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2018 EDITION FILM LINEUP

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#SELFIE  Quick View
Dir: David M. Lorenz, Germany, 7 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A couple on holiday in Berlin. Everything is perfect, but then he wants to take a selfie... The ending of a relationship as seen through a mobile... more »
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(OUT)CASTE  Quick View
Dir: Shilpi Shikha Agrawal, United States, 21 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Short synopsis: When a manual scavenger cannot continue her work, her 11-year-old daughter picks up where the mother left off. Long Synopsis: Dasi... more »
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.TV  Quick View
Dir: G. Anthony Svatek, United States, 22 min, 2017, Documentary
.TV is a found footage essay film: Voicemails left by an anonymous caller from the future guide us to the remote islands of Tuvalu, a place the glob... more »
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01  Quick View
Dir: Julian Friedrich, Katharina Potratz, Germany, 7 min, 2017, Animation
01 Sergam is a little boy. A refugee. His boat's stranded on the coast. His mother didn't survive. Instead, a young woman takes care of him and the... more »
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A FAVOR  Quick View
Dir: Tannia Kustka, United States, 3 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A woman torn between duty and family. Her daughter is why she does the work she does but will she lose her along the way? ... more »
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A LONG WAY HOME  Quick View
Dir: Ibër Deari, Macedonia, 14 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Olti has served a long prison sentence for killing a man based on the ancient code of revenge. He wishes to see his mother and help his family but t... more »
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A MIRACLE A DAY  Quick View
Dir: Deborah Harse, United States, 76 min, 2017, Documentary
The documentary film, "A Miracle A Day", is a portrayal of All Bengal Women's Union Welfare Home For Girls in Kolkata, India. The home is a progress... more »
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A TALE OF TWO SANTA'S  Quick View
Dir: Brian Mcgleenon, Ireland, 11 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Nick Christmas always felt he was destined to be Santa. He had watched and learned all his life, waiting and hoping, desperately longing for his cha... more »
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AFRICAN FILM SCHOOL  Quick View
Dir: Roger Horn, South Africa, 5 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Found Super 8mm home movies of wildlife from 1960s apartheid era South Africa and colonial Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) combined with audio collected in 2007... more »
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After Louie  Quick View
Dir: Vincent Gagliostro, United States, 100 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
After Louie explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam, a man desperate to understand how he and his community got to wh... more »
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ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE  Quick View
Dir: Hannes Rall, Singapore, 2 min, 2016, Animation
An animated adaptation of the famous Shakespeare poem "All The World's A Stage" narrated by the renowned Shakespeare actor and director Samuel West... more »
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ALPHABET  Quick View
Dir: Kianoush Abedi, Iran, 6 min, 2017, Animation
It has been years since the people of this town forgot the alphabets of life. They have no sight, hearing or speech left... but the words are impat... more »
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ALPTRAUM  Quick View
Dir: Ana Piterbarg, Argentina, 84 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
Andreas, a possessive and somewhat paranoid actor, is newly separated from his girlfriend and is moving into his uncle's apartment. When he meets H... more »
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AN AMERICAN ATTORNEY IN LONDON  Quick View
Dir: Darrell Alden, England, 15 min, 2017, Short Narrative
When a criminal defence attorney visits the US Embassy in London, his appointment with a clinical consular official leads him down a dark and uneasy... more »
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ANOTHER WINTER  Quick View
Dir: Francisco Javier Gomez Pinteño , Spain, 10 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A couple celebrates their tenth anniversary by a deep retrospective exercise, a dialectical, sincere and bare confrontation, renewing desires, passi... more »
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APPLES TO APPLES  Quick View
Dir: Isabel Tiburcio, Sophie Lee, United States, 4 min, 2017, Short Narrative
New Math? Old Math? AURHGH!?!?!?!?!... more »
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ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?!  Quick View
Dir: Mohammad Bakhshi, Iran, 14 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can't keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyda... more »
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ARM BAR  Quick View
Dir: Ryan Kramer, United States, 11 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A young, aspiring MMA fighter, visits her local boxing gym to settle a dispute with the owner. ... more »
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ATOMIC MOTHER  Quick View
Dir: L.E. Salas, United States, 9 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Atomic Mother is a social change documentary detailing the turbulent history of nuclear warfare, its environmental and health effects on humanity an... more »
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AYESHA  Quick View
Dir: Ambarien Alqadar, India, 18 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Ayesha's secret weekend plans with her boyfriend take an unexpected turn when her immigrant father encounters a US veteran suffering from post traum... more »
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BACKSTORY  Quick View
Dir: Joschka Laukeninks, Germany, 8 min, 2016, Short Narrative
As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in... more »
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BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN  Quick View
Dir: Theresa Kowall-Shipp, Canada, 65 min, 2017, Documentary
BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN is the story behind the front page story as Anastasia Lin uses her most powerful weapon, her beauty to stand up to an oppressive... more »
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BELGIAC  Quick View
Dir: Eva Depoorter, United States, 13 min, 2017, Short Narrative
