Short (11 mins) England
Directed by: Laith Sami
Written by: Bhavithrah Satkunarasa
Produced by: Laith Sami
Cast: James Richards, Sara Ballesteros, Braedan Newman, Arthur Verron
Synopsis: A dying woman reveals to her husband that their beloved only child is a product of a past affair. Forgive is a story that explores the theme of all-consuming loss in the wake of a devastating revelation. Can a father’s love endure such a betrayal?
Short (15 mins) Australia
Directed by: Kyahl Anderson and Dale Masti
Written by: Philip Cristian Claassen
Produced by: The Cloud Foundry, 3 Big Men Productions
Cast: Wesley Forke, Costas Kilias, Darren Mort, Arta Mucaj
Synopsis: Set in modern Australia, Degree of Separation follows the story of Troy as he navigates his life under the ever-present cloud of domestic violence. An unlikely ally is found in Virianna, an immigrant postal worker, but unbeknownst to Troy, Virianna has her own demons to face.
Short (18 mins)
Directed by: Julien Homsy
Written by: Julien Homsy, Jane Landrey
Produced by: Julien Homsy, Morph Films
Cast: Patrick Haudecoeur, Vincent Grass, Gilles Detroit, Kate Homsy, Jane Landrey
Synopsis: In this adaptation of a Stephen King short story, Weber’s addiction to poker leads him into deep trouble. Forced to cover his debt to Mr Rudy, he reaches a point of no return.
Short (22 mins)
Directed by: Thomas BLUMENTHAL, Roman DOPOURIDIS
Written by: Thomas BLUMENTHAL, Roman DOPOURIS
Produced by: Laurent Helas
Cast: Lou Roy Lecollinet, Bastien Bouillon, Léo Lorleac’h
Synopsis: Leo, ten years old, has an older brother, Bastien. Bastien meets Julie in the grim bathroom of this nightclub. She is going to invite herself in Leo and Bastien’s lives. For a weekend, all taboos and rancours are going to emerge, and it will lead to the inevitable confrontation between the two brothers.
Short (24 mins)
Directed by: Jon Dewar
Written by: Jon Dewar
Produced by: Jon Dewar, Robert W. Gray, Matt Rogers
Cast: Ariana Marquis, Jesse LaPointe, Madeleine Whalen, Matt Rogers, Reuben Stewart, Michelle Duncan, Kim Oxlund, Maya Saxell, Jessica Allison, Emily St. Pierre
Synopsis: A maritime fairy tale about a woman who longs for the day her husband will drown at sea.
Short (33 mins)
Directed by: Lukasz Gasiorowski
Written by: Maiko Takeda
Produced by: Ewen Bremner
Cast: Kenichi Masuda, Takuji Suzuki, Jon Bruce, Masahiro Hirakubo
Synopsis: A professional femme fatale enjoys selling fantasies to lonely men but when she becomes caught in the web of her own deceptions, she finds herself unable to pay the price of her own merchandise.
Feature (90 mins) USA
Directed by: Sam Upton
Written by: Sam Upton
Produced by: MaryAnn Tanedo
Cast: Sam Upton, Jared Abrahamson, Mark Boone Junior, Kate Vernon, Cassi Thomson, Laila Ali
Synopsis: A washed up, alcoholic ex-prizefighter makes a comeback to boxing after his top-middleweight contender son is wrongfully blinded in the ring.
Documentary (87 mins) USA
Directed by: Leslie Zemeckis
Produced by: Robert Zemeckis, Sheri Hellard
Cast: Melissa Leo, Kelton Jones, Evan Finn, Oliver Schnee
Synopsis: A story of the world’s first female tiger trainer who claimed her love for her tigers was so great she wanted to die in the ring.
Short, Documentary (16 mins)
Directed by: Emiliana Ammirata (co-director)
Produced by: Emiliana Ammirata (co-producer)
Synopsis: In the 1980’s, Garth acquired 640 acres with the intention of cultivating a sanctuary of harmonic co-existence between man and nature. He welcomes anyone passing through with open arms and a warm smile.
