Director(s): Tommy Tang, Audrey Seda
Cast & Crew: 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.
Producer(s): Briana Gallo
Director(s): Briana Gallo
Cast & Crew: 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
Producer(s): Jai Ashar
Director(s): Jai Ashar
Writer(s): Jai Ashar
Cast & Crew:
Run Time: 12 minutes
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.
Producer(s): George Reyes, Claudia Lopez Garcia
Director(s): George Reyes, Claudia Lopez Garcia
Writer(s): George Reyes, Claudia Lopez Garcia
Cast & Crew: 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.
Producer(s): Brad Kuhlman, Lou DiMaggio, Allison Gorelik, Wendy Backofen, Greg Bardsley
Director(s): Brad Kuhlman
Cast & Crew: Lou DiMaggio
Run Time: 75 minutes
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?
Producer(s): Stephan Wellink, Robert de Young
Director(s): Robert de Young
Writer(s): Stephan Wellink, Robert de Young
Cast & Crew: Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, Veronica Cartwright, Tippi Hedren, Jack Thompson, Rod Taylor
Run Time: 80 minutes
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.
Producer(s): Michael Stylianou
Writer(s): Gavin Culle
Cast & Crew: 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.
Producer(s): Ghouna Jaber
Director(s): Abdul Jabbar Maki
Writer(s): Abdul Jabbar Maki
Cast & Crew: 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.
Producer(s): Emanuel Cohn (co-producer)
Director(s): Nurith Cohn
Writer(s): Emanuel Cohn
Cast & Crew: 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.
Producer(s): Max Chicco
Director(s): Max Chicco
Writer(s): Max Chicco and Simona Rapello
Cast & Crew: Paolo Graziosi, Alessia Olivetti, Andrea Murchio, Ettore Scarpa, and Franco Barbero, Vittorio Anelli (Dop) Igor Mendolia (editor) Francesca Cibischino (Costumes Designer) Alessio Fornasiero (Sound), Claudio Vernetti (Music)
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!
Producer(s): Martina Silcock
Director(s): Lucy Patrick Ward
Cast & Crew: 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.
Producer(s): Constanza Castro
Director(s): Rodrigo Espinosa
Writer(s): Rodrigo Espinosa
Cast & Crew: 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.
Producer(s): Justine Raczkiewicz, Constanza Castro, Joanna Raczkiewicz, Domenica Castro
Director(s): Justine Raczkiewicz
Writer(s): Justine Raczkiewicz
Cast & Crew: Amelia Gray, Luke Baines, Sarah Bartholomew, Martim Vian, Robert Brecko, Oliver Harwood, Lucas Lechowski
Run Time: 16 minutes
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?
Producer(s): Chris Fondulas, Brady Kirchberg, James Canty, Jessie Hoyt, Angel D’apice (Associate Producer)
Director(s): Chris Fondulas
Writer(s): Chris Fondulas
Cast & Crew: 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.
Producer(s): Chelsea O’Connor, Elizabeth Engle, Jessica Howell, Marisa Ruby
Director(s): Chelsea O’Connor
Cast & Crew: 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 it’s 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.
Producer(s): Stephen Sweeney
Writer(s): James R Adams II, Lance Larson
Cast & Crew: 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.
Producer(s): Levi A. Taylor, D.K. Johnston
Director(s): Levi A. Taylor
Writer(s): Levi A. Taylor
Cast & Crew: 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.”
Producer(s): Stephen Winterhalter
Director(s): Stephen Winterhalter
Writer(s): Stephen Winterhalter
Cast & Crew: 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.
Producer(s): Kyle Higgins, Nick Erickson, JJ Vazquez
Director(s): Kyle Higgins
Writer(s): Kyle Higgins
Cast & Crew: Tom Riley, Britt Lower, Bear McCreary, Lindsey Moran, Michael Nie
Run Time: 19 minutes
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.
Producer(s): Nathan Morse
Director(s): Nathan Morse
Cast & Crew: Ignacio Genzon, Michael Gore, Chalia Young, Oliver Cooper, Christian George, lex Arquette
Run Time: 26 minutes
Synopsis: Desperate to live life in a wheelchair, an unlikely friendship mobilizes this solitary man to cut off what’s been holding him back.