FILA Livestream Tests

Watch some GREAT films with Q&A’s to follow. We are testing the Livestream system before FILA 2020 starts on June 8 by showing you some of the best shorts we’ve had over the years.

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Livestream Test Schedule

Monday, May 11 at 7 PM PDT: The King In The Ring
Wednesday, May 27 at 10 AM PDT: Transmission
Saturday, May 30 at 7 PM PDT: STUCK
Monday, June 1 at 6 PM PDT: Chirp, Buzz & Other Sensations
Monday, June 1 at 7 PM PDT: This Modern Man Is Beat

FILA 2020 Screening Schedule

We are excited to present the schedule for FILA 2020!

Click here to see the complete schedule with posters, synopses, and cast info!

FILA 2020 Schedule

Monday, June 8, 6 PM
Program 1 – Comedy Spotlight

How To Save A Marriage
Grief Vigilantes
First States

Monday, June 8, 7:30 PM
Program 2 – Authentic Spotlight

The Hostess
Fantasmas (Ghosts)

Monday, June 8, 9 PM
Program 3 – Music Video Spotlight

Nice Shoes
Near Dark Radio

Tuesday, June 9, 6 PM
Program 4 – Documentary Spotlight

Comfort Farms

Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 PM
Program 5 – Cinematic Spotlight

Passenger Man
The Bus to Birra Birra

Tuesday, June 9, 9 PM
Program 6 – Documentary Spotlight


Wednesday, June 10, 6 PM
Program 7 – Intensity Spotlight

Far Gone
The Squirrels in the Attic

Wednesday, June 10, 7:30 PM
Program 8 – Boldness Spotlight

Kiko’s Saints

Wednesday, June 10, 8:30 PM
Program 9 – Zen Spotlight

Desire Lines

Thursday, June 11, 6 PM
Program 10 – Truth Spotlight


Thursday, June 11, 8:30 PM
Program 11- Hollywood Spotlight


Monday, June 15, 6 PM
FILA Screenplay Awards

Monday, June 15, 7 PM
Program 12 – Honesty Spotlight

LA Break up

Monday, June 15, 8:30 PM
Program 13 – Satire Spotlight

Granny Knows Best
Artísta Obscura

Tuesday, June 16, 6 PM
Program 14 – Retro Spotlight

American SciFi

Tuesday, June 16, 8 PM
Program 15 – Breakthrough Spotlight

Three Roads

Wednesday, June 17, 6 PM
Program 16 – Originality Spotlight

Kids Don’t Die
Kama’āina (Child of the Land)

Wednesday, June 17, 7 PM
Program 17 – Eclectic Spotlight

To the Moon and Back

Wednesday, June 17, 8 PM
Program 18 – Virtuoso Spotlight


Thursday, June 18, 6 PM
Program 19 – Inventive Spotlight

Village of the Gramned
The World Inside

Thursday, June 18, 7:30 PM
Program 20 – Innovative Spotligh
Cold Hard Blood

Thursday, June 18, 8:30 PM
Program 21 – Uproarious Spotlight

Life’s A Bitch And Then One Kills You

Official Selections Not Streaming
His Mother
Joseph turns 42 (Or the Inconsistency of Wonders)
Sofa Queen
Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America


2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

On a road trip with her best friend, Valentina is finally given the space and support necessary to process the grief and guilt she carries in association to her boyfriend’s suicide.

Director(s): Marielle Boland
Writer(s): Marielle Boland
Producer(s): Bailey Olmstead and Joshua Rowen-Keren
Starring: Jasmine Flores and Emily Schlachter

Best friends on a road trip through grief.

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Desire Lines

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Feature Film

A conflicted adult film actress attends a meditation group and mixes with an offbeat clientele and their troubled guru.

Director(s): Patrick Connolly
Writer(s): Patrick Connolly & Nigel Lysaght
Producer(s): Camille Raquel & Patrick Connolly
Starring: Camille Calvin, Nigel Lysaght, Dwight Huntsman, Jonathan Dylan King, Teagan Morin, Jamie Ohlsen

And your mind will wander…you will get lost…

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Kiko’s Saints

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse

Kiko, a Japanese illustrator on assignment in France, gets suddenly overwhelmed by a strange inspiration, while she realizes she’s been spying on a gay couple on the beach next to the chapel where she’s working. Obsessed by such a vision, she will spy on those men and draw them secretly. This will slowly push her towards an encounter that will change her life and breaks her social rules.

Director(s): Marmier Manuel
Writer(s): Marmier Manuel
Producer(s): G.R.E.C.
Starring: Lika Minamoto, Kengo Saïto, François Burgun, Arthur Gillet, Riohey Tabura

Kiko drawing a lost church in the dunes

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His Mother

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse

As an aspiring immigrant actress tells her story, it is soon unveiled what she herself is not aware of – that she was taken advantage of and lured into isolation from the bustling life of Los Angeles. Something disturbing and tenebrous is hidden under the layer of her seemingly normal life.

Director(s): Dawid Krepski
Writer(s): Dawid Krepski
Producer(s): Magdalena Gaca, Mieszko Lassota
Starring: Marta Ojrzynska

she is… HIS MOTHER

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2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

Ren is a young rhythmic gymnast vying for a spot on the National team. From her brash coach who demands perfection to an uncle who asks far too much of her, Ren’s life is both a performance and a test.

Director(s): Andrew Theodore Balasia
Writer(s): Andrew Theodore Balasia
Producer(s): Andrew Theodore Balasia
Starring: Tal Chatterjee, Masha Tkachenko, Zeljka Gortinski, John Henry Richardson, Adriana Cuentas

Sport is the last frontier.

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2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Horror

On just a normal weekday evening of preparing a family dinner, a Suburban housewife’s life slowly falls apart as her worst nightmare for each member of her family comes to fruition.

Director(s): Tommy Hallal
Writer(s): Tommy Hallal
Producer(s): Dominic Arcelin, Jasmine Conkle
Starring: Mary Beth Synk

Food for Thought

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2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Comedy

A nostalgic painter struggles to hang the last remaining painting of his long lost love… until he is struct with inspiration that may finally reunite them.

Director(s): Nickolas Gilbert
Writer(s): Nickolas Gilbert
Producer(s): Nickolas Gilbert, Sydney Miller, Whitney Dunn
Starring: Steve Forbes, Ferelith Young

Nailed it!


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2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

In the not-too-distant future where the word freedom is illegal, a divided father must choose between performing his government duty or saving his family.

Director(s): Heather Hillstrom
Writer(s): Angie Engelbert
Producer(s): Angie Engelbert
Starring: Anthony Sherritt, Sally Eidman, Ryan Day, and Lyla Booker

Assimilation is Justice.


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