Short, Documentary 11:20
Inspired by true events, ‘4242’ is a cinematic interpretation of a poem written by a teenager who leaves her home country, her family and friends, to live in another country somewhere in Europe. Cristi has just moved to an unknown country, far away from family and friends. At first, she is happy for the challenge. But soon she begins to question her place in this new world that seems to be a lost town, made of absences, distances, silence and indifference.
Feature, Short-Action 16:30
Being normal just for once. That is the biggest wish of Damian, who has a heart disease. Because he turned 14.74 today, he wants his first proper kiss, as it is then that the average boy gets his first French kiss. Most preferably from the beautiful neighbour’s daughter Rosalie. She, however, is not interested in a boring evening on the couch watching films, thus the two of them break into a outdoor swimming pool. Damian does not know yet, that this night might have more in store than just the first kiss.
Short, Documentary 26:50
“A Good Blinder” is a documentary about 75-year-old Dan Bowman of Harrisonburg, VA who lost his sight at age 12, became a piano tuner and crafts fine furniture for charity auctions using power tools and precision instruments. He still has all 10 fingers, a lively wit and a theologically trained mind that makes for profound reflection.
Short, Action 9:30
While fishing at his neighborhood pond one morning, a man has a strange encounter with a UFO.
Short, Documentary 17:20
ALL IT TAKES explores the opiate epidemic in Lorain County, Ohio from the point of view of addicts and through the efforts of those who strive to help them recover their lives and their dignity.
Short, Action 4:50
Two EMTs work to save a live but who’s working to save them? Filmed at 2017 Young Filmmakers Summer Camp!
Short, Action 8:01
A mom is terrified of her daughter and has to take things into her own hands.
Narrative, Live-Action 96:05
A violent greaser gang is ripped apart when their leader finds love and is determined to leave Badsville – a town where love doesn’t exist.
Feature, Animation 88:00
Fido, ran into an animal city, where he met Barkley and other humans like animal friends. Fido accidentally finds out that the animal city is governed by a magician known as “God” who pretends to have infinite supernatural powers. Using dazzling tricks, the “God” convinced all animal to worship him unquestionably. Fido and Barkley are determined to expose “God” for what he truly is , a fraud and find their way home.
Short, Action 10:00
After taking her life on her birthday, a teenage girl travels through a purgatory – like dream world in pursuit of her innocence; all the while being stalked by a sinister force.
Short, Drama 15:00
Logline: When her car goes missing after hiring a male escort, a single mom struggles to keep her personal life a secret from her family. A lonely, divorced woman hires a young male escort for the night. Her experience takes a drastic turn when she discovers her car is missing the following morning, and decides to track it down herself. Meanwhile, she tries to hide her problem from her teenage son while dealing with her ex-husband cop who insists on helping.
Narrative, Live-Action 16:15
Andrea, a female Border Patrol Agent’s 8-month pregnant sister gets deported and Andrea must choose between her job and her family.
Narrative, Live-Action 9:53
A critic gets caught up in a strange mystery of parallel universes when he attends an advance screening of a film entitled “The Most Important Film Ever Made”.
Short, Action 5:45
A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside. CORKY is my debut independent short animation. It was animated out of my apartment, over a 6 year period. While the short was generated with a computer, every object, sound, and surface was carefully created with imperfections to achieve a handcrafted style for a magical storybook feel. This handcrafted style was also woven into the original score where kitchen items were incorporated as instruments. The animated short has no dialogue. The story relies on visual storytelling to express its themes of acceptance despite appearance and gratitude through understanding. In today’s world, perhaps this tiny reminder can go a long way. Uncork the magic!!
Documentary, Live-Action 15:00
Civil servants by day. Artists by night and weekend. Go beyond the stereotype of the “faceless bureaucrat” by meeting two federal workers who are as dedicated to public service as they are to their music.
Short, Action 15:00
Parents living at the end of a quiet Cul-De-Sac discover a listening device inside their son’s teddy bear
Short, Action 15:45
A young couple, awash in the glow of new found love, find their fragile bond tested as they go back in time and find that memory is imperfect and they may not be who they thought they were.
