Jeffrey Bowers

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The Best Short Films of 2016

Despite this year's overall horribleness, it's been a great year for short films. Out of the 2,000-plus I've seen this year, here are my 13 favorites.
Jeffrey Bowers
12.29.16
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This Heartbreaking Short Film Perfectly Depicts the Pain of Losing a Parent

We spoke to filmmaker Jim Cummings about his award-winning film 'Thunder Road' and how he got the rights to use the Springsteen classic that inspired it.
Jeffrey Bowers
7.20.16
Film

What It's Like to Film a Movie About Addiction Starring Your Own Family

'Krisha' is a home movie, of sorts, that takes place in the literal home of director Trey Shults' mother. His real-life aunt plays the titular, drug-addled character, and Shults himself plays her estranged son.
Jeffrey Bowers
4.10.16
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Watch This Hilarious Short Film About Kids Exploding Their Teacher's Head

In 'Fools Day' a class of fourth graders make a crazy coffee concoction that ends up killing their teacher in a mind blowing explosion of guts and blood. They're left to clean up the mess and avoid getting caught by the D.A.R.E officer.
Jeffrey Bowers
4.8.16
Film

Watch This Hilarious Short Film About Escaping from an Old Folks' Home

'Florence Has Left the Building' is a VICE Shorts exclusive about a rebellious older woman, a nursing home, and two Elvis impersonators.
Jeffrey Bowers
4.1.16
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This Guy Says He Can Make Anyone a Reality TV Star

In 'How to Be a Reality TV Star,' filmmaker John Wilson documents a day at the unaccredited New York Reality TV School.
Jeffrey Bowers
3.28.16
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Watch This Hilarious Retro Short Film About a Teenager's Search for His Real Dad

In 'Gutpunch,' 15-year-old Adam discovers that his biological father could be any one of the desperadoes from a 1980s video-dating tape and embarks on a suburban quest to find the man he can now call 'Dad.'
Jeffrey Bowers
3.18.16
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This Short Film About Teeth Is Scarier Than the Dentist

In 'teeth,' filmmakers Daniel Gray and Tom Brown take us inside a mouth punished by caramel apples, fist fights, and painful dental visits.
Jeffrey Bowers
3.4.16
Film

Watch This Oscar-Nominated Short Film About Astronaut Best Friends Who Do Everything Together

Konstantin Bronzit's animated film 'We Can't Live Without Cosmos' is as much about space travel as it is about the human condition.
Jeffrey Bowers
2.25.16
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Watch This Short Film About the Transformative Powers of a Good Suit

Filmmakers Daniel Cloud Campos and Spencer Susser bring outfits to life in 'Shiny,' using stop-motion animation, incredible sound design, and a swift sense of movement.
Jeffrey Bowers
2.19.16
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Watch This Surreal Short Film About Existential Animals and Pop Culture

Director Réka Bucsi's Oscar-shortlisted 'Symphony No. 42' ponders the absurdity of life through depressed elephants, brain-dead humans, and Damien Hirst.
Jeffrey Bowers
2.4.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

This Short Film Takes You Inside the Strange World of Donald Trump Supporters

"When he said that he was going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, heck yeah, that was it for me."
Jeffrey Bowers
2.1.16