On the brink of a new life together, Charlie ignores Nicki's pleas to let go of her past, succumbing to the soothing pull of petrifying nostalgia. ... more »
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BEN MAMSHICH (HERITAGE)  Quick View
Dir: Yuval Aharoni, Israel, 25 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Noam, a young gay guy, discovers his father, who just died, had a secret affair with another married man. He Follows and meets that man without tell... more »
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BESIDES THESE WALLS  Quick View
Dir: Jules Bishop, England, 60 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
One man's long dark night of the soul is poetically captured in a monologue-driven drama. Following the languorous meditations of an alcoholic man,... more »
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BETWEEN THE SHADES  Quick View
Dir: Jill Salvino, United States, 81 min, 2017, Documentary
This feature length documentary that explores the many shades of being gay by what connects us all: love. The film looks at love though 360 degrees... more »
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BLACK COP  Quick View
Dir: Cory Bowles, Canada, 91 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
It’s not easy being a black cop. Your community doesn’t trust you, your colleagues are wary of you, and everyone assumes you hate NWA. And when the... more »
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BLACKMOOR  Quick View
Dir: James Lewis, England, 11 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A STRANGER visits an isolated house, apparently to buy it. Bewildered by this haggard but insistent man, its occupant DAVID reluctantly turns tour g... more »
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BLIND FAITH  Quick View
Dir: Taishon Black, United States, 11 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Imagine meeting Jesus. What would you say to him? Would you recognize him? That's the conundrum facing a man like Henry Mickels. On a road trip towa... more »
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BLOWS WITH THE WIND  Quick View
Dir: Hazhir As'adi, Iran, 6 min, 2017, Animation
After occurring some events for the scarecrow, scarecrow becomes human. ... more »
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BREATHE  Quick View
Dir: Brendan Lee, United States, 5 min, 2017, Short Narrative
PAUL is a firefighter. One day, while at the Long Island City waterfront he looses himself in his thoughts, reflecting on his life, his wife, his jo... more »
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BRICKLAYER'S POET  Quick View
Dir: Gino Cafarelli, United States, 19 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A chance encounter between a bricklayer and a poet becomes more deep than what's on the surface. ... more »
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BUILDINGS AT NIGHT  Quick View
Dir: Bridget Skelly at UNMS, United States, 2 min, 2017, Animation
In this delightful hand drawn stop motion animation, we get to catch a glimpse of what is behind the curtains in buildings at night.... more »
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CAL & V  Quick View
Dir: Timothy Offor, United States, 13 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Shot primarily in one take, this film depicts a moment in the lives of two former lovers. Cal Reese, a movie star, fresh off a career comeback, retu... more »
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CASEY  Quick View
Dir: Shanrica Evans, United States, 6 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A teenager with gender dysphoria witnesses the physical assault of a transgender woman. ... more »
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CITIPATI  Quick View
Dir: Andreas Feix, Germany, 6 min, 2017, Animation
After being subjected to a cataclysmic meteorite impact, a small dinosaur attempts to battle the horrific aftermath both physically & psychologicall... more »
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CLOUD KUMO  Quick View
Dir: Yvonne Ng, United States, 15 min, 2016, Short Narrative
CLOUD KUMO is an experimental film that recounts the devastation of Hiroshima atomic bombing when Satoko Ishii, a real atomic bomb survivor revisit... more »
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COLD STORAGE  Quick View
Dir: Thomas Freundlich, Finland, 9 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a... more »
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COME AND PLAY (KOMM UND SPIEL)  Quick View
Dir: Daria Belova, Germany, 30 min, 2013, Short Narrative
Berlin. Grisha, a Russian-German boy, fools around with a wooden stick toygun. The longer he plays, the further he is thrust into an altered reality... more »
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COMPARTMENTS  Quick View
Dir: Daniella Koffler & Uli Seis, United States, 15 min, 2017, Animation
Netta, a young Israeli woman wishes to immigrate to Berlin. Her father, the son of Holocaust survivors, is horrified by her decision to live in the... more »
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CONFUCIUS PLAZA  Quick View
Dir: Patrick Chen, United States, 4 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Within this building of 762 apartments there's a story in each of them. ... more »
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CRASH  Quick View
Dir: Hong Heng Fai, Macau, 22 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Choi found his mother with advanced Dementia was missing one day. He asked around to search for her, but to no avail. He then put a post in the soci... more »
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CYCLE  Quick View
Dir: Heath Hofmeister , United States, 4 min, 2017, Documentary
A Friday night bike ride becomes a battle for the essence of liberty. One rider's view of a Critical Mass Ride in Manhattan on September 30, 2005. I... more »
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DALIA  Quick View
Dir: Rafael Escolar, Argentina, 84 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
Following her separation from her husband after 30 years of marriage, Dalia's life seems to have vanished. Elsa, her housemaid, is the only one who... more »
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DATING ON SET WEB SERIES  Quick View
Dir: Josh Accardo, United States, 5 min, 2014, Short Narrative
Dating on Set is a comedy web series following the dating lives of two people that work in the adult film industry. Josh is a 30 year old on set pho... more »
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DAY SIX (DÍA SEIS)  Quick View
Dir: Juan Pablo Arroyo Abraham, Mexico, 102 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
Carmen, a young actress, is trapped between the love she feels for Pablo and her marriage with Joaquín, Pablo's best friend. When she learns she's f... more »
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DECODING DARKMATTER  Quick View
Dir: Crystal Waterton, United States, 21 min, 2017, Documentary
