37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Short Films: People in Cars Having Problems

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Supported by Underground Shorts Media


Moving Violation
2017. USA. 13 min. Director: Laura Waters Hinson. Featuring: Milana Vayntrub.

Tara has just been deserted by her fiancé when the city erects a trigger-happy speed camera across the street from her house. Convinced that the speed camera—and not her ex—is ruining her life, Tara resorts to petty vandalism and emotional desperation before finding a way to turn the device into a tool of revenge. 

Rest Area
2018. USA. 18 min. Director: Sean A. Skinner. Featuring: Emily Fradenburgh, Brandon Van Vliet, Laura Mahler.

Jane Dykstra, a mystery novelist, stops at a rest area on a long drive home. When she hears a woman being abused in the bathroom, she must decide who she is and what she’s willing to do. 

2018. USA. 3 min. Director: Stephen French. Featuring: Jeanne Russell, Barbara Plitt.

Strange things happen on highways at night. Elaine and Janet find this out for themselves when they find themselves alone on the road at night.

Uber Ex
2018. USA. 17 min. Director: Matt Braunsdorf. Featuring: Paige Lindsay Betts, Jonathan Marballi, Jeremy Michaels.

Kate and David are going on a date when their Uber driver turns out to be Kate’s old flame. The ride takes an unexpected turn when the passengers find themselves in the middle of a love triangle.

An Autobiography
2017. Finland. 34 min. Director: Mari Mantela. Featuring: Cris Af Eneheilm, Carl-Petter Eriksson, Christian Lindroos, Martin Bahne, Anders Larsson, Tom Rejström.

Two days before her planned retirement, Anja decides to keep her job in a rental cars parking hall. But when the boss upstairs sends a young trainee down to replace her, Anja is forced to face the fact that her life as she knows it is coming to an end.


Friday, November 2


8:45 PM


PVCC Dickinson Center

Film Info

Runtime: 84 min.

Genre: Shorts