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Friday Dec 10th - Theater 1

FRI DEC 10th - THEATER 1 - BLOCK 1 - 12pm to 2pm

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SAFE
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SAFE & WARM

Director:  Tracy Michele Tabb

Starring: Kelly's Lot

Category/Genre:  Music Video

Run Time: 0:04:00

 

Kelly's Lot performs their song "Safe and Warm" of their album Can't Take My Soul.

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ISOLATION

Director:  Soheil Mosharraf

Starring: Katherine Pegova, Armin Motaei

Category/Genre:  Music Video

Run Time: 0:05:06

 

Isolation Music Video is the story of the song by the same name, created by the artist A-Sean. A true story based on the artist's own life and a period of Isolation.

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A QUEER PERSPECTIVE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A QUEER PERSPECTIVE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Director:  Nicole Toto

Category/Genre:  Music Video

Run Time: 0:05:12

 

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NOSEBLEED

Director:  Andrew Jonathan Smith

Starring: Lucas Button

Category/Genre:  Micro Shorts Film

Run Time: 0:04:59

 

A man recounts a dream which has some very real effects on his waking life.

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THE SHATTERING

Director:  Marcus Adams

Starring: Laurie Peters, Ayden Ricker

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:08:30

 

Sadie tries to recollect what she remembers from one night that led to a tragic moment. As she’s trying to recollect these memories we witness her try to survive a world that lacks compassion, the feelings of someone following her, and living with a Mental Health system that doesn’t care or feel anything toward her. “The Shattering!” is an examination into why it’s important to have compassion or empathy, especially for those who are the most vulnerable fueled by its dark nightmarish atmosphere, and compellingly disturbing visuals.

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RAVEN

Director:  Moises Barragan

Starring: Matthew Sanderson, Gracie Lacey

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:13:00

 

After leaving his family behind for a decade, a young man attempts to reunite with his estranged younger sister. Things don’t go as planned, and now the line between reality and imagination severely deteriorates the young man’s mental state.

THE OCTOBER PROBLEM

Director:  Robert W. Perkins

Starring: Robert W. Perkins

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:10:00

 

A man in the midst of disorienting change gets an unexpected wake-up call.

ECHOES OF KERBEROS

Director:  Ross Kolton

Starring: Whit Spurgeon, Eric Michael Kochmer

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:09:34

 

A man suddenly gets a call from a stranger threatening the life of his girlfriend if he doesn't do what he’s told.

THE DEEPEST DARK

Director:  Keith Randal Duncan

Starring: Justin Armstrong

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:10:53

 

Not knowing why, a man wakes up in a dark dank prison and is tortured over and over again, but is never asked a single question. So he finally attacks his captors to find out some answers.

THE STUCK ONES

Director:  Kirk William Murray

Starring: Michael Joseph Carr, Neva Mcintosh

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:11:00

 

After stopping in for a quick bite at an odd sandwich shop, a Father and Daughter reunion quickly descends into a nightmare as they learn the terrifying truth of why the mannequins that inhabit the shop seem so lifelike.

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FRI DEC 10th - THEATER 1 - BLOCK 2 - 2pm to 4pm

DELOS REYES

Directors:  Joey Povinelli

Starring: Joey Povinelli

Category/Genre: Micro Shorts Film

Run Time:  0:03:28

Paul, a struggling writer, tries to find himself on a trip to Palm Springs. He doesn't get far.

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THE SOMNAMBULIST

Director:  Brandon Scullion

Starring: Kelsey Walmer

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:05:39

In this dream-like homage to the silent era, a woman who has recently begun sleepwalking finds herself on a journey through the night.

APRIL SHOWERS

Director:  Caytha Jentis

Starring: Bill Sage, Lorraine Farris

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:11:39

It's April 2020; a man and a woman meet on a bench in an unusually stark Central Park while the city and its residents are grappling with life at the epicenter of the pandemic. Sirens fill the air as a constant reminder that everything has suddenly changed.

MY LOVELY MAN

Director:  Francisco Roel

Starring: Meghan E. Barker, Andy Gates

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:10:00

A bigger mystery than death is the mystery of love.

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THE LAST LEAF

Director: Sia Aleskovskaya

Starring: Nova Gaver, Whitton Frank

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:13:14

Haunted by dark visions and unable to protect her family, Cathy has a final chance to save her lover Sue and stand up against the mysterious gentleman that has haunted her since childhood.

