HUMAN CONNECTION SHORT “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller Iredell Arts Council • Friday 9/8 • 1:30PM - 3:00PM Iredell Arts Council • Saturday 9/9 • 12:30PM - 2:00PM PAPER PLANES Directors: Michael Glover Smith & Alyssa Thordarson FILM United States • 2023 • Short Narrative • 0:17:01 A woman with agoraphobia and the airbnb guest across the hall strike up a correspondence that becomes something more for the holidays. LIKE A DOG SES Director: Hamid Naseri Moghadam Iran • 2022 • Short Narrative • 0:19:52 A young lonely boy lives in a city on the outskirts of Tehran and is interested in helping stray and injured SIONS dogs. He meets a young woman who has a secret that takes the relationship between them to a different direction. THE CHAPERONE Director: Mary Louise Renegar United States • 2023 • Short Narrative • 0:14:24 Two discontented women accompany one another on their travels, becoming a little more than strangers. THE END OF THE WORLD Director: Aleksandra Podziewska Czech Republic • 2020 • Short Narrative • 0:10:03 Jitka and Jaromir, a married couple in their seventies, live their life while constantly getting on each other’s nerves, and one day finally has to deal with a surprising twist of events, which ends up being a beginning of a new, unexpected adventure. YOU LOOK PRETTY UP HERE Director: Thom Hilton United States • 2023 • Short Narrative • 0:20:13 In the wake of a tense breakup, a young actress accidentally crashes her ex-boyfriend’s retreat to a remote Oregon cabin. 19

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