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RIT Women of SoFA Shorts Program

Directed by students from RIT's School of Film & Animation (listed below, with each film)

Genre: various
Time: 94 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA

List of short films to be presented by the Women of the RIT School of Film and Animation (SoFA):

Audition by Jieitng Chen and Junran Mo. This short animation is the story of an Ugly Duckling who shines on the stage. The most important thing is that she sticks to her true self.
Empty Elise directed by Amanda Kearney. A young girl lives a dull life working at El Fiesta Burrito, where she deals with rude customers and a demanding manager. She gets "abducted" into a fantasy world where she is taken on a journey to self- discovery.
Robots in Space by Ilana Schwartz. Father son activities in outer space take an unexpected turn as Little Jimbot tries to get his his dad's attention! Fio by Kalia Pickett. A girl brings light to a dark city proving that hope can be kept alive.
Fio by Kalia Pickett. This short animation is set in a dark future. A girl brings light to a dark city proving that hope can be kept alive.
Roxy’s Music directed by Christina Lodato. When small-time hunky rock star Kris Kutlass comes to town, his biggest fans, Roxy and Sam, are on a mission to impress him. But when their "dweeby" friend Tim gets involved, their rock 'n roll adventure doesn't quite go as planned...
Bummer directed by Jen Dexter. Our interactions with each other leave an impact whether we see them or not.
Unit by Shuang Chang. It is a basic concept in Taoism that "personal infinity" can be achieved by visualizing the process where human bodies unify with the Universe. Unit is an animated adaptation of drawings created by my Mother, Hanjinying, who is writing and painting a book on Taoism.
Ripple by Shreyasi Das. An elderly woman reminisces about her hometown.
Remembering the Pythodd directed by Tina Chapman DaCosta. The Pythodd Room was a swinging jazz club in Rochester's 3rd Ward neighborhood in the 1950's to 1970's. Patrons refer to the Pythodd as a special place, but what made it so special, and how did it affect the people and the neighborhood?
Soap by Xin Yin. Soap is small. Sometimes, people ignore it, especially, a soap that is almost used up. However, the little soap has its own power.
Seek directed by Christar Wan. After ten years in prison, Jimmy returns home to find the love of his life, Sarah, only to realize things have changed.

Students from RIT's School of Film & Animation

Women students in the School of Film and Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology play an important role in shaping the films produced at the School.

The Women of SOFA program celebrates the strong creative voices of these young filmmakers. The School of Film and Animation at RIT provides a creative community where students have the opportunity to discover their unique creative potential, explore their talents, and convey their messages to the world through the cinematic medium.

We are proud of our women students' works and hope that you enjoy the voices of the next generation of filmmakers.

Exhibition Curators: Professor Cat Ashworth and Professor Brian Larson


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