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2020 EDITION FILM LINEUP

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(UN)CERTAINTY  Quick View
Dir: Grace Wang, Canada, 12 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A woman enters the forest and encounters a stranger, or does she? ... more »
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4 EVER FAB  Quick View
Dir: The Atomik Age Project , United States, 8 min, 2018, Short Narrative
"4 Ever Fab," is a video tribute and award-winning song to the world's greatest band, the Beatles. During the 1960s, their music was the soundtrack... more »
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A HAPPY DIVORCE  Quick View
Dir: Jamal Hodge, United States, 24 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Intelligent, beautiful, defiant, Jenny has the courage to follow her desires to get what she wants, but at what price? When our deepest desires lea... more »
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ABOUT COLONIA  Quick View
Dir: Eduardo Shlomo Velázquez, Dominican Republic, 30 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Colonia is a nineteen-year-old Dominican-American nursing student who lives in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn with her eccentric and religiously conse... more »
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ACAIACA  Quick View
Dir: Axel Sande, Brazil, 7 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Acaiaca is based on a legend about a sacred cedar that was chopped down by the Portuguese, which caused the destruction of the nearby Puri Indian tr... more »
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AFFLICTION  Quick View
Dir: Christina Raia, United States, 6 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Two coworkers contemplate the aftermath of an encounter. ... more »
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AGE OF BRYCE  Quick View
Dir: David Feagan, Brian Elliott, United States, 10 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Smothered by an adoring, over-protective mom, 12-year-old Bryce Yancy Paul (Bip) is pushed to the brink of pubescent revolution. It's time to ripen.... more »
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ALZHEIMER'S  Quick View
Dir: Peter Vietro-Hannum, United States, 7 min, 2019, Short Narrative
As her husband Walter shows increasing signs of severe mental illness, Nancy fights to hold on to the memory of their marriage while struggling with... more »
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AN INTERLOPER'S KISS  Quick View
Dir: Grace Kim, United States, 7 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A portrait of a woman's everyday life seen through the perspective of an unlikely voyeuristic love interest. ... more »
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AN UPSIDE-DOWN TALE (UN CUENTO AL REVÉS)  Quick View
Dir: Inés Pintor Sierra, Pablo Santidrián, Spain, 13 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Luz and Javier meet after two years apart. They have a child in common and they used to be a family. This reunion may be a new beginning or an endin... more »
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ANENI  Quick View
Dir: Jack Hawkins, England, 16 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Aneni makes just enough to survive and not enough to care for her little girl. She's invisible, ignored - and stronger than you can imagine. VIMEO... more »
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ANONYMOUS  Quick View
Dir: Michael Cutrone, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A recovering addict named Kam struggles to stay clean with the help of his new friend Johnny. When they meet another addict named Evan, things take... more »
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ANOTHER ROUND  Quick View
Dir: Brandon Regina, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A man and a woman have a drink to rekindle their former relationship, but they may be harboring secrets that could lead to the ultimate betrayal. ... more »
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ART SHOW  Quick View
Dir: Claire Dub, Canada, 4 min, 2019, Short Narrative
The legitimacy of an influential artist's work is called into question. ... more »
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AS ONE  Quick View
Dir: David Spaltro, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Jill must put one foot in front of the other to move through her grief, and with connection she discovers that every mile has a story. ... more »
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BELIEVIN'  Quick View
Dir: Daryl Lathon, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A comedy about mourning. ... more »
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BIRDY  Quick View
Dir: Nathalie Simone Touboul, United States, 8 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A young homeless woman wanders into an opportunity that leads to a magical day. ... more »
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BUBBY & THEM  Quick View
Dir: Hazel Katz, Je'Jae Daniels, United States, 20 min, 2017, Short Narrative
When Je'Jae is kicked out of their home, attacked on the street, and ostracized by religious leaders, adoptive grandmother Bubby Razi provides a spa... more »
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BUT FIRST...  Quick View
Dir: Erin Brown Thomas, United States, 4 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Coffee literally changes the way I see, think, and interact with other people. BUT FIRST is my way of exploring this through two of my favorite med... more »
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CASHED  Quick View