Short, Documentary, Student (17 mins)
Directed by: Abraam A Mikhael
Produced by: Antonious Bassily, Mareen El Masry, Abraam A Mikhael
Cast: Pierre Gergis, Mike Hall
Synopsis: In the vacancy of the vast wilderness of the Egyptian Desert, Christian Monks seek solitude and peace. They renounce worldly pleasures and struggle to overcome their internal weaknesses and numerous extreme physical dangers with the objective of forming a deeper connection with their creator.
Short, Documentary (83 mins) USA
Directed by: Michael Zapolin, Laurent Levy
Written by: Michael Zapolin
Produced by: Adam Singer
Cast: Michelle Rodriguez, Deepak Chopra, Joel Osteen
Synopsis: This controversial documentary film follows Mike “Zappy” Zapolin and his friends including Michelle Rodriguez as the attempt to go inside their minds to expand their consciousness. The group of “Psychenauts” have the direct experience with techniques including meditation, breathing, and shamanism.
Short, Documentary (12 mins)
Directed by: Charles Emir Richards
Produced by: Charles Emir Richards
Cast: Berivan Azadi, Wassim Mukdad
Synopsis: Wassim and Berivan are Syrian refugees living in Turkey that want to brave the dangerous crossing from Turkey to Greece on zodiac with the help of smugglers. As they trek across Turkey to meet the smugglers they recount their escape from Syria. They try to escape to the South. But they get caught by Assad’s security forces. They arrest Wassim and take him under custody where he gets tortured for 17 days and where he loses 17 kgs (37 lbs). Berivan starts to think that she is not going to see Wassim ever again. However, fate brings them back together and now the only thing they have in mind is to make a new life for themselves in Europe.
Short, Documentary (16 mins) USA
Directed by: Price Arana, Adam Rothlein
Produced by: Sharon Stone
Cast: Sam Harris, Michael T. Marlett
Synopsis: Sam Harris, believed to be one of the youngest to survive the camps during the Holocaust, shares his amazing story of survival with philanthropist and activist, Sharon Stone.
Short, Documentary (62 mins)
Directed by: Martin Markovits
Written by: Andrew Rosati, Martin Markovits
Produced by: Martin Markovits, Matt Weinglass, Peter Marshall Smith, Andrew Rosati (co-producer), Carlos Corredor
Synopsis: A deep dive into the violent world of the Tupamaros — leftist vigilantes that patrol the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, fighting gangsters, government forces and even themselves.
Short, Documentary (9 mins) USA
Directed by: Tommy Tang, Audrey Seda
Cast: Lisa Graumlich, Yoram Bauman
Synopsis: An exploration of how the adoption of large-scale solar power can combat climate change and bring social good to people all around the world. We follow women solar engineers from developing countries, a stand-up economist, and the Dean of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington to learn about how this technology connects with other social issues.
Short, Documentary (12 mins) USA
Directed by: Briana Gallo
Produced by: Briana Gallo
Cast: Chico Colvard
Synopsis: 35 years ago, “Doc” was a cripple – that is until he tried bee sting therapy (Apitherapy) in Maine. Since then, the 97 year-old retired dentist has lived an active and adventurous life – opening his home daily to treat and connect with a host of characters, lifelong friends and loved ones.
Short, Documentary, Student (12 mins)
Directed by: Jai Ashar
Written by: Jai Ashar
Produced by: Jai Ashar
Synopsis: With the world stricken by hunger and poverty, I go on a journey to find a solution. I meet all types of people ranging from farmers to government officials to see what the world has been doing to make a change. Through my journey, I find various technologies that can improve the food people get by allowing the common farmer to work with better equipment.
Documentary (88 mins)
Directed by: George Reyes, Claudia Lopez Garcia
Written by: George Reyes, Claudia Lopez Garcia
Produced by: George Reyes, Claudia Lopez Garcia
Cast: Carolina Herrera, Maria Sanchez
Synopsis: Twenty-five elderly and active sex workers in Mexico City, between the ages of sixty and ninety, seek peace and community behind the walls of Casa Xochiquetzal, a shelter established for them by a former colleague and friend. The home is named for the Aztec goddess of flowers, beauty and sexual love.
