:59

Wisconsin, USA

Marie’s Crisis

Documentary 

In 1967 a sing-along piano bar, in the basement of a building with a storied history, opened in New York’s West Village. This short documentary explores why it continues to be a home for misfits, musical theatre lovers and tourists alike.

00:10:23

New Jersey, USA

A Bike of My Own

Documentary

Cascade Bicycle Club’s “Let’s Go” program in Seattle provides physical education teachers with the resources to teach young students of every ability the ins and outs of bicycle and pedestrian safety. 

00:04:08

Washington, USA

“Like Breathing”

Documentary

Art is a vital part of our lives, whether some realize it or not.

00:02:37

Arizona, USA

Finding Happy

Comedy

A young professional has a difficult time adjusting to his new surroundings and accepts prescription medicine as a last resort.

12:06

Arizona, USA

 Film Block
 Connections

Sunday Feb. 24, 2013

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Shorts Film Title

Synopsis

Film Duration

Film Submission
State/Country

Ongtupqa

Documentary

Ongtupqa is the Hopi word for Grand Canyon. This documentary film shares Native American cultural connections to Grand Canyon, the Hopi place of emergence, featuring Clark Tenakhongva, a traditional cultural practitioner, katsina carver, Vice Chairman of the Hopi Tribe, and a renowned singer. The film also includes five songs recorded inside the Desert View Watchtower on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

00:19:35

Arizona, USA

17 Minutes

Sci-Fi

Adam is trapped in a futuristic cell room his entire life, until the automated controlling voice gives him 17 Minutes of free time. George, an employee at WorldCorp Research stationed to watch Adam, realises his entrapment in his 9-5 day job, sees himself reflected in Adam, and ultimately decides to break him out. Will Adam be able to conceive the idea of freedom after spending eternity entrapped?

00:20:00

Australia

Sundown

Drama

William, a man in his 70s is taken on a timeless journey to a remote Scottish Island to come to terms with his own mortality. Starring Caitlin Blackwood (Dr Who) & Frazer Hines (Dr Who, & Outlander).

00:12:00

Scotland

American Letters

College

A mailman in rural East Tennessee who struggles to make a human connection with others is forced to reconsider his involvement in the life of his co-worker when he suspects she might be in a toxic relationship with her spouse.

00:19:28

Tennessee, USA