Love Notes (2012)

2012 Festival

Wed, May 2 @ 7:00 pm, Sat, May 5 @ 10:30 am

Presented by Q99, these captivating films span the moments of first meeting to the end of a long marriage, and illustrate how the course of romantic love does not always run smoothly.

Films in this package

This animated documentary about a Brooklyn couple’s life together and their love for each other shows the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people.

Aging couple Bahiya and Mahmoud have a daily routine of bickering until the morning that Mahmoud wakes up and finds Bahiya gone.  Won Best of Festival Award at the 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest.

A surreal comedy about the origins of Tomatina, the annual tomato fight that began in 1945 as a result of a love triangle between Pepe and Alfonsito over the affections of Encarna.

After 12 years together, a couple breaks up while dining out in a restaurant.  He’s a yapper who’s dumped her for a poodle.  How long can she maintain civility before her inner bitch takes over?  Nominated for Best Short Film at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.

A glimpse into the future seems like a harmless wish for a young couple in love, but is it?  Won Honourable Mention for Fiction Comedy at the 2012 Taos Shortz Film Festival.

A comedy about missing teeth, unrequited love, and one dog’s potential to shape the fortunes of a couple destined to never be together.  Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Sigma Films.  Won the BAFTA Scotland Award in 2011 for Best Short Film among other awards.

A man with an unusual medical problem is embarrassed to discover the call girl he hired is an old friend.  Won Best Short at the Omaha Film Festival among many others.

A lonely spinster finds the man of her dreams online and agrees to marry him.  Leaving her monotonous life behind, she quits her job and makes the arduous trip to be with him. Won Best of the Festival Jury Award at the 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest among other awards.

The night shift at a grocery store can be slow which gives staff the incentive to provide customer service of a different kind.

A young man and woman look for each other in Venice, a labyrinth of streets, bridges and canals. Anonymous (Anónimos)

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After sending messages back and forth across an ocean, two lovers risk everything for the chance to meet.  Won the Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short at the 2011 Florida Film Festival among many others.