Noir-inspired shorts will be presented in Zech Hall one hour before each feature film start time. The ShortsFest competition winner will also screen on the main stage in front of THE MALTESE FALCON.
ShortsFest is curated by WIFF Programming Associate Zachary Scheider.
USA (Whidbey Island) | 2019 | 5min | Joshua Cravy
Detective Arty gets called in for what appears to be a standard murder... but his own little brother is a suspect!
★ 2019 BEST WHIDBEY ISLAND FILM - RUNNER UP
★ 2019 BEST WHIDBEY ISLAND FILM
USA (Whidbey Island) | 2019 | 5min | Tom Giffin, Piper Reva
Phyllis Schmitz seeks revenge upon Betty Swan following a gruesome disfiguring accident when rehearsing on a theatrical stage. Edgar Crumb is hired to protect Betty from Ronaldo Schmitz, the husband of Phyllis, who is a squatty sleezebag.
DAME IN ROUGE
★ 2019 FESTIVAL FAVORITE
Australia | 2018 | 5min | Olivier Bonenfant
A femme fatale is being chased. She tries to warn Dick Gold, private investigator, about the danger they are facing.
USA (Whidbey Island) | 2019 | 4min | Islandeddie
Owing money to ruthless Shylock, a divorced father of one tries to lessen his debt by running a little errand for him on Christmas morning.
USA | 2018 | 4min | Dolores Rogers
In 1907, an Irish immigrant cook was found to be the first known healthy carrier of typhoid in the United States. Mary Mallon was held on North Brother Island, New York City for a total of 26 years.
USA (Whidbey Island) | 2018 | 3min | Adrienne Blythe Hawley
Two brothers fight side by side. A long-fought romance. A betrayal that cuts to the core. What happens with the pieces that remain? Is it Game Over or New Life?
SUPER NOIR BROS.
★ 2019 FESTIVAL WINNER
UK | 2018 | 1min | Matthew D Gilpin
In a city of rain, darkness, and despair, one woman's secret is at risk. How will she hide it?