Narrative Short 00:18:14
When deadly urges prove too difficult for Adam to control, he is forced to face not only who he is, but what he is.
Narrative Short 00:34:00
In 2028 a molecular biologist unveils a hidden layer of the genome, proving that all human life and choices are pre-designed. Years after receiving his own genetic prediction, 28-year-old Joseph struggles to come to terms with his expected death. Seven days before the end, a surprising encounter with a young woman will reveal to him an alternative future.
Feature Documentary 01:18:00
Here, in Mexico families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Discover how this once obscure Mexican drink has grown into the fastest growing spirit in the world. This expressive documentary takes viewers beyond the spirit to discover how one delicate plant can carry the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it.
Animated Short, 00:03:00
It’s a story about the soldiers who are sacrificing their lives and resist in order to the people of the city and future generations live in peace…
Narrative Short, 00:08:12
A superstitious Chinese student locks herself into a lease at a luxurious New York apartment, only to realize that her bedroom was the site of a recent homicide.
Narrative Feature – 01:25:00
Since he is unemployed, Julian is a real house-husband taking care of his daughter with love. He took on debts without telling his wife. To get out of it, he will improvise as an outlaw.
Narrative Short, Student 00:22:00
In 1969 Calvin and Poppy, two teenagers in love, buy a beat up 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air and grow closer by restoring it together. They are separated by Poppy’s desire to attend college in California. Decades pass and Poppy returns home to see the car she and Calvin had worked to restore.
Documentary Short, 00:04:54
Centenarian is a partly-animated short documentary about a 104 year old Canadian Chinese man who discusses his current thoughts with his visiting grand-daughter after his last friend recently passed away.
Narrative Short 00:06:45
DAWN is a short sci-fi film that explores the idea of solitude in space.
Documentary Short, Student 00:13:05
Meet Dempsey Foxson — a spunky, 10-year-old competitive gymnast who refuses to let her Type 1 Diabetes affect her dreams.
Narrative Short 00:14:46
Next in line to take over the family business, a young man finds himself falling in love and having to choose between her and his traditions.
Narrative Short 00:05:05
A modern adaptation of the short story by Kate Chopin, a doctor is forced to consider and report the nature of a young woman’s life and death.
Animated Short – 00:02:36
Dr. Mantis is a practicing psychotherapist but a full time praying mantis. Often, she doesn’t know where one ends and the other begins. But the truth is, she doesn’t really care. You see, satisfied patients make very satisfied Praying Mantises. Take Dr. Mantis’ patient, Fred. Fred is a transitioning caterpillar who bugs her. So much so that, this time, Dr, Mantis made Fred pay in advance.
Documentary Short 00:10:00
Part animation and part documentary. Buddhist monks from around the world offer vivid descriptions of their dreams, which are then brought to life through detailed rotoscope.
Narrative Short 00:07:50
Matt, who seems to be quite the average fellow, shleps through his workdays at a local convenience store, mostly unnoticed by his customers and colleagues, most especially and unfortunately by his gorgeous coworker, Maddie, the girl of his dreams. Little does anyone know that Matt is actually quite the remarkable fellow, one who single-handedly saves the world from utter destruction every single night.
Documentary Short/Music Video 00:02:55
Due to a twisted interpretation of a federal law, 15 year old Freddie Linden is banned from dancing with his peers in dance competitions. This hybrid music video/micro-doc shows off Freddie’s skills while telling his story.
Documentary Feature 00:55:00
Over 60 indie developers competed in an intense 48 hour competition to create a complete game from scratch. The film follows their progress from the concept stage to completion and joins the winners in their prize trip to IndieCade where they pitched their final product. This new and independent documentary is a must see film for anyone interested in games and game development.
Narrative Feature 01:34:00
When an emotionally broken family moves into a house haunted by a suffering spirit, Tom the ghost sees an opportunity to try and save his soul by teaching the family how to live again. He quickly discovers that is easier said than done.
Narrative Short, Student 00:18:27
When struggling voice actress, Gloria, discovers her agent failed to tell her that her claim-to-fame cartoon is being remade, she sets her sights on reprising her role as the famous BioBoy.