Decoding DarkMatter is a short documentary film about two Asian transgender poetry performance artists: Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian.... more »
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DISAPPEAR  Quick View
Dir: Shaun O Connor , Ireland, 11 min, 2016, Short Narrative
In a psychiatrist's office, a young man whose life has been all but ruined by anxious thoughts comes to a new and frightening conclusion about his c... more »
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DO YOU WANT TO BUY SOME COOKIES?  Quick View
Dir: Tomas Griffin, United States, 15 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Alex is stressed out while preparing for his job interview. Amy is a 6 year old girl scout, determined to sell her cookies. When the doorbell rings... more »
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EKAJ  Quick View
Dir: Cati Gonzalez, United States, 80 min, 2015, Feature Narrative
“Kids” meets “Midnight cowboy.” A love story between two drifters, a naive teenager and a hustler. The film capture’s a runaway journey to New Yor... more »
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ELISABETH  Quick View
Dir: Katharina Woll, Germany, 19 min, 2013, Short Narrative
Elisabeth is a writer. Since her mother was sent to a nursing home, she lives completely isolated, spending her days writing.One day when Elisabeth... more »
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ENDGAME - A FILM ABOUT ASSISTED DYING  Quick View
Dir: Andi Reiss, Switzerland, 85 min, 2017, Documentary
Endgame is a feature documentary exploring the legal, medical, moral and personal complexities of assisted dying, one of the most controversial deba... more »
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ENOUGH  Quick View
Dir: Christina Raia, United States, 8 min, 2017, Short Narrative
The lives of three women collide in one night when two of them decide to rob the house the other is house sitting. ... more »
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FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE  Quick View
Dir: Anuz Thapa, United States, 10 min, 2017, Documentary
The feature documentary focusses on the reluctance of the criminal justice system to charge anybody with 'hate crime'. Imam Maulama Akonjee and his... more »
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FINAL POLISH  Quick View
Dir: Paul Kelly, United States, 18 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Two women discover they have similar interests--dead husbands. Tagline: Wine, women and ashes add up to party time. ... more »
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FLAGGED: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY  Quick View
Dir: Miles McKeller-Smith & Acobe Cheek, United States, 15 min, 2017, Documentary
After being thrown into the national spotlight, a young North Carolina educator learns what "Making America Great Again" means and how deep the love... more »
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FLED. LAY. FELL.  Quick View
Dir: Bruno Carnide , Portugal, 3 min, 2017, Short Narrative
FLED. LAY. FELL. When reaching adulthood, a young woman talks about her days within a dysfunctional family; her fears, wishes and frustrations. That... more »
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FLINT MICHIGAN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2017  Quick View
Dir: Holly Hey, United States, 6 min, 2017, Documentary
A short documentary about Vanessa, a grandmother in Flint, Michigan who shares her stories about the daily struggles she faces while living through... more »
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FORGIVE ME  Quick View
Dir: Besim Ugzmajli, Kosovo, 15 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Bujar, a youngster, is manipulated by a kosovar Imam in joining terrorist groups fighting in Syria. He secretly joins the war and then asks his olde... more »
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FRAGMENTS 83  Quick View
Dir: Richard Millen, United States, 19 min, 2017, Documentary
Fragments 83 rediscovers—and re-purposes—Richard Millen’s 1983 experimental film If You Can’t Be with the One You Love, shot in Brooklyn and the Wes... more »
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FRESH BLOOD  Quick View
Dir: Richa Rudola, United States, 7 min, 2017, Short Narrative
When a young South Asian girl is forced into the sex trade, she must choose her path to freedom even if it involves a vampire ... more »
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FRIENDS FOR LIFE  Quick View
Dir: The Atomik Age Project, United States, 13 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Inevitably we sit around the table and reminisce. Laughter erupts while talking about our collective memories. We’ve known each other for so many ye... more »
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FUCKING MY WAY BACK HOME  Quick View
Dir: Shawn Whitney, Kathryn Palmateer, Canada, 70 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
After her mother dies, a sex worker has one night to get enough money to stop her mother's house from being repossessed and return home to collect h... more »
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GHOSTLIGHT  Quick View
Dir: Richard Mazda, United States, 14 min, 2017, Short Narrative
This horror movie is completely acted by the students of The Secret Theatre Academy's first ever film class. Like all classic horror movies we see t... more »
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GOULASH  Quick View
Dir: Michael Taylor Jackson, United States, 4 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A sweet old lady prepares a salty revenge. ... more »
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HALF UNDER  Quick View
Dir: Laura Schulberg, United States, 11 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Truths about Julia and her future come rushing to the surface in this surreal tour through time and space. ... more »
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HALIM  Quick View
Dir: Werner Fiedler, Austria, 30 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Elias is a shy boy who likes to talk to his bird rather than playing with other kids. When he meets the quirky artist Halim, a tender friendship dev... more »
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HANDLE WITH CARE  Quick View
Dir: Michael Mercadante, United States, 9 min, 2017, Short Narrative
James is house sitting for an eccentric Entomologist (bug scientist) when one of the potentially dangerous creepy-crawlies escapes from its containe... more »
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HATTIE GOES CRUISING  Quick View
Dir: Konstantin Bock, United States, 18 min, 2015, Documentary
While rifling through his collection of dirty photos of horse-hung tricks, Hattie shares his vivid memories, insights, and practical advice for pick... more »
