The Smell of Oak
(2017, Canada, 3 mins)
Director: Mark Datuin
A woman in denial has difficulty recalling the events of a violent assault.
(2017, USA, 18 mins)
Director: Amanda Renee Knox
Producers: Phabillia Afflack-Borja, Miriam Anwari
When on a routine patrol, a Black female cop living in and patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance she is forced to make an unprecedented life altering decision.
(2017, USA, 4 mins)
Director: Sawi Baladi
A young man is introduced to the investigation of a preceding incident without knowing what will truly be investigated.
(2017, USA, 17 mins)
Director/Writer Noah Canavan in attendance
Producers: Noah Canavan, Logan C. Cox
The night after defecting Cuba, a baseball player and his girlfriend are held up in a Mexican hotel room. The tension rises as the two become claustrophobic in this stressful situation that they are stuck in.
It's Just a Gun
(2017, USA, 14 mins)
Director: Brian Robau
Producer: John Sayage
Imagine in the life time of a gun all the hands it passes through. It's Just A Gun is just one chapter in that story. When a young boy finds a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, it will set in motion a series of events that will change him forever.
A Lucky Man
(2017, USA, 16 mins)
Director Anna Gutto and Actor Colin Bates in attendance
Producers: Inger Dietrichs, Christopher Jakobsen, Birgit Gernböch, Andrew Napier, Clara Bernunger
When the star quarterback of the college football team wakes up and can't remember what happened the night before, he goes on an unexpected journey of introversion and rage.
(2017, UK, 16 mins)
Director: Oisin Byrne
Producer: Turkan Baltali, Charles Meunier
A young Moroccan woman tries to get a divorce from her British-Pakistani husband through a Sharia law court in East London. The problem is she won't reveal her reasons and the Islamic judges won't annul the marriage until they can justify why.
(2017, UK, 8 mins)
Director/Writer Lesley Manning in attendance
Producer: Myf Hopkins
A story of regret. An anonymous man in rush hour of a city. Unbeknownst to anyone he is wearing a suicide vest.
All Quiet on the HomeFront
(2017, USA, 25 mins)
Director: Harjus Singh Sethi
Producer: Angelo Ford
Based on the true story of Bhagat Singh Thind, one of the first American immigrants from India, who earned citizenship and volunteered to fight in the US Army during WW1. He returns from the war and is discharged because a new law revokes the citizenship of Non-Caucasians.
Have A Little Faith
(2016, USA, 12 mins)
Director: Ashton Avila
Producer: Daniel Greenstreet
A rebellious teenager is determined to get kicked out of her new Christian High School and teach the new boy she meets there what it really means to "have a little Faith".
(2017, USA, 3 mins)
Director: Adrian Carey
Producer: David Eli Munz Maire
Set in a universe of magical realism, a boastful father prattles on superficially about his daughter to another parent in the school pick up line, but is unable to perceive her when it matters most.
(2017, USA, 8 mins)
Director Punn Wiantrakoon and Producer Krista Haley in attendance
Producers: Heather Blodget, Krista Haley
Set in a magical forest, a lonely ballerina wishes on a shooting star for a companion. A male robot appears holding a basket of golden keys. The keys bring the robot to life, but only temporarily, leading to a fateful choice about the final key that will change her life forever.
Nestor The Pool Guy
(2017, USA, 7 mins)
Director: Chad Matthew Hursa
Producers: Andra Moldav, Chad Matthew Hursa, Jessica Amal
Writer/Producer Andra Moldav in attendance
Nestor avoids his neighbor's advances for fear that his favorite hobby might be too bizarre. If he only knew, they have more in common than he thinks.
(2018, USA, 90 mins)
Director/Producer/Writer J.L. Topkis
and Sound Designer Jenna Di Quarto in attendance
Cast: Jake Borelli, Jacob Grodnik, Aley Underwood, Evan Hall
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When Jon returns on his first trip home from college, he inadvertently triggers events that inspire him to embark on an auspicious journey through the night to return a lost locket.
(2017, UK, 19 mins)
Director: Simon Ross
Producers: Tessa Beazley, Oliver Brown
A dinner party with a difference: meet loner Maurice as he struggles to entertain his new friends. His party is in full swing when a routine search brings the police to his front door.
(2018, Australia, 1 mins)
Director: Ryan Cauchi
A true millennial horror story.
The Son, the Father...
(2017, USA, 13 mins)
Director: Lukas Hassel
Producers: Ben Andrews, Lorraine Montez, Angela DiMarco, David Hogan
The events on a young boy's birthday have twisted consequences far into his future.
(2017, USA, 20 mins)
Director: Topher Hansson
Producers: Chris Goodwin, Kat McCarron,
Producer Chris Goodwin in attendance
It's Halloween and Vanessa and Nathan, members of a punk band, have their biggest show yet. All they need to do is kill time until the end of their shift. But when bodies start to drop and threatening phone calls from a psychopathic killer pour in they soon realize time isn’t the only thing being killed.
(2017, USA, 5 mins)
Director Ryan Murtha and Actor Jessica Crossman in attandance
When a mysterious force turns her home into a living nightmare, an unassuming woman desperately tries to escape.
(2017, USA, 12 mins)
Director: Thomas Nolle
Producers: Thomas Nolle, Chad Goldich
'Hush Hush' is a horror/comedy in the vein of Edgar Wright's 'Shaun of the Dead' and Sam Raimi's 'The Evil Dead.' The film is imbued with a wry sense of humor and a taste for the morbid.
The Blue Door
(2017, UK, 9 mins)
Director: Paul Taylor
Producers: Ben Clark, Megan Pugh
A district nurse, played by Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Crown) is assigned a new patient living alone in a dilapidated bungalow. The nurse soon discovers that her dying patient, and the home she inhabits, are hiding a dark secret.
(2017, UK, 10 mins)
Director: Chris Keller
Producer: Katie Smith
A young boy lives with his mother who is not terribly interested in giving him the attention he needs. There is also a father figure, but unfortunately for the boy, he is much worse…
(2017, USA, 9 mins)
Director: David Mikalson
Producers: David Mikalson, Jonah Vallez
A cult of women summon a demon, but one rogue member, Carol, gets in the way of their plans.