Feature, Documentary 82:00
Look inside one of the most intimate winegrowing regions in the world, Napa Valley, as we follow the journey of new beginnings and mastering a craft. “What does it take to make it in Napa Valley?” We follow the development of the brand new Italics Winery, seen through the eyes of elite Napa Valley winemakers and pacesetters that share a passion for their craft in this small but highly revered wine region. Like a vine extending itself far under ground seeking nourishment, the story-telling digs deep to analyze what kind of person decides to jump into this highly competitive and by now well-established arena… and — once started on the venture — what it takes to succeed at building a brand, staking a claim, and realizing a lifelong dream.
Animated, Short 10:47
One cold winter evening the computer game Brutal Bullet becomes infected by a destructive virus; a virus of burning red two’s hitting the computers binary number system of white zero’s and one’s. Kane Skullhead, the main character of the game, can suddenly feel a beat inside his chest; a beat of life that activates the antivirus in the computer and starts a chase of life and death, which will eventually reach beyond his own world and have him collide with the world of a beautiful ballerina.
Feature, Narrative 1:34:15
Jarod returns to an empty house from visiting his grandmother and is terrorized by an unlikely antagonist. Don’t Stare is based on the urban legend of the black eyed kids.
Short, Action 19:25
Hold Your Arms Out follows three characters as they search for solutions to impossible problems – Molly attempts to revive her dead fish; O.D. tries to overcome his fear of the color blue; and Roma searches for her first real cowboy. A short exploration of the tiny ways we help one another.
Narrative, Live-Action 26:49
An ambitious young woman must decide what she is willing to sacrifice should she marry her boyfriend before midnight, to save him from the Vietnam War draft, due to an executive order signed by President Johnson on August 26, 1965.
Feature, Narrative 1:34:15
When a Mars colony’s comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.
Animated, Short 2:30
Set in the not-so-distant future, a gamer’s mind gets lost inside a unique virtual reality.
Narrative, Live-Action 14:05
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 named Gabe finds a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, it will set in motion a series of events that will change him forever.
Documentary, Live-Action 25:56
More than 6 million people live in the Potomac Watershed. Whether or not they know it, some of the very infrastructure that supports their modern lifestyles is poisoning the Potomac. Keeping the Potomac: the Politics of Water follows the Riverkeepers of the Potomac watershed whose mission is to protect clean water for drinking, swimming, and boating.
Short, Action 14:20
Returning to his forgotten hometown to grant his childhood best friend a dying wish, Ronnie Russo must face the painful truth of that violent night 25 years ago that changed both their lives forever.
Documentary, Live-Action 11:54
A short documentary that follows photographer Oana Hogrefe as she dedicates her one day a year taking ‘remembrance photos’ of a child nearing the end of life.
Narrative, Live-Action 10:00
A pair of thirtysomethings picks up a young, attractive black man for a threesome. As they review the experience, they probe each other, masking their own insecurities with hipster irony and provocation, including homophobic and racist jokes. Soon the situation turns very embarrassing for them.
Narrative, Live-Action 15:00
An Indian immigrant running from her past, forms a bond with a Syrian refugee in the city of new beginnings. Working as a nanny for a wealthy Berlin family, Jaya spends her weekends teaching German language classes to newly arrived refugees. When Muazz, a new student, joins her class, Jaya discovers a connection that reveals the path towards her own healing – as well as his. “No Monsters in Berlin” tells the next chapter of the current refugee story; resettlement and integration. This film has been made in collaboration with Syrians who are now living in Berlin as members of the cast, crew and creative team.
Short, Action 12:30
Virginity is a very important issue in Iranian females lifestyle. They need to save it till their marriage, otherwise …. “Setareh” has been accused by her husband in the day after wedding…
Narrative, Live-Action 14:50
Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires. Nor any truck.
Narrative, Animated 2:37
Within the forests of Old Rag Mountain, a boy, a bird, and a stone all converge in a fragile incident of childhood curiosity.
Short, Action 19:28
What’s so important about a 5 star rating? Maggie’s about to find out! Maggie, a wife and mother, must find the courage to own up to her behavior when she wakes up to a world where every adult has received a YELP-like rating floating above their head. While most everyone has a shining 4 or 5 star rating, Maggie’s got just 2.5. How many stars would you have?
