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Friday Dec 10th - Theater 2

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

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TONGIN SHIJANG: MARKET ALIVE

Director:  Finn Harvor

Category/Genre:  Micro Short Film

Run Time: 0:02:59

 

A brief personal documentary about traditional markets and their place in hyper-modernizing South Korea: traditional market life was a staple of Korean communities, and could be found almost everywhere even just two decades ago. But this way of life is under pressure from globalization.

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SARA'S JOURNEY

Director:  Pavel Vogler

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:08:11

 

For Sara Vogler, adversity isn't necessarily a bad thing - she sees it as an opportunity to grow, adapt, and overcome. This film documents Sara's journey with her involvement with CrossFit and various different competitions. Her recent involvement with Santa Clarita Valley CrossFit gave her motivation and encouragement to know that anything is possible.

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REAL DRIFTERS LOVE THE SAUCE

Director:  Skyler James Sandak

Starring: Lance Kirianoff

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:09:27

 

A look into the life of Lance Kirianoff, a Drifter who was at one time driving Pro in the Formula D series. Now, he is attempting to break back into the sport after a nearly eight-year hiatus. Through mechanical and personal downfalls, Lance consistently proves that nothing can keep him down forever.

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INA'S CIRCLE

Director:  William Lorton

Starring: Nancy Boas, Steve Hauk

Category/Genre:  Documentary Feature Film

Run Time: 0:55:00

 

A documentarian is shocked to learn that the two paintings hanging in his childhood home were created by a relative born in 1888. This kicks off a four year journey chronicling the life of California artist Ina Perham Story (1888-1979) -- to understand her artwork, her independence, and her famous friends from the early 20th century. (Including the artists Hans Hofmann, C.S.Price, and the Bruton Sisters.)

FILM

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

THE LOVERS LYFE

Directors:  Emmai Alaquiva

Starring: Christina Cooper, Isaiah Jarel

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:22:00

The Lovers Lyfe is based on a true story that shows no matter how long or how far apart if its meant to be, it will be. The Lovers Lyfe is set in Pittsburgh in the early 90s with Nina, a young, ambitious single mother from Pittsburgh, who lost her mother tragically to cancer while she was pregnant with her daughter. Her love for her daughter was so great that she turned tragedy into focus by doing what she had to do to provide for herself and her daughter. She obtained a fake ID so she could work in one of Pittsburgh's hottest nightclubs, Forbes Studio, as a high paying bartender. With the help of friends and loved ones, she was able to hustle and make a decent living for herself and her daughter when she was just 19 years old. Chris, originally from New York, was a top student at his university in Pittsburgh and he brought his New York spirit of survival with him by opening up one of the only hot dog stands in the area as a way to take care of himself and pay for college. The two cross paths early on with a chance meeting at Forbes Studios, but time and circumstances kept them apart for a couple of decades. Who would have thought a simple Facebook message would rekindle a lost love in such an unforgettable way. Here's the story of The Lovers Lyfe...

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A CHRISTMAS LOVE

Director:  Gregory Hatanaka

Starring: Chris Spinelli, Craijece Danielle

Category/Genre: Narrative Feature Film

Run Time:  01:05:00

Struck by bad luck during the holidays, a struggling couple receive the joyful gift of Christmas love when they discover an old letter that sparks the magic of the season.

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FRI DEC 10th - THEATER 2 - BLOCK 3- 4pm to 6pm

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A MISSION

Director:  Skyler James Sandak

Starring: Connor Keene, Austin Mason

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:12:30

 

While on his mission, a vengeful Mormon Elder is pushed to prove himself—but, true identities are revealed in the home of a retired Bishop.

A Mission offers a small peek into the operations of the Mormon Church—but under the surface, it delves into the world of organized crime.

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PROCESSING

Director:  Renetta G. Amador

Starring: James Michael Tyler, Hana Mae Lee

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:15:00

 

Detective Frank Ramirez is in it up to his neck. First he loses his partner in a nightmare bust gone wrong, and now he has to explain to Internal Affairs otherworldly events that occurred and how Joseph Crist died... and why they all might be next. This tale explores what we choose to see versus what the reality actually is.