Dir: Ethan Itzkow, United States, 14 min, 2017, Short Narrative
After a rare night of drinking on her 25th birthday, Jess wakes up to a wicked hangover and surprise unemployment. As she struggles with whether or... more »
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CATFIGHT  Quick View
Dir: Ariel Sinelnikoff, United States, 14 min, 2019, Short Narrative
While attempting to escape the underground world of Catfighting - a sport where women are forced to fight one another to the death for the entertain... more »
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CLEATS (Krampon)  Quick View
Dir: Abdullah Sahin, Turkey, 10 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Ilyas and Ahmet are two close friends. Emir, Syrian refugee completes the gang. Ilyas wants to make the tryouts for a local football team and saves... more »
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COFFIN DECOLLETÉ  Quick View
Dir: Nancy Kamal, Egypt, 6 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Minor girl noticed wedding preparations in her home .. She was shocked because she did not expect to be the bride. The film highlights the suffering... more »
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CON DIOS  Quick View
Dir: Carlos Ibarra, United States, 12 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Inspired by a true story, Con Dios is a short film centering around an immigrant family struggling to carve out a life in America. Seventeen-year-ol... more »
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CONEY ISLAND SUNRISE  Quick View
Dir: vagabond Beaumont, United States, 15 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A young musician struggling with the contradictions and antagonisms of her newfound fame meets her brother In Coney Island. Her concerned brother li... more »
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CONSENT: A SHORT COMEDY ABOUT A SERIOUS SUBJECT  Quick View
Dir: Kimmy Gatewood, United States, 12 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A singer ignores her fan's consent in this romantic comedy gone wrong. An allegory about sexual assault with absolutely no sex. ... more »
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CURTAINS  Quick View
Dir: Dane Ray, United States, 14 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A woman calls into a radio station and convinces the DJ to come to a hotel room in town.... more »
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DEFINITELY SOY  Quick View
Dir: Ruben Zaccaroni , United States, 13 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A modern day David and Goliath urban adaptation, whereas this trippy short is turned - and David evolves into the young villain; and, Goliath is the... more »
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DEMONS  Quick View
Dir: Ariana DiValentino, United States, 9 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A young woman facing the shock of a toxic relationship recounts the tale of how she developed an unusual quality: menstrual blood that's corrosive t... more »
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DESERT RATS  Quick View
Dir: Shaz Bennett, United States, 9 min, 2018, Short Narrative
People think nothing survives in the Salt Flats, but Lily did. ... more »
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DRAGON SONG  Quick View
Dir: David McClister, United States, 19 min, 2019, Short Narrative
In the wilderness of Oregon territory in 1875, Sherriff Lamberic White is drunkenly beating his one-time friend Spiney Shamblins to death. Young and... more »
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DRAGONFLY  Quick View
Dir: Nicholas Marchetti, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Faced with rejection after rejection, aspiring actress Amelia makes a living performing for the anonymous eyes of webcam watchers. ... more »
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DRESS CODE  Quick View
Dir: Melanie Notinger, United States, 9 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Dani, an introverted undergrad, struggles to meet the challenge of a poetry assignment that asks her to be vulnerable. She freaks when her effortles... more »
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END OF SUMMER  Quick View
Dir: Serena Kuo, United States, 14 min, 2019, Short Narrative
On the way to college, Dawn's life is flipped upside down when her father is struck by a heart attack in the middle of the desert. ... more »
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EVERY.SINGLE.ONE (KARUNA)  Quick View
Dir: Cherie Sampson, United States, 5 min, 2019, Short Narrative
The first 72 hours after a hereditary breast cancer diagnosis are depicted through a tense montage of sound juxtaposed with close-ups of gestural ex... more »
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EXTENDED STAY  Quick View
Dir: Paul Kim, United States, 12 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Ricky and Melanie are a couple that face the gritty realities of living an impoverished lifestyle in an extended-stay motel. To make things more com... more »
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FAR FROM ORDINARY  Quick View
Dir: Paul Bugarin, United States, 13 min, 2018, Short Narrative
David Thompson is an unassuming outsider who is about to embark on a big time project that will change his life forever. He updates his social media... more »
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FLAT-EARTHER  Quick View
Dir: Chris Wronka, United States, 11 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Seb and Clara's relationship is tested when Seb begins to escape into the fantasy of Flat-Earth theory. ... more »