Documentary (75 mins)
Directed by: Brad Kuhlman
Produced by: Brad Kuhlman, Lou DiMaggio, Allison Gorelik, Wendy Backofen, Greg Bardsley
Cast: Lou DiMaggio
Synopsis: From 1985 to 1989, Lou DiMaggio, no relation to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, was a regular at the iconic ‘Catch a Rising Star’ comedy club in New York City. For four years, Lou worked along side of and made lasting friendships with a small group of comedians who are some of the very best in the business. Larry David, Colin Quinn, Suzie Essman, Joy Behar, Jeff Garlin and Chris Rock are just a few of Lou’s old pals who appear in the film. After all this time, can Lou rediscover his comedic voice and once again become relevant in the world of comedy?
Documentary (80 mins) Australia
Directed by: Robert de Young
Written by: Stephan Wellink, Robert de Young
Produced by: Stephan Wellink, Robert de Young
Cast: Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, Veronica Cartwright, Tippi Hedren, Jack Thompson, Rod Taylor
Synopsis: With his recent role is in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards, Rod Taylor also featured in many influential films: The VIP’s, The Birds, The Time Machine, 36 Hours, Sunday in New York, Young Cassidy, The Glass Bottom Boat, Hotel, and Zabriski Point. He was one of the first leading actors to voice a Disney animated character when he portrayed the hero, Pongo, in 101 Dalmatians. The film features Maggie Smith, Tippi Hedren, Angela Lansbury, Veronica Cartwright, Baz Luhrmann, Stephan Elliott, Susie Porter, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, Keith Michell, and Rod himself.
Short (12 mins)
Directed by: Ethan Jahan
Written by: Gavin Culle
Produced by: Michael Stylianou
Cast: Chris Leacy, James kar, Yiannnis Manolopoulos, Reza Jouze
Synopsis: At home in his apartment, the man obsessively cuts out stories of war and terror from newspapers while the TV news blares. He meticulously tapes the cuttings to the walls of his living room, which are already covered in hundreds of articles. A ringing cuts through the sound of the TV and, after fishing through the sea of papers carpeting the floor, the man uncovers an old style telephone and lifts the receiver. The call is from the authority, who tells him his city is under attack, and that he should lock all doors and windows for his own safety.
Short (15 mins)
Directed by: Abdul Jabbar Maki
Written by: Abdul Jabbar Maki
Produced by: Ghouna Jaber
Cast: Ben Robinson, Giannis Giannakopoulos, Vincent Corver, Falah Hannon
Synopsis: After the death of his father, a 12 year old boy devises a risky plan to find out why he was never allowed into his father’s room. With questions still surrounding the cause of his father’s death, the truth that lies in the bedroom will shake the foundation of everything the boy ever knew.
Short (29 mins)
Directed by: Nurith Cohn
Written by: Emanuel Cohn
Produced by: Emanuel Cohn (co-producer)
Cast: Emanuel Cohn, Iris Penn, Ruth Geller
Synopsis: Professor Yossi Kleinmann, a religious Jew, gets stuck with a calamitous mustache at the 90th birthday party of his wife’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor. The rest is history.
Short (30 mins)
Directed by: Max Chicco
Written by: Max Chicco and Simona Rapello
Produced by: Max Chicco
Cast: Paolo Graziosi, Alessia Olivetti, Andrea Murchio, Ettore Scarpa, and Franco Barbero
Synopsis: Osvaldo Caforio is an old watchmaker, who is still in love with his wife Rosetta. One morning, as he is getting ready to go renew his identity card. Arrived at the civil register’s office, the attendant informs him that he can’t renew his identity card because, according to the electronic system, he’s dead. Osvaldo is at a loss and he doesn’t know what to do. The representative informs him that he has to follow protocol 25/A: he has to be reborn! And that’s exactly what happens. Osvaldo is reborn into the world and he finds himself in an infant’s body!
Short (14 mins)
Directed by: Lucy Patrick Ward
Written by: Lee Sutton
Produced by: Martina Silcock
Cast: Paul Copley, James Northcote, Sarah Cunningham
Synopsis: Ernie is a widower with a windfall. He wants his wife, not the cash and comes up with an ingenious plan to find a deserving person to give it to. Tracey and her daughter, Amy, have each other but no money. Could fate and eggs bring them all together? The Nest Egg: the story of a chicken suit, benevolence and eggs.
