Montana International Film Festival | Billings, MT Sept 19-23, 2018

Experimental & Music Films

This block is made up of 13 short films exploring visual experimentation, music in film, or unconventional story telling.
Representing films from USA, Norway, Germany, Canada, Italy, and France

Only one ticket is necessary to see all 13 short films.

2905 Montana Ave, Sept 15 | 9:15 pm

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Unge Ferrari - Hjerteløs
directed by Axel Lavin | Norway, 4 minutes

This music video is made with a combination of film and 3D. In order to tie live action and 3D together, the same lighting is used, which also pulses to the music throughout. The light was programmed pulsating on the film set. Furthermore, advanced match moving techniques are used to replace parts of the head of Unge Ferrari with 3D crystals.


directed by Johannes Horak | Germany, 4 minutes

The musicvideo is made in a special collage-style called Multispecter Video. This is an own creation of the director like living carpets of moving pictures. The song "Neospecters" is from the band Merhaba Dub Com. The part about resilience uses movies from the Cat Tien Park in Vietnam. This region was hit hard by Agent Orange...


directed by Corey Stanton | Canada, 5 minutes

Confined to a mysterious prison cell, a shell-shocked young man battles his own impending insanity.



Hippo + Crate - Come to Confess
directed by Wes Urbaniak | USA, 5 minutes

To kill the younger self so that the older self might live


Mini Mogul Masters Mud Menagerie
directed by John Akre | USA, 5 minutes

From a Billings basement, a teen filmmaker creates animated clay super 8 epics in the 1970s.


The Stainless Stealer Steals the Universe
directed by Kathy Kasic | USA, 7 minutes

A lyrical film inspired by Alexander Calder's fascination with the universe, "The Stainless Stealer Steals the Universe" features world-renowned French pianist, Julien Brocal, playing under as 15-foot spinning mobile as projections of imagery of the Earth, Moon and Sun reflect from the sculpture.


directed by Alessia Cecchet | Italy, 12 minutes

Onikuma is Japanese yokai, a demon bear known for chasing horses. Surrounded by a foreign landscape, two women will understand that demons can come in different forms.


Organum Mathematicum
directed by SimoneX | USA, 21 minutes

Organum Mathematicum is an uninterrupted 21-minute psychedelic visual and aural trip rooted in early European electronica á la Kraftwerk, Jean Michelle Jarre, and Vangelis.


The Other End of the Earth
directed by Jacob W. Madness | USA, 4 minutes

Narrated by Diane Lane, The Other End of the Earth is a cinematic celebration of our beautiful world, featuring culture, destinations, and picturesque moments and features quotes from Nellie Bly, who in 1889, courageously traveled around the world in 72 days - setting a new world record. She did so despite extreme resistance, having been told that only a man could accomplish such a feat. 


With My Own Two Hands (Deux mains)
directed by Michaël Barocas | France, 3 minutes

The life of a man through his hands and the ones around him


directed by Ronnie Cramer | USA, 5 minutes

Five hundred years of world art in five minutes, featuring three dozen iconic works rendered with nylon-tip pen and animated old school style. Each painting is onscreen for three seconds; the transitions between them also last three seconds each. Made up of 2,500 individual drawings, with a musical soundtrack created by the artist.


Under The Walnut Tree
directed by Leah Bedrosian Peterson | USA, 5 minutes

Struggling for survival, a young boy has been displaced during the massacre of his people and his family.


Where The Wild Things Play
directed by Krystle Wright  | USA, 4 minutes

Friday night at the local watering hole and … where the ladies at? Answer: BASE jumping from high desert cliffs, performing tricks on slacklines, climbing granite routes, shredding singletrack, skiing backcountry lines and generally leaving you fellas behind. This rowdy ode to female athletes by Krystle Wright leaves no doubt about the state of women in today’s outdoor world: badass.