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The next Louisville Film Society Short Film Slam takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Local filmmakers will present short works of fifteen minutes or less followed by questions and comments from the audience.  This edition features a special jury prize of $500 for the best film of the slam to be announced at the end of the night!

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for Speed and LFS members, and a cash bar will be available in the Speed Cinema lobby from 6-7pm.

Running time: approximately 90 minutes.
Recommended for 16+.

2024 Louisville Film Society Short Film Slam Selections

Love Letters
Written, directed, and produced by Abigayle Burch
When Margaret gets accepted to college, her older sister Charlotte comes face to face with a new reality that she is not ready to accept. Charlotte bargains for her sister to stay, and Margaret resorts to good, ole-fashioned subterfuge to get a nagging sister off her back. 13 minutes.

Abby Burch is a Louisville, KY native.


The Girl Who Faded Away
Written and directed by Brent Heise
The search for love happens in a place where angels fear to tread. A man walks on the edge of deep woods and encounters an owl. Music from his phonograph takes him to a dimension where he meets the woman of his dreams. 6 minutes.

Brent Heise was born in Louisville, KY and attended middle and high school at Kentucky Country Day.


Written and directed by Boston Enderle
An abused preacher’s son encounters an ancient entity, which allows him to defy his father’s violence and determine where his faith truly lies. 13 minutes.

Boston Enderle is a filmmaker from Morehead, KY. The film was also produced by Lexington, KY native K. Christian McCormick.


Written, directed, and produced by Ian Wang
As Jansen finishes packing up his belongings, an old friend – Buddy the clown – pays him a visit. 8 minutes.

Ian Wang is an Asbury University student and current resident of Lexington, KY, where the short was filmed.
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Written, directed, and edited by Gavin Oak-Lee Reed
A dreamy autumn picnic goes awry when it receives an unexpected visitor. 10 minutes.

The film was shot in Kentucky by current resident Gavin Reed and produced by KY native Sarah Goul.


She Died Too
Written, directed, and produced by Jodi Hall
An experimental short film that visualizes the stages of grief through the eyes of seven different women. 11 minutes.

Jo Hall is a photographer and art director in Louisville, KY.


Lee Baby
Directed and produced by Leah Raidt (she/they)
Lee, a trans man, and his wife Charlie are smack dab in the middle of creating a family. Insecurities, hormone imbalances, loss of bodily autonomy, and the exhaustion of new parenthood test the limits of this resilient queer couple. 14 minutes.

Leah Raidt was proudly born and raised in Louisville, KY. Leah is now based in Chicago, IL and Louisville. In addition, cast member Jyreika Guest hails from Louisville, KY and is a graduate of NKU.


L’atelier d’Aliyah
Written and directed by Sophia Mogames; Edited by Caroline Pohl
Join us as we explore textile artist Aliyah Salmon’s atelier as she creates tufted pieces of art in the south of France. 8 minutes.

The film was edited by Lexington, KY native Caroline Pohl, who hopes to move to Louisville after attending graduate school in Atlanta, GA.