Pigtail Shorts: Youth

Directors: Various
Shorts Blocks :: Vanguard
Running Time:74:09 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:15 AM
Saturday, November 16
Thalian Black

Merit Badges / The Coin / Torn / Oreo / Zombie Gummy Worms / Don’t Croak / DREAMS of Wilmington / A Brief History of the Unicorn / A is for Anarchy

Merit Badges
Director: N.C. Jones / 6:15
A misfit band of girl scouts faces off with a hardened criminal while trying to hustle enough cookies to get to the national Jamboree.

The Coin
Director: Siqi Song / 6:40
In Chinese New Year, finding the coin hidden inside of the dumplings means having a blessed year ahead. A young woman loses a jar on her journey to a new country, which contains the lucky coins she has been collecting growing up. Her new life begins with a search to find the coin. The story comments on the place of heritage in the face of forging one’s own path, with an emphasis on food as a vessel for cultural traditions.

Torn
Director: Sarah Iseley / 9:58
Max, an observant elementary schooler, struggles to make the perfect Mother’s Day gift with a single sheet of paper, for he is paralyzed by all of his creative choices.

Oreo
Director: Ella Riggs / 11:26
When a neighborhood bully steals a guinea pig from a birthday, a rag tag trio bands together to rescue the pet and teach an invaluable lesson of friendship.

Zombie Gummy Worms
Director: Scooter Hayes / 3:23
When a group of children visit the library to read spooky stories, they become infected by book infested with Zombie Gummy Worms.

Don’t Croak
Director: Daun Kim / 1:40
An agile long-legged frog escapes from being dissected by a frenzied determined 12 years old girl.

DREAMS of Wilmington
Director: Katy Loebrich / 5:24
This after-school program provides quality arts education across all disciplines to 600 kids a year. 100% of their students complete high school and 99% continue on to college or the military.

A Brief History of the Unicorn
Director: Mina Sewell Mancuso / 14:45
A young girl who is fascinated by unicorns comes into conflict with her parents and her catholic school when she demands that her confirmation sponsor be her aunt, who is a transgender woman.

A is for Anarchy
Director: Safwat Nazzal / 14:38
A meek third-grader struggles against injustice after his puppet best friend is abducted by the wretched Principal Krupp