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HOLY WEEK  Quick View
Dir: Charlotte Istel, United States, 27 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A lot can happen in a dayâ€"especially the day Jesus died. Between fantasizing about Pastor Ellen, getting her braces off, fighting over an Easter h... more »
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HONEY  Quick View
Dir: Pedro Moreno del Oso, Spain, 9 min, 2018, Short Narrative
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IMPERVIA  Quick View
Dir: Patrick Devaney, United States, 34 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A poor, interracial family lives at the border of the wealthy city they used to be a part of. Barely surviving on their own, in the only house withi... more »
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JABARI KEATING  Quick View
Dir: Stacey Larkins, United States, 10 min, 2016, Short Narrative
An African American male reflects on his life, after making a life altering decision. ... more »
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JAX & KATE  Quick View
Dir: Ryan Sarno, United States, 19 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Jax & Kate have been living in a 'La La Land' so-to speak. They have been going around committing crimes together for a few years prior to the film.... more »
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KAYLA IN 1A  Quick View
Dir: Travis Wood, United States, 4 min, 2017, Animation
On September 6th, 2016, I moved in with Kayla, we had never met prior to that day. This is a film about a peculiar roommate that I never really spok... more »
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KIT  Quick View
Dir: Karen Frances, United States, 5 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A mockumentary about a woman who knows she will marry Kit Harrington. ... more »
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KNOWING NOTHING COLD  Quick View
Dir: Jeff Kao, United States, 92 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
'Knowing Nothing Cold' is about mid-western American teenagers in the late 1970s, attempting the impossible-a graceful entrance into adulthood. ... more »
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KUPAL  Quick View
Dir: Kazem Mollaie, Iran, 81 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
“Kupal” is the story of a hunter and a taxidermist, called “Dr. Ahmad Kupal”. On the last day of the year, moments before the turn of the year, he f... more »
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LET IT GO   Quick View
Dir: Ishrat Zehrin, United States, 5 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A boy doesn’t want to share his soccer ball.... more »
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LIGHT  Quick View
Dir: Suela Bako, Yllka Gjollesha, Albania, 53 min, 2017, Documentary
The “ LIGHT” film documentary deals with the life and work of well known Albanian photographer Gjon Mili, his beginnings as an immigrant in Americ... more »
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LILLY RIGGS  Quick View
Dir: Naman Gupta, United States, 30 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Blondie, an ex-con, plans his early retirement with one last job, with this one 'last' job he will be set for life. It's an easy in, easy out inside... more »
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LOVE ADDICT  Quick View
Dir: Sara Baskin, Matt Clegg, United States, 8 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Desperate for love, Ella ignores her intuition and attaches to someone she hasn't met. ... more »
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MANIC  Quick View
Dir: Kate Marks, United States, 17 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Aurora, an obsessive overachiever is hell-bent on getting into Yale. However, when a manic episode lands her in a school for kids with mental illnes... more »
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MARIA'S WORLD  Quick View
Dir: Antonio De La Cruz, United States, 10 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A young girl that had a traumatic experience prepares to go out into the world again. ... more »
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MARTINI BOMBINI O'FEENEY MOONAY  Quick View
Dir: Gerard Mooney, United States, 6 min, 2017, Animation
A hand drawn animation about an eight-year-old boy who builds his own hydrogen powered racecar to enter in the Big Race. When they find out he's onl... more »
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MAXIMÓN - DEVIL OR SAINT (Santo o Diablo)  Quick View
Dir: Robert Flanagan, Suzan Al-Doghachi, Guatemala, 66 min, 2014, Documentary
MAXIMÓN - Devil or Saint (66min.) is a documentary about the controversial Maya deity, also known as the drinking and smoking saint of Guatemala. Ma... more »
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MEETING MACGUFFIN  Quick View
Dir: Catya Plate, United States, 9 min, 2017, Animation
In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has fallen apart, a group of scientists and an animated sign complete the construction of a new human ra... more »
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MIRACLE MAKER  Quick View
Dir: Kate Marks, United States, 13 min, 2014, Short Narrative
When a 12 year-old vacuum cleaner salesman's assistant hears about a miracle maker living on the edge of the desert, he puts a plan in place to turn... more »
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MISSIONARIES  Quick View
Dir: Lionel Jeffries, Jim Gifford, United States, 8 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Hartford Police Department File-JAG, often referred to as "Missionaries", is an unreleased Connecticut police tape known to have been submitted anon... more »
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MMF  Quick View
Dir: Leonard Garner, Germany, 10 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A pair of thirtysomethings picks up a young, attractive black man for a threesome. As they review the experience, they probe each other, masking the... more »
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MONDAY  Quick View
Dir: Liz Levine, Canada, 6 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Lily sits at her kitchen table, smoking and waiting for her son Shawn to come home. Restless, she organizes pills and polishes cutlery to pass the t... more »
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MOON OVER MOLOKAI  Quick View
Dir: Jodie Rae Charity, United States, 3 min, 2017, Short Narrative
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MOUNTAINS  Quick View
Dir: Laurie Berenhaus, United States, 4 min, 2017, Animation
What happens when you look up? Take a leap and find where the lines between our everyday lives and the fantastical take flight. In mac/glidden’s psy... more »
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MOUSE  Quick View