Short, Student (14 mins)
Directed by: Rodrigo Espinosa
Written by: Rodrigo Espinosa
Produced by: Constanza Castro
Cast: Jessa Zarubica, Ben Solenberger
Synopsis: Maggie Adams, a once promising nurse, is forced to confront the realities of her marriage when nuclear war breaks out and sets off a series of unexpected events that offer her a glimmer of hope to returning to who she yearns to be.
Short (16 mins) USA
Directed by: Justine Raczkiewicz
Written by: Justine Raczkiewicz
Produced by: Justine Raczkiewicz, Constanza Castro, Joanna Raczkiewicz, Domenica Castro
Cast: Amelia Gray, Luke Baines, Sarah Bartholomew, Martim Vian, Robert Brecko, Oliver Harwood, Lucas Lechowski
Synopsis: Roger lives a grim and detached life, picking up medical waste for a living, but looks forward to his evening conversations with his quirky roommate and foodie, Olive. But as the meals become increasingly strange, and push the limits of curiosity, Roger must ask himself how far he will go for love?
Short (18 mins)
Directed by: Chris Fondulas
Written by: Chris Fondulas
Produced by: Chris Fondulas, Brady Kirchberg, James Canty, Jessie Hoyt, Angel D’apice (Associate Producer)
Cast: Neil Parisi, Maulik Pancholy, Halley Feiffer, Alec Baldwin
Synopsis: Life is good for Don, a rough and tumble mobster, until the day he discovers his intolerance to gluten, and can no longer enjoy the staples of his everyday mobster diet. As his food habits change, so do his demeanor and lifestyle, but it all goes south when his mob family discovers his new life.
Short (18 mins) USA
Directed by: Chelsea O’Connor
Written by: Chelsea O’Connor
Produced by: Chelsea O’Connor, Elizabeth Engle, Jessica Howell, Marisa Ruby
Cast: Jessica Howell, Melissa Marie Elias, Jeff Corbett, Geoffrey Wade
Synopsis: In an alternate world, imbued with the style and sensibilities of our 1950’s, Martin Energy maintains its position of power by dominating the energy market with its unique process of harnessing women’s emotional intelligence and strength to generate resources such as sunshine, electricity, and fire.
Short (5 mins)
Directed by: Lance Larson
Written by: James R Adams II, Lance Larson
Produced by: Stephen Sweeney
Cast: Micah Fitzgerald, Gia Vangieri
Synopsis: “A powerful, jolting experience to the senses that forces the viewer into introspection.”- Persis LOVE, Oaxaca FilmFest
Pablo Picasso’s “1971 Harlequin Head”, thought forever lost in a Romanian fire, is found vividly alive in the disturbed psyche of a tortured man’s soul. It is necessary to open a third eye–necessary to dare to look straight on at the things we need to face. In doing so, we free ourselves to embrace and learn from the things we are prone to unnecessarily fear the most.
Short (11 mins) USA
Directed by: Levi A. Taylor
Written by: Levi A. Taylor
Produced by: Levi A. Taylor, D.K. Johnston
Cast: Evan Silcox
Synopsis: Get ready for a nostalgic ride down memory lane to a time life was filled with Legos, video games and imaginative questions you’d muse with your best friend. Conspiracy P.I.E. reflects on friendship while reminding us to “never stop being that kid that asks why after everything.”
Short (13 mins)
Directed by: Stephen Winterhalter
Written by: Stephen Winterhalter
Produced by: Stephen Winterhalter
Cast: Mark Ulrich
Synopsis: Set in a grotesquely decadent world, 12 legal officials are presiding over guillotine executions that go bizarrely wrong when the prisoners have an unexpected reaction to death. The officials have to then come to terms with the unbelievable horror they witness.
Short (19 mins)
Directed by: Kyle Higgins
Written by: Kyle Higgins
Produced by: Kyle Higgins, Nick Erickson, JJ Vazquez
Cast: Tom Riley, Britt Lower, Bear McCreary, Lindsey Moran, Michael Nie
Synopsis: A Neo-Noir following twin brothers born with a mysterious condition: only one of them can be awake at a time. Posing as one person, each awake for only half of a day, they make a living as private investigators… until a budding romance threatens to ruin their lives.