Animated Short 00:06:43
A hopeful man goes on a blind date with the women of his dreams expecting to have the best night of his life. Things seem to be going perfect, until the night take an unexpected turn.
Narrative Short 00:07:14
X-Men obsessed Maria gets her favorite toy stuck on the roof and must confront the sinister, sickly old man who lives upstairs to get it back.
Narrative Short 00:13:57
Nina and Alex are married with their toddler Elsie. Nina’s had enough.
Narrative Short 00:07:20
A man is upset that he won’t be able to bring Henry to his grandmother’s funeral.
Experimental Short 00:08:30
A multi-format film project, made from broken images, a dismantled polar bear costume, repeated actions and walking, walking, walking. It’s the Skin You’re Living In is a strange, sad and funny meditation on being human and being animal, lost in a changing world. Shot in a series of locations from the high Arctic to a kitchen in London, the film suggests that climate change isn’t a matter of distant landscapes and threatened species, but part of our daily lives. It’s the Skin You’re Living In exists in three formats: a single-screen film; a miniature multi-screen film installation; and a multi-user iPhone app.
Feature Documentary 01:30:00
Focusing on this “new frontier” of a subject, often misunderstood or conflated with sexuality or biological sex identity — KQIB takes the lens of drag performers (an art form in itself often conflated with transgender identity) and makes a complex subject approachable for mainstream audiences — drawing the audience into a journey exploring the important distinctions between biological sex, sexuality, and gender that has not been represented in film before. Through the compelling stories of 8 performers, KQIB peels back the layers of identity, highlighting the diversity of human experience.
Narrative Short, Student 00:18:45
Drew’s a young female musician working at a local music venue in 1970s Los Angeles. When she books her idol, Marcie, a sultry blues singer, to come play at the venue, her expectation of what opportunities this will bring clash with her budding relationship with Marcie’s boyfriend, Reid. She finds herself up against an industry of sellouts, heartbreak and disillusionment with what she initially admired about these successful musicians. Drew has to find the confidence to pursue her aspirations on her own and prove that talent speaks louder than noise.
Narrative Short, Student 00:10:30
Twenty five year old, Max Berger’s life isn’t exactly going the way he hoped it would go. To makes things worst, his entitled behavior has devastating effects on his family, with whom he lives. When he finally sees the results of his actions, it might already be too late.
Narrative Short, Student 00:22:21
Jo is working as a trainer at the Fitness Company MIND YOUR BODY. His conciousness is slipping into the body of a customer and he is doing their sportsprogram for them. During this session Jo is not allowed to make any contact to the customer’s environment. Otherwise the exchange of conciousness could be disturbed. Dreams can originate and they are strictly forbidden in this future world. One day when Jo traines the famous Eddie he meets Ery and suddenly for him everything changes.
Narrative Short, Student 00:17:39
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.
Narrative Short 00:03:18
Penelope’s rideshare home becomes quite the odyssey as she encounters a panoply of passengers along the way.
Narrative Short – Drama 00:20:00
Elani survived her brutal childhood by carefully watching people. Now she plans to use her relationship with Mikey to get out of Cape Town for good. All she has to do is manage his ego for one more night, but the seeds of violence were planted in her early on.
Narrative Short, Student 00:21:28
After accidentally freezing the family dog to death, Oscar attempts to make good with his soon-to-be stepson by driving the family pet’s ashes across the country.
Narrative Short, Student 00:15:33
Nadav, 29, is a young Israeli man who’s come to New York to pursue his dreams. By day, he plays the trumpet, and by night he works as a “Professional Cuddler” in order to finance his first album. He’s so successful at his night job, he stops renting an apartment of his own, and spends the winter nights in the homes of lonely women.
Narrative Short 00:11:15
When a boy battling a brain tumor is ready to give up, his little sister helps him discover a message of hope.
Narrative Feature 01:15:00
A man of words is forced to become a man of action as John discovers the secret bucket list of his terminally ill son Robin. The two secretly abscond from the hospital an experience a father-son adventure in South Africa and fulfill the boy’s greatest wishes – as the police pursue John for kidnapping. After the performance at the Slam Poetry Championship, John doesn’t find fans waiting for him backstage, rather the police are there and immediately arrest him.