Dir: Celine Held, Logan George, United States, 11 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Vanessa and Danny are down on their luck, so when an unlikely can of Unica brand beans falls to their kitchen floor, they aim to squeeze out every p... more »
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MR. FOOD  Quick View
Dir: Peter Lozado, United States, 4 min, 2014, Animation
A hungry little monster runs into a much hungrier and much bigger monster!... more »
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MY NAME IS SOMEBODY  Quick View
Dir: Orges Bakalli, United States, 14 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Bruno is living the "American dream." He has a loving wife, owns a bar and is expecting his first child. He is hiding a secret however; a secret he... more »
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NEVADA  Quick View
Dir: Javier Kühn, Spain, 15 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Las Vegas. A hotel's room. Two women. Elsa does not know exactly what she is doing. For Mrs. Taylor, the secret is to turn to those who are never su... more »
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NEXT  Quick View
Dir: Elena Brodach, Russia, 7 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Another night, another naked body in her bed. She feels no love, just passion. A sharp lancet in her hands and a hidden box with her secrets. Only s... more »
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NO KISSING  Quick View
Dir: Jacob L Seltzer, United States, 13 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Two high school best friends play off each others insecurities in a quest to lose their virginity. ... more »
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NO ONE IS SAFE FROM SON OF SAM  Quick View
Dir: Heath Benfield, United States, 8 min, 2017, Documentary
Experience the fear and paranoia of New York City during the Summer of 1977. This short documentary explores the legacy of the Son of Sam case using... more »
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NOT MAKING EASY IS MOVIES  Quick View
Dir: Johannes Bachmann, Switzerland, 10 min, 2017, Short Narrative
In this mazy filmplay Joggeli tries screening old film spools which leads to a nostalgic journey in the traces of his great-grandfather that bears a... more »
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NOTHING CHANGES: ART FOR HANK'S SAKE  Quick View
Dir: Matthew Kaplowitz, United States, 80 min, 2016, Documentary
How far would you go to pursue your passion? At 87 years old, Hank Virgona commutes to his Union Square studio six days a week and makes art. Despit... more »
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OATMEAL  Quick View
Dir: Alessia Gatti , United States, 14 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A woman struggling to balance her lofty work ambitions has an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend and recovers her lost spark. ... more »
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OFF TRACK BETTY  Quick View
Dir: Clayton Dean Smith, United States, 19 min, 2016, Short Narrative
In an ever-changing corner of New York City, a longtime resident realizes she no longer recognizes the neighborhood that she calls home. Unsure abou... more »
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OME: TALES FROM A VANISHING HOMELAND (OME: Historias De Una Selva En Desaparicon)  Quick View
Dir: Raul Paz Pastrana, United States, 29 min, 2013, Documentary
Filmed in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon in the Yasuni biosphere, "OME: Tales From a Vanishing Homeland" offers incredible access to the unique... more »
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ON THE ENDLESS ROAD  Quick View
Dir: Siu Pham, Vietnam, 93 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
The highland of Northern Vietnam, two motorbikes meet up, one of an old Western man at the end of his travel, and one of an young well-off local cou... more »
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OPEN LAND - MEETING JOHN ABERCROMBIE  Quick View
Dir: Arno Oehri, Liechtenstein, 90 min, 2016, Documentary
Amazingly authentic, the film Open Land offers an intimate portrait of it's protagonist, living jazz legend John Abercrombie. This wonderful encount... more »
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ORIZABA'S PEAK  Quick View
Dir: Jaime Fidalgo, Mexico, 11 min, 2017, Short Narrative
In a cozy bistro, an increasingly heated discussion between two good buddies reveals their latent sexual prejudices, as one admits to feeling finall... more »
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OUR WONDERFUL NATURE - THE COMMON CHAMELEON  Quick View
Dir: Tomer Eshed, Germany, 3 min, 2016, Animation
The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before... more »
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OUT  Quick View
Dir: Amanda Alvich, United States, 11 min, 2017, Short Narrative
It took Samantha 24 years to come out to her family as gay, but only about two minutes for her parents to completely embarrass her in front of her g... more »
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PAGE ONE  Quick View
Dir: Don P. Hooper, United States, 8 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Veteran actor Abel Worthy's career of dying first in all his movies gets put to the ultimate test when his latest film gets attacked by bloodthirsty... more »
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PANIC ATTACK!  Quick View
Dir: Eileen O'Meara, United States, 3 min, 2016, Animation
You know the nagging thoughts that start with "did I leave the coffee on?" and turn in to "am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This hand-drawn animati... more »
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PARADISE COVE  Quick View
Dir: Jack Flynn & Charlotte Lobdell, United States, 21 min, 2017, Short Narrative
While staying at a rundown motel, a young girl befriends a pink-haired teenager who she thinks is a mermaid. ... more »
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PER  Quick View
Dir: Néha Hirve, Sweden, 6 min, 2017, Documentary
A portrait of Per, who lives on the streets in Norwegian capital Oslo. The only time that per finds solace from his failures in life is when he's in... more »
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PERSONAL SPACE  Quick View
Dir: Aidan Champeau, United States, 7 min, 2017, Short Narrative
short film about the ins and outs of love. ... more »
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PINK & BLUE  Quick View
Dir: James Parris, United States, 6 min, 2017, Animation
Kids often receive unequal gender-related messages from the adults around them. These messages can be as simple as the toys we assign to boys and gi... more »
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PRIA  Quick View
Dir: Yudho Aditya, Indonesia, 20 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A teen living in rural Indonesia struggles between the traditions of his upbringing and his romantic idealization of the freedom of the west. ... more »