Short, Action 12:00
Against all odds, Sophia Baker just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios — who’d have thought a fan edit of one of their hit films could land her a shot at a job? But when she meets arch, mysterious executive Anne Palladon, she soon learns all is not as she expects behind the curtain. Every instinct Sophia has ever had about art in filmmaking is about to be challenged. Based on Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author Ken Liu’s short story of the same name, Real Artists asks a poignant question: In a dystopian near-future where big data, AI and natural language processing learn and create quickly and at massive scale, what role can a single artist play? Is Sophia a creative rebel who can make a difference? Or is the situation more serious than that?
Short, Animation 14:00
Stephen (Seann Walsh) arrives home after six months in Mongolia to discover his best friend Roy (John Bradley) has replaced him with a ventriloquist’s dummy called Roger.
Narrative, Live-Action 10:17
An isolated perfectionist exacts ill-conceived revenge on liars of the world, on the one she has access to : a classmate sharing her name.
Short, Action 4:05
“When news of an American adoption for his sister hits the two siblings in a Russian orphanage they are faced with the hurting reality that they may never see each other again. With nothing else to lose they decide to make a run for it in search of their mother.”
Narrative, Live-Action 9:30
A young girl named Megan is invited to a sleepover at her friend Tabitha’s house along with some other girls from school. Megan is very excited but begins to realize in the days leading up to the sleepover that maybe the group of girls really don’t want her there. Megan is too shy to stick up for herself so somebody else shows up in the middle of the night to take care of that.
Narrative, Live-Action 16:28
The story of a girl haunted by old traumas that threaten her ability to connect with even the most sincere suitor.
Documentary, Live-Action 94:30
The film asks why the Israelis and the Palestinians—both extremely resourceful and innovative people in every other field of endeavor—suffer from stagnation of thinking and lack of imagination and innovation when it comes to making peace. Surviving Peace, a documentary film, exposes the two-state solution as a non-viable option for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Experimental, Live-Action 26:35
The film follows six ARCHETYPES through a dream-like reality as they near the end of a cycle. Ares and Athena are fated into a timeless battle, siblings pitted against one another, their destinies inextricably forced to collide. Hermes carries the call to action for all thus setting the stage for a final struggle between order and chaos, light and darkness. In the balance hangs the prophetic Pandora, burdened with a key and plagued by nightmares symbolic of the impending storm. Wise Prometheus accompanies her as they journey off to find Atlas whom ultimately carries the portal to their final destination.
Documentary, Live-Action 7:32
A filmmaker who grew up with the Chucky doll seeks out the other families surrounding the franchise to get their perspective on life with Chucky.
Documentary, Live-Action 55:00
“The Happiest Man” tells the story of a personal journey. A 24-year old woman flies from 2 Germany to Sydney, Australia, to portrait the 94-year-old Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, who after more than thirty years of silence speaks to people from all walks of life about his experience. By sharing his life story he transforms the pain of the past into joy and happiness and teaches especially younger generations how happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times.
Animated, Short 3:45
A heartwarming family film sharing themes of love, acceptance, and having a positive self-image.
Feature, Documentary 83:12
The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse’ is a film about Mark Linkous, singer-songwriter and founder of the alternative rock band Sparklehorse. A cult and hugely influential figure in the alternative music scene, Linkous had a dramatic life.
Short, Action 12:01
October 30th, 1938. During Orson Welles’ infamous radio broadcast of War of the World’s, a lonely man tries to bond with a panicked young woman as they fearfully wait for the end of the world together.
Short, Action 8:50
There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is “The Talk”.
Narrative, Live-Action 5:08
A story about hope.
Documentary, Live-Action 93:31
In “Visions of Warriors,” four veterans from the Vietnam War era to the Iraq War participate in the groundbreaking Veteran Photo Recovery Project at the VA Menlo Park and use innovative photography therapy to treat their mental illness.
Documentary, Live-Action 28:14
Twenty-two years ago, Disney thought they could impose an unwanted American History theme park on the people of central Virginia. They thought people wanted white-washed history with rollercoasters and battle reenactments. They thought people wouldn’t mind their plans for a massive development of apartments, hotels, and golf courses. They thought people wouldn’t notice the project’s impacts on traffic, sprawl, and the environment. They thought wrong.
Narrative, Live-Action 13:23
A husband tries to get his wife help after she keeps hearing voices and receiving phone calls from her dead mother.