20th annual Spokane International Film Festival  |  Feb 2 - 9, 2018

World Shorts

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February 3 @ 6:45 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater

Tickets are $12.00

Online Tickets are sold out. Tickets may be available at the door pending pass holder demand.

World / 79 min. / Short Films
Various languages with English subtitles

A selection of the finest short films from around the world. With English subtitles.

Sweet Maddie Stone

sweet maddie stone

UK / 24min

Directed by Brady Hood

Maddie Stone rules her school yard. But after discovering her notorious father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money or lose the yard. The more Maddie fights, the more her world spirals out of control – and the closer she gets to becoming the man she’s trying to save.


UAE / 10min

Directed by Swapna Kurup

In a community center in Dubai, Indian classical dancer Vonita Singh applies her art form to bring back movement in the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s.

Eternally Child

Kosovo / 11min / Albanian with English Subtitles

Directed by Lorena Sopi

Moni, a ten year-old boy, lives with his father Xhema in great poverty. During a fatal meal, his father Xhema accidentally kills his son. All his life he will live cursed, blaming himself for what happened. In his last days, when he is very old, Xhema returns to the house where the tragedy happened to ask forgiveness of his son in order to release his soul and be able to pass away.


Spain / 4min / Spanish with English Subtitles


She is a strong woman who strives to enjoy life again. He is an awkward man who only cares about living up to it. It’s time for the foreplay.



Netherlands / 10min

Directed by Ruud Satijn

Esther has got what it takes to be really successful in the business district where she applies for a job. Of course she will fit in there! She has the killer instinct and the ambitions of a winner. But she hasn’t counted on a stranger who can see behind her mask.


India / 22min / Hindi with English subtitles

Directed by AMAR KAUSHIK

“Aaba” (“Grandfather”) is set in a remote village of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India. An orphan girl staying with her grandparents comes across the news of her grandfather being in the advanced stages of lung cancer and would probably survive just a few weeks. With not much to do the grandfather spends rest of his days revisiting his personal possessions and digging his own grave. But life has its own surprises…


February 3
6:45 pm
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