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FLORA  Quick View
Dir: Javier Kühn, Spain, 13 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A Victorian story about life, death and everything in between. ... more »
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FLOW  Quick View
Dir: Mansi Bhajanka, India, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
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FORGET ME NOTS  Quick View
Dir: Daniel Marcha, United States, 13 min, 2019, Short Narrative
In the wake of their parents' untimely death, twin brother and sister, Lucy and Leo, must re-evaluate their relationship or risk losing one another... more »
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FREAKS & ANIMALS  Quick View
Dir: Sarah Tither-Kaplan, United States, 9 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Leaders of a pole dance empowered movement workshop have built a cult of personality within their practice and are trapped in a cycle of violence in... more »
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FRICASÉ  Quick View
Dir: Taly Uriarte, United States, 10 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Living in a dystopian regime where undocumented immigrants are persecuted, two sisters, stuck in hiding, take a risk to preserve a family tradition.... more »
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FUGUE  Quick View
Dir: Laura Neri, Greece, 17 min, 2019, Short Narrative
No two losses are alike, yet grief can create its own sort of kinship. ... more »
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GABRIELLE  Quick View
Dir: Nicola Rose, United States, 13 min, 2019, Short Narrative
When 13-year-old Gabrielle signs up for ballet, she encounters bullying from her teacher — and friendship in an unexpected place. A story about frie... more »
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GENTRIFIED RICK  Quick View
Dir: Tyrik Washington, United States, 12 min, 2019, Short Narrative
The trauma of gentrification through the experiences of a 13-year-old boy from Brooklyn, NY.... more »
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GHOUL CATCHERS  Quick View
Dir: Joseph Voce, Thomas Finn, United States, 73 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A group of childhood friends are committed to proving the existence of the paranormal. ... more »
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GLAMOROUS  CITY  Quick View
Dir: Ji Yuan, China, 12 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Due to the rising cost of living, the illegal construction of the house is facing the problem of demolition. The North drift girl Smile is not knowi... more »
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GOLD STAR  Quick View
Dir: Paul Frankl, England, 14 min, 2018, Short Narrative
GOLD STAR is the story of Joanna, an 18-year-old Jewish school girl, who, after a one night stand, gets pregnant. She begins to turn to Orthodox Jud... more »
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HANGED  Quick View
Dir: Roqiye Tavakoli, Iran, 12 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Short film about a 40-year-old woman who weighs 300 pounds and works as a hangman in the Yazd province in Iran. ... more »
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HAPPY FRIDAY  Quick View
Dir: José Antonio Campos Aguilera, Spain, 13 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Chari has always lived over the line, but she cannot take it anymore. Against all odds, capitalism offers her an opportunity to get rid of her bonds... more »
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HARD SHADOW  Quick View
Dir: Neda Khanifar, Iran, 3 min, 2019, Short Narrative
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HERE LIES BEATRICE  Quick View
Dir: Sam LaBella, United States, 13 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Here Lies Beatrice is the story of a mother's assumed last day alive, in which she reacts to post-menopausal bleeding by preparing her own burial.... more »
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HUMAN BEING  Quick View
Dir: Amy Frear, United States, 7 min, 2019, Short Narrative
While on an important mission on earth, an alien who has taken the form of a human accidentally becomes pregnant and seeks an abortion. ... more »
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HUNDRED RUPEES  Quick View
Dir: TR Gaudel TR Gaudel, Nepal, 20 min, 2019, Short Narrative
This inspirational short movie is based on truth and reality. The protagonists of this film are stone grinder making mother and her begging daughter... more »
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ICREAM  Quick View
Dir: Matilda Karlsson, Sweden, 2 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A lighthearted short on the repercussions of sexualisation and objectification of women in every day situations. ... more »
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IDENTITY CHECK  Quick View
Dir: Patrick Devaney, United States, 18 min, 2020, Short Narrative
After two decades of controlling the world's Virtual Reality market, MDI and its founder, Douglas McKinney, are in complete financial ruin. His toug... more »
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I'M NOT LOST  Quick View
Dir: Tom Capps, United States, 11 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Lyndsay can't find her way without her smartphone. Maybe some strangers on the streets of NYC can help? ... more »
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IN SYNC  Quick View
Dir: Eddie Shieh, United States, 5 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A young couple walk a fine line while thriving in an open marriage until they catch each other breaking their own rules. ... more »
