Lupe

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Feature Film

A neighborhood girl goes missing and 3 friends go out in search of finding her before it’s too late.

Director(s): Fady Haddad
Writer(s): Fady Haddad
Producer(s): Fady Haddad
Cast: Angel “CHI-ILL” Pedraza, Mario Canon, Duane Deering, Rebecca Escobedo, Myriam Raymond, Ruben Ramirez, Eduardo Iglesias, Jennifer Bravo

She’s missing in a place she couldn’t escape. To the hood, she mattered.

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Bengale (ou avant que le bonheur frappe)

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

Bengal (or before happiness strikes)
After two years in prison, Lucas (a.k.a. Luke) returns to his lifelong friend Charles’ place.  However, now that Charles moved in with his fiancée, Josiane, a toxic triangle sets itself in and there is just not enough space for the three of them.

Director(s): Samuël L. Jodry
Writer(s): Samuël L. Jodry
Producer(s): Samuël L. Jodry
Cast: Benjamin Therrien, Marc-André Fabi and Andréanne Théberge

The past ain’t the easy way to happiness, nor is looking forward

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Comfort Farms

2020 Official Selection: Documentary Feature Film

Accompanied by an unlikely group of veterans, animal-loving butchers, farmers and chefs, a former combat army Ranger launches a new mission at Comfort Farms—a unique therapy farm meant to help those at high risk for suicide.

Director(s): Carlisle Kellam
Writer(s): Carlisle Kellam
Producer(s): Carlisle Kellam
Cast: Jon Jackson, Brianne Marie Cercone-Jackson, Trenton Free, Forrest Giles, Scott Kennedy, Bryan Kyzar, Cr Sabathne

Growth Is In Discomfort

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Jessyca

2020 Official Selection: Documentary Short Film

The unexpected and emotionally moving return from France of a Brazilian transexual to the village of his birth.

Director(s): Peterson Almeida
Writer(s): Peterson Almeida
Producer(s): Anne Luthaud – Le GREC
Cast: Jessyca Oliveira

A week spent with the most Brazilian transexual of France.

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Kids Don’t Die

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

A striking short story about a mother in absolute despair who tries to kill herself and her children twice in one day.

Director(s): Pedro Patricio
Writer(s): Pedro Patricio
Producer(s): Pedro Patricio, Ryan Michael Connolly and Loui Terrier
Cast: Christine Spang, Philip Wide, Angus North and Irungu Mutu

When killing your children becomes your only salvation.

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First States

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Comedy

A disgraced Congressman fakes his own death to escape trial and start over fresh down his chosen new path outside of society. It’s never a clean break, as the powers that be have different plans for him.

Director(s): Bond Richards
Writer(s): Bond Richards
Producer(s): Eli Swenson
Cast: Christian Klein, Quinton Clarke, Eli Swenson

 

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The Squirrels in the Attic

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

A spitfire public defender unexpectedly finds herself in uncharted territory while interrogating a dangerous ex-con and his inappropriately young girlfriend in their isolated rural home.

Director(s): Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid
Writer(s): Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid
Producer(s): J. Jon Christiansen
Cast: Charlie Carr, Paul Kandarian, Antonia Carroll

Her job is to defend. Her instinct has a mind of its own.

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Life’s A Bitch And Then One Kills You

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Feature Film

A modern day witch has ninety minutes to satisfy an ancient curse by sacrificing her Tinder date or face a gruesome, painful death. Seems simple enough until her idiot co-workers show up to throw her a surprise birthday party.

Director(s): Alan Wood
Writer(s): Alan Wood
Producer(s): Alan Wood, Meleta McHarlin
Cast: Dana Weddell, Kevin Nelson, Lindsay Plake, Nate Leykam, Allison Scarlet Jaye, Quinton Guyton, Cece Trask

Office Politics. Ritual Human Sacrifice. Cake.

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Casanova

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Comedy

Cassie a modern day pansexual, female Casanova. She’s also a brilliant computer programmer. Follow an extremely bright, dynamic, and unusual young woman as she navigates both her wild dating life and career in the male-dominated world of tech.

Director(s): Marie Richardson
Writer(s): Mac Watson
Producer(s): Mac Watson
Cast: Mac Watson, Sherial McKinney, Gregory Armstrong, and Matt Rubano

She’s totally gonna f*ck the patriarchy.

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