'Tis the season for giving! A Toys for Tots drop-off bin will be in the Aero lobby from Dec. 15-23 to collect your donation of a new, unwrapped toy to brighten the season of a youngster who might not have anything else waiting under the tree.
"Death of a Shadow" (2012, 20 min. Dir. Tom Van Avermaet). Stuck in a dark limbo between life and death, a deceased soldier collects shadows of dying men and women to buy back his own second chance at life. In French and Dutch with English subtitles.
"Skunk" (2012, 18 min. Dir. Raf Roosens, Jan Roosens). Olli is a lonely skunk searching for friends to invite to his 16th birthday party. In Dutch with English subtitles.
"Oh Willy..." (2012, 17 min. Dir. Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef). Fifty-something Willy returns to the naturist community where he spent his youth to visit his dying mother. But he soon finds the motherly protection of a gentle beast in his wilderness surroundings.
"Na Wewe" (2010, 19 min. Dir. Ivan Goldschmidt). This short film relates a sadly common episode in the Hutu-Tutsi fratricidal conflict in Burundi, Central Africa: the attack by rebels on a minivan carrying ordinary citizens. In French with English subtitles.
Tom Van Avermaet (director of "Death of a Shadow") and 2 crew members of "Skunk" will appear in person.