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REAL ARTISTS  Quick View
Dir: Cameo Wood, United States, 12 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Against all odds, Sophia Baker just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios -- who’d have thought a fan edit of o... more »
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RECONSTRUCTING REALITY  Quick View
Dir: Alice Wong, Netherlands, 11 min, 2016, Documentary
I thought the truth about my father’s violent death would reveal itself if I investigated enough data on the event. But accessing more information a... more »
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REISOLATED (AISLADO)  Quick View
Dir: Jo Müller Zoltan M. Geller, Dominican Republic, 82 min, 2017, Documentary
Many Dominicans of Haitian descent are facing harsh times since the conservative wing is pushing for a law which would have serious consequences for... more »
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RENDEZ-VOUS  Quick View
Dir: Jimmy Boutry, Thibaud Chaufourier, France, 2 min, 2017, Short Narrative
In a manor out of time, a man begins to paint a canevas. ... more »
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RESTRAINT  Quick View
Dir: Adam Cushman, United States, 95 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
A mentally ill woman who's been submerging her violent impulses for years unravels after she marries a controlling older man and relocates to his su... more »
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RIDDEN  Quick View
Dir: Ethan Nelson, United States, 10 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Paul experiences the awkward minutia of a late night Tinder encounter. ... more »
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RISKI  Quick View
Dir: Otto Reuschel, Germany, 12 min, 2017, Documentary
Along with dozens of other young Moroccan boys between 8 and 18 years old, Mohammed lives on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the port of Meli... more »
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ROOFTOPS OF MY CITY  Quick View
Dir: Maya Jasmin, United States, 15 min, 2017, Short Narrative
"Rooftops of my city" (orig. "Daecher meiner Stadt") tells the story of two Brooklyn neighbors who meet on their rooftops - both foreigners and arti... more »
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ROSE SINGS  Quick View
Dir: Carlos Teran, United States, 6 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Rose is nervous for the upcoming talent show. She is afraid to sing but her friends and practicing make all the difference in the world.... more »
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RUDY'S HOBBY SHOP  Quick View
Dir: Jason Guzman, United States, 5 min, 2017, Documentary
Marvin Cochran, owner of Rudy's Hobby & Art in Astoria Queens, let's us have a glimpse at the day-to-day in this once ice cream parlor, turned hobby... more »
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RULE OF NATURE  Quick View
Dir: Dieter Primig, Namibia, 25 min, 2017, Documentary
Adapt or die? Following a young woman female tribe member of the only few remaining indigenous bushmen of Namibia, we get a uniquely personal and dr... more »
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SACRIFICIAL VIRGINS  Quick View
Dir: Andi Reiss, England, 30 min, 2017, Documentary
SACRIFICIAL VIRGINS: Not for the Greater Good Is the next Thalidomide-style scandal about to break? How young girls are being seriously damage... more »
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SCENES FROM THE ANTHROPOCENE  Quick View
Dir: Gregg Biermann, United States, 14 min, 2017, Documentary
Scenes from the Anthropocene combines material shot at The Bronx Zoo and The Museum of Natural History, with 3D animated material. On the soundtrack... more »
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SCREAMERS  Quick View
Dir: Brian Rogers, United States, 66 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and its notion of 'architecture as protagonist', Screamers is the first feature film by theater, video and... more »
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SIGNATURE  Quick View
Dir: Kei Chikaura, Japan, 13 min, 2017, Short Narrative
An innocent young man from China is anxiously memorizing “his hope” in the middle of the noisy crowd in Shibuya (Tokyo, Japan). Something that might... more »
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SILVER BANGLES  Quick View
Dir: Roshan Bikram Thakuri, Nepal, 15 min, 2017, Short Narrative
The film based on a true incident occurred in Gandakiregion of Nepal during Maoist insurgency about social discrimination in regard to existing cast... more »
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SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS (HAY ALGO EN LA OSCURIDAD)  Quick View
Dir: Fran Casanova, United States, 10 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Veronica is a 6 year old girl who is trying to overcome her fear of the dark. Helped by her mum, she has managed to sleep with nearly all of her l... more »
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SPEAK  Quick View
Dir: John Appleton, United States, 14 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A young woman retreats to the beaches of Cape Cod after a horrific event renders her mute. ... more »
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ST(R)AY  Quick View
Dir: Chiang Yao, Taiwan, 9 min, 2017, Animation
A camel, on a quest to find his missing wife in the desert, faces the dilemma of chasing his treasure or continuing his journey. It's the story of h... more »
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STARLIT  Quick View
Dir: Andrea Ocampo, United States, 90 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
A Romantic Road Movie / Drama Jessica Alvarez is twenty-four and bored. She craves independence and adventure; she needs to feel alive. What she... more »
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STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERFUCKER!  Quick View
Dir: Sébastien Petretti, Belgium, 6 min, 2017, Short Narrative
This is the story of two young guys without any trouble who just want to « screw » without being disturbed.« State of Emergency motherfucker» is a... more »
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STATE TEST  Quick View
Dir: Katherine Rodriguez, United States, 7 min, 2017, Short Narrative
As the State Test Exam approaches, students are preparing for the test of their lives. The students handle their exam nerves in different ways.... more »
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STRANDED  Quick View
Dir: Eli Turk, United States, 2 min, 2017, Animation
Mark is stranded on a raft in middle of the ocean when he encounters another raft. ... more »
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STRONGER TOGETHER  Quick View
