Film, Festivals/Events

15 Short Film Festival

When: Sun., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. 2012

In just a few hours of sitting time folks attending this annual Charlotte fest will watch 19 films from 15 countries. The films — 15 minutes long or less — were each critically viewed by the festival organizers, who receive and weed through hundreds of submissions every year. Transmission, a chilling Australian short by Zak Hilditch, is among those to be screened this year. In the film, a father and daughter struggle to survive in the outback after a bio-apocalypse has left them searching for safety. Sure, the short — shot prior to a full feature-length film centered on the same theme — sounds similar to Cormac McCarthy's The Road, but how can you argue with Aussie accents? For more information, visit

Anita Overcash

Price: $7-$10

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