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THE NEW HANDS

Director:  Brandon Scullion

Starring: Stephen Wu Sally Kirkland

Category/Genre: Narrative Feature Film

Run Time: 01:27:00

 

The New Hands tells the tale of Bram Victor on his journey to find the perfect pair of hands to replace his own after they are damaged in a work accident. After a bit of research, he believes if he can construct himself a new set of hands, his lost love will return.

FRI DEC 10th - THEATER 2 - BLOCK 4 - 6pm to 8pm

THE AMERICAN COWBOY

Director:  Radomir Jordanovic

Starring: Josh Rahman, Adam Sartain

Category/Genre: Micro Shorts Film

Run Time:  0:01:17

The American Cowboy, once revered as a stalwart of Western strength and exceptionalism, a beloved icon of America itself, is regarded as a toxic token of a bygone era. The cowboy must fight the narrator to regain his iconic status.

WE'RE OUT

Directors:  Matt Rasku, David Martel

Starring: David Martel, Matt Rasku

Category/Genre: Micro Short Film

Run Time:  0:02:08

A Micro-Short that begs the question: does ordering from a menu always have to be this difficult? Featuring talent from "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" and "Justice League 1995." In the hills and under the stars, it's a quick take on poor service, al fresco. (Romantic Comedy)

BANDWIDTH

Directors:  Pat Battistini, Robert Francke

Starring: Pat Battistini , Faith Collins

Category/Genre: Micro Short Film

Run Time:  0:05:00

Frank's important job interview on Zoom goes south due to his "stay at home" Covid precautions family using up his bandwidth.

THE BOOK CLUB

Director:  Curtis Bechdholt

Starring: Christine DiTillio, Robert DiTillio

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:11:04

New in town, Carol starts a book club in order to get to know her neighbors. An odd assortment of friendly people arrives at her home, and everything seems to be going well until Loman shows up. Her other guests react strangely, leaving Carol having to deal with Loman’s magical shenanigans by herself. A rollercoaster ride of weirdness ensues, until Carol has had enough and decides to take control of the situation in a most unexpected way. This quirky comedy references several popular fantasy stories, from Alice In Wonderland and Mary Poppins to The Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter.

UN HOMBRE DEBE APRENDER (A MAN MUST LEARN)

Director: Jeff Bomberger

Starring: Jeff Bomberger, Rebecca Bujko

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:15:39

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic an American man with Cuban heritage must learn to speak Spanish if he wants to eat in quarantine.

DILEMMA

Directors:  Andres L Porras

Starring: Lupe Fuentes Cambiasso, Tomas Decurgez

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:18:31

Claire finds herself in a cross road after discovering that her lover is dead, not knowing what to do she call her stepdaughter for help, and find out that they both need the help of Clair’s husband.

THE FILM

Directors:  LIsa deSouza

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 

What does it take to make a movie? Grit? Passion? Talent? Money? "The Film" is a dramatic comedy (dramedy) which follows the lives of the main players as they struggle to finish their masterpiece. "The Film" is a story about creativity, personalities, egos, and voyeurism with a twist for an ending that leaves the audience asking who is actually watching who. "The Film" is a timeless satire on Hollywood and the business of making movies with a modern commentary on the industry.

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DILEMMA

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FRI DEC 10th - THEATER 2 - BLOCK 5 - 8pm to 10pm

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THE THING BEFORE THE THING

Director:  Mike Piccirillo

Starring: Katie Locke O'Brien, Shannon Michael Wamser

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 01:41:33

Twelve years ago, a group of friends developed an incredible bond during their college mentorship program. They find themselves reuniting many years later to celebrate the retirement of Harris, the man that brought them together. With time having sent these friends in different directions, they pick up where they left off so long ago. They also find out that even though their mentorship program is over, their relationships with one another continue to evolve.