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YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY

Director:  Vickie Rose Sampson

Starring: Philip Guerette, Katherine Flannery

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:08:14

You Drive Me Crazy is a dark comedy/thriller about a GPS who takes revenge on a cheating husband. Longer synopsis:A dark comedy thriller, “You Drive Me Crazy” is a cautionary tale about our obsessive reliance on technology. A seemingly ordinary guy, Glen, is driving when his GPS voice gives him directions that don’t quite add up. When he tries to follow his own path, the GPS computer shockingly takes control berating him for some of his life choices. Things go from bad to worse when Glen winds up in the last place he’d ever want to be.

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DEATH DOESN'T LIKE ME

Director:  Stephen P Daniels

Starring: Jon Ross, Andra Clark

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:29:00

When a 14 year old girl decides she wants to end it all, Death shows up and refuses to take her because he says he just "doesn't like her"

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FRI DEC 10th - THEATER 1 - BLOCK 3- 4pm to 6pm

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HERE I AM

Director:  Kevin dmello

Starring: Luis Jose Jopez, Vinamrata Rai

Category/Genre: Narrative Feature Film

Run Time: 01:30:00

 

An innocent Indian nurse who comes to America in search of a better life, gets involved with the the wrong person, sending her down a dangerous path revealing dark secrets of her own.
(This is still a work in progress, Color, FX and music is in progress)

FRI DEC 10th - THEATER 1 - BLOCK 4 - 6pm to 8pm

THE SIP

Director:  Paul Bestolarides

Starring: Michael Thygesen

Category/Genre: Micro Shorts Film

Run Time:  0:01:55

A man must come to terms with his past on a camping trip. 'The Sip' was shot during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. The thematic elements explore death and how loss impacts life.

THE RETURN

Director:  Sol Lopez

Starring: Martina Jordan

Category/Genre: Micro Short Film

Run Time:  0:02:43

A deceased young woman tries to find her way home on Day of the Dead.

FINDING COURAGE

Directors:  Kay Rubacek

Starring: Yifei Wang , Liansu Wang

Category/Genre: Documentary Feature Film

Run Time:  01:20:47

A former journalist for the Chinese Communist Party (YIFEI WANG), living in exile in San Francisco, struggles to settle into life in America while working to heal her family’s wounds from their tragic past. She is seeking justice for the murder of her sister at the hands of the Chinese authorities. Rare undercover footage of a meeting with the director of the labor camp where Yifei’s sister was killed reveals shocking admissions of torture, slave labor, corruption, and a general disregard for human life pervading the camp system today. Exclusive interviews with former Chinese Communist Party officials provide a unique insight into the hidden world of terror that many Chinese citizens live without ever knowing that life can, and does, exist with freedom outside their world.

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FRI DEC 10th - THEATER 1 - BLOCK 5 - 8pm to 10pm

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MONTH TO MONTH

Director:  Tim Walton

Starring: Marie Finch, Jake Howard

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:17:18

When an aspiring writer rents a room in her home, a middle-aged widow's emotional journey of rediscovery begins. With Kevin's help, Diane comes to terms with the tragedies in her life and the possibilities ahead of her. Along the way, her travails become a much-needed inspiration to him. A story of love lost and dignity regained, Month-to-Month is a powerful example of how kindness can overcome loss.

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SILENT NIGHT

Director:  Gianna Cullen

Starring: Erika Larson, Abbey Miller

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:07:42

While spending her first Christmas completely alone, memories of last year force May to confront her grief.

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TIN CAN

Director:  Pat Battistini

Starring: Carlos Ragas, Kevin. E. West

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:20:00

J.C. came to America as an illegal immigrant when he was just a child. Now, as an adult, he's still an illegal alien but has managed to persevere and prosper working as a rodeo clown. However, after a series of unfortunate events, J.C. finds himself down on his luck and in search for a new happiness. He eventually finds it near the Mexican border but the price he pays could get him kicked out of the only country he knows.

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KRIEG

Director:  Jeff Fry

Starring: Heiko Obermöller, Scott Bailey

Category/Genre:  Foreign Short Film

Language: French/German

Subtitles: English

Run Time: 0:39:30

Tasked with locating a French Underground transmitter, an elite German SS unit commits atrocities against their Partisan prisoners. Shamed by his involvement, one officer is compelled to leave camp and seek out the transmitter on his own hoping that, by finding the radio, he can prevent further crimes. He discovers a downed American aircraft and, in a twist of fate, finds redemption by delivering the wounded bombardier to the very enemy for whom they are searching.