My Best Shot
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2015, 2016 | 64 min.
Recommended for ages 10+
Sometimes making lemonade out of lemons doesn’t cut it and you just have to find a new use for the lemons. The stories in MY BEST SHOT are about working with what you’ve got. The obstacles presented in these stories might not be common: a homeless child wanting to host a sleepover; twins conjoined at the head; and a man in the woods trying to build a fire to survive the night, but each provides wisdom we can all learn from.
Four teenage boys perform impressive and imaginative skateboarding feats surrounded by the captivating beauty of a frozen Norwegian beach.
Norway, 2016 / Norwegian w/English subtitles / Jørn Nyseth Ranum / 11 min
TO BUILD A FIRE
Based on the 1902 Jack London story. In the throes of a deathly cold winter, one man’s survival rests on his ability to start a fire.
France, 2016 / English / FX Goby / 13 min
NOBODY’S BOY: The Language of Love
Remi’s musical attempts to impress his crush seem futile until he discovers that sometimes the language of love is seen, not heard.
Netherlands, 2016 / Dutch w/English subtitles / Margien Rogaar, Steven Wouterlood / 11 min
SHIRTS TO HEAVEN (CAMISAS AL CIELO)
Quim is an ‘enxaneta,’ the kid who climbs to the summit of a human tower, just like his father and grandfather did. His mother doesn’t share the same enthusiasm for this family tradition. When a family death occurs, Quim can only think of one way to honor his loss.
Spain, 2016 / Spanish w/English subtitles / Jordi Ferre Batalla / 14 min
CHENELVA AND SHENEEVA
Living in Amsterdam, Chenelva and Sheneeva are twins conjoined at the back of the head. Despite their disability, they hold a surprisingly positive view on life. There is, however, one thing that they struggle with: their mother won’t allow them to dress differently. This can be a real problem for two 15-year-old teenagers seeking their own identity. Will they succeed in persuading their mother to change her mind? Can the outside world overlook their disability and simply see them as two girls?
Netherlands, 2016 / Dutch w/English subtitles / Leon Bellaart / 14 min