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INCURABLE  Quick View
Dir: Michelle Bossy, United States, 9 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Trina wants to tell the man she loves about the invisible illness she hides, but when her imagination gets the best of her, it leads her on a roller... more »
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IT'S TIME FOR TEA  Quick View
Dir: Matthew J. Kaplan, United States, 9 min, 2018, Short Narrative
After the death of their young daughter, all that remains in Rebecca and Allen's home is an extensive toy collection and profound grief. Both are at... more »
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KEPT  Quick View
Dir: Monica Zinn, United States, 22 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A young couple's dysfunctional relationship turns a romantic wine country getaway into a toxic bid for power. ... more »
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KIDS DON'T RIDE BIKES ANYMORE  Quick View
Dir: Ganeesh Genus, United States, 10 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A comedic drama following Ant and Dana, a struggling couple in Queens. The two go on a journey in search of a pregnancy test to see if their little... more »
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KOKOKIDS OF PARIS  Quick View
Dir: Alexia Colette, France, 14 min, 2019, Short Narrative
LOU-ANN, a shy 6 year old, meets the smart and witty CHAYA, 8, at a park in Paris. They quickly bond over their shared love of afro-electro dance an... more »
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LATTESHIP  Quick View
Dir: Hsing-Fang Tsai, Daishi Takishima, United States, 4 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Latteship is a 3D animated short created by Flora Hsing-Fang Tsai and Daishi Takishima. The animation story follows Sigri and Kona, two otters who h... more »
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LE VICE  Quick View
Dir: Jouerouge, Canada, 5 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Le vice is a self-reflective story about a girl and her obsession with perfection. It's a story that explores a battle within one individual and his... more »
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LIKE.SHARE.REPOST.  Quick View
Dir: Stanislav Shelestov, Russia, 8 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Two guys decide to become bloggers. In order to get views and likes they take some experimental military pills which deprive them of any sense of pa... more »
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LIMITED  Quick View
Dir: Mark Datuin, Canada, 14 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Maria and Milo have always had a peculiar mother-son relationship that had never been questioned. That is until one day its limit is exercised. It i... more »
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LITTLE BOY  Quick View
Dir: Erika Santosuosso, Adam Griffith, United States, 6 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Reese meets with his sister Shelley reluctant to reveal his greatest secret. Shelley reassures him that fear is not a sign a weakness. ... more »
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LITTLE SICILY  Quick View
Dir: Nina Juliano, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
In 1950s Little Italy, Delaware, a teenage girl from an immigrant family must decide whether to destroy another woman's life to save her own. Her si... more »
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LOLLIPOP  Quick View
Dir: Amanda Moresco , United States, 7 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A woman cheating on her boyfriend is caught in a web of lies, but her lover isn't playing it straight either. ... more »
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LOOK FURTHER  Quick View
Dir: Sergio Lodolce, United States, 24 min, 2019, Short Narrative
After the overnight disappearance of his partner, a man finds himself down a dreadful path beyond the scope of his understanding. ... more »
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LOST TREASURE OF THE VALLEY  Quick View
Dir: Robert Husted, United States, 25 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A young photographer and an adventurer discover that all of the abandoned shopping carts in LA's San Fernando Valley lead to a hidden cave off of Se... more »
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MEDIUM RARE  Quick View
Dir: Dina Graham, United States, 8 min, 2019, Short Narrative
After her first rebellious night out with friends, 16 year-old Claire finds the effects of her adventure, a little hard to stomach. Written and Dir... more »
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METAMORPHOSIS  Quick View
Dir: Fernanda Parrado, United States, 6 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Directed by Fernanda Parrado, Metamorphosis is a personal experimental film about the filmmaker's own experiences as an immigrant in New York City.... more »
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MORE THAN I CAN SAY  Quick View
Dir: Wang Liyuan, China, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
The rhythm of life of Qinghua and his wife in the north have been disturbed by the arrival of his mother-in-law from the south. At this moment, due... more »
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MY BOYFRIEND'S DAUGHTER  Quick View
Dir: Kathy Meng, United States, 10 min, 2019, Short Narrative
When a young woman's much older boyfriend refuses to introduce her to his daughter, she decides to take matters into her own hands.... more »