Short (26 mins)
Directed by: Nathan Morse
Produced by: Nathan Morse
Cast: Ignacio Genzon, Michael Gore, Chalia Young, Oliver Cooper, Christian George, lex Arquette
Synopsis: Desperate to live life in a wheelchair, an unlikely friendship mobilizes this solitary man to cut off what’s been holding him back.
Animation, Short (6 mins)
Directed by: WILLIAM D. CABALLERO
Written by: WILLIAM D. CABALLERO
Produced by: ELAINE DEL VALLE
Cast: VICTOR MURIEL, ISOLINA MURIEL
Synopsis: In the Unique style of Hybrid animation…Living apart, Victor and Isolina (now in their 80’s) answer questions about their life-long, complex and arduous relationship, posed from behind the lens of their documentary filmmaking Grandson. An adorable, touching, poignant love story in a funny he said/she said account.
Animation, Short, Student (7 mins)
Directed by: Mads Johan Øgaard, Katie Noel Wyman
Written by: Mads Johan Øgaard, Katie Noel Wyman
Produced by: Mads Johan Øgaard, Katie Noel Wyman
Cast: Mari Hajem, Ben Langham, Calum Meyer
Synopsis: The animated short film, I AM DYSLEXIC, expresses what it feels like to have a learning difference in our current school system. Those with learning differences should be proud of who they are and should never be made to feel alone. The film uses strong metaphors to portray these emotions, as we follow a little boy in his journey to climb a mountain in a world made of books.
Animation, Short (8 mins)
Directed by: Timothy Heath
Produced by: Karen Keister
Cast: David Perry
Synopsis: Eager to see the world, a rambunctious baby goat falls into the hands of a reclusive troll where he must learn that there are consequences for his actions or else he will pay the ultimate price.
Animation, Short, Student (9 mins)
Directed by: Calley Macdonald
Written by: Crystal Perea
Produced by: Stephanie Alexander
Cast: Stephen Chiodo
Synopsis: A young boy must stop a creature that is terrorizing the countryside in 18th century France. But is it possible that he may be to blame for the beast?
Animation, Short (12 mins)
Directed by: Sebastian Brown
Written by: Sebastian Brown
Produced by: Sebastian Brown
Synopsis: CG3d Animated Short film is about MeeGGo, who live in a village of eggs on a distant planet; they do nothing but lay around, never trying to discover what exists outside of their shells: the moral to never give up to become who you are and want to be.
Animation, Short (15 mins)
Directed by: Dwight Hwang
Synopsis: When Esarhaddon, a cruel Assyrian King conquers an unsuspecting nation, a mysterious old man appears and transforms the king into the image of the defeated, forcing him to experience the very lives that he has sought to destroy. Based on Tolstoy’s ‘Esarhaddon, King of Assyria.’
Documentary (96 mins)
Directed by: Leonardo Corbucci (DGA)
Written by: Leonardo Corbucci
Produced by: Leonardo Corbucci
Cast: Mark Anthony Little, Burt Bluestein, William Paul Clark, Nick Satriano, David H. Venghaus Jr, Brian E. Frankish, David McGiffert, Jason Roberts, Donald Sparks, Nilo Otero, Dan Kolsrud
Synopsis: What do ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Godfather’, ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Batman’, ‘Goonies’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘Pirate of the Caribbean’, ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ all have in common? LEGENDARY ADs.
Short, Student (13 mins)
Directed by: Can Turedi
Written by: Jacob Langsner
Produced by: Adam Present, Paul Horowitz, Lauren Rothman
Cast: Lauren Rothman, Ellis Jones, Je’Quan Sailes-Irving, Mounia Akl, Bryan Manning, William Blackman, Albie Smith, Marianna Kaimakliotis, Jiwan Lee, Markus Englmair
Synopsis: Come Ride With Me is a student film created at the National High School Institute in Evanston, IL. Based off of the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates, it tells the story of 15 year old Connie, who is eager to see the world until unexpectedly hit head-on by its harsh reality.
Short, Student (14 mins)
Directed by: Alfonso Jaramillo Gomez
Produced by: Alfonso Jaramillo Gomez, Ashley Alexander
Cast: Lasse Uldeval Tolbøll, Ana Maria Duque Guevara
Synopsis: An off duty soldier travels with a teenager from the slums of Bogota to work at a ranch and has to decide whether to carry out the orders he was given.
