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Sunday Dec 12th - Theater 1

SUN DEC 12th - THEATER 2 - BLOCK 1 - 10am to 12pm

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THE DHUST

Director:  Bianca Pietersz

Starring: Avalon Penrose, Eric Howell Sharp

Category/Genre:  Animated Short Film

Run Time: 0:05:00

 

The Dhust is about a hidden world of small people helping the human race. A fun and family friendly animated pilot.

MY FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN BOYFRIEND

Director:  Joey Clift

Starring: Benny Wayne Sully, Kylie Brakeman

Category/Genre:  Micro Short Film

Run Time: 0:04:45

 

Johnny is Emily’s first Native American boyfriend, and now that they’ve been dating for a few months, she’s going to take this golden opportunity to apologize for every microaggression she has ever made against Native Americans.

FAREWELL MR. BAKER

Director:  Kathryn Schott

Starring: Michael Bauer, Rogelio Douglas III

Category/Genre:  Micro Shorts Film

Run Time: 0:04:19

 

A lone college professor strives to expose the flaws in our education system. Comedic short.

ZAP!

Director:  Philip C. Sedgwick

Starring: Joel Foster

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:05:47

 

An astronomer sharing online backyard observations of the center of our galaxy has a run-in with mosquitoes and a not so trusty bug zapper.

JUNK DNA

Director:  David Bartlett

Starring: Koushik Chattopadhyay, Maureen Kedes

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:09:14

When a scientist manipulates the level of Junk DNA in her unromantic colleague, he turns into a weirdly artistic person and things get out of control.

GRANNY'S TREASURES

Director:  Kevin R. Phipps

Starring: Vienna Hayden, Kirk Levingar

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:11:12

 

A junk collecting Granny shows off her latest treasures to her granddaughter and husband on Christmas Day, except they're sex toys and not at all being used for their intended purposes but rather every day ordinary purposes. She also introduces her new Handyman, Serge, to them, thinking he's hanging around to fix up her house. Little does she realize the great impact of her new yard decor and treasures indicating she's a swinger and she has no idea what any of it means but loves the attention that accompanies it.

THE SNOWFLAKES

Director:  M. K. West

Starring: Vivian Martinez, Leigh Wulff

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:10:20

 

Logann is worn down from the insanity of the current political climate, so she and her white millennial friends work towards the greater good in their own way… by killing white supremacists.

CROOK$

Director:  Andy Chen

Starring: Sof Puchley, Sid Noelle

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:08:16

 

When a liquor store heist goes wrong, two amateur thieves must outsmart the professional crook that had just robbed the same store hours earlier.

THE MEDITATER

Director:  Justin Giegerich

Starring: Cory Shanbom, John Toon

Category/Genre:  Narrative Short Film

Run Time: 0:22:45

 

Bennett is an unpaid intern. He hates it, but his boss keeps promising him a promotion. The stress of the job keeps mounting and the promotion keeps getting delayed. To deal with it all, Bennett starts meditating, but when the voice of his Meditation App starts talking directly to him, Bennett realizes peace might take more than just some deep breaths.

FILM

SUN DEC 12th - THEATER 2 - BLOCK 2 - 12pm to 2pm

PAINKILLER

Directors: Jeff Davis

Category/Genre: Narrative Short Film

Run Time:  0:20:52

Two rebellious teenage skateboarders develop an addiction to opioids.

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PASSAGE TO SWEDEN

Director:  Suzannah Warlick

Category/Genre: Documentary Feature Film

Run Time:  0:58:00

Rescue & Escape - A compelling story of the events occurring in Scandinavia and Hungary during WWII and the heroic actions of the people who saved thousands of Jewish lives. Sweden's geographic location and its role in the war, changed the fate of thousands of Jews.

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SUN DEC 12th - THEATER 2 - BLOCK 3- 2pm to 4pm

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SOMETHING FISHY

Director:  David Creighton

Starring: Jandkvo

Category/Genre:  Micro Short Film

Run Time: 0:02:53

A sheltered goldfish, gets his first taste of companionship.

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INNOVATION SHOW CHOIR PRESENTS "IF ONLY YOU WOULD LISTEN"

Director:  Katina Childs-Muller

Starring: Choristers of the Innovation Show Choir

Category/Genre:  Music Video

Run Time: 0:03:26

This is a music video featuring choristers of the Innovation Show Choir, southern California's leading community-based youth performing ensemble. This music video was created during the 2020 pandemic using equipment given to us in a grant from the City of Santa Clarita. (We used an iPhone 12 for the video and Big City Recording Studios to edit the audio tracks).

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PAGE TURNER

Director:  Christian Grüner

Starring: Angelo Volpini, Christian Kirschstein

Category/Genre:  Micro Short Film

Run Time: 0:02:11

Angelo Volpini turns music score pages for pianists. His job is not to attract attention. When the applause sounds after the concert, he disappears behind the stage without anyone noticing. His name does not appear in any program booklet.

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CRAZY CAT LADY

Director:  Garrett Clancy

Starring: Ady Gil, Tricia Helfer

Category/Genre:  Documentary Feature Film

Run Time: 01:41:30

In the midst of a feral cat crisis in Los Angeles, an eclectic group of residents do their part to trap, spay/neuter, and adopt as many cats as they can.

SUN DEC 12th - THEATER 2 - BLOCK 4 - 4pm to 6pm

WOMEN LIKE US

Director:  Sally Colon-Petree

Starring: Sally Colon-Petree, Catt Sadler

Category/Genre: Narrative Feature Film

Run Time:  01:30:00

Sally Colón-Petree, an award winning Puerto Rican Director, embarked on a journey to create a film to spotlight women that are creating social change in their communities, locally and globally. For the first time in history, women’s voices are being LOUDLY heard. 

WOMEN LIKE US DOCUMENTARY is a moving chronicle of three women who embark on a journey to find female heroines across the United States and Kenya, who are confronting social injustices and creating change in the areas of sex trafficking, female genital mutilation, teen suicide, empowerment, and more. Featuring the former First Lady of Kenya, IDA ODINGA; CNN Hero, ROBIN EMMONS; co-founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center, CAROLINE BARNETT; former executive producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show, DIANNE HUDSON and more. Plus influential voices in Hollywood like award winning journalist, CATT SADLER (E! News), actress/tv host, SHERRI SHEPHERD ("The View”), life coach and motivational speaker, TIM STOREY (Super Soul Sunday), plus music by Grammy nominated artist, MOBY.

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SUN DEC 12th - THEATER 2 - BLOCK 5 - 6pm to 8pm

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WHO LOVES YOU

Director:  Walter Santucci

Category/Genre:  Music Video

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“Who Loves You” combines savagely exciting animation with brilliant dystopian design, perfectly complementing a furiously melodic song by Detroit Illharmonic Symphony. Catchy, chaotic and powerful!

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EMILY OR OSCAR?

Director:  Chris M. Allport

Starring: Susan Blakely, Chris M. Allport

Category/Genre:  Narrative Feature Film

Run Time: 02:01:58

As a love letter to old Hollywood, Emily or Oscar is a 'Hollywood golden era' throwback romantic comedy. With silent film references and Hollywood studio life, everyone is sure to get a laugh as they take a ride through screenwriter, Sam Feldman's wild imagination. But what happens when a Hollywood director makes him choose between the Academy Award, and the woman of his dreams?