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NO TRAVELER RETURNS  Quick View
Dir: Ellie Foumbi, United States, 12 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A young African immigrant's struggles to adjust to life in America push him towards an existential crisis. ... more »
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NOISY, VIOLENT, STREAMS OF SILENCE  Quick View
Dir: Christopher T Bianchi, United States, 10 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Noisy, Violent, Streams of Silence, is a single channel video that includes a 10-minute, black and white video. The video, presents a space within t... more »
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OPHELIA  Quick View
Dir: Freia Titland, United States, 3 min, 2018, Short Narrative
"Ophelia" is a short, artistic film that gives us a glimpse into the final moments of Shakespeare's character, Ophelia. ... more »
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OUR HOME HERE  Quick View
Dir: Angela Chen, United States, 16 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Parallel stories of broken relationships between parents and their children striving for the American Dream all revolving around one explosive night... more »
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PAPER BOATS  Quick View
Dir: Gonzalo Guajardo-Fajardo, Spain, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Why can't Rahel bring herself to sign her artwork? The visit of her high school academic triggers memories of why she is haunted by her surname, yet... more »
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PASTALIGHT  Quick View
Dir: Christopher Martini, United States, 17 min, 2018, Short Narrative
An eccentric Italian father and his son set out to start their own pasta sauce company. But can they cut it in the merciless world of New York gourm... more »
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PEPPER  Quick View
Dir: Jayil Pak, United States, 15 min, 2018, Short Narrative
When the Korean Goddess of Birth visits a maternity ward to grant a couple their son, an unforeseen ghost alters her plan. ... more »
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PLACES  Quick View
Dir: Claudia Barral, Spain, 5 min, 2018, Short Narrative
In Places we explore the limits of time and its course. It captures the trip to different instants, always from the same place, expanding the possib... more »
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RAMEN (RAmén)  Quick View
Dir: Rubén Seca, Spain, 10 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Lucrecia, an ultraconservative Christian, decides to accept the invitation of her granddaughter Marta and attend her Pastafarian communion, which wi... more »
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RESERVATIONS  Quick View
Dir: Neal Hemphill, United States, 9 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Mary confronts her mother on her drinking by driving her to an AA meeting instead of their regular restaurant. Sparks fly in the front seat of the c... more »
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RETRIEVAL  Quick View
Dir: Brady Morell, United States, 8 min, 2018, Short Narrative
When the younger of two brothers, Cameron, has his jacket stolen, their mother Katrina sends the eldest brother, Anthony out to get it back. But as... more »
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ROLLING IN THE DEEP  Quick View
Dir: Marcellus Cox, United States, 12 min, 2017, Short Narrative
An Award Winning Film inspired by the true story of WWII veteran and decorated member of the Tuskegee Airmen, who returns to his home in South Carol... more »
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ROM-COM GONE WRONG  Quick View
Dir: Garth Kravits , United States, 3 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A romantic encounter, 10 years in the making ... more »
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RRUGA (THE PATH)  Quick View
Dir: Besim Ugzmajli, Kosovo, 14 min, 2019, Short Narrative
After midnight, Lena (37) scared and fleeing, meets Genti (11) in an underpass at the center of the city. After they get to know each other, they ta... more »
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SELF WORSHIP  Quick View
Dir: Asia Brown, United States, 6 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Che Che Luna - a queer, mexican-american woman - reclaims her body and power after experiencing sexual trauma as a young child. ... more »
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SIXTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS  Quick View
Dir: Symone Baptiste, United States, 17 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Sixteen Thousand Dollars is a narrative comedy short film that imagines a world in which a struggling black college grad wakes up to find that repar... more »
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SOLO PARA MI  Quick View
Dir: Andrew Dailey, United States, 16 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A poetic depiction of a shared emotional state. Meant to be openly interpretive, this film explores four artists whoes inspiration comes from those... more »
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SOMNAMBULANCE IN WAVES  Quick View
Dir: Stephen Dackson, United States, 3 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A young woman takes a walk on the beach to calm her mind, and makes a horrific discovery. ... more »
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STONE (TAS)  Quick View
Dir: Alican Yücesoy, Turkey, 12 min, 2019, Short Narrative
In this strange world; neighborhood, school, home, market place, people, everything is very familiar and belongs to this land. The film starts with... more »