Short, Student (15 mins)
Directed by: Alejandra Castro
Written by: Alejandra Castro
Produced by: Lia Gotz, William Gallegos
Cast: Barbie Robertson, Megan Pribyl
Synopsis: Following a year of estrangement, Anna visits her older sister in prison to reveal the actual reason for her sentence which will change their relationship forever.
Short, Student (22 mins)
Directed by: Shai Itzhar
Written by: Chen Shilat
Produced by: Onn Nir
Cast: Moran Gamliel, Matan Akerman
Synopsis: A patient in a psychiatric hospital falls in love with a bird and tries to convince his therapist that she’s the one. The arrival the of bird changes everything.
Feature (97 mins)
Directed by: Kieran Valla
Written by: Kieran Valla, Levi Smock (co-writer)
Produced by: Kieran Valla, Alvaro Baquero, Daniel Marks, Levi Smock
Cast: Alex Shaffer, Bill Sage, David Fierro, Erin Drake, Kevin Bigley, Kim Director, Matthew Shear, Sam Dillon, Rollin Hunt, Vanara Taing, Megan Spatz
Synopsis: Delinquent is the thrilling and dramatic exploration of a teenager’s struggle to manage the fall-out of a robbery gone wrong.
Short (12 mins)
Directed by: Kamelya Alexan
Written by: Brian Soszynski
Produced by: Kamelya Alexan
Cast: Brian Soszynski (Art Director, Production Designer), Cooper Hill, Emily Adams, John Mays, John Soszynski, Kristen Magee, Tim Caldwell, Megan Donnelly, Nickolas Talbot, Welson Youkhanna, San Zabinski, Adrian Anguiano, William Cox, Blake Lawrence, Justin Daughtery, Matt Russell, Michael Forrest, Tyler Roth, Billy Wikerson
Synopsis: In the midst of the American Civil War, a young boy named Thomas, determined to cure his dying mother, wanders into the woods motivated by a mythical story he was once told. It’s here that Thomas must decide the ultimate price he’s willing to pay for the life of someone he loves.
Short (12 mins)
Directed by: Benjamin Sagaser
Written by: Benjamin Sagaser
Produced by: James Rustin, Dave Patten, Portia Doubleday
Cast: Camryn Grimes, Alan Arguelles
Synopsis: When newlyweds Mary and Todd discover something out of the ordinary in the back of their trunk while on the way to their honeymoon, they quickly learn that marriage is going to be anything, but a bed of roses.
Short (16 mins)
Directed by: Matthew Manson
Written by: Matthew Manson
Produced by: Tobias Louie, John Ramos
Synopsis: In 1991 – during a time of enormous racial strife – Daniel, a neurotic Jewish boy and Emefa, a brash Caribbean girl, become the unlikeliest of friends. When Daniel tries to take their relationship to the next level, Emefa is forced to choose between what’s right for her, and what her community demands.
Short (21 mins)
Directed by: Clark Duke
Written by: Clark Duke (co-writer), Andrew Boonkrong (co-writer)
Produced by: Clark Duke, Andrew Boonkrong
Cast: Alessandra Torresani, Avital Ash, Brianne Howey, Christ Candy, Steven Weber, Andrew Santino, Chandler Duke, Erinn Hayes, Jon Daly, Kristen Bell, Robert Wuhl
Synopsis: A glimpse into the life of a somewhat successful actor and his friends and family.
Short (22 mins) USA
Directed by: Denis Agarkov
Written by: Denis Agarkov
Produced by: Marietta Volynska
Cast: Christopher Soren Kelly, Eric Roberts, Christian Martin, Hannah Telle, Egor Povolotskiy, Daniel Suett, Jeremy Pelsinski
Synopsis: Seasoned police inspector investigates the circumstances of a neurologist’s comatose state, resulting from a series of illegitimate experiments involving a neutrino generator.
Short (26 mins) USA
Directed by: Matt Berman
Written by: Matt Berman
Produced by: Jack Serino
Cast: Angie Everhart, Scott Michael Campbell, Costas Mandylor, Traci Lords, Eddie Jemison, Kelly Perine, Kevin Farley
Synopsis: As Angie Everhart’s modeling career implodes, she decides to leave Los Angeles and go home to support her father running for reelection as Mayor. When health reasons cause him to drop out, she ponders whether to run in his place.