Dir: Stacey L Maltin, United States, 9 min, 2017, Short Narrative
When a fired up young woman accidentally brings home a lover with an opposite view on the world she must decide whether lust or murder will win the... more »
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STUNT MOM  Quick View
Dir: Shannon Morrall, United States, 5 min, 2017, Short Narrative
This ordinary mom who is also a professional stunt woman has to juggle parenthood and a dangerous career. When her children want to learn the ropes... more »
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SURE-FIRE  Quick View
Dir: Michael Goldburg, United States, 15 min, 2017, Short Narrative
SURE-FIRE is a short, fast-paced crime comedy about a New York City con man, played by the hilarious PJ Marshall ("Luke Cage," "American Horror Stor... more »
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TAKING OFF  Quick View
Dir: The Ensemble at The Buckley School, United States, 1 min, 2017, Animation
The sweet story of a nesting bird teaching her young brood to fly. Made with paper cut outs and stop motion animation. ... more »
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TEACHER AS STUDENT  Quick View
Dir: Santiago Ossa, United States, 7 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A very young looking Spanish speaking teacher arrives at his new American school where he is to teach….however he is mistaken for a student. He must... more »
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TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND FRACKING  Quick View
Dir: Pam Falkenberg, Jack Cochran, United States, 32 min, 2017, Documentary
An experimental documental essay, Teddy Roosevelt and Fracking explores the beauty and fragility of the North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana landscape... more »
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TEMPO RUBATO  Quick View
Dir: Noelia Santos, United States, 19 min, 2016, Documentary
‘Tempo Rubato' depicts the creative origins and rhythmic roots of a new jazz composition by the acclaimed New York-based Colombian percussionist and... more »
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TERRAZA 7  Quick View
Dir: Carlos Freire, United States, 12 min, 2017, Documentary
Terraza 7 is a bar located in Jackson Heights, New York. It opened its doors in 2002, always with the promise of bringing us a show case of differen... more »
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THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT  Quick View
Dir: Jan Oxenberg, United States, 83 min, 1991, Documentary
Documentary on family issues of elders, aging, and death.... more »
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THE ARCHIVIST  Quick View
Dir: Gregory Buracker, United States, 12 min, 2016, Short Narrative
In a time when memories are put on 16mm film reels, all cataloged in a library, The Archivist who preserves the memories must pursue the Bandit who... more »
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THE CALL  Quick View
Dir: Trina Michelle Robinson, United States, 3 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Anna French, a young African-American teacher from Kentucky, makes plans to participate in the Great Migration by moving to Chicago in 1917. She'll... more »
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THE DEVIL'S ROSE  Quick View
Dir: Hannah Delta Butkus, United States, 7 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A woman falls in love with her kidnapper ... more »
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THE FEVER AND THE FRET  Quick View
Dir: Cath Gulick, United States, 76 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
A shy, artistic loner growing up in the Bronx, 14-year-old Eleanor is tormented at school because of the large birthmarks on her face. At night, she... more »
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THE FOURTH KINGDOM  Quick View
Dir: Alex Lora, Adan Aliaga , Spain, 14 min, 2017, Documentary
The Fourth Kingdom is the kingdom of plastics, a redemption center in NY for immigrants and underdogs where the American Dream becomes possible inde... more »
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THE GIANT OF GARMEH  Quick View
Dir: David Vee, Australia, 12 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A Fairytale from Iran - A story about the power of Music This live-action animation short, is the incredible story of The Giant of Garmeh, and 4 ye... more »
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THE HAUNTING  Quick View
Dir: Camp Henry Campers, United States, 4 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A young student dozes off during a lecture…and wishes he hadn’t!... more »
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THE LAST VISIT  Quick View
Dir: Mark Clauburg, United States, 19 min, 2016, Short Narrative
An accidental meeting between a recently widowed man and a young girl will change both of their lives forever. ... more »
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THE LIE  Quick View
Dir: Teddy Lansing, United States, 6 min, 2017, Short Narrative
When a young man struggles to understand that no matter how small the lie is, it’s still a lie – he is visited by some very important friends.... more »
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THE MAGIC BOMB  Quick View
Dir: Randy Gordon-Gatica, United States, 84 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
The Magic Bomb is the story of a Mexican American who gets enmeshed in a plot to nuke Manhattan on his wedding day. The budget was zero dollars. Usi... more »
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THE MAN WITH THE WESTERN HAT  Quick View
Dir: Cinder Chou, United States, 13 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Anna encounters the handsome cowboy who appears to have stepped from the screen and onto the streets of Brooklyn. She soon discovers he may not be... more »
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THE OTHER SIDE  Quick View
Dir: Griselda San Martin, Spain, 5 min, 2016, Documentary
Just like every other weekend at Friendship Park, dozens of people have come to meet and greet one another on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border f... more »
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THE OTHERS  Quick View
Dir: Amanda Brennan, United States, 19 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Life is always changing. Events connect people together and for a while, they float along the same path. They have moments together that make awesom... more »
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THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR MAHLER  Quick View
Dir: Paul Philipp, Germany, 29 min, 2017, Short Narrative
East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old... more »
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THE RESTAURANT   Quick View
