The Big Picture Shorts Program – IN PERSON
When the Swallows Fly
In a small rural village, a young boy befriends Fernand and Andrée, a farmer couple who, at 80 years old, find themselves having trouble feeding their remaining livestock.
Belgium, 2022, 19 minutes
Director: Sébastien Pins
USA, 2022, 6 minutes
Directors: Thomas Machowicz & Sabina Diethelm
In Love with a Problem
Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao were still in high school when they discovered plastic-eating bacteria in Vancouver’s Fraser River. Passionate about the problem of plastic waste, the two millennial innovators are now on an inspiring journey to solve it.
Canada, 2021, 22 minutes
Director: Julie Kim
A journey into the weird, wonderful, and truly astonishing lives of the small yet mighty creatures who keep the world turning: beetles.
USA, 2021, 21 minutes
Director: Tom Hanner