Documentary Feature 01:32:17
A coming-of-age story of two boys chasing their dreams. I have a feeling this one is going to do well this fall, see it first with Skyline!
Narrative Short – 00:08:00
A man’s heroic impulses kick into high gear after he receives a chilling ransom note.
Narrative Short 00:27:00
A troubled teen meets a mysterious runaway soldier and forges a deep friendship that changes his life’s trajectory in a single day. But who are the Soldier and his buddy Blaster, and where do they truly come from?
Animated Short, Student 00:05:47
A girl finds someone to spark her flame.
Narrative Short, Student 00:16:00
A downtrodden Chinese immigrant needs to pay back a loan before the night is up.
Narrative Short 00:11:45
It’s 1945 in Germany and the War is over, and it has left a slew of devastated families in their wake. Among them is Maria and her mother, two refugees who find themselves working on a farm in the German countryside after they are forced out of their home by violence and political upheaval. It is there that little Maria makes an unlikely friend: an American soldier — an enemy soldier — who, through one act of unnecessary kindness, teaches Maria and her family a powerful lesson in compassion and humanity during the most inhuman of times.
Experimental Short, Student 00:08:29
A deranged Soviet scientist has stolen an ancient relic from the lost island of Zanzuki to harness the power of the weather. Little did he know, it would awaken a horrible creature who stops at nothing to retrieve the magical artifact.
Documentary Short 00:20:44
A nineteenth-century restaurateur known for his “hail-storm” mint juleps, John Dabney organized some of the most exquisite gatherings on the social calendar in Richmond, Virginia—while enslaved for 41 years. THE HAIL-STORM reveals how Dabney deftly navigated white society while teaching his children to resist oppression and building a powerful legacy for the family’s future. Descendants and contemporary chefs expand our understanding of African American agency and culinary excellence in the uncertain years before and after the Civil War.
Documentary Short 00:15:24
For Rob Kellum, professional wrestling is a form of storytelling. A wrestling match traces a narrative arc, requiring wrestlers to be as artistic as they are athletic. Following Rob as he prepares for and competes in a highly anticipated wrestling match, “The Maestro” offers a unique look into one professional wrestler’s creative process.
Narrative Short 00:29:00
East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political…
Narrative Short, Student 00:27:38
When Michael’s attempt at suicide awakens a psych ward demon, he must stop her before she kills everyone in the hospital he connects with.
Experimental Short 00:04:46
In a series of increasingly lush and intimate encounters, two dancers are forced to confront each other and themselves, exploring the expansion of identity beyond solely masculine or feminine.
Narrative Feature 01:25:23
Rebecca Thayer, an acclaimed writer living in Philadelphia becomes conscious of her boyfriends infidelity. Reluctant to confront him, she takes a darker path a decides to find out who the new lover is.
Narrative Short 00:20:00
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.
Narrative Short 00:15:00
When her mother dies, Julie discovers that her father is not her real father. Her family references are shaken. She doesn’t know if she can still consider the person she thought was her father as such. Memories of her childhood are resurfacing. Troubled, she looks for answers. Are blood ties that important ?
Short, Student – Dark Comedy 00:19:35
Cole is a fry-cook at a greasy burger joint. When his graveyard shift replacement doesn’t show up, he finds himself stuck at work late into the night, missing his anniversary dinner with his girlfriend.
Narrative Short 00:13:00
Pain is Temporary. Trauma Is Forever. The tables are turned on a torturer.
Narrative Short, Student 00:22:32
A former kids’ TV actor who has garnered an unwanted cult following looks to reinvent herself and legitimize her music career.
Narrative Short 00:07:30
Death can no longer be denied. A sick woman and a young girl engage in a discussion about who decides when it’s your time to die.
Narrative Short, Student 00:23:00
Shen Hao is an illegal immigrant working at a Chinese restaurant. Modest, honest, and hard-working, Hao has been a happy and optimistic man, though he is still poor. His wife, Shasha, is three months pregnant. On his way to the work in one early morning, Hao witnesses a suspect dumping a dead human body in an alley near the restaurant.
Documentary, Short 00:16:00
For the first time, actress Ann Talman performs her solo show for its muse: her brother with cerebral palsy.