Short, Student (9 mins)
Directed by: Daniel Mejia
Written by: Daniel Mejia
Produced by: Daniel Mejia
Cast: Isaac Spooner, Matt Nickley, Samantha Binkered, Maria Gregory, Waydon Thomas, Mu Su, Rebecca Gianforcaro, Andres Forero, Roberto Garcia, Harald Bern Jahn, Wei Du, Shou Si, Anne Wold, Jade Scott
Synopsis: An uninspired artist goes in a quest to recover his inspiration.
Short, Student (11 mins)
Directed by: Allan Ignaczak
Written by: Allan Ignaczak
Produced by: Adrianna Fal (Associate Producer), Błażej Pasiński (Associate Producer)
Cast: Yann Seweryn, Marcelina Kręcijasz, Magda Budzyń
Synopsis: A shy teenager tries to be a successful bellman in a prestigious hotel, but his lack of social skills and confidence causes him to do poorly. As a result, he is moved to the night shift and when things couldn’t any get worse; he meets a fellow co-worker who changes everything.
Short, Student (11 mins)
Directed by: August Detering
Written by: August Detering
Produced by: Ryan Smith
Cast: Patrick McDermott
Synopsis: Rockswell makes a find on the beach that he is determined to uncover. As the hole gets deeper and deeper, the sun sets and the tide begins to roll in.
Short, Student (14 mins)
Directed by: Tay O’Neil
Written by: Tay O’Neil
Produced by: Robert Schneeweis
Cast: Brock Forrette, Allie Hay, Ben Anderson
Synopsis: A short, dark comedy about a man curious as to why people commit suicide during the holiday season, while he himself attempts to do so.
Short, Student (16 mins) USA
Directed by: Andrew Wood
Written by: Andrew Wood
Produced by: Kaveh Veyssi
Cast: Gavin Lewis, Glenn Howerton, Alex Bowman, Jayden Bartels, Mia Moore, Mike Quirk, Pedro Patricio, Dominic Rains, Shaun Sutton, Adam Linzey, Mallory Ortega, Tom Watts, Christ Morocco, Jan Benzouska, Johnson Thomasson, Joe Shirley, Barnet Kellman, Micharl Fink
Synopsis: Sometimes, all you need to comfort a nine-year-old is a cold beer, a couple f-bombs, and a little magic.
Feature (97 mins)
Directed by: Javier Mujica
Written by: Javier Mujica, Thomas Piedra, Ernesto Ceballos
Produced by: Thomas Piedra, Carlos Antonio Leon, David Da Silva, Claudia Lepage
Cast: Ernesto Ceballos, Erik Ronzo, Carlos Antonio Leon, Martha Tarazona, Thomas Piedra
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, “The 86” highlights the activities of a band of 86 street thugs that were famous for their strong presence in the Caracas’s scene during the 1980’s.
Documentary (78 mins) USA
Directed by: Derek Wayne Johnson
Written by: Derek Wayne Johnson
Produced by: Derek Wayne Johnson, Chris May, Emmett James
Cast: John G. Avildsen, Burt Reynolds, Jerry Weintraub, Martin Scorsese, Ralph Macchio, Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire
Synopsis: An examination of the life, career and films of the Oscar-winning director of ‘Rocky’ and ‘The Karate Kid’ featuring exclusive never-before-seen interviews from Sylvester Stallone, Ralph Macchio, Martin Scorsese, Burt Reynolds, Jerry Weintraub, Talia Shire and many more.
Short (4 mins) USA
Directed by: Marc Pannia
Written by: Marc Pannia (Co-Writer), Lilianna Wilde (Co-Writer)
Cast: Reiley Dandy, Sam Krumrine, Marco Tomselli, Matthew Part
Synopsis: In the blink of an eye, Sam circles back to memories as his relationship falls apart. While living in the past, will he miss what’s right in front of him?
