2022 Official Selection: Feature Film – Documentary

A story of survival and hope, CONVERSION follows five survivors as they shed light on the secretive and often deadly practices of conversion therapy.

Director(s): Zach Meiners
Producer(s): Leilani Gushiken, Zach Meiners, Taylor Young
Featuring: Dustin Rayburn, Elena Joy Thurson, Zach Meiners, Matt Ashcroft, Sam Brinton, McKrae Game, Wayne Besen, Dr. Kelsy Burke, Garrard Conley

An inside look at conversion therapy and its survivors.

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How to Hack Birth Control

2022 Official Selection: Short Film – Comedy

‘How to Hack Birth Control’ is a 3-segment pilot satire focusing on how to navigate and take charge in today’s contraception universe, Birth Control takes a run at ‘not supposed to talk about,’ scenarios and answers all of the questions women truly want to know but are taught to be too afraid to ask.

Director(s): Sassy Mohen
Writer(s): Sassy Mohen
Producer(s): Sassy Mohen
Cast: Xanthe Paige, Jackie Jacobson, Austin Powell, Aisha Renee Holden, Megan Rach, Lauren Elizabeth Harris, Danny Royce

Better never than late

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Black Hole

2022 Official Selection: Short Film – Sci-Fi

When a miniature black hole shows up in a man’s house, he has to learn to deal with it. But as time passes, his obsession with the anomaly grows, and he begins to dance with danger as he utilizes it in his every day life.

Director(s): Jamie Parslow
Writer(s): Jamie Parslow
Producer(s): Evan Zissimopulos, Reid Nicewonder
Cast: Aaron Moorhead, Leo Camacho, Alexa Cappiello

A dense matter

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Just A Ghoul

2022 Official Selection: Short Film – Comedy

A boy is ‘ghosted’ when his date dies before they meet, only to be ghosted again when her apparition cannot move on without having the date.

Director(s): Jameson DeSantis
Writer(s): Jameson DeSantis
Producer(s): JJ Nolan, Jameson DeSantis
Cast: JJ Nolan, Jacob Zachar, Courtney Pauroso, Arnie Pantoja

Dying doesn’t mean the date’s over.

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2022 Official Selection: Short Film – Horror

In the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Chris, a paranoid and self-centered man, is happily avoiding all human contact, preferring to escape from reality in whatever’s on TV. When a friend reaches out to him to confront him about his past promises, Chris has to decide what kind of person he is inside, or it may just eat him… alive.

Director(s): Christian Bachini
Writer(s): Christian Bachini
Producer(s): Christian Bachini
Cast: Christian Bachini, Lucy Chun Yan, Giulia Serafini, Charles P. Cooper, Derek Blakely

They say a guilty conscience can eat you… alive

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Ain’t It Though

2022 Official Selection: Screenplay – Feature Film

When their estranged mother sends them a box of seven cassette tapes, a young drag creator living in NYC sets out on a journey to their long-lost childhood home in the desert wilds near Palm Springs.

Writer(s): Daniel Talbott, Oliver Palmer, Bixby Elliot, Amy Berryman, Addie Johnson Talbott, Samantha Soule & Ren Dara Santiago

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