Dir: Genesis Onofre, United States, 6 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Two siblings create a plan to skip a family dinner.... more »
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THE SHELTER  Quick View
Dir: Ysabel Fantou, Germany, 9 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A German-Arabic culture-clash comedy, based on true events: Erwin and Hildegard get lost whilst on a hiking holiday in Bavaria. They end up in a str... more »
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THE SHOULDER  Quick View
Dir: Rebekah Nelson, United States, 10 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A young man kidnaps his older brother and drives him cross country to wean him off heroin. ... more »
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THE SMELL OF OAK  Quick View
Dir: Mark Datuin, Canada, 2 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A woman in denial has difficulty recalling the events of a violent assault. ... more »
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THE SON, THE FATHER...  Quick View
Dir: Lukas Hassel, United States, 13 min, 2017, Short Narrative
The events on a young boy's birthday have twisted consequences far into his future. ... more »
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THE STAGE  Quick View
Dir: Fayaz Bahram, Iran, 3 min, 2018, Short Narrative
In an international show, children from different countries walk on the Stage... ... more »
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THE UNFRIENDED  Quick View
Dir: Claire Dub, United States, 5 min, 2017, Short Narrative
In this dark comedy, five women attend a group therapy session to discuss their social media obsessions. Their neurotic group leader finds an intere... more »
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THE WAITING ROOM  Quick View
Dir: Debra Markowitz, United States, 12 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A woman waiting for her husband to arrive in heaven, is surprised when he shows up with his second wife. ... more »
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THREE RED SWEATERS  Quick View
Dir: Martha Gregory, United States, 8 min, 2017, Documentary
A filmmaker explores memory and the way that we use technology to record our lives - sometimes at the expense of being present for them - through he... more »
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THY FATHER'S CHAIR  Quick View
Dir: Antonio Tibaldi, Alex Lora, United States, 74 min, 2015, Documentary
Under the threat of losing their home, two Orthodox Jewish twin brothers must open the doors to a cleaning company, which will push them to deal wit... more »
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TIMMY SLAYS THE TALENT SHOW  Quick View
Dir: Adam Vincent Wright, United States, 15 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Timmy Andersen slays his community talent show in this modern telling of David vs. Goliath. ... more »
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TO THE FLAME  Quick View
Dir: Alex Webb, United States, 88 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
Kyle is going nowhere fast in his community college film class until he stumbles upon a twisted couple while interviewing neighbors for class. H... more »
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TOM AND THE DOMME  Quick View
Dir: Keith Marlin, United States, 20 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Tom likes his 'hot sauce' spicy. Melanie, not so much. But has it always been that way? Life under the microscope of co-habitation in NYC, compounde... more »
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TOP OF THE WORLD  Quick View
Dir: Ela Thier, United States, 13 min, 2012, Short Narrative
When help shows up at the door of a down-and-out man, will he be able to accept it? ... more »
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TRANSMISSION  Quick View
Dir: Varun Raman, Tom Hancock, England, 17 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Welcome To Britannia. Together We Stand Alone.... more »
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TWISTED TIME TRAVEL  Quick View
Dir: Isabel Tiburcio Parsa Tadayon, United States, 6 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Three cowboys invent a crazy time machine that mixes everything up.... more »
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TWO MARXISTS IN HOLLYWOOD  Quick View
Dir: Zoe Beloff, United States, 26 min, 2016, Documentary
A series of Interviews with Sergei Eisenstein and Bertolt Brecht about their experiences in Hollywood. The film was shot in contemporary locations i... more »
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TYRANNOSAURUS DEATH!  Quick View
Dir: Adam Volerich, United States, 15 min, 2016, Short Narrative
'Tyrannosaurus Death!' is a whimsical romp through suburban melancholy told through split timelines. We follow Russell, a traumatized loner who poet... more »
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UNIFORM  Quick View
Dir: Ellie Foumbi, Michael Niederman, United States, 10 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Parents are at odds with what to do when their 6-year old son is sent home from school for wearing a dress. ... more »
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VIOLETTA  Quick View
Dir: Aaron Lehmann, United States, 9 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A young girl, Violetta, is coming of age via her voyeuristic obsessions, which transport her out of a tragic home life. ... more »
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WE WILL NOT BE SILENT  Quick View
Dir: Caryn Cline, United States, 3 min, 2017, Documentary
A 16mm camera roll documenting the Womxn's March in Seattle on January 21, 2017. ... more »
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WEDGETAIL  Quick View
Dir: Greg Blakey, Australia, 82 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
Lonely and isolated in Australia, Simon, a middle aged man travels to Cambodia searching for love. Once there, Simon begins a fragile self explorati... more »
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YESTERDAY LAST YEAR  Quick View
Dir: Jeff Hanley, Canada, 76 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
A love triangle gets even more complicated once a time machine enters the picture. ... more »
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YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING  Quick View
Dir: Goran Stolevski, Australia, 18 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A doctor's tentative romance with the hospital's Arabic interpreter is evolving into something deeper. But everything is not as it seems. ... more »
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ZOIS  Quick View
Dir: Bujar Alimani, United States, 60 min, 2016, Documentary
Escaping the electrical fence and dodging border guards' bullets was just the beginning of a long journey from Eastern Europe to the USA. ... more »
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