10 mins

Producer Shilpa Mankikar
Director Jen Heck
DP Martina Radwan
Music Fred Sargolini
35mm courtesy Panavision New Filmmaker Grant

2007 1st Prize Planet Out Short Movie Award at Sundance
2007 Zurich Pink Apple Award
2007 Best Student Short Film, Provincetown International Film Festival

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Two teenage girls rendezvous at a carnival. While an educational-style voice-over discusses the science and art of flight, the characters, like airplanes themselves, take off, struggle to fly, and eventually come in for an emergency landing.

Air-Planes set a precedent with the Directors Guild of America for hiring a D.G.A. 1st A.D. under contract for a student film.