Short (5 mins) USA
Directed by: Alexandria Rizik
Written by: Alexandria Rizik
Produced by: David Rizik, Tracy Rizik, Jessica Horrigan
Cast: Tyler Burke, Farrell Roland, Stephanie Dobash, Joseph Bassani, Colin Dobash, Brandon Chavez, Benson Farris, Cam Watters, Justin Morina, Kayla Windsor, Nate Doane, Cobe Bourbon
Synopsis: Contentment is a short film exploring contentment vs. happiness through our protagonist, Scout, and her relationships with two different men.
Feature (106 mins) USA
Directed by: Tom Sierchio
Written by: Tom Sierchio
Produced by: Corey Large, George Zakk
Cast: Dash Mihok, Suki Waterhouse, Vincent Piazza, Abbie Cornish, Johnny Messner, Luke Wilson
Synopsis: The Girl Who Invented Kissing is a beautifully written ensemble drama by veteran screenwriter Tom Sierchio (‘Untamed Heart’). Set in Bloomfield, New Jersey, The Girl Who Invented Kissing is an intimate story about a nameless, pill-popping drifter girl who enters the life of two lonely brothers and changes them forever. It is the tale of Victor, a lovable lummox who is often the butt of the joke in the neighborhood.
Short (17 mins) USA
Directed by: Adam Hancock
Written by: Joe Bartenhagen
Produced by: Adam Hancock, Joe Bartenhagen, Kelsey Daniels
Cast: T.J. Lowther, Paul Kiernan, Michael Patwin, Caitwin Barrett, Rick McFarland
Synopsis: A deeply troubled man, reeling from a failed office romance, journeys into new mental territory and quite possibly time travel.
Feature (95 mins) USA
Directed by: Rick Darge
Written by: Rick Darge
Produced by: Rick Darge, Damien Monier, Mark Watts, Morten Hansen
Cast: Kyle Gallner, Adam Herschman, Celia Diane, Clea DuVall, Devin Finch, Alan Watts, Leah Russell, Shawn Smith, Richard Gonzalez, Craig Samuels, Fletcher Alliston, Sasha Glasser, Diana Khimshiashivili, Andrew Henry
Synopsis: Trapped by daily routine, a man experiences complete freedom by dreaming himself across the country in a psychedelic Volkswagen with the guiding words of philosopher Alan Watts.
Short (10 mins)
Directed by: Logan George, Celine Held (Co-Director)
Written by: Logan George, Celine Held (Co-Writer)
Produced by: Logan George, Celine Held (Co-Producer)
Cast: Aamarhi Nicholson, Nikesh Ghimire, Shahla Al Balushi, Yuza Hiroumi, David Baloche
Synopsis: Things are not quite as they seem as a homeless woman with the heart of a poet shares her philosophy on life with a friend.
Short (12 mins) USA
Directed by: Elegance Bratton
Written by: Elegance Bratton
Produced by: Elegance Bratton (Executive Producer), Ashley Alexander, Harry Cepka, Brittany Fennell, Yolonda Ross
Cast: Yolongda Ross, Aaliyah King, Brenda Holder
Synopsis: Hassan Kendricks is set to make his Femme Queen debut in the shimmering lights of the Ballroom scene voguing as a girl named Hanna. His two worlds collide when his mom shows up and discovers her secret life.
Short (14 mins) USA
Directed by: Gabrielle Stone (Co-Director), Roze (Co-Director)
Written by: Gabrielle Stone (Co-Writer), Roze (Co-Writer)
Produced by: Gabrielle Stone (Co-Producer)
Cast: Elizabeth Mihelich (Production Manager), Alex Lynn Ward, Randy Wayne, Adalgiza Chermont, Amanda Wyss, Christ Mulkey, MQ TRan, Sydney Sweeney, Jayson Crothers, Lauryn Berger, Chad Braker, Daniel D. Smith, John Avarese, April Garcia, Julie Marquez
Synopsis: Paige must choose between love and fear before she has no choices left to make.
Feature (80 mins)
Directed by: Pouria Heidary Oureh
Written by: Pouria Heidary Oureh
Produced by: Pouria Heidary Oureh, Ali Sadraei
Cast: Pedram Ansari, Narbe Vartan, Samvel Sarkisyan, Hovhannes Azoyan
Synopsis: Aram, the Iranian Armenian youth who has immigrated to the US in childhood returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.