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TALISMANS  Quick View
Dir: Matthew Charles Thompson, United States, 4 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A dad in search of redemption advises his daughter. ... more »
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TELL ME WHEN TO FORGET  Quick View
Dir: Gabe Braden, United States, 25 min, 2019, Short Narrative
After a middle-aged housewife discovers a pair of baby shoes in her attic, she discovers that she once had a one-year-old son who was erased from he... more »
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THE 404 DINER  Quick View
Dir: Cole Seger, United States, 12 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A man goes to his usual diner... but it quickly becomes anything BUT his usual... ... more »
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THE BARTENDER  Quick View
Dir: Travis Newsad, United States, 10 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Carly, the skillful bartender at a swanky hotel lounge, is thrown off her game by the arrival of Alan, a powerful investor. As Alan and his leader... more »
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THE BLESSING  Quick View
Dir: Liann Kaye, United States, 5 min, 2019, Short Narrative
When a timid, midwestern boy decides to propose to his girlfriend, he has to go through her immigrant, Chinese mother first. ... more »
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THE BULL  Quick View
Dir: Kelsey Egan, South Africa, 15 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Heavily pregnant on an isolated farm, a young woman faces the strange magic that burdens her reality. This is a fairytale about creatures with bonds... more »
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THE CONSULTATION (LA CONSULTATION)  Quick View
Dir: Morgan Cini, France, 8 min, 2019, Short Narrative
This story deals with Aniès, an arrogant woman, who thinks that she perfectly handles her future, until she meets someone who will predict the exact... more »
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THE CREEPER'S CURSE  Quick View
Dir: Blake Rice, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
"The Creeper's Curse" is about a chef, Roger, who is notorious for getting drunk and creeping on women. On New Year's Eve, he aggressively hits on a... more »
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THE FEVER (LA FIÈVRE)  Quick View
Dir: José María Flores Miranda, Spain, 19 min, 2019, Short Narrative
In the doctor´s waiting room, all patients are quietly keeping their secrets.There, surrounded by whispers, a magical love story is born between HE:... more »
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THE FIRST DAY (EL PRIMER DIA)  Quick View
Dir: David Barco Martínez, Spain, 10 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Maribel, while preparing breakfast, discusses with her mother. She is tired of her orders in the form of advice when caring for her son, Jaime. Mari... more »
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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR  Quick View
Dir: Donna Bonilla Wheeler, United States, 19 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A prodigy musician trapped in a rural town fights to break free from family and societal norms that have silenced her, and joins forces with a singe... more »
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THE LEPERS  Quick View
Dir: JD Ganz, United States, 10 min, 2018, Short Narrative
At the turn of the New Year, two alcoholics grapple with their newfound sobriety. ... more »
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THE LOST WEEKEND  Quick View
Dir: Ryan O'Leary, United States, 14 min, 2019, Short Narrative
After a rough breakup, Charlie Monahan dives headfirst into the world of online dating. Guided by his charismatic best friend, Rufus, Charlie meets... more »
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THE NAMES OF TREES  Quick View
Dir: Jack Cochran, Pamela Falkenberg, United States, 5 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Images of decay and regeneration photographed using a video camera whose sensor has been modified for infrared photography create a post apocalyptic... more »
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THE NEW MOTHER  Quick View
Dir: Eleva Singleton, United States, 12 min, 2019, Short Narrative
The New Mother is a 12 minute short experimental drama which explores the delicate paradigm shift between an aging mother and her adult daughter who... more »
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THE NUN'S KADDISH  Quick View
Dir: Luis Ismael, Portugal, 6 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A heart-warming vignette that portrays a true story of inter-religious kindness when a Nun observes a Jewish ritual. ... more »
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THE PENTAGRAM OF NEW YORK CITY  Quick View
Dir: Jeff Kaminski, United States, 13 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Believers and skeptics investigate a UFO city in the New York area called "The Bronx Lights". ... more »
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THE PROCESS  Quick View
Dir: Naman Gupta, United States, 7 min, 2018, Short Narrative
When passion becomes your obsession and obsession gives you pleasure. You do not know where to draw the line. Esteban shares his step-by-step proces... more »
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THE RESISTANCE  Quick View
Dir: Natasha Straley, United States, 13 min, 2018, Short Narrative
In a dystopian near-future, the USA has been overthrown by a cabal known as The Regime Republic. Best friends Emma and Chloe, looking for a way to f... more »
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THE RETURN  Quick View
Dir: Jon Fish, United States, 27 min, 2019, Short Narrative
The Return chronicles the journey of Rocky Bleier, who won a National Championship and was captain of the football team at The University of Notre D... more »
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THE SEAL  Quick View
Dir: Richa Rudola, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A young woman receives a mysterious package that upends her sedated life ... more »
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THE SHALLOW END  Quick View
Dir: Cynthia Silver, United States, 10 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A group of teenaged girls jockey for power in the savage summer society of a community swimming pool during the summer of 1984. ... more »
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THE STAR OF THERAPY  Quick View
Dir: Bryce Iwaschuk, Canada, 25 min, 2019, Short Narrative
When Kendra is admitted into group therapy, she becomes overly competitive about completing her weekly goals. ... more »
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THE TAXIDERMIST  Quick View
Dir: Natalie Johnson, United States, 8 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Claire, a woman taxidermist, grieves her recent late-term miscarriage that she had by herself in the middle of the night in her taxidermy shop. ... more »
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THE TURNER EXHIBIT  Quick View
Dir: Mathew Gregory Bainbridge, United States, 25 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Growing resentment between brothers Anthony and Alex Turner, one successful and the other struggling, leads to tragic consequences. Over the course... more »
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THEY SCREAM IN SILENCE  Quick View
Dir: Ashray Dravidian, United States, 24 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Many decades after the war, Berek Kaufman, a Holocaust survivor and a renown painter faces the terrors of his past. Which torn opens the decade-old... more »
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TINA  Quick View
Dir: Gayatri Bahl, United States, 8 min, 2019, Short Narrative
TINA is a surreal thriller about a woman who goes through self-transformation therapy only to be haunted by an Indian classical dancer, forcing her... more »
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TO BE  Quick View
Dir: Pouria Ghasemipoor Nigjeh, Iran, 2 min, 2018, Short Narrative
The women exist ... more »
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TOFINO IS A PLACE  Quick View
Dir: Ryan Struck, Canada, 4 min, 2019, Short Narrative
The women's surf community in Tofino is a unique as British Columbia is remote. The annual all female surf contest Queen of the Peak was started by... more »
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TON SEUL AMI  Quick View
Dir: Eric Younger, United States, 18 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A woman recovers from a sexual assault. Her assaulter appears in the form of a phantom or so she thinks.... more »
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TROUBLEMAKER  Quick View
Dir: Olive Nwosu, Nigeria, 11 min, 2019, Short Narrative
On a hot day in Eastern Nigerian, a young boy learns that actions have consequences. ... more »
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UNDER THE SUPERMOON  Quick View
Dir: Larica Perera, Canada, 13 min, 2019, Short Narrative
When her younger brother dies by suicide, Lena returns to her childhood home to help her family ready for the funeral. Recalling the final moments s... more »
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WALK WITH ME  Quick View
Dir: Allan Tsao, United States, 8 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A chance encounter between two strangers leads to a romantic adventure around New York City.... more »
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WAVES  Quick View
Dir: Jane Hae Kim, United States, 14 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Jamie a hesitant Korean American woman visits home for the holidays. She hopes to catch up and make some sort of connection with her family but inst... more »
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WAYS TO LOOK AT THE MOON  Quick View
Dir: Katherine Clark, United States, 17 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Sensing their relationship is drifting apart, an artist attempts to reconnect with an astronomer but gets lost in a universe of her own making. ... more »
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YOUR SECURITY  Quick View
Dir: Elias ZX, United States, 8 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A film about romance, scams and romance scams. ... more »
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ZOE IN REVIEW  Quick View
Dir: Stacey Larkins, United States, 15 min, 2019, Short Narrative
An emotionally fractured woman examines her past in search of answers for her present entanglement. ... more »
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ZOUL  Quick View
Dir: Tom Cassese, United States, 12 min, 2018, Short Narrative
In search of a good soul to consume, a sharp-dressed demon decides to kill his assistant's niece. ... more »
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ZUGZWANG  Quick View
Dir: Lars Fuchs , United States, 8 min, 2019, Short Narrative
Eugene, a Russian emigré living with his daughter's family in the US, drills his grandson Sacha in chess. Sacha begins at age four, and continues un... more »
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